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Fertiliser overdose spells doom

Fertiliser overdose spells doom
Use of excessive chemical fertilisers and pesticides has increasingly been posing serious health risks to people, experts have said. They have observed that harmful chemicals are entering human bodies through the food chain. Immoderate use of chemicals is also detrimental to the environment and ecology, they noted. The experts also said that excessive use of urea is responsible for various diseases of rice and declining soil fertility. Urea produces ammonia emanation, contributes to acid rain, groundwater contamination and ozone depletion due to release of nitrous oxide by denitrification process. With its increased use and projections of future use, this problem may increase several fold in the coming decades. Groundwater contamination due…

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Space era beckons Bangladesh
Space era beckons Bangladesh
Bangladesh is only a few hours away from entering its very own “space era” with the launching…

Quota protesters give 24-hour to issue gazette

Quota protesters give 24-hour to issue gazette

Bangladesh General Students Rights Protection Alliance yesterday gave the government a 24-hour ultimatum to publish a gazette notification on abolishing quota system in government jobs as per the Prime Minister's announcement, reports UNB. They also threatened to go for a tougher movement from Sunday…
3 Bangladeshi seamen return after detention in S Korea

3 Bangladeshi seamen return after detention in S Korea

Three Bangladeshi seafarers, who were detained by the South Korean authorities on March 19, returned home on Tuesday, the foreign ministry has revealed. The three seafarers landed at the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport by a flight of Thai Airways at noon, Captain Jashim Uddin Sarker, chief nautical…
Home ministry’s concern over probable Rohingya militancy

Home ministry’s concern over probable Rohingya militancy

The home ministry has all the valid reason to feel that exploiting the helpless condition of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, the local as well as foreign militant groups may influence them to become their members for their underground and socially unsettling activities. Authorities in Bangladesh just…
Who are public intellectuals?

Who are public intellectuals?

Public intellectuals are usually expected to stand against all sorts of odds and express, as loudly as possible, their stance. A public intellectual is therefore regarded by many as a “problem solver”, who has the noble responsibility to produce solutions, from the vast knowledge he possesses,…
Bangladesh plays ball 
with global players

Bangladesh plays ball with global players

Bangladesh has proven its mettle as the one of the world's leading sourcing countries of denim. It has been able to connect globally renowned buyers with local suppliers to boost the denim business in the country, industry players say. Mostafiz Uddin, founder and CEO of Bangladesh Denim Expo, told…
France, Germany, UK to meet Iran on nuclear deal

France, Germany, UK to meet Iran on nuclear deal

PARIS: The foreign ministers of France, Britain and Germany will meet Iranian representatives next week, Paris said yesterday after President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of a landmark nuclear deal with Tehran, reports AFP. “We will meet with my British and German colleagues on Monday,…
Shilpakala celebrates birth anniv of Nobel laureate

Shilpakala celebrates birth anniv of Nobel laureate

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) celebrated the 157th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore through an elaborated programme titled ‘Purbachale Rabindranath’ at the National Theatre Hall of BSA on Tuesday. The programme featured discussion, solo and choral rendition,…
Bangladesh lift championship trophy

Bangladesh lift championship trophy

Rokhsana Akter stole the final day’s show in the Second Islami Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF) International Archery Championship when she stunned the favourite Fatimah Al Amsadani of Iraq to win the gold in the women’s compound individual event.      Meanwhile, Bangladesh…
Minister for enhancing farming
of zinc-enriched rice

Minister for enhancing farming of zinc-enriched rice

LALMONIRHAT: State Minister for Social Welfare Nuruzzaman Ahmed  on Tuesday stressed on enhancing cultivation and consumption of zinc-enriched BRRI dhan74 rice to meet nutrition and increase disease resistant capacities of the people, reports BSS. "The present government is conducting continuous…
Heavy machinery shipping to site starts from July

Heavy machinery shipping to site starts from July

The shipping of heavy and large technological equipment for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (RNPP) from Russia will begin in July.   They will first reach the Chittagong Port and then be carried to the RNPP site through waterways to expedite the work of generating 1,200 megawatts (MW) of electricity…
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