Morning brief

Here are some news that grabbed the headlines last night

Bangladesh raises fuel oil prices

The Bangladesh government late on Friday announced a hike in fuel oil prices, which came into effect on Saturday. Click here to read details.

File photo of a filling station  Mahmud Hossain Opu/Dhaka Tribune

Child, Palestinian commander among 15 dead as Israel strikes Gaza

A five-year-old girl child and a senior member of the Islamic Jihad group were among more than 15 people killed in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Friday, prompting the fighter group to warn Israel has "started a war". Click here to read details.

Rescuers and firefighters put out a fire amid the destruction following an Israeli air strike on Gaza City, on August 5, 2022 AFP

Teesta water-sharing deal likely to be struck in a month? 

After 11 long years since the last highly potential chance was shattered, hopes have resurfaced that Dhaka and New Delhi may sign the long-awaited Teesta water-sharing deal in a month. Click here to read details.

File photo of a portion of the Teesta River Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

Second ship from Russia anchors at Mongla Port in a week

A Russian ship carrying machinery for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) has arrived at Mongla port. Click here to read details.

File photo: The Russian ship 'MV Kamilla' carrying machineries for the Rooppur Nuclear Power Plant arrives at Mongla port in Bagerhat on Monday , August 1, 2022 Dhaka Tribune

Food prices drop again after Ukraine grain pact

World food prices fell sharply in July, partly thanks to a deal between Ukraine and Russia lifting a sea blockade that had stopped Ukrainian grain shipments, a UN agency said on Friday. Click here to read details.

Turkish-flagged bulk carrier Polarnet vessel, carrying tons of corns, leaves the Ukrainian port of Chornomorsk on August 5, 2022 AFP

Tamim becomes first Bangladesh batsman to reach 8,000 ODI runs

Tamim Iqbal has become the first Bangladesh batter to reach 8,000 runs in ODIs and overall the ninth opener to reach the landmark. Click here to read details.

File photo: Bangladesh's Tamim Iqbal plays a shot against the West Indies during the second ODI in Guyana AFP