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Budget execution still a big challenge By Other | Last Updated: 6th June, 2018, 00:00

Implementation of the budget remains a big challenge due to poor execution capacity of public agencies though the government has been focusing on expansionary budgets in recent years to spur growth.…

Budget execution still a big challenge

Terrible traffic tangle in city ahead of Eid

With the Eid-ul-Fitr festival approaching nearer, traffic congestion in the capital has turned for the worse due to indiscriminate road digging and illegal car parking on busy thoroughfares. The…


Good news awaits taxpayers

The budget for 2018-19 fiscal year is likely to bring some good news for both individual taxpayers and businessmen by increasing the tax-free income limit and slashing the corporate tax rates.…


US-led coalition committed ‘war crimes’ in Syria: AI

LONDON: The US-led military campaign to oust the Islamic State (IS) group from the Syrian city of Raqa in 2017 killed hundreds of civilians in indiscriminate bombing, committing possible war crimes,…

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Higher taxation bar to flourishing of new businesses Higher taxation bar to flourishing of 
new businesses

Alternative investment in the country is facing higher taxation, which may act as a barrier to flourishing of new businesses based on technological innovation, insiders said. This investment…

Metropolis
Govt takes initiative to expand LPG uses Govt takes initiative 
to expand LPG uses

State minister for power and energy Nasrul Hamid on Monday said the government expands LPG uses as an alternative of piped supply of natural gas. “We are emphasizing to discover new gas…

Biz Capital
Eid shopping gets momentum in Ctg Eid shopping gets momentum in Ctg

With some 10 days left to celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslims, shopping centres got momentum in the port city.  Shopkeepers hoped that they would bag…

Editorial
Rohingya Repatriation: An Interminable Journey? Rohingya Repatriation: An Interminable Journey?

Over the period of last couple of months, a big question mark has been put on the fate of Rohingya repatriation from Bangladesh. This question has gained attention of all concerned mostly after the…

Post-logue
Bureaucracy, Democracy and Kleptocracy: Is This a Muddle or a Must in Bangladesh? Bureaucracy, Democracy and Kleptocracy: Is This a Muddle or a Must in Bangladesh?

While Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad – after his first cabinet meeting held on 23 May 2018 – vowed to cut the national debt amounting to one trillion ringgit (251.67 billion…

Business
Summit proposes $3b investment for Matarbari power project Summit proposes $3b investment for Matarbari power project

Local energy giant Summit Group is likely to set up an LNG-based mega power plant and its fuel supply facilities at Matarbari, Moheskhali in Cox’s Bazar at a cost of US$ 3 billion. The…

Asia
Could opposites attract at Trump-Kim summit? Could opposites attract at Trump-Kim summit?

SEOUL: When Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un sit down in Singapore next week it will be among the most improbable diplomatic summits in history, with principals who could not be more different—but…

World
World choking on plastic as environmental crisis grows: UN World choking on plastic as environmental 
crisis grows: UN

NEW DELHI: Up to five trillion grocery bags are used each year and like most plastic garbage barely any is recycled, the UN said Tuesday as it warned the world was choking on trash, reports AFP.…

Culturetainment
Noble, Mamo pair up once again Noble, Mamo pair up once again

Two popular artistes of the small screen Noble and Mamo have paired up in an Eid special tele-drama again. The audience acclaimed actors will be seen in a tele-drama titled ‘Achena Atithi’…

Winner
Statistics on World Cup 2018 squads Statistics on World Cup 2018 squads

200 of the 736 players summoned to Russia have been to the FIFA World Cup before. 186 were at Brazil 2014, 61 were at South Africa 2010, 21 were at Germany 2006 and one was at Korea/Japan 2002: Rafa…

My Districts
Fisheries dept re-excavates 15 ponds in Gaibandha Fisheries dept re-excavates 15 ponds in Gaibandha

GAIBANDHA: With a view to increasing fish production, the fisheries department is re-excavating 15 silted ponds in four upazilas of the district, reports BSS. Sources concerned said the work…

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