Tuesday, July 16

Day: January 6, 2015

Khaleda still remains confined
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Khaleda still remains confined

  On the fourth day of confinement, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia still cannot leave her Gulshan office with law enforcers still deployed in front of the main gate. A dozen sand laden-trucks which were parked since Sunday midnight near Khaleda’s office from early yesterday, have been taken away. But the main gate still remains locked, our correspondent covering the event reports from the spot. But two lorries of policemen and the water canon remained standing there since Sunday midnight. The security in front of her office was seen relaxed from 7:30pm yesterday but it has been again enhanced this morning. Meanwhile, police asked three leaders of Tablig-e Jamaat to take permission from the deputy commissioner’s office when they tried to enter Khaleda’s office. “We came here...
Fakhrul arrested: interviewing in DB office
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Fakhrul arrested: interviewing in DB office

Detectives picked up BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul as he came out of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka around 24 hours after he took shelter there amid protest by pro-government journalists and took him to DB headquarters. In protest against the arrest, BNP has called a 24-hour hartal from 6:00pm today in Thakurgaon district, the hometown of Fakhrul, reports our district correspondent. Four officers of the Detective Branch of police forcibly got in his car as it left the press club premises, our correspondent reported from the spot. Speaking to The Daily Star reporter from his car, the BNP leader said the ongoing anti-government movement will continue “even if I am arrested.” Minutes before getting out of the press club, Fakhrul held a press conference at the VIP conference...