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Use of banned poly bags still rampant By Other | Last Updated: 2nd April, 2019, 00:00

Polythene shopping bags are being produced hugely and used widely in the markets due mainly to lax monitoring of the authorities concerned. Despite the imposition of a ban on manufacturing,…

Use of banned poly bags still rampant

Jute ‘poly bags’ to hit market in 2 months

Sonali Bag, a biodegradable and environment-friendly ‘poly bag’ made of jute, will be available in the market within three months to replace harmful polythene bags. Sources at the…


Confusion about high-rise definition!

Nearly 50-years after Bangladesh’s independence and after two major outbreak of fire, concerned organization have amazingly found out that their respective building codes have two types of definitions…


PM orders 15-point order to curb fire

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday gave a set of tough 15-point order to curb fire incidents as well as save lives and property, saying all involved must do their bit so that tragic accidents are…

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Next budget to prioritise rural development Next budget to prioritise rural development

The upcoming budget will put special focus on rural infrastructures aligned with the government’s electoral pledges alongside boosting investment to accelerate growth. In its manifesto…

Metropolis
Indian elections a source of inspirations for Bangladesh Indian elections a source of inspirations for Bangladesh

Experts at a seminar on Monday termed the upcoming Indian election a great source of inspiration and lesson for Bangladeshis. They said the elections in India can truly reflect voters’…

Sun Extra
Navy chief returns home from Malaysia Navy chief returns home from Malaysia

Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury returned home on Monday after attending the “Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA)-2019” at Malaysia. Assistant…

Editorial
Dhaka Fire: A Wake-up Call for Effective Preparedness Dhaka Fire: A Wake-up Call for Effective Preparedness

Bangladesh has bitter experience of series building fires, especially in factories where safety and structural standards have long been inadequate. Recently Dhaka has seen a pair of major fire incidents…

Business
Businessmen urged to invest more in productive sectors Businessmen urged to invest more in productive sectors

Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun on Monday urged the business community to come up confidently with more investments in the country’s potential sectors. The minister made…

Tours & Travels
Islamic heritage tourism in Bangladesh (part-1) Islamic heritage tourism in Bangladesh (part-1)

Islam was introduced in Bengal during the period of Rashidun Caliphate in 8th century, mainly by arrivals of Arabs and Persians Muslims and merchants, and later conquests of the region by North Indian…

Asia
27 killed in Nepal storm 27 killed in Nepal storm

KATHMANDU: A freak storm tore down houses and overturned cars and trucks as it swept across southern Nepal killing at least 27 people and leaving more than 600 injured, officials said Monday as a major…

World
Comedian Zelensky tops Ukraine first-round vote Comedian Zelensky tops Ukraine first-round vote

KIEV: Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky topped the first round of Ukraine’s presidential election with almost twice the vote share of his nearest rival, incumbent Petro Poroshenko, partial results…

Culturetainment
Selim, Runa’s Family Crisis! Selim, Runa’s Family Crisis!

Mohammad Mostafa Kamal Raz’s new drama serial titled Family Crisis is all set to air from today. The serial will be aired every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9.40pm on NTV. After…

Winner
Abahani, Rupganj keep winning streak in DPL Abahani, Rupganj keep winning streak in DPL

Abahani Limited and Legends of Rupganj kept their winnings spree in Dhaka Premier League (DPL), sealing their seventh win in eight games but the former stayed at the top by better-run-rate. But the…

My Districts
Diversified use of bamboo stressed Diversified use of 
bamboo stressed

NILPHAMARI: Diversified use of bamboo can be a boon for national economy. This was revealed at a workshop titled ‘Policy Information and Dissemination of Production, Marketing, Utilisation…

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