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Plastic pervades all

Plastic pervades all
Frequent use of plastic containers across the country is causing various diseases including cancer. In hotels, restaurants and bakeries, food is being served in plastic pots and containers. For home delivery purposes, too, it is widely used.     Talking to The Independent, experts say the exponential growth of plastic is threatening the planet’s survival. Ranging from aquatic life to public health, the harmful effects of plastic could be seen everywhere.   According to the Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers' & Exporters’ Association (BPGMEA), there are about 3,000 plastic goods manufacturing factories in the country. But sources claim that the number might be well over 5,000. The sources mention that…

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Britain’s ‘zombie PM’ May battles on alone
Britain’s ‘zombie PM’ May battles on alone
Isolated British Prime Minister Theresa May once again proved her stoicism by battling on in the face…

Sylhet return to winning track

Sylhet return to winning track

Skipper David Warner and Liton Das entertained the local crowd with some intriguing power hitting as Sylhet Sixers got them back in winning-track, thrashing Rangpur Riders by 27 runs yesterday at the Sylhet International Cricket Stadium. Warner reinvigorated his killer form, shellacking a 36 ball-61…
Ride-sharing biker Shahanaj gets back scooty; thief held

Ride-sharing biker Shahanaj gets back scooty; thief held

The scooty of Shahanaj Akhter, a biker of the ride-sharing service UBER, was recovered from the Raghunathpur area of Narayanganj district in the wee hours yesterday (Wednesday). The alleged thief, Zubaidul Islam Johny, has been held, the police said. The bike was recovered around 3.30am. “After…
Whole genome sequencing begins

Whole genome sequencing begins

The establishment of operation of the country’s lone whole genome sequencing laboratory can certainly go a long way in diagnosing various genetic diseases as well as different types of cancer. Whole-genome sequencing represents the ultimate step in assaying human genetic variation at the base…
Staying safe, healthy and fit during winter

Staying safe, healthy and fit during winter

It may be cold outside, but winter needn't be the unhealthiest time of year for you and your family. Many people feel tired and sluggish during winter. This is due to the lack of sunlight, which disrupts our sleep and waking cycles. When it's cold and dark outside, it can be tempting to fill…
Pricey tickets keep visitors away from DITF amusement park

Pricey tickets keep visitors away from DITF amusement park

The children's amusement park at the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2019 has so far seen fewer takers due to the high prices of rides.   People complained to the  correspondent about the high prices of children rides. They said the prices are much higher this year. The ride that…
Europe’s reactions to May’s defeat

Europe’s reactions to May’s defeat

The EU and European governments warned that the British parliament’s rejection of a Brexit deal heightens the risk of a disorderly withdrawal from the bloc. Following are some of the key reactions to Tuesday night’s huge defeat for British Prime Minister Theresa May. European Union “I…
Selim Al Deen’s ‘Putra’ 
coming to Shilpakala

Selim Al Deen’s ‘Putra’ coming to Shilpakala

Dhaka Theatre will stage the two shows of its 47th production ‘Putra’ today and tomorrow at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital. Directed by Shimul Yousuf, ‘Putra’ is one of the plays that renowned playwright Selim…
‘Batsmen responsible for low scores’

‘Batsmen responsible for low scores’

While the wicket of Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) has been the centre of all discussion following a string of low scores, Habibul Bashar Sumon found problems in batsmen’s temperament to thrive in this sort of wicket. The former skipper and currently the selector of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB)…
Tomato a money-spinner for Rajshahi farmers

Tomato a money-spinner for Rajshahi farmers

Amidst a well harvest and better prices in the market, the tomato growers in the region including the vast Barind tract are happy this winter. Tomato, an attractive vegetable to the consumers, has been appearing in different local markets of the region for the last couple of weeks. Now the farmers are…
82,500 PEC students to get scholarships for 3 years

82,500 PEC students to get scholarships for 3 years

A total of 82,500 students who passed the Primary Examination Completion (PEC) exams will get scholarships for the next three years. Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) sources said the successful candidates of PEC and equivalent exams will get the scholarships from the first week of March this year…
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