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Bangladesh top destination for scrap ships By Other | Last Updated: 4th February, 2019, 00:00

Despite concerns about the environmental impacts and health hazards caused by the shipbreaking industry, Bangladesh remains the top destination for dismantling old, abandoned and toxic ships. A…

Bangladesh top destination for scrap ships

Bikers careless about traffic rules

Motorbike riders are the top violators of traffic rules in the capital with bus and minibus drivers following them, Dhaka Metropolitan Police finds during a drive. The Traffic Division of Dhaka…


Remittance hits 5-yr high in January

The remittance inflow reached a record high in the first month of 2019 when the expatriate Bangladeshis sent home $1.59 billion, the highest amount in a single month of January in the last five years.…


PM warns of tough action against food adulteration

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said the government will set up a specialised laboratory in the country to check food adulteration, reports UNB. “A specialised laboratory for food…

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External debt remains within comfort zone External debt remains within comfort zone

There is nothing to be worried about the rise in foreign debt of the government in near term, rather the government is in a safe zone when it comes to overseas debt management, ERD officials have recently…

Metropolis
Introduction of EFT to stop corruption Introduction of EFT to stop corruption

CHATTOGRAM: Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Jabed said that introduction of electronic fund transfer (EFT) system for compensating affected people is under consideration to stop corruption and…

Sun Extra
Dropping INF treaty would let US update its nuclear arsenal Dropping INF treaty would let US update its nuclear arsenal

WASHINGTON: The US scrapping of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia could launch a new arms race, but will also allow the United States to update its nuclear arsenal, a publicly…

Editorial
Let’s Save Our Dialects Too! Let’s Save Our Dialects Too!

February--the month of language movement has began. We feel deep condolences for the language martyrs who sacrificed their lives to save a language--our very own mother language, Bangla. For the whole…

Business
Businesses for ‘rational’ power tariff structure Businesses for ‘rational’ power tariff structure

The business leaders on Sunday appealed to the government to disclose the upcoming power tariff structure so they can move for further investment. The appeal came at a seminar on “Utilisation…

Asia
India protests US detention of students India protests US detention of students

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday said it had lodged a protest with the United States government after several Indian students were detained there in connection with their enrolment in a fake university,…

World
Guaido pressures Maduro over humanitarian aid Guaido pressures Maduro over humanitarian aid

CARACAS: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido was on Sunday set to announce a date for the arrival of humanitarian aid to the crisis-wracked country—a path President Nicolas Maduro believes…

Culturetainment
Nisho, Mehazabien pair up again Nisho, Mehazabien pair up again

Two popular artistes of the time Afran Nisho and Mehazabien Chowdhury have paired up again in a drama titled ‘Unexpected Story’. Directed by the young director Mahmudur Rahman Hime,…

Winner
Final berth beckons Rangpur Riders Final berth beckons Rangpur Riders

Confident-looking defending champions Rangpur Riders will be eyeing to continue their winning streak as they take on title aspirants Comilla Victorians in Bangladesh Premier League (BPL)’s qualifier…

My Districts
Farmers busy harvesting cotton in Rajshahi region Farmers busy harvesting cotton in Rajshahi region

RAJSHAHI: Farmers are now very busy in harvesting cotton in the region amidst the hope of better yield and cherished market price, reports BSS. Sources said the farmers cultivated different…

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Delhi’s air quality improves as wind speed increases Delhi’s air quality improves as wind speed increases

New Delhi: Delhi’s air quality slightly improved Sunday after increase in wind speed, authorities said, reports PTI. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) data, the overall…

Scitech
Certification for software developers Certification for software developers

BASIS has plans to introduce certification system for professionals in software development to elevate the market standard, top executive of the trade body said. BASIS or Bangladesh Association…

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