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President, PM Condoles Death of Malaysian Airlines Passengers

President Abdul Hamid  and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have expressed their deep shock at the crash of Malaysian passenger airlines in Ukraine with 283 passengers and 15 crews on board. In a message of condolence on Friday, the President conveyed deep sympathy to the members and relatives of the bereaved families who lost their loved

Export Earnings Mark 12pc Growth in Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Despite the failure to meet export earning target set for the fiscal 2013-2014, the country managed to fetch a record amount of foreign exchange worth $30,176 million, which is around 12 percent more than that of the previous fiscal. The export earning in the just-ended fiscal experienced a shortfall of target by 1.06 percent though

Dhaka South City Corporation Announced Proposed Budget

Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) on Thursday announced a proposed budget of Tk 1,565.75 crore for fiscal 2014-15. At the same time, the DSCC approved amended budget of Tk 672.84 crore of fiscal 2013-14. In the budget for 2014-15, the DSCC fixed a target of Tk 1,464.33 crore revenue and other income, which was Tk

FBCCI Hails PM Over Maritime Boundary Verdict

The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) has welcomed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and her government over the recent verdict of maritime boundary dispute with neighbouring India. In a statement on Thursday, the FBCCI said Bangladesh has won another maritime boundary dispute with India after the last one with Myanmar. On July

Bangladesh Eyes Hydropower Import From Bhutan

Bangladesh government will strengthen its bilateral tie with Bhutan to import hydroelectricity from the neighbouring country through joint-venture initiatives or direct purchase, an official concerned said. As part of the efforts, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid is expected to visit Bhutan soon. The Power Division has already requested Foreign Secretary M Shahidul

Govt Plans to Setup 60MW Solar Park at Raozan

The government is going to set up a 60 megawatt solar power project at Raozan in Chittagong in the private sector. Once implemented, officials said state-owned Power Development Board (PDB) will purchase electricity from the solar park. “This will be the country’s largest ever single solar project with the highest capacity,” Power Division Joint Secretary

Jatiya Sangsad Passed National Budget For 2014-15

Jatiya Sangsad (JS) passed the national budget for fiscal year 2014-15 (FY15) involving Tk 2 lakh 50 thousand 506 crore, expecting to uphold the current pace of development to achieve a middle income country status as enshrined in the Vision-2021 of the alliance government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The JS also adopted the Appropriation

Padma Bridge to Induce 1.2% GDP Growth: FM

Finance Minister AMA Muhith said the construction of Padma Multipurpose Bridge is “our topmost priority.” He said it would create a direct road link between 19 districts of south-west region and Dhaka along with northern region of Bangladesh. “Once completed, this will induce a growth to the tune of 1.2 percent of GDP per year,”

India Wants To Resolve Bilateral Issues

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said India wants to resolve all the bilateral issues between Bangladesh and India once and for all through cordial discussions as it is looking forward to a very positive and growing relationship with Bangladesh, reports UNB. “We want to resolve all the bilateral issues once and

Government Is Going To Enact A Formalin Control Law

The government is going to enact a formalin control law to check widespread use of the chemical solution across the country. A ministry official said the proposed law will empower deputy commissioners (DC) and upazila nirbahi officers (UNO) to monitor and control use of formalin. As per a provision of the drafted law, taking licence