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Manna’s family files general diary

Manna’s family files general diary

Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna’s family this afternoon filed a general diary with Banani Police Station hours after detectives denied picking him up. Begum Sultana, a sister-in-law of Manna, stated in the GD that though a group of plainclothes men, identifying themselves as detectives, picked up Manna from a Banani residence but the Detective Branch of Police denied it. Manna is missing and his mobile phone is switched off since then, Sub-Inspector Farida Pervin of Banani police station quoted from the GD.  “A number of people in several vehicles...

Unrest for another week and retailers will shutter shops

Retailers have threatened to shut all shops across the country if the political parties do not put a lid on the violence by next week. “What kind of movement it is that kills innocent people? We are on the verge of bankruptcy owing to the last 19 days of violent politics,” SA Kader Kiron, chairman of Bangladesh Dokan Malik Samity, a platform of shop owners, said yesterday at a press briefing in the capital. Hardly any customer comes although the shops...

BNP violence will be dealt with iron hand

BNP violence will be dealt with iron hand

BNP will be given a befitting reply if they resort to violence and vandalism in the name of movement, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader told the 67th founding anniversary rally of Bangladesh Chhatra League yesterday, which caused immense sufferings to commuters in the capital.  Surprisingly, police at the Matsya Bhaban intersection blocked...

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...

Vessel Movement Thru' Sundarbans

BIWTA to revive original route

BIWTA to revive original route

It took the Southern Star-7 disaster for the BIWTA to wake up and hurry with the dredging of Mongla-Ghasiakhali channel and restore the navigability on the original route for commercial vessels. Vessels were using an alternative route via the Shela river through the Sundarbans for over a decade as the channel lost its navigability....

13 hurt, 3 held after cops maul DU entry seekers

13 hurt, 3 held after cops maul DU entry seekers

At least 13 were injured and three detained after police used water cannon and batons to maul Dhaka University second-time admission seekers in Shahbagh today. Admission seekers assembled at the TSC intersection at DU campus around 11:30am and began a march towards the Prime Minister’s Office to hand a memo, witnesses said. Policemen charged batons...

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

Avoid grouping, get united, Khaleda tells BNP men

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today called upon her party men to shun the path of grouping and get united for launching a movement against the government. “The countrymen have been annoyed by the misdeeds of the illegal government and they will remove it from the power by giving a mass beating,” she said while...

Hold dialogue or face movement: Khaleda Zia

Hold dialogue or face movement: Khaleda Zia

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has threatened that she would wage a harsher movement against the ‘Sheikh Hasina-led illegal government’ if it does not arrange immediate talks for an inclusive general election. “We have given 10-month to the ‘Sheikh Hasina led illegal government’ for dialogue but it did not pay any heed. We won't do...

Khaleda to visit 4 dists in Oct, Nov

Khaleda to visit 4 dists in Oct, Nov

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia is scheduled to visit four districts during the months of October and November to garner public support in favour of the party's demand for an immediate election under a nonparty caretaker system. BNP-led 20-party alliance will arrange four rallies in Nilphamari and Natore on October 23 and 30, the party’s...

Language Movement Hero Abdul Matin's Death

Nation mourns

President Abdul Hamid, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, and different politicians and organisations have expressed their condolences at the death of Language Movement hero Abdul Matin. Matin, 88, breathed his last at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) yesterday morning. Hamid, who is currently in Saudi Arabia, in his message said the nation has lost a legend of the Language Movement. In a similar message, Sheikh Hasina termed Matin's demise “the end of a living history.” “The first step for the independence of the...

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