DNCC to trial school bus service to reduce traffic congestion

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English-medium students from four schools will initially receive the service

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Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will pilot a student bus service for four English-language schools in its jurisdiction to reduce congestion in the city, DNCC Mayor Md Atiqul Islam said. We are seeing parents using their private cars to take their children to school, increasing the number of vehicles on the streets.

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Red zones are closed to street vendors

Another effort by DSCC to make footpaths free

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After repeated failures to stop street vendors from taking over capital city streets, Dhaka South City Corporation will implement a new system to ease traffic congestion. DSCC will classify city streets into three categories – red, yellow and green.

Red zones are completely taboo for hawkers. However, they can set up their stalls along sidewalks and streets in yellow and green zones on conditions, depending on the time and day of the week.

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Tk 5 per kilometer fare fixed for journeys on metro rail

A passenger will have to pay Tk100 to travel from Uttara to Kamalapur

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The fare for the first metro rail service in the country is set at Tk 5 per kilometer. The minimum fare was set at Tk20, while the fare for the entire Mass Rapid Transit Line 6 route from Uttara to Motijheel was set at Tk100.
Road Transport And Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader revealed the information while inaugurating an information and exhibition centre at the Uttara depot on Tuesday.

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First ever, South Asia rally of Int’l Inner Wheel to be held in Dhaka

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The 5th South Asia Rally of International Inner Wheel, one of the largest women’s service voluntary organisation, will be held on 26-27 August at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, Dhaka.

The two-day rally, hosted by Inner Wheel Districts 345 and 328, is being held for the first time in Bangladesh and it is expected to be participated by over seven hundred Inner Wheel members from India, Nepal, Malaysia, Philippines and host Bangladesh.

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DU’s IBA team crowned Battle of Minds champion

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This year’s Battle of Minds (BOM) competition was won by Team Drogo from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) under the University of Dhaka.
Battle of Minds considered as the most highly anticipated talent competitions of the country.
According to the press release, the winners, Team Drogo (Syed Shadab Tajwar, Tasmim Sultana Nawmi and Sadid Jubayer Murshed) from IBA, University of Dhaka were crowned champions at the grand finale on August 17 beating four other teams that made their way to the finale.

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Dhaka motor show starts on June 23

Dhaka Motor Show that will be a glittering showcase of the World automobile and auto component industry, where brand new cars and motorcycles will be on display, will take place between June 23 and 25 at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka.
CEMS-Global USA, a professional multinational exhibition and convention organiser based in New York, will organise the event.
The Dhaka Motor Show could not be organised in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19

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Turkish Cuisine Week being celebrated in Dhaka

The Turkish Embassy in Dhaka is celebrating Turkish Cuisine Week at its premises from May 21-27.
Turkish Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan inaugurated the exciting evening of culinary adventure yesterday (May 24, 2022), reads a press release issued by the embassy.
Held for the first time this year, Turkish Cuisine Week aims to showcase Turkish dishes in their original glory. It is being celebrated across the world with events where meals are prepared with creative presentations by world-famous cooks from

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Once a place of comfort, now lies abandoned

Renovation work of Pantha Kunja Park remains halted for three years
Dipan Nandy
On hot summer days, when the scorching heat would leave pedestrians exhausted, the park would serve as a resting place. Mornings would see clusters of people belonging to different age groups flocking for routine workouts. In the golden hours of the afternoons, the triangular park became a place for light chats.
However, the scenes drastically changed for Pantha Kunja Park at Karwan Bazar intersection when Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) took the initiative to revamp it in 2018.
The initiative was taken to

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First jewellery expo begins

A three-day Bangladesh Jewellery Expo-2022 opened at International Convention City Bashundhara yesterday, organised by Bangladesh Jewellers Association (Bajus) to celebrate the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the country’s golden jubilee of independence.
Bajus hopes that the fair, the first of its kind in the country, would help develop the local gold jewellery industry by bringing in more buyers from home and abroad.
Echoing the same, Gulazar Ahmed

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An effort to make full use of Dhaka’s spaces

To emphasise the importance of fully utilising spaces in Dhaka, which is facing a dearth of playgrounds and open spaces, social organisation Bhumijo arranged a children’s fair in the front yard of its public toilet facility at Raowa Club in the capital’s Mohakhali on Thursday.
The children’s fair, titled “Golpo Gane, Rong Tulite Amader Desh Amar Shohor”, had various arrangements like arts and crafts activities and storytelling. There was also an exhibition of children’s paintings as well, says a press release.
Following Bangabandhu’s dream for

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Furryghor: A foster home for your furbabies

Furryghor, the first-ever boarding house for pet animals in Bangladesh, where a person can keep their cats and dogs temporarily with safety and security maintaining hygiene, began its journey at Mirpur Zoo Road in Dhaka city.
The founding owners of Furryghor said that they felt the urge to set up a boarding house for pet animals as there was no such place in Bangladesh where a pet owner could keep their animals for daycare or night stay.
A total of 14 cats and three

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Boi Mela extended till March 17

The Amar Ekushey Boi Mela has been extended till March 17 as the COVID-19 situation improves across the country, bringing the total duration of its run-time to 31 days – the longest in the history.
The announcement of the extension has satisfied publishers, to say the least. According to them, the sales this year has matched their expectations so far, which means the 17-day extension can make up for much of the losses faced during the pandemic.
“This year’s fair has been going well from the very beginning. Not only the

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Khazana celebrates 20th anniversary

Khazana, one of Dhaka most popular restaurants, is proudly celebrating its 20th year in business.
“Reaching 20 years in business is a huge milestone for Khazana”, Avishek Sinha, CEO of Khazana commented.
He added that since they first opened their doors, they have continuously ensured to push the boundaries and consistently hit high-standards in both the service and the preparation of their dishes.
“In two decades this ethos has never once changed,” he added, and continued, “Over the years, Khazana has become the

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Buffet Brunch at Bahar, Renaissance Dhaka

Renaissance Dhaka’s Buffet Brunch will now be a regular feature at Bahar multi-cuisine restaurant, as the perfect way to highlight the weekend options on Friday and Saturday, said a press release.
After the success of their breakfast offerings, this is the upgraded version with an expanded buffet spread.
There will be a dedicated egg counter with adored breakfast creations – live omelette station, fried eggs, egg benedict with all condiments – baked beans, chicken sausage, turkey bacon, hash browns. Indulge in the

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Dhaka metro rail formal test run started

Bangladesh’s first ever metro train service has started its test run on the viaduct in the capital.
The formal test run started from Uttara at 11:54am. on sunday after Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader inaugurated the event by waving a green flag at the depot in Dhaka’s Diabari..
The minister told reporters that after a total of 14 months of performance test – which includes five months of trial run – the commercial operation of metro rail in Dhaka will begin by the end of 2022.
“We will inaugurate three

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Metro rail: Rolling out in the open on August 29

The authorities are all set to start operating of a metro train on the viaduct on Sunday, touching a new milestone in the country’s first ever metro rail project.
On that day, a train will run from Uttara to Mirpur Pallabi station at 10 am. As a precautionary measure, the metro rail run from Diabari to Pallabi station in the city on Friday. Metrorail runs from 8 am to 10 am in the heart of the city. There was no problem in running the metro rail.
Metrorail Project Manager ABM Arifur Rahman said that Metrorail has been run as

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Many Dhaka areas without drinkable water supply

Situation has been such for years
Many Dhaka areas without drinkable water supplyResidents of some parts of the capital have been facing a drinking water crisis for the last several years. The water they are supplied with has a bad odour. Families living in parts of Mugda, Bashabo, Kadamtola, Maniknagar, Mayakanon, Tilpapara and Manda have been suffering the most.
The water, however, can be used for bathing, cooking and doing other household chores.
Mohammad Delowar Hossain, a resident of Mugda Jheel Par, said every week he collects about 60 litres of water from a Wasa pump

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Thousands greet Falgun

Thousands greet FalgunAs the sun pierced through the mists of dawn, the choir under the yellow flower laden Bokul tree at the compound of the Fine Arts Institute of the Dhaka University greeted the first day of the Falgun, the Spring, yesterday. Hundreds in yellow and crimson raiment gathered to bid adieu to the winter.
Though the morning chill of the fading winter was still tendering with a pleasant cool air blowing, dissipating the fragrance of the flowers around, down from the marigolds to the mango trees in bloom, the singers sang along

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JU campus turns into tourist spot

JU campus turns into tourist spotHundreds of nature lovers are thronging the Jahangirnagar University campus every day to watch the migratory birds twittering and swimming in the campus lakes.
Now, the dawn breaks on the campus with the sweet twittering and chirping of the migratory birds.
The presence of a huge number birds has turned the campus into a tourist spot where people are coming from different places to enjoy the beauty of the birds.
Different types of migratory birds are gathering on the campus with the advent of

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