Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

Nothing beats land: Bill Gates is now America’s biggest farmer

It was 2017 when the purchasing really picked up. Cascade splashed more than half a billion dollars on more than 100,000 acres across nine states. The following year, a further $US171 million went on buying 14,500 acres in those idyllic Horse Heaven Hills, for a total of around $US690 million in just a few months. […]

Bangladesh honoured its biggest benefactor Indira Gandhi in 2011, 40 years after liberation

Bangladesh honoured its biggest benefactor Indira Gandhi in 2011, 40 years after liberation

To secure itself against a possible U.S.-China intervention in case events led to war, India signed on August 9, a 20-year Indo-Soviet Treaty of Peace, Friendship and Cooperation. The treaty provided for immediate mutual consultations and appropriate effective measures in case of either country being subjected to a military threat. Mrs. Gandhi, who prepared for […]

Illegal soil mining is Feni’s biggest challenge

Illegal soil mining is Feni's biggest challenge

Illegal soil extraction continues unabated in two upazilas of Feni district — Sadar and Shonagazi — posing serious threat to farmlands in the vicinity, despite nation-wide restrictions on the practice. Residents of several villages in these two upazilas are worried over the plunder of soil and claim that their repeated complaints to the authorities concerned […]

Farmer protests biggest ever agitation: Noted agri journalist Sainath

UP farmers export 30 tonnes of green chillies, tomatoes to B'desh, Nepal

Terming the ongoing farmers’ protests against the three farm laws brought in by the BJP-led NDA government, as the biggest ever agitation and a direct fight of farmers against the corporates, noted agricultural journalist P. Sainath has said that the government is afraid of the wide support the farmers are receiving from […]

Melting Arctic: Bangladesh’s biggest climate change concern!

Melting Arctic: Bangladesh’s biggest climate change concern!

Bangladesh should and must be among the observers in the Arctic Council. If all ice from the Greenland Ice Sheets and from the mountains of the Arctic were to melt, global sea level will rise ~7.9 m. Then Bangladesh does not stand a chance!! Humankind must appreciate – sea level was 4 to 6 m […]

Biggest Bangladeshi IPO in a decade surges 50% on debut in Dhaka

The funds will help Robi grow its network in a nation that the Asian Development Bank forecasts will expand 6.8%, the fastest in the region, for the current fiscal year.

Robi Axiata Ltd., the Bangladesh unit of Malaysia’s biggest telecommunication company by revenue, surged on debut after local investors sought 5.7 times more shares than on offer at the initial public offering. The shares rose 50% to 15 taka at 10:12 a.m. according to data on the Dhaka Stock Exchange’s website. Robi, a venture between […]

When China battles the world’s biggest coal exporter, coal loses

FILE -- The Collinsville coal mine seen from above, in Queensland, Australia, on July 5, 2017. Coal production in Australia has more than doubled over the past three decades. (David Maurice Smith/The New York Times)

China has now officially blocked coal imports from Australia after months of vague restrictions that dramatically slowed trade and stranded huge ships at sea. For Australia, the world’s largest coal exporter, the decision is a gut punch that eliminates its second-biggest market at a time when many countries are already rethinking their dependence on a […]