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Finance Minister Kamal to deliver his maiden budget ‘for reaching the goal’

Previous Next The government is driven by its dream of pushing Bangladesh further on the path of prosperity and the finance minister is tailoring his first budget that will be “smart” and properly implementable. AHM Mustafa Kamal is set to propose the budget, likely to be Tk 5.25 trillion in size, for fiscal year 2019-20 […]

Bangladesh cricketers Mahmudullah (L) and Mashrafee bin Murtaza leave the team hotel in Bristol for Taunton on Wednesday.— BCB photo Bangladesh insisted that they have no reason to feel worried about West Indies’ fearsome pace bowling or explosive batting when the two teams meet in their next World Cup match in Taunton on June 17. […]

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BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has paid a visit to ailing leader Ruhul Kabir Rizvi at the party’s headquarters in Dhaka. Fakhrul arrived on the third floor of BNP office at the capital’s Naya Paltan around 11am on Wednesday to enquire about the health condition of bed-ridden Rizvi. BNP’s Publicity Secretary Shaheed Uddin […]

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Cashing in on the demographic dividend  Nusrat Jafrin and Muhammad Mehedi Masud Dhaka Tribune June 11th, 2019 Young people will change the nation Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune Will Bangladesh be able to reap the benefits? Whether Bangladesh’s overpopulation is a curse or blessing is a debatable issue. However, there is no disagreement on the importance of […]

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Development isn’t the main challenge anymore  Mohammad Rafiqul Islam Talukdar Dhaka Tribune  June 12th, 2019 Is this what’s holding us back? BIGSTOCK It’s time to focus on fighting corruption For Bangladesh — development is no more a challenge. Now, the pressing hurdles are fighting corruption, social oppression, terrorism, and illegal drugs. Take, for instance, social […]

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The Daily Star June 12, 2019 Cricket World Cup and a policy of exclusivity The days of colonisation may be long gone but the spirit of dominating smaller nations has taken over the new masters of the sport India’s tour of Australia during 2018-19. Photo: AFP Mir Aftabuddin Ahmed Since the commencement of the tournament […]

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Punish those involved in question paper leaks Prothom Alo  Jun 10, 2019 Stringent steps against corruption in public examinations have made us hopeful. Charge sheets of the much talked about question paper leak in Dhaka University admission test were issued recently. A gang of over 50 persons responsible for the question paper leak in the […]

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No one for the depositors Khondokar Ibrahim Khaled | Prothom Alo  Jun 11, 2019        Default loans are the main problem of the country’s banking sector. If the default loans decrease, interest rates will automatically decrease. But the government, instead of paying attention to this, is calling for interest rates to be fixed at 9 […]

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25,526 killed in road accidents in 10 years: Quader Prothom Alo English Desk |  Jun 12, 2019        Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday told Parliament that 25,526 people were killed and 19,763 others injured in road accidents in the country in the last 10 years, reports UNB. He came up with […]

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Bangladesh slips 9 steps in Global Peace Index Prothom Alo English Desk | Jun 12, 2019        Bangladesh has moved nine steps down in the Global Peace Index (GPI) 2019, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, reports UNB. This is the thirteenth edition of the Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 163 independent […]

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Govt faces challenge to restore confidence in stock market Sujoy Mohajan . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Jun 12, 2019 A big challenge for finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is to ensure stability in the share market and restore confidence of the investors, say stakeholders. They said the investors are waiting to see measures in the […]

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Superbugs take deadly toll in Bangladeshi hospitals Rivers polluted with antibiotics are creating an impending health disaster, experts warn A worker washes chemical containers in the Buriganga River near the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka in this Feb. 2, 2017 file photo. Many world rivers are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 […]

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