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Sale of pasteurised milk falls as buyers shy away

Sale of pasteurised milk falls as buyers shy away
Repeated findings of antibiotics, lead, and other harmful chemicals in pasteurised milk have eroded the confidence of consumers, almost halving the sales of different brands of milk in the last couple of months. The Independent talked with consumers, sellers, and top pasteurised milk producers, and found out that controversies surrounding milk have put a serious dent on this burgeoning industry, which, in the last one decade, has grown in quite a remarkable manner. The industry first took a major hit in February when the National Food Safety Laboratory (NFSL) found high levels of microbial contaminants in dairy products in a survey conducted with the support of the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). The laboratory had collected the…

Outgoing French envoy meets President

Outgoing French envoy meets President

Outgoing French Ambassador to Bangladesh Marie-Annick BOURDIN yesterday met President Abdul Hamid at Bangabhaban. During the meeting, the President said bilateral relations between Bangladesh and France are very excellent and the ties are expanding gradually, President's Press Secretary Joynal Abedin…
NID verification gateway server launched

NID verification gateway server launched

Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday inaugurated a gateway server for efficient verification of national identity (NID) cards. The launching ceremony was held at the ICT Division in the capital with State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak in the chair. Speaking…
Milk must be safe 
for consumption

Milk must be safe for consumption

The High Court’s tough stance on the raging controversy over the purity of milk from certain brands of the country is indeed laudable and it is expected that the court will give such rule that would ensure milk producing companies are forced to packet milk safe for human consumption. The controversy…
Coral reefs of Bangladesh are under threat

Coral reefs of Bangladesh are under threat

Coral reefs are the highly diversified symbiotic ecosystem in the marine-realm, covering 1% of the ocean and providing shelter to almost 25% of marine species. Reef-building corals conjugate to form coral reefs that play a very crucial role in maintaining a good marine environment around them. Most…
GP, Robi get back bandwidth

GP, Robi get back bandwidth

The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) yesterday has lifted the partial block on the bandwidth capacity of Grameenphone and Robi, which was blocked over unpaid audit claims of the operators. “We have decided to restore bandwidth capacity of GP and Robi, considering the sufferings…
US hopes North Korea talks will go ahead despite Pyongyang threat

US hopes North Korea talks will go ahead despite Pyongyang threat

The United States said Tuesday it hoped to hold denuclearization talks with North Korea, after Pyongyang warned that US-South Korean military exercises could affect their planned resumption. The North had earlier Tuesday hinted it could even reconsider its moratorium on nuclear testing over next month's…
Evening of sitar and tabla at EMK Center today

Evening of sitar and tabla at EMK Center today

Today, Edward M Kennedy Center (EMK Center) in Dhaka is organising an evening of sitar and tabla with Nishit Dey on its premises in the capital’s Dhanmondi area. The event aims to get the audience re-introduced with the sitar, where it came from, how it made it to its present form. In an interactive…
Tigers to miss Shakib sorely in Sri Lanka tour: Mahmud

Tigers to miss Shakib sorely in Sri Lanka tour: Mahmud

Keeping the ensuing series in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh held their first training session with the participation of the eight players under the floodlight at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur yesterday. Under the supervision of the interim coach Khaled Mahmud Sujon along with his new…
Govt to introduce high-speed, electric trains, says PM

Govt to introduce high-speed, electric trains, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government has a plan to introduce electric and high-speed trains in the country to make the railway services better and faster. "We've a plan to generate more electricity as we're now producing 22,000MW...we'll be able to introduce electric…
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