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The depravity and desperation

DISCERNING observers would agree that we are passing through excruciating times, ravages of which will surely have deep repercussions on our society for long. Responsible people dressed in formal authority are imploring for extreme actions, being oblivious of the deadly consequences. Some are pleading for summary actions beyond the ambit of law. All these are happening in the name of protecting the citizens of the republic whose miseries continue to multiply with each passing day. The much talked about issuance...

All 43 Mexico students are dead: Investigators

All 43 Mexico students are dead: Investigators

Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday. It was the first time Jesus Murillo Karam said definitely that all were dead, even though Mexican authorities have DNA identification for only...

‘Gunfight’ in Dhaka again, JCD leader killed

‘Gunfight’ in Dhaka again, JCD leader killed

In the second successive “gunfight” inside Dhaka for the second day in a row, a leader of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal was killed in a “shootout” with detectives early today. Nuruzzaman Johnny, 30, was JCD general secretary of Khilgaon unit, Abdus Sattar, office secretary of the central party, confirms The Daily Star. In protest, JCD called...

Khaleda to be tried for killing people: PM

Khaleda to be tried for killing people: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her address in parliament today called upon Awami League leaders and activists to form committee at every village across the country to resist anarchies and terrorist activities by the BNP-led alliance. “Khaleda Zia has chosen the path of militancy instead of democracy. She is killing people and she must...

Ctg Shibir man crushed under truck while trying to torch it

Ctg Shibir man crushed under truck while trying to torch it

An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir has been crushed under the wheels of a truck in Chittagong which he was trying to torch the vehicle while a Jubo League man was beaten to death by blockaders in Feni. Our Chittagong correspondent reports, Zobayer, 21, and a Shibir man, came under the wheels of a...

Habiganj municipality mayor suspended

Habiganj Municipality Mayor Golam Kibria Gaus, who is an accused of murdering former finance minister and Awami League leader SAMS Kibria, has been suspended. The authorities concerned issued a letter in this regard, dated yesterday and signed by Khalilur Rahman, deputy secretary of the local government division. Dilip Kumar Banik, a deputy director of Habiganj local government division, today said Mayor GK Gaus was suspended because of his links with the murder of Kibria. Peara Begum, Panel Mayor-1, counselor has to perform...

193 women, children trafficked thru Benapole border: Survey

193 women, children trafficked thru Benapole border: Survey

At least 193 women and children were trafficked illegally to India through different bordering areas in Benapole of Jessore last year. Moreover, 271 people were killed in Benapole in the outgoing year 2014 giving a clear manifestation of the deterioration of law and order. The above information was revealed by a survey conducted by Human...

6 to die for killing Rajarbagh Police Telecom staff

6 to die for killing Rajarbagh Police Telecom staff

A special court in Dhaka today handed death to six people for killing an office assistant of Rajarbag Police Telecom in Dhaka back in 2006. Two others accused in the case were given life imprisonment. They were fined Tk 1,00,000 each and would serve for an extra year in jail for default of the...

CU clash: BCL faction threatens with indefinite strike

CU clash: BCL faction threatens with indefinite strike

A faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chittagong University unit today issued a 72-hour ultimatum to the authorities concerned to fulfill its seven-point demand including withdrawal of the cases filed against its activists in connection with Sunday’s clash that left a student dead. Otherwise, they will enforce an indefinite strike at the university from next Sunday, Jalal Ahmed, office secretary of the BCL dissolved committee, told The Daily Star after the press briefing at Chittagong Press Club today. Taposh Paul, 20, a first-year student of CU Sanskrit department, shot dead in a factional fight at CU on Sunday, barely a month after the prime minister warned the organisation over frequent infighting...

4 of a family found dead in Mymensingh

4 of a family found dead in Mymensingh

A Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal activist, his wife and their two minor daughters were found dead at their house in Bhaluka upazila of Mymensingh early today. The deceased are: Rafiqul Islam Bachchu, 32, his wife Shefali Begum, 28, and their two daughters -- six-year-old Jiniya and one-year-old Hosna. Locals found the bodies of Shefali and her daughters inside a room of their house while Rafiqul’s body was lying on their yard, the sources said. Rafiqul and Shefali were stabbed to death while their two daughters were strangled, local sources said. Confirming the murders, Golam Sarwar, officer-in-charge of Bhaluka Police Station, said Reason behind the killings could not be known immediately.

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