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  1. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh set for yet another shutdown in election row

    Posted Nov 09th 2013, 05:39pm by Reuters in Dhaka

    ... Reuters in Dhaka The opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on Saturday announced another 84-hour nationwide strike, starting on Sunday, after police arrested BNP leaders, ... the arrests of our senior leaders, we were forced to extend the shutdown by another 12 hours to 84 hours”, said Ruhul Kabir Rizvi, Joint Secretary General of the BNP. Police early on Saturday arrested ...

  2. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Strike cripples Bangladesh as death toll rises

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 03:53pm by AFP

    ... toll in the political unrest to 14 since Friday, as schools and businesses remained shut across the country. Police said opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) activists hacked a rival ruling party supporter to death in the northern town of Rambhadra Bazaar, amid a mounting crisis over upcoming elections. “BNP supporters hacked the Awami League supporter to death with machetes ...

  3. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh strike leaves two dead

    Posted Nov 04th 2013, 04:56pm by AFP

    ... the prime minister to quit, officials said. A government official said clashes erupted between hundreds of supporters of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and the ruling Awami ... strike called by the BNP and its Islamist allies, in the latest effort to press Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to resign ahead of January elections. At least 22 people have now been killed since ...

  4. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Polling booths torched on eve of violence-torn Bangladesh election

    Posted Jan 04th 2014, 05:14pm by AFP

    ... is effectively a one-party contest. The strike comes after BNP leader Khaleda Zia issued an appeal to voters to also “completely boycott” what she called “a scandalous farce” and accused the government ... home for nearly a week. Dozens of riot police could be seen outside her home on Saturday, along with water-cannon and sand trucks, preventing anyone from crossing through barriers. The BNP ...

  5. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Clashes kill one as strike hits Bangladesh

    Posted Mar 07th 2013, 06:55pm by AFP

    ... officials were hit by rubber bullets in front of the BNP headquarters. It was the 12th such strike called this year by the BNP and its Islamist ally the Jamaat-e-Islami party, in protest ... and the transport of farm products from rural areas, among other areas. In the most recent clashes, violence broke out between rival political activists from the BNP, Jamaat and the ruling Awami League ...

  6. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh capital cut off to prevent opposition march

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 05:50pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its allies. The parties, fearing the vote could be rigged, have been demanding that Hasina stand down and allow a neutral caretaker government ... left at least 275 people dead. The government late on Sunday detained a senior BNP official on charges of arson, just minutes after he told reporters that the protests would continue through ...

  7. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Bangladesh makes 118 arrests in crackdown on opposition

    Posted Dec 19th 2013, 09:05pm by Agence France-Presse in Dhaka

    ... of transport blockades called by opposition parties that are boycotting the polls. The “joint forces” arrested 118 people, mostly activists from the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and its key ally Jamaat-e-Islami, in five districts where police had earlier clashed with demonstrators. The BNP, Jamaat and their smaller allies have been staging protests since late October ...

  8. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Nationwide strike in Bangladesh begins with violent clashes

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:57pm by AFP

    ... (BNP) ransacked a rural market and attacked police with bricks. "We opened fire in self-defence," district police chief Jamil Ahsan said, adding that one opposition activist was killed ... police and paramilitary officers on call. The BNP and its Islamist allies ordered the strike after last-minute talks between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and opposition leader Khaleda Zia late ...

  9. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Leader 'under house arrest' ahead of Bangladesh poll

    Posted Dec 27th 2013, 01:24am by AFP

    ... across the country ahead of elections next month. Amid growing violence in the build-up to the January 5 election, the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) said police were barring ... called for supporters to stage a mass march on the capital this Sunday aimed at scuppering the polls. The BNP is one of 21 opposition parties which are boycotting the elections over Hasina's ...

  10. News - Asia - BANGLADESH

    Three Islamists shot dead in Bangladesh security crackdown

    Posted Jan 26th 2014, 08:30pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Nationalist Party (BNP) and are even demolishing their homes with bulldozers. Meenakshi Ganguly, South Asia director of Human Rights Watch, also expressed concern, saying there have been reports of BNP and Jamaat activists taken into custody and their bodies having “shown up with bullet wounds”.  ...




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