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Economic, social costs of a problem city

That Dhaka is an overburdened city in all respects does not need any elaboration. The consequent bad effect on city residents is, thus, understandable. Even the impression the outsiders get while on their first arrival in this city is also not palatable. A few statistics mentioned in a study paper...

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Sticking to the tax day

The extension of the deadline for submitting income tax returns by one month is not surprising. Following the previous trend, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) made the official announcement of the one-month extension of the deadline in the evening of November 30, the regular deadline for submitting individual income...

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Reading while on travel

Except during 6 to 8-hour-long or longer air or waterway travels, few book-loving people feel like becoming engrossed in books. However, there are many compulsive readers. While on travel, they do not want to waste even a little time without books. Many term them bibliophiles. The vast variety-filled world doesn't...

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Taking precautions against Omicron

The spread of the latest SARS-CoV-2 variant, Omicron, has reportedly increased from 14 countries to 24 countries within two days at the whopping 70 per cent rate. It has infected 10 per cent toddlers in South Africa, where the variant was first detected. According to experts, the infections so far...

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Making 'half pass' effective for all students

In the face of widespread student protest, bus owners have finally agreed conditionally to cut fares by half for students travelling by bus. As per the condition, only the students of Dhaka city will enjoy this facility, widely known as 'half pass'. They will be charged half fares from 7:00am...

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Preventing stroke among young people

There has been an alarming rise in the number of working-age men and women suffering strokes. According to the American Stroke Association, 10 per cent of all stroke patients in the USA are now under 45 years of age. The global situation is similar. People of this age who suffer...

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