India’s Ministry of External Affairs directs customs to release onions confiscated before the ban

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The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) informed that onion export shipments which were handed over to the customs before imposition of the export ban on the vegetable could be released for sending to various countries. MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said the ministry is aware that many countries in the neighbourhood import large quantities of onion […]

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As India bans export of onions, Bangladesh issues over 200 import permits for 88,000 tonnes of onions

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Bangladesh importers have been eagerly waiting for onion consignments to get cleared from Chittagong port, a day after the Indian government allowed pre-contracted onions to enter the markets. According to the Chittagong Plant Quarantine Station, more than 200 import permits (IPs) were issued for 88,045 tonnes of onions from September 3 to 17. Of them, 3,320 tonnes are from the […]

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India bans onion exports, Maharashtra farmers agitate for its removal

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A day after the Centre banned exports of onions to contain a spike in domestic prices, farmers in the largest onion cultivating state of Maharashtra, held agitations, calling the move “arbitrary”, seeking removal of the ban. Prices of onions at Lasalgaon, Nashik,  the country’s biggest onion market in Maharashtra, have doubled to Rs 3,000 per quintal […]

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India, Bangladesh strengthen maritime relations; start container cargo traffic

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In a historic achievement towards strengthening bilateral maritime and economic partnership, the first-ever container cargo from Kolkata to Agartala moved through the Chattogram (Chittagong) port in Bangladesh, India’s External Affairs Ministry said. The cargo was received by Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb. Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya had last week flagged off the first trial […]

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For the first time, Indian Railways sends a special goods train to ferry dry chillies to Bangladesh

In a first, Indian Railways transported a loaded Special Parcel Train beyond the country borders! The Railways, for the first time, sent a train to Benapole in the neighbouring country Bangladesh with dry chillies from Reddipalem in Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh. The district of Guntur, as well as its nearby areas in Andhra Pradesh, are popular for […]

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Bangladesh says priority on agriculture to tackle food crisis

The government has taken all-out measures with priority on agriculture sector, to tackle the food crisis amid the coronavirus situation, said Bangladesh Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque. Amid the global pandemic, farmers are also facing adverse situation along with the rest of the world. To address this, the government is giving various incentives including […]

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After West Bengal’s restrictions on imports from Bangladesh, Dhaka retaliates by stopping Indian trucks

As a retaliation against tighter scrutiny of Chinese goods by Indian Customs, Bangladesh has started hitting back against Indian supplies through the Petrapole border in West Bengal since Wednesday. The move is purportedly in response to a decision by the West Bengal authorities to retain restrictions on imports from Bangladesh via Petrapole to contain the […]

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China offers attractive trade discounts to Bangladesh and Nepal to retaliate against India

China is clashing against India on the Ladakh border on one hand, while on the other it is stepping up trade diplomacy with two of India’s traditionally close allies – Bangladesh and Nepal – by wooing them through greater trade concessions. Beijing has now widened the scope of an existing trade agreement with Dhaka to […]

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