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Air pollution takes alarming turn By Other | Last Updated: 10th March, 2017, 00:00

Extreme air pollution in some cities in the country has been creating serious health hazard to people. Air becomes extremely unhealthy in some cities since the winter as the presence…

Air pollution takes alarming turn

Govt eyes $9b Chinese loans this year

The government is targeting nearly $9 billion Chinese loans this year for eight of its priority projects, including Padma rail project, for which a MoU was signed during the Chinese president’s…


Unnecessary use of antibiotics poses health risks

A section of physicians across the country is unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics to patients caring a little about the side effects of such drugs, experts said. Antibiotics should…


PM blasts Yunus again for cancellation of WB fund

Criticising the ‘role of Dr Yunus’ in the process of cancellation promised fund by the World Bank, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said she does not know whether people will try…

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90pc migrant workers fell victim to corruption in ’16 90pc migrant workers fell
victim to corruption in ’16

At least 90 percent Bangladeshi male migrant workers fell victim of corruption in 2016, says the latest study report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) that found 16 types of corruption…

Metropolis
Country developing for democracy Country developing for democracy

Taking a swipe at critics, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina told parliament on Thursday that the country is witnessing development because of democracy. “As democracy prevails in the…

Sun Extra
King Brand Cement holds mason confce in Jhenaidah King Brand Cement holds mason confce in Jhenaidah

King Brand Cement, a product of country’s leading business conglomerate Bashundhara Group, organised a conference for masons in Jhenaidah on Wednesday. Around 50 masons from different…

Editorial
Protecting Domestic Workers’ Rights Protecting Domestic 
Workers’ Rights

Domestic work is emerging as and is likely to remain an important activity for women workers in our country. Time has come for evaluation as to how best we, as a nation, can protect and promote the…

Our faith
Obligation to pay Zakat Obligation to pay Zakat

The religion of Islam is built upon five pillars. These have made up the foundation of the Muslim life. Zakat is the third pillar of Islam. Abdullah Ibn Umar (Ra) narrated that the Messenger of Allah…

Asia
Urgent collective action needed to eliminate terrorism: Pranab Urgent collective action needed to eliminate terrorism: Pranab

NEW DELHI: Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has called for “urgent collective action” in order to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from which no country is immune, reports PTI.

World
FBI, CIA launch criminal probe into ‘malware leaks’ FBI, CIA launch criminal probe into ‘malware leaks’

WASHINGTON: US federal agencies have launched a criminal investigation into the public release of documents said to detail CIA hacking tools, US officials say, report BBC and AFP. They…

Culturetainment
Uttam, Priyanka play duet by Nirmalendu Goon Uttam, Priyanka play duet by Nirmalendu Goon

Prominent singers Uttam Ghosh and Priyanka Gope have recently played a duet written by celebrated poet Nirmalendu Goon. Besides lending his voice to the number styled Ashoker Mala, Uttam…

Winner
Spinners put Lanka in control on rain-hit day Spinners put Lanka in control on rain-hit day

  Day 3: Bangladesh 312 (Mushfiqur 85, Mehedi 41, Perera 3/53, Herath 3/72) trail Sri Lanka 494 (Mendis 194, Mehedi 4/113) by 182 runs…

My Districts
Onion seed farming up in Rajshahi region Onion seed farming up in Rajshahi region

RAJSHAHI: Commercial farming of onion-seed is gradually increasing in Rajshahi region including its high Barind tract, as demand for this spicy cash crop is rising day by day, reports BSS.

Business
Tax relief for Moheshkhali LNG terminal Tax relief for Moheshkhali LNG terminal

Country’s first LNG terminal at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar, having a capacity to process 500mmcfd of liquefied natural gas per day, will get tax exemption facilities, an official concerned…

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