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Mizanur Rahman
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Serving the Daily Observer  since March ’2014.



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Social security coverage to hit Tk 18.33b in FY21The government has decided to increase the social security coverage by 20 percent to Tk 1,833 crore (18.33 billion) in the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2020-21 as the number of financial beneficiaries under social safety net is being raised to about 1 crore from existing 81 lakh.Mohammad Zainul Bari, Secretary of the Social Welfare Secretary ...
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Dishonest traders market adulterated foods in RamadanAdulterated foods mainly vermicelli (semai), ghee (butter oil) and noodles are being pushed into commodity markets in the capital and the rest of the country by a section of dishonest traders and manufacturers, market sources said.A syndicate of dishonest businessmen have been manufacturing spurious vermicelli (semai) in different makeshift factories in dirty and unhygienic locations ...
Kitchen Market Ahead Of EID
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Prices unprecedentedly stable as demands remain lowThe demand for polau (aromatic) rice, sugar, semai (vermicelli) and other feast items has increased over the last one week as the Muslim Eid-ul-Fitr festival is due on May 25, subject to the sighting of the Moon.However, the demand is far lower compared to the last year as majority of the Dhaka city dwellers are ...
Masks, Sanitizers In Poor Supply
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Covid-19 cases growing overnight at garment factoriesThe number of coronavirus patients in garment factories which are now operating at Savar, Gazipur Narayangonj and at other places around the capital has surged in the past several days.Industry sources said big factories are providing better protection to workers but workers at smaller ones remain highly vulnerable to infection cases.Workers claim that most factory ...
Reopening Didn’t Open Business
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Big shopping malls keep shutter closed, buyers are few in marketThe reopening has not opened the business for big Eid sales. Big shopping malls and markets           places in the capital as well as in other big cities like Chattogram and Sylhet remained closed despite the government announcement of the opening of business. Only smaller ones have opened door at many places.Meanwhile, most of over 5 ...
PM opens corona incentive programme on Thursday
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50 lakh families to get Tk 2,500 per monthThe government will provide 50 lakh families with cash incentive due to coronavirus outbreak across the country. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the programme on Thursday, According to the Finance Ministry sources.The sources said, the government had decided to provide each of those families with Tk 2500 cash incentive per month. Initially, Tk 1250 ...
Coronavirus projects, agriculture to be given priority
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Tk 560,000 crore budget planned The government is going to plan a big budget of Tk560,000 crore for the next fiscal year (2020-2021), a Finance Ministry sources said.Against the backdrop of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the Finance Ministry will give priority to coronavirus projects and agriculture sector in the upcoming fiscal year.Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will present the budget ...
Assistance Amid Lockdown
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5m low income families to get Tk 12b cash incentivesThe government has decided to provide Tk 1,200 crore (12 billion) cash incentives to 50 lakh (5 million) low-income families affected in the coronavirus induced lockdown. Each family will get Tk 2400 in cash and the money will be provided as soon as possible, Finance Ministry sources said.The low income people of the country are ...
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Stipend programme for primary school students to get renewal soonThe government is going to give approval to stipend project for primary school students in a special way amid coronavirus pandemic.  If the project approved 13 lakh primary students will get stipends for three months from   January to March. Not only that, the amount of stipend money for students may also increase till June next ...
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Ministries asked to slash spending on lower priority projectsThe government has instructed development ministries and agencies to stop spending on 'low priority' projects in the wake of coronavirus outbreak.The instruction has been made asking the ministries and subordinate departments to decide on their own and spending be made at their own discretion on 'medium priority' project while spending on 'highest priority project' must ...
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