Helemul Alam

February 1, 2022
February 1, 2022

School land ripe for the taking

Inside Lalmatia Housing Society School and College in the capital, four shops stand tall, after being inaugurated by a local councillor. During a visit in mid-January, it was seen that three more...

January 31, 2022
January 31, 2022

It’s 2022. We’re cooking with firewood.

Sharmin Akhtar goes to bed after 2:30am every night. This is different from her usual routine, as she always went to sleep around 12:00am. But after the gas crisis hit North Shahjahanpur hard a...

January 18, 2022
January 18, 2022

Flooded homes, wretched lives

Taslima Begum has been wading through knee-deep wastewater to get home for the last nine months. The wastewater comes from nearby factories at Shyampur, which clog the streets with no way to pass...

January 15, 2022
January 15, 2022

Automated Traffic Signal: Money thrown down the drain

Over the last 15 years, the government has spent Tk 119 crore to upgrade Dhaka’s traffic signal system. The plan involved some ambitious experiments to modernise the capital’s traffic control...

January 2, 2022
January 2, 2022

Must prepare ahead, say experts on preventing dengue outbreak this year

December, when the dry season comfortably sets in, should had been a time when the country wouldn’t have  to worry about dengue. And yet, 87 patients were being treated in hospitals across the...

December 27, 2021
December 27, 2021

Nagar Paribahan Bus: Mixed reactions mark first day of service

The first day of the much-awaited Nagar Paribahan bus service-from Ghatarchar to Kanchpur under one authority was greeted with mixed reactions yesterday.

December 22, 2021
December 22, 2021

Annisul's dream left unfulfilled: Still no parking solution for Satrasta-Tejgaon

It has been one year since authorities announced construction of a multi-purpose truck terminal at the capital’s Tejgaon to accommodate all trucks and keep Satrasta-Tejgaon road free of vehicles.

December 8, 2021
December 8, 2021

A promise finally to be fulfilled?

After missing two deadlines, the government is going to inaugurate the long-awaited underpass at the capital’s Airport road this month.

November 27, 2021
November 27, 2021

Jolt sends out wake-up call

After the earthquake of 6.1 magnitude, which had the epicentre in Myanmar, was felt in Dhaka, Chattogram and some other parts of the country early yesterday, urban planners said the jolt should be...

November 26, 2021
November 26, 2021

DSCC, DNCC Vehicles: Proxy drivers, lack of registration common for both

Almost 60 percent garbage collecting vehicles of Dhaka South City Corporation are driven by contractual or proxy drivers, said a DSCC source.