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Environment conservation rules not enforced

Environment conservation 
rules not enforced
Although the country’s Environment Conservation Act prohibits destroying of hills and "tilla" by digging and removing the earth to flatten the surface, musclemen, politically-influential persons and some organisations have been doing this indiscriminately and without official permission. As a result, landslides occur in some areas of the Chittagong region during the rainy season.Legal experts opined that influential persons are doing this with the tacit support of the authorities. National and international laws on the subject are not being implemented. All this is being done in the name of development, they noted. They also said hundreds of houses have been built by levelling hill areas, which is illegal. Section 6B of the…

Lopsided election not possible this time: Khaleda

Lopsided election not possible this time: Khaleda

BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said Awami League will not be able to hold a lopsided election like the January-5 one further as even India has change its stance on the current government realising its mistake, reports UNB. "An election is now very important as people have got fed-up with…
DNCC to introduce 4,000 new buses to ease traffic jam

DNCC to introduce 4,000 new buses to ease traffic jam

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will introduce a total of 4,000 new buses to ease traffic congestion in capital city to relief the city dwellers.  To end this DNCC Mayor Annisul Haque made a presentation at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) regarding the project in front of Prime Minister…
Promotion of tourism sector

Promotion of tourism sector

A divisional level workshop titled "Mass-Awareness Related Programme on Tourism Affairs" in Rajshahi on Tuesday observed that substantial and sustainable promotion of tourism sector through the best uses of its existing potentiality can be the vital means of infusing dynamism into regional…
Accreditation is delivering confidence 
in construction

Accreditation is delivering confidence in construction

June 9, 2017 marks World Accreditation Day as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on how accreditation…
Database of inmate helps curb recurrence           of crimes: RAB DG

Database of inmate helps curb recurrence of crimes: RAB DG

The Jail Inmate Database, introduced by Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) one and a half years ago, is playing a significant role in reducing recurrence of crimes by the same criminals, reports BSS. “The database has been playing a vital role in controlling as well as preventing crimes, and most importantly…
Matia for withdrawal of excise duty on bank accounts

Matia for withdrawal of excise duty on bank accounts

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury yesterday strongly urged the government to consider and withdraw the excise duty on bank accounts and interest rate slaped on the savings letters belonged to the lower and middle income people in the proposed budget for fiscal 2017-2018, reports BSS. "Nearly…
18 killed in Mogadishu restaurant attack

18 killed in Mogadishu restaurant attack

MOGADISHU: A suicide car bombing and armed assault by six Shabaab militants on two neighbouring restaurants in Somalia's capital Mogadishu ended Thursday morning with at least 18 dead, the government said, reports AFP. "The operation is over now and the gunmen were killed by the security forces,"…
DhakaLive gets sneak peek of ‘Ityadi’s most coveted segment

DhakaLive gets sneak peek of ‘Ityadi’s most coveted segment

One of the main attractions of the popular magazine show ‘Ityadi’ is the innovative skit played by expats. Language distortion and weird amalgamation of Bengali and English—mockingly called Banglish—have invaded our culture these days. But Hanif Sanket, a renowned television…
Tamim on way to be a global batsman

Tamim on way to be a global batsman

Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has finally established him as one of the best batsmen of the world following his epic performance in the ICC Champions Trophy. While he began his career in amazing fashion to hint that he got all the ingredients to be a global star, Tamim Iqbal was not quite successful…
Ornamental stitching makes 
rural women self-reliant

Ornamental stitching makes rural women self-reliant

Ornamental stitching works like embroidering and spangling on female clothes have made some 25,000 rural women self-reliant as the prospective venture continues to expand fast in Rangpur division, reports BSS. According to sources in different government and non-government organisations, many rural…
Ensure labour rights in textile sector

Ensure labour rights in textile sector

Bangladesh needs to step up its efforts to prevent the exploitation of textile workers, members of European Parliament (MEP) said in a resolution adopted on Wednesday. The government must live up to its pledges to ensure labour rights to continue getting trade privileges under Everything But Arms (EBA)…
Some dung beetles have taken to decapitating millipedes

Some dung beetles have taken to decapitating millipedes

Reputation: Dung beetles roll across the African savannah with big balls of, well, dung. The ancient Egyptians were really into them, for some reason. Reality: From South America to South Africa, the UK to the USA, they will be there. Not only are dung beetles a diverse and multifaceted group of insects,…
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