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Kamal eyes big

Kamal eyes big
Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is all set to announce the first full national budget of the third consecutive government formed by the country’s oldest political party, Awami League, in parliament today. The budget for FY2019-20 is likely to worth Tk 523,190 crore, about 12 per cent higher than last year’s proposed budget of Tk 468,200 crore. In a big move, the finance minister has a vision towards strengthening the fiscal framework.   It is going to be a large and ambitious budget for which the government has set a revenue target of Tk. 3,77,810 crore, which is 17.92 per cent more than the one in the outgoing financial year (FY). Information obtained from the finance ministry hints that this time the government is not…

Heatwave to continue for two days

Heatwave to continue for two days

The ongoing heatwave across the country is likely to continue for the next two days, the Met office said yesterday. However, there is a possibility of light rains after June 14, it added. But that is going to compound the problem. “After eight to 10 hours of rain, the temperature will increase…
Don’t engage children in unhealthy competition: President

Don’t engage children in unhealthy competition: President

President Abdul Hamid yesterday urged the guardians not to impose anything on their children and force them to engage in unhealthy competition as it hinders their natural development. “Don't push your children into bad competition. Don't run after GPA-5 or Golden GPA. Give them opportunity…
BSTI initiative laudable

BSTI initiative laudable

It is good to know that the BSTI again cancelled licences of 18 companies and suspended licences of 11 others in its drive against companies that produce substandard products. Some popular consumer goods producers, including Square, Pran, Danish and Duncan have been found producing substandard products…
Capital reduction of companies: Creditors and minority shareholders must be sufficiently guarded

Capital reduction of companies: Creditors and minority shareholders must be sufficiently guarded

Company is an artificial person formed with certain objectives to implement with its capital which is divided into a number of indivisible units of a fixed amount properly known as share. With the expansion of business a company may require to increase its capital or borrow money from divergent creditors…
Telcos not allowed to erect new tower

Telcos not allowed to erect new tower

As telecom operators do not have the right to erect new mobile phone towers, they must sell or lease their towers to companies having tower-sharing licences, according to the new tower-sharing policy. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has prepared the new policy and now sought…
Boris Johnson launches UK leadership bid

Boris Johnson launches UK leadership bid

Boris Johnson launches his campaign Wednesday to replace Theresa May as Britain’s next leader, as lawmakers moved to stop him and other hardliners from delivering a “no deal” Brexit. The former foreign secretary is the favourite among 10 candidates to succeed May, who quit after failing…
Abul Hayat in Father’s Day special projects

Abul Hayat in Father’s Day special projects

National Film Award and Ekushey Padak-winning veteran actor-playwright-director Abul Hayat have worked in two special projects made on the eve of the upcoming Father’s Day (June 16). The actor will appear as a model in a music video titled ‘Baba’, and as a father in a tele-drama titled…
Mash wary of Windies’ big hitters

Mash wary of Windies’ big hitters

The small size of Taunton in which Bangladesh would take on West Indies on June 17 now creates a big headache for the captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza. When the ground’s size is small, it gives the big hitters an advantage as Bangladesh saw in the match against England. Jason Roy and Jos Buttler took…
Submersible pumps bring smile to Barind people’s faces

Submersible pumps bring smile to Barind people’s faces

Submersible pumps have brought boon for the people of drought-prone Barind area here, supplying safe drinking water to over 2.80 lakh marginalized people including 68,000 ethnic minority ones. Apart from this, more eight lakh people in 38 Union Parishads (UPs) and three pourasabhas in Rajshahi, Naogaon…
‘Myanmar spreading disinformation’

‘Myanmar spreading disinformation’

Bangladesh has told foreign envoys in Dhaka that Myanmar has been spreading disinformation and is not cooperating on Rohingya repatriation. The envoys said they would stand by Dhaka and continue to mount pressure on Myanmar for a permanent solution to the crisis spawned by the Myanmar army. Foreign…
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