Wild release marks return of giant forest tortoises to Bangladesh hills

Published: January 20, 2022 17:41:50 | Updated: January 20, 2022 18:03:07 Bangladesh’s population of one of the world’s largest tortoise species received a boost last month when researchers and villagers released 10 captive-bred juveniles into the evergreen forests of the Chattogram Hill Tracts. This initiative, in the rugged mountain range in the extreme southeast of […]

Green is the new currency for banks and financial institutions

Molla Karimul Islam Tuhin | Published: January 20, 2022 16:56:11 Banks and other financial institutions have a unique and decisive influence on a business through lending, investment and advisory services. Realising this, Paris Agreement highlighted the importance of FIs to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, preferably to pre-industrial 1.5 degrees Celsius. Banks and […]

Field-level officials asked to act against hill cutting, felling of forest trees

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: January 19, 2022 18:22:56 | Updated: January 20, 2022 08:40:08 The environment ministry has directed the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to take necessary steps to stop deforestation and illegal hill cutting and evict illegal forest occupants to protect the environment. “A lot of cooperation is needed from the DCs and we […]

Developing effective CSR culture

Wasi Ahmed   | Published: January 18, 2022 21:51:30 The latest central bank guideline on corporate social responsibility (CSR) appears to have pointedly addressed some core areas needing greater support and intervention. Meant for banks and financial institutions, the BB guideline lays down strict ground rules in terms of fund allocation and areas where the […]

Two Bangladeshi youths among the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Mayors Challenge winners

Two Bangladeshi youths among the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Global Mayors Challenge winners

Afra Ibnat | Published: January 18, 2022 18:41:40 | Updated: January 18, 2022 18:45:22 Rourkela, a city in Odisha, India has won the prestigious ‘Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors Challenge’ with an 8 member team that includes two Bangladeshi youths. Cities throughout the world face issues like food insecurity, unemployment, gender inequality, etc. The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Mayors […]

UK households struggling with energy bills set to triple

Mustard cultivation exceeds target in Tangail, Jamalpur

Published: January 17, 2022 18:55:35 The proportion of British households struggling with energy bills will triple in April when regulated prices look set to rise by more than 50 per cent, the Resolution Foundation said on Monday. Britain’s government will need to spend more than 7.0 billion pounds ($9.6 billion) this year if it wants […]

Turkish farmer used VR headset to increase milk production

Mustard cultivation exceeds target in Tangail, Jamalpur

RASSIQ AZIZ KABIR | Published: January 17, 2022 15:23:27 If you tell a random cattle farmer who has been very much into farming for many years that making their cows watch different things through Virtual Reality would in turn increase their production of milk, they would certainly laugh you off. But a farmer from Turkey […]

Groundwater in Bangladesh not falling alarmingly; new studies dispel concerns

Mustard cultivation exceeds target in Tangail, Jamalpur

FE REPORT | Published: January 17, 2022 09:44:00 | Updated: January 17, 2022 15:07:27 The use of groundwater in real terms would be much less than what has been predicted earlier, and that it does not deplete the water table as apprehended earlier. The latest researches on the ground water levels in Bangladesh have made […]

Circular economy can make living cheaper, planet safer: FBCCI seminar

FE REPORT | Published: January 17, 2022 09:48:35 | Updated: January 17, 2022 12:31:04 Plans were unveiled at meet Sunday to upgrade recycling sectors to industry in Bangladesh as experts stressed spurring circular economy to ensure the quality of growth and make it more sustainable. They think Bangladesh could follow the strategies adopted by the […]

‘US imposed sanctions to alert, not to punish RAB’

Mustard cultivation exceeds target in Tangail, Jamalpur

Miller tells Agriculture Minister Published: January 16, 2022 19:46:47 | Updated: January 17, 2022 09:51:12 The United States has said the sanctions imposed on individuals of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) were not meant for punishment as it was done to alert the law enforcement agency. Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque made the remarks […]