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  • Old Dhaka

    One less park for Old Dhaka

    Did you know that less than 0.30 percent of land in all of Dhaka city is used for recreational purposes?

  • Hrishikesh Das Road in Old Dhaka

    “There are 13 officially declared heritage streets in Dhaka," informs conservation architect Taimur Islam, CEO, Urban Study Group


    Standing on the bank of the Buriganga in Old Dhaka, Islampur still remains a commercial hub for wholesale trade of fabrics

  • Dhaka vs Dhaka: The food derby

    We have split Dhaka into two. The old has its unique charm reflecting the rich history and traditions of our city. And there is

  • Man stabs cop in Old Dhaka’s Nawabpur

    An on-duty policeman was stabbed by unknown miscreants at Nawabpur in old part of Dhaka.

  • 3 burnt for ‘not paying extortion money’ in Dhaka

    Three people sustain burn injuries after a local Awami League activist allegedly hurled hot water at them for not getting extortion money in Old Dhaka.

  • Khadem killed muezzin for mosque fund: Cops

    Lalbagh police arrest four people including the "mastermind" in connection with the murder of a muezzin in Old Dhaka's Islampur on April 5.

  • JnU students vandalise vehicles

    Students of Jagannath University (JnU) vandalise at least seven vehicles including buses in front of the campus in old Dhaka.

  • Man stabbed to death

    A man was stabbed to death by unidentified criminals at Siddikbazar in the capital's Old Dhaka yesterday when he was going to Fulbaria

  • Muezzin killed over personal enmity: Cops

    The muezzin who was killed inside an Old Dhaka mosque yesterday might have been killed out of personal enmity, police said ruling out any militant link.

  • Muezzin killed inside mosque

    Unidentified assailants stabbed a muezzin to death inside a mosque in Old Dhaka's Islampur yesterday.

  • Muezzin killed inside Old Dhaka mosque

    Unknown assailants have stabbed dead a muezzin inside a mosque in Old Dhaka’s Islampur area. Police recovered the body from the stairs of the mosque. However, any motive behind the murder is yet to be ascertained.

  • Dhaka Kendra

    Dhaka’s treasure trove

    Dhaka Kendra, a private museum, continues to astound visitors with its huge collection showcasing the history of Old Dhaka, since its inauguration in 1997 at Mohini Das Lane. Nestled inside the building are rare antique collections from the past life of the city, from daily life artifacts of nobles to old photographs along with many other treasures, one would be amazed to see.

  • Human haulier runs over man in Babu Bazar

    A human haullier has ran over a man on the Bou Bazar bridge in Old Dhaka early today.

  • 2 Dhaka buildings tilt, 6 show cracks after quake

    The tremor has tilted two six-storied residential buildings at Mazed Sardar Road in old part of Dhaka and Shanirakhra area in the capital.

  • Families meet Mojaheed, SQ Chy at Dhaka jail

    Death row war crimes convicts Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mojaheed met their families at Dhaka jail. The meetings took place a day after the Supreme Court turned down their pleas for review against death penalty for war crimes during 1971 Liberation War.

  • Plan your day trip adventure

    A routine day in the life of a Dhakaiite. As wonderful as this city of millions is, it can often become taxing to go on day upon day without any break. The tedium of the hectic city life can be relieved with a little time out from our busy metropolis. Coming weekend, instead of heading off for another expensive dinner to the multitude of restaurants sprouting around Dhaka, why not drive away for a short trip out of the city?

  • US updates security alert after Hossaini Dalan blasts

    The United States has updated its security alert for its citizens residing in Bangladesh after the bomb attack on Shia Muslim community in Old Dhaka.

  • Centuries of harmony marred in seconds (video)

    Mere few seconds dent centuries of religious harmony when three bombs go off at the Shia Muslim community headquarters in Old Dhaka.

  • Probe body formed over bomb attack on Hossaini Dalan

    Dhaka police form a three-member probe body into the blast at Old Dhaka's Shia Muslim community headquarters that killed one person.

  • Muggers snatch Tk 25 lakh shooting man in Old Dhaka

    Muggers shoot an employee of a gold jewellery shop and snatch away Tk 25 lakh from him in Tanti Bazar in Old Dhaka.

  • [WATCH NOW] Chhoto Katra: You won’t see it for long

    Almost lost amid negligence and encroachment, it is hard to believe, Chhoto Katra was one of the places from where Mughal Subedar Shaista Khan ruled Bengal. Chhoto Katra was built in 1670 by Shaista Khan on the bank of the Buriganga.

  • Watch Now: Rare books in ruins at Northbrook Hall

    If you walk down the Farashganj road near the banks of the Buriganga river, you will come across the Northbrook Hall library. From the outside it would look like an abandoned building. But inside, it has hundreds of rare books—published in the nineteenth century—some of which may not be available elsewhere in the world.

  • 1 killed in Old Dhaka wall collapse, 2 hurt

    A person is killed two others are injured after a wall collapsed on them in Old Dhaka’s Bongshal area.

  • 7 students injured in Bakshibazar madrasa clash

    At least seven students are injured in a clash between two groups of students at Government Alia Madrasa at Bakshibazar in the old part of Dhaka city this evening.

  • 100 turtles seized in Dhaka, 3 traders jailed

    Around 100 turtles seized by the members of Rapid Action Battalion and the officials of Bangladesh Forest Department in Shakhari Bazar of Old Dhaka.

  • Chawkbazar’s iftar fiesta (video)

    The long tradition of selling “Shahi” iftar items in Old Dhaka has become quite renowned. “Shahi” or not – one thing is for sure that the food looks just exquisite.

  • Boy killed in Lalbagh bomb blast

    A minor boy is killed and his elder sister injured as a bomb explodes inside their house at Lalbagh, the old part of Dhaka.

  • Shab-e-Barat and Old Dhaka foods

    The night of records or Shab-e-Barat is a major day for devout Muslims all over the world. But another part of this day, especially in Bangladesh, is the affection that is circulated among neighbours and relatives. Sweetmeat and bread (roti) is distributed door to door come alive with a celebration of the divine.