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Attack On Adivasis In Rangamati

CHTC for probing govt agencies

Condemning Tuesday's attack on the indigenous people in Naniarchar upazila of Rangamati, the International Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission (CHTC) yesterday called for a judicial inquiry into the role of the local civil administration, law enforcement agencies, and the army in the hills. "The CHTC is disturbed by repeated attacks," it said in a statement, expressing shock that "the arson attacks occurred in the presence and with the active participation of some army officials". The incident came a day after a 14-year-old...

Reeling from shock

Reeling from shock

The victims of Tuesday's attack on the indigenous settlements in Rangamati have refused to accept relief and cash assistance offered by the government. Rather, they want their houses and shops, torched and vandalised in the attack, rebuilt first and the assurance that no such attack would happen again. This they said when officials of the...

War crimes accused sent to jail

A court here yesterday sent Shamsuddin Ahmed to jail in a case for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War. He was arrested on Thursday for his alleged crimes of killing, arson attack and looting in 1971. Senior Judicial Magistrate SM Rajibul Hasan passed the order when police produced the arrestee before the court at noon. The court also ordered that the relevant documents be sent to the International Crimes Tribunal. A team of Kishoreganj police arrested Shamsuddin from Chourasta Bus Stand in...

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BCL activists assault 2 teachers

Two teachers and four employees of Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) were injured in an attack allegedly by Bangladesh Chhatra League men yesterday. The injured teachers are Prof Md Anis Khan, dean of the agriculture faculty, and Assistant Prof of Agronomy Md Mominul Islam. The academic activities at the HSTU have been suspended since the BCL unit of the university went on indefinite strike on November 17, demanding withdrawal of expulsion orders against its two leaders. Around 11:00am yesterday, the...

IS leader urges attacks in Saudi Arabia

IS leader urges attacks in Saudi Arabia

Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against the rulers of Saudi Arabia in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday, saying his self-declared caliphate was expanding there and in four other Arab countries. Baghdadi also said a US-led military campaign against his group in Syria and Iraq was...

Hong Kong protests: Cops arrest 'triad gangsters'

Hong Kong protests: Cops arrest 'triad gangsters'

Police in Hong Kong have arrested 19 people, including suspected members of triad gangs accused of attacking pro-democracy protesters. The scuffles on Friday led to the postponement of talks between the demonstrators and the government. Police officers deny claims that they have colluded with those who used violence against the demonstrators. Activists are protesting against plans...

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UNO hurt as AL, BCL men attack office

UNO hurt as AL, BCL men attack office

Activists of Awami League and Chhatra League yesterday attacked the office of Nawabganj Upazila Nirbahi Officer in Dinajpur, leaving the UNO critically injured. UNO Syed Farhat Hossain sustained severe injury to the head in the attack carried out around 11:30am, Ahmed Shamim Al Raji, deputy commissioner of the district, told The Daily Star yesterday....

Human rights under attack everywhere

Human rights under attack everywhere

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday warned that human rights were "under attack" throughout the world as he opened the General Assembly debate. "From barrel bombs to beheadings, from the deliberate starvation of civilians to the assault on hospitals, UN shelters and aid convoys, human rights and the rule of law are under attack,"...

Land grabbers this time attack Dhudu's wife, mother

Wife and mother of Dhudu Soren, who was stabbed to death by a gang of land grabbers in Nawabganj upazila of the district on August 2 this year, came under attack by the same gang yesterday. The victims are Phulmoni Mardi, 42, and her mother-in-law Surujmoni Mardi, 68. The incident took place at Hili Dangapara Bazar where Dhudu Soren was murdered. Witnesses said, a gang of land grabbers led by Md. Sabuj Mia, 30,  son of Md Gulzar Ali of Kachua...

ATTACK ON TEACHERS

CU teachers observe 1-hr strike Sept 13-16

CU teachers observe 1-hr strike Sept 13-16

Teachers of Chittagong University will observe a one-hour work abstention for four days commencing from Saturday in condemnation of the attack carried out on their colleagues allegedly by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists. The teachers demanded immediate identification of the perpetrators and their expulsion from the university. They also demanded that those responsible for the...

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