Harsh realities of the city corporations' power

Revamp city government

Amidst the high hopes created by the exuberant mayoral campaigning comes a cold splash of reality. According to a report by The Daily

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Yet more deaths in road accidents `

When will we learn our lesson?

Not a week goes by when we are not bombarded with the news of yet more deaths in road accidents.

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Today's Pick

Opinion

Naznin Tithi

An acid test for the EC

Former Election Commissioner Brig Gen (retd) M Shakhawat Hossain talks to The Daily Star's Naznin Tithi about the challenges of ensuring fair and inclusive city corporation elections.

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Milia Ali

WALKING the talk

Sometimes I wish I was a gifted fiction writer and not a mediocre columnist.

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Shamsuddoza Sajen

The right to be disillusioned

We the city people need to be a little more realistic about this election as a panacea to all the city's problems. The election should not be the goal but a beginning of a movement for a democratic and participatory future of city governance.

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Lest we not remember to forget!

IN the months that followed the collapse of Rana Plaza, workers and labour organisations had vehemently fought the silent,

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Milia Ali

WALKING the talk

Sometimes I wish I was a gifted fiction writer and not a mediocre columnist.

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Muhammad Nurul Huda
Muhammad Nurul Huda

The outrage and issues thereof

THERE is understandable outrage at the alleged sexual assault of at least 20 women by a large group of men during the Bengali New Year celebrations at the Dhaka University.

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Marcia Bernicat

Rana Plaza two-year anniversary

TWO years ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, crushing workers and drawing the world's attention to the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.

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Letters

COMMENTS

“Khaleda faces obstruction in campaign”

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People want armed forces' members near polling stations

From the report published in The Daily Star on April 22, we learned that the Election Commission has asked the government for army

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COMMENTS

“Khaleda faces obstruction in campaign”

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COMMENTS

If complaints are lodged against any of the ruling party candidates, nothing will happen. Because the EC is busy with managing the stages.

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Our culture should be promoted

I would like to draw the attention of all to a photo published in TDS on April 13, 2015 where it is seen that the Japanese ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Shiro Sadoshima is calling on the BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia.

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Rana Plaza two-year anniversary

TWO years ago, the Rana Plaza building collapsed, crushing workers and drawing the world's attention to the readymade garment (RMG) sector in Bangladesh.

The task before the mayors and councillors

WITH potholed roads, contaminated water, choked drains, and garbage littered all over the city, the picture of Dhaka is grim.

Ahsan Manzil

No ahsan at the manzil

JUST as we do not like to have shik kabab with Chinese noodles (hopefully I am right), or expect someone to wear a red tie over his ...

Sideshows overcast major show

POLITICIANS are said to have an elephant's memory -- unforgetting and unforgiving. And, people's memory is too short like that of a goldfish.

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