JS committee to prepare Rajakar list By Special Correspondent | Last Updated: 9th August, 2020, 21:44

The meeting decided to form a six-member subcommittee, headed by Shajahan Khan, to make the list of the collaborators

JS committee to prepare Rajakar list

Cost of mobile phone users increases

Cost of mobile phone users increases

Currently, mobile phone users have to pay 15 percent value added tax (VAT), 10 percent SD and 1 percent surcharge on the bill of their phone call, internet and other usages


Govt takes six measures to rejuvenate stock market: Kamal Govt takes six measures to rejuvenate stock market: Kamal

These include- enhancing participation of banks and non-bank financial institutions in the capital market


Car, jeep owners to pay more for BRTA services

Car, jeep owners to pay more for BRTA services

The owners of private car and jeep have to pay 5 percent more money for getting various services provided by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) as per the proposed budget 2020-21


Democracy freed with release of Sheikh Hasina: Hasan Democracy freed with release of Sheikh Hasina: Hasan

The meeting was held marking the 11th anniversary of Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s release from prison


Overall budget deficit Tk. 190,000 crore in 2020-21 Overall budget deficit Tk. 190,000 crore in 2020-21

Total allocation for operating and other expenditures is estimated at Tk. 3,62,855 crore, while the allocation for the annual development program


Govt sets ambitious 8.2 pc GDP growth target Govt sets ambitious 8.2 pc GDP growth target

 Ambitious target of 8.2 percent GDP growth  for the next fiscal with a comprehensive plan that includes four main strategies 


Social Safety Net: Expanded coverage to include 17 lakh more under existing schemes Social Safety Net: Expanded coverage to include 17 lakh more under existing schemes

According to the sources, the allocation in this sector would be increased by Tk 1633 crore while the number of the beneficiaries will increase to 98 lakh (9.8 million) from existing 81 lakh


Tk 34,427 cr proposed for defence;
Tk 2,327 cr higher than previous FY Tk 34,427 cr proposed for defence

The government has allocated Tk 34,427 crore for the Ministry of Defence, Armed Forces Division and other services


National Budget FY21: Cigarette to be costlier

Cigarette to be costlier

Cigarette is going to be costlier as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed increased supplementary duty to reduce the consumption of tobacco products 


National Budget 20-21 FY: Black money can be deposited in banks

Black money can be deposited in banks

The banking sector is likely to get a boost in deposit as the government allowed black money investments


Land mutation within 28 days: Kamal Land mutation within 28 days: Kamal

People now has the advantage of getting mutation done in a maximum of 28 working days compared to 45 working days taken earlier


National Budget 20-21 FY: No VAT proposed on gold import

No VAT proposed on gold import

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed to withdraw 15 percent VAT on the import of gold bar to discourage illegal import and encourage the import of gold on legal routes through proper channel 


Budget keeps Tk 100b for Covid-19 response  
Budget keeps Tk 100b for Covid-19 response

To combat the Covid-19 pandemic, the govt is implementing different programmes worth Tk 5,500 crore under the Health Services Division, the finance minister says


Additional 1pc export incentive to continue for RMG sector Additional 1pc export incentive to continue for RMG sector

An additional 1 percent export incentive is being provided to all categories of RMG exports from FY2019-20


Budget 2020-21: Govt takes up comprehensive plan with 4 key strategies

Budget 2020-21: Comprehensive plan with 4 key strategies taken up

The government suspended payment of interest for the months of April and May against loans distributed by all commercial banks


Tk100cr allocated for research in health sector

Tk100cr allocated for research in health sector

The fund is named "Integrated Health-Science Research and Development Fund"


Light to moderate rain likely over country Light to moderate rain likely over country

Mild heat wave is sweeping over Rajshahi, Dinajpur, Nilphamari and Panchagarh and it may abate


Tax-free income ceiling raised to Tk3 lakh Tax-free income ceiling raised to Tk3 lakh

Moreover, individual taxpayers, from the lower income brackets, have got a 5 percent tax slab, down from existing 10 percent


Finance Minister places Tk 568,000cr budget for 2020-21 FY Finance Minister places Tk 568,000cr budget for 2020-21 FY

The budget was placed when the country is reeling under adverse social and economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic


President authenticates proposed budget for 2020-21 FY President authenticates proposed budget for 2020-21 FY

The head of the state authenticated the budget at his Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban (parliament complex) Office at about 2:50 o’clock this afternoon


Flights on international routes to resume from June 16 Flights on international routes to resume from June 16

Flight operations on international routes from Bangladesh will resume on June 16 after over two months of suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic


Police arrests 12 over death in Narail clash Police arrests 12 over death in Narail clash

Police have arrested 12 persons for their alleged involvement in death of three people during a clash between two groups


Finance Minister Mustafa Kamal unveiling budget for FY 21 Mustafa Kamal unveiling budget for FY 21

Earlier in the day, the cabinet, chaired by prime minister Sheikh Hasina, approved the national budget for placing in the parliament


Cabinet endorses proposed national budget for FY 2020-2021 Cabinet endorses proposed national budget for FY 21

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is set to unveil the proposed national budget for the 2020-2021 FY this afternoon


Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 3,187 new cases, 37 deaths Covid-19: Bangladesh reports 3,187 new cases, 37 deaths

Another 848 patients are released from hospitals in the same period, taking the recovery count to 16,747


AL factional clash leaves one dead, 20 injured in Jhenaidah AL factional clash leaves one dead, 20 injured

Faruk Hossain, 35, a resident of the village, succumbed to his injuries on Thursday morning while undergoing treatment at Dhaka Medical College Hospital


Panel on Covid-19 calls for expanding lockdown coverage in risky zones Panel on Covid-19 calls for expanding lockdown coverage

The committee also gives five recommendations, including increasing the scope of hospital services, and urged for its speedy implementation


NRB Global Bank’s Ctg branch manager dies from coronavirus NRB Global Bank’s Ctg branch manager dies from coronavirus

Mejbaul Haque Arman, manager of Chattogram's Lohagara branch, passed away at the intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital last night while undergoing treatment


Woman dies with fever, cold in Rangamati Woman dies with fever, cold in Rangamati

The deceased is identified as Chemon Ara Begum, 55, cook of Karnaphuli Hydropower Station Hospital and a resident of the Kaptai project area of the upazila


Two killed in Madaripur road crash Two killed in Madaripur road crash

The deceased are identified as human hauler driver Sohel Munshi, 38, hailing from Mithapur village of Sadar upazila and onion trader Selim Khalifa, 45, from Uttardudkhali village of the same upazila


OIC condemns Israel’s illegal annexation plan OIC condemns Israel’s illegal annexation plan

Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen heads Bangladesh delegation in the meeting


Maritime ports asked to hoist cautionary signal 3 Maritime ports asked to hoist signal 3

All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to come close to the coast and not to venture into the deep sea till further notice


Four land in jail over Lalmonirhat teenage boy torture Four land in jail over Lalmonirhat teenage boy torture

The accused are Ashraf Ali Lal, president of District Truck Owners Association, Madhu Chandra Roy, 32, Bimol Chandra Roy, 37 and Abdul Mannan, 22


Japan bans chartered flights from Bangladesh Biman Japan bans chartered flights from Biman

The latest restrictions came as four Bangladeshi passengers on a recent repatriation flight tested positive for Covid-19 despite having documents certifying that they had tested negative and were safe to travel


Ctg MP Moslem Uddin, 9 other members of his family tested Covid-19 positive Another Ctg MP, 9 other family members test Covid-19 positive

Earlier, Mostafizur Rahman Chowdhury, Chattaogam- 16 MP of Awami League( Banshkhali constituency), and ten of his family members were infected with coronavirus on June 6

 


Mother, son die after ‘taking poisonous tablets’ in Bogura Mother, son die after ‘taking poisonous tablets’ in Bogura

The deceased are identified as Saraswati, 45, wife of Nitai Chandra and their son Rabindra, 22, hailing from the area


Sheikh Hasina’s release day from prison today Sheikh Hasina’s release day from prison today

On this day in 2008, Sheikh Hasina was released from the special sub-jail set up on the premises of the Jatiya Sangsad (Parliament) Building after remaining captive there for nearly 11 months


Dhaka’s ranking improves in Air Quality Index Dhaka’s ranking improves in Air Quality Index

However, there may be risks for some people, particularly those who are unusually sensitive to air pollution


Saudi Arabia yet to decide on Hajj with 50 days left Saudi Arabia yet to decide on Hajj with 50 days left

The decision is yet to be taken for Hajj scheduled to be performed by millions of Muslims in late July this year

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