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রাজনীতিতে ইসলাম প্রশ্নের আবির্ভাব ফরহাদ মজহার টান টান উত্তেজনা ও আতঙ্কের সাময়িক অবসান ঘটিয়ে হেফাজতে ইসলামের ৬ এপ্রিলের সমাবেশ শেষ হয়েছে। এই সমাবেশের কয়েকটি শিণীয় দিক রয়েছে। ১. এই নষ্ট শহরে যেসব জালিম শ্রেণি এই দেশের জনগণকে শোষণ-লুণ্ঠন করে টিকে থাকে এবং যারা মনে করে এই দেশ শুধু তাদের, গণমানুষের পদভারে শহর প্রকম্পিত করে হেফাজতের […]

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Voicing deep concern at the fresh spell of countrywide shutdown calls, apparel sector’s trade bodies — BGMEA and BKMEA — on Sunday said the exporters had to count additional losses of around Tk 250 crore because of air shipments due to hartals in January and February alone. “Export orders worth US$ 2.2 million of 15 […]

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After Monday’s nationwide daylong hartal observed by Hefajat-e-Islam, the BNP-led 18-party is going to enforce another spell of countrywide 36-hour shutdown at 6am Tuesday to realise its various demands, including the release of its arrested opposition leaders and activists. BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed announced the shutdown programme from a press conference at BNP’s […]

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Margaret Thatcher, the combative “Iron Lady” who infuriated European allies, found a fellow believer in Ronald Reagan and transformed her country by a ruthless dedication to free markets in 11 bruising years as prime minister, has died. She was 87 years old. Her former spokesman, Tim Bell, said that the former British prime minister Margaret […]

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Authorities have rescheduled the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and equivalent examinations scheduled for Tuesday and shifted them to Saturday (April 13), Education Ministry officials say. Ministry’s Spokesperson Subodh Chandra Dhali informed bdnews24.com of the decision on Monday. He said the decision to reschedule the examinations was prompted by the BNP-sponsored general strike on the day. […]

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After Monday’s nationwide daylong hartal observed by Hefajat-e-Islam, the BNP-led 18-party is going to enforce another spell of countrywide 36-hour shutdown at 6am Tuesday to realise its various demands, including the release of its arrested opposition leaders and activists. BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed announced the shutdown programme from a press conference at BNP’s […]

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The country’s apparel sector trade bodies -– BGMEA and BKMEA — on Monday claimed that some ‘unruly’ people attacked 60-70 garment factories in Gazipur during the hartal hours and forced the workers to stay out of their workplaces. “It’s a conspiracy to destabilise the RMG industry although it was out of the hartal purview. BGMEA […]

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The 13 demands of Hifazat-e Islam are ‘medieval’ and will not be fulfilled, Awami League Joint General Secretary Mahbub-ul Alam Hanif has said. Also a Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Hanif made the statement at the tri-annual meeting of Awami Swechchashebok League in the capital’s Karwan Bazar on Sunday. “The BNP has proven its […]

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The whole-day nationwide strike called by the radical group Hifazat-e Islam began early on Monday amidst tight security arrangements. The Hifazat has called for the strike to protest against alleged obstruction it says were created by the government during its Chittagong-Dhaka long march at the weekend. Police were seen deployed at key points of the […]

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The BNP has said it does not support the strike called for Monday by Hifazat-e Islam even though it lent ‘moral support’ to all programmes of the radical outfit before. “The BNP and the 18-Party alliance have lent their moral support to Hifazat-e Islam’s demands. But we have not said anything about supporting their strike,” […]

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The Environment and Forest Minister says the government has ‘already fulfilled several demands’ of the Hifazat-e Islam. “The government is open to consider demands which are logical,” Hasan Mahmud said on Sunday. Little-known Hifazat organised a long march from Chittagong to Dhaka on Friday and a rally in the capital on Saturday where they presented […]

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The top U.S. military officer said Sunday the Pentagon had bolstered its missile defenses and taken other steps because he “can’t take the chance” that North Korea won’t soon engage in some military action. Heightened tensions with North Korea led the United States to postpone congressional testimony by the chief U.S. commander in South Korea and delay […]

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