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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 »

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 »