Emran Hossain

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    Heavy metals in pesticides endanger farming, health

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:16am on February 18, 2020

    As many as 63 of the 67 pesticide samples tested recently by the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority contained heavy metals such as cadmium, chromium and...

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    Winter keeps getting wet, adds to woes 

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:53am on February 12, 2020

    This past January was the wettest January in 12 years with frequent spells of heavy rains, which the Met Office described as very uncharacteristic of...

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    Fuel-guzzling plants raise power prices in Bangladesh

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 01:05am on February 08, 2020

    Fuel-guzzling power plants with their long-overdue retirements make electricity costlier as the government continues to operate them despite having power generation capacity surplus to the...

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    Taposh wins, Atiq leads amid intimidation, rigging

    Ahammad Foyez, Tapos Kanti Das and Emran Hossain | Updated at 10:11am on February 01, 2020

    Ruling Awami League candidate Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh unofficially declared elected while M Atiqul Islam was set to be declared elected in Saturday’s elections to...

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    BSTI allows cos to use milk powder

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:19am on January 29, 2020

    Compromised national standards have allowed companies in Bangladesh to use imported low-quality skimmed milk powder in the production of pasteurised milk for years. The public...

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    City bodies lack poster plastic disposal mechanism

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 12:49am on January 26, 2020

    Before the High Court banned laminated posters in city corporation election campaigns on Wednesday, the election runners had already wrapped their posters with plastics enough...

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    Food safety drive in Bangladesh falters as big violators go scot-free

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 02:27am on January 24, 2020

    The safe food campaign has come to a halt as government agencies responsible for taking the campaign ahead appeared to have sided with dishonest businessmen....

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    Bangladesh heading towards disastrous consequences: M Akhtaruzzaman

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 02:21am on January 24, 2020

    Neither the government nor the businessmen in the country care enough about mitigating widespread food contamination, said M Akhtaruzzaman, professor at the Institute of Nutrition...

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    Law gives BSTI limited jurisdiction: Muazzem Hossain

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 02:20am on January 24, 2020

    Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution’s director general Muazzem Hossain said that they were not able to preserve evidences in many cases related to substandard foods...

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    Govt labs have very limited scope for tests: Monzur Morshed Ahmed

    Emran Hossain | Updated at 02:18am on January 24, 2020

    Bangladesh needs to increase its food testing capacity manifold to get unsafe food out of the market, said Bangladesh Food Safety Authority member Monzur Morshed...