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Checks and balances to be biggest challenge

Checks and balances to be biggest challenge
Given the inheritance of a relatively sound macroeconomic environment from his predecessor, placing a record budget hovering somewhere around Tk. 5.2 lakh crore this Thursday should not be a problem for debutant finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal. What would be difficult are the checks and balances, and getting the budget math right by designing a fiscal framework based on the government’s incomes, expenditures and deficit, believe experts. After posting 7.84 per cent growth in the past fiscal year, Bangladesh is expecting to cross eight per cent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the current fiscal year of 2018–19. The annual average inflation rate was 5.78 per cent in the 2017–18 fiscal year, which came down to 5.54…

India WC hero Yuvraj Singh ends cricket roller-coaster

India WC hero Yuvraj Singh ends cricket roller-coaster

Yuvraj Singh, a winner of two World Cup titles who overcame cancer and a drop in form to fight his way back into India's national side, announced Monday that he is retiring from cricket. "It was a great roller coaster ride and beautiful story but it has to come to an end. It was the right time…
Vehicles to be used as evidence getting damaged under open sky

Vehicles to be used as evidence getting damaged under open sky

Over 300 vehicles, such as motorbikes, autos, three-wheelers, buses, trucks and private cars, to be used as evidence in different criminal cases are being damaged in the absence of a proper garage system on the compounds of the Barishal court and different police stations for the last few years. Some…
By and large a hassle-free Eid journey

By and large a hassle-free Eid journey

It is heartening to note that infrastructural development, including the opening of three bridges on the Dhaka-Chattogram highway, has contributed to cutting the travel time significantly, much to the relief of the Eid holidaymakers. Travelling by road from Dhaka to Chattogram or the vice-versa was…
Terrorism: A threat against human civilisation

Terrorism: A threat against human civilisation

Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation, especially against civilians, in the pursuit of political aims. A ‘terrorist act’ is an act, or a threat to commit an act, that is done with the intention to coerce or influence the public or any government by intimidation to advance a political,…
Furniture see 19pc export growth

Furniture see 19pc export growth

The exports of furniture have increased by 19.06 per cent during the July 2018–April 2019 period on a year-on-year basis, according to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). Industry insiders said the country has achieved a double-digit growth for two consecutive years. They attributed the success…
95 killed in Mali village attack

95 killed in Mali village attack

Ninety-five people in a central Malian village inhabited by the Dogon community were killed by gunmen in an overnight attack, a local official and a security source said yesterday, giving a provisional toll. “Right now we have 95 dead civilians. The bodies are burned, we are continuing to look…
‘Hasonjaner Raja’ 
on BSA stage Thursday

‘Hasonjaner Raja’ on BSA stage Thursday

Prangonemor, one of the leading theatre troupes in the country, is going to stage its new play titled ‘Hasonjaner Raja’ at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha (BSA) of the capital on June 13. The play, which is the 13th production of the troupe,…
Mahmud rules out abrupt changes in batting

Mahmud rules out abrupt changes in batting

Following the loss of the last back-to-back matches against New Zealand and England in the World Cup 2019, the vibe of changes onto the Bangladesh squad in the match against Sri Lanka has been surfaced out especially on social media. Bangladesh had played their initial three matches of the ICC Cricket…
Sherpur witnesses 55 rape incidents in 5-month

Sherpur witnesses 55 rape incidents in 5-month

At least 55 incidents of rape were recorded in the district over the last five months from January, showing sharp rise in repression against women. According to information placed at the monthly meeting of the law and order committee on Sunday, most of the victims were aged below 18. Even, women with…
142 killed during Eid journeys

142 killed during Eid journeys

A total of 142 people were killed and 324 others injured in 95 road accidents across the country during Eid journeys over the last 11 days till Sunday, making it clear that bus journeys in the country are far more dangerous than it is anticipated. The accidents took place from May 30 and June 9 on roads,…
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