Government procures 9,572.87 tonnes of Aman rice in Rajshahi division

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The government has, so far, procured around 9,572.87 tonnes of Aman rice during the current procurement drive contributing a lot towards ensuring food security amidst the pandemic situation. As part of the nationwide ongoing Aman rice procurement drive, the government has procured the food grain from all eight districts in Rajshahi division. Raihanul Kabir, regional […]

Bangladesh economy averts COVID-19 setback: PM

Bangladesh economy averts COVID-19 setback: PM

Sheikh Hasina Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday said that special measures taken by her government in view of COVID-19 pandemic to protect people’s lives and tackle the economic crisis have helped Bangladesh escape the ongoing global financial setback. ‘Government’s special measures in tackling the crisis rendered by the deadly coronavirus have kept the country’s […]

President for end to corruption, drug abuse

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President Abdul Hamid on Monday urged all to work unitedly irrespective of opinions and party affiliations to build a ‘Sonar Bangla’ by combating corruption, drug abuse, terrorism and extremism from the country as he addressed the maiden Jatiya Sangsad session of 2021.  ‘We have to work more unitedly to combat corruption, drug abuse, terrorism and […]

Unfair teacher recruitments plague Bangladesh higher education

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Appointment of teachers at public universities often depends on political considerations or personal connections instead of merit, for which under-qualified candidates are recruited, senior university teachers said. According to them, vice-chancellors or influential teachers using their political clout mount pressure on selection committees and syndicates for the appointment of candidates of their choice as teachers […]

AWD method saves 30pc irrigation water in boro cultivation

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Expanded adoption of Alternate Wetting and Drying irrigation method during boro rice farming can save minimum 30 per cent irrigation water along with considerably increasing rice output. Talking to BSS, Md Abdul Mazid, who got Independence Award 2018 Medal in food security category, said adoption of the simplest and lowest cost technology also helps farmers […]

Govt must not let rice market be volatile

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A LOW government stock of food grains, especially rice, and a syndicate of millers and wholesalers appear to have caused a worrying increase in rice prices for more than eight months. The food grain stock, as New Age reported on Monday, came down to five lakh tonnes when 10 lakh tonnes is considered optimal. The […]

Women’s safety and empowerment

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THE participation of women, who constitute a large part of the working population, is needed for the overall development. But the desired development is not possible unless their participation is ensured and a safe environment is created for them at work. Discrimination between men and women in the workplace must be eliminated. Our country has […]

729 workers killed in workplace accidents in 2020: study

729 workers killed in workplace accidents in 2020: study

A file photo shows firefighters dousing fire at a factory. A total of 729 workers were killed and 433 others injured in workplace accidents across the country in 2020, according to a survey conducted by a local non-governmental organisation. — New Age photo A total of 729 workers were killed and 433 others injured in […]

Engineers want agricultural machinery certifying authority

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The lack of an authority to certify the quality of imported agricultural machinery in the country is causing loss to both farmers and the sector of agricultural machineries, engineers said at a seminar on Thursday. Bangladesh is still largely dependent on imported agricultural capital machineries that are often found substandard and their repairing and maintenance […]

Country likely to graduate from LDC by Feb: Momen

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Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Tuesday said that Bangladesh was likely to be graduated from the least developed country to a developing one by the end of February. He made the statement while addressing the inaugural session of a three-day DCCI Business Conclave-2020 as chief guest. The minister said that the business conclave being […]