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Farmers cry for storage as 40pc of mangoes go wasted

Farmers cry for storage as 
40pc of mangoes go wasted
At least 40 per cent of the total mango production is wasted from the harvesting level to the dining table due to lack of proper preservation. Despite a huge demand of Bangladeshi mangoes abroad, farmers have failed to take advantage due to lack of proper production and preservation processes, sources said. According to the department of agriculture extension (DAE), about 23,43,443 tonnes of mangoes were produced in the current fiscal year against 21,43,443 tonnes in the previous year. The government has planned to develop a process to preserve the fruit to minimize its wastage in the country. Against this backdrop, the government has taken up a ‘high value crops production, post harvest management, processing, value addition and market…

PM for chain of command in armed forces

PM for chain of command in armed forces

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday laid importance on chain of command at all levels in the armed forces saying command channel in force is one of the main features of a disciplined force to perform its duties and achieve the desired goals, reports BSS. “Effective command channel plays an…
DGHS serves show-cause notice over huge irregularities

DGHS serves show-cause notice over huge irregularities

A team, led by the Director General of Health Services (DGHS), has found as many as 11 inconsistencies in the functioning of the Chattogram Max Hospital, where two-and-half-year-old Raifa Khan, daughter of journalist Rubel Khan, died allegedly due to medical negligence on June 30.   The DGHS has…
Flood safeguards immediately needed

Flood safeguards immediately needed

With the early onset of monsoon this year along with heavy spring time rainfall, forecasts were made of floods. Already, five districts are facing the natural predicament with water level dangerously high on Kaptai Lake. The affected districts are: Rangamati, Khagrachari, Sylhet, Sunamganj and Nilphamari.…
Rural justice system

Rural justice system

Studies reveal that the poor people in Bangladesh have very limited access to state courts. It has made them interested in local justice systems for resolving their disputes. But the local informal justice system shalish becomes de facto with corruption, biasness and imposition of decisions including…
ADB to provide $45.4m

ADB to provide $45.4m

Bangladesh will receive a$20 million loan from an Asian Development Bank (ADB) Power System Efficiency Improvement Project together with an additional$25.44 million in grant financing to spur off-grid solar photovoltaic (SPV) pumping for agricultural irrigation, reports BSS. The grant financing comprises…
DNA test for migrants at US border

DNA test for migrants at US border

WASHINGTON: DNA testing is being conducted as part of the process to reunite children who were separated from their parents at the border, a federal official with knowledge of the reunifications told CNN. "The safety and security is paramount and that it is not uncommon for children to be trafficked…
Babu still happy with 
long-awaited achievement

Babu still happy with long-awaited achievement

National Film Award winning actor Fazlur Rahman Babu, known for his brilliant acting and singing, has again won the prestigious National Film Award for the second time in his career. DhakaLive has news that in the ‘National Film Award 2016’, the talented actor has been awarded for his brilliant…
Willian looks forward to coming out on top

Willian looks forward to coming out on top

AFP, SOCHI: Brazil star Willian says he is looking forward to coming out on top when he faces his club colleague Eden Hazard in the World Cup quarter-final between Brazil and Belgium, reports AFP from Sochi. The teams meet in Kazan on Friday evening with Brazil the favourites, despite the quality in…
Dwellers overcome  economic hurdles

Dwellers overcome economic hurdles

RANGPUR: Most of the 200 rehabilitated families at Osmanpur Khamarerdanga Asrayan project in Badarganj upazila of the district have become self-reliant through various income generations activities overcoming economic vulnerability, reports BSS. The beneficiary people, who lost all hopes and led miserable…
DIP mulls e-passports by Dec

DIP mulls e-passports by Dec

Following a discussion with the authorities of the Veridos GmbH, the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) is going to sign an agreement with the German passport production company on July 19 to issue e-passports from December. The authorities concerned -- German state-owned company Veridos GmbH,…
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