Archive for: November 2010

Next programme after discussion: Delwar

Ref: Claiming the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal a success, the BNP secretary general has said the party will decide its next course of action after discussing with the allies.



Khandker Delwar Hossain on Tuesday at a press conference also claimed, “3000 leaders and activists of the party have been arrested – 700 during the hartal and 2,300 in last two days.”

More 2000 were injured on the hartal day, he added. Read more →

Bombs blast in front of BNP HQ

Ref: Two cocktails have exploded in front of the BNP headquarters at Naya Paltan, half an hour before the general strike ended.

So far, no casualties have been reported.Paltan Police Station officer-in-charge Shahidul Haque told that two bombs blasted around 5:30pm on Tuesday.The police was yet to identify who hurled the hand bombs.

SEC lifts suspension of 14 companies

Ref: The Securities and Exchange Commission has decided to lift ban on transaction of 14 issues and allowed them trade in the spot market.

SEC, at a regular meeting of the market monitoring cell on Tuesday, took the decision. Read more →

Ctg streets empty despite AL assurance

Ref: Even after repeated requests from port city Awami League leaders, city streets were relatively empty of motorised vehicles during the countrywide general strike called by the main opposition BNP.

For the last two days, city Awami League president A B M Mohiuddin Chowdhury and his followers have urged transport owners and workers to carry on normal operations during the general strike. They went as far as promising security for their vehicles and offering compensation in case of any damage occurring during hartal.
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Khaleda’s younger son Coco indicted for money laundering: his arrest warrant okayed

Ref: A Dhaka court Tuesday indicted ex-premier and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia’s younger son Arafat Rahman Coco and former shipping minister colonel Akbar Hossain’s son Ismail Hossain Simon on a charge of money laundering.

Judge Mozzamel Hossain of the special Judge Court-3 framed the charge against the two in absentia in response to a petition filed by special lawyer of the Anti-Corruption Commission Mosharaf Hossain Kazal.
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Bus set on fire

Ref: A bus has been set ablaze during an otherwise peaceful BNP called general strike that is being observed throughout the country.

A United Paribahan bus that plies on Mirpur-Sadarghat route was torched on Tuesday noon in front of the Victoria Park in Sutrapur area, Dhaka, reported correspondent from the spot.
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Khaleda’s contempt of court petition hearing not held

Ref: The hearing of the contempt of court petition by the opposition leader was not held as the operations of the Appellate Division bench was at a standstill.

In a briefing at his office on Tuesday, Attorney general Mahbubey Alam told journalists that “the chief justice has decided to not hold court operations as proceedings that are held without the justices and lawyer unable to come due to hartal usually have adverse effect on the trials.”
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Hartal being observed, 35 nabbed from BNP office area

Ref: A countrywide dawn-to dusk hartal called by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is being observed with scattered incidents.

Hartal being observed

Hartal being observed

Mannan Maruf, senior correspondent of banglanews told that Police picked up at least 35 BNP leaders, activists near BNP’s central office in the city’s Nayapolton while they were preparing to bring out procession.
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No gains for Egypt's Brotherhood

Ref: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, the largest opposition bloc in the outgoing parliament, said on Monday that it won no seats outright in the first round of a vote it said was rigged. It said a few candidates would stand in a run-off.

The Brotherhood is the main rival of the ruling National Democratic Party (NDP) in Sunday’s elections, and its candidates run as independents to skirt a ban on religious parties.
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BNP-called strike gets underway in Dhaka and elsewhere

Ref: The countrywide dawn-to-dusk general strike called by the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalis Party got underway Tuesday morning with spates of violence at various parts of the capital.

Police arrested at least 15 BNP activists from near the party’s Naya Paltan office in the morning as hundreds of strike organisers were preparing to bring out a procession, witnesses said.
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