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Authorities fail to control homebound passengers, allow ferries to operate

More emphasis on transportation, health and education in the new fiscal year

38 die with Covid-19 within 24 hours

Crowded Eid procession equals suicide: Health Minister

Sheikh Hasina prays for India as Covid situation worsens

Trade deficit with SAARC countries widens to USD 5,000 million in a year

Dhaka, April 1: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said Bangladesh's trade deficit with SAARC countries was USD 5,207 million in the last 2019-20 fiscal year. Among the SAARC countries, Bangladesh has trade deficit with all countries except Nepal and the Maldives. India has the largest trade deficit. The trade deficit with the country in Bangladesh is USD 4,697.22 million.

Maldives to top South Asian economy, followed by Bangladesh: World Bank

Dhaka, March 31: The World Bank predicts that the South Asian economy will recover from the effects of the corona. It said the average growth of South Asia's gross domestic product (GDP) in 2021 could be 7.2 percent. In the next 2022 fiscal year, the average growth may be a little less than 4.4 percent.

First shipment of food products by sea to India through Pran Group

As the first consignment of food items on the golden jubilee of Bangladesh's independence, a cargo ship has left for India with 25,000 cartons of lychee drinks of Pran Group.

Bangladesh hopeful of shipping goods to India as well as neighboring countries including Bhutan

Dhaka, March 17: State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury has expressed hope to send goods not only to India but also to Bhutan and other neighboring countries using the waterways.

Seamless transport connectivity can create significant economic gains for Bangladesh and India: World Bank

Dhaka,March 11: Seamless transport connectivity between India and Bangladesh has the potential to increase national income by as much as 17 percent in Bangladesh and 8 percent in India, says a new World Bank report.

The government will not fund commercial vaccinations

Dhaka, January 22: If a private company wants to bring a coronavirus vaccine, it has to bring it with its own funds, the government will not finance. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal made the remarks in response to a question from reporters after a virtual meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Public Procurement on Wednesday (January 21).

Bangladesh to buy vaccine worth Tk 1271 crore from India

Dhaka, January 22: The Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement has given final approval to purchase three crore doses of corona vaccine at a cost of Tk 1,271 crore through direct procurement from India.

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.