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Pragatishil Chhatra Jote calls strike at DU Mar 2

Pragatishil Chhatra Jote calls strike at DU Mar 2

Pragatishil Chhatra Jote, a combine of leftist student organisations, has called a strike at Dhaka University campus on March 2 to realise its three-point demand including immediate arrest and punishment for the killers of secular writer Avijit Roy. Hasan Tarek, Chhatra Union president and convener of the alliance, came up with the announcement at...

Blasts in Joypurhat 14-party rally injure 6

Blasts in Joypurhat 14-party rally injure 6

At least six people were injured as two crude bombs exploded in quick succession at a rally of the Awami League-led 14-party combine in Joypurhat today. Rebeka Sultana and Nazma Begum, president and secretary of Mohila AL of Joypurhat respectively, were among the injured, reports our Dinajpur correspondent. The injured were admitted to Joypurhat Modern...

Turkey protests over murder of woman for ‘resisting rape’

Turkey protests over murder of woman for ‘resisting rape’

Thousands of women in Turkey have protested at the murder of a young woman who allegedly resisted an attempt by a bus driver to rape her. Police discovered the burnt body of Ozgecan Aslan, 20, in a riverbed in the city of Mersin, on Friday. They have arrested three men in connection with her death...

PM calls Khaleda queen of terror, militancy, graft

PM calls Khaleda queen of terror, militancy, graft

Terming BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia queen of militancy, terror and corruption, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said she is now carrying out terrorist activities in the country taking shelter at her Gulshan office. “Please stop the violence in the name of blockade. Otherwise, you will have to face a dire consequence if the country...

15 vehicles vandalised, torched

15 vehicles vandalised, torched

Pickets vandalised and torched at least 10 vehicles during the daylong hartal (shutdown) enforced by Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal in Dhaka and 13 other districts today. Meanwhile, suspected blockaders set fire to five vehicles in Dhaka, Chittagong and Narayanganj this evening. In capital, the arson took place in Mirpur-11, Bangshal and Nabisco. The student wing of...

Rallies banned in Dhaka

Rallies banned in Dhaka

With both Awami League and BNP preparing for rallies marking January 5 polls, Dhaka Metropolitan Police banned all rallies in the capital for indefinite period from 5pm today. The ban will come into force from 5:00pm today and will be effective until further notice, Masudur Rahman, deputy commissioner (media) of DMP told The Daily Star Online. However, any social or religious programmes will not be inside this gathering, DMP Joint Commissioner Monirul Islam told reporters in a press briefing at DMP media office in the capital around 12:40pm. Responding a query on whether ruling Awami League would be eligible to hold its scheduled rally, the official said DMP’s ban will be effective...

8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere

8 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere

Miscreants set fire to eight vehicles – seven buses and one CNG-run auto-rickshaw -- in Dhaka, Gazipur and Mymensingh today ahead of January 5 polls’ first anniversary. Meanwhile, two cocktails went off at Gulshan Circle-2 around 7:00pm. But there was no report of any injury from the incident. According to Fire Service and Civil Defence,...

‘AL pushing country towards confrontation’

‘AL pushing country towards confrontation’

BNP standing committee member Abdul Moeen Khan today said the ruling Awami League does not believe in peaceful political programme, “so it is pushing the country to the verge of confrontation.” “Awami League believes in looting, grabbing and autocracy and so it is pushing the country towards the politics of confrontation,” he said.     “We...

BNP pledges peaceful Jan 5 rally

BNP pledges peaceful Jan 5 rally

BNP Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed today pledged that the BNP-led 20-party alliance will hold the January 5 rally in Dhaka in a peaceful manner if government gives permission for the programme to be held. “Do you want chaos in the country?” he posed the question to the government. “The authorities will be responsible for...

Tough movement if power, gas prices go up: JP

Tough movement if power, gas prices go up: JP

Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad today vowed to launch a tough movement if the government increases the prices of power and gas “whimsically”. “We have heard that the government is planning to increase the prices of power and gas from January. But, we want to ask the government not to do so. It will...

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