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10 jailed for driving vehicles without licences

Dhaka, May 2 : Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in a mobile court drive in the city on Wednesday sentenced 10 drivers to one month’s simple imprisonment for driving vehicles without licences. BRTA Executive Magistrate Md Mazharul Islam led the mobile court conducted in Mirpur-10, Mirpur-1, Mirpur-2, Shyamoli and Manik Mia Avenue from 8:30 am till 4:30 pm. During the ...

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4 killed in Jhenidah road crash

Jhenidah , May 2 :  Four people were killed and four others injured on Wednesday when a goods-laden truck hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw at Laudia on Dhaka-Khulna highway in the district. The deceased were identified as Aslam, 40, Kamal, 35, auto-rickshaw driver Mahbub and Hazera Khatun. Officer-in-charge of Sadar Police Station Emdadul Haque Sheikh said the Jhenidah-bound truck rammed the ...

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Repeal Section 57, review Digital Security Act: TIB

Dhaka, May 2 : Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) on Wednesday urged the government to review some sections of the proposed Digital Security Act 2018 and repeal Section 57 of ICT Act. It said such actions are needed for ensuring the constitutional right to express views by the people and mass media activists. TIB executive director Dr Iftekharuzzaman came up with ...

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Thailand can be a gateway to SE Asia for Bangladesh: Thai minister

Photo: Thai Minister Kobsak Pootrakool at Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) office on Wednesday.  Dhaka, May 2 : Thailand’s Minister for Economic Reforms and Investment Dr Kobsak Pootrakool on Wednesday said Thailand can be the gateway to Southeast Asia for Bangladesh and vice-versa. He made the remarks during his visit to Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) office in the city. ...

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Monsoon: 55,000 Rohingya children at risk in Cox’s Bazar

Dhaka, May 2 :  Unicef has estimated that more than 100,000 people including approximately 55,000 children, mostly Rohingyas, are at risk due to floods and landslides in Cox’s Bazar district which is one of the most flood prone areas of Bangladesh. “It’s possible that this figure could go up to 200,000 people depending on the intensity of rains,” said Christophe ...

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US Embassy, ULAB sign MoU to manage EMK Centre

  Photo: US Ambassador Marcia Bernicat and ULAB Vice-chancellor Professor HM Jahirul Haque signing an MoU on Tuesday.  Dhaka, May 2 : The US Embassy in Dhaka has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the University of Liberally Arts Bangladesh (ULAB) to jointly manage the Edward M Kennedy Centre for Public Service and the Arts (EMK Centre). Ambassador Marcia ...

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Workers should stand against militancy: Inu

Photo: Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu at a rally organised by Jatiya Sramik Jote (National Workers Alliance) at the city’s Bangabandhu Avenue marking the May Day on Tuesday.  Dhaka, May 1 : Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu on Tuesday said workers should stand against the militants, militancy and conspirators who work against the country, alongside demanding their minimum wage. The minister made ...

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Historic May Day observed

Workers rallying to observe historic May Day on Tuesday. File photo Dhaka, May 1 : The historic May Day was observed across the country as elsewhere around the globe on Tuesday with a pledge to establish the rights of workers. Trade unions and readymade garment (RMG) workers, professional bodies, socio-cultural organisations and political parties observed the day in the city ...

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70 people killed in lightning strikes in March, April: Minister 

Dhaka, May 1 : Disaster Management and Relief Minister Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya on Tuesday said 70 people were killed in lightning strikes in different parts of the country in March and April. The minister came up with the information while briefing reporters at the secretariat over  the  government steps during the current weather situation. Fifty eight people, including 29 ...

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May Day being observed 

Dhaka, May 1 : The historic May Day is being observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on Tuesday with a pledge to establish the rights of workers. May Day, also known as the International Workers’ Solidarity Day, commemorates the historic uprising of working people in Chicago, USA at the height of a prolonged fight for an eight-hour ...

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