Germany to provide €33m to Bangladesh

Published: December 08, 2022 18:19:40 The governments of Bangladesh and Germany have signed two agreements under which the European country would provide 33 million Euros to Bangladesh as grants in renewable energy and climate change adaptation.  Out of the two agreements signed on Wednesday, one was Financial Cooperation (FC) 2021 agreement for the project titled […]

Cleaning your home to prevent Dengue

Mehnaz Lameesha | Published: December 07, 2022 17:53:06 Hospitals in the country usually see patients admitted with dengue symptoms between April and September. This mosquito-borne viral disease is characterised mainly by high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, nausea, muscle and joint pain, and blood clots throughout the body. However, the dengue virus’s genetic […]

Alarming degradation of soil 

Published: December 07, 2022 22:16:56 The importance of soil can better be understood if one discovers oneself in a desert or an arid expanse with no plants or vegetation. Human civilisations have found their origins and flourished on or near river banks because of the fertile land close at hand. Behind the high concentration of […]

Female fans feel safe at Qatar World Cup thanks to reduced alcohol consumption

Published: December 07, 2022 14:29:30 | Updated: December 07, 2022 15:48:04 Many supporters were up in arms at the idea of the World Cup taking place in a conservative country like Qatar where the sale of alcohol is highly restricted, but for some female fans it has led to a safer experience at the tournament. […]

Incentives for rice import may prolong

Global rice price keeps soaring

Agflation at home, abroad Price jumps by Tk 12 a kg even during Aman harvest DOULOT AKTER MALA | Published: December 07, 2022 08:44:08 | Updated: December 07, 2022 15:41:03 Bangladesh may extend the tax benefit for import of rice by three months until March to contain price rises of the staple, particularly in the […]

Bangladesh seeks zero tariff on apparel exports to US at 6th TICFA meeting

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FE ONLINE DESK | Published: December 07, 2022 13:00:08 | Updated: December 07, 2022 14:27:54 Bangladesh has proposed zero tariff on finished apparel products — made with American cotton — being exported to the US. Bangladesh made the proposal at the 6th meeting of the US-Bangladesh Trade and Investment Cooperation Forum Agreement (TICFA) held in […]

Standing by farmers with credit support 

Published: December 06, 2022 22:05:52 With negative forecasts of global food security coming from different corners including the World Food Programme (WFP) of the UN, the humanitarian body that provides food to the hungry worldwide, there is reason for concern for Bangladesh with a very large population to feed. Even the UN secretary general, Antonio […]

‘Krishi Utshab’ opens new horizon for farmers

Global rice price keeps soaring

FE ONLINE DESK | Published: December 06, 2022 12:06:38 | Updated: December 06, 2022 12:10:25 The Krishi Utshab-2022 was arranged at Bangabandhu Academy for Poverty Alleviation and Rural Development (BAPARD) in Kotalipara upazila of Gopalganj district from November 26-28. BRAC Bank was the main sponsor of the event. The other sponsors included Mutual Trust Bank, […]

78pc cropland in BD lacks essential organic matters

Global rice price keeps soaring

World Soil Day YASIR WARDAD | Published: December 06, 2022 08:46:46 | Updated: December 06, 2022 08:49:08 A distinct lack of recovery compared to higher cropping intensity has been causing a severe nutrient deficiency in soil in Bangladesh. Speakers at a World Soil Day seminar said nearly 78 per cent of the total arable land […]

In search of new growth models

Published: December 05, 2022 22:40:33 A study paper presented by two World Bank economists at the annual development conference of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) has found that the economic models and policies followed so far have lost their relevance by this time. Now is the time for Bangladesh to go for reforms […]