The issue of golden rice

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

Syed Fattahul Alim   | Published: July 30, 2021 22:34:40 The Philippine’s regulatory body, the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) under the Department of Agriculture, has given golden rice the nod of approval to grow this genetically modified (GM) crop commercially. That country’s farmers will now grow this variety of beta carotene-rich rice side by […]

Neglect of Bangladesh lockdown rules raises alarm

FE REPORT | Published: July 30, 2021 08:34:27 | Updated: July 30, 2021 18:45:10 Although a shocking surge of highly infectious and deadly Covid-19 virus continues, people’s carelessness towards lockdown rules has gradually been increasing. Healthcare professionals fear that the pandemic situation may go out of control for such recklessness on part of a good […]

IFAD projects helped 123m rural people across the globe in 2020

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: July 29, 2021 19:54:08 | Updated: July 30, 2021 08:31:06 The UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) projects were able to reach 123 million rural people across the globe in 2020 including Bangladesh, says a report published on Thursday. The organisation stepped up its fight against hunger, poverty and […]

Netrakona farmers start harvesting jute

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: July 29, 2021 09:19:33 Farmers in Netrakona district have started harvesting jute, the golden fibre of Bangladesh. Raw jute has also started appearing in the market. It is expected that jute harvesting will be completed in a week. On a spot visit on Tuesday, it was seen that the farmers of […]

Water has a price

SHABIRA NUPUR | Published: July 28, 2021 13:38:37 Spending childhood in Khulna and Satkhira in the 1980s, this scribe saw no water crisis then. The tubewells were enough to meet the family needs of water. In the next decade, it was heard, people couldn’t use the tubewell water because of arsenic contamination. Visiting our village […]

New Safari Park planned at remote Lathitila forest in Moulvibazar

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: July 28, 2021 08:56:14 | Updated: July 28, 2021 08:59:42 A new safari park will be established in the Lathitila forest area in Juriupazila of Moulvibazar. The forest department has taken up the venture for the 3rd safari park after their old ones at DulaHajra in Cox’s Bazar and Bangabandhu Safari […]

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

The bank’s IPO shares to be allocated Thursday FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: July 27, 2021 22:09:49 The initial public offering (IPO) subscription of South Bangla Agriculture & Commerce Bank (SBAC) hit 14 times high and the bank will be allocated IPO shares Thursday, officials said. The private lender’s IPO subscription was held between July […]

State parties, UNESCO heavily criticised for not protecting Sundarbans

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: July 26, 2021 19:53:44 | Updated: July 27, 2021 08:38:17 Environmental rights groups and experts came down heavily on the state parties, including the government, and UNESCO for their role in endangering the largest mangrove forest Sundarbans.   The National Committee for Saving the Sundarbans (NCSS) asserted that the 2021 decisions […]

Fatteners frustrated with unsold cattle

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: July 26, 2021 09:10:28 Magura cattle fatteners are passing worrisome days with their unsold animals during Eid-ul-Azha. Eid-ul-Azha was observed on July 21. According to district livestock department, a total of 29,550 cattle were fattened in the district to sell those in Eid market. But a total of 21,600 cattle have […]

Man on ailing Earth suffers the consequences

Neil Ray   | Published: July 25, 2021 21:38:11 The planet Earth is in turmoil. Its health does not at all look sound. In the first year of the pandemic, the Earth got some breathing respite on account of widespread lockdowns across most parts of its length and breadth. But the option for vaccination and […]