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IFAD financing to enhance incomes of rural Bangladesh households

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Bangladesh have signed a financing agreement to significantly increase incomes and food and nutrition security for 250,000 rural households in southern Bangladesh where the highest percentage of rural poor reside.

Bangladesh PM opens satellite ground stations

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday officially opened two ground stations for "Bangabandhu Satellite-1", the country's first.

Bangladesh braced for spike in dengue cases, 8 deaths

About 1,000 cases of dengue have been reported so far this year in Bangladesh, resulting in the deaths of eight people in capital Dhaka.

India, Bangladesh adopt zero tolerance towards trans-border crimes: Officials

India and Bangladesh border guards have adopted a zero tolerance policy to curb smuggling of arms, explosives and drugs and human trafficking along the frontiers of the two countries, officials said here on Wednesday after a four-day border coordination conference.

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Air pollution battle in India needs a sense of urgency

If India takes the top place in GDP growth globally, why we have such lower targets in meeting air quality over five years, particularly considering the fact that it is the 65 percent of India’s young population would be the main victims of the worsening air quality, writes Rajendra Shende for South Asia Monitor . 

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Bangladesh, ADB sign deal for rural road network

 The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Bangladeshi government have signed an agreement for $200 million in loans to improve the rural road network in Bangladesh.

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