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    Mobile use, tobacco items likely to be costlier

    Jasim Uddin | Updated at 12:06am on June 02, 2020

    The government is likely to raise the supplementary duty on mobile telephone uses and tobacco products in the national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year...

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    Steps needed to develop skills for overseas job seekers

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:03am on June 02, 2020

    The global coronavirus pandemic has affected the jobs of over 50 lakh Bangladeshi migrant workers employed across the world and many of the migrants were...

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    Finance ministry hires disinfection devices

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:32pm on June 01, 2020

    Finance ministry has hired five disinfection devices to ensure the supply of coronavirus-free documents in parliament during the forthcoming budget session scheduled to begin on...

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    Budget session to be brief due to COVID-19

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 01:39am on June 01, 2020

    The government is going to cut short the discussion on the new budget proposals scheduled to be placed in the Jatiya Sangsad on June 11...

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    Adequate education funds a must: experts

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:38am on June 01, 2020

    Sufficient budget allocation is necessary for the education sector to produce more skilled and efficient manpower in the health and other technical sectors to combat...

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    Higher budget share stressed for agriculture to ensure food security

    Md Owasim Uddin Bhuyan | Updated at 12:09am on May 31, 2020

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to affect the country’s agriculture sector hampering food productions and causing losses to farmers, said officials. Economists and agricultural experts...

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    Emphasis sought on SMEs to boost employment

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 11:48pm on May 29, 2020

    Economic experts have asked the government to change the employment generation policies by prioritising the small and medium industries in the upcoming annual budget against...

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    China military budget growth slows to 6.6pc

    Agence France-Presse . Beijing | Updated at 12:57am on May 23, 2020

    China will increase its military budget by a slower 6.6 per cent this year, the government announced Friday at the opening session of its annual...

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    Bangladesh seeks record foreign loan amid coronavirus fallout

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 11:51pm on May 22, 2020

    The economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 outbreak has exposed the country’s economic fragility and forced the government to seek a record amount of foreign...

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    National Economic Council likely to finalise new ADP today

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:11am on May 19, 2020

    A meeting of the National Economic Council is scheduled to be held today for reviewing a proposal on the annual development programme for 2020-21 by...