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The ministry gave an idea about the bus and launch fare

Publish: 05:02 PM, 06 Aug, 2022


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The Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources has given an idea about how much bus and launch fares may increase after the increase in fuel oil prices in the country.

According to a press release from the ministry on Saturday (August 6), bus fares may increase by a maximum of 29 paisa per kilometer and launch by 42 paisa.

According to the ministry, at present the fare of each passenger in long-distance buses (52 seats) is 1 taka 80 paisa per kilometer. As the price of diesel is increased by 34 Tk per litre, this fare will increase by 29 paisa per kilometer. The fare is increasing by 16.22 percent per kilometer.

At present, the bus fare in the city area (52 seats) is 2 taka 15 paisa per passenger per kilometer. With an increase of 28 paisa per kilometer, this fare will be equivalent to two taka 43 paisa. The fare is increasing by 13.16 percent per kilometer.

Apart from this, the current fare for each passenger per kilometer on the launch is 2 taka 19 paisa. This fare will be increased by 42 paisa per kilometer to 2 taka 61 paisa. Accordingly, the fare will increase by 19.18 percent per kilometer.

On Friday night (August 5), the government issued a notification to increase the price of fuel, which is a record in terms of rate of price increase. In case of diesel and kerosene, the price has increased by Tk 34 per liter. Petrol has increased by Tk 44 and octane by Tk 46. This price is effective from 12 midnights on Friday.



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Fire in a polythene factory in Chawkbazar area

Publish: 12:38 PM, 15 Aug, 2022


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A fire broke out in a polythene factory in Chawkbazar area of the capital. 6 units of fire service are working to bring the fire under control.

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US Embassy pays tributes to Bangabandhu

Publish: 12:16 PM, 15 Aug, 2022


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The US Embassy in Dhaka on Monday paid tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 

"On the 47th anniversary of the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Father of the Nation, the U.S. Embassy remembers his extraordinary life," said the Embassy. 

Bangabandhu was one of the very first Bangladeshis to travel to the United States on the prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program. 

"We mourn this great loss," said the Embassy.



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Dhaka-Gazipur rail communication route restored after 11 hours

Publish: 11:08 AM, 15 Aug, 2022


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Rail communications between Dhaka and northern parts of the country resumed on Monday after 11 and a half hours of suspension following derailment of several bogies in Dhirashram area of Gazipur district, UNB reports.

A five-member committee has been formed to probe the incident. The committee has been asked to submit its report within seven days.

Qudrat-e-Khuda, chief mechanical engineer of Railway West Zone, said the rail communication between Dhaka and northern parts of the district came to halt around 9:00 pm as a number of bogies of Dhaka-bound ‘Drutojan Express’ from Panchagarh veered off the tracks.

A number of trains got stranded due to the derailment.

Later, a relief train came to the spot and salvaged the train around 8 am on Monday, he said.



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Tiktoker held under DSA for making ‘derogatory remarks’ on PM, police

Publish: 10:45 AM, 15 Aug, 2022


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Police arrested a young man from Beanibazar upazila of Sylhet Sunday night, allegedly for making derogatory comments on the prime minister and police on short-form video hosting platform TikTok, reports UNB.

The arrestee is Mohi Uddin Manna, 25, son of Manik Mia of Muchegul village under Baralekha Upazila of Moulvibazar. He used to live as a tenant at a house in Mallapur village.

On Sunday night, police conducted a drive at Dakshin Bazar of Sylhet's Beanibazar and arrested him from his tea stall, said police Inspector (Investigation) of Biyanibazar police station Mehdi Hasan.

Manna made derogatory remarks and spread propaganda against the prime minister and police on his Tiktok ID over the recent fuel price hike, added the official.

Chhatra League leader Zahidul Haque Tahmid lodged a complaint against him under the Digital Security Act with Beanibazar police station. He is supposed to be produced before the court today (Monday).



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PM pays homage to Bangabandhu on his martyrdom anniversary

Publish: 09:35 AM, 15 Aug, 2022


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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today paid rich tributes to Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, marking his 47th martyrdom anniversary and the National Mourning Day.

As part of the state program, the prime minister paid homage to the architect of the country’s independence by placing wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi Road No 32 in the capital.

After placing the wreath, she stood in solemn silence for some time to show profound respect to the great leader.

A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave a state salute at that time, while the bugle played a tune of grief and somber to the last post.

A munajat was also offered seeking eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15 carnage.

After paying tributes to Bangabandhu, the prime minister visited the historic residence of the Father of the Nation at Dhanmondi Road No. 32 which witnessed the world’s most barbaric carnage on this day 47 years back.

She stayed in the house, which has now been turned into Bangabandhu Memorial Museum, for a while.

Later, flanked by senior Awami League (AL) leaders, Sheikh Hasina, also AL President, placed a wreath at the portrait of Bangabandhu on behalf of the party.

The day is being observed across the country as the National Mourning Day.

Bangabandhu, his spouse Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, his three sons– Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal, and Sheikh Russel– and most of the family members of Bangabandhu and his three close relatives were assassinated in cold blood on the fateful night of August 15, 1975 by a group of disgruntled army men.

Two daughters of Bangabandhu -- incumbent Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her sister Sheikh Rehana -- could escape the carnage as they stayed abroad at that time.

From Dhanmondi, the premier later went to the Banani Graveyard where her mother Bangamata Begum Fazilatun Nesa Mujib, brothers Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal, and Sheikh Russel and other martyrs of August 15, 1975 were laid to eternal rest.

She placed wreaths and spread flower petals on their graves.

Sheikh Hasina also offered Fateha and prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls of the martyrs of August 15.

A smartly turned out contingent of Bangladesh Armed Forces gave a state salute at that time.

- BSS



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