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Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Rajshahi, Rangpur hartals underway peacefully

Hartals (shutdown) were sponsored in Rajshahi and Rangpur cities today under separate causes. Both hartals were underway peacefully last reported. Rajshahi University unit of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) called the hartal in city demanding prompt identification and arrest of the "real" killers of slain teacher Professor AKM Shafiul Islam. Rangpur City Corporation (RCC) mayor and...

RU TEACHER KILLING

JCD calls hartal in Rajshahi for Dec 1

JCD calls hartal in Rajshahi for Dec 1

Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of BNP, has called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Rajshahi city for December 1 (Monday) demanding immediate arrest of the real “killers” of RU teacher AKM Shafiul Islam. Imtiaz Ahmed, president of JCD Rajshahi University (RU) unit called the protest programme this afternoon after holding a rally in...

Jamaat Hartal

Sudden spate of arson, vandalism

Sudden spate of arson, vandalism

After three days of tepid hartals, Jamaat-e-Islami men suddenly turned violent during the countrywide shutdown yesterday, torching at least five vehicles and vandalising many more. Two persons were shot, several crude bombs exploded and a dozen Jamaat activists arrested across the country during the daylong hartal enforced to protest the Supreme Court's upholding the...

Dhaka sees lax hartal

Dhaka sees lax hartal

Dhaka city dwellers came out in streets and performed their daily duties as the countrywide hartal called by Jamaat-e-Islami has left a little impact on the daily life. No unexpected incident was reported from any part of Dhaka till filing this report around 1:30pm. Jamaat enforced the 48-hour hartal from 6:00am today protesting the death...

15 hurt as AL, BNP, Jamaat clash in Noakhali

At least 15 people were injured when activists of the ruling Awami League clashed with Jamaat-e-Islami and BNP supporters in Senbag upazila of Noakhali this evening. Police were compelled to fire about 20 rounds of blank shots to bring the situation under control, our Noakhali correspondent reports. Jamaat and its student affiliate Islami Chhatra Shibir brought out a pro-hartal flash procession at Chatarpaira Bazar around 8:00pm, MM Ashrafuzzaman, Noakhali police additional superintendent, told our correspondent from the spot. “A clash broke out...

Whole week gone

Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday announced to enforce the third bout of hartal for tomorrow, aimed at wasting the only working day left this week, in protest against the Supreme Court's upholding the death penalty of its leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman. With this latest announcement of hartal, the exams of around 21 lakh students of schools and madrasas slated for tomorrow have met the same fate as the previous ones -- a further postponement. The Junior School Certificate (JSC) and Junior Dakhil Certificate (JDC) examinations...

Hartal this Week

Only day left is Wednesday

The first day of second spell of hartal, enforced by the Jamaat-e-Islami, passed almost in a relaxed manner yesterday, but uncertainty loomed large on the fate of 21 lakh JSC and JDC students due to frequent shifting of dates of their exams. The fresh announcement of a 24-hour hartal on Thursday has dealt a further blow to the students as the exam schedule on that day is likely to be deferred like the last two exams. The Jamaat-e-Islami called the countrywide...

Jamaat calls hartal for Wednesday too

Jamaat calls hartal for Wednesday too

Jamaat-e-Islami today called a 24-hour hartal for Wednesday protesting the death penalty of party leader Muhammad Kamaruzzaman, putting the country on a nine-day hiatus till Sunday. The hartal call was made through a press release floated this morning by Jamaat hours after the apex court upheld Kamaruzzaman’s death verdict. Earlier on Wednesday, Jamaat called the...

Hartal progresses in Dhaka amid vandalism, blasts

Hartal progresses in Dhaka amid vandalism, blasts

The activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, blasted several crude bombs and vandalised five shops and four vehicles in Mohammadpur and Mirpur areas of Dhaka during the second bout of its countrywide hartal today. A man was detained from Mirpur area on charge of crude bomb blast but none was...

Slack second spell of hartal underway

Slack second spell of hartal underway

  The second spell of the countrywide hartal sponsored by the Jamaat-e-Islami protesting the death penalty of party chief Motiur Rahman Nizami is underway in Dhaka in a relaxed manner. The shutdown started at 6:00am today and will continue till 6:00am on Tuesday. Public transportation was seen plying city streets though the traffic appeared shallower than...

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