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Pakistan “deeply” perturbed over executions in Bangladesh

Pakistan on Sunday voiced “concern and anguish” over the execution of two top opposition leaders in Bangladesh for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Foreign Office issued a statement over the execution of Bangladesh National Party (BNP) leaders, Salauddin Quadir Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mojaheed, whose mercy petitions were rejected by President Abdul Hamid last ...

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Ex-JCD vice-president held in Sylhet

Former vice-president of Chhatra Dal Abdul Ahad Khan Jamal has beenarrested from Mirabazar area in the city early Monday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police conducted a raid at the JCD leader’s residence in the area and arrested him at about 1:00 am. The arrestee was wanted in several cases, the OC added.

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Saira Mohsin elected MP unopposed

Awami League-backed candidate Saira Mohsin, wife of late Social Welfare Minister Syed Mohsin Ali, has been elected uncontested in the by-election to Moulvibazar-3 constituency. Regional election officer SM Eajharul Haque, also the returning officer of the election, announced the unofficial result on Sunday, the last day of withdrawing candidacy, as there was no other candidate in the race, UNB reports. ...

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Bangladesh ramps up security after execution of war criminals Salauddin Quader, Mujahid

BNP leader Salauddin Quader and Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid were hanged Jamaat has called a shutdown for Monday to protest the execution of Mujahid. Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Hoque spoke about heightened security when the jail authorities were preparing for the execution late on Saturday. “All the police personnel have been asked to be ...

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Jamaat calls hartal for Monday

Protesting execution of its leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed for war crimes Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal for Monday. Within half an hour of hanging of its leader Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed for war crimes, Jamaat-e-Islami announced two day’s programme including enforcing a daylong hartal (shutdown) across the country for Monday, protesting “the killing”. The party will hold “gayebana janaja” and ...

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Two Hanged, Together

Mojaeed walked separate gallows; jail authorities go for quick execution after president rejects clemency petitions of war criminals Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed were hanged early today for committing crimes against humanity during the country’s Liberation War. The two walked the gallows around 12:55am together at Dhaka Central Jail amid tight security, Brig Gen Syed Iftekhar Uddin, ...

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Privet varsity student hurt in Sylhet attack

A private university student was injured in an attack by miscreants in the city’s Bagbari area on Friday evening. The injured was identified as Masum Ahmed, 26, a student of Computer Science Department at International University. He also runs a software shop ‘PL Software Solution’ at Zindabazar in the city. Witnesses said a group of miscreants swooped on Masum around ...

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Fire in CITYCELL tower in Sylhet

Fire occurred in CITYCELL mobile operator tower in jallarapar area of the city. The tower was located on the roof of Tamim Vobon building. Nearly 2.5 lakh worth damaged in the fire. The fire service operations narrowly avoided the loss of life and a huge property. Friday morning at 10 am, the fire occurred. About an hour after the fire ...

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Protest against killing of publisher Dipon

Dorpon Publication  arranged a protest meeting in East London at Wodenham Community Centre protesting the killing of publisher Faisal Abedin Dipon and three others who are injured in the violent attack and demanding punishment of the perpetrators. The editors from different Bangla newspaper, media activists, bloggers, writers and many others attend the meeting at 7 pm. The meeting was directed ...

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Literary festival gets it write

Over the weekend, thousands flocked to Whitechapel Idea Store for the Writeidea literary festival. The free festival organised by Tower Hamlets Council celebrated all things to do with the written word. The busy venue drew crowds from all across London where a new-born baby rubbed shoulders with 100-year-old former borough councillor, Max Levitas. Visitors who had never attended Writeidea praised ...

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