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Rapid industrialisation poses pollution risk to the Sundarbans

Rapid industrialisation poses pollution risk to the Sundarbans The increasing number of heavily polluting factories producing petrochemicals, cement, and leather on the edge of the Sundarbans, as well as new thermal power plants, threatens the mangrove ecosystem The rejuvenated Mongla port is expanding very rapidly [image by: Soumya Sarkar] Soumya Sarkar, March 16, 2018 Mongla […]

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal and his Myanmar counterpart Lt Gen Kyaw Swe lead their respective sides at a meeting at the Secretariat in Dhaka on Friday, February 16, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain On February 16, Bangladesh handed over a list of 8,032 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar to start the first phase of repatriation. The government […]

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No country for Beauty Nadine Shaanta Murshid SOMETHING remarkable happened this week. Babul Mia of Habiganj—who had raped Beauty Akhter (16) earlier in the year—had her raped again and killed for not withdrawing the rape case pending against him, surprising no one. That’s the remarkable thing, in case it’s not clear: that no one was […]

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More than a picnic (From R) Shakib AL Hasan, Ziaur Rahman, Soumya Sarkar and Anamul Haque were among a large group of cricketers who gathered in Mirpur yesterday to discuss issues pertaining to their well-being. PHOTO: STAR Sports Reporter “It’s not just you guys who enjoy picnics and other gatherings; we cricketers can do it […]

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