Early pregnancy linked to low income

Pregnancy before the age of 18 is prevalent among those with low per capita household income, revealed a survey.

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A small step towards former glory

Lalbagh Fort, the 17th-century monument present in Dhaka, has seen multiple renovations throughout the centuries. However, perhaps few are as impressive as the complete restoration, retrofitting and 3D architectural documentation of the Mughal “Hammamkhana (royal bathhouse)” in the fort.

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Multi-sectoral response crucial to end tuberculosis

Experts at an event yesterday stressed a multi-sectoral strategy to accelerate efforts to eliminate Tuberculosis (TB) by 2035 in the country.

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Dried-up Teesta snatches away income

The livelihood of over one lakh people, living in the Teesta river basin areas, has been hit hard as the mighty river has dried up due to a lack of water flow from the upstream.

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Tangail general hospital: Lone X-ray machine inoperative for 5yrs

The only digital X-ray machine at 250-bed Tangail General Hospital has been lying inoperative for over five years, depriving patients of its service.

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DNCC to monitor kitchen markets during Ramadan: Mayor Atiqul

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today said they would monitor the kitchen markets strictly to keep supply of daily essentials and its prices in a stable state during the month of Ramadan.

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Two journos assaulted by JU BCL men

Chhatra League leaders and activists of Jahangirnagar University's Mir Mosharraf Hossain Hall unit yesterday staged a "showdown" at the campus and attacked two journalists

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Fire at Netrokona bazar under control

A fire that broke out at Shyamganj Bazar in Netrokona's Purbodhola upazila was brought under control at 11:49pm yesterday

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US human-rights report biased

Information Minister Hasan Mahmud yesterday said the recently-published US human-rights report has been prepared after collecting information from biased sources, and so, it is one-sided.

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‘Fresh SCBA election in three months’

A group of “general lawyers” of the Supreme Court yesterday demanded holding a fresh election to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in three months under an acceptable election-conducting subcommittee, led by a senior lawyer.

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Two schoolboys stabbed to death over feud with juniors

Two schoolboys were stabbed to death during a feud with their juniors in Patuakhali’s Baufal around 4:00pm yesterday.

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Lawyer killed in road crash in city

A lawyer was killed when a bus hit his motorcycle in Wireless Gate area of the capital’s Moghbazar yesterday evening.

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‘DNCC to monitor kitchen markets during Ramadan’

Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Mayor Md Atiqul Islam yesterday said they would monitor the kitchen markets strictly to keep the supply of daily essentials and their prices in a stable state during the month of Ramadan.

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Maternal, child survival: US, UK officials celebrate progress of Bangladesh

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and British High Commission (BHC) co-hosted an event celebrating Bangladesh’s progress over the last decade towards ending preventable deaths of mothers, newborns and children.

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More economic pain to come

Sri Lanka’s president yesterday warned of more economic pain to come for the crisis-hit nation, with strict austerity measures needed to restore its ruined finances after an IMF bailout deal.

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Rise in Covid cases: Modi to hold meeting to assess preparedness

Amid a recent rise in Covid-19 cases, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a high-level meeting today to review the Covid-19 situation and assess public health preparedness, officials said..India has recorded 1,134 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours since Tuesday. .The active

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US to announce more sanctions against Myanmar junta

The United States will announce further sanctions against entities inside Myanmar in the coming days, a senior State Department official said

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Afghanistan quake kills at least 11, nine of them in Pakistan

At least nine people were killed and 44 injured in northwest Pakistan by a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that struck in neighbouring Afghanistan late on Tuesday, a Pakistani government official said

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6.5-magnitude earthquake hits Afghanistan

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck northern Afghanistan last evening, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre, killing two in the east of the country and one child in neighbouring Pakistan.

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Sri Lanka bailout conditional on tackling corruption

Sri Lanka must not allow entrenched corruption to undermine a bailout for its bankrupt economy, the IMF said yesterday after signing off on a $3 billion loan for the crisis-hit nation.

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Pak parliament summoned

Pakistan’s parliament is set to meet in a special joint session today to “take important decisions” to enforce the state’s authority, media reported, in the midst of prolonged anti-government defiance by former Prime Minister Imran Khan. Former cricket star

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India arrests Kashmiri journo

Anti-terrorism officers have arrested a journalist and rights group worker from Indian-administered Kashmir over accusations he was involved in “funding terror activities”, authorities said yesterday. Irfan Mehraj, a freelance journalist and magazine editor,

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Spain lawmakers reject far-right no-confidence motion

Spanish lawmakers yesterday roundly rejected a no-confidence motion against socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez brought by the far-right Vox party and fronted by an 89-year-old former communist.

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Russia launches fresh attack on Ukraine

Russia blasted an apartment block in Ukraine with missiles yesterday after launching a swarm of drones at cities overnight, a deadly display of force following a solidarity visit by China’s leader Xi Jinping.

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Ingredients for life on Earth came from space

Two organic compounds essential for living organisms have been found in samples retrieved from the asteroid Ryugu, buttressing the notion that some ingredients crucial for the advent of life arrived on Earth aboard rocks from space billions of years ago.

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Sweden approves Nato entry as Turkey, Hungary ratifications drag

Sweden’s parliament yesterday voted in favour of joining Nato despite delays by Hungary and Turkey to ratify its membership bid, which will likely lead to Sweden joining after neighbouring Finland.

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London police racist, misogynist: review

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and bereaved families yesterday led calls for  “top to bottom” reform of London’s Metropolitan Police, after a review found the UK’s largest crime-fighting force to be institutionally racist, sexist, and homophobic.

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Israel court extends house arrest of Palestinian journo

An Israeli court yesterday extended the months-long house arrest of a Palestinian journalist from annexed east Jerusalem, who stands accused of incitement over her Facebook posts, her lawyer said.

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'Vampiric' water use leading to 'imminent' global crisis, UN warns

Humanity's "lifeblood" -- water -- is increasingly at risk around the world due to "vampiric overconsumption and overdevelopment," the UN warned in a report, published hours ahead of a major summit on the issue was set to begin Wednesday

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‘Terrifying’ plastic rocks found on Trindade Island

The geology of Brazil’s volcanic Trindade Island has fascinated scientists for years, but the discovery of rocks made from plastic debris in this remote turtle refuge is sparking alarm.

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What’s the US’ message on Bangladesh's election and Burma Act?

US Ambassador Peter Haas shares his views during his visit to The Daily Star on March 19

What is the source of Arav’s money?

How did Arav Khan acquire so much fortune in the time span of just four to five years

Yusuf’s family on his arrest and jail impersonating Arav Khan

Abu Yusuf went to jail instead of Arav Khan, a fugitive of murder case and owner of a jewellery shop in Dubai. In an interview with The Daily Star, Yusuf's family speaks about the incident

Roundtable: Prevention of child marriage

Speakers today discussed the issues related to child marriage prevention at a roundtable organised by Friendship and The Daily Star

Flower garden adorns Rajshahi mango orchard

Swaths of flowers of vivid colours surround rows of mango trees. Flower tubs also hang from the large mango trees