Category: National

Seven-murder case plaintiff Beauty worried for witnesses

REF: Selina Islam Beauty, wife of slain city councillor Nazrul Islam, said ‘cadres’ of prime suspect Nur Hossain created a ‘environment of fear for the witnesses’ by their presence on the court premises during the last hearing.

She raised the allegations on Tuesday, a day after a Narayanganj court indicted 35 persons, including former city councillor Nur Hossain and three former RAB officials, for the 2014 murders in the town.
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Justice Shamsuddin says Supreme Court finally ‘agrees to accept his verdicts, orders’

REF: After several developments throughout the day, retired Supreme Court judge AHM Shamsuddin Choudhury says he now can submit the verdicts and orders he wrote after retirement.

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‘Lady Hitler’ Hasina running Bangladesh, BNP chief Khaleda tells London meeting

REF: Khaleda Zia has called for ‘national unity’ to topple the Awami League government, claiming Sheikh Hasina has established ‘monarchy’ in Bangladesh.

 

The BNP chairperson, with son Tarique Rahman at her side, launched a scathing attack on the governing Awami League at a meeting organised by her party’s UK chapter at Park Plaza Riverbank London hotel on Sunday evening (local time).

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Finance Minister Muhith lambasts US policy towards Bangladesh after fresh travel warning

REF: Peeved by Washington’s latest advisory to its citizens, Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has ripped at the United States for its policy towards Bangladesh.

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“The US has been behaving this way since the Awami League-led government came to power,” he said at a media briefing at the Secretariat on Sunday.

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Death toll rises to three in clash with police in Tangail over ‘rape’ of woman before her son

REF: The death toll in the clash between law-enforcing agencies and people protesting against alleged rape of a woman in Tangail has risen to three.

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Deputy Commissioner Md Mahbub Hossain said barber Shyamal Das, 15, died when he was taken to Dhaka on Friday.

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BNP leader Khaleda Zia, her son Tarique Rahman reunite in London

REF: In an emotional reunion, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday met all of her family members together after seven years.

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It happened in London after she arrived at Heathrow Airport at 12:50pm Bangladesh time by an Emirates flight. Her elder son Tarique Rahman received the former premier with a garland, a UK-based Bangladeshi journalist told The Daily Star.

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Muhith hints at rollback of VAT on tuition fees amid continuous protests by students

REF: Finance Minister AMA Muhith has hinted that the government may back down on VAT, saying it was ‘not rigid’ about the decision as protests by students of private universities continue.

 

“We have not taken a rigid position on complications that have arisen at the private universities over the imposed VAT… We have reviewed many issues in the past six years,” he said on Sunday.

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Formation of ‘pro-government children’s front’, Sishu League, comes to light

REF: An organisation called ‘Bangladesh Awami Sishu (children) League’ has been formed, adding to the long list of over a hundred organisations operating with ‘Awami League’, ‘Bangabandhu’ and ‘Jatir Pita’ in their names.

Md Faisal Ahammad Munshi, General Secretary of Demra unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League, told bdnews24.com he formed the organisation two years ago.

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Key suspect in Magura shooting that left baby shot in mother’s womb killed in ‘crossfire’

REF: One of the key accused in a shooting in Magura, which left a woman and the baby in her womb injured, has been killed in what police claim was crossfire

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The firing during last month’s turf war between Awami League supporters had also killed a man and left another with bullet injuries.

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Awami League MP Badi allegedly beats up Upazila council engineer

REF: In news often for alleged involvement in Yaba smuggling and harbouring Rohingyas, Awami League MP from Cox’s Bazar Abdur Rahman Badi is now accused of assaulting an engineer.

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The said incident occurred during the monthly meeting of Ukhia Upazila Parishad on Wednesday, according to witnesses.

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