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Countrywide Blockade: Day 19

Countrywide blockade called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies has stepped in 19th day with the call for 36 hours general strike. Arson attack and vandalism by the supporters of blockade still remain a massive threat for the general people as well as the law enforcers.

Government will fall by Feb 13: pro-BNP lawyer

Lawyers' leader Zainul Abedin has expressed the hope that the government will step down before Feb 13 in the wake of anti-government protests by the BNP-led coalition.

FBCCI to hold rallies against political unrest

The leaders of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) have once again decided to hold a countrywide rallies on February 8 against political instability.

Where is the rule of law?

The disconnection of power supply to the Gulshan office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has been termed a violation of law and human rights.

Mosaddek Ali Falu arrested

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia’s adviser Mosaddek Ali Falu has been detained on Sunday evening. Police detained Falu at 7:55pm when he was coming out from the party’s chairperson’s Gulshan office in Dhaka.

No SSC exam on hartal days

The government has decided not to take Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations during hartal days.

10,000 people put to suffer

Around 10,000 people of Gulshan-2 area were affected by the suspension of mobile services at BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's office yesterday, according to industry officials.

BNP joint secretary general Rizvi arrested

Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) picked up BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi from a house at Baridhara in the city early Saturday.

Power supply to Khaleda’s office cut

Power supply to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s Gulshan political office has been disconnected early Saturday, said the BNP chief's press wing official Shamsuddin Didar.

Amnesty Int'l against use of excessive force

Amnesty International has condemned Bangladesh government's move to use “excessive police force” for tackling the violence from the ongoing blockade enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

14-party urges joint forces to get tough on saboteurs

The AL-led 14-party combine yesterday urged law enforcement agencies to take a stern stand against saboteurs active during the non-stop blockade enforced across the country by the BNP-led 20-party alliance

Comilla Chhatra League leader robs Taiwanese businessman

Police in Comilla are looking for a Chhatra League leader accused of leading a gang to coerce a Taiwanese businessman into giving money on Wednesday.

Khaleda mourning, skips court hearing

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia today skipped a Dhaka court's hearing on the Zia Charitable Trust and Zia Orphanage Trust graft cases citing her mental state following the death of her younger son Arafat Rahman Koko.

Truck helper killed as truck torched in Chandpur

A truck helper was killed as miscreants hurled a petrol bomb at a truck at Ghosherhat on Chandpur-Comilla road on Wednesday night.

Do whatever needed to stop violence

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday ordered the police to take whatever steps necessary to stop the ongoing violence in the country.

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