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Political leaders call the shots

Political leaders 
call the shots
A section of politically influential people are behind the chaos in transport sector that frequently enforce strikes at their whims, paralysing life across the country, sector insiders said. The insiders said that the quarters, which dominate different organisations of transport owners and workers, usually remain behind the scene and use those entities to enforce strikes even by going against court verdicts and hold the countrymen hostages to push for their demands – be those logical or illegal.These politically influential people have their own transport services as well. According to the sources, transport service Swadhin Express is owned by Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan, who is also the executive president of Bangladesh Sramik Federation,…

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Public ordeal ends, finally
Public ordeal ends, finally
The wildcat transport strike, during which a worker died and scores were injured, apart from paralysing…

Govt taking project to illuminate every home: PM

Govt taking project to illuminate every home: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government took up a series of projects to develop further the power sector keeping in mind the increased demand of electricity to meet future need and illuminate every home, reports BSS. “We know that electricity demand is growing with the country’s…
Transport strike hits commuters, businesses in Ctg

Transport strike hits commuters, businesses in Ctg

Commuters and businessmen in the port city of Chittagong had a trying time yesterday because of an indefinite road transport strike enforced by the Bangladesh Road Transport Workers' Federation for the second consecutive day, with buses and trucks off the roads and petrol pumps running dry. The…
Rooting out corruption

Rooting out corruption

Speakers at a discussion meeting in Rajshahi on Monday stated that the youth forces could play a vital role to make the anti- corruption movement a success through encouraging others to join the movement. Obviously the young generation could be the effective means of supplementing the anti-corruption…
The background to Bangabandhu’s 
great speech

The background to Bangabandhu’s great speech

The speech of Bangabandhu on 7th March, 1971 is a historic document not only for the freedom seeking Bangladeshi people but for all of them across the globe crossing the religion, race, creed and nationality.  "Our struggle is for our freedom. Our struggle is for our independence." through…
Four Jamaat men held in Jhenidah

Four Jamaat men held in Jhenidah

Members of Detective Branch (DB) of the police arrested four leaders and workers of the district unit of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami from Chuadanga Bus Stand area of the town this noon. Police said the arrested are district Jamaat Ameer Abul Kashem, 58, Sadar upazila Jamaat Ameer Matiar Rahman, 51, workers…
Bangladesh to make smart choices

Bangladesh to make smart choices

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu yesterday said Bangladesh will make smart choices and has chosen solutions that guarantee workers safety, high productivity, minimum effect on the environment and maximum return for investors, reports UNB. "We'll take additional steps to develop a more advanced…
26,000 Iraqis flee west Mosul fighting in 10 days

26,000 Iraqis flee west Mosul fighting in 10 days

Twenty-six thousand people have fled in the 10 days since Iraqi forces launched a push to retake west Mosul, where jihadists were putting up "fierce" resistance on Wednesday, reports AFP. West Mosul is the Islamic State group's last urban bastion in Iraq, and its recapture would mark the…
Week-long Bangladesh Street Theatre Festival begins

Week-long Bangladesh Street Theatre Festival begins

DL reporter ‘Bangladesh Patha Natak Utsab 2017’ (Bangladesh Street Threatre Festival), a week-long event organised by Bangladesh Pathanatak Parishad, has begun yesterday on the premises of Central Shaheed Minar in the capital. Moloyashree Hashmi, a well-known Indian theatre activist and…
Tigers start tour campaign today

Tigers start tour campaign today

While they came to the Sri Lanka for a month-long tour with a high hope of clinching their first ever Test victory at Lankan backyard, Bangladesh might get the taste of how they are prepared to achieve the feat.  Bangladesh kicks off the tour today with a two-day practice match against a local…
War cemetery in Chittagong

War cemetery in Chittagong

Chittagong War Cemetery is a burial-ground of the soldiers who died in the Second World War in the eastern front. It is situated on the Badsha Meah Road (Joynagar Mauza) in Chittagong city. The site of the cemetery was originally a paddy field adjacent to a horseshoe shaped hill spread on the east and…
PM launches stipend distribution through mobile banking

PM launches stipend distribution through mobile banking

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government is making constant efforts to build an educated nation as education is the key tool to make the country free from poverty, reports BSS. The prime minister said this while inaugurating Disbursement of Primary Education Stipend using Mobile Banking from…
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