Archive for: October 2013

18-party to stage countrywide protest rallies Thursday

REF:  The BNP-led 18-party alliance will stage countrywide rallies on Thursday protesting the killings and arrests of opposition leaders and activists and repression on them allegedly by the law enforcers and ruling party “cadres”.

Addressing a press briefing at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office on the 18-party’s 60-hour hartal that ended at 6pm on Tuesday, BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programme.
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First day hartal sees 5 dead

Ref: The first day of the 60-hour countrywide shutdown, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, was marked by incidents of violence, clashes, vandalism and crude bomb blasts across the country, leaving at least five people killed.

First day hartal sees 5 dead

First day hartal sees 5 dead

The five people — one BNP leader, a Swechchhasebak Dal leader, one Jubo League man, one Awami League activist and a Jamaat activist — were killed in violence in Faridpur, Jessore, Pirojpur, Bogra and Pabna districts during the hartal hours till 6pm on Sunday. Read more →

Fresh fears over strike

REF:  Bangladesh has passed an anxious day with the BNP and the Awami League taking an inflexible stand on the formation of the interim government to oversee the next parliamentary election.


A few casualties were reported from the districts, though capital Dhaka passed a relatively calm Friday.
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Don’t obey this regime after Oct 27: Khaleda Zia

REF: Sharply criticising the government for its misrule, opposition leader and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Friday said this government will be treated fully illegal from October 27.
“This fascist government has failed to do anything for country’s people because of its widespread corruption, incidents of forced disappearances and repression against its political opponents and mass arrest,” he told a mammoth rally at Suhrawardy Udyan.
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BNP rally at Suhrawardy Udyan

Source: BNP acting Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the 18-Party alliance will hold its rally at Suhrawardy Udyan on Friday in keeping with the conditions prescribed by police.
The decision was taken in a meeting of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and other senior leaders at her Gulshan office on Thursday night.
“We have decided to hold the rally at Suhrawardy Udyan from 2pm for the sake of peace and compromise (as per police conditions). We hope the government will provide full safety to people going to the rally,” Fakhrul said.
He warned that the government would be responsible if the ruling party men and the law enforcement agencies created disturbances or prevented anyone from joining the gathering. Read more →

Police nod for AL, BNP rallies in Chittagong

Source: Deputy Police Commissioner (Sadar) Masud-ul-Hasan told “We have notified both the parties about this by phone and will  have notified them in writing by tonight (Thursday).”
City Awami League  Joint General Secretary Ibrahim Hossain Babul told “We have been  allowed to hold our rally on Shaheed Minar premises at 3pm.”
“Both the  parties have been allowed to hold the rallies on the condition of not occupying  Laldighi ground on Friday,” he said.
City BNP General Secretary Shahdat  Hossain told “We have been allowed to hold our rally at Kazir  Deuri at 3pm on Friday.” Read more →

BSF member killed in Pakistan firing

Ref: Jammu: Pakistan troops resorted to heavy shelling at Indian positions at more than 30 locations along the International Border killing one BSF jawan and injuring six others a day after Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde reviewed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir, Zee News reported.
Heavy firing from the Pakistan side was reported late on Tuesday in the RS Pura and Pargawal sectors and continued for almost six hours throughout the night. Read more →

‘US spying on Merkel’s cell’

Ref: Germany has received information that US intelligence may be spying on the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called President Barack Obama to protest, her spokesman said yesterday.
The White House did not deny that US spies eavesdropped on her cellphone in the past but said Obama had assured Merkel that “the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor” her communications. Read more →

Hasina seeks vote for AL again

REF:   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina also ruling Awami League president, on Tuesday sought vote again for ‘Boat Symbol’ to continue the development of the country.
“We have to go a long way for development. No people in Bangladesh will suffer from hunger or live without shelter. We will fulfill demands of every people to build a developed and prosperous country by 2021,” she said.


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Tangail hartal underway amid violence

REF:  The dawn-to-dusk shutdown, called by district BNP, is underway in the district on Wednesday amid stray incidents of violence.
The party is marking the hartal protesting the arrest of former president of Jatiyotabadi Chhatra Dal Sultan Salahuddin Tuku.

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