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72-hr hartal again from Sunday

72-hr hartal again from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called for a new spell of 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday morning to press home their demands that include fresh elections under a nonparty administration. The shutdown, beginning at 6:00am Sunday, will continue till 6:00am Wednesday, according to a press statement issued by BNP Joint Secretary General Salauddin Ahmed...

Manna’s family files general diary

Manna’s family files general diary

Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s family this afternoon filed a general diary with Banani Police Station hours after detectives denied picking him up. Begum Sultana, a sister-in-law of Manna, stated in the GD that though a group of plainclothes men, identifying themselves as detectives, picked up Manna from a Banani residence but the Detective Branch of Police denied it. Manna is missing and his mobile phone is switched off since then, Sub-Inspector Farida Pervin of Banani police station quoted from the GD.  “A number of people in several vehicles picked up a prominent figure like Manna from a Banani house but police do not know anything about it. It’s hard...

Bombs hurled at Suranjit’s Zigatola house

Bombs hurled at Suranjit’s Zigatola house

Unidentified miscreants hurled two crude bombs at the houses of ruling Awami League lawmaker Suranjit Sengupta at Zigatola in Dhaka this evening. Window glasses of a room used by the lawmaker for studying on the ground floor were shattered in the attack around 10:30pm, Kamrul Hossain, Suranjit’s personal secretary told The Daily Star. None however...

BNP-Jamaat planning grenade attacks: PM

BNP-Jamaat planning grenade attacks: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today alleged that the BNP-Jamaat alliance is now planning grenade attacks on innocent people as their petrol bombs have failed to yield anything for them. "I recently heard one Jamaat leader saying that hurling petrol bombs will not be enough, they’ll have to charge grenades…they’re now planning to charge grenades…I’ve...

Blasts in Joypurhat 14-party rally injure 6

Blasts in Joypurhat 14-party rally injure 6

At least six people were injured as two crude bombs exploded in quick succession at a rally of the Awami League-led 14-party combine in Joypurhat today. Rebeka Sultana and Nazma Begum, president and secretary of Mohila AL of Joypurhat respectively, were among the injured, reports our Dinajpur correspondent. The injured were admitted to Joypurhat Modern...

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

Nation pays homage to language martyrs

The nation paid glowing tribute today to the Language Movement martyrs, who laid down their lives for the mother tongue in 1952, amid countrywide ongoing blockade. Ekushey February, or the International Mother Language Day as we call it now, is an occasion to ponder the significance of the sacrifices made by language martyrs 63...

Kerry seeks govt’s action to peacefully end violence

Kerry seeks govt’s action to peacefully end violence

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has called for Bangladesh government's action to peacefully end the recent violence in the country and pulled up on political parties for targeting the civilians during agitation. “The Secretary called for government action to peacefully end the recent violence, underscored the government’s role in ensuring peaceful political...

1 more innocent dies to mindless arson

1 more innocent dies to mindless arson

One more innocent life succumbed to the brutal and mindless arson today at the critical care of the Dhaka Medical College Hospital’s burn unit. Jahid, 50, a truck driver who was burnt in arson on a truck in Polashi of Narsingdi on February 12, succumbed today, said Dr Samanta Lal Sen, an adviser to...

Fresh 72-hr hartal from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called for a new spell of 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday morning to press home their demands that include fresh elections under a nonparty administration. The shutdown, beginning at 6:00am Sunday, will continue till 6:00am Wednesday, according to a press release issued by BNP Joint Secretary General Salauddin Ahmed on behalf of the alliance this evening. Besides, the alliance will stage demonstrations across the country on Monday. The hartal will be enforced on top of the nonstop...

14-party to hold mass contact campaign in 3 districts

14-party to hold mass contact campaign in 3 districts

The Awami League-led 14-party alliance will hold mass contact campaigns in Rangpur, Gaibandha and Bogra districts on March 8-10 against the countrywide violence and arson attacks. Spokesman for the ruling alliance Mohammad Nasim today made the announcement at a brief rally in front of GPO in Dhaka. Nasim, also the health minister, said the central...

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