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    Emirates sacks 600 pilots in one day, more expected

    Online Desk | Updated at 11:11am on June 11, 2020

    The coronavirus lockdown has resulted in about 600 pilots of the state airline of the city of Dubai, Emirates getting fired on Tuesday, reports MentourPilot....

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    Covid-19 guideline suggests workers with symptoms get paid sick leave

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:14pm on June 10, 2020

    The government-framed COVID-19 health guideline suggested that employers should allow paid sick leave or special leave for workers with coronavirus symptoms. The employers must encourage...

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    World Bank slashes growth projection to 1.6pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:42pm on June 09, 2020

    The World Bank has lowered its gross domestic product growth projection rate for Bangladesh drastically to 1.6 per cent for the current fiscal year 2019-2020...

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    Economists, businesses sceptical about effective implementation

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:36pm on June 09, 2020

    Economists and businesses on Tuesday expressed doubts about effective implementation of the stimulus packages announced by the government to revive the country’s economy hit hard...

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    Walton digital campaign season-7 begins

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:09pm on June 08, 2020

    Walton initiated season-7 of its nationwide digital campaign with the offer of getting Tk 10 lakh again on the purchase of its any model of...

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    3.6 crore people lost jobs during lockdown: BEA

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:08pm on June 08, 2020

    Around 3.6 crore people lost their jobs in the 66-day countrywide lockdown declared by the government to contain the coronavirus pandemic, said Bangladesh Economic Association...

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    JS commission approves Tk 335cr budget for 2020-21 FY

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 03:10pm on June 08, 2020

    The Parliament Secretariat Commission on Monday approved a Tk 335.34 crore budget for Parliament to spend on its development and non-development expenditures for the 2020-21 fiscal...

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    Lanka Bangla contributes Tk 2cr to PM relief fund

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:32pm on June 08, 2020

    Lanka Bangla contributed Tk 2 crore to the prime minister’s relief and welfare fund in response to coronavirus pandemic. Senior executive vice-president Khurshed Alam, along...

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    PRAN collects 19, 000 tons cassava

    United News of Bangladesh. Dhaka | Updated at 08:50pm on June 07, 2020

    PRAN has collected some 19,000 tons of crops from its contractual cassava farmers this year. The farmers have produced more crops this season than the...

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    Bangladesh poverty rate rises to 35pc amid COVID-19 fallout: CPD

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:07pm on June 07, 2020

    Bangladesh’s national poverty rate rose to 35 per cent in 2020 from 24.3 per cent in 2016 due to the adverse impacts of the coronavirus...

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