Shariful Islam

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

Why is National Emergency Helpline 999 response slow?

The speed at which the National Emergency Helpline (999) responds to distress calls is much slower than that of developed countries due to an outdated operating system and manpower shortage.

April 4, 2022
April 4, 2022

999 is not a joke: National hotline faces barrage of prank, irrelevant calls

Sitting at his desk with headphones on, helpline (999) operator Anik Sen heard the cry of a baby right after he pressed the receive button to attend a distress call.

April 3, 2022
April 3, 2022

City braces for crippling traffic jams

Dhaka city dwellers fear that congestion on streets is going to be even more unbearable with the schools and colleges staying open for the better part of Ramadan.

March 26, 2022
March 26, 2022

Promising better lives abroad, syndicate traffics job seekers to India

Naim Hossain Sujan thought he would not make it out alive. Lured in with the promise of a well-paying job in France, the 22-year-old from Shariatpur ended up in a ruthless cycle of human...

March 12, 2022
March 12, 2022

Profit maximisation behind mad races of buses; people’s lives at risk on city roads

It was an early January afternoon. A bus was trundling towards Mirpur-10 from Pallabi, picking up anyone who would raise their hands from the side of the road.

March 6, 2022
March 6, 2022

9 Years of Taqi murder: A charge sheet taking forever

Almost a year after the brutal murder of Tanwir Muhammad Taqi, the draft of a Rab probe report got leaked in the media, revealing the involvement of 11 people, including Ajmeri Osman, in the killing.

March 5, 2022
March 5, 2022

No mandatory dope tests at the moment

The government move to make dope tests mandatory for all public and private recruitment as well as university admissions will take some time to implement, as necessary rules of the narcotics act...

February 12, 2022
February 12, 2022

Is Harris really dead?

The National Central Bureau at the police headquarters has asked CID to investigate whether Harris Chowdhury, former BNP leader and fugitive convict in the August 21 grenade attack case, is dead.

January 28, 2022
January 28, 2022

Doing everything necessary for police: Home Minister

Police high-ups yesterday placed before the home minister a slew of demands, including a separate division for them at the ministry and upgrade of the IGP’s  rank to that of a four-star general.

January 27, 2022
January 27, 2022

Set up dedicated cybercrime unit

Police high-ups yesterday started discussing with their chief a list of over 100 demands, including a replacement of long-barrel firearms with short arms for on-duty policemen, and the...