Open garbage containers and vans turn half the road in front of the Paikpara government staff quarters in the capital's Mirpur into a dumping station, creating traffic jams and tormenting commuters. Such a sight is common throughout Dhaka city. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Star

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Agami for the Future

Bangladeshis living abroad often want to help the development of their native land. In 2003, non-resident Bangladeshis in the San | Print

Open dumpsters Dhaka's stigma

When Sheikh Shahabuddin jogs at Bahadur Shah Park, he puts on a mask. He does so not to shut out dust but the putrid smell coming from the open dumpsters on the road.

Illegal polythene factory sealed, 7 tonnes of product seized in Ctg

A mobile court of the Department of Environment (DoE) sealed off an illegal polythene factory and seized 7 tonnes of polythene in Baganbari area of Pahartoli in Chittagong city yesterday noon.

Cops hit by bus die in capital

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) and a police constable succumbed to their injuries yesterday hours after a bus hit them at Mollarpool on the Dhaka-Mawa highway.

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