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Railway Locomotives Handed Over to Bangladesh by India

India handed over Bangladesh 10 railway locomotives in order to bolster ‘neighbourhood first’ policy against the backdrop of China, with whom India is engaged in a border standoff. This is part of the grant assistance from the Indian side and it is also in line with a commitment by New Delhi made during the visit ..

Bangladesh inaugurates India-funded Science Block in Chittagong College

The Information Minister of Bangladesh and the Indian High Commissioner have inaugurated the new science block at the Alipur Rahamania College in Chittagong in Bangladesh. The science block has been constructed under the High Impact Community Development Project funded by India at the cost of 51.43 lakh takas. The block has been inaugurated through video ..

First Container Train for Bangladesh Started

Though the process for facilitating the movement of container trains from India to Bangladesh started in 2017, the first such train has been flagged off after the approval accorded by the Bangladesh Government, through the Benapole-Petrapole rail link between the two countries. In this regard, an MoU was signed by Container Corporation of India and ..

Bangladesh Permits Trial of COVID 19 Vaccine by Chinese Company

The Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech Limited has been given the approval to conduct the final stage trial of coronavirus vaccine, by the Bangladesh Medical Research Council. The National Research Ethics Committee has given approval for this prospective vaccine by the Chinese company. The regulator has kept in mind the benefit and interests of Bangladesh while ..

Rs 795 Cr Sanctioned by NABARD for Re-Construction of Infra in West Bengal

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development has decided to sanction Rs 795 Crores for the re-construction of infrastructure in West Bengal, necessitated due to the recent devastation of the recent cyclone, Amphan. The State Government requested for Rs 1028 Crores from NABARD for this work as part of the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund ..

Beijing offers tariff waiver for Dhaka amid border tensions with India

While India is working to counter Chinese aggression along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) , China has reached out to Bangladesh on June 16 by offering to waive off 97% tariff on 5161 traded items. Bangladesh is seen by India as a strong ally in the neighbourhood. This comes days after Nepal redrew its ..

Rescue of Rohingyas by Bangladesh

The Bangladesh Coast Guard recently rescued 396 Rohingya people who had been at sea for weeks and attempting to reach Malaysia. About the Incident The Bangladesh Coast Guard rescued 396 Rohingya people from the sea. They had been trying to reach the Malaysian coast by boat. Of the original passengers, nearly 50 had died during ..

Bangladesh’s Coronavirus Test Kit

The government of Bangladesh has approved the production of a low cost test kit based on rapid blot dot technique for detecting COVID-19 infections. About the Test Kit The test kit was developed by Gono Shasthaya Kendra of Bangladesh. It works based on the ‘rapid blot dot’ technique instead of the standard rRT PCR based ..