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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...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLING

Ex-Rab man Rana makes confession

Ex-Rab man Rana makes confession

Former Rab officer SM Masud Rana today made confessional statement admitting to his involvement in the killing of seven people including Narayanganj panel mayor Nazrul Islam. Rana gave confessional statement before a Narayanganj court under Section 164 of Code of Criminal Procedure, advocate Shakhawat Hossain, a counsel for the law enforcers, told The Daily Star. During the seven-hour statement starting at 8:00am, Rana admitted to his role in the killing of Nazrul, senior lawyer Chandan Sarkar and five others, said Hossain, also president of Narayanganj District Lawyers Association. Rana was sent to jail around 3:00pm. The ex-Rab man was charged with the seven-murder murder on May 25, a week after he was arrested...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLINGS

Narayanganj cops seek Interpol help

Narayanganj cops seek Interpol help

Narayanganj police have written a letter to Police Headquarters seeking Interpol help in arresting Awami League leader Nur Hossain, the prime suspect of seven murders. Narayanganj Superintendent of Police Khandaker Mahid Uddin said this while talking to reporters at his office, reports our district correspondent. “The Interpol help has been sought as we suspect that...

NARAYANGANJ ABDUCTION, KILLINGS

Ex-Rab officer Rana on 7-day remand

Ex-Rab officer Rana on 7-day remand

  A day after putting two former Rab officers on a five-day remand, a Narayanganj court today remanded a third officer, Lt Commander (retd) SM Masud Rana, for seven days for his alleged link with the seven-murder in Narayanganj.  Senior Judicial Magistrate KM Mahiuddin granted the remand after police produced him before the judge seeking...

Female councillor detained over 7-murder

Female councillor detained over 7-murder

Police today picked up Narayanganj city ward councillor Jannatul Ferdous Nila in connection with the seven-murder. Nila is known to be a girl friend of Nur Hossain, the prime accused of the abduction and killing of the city’s panel mayor Nazrul Islam and six others. Law enforcers detained Nila around 5:30pm as she was returning...

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