Helemul Alam | The Daily Star
  • Helemul Alam

  • DCC polls: What newly-included wards want

    Speeding up mosquito control activities, proper waste management, repairing roads and solving waterlogging problems -- these are the main issues residents of newly-added wards expect to be solved by their mayor.
  • AL dominates, BNP barely visible

    A week has passed since the 19-day election campaign for Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) polls officially kicked off on January 10, but activities of BNP candidates and their supporters are hardly noticeable compared to their Awami League counterparts.
  • Huge risk of dengue outbreak this year

    As authorities concerned have failed to take any visible effective measure so far to control Aedes mosquito outside Dhaka, there is a huge risk of dengue outbreak this year.
  • No recruitment at city corporations in 8 years

    While the two Dhaka city corporations often get flak for delay in development and other works or lacking in implementation of plans, a lot of those criticisms would sound rather harsh when one considers that there have been no new recruitment to the city corporations in over eight years -- since Dhaka City Corporation was split in two in 2011 -- and a large number of posts remain vacant.
  • A much needed upgrade

    With the aim to curb the mosquito population, the government is set to modernise the Mosquito Control Department.
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