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Hartal coincides with SSC exams

Hartal coincides with SSC exams

The BNP-led alliance has not just spurned the pleas of guardians and the education minister to withdraw the blockade for SSC examinations, it has made things worse by calling a countrywide 72-hour hartal from tomorrow. The fresh spell of shutdown announced yesterday in protest at “threats from Awami League leaders to arrest Khaleda Zia”...

No gas, power if blockade continues

No gas, power if blockade continues

If BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia does not call off the nationwide blockade, power and gas connections to her office would be severed and food supply would be halted, threatened Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan yesterday. "If you do not withdraw the blockade and hartal by February 2, you will be confined in such a way … ," he said. He asked Khaleda to call off the hartals and blockades for the sake of over 14 lakh SSC examinees whose tests start on Monday. "Workers and owners will gather in front of your office with burnt vehicles. You will be surrounded. Even the food provided to you by your party leaders will not reach...

No decision yet on SSC exam deferment: Nahid

No decision yet on SSC exam deferment: Nahid

The education ministry is yet to come up with any decision on whether the SSC examinations will be deferred or not following the BNP-led alliance’s call for a 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday. “We still believe that the human values will prevail in their minds and they will call off their programme considering the...

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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...

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal (shutdown) in 11 districts, including Dhaka, is underway peacefully in the capital with no major untoward incident reported. No picketing was reported from the districts till filing of this report at 10:30am. For the capital, the hartal has been called for 24 hours on top of the countrywide blockade of the 20-party combine that entered 24th day today. In Dhaka city, public vehicles were seen with buses of Motijheel, Gulistan, Jatrabari, Sayedabad, Gulshan, Uttara and Mirpur routes plying on roads. Private cars were also seen plying in plenty numbers. Most of the shops and establishments were open. Office-goers were seen in their usual routine packing buses and other...

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

Police detained at least 36 youths from a dormitory of a madrasa in Mir Hazaribagh of Dhaka early today ahead of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal. They are all students of Tamirul Millat Kamil Madrasa, said Dr Abu Eusuf, vice principal of the educational institution. “Twelve among them are candidates of Dakhil tests, equivalent...

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...

14-party to hold gayebana janaza for blockade victims

14-party to hold gayebana janaza for blockade victims

The Awami League-led 14-party alliance will hold a gayebana namaz-e-janaza in Dhaka on January 30 for those who died in violence of the BNP-led 20-party alliance this year. The janaza would be held at national mosque Baitul Mukarram, Mohammad Nasim, convener of the 14-party alliance and a presidium member of the AL, told reporters...

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...

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