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It’s back to square one

It’s back to square one
With the extended "Traffic Week" ending on Wednesday, Dhaka’s streets wore the usual look yesterday (Thursday). However, increased vigilance by the traffic police was noticeable. The presence of traffic policemen in large numbers was seen at different parts of the capital. Abdul Momen, a traffic policeman at the intersection of Dhanmondi 27, told The Independent that the student-led protest has motivated him to do his job “better than before.” Momen’s motivation of braving a blazing sun to discipline the traffic yesterday noon was not good enough to ease the gridlock at the intersection by a mixed traffic comprising buses, minibuses, cars and human-haulers. “We are all trying to do our best, but Dhaka’s…

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Khaleda also involved in Aug 15 carnage plot: PM
Khaleda also involved in Aug 15 carnage plot: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said there is no doubt that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia was also…

Heat with traffic woes in city

Heat with traffic woes in city

In meteorogical terms, it was not classified as a heat wave, but drying up of rain raised the mercury to a high of 34.6 degrees Celsius in the city. The situation was the same for commuters as well as sacrificial animals arriving in trucks from the countryside to the capital's cattle markets. This…
ACC quizzes seven Petrobangla officials

ACC quizzes seven Petrobangla officials

Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) interrogated seven Pretrobangla officials yesterday in connection of mysterious disappearance of a huge stack of coal from Barapukuria Coal Mine, reports UNB. Earlier on August 13, some 32 officials of Petrobangla were asked to be present for interrogation at ACC in…
We condemn Kabul bomb attack

We condemn Kabul bomb attack

The road to reconciliation and some form of peace in Afghanistan is plunged into uncertainty once more with a savage suicide bomb attack on an education centre where mainly teenagers were studying. A week before Eid-ul-Azha, the second major Muslim religious event, such a barbaric act leaves us shocked…
Significance of speed limit on road safety

Significance of speed limit on road safety

We have been experiencing a series of road accidents along with our vibrant economic activities throughout the country. From 2005 to 2017 in 55,141 road accidents we lost 61,512 people and injured other 102,618 individuals and in 2018 at least 2,471 people died in 2,353 road accidents across the country…
Refrigerator sales pick up ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Refrigerator sales pick up ahead of Eid-ul-Azha

Refrigerator sales have soared across the country in the current month as Eid-ul-Azha is due next week. Around 20 lakh refrigerators are sold every year. But three lakh refrigerators, including one lakh deep fridge, have already been sold before Eid this year, say industry insiders. A lot of people…
Troops called to India’s Kerala as flood toll rises

Troops called to India’s Kerala as flood toll rises

KOCHI: Helicopters airlifted stranded families from rooftops and dam gates were thrown open as incessant torrential rain brought fresh havoc yesterday to the Indian state of Kerala where about 100 people are feared dead, reports AFP. Hundreds of extra troops were deployed in the southern state, a major…
Celebrating 69th birth anniv of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen

Celebrating 69th birth anniv of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen

On the occasion of the 69th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen (August 18), theatre troupes Dhaka Theatre and Swapnadal are holding two separate festivals on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s Segun Bagicha area. As a part of the celebration, Swapnadal…
Tamim sings Mash song in dynamic turnaround in ODI, T20 series in WI

Tamim sings Mash song in dynamic turnaround in ODI, T20 series in WI

Mashrafe Bin Mortaza’s Midas touch was instrumental in Bangladesh’s dynamic turnaround which enabled them to create a history following the disastrous Test series in West Indies. The lanky pacer’s influence was obvious as Bangladesh won the ODI series by 2-1 after being whitewashed…
Mangrove forests depleting fast

Mangrove forests depleting fast

Patuakhali: Mangrove forest, which is known as ‘Green Wall’ that protected the people of the coastal district from the devastation of cyclone Sidr, is shrinking fast, thanks to unmindful felling of trees and lack of effective conservation efforts, reports UNB. When the cyclone Sidr hit the…
Sacrificial animals begin arriving in cattle markets

Sacrificial animals begin arriving in cattle markets

Sacrificial animals have started arriving in the city's temporary cattle markets. Selling is to begin officially on Sunday. Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) and Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) have set up 21 temporary cattle markets in the capital for  Eid-ul-Azha, apart from the permanent…
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