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Danger from gas line and cylinders

The tragic death of seven people and injury to a dozen more in an explosion of the gas line of a house on Brick Field Road at Patharghata, Chattogram are a grim reminder of an outsize hidden danger from this utility service. In another such incident at an apartment in...

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Housing is a constitutional right

Alongside provision of other basic needs like food, clothing, education and healthcare, shelter or housing is a constitutional right of Bangladeshi citizens. This is a fundamental obligation of the state, as enshrined in Article 15 of the Constitution. Also the National Housing Policies of 1993, 2008 and 2017 have pledged...

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Solving city's chaotic traffic problems

Transport workers of some south-western districts kept buses and other passenger vehicles off the roads early this week protesting the new transport law.The sudden strike caught thousands of passengers off guard. Many failed to travel to their desired destinations.However, barring the deployment of eight mobile courts in Dhaka and in...

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Transportation crisis

A wildcat transport strike on different routes has created crisis for common passengers and traders in carrying goods. Transport workers called the strike in protest against enforcement of newly enacted Road Transport Act. Passengers were seen stranded in many places or waiting for vehicles. Authorities concerned were not also taking...

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Govt driving schools

Around 3.5 million motorised vehicles ply the roads in Bangladesh today. But there are only 1.7 million drivers who have genuine licences. A handful of government driving schools cannot train adequate number of drivers while there is a serious lack of such facilities in the private sector. This says why...

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Exit of GSK, SANOFI

UK-based research-oriented pharmaceutical company GSK ended its Bangladesh journey in 2018 after over six decades of operation. French pharmaceutical company SANOFI is following suit, also after serving 60 years of operation. Bangladesh is currently exporting medicines to more than 151 countries. Despite growth of the sector in the past two...

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