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  • Pre-paid electricity meter slow despite high hope

    Staff Correspondent: The work on installing pre-paid electricity meters nationwide is going on at a snail’s pace with only about 10 per cent of the country’s consumers covered in over a decade.So far only 46,77,658 consumers have received prepaid meters against a total countrywide consumers of 4,15,49,092, which lags far…

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  • Pension for all to be effective from next year

    Staff Correspondent: The universal pension scheme will start in July next fiscal year. All citizens aged between 18 and 50 will be entitled to the benefits of the move, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal yesterday said in his budget speech.“In the 2008 election manifesto, Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina promised…

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  • Why budget briefcase is red

    Industry Desk: Economic activities throughout the year are determined in the budget. So, people all over the country keep an eye on the budget. The finance minister has the biggest role in formulating the budget. That is why the person in this position becomes the most important on the budget…

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  • BD-India diplomacy at new height now

    Special Correspondent from Delhi:India and Bangladesh have deep cultural, historical, economic, geographical and emotional ties with intermittent hiccups. The relations have evolved over time and gained huge momentum ever since the NarendraModi government came to power at the Centre. Participating in ‘Indian Diplomacy’, a programme on ‘DD India’ with foreign…

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  • There was lot of pressure over implementing Padma Bridge

    Staff Correspondent: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that there was a lot of pressure inside and outside the country over implementing the much hyped Padma Bridge with own fund. However, the bridge has been implemented because the people were by the side and they wish blessings.The premier said this…

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  • Dhaka-Ashulia Expressway: Weak taka pushes up project cost

    Industry Desk: The falling taka-US dollar exchange rate is pushing up the cost of the China-funded Dhaka-Ashulia elevated expressway project even before the start of its physical work.Planning Commission has processed a project revision proposal seeking approval for nearly Tk 6.52 billion cost due to a dollar price hike alongside…

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  • Subsidy pressure rises on next budget

    Govt bank loan dependency increases The government will have to borrow about Tk 1 trillion from banks to meet deficit budget Golam Mostafa Jibon: The pressure of subsidy is going to increase in the next budget breaking all the record of previous period.Sources said, the Russia-Ukraine war has shaken the…

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  • Tricks over rice

    Special Correspondent: After oil, onion and sugar, instability has started in the rice market. The price of all types of rice has gone up by Tk 4-5 per kg on weekends. Talking to mill owners, wholesalers and retailers and representatives of various consumer companies, some of the reasons for the…

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  • Whitening black money to remain in next budget

    Golam Mostafa Jibon: The government in its next budget for the financial year (FY) 2022-23 is going to give another scope for whitening the black money like the previous year with a view to keep the economic flow of the country smooth and flourished.But, question has intensified among the economists…

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  • Demand to name Padma Bridge on Sheikh Hasina

    Staff Correspondent: Leaders and activists have demanded that the Padma Bridge be named after Prime Minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina.The demand was made at a discussion meeting of the Awami League on the occasion of Sheikh Hasina’s Homecoming Day at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center yesterday.Awami League General…

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