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    AL leader murder: Bandarban hartal ends peacefully

    The six-hour hartal enforced by Bandarban district Awami League protesting the murder of its leader ends peacefully.

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    Sound bursts used to thwart pro-hartal activists

    Sound bursts have been used to disperse pro-shutdown activists in Dhaka city, during a pro-left sponsored half-day hartal protesting retail power tariff hike. The hartal has had little observable effect on daily city life.

  • Power tariff hike: Left-leaning parties call hartal on Nov 30

    Left-leaning political parties call countrywide half-day hartal on November 30 protesting power tariff hike.

  • Jahangirnagar University main gate

    JU to hold C unit entry test tomorrow amid hartal

    The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have decided to continue the ongoing entry test tomorrow for the 2017-18 academic session amid the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal called by Jamaat-e-Islami.

  • Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal

    Jamaat calls hartal for Thursday

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Thursday protesting arrest and remand of its ameer and top eight other leaders.

  • After hartal, leftists threaten to besiege ministry

    After sponsoring a half-day shutdown in capital Dhaka; left-leaning political parties threaten to besiege the power ministry protesting the latest gas tariff hike.

  • Jamaat’s 24-hr hartal progressing peacefully

    The 24-hour countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami is progressing peacefully with very little hindrance to public life.

  • HSC exams deferred for Jamaat hartal

    As the Jamaat-e-Islami enforces a countrywide 24-hour hartal from 5:00am today over the execution of its chief Motiur

  • Tomorrow’s HSC exams moved to May 20 for hartal

    Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination scheduled for tomorrow is shifted to Friday, May 20, in view of the hartal sponsored by Jamaat-e-Islami.

  • 14 hurt in Mirpur AL infighting

    At least 14 people are injured in a clash between supporters of two ruling party lawmakers while bringing out an anti-hartal procession in Mirpur area of Dhaka.

  • 24-hr hartal underway, Jamaat man held

    An alleged activist of Jamaat-e-Islami was detained while trying to bring out a procession in Dhaka during the party-enforced 24-hour countrywide hartal.

  • HSC exams rescheduled for hartal

    The government reschedules the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations scheduled for Sunday due to the 24-hour hartal called by Jamaat-e-Islami.

  • Jamaat calls hartal for Sunday

    Jamaat-e-Islami has called a 24-hour countrywide hartal (shutdown) for Sunday after the Supreme Court upheld death penalty awarded to the party’s chief Motiur Rahman Nizami for his 1971 war crimes.

  • Dhaka traffic suffers in hartal

    Students’ blockade protesting the murder of Tonu at Shahbagh intersection, one of the major intersections in Dhaka, created acute traffic congestion in the capital.

  • Shahbagh blocked during students’ hartal for Tonu

    Student bodies blockade Dhaka's key intersection Shahbagh ‎to begin the countrywide hartal clamped protesting government's failure to arrest the killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Torch march for Tonu tomorrow, hartal the day after

    Students will march with torch tomorrow in favour of the countrywide hartal on April 25 protesting government’s failure to catch the killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Tonu killing: HC bench drops plea for judicial enquiry

    For the second time in two days, a High Court bench drops a writ petition that sought a judicial enquiry into the murder of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu.

  • Hartal progresses in Thanchi over killing of 3 cattle traders

    The daylong hartal, enforced by Bangali Byabasaye, an organisation of businesspeople from Bengali settlers, protesting the killing of three cattle traders, who were kidnapped by miscreants here on Friday, is going on peacefully in Thanchi upazila.

  • Tonu killing: Students threaten hartal Apr 25

    Students have threatened a half-day countrywide hartal for April 25 if killers of Comilla college student Sohagi Jahan Tonu are not arrested. Also, they have threatened to pull down the government if it remains indifferent in regard to serving justice for Tonu – the girl who was found dead near Comilla cantonment on March 20.

  • Jamaat withdraws hartal after Islam retained as state religion

    Jamaat-e-Islami withdraws countrywide hartal after the High Court rejects a writ that challenged legality of Islam as state religion of Bangladesh.

  • Jamaat calls hartal today

    The Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday called for a dawn-to-dusk “peaceful” hartal for today to protest “the conspiracy against Islam's status as the state religion in the constitution”.

  • Jamaat calls countrywide hartal tomorrow

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal tomorrow alleging that move is on to abandon Islam as state religion.

  • Fakhrul, 32 others charged with arson

    Paltan police yesterday pressed charges against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and 32 others in a case filed in connection with torching a vehicle in January last year.

  • Jamaat hartal ends peacefully

    The daylong countrywide hartal (shutdown) sponsored by the Jamaat-e-Islami ended without reports of any significant occurrence anywhere in Bangladesh. In Dhaka metropolitan, despite a marginally thinner traffic, all public and private transport services are plying the streets as usual.

  • BGB deployed in Dhaka

    A total of 14 platoons Border Guard Bangladesh members have been deployed in Dhaka city to avert any untoward incident ahead of Jamaat enforced tomorrow’s hartal.

  • Jamaat calls hartal tomorrow over Quasem verdict

    Jamaat calls countrywide hartal for tomorrow over the Supreme Court ruling upholding death penalty of its leader Mir Quasem for war crimes.

  • JP observing hartal peacefully in Rangpur

    Jatiya Party (JP) observes a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Rangpur city protesting an attack on SM Yasir, member secretary of the city unit of JP.

  • JP hartal in Rangpur city Thursday

    Jatiya Party (JP) will enforce a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Rangpur city on Thursday demanding immediate arrest of those attacked the party’s city unit leader SM Yasir.

  • Asset now burden

    Over the past few days, The Daily Star published a series of reports on ordeals of the victims of mindless violence in the name of politics between January 5 and April 5 last year. Lives perished, people were crippled, families torn apart and dreams shattered in the 91 days of brutality that shook the nation to its core. In the last part of the series, we today will tell you the story of a victim who is living a life no one wants.

  • Impossible to forget

    For 91 days from January 5 to April 5 last year, there was hardly a single day when innocent people were not burnt to death or injured in arson attacks on public transports.