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Staff crunch hits rice research

Staff crunch hits  rice research
Despite developing high-yielding varieties (HYV) of rice, the Hybrid Rice Division of Bangladesh Rice Research Institute (BRRI) has been facing difficulties to make them available to farmers due to inadequate manpower. While 10,000 experts are working in China to develop and raise the production of HYV rice, there are only eight experts to do so at the Hybrid Rice Division, experts told The Independent yesterday, revealing the sorry state of research on the most important variety of rice to feed about 160 million people. Recently, BRRI researchers released two HYV rice for Boro and Aman seasons to farmers to help increase the production. The two varieties are the short duration “BRRI Hybrid Dhan-5” and “BRRI Hybrid Dhan-6”…

AL and allies not invited to BNP’s Iftar party today

AL and allies not invited to BNP’s Iftar party today

The BNP, this time, has departed from its tradition of inviting its arch rival, the Awami League (AL), to the Iftar party for political parties scheduled to be held at the Ladies Club in the city today (Saturday). The party, in the name of its acting chairman, Tarique Rahman, has invited leaders of…
Home delivery of drugs a major worry at RU

Home delivery of drugs a major worry at RU

Home delivery of drugs has increased the number of addicts on the Rajshahi University (RU) campus. The suppliers include some locals and others involved with the ruling party. They meet their customers at some points inside the university or areas adjacent to the campus. Sources said yaba tablets are…
Chemically-treated mango

Chemically-treated mango

In several instances this summer, the government has already destroyed a huge quantity of mangoes in the capital that were artificially ripened. Though the sight of bulldozing piles of this mouth-watering fruit is rather shocking to see, this have to be done, and religiously at that, for the protection…
Healthy eating in Ramadan

Healthy eating in Ramadan

Islam encourages Muslims to ensure that they are mindful of their health. Ramadan, the month of fasting for Muslims, is a great opportunity to focus on bringing back a balanced and healthy lifestyle in your life. This month requires you to give the stomach a break, and by doing so, you are able to break…
Bangladesh to surpass Taiwan by 2030 with rising GDP growth: Minister

Bangladesh to surpass Taiwan by 2030 with rising GDP growth: Minister

Citing an Australian think tank’s survey, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said Bangladesh will surpass Taiwan by 2030 with the continued increase in its gross domestic product (GDP) growth, reports UNB. “Bangladesh has ranked 18th among the 25 most powerful countries in the…
‘Israel’s Gaza response wholly disproportionate

‘Israel’s Gaza response wholly disproportionate

GENEVA: The UN human rights chief yesterday slammed Israel’s deadly reaction to protests along the Gaza border as “wholly disproportionate”, backing calls for an international investigation, reports AFP. Addressing a special session of the UN Human Rights Council on the violence which…
Bangladesh Film Archive celebrates 40th anniversary

Bangladesh Film Archive celebrates 40th anniversary

Bangladesh Film Archive (BFA) celebrated its 40th founding anniversary in the new venue of the organisation at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar area in Agargaon of the capital on Thursday.   Information minister Hasanul Haq Inu inaugurated the day long programme, while Director General (DG) of the Film Archive…
Nayeem prepares for two away series

Nayeem prepares for two away series

Right-arm off-spinner Nayeem Hasan hogged the limelight as the new find of Bangladesh cricket by showing his glimpse of genius. The selectors to see his potential picked first time in Bangladesh Test squad prior to the last home series against Sri Lanka while he was playing Under-19 World Cup in New…
Quail, Turkey farming raises hope among youths

Quail, Turkey farming raises hope among youths

Faridpur: Many unemployed youths of the district have taken up Quail and Turkey farming as those have huge demand in the market, and thus they are becoming self-reliant, reports UNB. Faridpur district livestock officer Habibul Haque said the Quail farming is gaining popularity as it brings good profit…
Iftar platter turns pricy

Iftar platter turns pricy

The Iftar platter is likely to become more pricey, with daily essentials becoming too dear just as Ramadan began yesterday. The sudden jump in prices of essential commodities like sugar, eggplants, cucumber, carrot, onion and chicken started last week. Traders attributed this to the high demand for…
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