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Only eight people to inspect 5000 boilers

Only eight people to 
inspect 5000 boilers
The process of recruitment of 100 new inspectors to check industrial boilers has got embroiled in red tape, making the country’s industrial sector a dangerous place to work in even now. In the past four years, 62 people have died in 12 separate incidents of boiler explosions in Bangladesh. Considered the heart of an industrial set-up, these boilers in Bangladesh—which are run on natural gas—require periodic inspections for ensuring their safety standards. But thought there is a total of 5,039 active boilers across the country, Bangladesh has just eight government-appointed inspectors! These inspectors are burdened with everything—approvals of new boilers and skilled boiler operators, renewals of old boilers through the…

Experts call for urgent rule to ban lead in paints

Experts call for urgent rule to ban lead in paints

Experts yesterday called for urgent formation of regulations to ban lead content in household paints. The call came at a workshop organised by the Environment and Social Development Organization (ESDO) at its Mohammadpur headquarters. The workshop focused on the health risk posed by lead in paints in…
 Writ seeks stay on DU ‘Gha’ unit admission process

Writ seeks stay on DU ‘Gha’ unit admission process

 A writ petition was filed with the High Court yesterday seeking a stay order on the admission procedure of 'Gha' unit for 2018-2019 academic session under Social Science Faculty of Dhaka University (DU), reports UNB. Supreme Court lawyer Yunus Ali Akand filed the writ challenging the legitimacy…
Bumper rice production

Bumper rice production

Breaking all records since 1972, farmers in Bangladesh have produced a staggering 3.63 crore metric tonns of rice in the current year against a demand of 2.91 crore metric tonns. To the world, which once described Bangladesh as a hunger plagued, poverty-stricken country, this is the picture of a complete…
Eat more eggs

Eat more eggs

From before birth to later life and during childhood, adulthood there is no alternative of protein and undoubtably, egg is champion in fulfilling the needs of protein in each stage of human life from 0 to 100+. In August 2018, 146.11 crore eggs were produced by the poultry farms in Bangladesh (Source:…
Everything to be done to cope with changing world: PM

Everything to be done to cope with changing world: PM

Mentioning that science and technologies are like flowing rivers, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government will do whatever is needed to cope with the fast-changing world to ensure a brighter future for the young generation, reports UNB. "To cope with the fast-changing world,…
Russia warns Trump over ‘dangerous’ plan to quit

Russia warns Trump over ‘dangerous’ plan to quit

MOSCOW: Moscow yesterday warned US President Donald Trump that his plan to ditch a Cold War-era nuclear weapons treaty with Russia was a dangerous step, reports AFP. Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said this “would be a very dangerous step” and accused the US of risking international…
Many happy returns to Alam Khan

Many happy returns to Alam Khan

Alam Khan--a renowned musician, composer and music director of the country, who has been awarded the prestigious National Film Award seven times--turns 75 today. The living legend said he will be celebrating the day with his family in a small, simple way. DhakaLive has news that some of the TV channels…
Kayes proves again as opener with a ton

Kayes proves again as opener with a ton

Imrul Kayes’s 140 ball-144 was the testament of how he likes the opening position, a spot that he repeatedly revealed as his favoured option when the team management tried to use him in other batting positions. For the sake of playing in the national team, he never refused to bat down the order…
Newly built Feni district jail boasts better facilities

Newly built Feni district jail boasts better facilities

The newly constructed Feni district jail building has strengthened its security arrangement while providing all sorts of modern facilities. The new jail is located in Ranirhat area of Feni sadar. Fariuddin Ahmed Chowdhury, secretary of the home ministry (service and security), told The Independent that…
Poverty to go by 2020 if AL reelected: Hasina

Poverty to go by 2020 if AL reelected: Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday sought vote from the young generation for Awami League in the upcoming elections to keep up the pace of development, terming them as the biggest strength of the country, reports BSS. “Bangladesh witnessed tremendous development in the last 10 years of the…
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