Air Pollution in Bangladesh

March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021

World Air Quality Report 2020: Bangladesh most polluted

Air quality of Bangladesh was the worst in the world, while its capital Dhaka was the second most air polluted city in 2020, said a global report.

February 2, 2020
February 2, 2020

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.

December 18, 2019
December 18, 2019

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.

December 5, 2019
December 5, 2019

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.

November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

'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.

November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

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.

June 4, 2019
June 4, 2019

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.

May 5, 2019
May 5, 2019

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.

April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

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.

March 13, 2019
March 13, 2019

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.