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COVID-19: Rapid spread, but fewer hospitalisations

BNP is running propaganda to question the Election Commission law: Obaidul Quader

Government has the capability to break the poisonous teeth of militancy: Home Minister

Registration to be launched next month to restore trust in E-Commerce

Momen-Miller meeting emphasizes human rights and the rule of law

Health sector budget witnesses 12-fold increase in current financial year

Dhaka, October 19: In the fiscal year 2021-2022, the budget for the health sector is Tk 32,731 crore. On the other hand, the budget for the health sector in 2000-2001 was Tk 2,689 crore. In the last 21 years, the budget of the health sector has increased 12 folds. However, the country is still lacking behind compared to developed countries, where the health budget is much higher.

Thousands of investors have left the capital market due to Covid-19 pandemic

Dhaka, July 5: After a long recession, the country's stock market has returned to a very positive trend. In this situation, although the number of investors in the stock market is expected to increase, the BO account has decreased by over one lakh last June, according to figures from the Central Depository of Bangladesh's (CDBL) Beneficiary Owners (BO) accounts.

Mongla Port breaks record with Tk 340 crore revenue in FY21

Dhaka, July 2: The Mongla port has created a new record by earning Tk 340 crore during the 2020-21 fiscal (FY21), a BSS report said.

Mongla port breaks 70-year record

Dhaka, June 1: Mongla, the country's second-largest seaport, has broken a 70-year record for the arrival of merchant ships. With one month left in the current financial year, 913 merchant ships have anchored at the port, breaking all previous records. In the last financial year, there were 912 ships in the port.

Import duty, tax waived off on 46 types of goods

Dhaka, May 20: All types of import duty, tax have been exemption on the import of 46 types of products, including hand sanitizer making materials, masks, protective clothing to prevent covid 19, according to a National Board of Revenue (NBR) notification on Wednesday (May 19).

At the end of the year, Bangladesh's growth will be 6 percent: ADB

Dhaka, April 28: Despite the Corona epidemic, Bangladesh will do well in achieving GDP (gross domestic product). At the end of the current financial year, this rate may be 6 percent. But everything depends on the second wave of Covid-19.

Lockdown: Banks, stock markets to remain open

Dhaka, April 14: A letter has been sent to the Governor of Bangladesh Bank from the Cabinet Division instructing to ensure banking services for special needs within eight days of strict restrictions. According to the directive sent on Tuesday (April 13), the bank will remain open to conduct banking activities for special needs.

Banks to remain closed during lockdown

Dhaka, April 13: All banks will be closed from April 14 to April 21 due to strict restrictions imposed by the government to control the coronavirus infection. During the restriction, bank branches as well as all branches of financial services, booth banking and agent banking services will be closed. However, all online services including ATM and internet banking will remain open. A circular in this regard has been issued by the Department of Site Supervision of Bangladesh Bank on Monday (April 12).

Early signs of recovery in Bangladesh's economy: World Bank

Dhaka, April 13: According to a new report by the World Bank, the return of exports, strong domestic remittance inflows and ongoing vaccination programs are showing new signs of recovery in Bangladesh's economy.

Garment sector, factories to operate during lockdown from Wednesday

Dhaka, April 12: The government has announced a strict lockdown from Wednesday, April 14, to prevent coronavirus infection. However, factories, including the garment sector, will continue to operate at this time.

The government will not fund commercial vaccinations

Dhaka, January 22: If a private company wants to bring a coronavirus vaccine, it has to bring it with its own funds, the government will not finance. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal made the remarks in response to a question from reporters after a virtual meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic and Public Procurement on Wednesday (January 21).

Bangladesh to buy vaccine worth Tk 1271 crore from India

Dhaka, January 22: The Cabinet Committee on Public Procurement has given final approval to purchase three crore doses of corona vaccine at a cost of Tk 1,271 crore through direct procurement from India.

Coronavirus reduces government spending, GDP slows

Dhaka, January 20: Corona has reduced government spending. Compared to the first quarter of the last financial year (July-September), the current financial year has decreased by 7.57 percent in the first quarter. Imports, on the other hand, fell 11.43 percent to 12.69 billion. Imports have declined mainly due to lower imports of capital equipment and lower fuel prices in the international market.

Imports slowly gaining pace

Dhaka, January 14: Imports of Bangladeshi goods are increasing after overcoming the epidemic drought; The country imported USD 481 crore worth of goods in November, the highest since the pandemic began. Ahsan Mansoor, executive director of the Policy Research Institute (PRI), said it was "good news" for the economy.

Eighth Five Year: Plan to reduce extreme poverty to 7.4 percent

Dhaka, December 29: The National Economic Council (NEC) has given final approval to the Eighth Five-Year Plan (July 2020 to June 2025). The approval was given at an NEC meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at noon on Tuesday (December 29).