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18 female BNP activists detained

Police last night detained at least 18 female leaders and activists of the BNP in front of the party chief Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office in the capital. Over 100 policemen, including female cops, were deployed in different phases in an apparent bid to tighten security of the BNP chief's office. The law enforcers beefed up vigilance around Khaleda's office from 6:40pm. Khaleda has been staying at the office since January 5. The 18 BNP female leaders and activists were detained in...

Trucker, helper burnt in Gaibandha arson attack

Trucker, helper burnt in Gaibandha arson attack

A driver and helper were burnt, two persons, including a Jubo Dal leader bullet-hit, were hurt during the ongoing nationwide blockade and hartal. Fifteen vehicles were also torched in separate incidents in six districts including Dhaka since last night. In Gaibandha, a truck driver and his helper sustained burn injuries when pro-blockade activists hurled a...

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Prime minister's directive and lawmen

PRIME Minister Sheikh Hasina has ordered the police to take whatever steps necessary to stop the ongoing violence in the country. The PM said: “I will take the responsibility for whatever happens (due to the action). But you will have to ensure the security of common people. You will take whatever steps are necessary against those responsible for burning and attacking people.” The head of the government's concern and urgency for people's safety cannot be disputed as we see a...

4 burnt as buses torched in Dhaka

4 burnt as buses torched in Dhaka

A bus was set afire by unidentified miscreants at Tantibazar in Old Dhaka this morning. The arson attack took place amid the nationwide blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

Road crashes in 4 districts kill 15

At least 15 people were killed and nine injured in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Jhenidah, Munshiganj and Narayanganj districts today. In Mymensingh, five people including two women were killed as a passenger bus collided head-on with a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in the Sadar upazila this evening. The identities of the deceased could not be known...

3 ‘JCD’ men held for Keraniganj arson

3 ‘JCD’ men held for Keraniganj arson

Detectives today claimed to arrest three activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student wing of BNP, who were involved in arson attack in Dhaka that burnt two people last week. Those arrested were identified as Fazal Mia, 22, Khairul Islam 26, and Shawkat Islam, 24, held from South Keraniganj in the outskirts of the...

14-party holds gayebana janazas for arson victims

14-party holds gayebana janazas for arson victims

The ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance today held a gayebana janaza for the innocent victims of the violence in the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade. Scores of people including senior leaders and activists of the ruling Awami League and its political allies attended the janaza held at the national mosque Baitul Mukarram after Juma...

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

Police detained at least 36 youths from a dormitory of a madrasa in Mir Hazaribagh of Dhaka early today ahead of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal. They are all students of Tamirul Millat Kamil Madrasa, said Dr Abu Eusuf, vice principal of the educational institution. “Twelve among them are candidates of Dakhil tests, equivalent...

All 43 Mexico students are dead: Investigators

All 43 Mexico students are dead: Investigators

Investigators are now certain that 43 college students missing since September were killed and incinerated after they were seized by police in southern Guerrero state, the Mexican attorney general said Tuesday. It was the first time Jesus Murillo Karam said definitely that all were dead, even though Mexican authorities have DNA identification for only...

Police asked to intensify raid, watch

Police might launch a door-to-door hunt for BNP-led alliance leaders and make more arrests following a home ministry order and recommendation by an intelligence agency. The ministry has asked law enforcers to keep a close watch on opposition leaders engaged in planning and leading the anti-government agitations and make pre-emptive arrests before enforcement of any such programme.  Police have also been directed to monitor phone calls of the alliance high-ups to know the opposition's strategy, ministry sources said. The order was issued...

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