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Dhaka ranks worst in Air Quality Index for third consecutive day

Bangladesh’s capital city was ranked the worst in the Air Quality Index (AQI) for the third consecutive day on Tuesday. Dhaka had a score of 252at 8:00am on Tuesday, indicating that the air quality was ‘very unhealthy’. In the index, Pakistan’s Lahore, Mongolia’s Ulaanbaatar and India’s Delhi occupied the next three slots with a score of 243, 217, and 208 respectively. When the AQI value is between 201 and 300, every city dweller may begin to experience health effects. Children,...

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Oikyafront seeks permission to meet Khaleda

Jatiya Oikyafront has sent a letter to prison authorities seeking permission for its five leaders to meet ailing BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia at Bangabandhu Sheik Mujib Medical University (BSMMU). Oikyafront office secretary Jahangir Alam Mintoo on Sunday said their five leaders, led by Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Rob) president Abdur Rob, will meet Khaleda in the...