Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Violence, vandalism mark hartal

At least 15 people, including policemen, were injured and vehicles vandalised in Dhaka and other parts of the country during the nationwide hartal enforced by Jamaat-e-Islami on Monday. Jamaat had called the shutdown in protest against the punishment meted out to three of its three leaders for contempt of court by the International Crimes

Sporadic violence marks BNP hartal

The dawn-to-dusk hartal, called by the district unit of the BNP in Dhaka, passed off with stray incidents of violence on Wednesday. The Dhaka Metropolitan area was not under the purview of the general strike. At least 15 vehicles were vandalised and four torched. Fourteen BNP activists were arrested in Keraniganj, Dohar, Dhamrai, Savar and ... Read more

Posh hotels bear the brunt of political unrest

Guest occupancy drops sharply Hundred of foreigners mainly businessmen have vacated Dhaka with the beginning of yet another round of general strikes called by the mainstream opposition parties. City’s posh hotel operators told New Age that occupancy rate by the foreign guests and other events had reduced to half since last month.

18-party calls hartal for Wednesday, Thursday

BNP-led 18-party alliance called dawn-to-dusk hartal for May 8 and May 9 protesting what they said ‘killing of innocent Alems of Hefajat-e-Islam Bangladesh (HIB) in a massacre at Shapla Square in Motijheel by the law enforcers’. The decision to enforce the hartal was taken at a meeting of the alliance, chaired by the BNP chairperson ... Read more

Teen killed during hartal, magistrate hurt

A 14-year-old boy was killed and around 50 people, including a magistrate and three cops, were injured, in violence that marked the first half of the second day of the 36-hour nationwide hartal enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance. There were also reports of explosion of homemade bombs and police firing. Police said the teenager, ... Read more

Shun hartal for sake of business

Urge women entrepreneurs Women entrepreneurs have urged the country’s two main political leaders, prime minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia, to seat in dialogue for establishing peace and avoid hartal for the sake of business and economy of the country. They also called the highest policymakers of the two political

Stray incidents mark shutdown

The countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced on Sunday by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led opposition alliance in protest at the price hike of fuel oils partially disrupted life and businesses in the capital and other cities and towns. Police in riot gear used tear gas and rubber bullets to break up stray processions in the