Two crude bombs were hurled at the Home Ministry inside the Secretariat during the hartal at about 3:50 pm from the GPO corner today (Sunday), one causing damage to a parked car.
The BNP-led 18-party alliance called countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Sunday and Monday as the rescue of ‘disappeared’ BNP leader and former MP M Ilias Ali still remains elusive even after a series of action programmes.
Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani refused Friday to step down from office, a day after the Supreme Court found him guilty of contempt of court for not reopening corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday made a fervent call to all concerned to seriously think about the alternative to hartal for the sake of the country’s economy.
The showdown between Pakistan's highest court and Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani is over, with the court convicting Gilani of contempt.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Tuesday threatened to wage tougher programmes if her party’s disappeared leader M Ilias Ali and his driver are not retuned unharmed to their families by April 28.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is courting the country's far-right voters, following his second-place finish in Sunday's first-round presidential elections.
Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's political party, set to be seated Monday for the first time in parliament, says it will not attend the swearing in because of a dispute over language in the oath of office.
Sporadic clashes marked the countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by the main opposition BNP on Sunday protesting the disappearance of its organising secretary M Ilias Ali.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni voted Sunday in the first round of France's presidential election.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for tough U.N. sanctions to be imposed on Syria if it fails to implement a U.N.-backed peace plan aimed at resolving the country's year-long uprising.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday alleged that Khaleda Zia had staged the `disappearance drama of Ilias Ali’ to create a new issue for her anti-government movement.
Opposition Leader Khaleda Zia on Wednesday announced a new political coalition, styled as 18-party alliance led by BNP, with a pledge to form a patriotic government through the general election under a non-party caretaker administration.
The main opposition BNP has called a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Sunday to protest disappearance of the party’s organising secretary and former MP M Elias Ali.
The Norwegian foreign ministry says Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Oslo in June, marking the first time she has traveled outside Burma in more than 24 years.
After a week of high drama over the ‘bribe’ money of Tk 70 lakh, beleaguered Railways Minister Suranjit Sengupta stepped down on Monday promising to come out clean.
General Manager of Bangladesh Railway (East) Yusuf Ali Mridha and Divisional Commandant Enamul Huq were suspended, while Railways Minister’s Assistant Personal Secretary Omar Faruq was fired on Sunday in connection with the recent railway scam.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday said her party Awami League did not waste its sprit and strength by going for revenge as it does not believe in the politics of vengeance.
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Friday voiced grave concern over the naked transactions of illegal money by officials of Railways Ministry and called upon Railways Minster Suranjit Sengupta to step down immediately.
The BNP National Executive Committee meeting that concluded here Sunday night demanded resignation of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for alleged corruption in the Padma multipurpose bridge project.