Germans question handling of floods as hopes of finding survivors fade

Germans question handling of floods as hopes of finding survivors fade

Reuters, Berlin Wed Jul 21, 2021 04:23 PM Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, on July 20, 2021. Photo: Reuters/ Thilo Schmuelgen “> Debris are seen in an area affected by floods caused by heavy rainfalls in Schuld, Germany, on July 20, 2021. Photo: Reuters/ […]

Mango farmers’ hopes shattered

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

With over 50 per cent of mangoes yet to be harvested, the nationwide lockdown beginning yesterday has upended the normal marketing system, upsetting the already disappointed farmers of Rajshahi region. Mango prices that were already low over the prevailing lockdown in Rajshahi region dwindled further after the nationwide lockdown, the farmers said. For all latest […]

Bangladesh’s hopes and despair over fair vaccine share

Bangladesh's hopes and despair over fair vaccine share

After a meeting of the cabinet committee on government purchase on 23 June, finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal told a virtual briefing, if Serum can’t supply vaccines as per the agreement, they would return the advance payment. He, however, said the health ministry can provide the details of this matter. The health ministry is silent. […]

Sharma hopes Bangladesh to continue climate lead – The Daily Industry

Sharma hopes Bangladesh to continue climate lead – The Daily Industry

Staff Correspondent: Inspired by seeing innovative work done by Bangladesh for climate adaption and mitigation, COP26 President-Designated Alok Sharma hoped that Dhaka will continue to lead ahead.“I am inspired by the innovative work I have seen here (Bangladesh) to address some of the worst effects of climate change, and hope that Bangladesh will continue to […]

Dhaka hopes London to promote interest of climate vulnerable countries: PM

Dhaka hopes London to promote interest of climate vulnerable countries: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said Bangladesh expects that the United Kingdom (UK) will promote the interest and priorities of climate vulnerable countries to the international platforms. The premier passed this remarks while visiting UK’s Member of Parliament and COP-26 President-designate Alok Sharma called on her at her official residence Ganabhaban here. “As the […]

Bangladesh: Drought dashes hopes of Kushtia lychee growers

Bangladesh: Drought dashes hopes of Kushtia lychee growers

This lychee season could well turn out to be disappointing, at least for the growers in Kushtia’s Khoksha county, because of the high temperatures and the current drought. A number of lychee farmers in the county’s villages have stated that they had high hopes of a bumper crop this summer, a projection based on the […]

Hopes dampened by falling prices in Pirojpur

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The joy of reaping a good harvest this year did not last long for Boro farmers in Pirojpur after they stumbled on unexpectedly low prices at markets.    The harvesting of Boro began in the last week of April and likely to be over around the first week of May.   For all latest news, follow The […]

Boro farmers’ hopes dashed by nor’wester, heat wave

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

The nor’wester and accompanying heat wave that swept over the country on Sunday massively damaged Boro paddy in both plain and haor areas of at least seven districts in northeast and southern divisions, dampening hope for increased production of rice and decline in prices to ease pressure on low income people’s budget. This year, farmers […]

China says hopes US will remove ‘unreasonable’ curbs on cooperation

Chinese and US flags flutter outside the building of an American company in Beijing, China January 21, 2021. REUTERS

Last week US President Joe Biden singled out a “growing rivalry with China” as a key challenge facing the United States, with his top diplomat describing the Asian country as “the biggest geopolitical test” of this century. Speaking at his annual news conference, the Chinese government’s top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, struck a tough […]

As US rejoins Paris pact, hopes rise for reopening of climate finance tap

John Kerry speaks at an event in Wilmington, Del, Nov 24, 2020, where he was introduced by then President-elect Joe Biden as his choice to be global envoy for climate change. Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy. (Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times)

Under climate-change sceptic Donald Trump, the US government did provide finance for things like building solar power systems in Africa and protecting people from storms and floods in Asia, as part of its international development aid. But Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris Agreement and refused to deliver two-thirds of a $3-billion pledge made […]