10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead the Bangladesh delegation at the 10th D-8 Summit on Thursday to be participated by leaders of Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hand over the D-8 Chairmanship to Prime Minister Hasina. Before the Summit, the 19th D-8 Council of Ministers will […]

Hasina, Rajapaksa meet: Agree on improving connectivity

Hasina, Rajapaksa meet: Agree on improving connectivity

Dhaka and Colombo have agreed to improve air and sea connectivity to boost trade and tourism. “Sri Lanka has agreed to sign the Coastal Shipping Agreement and Standard Operating Procedure on the feeder services between Chattogram and Colombo soon,” Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said. Recognising the importance of enhanced air connectivity to promote people-to-people […]

National body meet fails to reach consensus on oil price issue

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ISMAIL HOSSAIN | Published: March 04, 2021 09:16:23 | Updated: March 04, 2021 10:10:02 A meeting of the national price monitoring and fixing committee under the Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission (BTTC) on Wednesday could not come to a consensus on a proposal of price hike of soybean oil. The meeting was held at the […]

Meet Pappammal, the Centenarian Woman Farmer Who Was Honoured With the Padma Shri

Meet Pappammal, the Centenarian Woman Farmer Who Was Honoured With the Padma Shri

On January 26, media people descended on the idyllic village Thekkampatti located in the western periphery of Coimbatore district. They had come to interview 105-year-old Pappammal, Thekkampatti’s well-known woman farmer. Pappammal was one of the recipients of Padma Shri, the civilian award, that the government had announced. A few hours before the media came, she […]

AP CM reiterates demand for ‘special category’ status at Niti Aayog meet

AP CM reiterates demand for ‘special category’ status at Niti Aayog meet

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday reiterated the demand for grant of Special Category Status, for the State which was assured during the State’s bifurcation. During interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the sixth meeting of the Governing Council meeting of Niti Aayog, he said, “the bifurcation resulted in my […]

UN Security Council to meet on global warming impact on world peace

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Some non-permanent members of the council including Kenya and Niger have clearly expressed their concerns about climate change’s impact on national security The UN Security Council will hold a summit of world leaders Tuesday to debate climate change’s implications for world peace, an issue on which its 15 members have divergent opinions. The session, called […]

Biden, Trudeau to meet next month

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Reuters | Published: January 24, 2021 13:56:44 Canada’s Justin Trudeau and US President Joe Biden agreed to meet next month, the prime minister’s office said on Friday, following a call between the two leaders in which they vowed to join forces to combat coronavirus in North America. Trudeau, who has been keen to embrace the […]

Biden, Canada’s Trudeau to meet next month, collaborate on vaccines, medical supplies

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Trudeau, who has been keen to embrace the new president and move on from the often tumultuous Donald Trump years, was the first foreign leader to speak with Biden since Wednesday’s inauguration. The two “recognized that both countries’ fundamental priority is to end the global COVID-19 pandemic,” Trudeau’s office said in a statement. They also […]

Beyond Punjab-Haryana: Meet farmers protesting against new farm laws across India

Beyond Punjab-Haryana: Meet farmers protesting against new farm laws across India

Irfan Jafri is itching to get back to Delhi. On November 26, when hundreds of farmers marched towards national capital in protest against three new agriculture laws, 50-year-old Jafri was among them. When the Delhi police shut down the city’s borders, he spent 17 days camping at the Singhu border between Haryana and Delhi with […]

Union ministers meet farmer groups to break deadlock over agri laws » TechnoCodex

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NEW DELHI: The sixth round of talks between the protesting farmer unions and three Central ministers got underway here Wednesday afternoon to break the over one-month-long deadlock on the recent agri laws. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Railways, Commerce and Food Minister Piyush Goyal and Minister of State for Commerce Som Parkash, who is […]