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Hartal

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat calls hartal for tomorrow, Sunday

Jamaat-e-Islami has called countrywide hartal (shutdown) from 6:00am Thursday to 6:00am Friday and 6:00am Sunday to 6:00am Monday protesting the Supreme Court verdict that awarded war criminal Delawar Hossain Sayedee jail till death. The SC today commuted Sayedee’s death sentence to imprisonment till death for his crimes against humanity committed during the country’s Liberation...

Blockades mark hartal in Feni

Blockades mark hartal in Feni

The activists of Awami League and its associate bodies blockaded different roads this morning as they are observing a dawn-to-dusk hartal (shutdown) in Phulgazi upazila of Feni protesting the killing of upazila chairman Ekramul Haque. Ekramul, also the president of the upazila AL, was shot and burnt alive inside his car by the miscreants...

BNP supports Sunday hartal in Narayanganj: Fakhrul

BNP supports Sunday hartal in Narayanganj: Fakhrul

BNP has extended its moral support to Sunday’s dawn-to-dusk hartal at Narayanganj called by local Lawyers’ Association in protest of recent abduction and killing. The party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir told reporters at a press conference at the BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's Gulshan-2 residence in the capital in the afternoon. BNP supports...

Legal limits on hartal urged

Legal limits on hartal urged

A citizens' forum yesterday demanded bringing hartal under a legal framework so that it does not turn violent, causing loss of lives, destruction of public properties, and a huge financial damage as seen recently. Historically, hartal had always been a means to realise greater public rights, but in recent times all sort of criminal...

VOTE RIGGING

Hartal in 2 upazilas of two dists tomorrow

BNP has called hartal in Agoiljhara upazila of Barisal and Jibonnagar upazila of Chuadanga protesting what it termed "vote rigging" by ruling party men during the fourth phase upazila elections in the country. The party will observe a six-hour hartal in Barisal while daylong shutdown in Chuadanga. BARISAL BNP has called the hartal in Agoiljhara upazila protesting “vote rigging” in all the 38 centres in the upazila by Awami League men. Afjal Hossain, BNP-backed chairman candidate, informed reporters about the hartal at a...

ALLEGATION OF VOTE RIGGING

BNP calls for hartal in 7 upazilas tomorrow

BNP calls for hartal in 7 upazilas tomorrow

BNP has called hartal (shutdown) in seven upazilas of Khulna, Barisal and Chuadanga protesting what it termed "vote rigging" by ruling Awami League men during the fourth phase upazila elections today. The party will enforce a daylong hartal in five upazilas in Khulna and another upazila in Chuadanga while six-hour hartal in an upazila...

BNP calls hartal in Bagerhat for tomorrow

BNP calls hartal in Bagerhat for tomorrow

Bagerhat district BNP has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal (shutdown) for Sunday in three upazilas protesting what it termed vote rigging by ruling party men. MA Salam, president of the district BNP unit, announced the shutdown in Sadar, Morelganj and Sharankhola upazilas. BNP-backed candidate Sayeed Nasir Ahmed Malek alleged that the supporters of ruling party-backed candidates...

UPAZILA POLLS

Relaxed hartal in 2 dists

Relaxed hartal in 2 dists

The daylong hartal enforced by local units of BNP is progressing in a relaxed way in Natore and two upazilas of Kushtia today. BNP has enforced the hartal protesting against vote-rigging, centre-grabbing and driving out voters from polling centres during Thursday’s upazila elections. No untoward incident was reported at 11:00am when the report was filed. Our...

12 hurt in Munshiganj hartal clash

12 hurt in Munshiganj hartal clash

At least 12 people were injured, three of them bullet-hit, in a clash between police and BNP supporters during a daylong hartal in Munshiganj Sadar upazila this morning. BNP called the shutdown protesting irregularities in Thursday's election to the upazila and demanding re-election there, reports our Munshiganj correspondent. It was part of the second...

ALLEGATION OVER VOTE RIGGING

BNP boycotts polls in 4 dists

The opposition BNP boycotted today's upazila parishad elections in six upazilas of four districts alleging vote rigging and ouster of their agents from polling centres. The boycott was reported from Sadar upazila in Barisal, Shibchar upazila in Madaripur, Borhanuddin and Char Fashion upazilas in Bhola and Companiganj and Kabirhat upazilas in Noakhali. Meanwhile, local units of BNP has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Barisal city and Sadar upazila and Companiganj and Kabirhat upazilas of Noakhali for Sunday protesting what it termed...

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