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8 kids killed in Australia

Eight children have been killed and a woman who was mother to seven of them was injured in the northern Australian city of Cairns, police said yesterday, in what several media outlets reported was a mass stabbing. Australia is in a state of heightened alert after police stormed a Sydney cafe early on Tuesday to end a 16-hour hostage standoff in which three people were killed, including the hostage-taker. Queensland state police said in a statement they were called to a...

Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

Cairns deaths: Children's mother arrested for murder

The mother of seven of eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia, has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Police said the woman, aged 37, was lucid and talking to investigators. She has not been charged. She was found at the property, suffering stab wounds, alongside the bodies of the eight children. They...

Sylhet police sue 800 over OC's death

Police sued 800 people over the death of officer-in-charge of Osmaninagar Police Station Mostafizur Rahman who "fell sick" while he was trying to quell Wednesday's clash between two groups of auto-rickshaw drivers and backed by local residents in Balaganj upazila of Sylhet. Sub-inspector Anwar Hossain on Wednesday night filed the case with the police station making Goalabazar Union Parishad Chairman Ataur Rahman Manik Mia, also general secretary of Osmaninagar thana unit of BNP, the prime accused. Vandalism and assault on police...

8 children killed in Australia 'mass stabbing'

8 children killed in Australia 'mass stabbing'

Eight children have been found dead at a house in Cairns in northern Queensland, say Australian police. Police said a 34-year-old woman had been taken to hospital with stab wounds but was stable. The details of the incident and the woman's relationship to the children, aged between 18 months and 15 years, are not yet clear.

Ministry Siege

Police disperse dental students

Police disperse dental students

Police yesterday foiled a programme of BSc Dental Students' Association of laying siege to the health ministry in order to press home their four-point demand. The law enforcers charged batons and used water cannons to disperse the students when they tried to remove a barricade in front of the Jatiya Press Club in the...

3 surrender in Belgium armed siege

Three suspects in an armed hostage-taking incident in the Belgian city of Ghent surrendered to police yesterday, reports said, as officials said there were no indications of terrorism. Police had earlier surrounded an apartment after four armed men took a captive in a working-class area of the northwestern city. The three suspects were "taken outside, with their hands in the air" by special armed police, Flemish-speaking VRT public television reported, while the fate of the fourth man was unclear and the...

10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

10 held with firearms in Dhaka, police say

Detective police today claimed detention of 10 people with firearms and sharp weapons from Mugda and Rampura areas of the capital city Dhaka. They were held with a pistol, three rounds bullets, three machetes, two microbuses and a private car last night, a message from the Detective Branch (DB) issued to the media said. Further...

STRAIGHT LINE

Police and the partisan grip

CONCERNED citizens gathered at the capital's National Press Club to call for an end to the executive's interference in building of an independent judiciary which would facilitating democratic progress and rule of law. A former top civil servant complained that the police force has gone under partisan control due to the flawed legal system introduced by the British colonial rulers. He laid emphasis on immediate massive overhaul. The discussion meeting opined that if necessary steps like forming a police commission...

Crime For Ransom

Schoolboy escapes clutches of abductors, 3 held

Police on Wednesday night raided Kedarnagar village in Sadar upazila of Chuadanga district and rescued a schoolboy who was abducted from a market in the town on Monday evening. Police also arrested three people, Shimul Hossain, 24, son of Abdur Rahman and Asadul Islam, 25, son of late Saker Ali of Sarojganj village, and Ayesha Khatun, 22, wife of Dalim Uddin of Kegarnagar village for their alleged involvement with the abduction.   Police quoting victim's family members said, Sagor Hossain, 15, son...

Five JCD men arrested over violence in Moulvibazar

Police arrested five local leaders and activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student body of BNP, at Jagannathpur village in Sadar upazila on Monday afternoon over violence. Police said when a group of JCD leaders and activists brought out a jubilant procession on the Moulvibazar- Sreemangal Road following release of Jakir Hossain Uzzal, convenor of the district unit JCD, from jail, police obstructed the procession. The JCD men then swooped on the policemen, triggering a clash that left three assistant sub-inspectors...

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