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Bangalees torch, vandalise ethnic houses, temple in Naniarchar

Bangalees torch, vandalise ethnic houses, temple in Naniarchar

Bangalee settlers vandalised and set fire to houses, shops and a Buddhist temple of the indigenous people in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati this morning. According to officials, the settlers carried out the attack after leveling allegations of damaging pineapple seedlings against the indigenous people, reports a correspondent from Rangamati. Mostafa Kamal, deputy commissioner of Rangamati,...

IU closed sine die amid protest

IU closed sine die amid protest

The authorities today closed Islamic University in Kushtia for an indefinite period fearing further vandalism on the campus in protest against the death of a fellow student in a road crash. The students have been asked all the students to vacate their dormitories by 6:30pm today. The agitating students torched and vandalised 30 vehicles and...

Sundarganj UZ chairman, vice-chairman suspended

Chairman and vice-chairman of Sundarganj Upazila Parishad have been suspended as they are charge-sheeted accused in the cases for killing four cops, vandalism and arson attack. They are upazila parishad Chairman Majedur Rahman, also assistant secretary of the district unit of Jamaat-e-Islami, and Vice-Chairman Abu Solaiman Sarker, also assistant secretary of the party's Sundarganj unit. Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ehsan-e-Elahi received the suspension letters, issued by the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development (LGRD), on Tuesday evening, upazila parishad sources said. In...

Jamaat Hartal

Sudden spate of arson, vandalism

Sudden spate of arson, vandalism

After three days of tepid hartals, Jamaat-e-Islami men suddenly turned violent during the countrywide shutdown yesterday, torching at least five vehicles and vandalising many more. Two persons were shot, several crude bombs exploded and a dozen Jamaat activists arrested across the country during the daylong hartal enforced to protest the Supreme Court's upholding the...

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...

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers vandalised over 60 vehicles including buses, minibuses and microbuses at different points of the Sylhet city today. They carried out the vandalism protesting bus owners' demand of regulating the movement of auto-rickshaws on highways, said Md Morsalin, officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma Police Station. He added that the vandalism took place in Kadamtali...

Fakhrul gets bail in Kadamtali violence case

Fakhrul gets bail in Kadamtali violence case

A Dhaka court today granted bail to BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed for assaulting police and torching vehicles during an opposition blockade in 2012. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Alamgir Kabir Raj passed the order this afternoon after Fakhrul surrendered before the court and pleaded for bail. Earlier on...

3 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka

Police detained three Jamaat-Shibir members for vandalising vehicles in Shahjadpur area of Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon soon after the verdict of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Some 150-200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a demonstration in the area around 1:00pm, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The three men were chased down by law enforcers after the Jamaat-Shibir demonstrators started to throw brick chips on vehicles which were...

3 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka

Police detained three Jamaat-Shibir members for vandalising vehicles in Shahjadpur area of Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon soon after the verdict of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Some 150-200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a demonstration in the area around 1:00pm, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The three men were chased down by law enforcers after the Jamaat-Shibir demonstrators started to throw brick chips on vehicles which were...

3 Jamaat-Shibir men held in Dhaka

Police detained three Jamaat-Shibir members for vandalising vehicles in Shahjadpur area of Gulshan in Dhaka this afternoon soon after the verdict of Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee. Some 150-200 activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a demonstration in the area around 1:00pm, Rafiqul Islam, officer-in-charge of Gulshan Police Station, told The Daily Star. The three men were chased down by law enforcers after the Jamaat-Shibir demonstrators started to throw brick chips on vehicles which were...

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