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  • High Court

    Deploy magistrates to take action against air pollution: HC

    The High Court directs the public administration secretary to deploy five executive magistrates within a month under the Department of Environment (DoE), to take necessary action against air and environment pollution across the country.

  • Savar brick kiln

    3 illegal brick kilns demolished in Aminbazar

    Three illegal brick kilns have been demolished in Aminbazar area, on the outskirts of the capital, for causing massive environmental pollution.

  • A mobile court conducts a drive against illegal brick kilns in Savar

    Mobile court demolishes illegal brick kiln in Savar

    A team of Department of Environment (DoE) demolishes one illegal brick kiln and detained its staff in a drive in Savar.

  • Air Pollution in Dhaka's brick kilns

    'Shut illegal brick kilns in 15 days to reduce air pollution'

    The High Court orders the government to conduct mobile court drives to shut the illegal brick kilns in five districts -- Dhaka, Narayanganj, Gazipur, Munshiganj and Manikganj -- in 15 days for reducing air pollution.

  • Air Quality of Dhaka

    Dhaka gasping for fresh air

    The hazy skies of Dhaka city in the beginning of winter may seem like harbingers of the cold season. But what appears to be only mist or fog, is actually smog and dust.

  • Air Pollution in Dhaka City

    Hard to get fresh air

    If you are in Dhaka city, think twice before drawing a deep breath. The city’s air is contaminated with not only heavy metals like lead, chromium, cadmium, nickel, arsenic, manganese and copper but also with other poisonous particles, show studies.

  • Air pollution in Dhaka

    Air pollution: HC summons Dhaka city CEOs

    The High Court summons chief executive officers (CEOs) of Dhaka north and south city corporations to appear before it on May 15 to explain their steps about complying with its directive to curb air pollution in Dhaka.

  • Air pollution killed 1.23 lakh in 2017

    Indoor and outdoor air pollution led to 1.23 lakh deaths in Bangladesh in 2017, according to a new study on global air pollution.

  • Air Pollution Effects in Dhaka

    HC seeks report on air pollution from DoE

    The High Court has directed the director general of Department of Environment (DoE) to submit a report on what step the organization have taken to prevent air pollution in Dhaka.

  • Air pollution in Bangladesh

    Air pollution causes 8.8m deaths worldwide: Study

    Air pollution causes 790,000 premature deaths every year in Europe and 8.8 million worldwide, doubling recent assessments, according to a study.

  • Environmental Pollution Causes death

    Living in toxic air

    Bangladesh has the most polluted air in the world and Dhaka is the second most polluted capital city, according to a new study.

  • Dangerous defiance of kiln law

    On the banks of the Halda at Uttar Mohra point, within the boundaries of Chattogram city corporation area, a lone brick kiln emits plumes of poisonous smoke.

  • Air pollution kills 7m every year

    Seven million people suffer premature deaths due to household and outdoor air pollution every year around the globe, according to the World Health Organization.

  • Air Pollution in Bangladesh

    Dhaka air ranked world’s 3rd most polluted: WHO

    Dhaka’s air quality has been ranked as third most polluted in the world according to an air quality data compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for megacities with a population of 14 million or more.

  • Air Pollution in Bangladesh: Steep rise continues

    Bangladesh has experienced a sharp increase in air pollution since 2010 as 81 percent population are exposed to household air pollution from solid fuel burning, says a new global study report.

  • Dhaka the most polluted cities in the world

    Dhaka air among the worst

    Dhaka city again ranked as one of the most polluted in the world yesterday, according to the air quality index prepared by the US Environmental Protection Agency.