Blockade continues with stray incidents on 2nd dayNew Age Online
The second day of the nationwide nonstop blockade, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance to resist the January 5 ‘one-sided’ parliamentary polls, is going on amid stray incidents of violence today (Thursday), reports UNB.
The blockade programme would continue until further announcement, as declared by the party.
In the capital, blockaders blasted 2-3 crude bombs on the Topkhana road under Shahbagh thana around 8:40am.
However, none was injured in the explosion.
A bus of Pallabi Super Service on the Gulistan-Pallabi route was torched by miscreants near Sony Cinema in Mirpur-2 around 9:35am.
On information, firefighters came in and doused the flames.
Rickshaws, auto-rickshaws and battery-run three wheelers were dominating the city streets.
Presence of public transport on the city streets was higher than the first day of the blockade although no long-route bus entered or left the city.
In Gazipur, three people sustained burn injuries as miscreants set fire to a truck by hurling a petrol bomb at Shafipur in Kaliakoir upazila on Wednesday night.
In Natore, blockaders set fire by burning tyres on the Harishpur Bypass Road and in Station Bazaar area of the town in the morning.
Meanwhile, Mofazzal Hossain, a vegetable trader, got injured as blockaders hurled brickbats at a truck he was in at Dighapatia in the town on Wednesday night.
In Satkhira, a truck was torched by blockaders near Bhomra port in Sadar upazila around 11:00pm on Wednesday.
The first day of the blockade passed off peacefully barring some stray incidents of violence that left a Jubo Dal man dead in firing by BGB in Chandpur sadar upazila on Wednesday.
The opposition alliance has been on nonstop agitation programme since the Election Commission announced the election schedule on November 25 fixing the balloting date for January 5.
They want the government to cancel the election schedule clearing the way for holding the 10th parliamentary polls with participation of all the parties under a non-party administration.
The 18-party has already enforced countrywide road-rail-waterway blockade for 22 days (501 hours) since November 26 in five spells –71-hour, 131-hour, 144-hour and 72-hour and 83-hour ones — after the announcement of the election schedule that left at least 120 people dead.
comments powered by Disqus
Accusing the government of pushing the country towards a civil war through holding a voter-less election, opposition BNP on Thursday renewed its call for a compromise cancelling the ‘farcical’ polls... Full story
Chief election commissioner Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmad on Thursday expressed the hope that the 10th national elections, billed for January 5, will be held peacefully and without any obstruction... Full story
At least 15 people were injured as several crude bombs were exploded at the election rally of a ruling party candidate in old part of the city on Thursday afternoon... Full story
Miscreants exploded four crude bombs near the residence of BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at Gulshan in the city on Thursday evening... Full story
Miscreants hurled crude bombs at the motorcade of Awami League presidium member and former home minister Mohammad Nasim Thursday afternoon when he was going to attend... Full story
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation at 7:00pm Thursday as part of her electioneering for the January 5 parliamentary... Full story
A 9-member BNP parliamentary delegation is going to meet president Abdul Hamid on Friday afternoon... Full story
The Jatiya Party has released its manifesto for the 10th parliamentary election ending speculation about the party’s participation in the general election... Full story
At least two crude bombs were blasted in the adjacent building of the Dhaka judges’ court on Thursday afternoon, leaving a vendor... Full story
The ‘Textbook Festival’ is being celebrated on Thursday in all the schools and madrassahs across the country to distribute about 30 crore free textbooks among 3.7 crore students... Full story
Members of Rapid Action Battalion in a drive recovered 43 hand made bombs from the city’s Mohammadpur area on Thursday... Full story
BNP MPs have sought the speaker's intervention, claiming that the leader of the opposition is being kept ‘confined' to her house... Full story
The second day of the nationwide nonstop blockade, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance to resist the January 5 ‘one-sided’ parliamentary polls, is going on amid stray incidents of violence... Full story
Pro-BNP lawyers have started their scheduled hunger strike programme in front of the Supreme Court Bar Association building on Thursday... Full story
The Supreme Court Bar Association on Thursday sets a 72-hour ultimatum to the authorities, demanding arrest of the musclemen of the ruling Awami League who had brutally assaulted lawyers on the... Full story
Freedom fighter Shikder Habibur Rahman Thursday detained Jamaat leader AKM Yusuf was introduced as Khulna Peace Committee chairman in a meeting on April 22, 1971 at Kachua... Full story
Ten people were wounded Thursday when attackers hurled a grenade into a restaurant in a popular coastal tourist resort town in Kenya... Full story
Chinese manufacturing grew at its slowest pace in three months in December, HSBC confirmed on Thursday, as demand for the country's goods eased and adding to concerns about recovery... Full story
The US dollar traded near a five-year high against the yen in thin Asian trade Thursday as investors began the new year with renewed optimism about the... Full story