Why Bangladesh is flying high at 50

The streets are choc-a-bloc with traffic these days as a sustained economic expansion takes root

Returning after over a decade, in 2003, as India’s high commissioner to Dhaka, Sikri noticed palpable changes—high rises taking the place of single-floor bungalows as the upwardly mobile moved into apartments and shops gave way to malls. The streets were choc-a-bloc with reconditioned Japanese cars. In the countryside, agriculture was booming with farmers getting three […]

Bumper yield, low prices worry Khulna bean farmers

Bumper yield, low prices worry Khulna bean farmers

A bumper production of crops usually brings smiles to the faces of producers, but the bean farmers in Dumuria upazila of Khulna are worried as supply glut has pushed down prices to the extent that they fear they won’t be able to get their production cost by selling the vegetable. At the beginning of the […]