Tawfique Ali | The Daily Star
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  • Metro rail system to ease Dhaka's traffic gridlock

    With the physical progress of the country's maiden 20km metro rail service already visible across the capital city, implementation of four more proposed metro lines is simultaneously going ahead as a measure for partially relieving the capital city of its perennial traffic congestion.
  • Unfounded lists spark concern, confusion

    Two unsubstantiated lists of tribal refugees and internally-displaced persons have not only caused public outrage in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT), but also an apprehension about security threat among the security forces.
  • A three-month wait that didn't end in three decades

    Nasima Begum's three-month wait for returning to her homestead did not end in three decades leaving her with an abject life at a temporary cluster housing that best resembles a refugee camp.
  • When teachers are grabbers!

    A local teachers' association is building a multi-storey shopping centre on a Debottor (endowed) property of a century-old Hindu temple in Modhupur defying a court order.
  • Airport-Gazipur BRT Line: Cost doubles, 20pc progress in 6 years

    It's another classic case of delay in project implementation and a whopping rise in the project cost in the process. The project for an extended 20.5km rapid bus service for mass transport between Gazipur and Shahjalal International Airport was taken up in 2012.