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Import-export with India thru Benapole resumes after Eid holiday

BENAPOLE, May 16: Import-export trade between Bangladesh and India resumed on Sunday morning after a three-day Eid holiday.From this morning till this afternoon, 95 trucks of goods have been imported from India and 42 trucks of goods have been exported from Bangladesh to India.Business has increased in the Benapole port...

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Although parks and other tourist spots

Although parks and other tourist spots remained shut, visitors gathered on the tea gardens in Sylhet city suburbs during the Eid holidays — FE Photo

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Grim Eid for India-returnee BD students

LALMONIRHAT, May 16 (UNB):Eid is usually a joyful time of family gatherings. But this year, the festival that marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan has denied 91 Bangladeshi students' joy.These students were forced to celebrate Eid at government-designated Covid quarantine centres in Lalmonirhat, having returned to the...

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Natore litchi growers start harvesting amid uncertainty over lockdown

NAOGAON, May 16: Litchi growers in the district have started harvesting the popular fruit this week amid uncertainty over countrywide lockdown and comparatively low prices in the markets.Wholesalers are not buying the fruit straight from the farmers' orchards and they are also not crowding the markets. Sources at the Department...

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ICU at Faridpur medical college hospital hamstrung for lack of staff, equipment

FARIDPUR, May 16 (UNB): More than 2 million people live in nine upazilas of Faridpur district. The 517-bed Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College Hospital (BSMMCH) located in the district headquarter acts as the major treatment hub for these people, as well as the people of some nearby districts. But Covid-19...

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'Golden fibre' no longer holds glitter for Khulna jute farmers

KHULNA, May 16 (UNB): A major cash crop for over three million small farm households in Bangladesh, jute is no longer considered a 'golden fibre' in Khulna. Unfavourable weather, low production and lack of government support have forced many farmers in the country's southwestern district to turn away from the...

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