Sajjad Hossain

Reporter, Print/Digital, The Daily Star

BAT violating tobacco control law

British American Tobacco Company (BAT) has been promoting sales of cigarette, a controlled product, in upscale restaurants and hotels in big cities in a clear violation of tobacco control laws, The Daily Star has found.

4d ago

Youth Ministry: Official linked to embezzlement of Tk 11.52 crore reinstated

The youth and sports ministry has reinstated an official who, along with three others, was earlier dismissed on charges of embezzling Tk 11.52 crore.

5d ago

Cut in agri subsidy will hurt farmers

Economists say allocation for the agriculture sector in the new budget is inadequate, and it will not only hurt farmers but may also affect food production.

1w ago

Political parties react to proposed budget

After Finance Minister AH Mahmood Ali presented the proposed FY25 budget in the parliament today, political parties were divided on the subject, some terming it “practical”, while others calling it “unrealistic”, and “a new plan for looting”

1w ago

The frequent flyer that is the agriculture secretary!

The frequency of the foreign trips taken by Agriculture Secretary Wahida Akhter has sparked discussions among fellow civil servants about her last visit and what could be her next destination.

1w ago

Cyclone Remal: Crops on 1.53 lakh hectares affected

More than half of all standing crops across 48 districts have been affected by Cyclone Remal, according to a preliminary report prepared by the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

2w ago

‘Toxic PFAS found in water near textile factories’

High percentage of a harmful substance was found in the water near the country’s garment factories, according to a new study.

2w ago

Allocation for Trees: DNCC couldn’t spend even half the money in last eight years

Dhaka North City Corporation could utilise less than half the allocated funds for tree plantation in the last eight years, depriving the dwellers of the mega city of some much-needed greenery.

3w ago
June 11, 2024
June 11, 2024

BAT violating tobacco control law

British American Tobacco Company (BAT) has been promoting sales of cigarette, a controlled product, in upscale restaurants and hotels in big cities in a clear violation of tobacco control laws, The Daily Star has found.

June 10, 2024
June 10, 2024

Youth Ministry: Official linked to embezzlement of Tk 11.52 crore reinstated

The youth and sports ministry has reinstated an official who, along with three others, was earlier dismissed on charges of embezzling Tk 11.52 crore.

June 8, 2024
June 8, 2024

Cut in agri subsidy will hurt farmers

Economists say allocation for the agriculture sector in the new budget is inadequate, and it will not only hurt farmers but may also affect food production.

June 6, 2024
June 6, 2024

Political parties react to proposed budget

After Finance Minister AH Mahmood Ali presented the proposed FY25 budget in the parliament today, political parties were divided on the subject, some terming it “practical”, while others calling it “unrealistic”, and “a new plan for looting”

June 2, 2024
June 2, 2024

The frequent flyer that is the agriculture secretary!

The frequency of the foreign trips taken by Agriculture Secretary Wahida Akhter has sparked discussions among fellow civil servants about her last visit and what could be her next destination.

May 31, 2024
May 31, 2024

Cyclone Remal: Crops on 1.53 lakh hectares affected

More than half of all standing crops across 48 districts have been affected by Cyclone Remal, according to a preliminary report prepared by the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

May 30, 2024
May 30, 2024

‘Toxic PFAS found in water near textile factories’

High percentage of a harmful substance was found in the water near the country’s garment factories, according to a new study.

May 24, 2024
May 24, 2024

Allocation for Trees: DNCC couldn’t spend even half the money in last eight years

Dhaka North City Corporation could utilise less than half the allocated funds for tree plantation in the last eight years, depriving the dwellers of the mega city of some much-needed greenery.

May 22, 2024
May 22, 2024

Lifts at public hospitals: Where Horror Abounds

Shipon Mia (not his real name) fears for his life throughout the hours he works as a liftman at a building of Sir Salimullah Medical College, commonly known as Mitford hospital, in the capital.

May 8, 2024
May 8, 2024

So, how many donkeys are there in Bangladesh?

Do you know how many donkeys there are in Bangladesh? The answer is we don't know the numbers

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