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20-party calls hartal for Thursday

Gun attack on Khaleda's adviser Reaz Rahman

20-party calls hartal for Thursday

BNP-led 20-party called countrywide daylong hartal for Thursday protesting attack on Khaleda Zia’s adviser Reaz Rahman. BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi in a statement declared the hartal hours into the attack which left Reaz Rahman injured in Gulshan of Dhaka. The BNP Chairperson's adviser Reaz Rahman was shot in his car by unidentified...

Car of Khaleda’s adviser torched

Car of Khaleda’s adviser torched

Miscreants set fire to a private car of Sabihuddin Ahmed, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, parked on a road near her Gulshan office in Dhaka this evening.  The arson took place amid a countrywide nonstop blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Khaleda, also head of the alliance, declared the blockade after...

BLOCKADE: 5 hurt, 8 vehicles vandalised in Narayanganj

BLOCKADE: 5 hurt, 8 vehicles vandalised in Narayanganj

At least five people were injured and eight vehicles were vandalised in Narayanganj today on the fourth consecutive day of nonstop countrywide blocked programme enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance. Meanwhile, miscreant’s torched a bus at Panchabati BISIC Industrial Area in Fatullah area around 9:30am, said said Manjur Kader, officer-in-charge of Sadar Model Police Station...

Ekramul murder: Prime suspect Jihad remanded

Ekramul murder: Prime suspect Jihad remanded

A Feni court today put Jihad Chowdhury, the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of Phulgazi upazila chairman Ekramul Haq, on an eight-day remand for interrogation. Police picked up Jihad, joint general secretary of Phulgazi Awami League and a close aide to Feni-2 AL lawmaker Nizam Hazari, in Feni town yesterday evening. His arrest came a day after Rab produced eight suspects in the murder before the media on Saturday. Senior Judicial Magistrate Khairul Amin passed today’s order after investigators produced Jihad before his court with a 10-day remand prayer, reports our Feni correspondent. Meanwhile, supporters of Ekramul torched the house of Belal Hossain, general secretary of AL Anandapur union unit and also...

18 hurt, shops burnt as DU students, booksellers clash

18 hurt, shops burnt as DU students, booksellers clash

At least 18 people including 16 students of Dhaka University were injured in a clash with shopkeepers in Nilkhet book market adjacent to the campus in the capital this afternoon. More than eight bookshops were torched and eight others vandalised during the clash. The clash ensued after some shopkeepers beat up Noor, a first year...

2 temples torched in Bagerhat

2 temples torched in Bagerhat

Miscreants torched two Hindu temples and vandalised two idols in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat early today. Law enforcers picked up three BNP supporters suspecting their involvement with the arson attack on the temples, said Md Hayatul Aslam, additional superintendent of police in Bagerhat.

Hindu temple torched in Netrakona

Hindu temple torched in Netrakona

Unidentified criminals set a Hindu temple ablaze and vandalised its three idols in Kalmakanda upazila of Netrakona early today. The incident of torching temple came a day after Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had warned that massive drives would be conducted to arrest all those involved in the recent attacks on the Hindus. A portion of the Kali Temple at Battola village were gutted when miscreants set fire to it anytime around 4:00am, said Delwar Hossain, additional superintendent of police (Sadar) in Netrakona.

651 Nilphamari Jamaat men sued for polls violence

651 Nilphamari Jamaat men sued for polls violence

At least 150 leaders and activists of Jamaat-Shibir were sued last night on charges of arson attack on polling centres, snatching ballot papers and assaulting election officials in Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari. Four separate cases were filed for the violence that was reported from four polling centres of the upazila (Nilphamari-3 constituency), reports our correspondent. In the case statements, the names of 40 leaders and activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, were mentioned while others remain unnamed.

Ballots burnt, cops beaten up in Gaibandha

Blockaders torched ballot papers and other necessary materials for a polling centre in Sadullahpur upazila of Gaibandha this afternoon. Over 30 opposition men attacked four ballot-carrying rickshaw vans at Takanirmore area around 4:30pm, on the way to the polling centre at Kunjamohipur Govt Primary School. They later set fire to the ballot boxes and other necessary materials there, said Shafiqul Alam, presiding officer of the centre. The unruly activists also beat up a police constable and nine Ansar and VDP members who...

66 polling centres torched

66 polling centres torched

Miscreants torch at least 38 polling centres in Dhaka and 28 districts since Friday night as opposition calls for resisting tomorrow's JS polls

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