From fake flowers and fruits to looking glasses and shiny discs -- Jahangir Hossain has decorated this rickshaw to his heart’s content. He comes to Dhaka from Narayanganj every morning to earn a living. A well decorated rickshaw attracts more passengers, helping him take home around Tk 700 every day, said Jahangir. The photo was taken recently in Dhanmondi. Photo: ANISUR RAHMAN
Dhaka city is suffering from sound pollution three times of tolerable level. As a result, around half a crore people are at health risk, Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Mohammad Shahab Uddin said at a programme yesterday.
A project was undertaken to develop the capital’s Suhrawardy Udyan and make it greener, but authorities are seemingly contradicting one of their own goals, as under the same project, they are felling old trees to construct buildings.
A Dhaka court yesterday placed two owners of an unauthorised chemical warehouse on a three-day remand each in a case filed over the devastating fire that killed six people in old Dhaka’s Armanitola on April 23.
Research and advocacy organisation Progga (Knowledge for Progress) and Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) yesterday demanded increasing prices of cigarettes and other tobacco products through imposing specific taxes.
Hotel quarantine is mandatory for people arriving in Qatar from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and the Philippines, local newspaper Gulf Times reports quoting the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar.