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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

Asian Development Bank to provide USD 1.78 billion for Dhaka-Sylhet trade corridor

Dhaka, August 28: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 1.78 billion Multitrans Financing Facility (MFF) for the construction of the Dhaka-Sylhet Trade Corridor. The bank is providing the loan to Bangladesh for speeding up the construction of the corridor, road-highway safety and improving regional trade.

Russia interested in investing in fruit processing, food preservation

Dhaka, August 25: Russia has expressed interest in investing in various fruit processing and food preservation in Bangladesh. Russia's Ambassador to Bangladesh Aleksandr Mantytsky stated the same during a courtesy call on Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder at the Secretariat on Tuesday (August 24), according to a press release from the Ministry of Food.

52 tons of explosives arrives in the country from India

Dhaka, August 23: Around 52.5 metric tons of explosives have arrived in the country from India through the Benapole port. On Sunday (August 22) afternoon, six Indian trucks carrying explosives entered the Benapole port through the Indian port of Petrapole.

Russia to import mangoes from Bangladesh

Dhaka, August 18: Russia wants to import mangoes from Bangladesh. Aleksandr Mantytsky, Russia's ambassador to Bangladesh, expressed interest during a meeting with Agriculture Minister Abdur Razzak at the Secretariat on Wednesday (August 18), the lawmaker told reporters.

BGMEA wants opportunity to import raw materials through all land ports

Dhaka, August 16: BGMEA, an organization of garment manufacturers and exporters, has sought the facility of import and partial shipment of raw materials in the textile and garment sector through all land ports including Benapole. BGMEA president Farooq Hasan made the demand in an application along with Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Saturday. The petition calls for land port storage, warehousing capacity and increase in manpower to overcome the crisis in Corona.

Central bank rejects request to reduce interest rate on deposits

Dhaka, August 12: The central bank has rejected a request by the managing directors (MDs) of scheduled banks to reduce the minimum interest rates on deposits. Bangladesh Bank announced the decision at a bankers 'meeting with the banks' MDs on Wednesday (August 11). The meeting was held six and a half months later due to the Corona pandemic.

Remittances will remain unchanged: Finance Minister

Dhaka, August 12: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has expressed hope that remittances will remain unchanged. The finance minister told reporters at an online briefing after the 22nd meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs and the 27th Public Procurement on Wednesday (August 11). The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Finance Minister.

ECNEC approves 10 projects including 5G expansion in villages

Dhaka, August 10: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved 10 projects, including the expansion of Teletalk's network at the village level and modernization of the network to provide 5G services. The total cost for the implementation of the projects has been estimated at Tk 7,985.51 crore. Of this, Tk 6,660.29 crore will be available from government funds, the company's own financing will be Tk 139.09 crore and Tk 1,088.13 crore will come as foreign loans.

Bank,Share Market, Insurance offices to remain closed today

Dhaka: To curb the spread of Covid-19, the government has extended the ban till August 10.

Consumers worried as chillies, hilsa become expensive, rice set to follow trend

Dhaka, August 6: The rising prices of rice had consumers worried and now to execerbate the matter, chillies have become costly. On Friday (August 6) chillies sold for Tk 200 per kilogram at markets in Dhaka.

Chittagong to get two more inland container depots

Dhaka, August 4: Two more inland container depots (ICDs) are being set up in Chittagong. Anchorage Containers Depot is being constructed approximately 10 km from the port and Bay Link Container is being constructed in Barabkunda Union area of Sitakunda, which is approximately 35 km away from the port.

July remittance hits five-month low as country records inflow of USD 187 crore

Dhaka, August 3: In July this year, the remittances sent by the expatriates to the country were USD 187 crore 14 lakh 90 thousand or 1.87 billion US dollars, which is Tk 15,907 crore. In June, the country had received 6.93 crore dollars more.

Restoration of Haldibari-Chilahati rail link to boost trade and P2P connectivity between Bangladesh and India

Dhaka, August 2: India and Bangladesh have started regular operation of freight trains through the Haldibari - Chilahati Rail Route from August 1 (Sunday). Indian Railways dispatched the first freight train loaded with stones from Damdim Station of Northeast Frontier Railway to Bangladesh.

Export-oriented factories to open from tomorrow

Dhaka July 31: Export-oriented industries will be out of the ongoing lockdown from Sunday (August 1). A notification in this regard has been issued by the Cabinet Division on Friday (August 30). The decision came within a day of the traders' demands.

Bangladesh exports 52,000 tons of fertilizer to Nepal

Dhaka, July 30: Bangladesh is exporting fertilizer to Nepal for the first time. As part of this, 52,000 metric tons of urea fertilizer was sent to Nepal on Thursday. Nepal's Krishi Samagri Company Limited (KSCL) has confirmed this information.