Tawfique Ali

October 2, 2019
October 2, 2019

National Building Code: Disregarded all along

Despite tragic loss of lives and properties in repeated building disasters, the country’s national building code has been lying largely unimplemented for 26 years, getting obsolete in the absence...

September 22, 2019
September 22, 2019

No let-up in river grabbing

The country’s rivers and canals in sixty districts are in distress with at least 45,148 grabbers identified, according to official lists so far prepared by the respective deputy commissioners and...

September 22, 2019
September 22, 2019

Authorities’ inaction put rivers in peril

The deplorable conditions of the rivers around Dhaka city and elsewhere in the country due to encroachment and pollution are the result of inaction of the river custodians and their complicity with...

August 4, 2019
August 4, 2019

Holding Rajuk Accountable: Ministry failed to play its part

Repeated tragic deaths and loss of property in fire and building disasters in the capital could have been averted had the housing and public works ministry as the administrative authority held...

July 2, 2019
July 2, 2019

River grabbing a criminal offence

All river grabbing and pollution are criminal offences, the highest court in the country has declared in the full text of a landmark judgment.

May 28, 2019
May 28, 2019

City traffic in disorder

The metro rail construction work on 8km of the capital’s key thoroughfares has made the chaotic traffic even worse, largely because steps have not been taken for better use of the narrowed down...

May 20, 2019
May 20, 2019

Meghna grabber defies govt order

A private dockyard company has been building two slipways in the Meghna river in Munshiganj’s Gazaria even after the National River Commission asked the firm to stop its work and free the river.

May 19, 2019
May 19, 2019

Freeing the Meghna from Grabbers: Act or get sued

The National River Conservation Commission has warned that it would take legal actions against at least a dozen government authorities for their inaction to free the Meghna from grabbers if they do...

May 10, 2019
May 10, 2019

Ship-builder eating away Meghna

In an onslaught on the Meghna, a private ship-building company is constructing its shipyard’s slipways into the river at Meghnaghat in Sonargaon, but the river custodians are doing little to stop...

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

All in scary conditions

Building and fire safety conditions in all the 1,818 high rises under Rajuk’s jurisdiction are scary, its chairman Md Abdur Rahman said yesterday.