Behind the scenes: Story of Dhaka’s fish trade

Bachchu Miah and I have had a thriving business relationship for the last 27 years. I met this young vendor while I was living in Kalabagan and now after 19 years of being in Uttara, the not-so-young-Bachchu still delivers his fresh catch to me. My friend has a similar relationship with Chand Miah to the […]

2,712 candidates file nomination papers for 12th parliamentary pols

 Staff Correspondent, Dhaka – Bangladesh’s election authorities have received candidature of 2,712 aspirants vying for 300 parliamentary seats in the 12th national election, apparently being boycotted by Bangladesh Nationalist Party, one of the major opposition, and some of its allies. A total of 29 out of 44 registered political parties nominated 1,965 candidates for the […]

2,712 aspirants to contest in 300 seats in JS polls | Top News

2,712 aspirants to contest in 300 seats in JS polls DHAKA, Dec 2, 2023 (BSS) – A total of 2,712 aspirants, including 747 independent candidates, have submitted nomination papers to contest in 300 constituencies in the upcoming 12th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) elections. “A total of 2,712 aspirants have submitted nomination papers to contest in the […]

BD’s Beijing mission seeks govt measures

FE REPORT The Bangladesh mission in Beijing has requested the government back home to take necessary measures for inspecting the exporting firms of aquatic creatures with intent to scrutinise compliance requirements. Sources said the edible aquatic animal products include live mud crab and eel fish. To this end, the Bangladesh mission has recently written to […]

FAO Bangladesh showcases progress and success

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on Saturday (December 2) said Bangladesh is one of the fastest-growing economies in the world and is increasingly shifting its focus towards nutrition security and food exports. An insightful information meeting, attended by resource partners, government stakeholders, UN agencies, and media representatives, shared the progress […]

Dried fish production declines in Chalan Beel area

BOGURA, Nov 30: Dried fish production in greater Chalan Beel is being seriously hampered this season due to a drastic fall in fish supply caused by indiscriminate netting of mother fishes during the breeding period. Industry insiders apprehend that dried fish production in the wetland may fall short of target this year. It is to […]

Beef price drop ripples through protein mkt

After beef prices declined by around Tk 200 per kg, prices of other alternative protein sources such as eggs, broiler chicken, and fish have been on a decline over the last one and a half weeks across the country. Egg prices have fallen by 21 per cent in the last four weeks, according to the […]

BTCCI to promote Bangladesh as ‘gateway to South Asia’ for Thailand

BTCCI to promote Bangladesh as 'gateway to South Asia' for Thailand

A 50-member trade delegation will be visiting Thailand to take part in the biggest business-to-business matchmaking seminar to be held in Bangkok on November 30. The delegation will be led by Abdur Rahim, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Commerce; Makawadee Sumitmor, Ambassador of Thailand to Bangladesh; and Bangladesh Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry […]

5th AHCAB International Expo 2023 from November 30

5th AHCAB International Expo 2023 from November 30

A 3-day 5th AHCAB International Expo 2023, organized by the Animal Health Companies Association of Bangladesh (AHCAB), will be an event to showcase technological advancements in animal and aqua farm management. The expo will take place from November 30 to December 2 at the International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from 10:00 AM […]

Gangs, extortion in Bangladesh camps driving Rohingya sea exodus

Holding his son’s hand in a temporary shelter in Indonesia, Rohingya Mohamed Ridoi says he made the dangerous 12-day sea journey from massive refugee camps in Bangladesh to escape the pervasive threats of kidnapping, extortion and murder. The 27-year-old said he was starting a “peaceful life” in a temporary shelter in Indonesia’s western Aceh Province, […]