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Economists back lifeline for all domestic sectors

Economists on Monday urged the government to provide financial support to local industries and service sectors to help those cushion the impact of the new coronavirus.The Tk 50-billion package for the export-oriented sector is laudable, but other domestic industries and services sector that create millions of jobs and economic opportunities...

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Day labourers scramble to get packets of dry foods

Day labourers scramble to get packets of dry foods being distributed by a voluntary organisation at Motijheel in the city on Monday amid the virtual lockdown over the coronavirus pandemic — FE photo by Shafiqul Alam

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Global infections cross 727,000

More than 727,080 cases of infection and 34,610 deaths have been recorded in 183 countries and territories since the epidemic started in China in December, according to an AFP tally compiled at 1100 GMT Monday based on official sources.There were 3,208 deaths reported globally in the last day.Italy has 10,779...

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One more case confirmed as four recover

Another person in the country tested positive for Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, raising the overall tally of infected people to 49 after two days of stagnancy.On the other hand, four people, including an octogenarian, returned home after recovery during the same period. With them, the total number of...

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EU ombudsman rejects plea to withdraw GSP for BD

The Office of the Ombudsman of the European Union has recently turned down the plea from a group of labour rights organisations for withdrawal of GSP facilities being enjoyed by Bangladesh for alleged violation of labour rights. The organisations had filed the complaints with the EU Ombudsman against the European...

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Businessmen find fresh pursuits amid shutdown

Businessmen have been passing time by reading books, watching videos or doing indoor exercise as they stay home, compelled by nationwide shutdown. Some said they have been involved in office work over mobile phones and internet, fearing supply chain disruption.The dramatic change in the lifestyle of leading entrepreneurs was revealed...

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Prayer Timings-(31-03-2020)

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