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BNP calls 48-hr shutdown from Saturday

New Age Online

The BNP-led 18-party alliance on Friday called a 48-hour nationwide shutdown from 6:00am on Saturday alongside its ongoing non-stop blockade programme, UNB reported.
BNP chairperson’s adviser Osman Farroque announced the fresh action programme at a press conference.
The country has already been under the grip of the 18-party’s non-stop road-rail-waterway blockade since Wednesday.
Meanwhile, violence escalated across the country on the third day of the opposition’s nonstop blockade on Friday, two days ahead of the 10th parliamentary elections, leaving two people dead.
Incidents of arson attack, vandalism and crude bomb blasts were reported from different parts of the country, including the capital.
The opposition alliance has been on nonstop agitation programmes since the Election Commission announced the election schedule on November 25 fixing the balloting date for January 5.




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