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Health concern over drum sales

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Salesperson Azhar Ali was pouring edible oil in a bottle from a blue large drum on the second floor of the Karwanbazar kitchen market following a consumer's demand. Consumers in nee... Read More


Inflation indomitably increases, defies monetary tightening

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Inflation in Bangladesh defies global downturn and local monetary tightening as the January rate peaked at 9.86 per cent by official count. Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) sho... Read More


Russia is close to creating cancer vaccines: Putin

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russian scientists were close to creating vaccines for cancer that could soon be available to patients. Putin said in televised comme... Read More


Global warming, deforestation, fires combined could hasten Amazon demise, study finds

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Drought and heat driven by climate change and other factors threaten to cause the collapse of South America's lush Amazon rainforest system, scientists said on Wednesday in a study t... Read More


DSE opens higher, CSE down at opening

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The Dhaka Stock (DSE) opened higher while the port city's bourse saw a downward trend in earning trading on Thursday as investors were active on both sides of the trading floor. Fol... Read More


Special sales drive for 10m families begins tomorrow

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The government is set to launch a month-long sales drive of essential items for around 10 million low-income families countrywide tomorrow (Thursday) ahead of the upcoming fasting mo... Read More


Move to import, re-export white fish faces stakeholder opposition

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Citing potential misuse of bonded warehouses and health risks, stakeholders have opposed a move to import white fish from Europe and Africa for processing and re-export to Russia and... Read More


Metro rails getting new timings

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- The metro rail is set to reduce the time gap of train operations by increasing the number of trains next week amid a mounting pressure of passengers on the first corridor from Uttara... Read More


Dhaka's air listed 2nd most polluted in the world on Thursday morning

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- With an air quality index (AQI) score of 266, Dhaka ranked 2nd on the list of cities worldwide with the worst air quality on Thursday morning. India's Kolkata and Delhi and Pakistan... Read More


Google.org to give Asia Foundation $15m to launch APAC Cybersecurity Fund

Dhaka, Feb. 15 -- Google.org, a philanthropic arm of Google, will provide the Asia Foundation with US$15 million to launch the APAC Cybersecurity Fund in partnership with CyberPeace Institute and Glob... Read More