Budget FY22 & support for agriculture, CSMEs

'Fair price' makes mustard farmers happy

Fahmida Khatun, Mustafizur Rahman, Khondaker Golam Moazzem, and Towfiqul Islam Khan | Published: May 10, 2021 21:55:53 Unlike the first wave of the Covid pandemic, the second wave has brought a number of new challenges for the agriculture sector. These include damage to paddy production due to blast disease and heat wave in a number […]

China, Japan, South Korea vow ‘targeted’ support for recovery from pandemic

Finance ministers and central bank governors from China, Japan and South Korea on Monday vowed “targeted” measures for those countries most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, and committed to foster fiscal and financial stability. In a joint statement issued after a virtual meeting held on the sidelines of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) annual meetings, […]

Hasina calls for global support for pandemic recovery

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The prime minister made the remark during a speech at the 77th annual session of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, or ESCAP, on Monday. Hasina highlighted the devastating impact the crisis has had on people, health systems and economies across the globe. “Nearly 2.95 million people have died and hundreds […]

Agro-based entrepreneurs getting support from US volunteer experts

Engagement of volunteer experts from USA with Bangladesh’s agro-based entrepreneurs has initiated USD 42,000 investments in improving food-safety in relevant industries since 2018. Access to market and gross sales of these entrepreneurs have also increased up to 15-20 percent. For all latest news, follow The Daily Star’s Google News channel. This exchange of knowledge and […]

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 […]

Japan mulls ending support for exporting coal-fired power plants

Japan mulls ending support for exporting coal-fired power plants

Japan is considering ending state support to build coal-fired power plants abroad in line with international efforts to curb global warming, government sources said Monday. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga could announce the move as early as an April 22-23 virtual summit on climate change hosted by U.S. President Joe Biden, the sources said. Also read: […]

Swedish minister happy with Bangladesh’s use of climate change adaptation support

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Swedish Minister of International Development Cooperation Per Olsson-Fridh (wearing a blue cap) poses for a photo alongside delegates of various organizations and local children while visiting Sweden-funded projects being facilitated by the UNDP and UNCDF in the climate change vulnerable coastal belt of Bangladesh, on Thursday, March 18, 2021 Courtesy ‘Climate-adaptive livelihoods are reducing climate […]

FM calls on global support for safe return of Rohingyas

FM calls on global support for safe return of Rohingyas

Foreign Minister Dr. A. K. Abdul Momen on Sunday requested the international community to meaningfully commit to the Rohingya refugees’ voluntary repatriation to Myanmar by helping create an environment conducive to their safe and dignified return. “It is much more than humanitarian assistance that the Rohingya need to reclaim their legitimate rights as members of […]

UNSC: Dhaka extends support to Tokyo’s bid for permanent seat

UNSC: Dhaka extends support to Tokyo's bid for permanent seat

Bangladesh has reiterated her support for Japan’s bid for a permanent seat at the UN Security Council as the two countries agreed to foster greater cooperation in the international fora including at the UN. The two countries also discussed Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s participation at an event celebrating Bangabandhu’s birth centenary and the golden […]

Greta Thunberg tweets support for Indian activist detained over protest ‘toolkit’

Greta Thunberg tweets support for Indian activist detained over protest ‘toolkit’

Greta Thunberg on Friday tweeted her support for an Indian activist jailed over a guide for anti-government farmers protests, which the Swedish climate campaigner had earlier shared to social media. In a post on Twitter, Thunberg wrote “freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest and assembly are non-negotiable human rights.” “These must be […]