• 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.

  • 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.

  • Three months that have cost us $2.2b

    THE dreadful fear that we have had about the economic loss of the nation in the three-month-long political unrest has been substantiated in the

  • BNP may not consider toppling govt again: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she doesn't think BNP would consider any move to topple the government in the future again as "the party has lost its strength by resorting to subversive activities in the name of anti-government movement".

  • 4 vehicles torched in Ctg, Gazipur

    Alleged pickets torch and vandalise four vehicles in Chittagong and Gazipur during the countrywide daylong hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami.

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