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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…
Campaigners feel PM order for tobacco-free Bangladesh ignored

Campaigners feel PM order for tobacco-free Bangladesh ignored

Anti-tobacco campaigners of the country have expressed disappointment at the budgetary measures on tobacco. They said the government has once again let…

Energy, power get increased allocation

With renewed promises of mega projects, finance minister AMA Muhith yesterday announced the budgetary allocation for the power and energy sector, proposing an 18 per cent increase over the previous year’s sum. A total of Tk. 24,921 crore has been allocated for this sector in the proposed budget…

28 per cent tax reintroduced on rice import

The government has reintroduced a 28 per cent tax on rice imports in the national budget for FY 2018-19 to protect local farmers. Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed bringing back the import duties in the budget presented to the parliament yesterday. Bangladesh has cut the import duty in two phases…

Pension scheme for pvt sector employees

Finance minister AMA Muhith yesterday proposed to introduce a universal pension scheme of Tk. 464,573 crore for all those working in the private sector, both formal and non-formal, for the next fiscal budget. “Under the proposed arrangement, an employee will subscribe a specific amount to the…

It’s a pro-people budget, says AL

Awami League (AL) leaders have described the annual budget, presented by finance minister AMA Muhith, as pro-people, pro-poor and balanced. On Thursday, Muhith placed in Parliament a Tk. 4,64,573 crore national budget for the 2018-19 financial year, an increase of 16 per cent over last year, with measures…

Budget full of false hopes: BNP

The BNP has rejected the proposed budget, saying that it is an unrealistic budget dependent on loan and will not serve the interests of the people. BNP standing committee members Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain and Barrister Moudud Ahmed made the observation hours after finance minister AMA Muhith placed…

Traditional budget: JP

Apparently voicing her frustration over the national budget for fiscal 2018-19, Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Raushan Ershad yesterday said it is a traditional and election-oriented budget, reports UNB. "There's nothing new in the budget. This is traditional and pro-election one,"…

Facebook blacklists Myanmar hard line Buddhist group

Facebook has blacklisted a group of Myanmar Buddhist hardliners including monks notorious for bilious hate speech against Rohingya Muslims, the company said yesterday, as it scrambles to show it is tackling inflammatory content, reports AFP from Yangon. The social media company plays an outsized role…

Doctor turned ‘contract killer’

The Counter Terrorism and Transnational Crime (CTTC) unit of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police has unearthed the identity of a doctor who used to work as a professional contract killer instead of his medical profession. Jahidul Alam Kadir completed his MBBS from Mymensingh Medical College. The doctor also…

Afghanistan win third T20 by 1 run to clean sweep series

Spin sensation Rashid Khan bowled an excellent last over to help Afghanistan eke out a thrilling one-run win over Bangladesh and complete a series whitewash in the third Twenty20 international yesterday, reports AFP from Dehradun. Chasing 146 for victory, Bangladesh required nine in the 20th over but…
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