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Goods transport strike called off

Goods transport strike called off
Goods transport strike, which has been crippling public life for last couple of days, was postponed late last night after hours of talks with the government high-ups. The decision to call off the strike was taken as the government promised to meet the ‘reasonable’ demands of the owners and workers of truck and covered vans. The government and the strikers made the announcement after a long meeting at Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal’s residence in Dhanmondi of the capital starting from 9pm. The Bangladesh Truck Covered-van Goods Transport Owners Workers Unity Council started the strike on Wednesday morning over nine demands, including amendments to the Road Transport Act, which came into effect earlier this month with…

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Rice prices keep rising
Rice prices keep rising
The price of rice is spiralling in the kitchen markers despite the government’s efforts to control…

ACC starts probing RU vice- chancellor

ACC starts probing RU vice- chancellor

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has started investigating the allegations of irregularities and corruption levelled against Rajshahi University (RU) vice- chancellor (VC) Prof. M Abdus Sobhan. The VC is alleged to have accepted bribes from job seekers, violated recruitment rules by appointing his…
Call to take pledge for making child-friendly country

Call to take pledge for making child-friendly country

With a slogan ‘Let us commit to make a child-friendly country by protecting child rights’, speakers at a human chain programme stressed on putting priority to the rights of children for ensuring a better future for the children.   As children comprise over 40per cent of our total…
The irrational behaviour 
of the kitchen market

The irrational behaviour of the kitchen market

It is disturbing to note that the rumour of salt shortage prompted people across the country to buy and stock table salt, leading to a spurt in its price. It was seen that after the rumour surfaced in different parts of the country, including Dhaka, shopkeepers sold salt at Tk. 100 to 200 per kg, while…
The Armed Forces Day 2019: Contribution 
of BAF to Liberation War

The Armed Forces Day 2019: Contribution of BAF to Liberation War

Mass upsurge of 1969, landslide victory of Bangladesh Awami League, historic 7 March speech of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman deeply influenced and inspired Bangalee members employed in Pakistan Air Force. When Liberation War broke out Bangalee pilots stationed in West Pakistan joined in the war…
Bangladesh’s tax-GDP ratio is significantly lower

Bangladesh’s tax-GDP ratio is significantly lower

Bangladesh’s tax-GDP ratio is significantly lower than the LDC average, according to a report prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). UNCTAD’s report said, LDCs should proactively ensure external finance from all sources is directed to national development…
Protest-hit Iran says ‘enemy conspiracy’ defeated

Protest-hit Iran says ‘enemy conspiracy’ defeated

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday the country’s people had defeated an “enemy conspiracy” behind a wave of violent street protests and were celebrating their victory. He blamed the days of unrest on “armed anarchists” who took to the streets “based on…
11-day group exhibition underway at AFD

11-day group exhibition underway at AFD

A 11-day group art exhibition titled ‘Odds and Ends’ is currently underway at Galerie Zoom of Alliance Française de Dhaka (AFD) in the capital’s Dhanmondi area The opening ceremony of the exhibition was held on Tuesday. Jamal Ahmed, Department of Drawing and Painting, Faculty…
Govt will work to popularise tennis: PM

Govt will work to popularise tennis: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government will undertake projects to develop tennis courts at school, college and university levels to popularise tennis alongside cricket and football. “We’re usually busy with cricket and football but tennis is also a good sport. We’ll…
School in Jhenidah in a shambles

School in Jhenidah in a shambles

While the government has been upgrading educational institutions and nationalised them for expansion of education throughout the country, a number of government primary schools are in a shambles. The condition of Lalon Shah Government Primary School at Harishpur village of Harinakundu upazila, where…
Market price rubs salt into farmers’ wounds

Market price rubs salt into farmers’ wounds

Salt farmers get a meagre Tk 5 for producing 1kg of salt, which is bad enough, but watching it being sold for Tk 35 in the market is like salt being rubbed into their wounds. Even though rumours about shortage of salt have triggered panic buying across the country and a price hike, the farmers …
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