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BRTC bus depot catches fire, 11 buses gutted

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MNA National Desk: Eleven buses of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) were gutted as a fire broke out at Joar Sahar BRTC bus depot in the city’s Khilkhet area early Saturday. Fire service control room sources said that the fire broke out around 1:30am, reports news agency. On information, four fire-fighting units rushed in and brought the blaze under control around 4:20am. The fire gutted 11 buses kept on the ground and the 1st floor. The origin of the fire could not be known yet.

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BRTC special bus ticket sale begins Tuesday

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MNA National Desk: Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will start selling tickets for Eid special bus service from Tuesday for home-bound people ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr. This year, around 904 special buses will be pressed into service while 54 more to be placed on standby for different routes in the capital. The decision was taken at a meeting between BRTC officers and depot managers at the BRTC office in city’s Motijheel area on Monday. Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader was also present in the meeting. Quader said that BRTC buses for factory workers bound for North Bengal will leave ...

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Titumir student Rajib’s condition unstable

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MNA National Desk: The physical condition of Titumir college student Rajib, who lost his hand in between two buses in Karwan Bazar of Dhaka, has worsened. Dhaka Medical College Hospital orthopaedics department said, “He has been placed on life support as his neurological and breathing condition has worsened.” On 3 April, Rajib, 21, a second-year undergraduate student of Titumir college in the capital’s Mohakhali area, was travelling on a double decker BRTC bus in Karwan Bazar. He was standing in the doorway at the back of the bus with his hand partially out, when another bus recklessly overtook, severing his ...

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GP, Banglalink get spectrum for 4G

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MNA Science & Tech Desk: Two leading mobile operators –Grameenphone and Banglalink — acquired 15.6 Megahertz of 4G spectrum with a price of $463.6 million in auction today. Banglalink took 10.6 MHz spectrum from different two bands – 2100 and 1800, with a price of $308.6 million while Grameenphone took 5MHz from only 1800 band with a price of $155 million. With the spectrum fees, operators will have to pay 10 percent extra as VAT, if the finance ministry accepts the proposal recently sent by National Board of Revenue. Otherwise, they will have to pay 15 percent VAT on two ...

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900 additional buses during Eid: Obaidul Quader

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MNA National Desk: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will deploy 900 additional buses countrywide to ensure journey of the traveller during the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr. Speaking at a programme of the BRTC, Quader said that out of the 900 ‘special bus services’, 466 will travel between districts and Upazilas. Besides, the sales of advance BRTC bus tickets will begin seven days before the Eid and the special bus services will begin on June 22 and continue till three days after the greatest festival of Muslims, he added. He came down hard ...

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