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Boishakh celebration: Women harassed near TSC

Several women, who joined the Bengali New Year celebrations on Tuesday, have been sexually harassed by a group of miscreants at Dhaka University’s TSC and Suhrawardy Udyan gate areas. Witnesses said a group of at least 30 unruly youths swooped on a number of women and assaulted them in the TSC and Suhrawardy Udyan gate areas on Tuesday evening, while ...

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Ershad campaigns at new year’s programme, says no rule flouted

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has campaigned for his party-endorsed Dhaka mayor candidates at a programme celebrating the Bengali new year.   The party’s Dhaka North unit general secretary and mayor candidate Bahauddin Ahmed Bablu said they organised Tuesday’s Pahela Baishakh programmes keeping the city polls in mind. Saifuddin Milon is the other party-endorsed candidate for Dhaka South. Ershad said: “It’s our ...

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Interpol issues ‘red corner’ notice against BNP leader Tarique Rahman

The Interpol has issued a ‘red corner’ notice for arrest of BNP Senior Vice Chairman Tarique Rahman, who is a prime accused in the Aug 21, 2004 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Dhaka. Tarique, the eldest son of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, has been living in London for the past six years. His Bangladesh passport is no ...

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Fresh Bengali New Year’s resolve to take the fight to religious fanatics

Bangladeshis have welcomed Bengali New Year 1ep resolve to continue the fight against communalism and religious fanaticism. The main celebration started with an event organised by the Chhayanaut at Ramna Batamul on Tuesday morning. Thousands thronged Ramna and adjacent areas since dawn. Strokes on Sitar gave a solemn air to the Ramna Batamul atmosphere from 6:15am. Chhayanaut singers started their ...

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PM wishes peaceful life for people in New Year

Greeting all on the occasion of Pahela Baishakh, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today hoped that there would be no reoccurrence of burning people to death in the country in the future in the name of movement and people will live a peaceful and secure life. “It’s quite unfortunate that some incidents took place in Bangladesh which the country had never ...

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Nation celebrating Pahela Baishakh

The nation is celebrating the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla calendar, today (Tuesday) amid fanfare, festivity and gaiety. True to their centuries old tradition, people from all walks of life started thronging different popular and historic spots in the capital and elsewhere across the country to hail the New Year 1422 with new hopes and aspirations for a ...

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War criminal Kamaruzzaman buried at Sherpur ancestral home after Dhaka jail execution

Executed war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman has gone to his grave at his ancestral home in Sherpur, the place where he bathed in the blood of Bengalis fighting for freedom in 1971. The Jamaat-e-Islami senior assistant secretary general was hanged for his 1971 wartime atrocities just after 10pm on Saturday. He was buried after Namaz-e-Janaza around 5:10am on Sunday at Kumri ...

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Preparations for Kamaruzzaman’s burial in Sherpur underway

The body of war criminal Mohammad Kamauzzaman will be brought directly to his ancestral village in Sherpur where his relatives are preparing his burial. He was hanged in Dhaka Central Jail after 10pm on Saturday for his atrocities during the 1971 Liberation War. Chawkbazar Police Station OC Azizul Haque told reporters at the jail gates that nine cars of RAB ...

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Jamaat calls shutdown for Monday to protest its war criminal leader Kamaruzzaman’s execution

The Jamaat-e-Islami has called a shutdown across Bangladesh for Monday to protest the hanging of party leader and war criminal Mohammad Kamaruzzaman. Jamaat’s acting chief Maqbool Ahmed in a statement on Saturday night claimed the government executed Kamaruzzaman out of “political vengeance”. He announced a mass prayer for the war criminal on Sunday and said ambulances, hospital and fire service ...

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Bangladesh hangs Islamist leader Kamaruzzaman for war crimes ‘worse than Nazis’

Jamaat-e-Islami henchman Mohammad Kamaruzzaman has been hanged for his atrocities that were ‘worse than the Nazis’ to stop the dawn breaking on Bangladesh in 1971. Dhaka Metropolitan Police Commissioner Asaduzzaman Mia confirmed the 65-year-old was executed at Dhaka Central Jail at 10:01pm on Saturday. Inspector General of Prisons Syed Iftekhar Uddin told bdnews24.com outside the prison that the entire process ...

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