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Govt to reach benefits of independence to villagers, says PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Monday the prime aim of her government is to reach the benefits of independence to each house in villages, reports UNB."Everyone will get a prosperous life... no one will be left hungry and homeless, and no one will suffer without treatment... everybody's life will...

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Rohingya relocation to Bhasan Char must be voluntary: UN

The United Nations (UN) said on Monday any relocation of Rohingya people to Bhasan Char must be on a voluntary basis. It also made it clear that refugees should have relevant, accurate and timely information on the project from the government, so they can make free and informed decisions."The views...

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No tax benefit for industries relocated in Economic Zones

Economic Zones (EZs) investors will not enjoy reduced tax rates on their income if they relocate factories or install old machinery, the revenue board said.In an order, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) said investors will have to keep details of transactions between two units inside and outside of the...

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Double-digit growth in four years: Kamal

Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal foresees a double-digit gross domestic product (GDP) growth for the country in the next four years."In four years we will reach the auspicious stage," the minister said while inaugurating the annual conference of Sonali Bank Limited on Monday.He said the GDP growth in...

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Nation observes one-minute ‘blackout’

For the third successive year, the nation observed a one-minute 'blackout' programme on Monday night, marking the 'Genocide Day', reports UNB.The 'blackout' programme was observed from 9.00pm.Lights were switched off for one minute. However, establishments of emergency services remained  out of the purview of the programme.In 2017, the government officially...

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White House defers on Mueller's report release, Democrats seek details

WASHINGTON, Mar 25 (Reuters): The White House said on Monday it was up to the Justice Department to decide whether detailed findings from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation will be released, a day after the top U.S. law enforcement official said President Donald Trump had been cleared of any...

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Workers of a RMG factory

Workers of a RMG factory agitating for their dues near Jatiya Press club in the city on Monday — FE photo

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