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Beware of energy drinks

Beware of energy drinks
Nine so called ‘energy drinks’ currently available in the country contain caffeine at a level higher than is generally recognised as safe by public health experts. Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) recently collected random samples of the nine brands—Speed, Tiger, Royal Tiger, Power, Oscar, Braver, Red Bull, Bull Dozer, and Black Horse—and got those examined at three laboratories. Of the laboratories, two belong to government agencies and the rest belongs to a renowned public engineering university. The BFSA received the test results on October 24. As per the results, all the samples carried caffeine at a level detrimental to public health. The laboratory of one of the two government agencies found Speed as having…

Tofail blasts those who call Zia  proclaimer of independence

Tofail blasts those who call Zia proclaimer of independence

Reacting to a video shared on the Facebook page of Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka claiming former President Ziaur Rahman as the proclaimer of Bangladesh independence, Commerce MinisterTofail Ahmed yesterday said only the traitors can make such a claim, reports UNB. "There's no doubt that…
Two to die for killing worker

Two to die for killing worker

A Gazipur court sentenced two people to death for killing a workshop technician Uzzal Chandra Monidash of Kapasia upazila on December 17 in 2016. The judge of Gazipur district and session judge’s court AKM Enamul Haque handed down the verdict on Tuesday morning. The convicts were identified  …
Price hike

Price hike

The ongoing hike in prices of essentials is a chilling reminder of the structural problems facing the marketing of perishable food items in this country. Vegetable and fruit prices rise abnormally for several reasons, including a sudden spike in demand. And when the demand exceeds supply, prices go…
Solar electricity from rooftop: The way to go

Solar electricity from rooftop: The way to go

Global concern regarding temperature rise due to man-made greenhouse effect has pushed all countries around the globe to invest in electricity generation using renewable energy technologies. Our country has also targeted to boost its production capacity to 24,000 MW by 2021, about 10% of which will…
Govt eyes on electronic, online solutions

Govt eyes on electronic, online solutions

Bangladesh is keen to speed up the international trade process and make it more transparent by introducing electronic and online solutions, which would increase the volume of international goods being unloaded and reduce the costs and time of a business operation. A project titled “Bangladesh…
Shortfall in climate action is ‘catastrophic’: UN

Shortfall in climate action is ‘catastrophic’: UN

PARIS: There is a "catastrophic" gap between national pledges to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the actions needed to cap global warming below two degrees Celsius, the UN's environment chief warned Tuesday, days ahead of global climate talks in Bonn, reports AFP. Even if fulfilled,…
Four-day dance drama festival kicks off at BSA today

Four-day dance drama festival kicks off at BSA today

A four-day dance drama festival titled ‘Srishti-Meena Bazar Classical Dance Festival’ is set to kick off on the premises of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital today. Srishti Cultural Centre, a renowned dance school in the country, has organised the festival…
BCB to find out reasons behind
Tigers dismal show in SA

BCB to find out reasons behind Tigers dismal show in SA

Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) president Nazmul Hassan Papon said that their first and main work will be to sort out the problems for what causes the team cut a sorry figure in the tour of South Africa after holding the board meeting with the new committee. Before doing this as he said that they have…
Dry fish collection season begins in Sundarbans

Dry fish collection season begins in Sundarbans

The fishermen of the district are now bound for Dublar Char as the season for collection of dry fish has started, reports UNB. After getting pass (permission) from the Forest Department, the fishermen started their work on October 24. Several thousands of fishermen have already reached five chars under…
Rohingya crisis to 
dominate talks

Rohingya crisis to dominate talks

The ongoing Rohingya crisis is going to dominate the sixth edition of the Bangladesh-United States partnership dialogue, the highest bilateral platform between the two countries, to be held in the capital, according to diplomatic sources. Unlike other five previous dialogues, this dialogue comprising…
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