Helemul Alam

September 8, 2022
September 8, 2022

Red zones off-limits to hawkers

After repeatedly failing to prevent hawkers from taking over the capital’s roads, Dhaka South City Corporation is set to introduce a new system, in a bid to reduce traffic congestion.

September 3, 2022
September 3, 2022

Area-wise schooling for a better Dhaka

In the new Detailed Area Plan (DAP), the government has proposed a concept that may very well usher in a liveable and sustainable Dhaka city, one free of traffic jams: “school districts”.

September 1, 2022
September 1, 2022

Dengue cases double between July, Aug

August witnessed 3,551 dengue cases, more than double the number recorded in July. This indicates that the dengue situation is further deteriorating.

August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

Monsoon doubles mosquito trouble

Dhaka residents may witness a bigger wave of dengue in the coming days, as the population of Aedes mosquitoes in monsoon is over double that of the previous season.

August 28, 2022
August 28, 2022

Is Dhaka 400 or 1500 years old?

Dhaka is the capital that is ever-growing within its confines, with its colours, chaos and hustle. It has always been a bit difficult to trace the origin of this madness of a city, and the exact time it came to be. 

August 27, 2022
August 27, 2022

Rajuk’s grand plan to ease commute

The waterbodies of Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara and Hatirjheel are set for a transformation.

August 26, 2022
August 26, 2022

Still no robust policy to control Aedes mosquitoes

Three years have passed since the country witnessed over one lakh dengue patients in a year.

August 14, 2022
August 14, 2022

Want to buy a car? It’s only Tk 5,000!

Seized vehicles that are used for different crimes or have no valid documents mostly end up in auctions as scrap.

August 12, 2022
August 12, 2022

Water Treatment Plant: Wasa project not paying enough dividends

Three years ago, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dhaka Wasa) inaugurated the Padma-Jashaldia water-treatment plant to bring treated water of Padma to Dhaka.

August 9, 2022
August 9, 2022

No room for heritage

It seems like Dhaka is on its way to remove all traces of its glorious past as another heritage building is on the brink of destruction, ready to be lost like many other historical structures of the city.