Akanda Muhammad Jahid

Bikers rule footpaths, pedestrians roads (video)

If you are told: Name a city where you can drive or walk as you like, the first answer would be Dhaka! Because people find their own ways to go around the city. Traffic signals change colors—from green to red to green again--but the drivers need not pay any attention to them. But even worst menaces are motorcycles zooming by on the footpaths or people darting through the speeding cars to cross the roads among the already chaotic traffic.

November 14, 2015
November 14, 2015

WATCH: Does a cop have enough power to control Dhaka streets?

Does a policeman enjoy enough power to control traffic system in Dhaka?

October 1, 2015
October 1, 2015

Bikers rule footpaths, pedestrians roads (video)

If you are told: Name a city where you can drive or walk as you like, the first answer would be Dhaka! Because people find their own ways to go around the city. Traffic signals change colors—from green to red to green again--but the drivers need not pay any attention to them. But even worst menaces are motorcycles zooming by on the footpaths or people darting through the speeding cars to cross the roads among the already chaotic traffic.

September 17, 2015
September 17, 2015

Super cheap Nike? Get them from secondhand markets! (video)

Second hand shoe markets in Dhaka can provide customers with limited budget an opportunity to buy anything from the foreign Nike to local Apex brands between Tk 500 and Tk 3000—provided they don’t mind wearing second hand stuff.

September 6, 2015
September 6, 2015

Rana Plaza movie meant to highlight worker rights: Director (video)

The Rana Plaza movie that portrays the worst workplace disaster in world history aims to speak for garment workers’ rights, its director says.

August 10, 2015
August 10, 2015

Adivasis call for rights (video)

In face of hardships and struggle in everyday life, the population belonging to ethnic minority demands constitutional recognition, equal rights and dignity.

July 20, 2015
July 20, 2015

Rain came too late! (video)

It has been raining in Dhaka since Saturday. Sometimes rains came down heavier after slight relapses. But had it come a little earlier today, many of a Merul Badda slum might not lost their belongings in a devastating fire.

July 17, 2015
July 17, 2015

Top 5 Eid holiday spots!

It is high time to go beyond the textbooks and throw off the bowlines to make the Eid holidays more exciting and memorable. So step out in the open, follow the sun to the greens and silver sand beaches, and catch the winds in the sails to explore, dream and discover. Bangladesh is blessed with many wonderful places attracting people to see its beauty. Here are the five most magnificent natural and archaeological beauties to visit:

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Launches get Eid colours (video)

Water transport workers at different dockyards in Sadarghat terminal of Dhaka are passing busy times to repair and beautify launches to ensure a safe and comfortable journey ahead of Eid.

June 29, 2015
June 29, 2015

Jaywalking saves time, but costs life (video)

Why do pedestrians jaywalk across the road when there is a foot-over bridge nearby? The Daily Star has caught random jaywalkers and got surprising answers. Many of them think that it actually saves time!

June 17, 2015
June 17, 2015

Traffic jam and shopping: Make the best out of Ramadan

Two major aspects of Ramadan are self control and charity. Ramadan also means an increased traffic on the roads. And with everyone rushing to finish shopping before Eid comes knocking at our doors, traffic jams waste away our entire day and all our plans. Here’s how The Daily Star Online thinks you can make the best out the Ramadan traffic jam and shopping: