• Dhaka traffic suffers in hartal

    Students’ blockade protesting the murder of Tonu at Shahbagh intersection, one of the major intersections in Dhaka, created acute traffic congestion in the capital.

  • Shahbagh blocked during students’ hartal for Tonu

    Student bodies blockade Dhaka's key intersection Shahbagh ‎to begin the countrywide hartal clamped protesting government's failure to arrest the killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Torch march for Tonu tomorrow, hartal the day after

    Students will march with torch tomorrow in favour of the countrywide hartal on April 25 protesting government’s failure to catch the killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Tonu killing: HC bench drops plea for judicial enquiry

    For the second time in two days, a High Court bench drops a writ petition that sought a judicial enquiry into the murder of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Hartal progresses in Thanchi over killing of 3 cattle traders

    The daylong hartal, enforced by Bangali Byabasaye, an organisation of businesspeople from Bengali settlers, protesting the killing of three cattle traders, who were kidnapped by miscreants here on Friday, is going on peacefully in Thanchi upazila.

  • Tonu killing: Students threaten hartal Apr 25

    Students have threatened a half-day countrywide hartal for April 25 if killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu are not arrested. Also, they have threatened to pull down the government if it remains indifferent in regard to serving justice for Tonu – the girl who was found dead near Comilla cantonment on March 20.

  • Jamaat withdraws hartal after Islam retained as state religion

    Jamaat-e-Islami withdraws countrywide hartal after the High Court rejects a writ that challenged legality of Islam as state religion of Bangladesh.

  • Jamaat calls hartal today

    The Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday called for a dawn-to-dusk “peaceful” hartal for today to protest “the conspiracy against Islam's status as the state religion in the constitution”.

  • Jamaat calls countrywide hartal tomorrow

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal tomorrow alleging that move is on to abandon Islam as state religion.

  • Fakhrul, 32 others charged with arson

    Paltan police yesterday pressed charges against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 32 others in a case filed in connection with torching a vehicle in January last year.

  • Jamaat hartal ends peacefully

    The daylong countrywide hartal (shutdown) sponsored by the Jamaat-e-Islami ended without reports of any significant occurrence anywhere in Bangladesh. In Dhaka metropolitan, despite a marginally thinner traffic, all public and private transport services are plying the streets as usual.

  • BGB deployed in Dhaka

    A total of 14 platoons Border Guard Bangladesh members have been deployed in Dhaka city to avert any untoward incident ahead of Jamaat enforced tomorrow’s hartal.

  • Jamaat calls hartal tomorrow over Quasem verdict

    Jamaat calls countrywide hartal for tomorrow over the Supreme Court ruling upholding death penalty of its leader Mir Quasem for war crimes.

  • JP observing hartal peacefully in Rangpur

    Jatiya Party (JP) observes a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Rangpur city protesting an attack on SM Yasir, member secretary of the city unit of JP.

  • JP hartal in Rangpur city Thursday

    Jatiya Party (JP) will enforce a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Rangpur city on Thursday demanding immediate arrest of those attacked the party’s city unit leader SM Yasir.

  • Asset now burden

    Over the past few days, The Daily Star published a series of reports on ordeals of the victims of mindless violence in the name of politics between January 5 and April 5 last year. Lives perished, people were crippled, families torn apart and dreams shattered in the 91 days of brutality that shook the nation to its core. In the last part of the series, we today will tell you the story of a victim who is living a life no one wants.

  • Impossible to forget

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports.

  • Left in the lurch

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports. Some lost their loved ones, others their lone bread earners during the longest spell of horror allegedly carried out by the BNP-led coalition, protesting the January 5, 2014, elections.

  • I blame my fate

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports. Some lost their loved ones, others their lone bread earners during the longest spell of horror allegedly carried out by the BNP-led coalition, protesting the January 5, 2014, elections.

  • Jamaat to be banned by 2016: Kamrul

    Food Minister Kamrul Islam says Jamaat-e-Islami will be banned through legal process by 2016, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo.

  • Jamaat hartal: Normal life in Dhaka, elsewhere

    Jamaat’s dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting death penalty of its chief and war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami is underway across the country without any difference. There is no report of any untoward incident anywhere in Dhaka or other parts of the country when this report was last filed.

  • Jamaat hartal tomorrow

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal for tomorrow after the apex court upheld death penalty for its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

  • Cops fire on Shibir procession in Sylhet, none hurt

    Police open fire to disperse a procession brought out by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists in Sylhet city during the Jamaat-e-Islami-enforced countrywide daylong hartal.

  • BGB deployed in Dhaka ahead of Jamaat hartal

    Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel are deployed in Dhaka this evening ahead of tomorrow’s hartal called by Jamaat-e-Islami.

  • Jamaat calls hartal for Thursday

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal (shutdown) for tomorrow protesting Supreme Court’s rejection of party secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed’s plea to review its ruling upholding his death penalty for war crimes.

  • Gonojagoron Mancha to hold coffin procession Thursday

    Protesting the recent attacks on publishers and bloggers, the activists and supporters of Gonojagoron Mancha will bring out a coffin procession towards the home ministry on Thursday.

  • Tomorrow’s JSC, JDC exams deferred by 4 hrs

    Tomorrow’s Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations will begin at 2:00pm instead of 10:00am due to a half-day hartal called by Gonojagoron Mancha.

  • Habiganj BNP observes daylong hartal

    Leaders and activists of Habiganj district BNP unit are observing a dawn-to-dusk hartal demanding death penalty of the criminals who attacked on suspended municipality mayor Golam Kibria Gaus.

  • BNP demands int’l probe into subversive acts

    BNP demands an international probe to identify the miscreants who carried out subversive activities during the party’s three-month-long anti-government movement.

  • Anwar, Tariqul, Mintoo, Aman get bail in 56 cases

    The High Court grants anticipatory bail to BNP leaders MK Anwar, Tariqul Islam, Abdul Awal Mintoo and Amanullah Aman in 56 separate arson and vandalism cases.

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