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In pictures: A look back at Bangladesh’s deadliest industrial tragedy

April 24 is a date that should not be and cannot be ever obliterated from our memory. Rana Plaza collapsed on the morning of a hot summer day, on April 24, 2013. At least 1,136 people, mostly garment workers, were killed and over 2,500 others injured in the deadliest garment factory disaster in history as the nine-storey building came crashing down in Savar.

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Govt okays import of 19,400-tonne potatoes

The agriculture ministry has started issuing permits to importers to bring potatoes to control prices

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AL ‘slyly crafted attack’ to crush people’s aspiration: Moyeen

BNP standing committee member Abdul Moyeen Khan today said the "cold-blooded' attack on BNP rally was "slyly crafted" by the government in a bid to crush people's aspiration for the restoration of democracy in the country

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Govt devised ‘master plan’ to attack BNP rally: Fakhrul

The BNP yesterday alleged that the government drew up a “master plan” to attack its rally after witnessing the enormous gathering.

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At least 17 journos hurt

At least 17 journalists were injured during clashes in the capital yesterday and several of them were reportedly attacked by BNP men.

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BNP rally foiled amid violence

Downtown Dhaka turned into a battlefield yesterday as BNP activists and police clashed, leading to the death of a policeman and a ward-level BNP leader.

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3 buses torched in a span of 12 minutes

The buses were torched in Kalshi, Hemayetpur, Gazipur from 9:18pm to 9:30pm

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Fire truck torched in Shahjahanpur

A fire engine of Fire Service and Civil Defence was torched in Dhaka's Shahjahanpur area this evening

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BNP-cops clash: 9 detained at Nightingale intersection

Police detained nine people from the Nightingale intersection in the capital’s Bijoynagar area this afternoon following a clash between police and BNP activists

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Kakrail Intersection: Clash between police and BNP activists

A clash broke out between police and BNP leaders and activists in Dhaka's Kakrail area today. After the clash, the government deployed BGB in the area

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AL announces countrywide 'peace rallies'

The ruling Awami League announced today that the party will hold "peace rallies" across the country tomorrow.

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Arsonists torch vehicles, BRTC depot rooms in Kamalapur

Unidentified mobs set fire to a bus, a pickup truck and several rooms of the BRTC bus depot in Kamalapur this afternoon

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Police constable killed in clash with BNP

A police constable died of injuries suffered during today's clash between law enforcers and BNP activists in the capital's Fakirapool, said police

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In pictures: Dhaka streets turn violent

A compilation of photos from the clashes that occurred today during rallies by AL, BNP, and Jamaat in Dhaka

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BNP calls countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal after rally foiled

BNP has called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for tomorrow protesting "police action" on the party leaders and activists in Dhaka's Kakrail area

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Rajarbagh police hospital’s ambulance torched

One or more ambulances of Rajarbagh Central Police Hospital were torched on the hospital premises this afternoon

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BNP rally brought to abrupt halt after police attacks Nayapaltan venue

Police forcefully cleared BNP men from the BNP rally venues at Nayapaltan around 3:00pm by firing sound grenade, tear shell and charging batons.

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BNP’s grand rally starts at Nayapaltan

BNP started its grand rally in front of the party's Nayapaltan headquarters this afternoon to press home their one-point demand

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