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$2.0b budgetary support likely this fiscal year

The government is working on securing about $2.0 billion budgetary support from bilateral and multilateral development partners in the current fiscal year (FY), finance ministry officials said.In the just-concluded fiscal year, Bangladesh got $1.0 billion as budgetary support to help the economy tide over the crisis created by the covid...

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Garbage piling up around a under-construction sewage

Garbage piling up around a under-construction sewage pit of Dhaka WASA on the main thoroughfare of business district of Dilkusha — FE Photo by Shafiqul Alam

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Protecting BD-flagged vessels Shipping office directive irks foreign shippers

A government shipping office has issued a directive for the protection of the Bangladesh-flagged vessels, much to the frustration of foreign shippers.Transportation of goods to and from Bangladesh is usually carried by foreign shipping firms.According to foreign shippers, such type of protection is tantamount to monopoly.Last February, two container vessels...

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Pandemic picks up pace in 22 dists

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned severe in 22 districts, where nearly 50 per cent of the total infections was reported, officials and physicians have said.In terms of fatalities, the districts accounted for more than 70 per cent of the deaths, meaning the districts are on the verge of entering into...

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Is Covid weakening in Dhaka division?

The COVID deaths in Dhaka have showed a falling trend over the last five weeks compared to the total fatalities across the country.An FE analysis has found that the number of daily deaths from coronavirus has been falling, except for a slight volatility over the last 35 days in Dhaka...

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NBR to launch VAT e-payment July 16

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is going to introduce e-payment system for the VAT-payers on July 16 (Thursday) to facilitate VAT payment from anywhere.Initially, people having accounts in three banks can make the e-payment. However, the facility will be extended later in phases.Talking to the FE on Monday, VAT...

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A trader displays some counterfeit health safety materials

A trader displays some counterfeit health safety materials in front of his Hijab shop at Islampur in the city on Monday in an effort to make up for the poor sales of products of his main outlet — FE Photo

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Prayer Timings-(14-07-2020)

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