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Bangladesh’s monthly merchandise exports over $4 billion for consecutive eight months

With the improvement of the Covid-19 situation worldwide, the global apparel supply chain is also recovering fast. As a result, exports from Bangladesh are growing at a faster clip

India-Bangladesh ties growing from 'strength to strength', cross-border rail and bus services to resume next month: Jaishankar

Jaishankar said India also looks forward to stronger sub-regional cooperation and connectivity in the energy sector, particularly the hydropower domain that could offer opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation between the countries in the region

Bangladesh awaits ‘good news’ as Indian Foreign Minister Jaishankar set to visit Dhaka

Talks would also discuss the dates of meetings of the Joint Consultative Commission and the Joint River Commission, as well as the long-pending Teesta water agreement, border killings, and India's imposition of anti-dumping duty on Bangladesh's jute, among others

Without concrete steps, sanctions on Bangladesh's elite force won’t be lifted

“There is no scope for repeal of sanctions against the Rapid Action Battalion without concrete action and accountability. We want to see a RAB that remains effective at combatting terrorism, but that does so while respecting basic human rights,” the US envoy said at a seminar organized by the Bangladesh Institute of International Strategic Studies

Bangladesh to focus on food industry to diversify export base

Hasina said the country has made huge success in agricultural production and that should be leveraged in the export sector

US envoy for religious freedom praises Bangladesh for communal harmony

Hussain, who was on a four-day visit to Bangladesh, said, "By and large, from my observation, for example, I see Hindus and Muslims are living together peacefully."

Maintain risk-free foreign debt limit: Bangladesh PM Hasina directs officials after Sri Lanka announces debt defaults

The crisis in Sri Lanka has sparked a debate in several countries in the region about the sustainability of their foreign debts, much of it coming from China

World Bank approves $250 million for Bangladesh to support post-pandemic growth

“Since 2020, the World Bank has provided over $3 billion to Bangladesh to support emergency response, vaccination, and other Covid-19 recovery efforts,” Mercy Tembon, World Bank country director for Bangladesh and Bhutan, was quoted as saying by Dhaka Tribune

Bangladesh's Hasina blames some Bangladeshis behind US sanctions on the security forces

While defending the contribution of the RAB, Hasina alleged that people with “vested interests,” who live a good life here [Bangladesh], went to the US and filed complaints there with the Justice Department

Bangladesh votes for humanity; Russia stood by us in the 1971 war: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Bangladesh, PM Hasina said, didn’t vote against any country, but it stood for humanity

Bangladesh PM Hasina writes to Modi, thanks for help in evacuating its nationals from Ukraine

Bangladesh and India will continue to work together to realize the collective aspiration of their citizens, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina wrote to Modi, thanking New Delhi for its assistance in evacuating Bangladeshi nationals from war-torn Ukraine

Ten million to get subsidized food in Bangladesh amid skyrocketing inflammation

Over ten million poor people in Bangladesh will receive subsidized food as the government is all set to implement an ambitious scheme aiming to provide relief to poor people being affected by skyrocketing commodities prices

Bangladesh brings 100% population under electricity coverage; joins Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bhutan in South Asia

Dhaka has also been exploring trilateral cooperation in power sectors among India-Bhutan-Bangladesh and Nepal-India-Bangladesh

Bangladesh to prohibit questioning character of rape survivors during trial

'A rape survivor cannot be asked any questions that involve her character or may disgrace her,” Khandker Anwarul Islam, Cabinet Secretary, was quoted as saying

Bangladesh tops in women’s leadership in listed firms in South Asia

A new study conducted by the International Financial Corporation (IFC) and Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) puts Bangladesh at the top in South Asia when it comes to women’s leadership in listed firms. In 2021, women directors in listed firms were around six percent in comparison to five percent in 2020 when the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world.  

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