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Bangladesh bans passenger flights from 11 countries

Bangladesh’s civil aviation regulator has imposed restrictions on international passenger flights from 11 countries as the highly contagious Delta variant continues to devastate several countries across the world. Malaysia, Iran, Spain, Argentina, Botswana, Cuba, Cyprus, Eswatini, Georgia, Libya and Mongolia are the 11 countries under Group- A, the Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (CAAB) has said, reports UNB. However, Bangladeshi ...

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Chinese company to invest $6m in Dhaka EPZ

M/s Kaixi Fashion Bangladesh Company Limited, a renowned Chinese company, is going to establish a Lingerie manufacturing industry in Dhaka Export Processing Zone with an investment of US$ 6 million. It will produce 24 million pcs of ladies undergarments annually with creating employment opportunities for 2031 Bangladeshi nationals, said a press release. The Executive Chairman of BEPZA Major General Md ...

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Bangladesh yet to tap full export potentials

Despite having huge opportunities in the global market, Bangladesh is yet to tap its trade potentials by exporting diversified products. Several studies suggest that Bangladesh can earn an additional $20 billion a year by exporting diversified products to its existing markets. According to a recent study conducted by Economic Relations Division (ERD), around $18 billion worth of export potentials remain ...

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Cost of NHS Covid tests for UK arrivals reduced

The cost of NHS coronavirus tests for international arrivals to the UK have been reduced, the government has said. Test and Trace tests have been cut from £88 to £68 for people arriving from green-listed countries and for those coming from amber-listed countries who are fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, the price of two tests for amber arrivals who have not had ...

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Islamic Relief UK launches emergency appeal following increased conflict and displacement in Afghanistan

Islamic Relief UK launches an emergency appeal for Afghanistan in response to the mass displacement of civilians following an escalation in conflict. It is expected that there will be tens of thousands more families displaced across the country in the coming weeks. Following an assessment by Islamic Relief in Afghanistan, a UK appeal has been launched to raise £1 million to support aid efforts over the next two ...

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Horrifying syndicate active in doing illegal VoIP business

A horrifying syndicate dealing in illegal VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) is now active in the country. Thus, due to their illegal activities, the government is losing more than Tk 4,500 crore in revenue every year. The syndicate is also siphoning off money to different countries, including the UK, Singapore, the UAE and Malaysia through hundi and over-and-under-invoicing. Law enforcing ...

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Global trade fears as Covid hits major China port

The partial closure of one of China’s biggest cargo ports due to the coronavirus has raised fresh concerns about the impact on global trade. Services were shut on Wednesday at a terminal at Ningbo-Zhoushan port after a worker was infected with the Delta variant of Covid-19. Ningbo-Zhoushan in eastern China is the world’s third-busiest cargo port, BBC reported. The closure ...

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Shell pays $111m over 1970s oil spill in Nigeria

Oil giant Shell will pay a Nigerian community $111m (£80m) over an oil spill more than 50 years ago. A spokesman said the payment would mark the “full and final settlement” to the Ejama-Ebubu community over a spill during the 1967-70 Biafran War. The company has maintained that the damage was caused by third parties. A Nigerian court fined Shell ...

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Biman keeps sale centre open 24hrs amid online ticketing suspension

Biman Bangladesh Airlines has decided to keep its headquarters’ sale centre at Balaka Bhaban open round-the-clock from tomorrow as its online ticketing platform has been blocked from Tuesday. All ticketing services remain operative through Biman’s all local and international sales centers, approved travel agents and call centers, a press release of the national flag carrier said this evening. The state-owned ...

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Amazon to pay out over defective third party goods

Amazon has said it will compensate customers who suffer injury or property damage from defective goods sold by independent sellers on its US platform. From September 1 it will pay valid claims of up to $1,000 (£720), which make up more than 80% of injury and damage cases on its site, it said. It may also cover claims for higher ...

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