KATHMANDU, Feb 20: In the meeting of the Nepal-India Energy Secretary-level joint steering committee, India has agreed to submit a proposal for exporting 50 megawatts of electricity generated from Nepal's hydropower projects to Bangladesh with certain conditions.

Bangladesh needs to transition from conventional energy sources to ensure its energy security and long-term sustainability in the near future. Given the supply chain disruption followed by the Ukraine crisis, energy security has become a major concern for developing and least-developed countries. As the sources are becoming scarce and prices are becoming volatile, these countries are finding it difficult to navigate without cooperation. In this context, cross-border energy cooperation and revitalizing the idea of the power corridor can help Bangladesh to mitigate energy shortage.

Consolidating Myanmar-Bangladesh Ties

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If Bangladesh and Myanmar improve their relations with each other, their dependence on China and India could be reduced and they could increase trade with other countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia.

Bangladesh saw the completion of quite a few mega transport and communication projects in 2022, marking a revolution in the development of these sectors.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Nepal can now enjoy easy access to a dry port in Bangladesh to export its yarn to third countries. Neighbouring Bangladesh has agreed to allow Nepal, a landlocked Himalayan country, to use its nearest dry port for the exports.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated her Nepali counterpart Pushpa Kamal Dahal on his appointment as the prime minister.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Bangladesh is going to purchase 50 MW of electricity from Nepal. Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina informed about the matter during a courtesy meeting with the Ambassador of Nepal to Bangladesh, Ghanshyam Bhandari, on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Nepal has defeated Bangladesh in the International Friendly Football Match held in Kathmandu today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The national football team of Bangladesh will arrive in Nepal today to play a friendly match against Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal will play against Bangladesh in the final of Women's SAFF Championship to be held at Dashrath Stadium in Tripureshwor at 5PM today. Before the final match, Balendra Shah, the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), congratulated the Nepali team.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Nepal has been defeated by Bangladesh in the AFC U-20 Asian Cup Qualifier underway in Bahrain. Nepal faced a 0-3 drubbing at the hands of Bangladesh in the final match of the league series played last night at the Sheikh Ali bin Mohammad Al Khalifa Stadium in Bahrain.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Nepal is facing Bangladesh today in a match under the AFC U20 Asian Cup qualifier. The fourth match in the group phase will take place at 8:45 PM at the Sheikh Ali bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Stadium.

KATHMANDU, September 15: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has fixed the ticket prices for the international friendly football match between Nepal and Bangladesh to be held at Dashrath Stadium.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Pampha Bhusal said that the government is currently working to export electricity to Bangladesh, targeting power export within this year.

KATHMANDU, August 23: Nepal and Bangladesh are holding energy secretary-level talks in Kathmandu on Thursday, which will be expediting the bilateral works on the promotion of hydropower related issues including joint investment, cooperation and energy trade.

KATHMANDU, August 22: Government officials and representatives from private sector, academia, research institute and civil society from Nepal, Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), and Bangladesh, and the UN development system, are gathering in Bangkok, Thailand to attend a South-South Exchange on Preparing Smooth Transition Strategies: The Graduating Cohort of 2021.

KATHMANDU, August 6: Bangladesh has offered Nepal to use to Mongla and Chattogram seaports alongside Syedpur airport for mutual benefit, according to Bangladeshi media reports.

KATHMANDU, July 29: After a decade and a half, Nepal and Bangladesh have expressed their commitment to cooperate on the issues of water resources in a secretary-level joint meeting of the countries’ water resources committees.

DHAKA, June 11: Thousands of people marched in Bangladesh’s capital and in parts of India on Friday to urge Muslim-majority nations to cut ties with India and boycott its products unless it punishes two governing party officials for comments deemed derogatory to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.

DHAKA, June 5: A massive fire at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh killed at least 28 people and injured more than 100 others, officials and local media said Sunday, as firefighters struggled to get the blaze under control.

KATHMANDU, March 6: International Finance Corporation (IFC) has appointed Martin Holtmann as the new Country Manager for Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.

DHAKA, Feb 21: The Bangladeshi government will not extend its COVID-19 restrictions once they expire on Feb. 22 but mask mandates remain as usual.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Nepal is playing against Bhutan in the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) U-19 Women Football Championship today. The match is taking place at 6.45 PM (Nepal time) at the Bir Shrestha Shahid Sipahi Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) has urged Bangladesh to allow barrier-free entry to Nepali products into Bangladesh.

Five Bangladeshis arrested from TIA

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KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Police arrested five Bangladeshi nationals from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu, on Tuesday in possession of 1.311 kilograms of a yellow metal ‘that looks like gold’.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Bangladesh has expressed its interest to sign power purchase agreement (PPA) directly with Nepal's private sector hydropower producers.

DHAKA, Oct 16: Two Hindu men have been killed in fresh religious violence in Bangladesh, police officials said Saturday, taking the death toll to six from recent unrest in the Muslim-majority country.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Foreign Minister Dr Narayan Khadka, who is in New York to attend the 76th General Assembly of the United Nations, held a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: A meeting of the energy secretary-level Joint Steering Committee of Nepal and Bangladesh has agreed upon carrying out cross-border electricity trade using Indian transmission lines.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: The national women's teams of Nepal and Bangladesh are playing a friendly football match this afternoon. The match is scheduled to begin at 5PM at Dashrath Stadium, Tripureshwar, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The Nepali national women's football team, which is preparing for the AFC Women's Asian Cup-2022 qualifiers, has announced it will play two friendly matches against Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, September 6: The Bangladesh women's football team has arrived Nepal to play friendly matches.

KATHMANDU, July 29: As much as 52,000 metric tons of urea imported from Bangladesh has arrived in Nepal.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 19: Waiting among hundreds of fellow travelers to catch a ferry out of Bangladesh’s capital, unemployed construction worker Mohammed Nijam knew he was risking catching the coronavirus, but he felt it was even riskier to stay in Dhaka with another lockdown looming.

DHAKA, July 10: The owner of a food-processing factory in Bangladesh was arrested for murder on Saturday over a fire that killed 52 people who were trapped inside the building, police said.

KATHMANDU, July 1: A consignment of 45,000 metric tonnes of urea that Nepal had purchased from Bangladesh has arrived in the country.

KATHMANDU, May 12: A total of 32,000 vials of Remdesivir have been brought to Nepal from Bangladesh for the treatment of coronavirus infection.

DHAKA, May 9: India’s surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh, with health experts warning of imminent vaccine shortages just as the country should be stepping up jabs and as more contagious virus variants are beginning to be detected.

The pandemic left Bangladesh's fourth estate, the very profession that demands accountability from state and society, riddled with labour law violations.

KATHMANDU, April 7: The government has so far imported 30,500 tons of fertilizers from Bangladesh on government-to-government basis out of the total amount of 50,000 tons under a bilateral agreement.

DHAKA, April 5: A Bangladesh ferry carrying around 50 passengers collided with a cargo vessel and sank on Sunday in the Shitalakhsyaa River south of the capital Dhaka, leaving at least five people dead and many more missing, officials said.

Nepal’s Sanjog Rai, 18’ and Bishal Rai, 42’ guide Nepal to comfortable victory.

Sanjog Rai, 18’ and Bishal Rai, 42’ guide Nepal to comfortable lead

KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal is facing Bangladesh in the final match of the Three Nations Cup 2021 at the Dashrath Stadium  in Kathmandu on Monday.

DHAKA, March 22: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed of Bangladesh paid a courtesy call today on President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is on a two-day state visit to Bangladesh.  The meeting was held at the Hotel InterContinental based in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, March 22: President Bidya Devi Bhandari flew to Bangladesh for her two-day state visit on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, Mar 21: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is flying to Bangladesh on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has briefed top leaders of various political parties about her state visit to Bangladesh next week.

DHAKA, March 10: A Bangladeshi satellite television station has hired the country’s first transgender news anchor, saying it hopes the appointment will help change society.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Nepal is receiving the first consignment of the chemical fertilizer imported from Bangladesh on government-to-government basis.