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Cabinet approves proposed national budget for 2021-22 FY

The cabinet on Thursday approved the proposed national budget for the fiscal 2021-22. The approval was given in a special meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, held at the cabinet room in the Jatiya Sangsad building in the afternoon. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and other cabinet ministers and state ministers concerned were present at the meeting. The ...

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7-day lockdown imposed in Satkhira from Saturday

The district administration has announced a seven-day lockdown from Saturday in Satkhira district as the coronavirus infection has increased in the district at alarming rate. The decision was taken at Covid-19 protection committee on Thursday. District civil surgeon Dr Md Hussain Shafayat, Police superintendent Md Mostafizur Rahman and other concerned officials attended the meeting. Satkhira district reported more than 41 ...

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By-polls to 3 JS seats on July 14

The Election Commission (EC) will hold by-elections to three parliamentary constituencies on July 14 amid the Covid-19 pandemic. EC Secretary Mohammad Humayun Kabir Khandaker announced the election schedule at a press conference at the media center of the EC office in the city’s Agargaon on Wednesday. According to schedules for by-elections to Sylhet-3, Dhaka-14 and Cumilla-5 constituencies, the deadline for ...

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Tk 6.03 lakh crore national budget to be placed in JS tomorrow

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is set to place over Taka 6.03 lakh crore national budget for fiscal 2021-2022 (FY 22) in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) tomorrow amid the COVID-19 pandemic aiming to expedite economic recovery and bolster the government efforts to save the lives and livelihoods of country’s people. This will be the 50th national budget of the country ...

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Bangladesh reports 34 Covid deaths, 1,988 new cases

With the deaths of 34 more people in the last 24 hours until 8:00 am on Wednesday, Bangladesh’s Covid-19 death count now stands at 12,694. During this timeline, 1,988 fresh cases were reported, taking the total virus cases to 8,04,293. Health authorities also reported 1,914 more recoveries over the preceding 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 7,44,065, ...

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Weeklong lockdown in Naogaon district

A seven-day special lockdown has been announced in Naogaon municipality and Niamatpur upazila of the district due to rise of coronavirus or Covid-19 infection. The decision will be effective from tomorrow (June 3). Naogaon deputy commissioner Harun-Ur-Rashid came up with this announcement on Wednesday noon. Fifteen restrictions, including closure of public transport, have been imposed. During lockdown, shops, business establishments, ...

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Bhasan char much better than Cox’s Bazar camps: UNHCR delegation

UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, on Wednesday cleared its position regarding protection and assistance towards Rohingyas both in Cox’s Bazar and Bhasan Char, saying that they will continue to be present in various places around the country indicating the inclusion of Bhasan Char. “The government has made a very important investment in Bhasan Char. Bhasan Char is a much better ...

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Visiting COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma discusses climate issues with FM Dr Momen

Visiting COP26 President-Designate Alok Sharma on Wednesday met Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen and discussed priority issues on climate front. State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam, among others, attended the meeting. Earlier, the State Minister received Sharma at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 09:20am upon his arrival. He is also scheduled to attend “UK- Bangladesh Climate Partnership ...

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Budget session of parliament begins Wednesday

The 13th session (Budget) of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad will begin on Wednesday as the proposed budget will be placed in the parliament for the second time during the global novel coronavirus pandemic. President M Abdul Hamid called the session as per the power bestowed on him by the constitution, reports BSS. The national budget of 2021-2022, country’s 50th and ...

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ECNEC approves Tk 3,089.97cr Meghna River Bank protection project

The Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) today approved a Taka 3,089.97 crore Meghna river bank protection project in a bid to protect erosion prone areas and establishments at Ramgati and Kamalnagar upazilas inLaxmipur district. The approval came from a meeting of the ECNEC held today with its Chairperson and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The ...

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