** More curbs on govt officials’ foreign trips ** Children take bath in the Buriganga River in Dhaka to ward off the scorching summer heat. This photo was taken from Buriganga embankment on Monday. NN photo ** Taposh wants shops shut early ** Economists differ with 6.22 per cent inflation rate rather it is about 12 per cent ** Public transport services in capital New law with a provision Tk 5 crore fine on cards ** Sweden takes formal decision to apply for NATO membership ** Drug Admin bans eight types of medicines ** Interpol's Dhaka office requests India to send PK Halder back to Bangladesh ** Dollar price jumps to Tk87.50 ** PK Halder to be brought back following set procedure: FM ** Sri Lanka out of petrol, economy in a precarious condition: PM Wickremesinghe ** Social resistance against grabbers a must to protect Tangail, Gazipur hillocks ** PK Halder on 3-day remand in West Bengal ** In front of Gulshan Society Mosque in the capital, a vested quarter filling parts of Gulshan-Banani Lake creating a land bridge effectively bypassing security checkpoints that protect Gulshan North Diplomatic Zone. This photo was taken on Sunday. NN photo ** All necessary steps will be taken to bring PK Halder back: AG ** Russia's ‘brutal invasion’ of Ukraine is faltering: NATO ** Vladimir Putin ‘seriously ill’: Ex British spy claimed ** It may take three to six months to bring back PK Halder: ACC prosecutor ** Ten killed in ‘racially motivated’ shooting in Buffalo, US ** People stand in queue to buy mustard oil from a small mill at Bata Signal in the Elephant Road area of Dhaka on Sunday. One customer is allowed to buy maximum 2 litres of oil, depending on production. Agency photo ** Fugitive chops off policeman's hand in Ctg ** PK Halder hooked in Kolkata: Government's easy plundering policy created too many such cases ** One of PK Halder's mansions in Ward No. 15 of Ashoknagar in North 24 Parganas district which has been sealed by the ED. Photo: Collected ** Scamstar PK Halder arrested in India ** Worse still to come, Lanka’s new PM warns **
Readers’ Voice

The Air of Dhaka

22 January 2022

Dhaka is now at the top of air pollution in the world. According to a report by IQ Air, a Swiss-based organization that monitors global air quality, Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, is at the top of the pollution list along with Dhaka.
Researchers and research institutes working on air pollution say that dust is one of the sources of air pollution in Dhaka. When these dust particles are in the mouth, people spit and spit everywhere. It can again mix with the dust and enter the human body through various means. Another source is the burning of coal and biofuels as well as smoke and dust from various sources, including urban mechanics. These scatter tiny particles in the air, which is harmful to human health.
According to researchers, other causes of air pollution include brick kilns, industrial fumes, vehicle fumes and dust from road and building materials.
 As a result, the general population is becoming increasingly ill with respiratory diseases. The people along with the government have to take appropriate measures to avoid this situation. Awareness needs to be created.

Ramisa Bilkis Jarin
Student, Islamic Studies, JnU

Prevent Child Labour

Most children of poorer families have become a source of income as the pandemic has greatly impacted the economic condition of those families. These poor children are forced earn their livelihood resulted in significant harm to their health and safety.
We must work together to prevent child labour.

Apurba Das
Faujdarhat Cadet College

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