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UK urges end to violence

British Foreign Minister Hugo Swire today urged all political parties in Bangladesh, the government and others in society to take confidence-building measures necessary to stop the violence. In a statement issued in UK, he also urged all to take steps to reduce tension and ensure an inclusive and participatory political process. Hugo Swire mentioned that Britain has long been a close friend of Bangladesh. “I am therefore particularly saddened about the last 60 days of violence and disruption, which has had such...

BNP demands fair trial over Avijit killing

BNP demands fair trial over Avijit killing

Criticising the killing of blogger Avijit Roy in an impenetrable security cordon of police, BNP today said the killing of the Bangladesh-born US citizen has proved that the government has failed to ensure security of the life and property of the country’s citizens. “We strongly condemn and protest the killing of Avijit Roy and...

5 dead, 5 missing in Barguna vessel capsize

5 dead, 5 missing in Barguna vessel capsize

A vessel carrying over 200 passengers capsized on the Paira River in Taltali upazila in Barguna today, leaving at least five people, including a minor, dead and five missing. The deceased are Nayeem, 9, Zainul, 50, Ameer Ali, Yusuf Majhi, and Shafi Uddin, Superintended of Police (SP) Saiful Islam of Barguna informed, adding that...

No long route bus after 9pm

No long route bus after 9pm

Transport owners will refrain from plying their buses on different long routes across the country after 9:00pm to avoid untoward incidents like arson and fire bomb attacks. They would return to the previous schedule of the buses, if adequate security measures are beefed up at different risky points on the highways across the country,...

3 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Sirajganj

3 killed as truck hits auto-rickshaw in Sirajganj

At least three people were killed and four others injured after a truck and a CNG-run three-wheeler auto-rickshaw collided head-on in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj this morning. Two of the deceased were identified as Ibrahim, 35, and Shahajab, 32, both passengers of the auto-rickshaw and from the upazila, our Sirajganj correspondent reports quoting police. The...

Violence against Adivasi women increasing

Increasing incidents of violence against indigenous females has raised serious concerns over their security, rights activists said yesterday, demanding that the government take steps to bring the perpetrators to book. In 2012, there were 75 incidents of violence against indigenous women and children but the number rose to 117 in 2014, said officials of Bangladesh Adivasi Women Network (BAWN).  Rape, murder, attempted murder, abduction, physical and sexual harassment and trafficking are some of the violence to have been committed, they said. “Already...

Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

At least 15 people were killed and nine injured in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Jhenidah, Munshiganj and Narayanganj districts today. In Mymensingh, five people including two women were killed as a passenger bus collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the Sadar upazila this evening. The identities of the deceased could not be known...

Garment makers to form human chain Wednesday to demand security

The apparel and textile businesses will form a human chain in Dhaka on Wednesday demanding security as the ongoing political violence is disrupting smooth operation of their business. The decision was taken yesterday at an emergency meeting of the leaders of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association, and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association at the BGMEA office in Dhaka. “Buyers are continuously making queries about the political situation in the country,” BGMEA President Atiqul Islam told...

BGB chief reiterates threat to use firearms

BGB chief reiterates threat to use firearms

Chief of the paramilitary force Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB), Maj Gen Aziz Ahmed, today reiterated the warning to use firearms to counter subversive activities during the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s prevailing spell of countrywide blockade. “We will try our best to protect the lives and properties of the people. If we are attacked, we will...

Viber, four other apps unblocked

The telecom operators have unblocked five popular online voice and messaging services days after they were shut down temporarily on security grounds. The services are Viber, WhatsApp, Tango, Mypeople and Line. Intelligence agencies asked the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to block the services of these applications temporarily until the midnight of January 21. The applications have been unblocked since the order was not renewed, said a senior official of the regulator yesterday. Zahir Ahmed, managing director of BDLink, an international terrestrial cable...

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