From fake flowers and fruits to looking glasses and shiny discs -- Jahangir Hossain has decorated this rickshaw to his heart’s content. He comes to Dhaka from Narayanganj every morning to earn a living. A well decorated rickshaw attracts more passengers, helping him take home around Tk 700 every day, said Jahangir. The photo was taken recently in Dhanmondi. Photo: ANISUR RAHMAN
Manpower shortage forced Bangladesh Railway (BR) to shut down more than 100 stations, Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan yesterday said, adding that they would recruit 10,000 to 12,000-strong manpower in the first phase.
Freedom fighter Wahid Ullah passed away at his residence in the capital’s Siddheshwari early yesterday. He was 72. Wahid breathed his last around 12am due to complications arising from advanced stage Parkinson’s disease.
Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) will observe Martyrs’ Day today with due solemnity to commemorate those killed in the February 25-26 carnage at Pilkhana headquarters of then Bangladesh Rifles (now BGB) in 2009.