In Bangladesh, 24-hour nationwide hartal June 17, 2015

A nationwide 24-hour hartal (strike) has been called for Wednesday, 17 June, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 17, and continuing until 6:00 a.m. Thursday, 18 June 2015.

Advice For Travellers

Political violence is common in Bangladesh. Enforced strikes, or hartals, occur regularly and frequently turn violent. Avoid areas of large public gatherings. The following are English language news broadcasts:
ATN Bangla - 18:00 (6:00 pm); ATN News 13:00 and 19:00 (1:00 pm and 7:00 pm); BTV 16:00 and 22:00 (4:00 pm and 10:00 pm); Independent TV 16:30 (4:30 pm).