Child labours engaged in hazardous work
Young men in their teens work in the city's Bangla motor area at road side “auto-repair shops”. They specialise in repairing broken or damaged plastic body parts of motor-bikes and motor-cars. Though highly skilled, these young men's jobs are extremely hazardous. They use open fires to heat up metal files to shape solid and resin plastic, often burning themselves. They are also constantly inhaling poisonous fumes, and exposing themselves to dioxins.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 June 2013 01:10)
BNP feasts on AL failures
Critical national issues and failures of the government overshadowed its successes over the past few years and ultimately led to the ruling Awami League’s debacle in Saturday’s city polls.
Last Updated (Monday, 17 June 2013 02:36)
Mayoral poll ‘a referendum against govt’, experts say
Terming the outcome of the mayoral polls as a referendum against the present government, experts feel the anti-incumbency wave, coupled with government crackdown on Hefazat rally and internal rift in the ruling party, were instrumental in the debacle of the ruling party- backed candidates in the elections for the four city corporations. Talking to The Independent, local government experts, political scientists and analysts said the national political issue dominated the city polls, for which, many popular ruling party candidates had to face defeat.
Last Updated (Monday, 17 June 2013 02:39)
Telecom firm to change city phones
The Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Ltd (BTCL) is going to implement a new project to replace about 180,000 land phones, including about 70,000 broadband lines, in Dhaka with a new technology, officials said. The new project, Telecommunication Network Development, will be implemented in six telephone exchanges here. The project will also include IGW, intelligent network, about 40,000 CDMA WLL lines, and Network Operation Centre, ringing in a great stride in the country’s telecom sector. The project will help the BTCL to greatly reduce illegal VOIP calls, the officials added.
The project also envisages a separate Lot (Lot-B), whereby BTCL would install 1,502-km of optical fibres in different places in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country, with a view to increasing the bandwidth capacity of Internet, the officials said.
Last Updated (Wednesday, 12 June 2013 01:13)