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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

Pakistan's economy is 40 times lower than ours: Commerce Minister

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 23: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said that when we liberated the country on December 16, Pakistan's economy was 70 times better than ours. But today Pakistan's economy is 40 times lower than ours. This victory is the glory of Sheikh Hasina.

Budget of Tk 6 lakh 78 thousand 64 crore presented by Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal

Dhaka, June 9: The budget allocation for the fiscal year 2021-22 was Tk 6 lakh 3 thousand 681 crore. Compared to that, the size of the new budget for 2022-23 has increased by Tk 74,383 crore. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has presented a budget of Tk 6,78,064 crore for the fiscal year 2022-23, giving priority to protecting the country's marginalized people from inflation caused by the Russia-Ukraine war.

Process of collecting additional $1,000 million budget support for emergency response has started: PM

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, June 9: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said her government has begun the process of mobilizing an additional USD 1,000 million in budget support as part of a plan to address future global emergencies, including the global economic crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war.

Cabinet approves regional trade agreement to address post-LDC transition challenges

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 31: To effectively address the post-LDC transition challenges, the Cabinet has approved the draft Bengali and English versions of the Regional Trade Agreement (RTA) Policy, 2022, with a view to preserving and expanding the export market.

NEC approves Tk 2.46 lakh crore development budget for Annual Development Programme

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 18: The National Economic Council (NEC) on Tuesday approved 2.46 lakh crore development budget for The Annual Development Programme (ADP) for the financial year 2022-23, prioritizing maximum allocation in the transport and communications sector as well as ensuring optimal utilization by preventing misuse of government funds. Of this total amount, Tk 1.53 lakh crore will come from local sources and Tk 93,000 crore from overseas.

Prime Minister calls upon US businessmen to invest in Bangladesh

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 11: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon US businessmen to invest in an investment-friendly environment in Bangladesh, assuring them of the best possible policy framework.

Prime Minister seeks ADB's assistance in implementing Delta Plan

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, May 10: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought the cooperation of Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the implementation of Delta Plan-2100.

More than 8 lakh jobs have been created in industrial sector: PM Hasina

Dhaka, April 21: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that at present the amount invested in the industrial city is Tk 41,217 crore and more than eight lakh people have been employed. She was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of Ghorashal Palash Urea Fertilizer Factory and inauguration of four projects of the Ministry of Industries on Thursday (April 21).

Country's economy will change once mega projects are completed: Sheikh Hasina

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, April 14: Addressing the nation on the occasion of Pahela Boishakh of the Bengali New Year, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said, "Once the mega projects are completed, the face of the country's economy will change."

Prime Minister instructs to maintain the position of foreign debt

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, April 13: The amount of foreign debt of Bangladesh is still far below the risk limit. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has instructed all concerned to take necessary steps to maintain this current position of debt in future.

Market price of daily commodities in the country has decreased at a significant rate: PM Hasina

Dhaka, April 6: As TCB's sales activities continue, the market price of essential commodities in the country has come down at a significant rate. This was stated by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in response to a question from Kazim Uddin Ahmed, MP of Mymensingh-11 constituency of the ruling party in the question and answer session scheduled for the Prime Minister in Parliament on Wednesday (April 6).

City development project worth Rs 3397 crore approved in ECNEC meeting

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, April 6: The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved a project costing Rs 3,397.81 crore to develop the infrastructure of three city corporations and a municipality in the country as well as enhance their administrative skills and improve the living standards of the local people.

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.

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.

Prime Minister expects large-scale UAE investment in Bangladesh

Own Correspondent, Dhaka, March 11: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has called upon the UAE business community to invest in large scale in Bangladesh's specialized economic zones and high-tech parks, especially in readymade garments, leather goods, jute and jute products, food products and ICT and ITES (IT related services).