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AL, BNP to reply to UN chief's letters

AL, BNP to reply to UN chief's letters

The Awami League and the BNP have decided to reply to the UN secretary general's letters calling for dialogue. While the AL is to decline the suggestion for talks, the BNP would say its agitation would continue unless there was meaningful dialogue. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon recently wrote to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina...

UN chief writes to Hasina, Khaleda

UN chief writes to Hasina, Khaleda

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has recently sent letters to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, saying that UN Assistant Secretary General Oscar Fernandez-Taranco is acting on current political impasse of Bangladesh on behalf of the secretary general. UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq informed The Daily Star via email received...

Bus passenger hurt in Mohammadpur crude bomb blast

Bus passenger hurt in Mohammadpur crude bomb blast

A passenger suffered splinter injuries as miscreants hurled a crude bomb at a bus in Mohammadpur area of Dhaka early today on the third day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s 72-hour nationwide hartal. Injured passenger Aminul Islam received treatment from Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Mozammel Haque, in-charge of DMCH police camp. The attack took...

Hartal: 3 vehicles torched in Gazipur

Hartal: 3 vehicles torched in Gazipur

At least three vehicles were set on fire in Gazipur this morning to begin the first day of 72-hour countrywide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Pro-hartal supporters torched a parked covered van at Sreepur around 6:30am, our Gazipur correspondent reports quoting locals. They also blasted several crude bombs in the area.     Miscreants...

Journalists' killings rise to 118 in 2014, press group says

Journalists' killings rise to 118 in 2014, press group says

The number of journalists who died in targeted killings, bomb attacks or shootings around the world rose to 118 in 2014 from 105 the year before, the International Federation of Journalists said on Tuesday. Another 17 died in accidents or natural disasters while on assignment, according to the Brussels-based IFJ, which says it is...

Stop killings on border

With Bangladesh putting emphasis on ending border killings and drug trafficking, a four-day director general-level conference between Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) began in Dhaka yesterday. Taking consent of the bordering country before erecting any structure within 150 yards of the international boundary, preserving banks of the bordering rivers and halting trans-border arms and explosives smuggling top the agenda. Apart from these, various security issues like trespassing by Indian nationals on Bangladesh territory and killing of...

Forced Disappearances, Extrajudicial Killings

People want govt to explain: Dr Kamal

People want govt to explain: Dr Kamal

The government will have to be held accountable to the people for the killings, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings that are going on across the country, said eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday. “We want answers as to why we see news of killings, disappearances and extrajudicial killings in newspapers. It is not my...

Bodies of father, 2 daughters found hanging

Bodies of father, 2 daughters found hanging

The bodies of a man and his two minor daughters were found hanging from the ceiling of their house in Gomostapur upazila of Chapainawabganj this morning. Informed by locals, police recovered the bodies of Mosidul Haque Abujh, 32, and his daughters, Opi, 10, and Omi, 6, from their tin-shed house at Durlavpur Para around...

Nur Hossain’s death penalty demanded

Nur Hossain’s death penalty demanded

Family members and relatives of Narayanganj city panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six other victims, who were abducted and killed in Narayanganj in April, today demanded death penalty for prime suspect Nur Hossain. Hours after the arrest of Nur Hossain by Kolkata police, the family members and relatives formed a human chain on Dhaka-Chittagong...

6 cases filed over Bihari camp violence

6 cases filed over Bihari camp violence

Six cases were filed with Pallabi Police Station today in connection with yesterday’s violence at Kurmitola Bihari camp in the city’s Mirpur area that left 10 people dead. Yasin, operation officer and a sub-inspector (SI) of Pallabi Police Station, said that six cases, including one for killing and another one for police assault, were...

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