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  • Donald Trump

    Trump says solution to shutdown impasse ‘so simple’

    With the government mired in shutdown week four, President Donald Trump rejected a short-term legislative fix and dug in for more combat, declaring he would “never ever back down.”

  • US in longest govt shutdown

    The US government shutdown that has left 800,000 federal employees without salaries as a result of President Donald Trump's row with Democrats over building a Mexico border wall entered a record 22nd day Saturday.

  • Trump renews threat over wall

    President Donald Trump, facing the prospect within days of the longest US government shutdown in history, was considering declaring a national emergency that would likely escalate a policy dispute with Democrats over his proposed US-Mexico border wall into a court test of presidential power.

  • Cases filed against BNP men as they committed crimes: PM

    Responding to BNP's allegation of facing too many cases, PM Hasina said that cases have been filed as they had committed such crimes adding that those who burnt people to death in the name of movement must be punished.

  • Superstore owners keep shutter down protesting ‘harassment’

    Owners of nearly 100 superstores keep their shutter down in Dhaka and other parts of the country since this morning, protesting “harassment through implementation of discriminatory policy and misuse of law”.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jamaat hartal: Normal life in Dhaka, elsewhere

    Jamaat’s dawn-to-dusk hartal protesting death penalty of its chief and war criminal Motiur Rahman Nizami is underway across the country without any difference. There is no report of any untoward incident anywhere in Dhaka or other parts of the country when this report was last filed.

  • Jamaat hartal tomorrow

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls countrywide hartal for tomorrow after the apex court upheld death penalty for its chief Motiur Rahman Nizami.

  • Cops fire on Shibir procession in Sylhet, none hurt

    Police open fire to disperse a procession brought out by Islami Chhatra Shibir activists in Sylhet city during the Jamaat-e-Islami-enforced countrywide daylong hartal.

  • Jamaat calls hartal for Thursday

    Jamaat-e-Islami calls a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal (shutdown) for tomorrow protesting Supreme Court’s rejection of party secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed’s plea to review its ruling upholding his death penalty for war crimes.

  • Anwar, Tariqul, Mintoo, Aman get bail in 56 cases

    The High Court grants anticipatory bail to BNP leaders MK Anwar, Tariqul Islam, Abdul Awal Mintoo and Amanullah Aman in 56 separate arson and vandalism cases.

  • People defy Jamaat hartal

    Despite a 24-hour countrywide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami across the country, Dhaka city dwellers came out in streets and performed their daily jobs as usual today.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    HC bail for BNP’s Rafiqul in 7 cases

    The High Court grants four-week anticipatory bail to BNP leader Rafiqul Islam Mia in seven criminal cases.

  • 4 vehicles torched in Ctg, Gazipur

    Alleged pickets torch and vandalise four vehicles in Chittagong and Gazipur during the countrywide daylong hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami.

  • 4 arson victims die at DMCH

    Four including three of the nine who suffered severe burns in the mindless petrol bomb attack on a truck in Magura succumbed to their injuries at DMCH

  • BNP declares demo seeking Salahuddin’s return

    Dhaka city unit of BNP will bring out processions at all thanas and wards in the capital on Saturday demanding return of missing BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed

  • Hartal extended till 6am Friday

    BNP-led 20-party alliance has extended its countrywide hartal till 6:00am Friday demanding return of BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed who remains missing since March 10

  • Another spell of 72-hr hartal from tomorrow

    BNP-led 20-party alliance calls 72-hour fresh hartal from 6am tomorrow protesting "arrest of BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed", says the alliance's press statement

  • Movement to continue: Khaleda

    BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia once again announces that the ongoing movement will continue until its ultimate goal is achieved

  • Khaleda to brief media tomorrow

    BNP chief Khaleda Zia to brief the media tomorrow on the ongoing situation of the country

  • Govt showing utmost patience: PM

    Terming Khaleda Zia as the leader of the militants, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina says that the BNP chief would have to face punishment for getting people killing in petrol bombs attacks.

  • 2 Juba League men killed in Natore, Bogra

    Two Jubo League activists have been killed by undefined attackers in separate incidents in Natore and Bogra

  • 3 hurt in Dhaka bomb blasts

    3 people, including a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader, were injured in separate crude bomb blasts in Dhaka

  • Chapainawabganj arson victim dies

    A truck helper, who suffered burns in an arson attack on a truck in Chapainawabganj, dies at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital.

  • 5 JCD men held at DU

    Detectives detained five activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) on Dhaka University campus for their alleged attempt to bring out a procession supporting the ongoing hartal and blockade .

  • 20-party threatens fresh hartal from Sunday

    The BNP-led 20-party alliance has once again threatened to enforce a fresh shutdown from Sunday if its demands including holding elections under a nonparty administration are not fulfilled.

  • 2 hurt in 14-party rally blasts

    Two people were injured in crude bomb explosions during a rally of the ruling Awami League-led 14-party alliance at Hazaribaghin Dhaka.

  • Rizvi on fresh remand

    A Dhaka court granted a fresh two-day remand for BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed in an arson case filed with Mirpur Police Station