Helemul Alam | The Daily Star
  • Helemul Alam

  • An ever-looming danger

    More than eight years after the devastating fire in Old Dhaka's Nimtoli that killed 123 people, chemical warehouses, considered prime fire hazards, are still being run in the old parts of the city, due to lack of proper action by authorities concerned.
  • Brick kilns top polluter

    Brick kilns are the top air polluter in seven major cities in the country, particularly during dry season when most bricks are made, turning the air quality of these metropolises “severely unhealthy”.
  • DNCC to revamp 26 parks and playgrounds

    Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) is working to revamp 26 parks and playgrounds of the capital, with an eye on inclusiveness of people of all ages.
  • Killing a waterbody generations grew up with

    Even a decade back, the around five-bigha pond in the capital's Gandaria was a source of fresh water for the residents, but the waterbody is in death throes now due to sheer negligence of the authorities concerned.
  • They are there yet hard to find

    Some good Samaritans rescued 10-year-old Russell from the rail lines in Kamalapur Railway Station and rushed him to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on November 8 with serious injuries.