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Catholic chef has a “really rough time in Dhaka’s central jail”
Now out on bail, the chef at the Castel Inn was initially arrested for allegedly possessing illegal alcoholic beverages. He spend two weeks in prison in a cell built for 20 inmates but housing around 240. Now local Catholics are waiting for the trial, demanding justice.
Dhaka, police arrest the leader of an outlawed Islamic movement
Mahiuddin Ahmed, head teacher and coordinator of Hizb ut-Tahrir, is being held in detention under anti-terrorism rules. He was involved in a bomb attack and subversive activities. The group is present in 40 countries and aims at the creation of a caliphate.
Dhaka, a ferry sinks: 20 dead, 100 missing
The vessel overturned because of overcrowding, it was carrying more than 1000 people. The accident occurred last night at 11.45, during disembarkation. Passengers returning from the capital, after having attended the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha.
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Crowded ferry overturns in Barisal: at least 17 victims
The boat was carrying 60 people. Most managed to save themselves by swimming to the shore, but six other people missing. The port official said that the ferry was not registered for passenger transport and had no valid travel permits.
Bangladesh's farewell to Mgr Costa, a spiritual leader for Catholics and Muslims
The archbishop emeritus of Dhaka died at the age of 78 from a heart attack. During his life, he always tried to promote peaceful coexistence among all of the country's religious communities. His contribution to the defence of human rights earned him two national awards.
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The late Fr Benjamin Costa, a well-known educator, is mourned in Dhaka
More than 3,000 people attended his funeral. The priest was involved in education for 35 years. He founded the country’s first Catholic university. Prime Minister Hasina and former students praise him.
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