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Bangladesh onion prices soar on India export ban

Fuelled by the latest ban on export of onion by India, prices of the kitchen staple have soared rapidly in Bangladesh, driving homemakers to tears

PM Hasina demands strong international support for climate adaptation financing

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sought strong support from the international community to raise fund for adaptation by the vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change

Economy on path to gradual recovery in Bangladesh

Bangladesh might have already started rebounding from the persisting coronavirus pandemic as the Asian Development Bank said the economy would see a gradual recovery in the first two quarters of the fiscal year

BNP chief Khaleda Zia to stay out of prison for six more months

The Bangladesh government has extended BNP Chairperson and former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s prison-term suspension by six months in two cases over corruption

Bangladesh moves to relax age eligibility for government jobs in pandemic

The government will allow those who turned 30 on Mar 25 amid the coronavirus shutdown to apply for government jobs

Trains to carry passengers at full capacity from tomorrow

Bangladesh Railway (BR) will resume carrying passengers at full capacity from tomorrow around three-and-a-half-months after the authority started operating passenger trains on a limited scale following the shutdown over the coronavirus pandemic

Heritage sites, museums to open after 6-month closure

Bangladesh's government has decided to open all heritage sites and museums under the Department of Archaeology on a limited scale from tomorrow after six months' closure due to the coronavirus pandemic

Bangladesh economy shows early signs of recovery: ADB

Bangladesh's gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 6.8 percent in fiscal year (FY) 2021, according to the latest Asian Development Bank (ADB) report 'Asian Development Outlook (ADO) 2020 Update' released today

Bangladesh weighs offers to test more COVID-19 vaccines

Bangladesh has recieved offers from a few more pharmaceutical companies to conduct clinical trials of potential vaccines for the coronavirus in the country, having already approved the late-stage tests of a Chinese candidate

Recreational drones require no permission to fly in Bangladesh

Recreational drones weighing less than five kilograms will require no permission to fly. Those drones cannot be flown above 500 feet from the ground

Nobel Peace Prize: Bangladeshi-American Dr Ruhul Abid, his org HAEFA get nomination

Dr Ruhul Abid, a Bangladeshi-American professor at Brown University Alpert Medical School in USA, and his nonprofit organisation Health and Education for All (HAEFA) were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, by University of Massachusetts Boston

Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan joins global campaign to stop domestic violence

Renowned Bangladeshi actress Jaya Ahsan has joined leaders and celebrities from across the Commonwealth for the 'Commonwealth Says NO MORE' campaign against domestic and sexual violence

Bangladesh surpasses China in COVID-19 deaths as toll tops 4,750

Bangladesh has recorded 1,812 new cases of the coronavirus in a daily count, taking the tally of infections to 339,332

Pran Dairy gets $10mn in ADB loans in pandemic

The Asian Development Bank and Pran Dairy Ltd, a member of one of the biggest food and agribusiness groups in Bangladesh, have signed a $10 million loan agreement to support dairy value chain during the coronavirus disease pandemic

Online classes for grade XI students to begin in October

Colleges will begin taking classes online for newly admitted grade 11 students in October amid the coronavirus pandemic