One more day and it's election time for the northern part of the capital city. Residents of the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will choose their mayor for the second time in four years since the first mayoral election of a bifurcated Dhaka was held in 2015.
As soon as the sun goes down, trucks and covered vans start occupying the Satrasta intersection in the capital's Tejgaon. First in ones and twos, then in their dozens, choking the intersection and creating a tailback there.
The government has decided not to bring any change to seven tax rates, which include tax-exempted income-threshold for individual tax payers.
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) terms the Dhaka and Chittagong city corporation elections questionable and embarrassing in national and international level.
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia skips electioneering for today in favour of her party-backed mayoral candidates in two Dhaka city corporations as repairing to her damaged SUV is underway.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asks grassroots leaders of Awami League’s Dhaka city unit to work together for the party-backed candidates in the upcoming Dhaka city corporation elections