Dhaka, Aug 24 (UNB) – The mobile courts of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Saturday inspected 141 houses during their anti-mosquito drives to destroy the breeding grounds of Aedes mosquitoes, responsible for dengue.
Executive Magistrate Mizanur Rahman led the drive in Dhanmondi and Dhaka Medical College Hospital area while Executive Magistrate Babar Ali headed the drive in Azimpur, said a press release.
In Dhanmondi, an under-construction building of real-estate company ‘Nagar Homes’ was fined Tk 50,000 as larvas of Aedes mosquito were found. Its supervisor was jailed for three days.
Besides, several other house owners were also fined during the drives.
Bangladesh has been struggling to control the dengue outbreak this year. Dhaka, the densely-populated megacity, has been at the centre of outbreak. Most of the dengue cases were reported from the capital.
The city corporations have been facing severe criticism for failing to control the spread of aedes mosquitoes.
Dhaka, Aug 24 (UNB) - Dhaka Youth Fest '19', marking the Youth Day, will be held at EMK centre in Dhanmondi on Sunday.
Positive Bangladesh is organising the programme packed with panel discussions, open sessions, interactive exchanges and exhibition on youth achievements. The programme will begin at 10am and conclude at 8pm, said a press release.
Iresh Zaker (actor), Beat Baksho (beat boxer), Sakia Haque (traveller) and Shazeeb M Khairul Islam (entrepreneur) will speak in the opening and panel discussions.
Nasreen Mitu (cartoonist), Swagata Phyx (hip hop dancer) and Karishma Sanu Sovvota (singer), Sadat Hossain (writer), Arthy Ahmed (classical dancer) and Simu Naser (satirist), Ashfaque Nipun (filmmaker), Mohammad Rakibul Hasan (photographer) and Sakib Bin Rashid (educator) will speak in other sessions.