September 25, 2022
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  • BD set to import 500,000 tons of wheat from Russia

    Industry Desk: Bangladesh is set import 500,000 tonnes of wheat at $430 a tonne from Russia in a government-to-government deal as it battles to secure supplies amid surging prices, two government officials with the direct knowledge of matter said yesterday.The south Asian country, among importers hit by disruption to Ukrainian…

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  • No bar to import food from Russia Ukraine: Tipu

    Staff Correspondent: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday said the government has no restrictions on importing food products from Russia and Ukraine or any other country.The minister was talking to the media after a top level government meeting on import of food grains and products held at the secretariat.He said the…

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  • Canada-China owned firm to invest $91.15m in Ishwardi EPZ

    M/s Big Dipper Textile Mills Ltd, a Canada-China owned enterprise, is going to establish a Textile industry in Ishwardi Export Processing Zone (IEPZ) with an investment of $91.15 million.An agreement to this effect was signed yesterday between Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) and M/s Big Dipper Textile Mills Ltd…

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  • Govt to send 8.10 lakh workers abroad this year

    Staff Correspondent: The government has worked out a plan to send 8.10 lakh Bangladeshi workers abroad and provide skills development training to 5.20 lakh ones in the current fiscal year (2022-23).Besides, to train up more workers for meeting the demands overseas job market it expected to start operation of some…

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  • Listen to countries like Bangladesh: Bachelet

    Act now on climate front Rising temperatures, heat stress already affecting rice productionin parts of Bangladesh Industry Desk: United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has said the international community “must heed” the voice of specially affected countries like Bangladesh and act to deploy every possible resource to…

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  • Lending decision on BD in Oct: IMF

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh has to wait until next October for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) take a final call on its request to borrow funds from the Washington-based lending agency, according to a regional official of the organization.Rahul Anand, head of IMF’s Asia-Pacific Division, said there is now no dire…

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  • Dhaka, Delhi to hold JRC meeting ahead of PM’s visit

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has said the much-awaited Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) meeting between Bangladesh and India would be held later this month to discuss water sharing issues as the two countries share 54 rivers.“We are thankful to the Indian side as they agreed to my…

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  • Bangladesh suggests to set up Regional Food Bank in S Asia

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh has suggested the World Food Programme (WFP) to set up a Regional Food Bank in South Asia as a strategic reserve for the region.Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen shared the concerns over food insecurity around the world when newly appointed Country Director of WFP Domenico Scalpelli presented…

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  • Dhaka approached Swiss banks about deposit of money

    Momen claims Diplomatic Correspondent: Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen yesterday said Bangladesh sought information on the deposits of Bangladeshi money in the Swiss banks but the Swiss side did not respond to the query.Momen said this after his conversation on the issue with Bangladesh Bank governor Abdur Rouf Talukder and…

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  • Dhaka seeks Washington’s support in Rohingya case

    Diplomatic Correspondent: Bangladesh has urged the United States to extend their support regarding the Rohingya case with the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague brought by The Gambia under the genocide convention.Bangladesh also thanked the US side as it has decided to extend their support to the Rohingyas…

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