Bangladesh and India on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to further deepen and strengthen mutual cooperation in the security and border related issues. The outcome came as the 18th meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) on security and border management between Bangladesh and India was held on December 5-6, according to a media statement issued by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. The Indian delegation was led by Piyush Goyal, Additional Secretary, Indian Ministry of Home Affairs while Bangladesh delegation was led by AK Mukhlesur Rahman, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs. Union Home Minister Amit Shah had met the Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan on November 18 on the sidelines of the ‘No Money For Terror’ Conference in New Delhi. Both sides had productive exchanges on border management and common security related issues during that meeting. Following on from the meeting between the two ministers last month, at Tuesday’s meeting both sides highlighted the excellent bilateral relations between the two countries and reiterated their commitment to further deepen mutual cooperation. Read more: Dhaka, Delhi "committed to further enhance" bilateral military ties The Bangladesh side recalled the Indian contribution during the Liberation War of Bangladesh in 1971. Bilateral issues such as border fencing and developmental works within 150 yards of the international border, illegal crossing, bilateral cooperation in checking insurgency, combating terrorism, organised crimes and smuggling were also discussed in the meeting. Read more: Dhaka, Delhi eye more achievements through joint efforts with solid stability
As many as 709 people were killed and 840 others injured in 668 accidents that occurred on road, railways and waterways in November across the country, according to the Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh. Among the casualties, 643 people were killed and 826 injured in 586 accidents on roads and highways during the period from November 1 to November 30. Besides, 51 people were killed and four others injured in 64 accidents on the railway while 15 people were killed, 10 others injured and seven people reported missing in 18 accidents on the waterways during the same period. Passenger Welfare Association of Bangladesh, a non-government organisation, compiled the report based on published news of various national dailies, online news portals and mass media, said a press release on Tuesday. Read more: 7 killed in road accidents in 3 districts The group identified several reasons behind most of the accidents. Among them, dangerous overtaking, reckless speed, unfit vehicles, lack of footpaths or grabbed footpaths, sudden entrance of vehicles from feeder roads at railway crossings and highways, increasing number of small vehicles. Besides, lack of service lanes on various national and regional highways, easy bikes, rickshaws, autorickshaws come down from various feeder roads on national and regional highways were the other reasons, it said. Read more: 5 dead, 4 injured in Narayanganj road accident
Dhaka's air quality continued to be in the 'unhealthy' zone on Monday morning. With an air quality index (AQI) score of 190 at 9 am, Dhaka ranked fifth in the list of cities around the world with the worst air quality. An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered 'unhealthy', particularly for sensitive groups. Read more: Air pollution 2nd biggest cause of deaths in Bangladesh in 2019, cost about 3.9-4.4% of GDP: World Bank Pakistan’s Lahore, India’s Delhi and Pakistan’s Karachi occupied the first three spots in the list, with AQI scores of 401, 222 and 212, respectively. An AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be 'poor', while a reading of 301 to 400 is considered 'hazardous', posing serious health risks to residents. In Bangladesh, the AQI score is based on five kinds of pollutants — particulate matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2 and Ozone. Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution issues. Its air quality usually turns unhealthy in winter and improves during the monsoon. Read more: Air quality: Dhaka world’s 3rd most polluted city this morning Air pollution consistently ranks among the top risk factors for death and disability worldwide. Breathing polluted air has long been recognised as increasing a person’s chances of developing a heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, lung infections and cancer, according to several studies. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year, largely as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections.
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake was felt in Dhaka and some other parts of the country this morning (05 December, 2022), according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). The earthquake was felt at 9:02 am, it said. Read more: Strong quake shakes main Indonesia island; no tsunami alert According to the USGS, the epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10km in the Bay of Bengal. However, no casualties were reported so far.
To raise public awareness on the uses of modern and effective biologic medicines, which can play "a game-changing role in the treatment of diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, and psoriasis," the first "Biologic Summit" was recently held at a city hotel in Dhaka. The summit centred on the basic grounds of biologic medicines, elaborating on its concept and persisting challenges, and its use in Bangladesh. Read: World Health Summit 2022 begins October 16 in Berlin The overall scenario of the medical industry has drastically transformed over the past couple of decades. From chemical compounds, it shifted to biologics and cell and gene therapy. Due to certain challenges, the issue of the use of biologics in Bangladesh is bubbling under. However, biologics show great potential in the near future as a more targeted means of medication. "The future will witness more and more obtaining of biologic medicines. Doctors and patients need to be more aware of its terms of usage and advantages," Novartis Bangladesh Country President Dr Riad Mamun Prodhani said. Read: PM at World Marketing Summit: 'Bangladesh an ideal place for investment' "Biologic medicines lead to long-term and effective treatments, but if organisations from the financing industry and government stakeholders step in to consider the prospects seriously – I believe we can extend the benefits of this in our country." Biologic medicines became a part of medical treatments in the 19th century across the world. The first use of biologic medicines, especially monoclonal antibodies, in Bangladesh was recorded in early 2000.
The hectic traffic jams of Dhaka city discourage many people to visit the physical food outlets and restaurants. App-based online food delivery services have appeared as a savior for Dhaka city residents. Using the food delivery apps, food enthusiasts and office goers can order desirable foods from their chosen restaurants after checking ratings and reviewing. Let’s take a look at 7 well-known food delivery apps to order food within Dhaka city. 7 Online Food Delivery Services in Dhaka Food Panda The app was released on 19th November 2019. It has an average of 4.2-star play store with more than 2 lakh user ratings. The app has been downloaded over 100M times. FoodPanda now operates in around eleven countries throughout the globe including Bangladesh. They provide their services in a variety of locations in Bangladesh, beyond Dhaka city. Pathao Food Pathao is the greatest online food service for you to use if you want to get your meal exactly one hour after placing your order with them. You need to download their applications to your Android mobile devices in order to make use of their services. However, you have the ability to choose which restaurants are shown on the app. Read More: 5 Bangladeshi Winter Recipes Using Date Jaggery Shohoz Food Shohoz company sells tickets for various transport services, including launches, motorcycles, trucks, buses, etc. Their food delivery lineup called Shohoz Food is one of the largest online food service providers for residents of the city of Dhaka. They are working with a large number of eateries located around Dhaka and delivering orders in a timely manner. The Shohoz food app is not available in the play store right now. However, it can be downloaded from the official Shohoz blog. This app can be downloaded on mobile devices running either Android or iOS. HungryNaki Hungrynaki has become one of the most well-known and widely used online meal delivery services in Bangladesh. It is one of the earliest online meal delivery services based in Bangladesh. Hungrynaki is the choice that you should choose since it covers the cuisine of more than 800 different eateries. Customers who pay with credit cards get discounts on their orders placed via Hungrynaki. Read More: 5 Yummy Samucha Recipes for Evening Snackers The HungryNaki app is also available to make things more enjoyable by providing a more convenient dining experience. You may sign in to the application using your HungryNaki account, Gmail account, or Facebook account. The app was released on 10th January 2014. Khaas Food Khaas Food is just not another leading name in food delivery services in Dhaka. It has become the most popular name among grocery delivery services in Bangladesh. Since its first release in 2015, the app is providing consistent service delivering fresh and intoxicated food to the inhabitants of Dhaka city. Khaas Food has currently 100+ products and provides home delivery within Dhaka, Chattogram, Comilla, and Sylhet city and has served 35 thousand satisfied customers to date. Read More: 5 Nepali Momo Recipes for Bangladeshi Kitchen Cookups Cookrups is the greatest site to use if you want to purchase handmade dishes online since it allows you to do so. In addition to this, it offers groceries products over the whole of the city in Bangladesh. This app can be downloaded from the app stores for Android and iOS-based smartphones. It is ahead of the pack across the board in terms of women. The Cookups app was released on 8th August 2017. Kludio Asia Kludio began its journey with such a large number of companies. For the purpose of the company to the consumers, and for the customers to the classified products. They provide a wide variety of tastes under a variety of brand names, like "hero burger," "fried box," "dough on the go," and several more. They provide services covering a very wide variety of cuisines. Read More: 5 Healthy Winter Soup Recipes for Weight Loss Conclusion Only Dhaka dwellers know how much hassle it is to move from one place to another in Dhaka due to traffic jams and overpopulation. In recent years, several food delivery businesses have emerged in Dhaka city to deliver food and drinks to busy people. Not all of them have reached the standard level of success. However, online food delivery start-ups are trying to ease Dhaka city's residents’ life by saving them from going out and experiencing traffic jams to just eat some food. So far, we have discussed 7 App-based Food Delivery Services in Dhaka. Pick your online food delivery service after checking ratings and reviews. Read More: 5 Yummy Winter Pitha Recipes for Diabetics
Dhaka ranked third in the list of world cities with the worst air quality on Sunday morning. Its air quality continued to be in the 'unhealthy' zone with an air quality index (AQI) score of 196 at 9am. An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered 'unhealthy', particularly for sensitive groups. Read more: Dhaka’s air quality stays ‘unhealthy’ this morning Pakistan’s Lahore and Iraq’s Baghdad occupied the first two spots in the list, with AQI scores of 396 and 198, respectively. An AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be 'poor', while a reading of 301 to 400 is considered 'hazardous', posing serious health risks to residents. In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five criteria pollutants -- Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2 and Ozone. Dhaka has long been grappling with air pollution issues. Its air quality usually turns unhealthy in winter and improves during the monsoon. Read more: Dhaka's air quality remains 'unhealthy' Air pollution consistently ranks among the top risk factors for death and disability worldwide. Breathing polluted air has long been recognised as increasing a person’s chances of developing a heart disease, chronic respiratory diseases, lung infections and cancer, according to several studies. As per the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution kills an estimated seven million people worldwide every year, largely as a result of increased mortality from stroke, heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer and acute respiratory infections.
A 55-year-old man was killed in the capital's Motijheel on Thursday night as a truck hit his two-wheeler. The deceased was identified as Pratap Rema from Netrakona, Yakub Ali, sub-inspector of Motijheel Police Station, said. Read more: Driver, helper dead in Dinajpur road accident The accident occurred around 11:30pm at the Walton intersection area at Motijheel as Pratap, an employee of a non-governmental organisation, was returning to his rented house in Sutrapur from his Tejgaon office. At this time, the speeding truck hit Pratap's motorcycle, killing him at the scene, Yakub said. Read more: 3 of a family dead in Thakurgon road accident "Although the truck driver managed to flee, the vehicle was seized. The body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital for autopsy," he added.
Two people suffered serious burn injuries after a gas cylinder fitted in a car caught fire in the capital's Asad Gate area on Thursday night, police said. The injured are Rubel Dutta, 45, a merchandiser and owner of the car, and Uzzal Kumar,35, driver of the vehicle, Nayan Biswash, brother-in-law of Rubel, said. Read more: Worker dies in N’ganj gas cylinder blast The incident occurred around 10:30pm as Rubel, a resident of the Green Road area, was returning home from his office in Uttara, Bacchu Mia, in-charge of the DMCH Police Outpost, said. Rubel and Uzzal are now undergoing treatment at Sheikh Hasina National Institute of Burn and Plastic Surgery, Nayan said. Read more: 5 youths burnt in Cumilla gas cylinder fire The doctors said Rubel suffered 60 percent burns and Uzzal 40 percent and that they are still not out of the woods, he added.
Air pollution still remains one of the top-most challenges for Bangladesh and Dhaka was ranked as the seventh most polluted city in the world with ‘unhealthy’ air quality on Thursday (December 1, 2022) morning. Dhaka’s air quality index (AQI) score was 162 at 10am today. Read more: Dhaka’s air quality stays ‘unhealthy’ An AQI between 201 and 300 is said to be ‘very unhealthy’, while a reading of 301 to 400 is considered 'hazardous', posing serious health risks to residents. Pakistan’s Lahore, India’s Delhi and Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar occupied the first three spots in the list, with AQI scores of 409, 284 and 193, respectively. An AQI between 101 and 200 is considered 'unhealthy', particularly for sensitive groups. Read more: Dhaka's air 4th most polluted in the world: AQI In Bangladesh, the AQI is based on five criteria pollutants -- Particulate Matter (PM10 and PM2.5), NO2, CO, SO2 and Ozone.