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Fresh 72-hr hartal from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called for a new spell of 72-hour countrywide hartal from Sunday morning to press home their demands that include fresh elections under a nonparty administration. The shutdown, beginning at 6:00am Sunday, will continue till 6:00am Wednesday, according to a press release issued by BNP Joint Secretary General Salauddin Ahmed on behalf of the alliance this evening. Besides, the alliance will stage demonstrations across the country on Monday. The hartal will be enforced on top of the nonstop...

4 hurt in Dhaka bomb blasts

4 hurt in Dhaka bomb blasts

At least four people were injured in crude bomb explosions in New Market area of Dhaka this evening. The blasts occurred hours after the BNP-led 20-party alliance called a fresh spell of 72-hour hartal from Sunday morning. The injured – Rakib, 20, Abul Kalam, 45, Rashedul, 20, Abu Musa Ahmed, 21, – were admitted to...

Hartal underway amid arson, blasts

Miscreants set afire two buses in Bogra and Pirojpur today on the second day of the 72-hour nationwide hartal sponsored by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Meanwhile, police detained 29 people and recovered five petrol bombs from different places in Dhaka and Bogra in 24 hours till 9:00am today in connections of planning subversive activities during the hartal. The alliance enforced the hartal protesting “repression” on its leaders and activists and also demanding fresh inclusive parliamentary election under a neutral government. In Bogra,...

2 kids among 4 hurt in Sylhet blast

2 kids among 4 hurt in Sylhet blast

Four people including three members of a family suffered splinter injuries as miscreants hurled a crude bomb at a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in Sylhet city this afternoon. The injured were identified as Mahbubur Rahman of Chhatak Upazila in Sunamganj, his daughter Nafisa, 8, and one-and-a-half-year old son Hafizur Rahman. The auto-rickshaw driver also sustained injuries. Unidentified...

Bus torched in Dhaka

Bus torched in Dhaka

Alleged pickets set fire to a bus in Nabisco area of Dhaka this evening, hours after the announcement of a fresh spell of 72-hour hartal enforced by BNP-led 20-party alliance from Sunday morning. Pickets torched the bus of Balaka Paribahan around 9:00pm at Nabisco intersection and managed to flee the scene without any resistance,...

5 crude bombs blasted at RU, 3 held

5 crude bombs blasted at RU, 3 held

Five crude bombs were blasted at Rajshahi University today, triggering panic among students during the first day of a campus strike sponsored by Islami Chhtra Shibir. However, none were injured in the incident, reports our RU correspondent. Three persons were held in connection to the blasts. A crude bomb was exploded on the third floor...

9 burnt in Feni bus arson

9 burnt in Feni bus arson

At least nine passengers were burnt when unidentified miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a bus in Dagonbhuiyan upazila of Feni this evening. Rakhal Chandra Nath, one of the burnt victims was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital after he was rushed to Feni Sadar Hospital, our Feni correspondent reports quoting Fayez Ahmed, a...

8 hurt in Dhaka bomb blasts

8 hurt in Dhaka bomb blasts

At least eight people were injured in separate crude bomb blasts in Dhaka today, the first day of the fresh 72-hour hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance. Miscreants exploded a crude bomb in Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) area around 6:30pm, leaving three people injured, an official of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) told The Daily Star. The injured – Tamanna, 20, Niaz Hasan, 22, and Imdadul, 22, – were admitted to the DMCH. Meanwhile, at least four people were injured when criminals blasted crude bombs at Shaheed Nagar in the capital around 6:30pm. Three of the victims were identified as Alfa Rabi, Sabuj and Shampa. They were undergoing treatment at the DMCH. Besides,...

Crude bomb blasts in Dhaka injure 6

Crude bomb blasts in Dhaka injure 6

At least six people were injured in two separate crude bomb explosions in Dhaka this evening. More than three crude bombs went off near Chobirhat area on the Dhaka University campus around 7:45pm, injuring at least five people. Police could not arrest anyone in connection with the blasts that took place on the eve of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s 72-hour hartal.  The victims received treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital, said Inspector Mozammel Haque, in-charge of DMCH Police Camp. The injured were identified as Azhar, 20, a second year finance student at the university, Jibon, 25, Rabiul, 30, Awal, 30, and Rintu, 25. In a separate incident, a crude bomb exploded at Bakshibazar in...

4 burnt in Bogra petrol bomb attack

4 burnt in Bogra petrol bomb attack

Four people were burnt, two critically, after attackers hurled petrol bombs at a moving truck in Shahjahanpur upazila of Bogra this evening. The vehicle came under the attack near Rupihar area around 8:30pm while heading towards Bogra, said Abdul Mannan, officer-in-charge of Shahjahanpur Police Station. The truck driver was among the injured, the police officer told our Bogra correspondent. The injured were rushed to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital in Bogra.

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