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‘Poll-friendly’ massive budget on the cards

‘Poll-friendly’ massive budget on the cards
With the national election likely at the end of the year, the government is gunning for a massive Tk 4,68,200 crore budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year, predictably taking the path of ‘planning big’ to woo the voters. The planned budget would be about 17 per cent higher than ongoing ‘ambitious’ one. The government plans fall very much in line with the predictions made by experts, who say it is no surprise that the government would pursue a big budget ahead of the polls aiming to appease the bottom and mid-bottom of the economic pyramid—representing the largest vote bank. Pre-budget numbers and measures on the government chalkboard hint at an increased allocation for rural millions, a loosened grip on VAT regime…

PM hosts iftar for war-wounded FFs, orphans

PM hosts iftar for war-wounded FFs, orphans

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday hosted an iftar for war-wounded freedom fighters (FFs), orphans, physically-challenged children and alem-ulema (Islamic scholars) at her official residence Ganobhaban, reports UNB. The Prime Minister went round different tables set for the guests, exchanged pleasantries…
Traffic jams in capital begin early this Ramadan

Traffic jams in capital begin early this Ramadan

Since the beginning of Ramadan, city dwellers have started experiencing severe traffic gridlock, consuming their time and energy each day. Generally, it is seen that traffic congestion starts after 15 days of Ramadan, but this year traffic snarls have started much earlier. The congestion is severe especially…
Addressing the scourge of cyber-crimes

Addressing the scourge of cyber-crimes

A survey of more than one hundred cyber-crime victims confirms the long standing fear that around seventy four per cent fall in the 18-30 age bracket with women constituting more than fifty per cent. As Bangladesh steps into the digital age, the whole of society will be connected by the Internet and…
Biodiversity: Challenge and policy 
recommendations

Biodiversity: Challenge and policy recommendations

Biodiversity underpins a wide range of ecosystem services that human societies are dependent on for their very survival and development. Due to its geographic location and climatic conditions Bangladesh is gifted with a wide variety of ecosystems, plants and animals. Until now 5,700 species of angiosperm,…
School banking elicits massive response

School banking elicits massive response

School banking is steadily eliciting a huge response from among students all over the country. As of December 2017, the total value of the deposits with the banking accounts stood at Tk. 1,362.96 crore. The central bank's latest quarterly report on financial inclusion shows that a total of Tk. 1,362.96…
Clamp down on N Korea border, Trump tells China

Clamp down on N Korea border, Trump tells China

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Monday urged China to maintain tight control of its border with North Korea until he signs a denuclearization deal with Kim Jong UN, reports AFP. Trump is scheduled to hold a landmark summit with the North Korean leader June 12 in Singapore, but Pyongyang recently…
Bhabna opposite Mir Sabbir in Eid tele-drama

Bhabna opposite Mir Sabbir in Eid tele-drama

Starring opposite popular actor-director Mir Sabbir, young actress Ashna Habib Bhabna has acted in a special tele-drama titled ‘Gham Babu’ on the occasion of upcoming Eid. Shahid Un Nabi has directed the tele-drama with the story written by himself. In the tele-drama, Mir Sabbir will be…
High time to emulate seniors!

High time to emulate seniors!

As Bangladesh claimed to have found a settle group for T20 format, reliance on the senior players still looks obvious. Anyone from the likes of Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah Riyad misfire in any match, Bangladesh find them in a position of vulnerability. There was huge…
Prices of essentials soar

Prices of essentials soar

 Prices of Iftar commodities have risen sharply in Tangail and Noakhali at the beginning of Ramadan, burning a hole in the pockets of common people. In both districts, unscrupulous traders have raised commodity prices in violation of ministry directives issued to keep prices in check during Ramadan.…
Declining biodiversity ‘robs people of livelihood’

Declining biodiversity ‘robs people of livelihood’

Bangladesh observes International Biodiversity Day today (Tuesday) at a time when the human encroachment is taking a toll on the country's biodiversity, which is essential for food security. Besides, the livelihoods of poor people dependent on the diversity of nature are seriously being threatened.…
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