Bangladesh making action plan to boost exports of farm produce

REZAUL KARIM | Published: March 07, 2021 09:03:57 | Updated: March 07, 2021 09:53:03 The government has decided to prepare an action plan with a view to boosting outbound shipments of the country’s agricultural products, officials said. It had already initiated a move to form national committee, steering committee and subcommittee to make ready the […]

Bangladesh regulator unlikely to stop issuing IPOs despite sluggish market

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MOHAMMAD MUFAZZAL | Published: March 07, 2021 08:51:37 | Updated: March 07, 2021 09:18:33 The securities regulator is unlikely to put off the process of bringing new IPOs (initial public offerings) in the capital market amid the recent trend of poor transactions. One of the commissioners at the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) made […]

Some 69,000 hectares of Bangladesh land used for non-agricultural purposes a year

FE REPORT | Published: March 05, 2021 11:44:23 | Updated: March 05, 2021 15:36:12 An average of 69 thousand hectares of arable land in the country is being used for non-agricultural purposes every year, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin said. “Work is underway to create a rich database for determining the […]

Tripura Christians angry over church demolition in Bangladesh – UCA News

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Christian leaders in Bangladesh have condemned the demolition of a partly built Protestant church by the Forest Department in a remote hilly area of the country. Adhirang Tripura, a member of the largely Christian indigenous Tripura community, said Christians are angry and demanding compensation after Forest Department officials destroyed their new church in Sathiram Tripura village after […]

Food insecurity worsens in Bangladesh: FAO

Food insecurity worsens in Bangladesh: FAO

United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has placed Bangladesh in a list of countries that require external assistance in food to brave “severe localised food insecurity”. The list includes 45 countries, including nine Asian countries. Economic constraints due to the effects of Covid-19 pandemic, monsoon floods and high prices of main food staples have […]

Ahead of PM Modi’s visit, EAM Jaishankar in Bangladesh today

Jaishankar with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s expected visit to Bangladesh later this month, External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar will pay an official visit to Dhaka on March 4 at the invitation of his counterpart Dr A K Abdul Momen. He will also hold talks with Momen. According to a statement by the Ministry of External […]

EAM Jaishankar to travel to Bangladesh tomorrow to prepare for PM Modi’s visit

EAM Jaishankar to travel to Bangladesh tomorrow to prepare for PM Modi’s visit

Jaishankar, who is visiting at the invitation of his Bangladeshi counterpart AK Abdul Momen, will call on Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina during the day-long trip, the external affairs ministry said on Wednesday. He will also hold talks with Momen By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan PUBLISHED ON MAR 03, 2021 05:00 PM IST […]

Former secretary Moinuddin Abdullah named new ACC chairman

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The Cabinet Division announced the appointment of the former secretary to the agriculture ministry on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Md Jahurul Haque, former chairman of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission, has been made a new commissioner of the national anti-graft agency. Moinuddin is replacing Iqbal Mahmud as the chairman of the ACC, whose term will end on Mar […]

Agri insurance: New hope for climate affected farmers

Agri insurance: New hope for climate affected farmers

Syed Shahriar Ahsan, managing director of Sadharan Bima Corporation, said, “The government has introduced agricultural insurance for farmers through us. At present Mithamin Haor in Rajshahi, Sirajganj, Noakhali and Kishoreganj has been launched on an experimental basis.”He said it was not just the job of Sadharan Bima Corporation, but that the coordination of the agriculture […]

Land rights of Bangladesh’s indigenous people ‘must be protected’ – UCA News

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The Church has called on the government to take initiatives to protect the land of Bangladesh’s indigenous people and to form a land commission for indigenous inhabitants of the plain. On Feb. 20, a group of Muslims and forest department officials clashed with the Khasi people of Nunchhara village in Kulaura subdistrict of Moulvibazar district. Several Khasi Christians […]