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  • Instability returns in rice market amid lockdown

    Low income group in huge trouble Golam Mostafa Jibon:Despite all efforts of the government, the rice market has become unstable again due to syndicating by a section of unscrupulous traders, hoarders and rice mill owners causing immense suffering to the poor and low income group of people.Meanwhile, the price of…

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  • Month of mourning begins today

    Staff Correspondent: The month of mourning begins today for the nation to recall once again the brutal assassination of its founding father and renew the pledge to safeguard perpetually the country’s independence and sovereignty.The killing of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family members…

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  • Govt gives huge subsidy to farmers

    Staff Correspondent: Agriculture Minister Dr Md Abdur Razzaque yesterday said that Prime Minister (PM) Sheikh Hasina has been continuously giving huge amount of money as subsidy and incentive in the agriculture sector in order to benefit the farmers of the country.“The government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been…

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  • Sustainable river dredging needed for economic dev

    Staff Correspondent: Experts at a webinar yesterday identified green transportation or waterways, river training, capacity building, sustainable dredging in terms of social, economic and environmental perspective as some of the key issues towards sustainable waterways management and thus ensuring economic advancement in the country.They also highlighted lack of master plan,…

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  • Some media publish wrong news against govt: Hasan

    Staff Correspondent: Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud yesterday said some international mass media are publishing wrong and untrue news intentionally against the government and the state as well, which is not desirable.“There are some foreign online news portals which carry out rumours and spread propaganda constantly against the…

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  • 11 held for breaching bonded warehousing rules

    Staff Correspondent: Police have arrested 11 people for selling cloth in the open market after importing products through bonded warehousing, a tax-free facility provided by the government to export-oriented industries.The detainees have been identified as Shahadat Hossain, Saiful Islam Jibon, Rubel Akon, Md Masum, Monir Hossain, Robin aka Hridoy Sardar,…

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  • Covid restrictions may be relaxed after August 5

    Staff Correspondent: State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain yesterday said that the ongoing strict restrictions may be relaxed after August 5.He said the current strict restrictions could be relaxed somewhat to keep industrial production continue and economic activity going on. Farhad Hossain said this while talking to reporters yesterday.…

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  • Bangladeshis are at top to go Europe by risky sea

    3332 Bangladeshis seek asylum in 7-month Special Correspondent: Thousands of migrants from poor African countries crossing the rough Mediterranean are not new to Europe. Many people from countries like war-torn Syria are following the same path. But surprisingly, Bangladeshis have risen to the top due to going to Europe illegally.…

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  • Cars registered with fake TINs come under scanner

    Industry Desk:The government has taken an initiative to scrutinise income tax returns filed by car owners to prevent tax dodging through the registration of vehicles with fake taxpayer identification numbers, said officials of the National Board of Revenue (NBR).To this end, the NBR has already started working jointly with the…

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  • 123 m rural people fight against hunger, poverty

    Industry Desk:As the COVID-19 pandemic raged around the world pushing millions more people into hunger and poverty, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) increased its support for the most vulnerable and marginalized people, according to the IFAD Annual Report 2020 released yesterday.With 203 ongoing projects and total financing…

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