Md. Asadullah Khan

The writer is a columnist of The Daily Star. E-mail: [email protected]

A city drowned by faulty planning

On the morning of June 12, after just 63mm of rain, the vast areas in the city stretching from Mirpur to Gulistan to Motijheel to Hatkhola to Shantinogor to Rampura, on one side, and from Lalbagh to Karwan Bazaar to Farmgate and Tejgaon, on the other side, went under knee–deep water.

8y ago

Commuting woes

The main reason for road congestion, other than the huge number of rickshaws in most roads, is the number of motorised vehicles - about 7.5 lakhs - plying on the road.

8y ago

Tearing up our soul

In the present scenario, the law puts the burden of proving the guilt on the prosecution. Unfortunately, this well recognised principle of preventing the misuse of power leads to investigators being bribed, witnesses suborned and material facts altered.

8y ago

Tragedy on the high seas

It is undeniably true that the unstable political situation in the country, closure of once vibrant industries like jute, textile, steel, aluminum and glass...

8y ago

Brutal crimes shake society again

The country had become a “soft” state revealing itself to be completely incapable of fighting the forces of violence and terror. True, the patronage of criminals by politicians in the past and a demoralised police force pushed up the crime graph in the country.

8y ago

Poor administration erodes confidence

IF what is happening is any indication, governance at all levels of administration seems to be flawed. With AL in the seat of power, the electorate was yearning for stable governance—a factor seemingly missing long since.

8y ago

Preparedness is the best defence in an earthquake disaster

The Nepal earthquake and aftershocks are definitely a wakeup call for Bangladesh, as the epicentre is gradually moving towards the Northeast of India, within 350 km from Dhaka.

8y ago

The task before the mayors and councillors

WITH potholed roads, contaminated water, choked drains, and garbage littered all over the city, the picture of Dhaka is grim.

9y ago
June 22, 2015
June 22, 2015

A city drowned by faulty planning

On the morning of June 12, after just 63mm of rain, the vast areas in the city stretching from Mirpur to Gulistan to Motijheel to Hatkhola to Shantinogor to Rampura, on one side, and from Lalbagh to Karwan Bazaar to Farmgate and Tejgaon, on the other side, went under knee–deep water.

June 13, 2015
June 13, 2015

Commuting woes

The main reason for road congestion, other than the huge number of rickshaws in most roads, is the number of motorised vehicles - about 7.5 lakhs - plying on the road.

May 30, 2015
May 30, 2015

Tearing up our soul

In the present scenario, the law puts the burden of proving the guilt on the prosecution. Unfortunately, this well recognised principle of preventing the misuse of power leads to investigators being bribed, witnesses suborned and material facts altered.

May 23, 2015
May 23, 2015

Tragedy on the high seas

It is undeniably true that the unstable political situation in the country, closure of once vibrant industries like jute, textile, steel, aluminum and glass...

May 16, 2015
May 16, 2015

Brutal crimes shake society again

The country had become a “soft” state revealing itself to be completely incapable of fighting the forces of violence and terror. True, the patronage of criminals by politicians in the past and a demoralised police force pushed up the crime graph in the country.

May 9, 2015
May 9, 2015

Poor administration erodes confidence

IF what is happening is any indication, governance at all levels of administration seems to be flawed. With AL in the seat of power, the electorate was yearning for stable governance—a factor seemingly missing long since.

May 3, 2015
May 3, 2015

Preparedness is the best defence in an earthquake disaster

The Nepal earthquake and aftershocks are definitely a wakeup call for Bangladesh, as the epicentre is gradually moving towards the Northeast of India, within 350 km from Dhaka.

April 25, 2015
April 25, 2015

The task before the mayors and councillors

WITH potholed roads, contaminated water, choked drains, and garbage littered all over the city, the picture of Dhaka is grim.

April 18, 2015
April 18, 2015

Can elected mayors save the city's water bodies?

THERE is a close link between economic growth, human development and good management of natural resources, mainly water bodies

April 12, 2015
April 12, 2015

Meeting the challenges of climate-induced calamities

FOR more than 40 years, the earth has been sending distress signals.

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