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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.

Rizvi on 3-day fresh remand

A Dhaka court on Tuesday remanded BNP joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed for three days in a case lodged for vandalising and setting fire to a vehicle.

Mostafizur Rahman, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate granted three day remand as police pleaded for 5-day remand for the BNP leader. Earlier, on January 30, Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested him from Baridhara area in the capital.

20-party calls 24-hr hartal from 6:00m Thursday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance on Tuesday called a 24-hour nationwide hartal, excluding Dhaka and Chittagong cities, from 6:00am on Thursday demanding the return of missing BNP joint secretary general Salahuddin Ahmed and other alliance leaders to their families unharmed.

Wealthiest mayoral contender Mirza Abbas and his cases

Among the heavyweight mayoral aspirants in Dhaka South City Corporation, BNP leader Mirza Abbas is the richest and also the one with the most number of cases against him.

AL-backed candidates win municipality polls in Chandupr, Faridpur

Awami League-backed candidates won the mayoral elections in Chandpur and Madhukhali municipalities in Faridpur held on Sunday.

Blogger Washikur hacked to death: 2 suspects detained

Blogger Washiqur Rahman has been hacked to death in the capital's Dipika Mosque Lane in the Tejgaon area. Tejgaon Industrial Police OC Salauddin confirmed the about the death. The incident happened just a month after the murder of secular blogger and science writer Avijit Roy.

48hrs nationwide hartal from Monday

BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 48-hour nationwide hartal from tomorrow demanding what it said return of BNP leader Salahuddin Ahmed and other missing leaders.

Ruling alliance moves to Plan B

BNP’s announcement of joining the April city polls has let the ruling Awami League alliance to shift to Plan B, which is primarily to ensure there is just one candidate for all posts including that of mayors.

Manjur submits nomination form

Outgoing mayor of Chittagong City Corporation M Manjur Alam has submitted his nomination form.

Sayeed Khokon submits nomination form

Sayeed Khokon, son of first elected mayor of Dhaka city Mohoammad Hanif, has submitted his nomination paper to contest in the upcoming Dhaka South City Corporation elections.

Body of rail minister’s brother found in Dhanmondi Lake

The body of ABM Abdul Latif, brother of Railways Minister Mujibul Haque, was found floating in Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka this morning.

Abbas, Ripon take nomination forms for Dhaka South, Manjur for Ctg

Three mayoral aspirants from opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Friday collected nomination papers apparently giving a broad hint of participation in the polls to three city corporations in Dhaka and Chittagong set for April 28.

Eliminate terrorism, PM to law enforcement agencies

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday directed the law enforcement agencies, including Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), to work with utmost sincerity to eliminate terrorism as her government will not tolerate any terrorist act on Bangladesh soul.

BNP delaying decision for ‘strategic reasons’

The Bangladesh Nationalist Party is inching closer towards contesting the upcoming three city corporation elections but avoiding an early announcement for ‘strategic’ reasons, although a section in the party has reservations about joining the polls, the party leaders said.

IGP again denies arresting Salahuddin

Inspector General of Police (IGP) AKM Shahidul Haque today again denied the arrest of BNP Joint Secretary General Salahuddin Ahmed, also a former state minister for communications.

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