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72-hr hartal again from Sunday

72-hr hartal again 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 statement issued by BNP Joint Secretary General Salauddin Ahmed...

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...

Did AL fulfil its pledges?

Did AL fulfil its pledges?

Have Your Say Based on the pledges the AL made during the 2008 election, The Daily Star made a wish list on Jan 6, 2012. Three years down the line, how much has the government delivered? Leave your comments and let us publish your thoughts. 1. Resolve stalemate over caretaker government 2. Form an acceptable Election...

Oust-govt movement soon: Khaleda

Oust-govt movement soon: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today said that they would launch a movement soon to oust the government as it did not pay heed to their demand for holding an election under a non-party administration.  “The backs of the people have been pushed against the wall. The government did not pay heed to our peaceful...

Homage paid to Prof Zillur

Homage paid to Prof Zillur

People of all walks of life paid their last tributes to Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui, a leading educationist, at Central Shaheed Minar in the capital yesterday. Queuing up before the coffin, they placed wreaths one after another and stood in silence for sometime to pray for his departed soul when his body was lying...

Prof Zillur's burial today

Prof Zillur's burial today

He was a torchbearer in the path of our liberal democratic dispensation. He devoted his entire life to the cause of education, tirelessly serving the nation with his knowledge, wisdom and thought-provoking writings. Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui breathed his last around 11:45pm on Tuesday night. A former adviser to a caretaker government, he was...

Khaleda blames govt for Amar Desh fire

Khaleda blames govt for Amar Desh fire

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today blamed the government for the fire at BSEC building in the capital's Karwan Bazar that burnt the office of the Bangla daily Amar Desh. She described the fire as a conspiracy to shut the media house. Khaleda was addressing a public rally at NS Government College ground in Natore to...

Khaleda starts 2-day northern dists tour

Khaleda starts 2-day northern dists tour

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia started her journey to Bogra from her Gulshan office for a two-day long programme of 20-party alliance. Khaleda will stay in Bogra Circuit House tonight and start for Nilphamari next afternoon, Shairul Kabir Khan, media wing member of BNP's Gulshan office told The Daily Star. She is scheduled to attend an...

People behind many successes, not govt

People behind many successes, not govt

The heroes behind Bangladesh's many successes in the last 40 years are its ordinary people, not the government, said eminent economist and former adviser to a caretaker government Dr Akbar Ali Khan yesterday. Bangladesh's real achievements are women of villages improving their lives using microcredit, poor girls bringing success in readymade garment exports and illiterate migrant workers sending $18 to 19 billion a year as remittance, he said. Courageous Bangladeshis conquered Mount Everest which made us proud, he told a press conference Bangla Mountaineering and Trekking Club organised in the capital's Jatiya Press Club to announce an expedition its six members are going to embark on. Leaving for Nepal on October 10,...

Doubts over poverty cuts

Doubts over poverty cuts

The poverty rate in Bangladesh would have been 80 percent, not 26 percent, had it been calculated based on $2 a day income, a former finance adviser to a caretaker government said yesterday. Citing a report of World Health Organisation, Akbar Ali Khan said the number of poor people in Bangladesh is higher than...

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