Shakhawat Hossain

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    Govt employees to pay 4pc interest for home loan

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 02:08am on January 23, 2020

    The ministry of finance has decided to relax home-loan criteria against a backdrop of lukewarm response from public employees to avail the facility. The ministry...

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    Low revenue forces Bangladesh to tighten belt

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:38am on January 22, 2020

    The finance ministry has asked all ministries and divisions not to seek additional fund in the current fiscal year in a signal that the government...

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    Car sales drop for 2nd year on economic downturn, ridesharing services

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 09:58pm on January 19, 2020

    Car sales have dropped for the second consecutive year in 2019 due to continued slump in demand amid slowing economic activities, according to government data....

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    FID for giving facility to writ petitioners, loan swindlers 

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on January 16, 2020

    The Financial Institutions Division of the Finance Ministry has decided to request Bangladesh Bank to extend the loan rescheduling opportunities at two per cent down...

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    Raillway projects at snail’s pace as funds come slow

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:58am on January 13, 2020

    The installation of two of the three planned rail lines is at a nascent stage while that of  the other is halfway through as only...

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    GDP growth estimates for FY20, FY21 slashed

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:25am on January 12, 2020

    The government has decided to revise down the country’s gross domestic product projections for the current and next fiscal years because of the economic downturn...

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    Challenges galore for govt in 2020

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 12:32am on January 01, 2020

    Recovering bad loans, repatriation of Rohingyas, full implementation of the new road law, automation of the VAT collection system, employment for educated youths and lifting...

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    Corruption mars project purchases

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 12:10am on December 27, 2019

    A table has been estimated to cost Tk 50,000 and each chair Tk 15,000 for a project as the government is struggling to rein in...

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    Road division seeks Tk 3,098cr more for Dhaka-Mawa highway

    Shakhawat Hossain  | Updated at 12:43am on December 22, 2019

    Road Transport and Highways Division has demanded additional Tk 3,098.88 crore for implementing development projects in the current fiscal year amid criticisms that it failed...

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    No time fixed yet to shift Rohingyas to Bhasanchar

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2019

    The government is yet to fix any date for transferring the stipulated one lakh Rohingyas from Cox’s Bazar to Bhasanchar with the likely extension of...