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Interest burden getting heavier

Crime Protidin, Desk : Interest payments get the fourth highest allocation, which is also higher than the combined allocation for health, social security and welfare in the proposed budget for 2018-19. For the upcoming fiscal year, Finance Minister AMA Muhith has earmarked Tk 51,340 crore for interest payments, which is 35 …

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Education outlay not enough

Crime Protidin, Desk : As the government had formulated National Education Policy immediately after coming to power in 2009, educationists started advocating for spending at least six percent of the GDP for education. Nine years down the line, the budgetary allocation to this sector remains almost unchanged, leaving little scope for …

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Lofty goals, fragile base

Crime Protidin, Desk : We had a big budget that failed to achieve its targets. Now we are pushing for a bigger one with higher targets. With the ground reality remaining the same, are we to see a story foretold for the next year? This is one way of looking at …

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OIC-CFM moves to ensure justice to Rohingyas

Crime Protidin, Desk : The two-day 45th OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM) concluded in Dhaka on Sunday adopting a resolution to form an “Ad hoc Ministerial Committee on Accountability” to mobilise international support to ensure justice for atrocities on Rohingyas. As per the resolution, the Ministerial Committee will work …

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