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A four-storey building 'Wahed Mansion' that suffered most damage had a dozen stores for perfumes and plastic goods.
The Awami League chief was pitted against a united opposition Jatiya Oikya Front (United National Front) led by octogenarian Kamal Hossain, an Oxford-educated jurist and former foreign minister.
She stated this while addressing a grand rally organised by her Awami League here to celebrate its comprehensive victory in the general election last month.
Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen said that the country will try to strengthen ties with India and China via a strong economic diplomacy.
Hasina, 71, has presided over record economic growth in the South Asian country of 165 million people but critics have accused her of creeping authoritarianism.
Several veteran leaders of the Awami League party were dropped from the council of ministers with major portfolios like defence being retained by Hasina.
The MPs from former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP)-led major opposition alliance skipped the oath-taking ceremony.
The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), whose alliance secured only seven seats during Sunday's Presidential elections, has refused to take part in the oath-taking.
The whopping majority lends some credence to claims by the opposition and independent observers that the election was less than free and fair.
The opposition rejected the outcome, with Hossain calling the election 'farcical' and demanding a new election be held under the authority of a "nonpartisan government."
Sheikh Hasina formally joined the Awami League as its leader following the tragic assassination of her father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, his wife and three sons in 1975.
As midnight approached, the Awami League and its allies had won 191 seats -- some by tens of thousands of votes -- while the opposition coalition had only five, the channel said.
A BNP activist was killed in Chattogram, while an Awami League supporter died in Rajshahi, the news portal reported.
Over 600,000 security personnel including several thousand soldiers and paramilitary border guards have been deployed across the country to help conduct the election.
Over 600,000 security personnel including several thousand soldiers and paramilitary border guards have been deployed across the country