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  • The zoo that is not

    Many of the animals at the Bangladesh National Zoo are passing days with immense suffering. With poor medical care, scarce food and congested cages, the captive animals look so miserable and weak that seeing them is not exactly fun for all the visitors. However, the zoo, located in a sprawling 186 acres of land in Dhaka's Mirpur section, is the 4th largest in the world in terms of area. With two picturesque lakes, a museum, two camping sites, huge gardens and orchards, this zoo has the potential to be one of the best in the world.

  • Wari child raped before murder

    A seven-year-old child, whose body has been found in an under-construction building at Dhaka’s Wari, was raped before murder, doctor says after autopsy.

  • Cops among 3 hurt in ‘crude bomb blast’ in Gulistan

    Three persons, including two traffic constables and a community policeman, are injured in a “crude bomb blast” in Gulistan area of Dhaka.

  • An aerial view of Dhaka city

    Dhaka Flood Flow Zones: Urban sprawl eats up 57pc

    Individuals, businesses, real-estate developers, organisations, and even government agencies have gobbled up 1,072 acres (57pc) of the 1,879-acre flood flow zones in core Dhaka city in this decade, said leading urban planners yesterday.

  • Dhaka air ranks 2nd worst

    Dhaka ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) yesterday.

  • Bangladesh Gunfights

    Three ‘drug dealers’ killed in ‘gunfights’

    Three alleged drug peddlers were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar yesterday.

  • Critically injured  NGO official to be operated

    Road Accident: Critically injured NGO official to be operated

    A senior official of the Save the Children Bangladesh has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital after he was hit by a truck in the capital’s Jurain area on Saturday.

  • Man strangles wife, sets her body afire

    A woman was strangled and then her body set on fire by her husband in the capital's South Mugda yesterday, police said

  • Bhutanese PM leaves after 4-day visit

    Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering leaves Dhaka after wrapping up his four-day official visit that focused on exploring more connectivity and business opportunities between Dhaka and Thimphu.

  • Dhaka Thimpu bilateral meeting

    Duty-free, quota-free access dominate bilateral talks

    Bangladesh and Bhutan yesterday agreed in principle to work on duty- and quota-free access of a number of goods of the two countries to each other's market for mutual benefits.

  • worker die of electrocution

    2 workers die of electrocution in Siddweshari area

    Two construction workers died of electrocution at an under-construction building in Siddweshwari area of Dhaka.

  • Zakia Nur takes oath as MP

    Dr Syeda Zakia Nur, who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) uncontested from Kishoreganj-1 constituency, takes oath at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban in Dhaka.

  • master plan undertaken

    ‘10-yr master plan to free rivers from grabbers, pollution’

    Local Government and Rural Development Minister Md Tajul Islam says that a 10-year master plan has been taken to increase navigability of rivers around Dhaka and the Karnaphuli river of Chattogram and free those from land grabbers and pollution.

  • Woman murdered after ‘rape’ in Savar

    'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' in capital

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in the capital's Wari area early yesterday.

  • Urbanism for Dhaka

    An Urbanism for Dhaka

    A city is not mere buildings, streets and spaces; it is a theatre of social actions. And it is in that theatre, according to the American urbanist Lewis Mumford, that “man's more purposive activities…work out, through conflicting cooperative

  • Train Accident in Dhaka

    ‘Missing’ govt officer found dead in Dhaka

    A government officer is found dead in Dhaka 12 hours after he allegedly went missing.

  • Furnace explosion burns 2 workers in Dhaka

    Two workers suffer burn injuries in an explosion of a steel melting furnace in Shyampur Industrial area of Dhaka.

  • Natore Ward councillor dead

    BCL leader stabbed to death in city

    Unidentified criminals stabbed a Chhatra League leader to death in the city's Karail area early yesterday allegedly over personal enmity.

  • Cancellation of 25 Jamaat-e-Islami men's candidacy

    Arrest warrants against Aman, 168 others

    A Dhaka court yesterday issued warrants for arrest of BNP leader Amanullah Aman and 168 others in a case filed last year under the Explosive Substances Act.

  • Dhaka second least liveable city in the world

    EIU Survey: Dhaka ranked second least liveable city

    Bangladesh capital Dhaka has ranked the second least liveable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey.

  • Why is Dhaka the second least liveable city in the world

    Why is Dhaka the second least liveable city?

    Bangladesh capital Dhaka has been ranked the second least liveable city in the world while Damascus ranked the worst, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey. Civil war and terrorism resulted in cities like Damascus ranking poorly and unavailability of adequate infrastructure is responsible for the low score in Dhaka.

  • Heartbreak at Sadarghat

    Last week I went to Sadarghat with my team to work on a documentary on Dhaka's urban story. We arrived at the launch terminal in the wee hours, just when launches arrive from the country's riverine south. The terminal was quite a sight.

  • Dhaka Medical College Hospital

    Lucky girl survives after falling off 6-storey building

    In spite of falling off the roof-top of a six-storey building at Dhaka’s Uttara, a female house help fortunately manages to survive.

  • Body of missing boy recovered in Dhaka

    The body of an eight-year-old boy has been recovered from an under-construction building in Dhaka’s Khilgaon area hours after he went missing, police say.

  • Burnt body of police inspector Mamun Islam Khan recovered

    Man dies being hit by fallen tree branch in Dhaka

    A man dies and another is injured as a branch of a tree falls on them in Dhaka’s Ramna Park.

  • Cage fighter/stress reliever

    Subaru has come a long way from the mid to late-90s. Following the rallying success of the GC8 Impreza to releasing street

  • Italian Pizza Baked Bangla Style

    Believe it or not, a street restaurant is making pizza using Bangla-styled wood-fired stove in Paribagh of Dhaka.

  • A mobile court busts six fake mineral water plants

    6 fake mineral water plants busted in Dhaka, 6 jailed

    A mobile court busts six fake mineral water plants in Bosila area of Dhaka’s Mohammadpur and sentenced six staffers to different terms of jail.

  • Man dies as tree falls on him in Dhanmondi Lake

    A man dies as a tree fell on him in Dhanmondi Lake in Dhaka.

  • Unruly pick-up van runs teenager over in Arambag

    A minivan runs over a teenager in Dhaka’s Arambag as the spate of deaths resulting from lack of discipline in the city’s transport sector continues.

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