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Dhaka Wednesday,  Oct 4, 2023

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Diplomats, business leaders and journalists have expressed high optimism that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s upcoming India visit will yield very positive outcome and usher in a new era of bilateral and regional cooperation in the wake of present global geo-political developments. Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on September 5 on a three-day official visit at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Prime Minister... »
Bangladesh is finalising deals with Vietnam and India to import a total of 330,000 tonnes of rice as it races to replenish reserves and cool domestic prices, two officials with direct knowledge of the matter said on Monday. Soaring prices of the staple grain for the country’s 165 million people pose a problem for the government, which plans to expand cut-price rice sales to help people hard-hit by high costs.... »
“India has been very keen to develop synchronised grid connectivity. It will also allow seamless power from Bhutan and Nepal,” Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami said Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram Kumar Doraiswami on Monday (29 August) said that his country is interested in developing a grid link for power supply with Bangladesh, adding that it will allow seamless power from Bhutan and Nepal. “India has... »
The Asian University for Women (AUW) Math & Science Summer School 2022 concluded with a Closing Ceremony held at the Asian University for Women campus in Chittagong recently. In 2019, Chevron Bangladesh launched a pioneering partnership with the Asian University for Women (AUW) and it has been resumed again in 2022 after two years of Covid pandemic. Overcoming the challenges of the pandemic, The Asian University for Women (AUW) resumed... »
The World Bank’s outgoing country director Mercy Miyang Tembon on Wednesday highly appreciated Bangladesh’s overall socioeconomic development, including women empowerment under the leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, reports UNB. Tembon said this during her farewell call on the prime minister at her official residence Ganabhaban. Prime Minister’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim briefed the reporters after the meeting. The WB official said that she visited several places across Bangladesh and... »
The High Court has issued a rule asking the government why its circular raising fuel oil prices shall not be declared illegal. The panel of Justice Mozibur Rahman Miah and Justice Ejarul Haque Akondo issued the rule on Tuesday upon hearing a writ petition. The secretary and the deputy secretary at the Energy and Mineral Resources Division, the chairman of Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission, the cabinet secretary, the law and... »
The government will re-adjust the domestic oil prices if their price in the international market continues to fall, state minister for the Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources (MPEMR) Nasrul Hamid said Sunday. Hamid has urged all to be patient for a couple of months and termed the current energy and gas crisis as temporary. “Please be patient for the next one to two months,” he said adding, “The... »
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has expressed the apprehension that inflation will go up further due to oil price hike in international market. “Economy is closely associated with fuel oil. Prices of goods and services will increase if oil prices go up in international market. Its implication will fall on overall economy and living standard of people,” he said while talking to journalists at his office at the Ministry of... »
The US dollar soared to Tk 119 in kerb market on Wednesday, which was the highest in the country’s history. On Wednesday (August 10) morning, the US dollar jumped to Tk 118-119 in the kerb market. Most money exchanges are more interested in buying than selling because of the shortage of cash dollars. On Monday (August 8), the price of US dollar in the open market was Tk 115. Open... »
Prime Minister’s Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Affairs Adviser Dr. Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury today called for efficient and cost-effective use of energy and its diversification for ensuring energy security. He was addressing a virtual seminar arranged by the Energy and Mineral Resources Division on the occasion of the National Energy Security Day. Recalling the significance of observance the day on August 9, the premier’s adviser said the dreams of Father of... »