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Plentiful rice on the plate

Plentiful rice on the plate
Bangladesh’s farmers have been able to produce record amount of rice this year, harvesting around 3.63 crore metric tonnes of the staple food against the annual demand of 2.91 crore tonnes, Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE) has said. “Bangladesh has produced a surplus rice of some 71.79 lakh metric tonnes this year to ensure the country is a food-sufficient country. Bangladesh couldn’t produce such a huge amount of rice after its independence in 1972,” Dr Md Abdus Salam, additional director (extension and coordination) of the DAE’s field wing, told The Independent yesterday. With this production, Bangladesh has become the fourth largest food-grain-producing country, he said, adding that it would be able…

PM to formally open MNP services today

PM to formally open MNP services today

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will formally launch the mobile number portability (MNP) services today, reports BSS. “The prime minister will launch the MNP services at a function at her official Ganabhaban residence at 10am tomorrow,” Prime Minister’s Office sources told yesterday.…
Speakers stress nurturing innovation to drive development

Speakers stress nurturing innovation to drive development

Speakers at a dialogue yesterday stressed for the need to nurture innovation as the key driver to realise Bangladesh’s goal in reaching developed country status by 2041, reports UNB. They joined together for discussion at Bangladesh Innovation Conclave’s (BIC) “Bangladesh Innovation…
Before monsoon, repair 
or build embankments

Before monsoon, repair or build embankments

Embankments play a very crucial role in a nation’s overall development: they protect cities, towns and habitats as well as crop fields. They act as bulwark against natural disasters such as river erosion and floods. But when Bangladesh needs more new embankments in strategic places, the precious…
Clean bowled?

Clean bowled?

Even as the Me Too campaign refuses to die down and has taken a toll on Union Minister M.J.Akbar’s political future, it drowned another demand that in the face of the current furor would certainly have seemed appropriate.  But on the current controversy first and the developments therein.…
Highways run into bitumen gap

Highways run into bitumen gap

Ever expanding road networks in the country have kept the demand of bitumen on a constant rise. However, in the absence of quality bitumen suppliers, low-quality products have flooded the market, making roads and highways susceptible to early damage.  Bitumen is an oil based substance. It is produced…
Migrants halted clash with police on border

Migrants halted clash with police on border

CIUDAD HIDALGO: Thousands of migrants who forced their way through Guatemala’s northwestern border and flooded onto a bridge leading to Mexico, where riot police battled them back, yesterday waited at the border in the hope of continuing their journey to the United States, reports AFP. The caravan…
Grand finale of ‘Dan Cake Dessert Genius 2018’ held

Grand finale of ‘Dan Cake Dessert Genius 2018’ held

The Grand finale of the ‘Dan Cake Dessert Genius 2018’ was held yesterday at the Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka of the capital. The top 10 contestants participated in the final round for the title of the ‘Dessert Genius’.  At the end of some interesting and challenging rounds,…
Mash urges to keep winning habit

Mash urges to keep winning habit

As Bangladesh take on Zimbabwe in the three-match ODI series opener today at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium, they focus on two things—creating a strong pool of back up players and at the same time winning the series without the two key players—Shakib Al Hasan and Tamim Iqbal.…
Chandpur hospital struggles to 
tend to spurt of child patients

Chandpur hospital struggles to tend to spurt of child patients

Chandpur General Hospital has reported a spurt in child patients suffering from pneumonia and fever in the past few days. Doctors and nurses at the hospital blamed the weather for the situation. “This is happening due to the changing trend of weather, which is hot and humid during the day time…
19 govt model schools on cards

19 govt model schools on cards

The government is going to set up 19 model secondary schools in metropolitan areas and divisional towns at a cost of Tk. 835 crore to overcome the shortage of educational institutions. Sources in the Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education (DSHE) said nine model schools would be set up in five…
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