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Chittagong 10 Trucks Arms Haul

HC bans battery-run rickshaw

HC bans battery-run rickshaw

The High Court today banned plying of mechanised and battery-run rickshaws across the country as the vehicles are running without any licences. The HC bench of Justice Mirza Hussain Haider and Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar passed the order after rejecting five writ petitions filed by rickshaw owners. Five rickshaw owners’ associations had filed the...

Death in road crash sparks protest in Cox’s Bazar

Death in road crash sparks protest in Cox’s Bazar

Vehicular movement on Chittagong-Cox’s Bazar highway remained suspended for one and a half an hours after locals put barricades in Chokoria upazila of Cox’s Bazar protesting a road accident that killed a minor boy this morning. A Chittagong-bound passenger bus from Cox’s Bazar ran over and killed a 10-year-old boy at Medha Kochchhapia area...


Parachuting on the middle ground

GENUINE tragedies in the world are not conflicts between right and wrong. They are conflicts between two rights," said Friedrich Hegel, a German philosopher in the mid-nineteenth century. His words may ring true even to this day in many a theatre of conflict. Bangladesh, having more than its fair share of self-righteous leaders with hubris, is a case in point. The BNP is right in demanding early talks with AL even as the government is firmly seated in power. Sustainability...


Chittagong arms haul in retrospect

Chittagong arms haul in retrospect

Today, the special court trying the two cases related to the 10 truckload arms haul in 2004 will announce its verdict, i.e. if there is no intervention from the Supreme Court that the defense might seek. The defense prayer to cross-examine the first investigator of the case was turned down by the High...

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