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Land zoning act yet to take shape

Land zoning act yet to take shape
Despite initiatives taken seven years ago, the ‘Agricultural Land Protection and Land Zoning Act 2010’ is yet to see the light of day. The main objective of the proposed law is to ban the construction of houses and industrial units on farmlands. According to land ministry sources, it would take another year to place the proposed law in Parliament for legislation. In the absence of any legal deterrent, the country is losing valuable and finite multicrop farmland. This poses a threat to the nation’s food security. A section of developers are indiscriminately filling up thousands of acres of multicrop farmlands across the country. Most of the multicrop farmlands adjacent to different cities and district towns like Dhaka, Narayanganj,…

Trump tweets video of him knocking down, beating ‘CNN’

Trump tweets video of him knocking down, beating ‘CNN’

US President Donald Trump launched a fresh attack on the news media Sunday by tweeting a video—bizarre even by his standards—showing him knocking down and beating a professional wrestling “villain” whose face had been replaced by a CNN logo, reports AFP from Washington. The 10-year-old…
Stress on rheumatology dept in public hospitals

Stress on rheumatology dept in public hospitals

Although one-third of adults suffer from various types of rheumatic disorder, including pain in low back, knees, hips and shoulders, there is no full-fledged rheumatology department in the country's public hospitals except Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) to provide proper treatment…
Protecting environment

Protecting environment

In a bid to ensure eco-friendly atmosphere, the Department of Environment (DoE) Khulna has given notices to 87 industries in the last two months to improve their processing system otherwise they may face closure, according to a report in this newspaper on Saturday. We appreciate the DoE’s move.…
Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Mali

Bangladeshi peacekeepers in Mali

Bangladesh deployed peacekeepers in Mali first on April 2014 following the official request from United Nations. A total of 1722 peacekeepers are working in Mali under United Nations Multi-dimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Bangladeshi peacekeepers include: Army 1310, Navy…
Rural people at risk for chikungunya, say experts

Rural people at risk for chikungunya, say experts

Although chikungunya outbreak is limited in Dhaka city this year, people in rural areas are at risk for the disease as studies showed presence of Aedes mosquitoes, reports BSS. Senior Scientific Officer of Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (IEDCR) Dr SM Alamgir told the news agency…
Govt set to automate food 
procurement system

Govt set to automate food procurement system

The government is going to automate the food procurement system to make it sure that farmers get the officially fixed price, eliminating the 'middlemen', official sources said, reports UNB. They also said the official piloting of the online food procurement system will be launched at Sherpur…
18 killed as car bombers strike Damascus

18 killed as car bombers strike Damascus

DAMASCUS: A suicide car bomber pursued by security forces blew himself up in eastern Damascus on Sunday, with a monitor reporting 18 killed in the deadliest attack to hit the Syrian capital in months, reports AFP. Syrian state media and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said security…
Fahmida Nabi’s 16th solo album this month

Fahmida Nabi’s 16th solo album this month

After releasing her debut album in 1989, audience-admired singer Fahmida Nabi has presented 15 solo albums to the audience till now. This time around, she is going to release her 16th solo album this month. DhakaLive has news that Fahmida Nabi’s new album is coming up with a surprise for the audience…
BCB chief mulls inducting 
new blood ahead of WC 2019

BCB chief mulls inducting new blood ahead of WC 2019

As the expectation from the Bangladesh cricket team gets higher following their tremendous performance, the BCB mulls of brining up some drastic changes to the team in a bid to make the 2019 World Cup campaign a successful one.  Head Coach Chandika Hathurusingha also discusses with BCB president…
Wooden mustard oil ‘ghanis’ 
facing extinction

Wooden mustard oil ‘ghanis’ facing extinction

The wooden ‘ghani’ (a traditional of oil extraction machine) traditionally used for making mustard oil in the country’s northern zone, including Nilphamari district, is now on the verge of extinction. While the country was under Pakistan and after the Liberation War, these ‘ghanis’ were…
Delhi requests Dhaka to let Indians with handwritten passports visit Bangladesh

Delhi requests Dhaka to let Indians with handwritten passports visit Bangladesh

India’s foreign office in New Delhi’s South Block has sought the Bangladesh government’s permission to let Indian citizens visit Bangladesh with handwritten India-Bangladesh (Special) passports. The request has come even though the Indian government had decided to discontinue handwritten…
‘Pirate spiders’ make a living by preying on other spiders

‘Pirate spiders’ make a living by preying on other spiders

Build a web, catch a fly, wrap the fly in silk, then devour at leisure. This hunting strategy has proven so effective that orb-weaving spiders are one of the most successful groups of animals. They are found in almost every corner of the world and there are more than 3,000 species. Making a web is a…
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