General Motors hits the gas on electric, autonomous push

GM CEO Mary Barra said momentum is building for electric vehicles

GM CEO Mary Barra said momentum is building for electric vehicles. General Motors is hitting the accelerator on its drive towards electric autos, significantly boosting its near-term investments as it unveils new models and builds production capacity. The biggest US automaker announced it will raise spending by 30 percent to $35 billion through 2025 and […]

Turmeric price dips as Covid hits exports

Turmeric price dips as Covid hits exports

Guntur: The turmeric farmers have been incurring losses due to falling prices and decline demand in domestic and international markets. Turmeric which was sold at a price of Rs7000 -7500 per quintal in February and March-2021, is now selling at Rs 6,200-6,500 per quintal due to lack of demand. Turmeric from new crop entering into […]

Juicy mango set to see yield drop as drought hits Chapainawabganj hard


Farmers are estimating that the yield could be much lower than the average due to scanty rainfall Mango, the king of all fruits that prompted many poets over the ages to write great poems, is likely to be costlier this summer as drought is going to take its toll on its yield in Chapainawabganj. Immature […]

Heat wave hits Bangladesh’s mass people during Ramadan

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

SAJIBUR RAHMAN | Published: April 27, 2021 10:31:14 | Updated: April 27, 2021 10:34:51 People in the capital and across the country continued to suffer from scorching heat and humid weather in the fasting month of Ramadan amid the ongoing heatwave that might continue for a few more days. The heatwave brought the worst sufferings […]

Pandemic hits hard Bangladesh’s aquaculture sector: Study

FE REPORT | Published: April 24, 2021 10:58:11 Despite having potentials, the aquaculture sector in Bangladesh has been affected badly in the wake of the pandemic mainly due to the increased cost of fish feed and sluggish demand, according to a study. The majority of respondents said the supply of fish feed and aquaculture-related goods […]

‘Heat stress’ hits country’s 30 districts

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

YASIR WARDAD | Published: April 13, 2021 11:25:21 | Updated: April 13, 2021 21:17:00 Rice production in the ongoing Boro season might be affected severely as ‘heat stress’ has hit paddy fields in nearly 30 districts in Bangladesh. Experts apprehended that the government’s target to produce 20.5-million tonnes of Boro rice would be tough to […]