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    Battery-run rickshaws still ply city streets raising risks

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:50am on September 26, 2020

    Battery-run rickshaws are still plying the city roads defying the High Court ban while the authorities remain indifferent to their increasing presence, raising risk of...

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    City bodies fail to sterilise dogs

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:24am on September 26, 2020

    Both city corporations in Dhaka have failed to sterilise stray dogs leading to an increase in its population over the years and are now mulling...

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    Drive against overhead cables brings woes to city people

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 01:03am on September 25, 2020

    Dhaka South City Corporation’s unplanned drive against overhead cables have disrupted cable television, internet and telephone services at many parts of the city causing woes...

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    Curative measures outweigh preventive ones in COVID-19 response in Bangladesh

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 11:08pm on September 21, 2020

    Curative measures outweigh preventive ones in coronavirus response in Bangladesh though ideally the government should emphasise preventive measures more, observed WaterAid country director in Bangladesh...

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    1.27 lakh migrant workers return home amid COVID-19

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 01:11am on September 20, 2020

    More than 1,27,000 migrant workers have so far returned and many are waiting to return to Bangladesh from different countries during the ongoing global COVID-19...

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    Crowds growing at heritage sites after reopening

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 10:22pm on September 19, 2020

    Crowd of visitors is increasing at heritage tourist sites in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country gradually as the government reopened them on Wednesday after...

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    DSCC to issue rickshaw licence after 32 years

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 11:58pm on September 12, 2020

    Dhaka South City Corporation has announced after 32 years that it would issue and renew licences for non-motorised rickshaws. In a public announcement in newspapers...

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    Over 14,000 jobless workers await repatriation from Iraq

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:21am on September 12, 2020

    More than 14,000 Bangladeshi expatriate workers, who were laid off or lost their employments, are waiting for repatriation for last several months. Workers said that...

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    2 lakh Bangladeshi workers in Iraq in fear of becoming illegal

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:07am on September 11, 2020

    More than two lakh Bangladeshi migrant workers in war-torn Iraq are in fear that they would become illegal soon due suspension of visa renewal in...

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    Narayanganj mosque blast toll rises to 31

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:16pm on September 10, 2020

    Three more burn victims of the Narayanganj mosque blast died at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery in Dhaka on Thursday, raising...