SundayFiled under Bangladesh Local, Business & Politics
The 60-hour general shutdown, called by the 18-party alliance, is underway Sunday across the country in a bid to topple the Awami Legaue-led government.
Shibir activists set a passenger bus on fire at Shanirakhra in Jatrabari around 8:30am. Police detained a Shbir activist from the spot.
The Shibir men brought out a procession in Kaltabazar area of the old part of capital during the hartal. A newspaper hawker received bullet wound as police fire blank shots to disperse the procession.
Injured Mostafa was admitted to National Medical Hospital.
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- Posted 07.03.13
Dhaka: Explosions rocked parts of the capital on Wednesday as fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami’s student affiliate, Islami Chhatra Shibir, enforced a nationwide strike to mount pressure on the government to free their detained leaders. Witnesses and reports said Shibir activists used the explosions to create panic to enforce their shutdown while setting fire to a milk van […]
- Posted 03.23.13
The Bangladesh Government is strongly considering the Malaysian proposal to construct the much-hyped Padma Multipurpose Bridge, its Communications Minister Obaidul Quader said. However, he also said the government would consider if any other party comes up with a proposal to construct the bridge, United News of Bangladesh reported. “Around 90% of preparatory works, including land acquisition and rehabilitation of […]
- Posted 12.07.12
Air India Monday began flying to Bangladesh capital Dhaka from New Delhi. “Air India linked Dhaka with the Indian capital with a direct daily flight from today (Monday), fulfilling a long-standing aspiration of the people of the two neighboring countries,” the national carrier said in a statement. Air India will operate Airbus 320 aircraft on this sector. […]
- Posted 06.09.12
The proposed increase of tax at source to 1.2 percent from the existing 0.6 percent on all export items would be a major obstacle to industry expansion, said garment makers yesterday. Given the current global and domestic business scenario, the profit margin in the garment sector had also come down, said Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, president […]