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Take whatever steps necessary to stop the ongoing violence in the country, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on January 28 ordered the Police to take whatever steps necessary to stop the ongoing violence in the country. She said, "I'll take the responsibility for whatever happens due to the action. But you'll have to ensure the security of the common people. You'll take whatever steps necessary against those responsible for burning and attacking people."Daily Star, January 29, 2015.

BTK 36,445 crore lost during last 16 days' political unrest, says DCCI President Hossain Khaled: Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) President Hossain Khaled on January 22 said that during the political unrest of the last 16 days the economy lost at least BTK 36,445 crore. The daily loss is BTK 300 crore in transport sector, 288 crore in agriculture, 250 crore in real estate and 210 crore in tourism. The wholesale and retail markets suffer losses of 150 crore while the manufacturing sector 100 crore. The figure is equivalent to 2.69 percent of the GDP. Daily Star, January 23, 2015.

Begum Khaleda Zia would have to stand for trial as a "killer" for killing innocent people in the name of movement, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed on January 20 told the Parliament that Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia would have to stand for trial as a "killer" for killing innocent people in the name of movement. She said, "Begum Zia's trial would be held by treating her as a killer since her movement is not for any national issue or public welfare, rather she is trying to save war criminals and herself from the graft cases and protect her spoilt son involved in killing, money laundering and corruption." Independentbd, January 21, 2015.

Countrywide blockade would continue until further notice, says BNP Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi: Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi on January 7 said the ongoing countrywide blockade would continue until further notice. Rizvi alleged the Government had used members of the law enforcement agencies to spray pepper at BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia's Gulshan office in Dhaka city so that she died.

Earlier, on January 5, Begum Khaleda Zia announced a countrywide indefinite blockade of road, rail and waterways. She said, "The programme will continue until further notice. We will set the next course of action after the situation calms down. I will ask the 20-party alliance leaders and activists to carry on with the movement until our demand is fulfilled.". Dhaka Tribune , January 8, 2015; Dhaka Tribune, January 6, 2015.

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