Razzaque: No more caretaker government in the country

Razzaque: No more caretaker government in the country

File photo of Agriculture Minister Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Fair and neutral elections will be held with no involvement from a caretaker government says the Agriculture Minister Agriculture Minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque on Saturday said no caretaker government would be formed in the country in violation of the constitution. “There will […]

How the UN efforts began in a war-ravaged country

Today marks the 47th anniversary of Bangladesh becoming a member of the United Nations, so it’s an opportune moment to take a look at the UN operations in the early days of independent Bangladesh. The UN made its mark in the country on July 17, 1971, with the UN Relief Operations in East Pakistan (UNEPRO). […]

Farmers from across the country attend Big Iron – KVRR Local News

Farmers from across the country attend Big Iron - KVRR Local News

“The big iron is a good way to network with farmers in the North Dakota, Minnesota area. We’ve always had great success meeting with farmers here.” WEST FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Farmers and ag exhibitors throughout the nation are gathering at the 41st annual big iron farm show to learn more about the latest cutting-edge […]

Harvest Season Is Here; Slowing Moving Equipment Hit Indiana Roads

Harvest Season Is Here; Slowing Moving Equipment Hit Indiana Roads

Indiana State Department of Agriculture is offering tips to motorists who encounter slowing moving equipment. Shutterstock photo. (INDIANAPOLIS) – Harvest season is here and for some that means visiting pumpkin patches and apple orchards, but we want to remind motorists that harvest season also means farmers will begin harvesting this year’s corn and soybean crops. […]

Amend laws for a country free of tobacco by 2040

Chairpersons of parliamentary watchdogs yesterday urged the government to amend existing tobacco laws for a tobacco-free Bangladesh by 2040. They made the appeal at a meeting held at the office of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change at Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban. For all latest news, follow The Daily […]

Country remembers the ‘Concert for Bangladesh’ on its golden jubilee

Country remembers the ‘Concert for Bangladesh' on its golden jubilee

Sunday, 1st of August marked the 50 years anniversary of the historic ‘Concert for Bangladesh’, the charity concert organized for the aid of Bangladesh during the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh by world-famous Indian sitar maestro Pandit Sri Ravi Shankar, and English singer, songwriter, and lead guitarist of The Beatles, George Harrison at the historic […]

338 factories running operations across country during lockdown

338 factories running operations across country during lockdown

Some 338 factories are running their operations across the country during the 14-day strict lockdown that began on July 23, according to the Industrial Police. These factories, mostly pharmaceuticals, food processing, and emergency product manufacturers, are located in Ashulia, on the outskirts of Dhaka, Gazipur, Narayanganj, Mymensingh, Chattogram and Khulna. For all latest news, follow […]

THE CONTRERAS REPORT: Does Africa have any future?

THE CONTRERAS REPORT: Does Africa have any future?

I was in Biology 1 discussing the Green Revolution in the Philippines (rice) and Mexico (wheat) in 1966. Africa was in postcolonial turmoil. Israel was on the eve of its existential 1967 war. My interests then were to finish college and get a job. Like most Americans, I didn’t care much about Africa. Most still […]