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Affordable housing in Dhaka ‘a daydream’

Affordable housing in Dhaka ‘a daydream’
With the rising urban population, Dhaka lacks adequate resources as well as policy and institutional support to provide good and decent housing to city dwellers, say experts.People also find it extremely difficult to buy flats as the price of land has become exorbitant in the capital. According to experts, the government is providing illegal licence to some people by allotting plots, and they become wealthier overnight by selling their flats for high prices. The experts say that the government must stop the allotment of plots. This scenario would not improve if the rule of law is not enforced, they added. Besides, tenants are randomly harassed by landlords as they keep raising house rents without any prior notice every year, flouting the existing…

BNP trying to skip polls over Khaleda’s release issue, says Inu

BNP trying to skip polls over Khaleda’s release issue, says Inu

Information Minister and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JASOD) President Hasanul Haq Inu yesterday said BNP is trying to skip the next national polls making an issue over its Chairperson Begum Khaleda Zia's release from jail, reports BSS from Dhaka. "There is no barrier for BNP to take part in the…
Commuters sufferings mount due to overcrowding

Commuters sufferings mount due to overcrowding

NARAYANGANJ: The sorry state of Dhaka-Narayanganj rail route now has turned worse, though it was the first broad-gauge rail track of the then British India government, reports UNB. Some 1.4 lakh commuters use Dhaka-Narayanganj route every day, said a senior official at Bangladesh Railway. According…
Curse of child labour

Curse of child labour

According to a report published in this newspaper on Saturday underage children from poor families are employed in the industrial units of Narayanganj when these tender faces were supposed to lead a decent life, along with proper schooling. This unfortunate phenomenon of children’s right is widely…
Question paper leak in public examinations

Question paper leak in public examinations

The unfair and illegal practice of question paper leak has been prevailing as a severe problem in the education sector of Bangladesh for the last couple of years. Every public examination of our national education system, from PSC to HSC, is being controversial continuously for question paper leak because…
Vegetable prices stable in capital

Vegetable prices stable in capital

Vegetable prices in the capital’s kitchen markets are stable as in the previous week. In the wake of an increased supply of vegetables, prices of gourd and tomatoes decreased this week. Tomatoes are being sold at Tk 15–20 a kg and gourd at Tk 50. Onion, eggplant, beans, carrot, cauliflower,…
Former student confesses to Florida school shooting

Former student confesses to Florida school shooting

London: The teenager accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school on Wednesday has confessed to the shooting, police say, reports BBC. Nikolas Cruz, 19, said he arrived on campus and began shooting students before abandoning his weapon and escaping, according to a court document. He has appeared…
Six-day film festival ends today

Six-day film festival ends today

The curtain will fall on the six-day film festival titled ‘Amar Bhasar Chalachitra’, at the TSC Auditorium of Dhaka University today. On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, Dhaka University Film Society (DUFS)  organised the 17th edition of the festival, featuring 19…
BCB wants to continue with same squad

BCB wants to continue with same squad

Bangladesh named an unchanged 16-member squad yesterday for the second and series deciding T20 International against Sri Lanka, keeping the trust on the new players who apart from left-arm spinner Nazmul Islam Apu failed to perform anything worthy as of now. The final T20 is on Sunday at the Sylhet…
Early marriage on rise in Nilphamari

Early marriage on rise in Nilphamari

Countless adolescent girls are reportedly being married off in northern Bangladesh, especially in Nilphamari district. Joriton Begum, daughter of Joen Uddin of Datbhanga village under Roumari upazila of Kurigram district, was only 12 when her family forcibly married her off. But right after the wedding,…
CNG auto-rickshaws fleecing commuters

CNG auto-rickshaws fleecing commuters

Drivers of CNG-powered auto-rickshaws are virtually robbing their passengers by charging arbitrary fares in the capital by ignoring meters in violation of rules. The arrival of ride-sharing services like Pathao and Uber has not changed the scenario. Debunking the metered bill system introduced by the…
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