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After 10 and a half hours, ferry starts plying on Daulatdia-Paturia route

Government thinking of listing allies of freedom fighters

Coronavirus vaccine to arrive on January 25

Covid-19 kills another 16, 697 new patients identified

Blast targets government official's car in Kabul

The Dhaka-Sylhet highway four lane project is going to ECNEC

Dhaka, December 22: Minister for Road Transport and Bridges and General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Obaidul Quader has urged transport owners and workers to drive cautiously to avoid road accidents in dense fog.

ECNEC approves 5 projects at a cost of Tk 3308 crore

Dhaka, December 22: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved five projects at a cost of Tk 3,308.36 crore. Of this, the government will provide Tk 1,245.30 crore, the company's own financing will be Tk 20.98 crore and foreign loan will be Tk 42.08 crore.

Jute mills will be profitable only if modernised: Report

Dhaka, December 21: An organisation called 'Sarvajan Kotha' has said that it is possible to make the loss-making jute mills profitable only by taking steps to modernise the machinery.

Work is underway to send 1000 workers abroad every year from each upazila: PM Hasina

Dhaka, December 18: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the government is working on a plan to send an average of 1,000 workers every year from each upazila, in a message on Thursday (December 18) on the occasion of International Migrants Day.

Foreign exchange reserve exceeds $42 billion

Dhaka, December 16: Foreign exchange reserves exceeded USD 42 billion, more than at any time in the past. At the end of the day on Tuesday (December 15), Bangladesh Bank's reserves stood at USD 42.03 billion. According to the central bank, reserves have increased by more than USD 1,000 crore in the last one year.

Bangladesh to buy 50,000 tons of rice from India

Dhaka, December 9: The Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement has approved the procurement of 50,000 metric tonnes of non-basmati rice from Mumbai, India for the fiscal year 2020-21 through international tenders.

Bangladesh-India maritime trade stuck in Gomti's naval crisis

Dhaka, December 9: Stakeholders of the two sides were looking at new possibilities for maritime trade between Bangladesh and India's Tripura and North-East centered on the Gumti River. But due to the naval crisis in Gumti, the initiative stumbled at the beginning. BIWTA says a project worth Tk 315 crore has been taken to restore the river's navigability, which is in the planning commission for approval.

Bhutan-Bangladesh sign preferential trade agreement signed

Dhaka, December 7: Bangladesh and Bhutan have signed the Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA). Bangladesh Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi and Bhutan's Economic Affairs Minister Loknath Sharma signed the agreement on behalf of their respective countries at a virtual ceremony on Sunday morning. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina took part in the program through video conferencing from Ganobhaban.

Bangladesh making significant economic recovery from COVID-19: Bhutan PM Tshering 

Dhaka: �Bhutanese Prime Minister Dr Lotay Tshering said Bangladesh is making a significant economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Bangladesh receive remittance of $11 billion in five months

Dhaka, December 2: Although remittances or expatriate income declined slightly last month (November) compared to October, the newly departed remittance income increased by USD 520 million in November compared to November last year. In November, the expatriates sent 206 crore 8 lakh US dollars. In November last year, they sent 155 crore 52 lakh US dollars. In the last five months (July-November), expatriates have sent remittances worth about USD 11 billion (USD 10.904 billion). This information has been highlighted in the updated report of Bangladesh Bank.

Seven Sisters, Bhutan, Saudi Arabia to buy bandwidth from Bangladesh

Dhaka, December 1: Seven northeastern states of India, known as 'Seven Sisters', and Bhutan will buy internet bandwidth from Bangladesh. They have already confirmed the matter while Saudi Arabia has expressed interest in buying the same.

ECNEC approves 4 projects at a cost of Tk 2115 crore

Dhaka, December 1: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved four projects at a cost of Tk 2,115.20 crore. Of this, government funding is Tk 1,440.87 crore, the company's own funding is Tk 300.83 crore and loans from foreign sources are Tk 363.50 crore. Of the four projects approved, three are revised and one is new.

Low price for Aman rice leaves farmers dissatisfied

Dhaka, November 27: In Naogaon district, bumper crop of aman has been harvested this time but farmers are not happy with the low price for the rice.

Bangladesh will be self-sufficient in onion production within four years

Dhaka, November 26: Bangladesh wants to be self-sufficient in onion production within the next four years. A roadmap is being prepared for this. If this is implemented, it will be possible to meet the demand of onion through domestic production. This information has been received from the Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Agricultural Extension (DAE).

Mask prices go up as Covid-19 cases soar

Dhaka, November 26: With a rise in Covid-19 cases, prices of facial masks too have headed north. Within a week's time, prices have been raised by Tk 2 to Tk 10 for each piece of mask, while an increase of Tk 20 to Tk 50 for a box of the same.