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Exaggerated threat from Russell's viper

Mass panic over Russell's viper has almost turned into a mass hysteria, courtesy of social media. It is not for the first time that misinformation spreads like wildfire because the social media craze cashes in on exaggerated virtual picture of reality. True, Russell's vipers (Chandrabora) have been sighted in some...

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Need for making highways safer

A free-for-all situation is now prevailing in the country's highways, barring the most watched and most regulated ones, such as the Jatrabari-Mawa or the Mawa-Bhanga expressways. Battery-run rickshaws, autorickshaws, and motorbikes dominate those, making the journey of all other regular vehicles perilous.In most cases, buses get involved in fatal accidents...

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Venomous snakes in our vicinity

In a country where around 400,000 incidents of snakebite take place with reports of some 7,000 fatalities annually, the hype and resulting panic created over a particular type of snake, locally called Chandrabora, or Russell's viper (Daboia russelli) is indeed incomprehensible. In a land of snake charmers, the people of...

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Dangers of online betting

In recent times, the new generation has become heavily engaged with digital cryptocurrency and various online betting platforms like 1XBet and Exness. Primarily, they use Binance to transfer funds into their betting accounts. To deposit funds into Binance accounts, users utilise digital MFS (Mobile Financial Services) accounts in the country,...

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Stop bus fare anarchy on Banskhali road

Banskhali's main road is plagued by heavy traffic and rampant fare anarchy. On one side, severe traffic jams persist, while on the other, passengers face exploitation by bus operators who charge arbitrary fares. This chaotic situation is the daily reality for Banshkhali's common passengers. Let me explain further.The true nature...

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