Shahin Akhter

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    Parties urged to improve education quality

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:45am on December 07, 2018

    Educationists and common people urge political parties to improve quality of teachers and learning methods and update the national curriculum keeping pace with the changing...

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    Parties urged to ensure road safety

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:18am on December 05, 2018

    Common people and stakeholders expect political parties to make pledges in their election manifestos to ensure safety and reduce traffic congestion and expand railways and...

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    Draft policy proposes 9-yr lifetime after registration

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 02:11am on December 01, 2018

    The government is planning to set the lifetime of battery-run easy bikes at nine years after bringing all electric vehicles under registration. In a draft...

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    Govt to revise school curriculums after 7 years

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:27am on December 01, 2018

    The government has taken initiatives to revise the textbook curriculums from pre-primary to secondary levels after seven years to ensure that the students remain in...

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    Underage transport workers a serious threat to road safety

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:00am on November 30, 2018

    Underage boys working as driver or assistants on public transports in major cities are a common scene, which reflects the utter disregard for both transport...

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    Highways losing life for overloading

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:08am on November 24, 2018

    Continued overloading is having calamitous impact on the country’s national highways, bringing down their durability much below the minimum. A Roads and Highways Department assessment...

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    Draft policy under process to allow registration of electric vehicles

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:29am on November 20, 2018

    The government has taken a move to bring vehicles running on electricity — easy bikes, electric cars and motorcycles — under registration considering demands of...

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    Schools fleecing SSC candidates

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:09am on November 18, 2018

    Allegations abound about students across the country being charged extra fees, far beyond the government-set amount and defying a High Court directive, for appearing in...

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    Level crossing fatalities go unchecked

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:43am on November 17, 2018

    Fatal accidents at level crossings go unchecked across the country both for lack of monitoring by the authorities concerned and impatience and unawareness on the...

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    DMP traffic directives misfire

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:17am on November 12, 2018

    Most of the directives issued by Dhaka Metropolitan Police two months ago to improve city traffic system bore hardly any fruits, with rampant traffic rule...