The new government in Bangladesh has announced that the country has returned to normal, following the coup on 15 august in which Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed.
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Background: The new government in Bangladesh has announced that the country has returned to normal, following the coup on 15 august in which Prime Minister Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was killed.
But this film, in a rare glimpse of Bangladesh since the coup, shows the intense military presence on the streets of Dacca.
The new President Khondakar ?ushtoque ahmed addresses the nation on television on Saturday (16 August), the day after the coup.
Occasional gunfire broke the silence of the curfew in Dacca on Saturday, according to diplomate in ???.
Bangladesh radio continued to report that conditions were returning to normal with government and private businesses open as usual.
The industrial district of Dacca, Chi??agons and Khulna, were "humming with activity", the radio said.
Universities and schools had re-opened, port operations had resumed and newspapers were published in Dacca at the weekend.
But tanks still stood by in the streets of Dacca, and army units guarded key points.