Experts call for policy support, tax benefits to promote local automobile industry

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

FE Online Report | Published: April 18, 2021 16:21:26 | Updated: April 18, 2021 17:46:14 Experts and stakeholders have called for appropriate policy support, incentives and tax benefits as these can foster the local automobile industry. In this regard, Mr Rizwan Rahman, president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) said at least 5-10 […]

Strict policy on importing wild life a must

Single certification body needed to facilitate food export

THE reported commercial farming of invasive fish is likely to further endanger the aquatic biodiversity unless the government takes immediate steps against it. A probe report of the Department of Fisheries has found that the highly invasive suckermouth catfish, globally recognised for rapidly degrading aquatic ecology and biodiversity, is in commercial production in Bangladesh. The […]

World Bank revises climate policy but stops short of halting fossil fuel funding


File photo: Solar panels are seen during the inauguration ceremony of the solar energy power plant in Zaktubi, near Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, November 29, 2017 Reuters The new climate plan is not final and must still be approved by the bank’s board A revised World Bank policy on climate change commits to making financing decisions […]

Biden says he plans to run again, defends US-Mexico border policy

Biden says he plans to run again, defends US-Mexico border policy

Appearing before reporters for more than an hour, Biden seemed well-prepared, read from written papers occasionally and calmly took questions, a sharp contrast to the often raucous, combative news conferences held by his Republican predecessor, Donald Trump. Biden set a new goal of administering 200 million vaccination shots against COVID-19 in the United States in […]

N Korea says will ignore US while ‘hostile policy’ in place


File Photo: North Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Choe Son Hui posing for a photo ahead the welcome ceremony of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un (not pictured) at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi on March 1, 2019 AFP Talks between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un deadlocked after their second summit in […]

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

Marine fisheries policy designed for proper sea fish production

The government has drafted the national marine fisheries policy for the sustainable conservation, management and extraction of marine fish in the country’s vast sea areas. This was conveyed at the 15th meeting of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Fisheries and Livestock Ministry on Sunday. The meeting was held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with chairman […]

Padma Bridge: Economic benefits and policy focus

Viral inequality and the farmers' struggle in India

Fabiha Bushra Khan and Jabun Naher | Published: February 26, 2021 21:02:59 Construction of the Padma Bridge is expected to be completed by 2022 making it the 122nd longest bridge in the world and the longest in Bangladesh. This marvellous infrastructure is set to unfurl great potential especially for the marginalised people of the south-western […]

China steps up focus on food security in major policy document


This photo taken on December 6, 2020 shows a worker packaging frozen steak for export at a beef processing plant in Binzhou, in eastern China’s Shandong province AFP China will build a ‘national food security industry belt’ China will put greater pressure on its regions to boost grain yields and step up support for its […]

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 […]