‘Neo-JMB highly active online’

Development in Bangladesh: A most pleasant surprise

Watching videos online, members of the “military wing” of the banned militant outfit “Neo JMB” learnt to prepare improvised explosive devices (IED). Later, they placed an IED at a traffic police box in Narayanganj on May 16 upon directives of the outfit chief Mahadi Hasan Jon alias Abu Abbas Al Bangali, who is presently abroad.  […]

Bangladesh: End crackdown on freedom of expression online

Bangladesh: End crackdown on freedom of expression online

Bangladeshi authorities must end the crackdown on people’s right to freedom of expression online and urgently repeal the draconian Digital Security Act (DSA) unless it can be amended in compliance with international human rights law and standards, Amnesty International said in a new briefing released today. The briefing, “No space for dissent” examines cases under […]

Online sales of sacrificial animals amount to over Tk 27b

SAJIBUR RAHMAN | Published: July 21, 2021 13:19:05 | Updated: July 22, 2021 08:45:14 Sales of sacrificial animals before this year’s Eid-ul-Azha amid the Covid-19 restrictions increased fourfold to more than 387,000, the fisheries and livestock ministry data show. Cattle heads (cows and buffaloes), and goats and sheep worth Tk 27.351 billion had been sold […]

Farmers in a remote village selling cattle online

For decades, traditional haats had been the main place for Bangladesh’s farmers and traders for selling bulls ahead of Eid-ul-Ahza, one of the biggest festivals for Muslims when demand for sacrificial animals surges. That dependence has begun to reduce as digital devices and internet networks offer a window to digital marketplaces. For all latest news, […]

150 cattle traders in Pabna village thrive in online markets

Over 150 cattle traders and farmers of Haropara village, in Pabna’s Bhangura upazila, are trading sacrificial animals on online markets — setting an example and inspiring fellow traders. Md Shahabul Islam, a cattle trader of Haropara village, used to sell cows in local haat (rural market) a few years ago. He often did not make […]

Online sale of sacrificial animals soars amid Covid-19 restrictions

Online sale of sacrificial animals soars amid Covid-19 restrictions

With the raging pandemic keeping many away from crowded cattle markets, the online sale of sacrificial animals has gained momentum across the country ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. The digital platforms have reported a sale of nearly three lakh cattle until Saturday, three days ahead of the festival, surpassing last year’s sale of 87,000 animals. Some 289,819 […]

Online cattle marketplaces are gaining popularity in Bangladesh

The coronavirus pandemic has helped online cattle stores increase sales not only during the festival of Eid al Adha but on other occasions too. Junaid Ahmed Palak, Bangladesh’s state minister for information and communication technology, has always been quick in adopting new technology. So when the South Asian nation launched “Digital Haat” last Wednesday, the […]

Online sales of sacrificial animals on Bangladeshi platforms surge

Online sales of sacrificial animals on Bangladeshi platforms surge

SAJIBUR RAHMAN | Published: July 16, 2021 18:52:52 | Updated: July 17, 2021 08:29:49 Sales of domestic animals meant for qurbani in the country have more than tripled to over 238,000 this year until a week before Eid-ul-Azha, according to the fisheries and livestock ministry data. However, stakeholders have complained about harassment during the delivery […]

Covid-19: Will online cattle sales overtake traditional markets?

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This photo shows a portion of Bhulta cattle market in Narayanganj on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune Cattle sellers and buyers both experienced mixed reactions about digital markets With the ongoing lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic in full swing, the digital cattle markets have the potential to alot of traction this […]

District-level officials asked to arrange online cattle markets

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REZAUL KARIM | Published: July 09, 2021 10:06:03 The government has instructed the deputy commissioners (DCs) to arrange online cattle markets, taking into consideration the spread of Covid-19 aiming to facilitate cattle sales ahead of the upcoming Eid-ul-Azha. The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) on Thursday asked the DCs to take necessary steps for arranging such […]