Helemul Alam

April 5, 2022
April 5, 2022

City stung by gas crisis for 2nd day

For the second day in a row, many neighbourhoods in the capital suffered an acute gas crisis yesterday, as the authorities struggled to fix the technical problems that occurred at Bibiyana Gas...

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

After a 2-year halt, Chawkbazar iftar scene abuzz once again

Anik Mridha, a resident of Uttara came to Chawkbazar around 2:00pm yesterday to purchase his favourite iftar item “Boro Baper Polay Khay”.

March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022

Ration cards a pressing need now

The demand for the reintroduction of ration cards has been growing in recent times with the continued rise in the price of essentials.

March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022

Subsidised essentials: OMS can’t keep up with queues

Nasima Begum, in the advanced stages of pregnancy and carrying her two-year-old, was waiting for over two hours at the designated point in the capital’s Kazipara Bus Stand for a TCB truck to arrive...

March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022

Used as a field for 50 years, Tetultola now on way to becoming a police station

At first glance it may not seem like much: a small piece of land, devoid of greenery or any sort of facility. But to locals, especially children, the Tetultola playground has always been a place to...

March 18, 2022
March 18, 2022

The death of a playground

At first glance it may not seem like much: a small piece of land, devoid of greenery or any sort of facility. But to locals, especially children, the Tetultola playground has always been a place to...

February 18, 2022
February 18, 2022

Construction approval: Realtors concerned over move to include city corporations

“If the city corporations become involved in giving permission for construction, it would have a negative impact on the housing industry,” said Alamgir Shamsul Alamin, president of the Real Estate...

February 13, 2022
February 13, 2022

An office in tune with nature

Around four years ago, right in the middle of concrete-covered Gulshan, one particular premise started welcoming visitors with the chirping of birds, the rustling of leaves, and the whistling of wind.

February 10, 2022
February 10, 2022

Now water getting costlier

Water prices in the capital are set to see a sharp rise after Dhaka Wasa yesterday said that it wants the government to approve a “20 percent hike” in tariffs.

February 3, 2022
February 3, 2022

Want to lease a grave? Get ready to pay lakhs!

Believe it or not, if someone wants to lease a grave -- even if it’s just around 28 square feet of land -- for 25 years in an area of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC), they’ll have to pay a...