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    Monitoring and punishment are key

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:53am on March 22, 2019

    Palash Mahmud, executive director of Conscious Consumers Society, said that every morning food inspectors should visit markets and should collect samples from suspicious product for lab testing....

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    Safe food is not costly

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:51am on March 22, 2019

    Bangladesh Food Safety Authority executive magistrate Tusher Ahmed said that he gathered experiences of conducting mobile court drives against all food-related businesses since last year....

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    Precaution can reduce residual contamination

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:48am on March 22, 2019

    Scientists have associated residual contamination in fruits and vegetables from excessive use of pesticides and other sources with rising number of non-communicable diseases, leaving consumers and policymakers around the globe in the grips of anxiety....

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    Pervasive culture of impunity undermines food safety campaign

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:41am on March 22, 2019

    Food safety campaign is limping in Bangladesh due to its pervasive culture of impunity....

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    Oman lost interest in hiring unskilled workers from Bangladesh

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:37am on March 22, 2019

    Oman lost its interest in hiring unskilled workers from Bangladesh saying that they developed the habit of becoming undocumented by running away from their workplaces....

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    Francophonie day observed

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on March 22, 2019

    Six diplomatic missions in Dhaka, namely Canada, Egypt, France, Morocco, Switzerland and Vietnam, on Wednesday observed the 32nd International Day of La Francophonie with local guests....

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    Teachers, staff begin indefinite sit-in

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:33am on March 22, 2019

    Teachers and employees of the educational institutions that continue to be outside the coverage of the Monthly Payment Order under which the government pays their salaries and benefits on Thursday started indefinite sit-in demonstrations in front of the National Press Club demanding MPO benefits....

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    Qul khawani of Altaful Karim to be held today

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 12:23am on March 22, 2019

    Qul khawani of Altaful Karim, youngest brother of Ihsanul Karim, the press secretary to the prime minister, will be held at his Mansurabad residence after Asr prayers today....

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    55,000 FFs to face further screening

    Ershad Kamol | Updated at 12:23am on March 22, 2019

    The Jatiya Muktijoddha Council has decided to go on further screening of around 55,000 freedom fighters who were recognised by the liberation war affairs ministry between 2004 and 2014 through gazette notification....

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    Site selection cost to go up

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:20am on March 22, 2019

    The cost of the feasibility study for the proposed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib International Airport is likely to go up as a site between Madaripur and Shariatpur proposed by Japanese consultant, contracted for Tk 120 crore, has been rejected....