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Needless use of antibiotics, surgery on rise

Every year about 300,000 children are born in the country through surgery, though they could have been delivered normally. Out of 3.48 million children born annually, surgery is applied for the birth of some 800,000 children a year, according to official statistics. Also, public healthcare experts say, antibiotics are needlessly being prescribed and patients are being […]

Flood-hit Bangladesh is in talks with Thailand for an urgent purchase of 200,000 tonnes of rice to refill its decreasing stock, according to a report. The Department of Foreign Trade (DFT) of the Thai commerce ministry says Bangladesh is seeking the rice within 60 days of sealing the deal, Bangkok Post reported on Monday. Sri […]

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On the first day of my joining the organisation where I currently work, I was briefed on its code of conduct (CoC). Human resources officials handed me a manual containing some ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ that an employee is expected to abide by. Such manuals are designed to safeguard an organisation against any wrongdoing or untoward […]

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If you google Bangladesh Chhatra League, you will find numerous awful images of incidents involving the pro-Awami League student body. Google can aggregate those pictures as they were published in various sites, including that of news outlets. Such incidents have resulted in, according to media reports, over 125 deaths in the last eight years with […]

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Khaled Ahmad, 23, was inside the classroom of Beanibazar Government College when unidentified youths stormed in and shot him around 12:30pm, our local correspondent reports quoting police. Earlier around 11:00am, two groups of Chhatra League locked into a clash inside the college, said Sugyan Chakma, additional police superintendent of Sylhet. The clash took place between […]

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Amputations and organ transplants cannot be done without the government’s consent in any of the hospitals in Bangladesh, says a draft law endorsed by the cabinet. The draft law also expanded the definition of “close relatives” while being approved during today’s regular cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. “The amended law has had […]

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The second shipment of rice from Vietnam has arrived at the Chittagong port. The ship, MV Pax, arrived at the harbour carrying 27,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam on Monday morning, Food Directorate’s Controller of the Movement, Storage and Silo Division Md Jahirul Islam told bdnews24.com. “The distribution of the first shipment of 20,000 tonnes […]

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