Harry, Meghan meet UN chief

Published: September 25, 2021 23:05:21 Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited the United Nations in New York on Saturday to meet with Secretary-General Antonio Guterres during the 193-member world body’s annual gathering of leaders. “It was a lovely meeting,” Markle told reporters as the couple left UN headquarters. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are […]

BINA, its chief scientist win IAEA awards

BINA, its chief scientist win IAEA awards

The logo of the International Atomic Energy Agency is seen at their headquarters Reuters BINA’s scientists have so far developed a total of 117 high yielding and improved varieties, including 83 mutant varieties of 18 different crops The Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) has received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” by United Nations International Atomic […]

Army chief in India on 3-day official visit

Army chief in India on 3-day official visit

Star Digital Report Sat Sep 4, 2021 02:04 PM Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed. Photo: ISPR “> Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed. Photo: ISPR Chief of Army Staff General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, OSP, ndu, psc this morning left for India on a three-day official visit, on a Bangladesh Air […]

Climate summit chief says next UN report ‘starkest warning yet’

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Lake Mead is seen in the distance behind mostly dead plants in an area of dry, cracked earth that used to be underwater near Boulder Beach on June 12, 2021 AFP IAE warns all fossil fuel development and exploration must cease this year if the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius is […]

No decision yet on closure of garment factories during lockdown: BGMEA chief

No decision yet on closure of garment factories during lockdown: BGMEA chief

The discussion between the apparel makers and the cabinet secretary held today could not decide whether the garment factories will remain closed or open during the 14-day countrywide lockdown starting from July 23. Faruque Hassan, president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, said they are scheduled to hold a meeting again with cabinet secretary […]

UN chief Antonio Guterres sworn in for second term

UN chief Antonio Guterres sworn in for second term

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has been unanimously re-elected for a second five-year term by the 193-member United Nations General Assembly, reports Aljazeera. The 72-year-old Portuguese, the only candidate for the world body’s top post, said on Friday he was “humbled and energised” by the support, adding that the “driving theme” of his second term […]

COP26 chief Alok Sharma due in Dhaka next week

UK MP and COP26 president-designate Alok Sharma will be visiting Bangladesh next week. As part of his tour to Asia, Sharma will look to strengthen support for climate priorities ahead of the UN climate change summit in Glasgow this November. Apart from Bangladesh, he will also visit Vietnam and Indonesia, said a statement of the […]

New chief at VFF eyes closer links with consumers

NEW VICTORIAN Farmers Federation chief executive Jane Lovell believes agriculture has an excellent story to tell, but it needs stronger links to consumers and the community to do so. Ms Lovell, who has a background in areas as diverse as plant pathology, politics and quality assurance, said providing a solid platform for agriculture to be […]

Let’s plant seeds for sustainable future: UN chief

Let's plant seeds for sustainable future: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said more than 1 million of the planet’s estimated 8 million plants and animal species are at risk of extinction today. “On this International Day of Forests let us plant the seeds for a sustainable future by committing to restore and conserve our forests for the benefit of people and […]