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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

ADB will not finance coal-fired power plants

Dhaka, October 21: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will not finance any new coal-fired power plants. On October 13 this year, the organization announced a new USD 100 billion fund for member countries to address the adverse effects of climate change. The fund has been approved by the company.

Health sector budget witnesses 12-fold increase in current financial year

Dhaka, October 19: In the fiscal year 2021-2022, the budget for the health sector is Tk 32,731 crore. On the other hand, the budget for the health sector in 2000-2001 was Tk 2,689 crore. In the last 21 years, the budget of the health sector has increased 12 folds. However, the country is still lacking behind compared to developed countries, where the health budget is much higher.

8,100 metric tons of onions imported from Myanmar

Dhaka, October 16: Lack of onion production in India has been affected the market in Bangladesh. In the last few days, the price of onion has almost doubled in the country's market. Onion from Myanmar has reached the country through Teknaf land port of Cox's Bazar, to keep the market of this essential product stable. In the last two weeks, 8,100 metric tons of onions have arrived from Myanmar, said Md. Jasim Uddin Chowdhury, General Manager (Accounts), United Land Port, Teknaf Land Port Authority.

Soymeal exports stopped, poultry farmers express relief

Dhaka, October 14: The Commerce Ministry has decided to stop the export of soymeal, an essential ingredient in poultry, fisheries and dairy feed, from Thursday (October 14). The government's decision has brought relief to farmers, entrepreneurs and feed manufacturers. Poultry industry officials thanked the Commerce Ministry for the decision. This was informed in a notification sent to the media on Wednesday (October 13).

Commerce Ministry requests National Board of Revenue to withdraw tariffs on onions

Dhaka, October 11: The Commerce Ministry has requested the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to withdraw tariffs on onions, reduce tariffs on crude soybean oil, palm oil and sugar. The request was made at a meeting held at noon on Monday (October 11) in the conference room of the Commerce Ministry at the Secretariat with the aim of keeping the stock, supply, import and price situation of daily commodities normal and stable.

Bangladesh emerging as a bright spot in Asian economy

Dhaka, October 10, 2021: South Asia is slowly emerging from the terrible grip of the coronavirus epidemic.

Onion prices high despite surplus in production

Dhaka, October 7: Onion prices have skyrocketing in Naogaon. In the last one week, the price of onion has increased by Tk 10-12 per kilogram in the district. Buyers lost their way due to sudden rise in onion prices, who said the rise in onion prices is a ploy by traders. However, traders have attributed to the rise in retail price to a hike in their buying price.

ECNEC approves 9 projects including construction of Khulna-Mongla Port Railway

Dhaka, October 6: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved nine projects at a cost of Tk 6,551.27 crore, including the construction of the Khulna-Mongla Port Railway. Of these, four are new projects and five are revised projects.

ADB appoints Edimon Ginting as Bangladesh's new country director

Dhaka, October 5: Edimon Ginting has been appointed as the new country director for Bangladesh by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Manmohan Prakash has indebted us by keeping us involved in the development journey: Finance Minister about outgoing ADB country director

Dhaka, October 5: Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal says Bangladeshis are forever grateful to the family of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Manmohan Prakash.

Export income record

Dhaka, October 4, 2021: Suspended and canceled purchase orders of readymade garments sector are returning.

Another 172 tons 490 kilograms of Hilsa exported to India

Dhaka, October 4: Another 172 tons 490 kg of hilsa went to India through Benapole land port. Saifur Rahman Mamun, revenue officer of the customs cargo branch of the port, confirmed the matter on Sunday (October 3) evening.

Bangladesh Bank warns against defacing currency notes

Dhaka, September 29: Bangladesh Bank has instructed to avoid writing, sealing or stapling on new and old currency notes. The central bank's Department of Currency Management has issued a circular in this regard on Tuesday (September 28).

High Court orders closure of unregistered microcredit businesses

Dhaka, September 27: The High Court has directed to prepare a list of unregistered interest operators (cooperative societies and NGOs) across the country operating in the name of microcredit business. At the same time, the court directed to take action against those organizations and individuals if any irregularities were found while listing them.

Diplomatic efforts to capture new markets in garment exports

Dhaka, September 25: Bangladesh is ahead of Vietnam in the export of readymade garments from January to July 2021. During this period, Vietnam earned USD 16.86 billion through exports. At the same time, Bangladesh's exports stood at USD 18.80 billion.