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‘Human errors’ mostly blamed for train crashes

‘Human errors’ mostly 
blamed for train crashes
About 70 per cent rail related accidents in the country take place due to error in railway’s signaling and pointing systems. Experts came up with the observation putting emphasis on the need to address the errors by adopting modern technologies in a bid to avoid rampant rail-related accidents causing huge losses to lives and properties. The findings came following yet another train accident at Ullapara in Sirajganj yesterday as three compartments of Rangpur Express caught fire after derailment. The incident took place snapping rail links between Dhaka and northern districts while Tuesday’s train accident at Mandbagh in Brahmanbaria took place as a locomaster allegedly violated the signal and collided with another train that was…

Dhaka backs US stand on N Korea

Dhaka backs US stand on N Korea

Backing the US stand on North Korea, Bangladesh wants a peaceful solution through discussion between the US and North Korea to expedite the process of denuclearisation and sanction relief. Bangladesh believes the ongoing pending issue will be resolved through dialogue in a peaceful…
Protesters vow to continue demo

Protesters vow to continue demo

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) students -- who have been protesting over a month demanding justice for Abrar -- have announced to continue boycotting classes and examinations til their latest three-point demands are met. Their latest three demands are: permanent expulsions…
The galloping onion price

The galloping onion price

The onion price in the kitchen market has hit a record high this year despite governmental measures to keep it down. Local onions were selling for Tk. 170 per kg and the imported variety for Tk. 130 in the city’s kitchen markets Wednesday. The following day, i.e. yesterday, it reached to Tk 200.…
Learning from cyclone Bulbul: Views from the ground

Learning from cyclone Bulbul: Views from the ground

More than two dozens of people died and scores others got injured due to the impact of the cyclonic storm Bulbul in Bangladesh. Thousands of houses were damaged and trees were uprooted during the cyclone. The powerful storm also destroyed crops and damaged embankments in the coastal districts. The quick…
Steps taken to ensure planned industrialisation: Salman

Steps taken to ensure planned industrialisation: Salman

Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman said the government is working to ensure planned industrialization across the country. “Under the initiative of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the government is establishing 100 Special Economic Zones across the…
Ceasefire takes hold after  Israel-Gaza violence

Ceasefire takes hold after Israel-Gaza violence

A ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian militants in Gaza took hold yesterday after two days of fighting triggered by an Israeli strike on an Islamic Jihad commander, with 34 Palestinians killed in exchanges of fire. Both Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel’s military confirmed…
Habib Koité & Bamada from Mali set to perform tonight

Habib Koité & Bamada from Mali set to perform tonight

Habib Koité, a musician-singer-songwriter based in Mali, and his band, Bamada, a supergroup of West African musicians, are set to perform today on the second day of fifth edition of  ‘Dhaka International Folk Fest 2019’ at the Bangladesh Army Stadium in the capital. Also, Fakir…
Sponsors name five BPL teams

Sponsors name five BPL teams

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Governing Council (GB) has finalised the list of local and foreign players with the salary slabs coupled with its category for the upcoming Bangabandhu- BPL, run by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) without franchisee. This year the BCB has enlisted the number of local…
Youth organisation builds bamboo bridge to ease villagers’ trouble

Youth organisation builds bamboo bridge to ease villagers’ trouble

Friends social works (FSW), a social youth organisation at Moddho Goddimari village of Goddimari union of Hatibandha upazila, built a bamboo bridge over the Soti river to ease the suffering of villagers.  Some local youths and students have formed the organisation to serve the community. …
A dozen former BCL leaders 
lobbying  for key  posts

A dozen former BCL leaders lobbying for key posts

The triennial central council session of the Awami Swechchhasebak League, an associate organisation and volunteer wing of the Awami League (AL), is set to be held tomorrow (Nov 16), seven years after its last session in 2012. The third triennial council session of the organisation will be held in the…
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