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Muhith places populist budget

Muhith places populist budget
Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith apparently dipped into his party’s electoral playbook to design the Tk 4,64,573 crore national budget for FY2018-19, which experts dubbed as a populist and election-centric budget. It’s all about understanding the political economy and delivering a sharp message, they said, after the 84-year-old minister stood at the front row in Parliament to place the budget for a record 10th consecutive time yesterday. The minister himself didn’t shy away from seeking another term for the ruling Awami League (AL) while presenting the proposed budget titled “Bangladesh on a Pathway to Prosperity”. With the national election scheduled at the year-end, the AL government’s lofty promises…

‘Big budgetary boost to child development’

‘Big budgetary boost to child development’

 Finance minister AMA Muhith yesterday said the government’s goal was to allocate 20 per cent of the total budget for children by 2020 to boost their development. “We have been focusing on the development of children in national planning and budgeting by preparing the Child Budget from…
Power generation to hit 20,000 MW in Sept: Muhith

Power generation to hit 20,000 MW in Sept: Muhith

The country's power generation capacity will go up to 20,000 MW in September next, said Finance Minister AMA Muhith, reports UNB. Placing the national budget for 2018-19 fiscal year at the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday, Muhith described power and energy as the main priority sector of Awami League government.…
Stringent and strategic move against unfit vehicles

Stringent and strategic move against unfit vehicles

Speakers at a human chain event underscored the need to phase out unfit cars, emphasising the need for firm action against unfit vehicles. Reportedly, three lakh cars without fitness certificates are plying the city roads plus the main highways outside the capital. Time and again, there have been photos…
Animal feels pain too

Animal feels pain too

“The greatness of a nation is judged by the way it treats its animals”, said Mahatma Gandhi. By the standard of the Mahatma we must be judged rather poorly as a nation. Cruelty towards animals is seemingly ingrained in our genes. Cruelty to animals is so common here that no one notices it.…
RMG manufacturers miffed by increase in corporate tax

RMG manufacturers miffed by increase in corporate tax

Ready-made garments (RMG) manufacturers will have to pay a higher corporate tax as the government has proposed to raise the tax rate from 12 per cent to 15 per cent for the 2018-19 fiscal years.    However, certified green factory owners will enjoy a 3 per cent rebate and pay 12 per cent,…
Ceasefire announces with Taliban for Eid

Ceasefire announces with Taliban for Eid

KABUL: Afghanistan announced yesterday a week-long ceasefire with the Taliban for Eid, the holiday that caps off Ramadan, though operations against other groups including Islamic State will continue, reports AFP. The ceasefire will last "from the 27th of Ramadan until the fifth day of Eid-al-Fitr,"…
Shooting begins for ‘Dohon’

Shooting begins for ‘Dohon’

Raihan Rafi-directed romantic drama film ‘Poramon 2’, starring young artistes Siam Ahmed and Puja Cherry, has already created a buzz with its songs and teaser among the audience before its release. The viewers are also waiting to watch the film of this new pair. The interesting fact is that…
Rhodes finally appointed head coach

Rhodes finally appointed head coach

Ending all speculations, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday confirmed the appointment of former England wicket-keeper Steve Rhodes as the head coach of the country. His two year contract which starts on June 20, will run until the end of the World T20 in 2020. His appointment ended the long search…
Security tightened ahead of Eid

Security tightened ahead of Eid

Law enforcement agencies in Manikganj say they have taken adequate measures to ensure security and trouble-free journey of homebound passengers by pressing highway patrol police into service. Steps have also been taken to maintain law and order in the town area, especially in markets to ensure the safety…
Education, tech get highest allocation

Education, tech get highest allocation

Giving topmost priority to providing quality education, finance minister AMA Muhith yesterday proposed the highest allocation of Tk. 67,935 crore in the budget for FY2018-19  for the education and technology sectors. The allocation is 14.6 per cent of the total budget. The government proposed an…
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