Helemul Alam

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

Low-lying Areas in Dhaka: Flood fear fuels spike in boat sales

Md Razib Hossain, a resident of Daseshkandi under Khilgaon thana, came to Kayetpara bazar in the capital yesterday to purchase a boat along with his brother.

June 4, 2022
June 4, 2022

Not open for all: Gulistan’s Shaheed Matiur Park now requires Tk 10 to enter

Hoping to spend some quality time with his family, Mohram Ali recently took his three children to Shaheed Matiur Park at the capital’s Gulistan. But after reaching the entrance, the family got confused and eventually disheartened. 

June 1, 2022
June 1, 2022

A RISING CONCERN

A total of 263 dengue patients were hospitalised in May out of 352 dengue cases this year. The numbers have seen a sharp rise with the frequent downpours in the last month.

May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022

Trading a lake for houses

The Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh is filling up a large waterbody on the eastern side of the Hajj camp at the capital’s Ashkona for a housing project for its officials and employees, violating a conservation law.

May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022

Dhaka at risk of major dengue outbreak

Dhaka is at risk of a major dengue outbreak this year compared to the last couple of years, as clear, stagnant water, the breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes, at under-construction buildings is abundant this time around.

May 3, 2022
May 3, 2022

Following uncertainty, Eid jamaat held at Tetultala playground

Eid jamaat (congregation) was held at Tetultala playground in Dhaka this morning.

April 30, 2022
April 30, 2022

Tentultala playground: Hand it over now to city corp or PWD

While appreciating the government’s move to keep Tentultala in the capital’s Kalabagan as a playground for children, green activists yesterday demanded that the authorities take steps to modernise it and maintain all existing facilities.

April 16, 2022
April 16, 2022

Dhaka air dusty and deadly

For the last couple of weeks, Anowar Hossain, a resident of Sarafatganj Lane in Gandaria, has been suffering from nasal allergy. Anowar, who had no such problem earlier, started to face this issue after construction works for two establishments started in his area recently.

April 13, 2022
April 13, 2022

Neelam Ghar of Old Dhaka: Grandeur to be replaced by mere building

A century-old building in Old Dhaka, known as the Neelam Ghar, will be knocked down and lost like many other historical structures of the city.

April 6, 2022
April 6, 2022

No germs in Wasa water!

Dhaka Wasa managing director said he gets foul-smelling tap water at home too but assured that it was harmless.