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    Bill shocks all around

    When Tariqul Islam, a resident of the capital’s Kathalbagan area, received the copy of his apartment’s electricity bill for March, he was caught off guard.
  • Worth the risk?

    People busy with Eid shopping at markets and shops in the capital are too reluctant to maintain physical distancing and health guidelines. Such an act is not only putting them at the risk of contracting coronavirus, but also spreading it to others.
  • Tenants in capital struggle to pay rent

    For the last three months, Belal Hossain (30) failed to pay his house or shop rent as the salon owner’s livelihood has been seriously hampered since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak in the country in March.
  • Garbage Management Workers: Many still left unprotected

    A large number of garbage management workers in the capital have been working without any protective gear, putting themselves at grave risk of contracting coronavirus and other diseases.
  • Atiq to take office as DNCC mayor today

    Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam takes charge of office today while his counterpart for south city corporation Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh will assume office on May 16.
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