Shahin Akhter

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    Road law yet to be fully implemented after 2yrs

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:11am on September 17, 2020

    The much-talked-about Road Transport Act 2018 is yet to be fully implemented two years after its enactment. The processes of renewing and upgrading driving licences...

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    Container company needs more time to start operation

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:30am on September 16, 2020

    The Container Company of Bangladesh Limited formed four years ago to efficiently run container trains and manage loading and unloading of containers is yet to start...

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    Bus service franchise move stalled

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:54pm on September 11, 2020

    Chaos in Dhaka city bus services continues with extreme competition among buses running on the same routes while plan to rationalise the bus routes by...

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    Government far from eliminating illiteracy

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:53pm on September 06, 2020

    The ruling Awami League government is far from eradicating illiteracy in the country which experts dub as a breach of the pledge made 12 years...

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    Motorcycle use spikes increasing risks on roads

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:45am on September 05, 2020

    Use of motorcycles has seen an exponential rise across the country while road safety experts and campaigners say that the popularity of motorised two-wheelers has...

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    Speedboats run flouting regulations

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:24am on September 04, 2020

    The increased number of speedboats on waterways and their tendency to disobey rules and regulations have become a major concern as all these add up...

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    Flow of public information obstructed

    Shahin Akhter and Emran Hossain | Updated at 11:58pm on August 25, 2020

    The government is out to obstruct the flow of public information to the people through some recent moves, observed governance and rights campaigners. The authorities...

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    Flood damages 6,600km road

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:09am on August 25, 2020

    Ongoing flood has damaged several thousand kilometre long highways and roads in at least 28 districts while the authorities concerned have put forward a demand...

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    Accommodation far cry for single working women, female students

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:29am on August 24, 2020

    Single working women and female students face challenges in having accommodation in the capital due to lack of such facilities and the patriarchal attitude of...

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    Transport leaders push for reduction of punishment

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 01:22am on August 20, 2020

    Bangladesh Road Transport Workers’ Federation on Wednesday urged a ministerial committee to amend some sections of the Road Transport Act for reducing punishments. The members...