Dhaka, Jakarta for early signing of PTA

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Bangladesh requested Indonesia to offer its readymade garments duty free benefits and not to impose safeguard measures on its textile products Bangladesh and Indonesia on Thursday stressed early signing of a Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA) within the ambit of which potential export items from both countries would be allowed to enter duty-free. The two countries […]

In first, Bangladesh, Indonesia hold Foreign Office Consultations

FE Online Report | Published: April 29, 2021 15:51:57 | Updated: April 29, 2021 15:55:50 Bangladesh and Indonesia held their first-ever Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) on Thursday with two sides comprehensively reviewing the present status of the bilateral relation. Bangladesh Foreign Secretary and director general for the Asia Pacific and Africa Masud Bin Momen and […]

With stories and puppets, environmentalist battles to save Indonesia’s mangroves

Samsudin, 50, plants mangrove trees with local children at Tiris beach in Pabeanilir village, Indramayu regency, West Java province, Indonesia, March 11, 2021. REUTERS

A former school teacher, Samsudin has now dedicated his life to conservation and uses puppetry and storytelling to spread his message to the young about the importance of protecting mangroves in an area suffering massive coastal erosion. “To keep tides from hitting us, we plant mangroves, forests for animals and oxygen for us to live. […]

Taiwan reports 6 imported cases from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Indonesia, US | Taiwan News | 2021/03/31

Taiwan reports 6 imported cases from Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Myanmar, Indonesia, US | Taiwan News | 2021/03/31

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) on Wednesday (March 31) confirmed six COVID-19 infections imported from the U.S., Myanmar, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and Bangladesh. During a press conference on Wednesday, Health Minister and CECC head Chen Shih-chung (陳時中) announced six imported infections, raising the country’s total number to 1,030. The […]

This bird wasn’t seen for 170 years. Then it appeared in an Indonesian forest

In an undated image provided by M. Suranto, the black-browed babbler of Borneo. For the first time in 170 years, researchers reported last week that a black-browed babbler has been found in Indonesia.(M. Suranto via The New York Times)

“When we actually got confirmation of the identification, I did a little prayer and bowed down to celebrate,” said Panji Gusti Akbar, an ornithologist and lead author of the paper describing the new species. “I felt excitement, disbelief and a lot of happiness.” Ornithologists first described black-browed babblers around 1850 after the collection of the […]

Bangladesh mourns Indonesia earthquake deaths

Rescuers search for survivors at a collapsed building in Mamuju city on January 15, 2021, after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia’s Sulawesi island AFP A strong earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island just after midnight Friday Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has expressed deep shock over the loss of many lives and resources in a […]

Why India’s average crop yield is worse than China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia

Why India's average crop yield is worse than China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia

By Battini Rao* Farmers’ agitation against the three agrarian laws of the Modi government has snowballed into a major political challenge to the regime. When important institutions of the state like the parliament, and the criminal justice system including judiciary have been systematically hollowed out, and opposition political parties are falling to regime’s moneybags and […]

Bayer expands Better Life Farming Alliance to Bangladesh and Indonesia

Bayer expands Better Life Farming Alliance to Bangladesh and Indonesia

Through the expansion of the Better Life Farming Alliance to Bangladesh and Indonesia, Bayer and its partners will provide more smallholders with better access to innovative and sustainable agricultural solutions, and increased farm incomes. In 2021, the “Better Farms, Better Lives” initiative will extend to China’s Hubei Province, providing 200,000 farmers in the region with […]

Indonesia’s female forest guardians fight for the environment

Indonesia’s female forest guardians fight for the environment

Sumini gets up at dawn to do her household chores — then leads a team of women into the jungles of Indonesia’s Sumatra island, on a mission to battle rampant deforestation and wildlife poaching. The 45-year-old mother of five heads a unique team of female rangers taking on illegal loggers and hunters threatening Sumatran tigers, […]