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11yrs on, WASA digitisation yet to bring desired results

11yrs on, WASA digitisation yet to bring desired results
Not a single new water or sewerage connection has been made through the online system of the Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), even though it officially launched its website more than 11 years ago. With the help of a WASA insider, this correspondent checked the download hit (the numbers of download of a particular item) of the “new sewerage connection” and found the download hit to be nil. It was also found that the “Monthly Management Information System (MIS) report” on the WASA website has not been submitted for the last two years, although the water authority is supposed to upgrade the report each month. When these were pointed out to Taqsim A Khan, Managing Director of WASA, he said the online provision…

UN honors twelve fallen Bangladeshi peacekeepers

UN honors twelve fallen Bangladeshi peacekeepers

The United Nations (UN) awarded ‘Dag Hammarskjold Medal’ to 119 fallen peacekeepers, including 12 Bangladeshis, from 27 member states to honor their supreme sacrifice. The UN awarded those fallen heroes who lost their lives on duty in 2018 in various parts of the world to ensure global peace…
BIWTC to run special Eid services for 13 days

BIWTC to run special Eid services for 13 days

To cope with the rush of passengers, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) will run special ferry services for 13 days from Dhaka to Morelganj of Bagerhut, starting May 30.   Five vessels will be deployed and there will be no hike in fare for these services. The Eid-ul-Fitr…
The need to preserve surface water

The need to preserve surface water

Our already jeopardised ecology has to be protected from the adverse impacts of climate change. Bangladesh has already witnessed devastating impacts of super cyclones such as Sidr and Aila. Besides these, country’s agriculture also faces flash floods damaging the standing crops. And climate change…
The ascetic turned king

The ascetic turned king

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi equated himself to a fakir, a religious ascetic, he was only understating his larger than life persona that had created electoral history. In his first address after this astounding win in the recently concluded elections, Modi said that the country had filled the fakir’s…
Feasting with food delivery apps in Ramadan

Feasting with food delivery apps in Ramadan

The much-awaited May rains have arrived in Dhaka. Tanish Islam, an accomplished professional, has taken a day off from work to watch the showers from the balcony of his high-rise apartment in Dhanmondi around 11pm. The sweet smell of drenched earth suddenly evokes in him a deep craving for hot peajus.…
US orders new troops to ME to counter Iran

US orders new troops to ME to counter Iran

The United States said it was deploying 1,500 additional troops to the Middle East to counter “credible threats” from Iran in a move denounced by Tehran yesterday as “a threat to international peace”. “Increased US presence in our region is very dangerous and a threat to…
Mahakal celebrates journey of 36 years thru staging plays

Mahakal celebrates journey of 36 years thru staging plays

As a part of the year-long programme to celebrate the eventful journey of 36 years, Mahakal Natya Sampraday staged two of its popular plays at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in the capital. The 50th show of the play ‘Nilakhyan’ and 175th show of the play ‘Shikhandi…
Bangladesh take on Pakistan in warm-up in Cardiff today

Bangladesh take on Pakistan in warm-up in Cardiff today

Bangladesh will face off Pakistan in their first warm-up fixture before the real action unfolds at the ICC Cricket World Cup, England and Walest-2019 at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff today. The 50-over match will kick off at 3:30pm Bangladesh time. This will not be considered as an official…
Boalmari Health Complex extremely understaffed

Boalmari Health Complex extremely understaffed

Only three doctors have been working in Boalmari Upazila Health Complex to serve around five lakh people of Boalmari and its adjoining upazilas for the last six months, making it very difficult for many villagers to have access to healthcare. Shortage of other manpower and necessary equipment are also…
Dreams for better life end in Mediterranean

Dreams for better life end in Mediterranean

Relatives of the survivors and deceased from the Mediterranean boat capsize narrated yesterday the complex web of deception woven around them by manpower agencies. They laid bare the tragedy that involved money and human lives. They said the manpower agencies involved had promised them to directly take…
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