Although Dhaka and Kolkata, two major South Asian cities, are just 240 kilometres apart and share a common history and culture, not many comparative studies on these cities have been undertaken so far.
To achieve and reach the expected goals of Smart Bangladesh, the AL government should emphasise on attracting more creative, visionary, and young leaders in the party who are aware of the latest developments in the field and able to leverage the benefits of this rapidly changing world.
Authorities must take steps to turn the zila parishads into powerful institutions
More than 35,000 employees of 260 municipalities have not received salaries for up to seven years due to fund crunch of the local government bodies.
A commission needs to be formed to review and reform the local government system, which was now being run in an “ambiguous” way, and its electoral system should also be amended, speakers at a conference said yesterday.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain says the High Court order staying the Dhaka North City Corporation Polls will not pose any negative impact on the regular activity of DNCC.
Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossain tells parliament that 12 percent people are still at risk of arsenic contamination in the country.
CEC Kazi Rakibuddin Ahmed says the first phase of union parishad elections are held in a free, fair and peaceful manner except some isolated incidents of irregularities.
Our local bodies work in a presidential system where the chairman dictates all the activities of the local government. This is an anomaly as our national government follows a parliamentary system.