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30,000 homes for freedom fighters

March 13, 2021

The government has planned to build 30,000 homes for insolvent valiant freedom fighters and family members of the martyred and deceased war heroes in a bid to uplift their socioeconomic…

Freedom Fighter’s Allowance: PM raises it to Tk 20k a month

February 16, 2021

Nearly 2 lakh to get the benefit after budget Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday announced the increase of valiant freedom fighter allowance to Tk 20,000 from Tk 12,000 a month.…

50,000 more houses for homeless in April

February 12, 2021

Earlier in January, about 70,000 homeless and landless families received homes along with two-decimal lands from the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Wednesday asked the field administrations…

Monthly allotment nominal, should be increased: minister

January 31, 2021

Planning Minister MA Mannan yesterday said the average monthly cash transfer to beneficiaries under the government’s social safety net programmes should be increased to Tk 1,000. “It’s kind of my…

Govt approves 2 new stimulus packages of Tk 2,700 crore

January 18, 2021

Cottage, small and medium enterprises to be benefited To reduce the impact of coronavirus fallout, the government today approved two new stimulus packages of Tk 2,700 crore to boost the…