Hartal

Politics of Fire

Let the truth be known: no one has any idea what’s going to happen to Bangladeshi politics.

This website tells you if there will be 'oborodh' tomorrow

istomorrowhartal.com, a 2015 website that offers timely information on hartals (strikes) and blockades in Bangladesh, has resurfaced again in 2023 in midst of the ongoing blockades. The service was initially set up during a period of frequent hartals by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and has recently updated its offerings to include information on the latest blockades by the same party.

BNP's options after the Oct 28 rally

There is no doubt that the country is heading towards a long-drawn confrontational politics ahead of the election.

Events of October 28 / Where do we go from here?

In Dhaka, the designated streets occupied by BNP looked like a battlefield.

7 foreign missions urge restraint following two days of violence

At least seven foreign missions in Bangladesh have issued a statement calling on all stakeholders to exercise restraint, refrain from violence and work together to create the conditions for free, fair, participatory and peaceful elections.

Compromise, not violence, must be the way out

Saturday’s violence may only be a premonition of much worse days to come

Hartal underway amid arson attacks

No long-distance buses left or entered Dhaka since morning.

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.

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.

November 8, 2023
November 8, 2023

Politics of Fire

Let the truth be known: no one has any idea what’s going to happen to Bangladeshi politics.

November 7, 2023
November 7, 2023

This website tells you if there will be 'oborodh' tomorrow

istomorrowhartal.com, a 2015 website that offers timely information on hartals (strikes) and blockades in Bangladesh, has resurfaced again in 2023 in midst of the ongoing blockades. The service was initially set up during a period of frequent hartals by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and has recently updated its offerings to include information on the latest blockades by the same party.

November 4, 2023
November 4, 2023

BNP's options after the Oct 28 rally

There is no doubt that the country is heading towards a long-drawn confrontational politics ahead of the election.

October 31, 2023
October 31, 2023

Where do we go from here?

In Dhaka, the designated streets occupied by BNP looked like a battlefield.

October 30, 2023
October 30, 2023

7 foreign missions urge restraint following two days of violence

At least seven foreign missions in Bangladesh have issued a statement calling on all stakeholders to exercise restraint, refrain from violence and work together to create the conditions for free, fair, participatory and peaceful elections.

October 29, 2023
October 29, 2023

Compromise, not violence, must be the way out

Saturday’s violence may only be a premonition of much worse days to come

October 29, 2023
October 29, 2023

Hartal underway amid arson attacks

No long-distance buses left or entered Dhaka since morning.

May 26, 2019
May 26, 2019

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.

November 30, 2017
November 30, 2017

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.

November 23, 2017
November 23, 2017

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.

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