AIIB Approves USD100-Million Loan to Bangladesh for COVID-19 Response

To help Bangladesh respond to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has approved a USD100-million loan which will enable the Government of Bangladesh to ramp up its testing, tracing and treatment capacity and improve the longer-term pandemic preparedness of the country. Bangladesh is particularly vulnerable to the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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AUSTRALIA – BANGLADESH DEFENCE COOPERATION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Australian High Commissioner Jeremy Bruer has handed over a consignment of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to Lieutenant General Md Mahfuzur Rahman, OSP, rcds, ndc, afwc, psc, PhD, the Principal Staff Officer of the Armed Forces Division. Five tonnes of PPE, consisting of 12,000 high quality coveralls and 200,000 gloves, was provided under the Defence Cooperation […]

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Interview: China contributes significantly to world economy amid COVID-19 pandemic: economist

China has demonstrated its excellent capability of running the economy smoothly, a leading Bangladeshi economist has said, noting that the country has maintained steady gross domestic product growth, transformed its financial management, banking system and capital market, and attracted foreign direct investment from developed countries by establishing itself as a global manufacturing hub. by Naim-Ul-Karim […]

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Convening body for Purbachal plot owners’ society formed

A 19-member convening committee of the Purbachal Society was formed on July 6, in an online webinar meeting with purbachol plot owners reside home and abroad. The community-based voluntary organization, which is committed to serve all the residents irrespective of cast, color, sex and religion, has recently been launched by the plot recipients of the […]

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Bangladeshi barbers wearing PPE help quell customers’ fears amid pandemic

Many hair salons and barbershops have been closed around the world to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic and Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh, has been no exception, reports Xinhua. Barbershops and hairdressers reopened recently, however, after more than two months of a COVID-19-induced lockdown that ended late last month. But upon reopening, […]

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India retreats from deals with China: Global Times editorial

Source:Global Times Published: 2020/6/22 21:38:40 The Indian government on Sunday gave “complete freedom of action” to Indian troops deployed along the China-India Line of Actual Control. This means Indian commanders will not be restricted in using firearms.  If this new approach is implemented and Indian troops shoot Chinese soldiers in the first place in future […]

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Facebook Names Httpool as Authorized Sales Partner in Bangladesh

Facebook has appointed Httpool as the Authorized Sales Partner for Facebook in Bangladesh. This appointment means that Httpool can now provide support and market expertise to local businesses and agencies, and provide the option for local currency transactions, especially during this particular time where businesses are navigating their way to thrive during and after this […]

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Bangladesh eases lockdown measures despite concerns over COVID-19 spread

 by Naim-Ul-Karim   DHAKA, May 6 (Xinhua) — The Bangladeshi government has gone for a cautious easing of its lockdown measures despite experts’ warnings amid no signs of abatement in COVID-19 infections.   Defending the government’s  recent move, Bangladesh Commerce Secretary Md Jafar Uddin told Xinhua Wednesday that economic disruptions caused by the COVID-19 have already taken […]

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Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh says students well protected in Wuhan

DHAKA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) — The Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh said on Wednesday that foreign students, including those from Bangladesh, are well protected in the Chinese city of Wuhan and elsewhere in the country.   “We care about students as our own people,” Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming said at a news conference in the […]

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