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Haulers keep off roads, hauliers stage protest

Haulers keep off roads, hauliers stage protest
Police vigilance to enforce the ban on the movement of human haulers yesterday prompted such vehicles along with some modes of errant transports to stay away from roads, leaving commuters to suffer and hauliers to stage protest. Bangladesh Auto-rickshaw Auto-tempo Transport Workers Federation (BAATWF) has protested at the ban on the human haulers, slapped by Dhaka Metropolitan Police's (DMP). Over four thousand human haulers went off the roads and sitting-only buses kept their doors closed as the traffic police were seen to be vigilant throughout the day. Even as the police were imposing fines and taking punitive measures against vehicles violating rules, some managed to slip out from the tight security net, as The Independent observed.…

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Govt ensured voting rights of people: PM
Govt ensured voting rights of people: PM
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said democracy is now established on a strong base in the country…

Every household will get electricity by 2021: PM

Every household will get electricity by 2021: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said 90 percent people of the country have already been brought under electricity coverage reiterating determination that the electricity would be reached every household by 2021, reports BSS. “We will reach the electricity to cent percent people of the country…
Tobacco industry’s inference disrupting public health measures

Tobacco industry’s inference disrupting public health measures

Bangladesh ranks poorly in tobacco control, as a new study has found that the country has a high level of interference by the tobacco industry. The study titled "Tobacco Industry Interference Index: Report on the Implementation of FCTC Article 5.3" was published at a seminar at the CIRDAP…
DMP to bring discipline to Dhaka traffic

DMP to bring discipline to Dhaka traffic

It is good to know that the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have decided to control Dhaka’s traffic, taking some strict measures. It has made 121 designated spots for boarding and disembarking of passengers, and is enforcing a ‘no-helmet, no-fuel’ policy for bikers. The DMP has also…
One-party rule returning to Cambodia?

One-party rule returning to Cambodia?

Cambodia is well on its way to witness a return to one-party rule for the next five years at least, under Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has been running this country for the last 33 years. For all practical purposes, Cambodia’s July 29 general election itself was over before it began. There was…
Brighten Biman’s image, PM tells its employees

Brighten Biman’s image, PM tells its employees

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked Biman Bangladesh Airlines’ employees to work with utmost sincerity for brightening the image of the airlines and as well as the country, reports UNB. “I want every single person in Biman to work with utmost sincerity so that it (Biman) must not…
Pompeo in Pakistan seeking new ties

Pompeo in Pakistan seeking new ties

ISLAMABAD: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Islamabad yesterday to meet new Prime Minister Imran Khan, saying he was hoping to "reset the relationship" with Pakistan which has worsened in recent months, reports AFP. The conciliatory remarks by Pompeo, whose flight touched down just…
ICONIC HERO

ICONIC HERO

Today marks the 22nd death anniversary of Salman Shah, the iconic hero passed away on this day in 1996. Immensely popular in his time, the young actor captured the hearts of the fans and audience of all classes through his stellar performance. To mark the occasion, Bangladesh Film Artistes’ Association…
Bangladesh, Pakistan eye a tough battle today

Bangladesh, Pakistan eye a tough battle today

Bangladesh and Pakistan are going to take each other today after five years when they will encounter in a group stage match of SAFF Suzuki Championship at Bangabandhu National Stadium in the capital. The match will kick-off at 7pm. Nepal will take on Bhutan in the first match of the day at 4pm. In their…
Cucumber growers satisfied with good yield, fair price

Cucumber growers satisfied with good yield, fair price

Growers of cucumber in Noakhali district are happy over a bumper production this year.  The Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) set a target of 34,434 tonnes with a per hectare yield of 18 tonnes. But the target has been far exceeded, say DAE sources.  Several growers told this correspondent…
Makeshift pry schools planned for disaster-prone areas

Makeshift pry schools planned for disaster-prone areas

The government is planning to set up makeshift primary schools in areas prone to natural calamities like river erosion to evade the loss of permanent concrete buildings. Primary and mass education ministry sources said the government has observed that every year natural calamities result in the loss…
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