Saturday, 02 Jul, 2022


Countrywide hartal underway

DHAKA: The main opposition BNP and its allies Sunday staged a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal, the first major political move against the seventeen-month-old Awami League government, amid strong picketing in some areas and mass arrests.Vehicles, bar a few buses and manually driven

Ex-minister Abbas held

DHAKA: Pickets from a procession hurled two petrol bombs towards security patrols amid mayhem after the arrest of ex-minister Mirza Abbas in the city’s Shahjahanpur area during Sunday’s hartal hours. After the major incident in the capital during the BNP-called countrywide general

Around 400 held in Capital

Dhaka: Police detained around 400 people from different areas in the capital Sunday. Of them, on-duty police sub-inspector Shahadat said, five including Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal convener of Jagannath University Golam Mowla Shahin, were arrested from Victoria Park area in the morning.

Unbearable situation prevails in the country: Fakhrul

DHAKA: Opposition BNP’s senior joint-secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Saturday said that an “unbearable” situation is now prevailing in the country for “unrelenting repression” by the government on the party’s activists and leaders. “People can get rid of this

Opposition leaders assigned to heading hartal picketing

DHAKA: The BNP-led four-party alliance Saturday selected 112 spots in the capital for picketing to enforce Sunday’s general strike. Also, the top leaders of the allied parties were assigned to lead picketing on the designated spots. The spots were selected as part of their preparation

BNP leaders, activists arrested to foil hartal: Delwar

DHAKA: BNP Secretary-General Khandakar Delwar Hossain Saturday alleged that the police administration is out to foil Sunday’s hartal by arresting party leaders and activists.“Police are putting up barricades in different areas and raiding the houses of party activists so that they

Hartal exemptions: emergency services spared

DHAKA: The mass media, ambulances, emergency health service, corpse-carrying vehicles, fire service and power- water-gas suppliers’ vehicles are spared from Sunday’s shutdown called by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). A press release signed by joint-secretary-general of BNP Ruhul

BNP set for nationwide bandh tomorrow

DHAKA: The main opposition Bangladesh National Party (BNP) is set to observe its scheduled countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal on June 27.The party leaders and activists have already taken all-out preparation to make a “success” the first nationwide general strike by the mainstream

Khaleda warns govt against interfering with ÔÇÿhartalÔÇÖ

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia warned that the government would be held responsible if any unwanted situation arises through impeding the dawn-to-dusk hartal on June 27, as her minions in the party and allies prepared to enforce the shutdown.“We want to hold a

Khaleda to address press conference in afternoon

DHAKA: Opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia will address a press conference on Friday afternoon to unfold their plans in the context of country’s present state of affairs at her Gulshan office.BNP central office sources said the news conference would take pace at 4:30pm, as

BNP, allies meeting on Friday evening

DHAKA: Top leaders of the opposition four-party alliance will meet at Gulshan office of BNP chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia on Friday evening to fix their strategy ahead of June 27 hartal.Begum Zia will preside over the meeting where the top leaders of the alliance, including

Faruque killing in RU mayhem: 7 Shibir activists arrested

RAJSHAHI: Police arrested seven Islami Shibir activists from the Rajshahi University campus on Thursday evening in connection with the killing of Faruque, an activist of Chhatra League, during a recent mayhem at the varsity.The arrested Shibir men are Mezbah, Mamun, Shamin, Abdul Bari,

Government wonÔÇÖt spare any creative man, says Mirza

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP’s senior joint secretary-general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Thursday called upon the countrymen to make the 27 June hartal a success for what he said saving country’s independence and sovereignty.“The government will not allow any creative man to live.

Nationwide bandh June 27: BNP kicks off massive agitprop drive

DHAKA: The main opposition BNP kicked off massive mass-contact campaigns to drum up the scheduled June 27 dawn–to–dusk countrywide ‘hartal’, with central leaders lading agitprop groups in the capital.Under the warm-up move, leaders and activists are carrying out mass contact,

BCL leader receives stab injuries in Comilla

Comilla: Unknown assailants stabbed a local Chhatra League leader early Thursday in Dharmosagarpar area of Sadar upazila. Local sources told that a gang of 10/12 unidentified assailants attacked Ripon, former vice president of Comilla Polytechnic College Student

BNP activist succumbs to injury in Rangpur

RANGPUR: A BNP activist injured in a clash with a rival group in the party Tuesday centering council of Peerganj upazila unit succumbed to his injuries at Rangpur Medical College Hospital on Wednesday morning, hospital sources said.Mintu, 33, was injured Tuesday and he was undergoing

Finally no bar to holding muktijoddhasÔÇÖ polls as SC gives the go

DHAKA: The way to holding the Muktijoddha central command council election was finally cleared as the Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Wednesday gave the go-ahead.Chamber Judge SK Sinha gave his ruling upholding the High Court order disposing of a petition

Battle begins if government creates barriers in hartal: Mirza Fakhrul

DHAKA: Main opposition BNP’s Senior Joint Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir Wednesday warned the government that if anybody tried to obstruct hartal on June 27, battle would break out to break the barrier.  “BNP wants to observe the hartal peacefully. If anything wrong

Awami League founding anniversary being observed PM leads homage paying to Bangabandhu

DHAKA: Awami League faithful led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday morning placed wreaths at the portrait of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi as the country’s oldest party celebrated the 61st anniversary of its founding.  The

Helal-Matin panel declares election manifesto

DHAKA: The Helal-Matin panel Tuesday declared the election manifesto for Muktijoddha Sangsad election with the focus on 24 issues, including announcement of March 7 as ‘Freedom Fighters Day’ and increased government allowance for the freedom fighters.Their manifesto also includes