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Bangladesh celebrates 20 years of Test Status

Bangladesh celebrates 20 years of Test Status

Bangladesh completed the 20th year of getting Test status today (Friday). On this day in 2000, the country achieved historic recognition from International Cricket Council (ICC) as the 10th Test playing nation.

Earlier, Bangladesh upheld their claim for the status  i... Read More

Main goal of proposed budget is to protect lives: Mannan

Main goal of proposed budget is to protect lives: Mannan

Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday said the main goal of the proposed budget for fiscal 2020-21 (FY21) is not to attain higher GDP growth in the wake of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, rather protecting the lives and sustaining the livelihood of the people.
“If we can do th... Read More

‘Reform’ key to bankrolling budget

‘Reform’ key to bankrolling budget

Carrying out necessary reform in the financial sector and addressing health crisis are crucial to financing the budget while preventing economic growth from tumbling, economists say.

They also put emphasis on setting the right priorities for providing livelihood support and implementing... Read More

Budget failed to meet expectations: analysts

Budget failed to meet expectations: analysts

The proposed budget for the next fiscal year has failed to properly reflect the health and livelihoods crisis created by the Covid-19 pandemic and take enough measures to take the nation out of the catastrophe, analysts said yesterday.

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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

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