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Covid claims four lives, over 10,000 test positive in a day across Bangladesh

Covid-19 infection rate over 40 percent in Rajshahi division

News cannot be broadcast on YouTube: Hasan Mahmud

Coronavirus: Flouters to be booked by law enforcement

Chief Justice, wife test positive for Covid-19, admitted to BSMMU

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.

ECNEC approves 10 projects including U-Loop-Underpass for Tk 2,575.42 crore

Dhaka, July 28: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved 10 projects including construction of U-loop-underpass on Dhaka-Chittagong highway. The total cost for the implementation of the projects has been estimated at Tk 2,575.42 crore. Of this, Tk 2,150.42 crore will be available from government funds and Tk 425 crore will be taken as loans.

Containers from Chittagong port being moved to ICD to resolve congestion

Dhaka, July 26: Most of the country's industries are closed due to the ongoing lockdown (restrictions) announced by the government. As a result, the process of unloading imported containers at Chittagong port has slowed down at an alarming rate. As a result, the number of containers in the port is increasing. The Chittagong Port Authority has started various activities to resolve the congestion. Various business associations were pressured to expedite the release of goods as well as high-level guidance from the government for alternative measures.

Bangladesh's economy is moving forward with export and expatriate income: Asian Development Bank

Dhaka, July 24: According to predictions by the Asian Development Bank, Bangladesh's economic growth will continue even in the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The way in which the economy of this country overcame all obstacles during the first wave of the epidemic will continue in the days to come, the ADB said.

Eid: Cattle traders not getting desired price, return home with cows

Dhaka, July 21: Many traders have taken back the cows from different markets of the capital as they did not get the expected price. This time they are not getting the price at the last moment as the cows have already been sold. Traders have said they have sold cows at an average loss of Tk 5,000 to Tk 10,000 per cow.