Prioritise movement of fruit laden trucks on Highway: Vakil to Lg Admin

Sopore September 25 (KNS) :  J&K Peoples Conference Sr. Vice President and former minister Abdul Gani Vakil today said it is unfortunate from many weeks fruit laden trucks have been stopped on national highway which is causing huge loss to the apple industry and thereby resulting also loss of livelihood of thousands of people who are […]

The fruit of perseverance

The fruit of perseverance

Born into a lower middle-income family, Ahsan Al Rifat was passionate about joining the army from a young age. After graduating from Dhaka Residential Model College (DRMC) he sat for the Inter Services Selection Board (ISSB) exam, and was part of the 71 BMA long course. When it seemed like all was going his way, […]

Dragon fruit farming gains traction

Dragon fruit farming gains traction

Tue Jun 29, 2021 12:00 AM Last update on: Tue Jun 29, 2021 04:20 AM There is a huge demand for the dragon fruit among customers, say traders who sell each kg of the fruit at Tk 300-350. Farmers also get advance payment from customers as supply is limited. Photo: S DILIP ROY “> There […]

Bangladesh fresh fruit imports down 50% in four months

Bangladesh fresh fruit imports down 50% in four months

Bangladeshi imports of fresh fruits dropped 50% in the four months till August, as the government tightened rules regarding the procurement of such non-essential items to ease pressure on depleting foreign currency reserves. The National Board of Revenue raised the regulatory duty on imports of various fresh fruits to 20% from the earlier 3%, while […]

Two new fruit varieties get registration

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Bangladesh now boasts of 92 varieties of 36 kinds of fruits Two new fruits, coloured mango and the Falsa, got registration from the authorities of the National Seed Board enriching the existing list of the country’s fruits. Rajshahi Fruit Research Station (FRS) of Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute (BARI) has developed the new varieties to Bangladeshi […]

Summer fruit eclipsed by the shine of citrus

Summer fruit eclipsed by the shine of citrus

“I definitely expect that demand for citrus is going to be as great as last year and the reason behind that, is Covid,” says Lyndsay Roux of South African fruit exporter FabFresh, noting that the situation is graver than last year, given the more dangerous strain. “The demand for vitamin C is still very strong […]

Will China’s mediation in Rohingya repatriation talks bear fruit? – UCA News

Will China's mediation in Rohingya repatriation talks bear fruit? - UCA News

For the first time in a year, Myanmar and Bangladesh have resumed talks brokered by China over Rohingya repatriation. In a 90-minute virtual meeting on Jan. 19 attended by officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh as well as China’s Vice Foreign Minister Luo Zhaohui, the two sides agreed to begin repatriation in the second quarter. Officials from […]