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Vandalism

Turmoil eats into car sales and loans

Car loan disbursements took a major hit last month as vandalism warded off prospective buyers from making their custom. Around 4,000 vehicles were vandalised and another 1,000 burnt since the BNP-led alliance embarked on its non-stop countrywide demonstrations on January 6, according to the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The interest from customers for car loans is very low, said Mosleh Saad Mahmud, head of products and collections at Brac Bank, whose car loan disbursement slumped 50 percent...

5 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere

Miscreants torched and vandalised five vehicles in Dhaka, Narayanganj and Laxmipur today. None was hurt during the attacks that took place on the 26th day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. In Dhaka, a bus was set on fire near Sadarghat around 10:15am, sources at Fire Service and Civil Defence said. Unknown miscreants set a bus of Glory Paribahan ablaze on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Bhulta in Rupganj upazila of Narayanganj around 6:30am, our correspondent reports quoting Mehedi Masud, officer-in-charge (Investigation)...

Ovi may not wake up again

Ovi may not wake up again

The bomb landed right on his face, badly wounding the left side and "blowing off" part of the cheek. An eleventh grader, who was supporting his education working part-time in a computer service shop, Ovi has been unconscious ever since. Doctors are not sure he will wake up again. Noor Jahan, his mother who lost the eldest of her three children only three months ago, prayed, “If something terrible happens to him I hope he'd at least wake up and say a few words to me.” She always feared arsons and vandalism, in the ongoing political tension. “What have they achieved through his misfortune? Will it help their movement?” she kept...

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

Chhatra Dal leader killed in Noakhali

A local leader of BNP’s student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) was killed and another person hacked and shot in separate incidents of Sonaimuri upazila in Noakhali during BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. The deceased was identified as Morshed Alam Parvez, 24, secretary of JCD ward no 3 in Sonaimuri union and son of...

Ctg Shibir man crushed under truck while trying to torch it

Ctg Shibir man crushed under truck while trying to torch it

An activist of Islami Chhatra Shibir has been crushed under the wheels of a truck in Chittagong which he was trying to torch the vehicle while a Jubo League man was beaten to death by blockaders in Feni. Our Chittagong correspondent reports, Zobayer, 21, and a Shibir man, came under the wheels of a...

No respite from arson, vandalism

No respite from arson, vandalism

  The sixth day of the BNP-led combine's indefinite blockade witnessed sporadic violence in several districts, arson, sabotage, vandalism and torching of vehicles. One person was run over and killed by a truck in Gaibandha as he tried to escape the flames inside the bus he was travelling on in Gaibandha. Alleged pickets had hurled...

15 vehicles vandalised, torched

15 vehicles vandalised, torched

Pickets vandalised and torched at least 10 vehicles during the daylong hartal (shutdown) enforced by Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal in Dhaka and 13 other districts today. Meanwhile, suspected blockaders set fire to five vehicles in Dhaka, Chittagong and Narayanganj this evening. In capital, the arson took place in Mirpur-11, Bangshal and Nabisco. The student wing of...

BNP violence will be dealt with iron hand

BNP violence will be dealt with iron hand

BNP will be given a befitting reply if they resort to violence and vandalism in the name of movement, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told the 67th founding anniversary rally of Bangladesh Chhatra League yesterday, which caused immense sufferings to commuters in the capital.  Surprisingly, police at the Matsya Bhaban intersection blocked...

8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere

8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere

Miscreants set fire to eight vehicles – seven buses and one CNG-run auto-rickshaw -- in Dhaka, Gazipur and Mymensingh today ahead of January 5 polls’ first anniversary. Meanwhile, two cocktails went off at Gulshan Circle-2 around 7:00pm. But there was no report of any injury from the incident. According to Fire Service and Civil Defence,...

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,...

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