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People suffer for transport shortage

People suffer for transport shortage
Even as normalcy returned to the city after the end of the students’ agitation for safe roads, commuters continued to suffer due to inadequate public transports yesterday. Stirred by the students’ movement, the traffic police checked the papers of drivers and vehicles and filed cases against those found wanting in this count. The Traffic Division also announced to observe “Traffic Week” from August 5 to 11 with cooperation from Rover Scouts to take stern steps against road rule violations. Riyad Morshed, traffic sergeant of the Tejgaon zone, told the media that they were checking every vehicle for proper papers and fitness. “We'll prosecute any vehicle, irrespective of its owner's colour and creed, if it…

Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: PM 

Persuade Myanmar to take back Rohingyas: PM 

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday renewed her call to the international community, including Japan, to persuade Myanmar to take back their Rohingya nationals from Bangladesh, reports BSS. “The Rohingyas must return and for this, the global community will have to persuade Myanmar to take them…
Ctg residents do not know about project work

Ctg residents do not know about project work

The leaders of Forum for Planned Chittagong (FPC), an organisation of volunteers, alleged that people are not being informed about the mega project that has been taken by Chattogram Development Authority (CDA) to address the perennial waterlogging of the port city. In a press briefing at Chattogram…
Need for skilled drivers

Need for skilled drivers

With the nation convulsed by students’ demands for safe roads, the government has amended the existing motor vehicle law and through its organisations, training people to be skilled and responsible drivers. With this aim, the Skills for Employment Investment Programme (SEIP) will be training one…
Unabated troubles of Iraq

Unabated troubles of Iraq

At the moment,the war-trodden Iraq is in a complete disarray and chaos. They were high expectations that the May election will bring positive changes on the political front and it would reverse the country’s unabated journey towards degeneration and disintegration. However, things have taken a…
Addl 500 acres of land for Araihazar Economic Zone approved

Addl 500 acres of land for Araihazar Economic Zone approved

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) yesterday approved a revised project to acquire additional 500 acres of land for Araihazar Economic Zone in Narayanganj following the demand of Japanese investors, reports UNB. The original cost of the project titled 'Acquisition of…
Malaysia shuts down Saudi-backed centre

Malaysia shuts down Saudi-backed centre

KUALA LAMPUR: Malaysia's new government ordered the immediate closure of a Saudi-backed anti-terrorism centre less than 13 months after it was launched. No reason was given, reports Al Jazeera. The King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) in Kuala Lumpur will cease operations immediately…
Loko Natyadal (Banani) stages ‘Konjush’ today

Loko Natyadal (Banani) stages ‘Konjush’ today

Theatre troupe Loko Natyadal (Banani) will stage yet another show of its much-acclaimed play ‘Konjush’, an adaptation of the Molière satire ‘The Miser’, today evening at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segun Bagicha…
Light at the end of the tunnel!

Light at the end of the tunnel!

Amid the outcry of junior players’ lackluster performance in the just concluded West Indies tour, Liton Das finally stepped up with a stroke-filled 61 runs, which was instrumental in Bangladesh’s T20 series victory over the Caribbean side, culminating to what Bangladesh could describe as…
Tension prevails over enlistment of beneficiaries

Tension prevails over enlistment of beneficiaries

There is tension among people living by the side of the railway line in Bagdokara village under Domar upazila of the district over the enlistment of beneficiaries of a social afforestation programme.  Several thousand saplings of different kinds of flower-bearing trees were planted on the both…
Pilgrimage of 1,500 uncertain

Pilgrimage of 1,500 uncertain

As many as 1,500 pilgrims may not be able to perform Hajj this year as 68 private agencies are yet to collect their demand orders (DO) from the Hajj office. Despite a series of hearings being held and repeated reminders, most agency owners did not attend them, sources said. The Hajj office could not…
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