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Budget

Pension for private sector from next budget: Muhith

Pension for private sector from next budget: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Sunday said the government will take initiatives to provide pension facilities for the employees of the private sector from the next budget. The minister came up with the remark while addressing a pre-budget discussion with non-gevernment organisation (NGO) representatives at his secretariat office in the capital. The government will first...

Editorial

ADP shouldn't be oversized

IT is learnt that the government is thinking of larger ADP allocation for the next fiscal year, which is likely to be 22 per cent bigger in volume than the current one. Ideally, one should rather take delight in the report than worry about it, because it is only expected that the budget and the corresponding ADP will progressively increase with the overall expansion of the economy every year. But we are not living in an ideal world. So, can...

What special we expect from the coming budget

What special we expect from the coming budget

THE twitter of Bangladeshi economists spreads every corner during the months of our national budget, particularly June.  Unfortunately, the finance ministry cannot make any major changes at that point because of the time constraint.  All they do is little twists of some minor figures to calm down the twitter and the anti-budget music. ...

PRAFUL BIDWAI COLUMN
Disaster on Four Wheels

Hitting The Poor, Pampering The Rich

SCORCHED earth” is the kindest phrase to describe the approach of the last budget (vote-on-account) of the United Progressive Alliance's inglorious second term. Finance minister P Chidambaram savaged social-sector spending, cut productive expenditure by Rs 1.5-lakh crores, and pampered the elite. He even made a 31-percent cut in the current year's allocation to pro-poor schemes which address long-neglected areas like health and education. The budget for mid-day meals was slashed by 11 percent, school education by 7 percent, sanitation by...

Next budget to be around Tk 2.5 trillion: Muhith

Next budget to be around Tk 2.5 trillion: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith today said the size of the national budget for the upcoming fiscal year may be around Tk 2.5 trillion. Pre-budget discussion for the 2014-15 fiscal will start soon, the minister said while talking to reporters after inaugurating the 28-megawatt Shajahanullah Power Plant at Kumargaon on Sylhet-Sunamganj highway in Sylhet, reports...

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Vajpayee weakest PM: Congress

Vajpayee weakest PM: Congress

Days after the Congress .......

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It's Gandhi vs Gandhi

It is being viewed as Gandhi versus Gandhi.....

New book adds fuel to fire

New book adds fuel to fire

A new book by a former top ...

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