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Virus attack devastates shrimp farms in South West BD

Bagerhat, Sept 7 (UNB) – ‘Bagda’ shrimp farmers in the district are counting huge losses due to decline in production caused by virus attack and drastic fall in its prices. Local farmers said a huge quantity of ‘Bagda’ shrimp die in many enclosures in different areas of the district a few months back due to drought and virus attack, leading ... Read More »

None compensates the BD poor for the rawhide market collapse

The rawhide and skin merchants have started selling their merchandise – hide collected during the Eid-ul-Adha festival – after mediation by the apex business chamber FBCCI. Before the meeting with the FBCCI and the tanners, organised by the Ministry of Commerce, the merchants said they were prepared to export rawhide but did not have the papers like licences to do ... Read More »

BD participants at International Fishing Tournament in Russia

Two Bangladeshi amateur anglers are participating in the international fishing tournament to be held in the Russia on August 1 and 2. Organised by the Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation ROSATOM the tournament will take place in the Gulf of Finland in close proximity of the Leningrad Nuclear Power Plant (LNPP), the largest operating nuclear power plant in Russia in ... Read More »

BD High Court directives to bring discipline back on roads

Dhaka, June 20 – In a verdict, the High Court yesterday issued a set of directives to bring back discipline on the road and reducing road accident across the country. While delivering a judgment, the HC bench comprising Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam also ordered the two bus companies to pay Tk 50 lakh compensation over the ... Read More »

EU Special Representative for HR Eamon Gilmore visits BD

Dhaka, EUDEL Press Office: EU Special Representative (EUSR) for Human Rights Eamon Gilmore visited Bangladesh on 10-11 June 2019. This visit, the first ever of a EUSR for Human Rights to Bangladesh, reflects the EU’s commitment to engaging with the Government of Bangladesh, and civil society. “Bangladesh is an important country for the European Union in the region. I have ... Read More »

Solar-powered dug-wells bring hopes to drought-prone BD people

Naogaon, May 26 – The phrase ‘drought-prone region’ to describe a cluster of districts in Bangladesh’s north sounds almost benign, and hardly captures the perpetual hardships of people engaged in a daily battle for water, the other name of life. The paucity of water also makes it extremely difficult for farming or any form of agriculture to thrive in the ... Read More »

BD Trillionaire plans to donate millions to charity

By Proinsias Mac Pheadair Worldwide news It isn’t every day a person becomes a trillionaire. Equally rare are the countries that can boast of having even just one. Bangladesh in its 48-year history is about to get its first in the personae of internationally renowned business tycoon and arms dealer, Dr. Moosa Bin Shamsher. Generally, this would be considered an ... Read More »

BD central bank raises mobile banking transaction ceiling

Dhaka, May 19 – Bangladesh’s Central Bank has raised the transaction limit of banking through mobile financial services (MFS). According to a Bangladesh Bank circular issued on Sunday, an account holder can do cash-in on five occasions a day and the total amount of cash will be Tk 30,000 instead of existing Tk 15,000. The total number of monthly cash-in ... Read More »

Ensure fair paddy price: Farmers urge BD govt

Dhaka, May 18 – Farmers on Saturday urged the government of Bangladesh to save them by ensuring that they get a fair price for paddy. They made the call at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity. It was jointly organised with Bangladesh Auto Rice Mills Owners’ Association (BARMOA). Their demands included ‘identifying real farmers’, disbursing loan at two percent ... Read More »

BD Standards Institution cancels licence of 25 food products

Dhaka, May 15 -The Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) pn Wednesday cancelled and suspended licenses of a total of 25 products of 22 companies for their failure to come up with answers against the show cause notices served by the BSTI. An office order of BSTI, signed by its director (CM) Engr M Ishaq Ali said that the licenses ... Read More »

16 killed in 2 days as Cyclone Fani ravaged Bangladesh

Dhaka, May 4 – At least 16 people, including two children, were killed and dozens of others injured on Friday and Saturday as cyclonic storm Fani has unleashed its force on Bangladesh after ravaging eastern India. Fani which once turned into a very severe cyclonic storm entered Bangladesh’s southwestern part as a cyclonic storm on Saturday morning. It later weakened ... Read More »

BD Water Development Board’s dysfunctional sluice gates

More often than not, structures built by Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) harm the people than benefit them. Another example of this general phenomenon is provided by seven sluice gates that BWDB built to regulate the flow between the Madhumati River and its khals that served as conduits for river water to spread over Madaripur and Gopalganj districts and also ... Read More »

BD JS model draws huge attention in photo show at UN

Culture Desk The Permanent Mission of Bangladesh and the Permanent Mission of Estonia to the UN jointly organized the photo exhibition titled ‘From Island to Island- The creative journey of Louis Kahn’ at the UN headquarters, where a model of Bangladesh national parliament was displayed at the centre of the hall, according to a message received here yesterday. The model ... Read More »

Last BD national polls did not meet fairness standard: UK MP

Dhaka, April 07 – The last parliamentary polls of Bangladesh held in December did not meet the standard of fairness, said visiting member of parliament of the United Kingdom Mark Field yesterday. He said UK wants to see lively debate, a vibrant civil society, free media and competitive elections “As a friend of Bangladesh it gives me no pleasure to ... Read More »

Millions of BD children at risk from climate crisis: Unicef

More than 19 million children in Bangladesh are at risk from devastating floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Friday in a new report According to the study – Gathering Storm: Climate change clouds the future of children in Bangladesh – the country’s flat topography, dense population and weak infrastructure ... Read More »

BD HC wonders over courage by cops to set up courts at night

Dhaka, Apr 2 (UNB) – The High Court on Tuesday wondered how police can set up courts at night at their desired places to settle disputes. “They take up cases if they find it suitable, or else not. No GD is recorded unless their palms are greased. Even officers-in-charge set up courts at their desired places at night for arbitration ... Read More »

UN urges BD govt not to relocate Rohingya refugees

Dhaka, March 25 – United Nations (UN) on Monday urged the govt of Bangladesh not to relocate Rohingyas to Bhasan Char before reaching a consensus with them on the modalities. Appreciating the Bangladesh government’s move to decongest the overcrowded settlements of Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, UN in a press release said they are discussing with the government the ‘critical protection ... Read More »

Govt initiates move to make lists of Razakars, Al’Badrs

Dhaka, March 25 – Forty-eight years after the independence, the government has taken an attempt to make a “comprehensive list” of anti-Liberation War elements, Razakars and Al-Badr. On an earlier occasion, a number of such lists were prepared by the successive governments but none had taken any attempt to prepare a “district wise” comprehensive list. Sources in the Ministry of ... Read More »

BD turning into a land of enforced disappearances

Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), the arch-rival of the ruling Awami League, yesterday accused the government of turning Bangladesh into a state of enforced disappearances. “Numerous leaders and activists of BNP and opposition have been victims of  enforced disappearances…The government now has turned the country into a state of enforced disappearances,” said BNP senior joint secretary general Ruhul Kabir Rizvi. Speaking ... Read More »

Climate change affecting agriculture greatly: BD Minister

Dhaka, Mar 21 – Mentioning that the climate change does harm to the agriculture sector most, Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque on Thursday said Bangladesh will be at stake if the sector is affected. “Bangladesh will be at risk if the agriculture sector is affected due to climate change. We’re giving priority to the climate change issue,” he said ... Read More »

Lalan Festival on at BD mystic lyricist Lalon Shah Shrine

Kushtia, Mar 21 – A three-day Lalon festival, which began on Wednesday at Lalon Shah Shrine at Chheuria village in Kushtia will end Friday. Every year, the Lalon Academy and Kushtia district administration jointly organise the festival in memory of legendary mystic bard Baul king Lalon Shah. The festival will feature Lalon Mela, discussion and musical soiree. On the occasion, ... Read More »