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CPD projects Tk 1.0tn revenue shortfall

The Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) predicts a Tk 1.0-trillion revenue collection shortfall this fiscal considering the impact of COVID-19 on the economy.It also apprehends adverse implications for revenue mobilisation during the remainder of fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020 and beyond.The CPD believes revenue loss and increased public expenditure for a...

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People of low-income group wait in a long queue

People of low-income group wait in a long queue to buy rice at Tk 10 a kg from an OMS sales point at Mahakhali in the city on Sunday. Failing to endure the heat of the sun during the long wait, some of them put their bags in the circles,...

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Kamal sees 8.0pc GDP growth unless outbreak lingers

Finance Minister A H M Mustafa Kamal has said COVID-19 outbreak is slowing down economic activities, but the country will see nearly 8.0 per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the current fiscal year (FY), 2019-20."Unless the catastrophe lingers long, we will be able to attain our goal. The...

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World virus cases pass 1.2m, 66,000 die

Global coronavirus cases increased to 1,224,938 Sunday with more than 66,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States, according to a tally provided by www.worldometers.info at 8.30 pm local time, report agencies.Italy has the highest official death toll with 15,362 fatalities. Spain follows with 12,418, the United...

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MoC seeks help of line ministries

The Ministry of Commerce (MoC) has sought line ministries' help to ease production, transportation and supply of essential items like baby food and medical equipment during the Covid-19 outbreak.The items high on priority include water, edible oil, rice, onion, sugar, garlic, ginger, baby food, lentils, salt and medical equipment.It has...

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Cut charges, include shippers in stimulus

The Bangladesh Container Shipping Association (BCSA) urged the government on Sunday to reduce some tariffs and charges to offset their loss amid the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak. The BCSA noted that the shippers need to be included in the government-announced stimulus package, as they are also bleeding during the crisis period.The...

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141 return from India through Benapole

BENAPOLE, Apr 5 (UNB): One hundred forty-one Bangladeshi nationals, who got stuck in West Bengal in India, returned home through Benapole check-post under a special arrangement in the last three days.Dr Habibur Rahman, health officer at Benapole check-post, said the Bangladeshi nationals came through Benapole check-post on Friday, Saturday and...

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