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Mad rush of city life makes people care little for virus

Over the past week, life in the capital assuredly returned to normal – not some new one, as some had predicted in the shadow of the Coronavirus pandemic. The same old one, maybe wearing a mask. Bangladesh’s confirmed coronavirus cases soared to 84,379  – surpassing China’s caseload on Saturday – with the detection of 2,856 new cases. The country’s death ... Read More »

Scarcity of drinking water hits Dhaka Jatrabari residents

The residents of Dhaka’s Jatrabari area are suffering from an acute shortage of pure drinking water. Locals said that the water provided by the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) is contaminated and has bad odor which is forcing them to collect drinking water from alternative sources. In July last year, a report submitted to the High Court found existence of harmful elements including bacteria and ammonia in water supplied by Wasa to its four distribution ... Read More »

Sylhet shopping malls, markets to remain shut until Eid

Business leaders in Sylhet city and owners of 11 markets in Chattogram city on Friday decided not to open their businesses before Eid-ul-Fitr. In Sylhet, the decision was taken at a meeting attended by local business leaders, presided over by Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Ariful Haque Chowdhury as the number of coronavirus patents have been increasing. Everybody agreed to ... Read More »

No return to business as usual: Mayors on Covid-19 recovery

C40 mayors issue call for a healthy, equitable and sustainable economic recovery to COVID-19 pandemic. London, 07 May – Mayors from many of the world’s most powerful cities have warned that the recovery from COVID-19 “should not be a return to ‘business as usual’ – because that is a world on track for 3°C or more of over-heating.” Read More »

DNCC offers free dengue tests from May 11

The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is going to launch free dengue tests from May 11. “Mobile courts will be operated from May 10 and drives will be conducted from May 16 at buildings under the city corporation,” DNCC Public Relations Officer ASM Mamun said Tuesday. Fines or jail terms or both will be imposed if aedes mosquito breeding grounds ... Read More »

11 Mayors to Lead Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force

Mayors from major cities worldwide will bring expertise and knowledge to newly formed Global Mayors COVID-19 Recovery Task Force. C40 Cities, at the direction of its Chair and Mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, to convene mayors from Freetown, Hong Kong, Lisbon, Medellín, Milan, Melbourne, Montréal, New Orleans, Rotterdam, Seattle and Seoul. Task Force, chaired by Mayor of Milan, established ... Read More »

AL nominees on door to door visit BNP men sensing conspiracy

Dhaka, Jan 23 – The Awami League mayoral candidates for Dhaka North and South city corporation elections are wooing votes from door to door making attractive pledges for the people in their respective city while the opposition BNP candidates sensing conspiracy to manipulate the elections and called upon the Election Commission to play its neutral role in holding the elections ... Read More »