Turkish businesses keen to invest in Bangladesh’s jute sector: Ambassador Turan

Turkish businesses keen to invest in Bangladesh’s jute sector: Ambassador Turan

Turkish investors are keen interest to invest in the jute sector of Bangladesh, Ambassador Mustafa Osman Turan said Tuesday. He said his country mostly imports jute from Bangladesh for its carpet industry. Also read: Jute: The Greenest Alternative to Plastic Bags “Half of their total import, which is about $300 million, constitutes jute from Bangladesh,” the […]

UAE, US special envoys discuss shared agenda for global climate progress

UAE, US special envoys discuss shared agenda for global climate progress

The UAE and the US aligned on ways to make progress on the global climate agenda in a meeting between US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry and UAE Special Envoy for Climate Change and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber. Also read: UAE, a global destination for medical tourism […]

US hints at looking into Rakhine genocide; safe Rohingya repatriation: FM

US hints at looking into Rakhine genocide; safe Rohingya repatriation: FM

Bangladesh on Tuesday said there are indications that the new US administration under President Joe Biden will look into the issue of genocide of Rohingyas in the Rakhine State and hopefully will proactively take action for their safe return to Myanmar. “It’s good news. There are indications,” Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said, adding […]

World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president

World hopes for renewed cooperation under new US president

Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of US President Joe Biden and the end of the often confrontational presidency of Donald Trump, noting the world’s most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach Trump ridiculed. Many expressed hope Wednesday that Biden would right the world’s largest democracy […]

Sundarbans poacher held with tiger’s hide in Bagerhat

Sundarbans poacher held with tiger’s hide in Bagerhat

A Royal Bengal Tiger’s hide was seized from Sharonkhola of Bagerhat District Tuesday afternoon. On a joint drive of Barisal RAB-8 and the east Sundarbans Forest Department, t arrested a man believed to be a member of Sundarbans poacher gang from the bridge area of ​​Jalil Bridge adjacent to  the bus stand of Sharankhola upazila. […]

Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Tiger scare grips Sharankhola villagers

Fear has gripped the residents of a number of villages at Dakkhin Razapur in Shorankhola upazila of Bagerhat district as the footprints of a tiger was found in their locality. Locals said the presence of tigers in the locality is rare but sometimes they enter the villages in search of food. They spotted the footprints […]

UK mobilises $1 bn funds to help vulnerable countries with…

UK mobilises $1 bn funds to help vulnerable countries with...

The UK has mobilised $1 billion from global donors to support vulnerable countries access Covid-19 vaccines to stop the virus’ spread amid competition among countries to get the vaccine first. Bangladesh is expecting vaccines from India by the end of this month or the beginning of February. Meanwhile, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has requested Indian […]

Will achieve self-sufficiency in jute seeds: Agriculture M…

Will achieve self-sufficiency in jute seeds: Agriculture M...

The agriculture and jute ministries are working with stakeholders to help Bangladesh achieve self-reliance in jute seeds and end dependence on India, Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak said Thursday. Bangladesh’s annual demand for certified jute seeds is 5,215 metric tonnes at the farmer level. Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC) supplies 775MT seeds every year. Of them, […]

Will do everything to ensure people’s civic, democratic ri…

Will do everything to ensure people’s civic, democratic ri...

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said her government will do everything necessary to ensure the civic and democratic rights of the people. “We’ll do whatever necessary to ensure the civic and democratic rights of the people upholding the rule of law,” she said while addressing the nation marking the second anniversary of the incumbent […]

Virtual 3-day international B2B conclave underway

Virtual 3-day international B2B conclave underway

The first and largest 3-day international business-to-business (B2B) virtual conclave began Tuesday aiming to attract foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country. Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) organized the conclave titled “1st DCCI Business Conclave 2021.” In this 3-day conclave 227 companies from 10 countries will meet upto January 7. Foreign Minister Dr A K […]