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Traffic vigilant amid rash driving

Traffic vigilant amid rash driving
The student-led protest for a safer road has ignited increased consciousness among people. But roaming around the city in the last two days, it was found that “business was almost as usual as it was before.” Increased numbers of law enforcers have been on the road as part of "Traffic Week", which started amid the protest. They have been checking vehicles and showing no slackness for those without proper licences and fitness certificates. In the past three days, traffic police have fined errant drivers and owners at least Tk. 1.43 crore and filed over 23,000 cases. However, that is just one side of the story. On the other side, there are still dilapidated buses, overcrowded during rush hours and speeding unnecessarily.…

Call to end ‘repression’ of pupils, journos, civil society

Call to end ‘repression’ of pupils, journos, civil society

In a joint statement, 69 leading academics, lawyers, rights activists, filmmakers, media personalities and cultural activists have demanded that the government immediately stop the repression of students, academics, journalists and human rights activists. They also demanded the release of those who…
SC order on Khaleda bail August 12

SC order on Khaleda bail August 12

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday fixed August 12 for passing its order on an appeal filed by the government seeking a stay on the High Court order granting bail to BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in connection with Cumilla arson case filed under the Special Powers Act 1974 in 2015.…
BRTA streamlining fitness testing

BRTA streamlining fitness testing

In the wake of nationwide movement in demand for safe roads and stringent inspection of licences and permits, the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has taken the decision to make fitness checking more reliable by outsourcing the whole procedure. Currently, this is done on BRTA premises with…
NRC in Assam and Indian constitution

NRC in Assam and Indian constitution

The National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a register of all bona fide Indian citizens within a state. In Assam, NRC was firstly prepared following the countrywide census in the year 1951. Over the years, there has been a demand from the indigenous Assamese groups to update the NRC. During the days…
Four firms selected for mobile tower licences

Four firms selected for mobile tower licences

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has selected four tower companies as eligible for getting licences with which they would manage the mobile towers of different telecom operators. The telecom regulator has selected the four companies out of eight applicants through a beauty…
Israel, Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

Israel, Hamas exchange fire in sudden Gaza escalation

GAZA CITY: Gaza militants halted fire yesterday after targeting Israel with some 180 rockets and mortars, provoking Israeli strikes across the enclave that killed three Palestinians, including a toddler, in another severe flare-up of violence, reports AFP. It was the third major escalation since July…
‘Meraj Fokirer Ma’ to be staged at BSA today

‘Meraj Fokirer Ma’ to be staged at BSA today

Theatre, one of the most prominent theatre troupes in the country, will stage its much-acclaimed play ‘Meraj Fokirer Ma’ today evening at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Written and directed by late noted theatre icon Abdullah…
Shakib happy with WI tour

Shakib happy with WI tour

Shakib Al Hasan was exceedingly happy at the outcome of the recently concluded series in the West Indies in which they won the series in two formats when there was slim chance to make impact in any format following the debacle in the Test series. Bangladesh hit a new Test low, being all out for 43 in…
Bumper pineapple production in Madhupur

Bumper pineapple production in Madhupur

Despite a bumper pineapple harvest in Madhupur zone this season, the growers are unhappy over the absence of any processing centre, specialised cold storage and marketing facilities. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), about 28,000 acres of land have been taken for pineapple…
Sena Kalyan proposes 1-stop service centre at passport HQ

Sena Kalyan proposes 1-stop service centre at passport HQ

For the first time in the country, a non-governmental organisation—Sena Kalyan Sangstha (SKS)—is going to set up a one-stop service centre at a government service organisation—the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP)—to help applicants fill up forms for machine-readable…
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