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City people suffer badly

City dwellers had to endure transport crisis yesterday, especially during the morning rush hour, as a section of the CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers went on a 24-hour strike.

July 31, 2017
July 31, 2017

Water tariff hike once again

City dwellers will have to pay more for using running water from tomorrow as Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has decided to hike the price by 5 percent only eight months after the previous price increase.

March 14, 2016
March 14, 2016

City people suffer badly

City dwellers had to endure transport crisis yesterday, especially during the morning rush hour, as a section of the CNG-run auto-rickshaw drivers went on a 24-hour strike.

January 3, 2016
January 3, 2016

DSCC begins Clean Dhaka 2016

It is the responsibility of city dwellers to play their due role in making Dhaka a clean city, said the mayor of Dhaka South City Corporation at an awareness campaign rally yesterday.

January 1, 2016
January 1, 2016

Close to nature, on the city outskirts

On this chilly Friday morning, you may enjoy a stroll through warm sand dunes without going far from the city centre. This little known white expanse of flat sand is on the other side of the Buriganga and incredibly close to city dwellers. From Dhaka Zero Point you may cycle to this lustrous area in less than 30 minutes on holidays. You take the Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge to cross the river and turn left to follow a narrow asphalt road, which leads you to a place called Sowarighat some two to three kilometres away. Stretches of fallow land are all around Sowarighat. A branch of Buriganga once flowed through it and people took boats to cross that rivulet. Now the rivulet is dead and you cross it walking over an earth dam.