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Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

Hartal peaceful in Dhaka

BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal (shutdown) in 11 districts, including Dhaka, is underway peacefully in the capital with no major untoward incident reported. No picketing was reported from the districts till filing of this report at 10:30am. For the capital, the hartal has been called for 24 hours on top of the countrywide blockade of the 20-party combine that entered 24th day today. In Dhaka city, public vehicles were seen with buses of Motijheel, Gulistan, Jatrabari, Sayedabad, Gulshan, Uttara and Mirpur routes plying on roads. Private cars were also seen plying...

Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today skipped a Dhaka court's hearing on the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases citing her mental state following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko. After accepting two adjournment petitions filed by the defence, Judge Abu Ahmed Jamadar of the Special Judge Court-3 fixed...

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

36 madrasa youths held in Dhaka

Police detained at least 36 youths from a dormitory of a madrasa in Mir Hazaribagh of Dhaka early today ahead of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s hartal. They are all students of Tamirul Millat Kamil Madrasa, said Dr Abu Eusuf, vice principal of the educational institution. “Twelve among them are candidates of Dakhil tests, equivalent...

Ershad joins token mass hunger strike

Ershad joins token mass hunger strike

Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad today joined a token mass hunger strike organised by his party in front of its Kakrail office in Dhaka today to protest against the ongoing “violent politics”. The party is also demanding settlement of the current political crisis through a dialogue between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP...

Govt auditors take bribe up to Tk 5 lakh

Govt auditors take bribe up to Tk 5 lakh

Auditors of the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General (OCAG) take at least Tk 10,000 to Tk 5 lakh as bribes while conducting audit, according to a research of the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB). Candidates have to pay between Tk 3 lakh and Tk 5 lakh to get a job as auditors, junior auditors...

Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

Zubair murder verdict Feb 4

A Dhaka court will deliver its verdict in Jahangirnagar University student Zubair Ahmed murder case on February 4. On completion of the arguments from the prosecution and defence, Judge ABM Nizamul Haque of the Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 fixed the date for the delivery of the judgment. The court also cancelled the bail of seven, out...

Hartal in capital, 11 districts tomorrow

Hartal in capital, 11 districts tomorrow

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 24-hour hartal in the capital from 6:00am tomorrow and a dawn-to-dusk shutdown in 11 districts including Dhaka protesting cases against BNP chief Khaleda Zia and remand of the party’s acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The call for hartal in the capital came shortly after announcement...

6 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere

6 vehicles torched in Dhaka, elsewhere

At least six vehicles were torched in Dhaka and elsewhere across the country today on the 23rd day of the BNP-led 20-party alliance’s nonstop blockade. In Dhaka, miscreants set fire to a bus of Everest Paribahan near Golap Shah Mazar at Gulistan around 8:00pm, officials at Fire Service and Civil Defence told The Daily...

Army denies permission to bury Koko at its Banani graveyard

Army denies permission to bury Koko at its Banani graveyard

Bangladesh Army today denied permission to bury Arafat Rahman Koko, younger son of former president and BNP founder Ziaur Rahman, at its Banani graveyard in Dhaka. The family is now planning for burial of Koko, who died of cardiac arrest in Kuala Lumpur three days ago, somewhere else but is yet to disclose the...

Fakhrul on 3-day remand in arson case

Fakhrul on 3-day remand in arson case

A Dhaka court today placed BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on a three-day remand in a case filed for torching a vehicle of public administration ministry in Dhaka on December 28 last year. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh passed the order after Sub-inspector of Paltan Police Station Enayet Karim,...

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