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Bangladeshis lose over 1.8 years of lifespan to air pollution: Scientists

Pollution-induced global deaths rise from 3.5 mn in 1990 to 4.2 mn in 2015 

Ambient air pollution shortens an average Bangladeshi’s life by 1.87 years, say scientists who suggest that better air quality could lead to a significant extension of human lifespan aroundRead More...

Bangladesh moves to go for auction to explore offshore gas

Updating of Model PSC underway for 1st int’l bidding since 2014

The government is updating the Model Production Sharing Contract (Model PSC) to invite a new round of international bidding for oil and gas exploration in the country’s offshore blocksRead More...

Tanners to complete rawhide purchase by next week 

Muhammad Syfullah, UNB Staff Writer 

Claiming that misleading information are being spread over the prices of sacrificial animal rawhides, tanners have said they will complete the rawhide purchase by next week at theRead More...

Bagerhat natural beauty, historical sites draw huge holidaymakers

Bishnu Proshad Chakrabortty, UNB Bagerhat Correspondent  

Bagerhat, one of the popular tourist destinations of the country, attracted a huge number of visitors with its historical sites and magnificent beauty in this Eid vacation asRead More...

Rohingya influx marks 1st anniv Saturday; repatriation talks go nowhere

AKM Moinuddin, UNB Staff Writer    

The Rohingya crisis steps into the first anniversary on Saturday with no real progress in the repatriation drive by Bangladesh other than the continuation of dialogue with MyanmarRead More...

Tourist spots start receiving post-Eid holidaymakers  

In the busy and concrete city life, people get little time to travel to panoramic places. Eid vacations come with the opportunity of taking a break fromRead More...

Tax anomalies at cattle markets go against Qurbani spirit: Experts    

Though there is a fixed rate for collecting and paying tax (hasil) after the purchase of sacrificial animals at cattle markets, some leaseholders and cattle buyers resort to trickery toRead More...

Eid home rush at its peak  

Monday being the last office day for most of the public and private sector job holders before the Eid-ul-Azha, the mad rush of home-goers started from this evening.

Ctg consumers start availing of LNG facility 

New supply to improve situation: KGDCL chief  

Consumers in Chattogram started receiving the imported LNG (liquefied natural gas) on Saturday following a successful re-gasification of the imported gas by floating storage and re-gasification unit (FSRU).

Tactfully delaying repatriation, Myanmar likely to face fresh pressure

BD keeps Rohingyas calling ‘forcibly displaced’ people, but Myanmar says ‘no’

Though nervous amid sustained pressure, Myanmar is apparently trying to delay the repatriation process without taking any quick step to create conducive environment in Rakhine for the safeRead More...