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Impunity breeding such savagery

Impunity breeding such savagery

A host of socio-cultural and political organisations yesterday strongly denounced the murder of secular writer Avijit Roy at the hands of alleged religious fanatics and blamed "impunity" to the previous attackers for the repeat of such savagery. They also announced several protests in the next few days, to press for immediate arrest of the...

Myanmar revokes Rohingya votes

Myanmar revokes Rohingya votes

Rohingya Muslims will not be able to vote in Myanmar's referendum after the prime minister withdrew temporary voting rights following protests. Hundreds of Buddhists took to the streets following the passage of a law that would allow temporary residents who hold "white papers" to vote. More than one million Rohingya live in Myanmar, but they...

Bomb attack on two Feni school kids sparks protest

Bomb attack on two Feni school kids sparks protest

Students of Feni Government Pilot High School yesterday formed a human chain in the town demanding immediate arrest of the culprits, who hurled a crude bomb on two fellow students of the school on Monday. The students boycotted their classes and took part in the human chain on College Road in the morning. Expressing solidarity...

Defy ban, Khaleda tells supporters

Defy ban, Khaleda tells supporters

BNP Chief Khaleda on Sunday called upon the leaders and activists of the alliance to defy the police ban on political gatherings and to make their January 5 rally a success. “We don’t obey the government’s ban on political activities ahead of tomorrow’s programme in Dhaka. I’m calling upon you (rank and file) to...

Over 200 held as 20-party enforces hartal

Over 200 held as 20-party enforces hartal

The countrywide daylong hartal, enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance in protest against the “foiling” of its Gazipur rally and demanding the release of its arrested leaders, was marked by incidents of vandalism, explosions, and sporadic clashes yesterday. The presence of opposition leaders and activists was thin on the streets during yesterday's hartal. Police barred...

Deaths in road crash: Rajshahi college students mourn, protest

Deaths in road crash: Rajshahi college students mourn, protest

Students of Rajshahi Government College today staged demonstration blocking a road in the city protesting the death of their three fellows in road accident yesterday. Several hundred students took to the street in front of the college compound around 10:30am demanding capital punishment to the drivers of the two buses that collided on the...

Egypt anger as Mubarak cleared

Egypt anger as Mubarak cleared

Egyptian police have used tear gas to disperse protesters angry that charges against ex-President Hosni Mubarak over killings during the uprising three years ago have been dropped. About 2,000 people massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the birthplace of the 2011 revolution. One person was reported killed in the clashes. Mubarak was originally sentenced to life...

Brussels anti-austerity protest ends in clashes

Brussels anti-austerity protest ends in clashes

Belgian police have used tear gas and water cannon against violent anti-austerity protesters in central Brussels after a largely peaceful march by about 100,000 workers. Several vehicles were set alight by protesters who also hurled stones and flares at police. About 50 people were hurt and 30 detained, officials said. Belgium's new government plans to...

GHULAM AZAM'S NAMAZ-E-JANAZA

Cocktails explode amid protest against janaza at Baitul Mokarram

Cocktails explode amid protest against janaza at Baitul Mokarram

Two crude bombs were exploded in front of Baitul Mokarram National Mosque in Dhaka where the body of war criminal and former Jamaat-e-Islami chief Ghulam Azam has been brought for namaz-e-Janaza. No-one was hurt in the explosions that took place within a span of 15 seconds around 11:30pm, our correspondents reported from the spot. Two...

Ghulam Azam buried

Ghulam Azam buried

Jamaat-e-Islami guru Ghulam Azam was buried at their family graveyard at Moghbazar this afternoon. Earlier in the afternoon, his namaz-e-janaza was held at the Baitul Mokarram mosque amid protests from different quarters over taking the body of the high profile war criminal to the national mosque. Hundreds of leaders and activists of Jamaat and its...

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