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Big promises, tightened VAT grip By Other | Last Updated: 2nd June, 2017, 00:00

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday placed a gigantic Tk 400,266 crore (4.0 trillion) budget for 2017-18 fiscal year, beginning on July 1, with a thrust on higher revenue generation to meet some…

Big promises, tightened VAT grip

Business leaders welcome budget

The business community of the country welcomed the budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 placed in parliament on Thursday, but expressed concern over the high revenue target. Business leaders…


Mixed reactions from common people

The proposed national budget for FY 2017-18 drew mixed reactions from general public. Many see the budget as a pro-people one as it proposed lowering the prices of some products while…


England topple Tigers’ target

England trounced Bangladesh by eight wickets in the first ODI match of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval in London on Thursday. The hosts chased the Tigers’ target of 306 runs…

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Fresh gas tariff hike next year Fresh gas tariff 
hike next year

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday hinted at further increase in gas tariff  hike next year as import of costly liquefied natural gas (LNG) will begin in 2018. He gave the hint…

Metropolis
Ctg business leaders hail new budget Ctg business leaders hail new budget

CHITTAGONG: Business leaders in Chittagong hailed the proposed national budget placed for the 2017-2018 Fiscal Year (FY) on Thursday.   Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry…

Sun Extra
85pc women use unhygienic cloth during menstruation 85pc women use unhygienic cloth during menstruation

Speakers at a programme on Thursday said that 85 percent women and adolescent girls use unsanitary materials when they menstruate, posing a serious threat to their life.   Women…

Editorial
Price Manipulations in Ramadan Price Manipulations in Ramadan

The holy month of Ramadan, the 9th month of Islamic calendar, is now underway. According to Muslim faith, the meaning of “Ramadan” is burning and heat. More clearly, burning is connected…

Our faith
Benefits of fasting Benefits of fasting

In fact, the true believers always seek opportunities to perform and be engaged in good deeds. The glorious month of Ramadan is an excellent opportunity to attain goodness and blessings from Allah.…

Culturetainment
Nawsheen, Orsha in Selim’s telefilm first time Nawsheen, Orsha in Selim’s telefilm first time

Popular small screen actress Nawsheen and Orsha acted under the direction of eminent actor-director Shahiduzzaman Selim for the first time.   Shahiduzzaman Selim has also acted an…

Winner
Tamim shines in sunny Oval Tamim shines in 
sunny Oval

There is a famous quote with the sun, ‘If you want to shine like a sun, first burn like a sun.’   Tamim just burned the powerfully built English pace attack yesterday…

My Districts
Call for boosting milk production Call for boosting milk production

RAJSHAHI: Livestock experts at a post-rally discussion here on Thursday unequivocally called for boosting milk production and its consumption to eradicate the malnutrition problems particularly among…

Business
Tk 28,126cr allocation for transport sector proposed Tk 28,126cr allocation for transport sector proposed

The government allocated Tk 28,126 crore for the Road Transport and Bridges Ministry in the proposed budget for 2017-2018 fiscal in a bid to expanding transport and communication infrastructures in…

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