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Close Khaleda’s office in diplomatic area: Shajahan

Close Khaleda’s office in diplomatic area: Shajahan

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan today urged the government to undertake steps to close BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in diplomatic zone. “Khaleda Zia is hatching conspiracy in the name of politics at her office. So, we demand that the government immediately closes her office down,” the minister said while addressing a rally near...

Projonmo League stages demo near Khaleda’s office

Projonmo League stages demo near Khaleda’s office

Activists of Muktijoddha Projonmo League, a pro Awami League organisation, staged a demonstration today near BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan office in Dhaka demanding the withdrawal of the nonstop nationwide blockade which has created havoc for people from all walks of life. Law enforcers stopped over 100 leaders and activists in front of Khaleda’s...

Gonojagoron Mancha stages demo against violence

Gonojagoron Mancha stages demo against violence

Marking its second anniversary today, Gonojagoron Mancha staged a sit-in at Dhaka’s Shahbagh in protest against the recent spate of violence and terrorism in the country. Activists gathered before the National Museum this morning with the Bangladesh flag, chanting slogans against the violence that has gripped the nation since the start of this year. Gonojagoron...

Locals protest against ‘slow rescue’

Locals protest against ‘slow rescue’

Hundreds of aggrieved locals in Shahjahanpur today vandalised a few makeshift shanties protesting the “slow rescue operation”, after four-year-old Jihad was found 23 hours after he fell into a deep well shaft there. The agitated crowd also demanded resignation of State Minister for Home Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal for his statement where he said: “From...

15 DU admission seekers held during demo

15 DU admission seekers held during demo

Police today detained 15 Dhaka University admission seekers demonstrating to compel authorities to hold a discussion for a second chance at entrance tests. The students gathered at TSC area this morning in a bid to force Dhaka University Vice Chancellor AAMS Arefin Siddique to talk to them regarding their “logical” demand. Police dispelled them and...

Cops foil dental students’ demo at Press Club

Cops foil dental students’ demo at Press Club

Police foiled dental students’ demonstration programme to submit a memorandum to the health ministry at the Secretariat in Dhaka this morning to press their four-point demands. The law enforcers charged batons and used water canon to disperse the protesting students when they tried to remove a barricade in front of the Jatiya Press Club...

HK protest site clearance begins

HK protest site clearance begins

Hong Kong authorities have begun clearing barricades at the main protest camp in the city centre, after more than two months of pro-democracy demonstrations. The authorities had warned protestors to leave ahead of the operation, but some vowed to remain. The number of protesters has fallen to a few hundred, from the tens of thousands...

Clashes near Hong Kong govt HQ

Clashes near Hong Kong govt HQ

Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy activists clashed with police early on Monday as they tried to encircle government headquarters, defying orders from authorities to retreat after more than two months of demonstrations. Chaos erupted as commuters made their way to work, with hundreds of protesters surrounding Admiralty Centre, which houses offices and retail outlets,...

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

‘Won’t allow open-pit coalmine in Phulbari’

Locals at Phulbari today blockaded the upazila in Dinajpur district protesting the visit of Asia Energy’s country chief on the issue of an open-pit coalmine in the area. The blockade follows yesterday’s reported widespread vandalism and protests after Gary Lye, country director of Asia Energy, went to the area to meet company officials there. The...

Ctg Nursing College closes indefinitely

Chittagong Nursing College has been closed sine die amid a mass demonstration of students who were protesting against a low pass rate seen in the results published on Monday afternoon. The academic council made the announcement yesterday following the students' sit-in staged on the campus demanding review of the exam papers and resignation of the principal and a female teacher. Being frustrated at the results of different batches which showed 117 out of 257 succeeded, students besieged the principal's office in...

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