Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Chattogram highway remained halted for two hours as local people blocked the road protesting the drive against illegal gas connection. Md Ibrahim, executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (land) of Sonargaon upazila, said a mobile court conducted a drive under Pirojpur union of Sonargaon area against the illegal gas connections. During the drive, they also snapped 3000 illegal gas connections. At one stage, the illegal gas users obstructed them and took to the Dhaka-Chattogram highway at 2 pm protesting the drive. They also staged a demonstration there, creating a 15-km long tailback from Shimrail to Meghnaghat point of the highway. On information, police rushed to the spot and tried to quell the matter. A chase and counter-chase took place during the incident. The protesters also set fire to tyres on the highway. Later, the vehicular movement became normal around 4 pm after police intervention. END/UNB/Corr/MAS/ssk
Hundreds of workers of different garment factories in Mirpur area of the city have been staging demonstrations demanding a hike in wages. Abu Raihan Mohammad Saleh, joint commissioner of traffic (north), said workers of different garment factories took to the streets at Mirpur-10 Golchhatar area after 8 am. Later, workers of garment workers from adjacent areas, including Kazipara, Shewrapar and Agargaon, also joined them to express their solidarity with them. READ: RMG workers stage demonstrations for arrears in Gazipur A number of garment factories were vandalised during the demonstrations. Vehicular movement from Mirpur-1 to Agargaon remained halted for several hours, causing sufferings to the commuters especially the officer goers.
Commuters on Tuesday staged demonstrations at Joydebpur rail station in Gazipur for an hour to press home their 10-point demand, halting train communications of the district with the northern region.
Amid demonstrations by the students of seven colleges affiliated with Dhaka University (DU) protesting the postponement of their ongoing examinations, the Education Ministry on Wednesday announced that their examinations will continue maintaining the Covid-19 health guidelines.
Dhaka, July 7 (UNB) – Shipra Rani Dey, a non-government primary school teacher, came to the capital three weeks ago from Noakhali’s Char Hatiya with her two-year-old son to take part in teachers’ demonstration demanding regulatisation of their jobs.