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Budget for 2019-20: Ambitious revenue, unrealistic borrowing targets

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) office in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune The government set NBR’s revenue target at around 40% higher than the earnings of the outgoing fiscal year FY2017-18 The government is set to announce an ambitious revenue income, and unrealistic borrowing targets in the budget for the upcoming fiscal year (FY2019-20), to […]

Bangladesh all-rounder Sakib al Hasan boards into a bus as the team leaves their Team hotel in Cardiff for Bristol on Sunday. — BCB photo The World Cup 2019 is so far going in a predictable way for Bangladesh as they managed one win out of their first three matches, went close to winning another […]

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Tarique will be punished some day: PM Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Jun 09, 2019 Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday said BNP acting chairperson Tarique Rahman will be brought to book some day. She said this while answering to a question of a journalist at a press conference at her official residence […]

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TIB gravely concerned over ex-OC Moazzem’s ‘disappearance’  Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune  June 9th, 2019 File photo of Moazzem Hossain Dhaka Tribune Calls for judicial probe on the role of local police officials Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed grave concern over reports of the disappearance of former Sonagazi OC Moazzem Hossain after an arrest warrant was […]

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National budget measured through five senses The Daily Star June 10, 2019 Source: www.efourdesign.com Debapriya Bhattacharya According to the great philosopher Immanuel Kant, “all our knowledge begins with senses, proceeds then to understanding, and ends with reason. There is nothing higher than reason.” In my energetic preoccupation with analysing the national budget of our country—spanning […]

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The Daily Star  June 10, 2019 ‘Clash of civilisation’ or crash: Environmental doomsday? Photo: MUNIR UZ ZAMAN/AFP/Getty Images Imtiaz A Hussain What do the following civilisations have in common: Mesopotamia four millennia ago; the 8th-century Viking Greenland settlement; Mayas from the 10th century; and the Khmer empire in the 15th century? All were victims of […]

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The Daily Star  June 10, 2019 Scope likely for whitening black money again Rejaul Karim Byron The government may once again offer scope for whitening black money through investment in industries to boost private investment, say finance ministry officials. Black money holders will not face any questions about the sources of their income if they […]

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BNP hits back at PM for comment on Tarique Prothom Alo English Desk | Jun 09, 2019        BNP on Sunday alleged that prime minister Sheikh Hasina’s remark about its acting chairman Tarique Rahman is ‘devoid of political etiquette’, reports UNB. “What the prime minister said at her press conference about Tarique Rahman is devoid […]

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