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Pollution from Savar tannery park to multiply after Eid

Nowadays, roughly 12,000 cubic metre of untreated effluents from 67 tannery factories at the tannery park at Savar is dumped into the Dhaleswari River every day. The river is getting increasingly polluted as the tannery factories were shifted to Savar beginning last year even before the central effluent treatment plant and other related facilities were […]

A boat floats on the yard of a house inundated by flood water at Shibalaya in Manikganj as the River Jamuna was flowing above the danger level on Saturday. — New Age photo More low-lying areas in the districts surrounding Dhaka were inundated on Saturday as the Balu, Dhaleshwari, Turag rivers and Tongi canal continued […]

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Selectors in a massive controversy on Saturday omitted country’s one of the finest Test batsmen Mominul Haque from the Bangladesh squad for the first Test against Australia, beginning in Dhaka on August 27. Speculation was rife that Mominul would be dropped from the squad along with batsman Mahmudullah ever since selectors had overlooked them for […]

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Flood-affected people have started to return to their homesteads, they left in the past week for safe shelters, only to find trails of devastation caused by floods in northern districts, as floodwaters continue to recede. With floodwater receding, the flood-affected people of the northern districts have started returning to their homesteads they left in the […]

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In the wake of Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader’s comment on BNP’s silence over Supreme Court’s observation about its founder’s rule, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Saturday said if Ziaur Rahman’s rule was illegitimate then Awami League’s also illegal. ‘There’s no question about the legitimacy of Ziaur Rahman’s rule. Introducing multiparty […]

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The haats become money spinners ahead of Eid, but city corporations lose out An Eid cattle market in the capital is a massively profitable business. Put up Tk1 crore at any of the two city corporations to lease a haat, and you can make Tk10-12 crore in three days. The 22 temporary cattle markets that […]

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Since the fall of the military dictator HM Ershad in the early nineties, Bangladesh has largely been a democracy. Two democratically elected political parties have mostly governed the country ever since. Apart from the restoration of an electoral system, another highly-anticipated development in the post-Ershad era was the annulment of multiple articles of the “Special […]

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