Empowering Sunderbans fishermen

The enchanting beauty of the Sundarbans mangrove forest hides a harsh reality. This UNESCO World Heritage site, spanning the delta of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Meghna rivers, is not only a treasure trove of biodiversity but also the lifeline of millions. A recent study by BRAC Microfinance sheds light on the difficulties faced by the […]

Large dragon fruits not toxic, say experts

Dragon fruit is considered a super food that became popular in Dhaka eight to ten years ago when it was affordable only to the wealthy and upper-middle class. At that time, big-size dragon fruits—red and white varieties—were imported from Thailand.  Later, several farms were set up in the country’s southeast and northern districts, and prices […]

United edge past Chelsea in high-voltage clash

Aston Villa beat champions Manchester City Wednesday to extend their remarkable winning run at home as Liverpool closed to within two points of leaders Arsenal with victory at Sheffield United. Elsewhere on a busy program in the English top flight, Scott McTominay scored twice as Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-1 and Fulham hammered Nottingham Forest […]

Argentina, Bangladesh ink MoU for bilateral cooperation in agriculture

Star Business Report Fri Dec 8, 2023 12:00 AM Last update on: Fri Dec 8, 2023 12:00 AM Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, minister for agriculture, and Sergio Tomas Massa, minister for economy in Argentina, exchange signed documents of a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation in agriculture in the ministry of agriculture conference room at the […]

Van driver killed in road crash

A van driver was killed in a face to face collision between his van and microbus on Damurhuda Road in Jibonnagar Upazila on Thursday.  The deceased was identified as Harej Ali (65).  The accident was held in front of Uzirpur Madrasa on Damurhuda road. The victim is the son of late Riaz Uddin of Bishnapur […]

Textile shift

LAHORE: In a surprising turn of events, Bangladesh, the rising star of Asia, experienced a decline in exports in the months of October and November – the same two months when Pakistan, the weakest economy in the region, recorded an increase in exports. It appears that the reforms implemented in Pakistan over the past two […]

Cashing in on Cashews

Cashew nut cultivation in the hilly areas of Sherpur district has shown prospects of commercial success. The pilot programme started last year under the Cashew Nut and Coffee Research, Development and Extension Project, for the first time in the greater Mymensingh region, said Dr Sukalpa Das, deputy director of Department of Agriculture Extension in Sherpur. […]

UK vows no repeat of Hillsborough disaster injustices

The following year a government-commissioned report by James Jones, the former Bishop of Liverpool, called for a charter for bereaved families to be created to prevent those affected by a major public disaster having to go through the same experiences. On Wednesday, the government finally issued its response to that review, saying it had now […]

Making use of climate funds to address health issues

The general public is well aware of the fact that the increasing number of natural calamities like cyclones, floods, downpours, droughts, heat waves and forest fires are what climate change is about and that global warming is the culprit. Also, the mitigation and adaptation measures to limit and contain the impacts of the natural calamities […]