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  • Eid cattle Markets: Fear of Covid influx looms

    The government’s efforts to protect the proverbial heart of the country, its capital, from a worsening Covid-19 situation could be foiled by the influx of people from riskier districts to cattle markets in the lead-up to Eid-ul-Azha.
  • dengue

    Dengue fear creeping in amid Covid

    With the onset of monsoon in the country creating suitable breeding conditions for Aedes mosquito larvae, the month of June has so far accounted for 59.5 percent of the dengue cases recorded this year.
  • Change of plans for building a new TSC

    Dhaka University’s Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) is set to be built anew, in line with directives provided by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
  • Liveability Index: Dhaka fourth least livable city in world

    Dhaka has been ranked the fourth least liveable city in the world by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual global survey.
  • Purbachal: An extension of chaotic Dhaka?

    The “ideal town” planned in Purbachal to ease Dhaka’s burden of overgrowing population is likely to become yet another extension of the unplanned capital, thanks to the long delay in implementation and constant changes in project design, according to urban planners.