Police arrest suspect believed to have killed 70 tigers

Published: June 02, 2021 17:19:45 Bangladeshi police have arrested a suspected wildlife poacher believed to have killed at least 70 endangered Bengal tigers in more than two decades, police said. Local police chief Saidur Rahman on Tuesday said Habib Talukder – nicknamed Tiger Habib for his hunting skills – lived near the vast Sundarbans mangrove […]

Woman gang-raped in Sylhet, 4 held

She had a romantic relation with one of the accused, police say Police have arrested four youths in connection with the gang-rape of a woman in Sylhet’s Golapganj upazila. According to the police, the rape survivor had a romantic relationship with one of the accused, Abdul Hakim. On Saturday, her boyfriend called her out to […]

Crop fields lying forsaken as men flee houses fearing arrest

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

All the jute plants are drying in fields in three unions of Saltha upazila as almost all the men of the three unions have gone into hiding following cases filed in connection with the violence on April 5. According to the Saltha upazila Agriculture Office, there are 4,530 hectares of cultivable land in Sonapur, Bhawal […]

Indian activist’s arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent

Indian activist's arrest spotlights crackdown on dissent

To her friends, Disha Ravi, a 22-year-old Indian climate activist, was most concerned about her future in a world of rising temperatures. She was drawn to veganism, enjoyed watching Netflix and spent time on social media. But her life changed last month when she became a household name in India, dominating headlines after police charged […]

Bangladesh arrests self-styled ‘friend of forest’ for extortion during Mujib Year

Bangladesh arrests self-styled 'friend of forest' for extortion during Mujib Year

The suspect, Zahidur Rahman Iqbal, used the Mujib Year logo in letters seeking money for planting trees as part of the celebration while identifying himself as “Banbandhu” or “friend of forest”, police said. During the arrest at Shah Ali Tower in Dhaka’s Karwan Bazar on Tuesday, the law enforcers seized around 260 seals, 184 documents […]

Mumbai court stops arrest of associate of 22-year-old climate activist

Demonstrators are stopped by police during a protest against the arrest of 22-year-old climate activist Disha Ravi, outside the police headquarters in New Delhi, India, Feb 16, 2021. REUTERS

Police had sought the arrest of Nikita Jacob, a Mumbai-based lawyer, for allegedly working together with activist Disha Ravi on a “tool-kit” or a document that it said was used to foment violence during a mass protest by farmers in Delhi last month. Ravi, an activist linked to Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg, was […]

Arrest of young Indian activist, tied to Thunberg’s movement, stirs outrage

Climate change activist Disha Ravi is escorted by police officials as she walks out of the court in New Delhi, India Feb 14, 2021 in this still image taken from video. REUTERS

Police picked up Disha Ravi from her home in Bengaluru and took her to Delhi for questioning over her alleged role in disseminating the document in the months-long protest outside the Indian capital. A Delhi police source said that Ravi had been arrested in connection with a sedition case against the alleged authors of the […]

Indian police arrest man suspected of leading farm protest violence

Indian police arrest man suspected of leading farm protest violence

Police in the Indian capital arrested a man on Tuesday accused of leading a group of farmers who clashed with police and stormed the historic Red Fort last month during the worst day of violence in months of protests against agriculture reforms. Tens of thousands of farmers have been camping out on main highways on […]