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FY21 budget not responsive to pandemic

FY21 budget not responsive to pandemic

Experts and economists on Saturday recommended that the government should review the budget every two to three months to correct the measures and meet the utmost needs of saving lives and livelihoods of people, terming the proposed budget as not responsive to the COVID-19 outbreak.

The... Read More

We were never prepared

We were never prepared

A senior staff member along with many others of a grocery chain outlet in Dhaka were hailed as “corona warriors” by a leading English newspaper. The daily did not hesitate to describe that “our humanity, empathy, and responsibility is being tested by the coronavirus pa... Read More

Prioritise embankment for protection of coastal population

Prioritise embankment for protection of coastal population

Speakers at a virtual seminar on Saturday urged the government to allocate the resources for constructing an embankment to protect the coastal population.

The  virtual seminar  titled  “National budget 2020-2021, embankment and protection of coastal population&rdquo... Read More

Ensure allocation for coastal embankment

Ensure allocation for coastal embankment

Speakers during a virtual seminar yesterday urged the government to protect coastal people by providing budgetary allocation for embankment under the local government.

The participants demanded that the government allocates at least Tk 12,000 crore per year only for embankment construct... Read More

‘Increase tobacco tax in upcoming budget’

‘Increase tobacco tax in upcoming budget’

Some ruling and opposition party lawmakers today lent their support to an increase in taxes on tobacco and tobacco products, saying it would save lives, decrease healthcare costs and increase revenue.

They made the call during a virtual roundtable titled "Upcoming... Read More

Marine life under threat of depletion, say experts

Marine life under threat of depletion, say experts

The marine biodiversity in the Bay of Bengal is under threat due to pollution and overharvesting, said discussants at a webinar organised by Wildlife Conservation Society, Bangladesh on Monday marking the World Oceans Day.

Many endangered species were on the verge of disappearance for t... Read More

Youth Policy Forum’s Budget 2020 Dialogue

Youth Policy Forum’s Budget 2020 Dialogue

On June 6, Youth Policy Forum's ambitious series on budget dialogue culminated in its much-anticipated final event, "Youth meets Leaders." Standing true to the name, six distinguished experts of political and non-political backgrounds gathered to analyse the policy proposals present... Read More