Mohammad Al-Masum Molla | The Daily Star
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  • Pesticide killed the 13 Dinajpur kids

    A globally banned toxic pesticide caused an outbreak of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES), killing 13 children in Dinajpur in 2012, says a study published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on Monday.
  • Early marriage even earlier

    Over the last five years, more women got married at a younger age while men's average age of marriage kept going up. Last year, women's average age of marriage was 18.8 years, dropping from 19.3 in 2012. During the period, that for men rose to 26.3 from 24.7.
  • 7 killed last year while protecting their homes, land

    Seven people died in Bangladesh last year in defending their homes and land from power or agricultural projects as opposed to no
  • EC sends letters to 40 parties

    The Election Commission has asked all the registered political parties to send the name of a person each within seven working days so
  • Demographic Dividend: Big opportunity passing by

    Bangladesh since 2007 has had more people of working age than non-working, known as demographic dividend, and by 2040 this window of opportunity to accelerate economic growth would start to close. Now, more than 65 percent of the population are of working age, between 15 and 64.