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Dhaka crippled as students’ protests enter 5th day

Dhaka crippled as students’ protests enter 5th day
The students’ movement for safe roads entered the fifth straight day yesterday as they braved rains to gather on streets across the capital. The protester’s unique move of checking licences of drivers and papers of vehicles, including those of the police, was intensified in the day as reports of such acts came in from most of the important intersections. They virtually managed traffic on most of the roads of the capital. Although city residents expressed support to the cause of the students, commuters had to suffer moving from one place to another, as the number of vehicles was moving slowly due to checking of papers. To make matters worse, most of the public transport was off the streets in the capital. Transport workers said they…

‘New act to bring discipline in transport sector’

‘New act to bring discipline in transport sector’

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader yesterday said the proposed Road Transport Act will bring discipline in the transport sector as the act kept a provision of harsher punishment according to the gravity of accident, reports UNB. "People are dying like birds and flies. Once the act…
Assam’s citizen list not to harm ties with Bangladesh, says Shringla

Assam’s citizen list not to harm ties with Bangladesh, says Shringla

Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla yesterday said making the list of citizens in Assam is an internal matter of India and they will make sure it does not harm bilateral relationship with Bangladesh, reports UNB. "This is not an issue of concern. It's an internal matter…
Strategic water saving methods in Barind area

Strategic water saving methods in Barind area

That the groundwater level is precariously low is not a new find; in fact, there have been several surveys in recent times which show that subterranean water level has fallen sharply in cities and rural areas. Recently, at a seminar held in Rajshahi, speakers unanimously voiced the necessity to chalk…
Consensus needed for national minimum wage

Consensus needed for national minimum wage

Collective bargaining can be a means to set minimum wages. In most countries, the coverage of collective bargaining is sufficient to provide protection of minimum standards to a broad majority of workers. Therefore, in many countries, governments have adopted statutory minimum wages through collective…
Imports of spices spurt ahead of Eid

Imports of spices spurt ahead of Eid

The imports of different types of species have increased before the arrival of Eid-ul-Azha, even though the prices of most spices have risen dramatically in the local markets compared to the last year. Traders blamed the high prices of spice in the local markets on the turmoil in the international market…
China for military drills with ASEAN sans US

China for military drills with ASEAN sans US

SINGAPORE: China wants military exercises and energy exploration with Southeast Asian nations in disputed waters, according to a draft document, but insists on outside countries being excluded in what analysts say is a bid to diminish US influence, reports AFP. Beijing’s suggestions are part of…
Comedy play ‘Sea-Morog’ at Mahila Samiti today

Comedy play ‘Sea-Morog’ at Mahila Samiti today

Bangladesh Theatre will stage the 272nd show of its sixth production ‘Sea-Morog’ today evening at the Mahila Samiti auditorium in the Baily Road area of the capital. The play ‘Sea-Morog’ portrays a crystal clear image of eternal rural Bangla through simple yet interesting stage…
Youngsters ‘lack confidence’

Youngsters ‘lack confidence’

The youngsters once again failed to come with the terms despite a call for them to take the onus in the T20 series, following their disappointing outing in Test and ODI series. After driving the side in the ODI series, the senior players however had bad day in the office in first T20 series and that…
Drivers responsible will be punished, says Tofail

Drivers responsible will be punished, says Tofail

BHOLA: Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday said the bus drivers responsible for the road crash that killed two college students in the capital would face the music, reports BSS. “No compromise would be made in this regard… They will face exemplary punishment,” the minister said…
FAO alarmed by ‘overlooked’ 
emergency in Bangladesh

FAO alarmed by ‘overlooked’ emergency in Bangladesh

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations has sounded alarm on ‘overlooked’ emergencies in many countries including Bangladesh, which is facing devastating Rohingya crisis. In a report published yesterday, FAO said that Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Haiti and the Sahel are…
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