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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...

Hong Kong Protest

New scuffles break out at protest site

New scuffles break out at protest site

New scuffles broke out yesterday night between Hong Kong riot police and pro-democracy activists in a district where police cleared protesters earlier in the day. Police used pepper spray and batons to fend off a large crowd of people who had gathered in Mong Kok, and several protesters were seen knocked to the ground...

AL men block highway protesting Bodi’s arrest

AL men block highway protesting Bodi’s arrest

Local Awami League and affiliates placed barricades along the Cox’s Bazar-Teknaf highway in Ukhiya and Teknaf upazilas today protesting the imprisonment of ruling MP Abdur Rahman Bodi in a graft case. All types of vehicular movements came to a halt since morning as the supporters placed fences in 21 points on the highway rallying...

Eve-teasers kill youth in Dhaka

Eve-teasers kill youth in Dhaka

A youth died early today hours after he was severely beaten and stabbed by miscreants for protesting teasing his sister in Bhashantek area of Dhaka. Md Nasir Hossain, 25, is the son of Abdul Matin Sarder, Mosharraf Sarder, elder brother of the deceased, told The Daily Star. At least eight to nine youths including Mamun,...

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protests expand in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters, some wearing surgical masks and holding up umbrellas to protect against tear gas, expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing's decision to limit democratic reforms in the Asian financial hub. Police officers tried to negotiate with protesters camped out on a...

Global protests over climate change

Global protests over climate change

Protests in many countries to demand urgent action on climate change have kicked off, with over 2,000 marches taking place around the world. The People's Climate March has been organised to call for action to curb carbon emissions ahead of the UN climate summit in New York next week. Tens of thousands of people took...

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