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Protests continue, sufferings as well

Protests continue, sufferings as well
The student protest against unsafe roads continued for the fourth day yesterday, choking city traffic at various places. The protests virtually made the city go without any public buses, creating havoc for commuters. “We want justice,” the protesters chanted, reflecting their anger over the deaths of two SRCC students—Dia Khanam Mim and Abdul Karim Rajib, who were run over by a bus on Sunday. The agitating students in several areas of Dhaka, including Farmgate, Asad Gate, Dhanmondi, Shahbag and Science Laboratory intersection, stopped vehicles and asked drivers to show their driving licenses and papers. “We are just checking if they have any papers, including fitness certificates for the vehicles,” said a student…

I never care about death: PM

I never care about death: PM

Reiterating that she never cares about death, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said she is alive to finish the unfinished jobs of her father, reports UNB. "I faced several blows in the past. Maybe there'll be more but I don't care...I never care about death. I'm alive to finish…
Decent work priority action areas set for Bangladesh until 2020

Decent work priority action areas set for Bangladesh until 2020

The creation of green jobs and the promotion of social dialogue are amongst the priorities which the government of Bangladesh, employers and workers organisations will work towards in collaboration with the International Labour Organization (ILO) until 2020, reports UNB. These areas have been included…
Stop industrialising in 
the Sundarbans area

Stop industrialising in the Sundarbans area

For a long time, the Sundarbans has been a focus of national attention, because this environmentally critical largest mangrove forest of the world is being jeopardized by human action - and inaction as well. The relevant authorities seem to have failed to understand the importance of the forest for…
Defamation: A civil wrong or a criminal offence

Defamation: A civil wrong or a criminal offence

The word 'defamation' means 'insult, offence, slander, libel, slur, smear, denigration, vilification, calumny, and character assassination.' Generally, the act of damaging the reputation of another by means of false and injurious communications that expose that person to contempt, ridicule,…
Uniform call rate set Tk 0.5 per minute

Uniform call rate set Tk 0.5 per minute

The Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology has instructed BTRC to set Tk 0.5 per minute as a uniform call rate for mobile phones to establish a level playing field for the country’s telecom operators. The decision was taken at a joint meeting of Telecommunications Division…
‘Victory is near’

‘Victory is near’

DAMASCUS: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told his troops yesterday they were close to winning the country’s seven-year civil war after inflicting a succession of defeats on rebels, reports AFP. Early last year, government forces held just 17 percent of national territory but a series of blistering…
Week-long solo sketch exhibition begins at AFD tomorrow

Week-long solo sketch exhibition begins at AFD tomorrow

A week-long solo sketch exhibition of architect Dr Sajid Bin DOZA Bonny titled ‘Silence in the Crowd: Sketches of National parliament Building of Bangladesh’ will begin tomorrow at the La Galerie of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in Dhanmondi of the capital. Cultural Affairs Minister…
Russell, Williams lead Windies to easy win over Tigers in T20

Russell, Williams lead Windies to easy win over Tigers in T20

AFP, BASSETERRE (SAINT KITTS and NEVIS): Kesrick Williams' career-best bowling figures and a hurricane batting cameo by Andre Russell highlighted an efficient effort by the West Indies in defeating Bangladesh by seven wickets in the rain-affected opener of the three-match T20 International series…
Tidal waters swamp 15,000 residents of 12 villages in Patuakhali

Tidal waters swamp 15,000 residents of 12 villages in Patuakhali

At least 15,000 residents of 12 villages on the Ramnabad and Andharmanik riverbanks near the estuary in Lalua and Mahipur unions of Kalapara upazila under Patuakhali district have been inundated by tidal waters. An eight-kilometre-long stretch of an embankment across both unions has been washed away.…
Open-pit coal mining at Barapukuria suggested

Open-pit coal mining at Barapukuria suggested

A government-appointed firm has recommended the open cut method to maximise coal extraction by Barapukuria Coal Mine Company Limited (BCMCL) in Dinajpur. The Australian consultancy firm, John T Boyd, placed the suggestion at a meeting at the Petrobangla Auditorium in the presence of the state minister…
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