Tea garden workers begin strike for wage hike

Zaman Monir

Bangladesh Cha Shramik Union, an organisation of tea garden workers, went on a countrywide strike from Saturday for an indefinite period demanding a hike in their daily wages.

Leaders and activists of the organisation’s Sylhet and Chattogram divisional units expressed their solidarity on Friday night with the organisation’s Moulvibazar unit that the daily wage of a tea garden worker should be raised to Tk 300 from Tk 120 following the recent unusual hike in the prices of essential commodities.

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Bangladesh sets stagger industry holidays amid energy crisis

Business Desk : dhakamirror.com To lessen the frequency and duration of power outages in the midst of an ongoing energy crisis, the Bangladeshi government has established staggered weekly holidays for industrial hubs. A notification establishing the area-wise weekly off was published by the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments under the Ministry of Labour … Read more

Bangladesh’s Meghna Aviation orders 2 Bell helicopters to purchase

Business Desk : dhakamirror.com Meghna Aviation Ltd. in Bangladesh has inked a contract to buy two Bell helicopters—a Bell 505 and a Bell 407GXi—according to a statement from Bell Textron. Meghna Aviation was founded in 2011 which is a member of the Meghna Group of Industries, a significant conglomerate with headquarters in Bangladesh that employs … Read more

Argentina considering opening embassy in Dhaka

Argentina, a south-American nation, has expressed interest to set up a diplomatic mission in Dhaka, in an effort to strengthen its commercial and political ties with Bangladesh.Claudio Rozencwaig, the undersecretary of foreign policy at the foreign ministry in Argentina, came up with the disclosure at a meeting with Jashim Uddin, president of the Federation of … Read more

Nation celebrating Eid-ul-Azha

Eid-ul-Azha, one of the biggest religious festivals of the Muslims, is being celebrated across Bangladesh on Sunday with due solemnity, a sense of sacrifice and religious fervour amid the Covid outbreak for the second consecutive year.
The celebrations began with Eid congregations all over the country followed by the sacrifice of cattle head in the name of Allah.

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286 ISPs will be unplugged

Business Desk : dhakamirror.comFor failing to transfer their licenses in compliance with regulations, the telecom regulator has ordered International Internet Gateway (IIG) service providers to unplugged bandwidth connections of 286 internet service providers (ISP).The existing ISP licensees were required to convert their existing licenses to four new categories by December 2021 in accordance with the … Read more

Animal waste must be disposed of by 10 pm on Eid day: LGRD minister

News Desk : dhakamirror.comThe trash from sacrificed animals shall be disposed of by 10 p.m. on Eid day (July 10, 2022), LGRD Minister Tajul Islam said on Thursday..The divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, and local representatives have been instructed to take action to dispose of rubbish from all areas between 7pm and 10pm, the minister stated, … Read more

Shops, markets to close by 8:00pm from Monday

The government decision to close shopping malls, stores and kitchen markets across Bangladesh by 8:00pm daily would come into effect from Monday, said a Press Information Department handout on Sunday.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday directed the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to shut down shops, shopping malls, kitchen markets, etc by 8:00 pm to save electricity and

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Advance train tickets for Eid likely from July 1

The Bangladesh Railway is likely to start selling advance tickets from July 1 for special train services starting from July 5 ahead of Eid ul-Azha.
The railway is set to run six special trains before and after Eid, which is expected to be celebrated on July 10. This time the railway is scheduled to sell advance tickets from six spots in

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SSC examinees decrease by 221,386 this year

The number of students, participating in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and its equivalent examinations, have decreased by 221,386 this year compared to last year.
A total of 2,021,868 students have registered for attending the examination this year while the figure was 2,243,254 last year. Education minister Dipu Moni came up with this

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Two more firefighters die at hospitals in Dhaka, Ctg

Two more firefighters, who sustained injuries in a fire at BM Inland Container Depot at Sitakunda in Chattogram on June 4, died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka and Parkview Hospital in Chattogram on Sunday.
The deceased were identified as Md Nurul Kader, 22, son of AKM Faizur Rahman

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Bengal Meat launches online qurbani portal

Bengal Meat has recently launched its online qurbani portal www.qurbani.bengalmeat.com.
By gaining diverse experience over the course of last seven years, Bengal Meat is committed to offer this unique experience once again to its valued customers this year, the company said in a statement today.
Bengal Meat guarantees the safest and halal qurbani, backed by the healthy cattle sourced

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7 DVR seized from BM container depot in Ctg

The Criminal Investigation Department today (June 11, 2022) seized the digital video recorder (DVR) —that stores CCTV footage on a hard disk –from BM Container Depot Limited where a devastating fire broke out, killing 45 people.
The BM Container at Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram was monitored with 118 CCTV

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After 86 hours, fire finally doused in Ctg depot: Army

After 86 hours, the devastating fire at BM Container Depot in Chattogram’s Sitakunda has finally been doused, said Lt Col Ariful Islam, commander of the 18th Brigade of Bangladesh Army’s 24th Infantry Division.
He confirmed the development to journalists today (June 8, 2022). The fire was completely extinguished around 12pm. There are no flames anywhere in the depot, Lt Col Ariful

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60 hours later, Ctg depot fire finally under control, says army

After 60 hours, the Bangladesh Army claimed to have brought the deadly fire at Sitakunda BM Container Depot under control.
“We were able to put out the fire, and there is no danger of it happening again. We’ve marked the hazardous area and are working to prevent further damage and

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