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‘Super rice’ beckons farmers

‘Super rice’ beckons farmers
Following the work on some mega projects in different sectors of the country, China is now eying to produce ‘super hybrid rice’ in Bangladesh as part of its cooperation in local agriculture. A Chinese rice research institute, Chongqing Academy of Agricultural Science (CQAAS), has sent a proposal to the agriculture ministry to establish a “Bangladesh-China Hybrid Rice Research Institute” for sustainable development of the rice in the country, sources said. The rice is popularly known as ‘super rice’ in China. After receiving the proposal, the agriculture ministry will sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Chinese authorities in this regard, the sources added. CQAAS president Prof. Tang Hongjun…

AL starts dist tours to strengthen grassroots

AL starts dist tours to strengthen grassroots

Awami League (AL) has started organizational tours across the country in full swing to strengthen the party at the grassroots level. Following a directive from party president Sheikh Hasina, central AL leaders have started going to the districts to collect information about the latest scenario of the…
Child labour rampant at DU

Child labour rampant at DU

Parvez Ahmed, an 11-year-old boy, works in the canteen of Kabi Jasimuiddin Hall, Dhaka University. His job is to serve food, clean leftovers, pour waters into jars and wash dishes. His day start at 6 am and ends at 11 pm at night. After work, he has to sleep on a canteen table. There is no weekly holiday…
Colleges: We need quality, not quantity

Colleges: We need quality, not quantity

The number is really staggering: against a total of around 29 lakh seats in over 8,000 colleges in the country, this year the number of the SSC-passed students is around only seventeen and half lakh students. This means that more than 11 lakh seats in colleges across the country will remain vacant.…
The magic potion

The magic potion

Rooh Afza, the popular drink, known as sherbet in this part of the world, has come to the rescue of many mothers. Whenever errant kids created a fuss about drinking milk, irritated mothers added a dash of the rose coloured sherbet or the magic potion called Rooh Afza.  There is this story about…
Eco-friendly brick businesses pacing up

Eco-friendly brick businesses pacing up

Imagine working in an office that uses sunlight instead of artificial lights for illumination and that has in place central air conditioning instead of the split or window air conditioners. In an increasing revolt against over-urbanization, companies are opting for eco-friendly options. The concept…
180 nations agree to except plastic waste agreement

180 nations agree to except plastic waste agreement

Around 180 governments on Friday agreed on a new UN accord to regulate the export of plastic waste, some eight million tonnes of which ends up in the oceans each year, organisers said. The 1,400 representatives, meeting in Geneva reached the agreement after 12 days’ discussion on what Rolph Payet,…
Farzana Rikta in Mother’s Day-themed TVC

Farzana Rikta in Mother’s Day-themed TVC

DL desk, Dhaka Young model-actress Farzana Rikta has worked in a new television commercial (TVC) on the occasion of the International Mother’s Day. Directed by Redoan Rony, the young artiste has portrayed the role of a mother in the TVC. With the theme of motherhood, the TVC has been made for…
BCB yet to take any decision to include Taskin in WC squad

BCB yet to take any decision to include Taskin in WC squad

Bangladesh surprised all to name unheralded fast-bowler Abu Jayed Chowdhury Rahi in their 15-member final squad for the looming 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, staring in England and Wales May 30. Since Friday, a speculation is rife around the sports arena of the country and report in one-two local media…
Heat wave cripples normal life in Meherpur

Heat wave cripples normal life in Meherpur

Severe heat wave coupled with frequent load shedding and power disruption has made the lives of people in the district miserable. The heat is intensifying everyday in the extreme climate-prone district with no sign of rainfall. The intolerable heat wave, now sweeping over the district, has not only…
Bangabandhu-1 satellite 
completes 1year in space

Bangabandhu-1 satellite completes 1year in space

On this day (May 12) a year ago, Bangladesh entered its “space era” with the launching of the first satellite Bangabandhu-1 (BS-1) into orbit. One year has passed since the launching of the satellite, opening up a number of possibilities and business opportunities. Talking with The Independent,…
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