Aklakur Rahman Akash | The Daily Star
  • Aklakur Rahman Akash

  • Polluters back in business

    Dozens of illegal brick kilns have resumed operations in Savar and Dhamrai on the outskirts of Dhaka, days after the Department of Environment (DoE) had fined the owners, due to the authorities’ failure to fully destroy those, and lack of monitoring.
  • Century-old waterbody in Ashulia under grabbers’ grip

    The fate of a century-old 6.12-acre pond, locally known as Dorgar Pukur, at Gazirchat in Savar’s Ashulia seems uncertain due to conflict over ownership.
  • 7 Yrs of Tazreen Fire: The pain still resonates

    For most of the last seven years, Shobita Rani has been unemployed.
  • In hopes of a clean Savar

    Around 75 boys and girls -- many in green t-shirts, others wearing karate Gi -- gathered at Bangabandhu Chattar in Savar’s Muktimor area, that too on a Friday morning. For the average Joe, yesterday was just another regular Friday. No classes, no work, a day for people to ignore their problems and relax. Not for them.
  • New hope for disadvantaged women

    Sitting in front of an electric sewing machine inside the Swanirvar Dhamsona Union Parishad (UP) building in Savar, Rozina was trying to stitch two pieces of cloths together.