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Bangladesh’s former military dictator Ershad passes away.



BANGLADESH: The death was confirmed by his younger brother, G.M. Quader, who said Mr. Ershad had been suffering from lung and kidney infections. Mr. Ershad assumed power as the military chief in 1982 and declared himself president the next year. He later floated his own Jatiya Party and won a controversial election in 1986.

He was born Feb. 1, 1930, in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal, in what was then British India. His parents migrated to present-day Bangladesh, which was then a part of Pakistan, in 1948, after the end of British colonial rule. Mr. Ershad was commissioned into the Pakistan army in 1952 from the Officers Training School in Kohat, Pakistan. He was an adjutant in the East Bengal Regiment, the largest formation in the future Bangladesh army.

A former army chief, Ershad took over the state power in a bloodless coup in 1982 and subsequently ran the country for eight years until he was forced to quit in a pro-democracy mass upsurge in 1990. Despite being imprisoned subsequently on several charges, Ershad emerged as one of the most powerful political leaders in the 1990s after his Jatiya Party became the country’s third biggest political outfit. He was elected to parliament several times, once contesting from the prison even.

In a Tweet, External Affairs Minister of India, Dr. S. Jaishankar said, the former President of Bangladesh will long be remembered for his contribution to the special bilateral relationship with India and for his public service to Bangladesh.


Lady cop thrashes man for eve-teasing school girls in Kanpur




Kanpur: A man, caught eve-teasing school girls here on Tuesday, was adequately punished by a woman constable.

In a video that has gone viral on the social media, the woman police constable is seen taking off her shoes and hitting the man 22 times in the 33-second clip. She is seen catching him by the collar and reprimanding him for his behaviour.

The accused was publicly shamed, as the woman constable questioned his morality in front of residents who gathered around to watch what was happening. She can be heard asking, “Have you gone mad? Don’t you have a mother or sister at home?”

The woman constable has been identified as Chanchal Chauraisa of the Anti-Romeo Squad of Bithoor police station.

The accused was later taken to the police station and booked under Section 294 (persons indulging in obscene act in any public place causing annoyance to others) of the IPC.

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