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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.

12 BNP, Jamaat men held in city

Police arrested 12 leaders and activists of BNP and Jamaat for ‘sabotage plan’ from different places of the city during the ongoing drive till this (Friday) morning.

Khoka, Manna charged with sedition

Police have brought sedition charges against Nagorik Oikya chief Mahmudur Rahman Manna and BNP leader Sadeque Hossain Khoka.

Militants prefer buffers to save their leaders

Detectives suspect that Islamist militant organisations, especially the notorious Ansarullah Bangla Team, have been using “sleeper cells” or “cut outs” for killing missions, to keep their leaders from incriminating themselves.

Farabi commends Avijit murder

On the first day of a 10-day remand Shafiur Rahman Farabi yesterday denied his involvement in the killing of writer-blogger Avijit Roy but welcomed the murder.

Anxious ALRC writes to UNHRC about Bangladesh

Asian Legal Resource Centre is concerned as freedom of expression, assembly, and human rights activism is Bangladesh under serious threat. They expressed their concern in a written submission to the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Survey on units using flammable chemicals begins

The government started a survey on factories that use flammable products and chemicals, and operate without having licence through inspecting three establishments in the Old Dhaka area on Monday.

Kamaruzzaman files review petition

Condemned war criminal Muhammad Kamaruzzaman filed a review petition with the Supreme Court today, the last day of lodging the petition against its verdict that upheld his death penalty for his crimes against humanity in 1971.

18 burnt as bus, truck torched in Kishoreganj, C’nawabganj

Separate arson attacks on a bus in Kishoreganj and a truck in Chapainawabganj left 18 people burnt on Wednesday night, on the fourth day of another 120-hour spell of nationwide hartal, enforced by the BNP-led 20-party alliance.

Khaleda 'fugitive'

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has lost her right to defend herself in the two corruption cases for now, as a Dhaka court has declared her a fugitive in the cases.

Action against Khaleda according to court order: PM

Government will take actions as per court directives against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.

Police takes Rizvi for remand again

BNP joint general secretary Ruhul Kabir Rijvi has been taken to 2 days remand again. The case was filed in Mirpur police station under special power act.

Hasina for strong unity of Muslim Ummah

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday laid emphasis on the strong unity of the Muslim Ummah for its own development, peace and prosperity.

Khaleda’s son Koko's chehlum today

The Chehlum for Khaleda Zia’s youngest son Arafat Rahman Koko is being held at the BNP chief's Gulshan political office in the capital on Wednesday.

Ctg courts to keep open on hartal day

Breaking the 26-year-long tradition, lawyers of Chittagong courts agreed yesterday to participate in court activities during hartal hours from today.

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