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Covid-19 claims 13 lives within 24 hours; lowest in eight months

Government planning to organise 'Amar Ekushey Book Fair' in April-May

42,000 workers are being trained in vaccine application

Aircraft to be made in Lalmonirhat: PM Hasina

Small entrepreneurs will get a loan of Tk 10,000 crore at low interest

Mahindra will set up an agricultural machinery factory in Bangladesh

Dhaka, January 13: Mahindra & Mahindra Limited of India will set up a factory to assemble agricultural machinery in Bangladesh. The company also plans to create trained manpower to make the use of marginal agricultural machinery popular and facilitate maintenance, as well as provide loans to farmers.

India rice reaches Bangladesh after 35 months

Own correspondent, Dhaka, 10 January 2021: After a long 35 months, rice has been imported from India through the land port of Hili in Dinajpur. To keep the rice market in the country normal, the first shipment of imported rice has reached 112 metric tons.

India assures speedy completion of rice import process

Dhaka, January 7: India has assured the expeditious completion of the rice import process through Bangladesh's Government-to-Government deal and tender. The assurance was given by Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami during a meeting with Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder at the Secretariat on Thursday (January 7), according to a press release from the ministry.

Bangladesh to import 1.5 lakh metric tons of rice from India

Dhaka, January 7: The policy decision to import 1 lakh tonnes of non-basmati and 50,000 metric tonnes of Atap rice from India on an emergency basis has been approved.

Panic as onion prices plummet after India resumes export

Dhaka, January 5: Even five days ago, onions imported from China, Turkey, Ukraine, Netherlands and Egypt were sold at Tk 35 to Tk 45 per kilogram in Khatunganj, Chittagong, but the news of the entry of Indian onions in the market has caused the prices of those onions to come down overnight. Traders said that if Indian onion imports are not stopped immediately, the importers who helped during the crisis will go out of business.

Indian onions awaiting entry at Bhomra port

Dhaka, January 2: Despite stopping onion exports amid the coronavirus pandemic, India lifted the ban on exports from December 29 thus Then starting it again.

Government to import another 50,000 tonnes of rice from India

Dhaka, December 31: The Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement has approved the Food Ministry's proposal to purchase another 50,000 tonnes of non-basmati cooked rice from India. The approval was given at a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement held online on Wednesday (December 30).

Bangladesh set to become 25th largest economy in the world in 2035: CEBR

Dhaka, December 29: Bangladesh is set to become the 25th largest economy in the world By 2035, while it will take the 28th spot in 2030, according to a Center for Economics and Business Research (CEBR)- a British economic research organization- report.

India allows export of onions after three and a half months

Dhaka, December 29: India stopped onion exports on the pretext of crisis in the domestic market and rising prices. three and a half months later, the Indian government has again allowed the export of onions to Bangladesh. They have announced to export onions from January 1 without any pricing.

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.

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).

Bangladesh-India import export to remain suspended due to Diwali

Dhaka, November 14: Export and import activities through Bhomra land port at Satkhira in Bangladesh will remain suspended on the occasion of Shyama Puja, also called Deepawali or Diwali.

Possible to expand India-Bangladesh relationship

Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), has said that it is possible to further strengthen bilateral trade relations by working together with India.

Bangladesh wants to reduce dependence on India for onion imports

Dhaka, October 22: India has been requested to give at least one month's notice before stopping onion exports. Besides, Bangladesh wants to become self-sufficient in onion production within three years and reduce its dependence on India.