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Jewish, Muslim communities united in call for end to violence, threats

Jewish, Muslim communities united in call for end to violence, threats  By Seth Castleman and Basim Elkarra The Sacremento Bee Special to The Bee  Along with a dozen other leaders of the Jewish and Muslim communities, we stand together in solidarity in the face of violence and threats. In recent weeks, mosques in Davis and […]

More than 1,000 people have been accused in three cases filed over clashes at Dhaka’ Gabtali during the nationwide transport strike. Police said the cases accuse 48 persons and another 1,200 unidentified people. Two of the cases were started by the police on Wednesday while the third has been filed by a lady victim, said […]

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal opened up after lunch on the opening day of their two-day practice match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI at the Moratuwa Stadium today to hit a blistering century as the Tigers reached the tea interval comfortably placed on 264 for three. Tamim was not out on 136 off 182 balls […]

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The BNP has held demonstrations in Dhaka and other places across the country to protest the hike in gas tariff. A two-hour protest was held from 10am on Thursday at Dhaka’s Engineers Institute Premises. Several hundred BNP activists participated in the protest, holding placards protesting the gas price hike. “We protest this decision that will […]

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The High Court today directed the Hazaribagh tannery owners to deposit Tk 30.85 crore to the state fund in two weeks as they did not pay the compensation money for damaging the environment. The Supreme Court in July last year ordered that every tanner owner pay Tk 10,000 per day for damaging and polluting the […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday arrested the former Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha chief engineer M Emdadul Islam from the Capital’s Topkhana area on charge of amassing illegal wealth. An ACC-tem led by its director Syed Iqbal Hossain arrested Emdadul following a case of accumulating  illegal wealth, said ACC public relations officer Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjee. He said […]

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A Dhaka court today issued arrest warrants against 34 leaders and activists of BNP in a case filed for torching a vehicle in Dhaka’s Paltan area in January 2015. The accused include: Barkatullah Bulu, Selima Rahman, Faruk Kamal Khan, Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas, Azizul Bari Helal and Mir Sarafat Ali Safu. The accused include: Barkatullah […]

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It is a bizarre situation. It is an unreal, dark image of society before us. Ministers belonging to the same government sit on opposite sides of the fence, or the table as the case might be, to thrash out a solution to an illegal strike resorted to by transport owners and workers across the country. […]

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Protesting the assault on an NSU student by security guards at Bashundhara Residential Area in Dhaka, students of the university have taken to the streets. On Wednesday midnight, a fight broke out between guards and students who were protesting the incident. The assaulted student, Shahriar Hasnat Tapu, is from BBA sixth semester, who was treated […]

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A regional commander of Neo JMB, an ultra radical militant offshoot, was killed in a gunfight in Sherpur upazila of Bogra early today, police said. Deceased Amijul Islam alias Al Amin, 23, son of Durul Huda from Godagari upazila in Rajshahi, was the group’s commander of northern region, our local correspondent reports. He stabbed two […]

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