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Disconcerting decline of women in workforce

Bangladesh boasts a remarkable increase in the number of female students from the primary to the higher secondary levels, as evidenced by board exams consistently showcasing girls outperforming boys in academic achievement. This encouraging trend was expected to narrow the gap between male and female participations in the labour market....

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Restaurants at wrong places prove deadly

The springtime in Bangladesh is not all fun and merriment. Because in this pre-monsoon months, dry air and rising temperature turn the environment into a tinderbox. So, it is also the time when deadly fires break out. But though the fire incidents take place recurrently every year, many with devastating...

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Why so many restaurants in a single building?

The Bailey Road building that was devastated by a fire causing death to at least 46 people including all five members of a family and injuring others reportedly housed as many as eight dining facilities. Even though the origin of the fire was none of these eateries, their gas cylinders...

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Fire tragedy: authorities cannot evade responsibility

On the night of February 29, 2024, a tragic fire engulfed the multi-storey building on Bailey Road, resulting in the deaths of 46 individuals and leaving 11 seriously injured. Additionally, 75 people were rescued from the scene. Shockingly, most of the deceased showed no signs of burns on their bodies,...

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Tackling plastic pollution

Polythene and plastic goods have become a daily necessity, and are widely used due to their affordability. However, its extensive use poses significant environmental and health risks. Polythene contributes to environmental degradation through river pollution, water logging, air pollution, and soil contamination. Moreover, it poses health hazards including eye irritation,...

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