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Parents want punishment seeing their sons turning into beasts Ansar Mia could not believe what he was watching on television was true. His son is hacking a young man about his age with a machete. The young man, all soaked in blood, is trying to get away, pleading and screaming. But his son would not […]

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Dhaka, Dec 11 (bdnews24.com) – Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has informed the government that Bangladesh would be the first country he would visit as the head of state, says State Minister for Liberation War Affairs A B Tajul Islam. “As the Indian President, Mukherjee is yet to visit any foreign country, and he informed us […]

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Justice Nizamul Huq International Crimes Tribunal-1 chairman Justice Nizamul Huq Nasim has stepped down following publication of his Skype conversation with an expatriate jurist on the tribunal activities. Confirming the resignation to The Daily Star Tuesday afternoon, Law Minister Shafique Ahmed said, “His resignation will not hamper the trial procedure of the war criminals.” “We […]

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Star Online Report The High Court on Tuesday directed the law enforcement agencies to arrest the killers of Bishwajit Das, whose identities have been published in the media, within 24 hours. In response to a petition, the court directed the inspector general of police to take measures, so that the culprits cannot escape arrest. It […]

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Robert O Blake  Condemning cycle of violence and hartal, visiting US official Robert O Blake on Tuesday called upon both Awami League and BNP to resume their dialogue to figure out a mechanism for holding the next general election. “We strongly support resumption of dialogue. We strongly support BNP to return to the parliament and […]

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In this December 9 photo, “Chhatra League activists” beat and hack a youth named Bishwajit, mistaking him for an opposition supporter in front of Victoria Park in Old Dhaka. Bishwajit died of his injuries later. While police kept denying, Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir on Tuesday claimed that eight people have been arrested so far […]

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Accused SI closed Photo journalists stage a sit-in-protest in front of Sidirganj Police Station protesting the attack on their fellows by some policemen on Tuesday. Police assaulted and detained two photojournalists of The Daily Star and New Age when they went to Siddhirganj of Narayanganj to take photos of hartal incidents on Tuesday. Mamun Sirajul […]

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BNP men are chanting slogans in support of the hartal Tuesday after setting fire to a tire on Dingadoba road in Rajshahi city. At least 58 people were injured in sporadic clashes between pickets and police in different districts across the country on Tuesday. The activists of the BNP-led 18-party alliance torched and vandalised around […]

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EU delegation tells star, stresses consensus among political parties, points out poor safety at RMG units William Hanna Bangladesh has emerged as a huge success story and benefited most as a least developed country from preferential market access to Europe, William Hanna, ambassador and head of delegation of EU to Dhaka, said yesterday. The country […]

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50 injured in Kushtia, Mymensingh clashes Pro-hartal activists set fire to a Gulistan-bound BRTC double-decker at Shibbari bus stop in Gazipur on the eve of Tuesday’s hartal called by BNP-led 18-party alliance. The activists of BNP and its close ally Jamaat-e-Islami set fire to at least 12 vehicles, mostly buses, and vandalised many others in […]

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Dhaka, Dec 10 (bdnews24.com) — Finance Minister A M A Muhith on Monday said he will brief media on the latest status of the Padma bridge project after learning from the Anti-Corruption Commission about their inquiry findings. His statement came days after the World Bank external panel of experts left Bangladesh without a consensus on […]

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Dhaka, Dec 10 (bdnewsw24.com) — The first war crimes tribunal is expected to rule on Tuesday on a petition by Prosecutor Syed Haider Ali to summon Daily Amar Desh officials and ask for an explanation. The BNP-leaning Bengali daily has been printing what it claimed to be private Skype conversation between the first war crimes […]

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