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  • Dhaka

    Dhaka breathes

    As of 7:30pm today (March 29), Dhaka’s Air Quality Index (AQI) stands at 91 -- a giant leap forward from a typical range of 260-319 at the beginning of the year.

  • Attack on journalist on city polls day: accused remanded

    Sumon, a crime reporter at Agami News, was attacked while taking photos of a gathering of Awami League activists in Rayerbazar area on Dhaka city corporation election day.

  • Asha Moni

    5-yr-old’s body recovered from ditch

    Body of a five-year-old girl, who had drowned in a ditch in Dhaka’s Kadamtali area five days ago, has been recovered.

  • DU demands withdrawal of pre-liberation DLitt degrees of 3 Pakistanis

    Teachers and students of Dhaka University’s linguistics department have went on a sit-in programme, demanding withdrawal of the honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree from former Pakistani autocrat ruler Ayub Khan, President Iskandar Mirza and the country’s then premier Khawaja Nazimuddin.

  • Childhood of Street Children

    Glue-sniffing: childhood lost on the streets

    Children huddled in a corner huffing plastic bags is a common sight in Dhaka. Though rehabilitation efforts are needed urgently, the authorities that should be concerned only seem to be shifting the responsibility from one to other, while the children continue to suffer on the streets.

  • Low voter turnout ominous sign for nation: Dr Kamal

    He said people did not go to polling stations as they think this government would not be changed with their votes.

  • Court hammer

    Cop placed on 2-day remand in robbery case

    A Dhaka court places a sub-inspector of Detective Branch of police on a two-day remand in connection with a robbery case.

  • Jatrabari

    Couple dies from electrocution in Jatrabari

    A man and his wife die from electrocution at their rented house in Dhaka’s Jatrabari area.

  • eighth graders drown in Dhaka

    2 eighth graders drown in Dhaka

    Two eighth grade students drown in a canal at Aftabnagar in Dhaka.

  • Banophool Adibashi Green Heart College

    Student injured jumping off college building in Dhaka

    A student of Dhaka’s Banophool Adibashi Green Heart College is injured after jumping off a building roof today as his teacher allegedly hurled abusive words at him for not being successful in the examination.

  • The zoo that is not

    Many of the animals at the Bangladesh National Zoo are passing days with immense suffering. With poor medical care, scarce food and congested cages, the captive animals look so miserable and weak that seeing them is not exactly fun for all the visitors. However, the zoo, located in a sprawling 186 acres of land in Dhaka's Mirpur section, is the 4th largest in the world in terms of area. With two picturesque lakes, a museum, two camping sites, huge gardens and orchards, this zoo has the potential to be one of the best in the world.

  • Wari child raped before murder

    A seven-year-old child, whose body has been found in an under-construction building at Dhaka’s Wari, was raped before murder, doctor says after autopsy.

  • Cops among 3 hurt in ‘crude bomb blast’ in Gulistan

    Three persons, including two traffic constables and a community policeman, are injured in a “crude bomb blast” in Gulistan area of Dhaka.

  • An aerial view of Dhaka city

    Dhaka Flood Flow Zones: Urban sprawl eats up 57pc

    Individuals, businesses, real-estate developers, organisations, and even government agencies have gobbled up 1,072 acres (57pc) of the 1,879-acre flood flow zones in core Dhaka city in this decade, said leading urban planners yesterday.

  • Dhaka air ranks 2nd worst

    Dhaka ranked second worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) yesterday.

  • Rohingya robber leader Nur Mohammad killed in gunfight

    Three ‘drug dealers’ killed in ‘gunfights’

    Three alleged drug peddlers were killed in separate “gunfights” with law enforcers in Dhaka and Cox’s Bazar yesterday.

  • Critically injured  NGO official to be operated

    Road Accident: Critically injured NGO official to be operated

    A senior official of the Save the Children Bangladesh has been admitted to the intensive care unit of a hospital after he was hit by a truck in the capital’s Jurain area on Saturday.

  • Man strangles wife, sets her body afire

    A woman was strangled and then her body set on fire by her husband in the capital's South Mugda yesterday, police said

  • Bhutanese PM leaves after 4-day visit

    Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering leaves Dhaka after wrapping up his four-day official visit that focused on exploring more connectivity and business opportunities between Dhaka and Thimphu.

  • Dhaka Thimpu bilateral meeting

    Duty-free, quota-free access dominate bilateral talks

    Bangladesh and Bhutan yesterday agreed in principle to work on duty- and quota-free access of a number of goods of the two countries to each other's market for mutual benefits.

  • worker die of electrocution

    2 workers die of electrocution in Siddweshari area

    Two construction workers died of electrocution at an under-construction building in Siddweshwari area of Dhaka.

  • Zakia Nur takes oath as MP

    Dr Syeda Zakia Nur, who was elected as Member of Parliament (MP) uncontested from Kishoreganj-1 constituency, takes oath at the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Bhaban in Dhaka.

  • master plan undertaken

    ‘10-yr master plan to free rivers from grabbers, pollution’

    Local Government and Rural Development Minister Md Tajul Islam says that a 10-year master plan has been taken to increase navigability of rivers around Dhaka and the Karnaphuli river of Chattogram and free those from land grabbers and pollution.

  • Woman murdered after ‘rape’ in Savar

    'Robber' killed in 'gunfight' in capital

    An alleged robber was killed in a “gunfight” with police in the capital's Wari area early yesterday.

  • Urbanism for Dhaka

    An Urbanism for Dhaka

    A city is not mere buildings, streets and spaces; it is a theatre of social actions. And it is in that theatre, according to the American urbanist Lewis Mumford, that “man's more purposive activities…work out, through conflicting cooperative

  • Train Accident in Dhaka

    ‘Missing’ govt officer found dead in Dhaka

    A government officer is found dead in Dhaka 12 hours after he allegedly went missing.

  • Furnace explosion burns 2 workers in Dhaka

    Two workers suffer burn injuries in an explosion of a steel melting furnace in Shyampur Industrial area of Dhaka.

  • Natore Ward councillor dead

    BCL leader stabbed to death in city

    Unidentified criminals stabbed a Chhatra League leader to death in the city's Karail area early yesterday allegedly over personal enmity.

  • Cancellation of 25 Jamaat-e-Islami men's candidacy

    Arrest warrants against Aman, 168 others

    A Dhaka court yesterday issued warrants for arrest of BNP leader Amanullah Aman and 168 others in a case filed last year under the Explosive Substances Act.

  • Dhaka second least liveable city in the world

    EIU Survey: Dhaka ranked second least liveable city

    Bangladesh capital Dhaka has ranked the second least liveable city in the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual global survey.