No miniket rice exists in Bangladesh, finds govt study

Protect smallholding farmers to build decent Bangladesh: experts

All varieties of miniket rice and most of the najirshail variety found on the market across Bangladesh are actually over-polished coarse varieties of rice, found a recent government study. Capitalising on people’s preference for fine white rice, traders and millers collect different varieties of coarse paddies or rice and hugely polish them before marketing them […]

Govt feels well over IMF’s latest growth projection: Kamal

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal today said the government is feeling well over the latest GDP growth projection by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as it has upped its projection. “Our forecasts are always based on actual facts and figures. But their (IMF, World Bank) projections are usually based on assumptions… yet, they (IMF) have […]

Govt afforests over 25,000 hectares of land in nearly three years  

FE Online Report | Published: April 01, 2021 15:42:17 | Updated: April 01, 2021 23:39:22 The government has afforested over 25,000 hectares of land under different projects since fiscal year 2018, in an effort to raise the forestation areas to make a livable environment in the country. The total afforestation areas include 10,934 hectares of […]

Govt cuts petrol price by Rs1.55 per litre | The Express Tribune

ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday slashed prices of petroleum products by up to Rs3 per litre effective from April 1, 2021. It reduced the price of high-speed diesel (HSD) by Rs3 per litre, petrol by Rs1.55 per litre, kerosene oil by Rs1.55 per litre and light diesel oil (LDO) by Rs1.56 per litre. The government […]

Rohingya Relocation: UN to carry on dialogue with govt

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Wrapping up a three-day visit to Bhasan Char, a UN delegation said it wants to continue dialogue with the government. “The United Nations is grateful to the government of Bangladesh for its facilitation of the visit and looks forward to continuing the dialogue,” Mostafa Mohammad Sazzad Hossain, assistant communication officer at UNHCR Bangladesh, told The […]

As floods rise, govt insurance shores up Bangladesh farmers


Hafizur Rahman stands on his land where last year his rice crops were destroyed by flooding, in Kurigram on February 18, 2021 Reuters More than 20,000 farmers covered in flood-prone northern region Last year, Hafizur Rahman’s entire rice crop drowned in floodwaters that followed heavy rain in northern Bangladesh. The loss forced the 30-year-old farmer […]

Three MoUs to be signed during President’s Bangladesh visit: Govt. Spokesperson – – ‘Integration Through Media’

Three MoUs to be signed during President's Bangladesh visit: Govt. Spokesperson - - 'Integration Through Media'

KATHMANDU:- Minister for Communications and Information Technology Parbat Gurung, also the government’s spokesperson, said three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) would be signed between Nepal and Bangladesh during a state visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to Bangladesh. President Bhandari is flying to Bangladesh on Monday on a state visit.During the visit, an array of subjects […]

Govt starts reclaiming 138,613 acres of grabbed forest land

FE Online Report | Published: March 21, 2021 19:21:50 | Updated: March 22, 2021 12:22:20 The government has taken steps to reclaim the illegally occupied 138,613 acres of reserved forest land, said Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister on the day of International Day of Forests. The forest minister claimed that a significant portion of […]

BUILD wants to assist govt in promoting recycling, sustainable business practices

BUILD wants to assist govt in promoting recycling, sustainable business practices

The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) will form two new sub-committees on recycling and green growth under the existing Sustainability and Green Growth Working Committee (SGGWC). “We will work closely with BUILD as well as other relevant stakeholders to ensure an effective policy on Extended Producer Responsibility for the plastic sector,” the […]

Govt procures 16,247.28 tonnes Aman rice in Rajshahi division

Mishandling of COVID-19 may cause large-scale hunger: discussion

The government has purchased around 16,247.28 tonnes of Aman rice during the current season’s procurement drive contributing a lot towards ensuring food security amidst the pandemic situation. As part of the nationwide Aman rice procurement drive from November 15, 2020 to February 28 last, the government has bought the food grain from all eight districts […]