ePaper

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

More tax on fast food, soft drinks prescribed

  • Print

Public health activists have opined that the government should impose more taxes to discourage the upward tendencies of fast food intake in Bangladesh. They also prescribed the same for junk food and soft drinks, saying there are 8 ministries and 25 related laws to ensure food safety and quality.

Blaming unhealthy food for the alarming rise of Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), they recommended coordinated and long-term planning among all ministries and departments. They came up with the remarks at a discussion titled 'Ensuring healthy food for NCD control' at the Institute of Public Health recently.

The discussion was presided over by Dr Nur Mohammad while Prof Brig (Rtd) Abdul Malik, Prof Dr AHM Anayet Hossain, Shafiqul Islam, Dr Syed Mahfuzul Huq, Abu Naser Khan and Dr Khaleda Islam were also present.

-AA News Desk

More News For this Category

Last tributes paid to Belal Chowdhury

| By Asian Age Online
People from all walks of life paid their last tributes to poet Belal Chowdhury at the Central Shaheed Minar in the city on Wednesday.
Last tributes paid to Belal Chowdhury

US-Bangla Airlines to start new flight on Dhaka-Guangzhou route Thursday

| By Asian Age Online
US-Bangla Airlines, a private carrier, will begin its flight operations on Dhaka-Guangzhou, China route on Thursday.
US-Bangla Airlines to start new flight on Dhaka-Guangzhou route Thursday

Mastermind behind ATM card forgery arrested in city

| By Asian Age Online
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested the ringleader of an organized gang involved in stealing money from 

CEO of bdjobs.com released hours after detention

| By Asian Age Online
AKM Fahim Mashroor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangladesh's largest job site bdjobs.com has been released in the
CEO of bdjobs.com released hours after detention

RSF criticises Bangladesh’s ICT Act

| By Asian Age Online
Criticising the Information and Communication Technology Act of Bangladesh, Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) has said growing media self-censorship is the result of endemic violence

India gifts 1971 War of Independence memorabilia to Bangladesh

| By Asian Age Online
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Wednesday handed over some of the memorabilia, including two PT 76 tanks and one Mi-04

ACC summons DIG Mizanur on graft charge

| By Asian Age Online
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) summoned Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police Mizanur Rahman to appear before it on May 3 for allegedly acquiring illegal wealth.
ACC summons DIG Mizanur on graft charge

BNP's only goal to have Khaleda released: Fakhrul

| By Asian Age Online
BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Wednesday said their party's only goal is to free its chairperson Khaleda Zia from jail.
BNP's only goal to have Khaleda released: Fakhrul

CEO of bdjobs.com detained for interrogation

| By Asian Age Online
Detectives on Wednesday detained AKM Fahim Mashroor, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Bangladesh's largest job portal bdjobs.com, from city's Karwan Bazar area.
CEO of bdjobs.com detained for interrogation

War crimes: Ex-addl IGP Oahidul sent to jail

| By Asian Age Online
The International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) on Wednesday sent former Additional Inspector General of Police Oahidul Haque to jail in a case filed for crimes
 War crimes: Ex-addl IGP Oahidul sent to jail

© 2018 The Asian Age