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‘No new tax’ as Muhith set to unveil budget today

‘No new tax’ as Muhith set to unveil budget today
Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhit is all set to announce today (Thursday) the last full national budget in Parliament before the end of the Awami League (AL) government’s two consecutive terms spanning a decade. With the next national election expected to be held by the end of this year, the budget for FY2018-19 is likely to be worth Tk. 468,200 crore, which happens to be about 16 per cent higher than the last year’s proposed budget of Tk. 400,266 crore. However, Tk 127,000 crore will remain as deficit in the budget.   Economic observers have already dubbed this budget as “a whole bouquet for the country’s voting classes”. Sources from different quarters say that the government has already set a revenue…

Army in next national election: CEC

Army in next national election: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda said that Army will be deployed in the next national election and the issue will be discussed before the deployment.   He told this after emerging from an EVM training inauguration ceremony at Barisal Circuit House hall room yesterday noon where he…
Results in JU Law and Justice Faculty delayed

Results in JU Law and Justice Faculty delayed

The results of the 2012–13 and 2013–14 academic sessions of the Law and Justice Faculty of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have reportedly been delayed on account of mistakes in credit calculations. Source said a single-credit viva voce course was introduced into the academic syllabus at the…
For a gender-sensitive budget

For a gender-sensitive budget

The finance minister is going to present the forthcoming budget soon. This regular but very important annual financial plan of the government will address the development needs of the country as expected. But few will deny the fact that in Bangladesh, there is still a lot to do to strike a gender balance,…
The platonic theory of forms and beyond

The platonic theory of forms and beyond

Donald Trump and Kim Jong would become “poor copies” of their eternal forms if the Platonic Theory of Forms delineates them. If Plato were alive, the theory could have been a very different one because Trump and Kim would, for sure, give Plato a lesson as well as ask him a question: If everything…
Experts dub proposed VAT on e-commerce suicidal

Experts dub proposed VAT on e-commerce suicidal

It would be a suicidal move for the government to impose a 5 per cent value added tax (VAT) on e-commerce services for the first time in the proposed budget for FY2018-19, say industry experts. The budget will be announced today. Razib Ahmed, former president of the e-Commerce Association of Bangladesh…
France, Germany, Britain request for exemptions

France, Germany, Britain request for exemptions

PARIS: France, Britain, Germany and the EU yesterday sent the United States a joint official request for their companies to be exempt from punitive measures resulting from fresh US sanctions on Iran, reports AFP. “As allies, we expect that the United States will refrain from taking action to harm…
Aparna to appear in several projects this Eid

Aparna to appear in several projects this Eid

National Film Award winning actress Aparna Ghosh will make her appearance in several telefilms, tele-dramas and seven-episode drama serials in this Eid. Besides, she will also be seen in a new television commercial (TVC) during Eid-ul-Fitr. Aparna-starrer Eid projects include--telefilm ‘Sob Mithye…
Tigers to play to restore some pride

Tigers to play to restore some pride

Shakib Al Hasan may rate Afghanistan as ‘favourite’ ahead of the series as a strategy of taking the pressure off from his players or may consider the ranking issue but whatever it is, the war torn nation played like favourite and sealed the three-match T20 series  with one match to…
Eid shopping gets a boost in Noakhali

Eid shopping gets a boost in Noakhali

Uninterrupted power supply and fair weather for the past two days have boosted the enthusiasm of people out shopping for Eid as well as traders in Noakhali. The owner of Bishal Shopping Centre Md Shahub Uddin Khokan, told the Independent: “We have brought huge quantities of garments from China,…
‘3 lakh vehicles without fitness certificates in country’

‘3 lakh vehicles without fitness certificates in country’

At least three lakh vehicles in the country have no fitness certificates and the government should take stern action to prevent them from plying on highways during the Eid holidays, speakers at a human chain programme said yesterday. According to them, ramshackle buses, trucks, leguna, tempos, microbuses,…
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