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No official word on Maj Gen Shakl PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 February 2009

There was no official confirmation on the fate of BDR chief Major General Shakil Ahmed even after the end of the two-day mutiny late Thursday evening.

But, Lt Col Kamruzzaman, one of the officers who had 'a brush with death', told private TV station ATN Bangla, " Sir died at the Darbar in the morning (Wednesday)."

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PM appeals, warns PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 26 (bdnews24.com)— Prime minister Sheikh Hasina blended emotion with prudence in her nationwide broadcast Thursday afternoon, calling on all to exercise tolerance but not mincing words to warn of tough measures if needed.

"Please go back to barracks," the prime minister said, appealing to the BDR mutineers. "Please do not test our patience and force me to take any stern action in the interest of the nation.

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Talks, Not Tanks, Put Mutiny To Rest PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 26 (bdnews24.com) – A carrot-and-stick speech by the prime minister twinned with the negotiating skills of her political team brought to an end Thursday a bloody mutiny that killed many senior military officers.

Police took control of the BDR headquarters and the mutinous border guards retreated to barracks, the home minister, Sahara Khatun, said Thursday night, drawing the curtains on a 33-hour rebellion.

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No surrender until army recalled: BDR PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 25 (bdnews24.com) – Nearly 12 hours into launching a mutiny to seek better pay and break army control, the paramilitary BDR said Wednesday night they would not surrender arms until the army was fully withdrawn from 46 BDR units countrywide and the headquarters of the border guards.

Heavy gunfire again rocked the compound around 9:25pm.

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At least 3 civilians, 2 officers confirmed dead PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 25 (bdnews24.com)—At least two senior officers and three civilians were confirmed dead in an armed rebellion by Bangladesh Rifles, police and hospital officials said.

Col Mujibul Huq, who commanded the Dhaka Sector and headed the emergency government's Operation Daal-Bhat, was killed at the early stage of the mutiny.

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PM pardons rebels PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 25 (bdnews24.com) – A day-long bloody drama was close to an end late Wednesday afternoon after prime minister Sheikh Hasina declared general pardon for revolting BDR men and pledged to meet their demands in phases.

At least two senior officers were confirmed dead, a police officer said.

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Negotiations On Again PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 25 (bdnews24.com)—Four members Bangladesh Rifles came out from the BDR Headquarters, following a day-long mutiny, to sit in talks with the home minister at a nearby hotel from around 9.45pm Wednesday.

State minister for local government Jahangir Kabir Nanak, two local MPs Mirza Azam and Fazle Noor Tapash were also present at the meeting in the Ambala Inn a few metres from the main gates of the Rifles complex in Dhanmondi.

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Govt to seek out terror financiers, arms suppliers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 February 2009

The government will seek out the financiers and arms suppliers to the militants, the home minister said in parliament Sunday.

"We are determined to bring the financiers and arms suppliers to the militants to justice," Sahara Khatun said while giving a statement about the grenade explosion at the police superintendent's office in Gazipur Friday.

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BNP to go back to parliament PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 February 2009

The main opposition BNP has said it will go back to parliament this session.

"We will join parliament very soon," opposition chief whip Joynal Abdin Faruq told reporters after a meeting of the parliamentary party Sunday.

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27 dead in Barisal launch tragedy PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 20 February 2009

Barisal, Feb 19 (bdnews24.com) – At least 27 bodies were recovered, and over 20 passengers were still missing, more than twelve hours after a launch capsized in the Kirtankhola river in Barisal Thursday.

The ML Happy, heading towards Patarhat from Barisal, capsized at around 6:30am after a sand-laden cargo vessel hit it at Beltala, some three kilometres out from the district down.

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Law minister promises war crimes tribunal PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 13 (bdnews24.com) – The law minister has said a tribunal will be formed in line with a proposal adopted recently in the parliament.

Shafiq Ahmed made the comment when a delegation, led by chairman of 'Citizens' Commission on War Crimes' Justice Golam Rabbani, handed a set of recommendations to him.

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2 Jamaat men arrested over war crime charges PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 14 February 2009

Rajshahi, Feb 13 (bdnews24.com) – Police say they arrested two Jamaat-e-Islami activists from Mohanpur Upazila early Friday morning in a case that charged them with war crimes.

Officer in charge of Mohanpur Police Station Asaduzzaman Milon said Daud Hossain, 70, and Noor Anwar, 65, were picked up from their homes in Dyeing Para-Berabari area.

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44 ordinances fit the bill: Shafiq PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 February 2009

Dhaka, Feb 3 (bdnews24.com)—Law minister Shafiq Ahmed said that he had instructed his ministry to prepare 44 of the ordinances as bills which would be placed in parliament for passage.

"The fate of the rest of the ordinances will be decided by the House," Shafiq Ahmed told bdnews24.com after a meeting with legal experts.

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AL-BNP clash kills 2 in Munshiganj PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 04 February 2009

Munshiganj, Feb 4 (bdnews24.com) – Two men died and 15 others were injured in clashes erupting in the wake of villagers feuding over socio-political supremacy in Jajira village under Munshiganj Sadar Upazila early Wednesday, police said.

The deceased were Shahjahan Khan, 40 and his father-in-law Almas Byapari, 60.

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