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E-passports unlikely before June

E-passports unlikely before June
The government plan to introduce e-passports from this month is all but certain to be deferred by about six months as German company Veridos GmbH, assigned for implementing the project, is unlikely to supply new booklets before June this year. The delay in getting e-passports may lead to crisis of existing machine readable passport (MRP) booklets for issuing new passports from May this year as the current stock will run out in March, sources in Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) told The Independent. German passport producer Veridos GmbH was supposed to introduce e-passports in Bangladesh by the 19th of January this year under an agreement signed with DIP on July 19 last year. The project titled ‘Introduction of E-Passport and…

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Bottled water of 5 brands unsafe
Bottled water of 5 brands unsafe
In a report, the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) has said that five companies permitted…

2 ex-IGPs get bail in Aug 21  grenade attack case

2 ex-IGPs get bail in Aug 21 grenade attack case

The High Court (HC) yesterday granted six months' bail to two former inspectors general of police (IGPs)—Ashraful Huda and Shahudul Haque—who were sentenced to four years in jail in connection with the August 21 grenade attack case. The HC bench, comprising Justice Sheikh Abdul Awal…
A serious health hazards

A serious health hazards

As meat and bone meal (MBM), a protein concentrate for poultry, contains toxic chemicals, harmful residues, deadly agents and heavy deposition of chromium, it could expose humans to serious health hazards when they eat animals taking such feed. Experts said it could cause anthrax, antibiotic-resistance…
Restaurant grading much appreciated

Restaurant grading much appreciated

With a wide range of eateries, including cuisine from all over the globe, Dhaka has turned into a gourmet paradise, though the massive gastronomic juggernaut of the capital is not strictly regulated in matters of food safety, hygiene and other issues. While mobile courts were and are slapping fines…
Colourism and South Asia: An anthropological study

Colourism and South Asia: An anthropological study

When talking about discrimination, usually the topic that is widely discussed and studied is racism or the practice of discrimination of people based on race. In the Indian subcontinent what is more widely popularized as a major socio-cultural practice and has profound implications, yet less talked…
ECNEC to take decision on Tk 369cr project today

ECNEC to take decision on Tk 369cr project today

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) will sit in its maiden meeting of the present government today which will consider a Tk 368.87 crore project to upgrade the Jatrabari (Mayor Hanif Flyover) – Demra (Sultana Kamal Bridge) highway in to four-lane. ECNEC Chairperson…
Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

Philippines seeks peace with Muslim self-rule vote

A decades-long push to halt the violence that has claimed some 150,000 lives in the southern Philippines culminated yesterday with a vote on giving the nation's Muslim minority greater control over the region. The poll is the final step in a peace deal with the Catholic-majority country's largest…
Filmmaker-cultural activist Alamgir Kabir remembered

Filmmaker-cultural activist Alamgir Kabir remembered

To remember noted filmmaker and cultural activist Alamgir Kabir on his 30th death anniversary, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Moviyana Film Society and Bangladesh Film School jointly organised a commemorative programme at the Seminar Room of BSA on Sunday.  The programme featured a memorial…
Evans inserts his name in BPL folklore

Evans inserts his name in BPL folklore

Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) current edition is considered by many as the ‘League of Legends’ for the congregation of the star players and globe-trotting T20 players because so many legends are not seen any longer in BPL history. This year a good number of star players the likes of …
Farmers eye bumper mustard yield

Farmers eye bumper mustard yield

Farmers of Laxmipur district expect bumper crops this year. According to the Department of Agricultural Extension (DEA), a total of 258 hectares of land have been brought under mustard cultivation in five upazilas under the district. Mouju Chowdhury ghat, Char Romoni and Babinigonj areas are currently…
Mosquito menace grows in Dhaka

Mosquito menace grows in Dhaka

With the mosquito menace having reached an intolerable level in the capital, the city dwellers are blaming the authorities concerned for their lacklustre efforts. Instead of adopting any systematic approach, both the civic bodies have taken a few ad hoc measures in curbing the increasing nuisance wrecked…
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