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City corpns in dilemma over insecticides

City corpns in dilemma over insecticides
The two city corporations are still undecided about the effectiveness of anti-Aedes insecticides even after six months of the dengue outbreak. Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) mayor Atiqul Islam yesterday said the sample of insecticide for effective control of Aedes mosquitoes in Dhaka would be brought from abroad within a day or two, while Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) said had already tested an insecticide on Friday. This, of course, had a very low success rate, the highest being only 26 per cent.  “We will bring the sample of insecticide ourselves from abroad by tomorrow or the day after,” the DNCC mayor said while addressing a programme in the capital’s Uttara area yesterday. The DNCC mayor, Atiqul Islam…

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6 more patients die
6 more patients die
Six more dengue patients died, including the wife of the additional IGP, as all hospitals across the…

Sheikh Kamal’s 70th
birth anniv today

Sheikh Kamal’s 70th birth anniv today

The 70th birth anniversary of Sheikh Kamal, the eldest son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed today. Born on August 5, 1949 at Tungipara in Gopalganj, Sheikh Kamal was a former executive member of the central committee of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL). To mark…
Speaker urges youths to secure their future

Speaker urges youths to secure their future

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury yesterday urged the youths to lay foundation for the path of a secured future for them availing their youthful vigor. “Those who are young today will grow older one day…It is very important for them to make a secured future at the…
Curbing the 
tobacco menace

Curbing the tobacco menace

The mayor of Rangpur deserves kudos for his effort to try and make Rangpur a city free of tobacco. At the event, calls were made to the government to take a zero tolerance stance in dealing with tobacco which experts call the gateway to other addictions. Even if a smoker avoids all other drugs, tobacco…
State of local governance in Bangladesh

State of local governance in Bangladesh

This opinion piece is tailored based on one of my recent empirical studies. It challenges three fundamental beliefs on local governance, and thus makes three new concern spublic in this regard:First, advocacy for local revenue collection is of no use; Second, open budget meeting is still just a ceremonial;…
Export earnings from jute fall 20pc in FY19

Export earnings from jute fall 20pc in FY19

Export earnings from jute have fallen significantly because of the devaluation of the US dollar in the global market, the trade war between China and the US, the lack of a strategic marketing strategy and the high cost of production of raw jute, according to industry insiders.   Export Promotion…
Growing panic in Kashmir as India, Pakistan bicker over border clashes

Growing panic in Kashmir as India, Pakistan bicker over border clashes

Fears of an impending curfew in the disputed region of Kashmir ratcheted up tensions yesterday, as nuclear rivals India and Pakistan traded accusations of military clashes at the de facto border. Kashmir has surged back into the spotlight in recent days, just months after a deadly militant attack on…
Natyacharya’s two plays on stage today, tomorrow

Natyacharya’s two plays on stage today, tomorrow

On the occasion of the 70th birth anniversary of Natyacharya Selim Al Deen (August 18) and marking the Hiroshima Day (August 6), theatre troupe Swapnadal has chalked out a two-day festival ‘Selim Al Deen Janmautsab’ on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital’s…
Number of BPL franchisees will be determined by Aug

Number of BPL franchisees will be determined by Aug

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) Governing Council will invite the existing six BPL franchisees within the next 48 hours to negotiate their contract for the upcoming season of the BPL. Along with that, the governing council has given an expression of interest (EoI) for two BPL franchisees ahead of the…
Water-logging makes life difficult in Galachipa municipality

Water-logging makes life difficult in Galachipa municipality

The normal movement of the citizens of Galachipa municipality under Patuakhali has been impaired due to water-logging caused by heavy rainfall. Choked drains and the grabbing of small canals are said to be the main reasons for the problem. A section of the rich are rearing fish in the canals, and have…
Colonial-era structures crumble due to apathy

Colonial-era structures crumble due to apathy

Lack of policy and negligence shown by the authorities concerned plagues almost all the magnificent colonial structures in Dhaka. The Department of Archaeology  has so far gazetted only 22 buildings and sites as the capital’s heritage sites. Out of these, six at Kotowali thana, two at Sutrapur…
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