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Govt embarks on big plan to clear Dhaka gridlock

Govt embarks on big plan to clear Dhaka gridlock
In a bid to reduce traffic congestion inside the capital, the government has taken up a plan to build nine inter-city bus terminals just outside of Dhaka city. According to sources with Dhaka Transport Coordination Authority (DTCA), the decision to decentralise the bus terminals from the metropolitan area was taken during a recent meeting. It was also decided that only city service buses will be allowed at the terminals inside the city, they said. The initial project to build the new terminals will cost Tk 5 crore and it will be implemented by the DTCA. “Alternative measures will be adopted to remove the inter-district bus terminals from Dhaka metropolitan area,” said Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader at the meeting…

PM reaches UAE for
3-day visit

PM reaches UAE for 3-day visit

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on a three-day official visit to attend the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2020. A VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines carrying the Prime Minister and her entourage landed at Abu Dhabi International Airport at 8:30pm yesterday…
None involved in drug trading will be spared: Home minister

None involved in drug trading will be spared: Home minister

Issuing a note of warning against the people involved in illegal drug trading as well casino business, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal yesterday said none will be spared for their misdeeds whatever they are billionaires or politicians. “Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has not only declared zero…
Steps needed to preserve
forest areas

Steps needed to preserve forest areas

Information Minister Dr. Hasan Mahmud while addressing the reunion function of the Institute of Forestry and Environmental Science Alumni Association of Chattogram University (CU) recently said the tree-enriched areas of the country was 19 per cent before 11-12 years but now it stands more than 24 per…
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: A leader and a statesman

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: A leader and a statesman

There is a school of thought in Bangladesh which propagates the view that after returning home on January 10, 1972 from his captivity in Pakistan Sheikh Mujibur Rahman should have handed over power to someone else and exercised “moral authority” without holding any government office. Well…
RMG sector draws lukewarm response from buyers

RMG sector draws lukewarm response from buyers

 The export earnings from the readymade garments (RMG) sector continued to fall as the key export-driver is facing decrease in export order, triggered by ‘economic recession’ around the world, said industry players. Export earnings from the sector fell by 6.21 per cent to USD 16.02…
Both sides in Libya conflict accept ceasefire

Both sides in Libya conflict accept ceasefire

Both sides in Libya’s conflict agreed to a ceasefire that started early yesterday following weeks of international diplomacy and calls for a truce by power-brokers Russia and Turkey. The oil-rich North African country has been wracked by bloody turmoil since a NATO-backed uprising killed long-time…
Momena’s ‘Lal Jamin’ at eight venues from tomorrowMomena

Momena’s ‘Lal Jamin’ at eight venues from tomorrowMomena

Starting with the 224th show in Rajbari tomorrow, as many as eight shows of ‘Lal Jamin’—a mono-drama performed by talented actress Momena Chowdhury—will be staged at different venues across the country till January 27. Scripted by noted theatre personality Mannan Hira and directed…
Rajshahi, Khulna eye final
berth in first attempt

Rajshahi, Khulna eye final berth in first attempt

The special edition of the Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) will resume with play-off matches at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) after a day’s break in Mirpur today. Dhaka Platoon will face off Chattogram Challengers in the first match ‘Eliminator’ at…
BNP against use of EVMs, says Obaidul Quader

BNP against use of EVMs, says Obaidul Quader

Referring to BNP's objection to the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in the upcoming elections to the two Dhaka city corporations, Awami League General Secretary said Obaidul Quader on Saturday said they want an 'analogue Bangladesh, not a digital one'. "EVM is a recognised…
Form anti-ragging bodies

Form anti-ragging bodies

The High Court (HC) yesterday directed the authorities concerned to form anti-ragging committees and squads at all educational institutions, especially universities and affiliated colleges, within three months. The HC bench comprising Justice M Enayetur Rahim and Justice Mostafizur Rahman came up with…
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