Helemul Alam

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

2m ago

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.

2m ago

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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Fire Safety in High-Rise: Owners exploit legal loopholes

Many building owners do not comply with fire safety regulations, taking advantage of conflicting legal definitions of high-rise buildings, according to urban experts.

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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.

March 4, 2024
March 4, 2024

Fire Safety in High-Rise: Owners exploit legal loopholes

Many building owners do not comply with fire safety regulations, taking advantage of conflicting legal definitions of high-rise buildings, according to urban experts.

March 2, 2024
March 2, 2024

Tragedies recur as inaction persists

After deadly fires like the one on Thursday that claimed 46 lives, authorities momentarily wake up from their slumber to prevent recurrences, but any such initiative loses steam as they fail to take concerted action.

February 29, 2024
February 29, 2024

Teaming up to save Dhaka ponds

Anyone visiting Dhaka’s Dania area will find several rickshaw garages on land, which several decades back used to be a large pond.

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