Helemul Alam | The Daily Star
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  • Battered road makes life miserable

    For the last five months, Arabiya Afifa, a preschool student in Gandaria, has to walk for around 40 minutes on Dinanath Sen Road every day to go to and return from her institution.
  • CLOCK TOWERS OF DHAKA Telling more than time

    Abdul Motaleb had never been a fan of wristwatches. Then again, watches were more of a luxury for the 75-year-old street vendor, which may have compelled him not to wear any.
  • Another kind of Aedes spreading dengue outside Dhaka?

    The number of dengue infected patients outside Dhaka has seen a sharp rise this year, and in many cases the disease was transmitted locally -- becoming a matter of serious concern.
  • Providing quality care under one roof

    Cumilla resident Billal Hossain was brought to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) in a critical condition after being stabbed by an auto-rickshaw driver recently.
  • Nurses go extra mile without any reward

    Sobita, a nurse at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital is now handling more than 10 times the patients she used to at her previous job at the National Institute of Diseases of the Chest and Hospital.