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Hartal

Loss Due To Hartal, Blockade

Businesses go to HC for remedy

Four leading business bodies yesterday filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its direction on the government to impose reasonable restrictions on hartals and blockade in an attempt to save business from financial loss. Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Bangladesh Textiles Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association collectively submitted the petition. In the petition, they requested to the HC to order the government and political...

7 vehicles torched; 3 injured

7 vehicles torched; 3 injured

Miscreants torched at least seven vehicles in Dhaka and elsewhere across the country leaving at least three people injured today, the second day of the fresh spell of 72-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Three passengers of a bus carrying Janata Bank staff were injured as pro-hartal activists hurled a crude bomb...

Why blockade should not be declared unconstitutional, HC asks govt to explain

Why blockade should not be declared unconstitutional, HC asks govt to explain

The High Court today issued a rule upon the government and political parties in the country to explain in four weeks why blockade should not be declared unconstitutional. In the rule, the court also asked the government to show cause why its inaction in imposing reasonable restriction on enforcement in hartal and blockade should...

Dairy farmers hit by turmoil

It was simply out of hobby that Abdul Gafur, from Jhikargacha upazila of Jessore, started rearing cows in 1991. But soon, his herd of four started expanding, which is when he decided to take up farming seriously. Today, his herd size is 46 -- and 22 of them are milking cows that produce more than 100 litres of milk a day. Instead of feeling grateful for such volumes of milk production, he is now losing sleep over it. Due to shutdowns and...

‘Bomb thrower’ hurt in Rajshahi cop firing

‘Bomb thrower’ hurt in Rajshahi cop firing

Police shot an alleged activist of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal for hurling two petrol bombs on buses in Rajshahi city on the first day of the 72-hour nationwide hartal that began today. Meanwhile, at least five buses were torched in Dhaka and Rajshahi after the BNP-led 20-party alliance enforced the shutdown at 6:00am to meet...

Arson attack on train, 3 hurt in Habiganj

Arson attack on train, 3 hurt in Habiganj

At least three people including a woman and her daughter suffered burn injuries as miscreants firebombed a commuter train at Shahjibazar Railway Station in Madhabpur upazila of Habiganj last night. The arson attack took place on the 54th day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s countrywide blockade and ahead of the fresh spell of the...

Bus helper burnt in sleep

Bus helper burnt in sleep

A bus helper was burnt as miscreants set fire to the vehicle while he was still sleeping inside in Akkelpur upazila of Joypurhat early today. The arson attack took place around half an hour before the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s 72-hour nationwide hartal began around 6:00am. Ratan, 18, who suffered 20 percent burn injuries, is undergoing...

Businesses seek HC restrictions on hartal, blockade

Businesses seek HC restrictions on hartal, blockade

Four leading business bodies today filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking restrictions on hartal and blockade in the country in an attempt to save business from financial loss. Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, Bangladesh Textiles Manufacturers and Exporters Association and Bangladesh Knitwear...

Hartal and oborodh have lost appeal

FOR the last 50 days, pessimism has gripped the citizenry because of the hartal and oborodh enforced by BNP-led alliance. More than 100 have died in petrol bomb attacks, and thousands injured with life-threatening disabilities, and the economy is bleeding profusely. Most appalling, it is the poor and innocent daily wage earners who are not at all linked with politics who have become the targets. Taking advantage of this unusual situation, some clandestine groups who were waiting in the wings...

Hostage to hartal

Another round of 72-hour hartal starts tomorrow morning and it is likely to leave the SSC exam schedule in tatters, inflict further loses to businesses, and hurt the economy and the livelihoods of people. After setting a record of enforcing strikes on every working day in a calendar month (February), the BNP-led 20-party combine announced the fresh hartal yesterday to protest “killing of opposition leaders and activists in the name of crossfire and filing false cases against alliance leaders”. The hartals...

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