Bangladesh authorities alerted to onion import from India

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

REZAUL KARIM | Published: June 12, 2021 09:48:01 | Updated: June 12, 2021 15:44:45 Bangladesh can now avail competitive advantages through importing onion from India to offset its possible shortfall, said Bangladesh high commission in New Delhi, India. The mission’s observations came in a report on ‘Onion production and market situation of India’, which was […]

Moulvibazar pvt tea garden authorities cut down 1,000 trees in local village, residents say

The authorities of a private tea garden allegedly cut down around 1,000 trees at a punji (village) in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila without permission from Forest Department. Executive committee members of Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA) confirmed the development after visiting Kakra Chhara Punji area yesterday. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. […]

RTI in Bangladesh: Narrowing the perception gap between citizens and public authorities

The Bangladesh Right to Information (RTI) Act 2009 is a unique piece of legislation. Most laws are largely founded on the concept of government responsibility to regulate citizen behaviour, but the RTI law establishes government accountability to its citizens. It seeks to ensure the primacy of citizens over the government. The RTI law is not […]

Pond Excavation Project at RU: Contractors take away soil as authorities nonchalant

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Local contractors illegally sold a huge amount of soil dug up from Rajshahi University land, defying order of the authorities. However, the RU administration has not taken any effective steps against it. University sources said following a tender in March 2020, RU agriculture project authority leased out 10 bighas of land for four years to […]

PM asks authorities to be strict against food adulteration

PM asks authorities to be strict against food adulteration

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday directed the authorities concerned to curb food adulteration in Bangladesh with an iron hand alongside creating awareness among businesspeople against such offences. ‘You’ll have to make unscrupulous businesspeople understand about such offences on one hand and curb that with an iron hand on the other. […]