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BSTI cancels licences of 7

BSTI cancels licences of 7
The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) yesterday cancelled licences of seven factory units for their three products and suspended licences of 18 factory units for 9 products. Licences of the 7 factory units were cancelled for drinking water, soft drink powder and ghee.   Licences of 18 factory units were suspended for nine products -- mustard oil, drinking water, vermicelli, turmeric power, iodised salt, curry powder, coriander powder, noodles (stick) and chips. The BSTI, in an office order signed by its director (CM) M Ishaq Ali, came up with the action for their failure to come up with replies to the show-cause notices served on them earlier. It also asked the companies concerned to recall their products from market…

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Tigers beat Ireland by 6 wickets
Tigers beat Ireland by 6 wickets
Bangladesh put up yet another clinical performance to crush hosts Ireland by six wickets and got the…

Eid train tickets to be sold from different counters

Eid train tickets to be sold from different counters

For the first time, the Bangladesh Railway is  going to sell advanced tickets for Eid-ul-Fitr from different counters and stations in the capital. Besides, at least 16 special trains will run alongside the existing 33 intercity trains to ease travel pressure during the Eid holiday. Railway minister…
Mangoes start appearing in Rajshahi markets

Mangoes start appearing in Rajshahi markets

Mango, the highest juicy and delicious fruit of the summer season, has started appearing in the markets of Rajshahi from yesterday. Some indigenous varieties along with ‘Guti’ have appeared in the markets, but most consumers are frustrated with the high price. However, the consumers have…
Menacing plastic pollution

Menacing plastic pollution

According to media reports plastic pollution is becoming a serious threat for the present and future generations. Plastic pollution is a growing problem in Bangladesh. The major cities are particularly at great risk. In last few years, production and consumption of diversified plastic products have…
Role of the media in promoting 
quality education

Role of the media in promoting quality education

Bangladesh is one of the most populous countries in the world. To survive in the current competitive world, this large number of people will have to be transformed into human resources through timely education. And the media can play special role in spreading education. The overall education structure…
Foreign firms must have 30pc 
local ownership for TVAS: BTRC

Foreign firms must have 30pc local ownership for TVAS: BTRC

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has decided to give licences to foreign firms for Telecommunication Value Added Services (TVAS), providedthey give at least 30 per cent ownership to local firms. TVAS refers to those telecommunication services, other than the core services…
US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Iraq

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Iraq

The US yesterday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq’s neighbor Iran. Washington has ramped up pressure on Tehran in recent days, accusing Iran of planning “imminent” attacks in…
‘Janmabhumi’, ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ to be screened in Canada

‘Janmabhumi’, ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ to be screened in Canada

Two Bangladesh films ‘Janmabhumi’ (The Birthland) —a film on Rohingyas directed by Proshoon Rahmaan and ‘Iti, Tomari Dhaka’ (Sincerely Yours, Dhaka) —the first anthology film of Bangladesh, produced by Impress Telefilm, will be screened at the International Film Festival…
Can Tigers be seventh time lucky?

Can Tigers be seventh time lucky?

Over the years, Bangladesh have been evolved as true giants of cricket from a team of occasional flashes of brilliance. They have won a number of bilateral series both home and away against top teams of the world but one thing still eludes them-they haven’t won a final of a tournament involving…
Labour shortage, high wages hit Boro harvest

Labour shortage, high wages hit Boro harvest

Farmers in the district have stated Boro harvesting. But due to shortage of labourers and high wages, most farmers are having a tough time harvesting paddy in this peak season. Farmers say a day labourer charges Tk. 500-700. About 25 per cent Boro paddy had been harvested till May 12. On the other hand,…
1 Bangladeshi dead, 39 missing in Mediterranean Sea: Momen

1 Bangladeshi dead, 39 missing in Mediterranean Sea: Momen

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday said so far one dead and 39 missing in the boat capsized in the Mediterranean Sea have been identified as Bangladeshi nationals. “Our officials there so far identified one dead as Bangladeshi national while confirmed that at least 39 more compatriots…
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