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2.5 km of Padma Bridge visible as 16th span installed

  Around 2.5 km out of 6.15-km of the much-hyped Padma Bridge has become visible after installation of the 16th span on Tuesday noon. The 16th span of the Padma Bridge was installed on Tuesday afternoon making 2.5 km of the mega structure visible. The ‘3-D’ span was installed on pillars 16 and 17, said an engineer of Padma Bridge Project. ...

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Bus strike: People suffer for 2nd straight day

Bus workers continued their strike in a number of southern districts including Khulna and Satkhira for the 2nd consecutive day on Tuesday protesting against implementation of the Road Transport Act. The much talked-about Act came into effect from November 1. The Road Transport and Bridges Ministry issued a notification in this regard on October 22. In Khulna, bus movement remained ...

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Truck-covered van workers call indefinite strike from Wednesday

Bangladesh Truck Covered-Van Transport Owners Workers Unity Council has called an indefinite strike across the country from Wednesday (tomorrow) demanding amendment of the new Road Transport Act-2018. Their announcement came from a press briefing held at the office of Tejgaon Truck Stand in the capital on Tuesday. The council will enforce the indefinite strike from 6:00am tomorrow, Convenor of the ...

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Ex-UN chief Ban Ki-moon due Friday

Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. Photo: Collected Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is scheduled to arrive here on Friday on a brief visit which will be his second visit to Bangladesh this year after leaving the United Nations. This time, the former UN chief is coming to attend the 13th convocation of Brac University which will be held ...

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Work for strengthening communal harmony: President 

Photo: PID President Abdul Hamid on Monday called upon the trustees of Buddhist Religious Welfare Trust to focus on strengthening the communal harmony in the country from their respective positions. President Hamid said this when a 10-member delegation of the trustees of the Trust met him at Bangabhaban. The delegation apprised the President of various activities of the Trust. “No ...

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Bangladeshi among 6 killed in Libya airstrike: Envoy

Photo: Courtesy Six people, including a Bangladeshi national, were killed in an airstrike on a biscuit factory in Libya’s capital Tripoli on Monday, said the Bangladeshi envoy there. The Bangladeshi victim was identified as Abul Hasan alias Babulal, hailing from Rajshahi. Bangladeshi Ambassador to Libya Sk Sekander Ali said they contacted the authorities of Al-Sunbulah Biscuit Factory in Wadi Al-Rabie ...

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Myanmar not out of ICC, ICJ jurisdiction: Shahriar Alam

Photo: Courtesy State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam on Monday said the Myanmar government is not out of the jurisdiction of International Court of Justice (ICJ) and International Criminal Court (ICC). More than 7,00,000 mainly-Muslim Rohingyas were forced to flee to Bangladesh after Myanmar launched a brutal offensive targeting the ethnic minority in late August 2017. Nay Pyi ...

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Refrain from calling transport strike: Quader to owners, workers  

Road, Transport Act to be enforced anyhow, he says Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday urged all concerned not to go on strike over the Road Transport Act, 2018. “There’s no alternative to the implementation of the law for the sake of discipline and safety on roads. I urge all those concerned not to go for strike,” ...

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Bangladesh to see “big trouble” if Rohingya crisis remains unresolved: Roundtable

Speakers at a discussion here on Monday laid emphasis on serious efforts from China and India and other friends of Myanmar to resolve the Rohingya crisis otherwise they see Bangladesh in a “big trouble” within next 10 years. They laid emphasis on continuing pressure on Myanmar to take back Rohingyas as the “time – bomb (Rohingya)” may explode anytime affecting ...

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UAE to reopen market to Bangladeshi workers: Crown Prince hints PM

UAE may also import high quality rice from Bangladesh Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at a meeting. Photo: Courtesy The United Arab Emirates (UAE) will reopen its labour market to Bangladesh workers as it was closed several years ago. Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al ...

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