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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

Industries including garments will remain closed during lockdown

Dhaka, July 20: Apart from food, leather and pharmaceuticals, other industries, including garments, will remain closed for 14 days during the hard lockdown. A notification was issued by the Cabinet Division on Monday (July 19th) declaring the three sectors as non-restrictive.

Need to register to do business online, says Finance Ministry

Dhaka, July 19: To do business through various online platforms, including Facebook, the person/team will need to register by submitting a business plan. Commerce Ministry Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh told reporters after a meeting with stakeholders on e-commerce on Sunday (July 18).

Eid: Import and export at Benapole land port will be closed for 4 days from July 20

Dhaka, July 18: On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, import-export activities will be closed for four consecutive days at Benapole, the country's largest land port.

Government fixes price of raw hides of sacrificial animals

Dhaka, July 15: The government has fixed the price of raw hides of the sacrificial animals this time. Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi announced the price after a virtual meeting on Thursday (July 15th) at noon.

Will lose buyers if products are not delivered due to lockdown: BKMEA

Dhaka, July 15: On the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha, the ongoing restrictions in the country have been relaxed for eight days. The government has imposed strict restrictions for another 14 days after the relaxation. The factories will be closed from 8 am on July 23 to midnight on August 5. At the same time, all government, semi-government, autonomous and private offices will also be closed.

PM Hasina announces incentives worth Tk 3,200 crore for low-income people

Dhaka, July 14: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has announced five new incentive packages worth Tk 3,200 crore to help low-income people affected by the ongoing coronavirus infection. Prime Minister's Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim made the announcement on Tuesday (July 13).

Remittance inflows hit record high of $24.77 billion, 89 percent of total amount from 10 countries as USA overtakes

Dhaka, July 13: Expatriates have set a record by sending remittances even during the coronavirus pandemic. In the 2020-21 fiscal year, the country's expatriate income stood at USD 24.77 billion. Never before has so much remittances come to Bangladesh in a year. About 89 percent of the total remittances in this financial year came from 10 countries. This was also the first time that the USA overtook UAE in expatriate remittance.

Government decides to import 10 lakh tonnes of rice

Dhaka, July 12: The government has decided to privately import 10 lakh tonnes of boiled rice to control the rising rice market. This information has been revealed from the minutes of the online exchange meeting on the overall management of food grains. Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder presided over the function.

Terrible congestion in the transportation of exported goods at Chittagong port

Dhaka, July 7: Due to stagnation in transshipment ports like Singapore, Colombo and Malaysia, there has been a terrible complication in the transport of export goods to Chittagong port. Apart from this, the crisis of containers and shortage of large ships and imbalance with imports have had a negative impact on the country's export trade. Due to this, there are piles of goods inside and outside the internal container depots (ICDs) engaged in loading exported goods.

Remittance inflows hit record high of $24.77 billion in FY 2020-21

Dhaka, July 6: Expatriate Bangladeshis have sent a record amount of remittance to the country even amid the coronavirus pandemic. At the end of the fiscal year 2020-21, remittances worth USD 24.77 billion (Tk 2,10,610 crore) were recorded. Never before has so much remittance come to the country in a single financial year.

Ministry formulating roadmap to increase export of vegetables and fruits

Dhaka, July 6: Exporters face various obstacles in the export of vegetables and fruits. Due to this, exports are being hampered. Concerned parties say that if the obstacles are removed, it is possible to increase exports at least four times. The government also wants to increase exports by removing the problems of exporting agricultural products. For this, it is formulating a comprehensive roadmap.

Thousands of investors have left the capital market due to Covid-19 pandemic

Dhaka, July 5: After a long recession, the country's stock market has returned to a very positive trend. In this situation, although the number of investors in the stock market is expected to increase, the BO account has decreased by over one lakh last June, according to figures from the Central Depository of Bangladesh's (CDBL) Beneficiary Owners (BO) accounts.

Mongla Port breaks record with Tk 340 crore revenue in FY21

Dhaka, July 2: The Mongla port has created a new record by earning Tk 340 crore during the 2020-21 fiscal (FY21), a BSS report said.

2021-22 fiscal year budget passed; New financial year to start from tomorrow

Dhaka, June 30: The budget for the fiscal year 2021-22, estimated at Tk 6,03,681 crore- which is 17.5 percent of the total GDP- has been passed in the parliament.

UK finance watchdog bans crypto-currency exchange Binance

London, June 30: The UK's financial regulator has banned crypto-currency exchange Binance, media reports said on Monday.