ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

ECOSOC Forum: Dhaka stresses mitigating gaps ICT, health, education gaps

Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the United Nations Ambassador Rabab Fatima has said the lack of infrastructure, especially in the areas of ICT, health, and education is acutely felt during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “Therefore, it should be our urgent priority to build adequate infrastructure in all these areas,” she said. The envoy made remarks […]

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another whale carcass washes ashore on Cox’s Bazar beach

Another dead whale washed ashore on Himchori beach in Cox’s Bazar early Saturday morning. Locals spotted the rotten  whale carcass exactly where the first dead giant whale was spotted on Friday. Later, officials of  the District Administration, Forest Department, Department of Environment and  Fisheries Department rushed to the spot and conducted preliminary investigation into the […]

DoE’s top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

DoE's top bureaucrat dies of Covid-19

The Director-General of the Department of Environment (DoE), Dr AKM Rafique Ahammed, died at a hospital in Dhaka early on Saturday morning, days after contracting Covid-19. Dr Rafique passed away at Central Police Hospital around 4.14 am, said Dipankar Bar, Senior Information Officer of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change. The top environment […]

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Biden to rush vaccinators to Michigan as gov urges limits

Washington will rush federal resources to support vaccinations, testing and treatments, but not vaccines, to Michigan in an effort to control the state’s worst-in-the-nation COVID-19 outbreak, the White House said Friday. The announcement came as Gov. Gretchen Whitmer strongly recommended, but did not order, a two-week pause on face-to-face high school instruction, indoor restaurant dining […]

Bangladesh, US to work together to address challenges of climate change

Bangladesh, US to work together to address  challenges of climate change

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has sought US support for increasing global climate ambition and commitment to accelerate implementation of the Paris Agreement. He raised the issue during his meeting with US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry held at State guesthouse Padma on Friday.  Dr Momen recalled United States’ crucial role to […]

Grim view of global future offered in intelligence report

People wait in queues outside the office of the Chemists Association to demand necessary supply of the anti-viral drug Remdesivir, in Pune, India, Thursday, April 8, 2021. India is amid its worst pandemic surge, with over 100,000 cases in the past 24 hours. And experts concur that the worst is yet to come. Hospitals across […]

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

Climate Challenge: Kerry due Friday to have discussions with Bangladesh

John Kerry, the United States Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, is scheduled to arrive here on Friday on a brief visit during which Bangladesh will convey its priority issues on the climate front. Kerry, now in India on a four-day visit, will hand over the US President’s invitation to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in person […]

Ifac reminds farmers to take advantage of Organic Farming Scheme

Ifac reminds farmers to take advantage of Organic Farming Scheme

CORK farmers considering an application to the Organic Farming Scheme have until April 30 to do so, following the re-opening of the scheme earlier this month with an additional budget of €4 million for 2021. This additional funding was confirmed by Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa […]

Breeders developing doubly resistant brinjal varieties

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Bt brinjal, a genetically modified eggplant variety, was developed to fight fruit and shoot borer (FSB) that used to cause colossal crop loss Reaz Ahmad/Dhaka Tribune Fruit and shoot borer-resistant Bt brinjal reaches out to 65,000 farmers in 7 years, work underway to achieve bacterial wilt resistance   Starting with only 20 farmers in 2014, […]

10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

10th D-8 Summit: D-8 leaders to meet virtually Thursday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will lead the Bangladesh delegation at the 10th D-8 Summit on Thursday to be participated by leaders of Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan and Turkey. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will hand over the D-8 Chairmanship to Prime Minister Hasina. Before the Summit, the 19th D-8 Council of Ministers will […]