BANGLADESH STRIKE

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STORY: BANGLADESH STRIKEDATELINE: Sept. 22, 2011LENGTH: 0:00:40LOCATION: DhakaVOIn Bangladeshi, a nationwide strike called by the main opposition party and its allies has paralyzed the daily life across the country. *****Bangladesh Nationalist Party led a dawn-to-dusk strike on Thursday to protest against rising fuel prices and the detention of top opposition figures.Most shops, businesses and schools were shut and public transport were largely disrupted. But no violence has been reported. In the capital Dhaka, thousands of police had been deployed to beef up security.Earlier this week, the government raised prices of all kinds of petroleum products for the second time since May this year.The hike has triggered wide criticism, but the government said it is needed to ease the state oil firm's financial burden. Powered by www.newslook.com Producer : Xinhua News Agency

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