For Bangladesh’s climate migrants, pandemic job cuts fuel ‘multiple crises’


File Photo: Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest exporters of labour, with nearly 700,000 people getting jobs abroad annually prior to the pandemic. The picture was taken at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka on October 5, 2018 Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Bangladesh is one of the world’s largest exporters of labour, with nearly […]

Govt mulling mechanization to boost jute production


Before being crushed to powder, dried jute sticks are burned at a certain temperature in special furnaces to achieve jute stick charcoal powder Dhaka Tribune Govt aims to bring in jute fibre threshing machines by April next year The prospect of mechanization is giving new hope to the country’s jute industry, experts have said. The […]

Mega project in the offing to boost Hilsa production


Government is exporting around 4,600 tons of ilish to India through 115 firms this year The government has planned to implement a mega project worth Tk247 crore to increase availability of ilish or Hilsa, which will eventually help reduce its price. Bangladesh produces the highest number of ilish in the world – more than 80%. […]

Bangladeshi photographer Kazi Arifuzzaman wins global contest


Photo taken by Kazi Arifuzzaman, which won the first prize in a photo contest of The Nature Conservancy Courtesy The photography competition organizer is a US organization The Nature Conservancy Kazi Arifuzzaman, a Bangladeshi photographer, has won the prestigious photography contest of the Nature Conservancy, an organization based in the United States. Hailing from Brahmanbaria, […]

PM Hasina seeks resilient global food system, places suggestions


The prime minister says at first there should be research, investment and advanced technology sharing for agricultural development Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put forward a five-point suggestion for ensuring a resilient food system globally as it will be crucial in the coming days amid the falling food production due to the climate change and […]

72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai


These birds have found sanctuary on the trees at the compound of outdoor section in Rajshahi Medical College Hospital BSS The dead birds were handed over to the local Forest Department A total of 65 doves and seven pigeons have died after consuming pesticide-treated masakalai or black gram in Shahjadpur upazila of Sirajganj. The local […]

BINA, its chief scientist win IAEA awards

BINA, its chief scientist win IAEA awards

The logo of the International Atomic Energy Agency is seen at their headquarters Reuters BINA’s scientists have so far developed a total of 117 high yielding and improved varieties, including 83 mutant varieties of 18 different crops The Bangladesh Institute of Nuclear Agriculture (BINA) has received the “Outstanding Achievement Award” by United Nations International Atomic […]

LGRD minister: Dengue cases likely to come down within a month

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Md. Tajul Islam speaks at a joint dissemination and project launching workshop aimed at earthquake preparedness and urban resilience held at Spectra Convention Center in Gulshan on Sunday, January 26, 2020 Dhaka Tribune The minister pointed out Bangladesh’s situation with dengue is better than those in Vietnam, Malaysia, […]

DAE officials urged to transfer bio-pest technologies to farmers

With organic farming, farmers not only avoid chemicals and pesticides but also protect the ecological balance Dhaka Tribune Biorational pest management is beneficial to soil, public health, crops and the environment Field level officials and staff of the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) have been urged to transfer biorational-based pest management technologies to the farmers […]

Minister: Vaccine policy soon to control avian influenza

Bangladesh has a tough stance on controlling avian influenza, says livestock minister  A vaccine policy will be formulated soon to control avian influenza, said Fisheries and Livestock Minister SM Rezaul Karim.  “A technical committee will be formed soon to formulate a vaccine policy to deal with avian influenza. The quality of vaccines being produced in […]