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Diesel price hike raises essentials' prices

The latest diesel price hike started pinching the country's poor and low middle-income people hard, as prices of various essentials started soaring following hike in their transport cost.Prices of rice, the key staple, further increased by Tk 4.0-6.0 a kg, and it was sold at Tk 55 (coarse) to Tk...

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Children aged 5-11 get Covid jabs on trial basis

Bangladesh on Thursday started administering Covid-19 vaccine to the children aged between 5-11 years on experimental basis.Health Minister Zahid Maleque, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni and US Ambassador in Bangladesh Peter Haas jointly launched the campaign at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the city, reports UNB.The full-fledged vaccination programme...

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Youth jobless rate at 10.6pc in country

The youth unemployment rate currently stands at 10.6 per cent in Bangladesh, which is more than twice the overall national unemployment rate of 4.2 per cent, according to an ILO report.Youth unemployment increased significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic. ILO is supporting the government of Bangladesh in boosting employment for young...

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Staggered weekly holidays in industrial zones announced

The government on Thursday announced staggered weekly holidays to ensure an uninterrupted power supply in the industrial zones across the country. The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments (DIFE) under the labour and employment ministry issued a circular in this regard dividing the areas into seven zones with immediate...

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HC summons DC, SP, bank MD

The High Court Thursday summoned five persons, including Kushtia's DC and SP, and BRAC Bank's managing director on charge of handing over the possession of a property worth Tk 1.33 billion, which was sold at auction for Tk 150 million, in violating of a court order. Kushtia Sadar Police Station's...

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39.5pc eligible households didn't get TCB family cards: TIB

At least 39.5 per cent of the eligible poverty-stricken households didn't get family cards issued by the Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB) to buy certain food items at subsidised prices, according to a study.The study, conducted by the Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), published on Thursday underlined corruption, irregularities and lack...

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Fiscal situation worsens amid poor revenue, high public borrowings

Economist Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Thursday said the country's fiscal situation worsened especially over the past two months due to poor revenue growth and high public borrowings. Terming the fiscal account as the number one 'villain' of the economy, the distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) said...

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No benefit from int'l price cut of edible oils

Local consumers are yet to get any real benefit from the declining trend in edible oil prices in the international market - due to high exchange rates of Bangladeshi taka against US dollar, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi opined on Thursday. "The prices of edible oils have declined in the international...

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Cabinet clears draft drug law keeping maximum 10-yr jail for irregularities

The cabinet approved in principle on Thursday the draft of the Drugs Act, 2022 intensifying the punishment for several anomalies and offenses to the maximum 10-year jail and Taka 10 lakh penalty, reports BSS.The approval was given at the regular cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and...

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Cabinet Div asks Energy Division to explain fuel price hike to people

The Cabinet on Thursday directed the Energy Division to reiterate to the people the justification behind the huge increase in the prices of fuel triggering a public outcry, reports UNB.The directive came from the Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina who joined it through a virtual platform...

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19th session of 11th JS begins August 28

The 19th session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) will begin at 5 pm on August 28.President Md Abdul Hamid convened the session exercising the power bestowed upon him as per the Clause (1) of Article 72 of the Constitution, a press release of the Secretariat said on Thursday.

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