Helemul Alam

Dhaka footpaths, a money-spinner for extortionists

On the footpath next to the General Post Office in the capital, Sohel Howlader sells children’s clothes from a small table.

24m ago

High price of cattle irks buyers

Despite the government’s announcement of a surplus of sacrificial animals this year, their prices remain high so far, compared to the same time last year.

5d ago

Dengue survey paints grim picture for 2024

After last year witnessed the highest number of dengue fatalities, it seemed the situation couldn’t get any worse. However, dengue fatalities this year till May are already 21 more than the same period last year, indicating the worst is yet to come.

2w ago

Not much being done to stop dengue outbreak

Despite a record-breaking outbreak last year, with more than 1,705 deaths, the authorities concerned are yet to establish a comprehensive surveillance system to track and control the Aedes mosquitoes, the carrier of the deadly dengue virus.

3w ago

Dengue Menace: Aedes control efforts not up to the mark

The number of dengue patients will be higher this year than last year and most of the cases will be from outside Dhaka, said experts.

2m ago

Green Road: Footpaths under the clutch of extortionists

While there are sidewalks on both sides of the road from Farmgate’s Ananda Cinema Hall to Panthapath intersection, they are hardly functional.

2m ago

Dengue Menace: Rain raises spectre of fresh bout

The rain will create more breeding places for the Aedes mosquitoes that will eventually spread the deadly dengue virus, experts warn, urging the authorities to act now.

2m ago

A century-old tradition

Towara, a resident of Narayanganj, came to Chawkbazar yesterday on the first day of Ramadan to try out its well-renowned iftar for the first time in her life.

3m ago
June 13, 2024
June 13, 2024

Dhaka footpaths, a money-spinner for extortionists

On the footpath next to the General Post Office in the capital, Sohel Howlader sells children’s clothes from a small table.

June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024

High price of cattle irks buyers

Despite the government’s announcement of a surplus of sacrificial animals this year, their prices remain high so far, compared to the same time last year.

May 29, 2024
May 29, 2024

Dengue survey paints grim picture for 2024

After last year witnessed the highest number of dengue fatalities, it seemed the situation couldn’t get any worse. However, dengue fatalities this year till May are already 21 more than the same period last year, indicating the worst is yet to come.

May 17, 2024
May 17, 2024

Not much being done to stop dengue outbreak

Despite a record-breaking outbreak last year, with more than 1,705 deaths, the authorities concerned are yet to establish a comprehensive surveillance system to track and control the Aedes mosquitoes, the carrier of the deadly dengue virus.

April 6, 2024
April 6, 2024

Dengue Menace: Aedes control efforts not up to the mark

The number of dengue patients will be higher this year than last year and most of the cases will be from outside Dhaka, said experts.

March 31, 2024
March 31, 2024

Green Road: Footpaths under the clutch of extortionists

While there are sidewalks on both sides of the road from Farmgate’s Ananda Cinema Hall to Panthapath intersection, they are hardly functional.

March 20, 2024
March 20, 2024

Dengue Menace: Rain raises spectre of fresh bout

The rain will create more breeding places for the Aedes mosquitoes that will eventually spread the deadly dengue virus, experts warn, urging the authorities to act now.

March 13, 2024
March 13, 2024

A century-old tradition

Towara, a resident of Narayanganj, came to Chawkbazar yesterday on the first day of Ramadan to try out its well-renowned iftar for the first time in her life.

March 10, 2024
March 10, 2024

Dengue meanest this lean period

The number of dengue cases recorded this January and February is higher compared to the first two months of the previous 23 years, raising the spectre of another deadly outbreak of the mosquito-borne disease.

March 7, 2024
March 7, 2024

Fires in city: Rajuk must be made accountable

If the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha is not held accountable for how it functions, fires will continue to happen, like the one that claimed 46 lives in Dhaka on February 29, eminent architect Tanwir Nawaz said in an interview with The Daily Star.

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