July 9, 2015
Situation has been such for years
Residents of some parts of the capital have been facing a drinking water crisis for the last several years. The water they are supplied with has a bad odour. Families living in parts of Mugda, Bashabo, Kadamtola, Maniknagar, Mayakanon, Tilpapara and Manda have been suffering the most.
The water, however, can be used for bathing, cooking and doing other household chores.
Mohammad Delowar Hossain, a resident of Mugda Jheel Par, said every week he collects about 60 litres of water from a Wasa pump Read more
February 14, 2014
As the sun pierced through the mists of dawn, the choir under the yellow flower laden Bokul tree at the compound of the Fine Arts Institute of the Dhaka University greeted the first day of the Falgun, the Spring, yesterday. Hundreds in yellow and crimson raiment gathered to bid adieu to the winter.
Though the morning chill of the fading winter was still tendering with a pleasant cool air blowing, dissipating the fragrance of the flowers around, down from the marigolds to the mango trees in bloom, the singers sang along Read more
December 28, 2013
Hundreds of nature lovers are thronging the Jahangirnagar University campus every day to watch the migratory birds twittering and swimming in the campus lakes.
Now, the dawn breaks on the campus with the sweet twittering and chirping of the migratory birds.
The presence of a huge number birds has turned the campus into a tourist spot where people are coming from different places to enjoy the beauty of the birds.
Different types of migratory birds are gathering on the campus with the advent of Read more
November 23, 2013
Walking on the Dhaka city’s footpaths with a sense of comfort has become unimaginable because of their poor maintenance with slabs missing or broken and encroachment by hawkers, vehicles and kiosks, piling garbage and construction activity.
‘I’m an avid walker and I want to do that in the evenings these days, but now I’m thinking about giving it up because I cannot do it leisurely; we have to get onto to the road because the footpaths are filled with garbage or parked with vehicles. And where apartment buildings Read more
October 11, 2013
Tangles of Internet and television cables hanging overhead on many footpaths in the capital have not been removed yet, leaving the pedestrians to face hazards and exposed to fatal accidents.
Pedestrians in different city parts have alleged negligence of the authorities concerned while the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission authorities have claimed that they launch regular drives in this regard.
Sanjida Ria, a resident of Dhanmondi, told New Age they cannot walk along the Read more
October 7, 2013
Hatirjheel starts stinking
Water polluted: Waste piles up
Hatirjheel Project, the much talked about recreation centre, is losing its appeal and attraction and started to stinking now.
Sources said when it rains, solid waste mixed with it enters the Hatirjheel-Begunbari Lake, and thereby, pollutes the lake water.
Most of the visitors do not apply civic sense when they go to the project area. They carry with them soft drinks bottles, polythene filled with ground nut, biscuits and newspaper and leave those there after use. Since those are not Read more
October 4, 2013
The Sylhet City Corporation authorities have taken an initiative to build iron railings along the city streets so that the vendors cannot
reoccupy the reclaimed footpaths.
Sources in the Nagar Bhaban have said the authorities decided to construct iron railings gradually along all main roads in the city centre to keep the footpaths free of street vendors. ‘Initially the corporation has started installing iron fence along the footpaths in front the Nagar Bhaban compound, Sylhet head post Read more
October 2, 2013
BRAC University on Tuesday organised a daylong Frosh Fest at the indoor game zone of its campus in the capital to welcome the newly enrolled students.
This year, BRAC University chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators arranged and coordinated the festival, in which forty clubs participated.
They set up colourful stalls, club exhibits and registration booths for membership.
Professor Fuad Hassan Mallick, pro-vice-chancellor of the university, inaugurated the Read more
September 17, 2013
Hundreds of tonnes of solid wastes lie scattered and uncollected on the roads and lanes of the capital every day, hindering pedestrians’ movement and causing health hazards and environment pollution.
Every day nearly 1500 tonnes of solid wastes are left unattended by the Dhaka South City Corporation and the Dhaka North City Corporation.
At Eskaton, near a school,
there is a city corporation dustbin.
Pedestrians, especially students of the educational institution, every day Read more
April 5, 2013
Local people with businesses and homes alongside a three-kilometre road in Mirpur have given up land for free in order to allow the road to be widened by ten feet so that vehicles can pass each other with ease.
‘We started the demolition of the structures two years back and so far we have convinced 95 per cent of the house owners to provide the land for free,’ said M Humayoun Rashid Jony, convener of the Committee for Road Widening, formed by the land and house owners in West Read more
February 9, 2013
City gardeners, experts for making roof gardening compulsory
Rooftop gardening becomes growingly popular in the Dhaka city as the land for gardening shrinks every day with construction of more and more new buildings.
City’s gardeners and agriculturists, however, cite yet another reason why more house owners getting keen on having a patch of greenery on their roofs, which is, they want vegetables and fruits fresh and free from poisonous chemicals.
The government Department of Agricultural Extension said around Read more
December 30, 2012
Hundreds of unauthorised commercially run electric three-wheelers have flooded Chittagong city, consuming a substantial amount of electricity daily from the national grid.
Mainly two types of electric vehicles, motor-rickshaws and easy-bikes, ply the city roads. The motor-rickshaws are similar to ordinary paddle rickshaws but with a battery-run motor set under the body and are powered by four rechargeable batteries. On the other hand, the easy-bikes look somewhat like CNG-run auto-rickshaws Read more
December 26, 2012
The exposition organised by Bangladesh Computer Samity ends on Dec 29
Amid great youthful excitement, Bangladesh Computer Samity’s computer fair kicked off yesterday at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
Titled “BCS ICT World 12”, the theme of the exposition is “technology and education for development”.
Spread across 90 stalls, the exposition, in its 14th year, will give visitors a ‘touch and feel’ retail experience of the latest of gadgets.
“I am spoilt for choice Read more
September 30, 2012
Buyers throng market to get non-adulterated items
The Malibagh kitchen market in the capital has presumably become the centre of attention since it was announced formalin free last week. Customers from faraway places in the city now throng the bazaar to buy different items, especially fish. Their enthusiasm is apparent as other markets have not taken any such move against harmful formalin that is widely used as preservative in food items in the country.
Commerce Minister GM Quader announced the market as formalin free on Read more
September 22, 2012
The 2nd Asian Tourism Fair 2012 began on Friday in the capital, aiming at improving tourism linkage among the Asian countries.
Tour operators, travel agents, airlines, hotels and resorts of 10 Asian countries including the host, Bangladesh, are taking part in the three-day fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre.
The fair is a collaboration of Parjatan Bichitra and Industry Skill Council for Tourism and Hospitality with support from TVET reform project of ILO Dhaka, Bangladesh Tourism Board Read more