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A fifth of brinjal farmers adopt Bangladesh’s first GM food crop

In January 2014 Bangladesh was the first country in South Asia to introduce any genetically modified (GM) food crop in the region. In little over four years’ time nearly a fifth of Bangladeshi brinjal farmers are now cultivating – Bt brinjal – a GM eggplant, making it one of the fastest adopted biotech crops ever, reports UNB.   After October, ...

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Turkey increases tariffs on some US imports, escalating feud

Ankara, Aug 15 : Turkey announced Wednesday it is increasing tariffs on imports of certain U.S. products, escalating a feud with the United States that has helped trigger a currency crisis. In a decision announced in the Official Gazette, Ankara said it will impose extra tariffs on imports of products including rice, vehicles, alcohol, coal and cosmetics. Turkey’s Vice President ...

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Samsung to put $22 billion in artificial intelligence, autos

Seoul, Aug 8 : Samsung Electronics and its affiliated companies plan to spend $22 billion over the next three years on artificial intelligence, auto components and other future businesses. Samsung said Wednesday it will spend the sum, amounting to 25 trillion won, to hire artificial intelligence researchers, to be a global player in next generation telecoms technology and to boost ...

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China tightens controls to slow currency’s fall

Beijing, Aug 6 : China has tightened controls on trading in its yuan to discourage speculators after a decline against the dollar amid a tariff dispute with Washington fueled fears of a damaging outflow of capital from the world’s second-largest economy. Traders must post a 20 percent deposit starting Monday for contracts to buy or sell yuan on a future ...

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Afghanistan keen to import quality products from Bangladesh

Photo: Ambassador of Afghanistan to Bangladesh Abdul Qayoom Malikzad with State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam. Dhaka, July 25 : Afghanistan has shown interest in importing quality products from Bangladesh including pharmaceuticals, readymade garments and other consumer goods. Newly appointed Ambassador of Afghanistan to Bangladesh Abdul Qayoom Malikzad met State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam at ...

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Indian airlines eye BD air passengers amid growing Dhaka-Delhi link: Envoy

India’s low-cost carrier IndiGo begins journey in Bangladesh Aug 1 Photo: Minister and Indian envoy with IndiGo officials at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel on Wednesday. Dhaka, July 25 : Indian High Commissioner in Dhaka Harsh Vardhan Shringla has said the increasing interest of their airlines on routes between Bangladesh and India is in tandem with the progress made by trade, ...

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IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Asda joins Birmingham Central Mosque in their humble initiative

In a heart-warming gesture Asda teamed up with Birmingham Central Mosque in serving Iftari to the community and the needy In an endeavour to join the community during the holy month of Ramadan, Asda joined Birmingham Central Mosque as they opened their kitchen to the needy and homeless on the 24th of June. Volunteers from Asda and Birmingham Central Mosque ...

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Asda joins Community Members for Iftari this Ramadan

It is well known that Ramadan is an auspicious month where Muslims come together with the aim of reinforcing the pillars of Islam:  spiritual development, peace, generosity and charity. Keeping this very spirit in mind, Asda joined hands with Wembley Central Mosque to prepare food for the community and break the fast with them. Community members from across London joined ...

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Make Eid special for your little one this Eid

Eid is just around the corner and at Asda we know you are busy balancing the last few days of Ramadan and preparing for Eid to make it a memorable day for your family. From making the perfect Sheer Korma to marinating the meat for that delectable biryani, you must be running around putting in all the effort that goes ...

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UAE Exchange Launches Win Gold Bars Promotion 2016 in United Kingdom

With an aim to bring excitement and luck to their  transacting customers this festival season, UAE Exchange, the leading global remittance, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, today unveiled its new promotion ‘Win Gold Bars’ across its branches in London, United Kingdom. The promotion will witness a total of 19 winners, with one winner each week winning a 10 gm ...

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