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  • Bangladesh reports 3,027 new coronavirus cases, 55 deaths in 24 hrs
  • Bangladesh reports 3,027 new coronavirus cases, 55 deaths in 24 hrs
  • 6 killed, 3 injured in Bandarban PCJSS factional clash
  • Experts warn of Covid-19 airborne threat
  • Cultural arena mourns Andrew Kishore’s departure
  • No one involved in human trafficking, money laundering to be spared: FM
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Ride-sharing hits a bump as riders bypass apps

Ride-sharing hits a bump 
as riders bypass apps
Gone are the days when Dhaka commuters enjoyed hassle-free travel with ride-sharing services. The convenience and security provided by such services appear to have been rather short-lived. The arrival of ride-sharing services, such as Uber, Pathao, OBHAI, Pickme, Shohoj, and SAM, initially made life simpler for commuters in the capital. But drivers associated with ride-sharing apps seem to be going the way of CNG auto-rickshaw operators. The drivers refuse to go by the apps, demand more than the stipulated fare, drive rashly, and ignore commuters' requests, creating security risks for both passengers and themselves. The lack of discipline is also affecting the riders themselves. On August 26 last year, Milon, a rider with a ride-sharing…

CTTC chief for 
constructive role by media

CTTC chief for constructive role by media

Chief of the Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) Unit of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) Md Monirul Islam urged both the print and electronic media to run reports with caution to help tackle militancy and terrorism. "The main aim of terrorists is to create panic and draw people's…
Flyovers ‘irreparable damage’, say experts

Flyovers ‘irreparable damage’, say experts

Terming construction of flyovers in the city an ‘irreparable damage’ to the city, urban experts have called for taking pragmatic steps instead of spending huge money on such mega structures to improve the traffic situation. Although flyovers have been built in the capital to give its residents…
For safer roads

For safer roads

A better road system with adequate traffic signs and signals can drastically reduce the number of roads accidents that kill the largest number of people in Bangladesh. Road accidents here, in many cases, are directly linked to unsafe condition of roads. Recently a World Bank report “Delivering…
Welcoming Trump

Welcoming Trump

If US President Donald Trump is to be believed and there is no reason why one should mistrust the US President, then there would be 10 million people to welcome him along the route when he visits India. This is what Trump told his people at a rally in the US: "Prime Minister Modi said we will have…
Potentials unbound

Potentials unbound

Nowadays, it is rare to see land being ploughed by oxen pulling a yoke because automation has taken over 95 per cent of that job. Because of that, an agricultural machinery market worth of Tk 10,000–12,0000 crore has developed in Bangladesh. Farming machines are mostly used in preparing land before…
Afghan partial truce begins

Afghan partial truce begins

A week-long, partial truce appeared to be largely holding across Afghanistan yesterday, with jubilant civilians celebrating in the streets to mark a potentially historic turning point in the war, even as isolated attacks threatened to undermine the process. The Taliban, US and Afghan forces have all…
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits exhibition on Bangabandhu

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina visits exhibition on Bangabandhu

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her younger sister Sheikh Rehana visited a photo and painting exhibition titled ‘Lightning the Fire of Freedom: Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital on Friday. Saima Wazed Putul, Sheikh Hasina’s daughter…
Nayeem eyes to wrap up Zimbabwe soon on day 2

Nayeem eyes to wrap up Zimbabwe soon on day 2

Bangladesh national team right-arm off spinner Nayeem Hasan has said that they would eye to bowl Zimbabwe out as early as possible when the two sides will meet on day two in the ongoing one-off Test at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur. Nayeem Hasan, who was the pick of the bowlers…
Overtourism harming ‘Char Bijoy's’ pristine beauty

Overtourism harming ‘Char Bijoy's’ pristine beauty

An unhealthy competition between travel agencies and irresponsible behaviour of tourists have endangered the natural ecosystem of newly-emerged island 'Char Bijoy' in the Bay of Bengal, about 40 kms southeast off the Kuakata sea beach. The 5,000-acre island is home to thousands of migratory…
Robi sets 2 conditions for capital market entry

Robi sets 2 conditions for capital market entry

Robi Axiata Ltd, the second largest telecom service provider in Bangladesh, yesterday said it would enter the country’s capital market if the regulator fulfils the two conditions that it has imposed. “At present, the listed telecom service providers are allowed to pay corporate tax on only…
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