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Democracy now a blood sport

Democracy does not have to be a blood sport; it can be an honourable enterprise that advances the public interest.” So said a former US president; but that is not so in Bangladesh. Here the demos in the demos-kratos have gone missing. What we have seen in the last one month can be termed as demos-aima, people's blood rather than people's rule. Some scholars have argued that in some respects democracy is violence-driven. We don't have to go far...

Truck helper killed in Chandpur petrol bomb attack

Truck helper killed in Chandpur petrol bomb attack

A truck helper has been crushed dead while trying to escape a petrol bomb attack in Battala area of Chandpur Sadar upazila. The victim, whose identity was not known immediately, is around 45 years old, police said. His trousers were found burnt in fire, Md Abdul Kaiyum, officer-in-charge (OC) of Chandpur Sadar Police Station, told...

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Hartal called for today in Dhaka, 11 districts

The BNP-led alliance today enforces hartal in 11 districts, including the capital, amid its ongoing nonstop blockade. The 24-hour hartal in the capital would begin from 6:00am while the shutdown in the 11 districts, including Dhaka, would be daylong, the alliance announced yesterday. The programme was announced to protest filing cases against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and placing her party leader Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on remand. The other districts are Gazipur, Tangail, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Narayanganj, Narsingdi, Kishoreganj and Mymensingh, Natore and...

Trucker, helper burnt in Magura arson attack

Trucker, helper burnt in Magura arson attack

A trucker and his helper were burnt as alleged blockaders hurled a petrol bomb at a truck in Shalikha upazila of Magura early today. The arson attack took place at Arpara Bazar of the upazila around 4:30am on the 23rd day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s nonstop blockade, reports our Jhenidah correspondent.   The injured are...

Hartal begins peacefully in Rajshahi, Rangpur divs

Hartal begins peacefully in Rajshahi, Rangpur divs

Rajshahi and Rangpur divisions are passing through peaceful spells of 48-hour hartals (shutdown) today morning amid a nonstop blockade of the BNP-led 20-party alliance. In Rajshahi and Rangpur, the hartals were called yesterday protesting the arrest of local leaders of BNP and the Jamaat-e-Islami. Bogra, a district inside Rajshahi division, called a separate hartal...

Khaleda's adviser Dudu on 2-day remand in arson case

Khaleda's adviser Dudu on 2-day remand in arson case

A Dhaka court today placed Shamsuzzaman Dudu, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, on a two-day remand in a case filed for torching vehicles in the capital. The case was filed with Mirpur Police Station on December 28, last year for torching vehicles at Rokeya Sarani. Metropolitan Magistrate Md Asaduzzaman Nur passed the order when Mirpur police produced him before the court and sought seven days’ remand for Dudu. Arrested on January 11, Dudu was shown arrested in the case a week later.

SSC exams in due time: Nahid

SSC exams in due time: Nahid

In view of the recent violence centering BNP-led 20-party alliance’s blockade, Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid today said that the upcoming Secondary School Certificate (SSC) would be held throughout the country in due time. “No conspiracy can stop the SSC and equivalent exams,” the minister said while talking to reporters at his office in...

Take all steps needed to control law and order: PM

Take all steps needed to control law and order: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked the police to take necessary action to keep the country's law and order situation under control and ensure public safety. She said BNP has no sympathy for the country and its people as the party did not create the country. "We have created the country. So we have sympathy...

Hartal in capital, 11 districts tomorrow

Hartal in capital, 11 districts tomorrow

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 24-hour hartal in the capital from 6:00am tomorrow and a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in 11 districts including Dhaka protesting cases against BNP chief Khaleda Zia and remand of the party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The call for hartal in the capital came shortly after announcement...

BNP to invite PM to Koko's qulkhwani

There seems to be a fresh possibility of Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia meeting as senior BNP leaders have decided to request the BNP chief to invite Hasina to Koko's qulkhwani. On Sunday, a number of senior members of BNP's national standing committee in a meeting agreed that the party had lost some political ground and there was a public outcry after Hasina went to visit Khaleda to console her but had to return without seeing her, meeting sources said. The...

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