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Law with maximum 5-yr jail term soon

Law with maximum 
5-yr jail term soon
The government is likely to approve the draft law of the Road Transport Act on Monday, keeping the provision of maximum punishment for five years for reckless driving, which contradicts an earlier High Court (HC) verdict that reinstated the highest punishment for rash driving to seven years imprisonment. In a verdict, the High Court on March 8 in 2015 reinstated the highest punishment for reckless driving to seven years in prison from the prevailing three-year jail term. In its observation, the HC had also recommended that the punishment for reckless driving should be increased further to ensure the right to life for the people. The government took the initiative to approve the draft law of the Road Transport Act amidst ongoing student protests…

Dhaka seeks sustained 
pressure on Myanmar

Dhaka seeks sustained pressure on Myanmar

Bangladesh has stressed upon sustained pressure on the Myanmar government by the United States and the international community to stop the violence, reports UNB. Bangladesh also stressed to ensure continuous flow of humanitarian assistance to the Rohingyas temporarily sheltered in Bangladesh, as well…
Modern amusement parks can make Bangladesh a good holiday destination

Modern amusement parks can make Bangladesh a good holiday destination

A diversified approach and concentration on theme-based parks can give a big boost to domestic tourism, attracting more and more foreign tourists, say tour operators in the country. They said this is an area where both private and public sectors can work together to ensure greater contributions to the…
Eye treatment 
for the poor

Eye treatment for the poor

The President M Abdul Hamid struck the right chord when he urged Thursday that the Ophthalmological Society of Bangladesh (OSB) to provide eye treatment facilities for the poor and distressed people across the country. In Bangladesh patients of eye diseases of different nature are increasing and a lot…
Growth sectors and Foreign Direct Investment

Growth sectors and Foreign Direct Investment

Growth, development and employment are co-related and have a strong reflection and relation with economy. A small country like Bangladesh which has dense population and a big portion of them are unemployed or under-employed is the matter of thought in this direction. Growth sectors or rising sectors…
Vermicompost gains popularity

Vermicompost gains popularity

RAJSHAHI: Vermicomposting has started gaining popularity in the region including its vast Barind tract as many farmers are showing interest towards setting up vermi-compost hatchery and farms due to its lucrative outputs, reports BSS. Raihan Kabir, a farmer of Kharibona village under Nachole upazila,…
Zimbabwe oppn rejects ‘fake’ Mnangagwa victory

Zimbabwe oppn rejects ‘fake’ Mnangagwa victory

HARARE: Zimbabwe’s opposition yesterday rejected what it said were the “fake” results of the landmark election in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been declared the winner, reports AFP. Zimbabwe woke to the news that Mnangagwa, a former ally of Robert Mugabe, had won the historic…
Suborna Mustafa, Shomi Kaiser share screen for Eid tele-drama

Suborna Mustafa, Shomi Kaiser share screen for Eid tele-drama

Renowned actress Suborna Mustafa and audience-admired actress Shomi Kaiser will be seen sharing the small screen for the first time in a new tele-drama titled ‘Jatra Pother Gaulpo’, directed by Arif Khan. Written by Badrul Anam Soud, the tele-drama is scheduled to be telecast on NTV during…
Shakib hopes to come back strongly in 2nd T20 against Windies in Florida

Shakib hopes to come back strongly in 2nd T20 against Windies in Florida

Bangladesh T20 captain Shakib Al Hasan said that they will attempt to come back strongly by amending their faux pas alongside trying to make big total if they get chance to bat first on Florida’s surface. Despite having enough scopes, Shakib thinks that they did not enlarge their total further…
Increased demand, tight supply jack up egg prices

Increased demand, tight supply jack up egg prices

Hit by tight supply, egg prices have jumped to Tk. 9.5 from Tk. 8 in retail markets over the last week in most parts of the country. A dozen eggs now cost around Tk. 114–120 in the kitchen markets and super shops across the capital. Egg traders blame the electricity price hike and rain for the…
Women’s cricket to reach new heights

Women’s cricket to reach new heights

Buoyed by the recent success in Asia Cup, Ireland series and the ICC World T20 qualifiers on the trot, the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has stepped up their activities for the development of women's cricket. The BCB has chalked out a comprehensive plan for women’s cricket so that it can…
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