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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-India High Level Project Monitoring Committee's second meeting held

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 29: The second meeting of the High Level Project Monitoring Committee to review projects under the Bangladesh-India Government Lines of Credit (LOC) was held on Sunday (March 28) at the Economic Relations Department of the Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh.

UK keen to increase investment in Bangladesh

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 29: The businessmen of the United Kingdom have expressed interest in increasing investment in Bangladesh. That is why they want an investment-friendly environment.

Russia-Ukraine crisis will not put the country's economy at big risk: Finance Minister

Dhaka, March 28: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has said that although the crisis caused by the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine will affect Bangladesh's economy, it will not put the country's macroeconomic stability at great risk at the moment.

Pace of disbursement of Indian LOC projects in Bangladesh increases

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 28: The total loan waiver for the Indian LOC (Line of Credit) projects is 96 crore USD, which is about 8,307 crore rupees in Bangladeshi currency (calculating 1 USD = Rs 86).

Khatunganj wholesale market suffering due to lack of buyers

Dhaka, March 25: The holy month of Ramadan is ahead. Demand for this specialty has grown significantly as a result of recent corporate scandals. As a result, sales also increased. But in Khatunganj, the largest wholesale market in Chittagong, a different picture has emerged. Although a large amount of goods are imported, there is not much trade. Even if the price of the product goes down, the buyer is not seen.

IFC will double investment in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 25: Hector Gomez Aung, Regional Director for International Finance of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in South Asia has visited Bangladesh to increase investment and encourage growth in the private sector. The information was published on the IFC website on Thursday (March 24).

Malaysia ready to take 300,000 new workers

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 23: Malaysia is ready to take 300,000 new workers. More workers will be hired in phases in the next few months.

Prime Minister Hasina pushes for production boost, reduction in import of edible oil

Dhaka, March 22: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has emphasized on cultivating soybean and sunflower to reduce edible oil imports. The Prime Minister gave instructions in this regard at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) on Tuesday (March 22). Planning Minister MA Mannan told reporters after the meeting.

Tax evasion cases by Chinese companies unearthed in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 22: Several reports have indicted Chinese companies of malpractice and violating local laws of countries in which they operate. Already suffering from a poor image in corporate ethics, Chinese companies have been found to be violating the laws of the land in Bangladesh causing loss to the exchequer.

Malaysian labor market at stalemate due to recruitment agency issue

Dhaka, March 19: The ministers of the two countries (Bangladesh and Malaysia) are adamant about their positions on the issue of labor market in Malaysia. Due to this position of the two countries, the people concerned are worried about when the door of sending workers will be opened.

VAT on edible oil imports reduced by 10 percent

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 17: Reducing value added tax (VAT) on edible oil imports by 10 percent, the VAT has now been set at 5 percent. The newly fixed 5 percent VAT will remain in force till June 30.

Prime Minister Hasina calls on Saudi Arabia to invest heavily in Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 16: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called on Saudi Arabia to invest heavily in the special economic zone. "I welcome Saudi investment in Bangladesh," she said.

Cabinet instructs to reduce duty on daily commodities including oil at import stage

Dhaka, March 14: The Cabinet has directed the Ministry of Commerce and the NBR to consider reducing tariffs on various commodities, including oil, at the retail level as well as at the import level.

9 organizations bag HSBC Business Excellence Award

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 14: Nine organizations of the country have bagged the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Business Excellence Award.

Saudi Arabia eager to take bandwidth from Bangladesh

Dhaka, March 13, 2022: Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar has said that Saudi Arabia is interested in buying bandwidth from Bangladesh.