Shahin Akhter

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    Transport workers suffer without aid as Eid nears

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:47am on May 23, 2020

    Road transport workers across the country are passing days in hardship and uncertainty ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr as they remained unemployed for around two months during...

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    Homegoers continue Eid journeys amid travel ban 

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:20pm on May 19, 2020

    Thousands of people continued to leave the capital Dhaka by roads and waterways on Tuesday for their ancestral homes ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr ignoring the government...

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    Ferry services suspended to curb rush of passengers

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:01am on May 19, 2020

    The authorities on Monday temporarily suspended all ferry services on two major channels on the river Padma due to the risks of COVID-19 as the...

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    Riders in hardship, hardly get any support from ride sharing companies 

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 03:48pm on May 13, 2020

    Thousands of riders registered with different ridesharing service providing companies in Bangladesh are passing days in hardship as they become jobless during the prolonged public...

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    Public transports unlikely to ply before Eid

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:40am on May 13, 2020

    Even though the government has allowed factories and markets to reopen in phases, there is little possibility of resuming movement of public transports on roads,...

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    Six BIWTC workers contract COVID-19

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:53am on May 11, 2020

    At least six field-level employees of Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation have contracted COVID-19 until Sunday as the corporation operates ferry services in five routes...

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    Railway to cultivate on unused lands for preventing grabbing

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 10:18pm on May 08, 2020

    Bangladesh Railway has taken an initiative of cultivating vegetables on its unused land in the station areas to prevent grabbing of lands. In a notice...

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    UGC allows private universities to hold exams online

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:53am on May 08, 2020

    The University Grants Commission on Thursday issued a set of directives allowing private universities to hold examinations and evaluate answer papers online on some conditions...

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    Transports back on streets across Bangladesh defying ban

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 11:09pm on May 06, 2020

    The presence of transports is increasing on roads across the country by the day defying the stay-at-home instruction of the government during the ongoing public...

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    Transport workers block Gabtali for relief

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 02:31pm on May 05, 2020

    Road transport workers have continued to stage demonstrations in places across the country demanding relief as they remained unemployed for the protracted shutdown aimed at...