Exports to Bhutan go up as trade agreement kicks in

Bangladesh’s exports to Bhutan could rise on the back of the bilateral trade pact signed last year after shipment to the South Asian nation has already shown a significant upward trend.  Bangladesh struck its maiden preferential trade agreement (PTA) with Bhutan on December 6 last year. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google […]

Flood puts thousands of aman growers in peril

Stocks extend record highs

Thousands of farmers, particularly aman paddy growers, have been badly affected by the flooding of northern and central Bangladesh as their paddy fields remained under water for days, in many cases for weeks, causing plants of the country’s second most important paddy to rot. Flood water has largely receded by now revealing vast swaths of […]

‘Walton ahead of others in protecting ozone layer’

'Walton ahead of others in protecting ozone layer'

Walton is ahead of other private sector players in protecting the environment, speakers said this at a seminar in the capital Saturday.  The Department of Environment and Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited jointly organised the seminar to mark the “World Ozone Day,” celebrated internationally on September 16 every year to raise awareness against ozone layer depletion […]

Plight of Khasis, Garos living Bangladesh discussed in Assembly

Plight of Khasis, Garos living Bangladesh discussed in Assembly

SHILLONG: Congress legislator from Umroi, George B. Lyngdoh, on Friday raised the issues of the safety and security of the Khasi, Jaiñtia, and Garo communities residing in Bangladesh, following reports of alleged harassment by officials there. Raising a Zero Hour notice on the floor of the House on the concluding day of the Autumn Session […]

GMO eggplant is documented win for resource-poor farmers – Alliance for Science

GMO eggplant is documented win for resource-poor farmers - Alliance for Science

Insect-resistant brinjal, or eggplant, is arguably the most impactful project to bring agricultural biotechnology to resource-poor farmers. Studies show that Bangladesh farmers, who began growing Bt brinjal  commercially in 2014, have enjoyed a sizable increase in income, a receptive market and significantly reduced pesticide use. It is now on its way to commercialization in the […]

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 […]

Three more dolphin carcasses found off Chattogram coast

Three more dolphin carcasses found off Chattogram coast

Three more dolphins were found dead off the coast of Sitakunda in Chattogram on Wednesday. Mohammad Kamal Hossain, range officer of Sitakunda coastal forest department, said local people in Mandaritola spotted the carcasses of the dolphins in the sea and alerted the forest department. Read:Another dead dolphin found on Kuakata sea beach An official of […]

Bill tabled for 5-yr extension of quick rental power plant act

Stocks extend record highs

The extension of the Speedy Supply of Power and Energy (Special Provision) (Amendment) Act, 2010 bill was placed in the Jatiya Sangsad aiming to boost power supply to the consumers. State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid on Wednesday placed the bill in the House with speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Shirin […]