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Food Banks, Kill the Bill and Doctor Who: The Big Issue’s Most Read 2021 Stories

9. Roger Taylor: “I just wish I could say goodbye to Freddie” Queen’s drummer Roger Taylor. Image: Xavier Vila The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self series makes a point of interviewing interesting people, asking them to look back on their lives and give each other some advice at 16. This high-profile interview with […]

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India’s exports of agricultural products and processed foods have grown steadily over the past decade

Exports of agricultural and processed food products under the basket of the Authority for the Development of Exports of Agricultural and Processed Food Products (APEDA) reached $ 20,674 million ( ??15.30.50 crore) in 2020-2021, from $ 17,321 million ( ??83,484 crore) in 2011-12, according to data from the Directorate General of Business Intelligence and Statistics […]

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India’s exports of processed agricultural and food products have grown at a sustained rate over the past decade, despite the challenges

Ministry of Commerce and Industry India’s exports of processed agricultural and food products have grown at a sustained rate over the past decade, despite the challengesExports of products under the APEDA basket increased from USD 17,321 million in 2011-12 to USD 20,674 million in 2020-21 Exports of cereals (non-basmati, basmati rice and wheat) and livestock […]

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Fakirhat becomes the first upazila to strike 100% of the eligible population

Fakirhat, in Bagerhat district, overtook 494 other upazilas in the country to become the first where 100 percent of its eligible population received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine – a remarkable achievement at a time when countries around the world are struggling to convince people to get vaccinated against Covid. Fakirhat on […]

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6 countries, including Spain, are now on PH’s COVID-19 travel red list

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles at Laging Handa’s press conference on COVID 19 update. INVESTIGATOR’S FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines – Six countries are now on the government’s red list for COVID-19 travel from January 1 to 15, Malacañang said Thursday. This means that travel to and from these territories is prohibited. Acting Presidential Spokesman and Cabinet […]

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Half of the adult population is still unbanked

Economists call for better infrastructure and political support Featured activity report Wed Dec 29 2021 00:00 Last update on: Wed Dec. 29, 2021 01:47 AM Since financial inclusion is important for reducing poverty, the government should include the poor and women in digital financial services, one expert suggested. Photo: star / file “> Since financial […]

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India launches air travel bubble with Saudi Arabia, flights to start from New Years

New Delhi: In a major relief for international travelers, who are planning to visit Saudi Arabia, the Indian government recently announced that it has signed the air bubble flight agreement with the Gulf country, and direct flights between both countries will start soon. Scroll down for more details.Also Read – International Flights: Israel Lifts Travel […]

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Must-try foods at Cox’s Bazar

Spicy crab Cox’s Bazar is without a doubt one of the best vacation spots in Bangladesh. The beauty of the mesmerizing landscapes of the crashing waves of this magnificent beach attracts many travelers every year. Thousands of tourists flock to the coastal region all year round, making it a central tourist hub in its own […]

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The two demographic megatrends that will shape the next decade

It’s shopping time. Many people, especially in the northern hemisphere, participated in Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday in preparation for Christmas. For many, the 2021 shopping experience also reflects a return to normalcy in a time of endless waves of COVID-19 infections and lockdowns. Many department stores are located in cities, reflecting two megatrends that […]

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The Food Talk celebrating Bangladeshi cuisine: 50 years of evolution

In Bangladesh, food is about celebration, and as we rekindle our patriotism and celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our victory, we also take this opportunity to reflect on how we have evolved as a country of a culinary point of view. With that notion, The Food Talk, a ranked Facebook group brimming with food lovers, […]

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50% of the country’s population will live in urban areas by 2041

At least 50% of the country’s population will live in urban areas by 2041, predicted Nazrul Islam, president of the Center for Urban Studies (CUS). “We previously predicted it would happen by 2045-2046, but now we believe it can happen by 2041 as the government has stepped up its urbanization efforts,” he said during a […]

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Top 10 safest countries for women traveling alone

Solo female trip With the advancement of civilization, women also show enthusiasm for solo travel. The number of women traveling alone has increased exponentially in recent years. However, due to the pandemic, women wishing to travel have been confined to their homes for two years. As many countries reopen tourism after the pandemic, many women […]

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Africa’s demographic boom is not synonymous with a demographic dividend

A few years ago, John Magufuli, the former president of Tanzania, urged women to “throw away their contraceptives” and “keep reproducing” to make their country strong. Magufuli, a Covid denier, is now dead – of the Covid. But his opinions endure. The idea of ​​limiting population growth in Africa is controversial, often for good reasons. […]

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The big bite of 2021: Burgers are taking over the fast food market!

If the indulgence had a name, it would be the hamburger, as the quintessentially American meal was among the most popular foods of the year. Over the past few months, burgers have become a part of the top F&B orders. The uniquely American meal gained traction as quick service restaurants (QSRs), cloud kitchens, and takeout […]

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Omicron: US lifts travel restrictions on 8 southern African countries

REUTERS Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:45 Last update on: Fri 24 Dec 2021 21:49 Passengers wait to board international flights, amid the spread of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron, at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, November 28, 2021. REUTERS / Sumaya Hisham / File Photo “> Passengers wait to board international […]

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Institutional failure causes high food inflation: CPD

A file photo shows bags of rice at a grocery store in the Kaptan Bazar kitchen market in the capital, Dhaka. Institutional weaknesses in pre-estimating the real demand for rice and non-rice products are responsible for the strong food inflation crisis in the local market since the start of the Covid pandemic, according to a […]

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Manchester Airport resumes direct flights to Bangladesh – Business Traveler

Biman Bangladesh Airlines will resume flights from Manchester Airport to Bangladesh this weekend. The airline will offer bi-weekly flights to Dhaka and Sylhet from December 26 to March 28, with flights on Fridays and Mondays from December 30. Flights will be operated by a B787 Dreamliner aircraft configured with business and economy class cabins. The […]

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State-level travel restrictions as cases increase

With the increase in Omicron cases across India, a new wave of fear and restrictions is emerging around the world. India, which has experienced a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, has also announced travel restrictions in its several states. State governments have announced covid guidelines for travelers from “at-risk” countries in an attempt to […]

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Latest travel information and tips for India – Forbes Advisor INDIA

The Indian government has made it easier for passengers to return to India by expanding air transport agreements to 33 countries, the latest country to be added being Australia. However, strict Covid-19 restrictions are in place to ensure safety given the global increase in cases linked to the new variant of the coronavirus, omicron, and […]

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An app for providing information on making and storing safe foods

From now on, the people of Bangladesh can get various information about food safety and how to prepare and store it to ensure food safety, by using an app. Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder on Monday launched the app titled “Khaddo Kothon” at the BFSA office. The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority (BFSA) launched the app […]

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Support Afghans with food and medical assistance: Bangladesh tells OIC

Bangladesh would support the Afghan people through humanitarian aid in the form of food and medical aid. This was conveyed by Foreign Minister Masud Bin Momen during the 17th Extraordinary Council of OIC Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan, which was held on December 18 in Islamabad, Pakistan. For all the latest news, follow the Daily Star’s […]

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Half of the target population will be vaccinated with Covax vaccines, gifts

Some 34% of the 70% of the country’s population targeted for Covid vaccination will be inoculated with vaccines received at the Covax facility, gifts from different countries. The government of Bangladesh has so far reached an agreement for 32 crore doses of Covid vaccine – including purchase, gifts from China, India and other countries and […]

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Challenge of meeting the needs of the aging population

Kazi Farzana Sharmin and Hasnat M Alamgir | Posted: Dec. 18, 2021, 9:00 p.m. The current median age of the population of Bangladesh is 27.6 years and within a decade it will grow to 31.6 years; this suggests continued demographic change, and the available evidence suggests that it will become more evident in the years […]

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Ticket price: Umrah pilgrims want travel agencies punished for charging extra

Pilgrims keeping a social distance perform their Umrah in the Grand Mosque during the annual Haj pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia on Saturday, July 17, 2021 Reuters Umrah pilgrims currently pay an additional 11,000 Tk for each ticket The Bangladesh Pilgrim and Haji Welfare Council has called on the government to […]

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RHD project to reduce travel time and costs

The construction of 15 bridges can take 8,000 Tk Work for these can start in 2 or 3 years 35 other bridges will be implemented in later phases Bridges will replace ferry travel To improve connectivity and reduce travel time and costs, the government has planned to build around 50 major bridges as part of […]

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5.2cr food insecure people in Bangladesh

The number of food insecure people in Bangladesh rose 2.4 percent to 5.2 crore between 2018 and 2020, according to a recent study by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, while the pandemic has worsened access to food. According to the report titled “Asia and the Pacific – Regional Food Security and […]

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Qatar updates Covid-19 travel red list – Doha News

The updated travel list will be effective from December 19 to 6 p.m. Qatar’s health ministry has announced further updates to country travel lists based on current Covid-19 safety standards. As part of the new updates, 176 countries are now on the green list, including most Arab countries (Palestine, Oman, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, […]

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The rise of Islamic fundamentalism is the main reason for the decline of the Hindu population in B’desh

New Delhi, December 16 (IANS): A majority of Indians believe that the rise of Islamic fundamentalism in Bangladesh and better prospects in India are the main reasons for the decline of the Hindu population in Bangladesh since its independence in 1971, according to an IANS-CVoter snap poll. The national survey was conducted on the occasion […]

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Disturbing delay in the population census

THE Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics, as evidenced by the delay in the process of purchasing electronic tablets, will not be able to meet its deadline to complete the 2021 National Population and Housing Census. Last week, the BBS submitted a proposal for the third time to the Cabinet Committee on Government Procurement seeking approval for […]

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United Nations Population Fund appeals for $ 835 million to support people in crisis

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has appealed for $ 835 million to help people in crisis. The goal is to reach more than 54 million women, girls and young people in 61 countries, with the Covid-19 epidemic and other challenges, according to reports. “It is crucial to understand that sexual and reproductive health treatments […]

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Remittances plummet as travel picks up

KARACHI: Remittances sent home by Pakistanis from overseas fell 6.6% month-on-month to $ 2.4 billion in November 2021 due to the lifting of travel restrictions and some stimulus of the Hundi / Hawala system. According to data released on Monday by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), remittances stood at $ 2.52 billion in October […]

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Agri Minister: Canadian Institute of Food Safety will play a role in sustainable food security

Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak inaugurated the Global Institute for Food Security (GIFS) regional office in Dhaka on Sunday, December 12, 2021 Courtesy Cooperation between Bangladesh and Canada in the field of agriculture will be further strengthened through this initiative, said Minister Agriculture Minister Dr Abdur Razzak said on Sunday that the regional office of […]

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Staten Island Asian Population by Neighborhood, Health Trends in City Report

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Data collected by the city’s health department shows, for the first time, health trends specific to certain subsets of the Asian Pacific Islander population (API) in the five boroughs. In addition to a breakdown of Chinese, Indian and other API subsets by neighborhood on Staten Island. The report, released Friday, breaks […]

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Restaurant owners require one stop shopping for licensing, VAT for all food stores

BROA leaders also suggested renewing all licenses with three years validity. Bangladesh Restaurant Owners Association (BROA) has introduced a one stop service system to license catering businesses in the country and also subject all food stores, including street vendors, to value added tax ( VAT). They alleged that they currently have to apply to 11 […]

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International Travel During COVID-19 | The Daily Star

Sat 11 Dec 2021 2:05 PM Last update on: Sat 11 Dec 2021 17:49 Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel “> Photo: Shahrear Kabir Heemel People have now resumed international travel, albeit cautiously. With the emergence of a new, more contagious variant, Omicron, however, countries are imposing new restrictions on travelers, making international travel even more uncertain, […]

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UK travel plan B could work well for Indian companies

The UK will impose new travel restrictions, including internal travel, as Covid cases rise again. Representation image From UK government action spurred by Omicron’s push to how the labor market is affected, a round-up of what’s in the news right now. News18.com London Last update:December 10, 2021, 9:21 PM IST FOLLOW US ON: Adversity for […]

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Key drivers, restraints and opportunities of the global turmeric market for 2022 – the food beverage news

Regional and global overview of the global turmeric industry – competitive analysis, market forecast, industry news, segment analysis and investor analysis The global demand for turmeric market is expected to be driven by the existence of innovative and diverse products, improved packaging, online marketing and promotion. However, new entrants may find it difficult to compete […]

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Sri Lanka Tourism launches aggressive media and travel influence campaign for Russian and Ukrainian markets – The Island

(Two groups of elite travel writers and influencers from Russia and Ukraine were invited and moderated by Sri Lanka Tourism) Targeting an immediate promotional boost to potential Russian and Ukrainian winter vacation seekers, Sri Lanka Tourism organized a massive media and influencer promotion during the months of November / December 2021, as well as media […]

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COVID-19 vaccine reluctance among the adult population in Bangladesh: a nationwide cross-sectional survey

This article was originally published here PLoS One. Dec 9, 2021; 16 (12): e0260821. doi: 10.1371 / journal.pone.0260821. Electronic collection 2021. ABSTRACT INTRODUCTION: Studies related to COVID-19 vaccine hesitation are rare in Bangladesh, despite the growing need to understand the behavior of the population related to vaccination. Thus, the present study was conducted to assess […]

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Carpool and food delivery companies in the country fail to meet fairness standards

Ridesharing and food delivery platforms have grown rapidly in the country in recent times, engaging millions of the unemployed in income-generating activities. But new research from Fairwork Bangladesh, a collaboration between DataSense and the University of Oxford, has found that workers at these platforms often face low wages, risky conditions and exploitation. According to the […]

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Planning to travel? Check out the latest travel guidelines for Tamil Nadu Omicron

New Delhi: For those of you planning to visit Tamil Nadu, amid the new fear of the Covid Omicron variant, here’s everything you need to know about the latest travel guidelines. Last week, a total of seven passengers, who reached Chennai and Tiruchirapalli airports from other countries like Singapore, the United States and England, tested […]

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Brazil targets $ 1.17 trillion halal food market, keen to increase trade share

SAO PAULO, Dec.6 (Reuters) – Brazil, the world’s largest exporter of food products like coffee and soybeans, wants to increase its exports of agricultural products to Islamic countries, said Flavio Bettarello, deputy trade secretary at the ministry of ‘Agriculture. Speaking at a trade conference in Sao Paulo on Monday, Bettarello said Brazil was in talks […]

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Heathrow and Gatwick: Latest Covid Travel Tips for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka

International travel has been plunged into chaos recently after the discovery of the new variant of Covid, Omicron. The United Kingdom has already announced the reintroduction of protective measures against Covid, such as wearing masks in shops and on public transport. The number of countries added to the red list has now risen to 11, […]

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Experts: overloading Dhaka-based population leads to 6% drop in GDP

“The cost of traffic jams amounted to 2 to 3% of the GDP” Over-concentrated development and overflowing population in the capital have had a severe impact on Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP), even slashing its growth by 6 percent or more, experts said at a conference recently. The findings were revealed during an article presentation […]

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Read while traveling

Shihab Sarkar | Posted: Dec. 04, 2021, 10:25 p.m. With the exception of air or river trips of 6 to 8 hours or more, few book lovers feel as though they are absorbed in books. However, there are many compulsive readers. When traveling, they don’t want to waste even a little time without pounds. Many […]

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Khaleda takes solid food, but her condition remains unchanged

Khaleda zia A doctor and family member of Bangladesh Nationalist Party President Khaleda Zia said on Friday that she ate homemade solid foods alongside liquid foods. “Her health has not shown any change since Friday morning, but she ate some solid, home-made food Thursday night and Friday,” a member of Khaleda’s medical team and member […]

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PwC hosts exclusive webinar on investing in Bangladesh – Business News

The Invest in Bangladesh webinar organized by PwC Sri Lanka in collaboration with PwC Bangladesh, scheduled for December 7, is part of a larger series of webinars on the topic of cross-border expansion. A number of senior officials will address the forum from PwC regional offices, which are experts in Bangladesh. Moderated by Ruvini Fernando, […]

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Development centered on Dhaka, population overload causes a loss of 6.0 pc of GDP

MUNIMA SULTANE | Posted: Dec. 03, 2021, 8:33 a.m. | Update: 03, 2021, 9:04:06 a.m. The heavily focused development on Dhaka city and population share is negatively impacting Bangladesh’s gross domestic product (GDP), slashing its growth by 6.0 percent or more, according to findings revealed Thursday during a BIDS conference. Such Dhaka-centric growth also reduces […]

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BFSA adopts policy to limit trans fats in food

FE REPORT | Posted: 02, 2021, 11:10 a.m. The Bangladesh Food Safety Authority adopted the best practice policy under a World Health Organization (WHO) guideline for the regulation of toxic TFAs or trans fatty acids in food. In accordance with the policy, the level of trans fats would be limited with the aim of meeting […]

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Women who travel | The Daily Star

A month ago, three of my friends planned a trip to Cox’s Bazar. They decided to take a night bus. It was a pretty simple plan that should have been easily executed by any adult but I ended up not going because I had no way of explaining to my parents that I was going […]

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Turkey-Bangladesh Business Council discusses views with CCCI

An exchange of views meeting was held on Tuesday between the Turkey-Bangladesh Business Council (TBBC) and leaders of the Chattogram Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) in the Bangabandhu conference hall of the World Trade Center. Hulya Gedi, President of TBBC, led the 13-member Turkish business delegation. Mahbubul Alam, chaired the function while his vice-president […]