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High levels of toxins found in cow’s milk

High levels of toxins found in cow’s milk
National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL) has found several toxic elements like lead, pesticides and harmful chemicals in cow milk and fodder that can cause cancer and other ailments after consumption. The government-run NFSL revealed this at a programme at the Public Health Institute auditorium in the city yesterday. NFSL head and technical manager Professor Dr Shahnila Ferdousi said the findings were based on a survey of samples of cow milk, packaged milk, curd and fodder collected from 27 upazilas in four districts, including Dhaka. The results of the survey, which was funded by the UN-based Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), was disclosed in the presence of health and family welfare minister Zahid Malik. The laboratory had collected…

Pressure mounts on Ganaforum ‘rebels’ on MP oath decision

Pressure mounts on Ganaforum ‘rebels’ on MP oath decision

Two elected lawmakers from Ganaforum, a major partner of opposition alliance Jatiya Oikyafront, are under pressure from their party and the alliance not to take oath and join parliament. Leaders of Ganaforum and Oikyafront, which rejected the results of the December 30 parliamentary polls for alleged…
Fires cause loss of 
Tk 25,000cr in 5yrs

Fires cause loss of Tk 25,000cr in 5yrs

Bangladesh incurred a loss of about Taka 25,000 crore due to fire incidents across the country in the last five years, says the Electronic Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB). Citing the data of the Bangladesh Fire Service & Civil Defence, ESSAB president Motahar Hossain Khan said…
Textile sector boom

Textile sector boom

There is no denying that the rise of the RMG sector has transformed Bangladesh, employing millions, empowering women and creating a wealthy upper class of entrepreneurs. The current state of Bangladesh, which is on her way to achieving middle income status, is mainly due to a booming textile sector…
Ethical practices for long-term sustainability

Ethical practices for long-term sustainability

Getting penalised by the magistracies for adulterated foods has become a common feature in the dailies of the food shops and restaurants . The groceries are fined on regular basis for selling expired items. The news of a bank official dashing out Tk 380 crore by defrauding common people or physicians…
Impressive growth benefits not equally distributed: CPD

Impressive growth benefits not equally distributed: CPD

Despite impressing economic growth, a large part of Bangladeshi citizens have not been able to attain the benefit as the benefits of growths were not equally distributed, a recent study of the Center of Policy and Dialogue (CPD) said. The findings of the study was revealed at a discussion titled “Pursuing…
Where humanitarian aid used as weapon

Where humanitarian aid used as weapon

Desperately needed aid being stockpiled at Venezuela's door is at the heart of a political duel between the two men fighting to lead the oil-rich nation: Juan Guaido and Nicolas Maduro. Guaido, recognized as Venezuela's interim president by around 50 countries, has pressed the all-critical military…
‘Ekushey Natya Utsab’ starts in capital

‘Ekushey Natya Utsab’ starts in capital

Marking the upcoming International Mother Language Day, a twenty-day theatre festival titled ‘Ekushey Natya Utsab 2019’ started at Mukta Mancha of Suhrawardy Udyan in the capital on Saturday. Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation (BGTF), in association with Cultural Affairs Ministry and Bangladesh…
NZ XI defy Tigers’ challenge

NZ XI defy Tigers’ challenge

Bangladesh got off to their New Zealand tour in disappointing note as they tasted a two-wicket defeat to New Zealand XI in the only practice game at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln yesterday. The defeat gave them a reality ahead of the series in which they targeted some victories at least in the ODI series…
Water hyacinths clog river, hamper movement of boats

Water hyacinths clog river, hamper movement of boats

The high density of large water hyacinths in the Dhonagoda, a tributary of the mighty Meghna, has clogged the riverbed over the past few months. As a result, hundreds of commuters at Matlab Dakhshin upazila have been badly hassled everyday for the past few months while crossing the river on ferry boats.…
Sorry state of parks in capital turning away visitors

Sorry state of parks in capital turning away visitors

The pathetic condition of parks in Dhaka is turning away people who used to frequent these places quite regularly once. After visiting some of the parks, The Independent found out that most of them have turned into safe haven for drug dealers and goons. Though both the North and South city corporations…
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