Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Fear has gripped the residents of a number of villages at Dakkhin Razapur in Shorankhola upazila of Bagerhat district as the footprints of a tiger was found in their locality. Locals said the presence of tigers in the locality is rare but sometimes they enter the villages in search of food. They spotted the footprints […]

CPD for formation of Agri Price Commission to stabilize ma…

CPD for formation of Agri Price Commission to stabilize ma...

Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) on Sunday underscored the need for formation of Agriculture Price Commission (APC) to bring stability  in the market of commodities in Bangladesh. Distinguished Fellow of the organization Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya made the call at a webinar organized by Citizen’s Platform for SDGs, Bangladesh titled-“Why is the price of rice going up? […]

UK mobilises $1 bn funds to help vulnerable countries with…

UK mobilises $1 bn funds to help vulnerable countries with...

The UK has mobilised $1 billion from global donors to support vulnerable countries access Covid-19 vaccines to stop the virus’ spread amid competition among countries to get the vaccine first. Bangladesh is expecting vaccines from India by the end of this month or the beginning of February. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has requested Indian […]

Cabbage export to Singapore cheers Jashore farmers

Cabbage export to Singapore cheers Jashore farmers

Jashore farmers had been worrying at the sharp fall in cabbage price, but the recent initiative to export the winter vegetable to Singapore has brought smile to their faces. According to the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE), an export firm, ‘City Impex’, collected cabbage from the farmers recently and started exporting it to Singapore after […]

Forest Dept. seizes drone in Sundarbans

The Forest Department has seized a drone from Supati area while filming in Sundarbans. The drone was confiscated from a local tourist in the East division of Sundarbans under Sharankhola Upazila of Bagerhat district on Saturday morning. Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) of the Sundarbans East Division Muhammad Belayet Hossain said a tourist-launch named MV Tanguar […]

How a Bangladeshi woman scripted a success story in vermi…

How a Bangladeshi woman scripted a success story in vermi...

In 2016, she started small — out of the same premises she lives with her family — more of an experiment than a business. Today, Nasrin Sultana, a resident of Jhikorgaccha upazila’s Barbakpur village, is a successful woman entrepreneur who owns a vermicomposting unit. And by funding her own studies and supporting her parents financially, thanks to her successful vermicomposting venture, Nasrin has […]

Importers fear losses as Indian onions flood Bangladesh ma…

Importers fear losses as Indian onions flood Bangladesh ma...

India’s decision to lift a ban on onion exports from January 1 may have provided some relief to Bangladeshi consumers but has led to a wave of anger among importers. UNB has learnt that many of these businessmen are, in fact, reluctant to unload the imported onions that have already reached Chattogram Port, fearing losses […]

Will achieve self-sufficiency in jute seeds: Agriculture M…

Will achieve self-sufficiency in jute seeds: Agriculture M...

The agriculture and jute ministries are working with stakeholders to help Bangladesh achieve self-reliance in jute seeds and end dependence on India, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak said Thursday. Bangladesh’s annual demand for certified jute seeds is 5,215 metric tonnes at the farmer level. Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) supplies 775MT seeds every year. Of them, […]

Will do everything to ensure people’s civic, democratic ri…

Will do everything to ensure people’s civic, democratic ri...

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government will do everything necessary to ensure the civic and democratic rights of the people. “We’ll do whatever necessary to ensure the civic and democratic rights of the people upholding the rule of law,” she said while addressing the nation marking the second anniversary of the incumbent […]