** People rescuing an injured passenger from inside a passenger bus hit by a truck on Dhaka-Mawa Expressway in Shologhar area of Shreenagar upazila in Munshiganj on Thursday. ** Motorcycles allowed on Padma Bridge after 10 months ** Commuters charge extra fare, passengers disappointed ** 78 people killed in Yemen stampede ** Moon sighting committee meets today to ascertain Eid day ** 9 killed in road accidents in 3 districts ** US announces new $325 m military aid package for Ukraine ** Eid-ul-Fitr in Saudi Arabia today ** Eid exodus begins ** LPG price cut illusive ** 15 hurt as bus overturns in capital ** New interbank cheque clearing timings set for Eid holidays ** Four women hit by a train die in Tangail ** 12.28 lakh SIM users left Dhaka on Tuesday ** Sylhet engineer threatened over power outage ** People rush to village homes to spend Eid holidays with their near and dear ones. This photo was taken from Sadarghat Launch Terminal on Tuesday. NN photo ** Surge in cases of dehydration, diarrhoea amid summer heat wave ** Padma Bridge construction cost increases by Tk 2,412cr ** PM gives Tk 90m to Bangabazar fire victims ** Textile workers block highway demanding wage, Eid bonus ** Attack on PM's motorcade Ex-BNP MP, 3 others get life term ** Load-shedding increases for demand of electricity during heat wave ** Motorbikes to be allowed on Padma bridge from Thursday ** 5-day Eid vacation begins from today ** Take Nangalkot train accident as a warning about negligence of govt functionaries **

‘Save bidi workers from multinational tobacco cos’

30 March 2023

Staff Reporter :
Bangladesh Bidi Shromik Federation urged the government to save thousands of workers as well the bidi industry from the aggression of foreign multinational tobacco companies.
They urged reduction in the tariff imposed on bidi in the upcoming fiscal year.
They came out with the demand at a press conference at the National Press Club on Monday.
Hundreds of bidi workers gathered in zahur hossain chowdhury hall at the National Press Club showing their utmost support to the demand.
Bangladesh Bidi Workers Federation Acting President M.K Bangali, General Secretary Abdur Rahman, Joint-Secretaries Harik Hossain and Anowar Hossain were present in the programme among others. Bidi workers leaders said in the press conference that their demands are taking legal action against those involved in illegal bidi production, reduction of tariff from Tk 18 to Tk 16 on bidis, increasing the price of low quality cigarettes from Tk 40 to Tk 50 and stopping the aggression of British American Tobacco.

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