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No respite from road accidents

No respite from road accidents
Despite mass protests and an outcry by the general public, there has been no respite from recurrent road accidents and related fatalities across the country. While the government has enacted a new law and is in the process of implementing it, the traffic situation in Dhaka and across the country has seen little or no improvement. On average, 24 people die everyday across the country, according to Jatri Kalyan Samity, a passenger welfare platform. The platform obtained the data by following daily media reports. On the other hand, a survey by the Bangladesh Health Injury Survey (BHIS), 2016, said that on an average, 64 people die every day from injuries suffered in traffic accidents. These shocking figures belie daily media reports of deaths…

Daycare system can curb severity of childhood pneumonia, say experts

Daycare system can curb severity of childhood pneumonia, say experts

More than one child died of pneumonia every hour in Bangladesh in 2018, accounting for the death of more than 12,000 children, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) has reported. The report was tabled at a dissemination seminar organised by ICDDR’B at its Sasakawa…
Stand against food adulteration: President

Stand against food adulteration: President

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged all to stand against the dishonest business people engaged in food adulteration. "I’ve visited many countries in the world. But I didn’t find any case of food adulteration there, even not in our neighbouring countries - India and Nepal," he…
Corporal punishment: Change of mindset essential

Corporal punishment: Change of mindset essential

Bangladesh is committed to abolish corporal punishment. Laws on the subject have been passed, but corporal punishment continues to be practised. Videos showing young children being brutally beaten up and injured by teachers are aired frequently on social media, without action always taken against the…
Ensuring consumer rights remain elusive

Ensuring consumer rights remain elusive

The exorbitant price hike of onions that we are witnessing now is yet another example of consumer getting the short end of the stick in Bangladesh. It is widely believed that the hike in the onion price is a planned one by a syndicate or syndicates. Although the onion price has gone up exorbitantly…
Committee to be formed soon to cut interest rates, NPLs: Kamal

Committee to be formed soon to cut interest rates, NPLs: Kamal

A seven-member committee, likely to be headed by a deputy governor of the Bangladesh Bank, would be formed shortly to reduce the bank interest rates and the Non-Performing Loans (NPLs), said Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday. “The Bangladesh Bank Governor will form a committee including…
Terror checks intensified as London attack enters election fray

Terror checks intensified as London attack enters election fray

Britain's Boris Johnson said yesterday the security services were stepping up monitoring of convicted terrorists released early from prison, as the London Bridge attack became embroiled in the election campaign. The prime minister revealed around 74 people with terrorist convictions had been released…
Exhibition on PM Hasina extended again for visitor’s demand

Exhibition on PM Hasina extended again for visitor’s demand

Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy’s special exhibition on the life and works of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, titled ‘Sheikh Hasina – Bangladesh Er Shopnosharathi’ has been extended for the third time due to visitors’ demand. It will now be concluded on December 15. Beginning…
Gala opening to spellbind spectators

Gala opening to spellbind spectators

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan and his ex-girlfriend Katrina Kaif will come to the gala opening ceremony of the ensuing Bangabandhu-Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) to enthrall the local spectators. Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) director and BPL Governing Council Chairman Sheikh Sohel confirmed their…
‘Bulbul’ fury in Bagerhat; 192,915 trees, saplings damaged

‘Bulbul’ fury in Bagerhat; 192,915 trees, saplings damaged

Cyclone 'Bulbul' left a trail of devastation when it hit Bangladesh last month but the impoverished people and trees in the coastal districts continue to bear the brunt. Sources at the Forest department said 1,105 trees and 192,915 saplings, worth an estimated amount of Tk 1.10 crore, were damaged…
Rice price continues to rise despite adequate stocks

Rice price continues to rise despite adequate stocks

Despite several steps taken by the government, the price of rice continues to increase. It has increased by at least Tk. 5-8 per kg, depending on different varieties, in the markets, according to rice traders. Against this backdrop, the government yesterday formed three committees to monitor the volatile…
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