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Hartal called for today in Dhaka, 11 districts

The BNP-led alliance today enforces hartal in 11 districts, including the capital, amid its ongoing nonstop blockade. The 24-hour hartal in the capital would begin from 6:00am while the shutdown in the 11 districts, including Dhaka, would be daylong, the alliance announced yesterday. The programme was announced to protest filing cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and placing her party leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on remand. The other districts are Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Kishoreganj and Mymensingh, Natore and...

Rajshahi college teacher killed in ‘shootout’

Rajshahi college teacher killed in ‘shootout’

A college teacher was killed during a “shootout” involving detectives in Rajshahi city early today. Nurul Islam, 45, a teacher of Islamia Degree College, was a “controller” of armed cadres belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, said Iftekhar Alam, assistant commissioner of Rajshahi Metropolitan Police. He was also the owner of...

2 Shibir cadres beaten up for torching bus in Rajshahi

2 Shibir cadres beaten up for torching bus in Rajshahi

A mob beat up two cadres of Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, after they torched a passenger bus in Paba upazila of Rajshahi this evening. Both hands of Moshiur Rahman and Abdul Awal were broken, said Motiar Rahman, officer-in-charge of Poba Police Station, told our Rajshahi correspondent. Police rescued the Shibir cadres from...

Fear of 'Unrest'

Islamic University closed indefinitely

The Islamic University (IU) authorities yesterday declared the university closed for an indefinite period and asked students to vacate the dormitories apparently due to fear of unrest on the campus. The decision was taken at an emergency meeting of the IU syndicate at the vice-chancellor's residence last night. VC Prof Abdul Hakim Sarker said they made the decision for the “greater interest” of general students. The administrative activities, however, will go on as usual. The university authorities had information that students were not...

Shibir man bites Barisal cop during scuffle

Shibir man bites Barisal cop during scuffle

A man said to be an activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir today bit the hand of a police constable, who foiled their procession in Barisal city during the Jamaat-e-Islami-sponsored countrywide daylong hartal, Bangla daily Prothom Alo reports. Police said Joynal Abedin, constable of special branch of Barisal police, chased the activists of Jamaat and...

Terror was reborn

Though his crimes have finally caught up with him, war criminal Mir Quasem Ali in the last four decades established himself as a top businessman in Bangladesh.           He emerged as a leading business tycoon of the very country, the birth of which he vehemently opposed in 1971. Quasem not only dodged the trial for the crimes he committed during the nine-month-long Liberation War, but also reorganised anti-liberation elements following the political changeover in August 1975. It was under his leadership that...

Blasts near Jubo League chief’s Dhanmondi house: 3 ‘pickets’ held

Blasts near Jubo League chief’s Dhanmondi house: 3 ‘pickets’ held

Three suspected pickets were detained on charge of exploding several crude bombs and vandalising a bus in front of the Jubo League chief’s residence at the capital’s Dhanmondi this evening. AB Siddique, officer-in-charge of Dhanmondi Police Station, told The Daily Star that they have picked up the three from the spot. He immediately could not...

2 cops hurt as Jamaat, Shibir men hurl bombs at Mirpur

Two policemen were injured when activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and Islami Chhatra Shibir hurled two crude bombs targeting them at Mirpur-10 in Dhaka. The injured -- constable Samidul and Nayek Mannan – received first aid, said Sayed Ziauzzaman, officer-in-charge of Pallabi Police Station. The activists threw the bombs from a brisk procession in Benaroshmi Palli area around 9:00am when the law enforcers were on duty there, leaving the duo slightly injured, the OC said. Police later detained Sanaullah, a student of Homeopathic Medical...

Ruet closed after Shibir-BCL clash

Ruet closed after Shibir-BCL clash

Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) have been closed for an indefinite period following a clash between the activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League and Islami Chhatra Shibir. The university authorities have asked residential students to vacate their halls by 10:00am tomorrow, reports our Rajshahi University correspondent. The closure decision was taken at an emergency meeting...

Witnesses in panic after Sayedee verdict

Witnesses in panic after Sayedee verdict

The witnesses of the war crimes case against convicted Delawar Hossain Sayedee fear for their lives now, after the sentence for the Jamaat-e-Islami leader was commuted to jail for life. They expressed their dissatisfaction hours after the Supreme Court delivered the verdict and sought the government’s intervention for providing them with security. “We were leading...

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