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Drains of Khulna city choked

Drains of Khulna city choked

Most drains of Khulna City Corporation (KCC) have turned into garbage heaps due to unplanned waste disposal and improper waste management. City dwellers are facing environmental degradation and health risks due to blockages in the drainage system and contamination of water resources near uncontrolled dumping sites.

  • Recalling an unsung hero

    He struggled for the rights of indigenous people despite a life of poverty, but was not recognised before his death, speakers said yesterday at a memorial meeting for recently-passed indigenous leader Anil Marandi, founder and former president of Jatiya Adivasi Parishad (JAP).

  • In line with 'linemen'

    “Linemen” allegedly working for traffic police collect toll from buses and human hauliers plying the streets of Chattogram and drivers are slapped with fines if they refuse to pay the toll, claim transport workers.

  • DMCH will be turned into a 5,000-bed hospital

    Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) will be turned into a 5,000-bed hospital, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malik said yesterday.

  • Kazi Mahbubullah Award for 4 noted personalities

    Four eminent persons of the country are to receive the Kazi Mahbubullah Award-2018 for their contributions in respective fields.

  • Everyone's doing it!

    From Shishu Park to Shahbagh police box in the capital is a five-minute walk. But by bus on a weekday afternoon yesterday, it took over 30 minutes.

  • Ranabi's tête-à-tête with youth

    Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation has launched a new monthly programme where the audience will get to participate in interactive sessions with reputed personalities from various fields. The first session took place yesterday at Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Bidyapeeth in the capital's Dhanmondi.

  • BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia

    Khaleda’s bail hearing in Cumilla murder deferred

    A Cumilla court deffers till February 4 the bail hearing of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on a murder case filed for killing eight persons.

  • Bangladesh High Court

    Submit progress report on private hospitals’ fees chart by Feb 6: HC

    The High Court directs the authorities concerned of the government to submit a report on the progress of displaying the chart of charges and fees of private clinics, hospitals and diagnostic centres in public view before this court by February 6.

  • DNCC mayoral election reschedule

    Reschedule for DNCC mayoral polls soon: CEC

    Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda says the commission will announce soon the reschedule for election to Dhaka North City Corporation mayoral post.

  • Fire breaks out at ship breaking yard in Chattogram

    Fire at Chattogram oil depot doused

    Fire breaks out at an oil depot in Chattogram’s Sitakundu, what was doused within two hours.

  • Garments workers road block

    RMG workers freed Adabor Ring Road after 4hrs

    The garment workers, who blocked the Ring Road in Dhaka’s Adabor area, withdraw their agitation prgramme after four hours following assurance from the factory owner that their demands would be met.

  • The arrested alleged fraudsters are produced before media in Dhaka on January 15

    Charity swindlers caught

    Sacked customs official Helaluddin used to identify himself as a social worker.

  • Oikyafront's demand disrespectful to people

    Law Minister Anisul Huq yesterday said Jatiya Oikyafront's demand for holding a re-election is unconstitutional and “very illogical”.

  • Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir talks on Obaidul Quader

    Quader should apologise in stadium: Fakhrul

    BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir yesterday asked his ruling party counterpart Obaidul Quader to apologise publicly for committing the offence of “vote rigging” in the 11th parliamentary election.

  • Japan conveys congratulatory greetings to Sheikh Hasina

    Japan congratulates Hasina on being re-elected

    Japan has congratulated Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the inauguration of her fourth term as prime minister and assured its support in Bangladesh's development efforts.

  • Corruption case

    Court to deliver verdict on January 30

    A Dhaka court yesterday set January 30 for the delivery of verdict in the Eskaton double-murder case.

  • Banani double rape case

    Prosecution seeks bail cancellation of prime accused

    Prosecution of the sensational Banani double rape case yesterday submitted a petition to a tribunal in Dhaka seeking cancellation of bail of Ahmed Shafat, the prime accused in the case.

  • Bangladesh's peacekeeping role lauded

    United Nations Under-Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, at a “Preparatory Conference on

  • Woman found dead in her flat

    A housewife was found dead in her flat in Azampur area of Dakkhinkhan in the capital yesterday.

  • Dr Amzad Hossain achieves PhD

    Dr Md Amzad Hossain has achieved PhD in Implant Dentistry from Institute of Biological Sciences (IBSc) of University of Rajshahi, said a press release.

  • Journalist Abu Bakar Chowdhury dies

    Abu Bakar Chowdhury, acting editor of daily Manabkantha, passed away yesterday at a city hospital, following a cardiac arrest. He was 54.

  • 107 rapes in Khulna district in last 19 months

    At least 107 women and girls were raped in Khulna district in the last 19 months till November 30, 2018.

  • Woman beaten to death, husband arrested

    Yesterday police recovered the body of a 32-year old housewife who was allegedly beaten to death by her husband, from her residence

  • Man's decomposed body found

    Police recovered the decomposed body of a man from the sea beach at Bhatiari in Sitakunda upazila of Chattogram yesterday.

  • Koica to help Bangladesh improve safety on highways

    Korea International Cooperation Agency (Koica) will help Bangladesh improve safety in its national highway corridors by introducing Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) that will also reduce traffic congestion on the highway.

  • Two killed in road accidents

    Two people were killed and another injured in Chattogram and Thakurgaon over the last two days, according to our correspondents.

  • SC stays scrapping of toxic ship in Ctg

    The Supreme Court yesterday stayed a High Court order that asked the authorities to scrap a toxic ship near Parki Sea Beach, a tourist

  • 5 members of CNG theft gang arrested in Ctg

    Detectives of Chattogram Metropolitan Police arrested five members of CNG-run auto-rickshaw theft gang and recovered 12 stolen auto-rickshaws from different areas in the city yesterday during a day-long operation.

  • Police to interrogate Nipun, Arifa at jail gate

    A Dhaka court yesterday directed police to interrogate BNP leader Nipun Roy Chowdhury and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal leader Arifa Sultana Ruma at jail gate for two days.

  • Gazette of 'Mother of humanity award' published

    The government has published a gazette notification on “Mother of Humanity Social Welfare Award Policy-2018”.