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People wait in long queues to purchase tickets at Kamalapur Railway Station as Eid nears

Motorcycles not allowed on the Padma Bridge before Eid

I want to implement election promises: PM Hasina

Rajab Ali sentenced to death for 9 months of genocide

Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports two deaths, 1,902 fresh cases within 24 hours

Bangladesh economy will touch the milestone of 1.5 trillion dollars in 2026

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 15: Bangladesh's export trade is in full swing. The growth of the garment sector in particular is promising, and under its leadership the export sector has turned around. With this, the domestic demand has also increased. This is due to increase in labour income and remittances. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has projected that the size of the country's economy has crossed the trillion-dollar mark for the first time this month, mainly on the basis of purchasing power parity (PPP). Exactly four years later, in 2026, the IMF expects Bangladesh's economy to reach 1.5 trillion US dollars. One billion is equal to 100 crore and one trillion is one thousand billion.

Bangladesh best in the world in terms of growth: Reports

Dhaka, January 14: The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has slowed global economic growth. A new variant of the coronavirus is going to put global growth at risk in the coming days due to the upward transmission of Omicron. Growth will slow further by 2023. However, Bangladesh will be the best in the world to achieve growth at this time.

Bangladesh proposes free trade agreement with 5 countries including Russia

Dhaka, January 11: Bangladesh has sent a formal proposal for a free trade agreement (FTA) to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU). If the proposal is adopted, it is hoped that duty-free trade will be available in the five allied countries, including Russia. Bangladesh made the proposal last week after receiving a green signal from the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), the EEU's economic and policy-making body.

After 33 years, the agreement with Pakistan canceled

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, January 7: Pakistan has not delivered two container ships even though 33 years have passed since an agreement was signed. So the cabinet canceled the agreement with Pakistan. A meeting of the virtual cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday (January 6) approved a proposal to overturn a cabinet decision to purchase two container ships for the Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) from Pakistan.

More trials required to commence transit with India: State Minister for Shipping

Own representative, Dhaka, January 3: State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has said a few more trials are needed to launch Bangladesh's transit with India. He made the remarks while speaking to reporters after inaugurating the Tugboat Kandari-6 and various other projects attached to the fleet of Chittagong port on Sunday (January 2).

Bangladesh garment exports rise 53 percent

Own representative, Dhaka, January 3: The global economy came to a standstill due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This also hit the garment industry. The export order had been stopped at the beginning of the pandemic. However, the orders started coming again after a while. As a result, exports in this sector have increased by about 53 percent in one year.

Ramgarh Land Port: Trade with Northeastern states of India will increase

Own representative, Dhaka, January 2: The historic Ramgarh in Khagrachhari, a subdivisional town in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, was hidden for many years, but it has been attracting the attention of the people of the country for the past few years. Because, Bangladesh-India communication zone- Ramgarh Land Port is being constructed in Ramgarh upazila.

Bangladesh continues to record high GDP growth

Own representative, Dhaka, January 1: The growth of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in many countries has slowed down due to the corona pandemic. In some countries, the GDP has shrunk. But, in this time of crisis, the main indicators of the economy, including the expansion of exports and revenue, the booming capital markets and the foreign exchange reserves, have returned to positive trends and Bangladesh has been able to keep the GDP growth high in 2021. At the same time, due to revitalization of the agricultural sector and the creation of new employment opportunities during the corona period, the Covid situation has been successfully tackled.

Foreign debt rising, $50 billion in pipeline, more $161 billion pledged

Own representative, Dhaka, December 31: Russia is lending a total of 11.385 billion dollars to Bangladesh for the construction of Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant. Three billion dollars have already been spent. More than eight billion dollars are left to spend. There is currently 50.36 billion USD in the pipeline for various development projects. Considering 85 rupees per dollar, the amount in Bangladeshi currency is 4 lakh 26 thousand 133 crore rupees. The pipeline has almost the same amount of money in the current financial year.

Bangladesh will be a rich country in 2040

Own representative, Dhaka, December 31: Bangladesh will be a rich country by 2040 in the way the country is moving towards development, said Bangladesh Progressive Columnist Forum's President, Dr. Mizanur Rahman.

Customers will get back the money stuck in e-commerce in January

Dhaka, December 28: The country's e-commerce companies have played a pivotal role in getting products at home during the height of the coronavirus epidemic. But in less than a year, this sector has become the most criticized sector.

Prime Minister emphasizes the need for PTA with Maldives

Own representative, Dhaka, December 24: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that she had fruitful bilateral talks with Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohammed Solih on developing bilateral trade, investment and connectivity.

Japan to provide Tk 230 crore for two projects

Own representative, Dhaka, December 24: The Japanese government will provide Tk 230 crore for skill development and training of government officials under two projects. Exchange notes and grant agreements have been signed with Japan in this regard.

Current FY growth to be 7.2 percent, says Finance Minister

Own representative, Dhaka, December 21, 2021: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has expressed optimism that the growth rate of 7.2 percent for the current financial year will be achieved. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Virtual Economic Affairs and Government Procurement was held under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister on Monday (December 20). He told this to reporters after the meeting.

5 million new overseas employment targets set: PM

Dhaka, December 19, 2021: Wishing success to all programs taken on the occasion of International Migrants Day-2021, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said her government has set a target of 5 million (five million) new foreign employment in the Eighth Five Year Plan.