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India-Bangladesh relations are deeper than any other strategic partner: Indian Foreign Secretary

Bangladesh to allow entry without Covid-19 vaccination

Rooppur Power plant: Ishwardi residents learning Russian to boost sales

Ban of Hilsa fishing to be lifted from midnight

Several BNP leaders contesting UP elections with party symbol

High Court orders closure of unregistered microcredit businesses

Dhaka, September 27: The High Court has directed to prepare a list of unregistered interest operators (cooperative societies and NGOs) across the country operating in the name of microcredit business. At the same time, the court directed to take action against those organizations and individuals if any irregularities were found while listing them.

Diplomatic efforts to capture new markets in garment exports

Dhaka, September 25: Bangladesh is ahead of Vietnam in the export of readymade garments from January to July 2021. During this period, Vietnam earned USD 16.86 billion through exports. At the same time, Bangladesh's exports stood at USD 18.80 billion.

Dhaka wants duty-free access to the US market

Dhaka, September 25: Dhaka has called on the United States to provide duty-free access to Bangladeshi products, inviting more investment in Bangladesh. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam made the call during a meeting between US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and ministers and senior officials from Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka in New York on Wednesday, according to a State Department press release.

Another 2,500 tonnes of Hilsa fish to be exported to India ahead of Durga Puja

Dhaka, September 24: The Commerce Ministry has given permission to export another 2,520 metric tonnes of hilsa fish to India ahead of Durga Puja. A letter from the ministry's Export-2 branch on Thursday (September 23) allowed the export of the fish. The letter has been sent to the Chief Controller of Imports and Exports.

First consignment of Hilsa fish exported to India ahead of Durga Puja

Dhaka, September 23: The first consignment of hilsa fish has been exported to India ahead of the Durga Puja. On Wednesday (September 22) evening, 78,840 kg of the fish went to India through the Benapole checkpost.

Four ministers call for legislation to curb e-commerce fraud

Dhaka, September 23: Four government ministers have urged the country to return to discipline without shutting down e-commerce. They are Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque, Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud and Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi.

Bangladesh's growth to be 6.8 percent at end of current FY: ADB

Dhaka, September 22: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that Bangladesh's gross domestic product (GDP) will be 6.8 percent by the end of the current (2021-22) fiscal year. The ADB released the Asia Development Outlook on Wednesday, where the growth forecast has been made.

Rate of profit on savings certificates decreased

Dhaka, September 21: The government has reduced the profit rate of the National Savings Certificate Schemes. On Tuesday (September 21), the Internal Resources Department of the Ministry of Finance issued a notification in this regard. According to the new rate, the profit rate in savings schemes up to Tk 15 lakh has been kept the same as before, but the rate of return has been reduced in more schemes.

Bangladesh to export 2,000 tonnes of Hilsa fish to India ahead of Durga Puja

Dhaka, September 21: The Commerce Ministry has allowed 52 companies to export Hilsa fish (Ilish) to India on the occasion of the upcoming Durga Puja. Each company has been allowed to export a maximum of 40 metric tonnes, for a total of 2,080 metric tonnes of the delicacy.

Covid-19 pandemic has hindered economic progress: Finance Minister

Dhaka, September 18: Referring to Bangladesh's economic tolerance and the strong leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said Bangladesh is committed to achieving the SDGs by 2030 and establishing itself as a developed and prosperous country by 2041. However, he said, like all other countries, the Covid-19 pandemic has hindered the country's economic progress.

Complaint lodged against Chairman-MD of Evaly at Gulshan police station

Dhaka, September 16: A victim named Arif Baker has lodged a complaint with the DMP's Gulshan police station against Shamima Nasrin, chairman and Mohammad Rassel, managing director (MD) of e-commerce site Evaly. On Thursday (September 16) at around 12:20 am, the victim physically appeared at the Gulshan police station and submitted a written complaint.

Bangladeshi citizens' per capita foreign debt stand at Tk 24,890

Dhaka, September 15: At present, the per capita foreign debt of the citizens of Bangladesh is Tk 24,890 rupees. The information was given by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal in response to a question from Chittagong-4 constituency ruling party MP Didarul Alam on Wednesday (September 15). Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury presided over the question and answer session.

Slow down in ADP as seven ministries and departments have not spent money in two months

Dhaka, September 11: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the implementation rate of the development program has slowed down for the first time in the current financial year (2021-2022). In the first two months of the 2021-22 fiscal year (July-August), the progress rate of the Annual Development Program (ADP) is only 3.52 percent.

ECNEC approves project worth Tk 4,300 crore to develop youth as skilled workers

Dhaka, September 8: The government has taken initiative to develop the youth and women and backward classes as employment-friendly and demand-based workforce. To this end, the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a project at a cost of Tk 4,300 crore.

Several brands sign agreement to protect workers in Bangladeshi garment industry

Dhaka, September 3: At least 80 world-renowned brands have agreed to a new contract to protect thousands of garment workers in Bangladesh. Several companies have already signed the agreement, while the rest are expected to sign in the next few days and months, according to a report by British daily The Guardian on Wednesday (September 1).