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Most BIWTC vessels ply sans fitness certificates

Most BIWTC vessels ply sans fitness certificates
Most of the ships and ferries under the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) are being operated without any fitness certificates. The BIWTC is currently operating a total of 184 water vessels, including ferries, inland passenger ships, waterbuses and coastal sea trucks. Sources with the Department of Shipping (DoS) disclosed that these vessels and ferries are being operated without ensuring any safety parameters as most of the ships and ferries are old and outdated. These vessels are being operated at high risk as they have had no fitness certificates for a long time, one of the sources told this correspondent on condition of anonymity. The source further said the bottoms of most of these outdated vessels are cracked. As a…

Get prepared for movement to free Khaleda

Get prepared for movement to free Khaleda

A senior BNP leader yesterday called upon party leaders and activists to be ready to start a movement to free the party’s ailing chairperson, Khaleda Zia. “Our Deshnetri (leader of the country) is seriously ill. If we cannot free her and provide proper treatment we will lose her…Let…
Inadequate RU firefighting system causes concern

Inadequate RU firefighting system causes concern

Of late, devastating fires at Banani’s FR Tower and Gulshan’s DNCC Market have unnerved people across the country. Though earlier Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina had directed the installation of fire safety measures at high-rise buildings, no fire-fighting system is there at the various academic…
Protect rivers from industrial waste

Protect rivers from industrial waste

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday urged all, particularly mills and factories, to stop discharging wastes into rivers as water pollution has appeared to be a severe problem for the country. Obviously we share the prime minister’s concerns. Industrial chemicals and wastes have harmed many…
Sexual harassment against woman

Sexual harassment against woman

Why most of the cases regarding harassment and violence against woman do not see justice and repetition of the same crime is happening over and over again in our society? The way these cases move through the country’s criminal justice system has been a concern to victims, practitioners, and researchers…
Hilsa dearer ahead of Pahela Baishakh

Hilsa dearer ahead of Pahela Baishakh

The price of hilsa has skyrocketed ahead of Pohela Baishakh, the Bengali New Year, when consumption of the fish usually shoots up. Pohela Baishakh is observed every year to welcome the Bengali New Year with the tradition of taking water-soaked rice and hilsa. This year it will be celebrated on Sunday.…
Protesters want army rulers out

Protesters want army rulers out

Sudanese protesters angry that army commanders have taken control after removing veteran president Omar al-Bashir in a palace coup defied a night-time curfew to keep up four months of mass demonstrations yesterday. Protest leaders dismissed the transitional military council formed by top brass after…
‘Fagun Haway’, ‘Komola Rocket’ 
going to SAARC Film Festival 2019

‘Fagun Haway’, ‘Komola Rocket’ going to SAARC Film Festival 2019

Five films from Bangladesh, including two feature films and two short films will be screened at the SAARC Film Festival 2019. Two full-length films- Fagun Haway and Komola Rocket have been selected from Bangladesh in ‘Feature Films’ category, while Nasiruddin Yusuff Bachhu directed ‘Alpha’…
Saifuddin brushes aside injury factor

Saifuddin brushes aside injury factor

While the team management being worried much about some of their players’ off-form, the list of the injury among the fast bowlers is gradually widening ahead of the ensuing ICC Cricket World Cup. On England condition, it is always expected that the fast bowlers will play a vital role for the team…
Kahaloo women’s college yet to get academic bldg

Kahaloo women’s college yet to get academic bldg

The history of Bogura district shows that the inhabitants, especially the women of the western part of Bogura, were backward in terms of literacy and social status. But in the last 20 years, they have transformed their overall condition by improving their social, economic, and political status, thanks…
Oikyafront, 20-party plan street agitation

Oikyafront, 20-party plan street agitation

Both the 20-party opposition alliance and Jatiya Oikyafront, where the BNP is a major partner, are considering the launching of street agitation soon to press for the release of the BNP’s ailing chairperson Khaleda Zia and restoration of democracy, say sources. As part of the plan, the 20-party…
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