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The BNP along with its allies has called a 36-hour shutdown beginning from Tuesday minutes after a Dhaka court refused bail to seven of its top leaders. The 18-Party alliance’s general strike aims to put pressure on the government to free the senior leaders and withdraw cases against them. The party’s Standing Committee Member Khandaker […]

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Pro-hartal activists torch a bus on Topkhana road in the capital on Monday. Pro-hartal activists torched four vehicles in different parts of the capital on Monday, on the eve of a 36-hour countrywide shutdown called by the BNP-led 18-party alliance. The vehicles were set on fire at Shukrabad, Karwan Bazar, Naya Paltan and Dhanmondi. In […]

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 A case has been filed against some 5,000 people in connection with Thursday’s triangular clash at Kazirhat in Fatikchari upazila that left three people dead. Sub-inspector Nurunnabi of Bhujpur Police Station filed the case on Thursday night against 100 named and 4,900 unnamed people. Thirty-four people, including Bhujpur UP chairman and Jamaat leader Shafiul Alam […]

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 The daylong countrywide hartal, called by Islami Chhatra Shibir, the student wing of Jamaat-e-Islami, ended amid violence that left three people dead on Thursday. According to reports reaching the UNB news desk, one Shibir leader was killed in Khulna and two unidentified people died in Chittagong. In Khulna, Mansoor Ali Gazi, 23, a district unit […]

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 The 36-hour nationwide hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, ended on Wednesday amid clashes and crude bomb blasts at various places across the country. The opposition alliance enforced the shutdown at 6am on Tuesday to realise its various demands, including the release of its arrested leaders and activists. In the capital, 19 crude bombs […]

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 Miscreants exploded two crude bombs in front of BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on Wednesday afternoon. Witnesses said the crude bombs went off in front of the headquarters of the main opposition around 4:55 pm. However, no one was injured in the incident. Source: UNB Connect

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 Four vehicles were torched in the capital and Gazipur district on Tuesday evening as a countrywide 36-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 18-party is in progress. In the capital, a taxicab was set on fire at Chowdhurypara under Khilgaon Police Station around 7:15 pm while a minibus of ‘Grameen Paribahan’ at Natun Bazar under Vatara […]

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Bangladeshi activists from Hifazat-e-Islam want authorities to enact an anti-blasphemy law.—Photo by AP DHAKA, Bangladesh: At least 20 people were hurt on Monday in southwestern Bangladesh as a hardline Islamic group enforced a general strike to back its demands for an anti-blasphemy law.    Police and Somoy TV station said the violence took place in Chittagong […]

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 The 36-hour hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 18-alliance, is progressing amid violence that left a truck driver dead in Bogra as pro-hartal elements took to the streets in the northern district town early Tuesday. The victim was identified as Khokon Mia, 35, son of Jainal Abedin of Matidali Biman crossing in Bogra Sadar upazila. Victim’s […]

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The Hifazat-e Islam has threatened to lay siege to Dhaka on May 5 if the government does not meet their demands, including banning women appearing in public with men. Their 13-point charter of demand also include a halt to setting up of statues in educational institutions and roundabouts countrywide, and punishing the ‘atheist’ bloggers. Earlier, […]

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The government deployed Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) in the capital since Monday evening to avoid any kind of anarchy during the 24-hour shutdown. Deployment of the paramilitary forces will continued for 22 hours starting from 8:00pm Friday, sources to the Dhaka Metropolitan Police told The Daily Star. The Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee and 23 other […]

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The activists of Hefazat-e-Islam who gathered at Wasa intersection here to make their journey to the capital but failed for lack of transport will stay there until a decision comes from their Dhaka rally scheduled to be held on Saturday. “We’ll stay here (Wasa intersection) until a decision comes from our Dhaka rally on Saturday,” […]

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