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    Tk 2.05 lakh crore new ADP likely to be finalised tomorrow

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 12:26am on May 11, 2020

    The planning ministry is scheduled to finalise the new annual development programme of Tk 2.05 lakh crore with priority to the health and agriculture sectors...

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    GDP slashed to 11-year low at 5.2pc in outgoing FY20

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 12:17am on May 06, 2020

    The country’s gross domestic product has been revised downward to provisional 5.2 per cent in the outgoing fiscal year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, said...

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    Tk 200cr more released to fight coronavirus

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 01:37am on March 22, 2020

    The finance division has released Tk 200 crore more to fight COVID-19 despite growing pressure on budget management against the falling revenue income. Finance division...

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    No let-up in foreign trips with project fund   

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 01:38am on March 18, 2020

    There was no sign of the government officials trying to limit the provision of fund allocation for overseas trips when framing projects despite repeated directives...

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    Bangladesh Bank moves to deal with troubled banks 

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 11:36pm on February 15, 2020

    The Bangladesh Bank has taken an initiative to deal with troubled and weak banks as the number of such banks has been increasing over the...

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    Inconsistent policies creating imbalance in SCBs   

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 01:35am on February 06, 2020

    Inconstancies in policy decisions have created imbalance of mid-level managers in major state-owned commercial banks. The crisis is blamed for the poor performance by these...

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    Slow revenue collection, export growth worry govt 

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 12:10am on November 26, 2019

    Slow revenue collection and downtrends in  exports and imports as well as spiralling essential prices made it difficult for  the government to keep the macro-economic...

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    Excess prices, anomalies in expansion project

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 12:00am on October 27, 2019

    Dhaka Shishu Hospital has proposed to buy medical equipment at prices several times higher than what another government hospital spent on the same devices, officials...

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    Draft press council bill proposes ad block, financial penalties

    Shakhawat Hossain     | Updated at 12:23am on October 09, 2019

    The draft ‘Bangladesh Press Council Bill, 2019’ proposed financial penalties and suspension of both public and private advertisements against the errant print and online newspapers,...

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    3 bonuses in SoBs despite Tk 10,666cr bailout fund

    Shakhawat Hossain      | Updated at 01:08am on August 25, 2019

    BASIC received highest amount of bailout fund of Tk 3,390 crore though it was on the verge of bankruptcy due to its huge defaulted loan....