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Battery-run autorickshaws banned from Dhaka's main roads
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Battery-run autorickshaws banned from Dhaka's main roads

The Dhaka Metropolitan Police's Traffic Division has announced that battery-run autorickshaws and other slow-moving vehicles will no longer be permitted on Dhaka's main roads.

ISPR requests not to get misled by rumours over security of St. Martin’s
ISPR requests not to get misled by rumours over security of St. Martin’s

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ISPR requests not to get misled by rumours over security of St. Martin’s

Inter Services Public Relation Directorate (ISPR) has urged all not to be misguided by rumours spreading through social media over the security of St. Martin’s island centering Myanmar's ongoing internal conflict near the island.

Why do these issues suddenly come to mind?
auto-rickshaw drivers clearing the roads.

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Why do these issues suddenly come to mind?

Ultimately, it was Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's initiative that led to the auto-rickshaw drivers clearing the roads. The prime minister clearly stated that no one should be rendered jobless without providing an alternative means of livelihood. This has temporarily resolved the issue. For two days, auto-rickshaw drivers had blocked the roads in Dhaka. They were infuriated by the sudden restrictions on their movement. Protests by drivers from Mirpur to Rampura brought some roads to a standstill.

PM allows battery-run autorickshaws to ply Dhaka roads: Quader
PM allows battery-run autorickshaws to ply Dhaka roads: Quader

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PM allows battery-run autorickshaws to ply Dhaka roads: Quader

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has given clearance to plying of battery-powered rickshaws only in Dhaka city considering the suffering of low-income people and impacts of commodity prices amid the ongoing global crises, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader said today.

Autorickshaw drivers continue road blockade for 2nd day in capital
Autorickshaw drivers continue road blockade for 2nd day in capital

City

Autorickshaw drivers continue road blockade for 2nd day in capital

Drivers have staged blockades on the main roads of Rampura, Badda, and Shahjadpur in the capital, demanding the operation of autorickshaws. As a result, city dwellers are experiencing heavy traffic congestion.

Battery-driven rickshaw pullers set ablaze police box in Kalshi
Battery-driven rickshaw pullers set ablaze police box in Kalshi

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Battery-driven rickshaw pullers set ablaze police box in Kalshi

A police box was set on fire by battery-driven rickshaw pullers during a clash with the police at Kalshi area in the capital.

Battery-driven rickshaw drivers stage demo in Mirpur, attack on buses
Battery-driven rickshaw drivers stage demo in Mirpur, attack on buses

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Battery-driven rickshaw drivers stage demo in Mirpur, attack on buses

Jasim Uddin, deputy commissioner of Traffic Mirpur Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police, said that apart from attacking some buses, the agitated battery-powered rickshaw drivers also beat pedal rickshaw pullers.

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