Govt procures 16,247.28 tonnes Aman rice in Rajshahi division

Mishandling of COVID-19 may cause large-scale hunger: discussion

The government has purchased around 16,247.28 tonnes of Aman rice during the current season’s procurement drive contributing a lot towards ensuring food security amidst the pandemic situation. As part of the nationwide Aman rice procurement drive from November 15, 2020 to February 28 last, the government has bought the food grain from all eight districts […]

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

China sets moderate new energy goals for climate change

China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, announced generally moderate new energy and climate targets on Friday that give little sign that it will step up its pace in combatting climate change. On a smoggy day in Beijing, Premier Li Keqiang said the country will reduce carbon emissions per unit of economic output by […]

Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns

Wasting food just feeds climate change, new UN environment report warns

More than 930 million tonnes of food sold in 2019 landed in waste bins, according to new UN research, released on Thursday, in support of global efforts to halve food waste by 2030. Produced by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and partner organization WRAP, the Food Waste Index Report 2021 reveals that between food wasted […]

Dhaka no longer world’s most polluted city

Dhaka no longer world's most polluted city

Here’s some good news. Dhaka is no longer the world’s most polluted city. That’s Lahore now. On Wednesday, Dhaka occupied the seventh position in the list of world cities with the worst air quality. It’s air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 178 around 10 am, which is considered ‘unhealthy for sensitive groups’. The city of […]

OIC: Registration for Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition begins

OIC: Registration for Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition begins

The registration for the “Dhaka OIC Youth Capital 2020-21 Bangabandhu Youth Art Competition” began on Monday. A press conference was held at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy where the promo of the competition was launched. State Minister for Youth and Sports Md Zahid Ahsan Russel spoke at the programme while Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali […]

2-month govt ban on Hilsa fishing begins to boost production

Mishandling of COVID-19 may cause large-scale hunger: discussion

A two-month government ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting hilsa began on Sunday midnight with a view to boost its production. A 90-kilometre area stretching from Shatnal in Matlab North upazila to Char Bhairabi in Haimchar upazila in the Padma and the Meghna rivers has been turned into a sanctuary for Hilsa. Earlier, the […]

2-month ban on catching, transporting Hilsa begins

2-month ban on catching, transporting Hilsa begins

A two-month government ban on catching, selling, hoarding and transporting hilsa began on Sunday midnight with a view to boost its production. A 90-kilometre area stretching from Shatnal in Matlab North upazila to Char Bhairabi in Haimchar upazila in the Padma and the Meghna rivers has been turned into a sanctuary for Hilsa. Earlier, the […]

Multi-dimensional edn to create skilled manpower: PM

Multi-dimensional edn to create skilled manpower: PM

Sheikh Hasina Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said that her government had been working to make education multi-dimensional attaching priority to science and technology to create skilled manpower. ‘We are making education multi-lateral with setting up universities considering the demand of the modern era as the students can keep pace with the world,’ she […]

Tk 65,622cr injected into economy till Jan

Tk 65,622cr injected into economy till Jan

Bangladesh Bank governor Fazle Kabir unveils a report titled ‘Policy Measures of Bangladesh Bank in Response to the COVID19 Pandemic’ at the central bank’s headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday. BB deputy governors Ahmed Jamal and Kazi Sayedur Rahman and executive director Md Habibur Rahman, among others, were present at the launching. — New Age photo […]