Going up the ladder

SDGs and Bangladesh Md. Ziauddin Iqbal | Published: September 17, 2021 23:09:51 Bangladesh is one of the three countries that have made the most progress from their previous position since the UN member states set the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) six years ago to ensure equitable and non-discriminatory development in a changing world. The UN […]

Line of Credit to cash-strapped farmers

Published: September 17, 2021 22:15:17 The Tk 3.0 billion worth of fresh refinance money for agriculture announced by the Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Tuesday is, as expected, a welcome piece of news for the country’s farmers. At the moment they are fighting on two fronts — the Covid-19 on the one hand, and natural calamities […]

Over 139m people hit by climate crisis, COVID-19 

Published: September 17, 2021 18:42:16 Climate-related disasters have affected the lives of at least 139.2 million people and killed more than 17,242 since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, say a new global analysis. The analysis is published by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Red Cross Red […]

Coping with the evil of naked grabbing

Shihab Sarkar | Published: September 16, 2021 21:03:27 The increasing speed at which the land, river and water body grabbers are having their field day is highly distressing. Not long ago, syndicates of these unscrupulous people would keep a low profile among people. At least their day-to-day behaviour gave the impression that they were engaged […]

‘Govt encourages climate-friendly alternative technologies’

FE ONLINE REPORT | Published: September 16, 2021 19:51:06 | Updated: September 16, 2021 21:26:04 The government is encouraging climate-friendly alternative technologies in the hydro chlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan Stage-2 to protect the ozone layer. The implementation of the Stage-2 project will enable air conditioners, produced in Bangladesh, to be exported abroad. Environment, Forest and […]

Bangladesh’s coastal belt needs sustainable solutions to safe drinking water

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

Sustainable drinking water solutions, introduced under the NoboJatra (New Beginning) project funded by USAID and implemented by World Vision Bangladesh (WVB) in four salinity-hit upazilas in the south-western region of the country, can end scarcity of safe drinking water in coastal areas. Water-purification solutions like reverse osmosis, arsenic iron removal, pond sand filters, and rainwater […]

Illegal fishing: 16 fishermen held in Sundarbans

Published: September 13, 2021 19:13:12 The Forest Department in a drive on Sunday night detained 16 fishermen along with a trawler for unauthorized entry into the Sundarbans under Satkhira range and fishing there. Mohammad Sultan Ahmed, in-charge of Nildumur Station of Satkhira Forest Department, said during a regular drive a surveillance team detained 16 fishermen […]

Action against illegal fishing at Tanguar Haor demanded

OUR CORRESPONDENT | Published: September 12, 2021 10:22:29 Illegal fishing in the renowned Tanguar Haor, an internationally recognised ecological site, has been going on by groups using various illegal fishing nets, local sources said. They use different types of nets, locally known as Current Jal, Kona Jal, Berh Jal for fishing from the huge waterbody, […]

Farmers expect bumper ginger production in Rangpur region

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

Published: September 11, 2021 20:54:16 Farmers are eying bumper production of ginger cultivated during the Kharif-1 season as harvest of the spicy crop continues in Rangpur agriculture region this year. Officials of the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE) said a target of producing 39,647 tonnes of ginger had been fixed from 3,455 hectares of land […]

IFC to issue taka bond on Bangladesh bourse

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

FHM HUMAYAN KABIR | Published: September 11, 2021 08:33:16 | Updated: September 11, 2021 12:12:19 The International Finance Corporation (IFC) plans to issue taka-denominated bond on the Bangladesh market to extend financial support to domestic industries and agencies in need of funds. Official sources said Friday the World Bank Group’s private-sector-lending arm had recently sought […]