Fire leaves 200 wholesalers in dire straits

A devastating fire in a Karwan Bazar market in the capital rendered about 200 wholesale traders destitute on Sunday night. The blaze that broke out at around 7:30pm engulfed the Hasina Market located behind the Janata Tower quickly, burning huge stocks of lentil, gram, spices, turmeric, chili and other essential commodities into ashes. The traders of this huge wholesale market hoarded the essentials…

Quit power, hold nat’l polls under neutral admin

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia has reiterated her call for the government to quit power and immediately arrange fresh national elections under a neutral administration. “Quit power and arrange fresh national elections and arrange…

Ensure workers’ rights: PM

Stressing the need to ensure basic rights of workers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday urged all to show proper respect to workers and farmers, reports UNB. “We must properly respect workers and farmers… they’re the most precious to us — at least to the Awami League, I can say it for sure,” she added. The Prime Minister was speaking at a programme…

Cabinet approves draft law to protect railway properties

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of a new law aiming to protect the properties of Bangladesh Railway keeping the provision of maximum 7 years in prison, fine or both for grabbing railway properties. It also kept a provision of 5 years in jail or fine or both for helping the grabbers who illegally possess railway properties. The Cabinet gave its nod to the draft of the ‘Railway…
DU cafeterias: cheapest rate, highest pleasure

DU cafeterias: cheapest rate, highest pleasure

Can you Imagine adda in campus without munchies, or cups of hot tea?  Quite impossible! It’s…

Babies suffer as typhoid vaccine not available

Babies suffer as typhoid vaccine not available

Children under one are frequently infected with typhoid, but there is no typhoid vaccine for them in…

WB doubts 7.05pc growth estimate

WB doubts 7.05pc growth estimate

The World Bank is skeptical about the government’s provisional growth estimate of 7.05 percent…


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