Shakhawat Hossain

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    Highest ever rice import from India in FY18

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 11:38pm on June 09, 2018

    The country imported highest ever rice mainly from India in the outgoing financial year 2017-18 to overcome supply shortage caused by floods and inertia of...

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    National budget today

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:05am on June 07, 2018

    Finance minister AMA Muhith is set to propose today yet another incremental budget of over Tk 4,64,000 crore for the next financial year 2018-19 with clear...

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    Bail-out fund for scam-hit state-owned banks to be disbursed next week

    Shakhawat Hossain    | Updated at 11:51pm on June 05, 2018

    The government would disburse the bail-out find of Tk 2,000 crore for state-owned banks, including scam-hit ones, after the announcement of the national budget on Thursday....

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    Fast-track projects to miss deadlines

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 01:10am on June 02, 2018

    The government has failed to speed up the implementation of the sluggish fast track projects despite giving special priority to transport schemes, including Padma Multipurpose...

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    Budget implementation goes awry

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:05am on May 29, 2018

    The overall implementation of the national budget in the outgoing financial year became once again sluggish because of lingering discrepancy between projected indicators and their...

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    Bailout fund for scam-hit state-owned banks again

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:05am on May 28, 2018

    The government is likely to set aside Tk 1500 crore in the upcoming national budget in bailout fund for scam-hit state-owned banks despite opposition from experts,...

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    Rural people get less share of benefits

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 01:30am on May 18, 2018

    Disparity between cities and villages is widening as most benefits of economic growth go to urban people depriving rural folks, the majority population, as successive...

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    Rohingya rehabilitation could affect increasing allocations to priority sectors

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 11:48pm on May 12, 2018

    The government’s allocations to priority sectors like education and heath are unlikely to rise as expected to divert money for the rehabilitation of Rohingyas refugees...

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    BB wants out-of-court settlement too

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 12:05am on May 03, 2018

    Dhaka is likely to propose an out-of-court settlement, in a major policy shift, for the recovery of the rest $66 million of the country’s stolen...

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    NBR urged to rationalise liquor import duty

    Shakhawat Hossain   | Updated at 11:18pm on April 29, 2018

    The home affairs ministry has urged National Board of Revenue to rationalise duty on imported liquor ahead the national budget to be announced in parliament...