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    Swelled rivers inundate many places

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:08am on September 14, 2018

    Major rivers in Bangladesh rapidly swelled in last two days inundating low lying areas in the northern, northeastern and the central regions following heavy rains on both sides of the border....

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    Concerns about health, environment hazards of pesticides

    | Updated at 12:44am on September 14, 2018

    Rubhana Raqib, head of ICDDR,B laboratory of immunobiology, nutrition and toxicology The government is allowing pesticide use to increase crop production to manage population growth and land scarcity....

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    Bees get hooked on harmful pesticide: study

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:36am on September 14, 2018

    Bumblebees acquire a taste for food laced with a pesticide known to harm them, according to a study suggesting the chemicals pose an even greater threat to pollinators than previously thought....

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    Hazardous pesticides in wide use in Bangladesh

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:32am on September 14, 2018

    Hundreds of products of nearly a hundred pesticides, considered dangerous by different international agencies, including the United Nation’s World Health Organisation, are in wide use in Bangladesh, raising health and environmental concerns....

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    Pesticide-treated dried fish exposes consumers to serious health risks in Bangladesh

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:24am on September 14, 2018

    Nearly a half of dried fish samples tested at the laboratory of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute in the first six months of this year were found to have been treated with pesticides....

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    Lightning strikes kill 2 in Jashore, 1 in Tangail

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:15am on September 14, 2018

    Two people, including a schoolboy, in Jashore and a fisherman in Tangail were killed in separate lightning strikes in the two districts on Thursday....

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    Barapukuria power plant unit resumes power generation

    Our Correspondent . Dinajpur | Updated at 12:12am on September 14, 2018

    One out of three units of the 525MW Barapukuria Thermal Power Plant at Parbatipur upazila in Dinajpur resumed power generation on Thursday, authorities concerned said....

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    Pedestrians most errant on roads: Ilias Kanchan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:10am on September 14, 2018

    Road safety campaigner Ilias Kanchan on Thursday lamented that the pedestrians were most unruly on roads in recent times posing high risk of accidents....

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    ACC summons BNP’s Morshed Khan, JP’s Hawlader

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:09am on September 14, 2018

    The Anti-Corruption Commission on Thursday summoned former foreign minister and the Bangladesh Nationalist Party vice-chairman M Morshed Khan, his son Faysal Morshed Khan and former Jatiya Party secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader for interrogation in separate allegations....

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    CU online admission process begins

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Chattogram | Updated at 12:06am on September 14, 2018

    Online admission process for first year honours admission tests at Chittagong University under the academic session 2018-2019 began on Thursday and will continue till October 6....