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Vandalism

'Tk 110b lost in political unrest'

'Tk 110b lost in political unrest'

This Star photo taken on May 5, 2013 shows activists of Hefajat-e Islam clash with law enforcers in Motijheel area in the capital.

Greens demand punishment to Sk Jamal attackers

Greens demand punishment to Sk Jamal attackers

Condemning Friday's vandalism of Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club at the capital's Dhanmondi-8 playground premises, green activists today demanded punitive action against perpetrators involved with the incident. A vested group has been plotting against the green activists who have been trying to protect the playground from grabbers, they alleged at a press conference at Ramesh...

Hindu houses attacked on Facebook rumours

At least 28 houses of Hindus were ransacked at Bakhsitarampur village in Homna upazila of Comilla on Sunday in an attack prompted by rumours that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) had been defamed in Facebook posts by some Hindus. Police have arrested 12 people for instigating violence and resorting to vandalism, Md Tofazzal Hossain Miah, deputy commissioner of Comilla, told The Daily Star yesterday.   Police, quoting witnesses, said several hundred people from Panchkipta village stormed the homes of Hindu families at the...

ASSAULT ON DOCTORS

Birdem sues DMP officer

Birdem sues DMP officer

The authorities of Birdem General Hospital today filed a case against a Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) officer for instigating attack on three doctors of the hospital following the death of a patient a week ago. Additional Superintendent ABM Masud Hossain was withdrawn Wednesday following angry protests and a two-day work abstention by the aggrieved...

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...

18 injured in Natore, Patuakhali post-poll violence

At least 18 people were injured and five houses and a campaign office of Awami League vandalised during the post-poll violence in Natore and Patuakhali today. Sporadic clashes between the supporters of chairman candidates affiliated with ruling Awami League and BNP left eight people injured in Baraigram upazila of Natore. In Patuakhali, at least 10 people were injured when the supporters of BNP and AL rebel candidates attacked on AL-blessed aspirant in Dumki upazila. A campaign office of AL and five houses...

Khoka now free to walk out of jail

Khoka now free to walk out of jail

BNP Vice-Chairman Sadeque Hossain Khoka secured six-month bail from the High Court today in three cases including one for killing sub-inspector Md Shahjahan in May last year. With the HC bail order, there is now no legal bar to Khoka's release from jail, barrister Saqeb Mahbub, a lawyer of Khoka, told The Daily Star. Earlier Khoka secured bail from the HC in six other cases filed over arson and vandalism charges. A HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed granted the bail today after holding hearing on three separate bail petitions filed by Khoka challenging a lower court's rejection order. On February 10, a Dhaka court rejected the BNP leader's...

BNP, Jamaat attack Hindu village in Jessore

BNP, Jamaat attack Hindu village in Jessore

BNP-Jamaat activists vandalised and looted 130 houses and torched 10 others at a Hindu village in Abhaynagar upazila of Jessore tonight.

8 cops hurt in anti-polls activists' attack

8 cops hurt in anti-polls activists' attack

Eight police personnel and two presiding officers were injured when anti-election activists attacked several polling centres in Lalmonirhat, Jhenidah and Bogra in an attempt to thwart today's general election. Meanwhile, more than 25 crude bombs were blasted at different polling centers in Bogra, Jessore, Rajshahi, Chittagong and Jhenidah. Miscreants looted ballot boxes from four polling stations in Jessore and torched a police vehicle in Chittagong.

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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