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Businesses may get tax cut, loan interest waiver By Other | Last Updated: 3rd May, 2020, 00:00

In addition to the stimulus deals for different sectors, the government is likely to roll out more rescue packages for the industrial sector and SMEs. Such facilities might come in forms of…

Businesses may get tax cut, loan interest waiver

Bangladesh wins in arbitration against Niko Bangladesh wins in arbitration against Niko

Bangladesh has won an arbitration lawsuit against Niko Resources (Niko) as an international court has found the Canadian company responsible for the blowout incidents in Chattak gas field in Sunamganj…


Prolonged closure to hit hard economy Prolonged closure to hit hard economy

Declaring the general holiday was a right thing to do amid the coronavirus outbreak but the economy will face a huge setback if this situation prolongs, Former finance adviser to a caretaker government…


They win battle against corona They win battle against corona

While many people are losing their lives during the coronavirus outbreak, many are also beating the odds. A total of nine people have been discharged on Saturday from Mugda General Hospital…

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Rangamati still free from coronavirus Rangamati still free from coronavirus

The southeastern hill district of Rangamati is the only Bangladeshi district still free from coronavirus, while health officials on Saturday said the number of confirmed cases of the extremely contagious…

Metropolis
Help floating Rohingyas disembark safely: EU Help floating Rohingyas disembark safely: EU

The European Union (EU) has urged the governments in the region to conduct a search and rescue operation and to find a solution for the safe disembarkation of floating Rohingyas at sea following generous…

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Link Between Air Pollution and Coronavirus Transmission Link Between Air Pollution and Coronavirus Transmission

Throughout the last two thousand years of pandemic history, nothing has killed more human beings than infectious disease. Covid-19 shows how vulnerable we remain. Currently 210 countries around the…

Business
Businesses seek corporate tax cut to survive corona impact Businesses seek corporate tax 
cut to survive corona impact

Trade body leaders have demanded at least 5 per cent cut in corporate tax to help businesses cope with the disruption caused by the coronavirus outbreak. They also sought an additional 2 per…

Opinion
Rapid diagnostic kit for COVID-19 and the dispute Rapid diagnostic kit for COVID-19 and the dispute

The basis of rapid diagnostic test kits is either to detect binding of surface protein (antigen) of coronavirus in the throat swab of patients with specific antibody that was already tagged in strip…

Asia
Kim reappears after weeks of speculation Kim reappears after weeks of speculation

SEOUL: North Korea’s Kim Jong Un has made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks, state media reported Saturday, following intense speculation that the leader of the nuclear-armed…

World
Grounded flights threaten routine vaccine supply: UN Grounded flights threaten routine vaccine supply: UN

GENEVA: Dozens of countries risk running out of vaccines for diseases like measles because of restrictions on flights brought in to tackle the new coronavirus, the United Nations warned on Friday,…

Culturetainment
Satyajit Ray remembered on his 99th birth anniv Satyajit Ray remembered on his 99th birth anniv

Legendary filmmaker of the subcontinent Satyajit Ray was remembered on his 99th birth anniversary on Saturday. Different socio-cultural organisations of Bangladesh and India paid tribute to…

Winner
Can’t see a bright future for myself: Mabia Can’t see a bright future for myself: Mabia

Mabia Akhter, country’s celebrated female weightlifter, doesn’t see a bright future for her. The 20-year-old girl became the first Bangladeshi female weightlifter to clinch gold in South…

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11.40 lakh families get relief in Rajshahi 11.40 lakh families get relief in Rajshahi

RAJSHAHI: Around 11.40 lakh daily wage workers and hand-to-mouth families were given relief support to tackle financial need in all eight districts of Rajshahi division amid coronavirus (COVID-19)…

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