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  • Govt curbing people's rights

    The government is using law enforcement agencies to frighten people and curb their rights, said rights activists at a dialogue in the capital yesterday.

  • Govt to keep watch on pro-Jamaat Peace schools

    The government has asked the law enforcement agencies to keep a close eye on the network of Peace school and colleges across the country to see if they propagate in favour of militancy.

  • Killings aimed to destabilise Bangladesh: PM

    Strongly denouncing the recent killings, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she does not want such incidents to reoccur in the country.

  • Body exhumed, fresh autopsy done

    Police yesterday exhumed the body of Sohagi Jahan Tonu for a fresh autopsy, with various law enforcement agencies still struggling to identify a single suspect in her murder.

  • NBR unlikely to allow law enforcers to conduct drive

    The National Board of Revenue is unlikely to give law enforcement agencies the authority to conduct drives against VAT dodgers, NBR officials told The Daily Star yesterday.

  • Atmosphere favourable for municipal polls: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the county’s overall situation is favourable for holding the upcoming municipality elections.

  • Emergency service for road accident victims

    Don't parade detainees before media: HC

    The High Court asks the inspector general of police to prohibit the law enforcement agencies from parading any detainees before the media before producing him or her to a court.

  • Ensuring accountability for fair law enforcement

    While police officers are, and should continue to be, held personally responsible for their actions, considerable responsibility rests with the police department and the government to ensure that sound, effective system exists for misconduct by individual officers to be reported, investigated, and dealt with fairly.

  • Three years after Ramu

    It is disheartening that three years after the horrific attacks on Buddhist homes and places of worship in Ramu, Cox's Bazar, little progress has been made in terms of meting out justice to the perpetrators.

  • Three pro-ruling party men killed by law enforcers

    We were outraged at the heinous crimes perpetrated by some pro-ruling party men in Magura, Hazaribagh and Kushtia.

  • Cops to remain alert during Eid holidays

    Police in Dhaka take special steps to guard houses and business establishments of the holidaymakers, who will leave Dhaka to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their nearest and dearest ones.

  • Trafficking suspect reveals ‘police bribes’

    Arrested trafficker in Myanmar accuses local police and defence volunteers of Thailand’s western Kanchanaburi province of taking bribes to facilitate his illegal trade

  • Excessive use of force - a remnant of colonial rule?

    The deviation of policemen in the form of criminal acts and other illegal activities are always deplorable as they shake the foundation of society by eroding faith and trust in the rule of law.

  • police attack on protesters

    The blurring of distinction between law enforcement and law breaking

    This is not common in countries where the law enforcement machinery is handicapped by a serious gap in training and education in professionalism, human rights, and behaviour.

  • Return Salahuddin to family: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia expresses deep concerns over the fate of missing BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed, and says the law enforcement agencies are yet to find out her party’s joint secretary general in spite of High Court directives.

  • One more ghastly murder in the city

    IN a macabre attack with a hammer, a former college teacher was murdered in her apartment in the capital on Monday.

  • Pakistan militants deny killing in Khyber

    The news that Pakistan security forces killed 30 militants in gun battles in the mountainous northwestern Khyber region on Saturday, is being denied by a spokesman for the militants.

  • Eliminate terrorism, PM tells law enforcers

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina directs the law enforcement agencies to work with utmost sincerity to eliminate terrorism

  • Kerry praised Bangladesh lawmen’s role: Mahmood

    John Kerry has appreciated the role of Bangladesh’s law enforcement agencies in countering terrorist activities, the foreign minister says

  • Civil liberty must precede enforcement efficiency

    THERE is something manifestly unusual in the media report that says that the police have sought cancellation of a legal provision that bars them from justifying torture and inhuman treatment of anyone in custody even in circumstances like war and political unrest.

  • 'DCC, CCC polls before Ramadan'

    Elections to Dhaka and Chittagong city corporations will be held before the month of Ramadan, says Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad.

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