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Bangladesh PM offers economic zone, high-tech park for US investors

Describing Bangladesh as a promising destination for US business and investment, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday offered a special economic zone (EPZ) and a high-tech park to American companies for their investments on a large scale

Bangladesh: At least 27 dead, many missing as ferry capsizes in river

The bodies of at least 27 people have been recovered so far from a river by rescuers in Bangladesh after a ferry sank on Sunday evening after being hit by another vessel in Narayanganj district. River accidents are not that infrequent in a riparian nation

Bangladesh PM Hasina tears into Islamists for violence

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, speaking in parliament on violence during the golden jubilee celebration, came down hard on the Hefazat-e-Islam, the country’s main Islamist group, and other opposition parties for causing mayhem in the country, especially during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit, reported bdnews24

Bangladesh to get $940 million credit from ADB for Covid response

The Asian Development Bank has agreed to extend $940 million in loan to Bangladesh to enhance the country’s Covid-19 response, reported Bdnews24

Bangladesh top among South Asian nations in gender equality for seventh time

Bangladesh is the most gender-equal country in South Asia for the seventh time in a row, according to the Global Gender Gap Report produced by the World Economic Forum (WEF)

Bangladesh takes foreign envoys to new Rohingya camp

Bangladesh organized a day-long trip on Saturday to Bhashanchar for a group of foreign envoys based in Dhaka

Bangladesh suspends public transport as weeklong lockdown begins

Bangladesh goes into a week-long lockdown from today as it reported the highest ever cases, over 7000, on Sunday

Bangladesh to go into week-long lockdown from Monday

Bangladesh on Saturday announced that the country will go into a week-long nationwide lockdown starting from Monday, a move that came after the COVID-19 cases remained unchecked, overwhelming the country'ss limited health infrastructure

Bangladesh seeks to produce Astra-Zeneca vaccines locally

The Bangladeshi government has sent a proposal to the pharmaceutical firm, AstraZeneca, to authorize it to produce its vaccine locally in Bangladesh, reported Daily Star

Over a lakh jobs lost as Bangladesh bans bike ride-sharing

As the COVID-19 cases remain unchecked in Bangladesh, the government has announced a ban on bike ride-sharing services, leaving over a lakh people employed in the sector jobless, reported Daily Star. 

Indian sarod maestro Alauddin Khan's library burnt to ashes in Bangladesh

Hefazat militants set fire to the central public library in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, the birthplace of legendary Indian sarod player and multi-instrumentalist Alauddin Khan, during a nationwide strike on Sunday

Bangladesh government to disburse $53 million ahead of Eid

Around 10 million households in Bangladesh will receive $5 dollars from the Bangladesh government in direct cash transfer ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, reported Dhaka Tribune

Developed countries need to donate more in climate fund: Bangladesh

Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momin asked developed countries to scale up climate actions, and add funds to the Multi Donar Fund, and also said that the world is nowhere close to the annual target set in the Paris Agreement

Bangladesh scrambles to add beds in Dhaka’s hospitals amid rising cases

By Wednesday, only 48 intensive care unit beds were vacant in hospitals in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh,  as the rising cases of the COVID-19 infections overwhelmed the health infrastructure in Bangladesh’s capital, reported Daily Star

Bangladesh government charges 7300 people for violence

Authorities in Bangladesh have charged 7300 people in connection with the violence, mostly led by hardliner Islamists groups, that had claimed 14 lives and injured many since Friday in the country, reported Dhaka Tribune


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