Violence claims 3 more lives

Spate of transport arsons leave scores injured, spread panic in cityAt least two more arson victims died in hospital and an auto-rickshaw driver was killed after a truck rammed the three-wheeler while trying to escape a petrol-bomb attack on Friday, the 18th day of the blockade enforced by the BNP-led alliance.

Blanket arrests panic anti-govt protesters

Wholesale arrests and alleged targeted killings by the law enforcement agencies, since they began a joint drive instilled fear and panic among anti-government protesters in their strongholds.

Arson marks first day of hartal

Blockade continuesA woman in Barisal and three other people in Feni received burn injuries in petrol bomb attacks, as incidents of arson, vandalism and petrol and crude bomb explosions marked the first day of the 48-hour general strike called by the BNP-led alliance on Wednesday.

Over 7000 arrested during blockade

The government on Wednesday disclosed that a total 7,015 people, most of them activists of Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami, have been so far arrested in connection with violence across the country during the ongoing blockade.

JCD leader killed in ‘gunfight’ after DB picks him up

Detectives picked up a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader, who was later killed in a ‘gunfight’ in the capital’s Khilgaon early Tuesday, a day after a Jamaat-e-Islami-backed ward councillor was killed in the capital in the same fashion.

Arson attack marks blockade; hartal underway in Dhaka, Khulna

At least six persons were injured in a bus arson in Barisal early Wednesday during the countrywide non-stop blockade enforced by Bangladesh Nationalist party-led alliance.

BNP-led alliance’s countrywide blockade enters day 16

The countrywide indefinite transport blockade enforced by the Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance entered the 16th day on Tuesday, reports United News of Bangladesh.

Blockade to continue: Khaleda

Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Monday iterated that the ongoing countrywide ‘peaceful’ blockade would continue until further announcement and an atmosphere was created to ‘return the people’s voting rights’.

Former lawmaker Nadim Mostafa detained in city

The Rapid Action Battalion detained former lawmaker of Rajshahi Nadim Mostafa early Monday.