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2 more arson victims die

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Two more people, who suffered burn injuries in separate arson attacks by miscreants in Rupganj of Narayanganj district on February 25 and 27, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) on Saturday.

Bus contractor Shakil Ahmed, 17, son of Jasim Uddin of Kazir Char in Muladi upazila of Barisal district, who sustained injuries in an arson attack on his vehicle on February 25, succumbed to his injuries at the burn unit of DMCH around 3:45pm, sources at the DMCH said.


Revenue shortfall may cause budget deficit

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The Unnayan Onneshan (UO), an independent multidisciplinary think-tank, said that the shortfall in revenue collection in the current fiscal year vis-à-vis budgetary target may be larger than those in the previous fiscal years, which will cause the budget deficit to rise to 7...

PSC renews to make quota system easy

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In the wake of repeated delays, the Public Service Commission (PSC) has renewed its recommendation to ease the quota system in government jobs, as it is not possible to overcome the problem relating to applying the system.

The PSC had made the proposal in March 2009. But it has...

Policy underway to keep big dev prog uninterrupted

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As the political instability goes on, the government has decided to adopt policy strategies in different ministries to keep the implementation of the development programs, including the eight fast-track projects, uninterrupted in any way.

It has also decided to launch...

Poverty, disparity declining: Muhith

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Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday said Bangladesh is the world’s unique country where disparity and poverty are declining simultaneously.

“Disparity is widening in all developing countries except Bangladesh. It’s our credit…it’s the success of our strategy,” he...

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