Bangladesh’s economy has grown at its highest rate in decades, driven by resurgent exports and a strong performance by the usually sluggish farm sector, officials said Tuesday. The economy expanded by 6.66 percent in the 12 months to June, the fastest pace since the early...Read More..
The government has directed all concerned to ban the toxic ship Probo Koala renamed Gulf Jash from entering Bangladeshi territorial waters, Department of Environment officials say. The move came after The Daily Star on Friday published an exclusive report that the Probo Koala, infamous for...Read More..
Bangladesh, in an ambitious plan, will dispense doses of Vitamin A to nearly 19 million children below the age of 5 beginning Sunday. In a nationwide campaign, thousands of volunteers will provide life-saving Vitamin A supplements to combat chronic deficiency, which can cause night blindness,...Read More..
Google on Thursday said it will offer Street View of Bangalore city on its maps platform. In a statement Google said,” It will begin imagery collection in Bangalore for the Street View feature in Google Maps”. The Internet search engine giant will collect images of...Read More..
Mamata Banerjee ,no doubt a symbol of political leadership for development . Becharam Manna gives up on his nap. He is being repeatedly disturbed by congratulatory telephone calls. It is the day after his party, the All India Trinamool Congress or TMC, swept to power...Read More..
Hinduja Group flagship, Ashok Leyland has received a $23.3m order from Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) to supply 290 double decker buses. The company said that the recent order represents its largest single order for double decker buses from Bangladesh. Ashok Leyland managing director Vinod...Read More..
The number of deaths caused by respiratory illnesses linked to air pollution, the leading cause of premature mortality and morbidity in Bangladesh, could be halved if existing forms of brick kiln technology are replaced by cleaner alternatives, according to the World Bank and UN Development...Read More..
Oil imports have risen as Bangladeshi farms and industry turn to diesel to replace unreliable mains electricity
Energy-starved Bangladesh’s fuel import bill will rise by a third in the next financial year to a record $6 billion as domestic gas supplies fail to keep pace with demand. Energy-starved Bangladesh’s fuel import bill will rise by a third in the next financial year...Read More..
Islamic Development Bank, the Jeddah- based multilateral lender, will lend $140 million to Bangladesh to build a bridge connecting the country’s southwest region with the capital, Dhaka. The government has signed the loan agreement with the Islamic Development Bank to finance the Padma Multipurpose Bridge...Read More..
Sources : This year, like in the previous years, thousands of students from different secondary schools have passed their SSC examinations with stupendous results. It has been reported that the percentage of students who have passed in this year’s SSC examinations from all the ten...Read More..
The Asian Development Bank has made a pledge of $23 million to Bangladesh as technical assistance loan for a series of regional transport projects. Under the proposed Sub-regional Transport Project Preparatory Facility, the loan will facilitate the scheme for cross-border routes identified in Saarc’s Regional...Read More..
Members of the Government of Bangladesh, the U.S. Embassy in Dhaka and Marines with the III Marine Expeditionary Force, participated in the 20th anniversary commemoration of Operation Sea Angel here May 12. On the evening of April 29, 1991, Cyclone Marian (Tropical Cyclone 02B) struck...Read More..