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Crab farming recoups loss at virus infested BD shrimp farms

$26.81 lakh earned in five months from crab export KHULNA, DECEMBER 03- The shrimp farmers here who counted suffered repeated losses due to virus attacks in farms and natural disasters are now showing greater interest in crab cultivation as it has proved to be more profitable than shrimp and its demand in the international market is on the rise. Read More »

BD reach final eliminating Afghanistan by 7 wickets

Dhaka – Bangladesh reached final in the of the eight-nation ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup Under-23 Cricket Championship eliminating Afghanistan by 7 wickets in their 2nd semifinal at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur on Thursday. Hosts Bangladesh will play two-time runners-up of Emerging Teams Asia Cup Pakistan in final on Saturday (November 21) at the same venue. Earlier, ... Read More »

Fish consumption up, price down in BD for ‘blue revolution’

Dhaka, Oct 27 – Bangladesh’s recent aquaculture growth has defied predictions so much that it deserves to be called a “Blue Revolution.” Even though aquaculture has enabled over 2 million Bangladeshis to escape poverty from 2000-2010, the country’s fisheries policy has yet to adapt to these changes. Creating greater access to fish as a source of nutrition among poor households ... Read More »

BD Defence Ministry remains largely ineffective: Sakhawat

Dhaka, Sept 22 – Though the Bangladesh Army has become a bigger and modern force, the Ministry of Defence largely remains ineffective as most executive power lies with the Armed Forces Division (AFD) of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), said security expert Brigadier General (retd) M Sakhawat Hossain on Sunday. Read More »

Rural BD families spend 2bn Dollars on climate change

By Andrew Norton London, Sep 20 2019 (IPS) – In an alarming imbalance struggling families in rural Bangladesh spend almost US$2 billion a year on preventing climate-related disasters or repairing damage caused by climate change ― far more than either the Bangladesh government or international bodies. Read More »

Canada court allows BD judicial review for Nur Chy’s status

Dhaka – A Canadian Federal Court on September 17 allowed a judicial review plea filed by Bangladesh against Canadian Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship’s decision not to disclose immigration status of Bangabandhu’s killer Nur Chowdhury in that country. “This court’s judgment is that the application for judicial review is allowed, with costs,” said Justice James W O’Reilly of Federal ... Read More »