Shahin Akhter

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    Mismanagement blamed for exodus from city

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:01am on May 11, 2021

    Massive exodus of people from the capital city and adjacent areas continued on Monday as usual to celebrate the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr amid mismanagement of the...

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    Unregistered, overloaded speedboats continue to operate

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:13am on May 04, 2021

    Rampant operation of unregistered speedboats with overloaded passengers and unskilled drivers continue on major water channels amid lacklustre monitoring, said officials and experts. Year after...

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    Infection rise feared as restrictions ease in Bangladesh

    Shahin Akhter and Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:26am on April 24, 2021

    The government has further relaxed the ongoing restrictions on public movement and other activities allowing the shops and shopping malls to reopen tomorrow. As growing...

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    Road transport workers in hardship

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:34am on April 22, 2021

    Hundreds of thousands of road transport workers across the country are passing their days in severe hardship and uncertainty ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr as they have...

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    Crowd swells everywhere in Bangladesh ahead of shutdown

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 03:04pm on April 13, 2021

    Thousands of people thronged roads, markets, shopping malls and banks on Tuesday, a day ahead of the fresh restrictions while a huge number of people...

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    People rush out of cities as fresh curbs announced in Bangladesh

    Mustafizur Rahman and Shahin Akhter | Updated at 06:32pm on April 12, 2021

    The government on Monday announced closures of all government and non-government offices and financial institutions for eight days, imposing further restrictions on public movement and...

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    Restrictions end in Bangladesh today amid chaos

    Shahin Akhter and Rashad Ahamad  | Updated at 12:33am on April 11, 2021

    The weeklong restrictions imposed on public movement and businesses end today after a gross violation of the instructions to contain the current surge in COVID-19...

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    People suffer amid slack restrictions

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:45am on April 06, 2021

    The government’s fresh weeklong restrictions on public movement and businesses were ignored in many places in the capital as elsewhere in the country on the...

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    People rush home as govt declares shutdown for COVID-19

    Shahin Akhter and Rashad Ahamad  | Updated at 04:08pm on April 04, 2021

    Thousands of people thronged bus, train, ferry and launch terminals in the capital for the second consecutive day on Sunday as government slapped a fresh...

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    Govt health instructions largely ignored

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:56pm on March 31, 2021

    Almost all of the government instructions to contain the rising trend of COVID-19 infections were largely ignored across the country on Wednesday as gatherings at...