'Indian foreign ministry ‘repentant’ for not informing us about onion export ban earlier'

I heard that the Indian Ministry of External Affairs is very repentant. Because they didn’t know about the sudden ban, Bangladesh foreign minister AK Abdul Momen on Thursday said

Foreign minister AK Abdul Momen shaking hands with his Indian counterpart S Jaishankar as Dhaka-Delhi bilateral talks begin at state guesthouse Jamuna in Dhaka on 20 Aug, 2019

Bangladesh to provide 50,000t of fertiliser to Nepal

During the 20-minute telephonic conversation, prime minister Sheikh Hasina also assured his Nepalese counterpart of providing rail transit to Nepal.

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina and Nepalese prime minister KP Sharma Oli

TOP SHOTS (31 August 2020)

A farmer cultivates a submerged land with cattle for Aman rice at Bhandaria, Pirojpur on 29 August 2020.

Indian farmers driven to moneylenders as banks shun them amid pandemic

Amid India's worst economic slowdown in decades due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, millions of farmers like Siddhanth are being shunned by banks as lenders turn cautious due to rising bad loans

A farmer sprays insecticide in his corn field in Kolkata, India, on 1 February 2020

India rice prices rise as flood damages huge crops in Bangladesh

Rice export prices in top-hub India edged higher this week as floods and surging coronavirus cases hammered supply and export logistics

A farmer returns home with some crops on his boat from a flooded rice field in Makinganj

Promote small investors, PM Hasina asks BEZA

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has asked the Bangladesh Export Zone Authority to promote small entrepreneurs, particularly the young generation, alongside attracting foreign investment

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina chairs the 7th meeting of the BEZA Governing Board from her official Ganabhaban residence through a videoconference on 20 August 2020

'Agricultural curriculum needs to be updated, modern and practical'

Minister Razzaque said the biggest challenge in agriculture of Bangladesh as well as the entire globe is to provide safe and nutritious food for all. Although the population is increasing day by day, ...

Agriculture minister Muhammad Abdur Razzaque

Pakistan plans to use locusts to nourish crops

Pakistan's worst locust infestation in about 30 years started in June 2019, when the insects came over from Iran in a surge climate experts link to changing conditions conducive to the spread of the ...

Locusts cover a tree in Bhadi, a village in Umerkot-Sindh, Pakistan, on 7 November 2019.

Govt forms 12 committees to oversee agri rehab programme

The committees also will monitor intensively to ensure community seed bed preparation on high grounds, timely supply of seed or seedlings and supply of late variety seed among the farmers in the ...

Houses beside river Brahmaputra sit in floods amid deteriorating flood situation at Char Kalibari, Mymensingh, 25 July 2020

PM Hasina dissatisfied with delay in project implementation

Three of the six projects are from the water resources ministry, while one each from agriculture ministry, housing and public works ministry and Road Transport and Highways Division

ECNEC chairperson and prime minister Sheikh Hasina chairs the ECNEC meeting through video conferencing from her official Ganabhaban residence, Dhaka on 21 July 2020
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