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India corona update 
Total Fatalities 383,490
Total Cases 29,762,793
Today's Fatalities 1,587
Today's Cases 62,480

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Security increased in Bangladesh after Islamist leader’s hanging

Police fired rubber bullets at stone-throwing Islamist protesters

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Bangladesh on Thursday deployed thousands of police in the capital to prevent violence, after the main Islamist party called a nationwide strike to protest against its leader’s execution for war crimes. Jamaat-e-Islami party president Motiur Rahman Nizami was hanged late on Tuesday following his conviction for the massacre of intellectuals during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Clashes erupted in the northwest and the south of the country on Wednesday, with police firing rubber bullets at stone-throwing Islamists protesting against the 73-year-old’s execution, officers said. Jamaat called for the 24-hour shutdown throughout Bangladesh, which is reeling from a string…

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