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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.

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.

Dudu on 2-day remand in arson case

A Dhaka court today placed Shamsuzzaman Dudu, an adviser to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, on a two-day remand in a case filed for torching vehicles in the capital.

Anti-sabotage volunteer crushed to death by train in Sirajganj

A man was crushed to death by a train at Chawlk Shahbajpur in Kamarkhand upazila on Tuesday night while he was working as a volunteer to prevent acts of sabotage by blockaders targeting rail tracks.

BNP blames PM for not allowing Koko’s burial at Military Graveyard

BNP on Tuesday blamed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the denial of permission to bury BNP chairperson’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko at Banani Military Graveyard.

ACC moves to revive Gatco case against Khaleda

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has moved to revive the Gatco corruption case against Khaleda Zia, under which the BNP chairperson and 22 others were accused of illegally causing losses worth Tk1,000 crore to the state exchequer.

Koko’s body lands at Shahjalal Airport

The flight carrying the body of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Koko landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport around 11:45am today (Tuesday).

Fakhrul on 3-day remand

A Dhaka court has granted three-day remand to BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir in a case filed with Paltan police station for torching vehicles and preventing police from discharging their duties.

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