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Police not able to find Mamunul

Coronavirus kills 94 people in a day, death toll crosses 10,000

780 beds at ICU level for critically ill patients

Second wave of corona has increased the rate of infections and deaths among minors

Former Law Minister Abdul Matin Khasru laid to rest

Trade deficit with SAARC countries widens to USD 5,000 million in a year

Dhaka, April 1: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said Bangladesh's trade deficit with SAARC countries was USD 5,207 million in the last 2019-20 fiscal year. Among the SAARC countries, Bangladesh has trade deficit with all countries except Nepal and the Maldives. India has the largest trade deficit. The trade deficit with the country in Bangladesh is USD 4,697.22 million.

Government to buy another 50,000 tonnes of rice from India

Dhaka, April 1: The government has decided to import another 50,000 metric tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice from India.

Maldives to top South Asian economy, followed by Bangladesh: World Bank

Dhaka, March 31: The World Bank predicts that the South Asian economy will recover from the effects of the corona. It said the average growth of South Asia's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 could be 7.2 percent. In the next 2022 fiscal year, the average growth may be a little less than 4.4 percent.

There is no need to import mobile phones in the country: Mustafa Jabbar

Dhaka, March 31: The country now makes all types of mobile phones including 4G so there is no need to import from abroad, said Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar while speaking as the chief guest at the international virtual program titled 'Round Table on Bangladesh Achieving Mobile-Enabled Digital Inclusion' of GSMA, a global organization of mobile phone operators.

Bangladesh-Bhutan route will be used to expand trade

Dhaka, March 24: Bangladesh and Bhutan have agreed to operate navigable routes between the two countries to expand trade. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering agreed at a meeting at the Prime Minister's Office on Wednesday (March 24th).

First shipment of food products by sea to India through Pran Group

As the first consignment of food items on the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence, a cargo ship has left for India with 25,000 cartons of lychee drinks of Pran Group.

Bangladesh hopeful of shipping goods to India as well as neighboring countries including Bhutan

Dhaka, March 17: State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has expressed hope to send goods not only to India but also to Bhutan and other neighboring countries using the waterways.

ECNEC approves six projects including construction of houses for freedom fighters

Dhaka, March 17: The meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved 6 projects at a cost of around Tk 5,719.46 crore. Of this, the government will spend Tk 5,519.87 crore from its own funds, borrow Tk 57.52 crore from abroad and the agency will finance itself Tk 42.07 crore.

Bangladesh businessmen want controlled Hilsa export, Bangladesh government 'don't'

Dhaka, March 14, 2021: Traders want controlled hilsa exports but Bangladesh government has so far said 'no' 

Bangladesh and Australia agree to boost economic ties

Dhaka, March 12: Bangladesh is getting out of the list of least developed countries. In this context, Bangladesh and Australia have agreed to deepen economic ties, according to information provided in the press release sent from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

Seamless transport connectivity can create significant economic gains for Bangladesh and India: World Bank

Dhaka,March 11: Seamless transport connectivity between India and Bangladesh has the potential to increase national income by as much as 17 percent in Bangladesh and 8 percent in India, says a new World Bank report.

Bangladesh wants to buy 10 more locomotives from the United States

Dhaka, March 11: Bangladesh wants to buy 10 more locomotives from the United States. Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan expressed interest in meeting US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl Robert Miller at the Rail Bhaban on Wednesday (March 10th). 

World Bank to provide a loan of Tk 1,020 crore for irrigation development

Dhaka, March 10: The World Bank will provide a loan of about Tk 1,020 crore (USD 120 million) to Bangladesh to ensure climate-tolerant food security and increase agricultural and fish production through irrigation. The loan was approved by the World Bank's headquarters on Tuesday (March 9), the Dhaka office of the international financial institution said on Wednesday (March 10). Bangladesh will have to repay this loan in 35 years with five years grace. 

Bangladesh to soon buy 1.50 lakh tonnes of non-basmati boiled rice from India

New Delhi, March 10: Bangladesh will procure 1.50 lakh tonnes of rice under direct procurement method (DPM) from India.

Bangladesh's income will increase by 17 percent with uninterrupted transport with India

Dhaka, March 10: If uninterrupted transport system is developed between Bangladesh and India, the national income of both the countries will increase. This will increase the national income of Bangladesh by 17 percent and India by 6 percent. The World Bank released a new report on Tuesday (March 9) titled 'Connecting to Thrive: Challenges and Opportunities of Transport Integration in Eastern South Asia'. The report analyzes data on Bangladesh-Bhutan-India-Nepal (BBIN) motor vehicles.