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Mentioning the long struggle of Bangladesh Awami League for ensuring democratic and voting rights for the people, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said her party has no intention to snatch these fundamental rights.
The government on Thursday published the gazette of the minimum wage for entry-level readymade garment workers. Earlier, on November 21, the government-formed wage board finalised Tk5,300 as minimum wage with a basic of Tk3,000 for entry-level garment workers.
Three ministers and two state ministers of Jatiya Party in the polls-time all party government have handed their resignation letters over to party chief HM Ershad on Thursday afternoon. Jatiya Party Secretary General ATM Ruhul Amin Howlader made the disclosure at a press conference this evening.
The second phase countrywide 131-hour road-rail-waterway blockade, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, ended on 5:00pm Thursday, amid widespread violent incidents amid stray incidents of picketing, bomb blasts, vandalism and clashes in different parts of the country, leaving at least 27 people killed.
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The BNP-led Opposition alliance has called a 72-countrywide blockade starting from Saturday 6am. Its latest protest programme coincides with the upcoming visit of UN assistant secretary general for political affairs Oscar Fernandez-Taranco, who will arrive in Dhaka on Saturday.
Human Rights Watch has expressed its concerns over the recent spate of pre-poll violence in Bangladesh. In a statement issued Wednesday, the US-based organisation said the violence perpetrated by the opposition supporters as well as excesses committed by law enforcers should come to an end.
Former military dictator, and also Jatiya Party chairman H M Ershad on Wednesday threatened to commit suicide if anyone tries to deceive him. “I will never go with you [Awami League]. I am carrying a gun filled with four bullets all the time, I will commit suicide as soon as they try to provoke me,”
India wants to see an election which “as many parties as possible” contest and people accept the results, its Foreign Secretary says. She made the remarks during an “interaction” with some senior journalists in Dhaka.
The fifth day of the countrywide 131-hour road-rail-waterway blockade, enforced by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, is passing off amid stray incidents of bomb blasts, vandalism and clashes in different parts of the country today (Tuesday), leaving seven people dead.
Urging people to put up a resistance against the perpetrators who are now engaged in killing and conducting subversive activities in the name of movement, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday called the opposition leader to “stop the killing people and playing with their blood”.
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad on Wednesday asked his party's ministers and advisor to resign from the polls-time cabinet, a day after he announced boycott of general elections. He came up with the directive while talking to journalists after holding meeting with Indian Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today said a country like Bangladesh needs a strong armed forces not necessarily for war but also to establish peace and save its territory from any aggression. A patriotic armed force would always be with the people to meet their hopes and aspirations and alleviate poverty, a determinant factor to establish global peace, she said.