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People forced to use shabby pavements, footbridges

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People forced to use shabby pavements, footbridges

The drive against jaywalking on Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue has encouraged many pedestrians to use footbridges but they complained of the sorry state of the bridges and pavements. Most of the six footbridges and the lone underpass on the stretch of the avenue between Farmgate Police Box and Hotel Ruposhi Bangla are poorly maintained, unclean and sometimes occupied by hawkers. Meanwhile, the two mobile courts backed by Dhaka Metropolitan Police on the second day of the drive yesterday jailed a woman for a month and fined 255 people Tk 13,915. The...

Illegal Markets Along Rail Tracks

350 makeshift shops removed

350 makeshift shops removed

The railway authorities demolished around 350 makeshift shops along the rail tracks in the capital's Malibagh and Khilgaon areas in the second day of a drive yesterday. The authorities destroyed the shops during a four-and-a-half hour long drive from Khilgaon to Malibagh. However, visiting the site, The Daily Star found evicted traders setting up their...

No fruits in Ramadan if ‘faulty’ device not withdrawn

No fruits in Ramadan if ‘faulty’ device not withdrawn

Fruit wholesalers and importers in Dhaka today threatened not to sell or import any fruits during the month of Ramadan if the use of “faulty” formalin detection device is not stopped immediately. The traders also urged the government not to take any step to destroy fruits in the name of formalin contamination without ensuring...

Rab seals off fake orsaline factory in capital

Rab seals off fake orsaline factory in capital

A mobile court of Rapid Action Battalion yesterday sealed off yet another illegal factory in the capital that produced fake orsaline and market those in the name of International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B). The mobile court conducted a drive at Uttar Badda in the afternoon, and sentenced two people to different...

3 illegal jar water factories sealed

3 illegal jar water factories sealed

Just a day before World Water Day celebrations promote access to safe drinking water, a mobile court yesterday sealed off three unauthorised drinking water supplying factories in the capital's Tejgaon and penalised 15 persons, including one of the owners. Around 1,500 dirty water jars were also destroyed during the drive while two owners of...

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