Tawfique Ali | The Daily Star
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  • BGMEA building

    No plan, no coordination

    Although Rajuk officials had no engineering plan to knock down the much-talked about BGMEA building on the capital's Begunbari canal, they went to the site yesterday heavily equipped with demolition machinery.
  •  Casualties could have been less if victims could use emergency exit of FR Tower; death toll rises to 25

    FR Tower Building Plan: Rajuk violated own rules to approve it

    Violating the then building rules, Rajuk in December 1996 approved an 18-storey high-rise in Banani, where the FR Tower stands today.
  • Banani fire survivor Ripon

    Planning goes haywire

    Rajuk is approving commercial buildings in the residential areas of Gulshan and Banani with virtually no height limits and experts are calling it illegal and a recipe for disaster.
  • Banani FR tower fire

    Nothing is right

    The Rajuk came to know about 12 years ago that the Faruque-Rupayan Tower was built in violation of the approved plan, but it remained silent for all these years.
  • Purbachal Project: CONCEPT lost on REVISIONS

    Rajuk is set to turn land originally earmarked for education and environment preservation into commercial and business plots in its 6,227-acre Purbachal New Town project in the city's outskirts.