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It's a murder: State Minister

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State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury on Monday said investigation will be launched to identify whether there is any negligence on the part of the launch owners.

“After watching the CCTV footage, it seems that it is not an accident, it’s a murder and whether there is any negligence on the part of the launch owners will be investigated,” he said while visiting the rescue operation at Sadarghat.

Each family of the deceased will get Tk 1.5 lakh from the river disaster fund...

Launch capsize in Buriganga

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32 bodies recovered so far

The death toll from the launch capsize in the Buriganga River near Shyambazar climbed to 32 with the recovery of two more bodies on Monday.

Lima Khanam, duty officer of fire service headquarters control room, said 32 bodies were retrieved from the sunken launch till...

Coronavirus in Bangladesh

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43 more deaths, 4,014 infected in 24 hrs
7,48,197 tests conducted, confirmed cases soar to 1,41,801
A total of 1,41,801 in 7,48,197 coronavirus tests carried out in Bangladesh have turned out to be positive.

The health authorities have confirmed 4,014 new cases after testing 18,837 samples in...

Finance Bill 2020 passed in JS

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Parliament on Monday passed the Finance Bill 2020 reducing the lock-in period of investing black money in the share market.

In the 2020-21 fiscal budget, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal proposed three years lock-in tenure for investing black money in the capital market. But it has been...

Budget ambitious, but implementable: PM

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Describing the reasons behind placing an ambitious national budget with an 8.2 percent GDP growth target, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday hoped that her government will be able to implement it as it did in previous fiscal years.

“We never failed to implement budgets in the past, and...

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