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Processed frozen foods thrive sans supervision

Processed frozen foods 
thrive sans supervision
Processed food items such as frozen paratha, chicken nuggets and samosa have become widely popular with the country’s urban middle-class. But are the ingredients and preservatives, if used, in these food items safe for consumption? And, what hygienic standards are maintained during the production? These are questions that remain unanswered. Both Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) and Bangladesh Food Safety Authority say it is not within their jurisdictions to certify the standard of processed frozen food items. As such, consumers have to solely rely on the assurance given by the frozen food producers, who declare to have their own mechanism to ensure quality. With rapid urbanisation and an expanding middle class, the…

AL doesn’t want ban on student politics, says Quader

AL doesn’t want ban on student politics, says Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader has said that Awami League does not support the idea of banning student politics, but legal action will be taken if anyone commits any misdeed in the name of politics. He came up with the remarks yesterday while talking to reporters at the Circuit House…
Forensic manpower 
crisis hampers work

Forensic manpower crisis hampers work

Autopsy of dead bodies and preparation of postmorten reports are getting hampered due to a severe shortage of manpower at the forensic section of Barishal Sher-E-Bangla Medical College (SBMCH) Hospital. All unnatural deaths, including death from road accidents, suicide, electrocution and murder, are…
Marketing to boost tourism necessary

Marketing to boost tourism necessary

With a growing middle class across the globe that has disposable cash and the economic power provided by credit cards and bank loans, traveling overseas for holidays and relaxation is now an essential aspect of life. In Bangladesh, the decades after independence were marked by austerity, stringency…
Many questions raised by Abrar murder

Many questions raised by Abrar murder

It took the brutal murder of Fahad Abrar to jolt the powers that be into taking strong actions against errant student activists professing support for the ruling party. The authorities directed by the prime minister has finally adopted the much desired zero tolerance policy. However, perhaps the saddest…
Companies welcome US-China trade truce but disputes remain

Companies welcome US-China trade truce but disputes remain

Companies have welcomed a US-Chinese trade truce as a possible step toward breaking a deadlock in a 15-month-old tariff war, while economists caution there was little progress toward settling core disputes including technology that threaten global growth. US President Donald Trump said Washington will…
Imran arrives in Tehran to ‘defuse’ tensions

Imran arrives in Tehran to ‘defuse’ tensions

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan visited Iran yesterday on a mission to act as a “facilitator” between Tehran and Riyadh and try to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. Khan landed in Tehran around midday and met with President Hassan Rouhani at the presidential palace. He was also scheduled…
‘Jamdani Festival 2019’ ends

‘Jamdani Festival 2019’ ends

The five-week ‘Jamdani Festival 2019’ ended on the premises of Bengal Shilpalaya in the capital’s Dhanmondi area on Saturday. Bengal Foundation, in association with the National Crafts Council of Bangladesh, organised the festival to celebrate the proud heritage of Jamdani weaving…
Barishal inflict innings defeat on Sylhet

Barishal inflict innings defeat on Sylhet

A combined team’s efforts simplified Barishal Division to register their victory of an innings and 13 runs within two days over Sylhet Division in the fourth and final day of the round-1 of the Tier-2 match at the Shaheed Kamruzzaman Stadium in Rajshahi yesterday. The start of the second day game…
Raised plinths save char households from floods

Raised plinths save char households from floods

Like in the previous seasons, raised plinths of houses again assisted many char households in escaping recent floods effectively in low-lying char areas on the Brahmaputra basin this year. The plinths were raised to save char people with properties and domestic animals from floods under the 12-year…
Student bodies rule public varsity dorms

Student bodies rule public varsity dorms

The residential halls in different public universities across the country have long been dubbed a playground of the affiliate student bodies of ruling parties. General students have alleged that the leaders and activists of the parties in power have traditionally controlled the hall functionaries. At…
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