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Dhaka-Ctg highway blocked

Travellers on Dhaka-Chittagong highway were stranded for five hours yesterday after transport workers blocked the road protesting pro-ruling party men's extortion from buses and attack on the workers. Buses were parked blocking the highway at several places in Comilla around noon, creating a 20km-long tailback on the country's busiest highway. “I boarded a bus from Shashongasa Bus Terminal with my ailing father to visit a doctor in Dhaka and we were stuck at Alekhachar for hours. The bus had to return...

Students Clash with Transport Workers

40 hurt in Sylhet

40 hurt in Sylhet

At least 40 people were injured in a clash between students of Shahjalal City College and transport workers at the city's Mendibag intersection yesterday afternoon. Of them, 10 suffered bullet injuries and were sent to Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital. During the hour-long clash, students vandalised 15 microbuses on the micro stand, while the...

Transport strike in Sylhet called off

Transport strike in Sylhet called off

Transport owners and workers in Sylhet have postponed their indefinite strike till November 5 following the assurance of the district administration that it would look into their demands. Sylhet Zila Sarak Paribahan Malik Sramik Oikkya Parishad and Sangram committee yesterday afternoon called the strike for an indefinite period to press home their several demands. Their...

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG drivers vandalise 60 vehicles in Sylhet

CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers vandalised over 60 vehicles including buses, minibuses and microbuses at different points of the Sylhet city today. They carried out the vandalism protesting bus owners' demand of regulating the movement of auto-rickshaws on highways, said Md Morsalin, officer-in-charge of Dakkhin Surma Police Station. He added that the vandalism took place in Kadamtali...

Is Anybody Watching?

Where traffic crawls

Where traffic crawls

Commuting through the city's Mirpur-10 intersection has become a dreadful experience for people due to long tailbacks on all sides of the roundabout almost throughout the day, sometimes at night and during holidays as well. Illegal parking and careless passenger picking and dropping by buses and human hauliers almost regularly choke all the roads...

Barisal University

Transport workers attack students on campus

Transport workers attack students on campus

At least eight students of Barisal University were injured yesterday, as transport workers swooped on them on the campus following an altercation between a group of students and some transport workers over refusal to drop students in front of the campus and give them a concession in bus fare.      Police charged batons, fired...

2 transport workers shot dead in Noakhali

2 transport workers shot dead in Noakhali

Miscreants gunned down two transport workers in Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali early today. Two people – Monir Hossain, 36, and Abdul Mannan, 24, -- were also injured during the attack. They were rushed to Noakhali Medical College Hospital and Chatkhil upazila Health Complex respectively, reports our Noakhali correspondent. The deceased are: Kamal Hossain, 28, ticket...

Thakurgaon transport workers block highway

Thakurgaon transport workers block highway

Vehicular movement on Panchagarh-Thakurgaon-Dhaka highway remains suspended since last night as transport workers put barricade in Thakurgaon demanding immediate release of eight co-workers detained yesterday. Following the blockade, hundreds of vehicles got stuck on the highway, creating a heavy jam, reports our Thakurgaon correspondent.   Local administration sat in an emergency meeting at Thakurgaon DC office around 11:00am today to settle the issue, which was continuing till 2:30pm when the report was filed. The agitated transport workers blocked the highway around 12midnight by keeping their vehicles on the highway in criss-cross pattern after eight of their fellows were nabbed by police. Police last night picked up eight transport workers of Thakurgaon Truck and...

Attack On Buses Allegedly By Hstu Students

Dinajpur transport workers start indefinite strike

Dinajpur transport workers start indefinite strike

Transport Workers' Union went on an indefinite strike on all routes in the district yesterday, protesting attack on four passenger buses by the students of Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University on Wednesday.  Although the strike began at 6:00am, no passenger buses left the district since Wednesday night. Meanwhile, students of the university blocked Dhaka-Dinajpur...

Transport workers go on strike in 2 northern dists

Transport workers go on strike in 2 northern dists

Transport workers in Thakurgaon and Panchagarh went on a strike for indefinite period from today demanding ban on Nasiman, Kariman, Bhatbhati and similar other vehicles plying highways and inter-district roads.   The leaders and workers of Transport Owners Association and Workers Union in of the two northern districts started the strike around 6:00am which...

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