• Away yet not away

    Bangladeshi-American engineer Shah Talukder had definite reasons to feel proud when his daughter launched a language coaching programme for poor students back in his motherland four years ago. And he had reasons to be frustrated too when Leilah, in the US, had trouble communicating with her students in Bangladesh due to hartals, weather, or traffic jams.

  • People defy Jamaat hartal

    Despite a 24-hour countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami across the country, Dhaka city dwellers came out in streets and performed their daily jobs as usual today.

  • Jamaat calls 24-hr hartal Wednesday

    Appalled by the Supreme Court verdict against war criminal Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed, Jamaat-e-Islami calls a 24-hour hartal from tomorrow.

  • Pass rate dips due to hartal, blockade: PM

    The passing rate in secondary school certificate and its equivalent examinations would have been higher if there had been no hartal and blockade during the examinations, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says.

  • HC bail for BNP’s Rafiqul in 7 cases

    The High Court grants four-week anticipatory bail to BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Mia in seven criminal cases.

  • Gonojagaran Mancha calls 6-hr hartal in Sylhet

    Gonojagaran Mancha calls a six-hour hartal in Sylhet division tomorrow, protesting the murder of blogger Ananta Bijoy Das.

  • Summer vacation to be halved for schools

    Education ministry asks the affected education institutions to cut down the summer vacation in half if needed for the recently passed political violence.

  • 20-party hartal underway quietly

    Sans any unusual activity anywhere in the country, it was difficult to realise that a hartal sponsored by the BNP-led 20-party alliance is underway.

  • 3 crude bombs explode in Dhaka

    At least three crude bombs go off in Nayapaltan area of Dhaka this evening, hours after the BNP-led 20-party alliance called hartal for Wednesday.

  • 20-party calls hartal for Wednesday

    BNP-led 20-party alliance announces countrywide hartal for Wednesday protesting today’s attack on BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s motorcade. Dhaka and Chittagong metropolitan areas will remain out of the hartal purview.

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