Links between Bangladesh and the rest of the world began returning to normal Thursday after being cut for more than 24 hours during a national state of emergency declared by President Hussein Muhammad Ershad.

The president imposed a 24-hour curfew Tuesday, ordered all universities closed and suspended all political activities, charging the opposition sought to remove him from office by illegal means.The curfew was lifted briefly from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Thursday to allow students to leave universities in Dhaka that had been ordered closed, a high-level source in Dhaka told United Press International by telephone.

He said the curfew could be entirely lifted Saturday if the tense political situation calmed following the regular Friday holiday in the Moslem nation.