Govt slaps 10pc duty on onion import, cuts rice import duty

News Desk: The government had imposed 10 per cent duty on imported onions to ensure fair price for local growers for the product as the neighbouring country had withdrawn the ban on export of the item. It had also reduced duty on import of rice to 25 per cent from previous 62.50 per cent to keep the price of the […]

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Training on Fish Feed inaugurated at BAU

BAU correspondence The inaugural ceremony of the training program on “Fish Feed Formulation” was held online in Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Mymensingh, Bangladesh on 4 January 2021. Bangladesh Agricultural University, in partnership with Wageningen University (WUR) and Single Spark, The Netherlands, organized this two‐week training under the project entitled ‘Strengthening the Linkages Between Feed Optimization, Fish Production and Healthy Diets’. […]

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344 Nigerian schoolboys released after mass kidnapping

News Desk: KANKARA, Nigeria, Dec 18, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – More than 300 Nigerian schoolboys were released on Thursday after being abducted in an attack claimed by Boko Haram, officials said, although it was unclear if any more remained with their captors. The assault last Friday on a rural school in Kankara, Katsina state in northwest Nigeria, was initially blamed on […]

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US health worker allergic reaction to Pfizer vaccine

News Desk : A health worker in Alaska suffered a serious allergic reaction after getting Pfizer-BioNTech’sCOVID-19 vaccine and is now hospitalised but stable, a report said on Wednesday. The New York Times reported the person received their shot on Tuesday, and Pfizer confirmed it was working with local authorities to investigate the incident. Two health workers in Britain had similar […]

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Vaccine giant to apply for pandemic licence in ‘two weeks’

News Desk : The world’s largest vaccine manufacturer by volume said Saturday it would apply for an emergency licence for a coronavirus vaccine within two weeks, and that confusion over the efficacy would not delay its distribution. Serum Institute of India chief executive Adar Ponnawala also confirmed that the Pune-based giant would be able to produce at least 100 million […]

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Sussex Scholarship 2021 for Bangladesh

Scholarship Desk: Sussex Bangladesh Scholarship (2021) is scholarship for applicants who are a national of Bangladesh, are classed as ‘Overseas’ for fees purposes and have been accepted to study an eligible Masters course at Sussex. Type of award and amount Tuition fee reduction and scholarship amount is £3,000 Eligibility To be eligible for this scholarship, you must: be a national […]

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Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries in Belgium

Scholarship Desk: University of Ghent is offering Special Research Fund – Doctoral Scholarships for Candidates from Developing Countries – call 2021 Who can apply for this scholarship Candidates need to come from – and have the nationality of – a developing country (see country list) The proposals must be jointly submitted by a candidate, a supervisor (promoter) at Ghent University […]

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Moon rocks collection mission of China is launching soon

International Desk: China plans to, as soon as early Monday morning, launch a spacecraft to the moon’s surface that aims to be the first to bring back lunar rocks in more than four decades. The mission, Chang’e-5, is the latest step in an ambitious space program that China hopes will culminate with an international lunar research station and ultimately a […]

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New saliva test is introduced in Dubai to detect COVID-19 in kids

International Desk: Saliva testing for COVID-19 for children in the age group of 3-16 years has been initiated across all Dubai Health Authority (DHA) facilities and DHA-run COVID-19 screening centres in the emirate of Dubai, top DHA officials announced on Sunday. This new testing has been introduced as children find it very uncomfortable to get the nasal swab test and […]

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Qatar domestic workers continue to face abuse

International Desk: Migrant domestic workers in Qatar suffer from extreme overwork, lack of rest, and abusive treatment, a rights group said Tuesday. Amnesty International revealed the abuses in a report based on interviews with 105 women who had been employed as live-in domestic workers in Qatar. The watchdog found that their rights were still being abused and violated despite alleged […]

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