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Ties with Bangladesh to grow: Nepalese foreign minister

Nepalese foreign minister Narayan Khadka has said that the existing friendly ties with Bangladesh are set to grow further in the days ahead, UNB reports. “I look forward to working closely with you at the bilateral and multilateral levels to deal with the issues of our common concerns,” Narayan said in a letter to his […]Read More

China not to build new coal-based power plant in Bangladesh:

Chinese ambassador Li Jiming on Tuesday said that his country would not build any new coal-based power plant in Bangladesh. ‘China will also strongly support Bangladesh’s green and low-carbon energy development, and will no longer build new coal power projects in Bangladesh,’ he said at the seventh council of Chinese Enterprise Association in Bangladesh (CEAB) […]Read More

Eminent citizens urge govt to enact law for reconstituting EC

A total of 53 eminent citizens of the country have blasted the last two election commissions and called the government for immediate reconstitution of the commission with an enactment of law as per the constitution. An initiative to reconstitute the election commission must begin immediately with an enactment of a law as per the constitution […]Read More

ADB approves $250 million loan for Bangladesh’s economic recovery

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $250 million policy-based loan to support Bangladesh’s economic recovery following the Covid-19 pandemic. This is the first subprogramme of the programmatic $500 million Sustainable Economic Recovery Programme, ADB said in a statement yesterday. The objective of the programme is to facilitate a rapid and sustainable recovery from […]Read More

World Bank won’t publish Doing Business report

The World Bank Group has decided not to publish its Doing Business report anymore amid the allegations of data irregularities. The management of the group took the decision yesterday, according to a statement. Over the 17 years of its existence, the Doing Business report has been a valued tool for countries seeking to measure the […]Read More

Bangladesh submits objections to India’s coastal baseline

A part of the coastal baseline used by India to determine its maritime boundary has jutted into Bangladesh’s maritime boundary. Bangladesh has tried to resolve the issue bilaterally over the past seven years, but to no avail. Finally on 13 September, Bangladesh sent a letter to the United Nations secretary general, apprising him of India’s […]Read More

Health Minister receives India’s gift of 109 cardiac ambulances

Health minister Zahid Maleque received a gift of 109 cardiac ambulances from India to fight the Covid-19 pandemic Monday. Indian high commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami handed over the ambulance keys to the minister at Central Medical Stores Depot (CMSD) of the Directorate General of Health Services. The health minister said, “In this hard […]Read More

How much power does Bangladesh require?

Overcapacity, capacity payment keep rising; more plants in the offing  With more power plants coming into operation this week, Bangladesh’s installed electricity generation capacity will reach over 26,000 megawatts, including captive and off-grid renewable power, well surpassing a government-set target of attaining 24,000MW in 2021.  Over the past decade, Bangladesh’s power generation capacity quintupled from […]Read More

Govt goes all out to sign FTAs

Taking measures for post-LDC trade benefit, says official Bangladesh is gearing up to sign free trade agreements (FTAs) and amend labour laws to continue to avail duty benefits on merchandise export once it comes out of the least developed country (LDC) status, said Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh yesterday. FTAs and preferential trade agreements (PTAs) […]Read More

Fresh flood feared in Bangladesh as India opens Gajoldoba again

Floodgates at the Gajoldoba barrage across the border have been opened again on Wednesday noon, sparking fresh flood fears across the northern districts as the River Teesta swelled 35 centimetres in the gap of 24 hours until the opening of the barrage. This is the sixth time since June that the Gajoldoba barrage floodgates were […]Read More