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    No plan to rescue health system: experts

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:25am on June 12, 2020

    The proposed allocation for health slightly rose for the fiscal year 2020–21 despite the finance minister’s acknowledgement that the ‘COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered a number of weaknesses...

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    Mobile use, imported handsets become pricier

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:53pm on June 11, 2020

    Phone calls and other services provided by the telecom operators would became costlier as the government in the proposed budget for the fiscal year of 2020-21 imposed additional 5 per cent supplementary duty...

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    Kamal sets lofty 8.2pc growth target amid pandemic crisis

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:35pm on June 11, 2020

    Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday set yet another ambitious economic growth target of 8.2 per cent in the budget for the next financial year 2020-2021 after the coronavirus outbreak...

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    Bangladesh unveils national budget today amid pandemic crisis

    Shakhawat Hossain with Jasim Uddin | Updated at 11:57pm on June 10, 2020

    The government is going to give unlimited scope for legalising untaxed assets including land, flat, cash and savings by undisclosed money holders in the new fiscal amid the COVID-19...

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    Returns submission to be made mandatory for all TIN holders

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 10:09pm on June 10, 2020

    The submission of income tax returns is likely to be made mandatory for all people having taxpayers’ identification number with some exceptions from the next fiscal year 2020-2021...

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    Coronavirus infection gallops after reopening

    Manzur H Maswood | Updated at 12:06am on June 09, 2020

    The COVID-19 infection rate rose fast after the government lifted the restrictions on the public life despite objections from experts. In the nine days, from May 31 to June 8, after the reopening of...

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    Immigration police say not informed about case against Sikder brothers

    Muktadir Rashid | Updated at 12:31am on June 03, 2020

    The immigration police at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday said that it allowed Sikder Group managing director Ron Haque Sikder and his brother Dipu Haque Sikder to left Dhaka for...

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    Face mask made mandatory in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:31am on June 02, 2020

    Directorate General of Health Services issued a notice making it mandatory to use face mask alongside other healthy practices during outdoor movement. The notice, signed by DGHS additional director...

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    Many Bangladesh markets reopen Sunday amid fear of virus spread

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:41am on May 10, 2020

    Though government allowed markets and shops in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country to reopen from today ahead of Eid-ul-Fitr, most shopping mall and market authorities had already decided not to...

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    15 districts in total lockdown, 20 in partial

    Iqbal Mahmud | Updated at 12:40am on April 11, 2020

    The authorities have put at least 15 districts in lockdown with more than 20 other districts in complete partial lockdown amid various steps to slow the spread of coronavirus disease...