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US grand jury to consider NYC shooting

US grand jury to consider NYC shooting

A US grand jury will be asked to decide whether to prosecute a New York police officer over the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in Brooklyn. Akai Gurley was shot in the chest after he entered the stairwell of his apartment building last month. The decision comes days after a grand jury opted...

Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling

Family 'crushed' by Ferguson ruling

The family of Michael Brown, the black teenager shot dead by a policeman, say they are "crushed" by the grand jury's decision not to charge Darren Wilson. Brown's father told NBC news his son's character had been "crucified". Separately, Brown's mother said Wilson had been "disrespectful". Wilson, who shot dead Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in...

Muggers snatch Tk 10.80 lakh shooting trader

Muggers snatch Tk 10.80 lakh shooting trader

Muggers snatched away Tk 10.80 lakh after shooting a money exchange trader at Mirpur-10 in Dhaka last night. The victim was identified as Sharif Nasir Hossain, 28, a resident of Janata Housing under Mirpur police station. SM Mizan, sub-inspector of Mirpur Police Station, said quoting the victim that a gang of muggers riding two motorbikes swooped on Nasir when he reached Janata Housing area at about 7:55pm. They fired several gunshots targeting Nasir’s legs as he tried to resist them, snatched away Tk10.80 lakh from the businessman and fled the scene leaving him in a pool...

It didn't stop at shooting

It didn't stop at shooting

The ordeals of the man who survived a point-blank shot by police in Jessore last month are far from over. For over a month, Aminul Islam Kamal fought for life with one of his lungs damaged by shotgun pellets, and all this time police kept him handcuffed to the hospital bed. As if these were...

2 'criminals' killed in 'shootout'

Two alleged criminals, accused in a case filed for snatching a pistol from a policeman after shooting him, were killed in a “shootout” with cops at Alekharchar in Sadar upazila yesterday. The dead are Rabbi, 20, a resident of Daulatpur village under the same upazila and Jony, 25, of Ashoktala. Three pistols, including the one which was snatched from Firoz Hossain, a sub-inspector of Detective Branch of Police, were recovered from their possession. Police said being tipped off that a gang of...

Shooting of Limon

State minister terms it an accident!

In an apparent attempt to save the law enforcers responsible for maiming Limon Hossain, State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan yesterday termed the 2011 shooting of the innocent boy an accident. Asked about the call of Human Rights Watch for the government to prosecute the responsible Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) men, the minister told reporters at his secretariat office that the accident had happened when Rab was conducting a raid to arrest a notorious criminal. The fact is a member of...

Malala attack suspects arrested

Malala attack suspects arrested

Pakistan's army says it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot by the Taliban in the country's northwest. Army spokesman Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa, said Friday that the detained men attacked Yousafzai, then 16, on orders from...

17th Asian Games Incheon 2014

Hopes on cricket, kabaddi

The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has pinned their medal hopes only on cricket and kabaddi while it expects decent results in shooting, archery and gymnastics in the upcoming Asian Games, scheduled for September 19 to October 4 in Incheon, South Korea. The BOA initially decided to send athletes of 21 disciplines but later dropped eight disciplines from the contingent after evaluating results of July's Commonwealth Games. The Bangladesh contingent now features cricket (men & women), kabaddi (men & women), football,...

Shooting Of Bangladeshis

Greek court acquits locals

A Greek court's decision to acquit local farmers who admitted shooting 28 Bangladeshi strawberry pickers when they dared to ask for months of back pay has sparked outrage in the country. Politicians, unionists and anti-racist groups roundly condemned the verdict describing it as a black mark for justice in a case that had shone a light on the appalling conditions in which migrant workers are often kept in Greece. "I feel shame as a Greek," said the victim's lawyer, Moisis Karabeyidis,...

Muggers shoot fish trader, snatch money in capital

Muggers shoot fish trader, snatch money in capital

Muggers snatched away Tk 25,000 from a fish trader after shooting him at Purba Rajabazar in the capital early today. Hanif, 40, was whisked off to Dhaka Medical College and Hospital. Abdul Momin, officer-in-charge of Sher-e-Bangla Nagar Police Station, said a gang of muggers, numbering four to five, intercepted Hanif when he went out of his residence for Karwan Bazar around 5:00am. They shot Hanif in his leg and snatched away Tk 25,000 from his possession, the OC said.

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