Bangladesh, Maldives can introduce sea cruise: PM

Bangladesh, Maldives can introduce sea cruise: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said sea cruise services can be introduced between Bangladesh and the Maldives during the winter season. The premier said this while the high commissioner of the Maldives to Bangladesh, Shiruzimath Sameer, paid a courtesy call on her at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital. PM’s deputy press secretary […]

Experts for more policy support to boost job creation, production

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

Economists and experts on Tuesday said that increased support to boost production and employment generation was important to fight the COVID-19 fallout but the country had failed to attract the required investment for lack of investors’ confidence. At a webinar on ‘Current State and Future Outlook of Bangladesh Economy: Private Sector Perspective (July-December FY2020-21)’ organised […]

New variety of rice BRRI Dhan 100 to be released soon

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

Bangladesh Rice Research Institute is going to release a high-zinc fortified rice, BRRI Dhan 100, which will fulfill nutritional and minerals demand of people. This particular rice variety will be released formally as soon as possible during the Mujib year. The decision was taken at the 104th meeting of the National Seed Board at the […]

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

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

Large-scale hunger may revisit Bangladesh if the country fails in handling the crises related to the COVID-19 outbreak and climate change, speakers observed during an online discussion on Tuesday. The government must expand the reach of the existing safety net programme to help the poor survive the crises as well as redesign agricultural practices fit […]

ACC suggests NBR crosscheck taxpayers’ income claims

ACC suggests NBR crosscheck taxpayers’ income claims

A file photo shows a man putting fish in a pick-up van at a fish farm. The Anti-Corruption Commission has suggested that the National Board of Revenue should properly crosscheck the authenticity of taxpayers’ income from reduced income tax rate enjoying sectors, including fish farming and poultry, to prevent accumulation of illegal assets. — New […]

Abu Zafar Obaidullah’s 86th birth anniversary today

Abu Zafar Obaidullah’s 86th birth anniversary today

Abu Zafar Obaidullah Today is the 86th anniversary of birth of Ekushey Padak-winning poet Abu Zafar Obaidullah. He was also a recipient of Bangla Academy Award. A prominent figure in the language movement, Abu Zafar Obaidullah played a seminal role in the literary and cultural activities in Bangladesh till his passing away on March 19, […]

Government purchase committee approves 8 proposals

Bangladeshi shot by BSF along Patgram border dies

The Cabinet Committee on Government Purchase on Wednesday approved a total of eight proposals, including two for 1.50 lakh metric tonnes wheat import from Russian Federation and Argentina. The approval came from a meeting of the CCGP held virtually with finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in the chair. Briefing reporters virtually after the meeting, Cabinet […]

67pc released to farmers in 8.5 months

Bangladeshi shot by BSF along Patgram border dies

The implementation of a Tk 5,000-crore special refinance scheme for the country’s agricultural sector has reached 67 per cent in eight and a half months of its launch. The package was launched on April 13 with a view to containing the COVID-induced economic impact on the country’s rural economy. Initially, the implementation deadline was set […]

DAE introduces rice seedling transplanter machine in Phulbari

Bangladeshi shot by BSF along Patgram border dies

The Department of Agricultural Extension has introduced a rice seedling transplanter machine in Phulbari upazila of Kurigram for transplantation of Boro rice seedlings and mechanisation of agriculture. Deputy commissioner of Kurigram Md Rezaul Karim launched Boro rice seedling transplantation using a rice seedling transplanter under a pilot project in village Bestodeb in Kashipur union of […]

Taijul hopes to rehash spin quartet

Taijul Islam

Bangladesh spinner Taijul Islam (C) shares a light moment with fellow spinners Nayeem Hasan (L) and Mehidy Hasan during a training session in Chattogram on Thursday. — BCB photo Left-arm spinner Taijul Islam is confident that Bangladesh’s spin quartet will form a lethal partnership and trouble the opposition batters in the forthcoming two-Test series against […]