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    COVID-19 makes 1.64cr new poor: BIDS seminar

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:27am on June 25, 2020

    Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies at a virtual seminar on Wednesday estimated that about 1.64 crore people already became new poor in the country due the ongoing COVID-19...

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    Development fund for MPs decried

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:18am on June 22, 2020

    Economists and governance campaigners on Sunday denounced the allocation of Tk 20 crore to each of the rural MPs in order to improve infrastructures in their areas. They said that the lawmakers should only be...

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    Health DG regrets remark

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:22am on June 20, 2020

    Directorate General of Health Services director general Abul Kalam Azad on Friday regretted the remark he made on Thursday that COVID-19 might linger two to three years in Bangladesh...

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    Red zone declaration process in a mess

    Ershad Kamol and Rashad Ahmad | Updated at 12:39am on June 17, 2020

    A series of uncoordinated instructions passed by the government agencies for restricting COVID-19 contamination in the past three days unsettled the public mind while the authorities concerned were...

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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...