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    Fewer COVID-19 cases in slums

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:30am on September 21, 2020

    A lower rate of coronavirus infection was reported among the urban poor living in slums in the capital city of Bangladesh than the people who...

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    Two die in Chattogram slum fire

    Staff Correspondent . Chattogram | Updated at 11:39pm on August 14, 2020

    Two people died in a fire at Azamnagar slum in Akbar Shah area of Chattogram city on Friday night. The fire broke out at the...

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    Police evict slums beside Tejgaon rail line

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:15am on July 07, 2020

    Police evicted slums beside the Tejgaon rail line area in the capital on Monday saying that it was a part of their anti-drug drive. Dwellers...

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    IUB distributes relief among poor

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:16pm on May 16, 2020

    Independent University, Bangladesh in collaboration with Sajida Foundation distributed relief materials among the destitute to help them during the coronavirus pandemic in various slum areas...

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    Battling virus in India’s biggest slum

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 11:45am on April 23, 2020

    The 125,000 slum-dwellers living under a lockdown so strict that drones monitor their moves and alert police if they attempt to leave home are at...

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    Slum people in Bangladesh at high risk of COVID-19 infection: Hasin Jahan

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 04:02pm on April 16, 2020

    WaterAid country director in Bangladesh Hasin Jahan said that if the government could relocate some people from slums to nearby areas, it would reduce coronavirus...

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    Virus cases, deaths rise in India’s biggest slum

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:04pm on April 12, 2020

    Coronavirus cases in Mumbai’s densely populated Dharavi slum — one of Asia’s biggest — have risen to 43 including four deaths, officials said Sunday as...

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    Slum people in Bangladesh capital in a fix as NGOs suspend health services

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:43am on April 09, 2020

    Non-government organisations engaged in providing the slum-dwelling urban poor with different services, including health services, have suspended their activities during the coronavirus...

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    Parts of Indian mega-slum cordoned off

    Agence France-Presse . Mumbai | Updated at 01:24am on April 04, 2020

    Indian police barricaded parts of one of Asia’s biggest slums Friday after two coronavirus deaths, as under-pressure prime minister Narendra Modi sought to dispel ‘darkness...

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    5,000 shanties burnt in Mirpur slum fire

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 11:50am on March 11, 2020

    At least 5,000 shanties burnt to ashes in a fire that originated at a slum known as Shialbari Basti at Rupnagar of Mirpur in the...