Hartal underway loosely

The first day of two-day dawn-to-dusk shutdown is passing across the country with no major incidents.

Jamaat calls hartal for Wednesday and Thursday

The Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami called a two-day dawn-to-dusk countrywide general strike for Wednesday and Thursday protesting at the death penalty to its leader ATM Azharul Islam.

Azharul to die for war crimes

International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Tuesday awarded death penalty to Jamaat-e-Islami leader, ATM Azharul Islam for committing genocide and mass killings in Rangpur during the country’s independence war in 1971. ‘He be hanged by the neck…. till his death’ the tribunal chairman justice, M Enayetur Rahim pronounced the verdict in a packed court room.

6 killed as covered van rams train

At least six people, including a woman, were killed and scores injured when a speedy covered van hit the locomotive of a running train before ramming a carriage in the capital’s Kamalapur railway station on Monday.

WAR CRIMES TRIAL: Azhar verdict Tuesday

The International Crimes Tribunal-1 on Monday said it would deliver the verdict on war crimes case against Jamaat leader ATM Azharul Islam on Tuesday.

One killed as day-long hartal progresses

The daylong shutdown is passing across the country amid stray incidents, witnesses said.

Police storm New Age premises

A group of police led by Tejgaon industrial police station officer-in-charge Salahuddin on Sunday evening stormed New Age premises without giving any reason at about 8:20pm.

BNP calls countrywide shutdown for Monday

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance has called a dawn-to-dusk shutdown across the country for Monday in protest against the government’s not allowing the party chairperson Khaleda Zia to hold a rally in Gazipur on Saturday. BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme at a news conference at Khaleda Zia’s office in Gulshan on Saturday afternoon.

Zihad brought dead from black hole

The rescuers said that when all sophisticated and modern equipment failed to spot the boy, a simple handmade tool made by a few volunteers, eventually found him, though, it was too late.The locals, with the help of iron-made ‘catcher’, made a last-ditch attempt to pull out the boy five minutes after the fire service closed their rescue operation, and it was all over with the discovery of his body.The volunteers, some of whom also took part in the 2013 Rana Plaza rescue operation in Savar, made the ‘catcher’ with iron rods, a torch, a tripod and a cleat tied to a 600-feet rope.

Jihad rescued dead after fire service abandons operation.

Minor boy Jihad, who slipped into 600-foot deep abandoned tube-well of Bangladesh Railway at Shahjahanpur railway colony, was pronounced dead by doctors at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, after he was rushed to the hospital on Saturday noon.