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B’desh losing 1% GDP for air pollution: WB

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Staff Reporter
Bangladesh is losing one percent GDP every year due to air pollution, which is a key barrier to the country's vision to become an upper-middle income country, according to a new World Bank analysis report.
Bangladesh must check environmental degradation, particularly in urban areas and become climate resilient for achieving the upper-middle income status, the WB report suggested.
The preliminary findings of the report 'Country Environment Assessment for Bangladesh' were...

Shakib made Test captain

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Mushfiqur Rahim replaced
Sports Reporter
World-famed all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan has been made Test captain of Bangladesh National Cricket team replacing long-serving wicketkeeper batsman Mushfiqur Rahim.
Bangladesh T20 captain Shakib will lead the Bangladesh team in the upcoming Sri Lanka tour...

Decision on DNCC mayoral by-polls in 2 days

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Staff Reporter
Election Commission acting Secretary Helaluddin Ahmed on Sunday said the decision on the by-polls to the mayoral post of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) will be taken within the next couple of days.
"The Commission will sit in a meeting within one or two days and take decision...

Trump’s decision on Jerusalem Khaleda expresses deep concern

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BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on Sunday voiced deep concern over US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it will seriously affect peace and stability in the Middle East, and the two-state solution efforts.
In a statement, she urged the...

Bapex starts drilling new gas well in Bhola

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Bhola: Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration and Production Company Limited (Bapex) started the drilling of new gas well called Bhola North 1 in the district's Sadar upazila on Saturday.
Nazimuddin Chowdhury, secretary of Energy and Mineral Resources Division of Power, Energy and...

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