The owners of around 150 brickfields in Bogra district are defying environment laws as they have been polluting environment burning firewood illegally in their kilns.

The Department of Environment on Monday fined 42 dyeing and washing factories in Dhaka district Tk 1.26 crore for polluting the water of the Buriganga River.

Communications Minister Obaidul Quader on Sunday said the key construction work for the mega metro rail project will begin at the end of 2015.

The Government of Bangladesh Tuesday signed an agreement with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for $310 million in loans to further improve the country’s power-supply system to get rid of outages

A section of unscrupulous traders are running illegal brickfields polluting environment in all four upazilas of Madaripur district due to lax monitoring by the authorities concerned.

Bangladesh is going to be diagnosed polio-free as the deadly disease is believed to have been fought out through countrywide child-immunisation drives.

Bangladesh needs US$ 2.8 billion by 2021 to address health hazards caused by the adverse impacts of climate change, according to an official estimate.