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Bangladesh witnesses fourth strike in a week
Life crippled

Dhaka: Shops, schools, offices and businesses across Bangladesh were shut on Monday for the fourth day in a week as a strike called by the Opposition to protest a deadly grenade attack got underway. Dhaka's usually crowded streets were almost empty, except for a few cycle-rickshaws and police vehicles. Tanjim Ahmed, an Opposition leader, said: "Our party has called this general strike today to protest the barbarious attack and assassination attempt on the leader of Opposition Sheikh Hasina. As we have stated numerous times, we believe that democracy and the ideas of democracy are threatened in Bangladesh.

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