Gazipur City Corporation (GCC)
The High Court on Tuesday deferred the proceedings of a defamation case filed against former mayor of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) Jahangir Alam. A bench of Justice A.S.M Abdul Mobin and Justice SM Masud Hossain Dolon passed the order after hearing a petition to have the case filed in Faridpur earlier thrown out. Lawyer AKM Rahman stood for the former mayor. Alam is currently out on bail in the case filed against him for making derogatory and misleading comments on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the War of Liberation. Read more: HC defers Tarique-Zubaida’s hearing in corruption case Although elected as an Awami League candidate, Alam's time in office was cut short after a leaked video of him in conversation with some senior leaders of the party's Gazipur district unit emerged in September 2021. His statements in that video got him suspended from the party at first, and eventually the government sacked him as mayor as well. Then a Faridpur court on August 31 this year issued an arrest warrant for the former mayor after one Ataur Rahman, organising secretary of ‘Manobik Bangladesh Society’, filed a defamation case. Read more: CJ Sinha corruption case: Spl court defers judgment to Oct 21 Besides Faridpur, the former mayor faced several cases on the same allegation in Rajbari, Gazipur, Naogaon, Madaripur, Gopalganj and Panchagarh.
In a first-of-its-kind initiative, the industrial city of Gazipur on the outskirts of Dhaka has decided to set up a wastewater and sewage sludge treatment system in two of its urban zones. The move through public-private partnership aims to benefit over 2.3 lakh households in the city, officials have said.
Care Bangladesh as part of their Health Access and Linkage Opportunities for Workers Plus (HALOW+) project distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other sanitising materials to Gazipur City Corporation (GCC), Health and Family Planning Department in Gazipur and uapzila health complexes in Savar and Bhaluka on Thursday.
All 57 wards of Gazipur City Corporation (GCC) have been put under lockdown in an effort to protect city dwellers from the contagious coronavirus and prevent its spread.