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Underpass U-loop to be constructed on Dhaka-Chittagong highway

Power generation has increased to 13,793 MW under Sheikh Hasina's leadership

Containers from Chittagong port being moved to ICD to resolve congestion

Lockdown: Record 587 arrests, fine of Tk 14 lakh made in Dhaka on Sunday

Public Administration Minister calls for formation of Covid-19 Prevention Committee in each neighbourhood

India says no to coronavirus vaccine export to Bangladesh, other foreign countries for now

Dhaka, June 5: India has said no to coronavirus vaccine exports to foreign countries, including Bangladesh, as the nation is fighting a shortage of doses amid the second wave of the deadly disease, the country's external affairs ministry' spokesperson Arindam Bagchi confirmed on Thursday. 

Bangladesh sends coronavirus medical supplies to Nepal

Dhaka, June 3: The Bangladesh Army has provided emergency medical and security equipment to the Nepal Army as a token of friendship amidst the second wave of Covid-19. This was stated in a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Thursday (June 3).

Controversy erupts in Sri Lanka after China sells Covid-19 vaccine to Bangladesh at lower rate

Dhaka, June 2: China has set different prices for Sinopharm's coronavirus vaccine for different countries in South Asia, causing uneasiness among its allies in the region. It has been alleged that even though Bangladesh has purchased per dose at USD 10, Bejing has charged Sri Lanka USD 15 for the same, giving rise to controversy in both countries.

BSF prevents installation of makeshift shed, import-export stopped at the border

Dhaka, May 17: Hili traders in Bangladesh have stopped all activities, including import and export, as the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) obstructed the construction of a temporary shed for passport holders in the Zero Point area of the Hakimpur Hili border in Dinajpur. They stopped import and export on Sunday (May 16) from 3:30 pm.

Overwhelmed with your message: Indian opposition leader Mamata Banerjee tells PM Hasina

Dhaka, May 8: After receiving the congratulatory message from the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina, Mamata Banerjee, who has become the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third time in a row, has sent a letter expressing her gratitude and best wishes.

WHO Representative in the Maldives is Bangladesh's Dr. Nazneen

Male, May 4: Dr. Nazneen Anwar, a health expert from Bangladesh, has been appointed as the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Maldives. On April 8, the WHO nominated her for the post. She presented her official identity card to Maldivian Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid on April 18.

Emergency services will be available at 5 Indian Visa Centers

Dhaka, May 1: Bangladesh has closed all borders with India due to the dire situation in India. However, in the meantime, the Indian High Commission has decided to provide services in five visa centers in Bangladesh in case of emergency. The Indian High Commission in Dhaka said this in a message on Thursday night.

Bangladesh to send medicines and medical supplies to India

Dhaka, April 29: Bangladesh is sending medicines and medical supplies to India to deal with the coronavirus situation. A statement from the foreign ministry on Thursday (April 29th) said Bangladesh wanted to provide India with emergency medicine and medical supplies to combat the coronavirus. In the first phase, 10,000 injectable anti-viral, oral anti-viral, 30,000 PPE kits and a few thousand zinc, calcium, vitamin-C will be sent.

Oxygen import from India stopped

Dhaka, April 26: Suddenly, emergency liquid oxygen used for corona treatment is not coming from India to Bangladesh. In the last four days, no oxygen-carrying vehicles have come through Benapole land port. In the week before last Wednesday (April 21), 498 metric tons of liquid oxygen arrived at Benapole port from India. At that time this liquid oxygen came to the country in 29 tankers.

India-Bangladesh relations will not ebb due to vaccines: Doraiswami

Dhaka, April 22: India has provided 7 million vaccines to Bangladesh to combat the coronavirus epidemic. According to the agreement, the remaining vaccines will be delivered to Bangladesh very soon, said Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Doraiswami.

Bangabandhu Shilpa Nagar: India to provide Tk 1,419 crore

Dhaka, April 14: The green industrial revolution is going to take place in the port city of Mirsarai in Chittagong. The Bangladesh Economic Zone Authority (BEZA) is going to bring about this revolution by setting up an environmentally friendly green factory (green industry) on an area of about one thousand acres in two blocks.

Indian Army Chief presents one lakh vaccines to the Bangladesh Army

Dhaka, April 9: As a gift of friendship and harmony, General Manoj Mukund Naravane, the Chief of Army Staff of India, handed over one lakh doses of coronavirus vaccine to General Aziz Ahmed, the Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh. He handed over the vaccine after a courtesy call at the army headquarters in Dhaka Cantonment on Thursday (April 8).

Indian Army Chief in Dhaka on a 5-day visit

Dhaka, April 8: Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane has reached Dhaka. He arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Thursday (April 8). He arrived in Dhaka on a five-day visit at the invitation of Bangladesh Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi thanks Agriculture Minister Razzaque

Dhaka, April 7: The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has thanked the Minister of Agriculture of Bangladesh Dr. Abdur Razzaque in a recent letter, a press release sent from the Ministry of Agriculture on Tuesday (April 6) said.

The first priority of India's Look East policy is Bangladesh: India's Railway Minister

Dhaka, April 2: India's Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal has said that Bangladesh will be the first priority of India's 'Look East Policy' as a loyal friend, neighbor and ally. Elaborating on India-Bangladesh relations over the past few years, he said India expects an overall partnership with Bangladesh as the largest trading partner in South Asia.