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Strike, violence over killing of AL leader

Criminals killed a ward-level Awami League leader in the city yesterday, sparking violent protests by his supporters. The trouble saw transport workers enforce an indefinite strike in the division in the morning and postpone it in the afternoon. Witnesses said Imran Hossain, 35, of the city's Khasbagh area was found lying unconscious on Rangpur-Kurigram highway at Satmatha intersection around 5:00am. Locals sent him to Rangpur Medical College Hospital (RMCH) where doctors declared him dead. Imran was the joint secretary of ward-30...

Lighter vessel workers on indefinite strike

Lighter vessel workers on indefinite strike

Loading and unloading operations at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port remain suspended as lighter vessel workers went on a wildcat strike across the country since this morning demanding their security on waterways. Meanwhile, water vessel movement through all the internal routes was also halted following the strike, reports our Chittagong correspondent. They enforced the...

Rangpur transport strike called off

Rangpur transport strike called off

Transport workers have called off an indefinite strike they had enforced throughout Rangpur division in protest against what they termed an attack on their leaders and fellows. The strike, which began at 6:00am, was withdrawn around 4:00pm on assurance by the authorities of arresting the “attackers” and ensuring punishment to them. The leaders of Rangpur...

US may strike IS in Syria too

The United States was said to be considering air strikes aimed at eliminating individual leaders of Islamic State (IS) after Washington branded the beheading of an American journalist a "terrorist attack". Meanwhile, Iraq yesterday called for urgent global support for its fight against jihadists, as Shia neighbour Iran said it was helping Baghdad resist the militants but not with soldiers on the ground. Iraq is struggling to regain ground after a lightning militant offensive led by the IS jihadist group seized...

Letters to the editor

Tuba workers pay dearly for their strike

Tuba workers pay dearly for their strike

The owner of Tuba group has closed down five of his factories on the plea that the workers observed an ''illegal'' strike. This means the 1500 workers of those factories have become jobless overnight. They have already suffered a lot because of the owner's delay in paying three months' outstanding salaries plus Eid...

Cops foil Tuba demo in Ashulia, Savar

Cops foil Tuba demo in Ashulia, Savar

Garment workers and leaders could not organise their pre-scheduled demonstration in Savar and Ashulia today as law enforcers did not let them. A group of workers tried to stage demonstration in Ashulia at 5:00pm but police foiled the programme.  “Workers stopped demonstration after seeing police,” Officer-in-Charge of Ashulia Police Station SM Badrul Alam told The...

Shibir men enforce strike at RU, vandalise bus

Shibir men enforce strike at RU, vandalise bus

The activists of Islami Chhatra Shibir, who are observing a daylong strike at Rajshahi University, vandalised a university bus and blasted at least five hand bombs today. Shibir has enforced the strike demanding arrest of Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders who allegedly severed the ankle of their fellow on June 16, reports our Rajshahi correspondent.  No...

CNG station strike postponed

CNG station strike postponed

CNG refueling station owners have postponed their nonstop countrywide strike, scheduled to begin tomorrow, till August 24 in response to a government request. Zakir Hossain Nayan, president of Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners’ Association, today said they postponed the strike following a request from the State Minister for Power and Energy...

Sylhet hospital nurses observe 7-hr work abstention

Sylhet hospital nurses observe 7-hr work abstention

Nurses at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College and Hospital observed a seven-hour work abstention till this morning after three of their fellows were physical assaulted by some interns. In protest, around 200 students of the nursing institute attached to the medical college boycotted their classes and examinations demanding punitive measures against the attackers. They also...

CNG station owners threaten to go on strike

Owners of CNG filling stations yesterday threatened to go on an indefinite strike soon unless the government increases their commission. “We will have to go hardline as many CNG filling station owners are incurring losses due to a rise in electricity costs,” said Zakir Hossain Nayon, president of Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners Association. The platform will announce the date of the strike after a meeting with its 585 members next Saturday.     Over the last four years, the...

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