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Turning faecal sludge into resource for rural sanitation

By Joep Verhagen Co-author: Pippa Scott September 16, 2019 – Safely managed sanitation is a focus of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is central to stunting reduction and early childhood survival, both identified by the World Bank’s Human Capital Index as critical for humans to develop their full potential. It is widely known that 4.5 billion people lacked access ... Read More »

BCL president Shovon, gen secy Rabbani axed

Dhaka – Amid various controversies, Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) President Rezwanul Haque Chowdhury Shovon and General Secretary Golam Rabbani have been removed from their respective posts. While briefing reporters after Saturday’s Awami League Central Working Committee (ALCWC) meeting at Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s official residence Ganobhaban, party general secretary Obaidul Quader said they have been asked to step down. He, ... Read More »

Fire at Minister Refrigerator Factory in Gazipur

Dhaka, Sept 13 – A fire broke out at Minister Refrigerator factory, a sister concern of My One Group at Dheerashrom area in Gazipur city at around 7 am on Friday. The fire originated from a warehouse at 5th floor of 6 storied building of Minister Hi-tech Park limited. 18 fire fighting units from Joydevpur, Tongi and Uttara rushed to ... Read More »

No-deal Brexit document published: The Poorest Most At Risk

Riots on the streets, food price rises and reduced medical supplies are real risks of the UK leaving the EU without a deal, a government document has said. Ministers have published details of their Yellowhammer contingency plan, after MPs voted to force its release. It outlines a series of “reasonable worst case assumptions” for the impact of a no-deal Brexit ... Read More »

SMEs to get access to finance, market; policy okayed

Dhaka, Sept 9 (UNB) – The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of SME Policy 2019, aiming to ensure access to finance, technology and market for some 78 lakh SMEs in the country. The approval came at the Cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at her office. “The SME Policy will be implemented from 2019 ... Read More »

Stop corruption to reduce inequality, economists urge

Dhaka, Sept 7 (UNB) – Speakers at a seminar here on Saturday laid emphasis on stopping corruption and highhandedness of the middlemen for reducing inequality in the society. Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) arranged the seminar at the auditorium of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh in the city. “In South Asia, Bangladesh remains in the best position in human development indexes except ... Read More »