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Student protest for safe road demand

Safe road demo: Bail plea of 3 pvt university students rejected

A Dhaka court today rejected the bail petitions of three private university students in connection with two separate cases filed with Badda and Bhatara Police Stations.

  • Queues for advance tickets swell, as does suffering

    Frustration and misery know no bounds when it comes to availing train tickets before Eid. Take Rosy Akhter, for example. The 45-year-old housewife reached Kamalapur Railway Station at 6:00am in the morning and found herself at 379th place in the unofficial queue exclusively for women.

  • Bandarban fire leaves 75 families homeless

    A fire originating from an “electric short-circuit” destroyed at least 80 houses and six shops in Madhyam Para area of Bandarban town yesterday.

  • BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Rizvi Ahmed

    BNP pushes for dialogue with govt

    BNP yesterday urged the government to engage in talks with the party with an open mind over the next general election.

  • Govt intolerant of dissenting voices

    Speakers at a rally yesterday said the arrest of photographer Shahidul Alam reflected government's intention to gag freedom of expression and it could not tolerate dissenting voices.

  • Team Bangladesh in global robotics competition

    A team of five Bangladeshi students will participate in an international robotics competition titled “FIRST Global Challenge” to be held in Mexico City this month.

  • Drawing competition on Bangabandhu held

    A drawing competition on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was held in Mymensingh yesterday.

  • Driver's 'drowsiness' leaves 38 injured

    At least 38 passengers were injured when a bus plunged into a ditch along Comilla-Sylhet highway in Biallishwar area of Brahmanbaria Sadar upazila early yesterday.

  • Road Transport Act: Experts demand amendment

    Road Safety Foundation, a non-government organisation advocating safe roads and driving, yesterday demanded revision of the proposed Road Transport Act-2018 as the new law will not be able to protect the interest of transport workers and common people.

  • Server outage 'new irritant' in ticket sales

    On the fourth day of advance sales ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, the hassle of buying tickets was worsened as the internal server system was down for one and a half hours at Chittagong Railway Station yesterday.

  • No cattle markets beside Ctg roads, highways

    To avoid traffic gridlock, no cattle markets will be allowed beside roads and highways in Chittagong district ahead of Eid-ul-Azha, said Superintendent of Police Noor-E-Alam Mina.