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Reinforce economic diplomacy to boost trade: Bangladesh PM to diplomats

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today asked Bangladeshi diplomats to reinforce economic diplomacy for expanding trade and business to achieve economic self-reliance for the country

Bangladesh COVID-19 cases rise to 355,384, death toll reaches 5,072

Bangladesh reported 1,540 new COVID-19 cases and 28 new deaths, making the tally at 355,384 and death toll at 5,072, the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) said

Bangladesh transfers 34 police officers in shake-up after ex-major’s murder

The Bangladesh government has transferred all 34 police inspectors of Cox’s Bazar in a major shake-up around two months after the shooting death of former major Sinha Md Rashed Khan at a checkpoint

No promotion without exams for 8th graders in Bangladesh

Education boards have decided that school authorities should hold assessments to graduate eighth-grade students to the next grade and there should be no scope for promotion without examinations

'Riyadh’s pressure on Dhaka unfair'

The Saudi Arabian pressure on Bangladesh to issue passports to 54,000 Rohingyas and bring back 462 others is unacceptable and unfair, analysts and Rohingya activists have said

Bangladeshi expats workers can enter Oman from October 1

Oman will open its border from October 1 for Bangladeshi expatriate workers, who have been stuck here amid flight suspension due to COVID-19 pandemic since March last

Bangladesh tells primary schools to prepare for reopening

The primary and mass education ministry on Wednesday also outlined the sectors from where the costs of preparation will come

Government procurement in Bangladesh: Gifts, trips secure contracts

Bidders need to give bribes in the form of financial benefits, arrange trips and host dinners for government officials in Bangladesh to win public procurement contracts, says a World Bank report

Bangladesh ready to tackle second wave of Covid

Days after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cautioned against a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, Health Minister Zahid Maleque yesterday said the government was ready to tackle the probable second wave of the disease

Have patience, we’re working sincerely: Foreign minister to Saudi returnees

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen today urged expatriate Bangladeshis who want to return to their workplaces in Saudi Arabia to have patience

Students seek Bangladesh PM’s intervention to cancel upcoming O, A-level exams

Some English medium students today sought Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's intervention to cancel the upcoming O and A-level examinations

Bangladesh's deep sea port by 2025

Bangladesh’s first deep sea port, Matarbari port, will be made functional by 2025, said the officials at the contract signing ceremony for the Consultancy Services of Matarbari Port Development Project held at Hotel Intercontinental, Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon

Bangladesh plans to keep economy running in case of winter coronavirus wave

Top Bangladesh officials of the administration and law enforcement met experts on Tuesday ahead of the possible escalation feared to be exacerbated by winter diseases like cough and cold, which are also common symptoms of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus

Rights to Properties: Hindu, Buddhist women must have equal claims in Bangladesh, says lawyer

A Supreme Court lawyer has served a notice on the Bangladesh government requesting it to formulate a law prescribing an equal and absolute right of Hindu and Buddhist women on their parents' and husbands' properties

Dhaka seeks three months' extension from Riyadh over visa, work permits for expatriates

Bangladesh has sought one more extension of three months from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Bangladeshi valid visa holders and their Iqama (valid work permit) in an effort to help workers return to their work