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  • Bangladesh reports 2,828 new coronavirus cases, 30 deaths in 24hrs
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  • Coronavirus Bangladesh: Total cases reach to 60,391 as death toll now 811
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  • Global death toll from coronavirus reaches 389,645
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PM’s directives on safe roads fall on deaf ears

PM’s directives on safe roads fall on deaf ears
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s directives for taking initiatives to make roads and highways in Bangladesh safer seems to have failed as the first two months of this year has seen no let off in the number of accidents and casualties. Government directives, higher court orders, and countrywide student protests have all gone in vain, as safe road still remains limited to empty words of those in authority, according to road safety campaigners. Amid the alleged inaction of the authorities concerned, pedestrians, commuters and passengers continue to be victims of road crashes and reckless driving in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country. In the wake of a massive student protest in 2018, the PMO had asked the authorities concerned to take measures…

Bapex finds gas in Srikail well

Bapex finds gas in Srikail well

Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company (Bapex), the state owned gas and oil exploration entity, has discovered a new gas reserves in one of the development wells at Srikail gas field in Comilla. Talking to The Independent, Alamgir Hossain, general manager of Bapex, said that they have…
Judiciary awaits a big boost

Judiciary awaits a big boost

The government has planned big to give the judiciary an institutional shape and improve its efficiency through establishing a Law University and ‘National Judicial Academy’, and implementing other projects. The Prime Minister was learnt to have given necessary directives to implement the…
Protect Bangladesh’s biodiversity

Protect Bangladesh’s biodiversity

Bangladesh is richly endowed with a vast variety of flora and fauna due to its unique geophysical location which are maintaining balance ecosystem. The quality of the air we breathe, the food we eat and the water we drink depend directly on the state of our biodiversity, which is now in severe jeopardy.…
Rulers of Bengal

Rulers of Bengal

Part-IV of VIII Keeping in mind the celebration of the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman or Mujib Barsha in 2020, The Independent took up a study to make a detour around Bengal’s political history from ancient period to the time when Bangladesh emerged as an independent state…
    Coca-Cola chairman visits Dhaka, announces $200m investment

    Coca-Cola chairman visits Dhaka, announces $200m investment

    Soft drink giant Coca-Cola yesterday announced that it will invest US $200 million in Bangladesh. “Coca-Cola has invested USD 100 million in the past years, and plans to invest another US $200 million in the next five years in Bangladesh,” James Quincey, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Company,…
    Refugee aid groups attacked as tensions rock Greek island

    Refugee aid groups attacked as tensions rock Greek island

    Several aid groups on Greece’s Lesbos said they were suspending work with refugees and evacuating staff yesterday in the wake of violence and threats, as tensions soar on an island in the crosshairs of the migrant crisis. Greece has suspended asylum procedures and its troops have fired tear gas…
    Arifin Shuvoo to play Bangabandhu in biopic

    Arifin Shuvoo to play Bangabandhu in biopic

    Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC) has primarily published the partial list of 50 actors, who will play different characters in the biopic on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman titled, ‘Bangabandhu’. The list of the actors has been published on the website…
    Tamim hits ton to end rough patch

    Tamim hits ton to end rough patch

    Hard-hitting opener Tamim Iqbal silenced his critics after hitting a well-composed knock of 158 against Zimbabwe in the second match of the three-match ODI series at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium (SICS) yesterday. After having 23 innings without a century, Tamim brought up his ton in ODI…
    Pungli bridges under threat due to unhindered sand lifting

    Pungli bridges under threat due to unhindered sand lifting

    Continuous sand lifting from the Pungli River has endangered the Pungli Railway Bridge on Dhaka-North Bengal railway route and the Pungli Highway Bridge on the Dhaka-Bangabandhu Bridge highway. The Tangail town protection dam is also under threat. All trains the capital and all northern and southwestern…
    Govt to procure hopper, 
water injecting dredgers

    Govt to procure hopper, water injecting dredgers

    In order to restore river navigability in the country, the government has decided to procure hopper and water-injecting dredgers at a cost of Tk 430 crore. This is for the first time in the country that such dredgers are being procured to restore 24,000 km of waterways on major rivers for the smooth…
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