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‘You just turn up!’ Brit forced to head to Bangladesh to avoid ‘huge’ private dentist fees

LBC’s Tom Swarbrick heard from a man who travelled to Bangladesh to receive treatment on his teeth after losing patience with the NHS waiting times. The man told the radio presenter how he had saved £2,000 by flying to Bangladesh and avoiding “huge” private dentist fees in the UK.  “You just turn up,” the caller told […]

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Finance

Bangladesh seeks IMF loan as rising import bills hit South Asia

Bangladesh has approached the IMF for a multibillion-dollar loan, making it the latest South Asian country to seek international financial assistance as rising food and fuel prices globally strain emerging economies. The IMF said Bangladesh has contacted it to start negotiations for a programme, adding that it was seeking a “Resilience and Sustainability” facility designed […]

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Science

Winners of the UIA 2030 Award Announced: Acknowledging Architects’ Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

Winners of the UIA 2030 Award Announced: Acknowledging Architects’ Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals Housing Upcycle Program, Barrio Mugica of Buenos Aires. Image Courtesy of Special Project Unit Barrio Padre Carlos Mugica, Buenos Aires City Government Share Share Facebook Twitter Mail Pinterest Whatsapp Or https://www.archdaily.com/984286/winners-of-the-uia-2030-award-announced-acknowledging-architects-contributions-to-the-sustainable-development-goals Today, at the eleventh session of the World Urban […]

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Science

Climate change is driving 2022 extreme heat and flooding | Science-Environment

Extreme weather events – from scorching heatwaves to unusually heavy downpours – have caused widespread upheaval across the globe this year, with thousands of people killed and millions more displaced. In the last three months, monsoon rains unleashed disastrous flooding in Bangladesh and brutal heatwaves seared parts of South Asia and Europe. Meanwhile, prolonged drought […]

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Photos: Bangladesh’s garment-driven economic boom killing rivers

Bangladeshi ferryman Kalu Molla began working on the Buriganga river before the patchwork of slums on its banks gave way to garment factories – and before its waters turned pitch black. The 52-year-old has a constant cough, allergies and skin rashes, and doctors have told him the vile-smelling sludge that has also wiped out marine […]

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World

At least 38 dead and hundreds injured after devastating chemical explosion hits Bangladesh

Hundreds of people had arrived to tackle the fire when multiple shipping containers exploded at the site in Sitakunda, 40km (25 miles) from the port city of Chittagong, on Saturday night. The explosions shook the neighbourhood and shattered windowpanes of nearby houses. Many of the injured are reported to be in critical condition and the […]

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Life Style

Bangladesh FM commits to eliminate radical elements, says Dhaka has rock-solid relationship with New Delhi

Bangladesh Foreign Minister A K Abdul Momen Photo : ANI Guwahati: Bangladeshi Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday talked about radicalism in the country stating that most of it have subsided yet some continue to thrive which should be controlled. “The radical elements have reduced and subdued dramatically, that’s why we have economic prosperity […]

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Science

Environment pollution: 2.15 lakh lives lost in Bangladesh in 2019

Pollution caused over 2.15 lakh premature deaths in Bangladesh in 2019, according to a new global study. The poor air quality was the main contributor to such deaths while water and lead pollution and occupational hazards are the other causes, said the study published in medical journal The Lancet on Thursday. For all latest news, […]

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Energy & Environment Technical Working Group (EETWG): May 2022 – Bangladesh

Attachments Environment: Holistic Watershed Management The environment of Cox’s Bazar has undergone dynamic changes in recent years including land use changes and degradation of landscapes and watersheds. EETWG partners are adopting different, yet coordinated approaches to implement effective and holistic watershed management in the refugee camps and host community. One example of this is the […]

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Norway seeks to expand cooperation in offshore renewable energy, investment in Bangladesh

Norway is seeking to broaden its cooperation in the areas of offshore renewable energy, trade and investment in Bangladesh. This was said when Norwegian Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt held a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen at a Dhaka hotel yesterday. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. The […]