Md Foisal Ahmed | The Daily Star
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  • BIWTA salvage wing needs salvaging

    MV Dudu Mia-1, a clinker-loaded cargo vessel, sank in the Kirtonkhola river in Barishal on December 14 after a head-on collision with a passenger launch. It has not been salvaged yet.
  • Abdus Salam’s treasure trove in Karwan Bazar

    Remember when loud music blaring from store-side speakers used to be a staple in the city? Almost none does it anymore. One can’t help but miss it, even if it was a great nuisance to the public.
  • A victim of govt bodies’ friction

    More than four years ago, the government had decided to upgrade the Railway Hospital in Kamalapur, aiming at providing better service for railway staff and expanding its services to general people.
  • A cup of tea worth enduring Dhaka traffic

    The thought of driving an hour and a half in a city beleaguered by unending traffic congestion to do anything is stress-inducing. Munia and her friends -- all university students -- drove all the way from Mirpur-10 to Dhaka Airport Railway Station just to have some tea.
  • World Toilet Day 2019: 53 public toilets for a city of 2 crore people

    Just a few years ago, clean public toilets with modern facilities were a pipe dream in Dhaka. The few toilets located across the capital were dingy stalls with no facility to wash hands, let alone special arrangements for women and persons with disability.