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Rajshahi Division

Indigenous, Dalit People in Rajshahi

Digital land management sparks fear of loss

The indigenous and Dalit people of Rajshahi division may lose land during the upcoming digital land record management due to their ignorance and administrative complexities, Adivasi leaders told a meeting in Rajshahi city yesterday, asking for preventive measures by the government. Reading out the keynote paper, Chitta Ranjan Sardar, convener of the Rajshahi chapter of Human Rights Defenders Foundation, said the indigenous people were unwilling to update their land documents including mutation papers because of harassment by land officials. “If they...

36-hr hartal in Rajshahi division from Sunday

36-hr hartal in Rajshahi division from Sunday

The BNP-led 20-party alliance has called a 36-hour hartal across Rajshahi division from Sunday protesting death of a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) man in an alleged shootout with Rab in Chapainawabganj. Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) however claimed to have killed an “arsonist” in a “gunfight” at Kansat of Shibganj upazila in Chapainawabganj early today. Harun-ur-Rashid,...

Transport strike spreads to 8 more districts

Transport strike spreads to 8 more districts

Transport leaders of eight northeastern districts have called an indefinite strike from today, while staff of the sector in Rajshahi division have continued abstaining from work since Sunday morning. Bangladesh Road Transport Samity (Dhaka division) yesterday called the strike in Mymensingh, Netrakona, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Kishoreganj, Tangail, Gazipur and Dhaka to be enforced from 6:00am...

Transport strike called off

Transport strike called off

Transport owners and workers this evening withdrew their transport strike in Rajshahi division and eight districts of Dhaka division following the government's assurance to fulfill their demands. Momtaz Uddin, president of Mymensingh transport owners association, announced withdrawal of the strike after a fruitful meeting with Deputy Inspector General of police (DIG) and Dhaka divisional...

Six-point Demand

Transport strike on in 8 dists of Rajshahi divn

Transport strike on in 8 dists of Rajshahi divn

Transport owners and workers went on an indefinite strike in eight districts of Rajshahi division yesterday to press home their six-point demand. The strike, which began at 6:00am, caused immense sufferings to the thousands of passengers. Due to the  sudden strike, the passengers were seen thronging Rajshahi railway station and BRTC bus stand in the...

Litchi growers bear brunt

Litchi growers bear brunt

An indefinite transport strike in all the districts under Rajshahi division yesterday added to the woes of the litchi growers and traders in the district. Earlier, the growers incurred huge losses due to poor output because of prolonged dry spell this season.   A large portion of the district's litchi is exported to different parts...

Indefinite transport strike in Rajshahi division

Indefinite transport strike in Rajshahi division

Transport owners and workers enforced an indefinite strike in Rajshahi division since this morning demanding a ban on plying of unauthorised vehicles like nosimon, korimon and bhatbhoti on roads and highways.      The strike caused untold sufferings to traders and common people as road communications between eight districts under the division and the rest...

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