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    Motivate people about insurance: PM urges companies

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 11:55pm on March 01, 2021

    Laying emphasis on massive publicity to motivate people to expand insurance coverage in the country, prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday urged the insurance companies...

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    DIFE for declaring pharma, cold storage sectors child labour free

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:51pm on March 01, 2021

    The government is working on a recommendation made by the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments to declare the country’s pharmaceuticals and cold storage...

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    Hero Bangladesh motorcycles available on Daraz

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:00pm on March 01, 2021

    All the available models of Hero Bangladesh motorcycles will be available on the Bangladeshi e-commerce platform Daraz. Moreover, the all-new Hero Thriller 160 will also...

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    Debapriya for robust transition strategy to deal with challenges

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:05pm on February 28, 2021

    The government should draw up a robust LDC transition strategy to deal with the possible fallout of the country’s LDC graduation and lay out a...

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    US senate ruling sinks minimum wage hike in COVID aid bill

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 11:18pm on February 26, 2021

    A key US Senate official ruled on Thursday that president Joe Biden’s $15 per hour minimum wage measure cannot be included in the huge COVID...

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    India exits recession with 0.4pc quarterly growth

    Agence France-Presse . New Delhi | Updated at 11:17pm on February 26, 2021

    India’s economy grew 0.4 per cent year-on-year in the final quarter of 2020, official data showed on Friday, ending its first recession since independence as...

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    G20 fin chiefs meet on COVID recovery, aid to poor countries

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 11:16pm on February 26, 2021

    G20 finance ministers and central bankers were meeting on Friday to align plans to re-launch the global economy after the coronavirus pandemic and to limit...

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    Sri Lanka seeks $2.2b from China as reserves shrink

    AFP | Updated at 10:50pm on February 25, 2021

    Sri Lanka is seeking $2.2 billion from Chinese banks, the government said on Thursday, in echoes of a borrowing binge more than a decade ago...

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    Improved child care could boost US employment: Fed’s Powell

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:48pm on February 25, 2021

    The US has lagged behind other advanced economies in providing child care options, and improvements could help more women return to the job market, Federal...

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    Water Innovation Challenge Competition 2021 begins

    Business Desk | Updated at 10:52pm on February 24, 2021

    Seven members of the Bangladesh Water Multi-Stakeholders Partnership, including Unilever’s Pureit, launched a month-long unique challenge competition for the youth titled ‘Water Innovation Challenge Competition-2021’...

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