Bangladesh's dengue death toll exceeds 900

September 25, 2023 14:13 pm

BANGLADESH, Sept 25: More than 900 people have died of dengue fever, out of 187,725 cases reported across Bangladesh so far this year, health department figures showed Sunday.

Chitwan, Aug 22: Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, has said a power trade agreement will be soon reached with Bangladesh.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Minister for Labour, Employment and Social Security, Sharat Singh Bhandari, stressed the need for stronger socio-cultural ties between Nepal and Bangladesh.

Nepal has long been recognized as a tourist haven, boasting a rich tapestry of cultural heritage, natural beauty, and spiritual experiences. In a promising turn of events, Nepal is now poised to harness the potential of tourism from its close neighbor, Bangladesh. The recent arrival of a delegation of 700 employees from a prominent Bangladeshi company marks a significant step forward in this endeavor, with the promise of not only boosting Nepal's tourism sector but also strengthening bilateral relations between the two nations.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: A company in Bangladesh has sent 700 employees from its industry to Nepal for a tour.

A Beacon of Hope

August 18, 2023 07:15 am

In a significant stride towards sustainable energy collaboration, Nepal has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative that holds immense promise for its future and that of its neighbors.

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: A multi-party agreement to facilitate the supply of electricity from Nepal to Bangladesh has been reached. According to government officials, Nepal has defined the deal as 'a preliminary agreement' with Nepal, India and Bangladesh parties to it.

Bangladesh is scheduled to hold the general elections by January 2024.The Awami League (AL) won the 2018 general elections and formed the government. The question has been raised again about the fairness of the upcoming general elections as a result of high controversies in previous elections.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina have held talks on matters of bilateral interest and concern.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Nepali National Women's Football Team left for Bangladesh today for two friendly matches. The 31-member Nepali team left for Bangladesh today for two friendly matches to be played on July 13 and July 16. Nepal has taken these friendly matches as a preparation for the Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China.

DHAKA, June 8: Bangladesh has shut thousands of schools as it struggles through its lengthiest heatwave in half a century, with widespread power cuts only compounding locals' misery. Temperatures in the South Asian nation's capital of Dhaka have surged to around 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit), with the poor bearing the brunt of the blazing sun.

DHAKA, May 23: The Bangladeshi government has announced the discovery of a new gas field in the southern district of Bhola. Bangladeshi State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid on Monday formally announced Bhola's Ilisha-1 as the country's 29th gas field.

DHAKA, May 18: The fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed 51 percent of the Bangladeshi poor people into poverty in 2022, said the country's leading think tank Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Bangladesh has agreed to purchase 40 MW of electricity from Nepal. Bangladesh agreed to purchase 40 megawatts of electricity at the secretary-level 'Joint Steering Committee (JSC)' meeting between the two countries held in Bangladesh on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Minister for Foreign Affairs Narayan Prakash Saud is leaving for Bangladesh today to participate in the 6th Indian Ocean Conference being held under the theme of ‘Peace, Prosperity and Partnership for a Resilient Future’.

KATHMANDU, May 12: Nepal and Bangladesh will be finalizing the investment modality for the Sunkoshi-3 Hydropower Project in the bilateral energy talks that will kick off on Monday.

Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 9: Bangladesh's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate in the current fiscal year will overtake China, the International Monetary Fund's latest report on the Asia-Pacific region forecast, according to Daily Sun citing United News of Bangladesh. According to the latest report from the IMF, Bangladesh will be in the second position, after Vietnam, in terms of GDP growth rate in the current fiscal year.

Boosting Cross-border Energy Trade

April 11, 2023 07:50 am

The bilateral energy talk between Nepal and Bangladesh scheduled for May is significant for both countries, offering an opportunity to explore new avenues for cross-border energy trade.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Nepal and Bangladesh will be holding a secretary-level bilateral energy talk in the second week of May.

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

January 13, 2023 09:45 am

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

December 15, 2021 14:12 pm

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.