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‘Surplus yield’ brings major worry for Malda mangoes

By Debasis Sarkar Mango hotspot Malda in West Bengal is expecting exceptionally high level of production this year. But the delight comes riding a major worry for post harvest stage as export option to Bangladesh, one of the largest consumption avenues, is under pressure for import duty. West Bengal’s Malda, Murshidabad and Nadia, all these three districts put together is ... Read More »

Growing food trade, shrinking self-sufficiency

Washington, DC – As society reaches the limits of available farmland and accessible irrigation water, many countries have turned to international markets to help meet domestic food demand. Imports of grain worldwide have increased more than fivefold between 1960 and 2013. However, importing food as a response to resource scarcity creates dependence on global markets, writes Gary Gardner, director of publications at the Worldwatch Institute, ... Read More »

CNG station owners protest Amu’s statement

CNG filling station owners have protested the remarks of Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu that the government has a ‘plan to gradually shut down CNG pumps’. In a statement on Sunday, Bangladesh CNG Filling Station and Conversion Workshop Owners expressed grave concern over a media report that the government is contemplating gradually shutting down the country’s all CNG filling stations. Read More »

US to help Bangladesh achieve $50b export: Bernicat

US Ambassador Marcia Stephens Bloom Bernicat today said the United States would continue its support to boost the export of Bangladeshi readymade garments (RMG) envisaged by the government by 2021. “We will continue to work with BGMEA to help it to reach the score US$ 50 million export by the country’s 50th anniversary,” she said after a meeting with leaders ... Read More »

Amu urges India to withdraw non-tariff bariers to Bangla goods

Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu on Friday said non-tariff barriers to trade (NTBs) should be withdrawn for easy entry of Bangladeshi products into Indian market. Withdrawal of non-tariff barriers would further strengthen the trade relations between Bangladesh and India, he said, addressing a meeting with visiting Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) members and industrial entrepreneurs at his residence in the ... Read More »

Grameenphone at new revenue milestone of Tk 102 billion

Country’s leading cellular phone operator Grameenphone has reached the landmark of revenue earning BDT 102.7 billion in 2014 with 6.3 percent growth rate from the previous year buoyed by growth in customer equipment, service and market share. Service revenue, mainly driven by data and VAS, in year to year (YoY) grew by 5.9 per cent along with 14.1 per cent ... Read More »

Robi launches half paisa-per-sec call rate

Robi Axiata Limited has launched an exciting campaign titled ‘Half paisa-per-second call rate and unlimited free Facebook. On Tk 31 recharge, all Robi prepaid customers will be able to enjoy 0.5 paisa/sec call rate to any Robi number and 1 paisa/sec call rate to other operators’ numbers. In addition to this, subscribers will get unlimited free Facebook for 24 hours. ... Read More »