Customs authorities on Tuesday claimed to have seized 42 tonnes of poppy seeds worth Tk 15 crore at Chattogram port.
At least two persons were charred to death and more than three others sustained burn injuries in a fire that broke out at an oil tanker on the Karnafuli river at Chattogram port on Thursday, officials said.
The ‘Mongla Port Authority Bill, 2021’ was placed in Parliament on Saturday with a provision for tougher punishment for polluting the environment.
The importers urged the government to waive fines as they couldn’t unload their goods from the port within the stipulated time in light of the existing general holiday and absence of normal customs clearance.
Bangladesh raised the storm danger signal to the highest level as cyclone ‘Bulbul’ intensified further and is likely to cross West Bengal-Khulna coast– near the Sundarbans– by Saturday evening or midnight.
Export-import activities between Bangladesh and India through the Benapole land port remained suspended since Wednesday morning.
Bangladesh and India have signed an agreement to use Chattogram and Mongla Ports in Bangladesh for movement of goods to and from India.