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COVID 19 recoveries outnumber new infections in Bangladesh

According to the latest figures released by the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), on Sunday the death toll due to Corona in the country has gone up to 3941 and the total number of infections now stands at over 2.94 lakh.  However, the number of people recovering from Corona …

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Indian markets open for Bangladesh with Duty Free Quota Free Access for 100 % tariff lines except Alcohol and Tobacco: High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das

Highlighting the growing export from Bangladesh she said that Bangladesh exports registered a significant growth of over 42 percent in the Financial Year 2018-19.  Speaking at a webinar on Connectivity for Growth, Prosperity and Development in Dhaka on Thursday, Riva Ganguly Das said that connectivity has been an important focus …

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Foreign Secretary Shringla meets Prime Minister Hasina in Dhaka

Confirming this High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das said that Foreign Secretary Shringla conveyed the message to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina that Bangladesh and India have deep relations and India will continue to be a committed development partner of Bangladesh.  Talking to a small group of media …

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FS Shringla meets Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka

The meeting holds special importance as the foreign secretary has not traveled abroad in recent times after the COVID pandemic has set in globally. FS Shringla was also accompanied by the Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das during his meeting with the Bangladesh Prime minister.  Sources said that …

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Lighter vessel sinks, 13 sailors missing in Bangladesh

The lighter vessel was carrying 2000 tonnes of wheat when it sank in rough sea near Hatiya, about 40 nautical miles away from Patenga sea beach of Bangladesh. The Coast Guard and Navy are conducting the search operations. The Public Relations Division of Coast Guard said that their team failed …

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Bangladesh to get largest ever dollar 3.1 billion loan package from Japan

The loan will cover the construction of Jamuna railway bridge in parallel to the existing Bangabandhu Bridge, expansion of the Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport, Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Projects and Chattogram-Cox’s Bazar Highway improvement project among the seven projects.  The loan carries an interest rate of 0.65 percent with …

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Janmashtmi being celebrated in Bangladesh

The festival is somewhat muted this year due to the outbreak of Corona pandemic in the country. All the religious rituals and programs are being held inside the temples with health guidelines in place.  The Bangladesh Puja Udjapan Parishad had decided not to hold any processions and rallies on Janmashtami …

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Floods inundate one-third of Bangladesh

Houses in Srinagar of Munshiganj district, about 50 km from the capital Dhaka, were submerged in floodwaters with the nearby Padma River overflowing its banks. Residents were forced to travel by boat and had to move their cattle to higher grounds to avoid the flooding. The agriculture ministry said that …

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Bangladesh not to prioritise Chinese COVID 19 Vaccine trial

Speaking to the media in Dhaka on Tuesday, Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Ministry Abdul Mannan said that Dhaka is in touch with several international organisations like the Gavi Foundation which has invited it to be present in the next meeting scheduled for September.  He said that in case …

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