Rejaul Karim Byron | The Daily Star
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  • China Funded Projects: Red tape holds back progress

    With much pomp and circumstances, Xi Jinping in October 2016 arrived in Bangladesh, the first visit by a Chinese president in 30 years.
  • Social Safety Nets: Not many urban poor getting help

    Most of the poor people in urban areas remain deprived of the government’s social protection benefits. Only 17.84 percent of the poor people living in towns and cities receive support from social safety schemes, whereas 35.77 percent of the poor people in rural areas get the benefits, according to a World Bank report.
  • Dhaka Metro Rail: Two more lines to cost Tk 93,800cr

    Construction work on two more metro rail lines will begin soon as the government aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in the capital.
  • 1.38cr people underemployed

    For nearly two years, Raushan Mahmud has been working as a cashier at a firm that produces garment accessories in Gazipur.
  • Tk 1,530cr cash subsidy for remitters

    The finance ministry has released Tk 1,530 crore in cash subsidies for remitters for the first two quarters of the current fiscal year as part of a government move to encourage remittance through official channels.