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Call for formation of separate authority for Dope Test

Staff Reporter Initiatives have been taken to bring the members of all government and non-government organizations under drug control Dope Test, said Shamsul Haque Tuku, the chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on home ministry. He also said that separate authorities have already been recommended to make the dope test a success. He hopes that under the new authority, dope ...

Call for formation of separate authority for Dope Test

Staff Reporter Initiatives have been taken to bring the members of all government and non-government organizations under drug control Dope Test, said Shamsul Haque Tuku, the chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on home ministry. He also said that separate authorities have already been recommended to make the dope test a success. He hopes that under the new authority, dope ...

Bangladesh gets another 4 mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine from US

Staff Reporter The United States has donated another 4 million ready-to-use doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to Bangladesh. This brings the total of US-donated vaccines to over 68 million doses delivered to date. The doses will help the government of Bangladesh to expand vaccination and booster campaigns across the country and continue protecting people from COVID-19, said the US Embassy ...

Quader asks to be responsible in passing Padma Bridge

Staff Reporter Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on Monday urged all the passengers and commoners to play responsible role in crossing the Padma Bridge. “Padma Bridge is a very important national establishment and one of biggest assets of the country. Ensuring its security and sustainability is the responsibility of all,” he said in a statement. Quader, also the ...

Showers likely in parts of country: Met office

Staff Reporter More rains are likely to drench Bangladesh in the next 24 hours, with monsoon being fairly active over the country and moderate over the North Bay, the weather department said Monday. “Light to moderate rain or thunder showers accompanied by temporary gusty wind is likely to occur at many places over Rangpur, Mymensingh and Sylhet divisions; at a ...

Dhaka’s air quality turns ‘good’

Staff Reporter With an air quality index (AQI) score of 45, Dhaka’s air quality turned ‘good’ Monday morning. . The metropolis ranked 36th in the list of world cities with the worst air quality at 8am. An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered to be ‘good’ while between 50 and 100 ‘moderate’. Chile’s Santiago, Pakistan’s Lahore and Indonesia’s Jakarta occupied ...

Shoe factory catches fire in capital’s Banasree

Staff Reporter A fire has broken out at a shoe factory in Dakhin Banasree area of the capital. The fire initiated at around 10:45am on Monday. Shahajahan Sikder of Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence media wing confirmed the matter. He said that four firefighting units rushed the spot to douse the flames. No casualties have been reported yet.

Padma Bridge: Over Tk2 crore toll collected on 1st day

Staff Reporter The Padma Bridge authority collected Tk20,940,300 toll in first 24 hours of opening of the Padma Bridge for traffic movement. The toll was collected from 6.00am on Sunday to 6.00am on Monday, an official of Padma Bridge project said. A total of 51,316 vehicles crossed the bridge over the same period, he said. The Padma Bridge was opened for ...

Floodwater receding, sufferings lingering

Staff Reporter Floodwater started receding from the flood-hit areas of the country with water levels of major rivers coming down on Sunday. Flood victims’ scream is yet to come to an end. They are passing days in extreme misery amid acute crisis of food and outbreaks of the waterborne diseases. They are desperately looking for relief when they see any ...

First MAM Kazemi Memorial Lecture on Monetary Policy held in BIBM

Staff Reporter First M A M Kazemi Memorial Lecture on Monetary Policy was held in Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) auditorium on Sunday (June 26,2022). Eminent economist Dr Atiur Rahman, Chairperson, Unnayan Shamannay; Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Former Bangabandhu Chair Professor, University of Dhaka delivered a keynote speech in this programme virtually through the zoom app. Fazle ...