DCC elections

Don't mar the mayoral elections

ONE'S first reac-tion to the announcement of the three mayoral elections was to ascribe all sorts of motives on the part of the government, and motives there may still be on its part.

April 25, 2015
April 25, 2015

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.

April 23, 2015
April 23, 2015

Don't mar the mayoral elections

ONE'S first reac-tion to the announcement of the three mayoral elections was to ascribe all sorts of motives on the part of the government, and motives there may still be on its part.

April 18, 2015
April 18, 2015

Mayoral Election hype and fact

FOR understandable reasons the ensuing mayoral election in the national capital and the commercial capital of the country has

April 18, 2015
April 18, 2015

Can elected mayors save the city's water bodies?

THERE is a close link between economic growth, human development and good management of natural resources, mainly water bodies

April 16, 2015
April 16, 2015

Tabith pledges smooth traffic, safe footpaths in Dhaka

BNP-endorsed Dhaka north mayor candidate Tabith Awal announces polls manifesto with high priority on ensuring smooth traffic and making footpaths safer for pedestrians.

April 13, 2015
April 13, 2015

A free and fair election may break the ice

THE election schedules for Dhaka North, Dhaka South and Chittagong City Corporation have been declared. April, 28th is the voting date.

March 31, 2015
March 31, 2015

EC’s ‘nod not needed’ for arrest

While answering a question from the media, The Election Commissioner Shah Nawaz say law enforcers do not need to take permission from Election Commission (EC) to arrest anyone.

March 11, 2015
March 11, 2015

Manna stable, says medical board

The health condition of Nagorik Oikya Convener Mahmudur Rahman Manna is stable, says head of the medical board formed to examine him.

February 18, 2015
February 18, 2015

DCCs in dire dysfunctional state

WE could not agree more with the Prime Minister that people of the capital are suffering from a chronic lack of public services. Reasons are not far to seek. There have been two debilitating spells in which a drastic deterioration in civic services occurred through unelected leadership. The first downslide happened when Sadeque Hossain Khoka, an elected Mayor for 2002-2007 continued after his tenure till the splitting of DCC into two on November 29, 2011. The second spell of void in elected leadership has been more pronounced with the city corporations having been placed in charge of government-appointed administrators in purely ad-hoc six-monthly stints.