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Restrictions may apply to hotels and restaurants

Publish: 03:36 PM, 29 Nov, 2021


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The country's hotels and restaurants may be in danger again. It is feared that new restrictions will be imposed due to the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron. However, the government has not yet set a deadline for selling food in the lockdown.

A statement signed by the director of the disease control branch of the health department, Prof Dr. Nazmul Islam, on Sunday (November 26th) called for strict implementation of the measures.

Extreme caution is needed in South Africa and other countries after the discovery of the new variant of coronavirus, Omicron. The World Health Organization has warned all countries about this.

To prevent this new variant, hotel-restaurant seating arrangements need to be halved or less. At the same time, half of the capacity or less can participate in public gatherings, tourist spots, recreation centers, resorts, community centers, cinema halls, theater halls, and social events (weddings, weddings, birthdays, picnics, parties, etc.).

The Department of Health also said that measures should be taken to discourage all kinds of social, political, religious, and other public gatherings.

According to the Restaurant Owners Association, there are about 8,000 restaurants in the Dhaka metropolis and about two and a half lakh workers work in this sector.



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Madrasa teacher killed in bus crash in Ramu

Publish: 10:11 AM, 25 Jan, 2022


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A motorcyclist named Mohammad Helal Uddin (35) was killed in a bus crash at Ramu in Cox's Bazar district. The deceased was identified as Helal Uddin, son of Abul Bashar of Baraitali union under Chakaria upazila. He was working as the headmaster of Sultania Noorani Academy, Kharulia Master Para, Jhilangja Union, Sadar.

The accident took place in the Techipul station area of the upazila around 10:30 pm on Monday (January 24).

Locals said Helal Uddin was hit by a Khagrachhari-bound bus in the Techipul area of Chakmarkul Union on his way back to the madrasa on a motorcycle from Ramu at night. The locals rescued him and took him to Cox's Bazar Sadar Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead.

Ramu Crossing Highway Police Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mohammad Abdur Rob confirmed the matter and said the body is in the hospital morgue. The bus involved in the accident has been seized and legal action is being taken.


Madrasa teacher   Ramu   Bus crash  


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Stop taking extra fares on public transport, HC asks BRTA

Publish: 05:34 PM, 24 Jan, 2022


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The High Court on Monday asked the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) to take measures to stop taking extra fares on public transport across the country.

The HC bench of Justice Mamunur Rahman and Khandaker Diliruzzaman passed the order after hearing on a writ petition.

It also issued a rule asking the authorities concerned to explain why the failure to enact rules regarding hike in fares of buses, minibuses and other public transport as per Section 122 of the Road Transport Act, 2018 will not be announced illegal and against the law.

The court also asked BRTA to take necessary measures to hang the list of fares in public transport and make it easily visible at each designated bus stop and display it through electronic billboards within a month.

Supreme Court lawyer Md Abu Taleb, lawyer Mokhlesur Rahman and barrister Mustasim Tanjir stood for the petitioner.

In the writ petition, the road transport secretary, BRTA chairman and others were made respondents.

On January 4, lawyer Md Abu Taleb filed the writ petition seeking rule and directive of the High Court.


BRTA   High Court   Bus fair  


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4 killed on truck-motorcycle collision in Naogaon

Publish: 11:32 AM, 24 Jan, 2022


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Four motorcyclists were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a motorcycle at Dhamoirhat in Naogaon district. The incident took place at Haratkidanga Bazar of the upazila around 9pm on Sunday (January 23).

The deceased were identified as Abu Sufian (18), son of Golzar Hossain of Nanaich village in Dhamoirhat Upazila, Abdus Salam (30) son of Mozzammel Haque of the same village, Minhazul (28), son of Jewel Hossain of Jahanpur village and Sajal (35), son of Helal Uddin of the same village.

According to local sources, all the victims were vegetable traders. Sunday was the local village market day in Dhamairhat Upazila Sadar Bazar. After selling goods at the market they were returning home together as they were living in the same area. When they reached Hartkidanga Bazar area on the Joypurhat-Dhamairhat regional highway from Dhamoirhat Bazar around 9pm, their motorcycle collided head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction. Two people were killed on the spot. The locals rescued the other two seriously injured and admitted them to the Upazila Health Complex. But they also died on Monday morning while being taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital as their condition was very critical.

Dhamoirhat Police Station OC Rakibul Huda said the four were returning home from Dhamoirhat Bazar on the same motorcycle. The bodies of the two killed in the accident have been brought to the police station. The other two died while being taken to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital. The truck was seized from Shalpi Bazaar with the help of locals.


Naogaon   Bangladesh   truck-motorcycle collision  


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3 killed in Chapainawabganj train collision

Publish: 10:53 AM, 24 Jan, 2022


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Three people were killed when a three-wheeler collided with a train at Chapainawabganj Sadar. The incident took place at 8:30 am on Monday (January 24) at Alinagar Hajir Mor in Sadar upazila.

The names of the dead were not immediately known. Chapainawabganj Model Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Mozaffar Hossain confirmed the matter.

He said police were sent to the spot after hearing the news of the accident. Details will be known later.

He said police were sent to the spot after hearing the news of the accident. Details will be known later.

Locals said the train was going from Chapainawabganj to Rajshahi. At that time, the train collided with a fish-filled three-wheeler when it reached Hajir Mor area. Three people were killed on the spot.


Chapainawabganj   Train collision  


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Rampura Ulon Grid Sub Station fire brought under control

Publish: 10:43 AM, 24 Jan, 2022


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The fire at Ulon Grid substation in Rampura, Dhaka has been brought under control. After working for about an hour, five units of the fire service brought the fire under control.

Rashed bin Khalid, duty officer of the fire service control room, confirmed the matter on Monday (January 24) morning.

Rashed bin Khalid said, "We got the news of the fire at Ulon Grid substation in Rampura of the capital at 7:20 in the morning." Upon receiving the news, two of our units initially went to the spot. Later three more units went to the spot. A total of five units worked for about an hour and brought the fire under control around 8:20 am.

"Initially, we were thinking that since it was an electrical substation, the fire could be caused by an electrical fault," he said. However, without our investigation report, it is not possible to say exactly what caused the fire. The extent of the damage caused by the fire is not yet known.


Dhaka   Bangladesh   Rampura  


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