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  • BSMMU prison cell becomes resort for VIP inmates: ACC

    Staff Correspondent: Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Council at the Supreme Court yesterday said Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) prison cell has become a resort for the VIP inmates.“They (VIPs) become sick as soon as they land in jail. They come to BSMMU prison cell for the treatment. Now the situation…

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  • Dhaka one of the most dusty cities

    166th livable city Industry Desk: Dhaka ranks as the seventh least livable city in the world this year, moving up three spots from its 2021 ranking, according to an annual report from the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Bangladesh capital improved its position, as Karachi, Algiers and Tripoli moved down. The…

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  • Top 7 pharma cos hold 55.32pc market share

    Industry Report: The pharmaceutical industry in Bangladesh is one of the fastest growing industries; with a market size of over Tk 27,000 crore.The sector is meeting 98% of the country’s total demand, which grew at an average 15.6 percent per annum, having an export income of $169 million in FY…

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  • Arsenic in 8m tube wells

    Staff Correspondent: Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Tajul Islamsaid that the Department of Public Health Engineering has tested arsenic in about 5 million tube wells in 261 upazilas of the country, out of which about 14.5 million or 29 percent of arsenic has been found in the water…

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  • Floods affect Aus on 56,000 hectares land

    Staff Correspondent: Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzaque yesterday said the ongoing floods have so far affected the Aus paddy of around 56,000 hectares of land across the country.“Now there is no major crop in the field. Even so, the ongoing floods have affected Aus paddy of 22,000 hectares of land…

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  • Untimely flood shatters cattle farmers’ dream

    Eid-ul-Azha knocking at door Golam Mostafa Jibon: As the cattle fatteners dreamt of a good profit by selling their fattened cattle with high prices ahead of upcoming Eid-ul-Azha just after relaxing of corona pandemic, the devastating flood hit hard at different parts of the country including Sylhet, Sunamganj and Sirajganj…

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  • Plant 3-tree each during monsoon

    PM urges citizens Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday called upon the people to join a nationwide campaign of tree plantation during this monsoon to make the country greener.She urged everyone, including members of her Awami League and its associate bodies, to each plant at least three saplings of…

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  • BD ranks 177 out of 180 countries in environmental index

    Special Correspondent: Bangladesh ranks 16th out of 180 countries in the world in the Environmental Performance Index. Neighboring India is at the bottom of the list. Another neighboring Pakistan is one step above Bangladesh. This information has come up in the recently published Environmental Performance Index (EPI) biennial report.EPI-2022 is…

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  • Drive against illegal diagnostic centers to improve healthcare facilities: Maleque

    Staff Correspondent: Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said the government is conducting drive against unauthorized clinics, diagnostic centers and private hospitals across the country for improving standard of healthcare services.“There are 11,000 diagnostic centres in the country….we are conducting drive against illegal diagnostic centers to avert victimization and harassment while…

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  • BD no-1 recipient of COVID-19 vaccines under COVAX: UNICEF

    COVID-19 booster dose campaign planned for June Industry Desk: In one year, UNICEF has delivered over 190 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh through COVAX while a COVID-19 booster dose campaign is planned for June.To date, Bangladesh remains the top recipient of doses under COVAX, the global initiative co-led…

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