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  • Dhaka—the second most polluted capital city

    A jointly-prepared report by Greenpeace and Airvisual recently unveiled the 2018 Air Quality Report on March 5 and in it, Dhaka has featured as the second most polluted capital city in the world.

  • Old Dhaka Chawkbazar chemical warehouses

    Of mortality and unlearned lessons

    If you Google “Tragedies in Bangladesh,” you will see a multitude of news articles popping up about disastrous mishaps where factories have collapsed, burned, or had a major industrial machinery explode, and claimed the lives of tens to hundreds to thousands of workers and passers-by who were unfortunate enough to be around the area of disaster. And many of these are just the ones in Dhaka city.

  • Thoughtless acts ruin a noble effort

    A noble effort to help visually impaired pedestrians in Dhaka city is becoming pointless due to the insensitivity of some hawkers and the authorities concerned.

  • 'Use east Dhaka, decongest west'

    The expansion of Dhaka city is showing no signs of slowing down. Private developers are pushing the boundaries of the metropolis by building eastwards and what currently exists as rural townships show the promise of being the future Dhaka city. Will we build it right this time, or will an unplanned urbanisation once again be the go-to-method? Martin Rama, chief economist for the South Asia region of the World Bank, talks to Zyma Islam of The Daily Star about the planned development of greater Dhaka.

  • Bangladesh and World Bank's Financing Deal

    Paradigm eastwards

    World Bank experts see a great prospect of building a planned city in Dhaka's eastern part to ease the current problems in the capital.

  • Dhaka the most polluted cities in the world

    Dhaka air among the worst

    Dhaka city again ranked as one of the most polluted in the world yesterday, according to the air quality index prepared by the US Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Heavy rain disrupts life in Dhaka city again

    A heavy rainfall submerges parts of Dhaka in knee-deep water, causing much suffering to city dwellers.

  • Congested Dhaka city needs more space

    Development of the eastern part of Dhaka would help reduce population density and traffic congestion in the entire city, allowing it to

  • No more unplanned development of city

    A World Bank-sponsored international conference yesterday underscored the need for planned development of the upcoming new city

  • Govt considering traffic situation seriously

    Finance Minister AMA Muhith says that the government is mulling creating an ‘independent metropolitan communication authority’ to ease traffic congestion in different important cities including Dhaka Metropolitan City.

  • Plan to double size of Dhaka city okayed

    The authorities approve a proposal to double the size of Dhaka city by adding eight more unions to both the north and south city corporations.

  • App to help Dhaka commuters share bike rides

    Imagine you are in your Mirpur home in the morning and you get a call and you need to be in downtown ASAP. You're probably thinking you are done.

  • HC seeks reports on Dhaka city waste management

    The High Court directs authorities concerned to submit reports in three months on the steps taken for waste management in Dhaka north and south city corporation areas.

  • River polluters warned

    Millions of gallons of untreated wastewaters, mainly from industries, are being dumped into the rivers around Dhaka city through as many as 185 outlets every day.

  • Earthquake tackling body in every Dhaka ward

    Dhaka city authorities today have decided to form ward-level bodies throughout Dhaka to improve disaster management following an earthquake in the densely populated city.

  • Govt okays 6 more pvt universities

    The government has approved six new private universities despite allegations of irregularities against many existing institutions and questions raised over the standards of education there.

  • Huge playground in disuse

    When open space is a scarcity in Dhaka city, a large portion of the sprawling Dhupkhola Math has been apparently off limits to local children for the last five years.

  • [WATCH] Free of illegal truck parking, Tejgaon road looks fresh

    The congested Tejgaon road now looks fresh after illegal truck parking in the area has been evicted following steps taken by DNCC Mayor Annisul Huq.

  • New Year: DMP bans outdoor celebrations

    Police ban outdoor celebrations on New Year eve in Dhaka city but say they will provide security for indoor celebrations. Traffic through Gulshan, Banani, Baridhara, Dhaka University areas will be controlled after 8:00pm, DMP commissioner says.

  • HC seeks illegal structures’ list in Dhaka car parking areas

    The High Court directs Rajuk chairman to submit before it in two months a list of unauthorised structures built at car parking areas beside roads in Dhaka.

  • Mayor’s ultimatum against truck parking at Tejgaon

    Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq issues a November 27 ultimatum to stop truck and covered van parking in Dhaka’s Tejgaon area.

  • High risk for buildings built with high-weight bricks: Expert

    The buildings constructed with high-weight bricks are highly vulnerable to earthquake, says a seismic expert here on Sunday.

  • Stop illegal parking in Dhaka: HC

    The High Court directs the government to immediately stop illegal parking of vehicles and use of hydraulic horns in Dhaka city.

  • Dhaka: A sustainable city?

    The annual 'Liveability Index', published by the Economist Intelligence Unit, listed Dhaka as the second least liveable city in the world.

  • Dhaka now more prepared to face major earthquake: US

    Appreciating the progress made in Bangladesh, the United States says the country is more prepared for a major earthquake in Dhaka city today than in the past.

  • Curbing traffic jam: JS body formed to suggest ways

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home today formed a three-member sub-committee to find ways to reduce Dhaka’s traffic agony.

  • Dhaka as a people-friendly, liveable city

    One of the primary tasks of the new mayors of Dhaka should be to turn Dhaka into a people-friendly, liveable city.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Vote rigging at Kamalapur (video)

    Supporters of Awami League-backed mayoral and councilor candidates stuffed ballot boxes indiscriminately driving out poling agents of BNP-backed candidates from a polling booth at Kamalapur Sher-e Bangla Railway High School Centre-1 today.

  • Take action if false info in affidavit, Shujan tells EC

    Shujan for city govt to ensure good governance

    Sushasoner Jonno Nagorik (Shujan) calls for initiating a city government to provide better services to citizens and good governance to cities.

  • urban

    Wasteland

    THE plight that is Dhaka city, the magnitude of its unlivability (though we continue to live and endure) has become a daily platitude,

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