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 […]

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 […]

Upazila master plan for land use

November 30, 2023 00:00:00 In a land-scarce country with an oversize population, the value of each inch of territorial area cannot be overemphasised. The country’s incumbent prime minister has long been taking pains to drive home the message of making good use of land. Her concern was largely for bringing even fallow lands under cultivation […]

PM for addressing climate displacement to avert future human crisis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday called for international support for the countries which are worst-affected by climate displacements to prevent such situations from turning into a humanitarian crisis, reports UNB. “Most climate displacements take place within national borders and across borders in some dire situations,” she said. The prime minister said this in a […]

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 […]

Potato prices defy new harvest, remain elevated

The harvest of early-winter potato varieties has begun, but the arrival of new potatoes is yet to provide any price relief to the local market. Stored potatoes continue to sell at Tk 45-55 per kilogram across the country. Newly harvested potatoes are retailing at Tk 120-160 per kilogram in Dhaka and Tk 70-80 per kilogram […]

200-year-old giant turtle freed in Meghna River

November 27, 2023 00:00:00 CHANDPUR, Nov 26 (UNB): Police rescued a giant 71 kg sea turtle, believed to be around 200 years old, and with the assistance of the Forest Department, later released it into the Meghna River on Saturday afternoon. Officials from the Forest Department said the turtle is approximately 200 years old, a […]

‘Work together to protect environment’

November 27, 2023 00:00:00 Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin has urged all concerned to work together to improve and protect the country’s natural environment and biodiversity, reports BSS. “If everyone works together, quality of the country’s environment will improve. Time-befitting projects should be taken to improve the environment,” he told a […]

Youth’s success in orange farming sets new agricultural trend

Youth's success in orange farming  sets new agricultural trend

Kurigram reaps benefits from the citrus fruit November 26, 2023 00:00:00 Abu Raihan Faruk, a young entrepreneur in Kurigram’s Sadar upazila, posing at his orange garden — UNB KURIGRAM, Nov 25 (UNB): A young entrepreneur in Kurigram’s Sadar upazila is reaping the benefits of orange farming, exemplifying self-reliance after completing his education. Abu Raihan Faruk, […]

We need to act immediately

We need to act immediately

Says Guterres during visit to Antarctica November 26, 2023 00:00:00 United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres stands outside the Chilean Eduardo Frei Air Force Base in King George Island on Thursday — AP KING GEORGE ISLAND, Nov 25 (AP): On the cusp of the COP28 climate talks, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited frozen but rapidly melting […]