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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.

Farabi confesses blogging connection with Avijit

Farabi Shafiur Rahman confessed to had blog related connection with murdered writer-blogger Avijit Roy. At a press briefing Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) claimed that, the two had accounts in same blog and used to exchange debates on various issues.

Avijit Murder: Key suspect Farabi arrested

Farabi Shafiur Rahman, the prime suspect in the murder case of writer-blogger Avijit Roy, been arrested today. A team of Rapid Action Battalion picked him up from Jatrabari bus stand area of Dhaka around 5:30 in the morning.

Police pulled out from Khaleda residence

The government Sunday night pulled out the police personnel engaged in ensuring security around BNP chairperson’s Gulshan residence.

Search warrant for Khaleda office

A Dhaka court has executed a warrant to search the Gulshan political office of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia after police said there could be explosives and fugitives there.

Remain alert to protect constitution: Prime Minister

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday asked the armed forces to always remain alert like other forces of the country to protect the sacred constitution and maintain the continuation of democracy braving any threat.

UGC to press for classes during hartal

The University Grants Commission has decided to issue directives to the vice-chancellors of all public and private universities to continue their classes and hold exams.

Big dev progs to be kept out of political trouble

As the political instability goes on, the government has decided to adopt policy strategies in different ministries to keep the implementation of the development programmes, including the eight fast-track projects, uninterrupted in any way.

Crisis needs to be addressed internally

Expressing concern over the ongoing violence in Bangladesh, the US has said it was important for Bangladesh government to provide space for peaceful political opposition to exist and to create inclusive political processes.

Threats of sedition charges do not scare me: Dr Kamal

Replying to the remark of Prime Minister's ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy that he be tried for 'treason', Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain on Friday said he does not care about the threat of any sedition charge.

BNP-Jamaat not capable of toppling govt: Hanif

Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Mahbub-Ul-Alam Hanif on Saturday said people of the country know very well that parties like BNP and Jamaat will not be able to topple the present AL-led government.

Hartal extended to another 72-hours

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a fresh 72-hour nationwide hartal from Sunday 6am, condemning the killing of opposition members in the name of crossfire, protesting the mass arrests, and calling for restoration of democracy and voting rights.

Argentina set to dissolve intelligence agency

Argentina's Congress has approved a bill to scrap the country's intelligence agency.

2 JCD central leaders held with 20 firebombs

A team of Detective Branch (DB) of police picked up JCD central unit assistant organising secretary Md Zakir Hossain and assistant general secretary Mrinal Kanti Das from Kalyanpur of Dhaka city around 8:00pm yesterday.

Chhagalnaiya land office set ablaze

Miscreants torched a local land office at Radhanagar in Chhagalnaiya upazila early Thursday, the fifth day of the fresh 120-hour nationwide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance alongside its ongoing countrywide indefinite transport blockade.

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