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Proposed budget ‘implementable’

Proposed budget ‘implementable’
Terming the proposed budget for FY 2018–19 “implementable”, finance minister AMA Muhith said yesterday that his government has prepared the budget after careful analyses and calculations. “A budget is not proposed without considering whether it could actually be implemented,” he told reporters at a post-budget media press briefing at the capital’s Osmani Memorial Auditorium. The finance minister, who was flanked by several other ministers and top bureaucrats at the podium, answered questions about the proposed Tk. 464,573-crore budget placed in Parliament on Thursday. At the briefing, Muhith dismissed expert views that the FY 2018–19 budget was populist and election-centric. “Every budget is election-oriented…

Japan allocates $1.78 million to support Rohingyas

Japan allocates $1.78 million to support Rohingyas

The government of Japan has allocated 200 million Japanese Yen or approximately US$ 1.78 million to UNHCR for its programme to support the Rohingya in Bangladesh, reports UNB. This assistance is to support UNHCR's activities under its "Cyclone and Monsoon Preparedness and Response Programme"…
Students and teachers unsafe during vacation on JU campus

Students and teachers unsafe during vacation on JU campus

Activities of snatchers and thieves have increased at different public spots on the Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus ahead of Eid. Owing to frequent snatching and stealing, students, teachers and officials of the varsity are feeling insecure in the campus area, though JU authorities have often promised…
The budget

The budget

The finance minister proposed the largest ever budget as has been expected. Apparently it seems that it is a populist one targeting the national elections which are supposed to be held in December this year. In that direction, it has loosened its grip on VAT and reduced nine truncated VAT rates down…
Accreditation: Delivering a safer world

Accreditation: Delivering a safer world

The expectation of safe workplaces, safe products, safe transport, safe food, in fact all aspects of our lives, are universally shared. Statistics, however, shows that   expectation is not being matched with reality. Closing this gap is a vital consideration for government, regulators and…
Budget ‘lacks measures’ to address 
macroeconomic challenges

Budget ‘lacks measures’ to address macroeconomic challenges

Unnayan Onneshan (UO), an independent multidisciplinary think-tank, has said the proposed budget for 2018-19 fiscal year lacks measures necessary to address the macroeconomic, medium term and institutional challenges the economy is facing, reports UNB. “The budget speech seems to lack providing…
US, N Korea face-to-face after decades of tension

US, N Korea face-to-face after decades of tension

SEOUL: With US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un poised to meet Tuesday, here is a recap of the decades of tensions between their countries: The Soviet Union declares war on Japan, Korea’s colonial power, in the closing days of World War II and Washington and Moscow agree…
Remembering Badal Rahman on 8th death anniversary

Remembering Badal Rahman on 8th death anniversary

June 11 is the 8th death anniversary of noted freedom fighter, filmmaker and film activist Badal Rahman. To observe the day, Moviyana Film Society in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) has organised a commemorative programme titled ‘Badal Rahman Smarok Boktrita’ (Badal…
Bangladesh look to play in final

Bangladesh look to play in final

Bangladesh Women’s Cricket Team will take on the hosts Malaysia in the fifth and last fixture of the first leg in the ongoing ACC Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup at the Kinrara Academy Cup in Selangor, Kuala Lampur today. The match is crucial for Bangladesh to progress to the final of the six-team…
Eid shopping gains momentum in Tangail, Jashore

Eid shopping gains momentum in Tangail, Jashore

With Eid-ul-Fitr only a days away, shopping has gained momentum in Tangail city. Shopping malls and markets are recording huge footfalls. Customers are now thronging Hira Super Market, Cooperative Market, Mahmudul Hasan College Market, Tangail Plaza, Habibur Rahman Plaza and other markets for last-minute…
Prices of vegetables, chicken rise

Prices of vegetables, chicken rise

Three weeks into Ramadan, prices of vegetables and chicken have increased, making it difficult for ordinary people to buy these items. Buyers said vegetable and broiler chicken prices have increased in the capital's kitchen markets compared to last week. Broiler chicken was sold at Tk 10-15 more…
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