Helemul Alam | The Daily Star
  • Helemul Alam

  • Century-old botanical wonder lies in neglect

    Baldha Garden no longer bustles with life, as it used to in the past with a delightful array of exotic plants and trees.
  • Extortion institutionalised?

    Donning vests that say “DSCC Toll Collector”, they move around Gulistan, Jai Kali Mandir Road (between Thathari Bazar and Wari), Motijheel, Fulbaria, Azimpur and Laxmibazar (near Bahadur Shah Park) in the capital -- signaling commercial vehicles to stop.
  • Acute gas crisis continues to hit city parts

    Sazzad Hossain was waiting to buy food for his family of four at a restaurant in Mohammadpur’s Zakir Hossain Road. They could not cook anything at home because of a gas crisis.
  • Gas supply Disruption in City: Titas, RHD trade blame

    Thousands of people in different parts of the capital suffered badly after being hit by a severe gas crisis as a Titas connection was damaged in Amin Bazar on the outskirts of the city on Monday night.
  • Water tariff in Dhaka set to rise again

    Dhaka Wasa has again proposed hiking water prices by five percent for residential and commercial uses from July 1.