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Only high-income people to be benefited from budget: CPD

Photo: Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya gives formal reaction to the national budget at a hotel in the city’s Gulshan area on Friday, June 14, 2019. Dhaka, June 14 : Distinguished fellow of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya on Friday said the proposed national budget for the fiscal year 2019-2020 will only benefit the high-income people. “This is ...

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Presidents seek Tajikistan’s support to end Rohingya crisis

President Abdul Hamid speaks at the 5th Summit of Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) in Dushanbe on Thursday. Photo: PID Dhaka, June 14 : President Abdul Hamid has sought cooperation from Tajikistan in resolving the Rohingya crisis. The President came up with the call when he met Tajikistan President Emomali Rahmon in Dushanbe on Thursday. ...

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Smartphones to get costlier

Representational image of smartphones Dhaka, June 13 : Smartphones are set to get costlier as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday proposed raising the import duty to 25 percent from existing 10. However, the duty on feature and other phones will remain the same at 10 percent, he said while placing the national budget for fiscal year 2019-20 in ...

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PM placing budget as Finance Minister falls sick

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is presenting the national budget in Parliament for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 13 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is presenting the national budget in Parliament for the 2019-20 fiscal year as Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has fallen sick. The finance minister started presenting the national budget in the House around 3:07pm ...

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Budget: Prices up, prices down

Dhaka, June 13 : Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on thursday proposed changes to duties on different products, which will result in increase and decrease in their prices.   So far, we have got the following items and this list will be updated.  Prices up   Cosmetics, mobile phone services, ceramics, cigarettes, helicopter renting, plastic products, aluminium products, cooking oils, ...

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Finance Minister presents Tk 523,190cr budget in parliament

Dhaka, June 13 : Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has presented Tk 523,190 crore budget for the fiscal year of 2019-20 which is 18.1 per cent of GDP. Total allocation for operating and other expenditures is Tk 320,469 crore, and allocation for the annual development programme is Tk 202,721 crore. The total revenue collection has been estimated to be Tk ...

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Finance Minister starts presenting new national budget

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is presenting the national budget in Parliament for the 2019-20 fiscal year. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 13 : Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has started presenting the national budget in Parliament for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The Finance Minister began the rolling out the budget around 3:07pm. This is the first budget of the Awami ...

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PM donates Tk 3.05 crore to 10 individuals, one organisation

Dhaka, June 13 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wednesday gave financial assistance of Taka 3.05 crore to 10 individuals and one organisation. The prime minister handed over cheques for the amount to them at her Jatiya Sangsad Office. Sheikh Hasina gave donation of Taka one crore to Towhid Reza Noor, a visiting domestic scholar, Binghamton University, New York, USA, for ...

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Rohingya repatriation: BD informs UN about Myanmar’s non-cooperation

UN chief concerned over repatriation delay State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres held a bilateral meeting on Rohingya issue and the celebration of birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in New York. Photo: Courtesy Dhaka, June 13 : Bangladesh has shared the existing problems regarding the Rohingya issue with the UN ...

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