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Food safety still a far cry

Food safety still a far cry
Despite High Court’s (HC) stance on food adulteration, a section of unscrupulous businessmen have continued producing and marketing substandard and adulterated food items across the country, posing a great threat to public health. The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) recently found 30 food items out of 200 substandard for human consumption in addition to the 52 food products which were banned by the HC earlier in May this year. The grim picture of food safety in the country was disclosed yesterday when the country joins other nations in observing World Food Day today. Corruption and greed have become so deep-rooted that these unscrupulous businessmen even ignore the possibility of harming the family members of their…

Coastal radar system won’t affect ties with China: FM

Coastal radar system won’t affect ties with China: FM

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen yesterday said Bangladesh’s relations with China would in no way be affected due to the installation of coastal surveillance radar system saying it will help Bangladesh monitor pirates in a better way. “No, no. Nothing will happen,” he told reporters…
To have litter-free capital still a distant dream, opine experts

To have litter-free capital still a distant dream, opine experts

Littering, a nagging cultural problem, continues to ruin the beauty and environment of the capital city due to the apathy of the authorities concerned and lack of awareness among people and enforcement of law, say experts. They also said the mayors of the two city corporations had promised to make Dhaka…
Regulation of processed frozen foods needed

Regulation of processed frozen foods needed

There is no dearth of processed food items in the markets for urban middle-class. But are the ingredients and preservatives, if used, in these food items safe for consumption? The hygienic standards maintained during the production of these food items are dubious. According to a report of this newspaper…
Towards sustainable environmental governance in Bangladesh

Towards sustainable environmental governance in Bangladesh

Sustainable Development has been the committed goal of the Government of Bangladesh. Sustainable environmental governance is pre requisite for achieving the SDG. Under the dynamic and able leadership of Honorable PM Sheikh Hasina Bangladesh has achieved MDG goals and made significant progress in attaining…
Boom in exports of 
plastic products

Boom in exports of plastic products

Exports of plastic products have risen significantly during the July–September period of FY 2019–20 compared to the same period of 2018–19 FY. The availability of raw materials at a cheaper rate, the production of quality products, a robust government policy framework, enhanced manufacturing…
Erdogan vows no IS fighters will escape Syria

Erdogan vows no IS fighters will escape Syria

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed not to allow any Islamic State fighters to escape northern Syria, in an editorial published yesterday, following fears from Western nations over its offensive in the region. "We will ensure that no ISIS (Islamic State) fighters leave northeastern…
‘Raja Himadri’ 
on Mahila Samiti stage today

‘Raja Himadri’ on Mahila Samiti stage today

Today, as part of ongoing 10-day ‘Ganga Jamuna Cultural Festival’, Drishtipat Natyadal will stage its acclaimed play ‘Raja Himadri’ at the Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Bangladesh Mahila Samiti in the capital Baily Road area. Dr Khandaker Tazmi Noor has adapted and directed the…
BCB to name Test squad after NCL 2nd round

BCB to name Test squad after NCL 2nd round

Giving utmost priority to Bangladesh’s upcoming tour of India, national cricket team chief selector Minhajul Abedin Nannu said the squad for the main stream side for the ICC Test Championship will be announced after the second round of the ongoing National Cricket League (NCL), scheduled to start…
Langurs in Jashore vulnerable due to lack of food, shelter

Langurs in Jashore vulnerable due to lack of food, shelter

Around 500 langurs living in Keshabpur upazila have grabbed headlines in recent times for their antics and human-like gestures. But their population is on the wane due to insufficient food and the lack of a proper sanctuary. Owing to scarcity of food, the langurs are now entering the houses of local…
Samrat placed on 10-day remand

Samrat placed on 10-day remand

A court yesterday placed expelled Juba League Dhaka South unit President Ismail Hossain Samrat on a 10-day remand in two separate cases. Dhaka Metropolitan Magistrate Tofazzal Hossain placed him on a 5-day remand in an anti-narcotics case and an arms case each. The court also put Enamul Haq Arman, vice-president…
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