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Muhith zeroes in on growth

Muhith zeroes in on growth
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith yesterday proposed a national budget of Tk 295,100 crore for the 2015-16 fiscal year (FY) with the aim of taking the country on a higher growth trajectory by projecting a 7 per cent growth, while setting a Tk 208,443 crore revenue target with a wider tax base. The minister also hoped for a stable political environment to achieve the goal. “We are trapped in the 6 per cent growth trajectory for the time being; our ultimate target is to transcend this cycle and transform our country into a developed nation by 2041. Political stability is the sine qua non for achieving this goal. I hope all patriotic political parties will refrain from violence and subversive activities and offer to cooperate in our…

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Prices up and down
Prices up and down
The proposed budget for the 2015-16 fiscal year, placed yesterday by Finance Minister AMA Muhith, suggested…

No probe report in 52 days

No probe report in 52 days

The probe body formed to investigate the Mongla cement factory building collapse is yet to submit its report although 52 days have elapsed since the incident that left eight people dead, reports UNB. The probe panel was supposed to come up with its report within seven working days after its constitution…
Footwear factory catches fire

Footwear factory catches fire

A fire broke out in a footwear factory in the capital’s Bangshal area yesterday, reports UNB. Sources at Fire Service Control Room said the fire erupted in the factory at Sikkatoli under Bongshal police station around 1:50pm. On information, nine fire fighting units rushed in and doused the blaze…
Religious and cultural practices  and overpopulation

Religious and cultural practices  and overpopulation

A special report released by the UNFPA  sometime ago revealed that Bangladesh’s population is rising too fast for comfort. It found the size of the present population of the country  at 160.4 million dispelling the figure officially supplied from  its government that the population…
World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day 2015

Which is why this year, the slogan of World Environment Day – today June 5th - “ Seven Billion Dreams.  One Planet. Consume with Care” marks a pleasant change, emphasising as it does the dreams of the seven billion, rather than their fears.  And the dream is of sustainable…
HC order on RCC mayor suspension stayed

HC order on RCC mayor suspension stayed

The  Appellate division yesterday stayed a High Court division order that had stayed the Local Government Ministry’s notification suspending Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) mayor Mosaddek Hossain Bulbul, reports UNB. Chamber judge of the Appellate Division Justice Hasan Foez Siddique passed…
‘5pc supplementary duty on services to stymie telecom growth’

‘5pc supplementary duty on services to stymie telecom growth’

The proposed 5 per cent supplementary duty on telecom services will act as a barrier, making it difficult for telecom operators to ensure quality services in the county, Abu Saeed Khan, senior fellow of LIRNEAsia said yesterday. The subscriber will be the sufferers as they will be paying more for relatively…
65 confirmed dead with 370 missing

65 confirmed dead with 370 missing

AFP, JIANLI, China: Distraught relatives rushed to the site of a capsized cruise ship in China Thursday seeking news of their loved ones, as rescue workers pulled dozens of bodies from the vessel. State broadcaster CCTV said 65 people were confirmed dead after the "Eastern Star" overturned…
‘Uchcharan’ performs on ColoursFM 101.6 today

‘Uchcharan’ performs on ColoursFM 101.6 today

After almost 30 years, ‘Uchcharan’, the famous band founded in 1972 by the ‘Pop Guru of Bangladesh’ Azam Khan, real name Mahbubul Haque Khan, will come together on ColoursFM 101.6 today from 6 pm to 8 pm.The band members, Alauddin Al Asad (Nilu), Ishtiaqur Rahman (Ishtiaq), Kazi…
Riyad blow for injury-ridden Bangladesh

Riyad blow for injury-ridden Bangladesh

Injury-ridden Bangladesh got yet another blow when middle order batsman Mahmudullah Riyad, an important component of the team’s batting line up, was ruled of the home series against India after he fractured his finger during practice yesterday. An X-ray, performed immediately after the ball hit…
Construction work on 12 cyclone shelters completed

 

Construction work on 12 cyclone shelters completed  

 The construction work on 12 cyclone shelter-cum-educational institutions has mostly been completed at a cost of about Tk 60 crores in Bhola Sadar upazila in the current year. Sources said the government is implementing the project with the financial assistance of Islamic Development Bank. Under…
Education sector gets more allocation

Education sector gets more allocation

Although the government has been increasing budgetary allocations for education over the years, attaching top priority to it, the funds proposed in the current fiscal year (FY) are far below the expected level, experts said. Finance Minister AMA Muhith yesterday (Thursday) set aside Tk. 34,370 crore…
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