CHITTAGONG: Unidentified miscreants torched five bogies of an express train running on Chittagong-Dhaka route at Chittagong Railway station early Tuesday.
Confirming the news, Railway Eastern Region assistant director (public relations) told banglanews, “Some miscreants set fire to the bogies of ‘Subarna Express’ around 4:45am after it was taken to the station for its departure at about 7 am.”
On information, firefighters rushed in and doused the blaze.
Two people were held in the connection, he added.
Besides, a five-member probe body was formed to look into the incident, the railway officer said.
DHAKA: Opposition BNP-led 18-party alliance has called countrywide hartal for Wednesday and Thursday (May 8, 9) demanding restoration of caretaker government.
Vice-Chairman of BNP Sadek Hossain Khoka made the announcement on Monday night at press briefing after an emergency meeting of the alliance.
The BNP leader told journalists that law enforcement agency killed many people during Hefajat-e-Islam rally at Shapla Chattar.
BNP standing committee member Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and senior leaders of the alliance also attended the press meet.
DHAKA: At least 14 people, including two police personnel and a Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) man, were killed during fierce clash between activists of Hefajat-e-Islam and law enforcers in Narayanganj on Monday.
Ten of the deceased were identified as BGB member Shah Alam, 40, cops Firoz, 35 and Zakaria; Saiful Islam, 25, Masum, Hannan Mia, Palash, Jasim Uddin and Jahidul Islam Sourav.
After fleeing Motijheel, Hefajat activists locked into fierce clash with law enforcers in Signboard to Simrail areas of Narayanganj, leaving 14 killed and hundreds others injured.
Police opened fire rubber bullets and teargas shells to
DHAKA: Janata Bank chairman Abul Barakat alleged that Hefajat-e-Islam activists targeted to loot money destroying the vault of the bank on Sunday.
He came with the allegation while visiting the corporate branch of bank on the north side of Baitul Mukarram mosque at 11:00am Monday.
Abul Barakat said, “I think, trained militia of Jamaat-e-Islam in the name of Hefajat-e-Islam have conducted sabotage in the area. They want to use religion to go to the power. They are showing muscles as this is not possible normally.”
He added, “They set fire in the corporate branch to destroy the
DHAKA: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu forewarned that all the persons, involved in sabotage during Hefajat rally Monday have to be brought under trial.
“The people, who vandalized vehicles, shops, torched Holy Quran and looted valuables from the shops, they have to be brought trial,” he said.
The lawmaker came up with the forewarning while talking to journalists at his secretariat office on Monday afternoon.
Indicating guardian of madrasha students, he said, “You should come forward to protect your children as they can’t do terrorist activities.”
He also told journalists: “You have seen the real