Volume 4 Number 77 Mon. August 11, 2003    
 
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Dhaka Bypass near complete
The construction of the Dhaka Bypass is expected to be complete this year, helping thousands of vehicles to travel to and from eastern and western parts of the country without getting caught up in the
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No respite from session jams for DU students
Dhaka University has again plunged into long-term session jam owing to the mismanagement of the authorities as is widely alleged.
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Power cuts prove inescapable part of city life
Dhaka-dwellers are hardly being allowed to enjoy the monsoon, the anticipation of thundershowers to assuage the rising heat, the croaking of frogs as the sunsets.
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Could kutipana clean our waters?
Ignorant of the potential of kutipana, and considering it a troublesome weed, people usually clear it away to keep the waters 'clean'
Duckweed, an aquatic plant popularly known as kutipana in Bangladesh, could be used to treat polluted waters of lakes, ponds and rivers, as it absorbs both organic and inorganic waste.
 
Mobile libraries move city dwellers to read
The Bishawa Shahitya Kendra's 'mobile library' concept is a very popular innovation for the city's book buffs as it brings their versatile literary preferences almost at their doorsteps.
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A rickshawpuller's story
His bold assertions, straightforward yet innocent approach and good manners are bound to make you take notice that he is a bit different than your average rickshawpuller
His eyes still sparkle at the thought of the bright future he might never see but the humble young man has no misgivings about life's harsh realities.
 
Sadeque Hossain Khoka
"Many important decisions relating to the development of Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) are now coming directly from the Prime Minister's (PM's) office.
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Some of the issues of concern
City's open garbage an embarrassment for DCC
One of the basic criteria of cleanliness in any urban habitat depends on the effective disposal of the huge amounts of garbage produced by 'modern living standards.
 
What happened to the mosquitoes?
The good news, as a relief from the bad news, is that city dwellers have not had to experience too many mosquito problems this summer.
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Billboards continue to create 'vision pollution' for city dwellers
Over the last few years, the splendour of Dhaka has diminished largely due to a steady spread of billboards
Outdoor advertisement has become a visual nuisance. Going out now means exposure to ever-mushrooming illegal billboards installed on sidewalks and rooftops.
 

 
   
 
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