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Taxing time for BRTA to check Uber ‘free run’ in Dhaka

Taxing time for BRTA to check Uber ‘free run’ in Dhaka
Transport authorities are finding it a daunting task to formulate a proper identification policy and taxation structure for app-based taxi service Uber, which now operates without permission in Dhaka. A special committee set up by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to chalk out guidelines for making Uber service legal has so far met the company’s representatives in Dhaka three times, but to no avail, sources told The Independent. The last meeting was held on February 22 at the BRTA office, and it was attended by a delegation from Uber India. However, like the previous two meetings, it too ended without any fruitful result, said sources present at the meeting. The sources said the Uber representatives declined to disclose the…

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Chinese FM Wang Yi lavishes praise on Yunnan coffee
“The coffee I just drank is called Hogood. I am not exaggerating—this is the best coffee that I have ever tasted as a globetrotter,” said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to an excited audience at the February 20 event. Mr. Mina Rizk, third secretary of the political section at the…

Country to advance further in sports, hopes PM

Country to advance further in sports, hopes PM

Expressing her firm optimism that Bangladesh would further advance in games and sports, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday assured that her government would do everything for its development, reports BSS. "We want Bangladesh to progress further in games and sports where the boys and girls equally…
Skill dev education helps reduce child marriage 62pc

Skill dev education helps reduce child marriage 62pc

Adolescent girls and boys can earn six times higher after receiving skill development education, a new study reveals. Child marriage also tends to reduce by 62 per cent as such training boosts their awareness and self-confidence, the study shows, reports UNB. The information was revealed yesterday at…
The uncertain UAE labour market for Bangladeshis

The uncertain UAE labour market for Bangladeshis

Since the 1980s, Bangladesh has been an increasingly important source country in international flows of contract labour migration. The lucrative destinations for Bangladeshi migrants so far have been the Arab Gulf states, particularly members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). However, amid repeated…
Fighting with unemployment

Fighting with unemployment

Bangladesh is a developing country. With so many development requirements it is fighting to reduce unemployment and provide employment opportunity to all of its workable population. There are about 160.41 million people in Bangladesh. The median age of Bangladeshi population is 26. That means it is…
Call to establish crime 
free society

Call to establish crime free society

GAIBANDHA: M Mashrukur Rahman Khaled, newly appointed superintendent of police, on Wednesday underlined the importance of enhancing cordial relationship between police and media men to establish a crime free society, reports BSS. He said this while addressing a view exchange meeting with the local journalists…
BPC to sell MTT, SBPS to stop condensate misuse, theft

BPC to sell MTT, SBPS to stop condensate misuse, theft

Sensing the misuse and theft of condensate by private refineries, the state-owned Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) is now going to sell finished petroleum products like the MTT and SBPS through its own distribution subsidiaries.  In a recent circular issued on February 9, the BPC fixed the…
Trump attorney general under fire over Russia meetings

Trump attorney general under fire over Russia meetings

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was under fire Thursday after it was revealed he met twice last year with Russia's ambassador to Washington, seemingly contradicting statements he made in Senate confirmation hearings, reports AFP. The revelation cast a fresh cloud over President Donald Trump's…
‘Bhuban Majhi’ hits cinemas today

‘Bhuban Majhi’ hits cinemas today

‘Bhuban Majhi’, a full-length feature film based on the Liberation War of Bangladesh, is set to hit about 15 cinema halls across the country today, including Star Cineplex, Shyamoli and Madhumita Cinema Hall in the capital. The film is directed by independent filmmaker Fakhrul Arefeen Khan.…
Bangladesh post massive total on Day 1

Bangladesh post massive total on Day 1

Opener Tamim Iqbal returned to his usual best, smashing an eye-catching century against Sri Lanka XI on the first day of the two-day practice match yesterday at  De Zoysa Stadium, Moratuwa. Tamim’s 136 off 182, laced with nine fours and seven sixes, steered Bangladesh to a gigantic 391 for…
Road crashes kill 4 in two districts

Road crashes kill 4 in two districts

Four people including two women were killed in road accidents in two districts yesterday and on Wednesday. In Rangpur, two women were killed and seven other injured in a road accident at Fire Service Station point on the Rangpur-Dhaka highway under Pirganj upazila early yesterday. The accident occurred…
relocation of tanneries from Hazaribagh

relocation of tanneries from Hazaribagh

A total of 112 Hazaribagh tanneries out of 155 are yet to relocate to the newly established Savar tannery village despite the expiry of the deadline on February 28, the eighth set by the government. According to sources, only 43 factories have so far shifted to Savar from the city’s Hazaribagh.…
Donald Trump and the end of American exceptionalism?

Donald Trump and the end of American exceptionalism?

When a German Chancellor feels the need to explain the refugee convention to an American president, the speaker of British House of Commons says the leader of its closest ally is not welcome to address parliament, China positions itself as the grown-up in the room by chiding him for his blunt Twitter…
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