6:15 pm: BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir released on bail, two months after he was sent to jail in vandalism cases.
5:31 pm: Hefajat chief Allama Shah has left for Chittagong.
4:15 pm: Hefajat-e Islam will not be allowed to hold any further rallies, Bangladesh Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir said.
3:10 pm: Shafi was given two options - getting arrested or leave Dhaka
3:08 pm: Hefajat-e Islam chief Allama Shah Ahmad Shafi was taken out from the organisation's headquarters in Dhaka hours after the lawmen drove off tens of thousands of activists from Motijheel.
2:06 pm: Two policemen and a paramilitary soldier, were killed in clashes in Kanchpur just outside the capital, Dhaka.
2:01 pm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ruling Awami League and an alliance of 18 Opposition parties led by former PM Khaleda Zia had planned rallies on Monday.
1:54 pm: Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) imposed a ban on meetings, processions and rallies in its area for 13 hours from Monday morning to avert anarchy and confrontation.
11:45 am: Three policemen killed in Hefajat attack in Narayanganj
11:13 am: The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has suspended a pro-Jamaat-e-Islami TV channel Diganta Television
11:10 am: Police has dismantled the Gonojagoron Mancha at Shahbagh intersection in Dhaka
11:08 am: At least 50 people were injured including 10 by bullets in a spate of clashes between Hefajat activists and police in Narayanganj
11:05 am: Reports say 10 killed in Bangladesh in clashes between police and Hefajat-led Islamists.
5:32 pm: A faction of Bangladesh Federal Union Journalists (BUFJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists will stage a hunger strike on Monday demanding release of Amar Desh acting editor Mahmudur Rahman.
5:00 pm: Islamists hurled three cocktails at Awami League joint general secretary's residence in Dhaka.
10:08 am: 34 people including the local Union Parishad Chairman were arrested in raids through Chittagong's Fatickchharhi Upazila over the clashes that took place in the area.
9:40 am: Khulna police said the bomb attack took place around 8:15 pm on Thursday.
4:18 pm: Police filed a case against 5000 people following a clash that left three people dead in Chittagong.
2:58 pm: Police picked up Joypurhat district Jamaat secretary Nazrul Islam from his Saheb Para residence.
1:46 pm: US President Barack Obama urged to protect Hindus in Bangladesh and enlist Jamaat as a foreign terrorist group.
1:37 pm: Islamists set fire to a pharmaceutical factory in Begerhat owned by a Gonojagoron Mancha member.
8:50 pm: Islamists torched a bus in Chittagong during a countrywide hartal called by Chaatra Shibir.
4:07 pm: Two policemen received bullet injuries in a gunfight with criminals in Chittagong.
3:25 pm: Islamists torch Hindu temple in Chapainawabganj.The fire damaged Hindu goddess Kali and other valuables in the temple.
3:15 pm: Pickets vandalised a CNG-run auto-rickshaw in of Rajshahi.
3:14 pm: Pro-hartal activists blasted nine homemade bombs in Shibganj and Kadamtali.
3:13 pm: 5 people were injured in a clash between Bangladesh Chhatra Dal activists and law enforcers in Barafkal.
3:12 pm: 5 Awami League activists were injured when BNP men attacked anti-hartal procession in Naogaon.
8:25 pm: Gonojagoron Mancha members brought out a procession with sticks protesting against the attempted attack on the Mancha by activists of Hefajat-e Islam on April 6.
3:39 pm: An unidentified man stabbed a student inside the campus of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
3:09 pm: Several crude bombs were blasted at different parts of Dhaka on the first day of the opposition-enforced 36-hour shutdown.
3:08 pm: A Bangladesh High Court deferred till Thursday the hearing on a rule over the legality of Jamaat's registration as a political party.
4:38 pm: Jamaat has called for a dawn-to-dusk strike on Sunday in three districts of the Rajshahi Division
4:30 pm: BNP members Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Sadeque Hossain Khoka joined the rally of Hefajat-e Islam
4:39 pm: Bangladesh's Home Minister Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir said seven more bloggers will be arrested who have been involved in posting anti-Islamic internet posts.
4:37 pm: Hefajat-e-Islam has threatened to launch a non-stop shutdown from Sunday, if the 24-hour hartal called by different pro-liberation organisations is not withdrawn.
8:19 pm: Islamists torched a Hindu temple after vandalism of its three idols of God and Goddess in Morelganj upazila of Bagerhat. The criminals broke into a Durga Temple at Herma Bazar and wrecked the idols of Hindu God Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi and Saraswati.
4:15 pm: Hefajat-e-Islam has reiterated its threat of tougher agitation if the Government creates obstructions during Saturday's long march.
4:02 pm: Detectives arrests popular Bangla blogger Asif Mohiuddin for his anti-Islam comments.
2:31 pm: Police have filed a case against 1,000 Jamaat-Shibir activists for attacking police and obstructing them from discharging duties in Dinajpur.
2:09 pm: Additional attorney general said that Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah was passively involved in the killing of Pallab, then student of Mirpur Bangla College, during the Bangladesh's 1971 Liberation War.
1:53 pm: Shibir men brought out a procession on Abdul Hamid Road and vandalised five auto-rickshaws there.
1:29 pm: Police arrested 35 people for their alleged involvement with the recent brutal attacks on law enforcers.
1:20 pm: Jamaat-Shibir activists torch four auto-rickshaws on Dhaka-Rangpur highway.
5:47 pm: A Dhaka court took cognisance of the charges against 21 Chhatra League activists in connection with the killing of tailor Bishwajit Das in December.
3:18 pm: Jamaat-Shibir activists attack a policeman and injured 13 of his colleagues in Dinajpur during shutdown.
12:45 pm: 20 passengers were hurt in Comilla after a Chittagong-bound train derailed when pickets removed several fish plates from tracks.
12:43 pm: 15 people were injured including three by rubber bullets during a clash between Jubo Dal activists and law enforcers in Narayanganj.
12:37 pm: Three men were held by police for blasphemy against Islam.
7:35 pm: Police arrested four Islamists from Dhaka for attempting to murder popular Bangla blogger Asif Mohiuddin.
7:32 pm: Members of the Shaheed Rumi Squad vowed to press on with their fast-unto-death at Shahbag unless the Government issued a clear statement about banning Jamaat.
7:30 pm: Shibir President Delwar Hossain placed on 14-day remand for his alleged involvement in assaulting police and blasting cocktails in Dhaka on February 28.
3:00 pm: 34 opposition leaders and activists including Zainul Abdin Farroque, Amanullah Aman and Ruhul Kabir Rizvi were denied bail for the second time today.
2:59 pm: Shibir activists allegedly unleashed violence in Khulna, Feni and Bogra districts and vandalised 12 vehicles.
2:07 pm: The Supreme Court has adjourned until Tuesday the hearing on the appeal seeking a death penalty for Abdul Quader Mollah.
1:55 pm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the countrymen to prevent the shutdowns called during the High Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams beginning from today.
12:47 pm: Shibir president Delwar Hossain was arrested from Shyamoli for alleged involvement in recent violence and attacks on police.
12:46 pm: Police arrested four people from different parts of Dhaka for attempting to murder blogger Asif Mohiuddin.
12:41 pm: BNP activists torched three vehicles after 10 cocktails were blasted in front of the party's headquarters at Nayapaltan.
11:53 am: A case was filed with Gulshan Police Station regarding shooting at BNP chief Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office on Sunday night.
11:38 am: The Supreme Court started hearing the Government's appeal seeking death penalty for Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah for indulging in War Crimes.
11:26 am: Five policemen were injured and firearms were snatched from them when Shibir men clashed with law enforcers in Rajshahi city.
5:38 pm: Police filed two cases against 513 leaders and activists of Jamaat and Islami Chhatra Shibir for attacking law enforcers and obstructing them from discharging duty.
5:35 pm: More than 1,000 opposition activists have been sued over Friday's clashes in Shibganj upazila and Belkuchi upazila of Sirajganj.
3:03 pm: A formal charge will be submitted by the prosecution against Jamaat leader Mir Kashem Ali on April 24.
12:55 pm: Manik Sutradhar, a Shaheed Rumi Squad member, who started a hunger strike on Tuesday night demanding a ban on Jamaat was hospitalised after he fell sick.
12:49 pm: A police officer and a suspected mugger sustained bullet injuries during a gunfight between law enforcers and muggers in Dhaka.
8:38 pm: Islami Andolan Bangladesh to lay siege to the Prime Minister's Office on April 25 demanding arrest of 'atheist bloggers' and to pass a law against those who insulted Islam.
5:33 pm: A union leader of Jatiyatabadi Juba Dal (BNP youth wing) died in police custody in Khulna.
5:06 pm: 35 Shibir activists were sued on charges of blasting a cocktail that injured a school girl in Chittagong on Thursday.
2:40 pm: Police detained 24 Shibir men during a secret meeting at a mosque in Feni Sadar upazila.
1:05 pm: Two persons were killed and 20 others were injured in a clash between BNP-Jamaat activists and the ruling Awami League in Belkuchi upazila.
12:46 pm: Three people, allegedly Jamaat activists, were killed and over 20 others were injured in a clash between villagers and police in Shibganj upazila.
12:26 pm: Examinees appealed to the political parties mainly BNP, not to enforce hartal during the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent exams.
3:07 pm: Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee filed an appeal with the Supreme Court challenging his death sentence.
3:04 pm: Some crude bombs exploded near BNP Naya Paltan headquarters and Shantinagar in Dhaka.
12:35 pm: A Dhaka court today deferred the trial till April 21 on an arson case against 46 Opposition leaders.
12:33 pm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked the Army to resist with full force any act against the country's Constitution and democracy.
12:31 pm: Several bombs were blasted at different parts of Dhaka on the second day of a 36-hour shutdown.
4:43 pm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina led the nation today in paying homage to the martyrs by placing floral wreaths at the National Martyrs Memorial in Savar marking the 43rd Independence Day of Bangladesh.
4:28 pm: Awami League general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam said that BNP chief Khaleda Zia is playing a 'vicious role' to save the war criminals.
3:22 pm: Islamists torch four vehicles in different parts of Dhaka during the 36-hour shutdown in Bangladesh.
2:40 pm: Police conducted a raid at Chittagong city office of Jamaat and arrested two of the party leaders.
12:19 pm: Islamists set fire to a bus in Dhaka on the eve of a 36-hour countrywide shutdown.
11:49 am: The clash ensued in the morning when nearly 200 Shibir men brought out a procession at Moghbazar and police tried to resist them.
11:47 am: At least 10 Shibir activists were injured in a clashed with police in Moghbazar of Dhaka.
7:38 pm: Bangladeshi expatriates staged rallies in 40 cities across the world simultaneously demanding death penalty to war criminals.
4:20 pm: Opposition BNP has called for a 36-hour shutdown from Wednesday demanding release of arrested party activists.
3:18 pm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said the nation must settle the issue of the war crimes trial for its sound progress in future.
3:01 pm: The High Court refused bail to former Awami League MP Shamim Osman and his son in a case filed for killing a student, Tanvir Mohammad Toki.
1:46 pm: BNP chief Khaleda Zia said that the Army cannot act as a silent audience and only observe the present situation.
12:42 pm: At least eight homemade bombs were exploded and two vehicles were vandalised in the morning by pro-hartal activists in Chittagong.
12:40 pm: Jamaat-Shibir activists blasted four crude bombs in Halishahar around 8:00am, say reports.
12:37 pm: A Dhaka court today accepted charges against 148 leaders and activists of BNP-led alliance for assaulting police and creating panic near the BNP's Nayapaltan office on March 11.
7:32 pm: A team from War Crimes Tribunal visited Chittagong to see a place where hundreds of people were buried after killing in the year 1971.
4:42 pm: Bangladesh Olama Mashaek Sanghati Parishad comprising of Islamist scholars and clerics is holding a grand rally in Dhaka demanding a ban on Jamaat and capital punishment for war criminals.
3:27 pm: Jamaat called a 24-hour shutdown in Chittagong for Monday to protest against the death of a Shibir activist during a police raid. The raid was carried out at the house of former Jamaat lawmaker on March 13.
12:58 pm: Islamists vandalise four idols by setting fire to a temple in Sadar upazila of Gazipur.
12:49 pm: Shahbagh protesters to stage a torch rally on the eve of Independence.
5:47 pm: A pre-scheduled rally of 'Ganajagaran Mancha' at Shahbagh demanding death for war criminals was called off to honour late President Zillur Rahman.
1:07 pm: Three members of a family were burnt alive in a fire at their residence in Gomostapur. The reason behind the fire is still not know.
1:06 pm: M Mahfuzur Rahman, 40, acting headmaster of Nizam Ibne Dolil High School in Golapganj upazila of Sylhet, succumbed to his injuries sustained during a clash between Islamist parties and police on February 22.
7:15 pm: Jamaat called a half-day shutdown in Sylhet for Sunday protesting the death of its activist during a shutdown on Wednesday.
5:39 pm: Bangladesh will observe a three-day State mourning, starting from Thursday, for the deceased President Zillur Rahman.
3:06 pm: The order was postponed due to the public holiday declared by the Government to mourn the death of the President Zillur Rahman.
3:06 pm: The High Court on Thursday postponed passing an order on a petition seeking direction on dialogue between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chief Khaleda Zia to resolve the ongoing political crisis in Bangladesh.
4:47 pm: The shutdown will be observed only in Savar, Dhamrai, Keraniganj, Nawabganj and Dohar upazilas, Abdul added.
4:46 pm: The Dhaka City Corporation will be kept out of Thursday's daylong shutdown, president of Dhaka district BNP Abdul Mannan unit said.
3:36 pm: Police have arrested a youth for his alleged involvement in murdering Tanvir Mohammad Toki son of Narayanganj Gonojagoron Mancha convener Rafiur Rabbi.
2:56 pm: The High Court will pass an order on Thursday on a petition seeking dialogue between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP chief Khaleda Zia to resolve the ongoing political crisis in Bangladesh.
2:51 pm: Five Dhaka courts asked police to submit probe reports by April 21 in five cases filed against BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir. The cases were filed on charges of torching vehicles, preventing police from their duties, assaulting law enforcers and blasting cocktails during the BNP's countrywide road blockade on December 9, 2012.
2:48 pm: Bangladesh's main opposition BNP has asked the Election Commission to deploy Army giving it magistracy power during the next general election of the country.
2:14 pm: According to reports, a radical Islamist organisation called Hefazate Islam Bangladesh helped Jamaat to create anarchy.
2:09 pm: A Dhaka court on Wednesday will hear the bail petition filed by 154 BNP leaders in two cases filed with Paltan police station.
7:52 pm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called upon BNP chief Khaleda Zia to stop the politics of killings in the name of movement to protect war criminals.
5:47 pm: Islamists exploded five crude bombs at Dhaka University campus as violence continued on the second day of countrywide shutdown.
5:38 pm: Idols of Hindu goddesses Kali, Swarasati, Laxmi and Nagini were vandalised by Islamists.
5:37 pm: Islamists vandalised several idols at a temple in Gazipur on Monday night.
3:45 pm: The High Court will pass an order on Wednesday on a petition seeking direction on Awami League and BNP chiefs to sit for a dialogue and resolve the ongoing crisis in Bangladesh.
1:46 pm: Sammilita Sangskritik Jote to enforce a 24-hour shutdown in Narayanganj on Saturday to protest the killing of Tanvir Md Toki son of its vice president Md Rafiur Rabbi.
12:52 pm: Bombs were blasted in Farmgate, Jatrabari, Shyamoli, Mirpur and Banasree areas in Dhaka as the country witnessed the second day of a 36-hour shutdown.
12:31 pm: A young male inmate has charged an Opposition BNP lawmaker and a major 1971 war crimes accused with sexual assault at the high-security Central Jail
12:26 pm: Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee will appeal to the Supreme Court by March 29 to challenge his conviction for committing war crimes during Bangladesh's Liberation War.
12:25 pm: Bangladeshis demanded exemplary punishment of those responsible for creating anarchy in the country and attacking minority communities.
11:17 am: Jubo League activists stabbed three persons and torched three houses of Jamaat-Shibir men in Rajshahi, hours after Jamaat-Shibir men had tortured two JL activists.
8:37 pm: "Over 800 BJP activists, led by state unit president Sudhindra Dasgupta organised a procession and tried to enter Bangladesh territory without valid documents. The procession was stopped about 500 metres away from the Indo-Bangla international border and were returned," police said.
8:35 pm: A 'Long March' to Dhaka by Tripura unit of BJP to protest against atrocities on minority Hindus in Bangladesh was stopped near Akhaura checkpost by police.
7:31 pm: Bangladeshis residing in New York has staged a demonstration in front of the UN Headquarters demanding death penalty for the war criminals.
5:00 pm: Bangladesh's Rapid Action Battalion arrested advocate Ehsan Mahbub Jubair, a Jamaat-e-Islami leader from Sylhet.
4:57 pm: Projonmo'71, a platform of children of the martyrs in the war for independence, slammed BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia for her recent remarks about the war crimes trial and Gonojagoron Mancha.
2:33 pm: According to reports, violence has taken place near Dhaka University, Panthapath, Tejgaon, Shyamoli, Mohammadpur, Mirpur, Gabtoli, Malibagh, Khilgaon and Bashaboo areas.
12:02 pm: Foreign Minister Dipu Moni - People of Bangladesh are not bigots but they are believers.
11:47 am: Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni says there is no scope to stop the ongoing trial of war criminals.
11:23 am: State Minister for Home Shamsul Haque Tuku said terrorism perpetrated by Jamaat in the name of hartal will not be tolerated.
11:09 am: Dhaka witnessed stray violence on Sunday - at least 22 vehicles were torched. Police detained 15 suspected pro-hartal activists.
11:04 am: The Opposition had given the Government until Thursday to release the detained leaders. Three of the BNP leaders -- Mirza Fakhrul, Khoka and Altaf Hossain -- were released the following day; the remaining leaders and workers were sent to jail.
11:02 am: The 48-hour countrywide hartal, called by the BNP-led 18-party alliance, got underway at 6 am.
10:51 pm: BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday visited the relatives of the victims who died in Singair upazila of Manikganj during a daylong shutdown.
4:51 pm: Bangladesh's Finance Minister AMA Muhith said there would be no dialogue with the patrons of war criminals.
4:30 pm: Opposition BNP has asked the Government to come up with a formal proposal for dialogues to end the current political deadlock.
4:27 pm: The Shahbag Movement rally continued on Saturday at Dhaka University.
2:14 pm: Hindus staged demonstrations and formed a human chain in Munshiganj district against BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's visit.
2:13 pm: Hindus have been offering prayers at this temple for the past 77 years
2:11 pm: Islamists damaged an idol of goddess Saraswati at a temple in Madhabpur.
6:54 pm: BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Friday accused the governing party men for attacking and vandalising temples in different places across the country to hide its corruption.
5:37 pm: Meanwhile, a counter rally to Gonojagoron Mancha organisers was declared by Qaumi madrasa-based Islamist organisation at the same venue.
5:32 pm: Organisers of Gonojagoron Mancha held a rally in the Ashulia on Friday as part of their ongoing movement. Undeterred by the incident of twin cocktail explosions near the rally site demonstrators gathered in big numbers. The demonstrators first of all observed a one-minute silence in the memory of all garments workers killed in fire accidents and those killed in 1971 Liberation War.
5:09 pm: BNP Chief Khaleda Zia will visit an affected Monipara Kali Mandir at Goalimandra village, vandalised by Islamists on March 3, in Louhajang upazila of Munshiganj on Friday afternoon. Zia will also address a roadside rally there. Several BNP leaders will also accompany Zia during the short visit.
3:45 pm: Mohammad Iltutmish, additional superintendent of police (Chittagong South zone) said OC Abdus Sabur and inspector (investigation) and Mohammad Shahjahan are the two transferred officials.
3:42 pm: Government on Thursday transferred two police officials Banshkhali Police Station including its officer-in-charge for their negligence on duty during the February 28 mayhem in Banshkhali upazila of Chittagong.
1:53 pm: Cops at Ashulia Police Station said the cocktails exploded some four kilometres away from the rally venue. No one has been arrested in this regard.
1:51 pm: Two cocktail explosions rocked Gazir char in Dhaka's suburb Ashulia on Friday noon where Gonojagoron Mancha organisers will hold a rally a few hours later.
1:16 pm: Islamist scholars and clerics, demanding ban on Jamaat and capital punishment for war criminals, to a grand rally on March 23 in Dhaka.
1:13 pm: "Jamaat is an enemy of Islam. It is importing religious extremism in the country in the name of Islam. That's why we demand a ban on Jamaat," said Fariduddin Masud, chief of the parishad and Khatib of Sholakia Eidgah in Kishoreganj.
4:43 pm: National Human Rights Commission Chairman Mizanur Rahman on Thursday urged Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia to sit for a dialogue in order to find a solution to the ongoing political crisis in Bangladesh.
2:19 pm: "I am appalled by the recent violence, unnecessary deaths and vandalism that have blighted Bangladesh recently. It has no place in legitimate protest," Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, British senior Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister was quoted as saying.
2:00 pm: According to the press note, BNP led 18-party opposition alliance called Tuesday's hartal before explosion of several homemade bombs near a BNP rally in front of its headquarters on Monday.
1:59 pm: BNP has termed the Home Ministry's press note on Monday's raid at its central office as "a sheer lie".
1:26 pm: Hefazate Islam Bangladesh, a Qaumi madrasa-based organisation, announced a march to Dhaka on April 6 demanding punishment to "atheist bloggers who insulted Islam".
12:38 pm: A homemade 'bomb' was found on the premises of Deputy Commissioner's office in Magura in Bangladesh on Thursday morning.
6:06 pm: BNP chief Khaleda Zia on Wednesday alleged that the Government is killing opposition activists by firing at the "innocent ones" who are protesting Government's repression and misrule.
5:13 pm: "There is no question of holding a dialogue with the protesters whom we will not allow to enter Chittagong," Hefazat-e-Islam's organising secretary Azizul Haque Islamabadi was quoted as saying.
5:12 pm: A radical Islamist organisation, Hefazat-e-Islam, based in Hathazari upazila of Chittagong, refused to hold a meeting with Shahbagh demonstrators on Wednesday.
3:58 pm: Two days after a police raid, BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will visit the party's head office at Nayapaltan in Dhaka on Wednesday.
3:17 pm: A Bangladeshi High Court on Wednesday directed police to arrest within two weeks the culprits who allegedly threatened and tortured people of Hindu community in Tangail Sadar upazila.
1:56 pm: Bangladesh on Wednesday appointed former High Court judge Syed Amirul Islam as a State counsel for dealing with the appeals at the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court against war crimes trial verdicts.
12:49 pm: Metropolitan Magistrate Harun-ur-Rashid rejected a case filed against 200 police personnel on charges of ransacking and looting valuables from BNP's Nayapaltan central office during a raid on Monday.
12:45 pm: Islamists vandalised five idols of Hindu Gods at a temple in Singra upazila of Natore in Bangladesh on Wednesday.
12:42 pm: Opposition BNP on Wednesday threatened to enforce a daylong shutdown in Dhaka district on March 21 if BNP leaders Amanullah Aman and Dewan Salauddin Babu are not released by March 20.
8:40 pm: Unidentified criminals exploded at least three cocktails near the Gonojagoron Mancha adjacent to the Chittagong press club on Tuesday evening.
7:56 pm: The law enforcers attacked the office and detained leaders and activists without producing any warrant, Fakhrul said on Tuesday.
7:56 pm: BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said the Government will have to pay a high price for Monday's police action at the party's headquarters.
7:17 pm: Voicing concern over the growing confrontation and violence in the country, the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has called upon Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and leader of the Opposition Khaleda Zia to shun the confrontational course and start dialogue.
5:32 pm: Police have produced 153 Opposition leaders and activists before a Dhaka court seeking a 17-day remand in connection with Monday's violence in the city.
3:36 pm: Police sued over 190 leaders and activists of the 18-party alliance on Tuesday on charges of attacking the law enforcers and blasting bombs during a rally in front of BNPâ??s central office in Dhaka.
3:27 pm: Mobarak, who was the organising secretary of a local unit of Awami League in Brahmanbaria, faces five charges for genocide, murder, torture, killing and abduction.
3:23 pm: The International Crimes Tribunal on Tuesday sent an Awami League leader, Mobarak Hossain, to jail for crimes against humanity during the Liberation War in 1971.
3:21 pm: The Hindu temple was built 250 years back where around 10,000 people of adjoining villages offer their prayers.
3:19 pm: Islamists vandalised 23 idols of Shiva at a temple in Kaliganj upazila of Jhenidah, striking terror among the people of local Hindu community.
11:33 am: At least six homemade bombs were exploded in Mirpur around 8:15 am.
11:31 am: In Mirpur, a bus driver sustained minor injuries when pro-hartal activists vandalised his vehicle.
11:30 am: In Dhaka's Saidabad, pro-hartal activists torched a bus in the morning which was parked beside the road.
11:28 am: Pro-hartal activists vandalised at least six trucks & three-wheelers at different points on the Chandpur-Comilla road during the hartal.
11:27 am: Jamaat-Shibir men hurled brick chips on the police in Comilla, injuring a constable. Police picked up two Jamaat-Shibir men.
11:25 am: Eight people were injured in clashes between pro-hartal activists and police in Rajshahi district.
11:24 am: Pickets torched a truck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway in Sitakunda on Tuesday morning.
11:23 am: Islamists set fire to a truck and vandalised six vehicles in the district. The local police picked up 16 people on charge of picketing.
11:21 am: At least 20 people including a police constable were injured when BNP men clashed with police in Sirajganj during the hartal.
7:51 pm: Bangladeshi Police detain BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir and joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi Ahmed from party headquarters at Nayapaltan in the capital on Monday.
6:23 pm: Other than Fakhrul, police picked up more than 50 Opposition activists after the BNP called for a hartal on Tuesday.
5:43 pm: Reports say police have arrested BNPâs acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir from its headquarters at Nayapaltan in Dhaka on Monday.
5:42 pm: The BNP-led 18-party alliance has called a nationwide dawn-to-dusk hartal for Tuesday following cocktail blasts near its rally in Dhaka.
3:30 pm: An auto-rickshaw driver who received injuries in a bomb blast during a nationwide hartal enforced by the BNP, died in Netrakona.
2:27 pm: The hearing of a writ petition challenging the legality of Jamaat-e-Islamiâs registration as a political party will begin on April 9.
2:25 pm: The clash erupted around 8:30 am on Monday morning when over 100 Jamaat-Shibir men brought out a procession near Loknath School in the city. No injuries have been reported
2:24 pm: Activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing, Islami Chhatra Shibir, clashed with police and blasted three handmade bombs in Boalia area of Rajshahi.
8:11 pm: According to Shahbagh demonstrators new programme, they will stage rallies in Uttara, Chittagong and Ashulia between March 10 and March 16.
6:49 pm: Shahbagh demonstrators on Friday have declared fresh rallies and processions to press home their demands.
6:33 pm: Two homemade bombs exploded on Friday in Dhaka's Shahbagh Square leaving a senior security official injured.
6:03 pm: A RAB official was injured when Islamists exploded two cocktails near Shahbagh Projonmo Chattar in Dhaka.
3:21 pm: Jamaat man dies as he jumps of the rooftop of a building in Dhaka to escape police detention.
12:24 pm: The Bangladesh economy has suffered losses worth $ 3 billion because of 15 shutdowns since December.
8:41 pm: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has directed the cabinet secretary to officially start forming terrorism resistance committee in each district, upazila and union in consultation with the deputy commissioners to counter BNP and Jamaat-e-Islamiâs anarchy.
7:06 pm: Bangladeshi Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday described the recent mayhem by Jamaat-Shibir activists as a deliberate move against the country.
5:32 pm: Shahbag protest still going strong. Demonstrators gather in Dhaka to protest the nationwide hartal imposed by the Jamaat and BNP.
3:56 pm: A Bangladeshi High Court on Thursday directed the Government to arrest in seven days Jamaat men who forcibly administrated âtaubaâ (oath of penance) on 16 Awami League in Joypurhat.
3:19 pm: Islamists vandalised idols and torched a Hindu temple in Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat .
2:25 pm: A Jubo League activist was stabbed to death in a clash with the activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami during a hartal in Chapainawabganj Thursday. 10 people were injured in the clashes.
2:24 pm: Even as the hartal continues in Dhaka, Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina pays homage to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rehman.
2:09 pm: The Shahbagh demonstrators brought out a procession Dhaka on Thursday to protest the countrywide daylong Shutdown enforced by the main opposition BNP and its ally Jamaat-e-Islami.
1:48 pm: A Jubo League activist was stabbed to death and at least 10 people were injured in a clash with the activists of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami during strike in Chapainawabganj on Thursday.
11:59 am: Police has detained four female lawmakers of the BNP
11:52 am: The BNP-led 18-party Opposition alliance has decided to go for âone-point movementâ to overthrow the Sheikh Hasina Government
8:23 pm: A Bangladeshi High Court on Wednesday asked the Government to investigate the allegation that the North South Universityâs becoming a breeding ground for terrorists. The court also asked the Government to probe into the allegation that NSU students attacked blogger Asif Mohiuddin in January.
7:07 pm: BNP has called a daylong shutdown for Thursday to protest attacks on its activists allegedly by law enforcers during a demonstration in front of its headquarters in Nayapaltan on Wednesday.
5:48 pm: Security forces fired rubber bullets and tear gas to break up BNPâs anti-Government protest. About 500 demonstrators tried to march in the streets.
5:41 pm: 30 people have been injured in clashes between BNP-Jamaat men and the police in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka
4:58 pm: Administrative chiefs of Bangladesh's 40 out of 64 districts have sought deployment of paramilitary and army troops in the wake of nationwide violence over 1971 war crimes trials of Jamaat leaders that have claimed at least 85 lives since February 28.
3:54 pm: The High Court on Wednesday gave verbal order to the Bangladesh Government not to harass eight BNP leaders including its acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir until it hears their bail petitions in five cases on Thursday.
2:37 pm: The leaders are Jamaat acting secretary general Rafiqul Islam Khan, Central Executive Council member Hamidur Rahman Azad, MP, and Dhaka city unit Assistant Secretary General Selim Uddin.
2:13 pm: International Crime Tribunal-2 of Bangladesh on Wednesday issued arrest warrants for three Jamaat-e-Islami leaders for showing âdisobedience to a tribunalâs orderâ.
1:40 pm: The police in Comilla, acting on a tip-off, recovered 18 cocktails from the rooftop of a book stall.
1:34 pm: Despite the torching of the temple, a dawn-to-dusk hartal called by the BNP has carried on peacefully in Comilla.
7:16 pm: Three people, including a constable, who were injured in the recent clashes between Jamaat activists and law enforcers died on Tuesday.
5:01 pm: Islamists said to be activists of the Jamaat-e-Islami have torched a Hindu temple in Satkania upazila of Chittagong and vandalised another one in Aditmari upazila of Lalmonirhat.
3:19 pm: Jamaat activists had been indulging in killing, setting houses and places of worship of minorities on fire, targeting the Government and private properties and tearing the national flag like they had done more than 40 years ago, Moni said.
3:10 pm: Moni compared the terror unleashed by Jamaat which has killed more than 80, to the genocide by Pakistani troops and the razakars during the Liberation war.
2:55 pm: Foreign Minister Dipu Moni describes Jamaatâs actions as "pure and simple terrorism".
2:53 pm: Bangladesh Government on Tuesday said it would "definitely consider" the demand for a ban on the Jamaat-e-Islami which has been waging a violent protest across the country to halt trial of its top leaders for 1971 war crimes.
2:47 pm: Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party did not cite any reason for her abrupt cancellation of the meeting with Mukherjee but political sources said she did not want to antagonise her ally Jamaat-e-Islami which enforced a general strike on the same day.
2:46 pm: Bangladesh Government has reacted sharply to Opposition leader Khaleda Zia's refusal to meet India's President Pranab Mukherjee, saying it "is a departure from democratic norms and courtesy".
2:12 pm: A teenage boy who was shot in a clash between Jamaat-Shibir activists and the police in Bogra on Saturday, has died on Tuesday.
2:09 pm: Bangladesh's Supreme Court will fix a date on Sunday to hear the appeals filed by the Government and Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah against a war crimes trial verdict.
1:12 pm: Leaders and activists of different student organisations of the ruling Awami League brought out an anti-hartal procession on the Dhaka University campus around 11:00 am.
1:08 pm: Jamaat-Shibir miscreants exploded four cocktails near Teachers Students Centre area of Dhaka University (DU) around 10:00 am.
1:02 pm: The Dhaka Police has arrested a member of the BNP in front of the partyâs central office around 6:30 am for trying to create chaos.
11:51 am: Security has been tightened in Dhaka and Chittagong for Tuesday's Jamaat-sponsored hartal.
7:21 pm: Three more people were killed in fresh clashes in Bangladesh. Toll crosses 80.
6:42 pm: Three compartments of a train, which runs between Dhaka and Noakhali, were badly burnt after miscreants hurled a bomb at the train.
4:50 pm: Bangladesh's main Opposition - the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has said it will form 'committees for public safety' to counter the Awami Leagueâs threats to resist the Jamaat-sponsored hartal.
3:14 pm: President's Press Secretary Venu Rajamony later confirmed that life in and around the Hotel in Dhaka, where the President is staying, is completely normal.
3:10 pm: President Pranab Mukherjee's Press Secretary said none of the delegation members heard any explosion nor knew of any such incident.
3:08 pm: Official reports claim no one was injured in the blast in Dhaka.
2:29 pm: According to reports, a home-made bomb was hurled outside the Sanargaon Pan-Pacific hotel in Dhaka where the President is staying.
2:12 pm: Additional security will be deployed outside the President's hotel in Dhaka.
2:11 pm: Blast took place in Sonar Gaon area in Dhaka.
2:09 pm: Bomb explodes outside Pranab's hotel in Sonar Gaon, Dhaka. No confirmation if the President was at the hotel at the time of the blast.
2:05 pm: Bomb explodes near President Pranab Mukherjee's hotel in Bangladesh
1:52 pm: Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah on Monday challenged the life term imprisonment awarded by a tribunal for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War.
1:51 pm: Section 144 imposed in Kalaroa municipality for an indefinite period since 12:30pm on Monday.
1:50 pm: Two activists of Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing Islami Chhatra Shibir were killed and three were injured bullet-hit as members of Border Guard Bangladesh, attacked by pickets, opened fire in Satkhira during Jamaat hartal on Monday.
12:36 pm: Shahbagh protesters have started a procession in Dhaka to protest the Jamaat-e-Islami-sponsored countrywide hartal.
12:04 pm: More than 18,000 people have been sued in Bangladesh's Joypurhat, Jhenidah and Rajshahi districts over Sunday's violence that killed nine people.
11:19 am: At least 15 people were also injured in the Sirajganj clashes between the Jamaat and the police.
11:18 am: A 14-year-old boy was killed in Ullapara of Sirajganj, as police attacked by Jamaat-Shibir activists, opened fire during the hartal on Monday.
8:30 pm: The death toll in Bangladesh violence rises to 57.
7:22 pm: "We have recently seen a reawakening of the youth in Bangladesh who recall the extraordinary sacrifices that led to the birth of the nation. The youth of this country will determine it's future," President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said while speaking about the ongoing clashes in Bangladesh.
6:35 pm: Paramilitary border guards have been deployed across Bangladesh to beef up security and ease tension that has gripped the nation.
6:05 pm: Jamaat-Shibir activists torched two cars at Bailey Road and Malibagh while two vehicles were set ablaze on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway.
4:50 pm: Sources say BNP and Jamaat-Shibir men unleashed terror in different locations of Dhaka, torching and vandalising vehicles, business establishments and blasting cocktails on Saturday.
4:05 pm: A teenager was killed and seven were injured in a clash between Jamaat activists and policemen in Jaldhaka upazila of Nilphamari on Saturday.
3:45 pm: The 5 suspects linked with blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider's murder are placed on a seven-day remand by a Dhaka court.
3:34 pm: The eight-hour long shutdown enforced by the Jamaat-Shibir ended peacefully in Noakhali and Satkhira districts on Saturday.
3:04 pm: Shahbag youths continued their movement for the 26th straight day on Saturday. They chanted fiery slogans vowing to prevent BNP's three-day hartal from Sunday.
3:02 pm: The 'Bloggers and Online Activists Network' led by convenor Imran H Sarker hoisted the national flag at 'Projonmo Chattar' as demonstrators rendered the National Anthem on Saturday.
3:01 pm: Students of Dhaka University and the leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League have brought out a procession in Dhaka demanding death penalty for war criminals.
1:53 pm: One more person killed in the Jamaat-police gunfight in Chittagong.
1:20 pm: Slain Shahbag blogger Ahmed Rajib Haider, was reportedly killed by a Shibir activist, reports say. An investigation into the killing led to the arrest of five students.
1:17 pm: Jamaat-police gunfight kills one person and injured 10 in Chittagong on Saturday.
Jamaat-Shibir men blocked the Chittagong-Cox's Bazar highway, halting traffic movement.
By Pallab Bhattacharya
Bangladesh’s main Opposition leader Khaleda Zia has condemned recent attacks on Hindus in different parts of the country allegedly by activists of fundamentalist Jamaat-e-Islami and demanded punishment to perpetrators of the attacks.
She, however, made no mention of BNP ally Jamaat-e-Islami which, according to the victims, unleashed terror against the Hindus, burning down houses and temples, shortly after a war crimes tribunal gave death sentence to Jamaat leader Delawar Hossain Sayedee last week.
On March 1, Zia, the Chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party, had blamed the Government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for the “planned attack aimed to divert people’s democratic movement and destroy the countryâs communal harmony”.
Now, days after the atrocities against minorities, she demanded that the Government identify and punish the perpetrators through “neutral” investigation and compensate the victims.
“I called upon the administration and law enforcers to prevent such attacks on minorities with an iron fist,” said Khaleda.
Hindus, their houses and temples had come under attacks in districts like Noakhali, Satkhira and Sirajganj on Thursday.
(With inputs from Agencies)