The boost in shipments from the world's top exporter of the grain is set to extend into 2018 as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka continue to buy aggressively amid depleting inventories in No.2 exporter Thailand, the officials said.
The Bheramara Combined Cycle Power Plant Development project was handed over to North West Power Generation Company Ltd (NWPGCL), a fully-owned subsidiary of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB), on January 5, 2018, it said in a BSE filing.
Simon Potter, head of market operations at the New York Fed, said the SWIFT bank messaging system is only as strong as the weakest of the central banks and financial institutions that use it to communicate and transfer trillions of dollars each day.
About the status of the Teesta issue, he said, "Discussions are on. Modi, during his visit to Dhaka (in 2015), had assured our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and our people are hopeful because of his assurance. We are hopeful about a logical, practical and acceptable solution to the Teesta water-sharing issue."
The foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and Myanmar met in Dhaka to finalise the agreement signed on November 23 for the voluntary return of nearly three-quarters of a million stateless Rohingya living in refugee camps along the border.
While Bangladesh levys import duty of USD 150 per tonne on sugar, Sri Lanka imposes USD 100. The two neighbours import about 25-30 lakh tonnes of sweetener annually, ISMA said.
The company won the projects on international competitive bidding, Reliance Infrastructure (RInfra) said in a statement.
The order, worth multi-million US dollars, includes supplying gas turbine equipment and providing related services for installation, testing and commissioning, a GE Power statement said.
Under a special law, the convicts, however, could challenge the judgement before the apex Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
The meeting added to global pressure on Suu Kyi to take action to end the crisis for the Muslim minority, with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson due Tuesday also to hold talks with her in Manila then travel to Myanmar.
The results of a probe by the IOM into exploitation and trafficking in Bangladesh's refugee camps, which Reuters reviewed on an exclusive basis, also documented accounts of Rohingya girls as young as 11 getting married, and parents saying the unions would provide protection and economic advancement.
On the occasion, Modi said the ties of friendship between India and Bangladesh have further strengthened. Modi said in Bengali, 'Aaj ei shubho uplokkhe dui desh bashider amar abhinandan janai. Aaj amader moitreyee, bandhon aro sudriro holo' (I congratulate the people of the two countries on this auspicious occasion. Our ties of friendship got more strengthened today.)
Moreover, India's latest ranking is 10 notches lower than its reading in 2006 when the WEF started measuring the gender gap.
In a BSE filing, Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd said, "It has been awarded a contract, valuing USD 67.7 million, by the Ministry of Railway, Bangladesh Government."
Nearly 600,000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State where the army has launched a crackdown against militants.
The bipartisan letter by members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was signed by 21 senators. The letter calls for "tangible actions against the Myanmarese government to end the violence, help the Myanmarese people, and make clear that there will be consequences for those who commit such atrocities against civilians."
Wading through waste-deep water with children strapped to their sides, the Rohingya told Reuters how they had walked through bushes and forded monsoon-swollen streams for days from Myanmar's Buthidaung region before reaching the border.
The tragedy is the latest to hit Rohingya escaping what the UN has called "ethnic cleansing" by Myanmar authorities.
Sinha, 66, left for Australia last night, saying he was "embarrassed" over the controversy surrounding his July ruling. He also denied claims by the government that he was sick
The decision on this was taken at a meeting of the North East Power Committee (NEPC), attended by the power ministers of the region, in Shillong.
The loan, announced during Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's visit to India in April, is the biggest Line of Credit (LoC) provided by India to any country.A line of credit was a flexible form of a loan that allows a borrower to access funds anytime as long as it is within the limit.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and his Bangladeshi counterpart A M A Muhith after the two leaders held talks here.
Faced with an onslaught from the Myanmar army, scores of Rohingya people have recently fled the Rakhine state of that country and taken refuge in Bangladesh.
The crisis has drawn global condemnation, with UN officials demanding Myanmar halt what they described as a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has driven nearly 400,000 Rohingya to flee Rakhine state.
Since August 25, the number of Rohingya refugees who have crossed the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh has now reached 389,000, Stephane Dujarric, spokesman to the UN Secretary General told reporters at the UN headquarters in New York.