Mathews Chiran | The Daily Star
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  • INDIRA ROAD: Brisk business on footpath

    Farmgate hardly requires an introduction. Every day, vehicles of various shapes and size stop haphazardly to pick up or drop off passengers in the area, while people remain busy walking in all directions or rushing through or shoving each other to go about their destinations.
  • Abrar memorial footbridge closed days after opening

    A long-awaited footbridge -- promised by Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Atiqul Islam himself following the tragic death of a youth under a bus on the road -- has been abruptly closed down within a week of opening it to public.
  • A curious case at Dhaka zoo

    Bangladesh National Zoo authorities on Friday handed over two animals from its collection to a citizen for adoption, one of which it has claimed was a donation from one of the most renowned artists in the country’s history. It naturally begs the question -- why?
  • A deafening cacophony

    In the last few years, Dhaka has consistently ranked as one of the least liveable cities in the world, and while there are many reasons behind that, there is one that does not get enough attention: noise pollution.
  • The mosquito handler of Lalbagh

    As the two city corporations grapple with the dengue outbreak in the capital, the need to use effective insecticides has made the headlines over the last few weeks. However, finding the right mosquitocide requires testing, and field-testing requires standardised samples of mosquitoes.