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Budget eyes extra mileage in polls By Other | Last Updated: 8th June, 2018, 00:00

The finance minister has announced a hefty Tk 4,64,573 crore (4.65 trillion) budget for 2018-19 fiscal year riding on an ambitious revenue target and keeping an eye on election-oriented populist steps…

Budget eyes extra mileage in polls

Budget sees revenue boost

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed an ambiguous revenue target of Tk 296,201 crore (2.96 trillion) from National Board of Revenue (NBR), mainly backed by Value Added Tax (VAT), for the 2018-19…


No initiative to benefit businesses: FBCCI

Leaders of major chambers and trade bodies expressed mixed reactions to the national budget announced on Thursday for 2018-19 fiscal year. In his reaction, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers…


Economists term it ‘less ambitious’

Economists think that the proposed budget is ‘less ambitious’ than the previous ones from Finance Minister AMA Muhith. They appreciated the finance minister’s proposal to keep…

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Tk 24,921cr allocated for energy sector Tk 24,921cr allocated 
for energy sector

Finance Minister AMA Muhith in his budget speech Thursday said the government targets 20 per cent reduction in fossil fuel consumption by 2030. He unveiled the plan at a time when prices of Liquefied…

Metropolis
Army to be deployed if situation demands, says Quader Army to be deployed
if situation demands, says Quader

Awami League general secretary Obaidul Quader on Thursday said that army would be deployed if the situation demands. “If situation arises, the Election Commission (EC) will request the…

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Salient features of the proposed budget Salient features of the proposed budget

The proposed national budget for fiscal year 2018-19 has largely focused on infrastructure development, along with a major push for widening social safety net, and nationally important projects.…

Editorial
How Long Our Female Migrant Workers Would Be Abused? How Long Our Female Migrant Workers Would Be Abused?

On 23 August last year, in this column, while writing about our female migrant workers I requested our authorities to ensure their rights and security before they are sent abroad. That time, a report…

Business
Financial sector to see a set of reforms Financial sector to see a set of reforms

Finance Minister AMA Muhith in his budget proposal on Thursday cited a number of important directives together with some relevant actions in order to bring back discipline in the country’s financial…

World
Guatemala Volcano toll rises to 99 Guatemala Volcano
toll rises to 99

ESCUINTLA: Explosions boomed from Guatemala’s fearsome Fuego volcano Wednesday, unleashing fresh torrents of mud and ash down slopes, as the death toll from a previous eruption rose to at least…

Culturetainment
Siam, Puja start shooting of Dohon Siam, Puja start shooting of Dohon

Popular actor of the small screen Siam Ahmed, who earned huge popularity among new generation with his acting skills and young actress Puja Cherry started shooting of their new film Dohon. The…

Winner
Belgium thrash Salah-less Egypt in warm-up Belgium thrash Salah-less Egypt in warm-up

Eden Hazard scored once and assisted another goal in a 3-0 pre-World Cup friendly win over Egypt on Wednesday that gave worried Belgium fans hope of a promising World Cup campaign. Drawn in…

My Districts
Over 1,640 tonne VGF rice allocated for Gaibandha Over 1,640 tonne VGF rice allocated for Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: The government has allocated one thousand and 640 metric tonnes (MTs) of rice for the distressed and ultra poor of the district on the occasion of the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival under…

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Stolen mobilephones, cash recovered from flat Stolen mobilephones, cash
recovered from flat

CHATTOGRAM: Police recovered 75 mobile phone sets and Tk 533,750 from a flat in the city’s Sholoshahar area on Wednesday night. Inspector (Investigation) Wali Uddin Akber of concerned…

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