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PM urges to re-fix taxi fare decreasing by 15 pc

PM urges to re-fix taxi fare decreasing by 15 pc

Taxicabs contain GPS system, vehicle tracking system, wireless, etc Staff Reporter : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday urged the authority to re-fix the first two kilometers’ taxi fare at Tk 85 from Tk 100 in order to address the longstanding crisis of quality public transport while inaugurating the taxicab service of the Trust Transport […]

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Capital punishment demanded to building owner

Staff Reporter : The Garment Workers’ unity forum organized a press conference at the Nirmal Sen Auditorium at the capital’s Topkhana Road on Tuesday. During the conference the garment workers along with the victims of the Rana Plaza demanded capital punishment of the owner of the building and the factories housed in it. They also […]

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Bhutanese ambassador presents credentials

DHAKA : Bhutanese ambassador to Bangladesh Pema Choden presented her credentials to President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban on Tuesday, reports UNB. Welcoming the envoy at Bangabhaban, the President expressed satisfaction over the excellent bilateral relations between Bangladesh and Bhutan. The President hoped high level bilateral visits will continue to harness the synergies between the two […]

3,000 victims to get ILO compensation

DHAKA : The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said it will disburse a provisional compensation of Tk 50,000 to each of 3,000 victims of the Rana Plaza tragedy that have been listed by them, reports UNB. Labour Minister Mojiburl Hoque Chunnu officially inaugurated the provisional compensation package by handing over the pledged money to […]

Muhith urges rich states to give LDCs duty free market access

DHAKA : Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday urged the developed countries to bring changes in their trade polices to ensure duty free market access for least developed countries (LDCs), reports UNB. “Developed nations need to bring changes in their trade policies for giving LDCs duty free market access,” said the finance minister while speaking […]

No Bangladeshi among NY fire victims

DHAKA : The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday said no Bangladesh national has been killed or injured in the fire that broke at a commercial building in New York, reports UNB. “There was no report of casualty or victim of any (Bangladesh) national,” said a Foreign Ministry media release. A fire broke out at […]

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BNP starts long march towards Teesta Barrage

Staff Reporter : Demanding due share of the river water, BNP on Tuesday started its two-day long march towards Teesta Barrage from Azampur in the city’s Uttara area. Before launching the long march, senior BNP leaders, including Fakhrul, addressed a rally there. Though the long march was scheduled to begin from Airport intersection, it finally […]

Teesta water flow suddenly exceeds 3,000 cusecs

RANGPUR : The water flow in the Teesta marked sudden rise by several times exceeding 3,000 cusecs at the Teesta Barrage Project (TBP) point at Dalia in Dimla upazila of Nilphamari from this noon, official sources said, reports BSS. “The Teesta water flow rose to 3,006 cusecs at the TBP point at 12 this noon,” […]

Bail granted to 4 green activists

Staff Reporter: The four environmentalists who were arrested in a case for creating chaos, and entering the Dhanmondi playground illegally has been granted bail by a court in the capital on Tuesday. The order was passed by MA Salam, Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate as the accused sought bail. The accused are former president of Institution of […]

300 RMCH interns sued over journo assault in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI : Two cases were filed against 300 interns of Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in connection with Sunday’s attack on journalists, reports UNB. Officer-in-charge of Rajpara Police Station Khan Mohammad Erfan said President of Bangladesh Photo Journalists Association Rajshahi unit Asaduzzaman Asad filed a case against 150 interns with Rajpara Police Station on Monday […]