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‘Arsonist’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab at Kansat

‘Arsonist’ killed in ‘gunfight’ with Rab at Kansat

Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claimed to have killed an “arsonist” in a “gunfight” at Kansat of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj early today. BNP claims the victim as its own 48-hour shutdown called from Sunday The victim was Matiur Rahman, 35, son of Unsar Ali from Shibganj, our local correspondent reports quoting Maj Kamruzzaman, Rab-5 camp commander...

‘BNP-Jamaat’ men pound cops’ heads with bricks in Rajshahi

‘BNP-Jamaat’ men pound cops’ heads with bricks in Rajshahi

The BNP-sponsored non-stop countrywide blockade began from today with an incident of arson in Dhaka where an Ansar member sustained burn injuries in Kadamtali area.

Action if anarchy on Jan 5: Kamal

Action if anarchy on Jan 5: Kamal

State minister for home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal today warned that the law enforcers would take necessary measures if BNP-led 20-party alliance creates anarchy in the name of rally on January 5. However, he did not say whether the party would be allowed to hold its programme to mark the January 5 as “democracy killing...

Half-day hartal in Sylhet tomorrow

Half-day hartal in Sylhet tomorrow

BNP-led 20-party alliance has called for a six-hour hartal in Sylhet for tomorrow protesting detention of its city unit convener during today’s daylong nationwide shutdown. The alliance will observe the shutdown from 6:00am tomorrow, city unit BNP Member Secretary Badruzzaman Selim announced from a protest rally this morning. Police held BNP’s city unit Convener Shahrier...

Gold Seizure At Paltan House

It was meant for sale in India

The gold bars, weighing 61.5 kilograms and seized by law enforcers at a house in Paltan on Wednesday, were meant to be smuggled into India, said investigators. They believe Sheikh Md Ali has been engaged in illegal gold smuggling in the guise of an owner of a sweetmeat shop called Ali Sweetmeat in Dhanmondi for 15 years. The investigators added that Ali had always gotten away with it. “We learnt about him while quizzing a clearing and forwarding agent of the Dhaka...

Demo for Retaking DU Admission Test

Cops arrest 16

Cops arrest 16

Police yesterday arrested 16 Dhaka University admission seekers when they gathered at TSC to meet its Vice Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique to place their demand for retaking admission test at the university. The law enforcers detained 12 students near the Raju sculpture around 10:00am and drove out others, said witnesses. Police detained four others...

Upazila Jamaat chief among 56 held in Bogra

Upazila Jamaat chief among 56 held in Bogra

Law enforcers detained 56 people including an upazila chief of the Jamaat-e-Islami from Bogra in a 24-hour crackdown. Ataur Rahman, chief of Jamaat’s Adamgighi upazila unit, was nabbed yesterday afternoon from court area in a sabotage case filed over the January 5 election, reports our Bogra correspondent quoting Uzzal Kumar Roy, assistant superintendent of...

Robbery In Ctg

2 suspects injured in 'shootout'

Two arrested “robbers” allegedly involved in Saturday's robbery at two jewellery shops in Chittagong were injured in a so-called shootout between their cohorts and police in Firingibazar area early yesterday. The incident took place around 3:00am as the law enforcers carried out a raid there along with the two arrestees -- Md Hasan Jamadar, 32, of Barisal and Md Manik alias Kana, 28, of Barguna – to apprehend some other robbers, said police. Sensing police presence, the criminals opened fire on...

Sexual minorities being harassed

Sexual minorities being harassed

Law enforcers often use Section 54 of the Code of Criminal Procedure to harass homosexuals and other sexual minorities as it allows arrest of anyone without a warrant, lawyers from around the country told a workshop yesterday. It remains the most convenient way to harass people, they observed at the programme, “Human Rights of...

Every day human rights day

Amid growing concerns over abductions of many, allegedly by law enforcers, the country observes the United Nations' Human Rights Day today. The UN General Assembly proclaimed December 10 as Human Rights Day in 1950. This year's slogan -- Human Rights 365 -- encompasses the idea that every day is a Human Rights Day. To mark the day, several government and non-government organisations have arranged different programmes, including discussions, rallies and seminars in the capital and elsewhere in the country. Maulik Adhikar Suraksha...

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