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Sustainable Apparel Coalition partners with Bangladesh body for fourth edition of forum

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The Sustainable Apparel Coalition, a global multi-stakeholder nonprofit alliance for the consumer goods industry, has announced its partnership with Bangladesh Apparel Exchange for i... Read More


Indian High Commission launches Visa Application Facilitation Centre in Dhaka

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The High Commission of India in Dhaka has opened a Visa Application Facilitation Centre, or VAFC, at its visa application centre at Jamuna Future Park in the capital. Indian High Co... Read More


RAB arrests drug dealer who was sentenced to life

Dhaka, Jan. 27 -- The Rapid Action Battalion has arrested a fugitive sentenced to life in a drug case. The RAB said it arrested Abdul Ahad, aka Limon, 34, in Gazipur's Kashimpur area in the small hou... Read More


Bangladesh refiners raise sugar prices by Tk 5 per kg

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Refiners have increased sugar prices by Tk 5 per kg. Bangladesh Sugar Refiners Association informed Commerce Secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh about the new rates in a letter on Thursday.... Read More


BNP announces 4-day 'pro-democracy' march in Dhaka from Jan 28

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- The BNP has announced a four-day programme in the capital to demand the 'restoration of democracy' as the party continues its campaign against the government ahead of the 12th nation... Read More


Exporters fear 'exceptionally' high gas prices may spark garment worker unrest

Dhaka, Jan. 26 -- Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association fears that the "extraordinary" rise in gas prices and high inflation could lead to the deterioration of law and order in th... Read More


Bangladesh to elect new president on Feb 19

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- Bangladesh's 22nd presidential election will be held on Feb 19. Candidates are required to submit their nomination papers for the job by Feb 12. Chief Election Commissioner Kazi Hab... Read More


Power demand to rise by 10% during irrigation season this year, says Nasrul Hamid

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- The demand for electricity will rise by nearly 1,500 MW to around 16,000 MW during the irrigation season this year, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid has said. Speaki... Read More


Deputy commissioners propose making yarn out of banana plants

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- Deputy commissioners have proposed an initiative to make yarn from banana plant fibres at an annual conference, said Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi. The government h... Read More


Gas from Bhola to be added to national grid next month: Nasrul

Dhaka, Jan. 25 -- Gas from the island district of Bhola will be added to the national grid in February, State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid has said. The gas will be t... Read More