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Truckers now join transport strike

Truckers now join transport strike
The drivers of trucks and covered vans yesterday placed a nine-point demand, including an amendment to the new Road Transport Act 2018 (RTA), and announced a halt in the transportation of all commodities across the country indefinitely from 6am today. The announcement came at a press conference, organised by Bangladesh Truck, Covered Van Owners-Workers Oikya Parishad, in the capital's Tejgaon area. Earlier in the day, police dispersed protesting truck drivers after they blocked the Dhaka–Mymensingh highway for two-and-a-half hours at Mawna point in Sreepur upazila. Hazi Mohammad Tofazzal Hossain Majumder, president of the Parishad, told The Independent that the government did not hold any discussion with truck owners' associations…

16th span of Padma Bridge installed

16th span of Padma Bridge installed

The 16th span of the Padma Multipurpose Bridge was installed yesterday making around 2.5 kilometres out of the total 6.15 visible. “With the installation of 16th span of the bridge on its 16th and 17th pillars, the construction work of about 2.5 kilometres of the country’s largest bridge…
‘Don’t enforce strike by 
holding people hostage’

‘Don’t enforce strike by holding people hostage’

Awami League (AL) Presidium Member and central 14-party alliance spokesman Mohammed Nasim yesterday urged the transport owners and workers not to enforce strike on roads by holding the country’s people hostage. “We need to bring discipline on our roads. I urge the countrymen to comply with…
Transport owners and workers must accept terms

Transport owners and workers must accept terms

It is absolutely reprehensible that transport owners and workers are trying to make it difficult for the government in its effort to implement Road Transport Act-2018 by calling an indefinite strike. In 16 districts of the country they created plights of commuters by their mindless move.  This…
Challenges and opportunities of social media and formal education

Challenges and opportunities of social media and formal education

Education does not exist outside of the social or technological contexts in which it is located. Thus, it is little surprise that both users and developers are proposing and exposing teachers and students to new affordances of social networking tools. In addition, researchers are beginning to understand…
NBR receives Tk 357.79cr on the 6th day of the fair

NBR receives Tk 357.79cr on the 6th day of the fair

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) collected Tk 357.79 crore on the sixth day of the week-long Income tax fairs.    On the sixth day of the fairs, a total of 1,19,145 taxpayers submitted income tax returns throughout the country and all the fairs venues including divisional headquarters and…
Israel celebrates US settlement

Israel celebrates US settlement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday hailed a US announcement that it no longer considers settlements in the West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem illegal, but the Palestinians pledged new measures to oppose it. Netanyahu visited the Gush Etzion settlement bloc south of Jerusalem, where…
1 Iranian and 2 local plays to be staged in capital today

1 Iranian and 2 local plays to be staged in capital today

As part of two ongoing theatre festivals, one Iranian play and two local plays will be staged in the capital today. Iranian theatre troupe Crazy Body will stage its play ‘Mysterious Gift’ in the 11-day international theatre festival titled ‘BotTala Ranga Mela 2019’ on the premises…
Khulna regain NCL title

Khulna regain NCL title

Khulna Division regained NCL title when they crushed potential contender Dhaka Division by nine wickets on the final day of the National Cricket League (NCL) at the Sheikh Abu Naser Stadium in Khulna yesterday. This is seventh crown of Khulna, who championed three successive seasons since 2015-2016.…
Illegal banana bazaar on busy Moheshpur road

Illegal banana bazaar on busy Moheshpur road

An unauthorised banana market on a busy road in at Khalishpur Bazar in Moheshpur upazila in Jhenidah has been causing traffic congestions for years together. The local administration has failed to shift the market from the road. Further, waste from banana and other parts of banana plants are stacked…
Bangladeshi expats in UAE start getting NID cards

Bangladeshi expats in UAE start getting NID cards

After launching voter registration for Bangladeshi expatriates in Malaysia recently, the government has begun issuing identity cards for Bangladeshi expatriates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The government has taken the initiative to issue national identity (NID) cards for expatriates living in…
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