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Right body demands passengers’ representation in proposed transport law

Dhaka, Sep 15 : Bangladesh Jatri Kalyan Samity on Saturday demanded representation of passengers in the proposed road transport law. In a press release, the organisation said the bill already placed in Parliament would only benefit the transport workers and owners, if no representatives from the commuters are kept in the proposed law titled ‘Road Transport Bill 2018’. Samity’s secretary ...

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Resist ‘Digital Security Bill’: BNP

Dhaka, Sept 15 : Terming it a dangerous ‘black law’, BNP on Saturday urged the people of all walks of life to put up a strong resistance against ‘Digital Security Bill, 2018. “A parliamentary standing committee finalised a report on the much-talked-about Digital Security Bill, 2018 ignoring the opinions of people of all strata. It’s a dangerous black law which ...

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Hasina looks at next generation, BNP at election: Quader

Dhaka, Sept 15 : Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Saturday opined that BNP does not understand anything but power and such political parties are ‘disaster’ for Bangladesh. “Sheikh Hasina’s target is the next generation while BNP’s target is the next election. They (BNP) don’t understand anything except power”, Quader said. Obaidul Quader, also Road Transport and Bridges Minister, ...

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Microbus falls into Hatirjheel lake

Photo: Damaged microbus plunged into Hatirjheel lake after breaking a bridge railing on Saturday. Dhaka, Sept 15 : A microbus plunged into Hatirjheel lake in the capital on Saturday morning. Fire Service and Civil Defence headquarters sources said the microbus fell into the lake breaking the railing of a bridge around 10 am. However, no casualties were reported. The driver ...

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4 firearms recovered in Sundarbans

Bagerhat, Sept 15 : Members of Coast Guard recovered four firearms from the Sundarbans in Mrigmari area of Monga upazila on Friday night. Being tipped off that a gang of forest robbers was staying in the area, a team of Coast Guard conducted a drive in the area around 8pm. Sensing the presence of the coast guard members, the forest ...

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‘Arms trader’ held with firearms in C’nawabganj

Chapainawabganj, Sept 15 : Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a drive arrested a suspected drug trader along with arms from Balutungi area in Bholahat upazila on Friday night. The arrestee is Shahadat Hossain, 20, son of Monirul Islam, a resident of Jhaubon area in the upazila. A press release of Rab-5, said that team of Rab-5 conducted the ...

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2nd Teesta Bridge link road, bridge on it collapse

Photo: Local administration trying to protect the bridge and the link road dropping sand sacks. Lalmonirhat, Sept 14 : A portion of the link road of the 2nd Teesta Bridge at the mouth of a small bridge was washed away by strong current while a part of the bridge collapsed at Echli in Gangachhara upazila early Friday. The bridge and ...

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Partial production at Barapukuria power plant resumes

Barpukuria power plant. File photo Dinajpur, Sept 14 : Power production from a unit of Barpukuria coal-fired power plant resumed Friday after 52 days of suspension for want of coal. Chief engineer Abdul Hakim Sarker of the plant said power production from no 3 unit started around 2:28 am on Friday. Though, the production capacity of the unit is 275MW units, ...

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Fakhrul in NY at UN invitation, not to lodge complaints: BNP

Photo: BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed speaking at a discussion at the Jatiya Press Club on Friday. Dhaka, Sept 14 : BNP senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Friday said their party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam went to the UN Headquarters in New York at the invitation of its Secretary General to present the country’s “current real scenario”, not to ...

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Nahid stresses upgradation of curriculum, edu system

Photo: Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid chairs a scholarship awarding  ceremony at Crime Reporters’ Association of Bangladesh (CRAB) Auditorium on Friday, Sep 14, 2018. Dhaka, Sep 14 : Education Minister Nurul Islam Nahid on Friday stressed the need for upgradation of curriculum and education system to make the future generation capable and fit for the advanced world. The minister came ...

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