BRRI dhan75 to create scope for early farming of Rabi crops

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SAJIBUR RAHMAN | Published: October 03, 2021 09:23:57 BRRI dhan75 will open doors for the early cultivation of potato, mustard, maize, wheat, and other Rabi crops across the country, especially in the northern region. “It is a potential short-duration variety of Aman. This will also create an opportunity to increase national cropping intensity,” according to […]

Why you should invest time in skincare today

Sirajum Munira Tuli | Published: October 02, 2021 13:38:00 | Updated: October 02, 2021 13:40:48 “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” ― Audre Lorde, American writer, feminist and civil rights activist In most cases, self-awareness begins during adolescence. As time goes on, both age […]

Climate-induced challenge to nation’s food security

Published: October 01, 2021 22:01:45 A strong indicator of climate change, an erratic weather pattern has, of late, been leaving its harmful impact on the country’s agriculture. Heat waves that swept through 36 districts in April this year damaged standing crops, especially, rice, worth Tk 3.0 billion over 70,000 hectares of land. Though the temperature […]

EU to assist Bangladesh in tackling climate change

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: October 01, 2021 18:53:48 | Updated: October 02, 2021 10:12:06 Frans Timmermans, executive vice president of the European Commission for the European Green Deal, has said the European Union will assist Bangladesh in all activities to combat climate change. Appreciating the role of the Bangladesh government in tackling climate change, […]

Minister seeks China’s good offices to resolve Rohingya crisis

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Speakers at a webinar Thursday said that the relationship between China and Bangladesh has grown warmer over time as both countries share common values and goals. They said China has been contributing to the growth in Bangladesh by being the largest trading partner and investor in the country’s major infrastructural projects. Speaking as the chief […]

Lip services to rivers despite their recognition as living entities

Nilratan Halder   | Published: September 30, 2021 21:42:59 The World Rivers Day, observed annually on the fourth Sunday of September, in fact puts emphasis on maintaining healthy thriving waterways. This year the day was on 26th September. The day should not be confused with another day earmarked for rivers called the International Day of […]

Environment minister leaves for Italy to participate in pre-COP 26 consultation

FE ONLINE REPORT   | Published: September 29, 2021 14:04:12 | Updated: September 29, 2021 17:19:28 Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change Md Shahab Uddin has left for Italy to participate in the pre-COP 26 consultation meeting to be held in Milan, Italy. The minister left Dhaka at the invitation of Italian Minister of […]

Bangladesh sees low crop yields from costlier farming due to erratic weather

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JASIM UDDIN HAROON | Published: September 29, 2021 08:13:04 | Updated: September 29, 2021 09:13:52 Bizarrely ‘erratic behaviour’ of the weather for the global climate change is impacting Bangladesh’s agriculture adversely as the country begins to reap low crop yields from costlier farming. Other climatic fallouts include risks to ensuring national food security and achieving […]

100 days at the WTO: what have I learned?

ANABEL GONZÁLEZ | Published: September 28, 2021 20:53:37 June 15th marked my first day at the World Trade Organization (WTO). After an initial discussion on strategic priorities with Director General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, I moved to my new lake-front office, ready to help the WTO deliver. As I immersed myself in the workings of the […]

Graft still hurting development process, Mannan says

FE REPORT | Published: September 28, 2021 08:46:26 Planning Minister MA Mannan says that despite government efforts to stem the vice, there were still some corrupt practices and misuse of money in development works. While speaking at a training workshop Monday in Dhaka, he said Bangladesh’s development capacity is on the rise and graft is […]