Dhaka city

July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022

The psychology of improper waste disposal in Dhaka

The root of the problem lies in human behaviour, especially people’s apathy towards dealing with waste.

May 19, 2022
May 19, 2022

Dhaka: An unwalkable city

A walkable city prioritises pedestrians over motorised vehicles in urban planning.

May 10, 2022
May 10, 2022

Does Dhaka need underground metro or subway?

The government has been working on building 258km of underground rail to ease up the traffic of Dhaka city. This plan consists of 11 different subway routes in Dhaka by 2050. Urban planners have called the project "costly" and "ambitious." They are saying that the project will not bring any positive change in the traffic congestion of the capital.

February 4, 2020
February 4, 2020

Lack of opposition presence at centres made polls questionable: Mahbub Talukder

The lack of representation of opposition parties at voting centres has made the election questionable, Election Commissioner Mahbub Talukder opine while talking to journalists on the recently concluded Dhaka city polls.

January 18, 2020
January 18, 2020

DCC polls: What newly-included wards want

Speeding up mosquito control activities, proper waste management, repairing roads and solving waterlogging problems -- these are the main issues residents of newly-added wards expect to be solved by their mayor.

March 7, 2019
March 7, 2019

Dhaka—the second most polluted capital city

A jointly-prepared report by Greenpeace and Airvisual recently unveiled the 2018 Air Quality Report on March 5 and in it, Dhaka has featured as the second most polluted capital city in the world.

February 27, 2019
February 27, 2019

Of mortality and unlearned lessons

If you Google “Tragedies in Bangladesh,” you will see a multitude of news articles popping up about disastrous mishaps where factories have collapsed, burned, or had a major industrial machinery explode, and claimed the lives of tens to hundreds to thousands of workers and passers-by who were unfortunate enough to be around the area of disaster. And many of these are just the ones in Dhaka city.

January 20, 2019
January 20, 2019

Thoughtless acts ruin a noble effort

A noble effort to help visually impaired pedestrians in Dhaka city is becoming pointless due to the insensitivity of some hawkers and the authorities concerned.

July 8, 2018
July 8, 2018

'Use east Dhaka, decongest west'

The expansion of Dhaka city is showing no signs of slowing down. Private developers are pushing the boundaries of the metropolis by building eastwards and what currently exists as rural townships show the promise of being the future Dhaka city. Will we build it right this time, or will an unplanned urbanisation once again be the go-to-method? Martin Rama, chief economist for the South Asia region of the World Bank, talks to Zyma Islam of The Daily Star about the planned development of greater Dhaka.

July 6, 2018
July 6, 2018

Paradigm eastwards

World Bank experts see a great prospect of building a planned city in Dhaka's eastern part to ease the current problems in the capital.