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Bangladesh seeks LNG cargo for December delivery, sources say

23 Nov 2020

DHAKA, Nov 23 Bangladesh's state-owned Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company is seeking one liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo for delivery in December through a tender, two officials familiar with the matter said on Monday.

Bangladesh issues first rice import tender in three years

16 Nov 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh's state grains agency issued an international tender to purchase 50,000 tonnes of rice on Monday, its first buying tender in three years amid dwindling supplies and a surge in prices of the staple grain.

Bangladesh extends school shutdown over second COVID-19 wave

13 Nov 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh is extending its closure of schools and educational institutions which were last open in March until Dec. 19 amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections during the winter, the education ministry said on Thursday.

Bangladesh extends school shutdown over second COVID-19 wave

12 Nov 2020

DHAKA, Nov 12 Bangladesh is extending its closure of all schools and other educational institutions until Dec. 19 amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections during the winter, the education ministry said on Thursday.

Bangladesh scraps two more import tenders over high prices - sources

10 Nov 2020

DHAKA, Nov 10 Bangladesh is cancelling two more tenders to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December, citing offers to supply the shipments were too high, two energy officials with the direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

'Beacon of hope': Bangladesh opens first school for transgender students

06 Nov 2020

DHAKA A religious charity has opened the first school in Bangladesh for hijras, a transgender community whose members face widespread discrimination in the mostly conservative Muslim society and often live in abject poverty.

Bangladesh signs deal with India for 30 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

05 Nov 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh signed a deal with the Serum Institute of India on Thursday to buy 30 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine being developed by British drugmaker AstraZeneca.

Bangladesh Islamist group demands country cuts ties with France

02 Nov 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh's biggest Islamist group on Monday told the government to cut diplomatic ties with France within 24 hours, as police stopped thousands of its supporters from marching towards the French embassy.

Bangladesh Islamist group demands country cuts ties with France

02 Nov 2020

DHAKA Bangladesh's biggest Islamist group on Monday told the government to cut diplomatic ties with France within 24 hours, as police stopped thousands of its supporters from marching towards the French embassy. | Video

UPDATE 1-Bangladesh seeks two LNG cargoes for December delivery -sources

29 Oct 2020

SINGAPORE/DHAKA, Oct 29 Bangladesh's state-owned Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Company is seeking two liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes for delivery in December through separate tenders, two industry sources said on Thursday.

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Brexit negotiations restart in person as clock ticks down

Face-to-face negotiations between Britain and the European Union over a trade deal restarted earlier on Saturday as the two sides make a last ditch attempt to reach an agreement with just five weeks to go before their current relationship ends.