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Bangladesh reports 2856 new virus cases; 44 deaths in 24 hrs

The health authorities in Bangladesh on Saturday confirmed the detection of  2,856 new coronavirus patients in the span of 24 hours, raising the total number to 84,379. Besides, the death toll stands at 1,139 as 44 more people died from COVID-19 during the same perid.. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr Nasima Sultana ... Read More »

Police adopts yoga for enhanced immunity from virus

Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has begun conducting Yoga sessions for officers alongside Physical Training (PT) to reap its benefits to the body’s immune system. Various types of PT have been conducting separately at different units of the DMP under the directive of DMP Commissioner Mohammad Shafiqul Islam to increase the police members ’bodies’ resistance to disease. Following the DMP Commissioner’s ... Read More »

Taxation proposals made in Bangladesh Budget 2020-21

Chapter Six: Revenue Collection Activities Madam Speaker 157. Till now I have discussed the expenditures of the Government. Now we shall focus on the sources of the expenditures. The major share of the expenditures will come from internal resources which will be collected by the National Board of Revenue (NBR). Internal revenue collection target is set on the basis of ... Read More »

BD Budget 2020-21 sets 8.2 pc ambitious GDP growth target

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday set an ambitious target of 8.2 percent GDP growth  for the next fiscal with a comprehensive plan that includes four main strategies  although he himself admitted that all calculations about the global economy have turned upside down under the impact of the COVID-19 global pandemic. “The Asian Development Bank has made a forecast of 7.8 ... Read More »

Budget to overcome negative impacts with 4 key

Amid coronavirus crisis, the government has taken up a comprehensive plan with four main strategies discouraging luxury expenditures and prioritizing government spending that creates jobs. “We have taken a comprehensive plan to overcome the possible negative impacts of the pandemic on our economy and people,” Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said while placing the proposed budget for the fiscal year ... Read More »

BNP’s budget reaction imaginary, traditional: Quader

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday castigated the budget reaction of BNP, calling it pre-prepared and imaginary old story. “BNP’s budget reaction is pre-prepared, imaginary and a traditional old story,” he said in an immediate response at his official residence in the capital this afternoon. BNP Standing Committee member Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury claimed that people’s hopes and ... Read More »

People’s lives, livelihoods ignored in budget: BNP

BNP on Thursday said the proposed national budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year has failed to reflect people’s hopes and aspirations. In an instant reaction to the proposed budget, party standing committee member Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said, “I think people’s lives and livelihoods, and humanity have been ignored in the budget.” Earlier in the day, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa ... Read More »

Budget proposes raising tax-free income threshold

The government has decided to change the tax-free threshold of income, tax rates and tax slabs for taxpayers other than companies and local authorities, especially individual taxpayers. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed the changes as a gift of the ‘Mujib Borsho’ while placing the proposed budget for 2020-21 fiscal. He proposed to increase the tax-free income threshold ... Read More »

Coronavirus: Bangladesh reports 3190 new cases, 37 deaths

Bangladesh on Wednesday saw another surge in new Covid-19 cases as 3190 more people were infected in the span of 24 hours, taking the total number to 74,865. Besides, the death toll stands at 1012 as the deadly disease claimed 37 more lives during the same period. Additional Director General of the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) Prof Dr ... Read More »