Harry, Meghan meet UN chief

Published: September 25, 2021 23:05:21 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the United Nations in New York on Saturday to meet with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the 193-member world body’s annual gathering of leaders. “It was a lovely meeting,” Markle told reporters as the couple left UN headquarters. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are […]

Quad leaders present united front, sharing concerns about China

Published: September 25, 2021 10:08:06 | Updated: September 25, 2021 15:29:07 Leaders of the United States, Japan, India and Australia vowed on Friday to pursue a free and open Indo-Pacific region “undaunted by coercion” at their first in-person summit, which presented a united front amid shared concerns about China, Reuters reports. The two-hour meeting at […]

Vegetables being cultivated on Dhaka-Chattogram highway

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OUR CORRESPONDENT, CUMILLA | Published: September 24, 2021 10:47:28 | Updated: September 24, 2021 11:49:45 Cultivation of vegetables on the Dhaka-Chattogram road divider is increasing day by day. Different varieties of winter vegetables are being cultivated on dividers along the highway in Chauddagram areas in Cumilla. According to sources, farmers living along the highway first […]

Small-scale farmers getting pittance as wage is outrageous, says IFAD

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Published: September 23, 2021 20:17:02 | Updated: September 23, 2021 21:28:27 President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) Gilbert F. Houngbo has said it is outrageous that rural small-scale farmers in developing countries, who grow one-third of the global food, are paid a pittance for their work. The IFAD president on Thursday asked […]

China’s overseas coal power retreat could wipe out $50b of investment

Published: September 22, 2021 18:33:50 China’s pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas could cull $50 billion of investment as it slashes future carbon emissions, analysts said, although Beijing’s own domestic coal programme is still propping up the dirty fossil fuel. Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a pre-recorded address at the United Nations […]

Germany pledges to raise assistance in tackling climate effect in Bangladesh

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: September 20, 2021 16:41:21 German Ambassador to Bangladesh Achim Troster on Monday has pledged for increasing the ongoing cooperation between the two countries in all activities related to tackling the impact of climate change. And, the ongoing development activities in Bangladesh will continue at an increasing pace, the envoy added. […]

Canada’s Trudeau most likely to lead another minority government

Published: September 20, 2021 08:18:22 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, crisscrossing the country making a last pitch to voters before Monday’s election, said on Sunday only his Liberals could end the Covid over the pandemic. Trudeau favours vaccine mandates opposed by O’Toole, who prefers testing to control the public health crisis, Reuters reports. If Trudeau […]

Private firm seeks permission for buffalo import

FE REPORT | Published: September 20, 2021 10:44:27 A private export-import firm has sought government permission to import 0.1 million buffaloes and goats with an eye to meet domestic demand for meat and go for re-export with enhanced production of the animals, officials said. The firm, Save and Safety International (SSI), has made the move […]

National portal incorporates over 51,500 websites, works as information gateway

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Published: September 19, 2021 19:16:37 Abu Sufian, a middle-aged rural man, wanted to get a passport to materialise his long wishes of performing hajj. But he had no idea about how to get a passport and he had also little knowledge about the internet. As per the suggestion of his younger son, he visited the […]

World leaders returning to UN this week with focus on pandemic, climate

Published: September 19, 2021 11:05:43 | Updated: September 19, 2021 12:10:24 World leaders are returning to the United Nations in New York this week with a focus on boosting efforts to fight both climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic, which last year forced them to send video statements for the annual gathering. As the coronavirus […]