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    Bangladesh Bank increases EDF size to $5b, sets interest rate at 2pc

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 09:46pm on April 07, 2020

    The Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday slashed the interest rate on loans from the export development fund (EDF) to 2 per cent as part of the...

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    Bangladesh PM talks tough against physicians refusing patients

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 05:46pm on April 07, 2020

    Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday came down heavily on a section of physicians for not providing treatment to patients in the pretext of keeping...

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    2 JSD MPs to donate salaries to coronavirus fund

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 04:01pm on April 07, 2020

    Two members of parliament of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal on Tuesday announced to donate their three months’ full salary and other benefits and nine months’ half...

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    5 more die, 41 more infected in Bangladesh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:25pm on April 07, 2020

    Five more people died of COVID-19 and 41 more contracted the disease in the past 24 hours till 8:00am Tuesday. The Directorate General of Health...

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    Women leader Rakhi Das Purkayastha dies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:43pm on April 07, 2020

    Freedom fighter and Bangladesh Mahila Parishad joint general secretary Rakhi Das Purkayastha died of liver cirrhosis Monday evening while undergoing treatment at a hospital in...

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    Awami League leaders stealing poor’s rice: BNP

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:20am on April 07, 2020

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Monday alleged that the local leaders of ruling Awami League were preparing partisan lists of beneficiaries for distributing relief at this...

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    Jatiya Sangsad goes into 7th session on April 18

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:19am on April 07, 2020

    President M Abdul Hamid on Monday called the seventh session of the 11th parliament on April 18 amid the coronavirus crisis as there was a...

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    3 lakh may lose jobs in tourism sector

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:07am on April 07, 2020

    Over 3 lakh people who work in the tourism industry of the country might lose their jobs by July this year due to the coronavirus...

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    Special package for informal sector workers demanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:06am on April 07, 2020

    The Workers Party of Bangladesh and the Socialist Party of Bangladesh (Marxist) on Monday demanded special aid package for informal sector workers who are enduring...

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    Labour leader Zafrul Hasan dies

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:05am on April 07, 2020

    Veteran labour leader Md Zafrul Hasan, an adviser to Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson and former general secretary of Jatiyatabadi Sramik Dal, breathed his last at...