Bangladesh has made substantial progress in several social indicators, including education, sanitation and health.
If we take the IMF’s figures for gross domestic product per capita at constant prices, measured by purchasing power parity using 2017 international dollars, then Bangladesh’s per capita income in 2020 is 83 percent of India’s.
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Tweeting his concern that India “which had a lead of 25 percent five years back is now trailing”, Kaushik Basu called for “bold fiscal or monetary policy”.
The International Monetary Fund, in its World Economic Outlook report late on Tuesday, said that Bangladesh is set to beat India in terms of per capita gross domestic product (GDP) in calender year 2020.
India on September 14 prohibited exports of onion as prices trebled in a month after excessive rainfall hit crops in southern states
The Assam government needs to do more to check cattle-smuggling which might have reduced in volume now, but is still continuing
The biannual talks will be held between the Border Security Force (BSF) and their counterpart Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) from September 13-18 at Pilkhana, the headquarters of the Bangladeshi force in Dhaka.
Experts have long been warning that a densely populated delta country like Bangladesh is one of the worst victims of climate change, and severe and frequent floods indicate that something has gone wrong.
The 93-km long Sonamura-Daudkandi waterway was included in the list of Indo-Bangla protocol routes in May this year.
Momen's remarks came after he visited a memorial complex at western Meherpur bordering India to pay tributes to the 1971 Liberation War martyrs.
The external affairs minister said India's concessional lines of credit of close to $10 billion to Bangladesh are the largest it has extended to any country.
Sinovac has been looking for volunteers outside of China as the number of coronavirus cases there has dwindled, said a member of Bangladesh's national technical advisory committee to tackle COVID-19.
Taking part in a webinar, the economists said that resumption of operations of border haats is also required for "ensuring peace, security, stability and prosperity" in the localities where they were set up.
In the next three to six hours it will further dissipate into a deep depression and a depression, the two stages that signify a further weakening of the cyclone, IMD said.
The promenade along the Bay of Bengal coast stands deserted ahead of Cyclone Amphan landfall.
The full extent of the casualties and damage to property inflicted by Cyclone Amphan would only be known once communications were restored
Beijing-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) said on Thursday it had approved a $250 million loan to Bangladesh to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
Cyclone Amphan, the equivalent of a category 3 hurricane, was packing sustained winds of up to 170 kilometers (105 miles) per hour with maximum gusts of 190 kph (118 mph).
Live updates: After making landfall at 2.30 pm between Digha in West Bengal and Bangladesh's Hatiya island yesterday, Cyclone Amphan cut a swathe through the coastal areas.
Bangladesh spends less on education as a percentage of GDP than India but the quality of schooling is far superior.
Since the 1960s, Asia has grown into the world's garment factory, sending about $670 billion worth of clothes, shoes and bags a year to Europe, the United States and richer Asian countries, according to the International Labour Organization, a United Nations agency.
Coronavirus quarantine shelters in India were being converted to cyclone shelters, leaving authorities to manage social distancing to try and prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The Union Home Ministry also told the state government that it has not implemented repeated directions of the Centre for free movement of cargo and this amounts to violation of the Disaster Management Act.
The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association says only 850 factories had opened by Thursday, using a limited number of workers who live nearby.