February 02, 2023
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  • 12 points to make Dhaka habitable

    Pollution Ibrahim Khalil Jewel: Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is one of the four most polluted cities in the world according to the air quality index. This city has been ranked number one among air polluted cities for several days in the month of January, 2023. Due to this, people…

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  • 60 pc brick kilns operating illegally

    Staff Correspondent: Around 60 percent of the brick kilns in the country are being operated illegally without environmental clearance.Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Shahab Uddin gave this information yesterday in response to a tabled question of ruling party lawmaker Mamunur Rashid Kiran in Parliament.The minister said that the…

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  • Mango trees start sprouting in C’ganj

    C’nawabganj Correspondent: At the rise of temperature mango treeshave started sprouting in the district.At present very favourable weather is prevailing for flowering, ChiefScientific Officer (CSO) of Regional Horticulture Research Station (RHRS) in Chapainawabganj Dr Mokhlesur Rahman said.He said that 23 to 29 degree Celsius temperature is the perfect temperaturefor flowering…

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  • Medical and drug industry of
    BD is 3rd-largest in S.Asia

    Ashfaque Choudhury: The medical and drug industries in Bangladesh are some of the fastest-growing industries in the country.It was the third-largest medical and drug industry in South Asia, with an estimated market size of US$3.3 billion in 2020.In 2020, the industry earned more than 13% of the country’s GDP, which…

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  • Third-hand smoke and its harmful effects on children

    Health Desk: The dangers of smoking and exposure to smoke have been well-documented for many years. Researchers have recently discovered third-hand smoke. It is the residue of tobacco smoke that remains on surfaces and in the air after a cigarette is smoked. It sticks to almost everything in a smoking…

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  • Dhaka’s public toilets at dire straits

    Mismanagement by both the city corporations blamed Golam Mostafa Jibon: Public toilets of both the city corporations in Dhaka have now reached at dire straits due to lack of proper maintenance caused by extreme apathy of the authorities concerned. Though, most of those are unfit to use, there is no…

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  • Nipah virus threat looms largely

    Industry Desk: Nipah virus situation throughout the country has remained ‘stable’ for the last two years, but the deadly disease that caused repeated outbreaks with a high fatality rate still has the possibility of spreading not only in the Nipah belt but also in other areas of the country.Health experts…

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  • Winter drizzle likely in parts of Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent: The weather department has predicted light rains in parts of the country in 24 hours commencing 9am yesterday.“Light rain or drizzle is likely to occur at one or two places over Rajshahi, Rangpur, Mymensingh, Dhaka, Barishal, Chattogram and Sylhet divisions and weather may remain mainly dry with temporary…

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  • River enhancement projects going on at a snail’s pace

    Crores of Taka being floated Golam Mostafa Jibon: As the government is spending crore of Taka each year to protect the rivers across the country, most of the projects taken in this regard are going on at a snail’s pace due to lack of proper supervision by the authorities concerned.…

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  • Prices of 24 medicines including Cholera saline hiked

    Industry Desk: The government has increased the price of 24 types of medicines by 5 percent to 12 percent of the medicine manufacturing company Libra Infusions Limited following the increasement in the price of raw materials.In view of the application of Libra Infusions Limited in the High Court, the price…

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