• Blockade still on!

    The countrywide blockade, called by the BNP-led 20-party alliance last year, is still on. It is hard to believe that the opposition alliance is yet to officially withdraw the programme through any announcement, party insiders have said.

  • They all care about democracy

    The month of January has come again, starting a new year with new hopes and new promises. But it makes no difference to those stuck in a circle of pain, sorrow and uncertainties resulted from the unprecedented violence last year.

  • PCJSS’s peaceful blockade in Rangamati

    The daylong blockade enforced by Parbatya Chhatragram Janasanghati Samity (PCJSS-Santu Larma) in Rangamati protesting the rigging in municipality polls is going on peacefully.

  • Bangladesh offers transit facility to Nepal

    Bangladesh offers transit facility to Nepal through its Chittagong and Mongla seaports for importing petroleum products from third countries to address its acute fuel crisis triggered due to the blockade at the Nepal-India border.

  • Blockade ‘risk’ to Nepalese children

    Shortages of fuel, food, medicines and vaccines are putting more than three million infants at risk of death or disease as winter begins in Nepal, the UN children's fund (Unicef) has warned.

  • Nepal clashes: Death toll rises to 4

    At least four demonstrators have been killed since Saturday in southern Nepal, during protests against the new constitution.

  • Fakhrul goes to Singapore for treatment

    BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir leaves Dhaka for Singapore today for treatment.

  • No blockade now: Ripon

    BNP makes it “clear” that it does not have blockade or any other political programmes at present.

  • Fakhrul gets bail in blast case

    BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir gets bail in a case filed for blasting bomb in Dhaka during an anti-government blockade in 2012.

  • RMG workers block highway in Gazipur for salary

    Agitating garment workers in Gazipur block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway demanding their salaries and festival bonus for the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha.

  • RU students block Dhaka-Rajshahi highway for half an hour

    Students of the Rajshahi University (RU) blockades the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway in Rajshahi city for half an hour demanding the arrest of the three-wheeler drivers who beat up three RU students last night.

  • Khaleda calls 20-party meeting

    Ahead of her London visit, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia convenes a meeting with leaders of the 20-party alliance for tomorrow night.

  • BNP-Jamaat's subversive activities affected HSC results: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says the overall HSC results this time would have been much better if BNP led 20-party alliance had not been engaged in subversive activities during the examinations.

  • BNP demands int’l probe into subversive acts

    BNP demands an international probe to identify the miscreants who carried out subversive activities during the party’s three-month-long anti-government movement.

  • Pass rate dips due to hartal, blockade: PM

    The passing rate in secondary school certificate and its equivalent examinations would have been higher if there had been no hartal and blockade during the examinations, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says.

  • HC bail for BNP’s Rafiqul in 7 cases

    The High Court grants four-week anticipatory bail to BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Mia in seven criminal cases.

  • Summer vacation to be halved for schools

    Education ministry asks the affected education institutions to cut down the summer vacation in half if needed for the recently passed political violence.

  • Probe filing date rescheduled in murder case on Khaleda

    A Dhaka court reschedules the date on May 17 for filing a probe report over killing of 42 civilians during BNP-led alliance’s agitation since January 6.

  • BNP may not consider toppling govt again: PM

    Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says she doesn't think BNP would consider any move to topple the government in the future again as "the party has lost its strength by resorting to subversive activities in the name of anti-government movement".

  • Political turmoil ate up $2.2b in 3 months

    Bangladesh suffers a financial loss of around $2.2 billion in the last three months due to political turmoil, according to a World Bank report.

  • 2 held with 27 crude bombs in Lalbagh

    Police detain two persons with 27 crude bombs and bomb-making materials from a house in Lalbagh area of Dhaka.

  • Khaleda returns to her residence after 92 days

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia returns to her Gulshan residence in Dhaka today after a 92-day stay at her political office.

  • Another Magura arson victim dies at DMCH

    A man, who was burnt in an arson attack in Magura, died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital this morning.

  • Bangladeshi supporter

    Paucity of purpose

    THE people of Bangladesh do not take any insults hurled at them lightly.

  • Fresh 24-hr hartal from Thursday

    BNP-led 20-party alliance calls 24-hour hartal from 6am Thursday demanding return of missing Salahuddin Ahmed. Dhaka and Ctg cities will remain out of its purview.

  • 2 more arson victims die at DMCH

    Two more arson victims, who suffered severe burns in separate firebomb attacks in Chandpur and Magura, die at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital

  • HSC exams on schedule, Nahid reiterates

    Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid reiterates that the HSC and equivalent exams will begin on April 1 as per schedule

  • Brief relief from hartal

    The countrymen will get a relief from hartal on a working day for the second time since February 1 as the BNP-led 20-party alliance will not extend the shutdown

  • JU bus torched ahead of hartal

    A bus was torched inside Jahangirnagar University campus early today ahead of the kick-off to BNP-led 20-party alliance’s fresh spell of hartal

  • End hartal, urge guardians of examinees

    Guardians of English medium school students urge the concerned authorities not to impose any hartal or blockade during the O and A-level examinations scheduled for the May-June session

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