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Experts for increasing health budget by 01pc to attain SDGs

Bangladesh, June 19 -- Bangladesh needs to increase budgetary allocation for health in order to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDG) of health and wellbeing, despite corruption and leakage ... Read More


UNICEF, WHO find rich-poor disparity in quality water, sanitation services in BD

Bangladesh, June 19 -- There is still discrimination among the poor and the rich in accessing quality water, sanitation and hygiene in Bangladesh despite phenomenal progress in the sector, according t... Read More


Biggest revenue target 'challenging' on exemptions

Bangladesh, June 19 -- Achieving the 'biggest' revenue target would be a challenging task with so many tax exemptions proposed in the budget, the revenue board chief said on Tuesday. He said a Tk 3.2... Read More


Independent review blames UN's systemic failure

Bangladesh, June 19 -- An independent review into how the UN System operated in Myanmar in the years leading up to the mass exodus of Rohingya following serious human rights abuses has concluded there... Read More


Inflation up in May

Bangladesh, June 19 -- The point-to-point inflation in the month of May last was recorded higher than that of the previous month, according to official data. It was 5.63 per cent in May compared to 5... Read More


EAB urges govt to raise RMG cash incentive to 3.0pc

Bangladesh, June 19 -- Exporters Association of Bangladesh (EAB) has urged the government to increase the proposed 1.0 per cent cash incentive to 3.0 per cent for the country's readymade garment (RMG)... Read More


BD seeks investment to develop skills, cost reduction for safe migration

Bangladesh, June 19 -- Bangladesh has called for investment in skill development and reducing costs from demand and supply sides respectively for safe and humane international migration. "Internation... Read More


UKBCCI wants to invest in apparel, banking, ICT, infrastructure sectors

Bangladesh, June 19 -- A delegation of the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce and Industry (UKBCCI) has evinced its interest to make investment in Bangladesh's apparel, banking, ICT, infrastructures ... Read More


Most private sector employees low-paid: NBR chief

Bangladesh, June 19 -- The country's private sector is paying meagre salaries to their most of the employees, making their life miserable, National Board of Revenue (NBR) Chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain... Read More


Focus on South Asian cooperation to ensure regulation for GE crops

Bangladesh, June 19 -- Experts at a meeting on Tuesday highly focused on regional cooperation among the South Asian countries to ensure bio-safety and regulation for genetically engineered (GE) crops.... Read More