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Rain likely as cold wave sweeps over parts of Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan. 12 -- A cold wave has gripped four districts of Bangladesh and is likely persist for a few more days, according to the Met Office. Dense fog and chilling winds swept through parts of the ... Read More


Hasina appoints Mahmood Ali to revive Bangladesh's sagging economy

Dhaka, Jan. 12 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has put Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali in charge of reviving Bangladesh's economy battered by the shocks of war and three years of COVID-19 curbs. A career dip... Read More


Quader pinpoints key challenges facing Hasina's new government

Dhaka, Jan. 12 -- Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader outlined three main challenges confronting the newly elected Awami League-led government as it starts a record-extending fourth suc... Read More


Hasina set for two-day visit to Gopalganj after reelection

Dhaka, Jan. 12 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to take a two-day trip to Gopalganj after securing a record-extending fourth term -- her fifth in total -- in the general election. The Awami Lea... Read More


New cabinet dreams of a 'Smart Bangladesh'. But revitalising economy, reducing inflation are first priorities

Dhaka, Jan. 12 -- The dream of building a 'Smart' Bangladesh remains at the forefront of the Awami League's aspirations. The immediate goals are to rejuvenate the economy and rein in inflation. For th... Read More


Dense fog leaves farmers fretting over crop yields in Chuadanga

Dhaka, Jan. 11 -- Dense fog has once again shrouded Chuadanga, obscuring the sun and causing concerns among farmers about potential damage to their crops. The worry is particularly centred around the... Read More


Hasina reappoints old advisors, adds Kamal Naser Chowdhury to the list

Dhaka, Jan. 11 -- Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury has been inducted into the list of advisors to the prime minister after the unveiling of the cabinet. The former principal secretary to the prime mini... Read More


Chinese President Xi congratulates Hasina on election victory

Dhaka, Jan. 11 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping has congratulated Sheikh Hasina on her re-election as Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the fourth consecutive term. In his message, Xi wrote, "Sending y... Read More


Bangladesh Bank allows deferred payments for imports of 8 Ramadan products

Dhaka, Jan. 11 -- Bangladesh Bank has given traders the opportunity to import eight items for Ramadan on a 90-day credit and allowed for the opening of letters of credit with a minimum margin based on... Read More


Hasina appoints her new cabinet with swathe of changes in portfolios

Dhaka, Jan. 11 -- Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appointed her top team making AH Mahmood Ali the finance minister, while picking Hasan Mahmud to head the foreign ministry in a broad changing of the... Read More