PM Hasina: Drug-resistant diseases will be worse than coronavirus if not addressed

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File photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina joins the cabinet meeting virtually from Ganabhaban on Monday, April 5, 2021 Focus Bangla The anti-drug resistance will not only endanger human, animal and plant health, but also threaten food security, Hasina warns Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday said, if not contained properly, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be […]

Shahab Uddin urges all to be sound conscious to check noise pollution

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‘We will build noise pollution free environment, Sheikh Hasina’s Bangladesh’ Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin on Wednesday urged all to be sound conscious, aiming to check noise pollution. “We all need to be sound conscious to remain free from noise pollution. We must stop making unnecessary noises,” he told a virtual […]

Govt’s focus on agriculture to tap its full potential: PM Hasina

Govt’s focus on agriculture to tap its full potential: PM Hasina

  Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday said the government gives immense importance to the development of agriculture as it can take Bangladesh forward. “We’re giving a great importance to agriculture as our agro-based economy will take us forward,” she said. The Prime Minister said this in a video message broadcast by state-run Bangladesh Television […]

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Economists emphasise agro-based infrastructure

Three of the country’s leading economists urged to put emphasis on agro-based industrialization in the wake of the global economic downturn and coronavirus epidemic. They made the call while participating in a web seminar titled ‘Industrialization: In Search of a Decent Bangladesh’ organized by the Bangladesh Economic Association on Saturday afternoon. The economists participating in […]

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russia to expel 10 US diplomats in response to Washington

Russia on Friday responded in kind to a barrage of new U.S. sanctions, saying it would expel 10 U.S. diplomats and take other retaliatory moves in a tense showdown with Washington. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov also said Moscow will add eight U.S. officials to its sanctions list and move to restrict and stop the […]

Quinoa: Cultivating the ‘mother of all grains’

Quinoa: Cultivating the 'mother of all grains'

One of the world’s most popular health foods that has its roots in South America, quinoa is now being grown in Bangladesh for the domestic market. High in protein, dietary fiber and amino acids, quinoa is often referred to as the mother of all grains. It is basically a herbaceous annual plant grown as a crop primarily […]

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said the lack of infrastructure, especially in the areas of ICT, health, and education is acutely felt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Therefore, it should be our urgent priority to build adequate infrastructure in all these areas,” she said. The envoy made remarks […]

UK lauds Hasina’s leadership on climate front

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the gathering at the inauguration ceremony of the 10-day celebration marking Bangabandhu birth centenary and golden jubilee of independence at the National Parade Ground on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Focus Bangla ‘Keep Bangladesh out of red list based on factual evidence’ The United Kingdom has commended Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s […]

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another dead whale washed ashore on Himchori beach in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday morning. Locals spotted the rotten  whale carcass exactly where the first dead giant whale was spotted on Friday. Later, officials of  the District Administration, Forest Department, Department of Environment and  Fisheries Department rushed to the spot and conducted preliminary investigation into the […]

DoE’s top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

DoE's top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

The Director-General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, died at a hospital in Dhaka early on Saturday morning, days after contracting Covid-19. Dr Rafique passed away at Central Police Hospital around 4.14 am, said Dipankar Bar, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The top environment […]