BNP for re-trying BDR mutiny cases

February 25, 2014

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday urged the government for retrying the BDR mutiny cases as what he said the trials were not held in ‘appropriate ways’. ‘The trial was done hurriedly, dropping the real masterminds…the investigation was incompetent,’ he said adding BNP urges for an independent Read more

Death in custody embarrasses govt: Obaidul Quader

February 25, 2014

Communications minister Obaidul Quader said on Tuesday that killing of a convicted militant under custody in an ‘encounter’ has embarrassed the government.
‘The incident of death in custody embarrassed the government. Perhaps, there was no other alternative to the encounter,’ he said. Obaidul Quader, also Read more

Eight to die for killing Lalbagh commissioner

February 25, 2014

A trial court in Dhaka on Tuesday sentenced eight people to death for killing a commissioner in the capital’s Lalbagh area, after 18 years of the crime.
The third additional metropolitan sessions judge, Md Akhtaruzzaman, announced the verdict this afternoon. The death sentence convicts are: Sayed, Read more

Thirimanne’s ton lifts Sri Lanka to 296-6

February 25, 2014

Opener Lahiru Thirimanne hit 102 off 110 balls as Sri Lanka piled up 296-6 after electing to bat in the opening match of the Asia Cup one-day tournament against Pakistan in Fatullah on Tuesday.
The left-hander’s second one-day century led Sri Lanka’s charge in which Kumar Sangakkara made 67 and skipper Angelo Mathews remained Read more

Weapons recovered in Tangail

February 25, 2014

Police recovered six foreign made pistols, 41 rounds of live bullets, four hand bombs and eight magazines from Garo Bazar bus stand under the Ghatail upazila of Tangail district Tuesday morning.
Officer-in-charge of Ghatail police station Fazlul Kabir said local people found a bag under a bush near a building of Garo bazar bus stand area and Read more

40 gold bars seized at Dhaka airport

February 25, 2014

The customs intelligence authorities on Tuesday seized 40 gold bars worth Tk 2.10 corer at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka. The authorities unearthed the gold bars weighing around 4.6 kilograms from inside a commode near conveyor belt no. 5 in the customs hall at the airport at around 11:00am, customs intelligence officials said. The seized gold bars were Read more

BNP-blessed candidate wins Pirganj UZ poll

February 25, 2014

BNP backed candidate, Nur Mohammad Mandal, with a pineapple symbol won the Pirganj upazila poll, held on Monday. He got- 74,942 votes while his nearest contestant Awami League (AL) backed candidate Sayadat Hossain Bakul- with the ‘cup-saucer’ symbol got – 70,887 votes. And the AL’s rebel candidate Maskoara Habib Mukti- with a ‘motor-cycle’ symbol Read more

Four receive bullet wounds in Jessore

February 25, 2014

At least four people including a Union Parishad (UP) chairman were bullet-hit at Bahadurpur under Sharsha upazila in Jessore district on Monday night, police said.
The four came under a gun attack following an internal feud of the Awami League factions at around 11:00pm on Monday, said sources. The wounded Read more

Cop hurt, ‘mugger’ bullet-hit in city shootout

February 25, 2014

Two people, including a sub-inspector (SI) were injured in a ‘shootout’ with a gang of muggers at Dholai Khal Hazi Abdul Majid lane under Sutrapur thana in the capital early Tuesday.
The injured were identified as Abdul Hakim, an SI of Sutrapur Police Station and the suspected mugger, Sohel. Being tipped off, a team of police Read more

Quasem’s men picked people, tortured in confinement: Witnesses

February 25, 2014

War Crimes Trial
Quasem’s men picked people, tortured in confinement: Witnesses
Two prosecution witnesses against Jamaat leader Mir Quasem Ali on Tuesday told the International Crimes Tribunal-2 that Quasem had led Al-Badr men to pick up people in late November during the liberation war, kept them in confinement at Dalim Hotel, the Al-Badr torture camp in Chittagong and tortured them there. The witnesses, Nazim Uddin, 57, of Read more

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