Bangladesh sets optimistic target of 6% inflation for new fiscal year

Dhaka, June 1 -- Bangladesh is targeting an average inflation rate of 6 per cent in the coming fiscal year amid volatility in the global market, the rise in fuel prices and subsidy cuts required by th... Read More

Bangladesh raises tax-free income ceiling by Tk 50,000 for FY24

Dhaka, June 1 -- Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal is planning to raise the threshold for tax-free income for the first time since FY21 as part of the government's spending plan for the new fiscal ye... Read More

Bangladesh sets 7.5% GDP growth target for FY24 despite uncertainties

Dhaka, June 1 -- Bangladesh has targeted an ambitious 7.5% GDP growth in FY24 despite the uncertainties of the global economy and various challenges. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal tabled a natio... Read More

Bypoll for Farooque's Dhaka seat to be held on Jul 17

Dhaka, June 1 -- The by-election for the Dhaka-17 parliamentary seat, which has been vacant since the death of its previous incumbent, actor Akbar Hossain Pathan, popularly known by his stage name Far... Read More

Finance Minister Kamal says on budget day that he knows the hardships of the poor

Dhaka, June 1 -- No matter how difficult it may be, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal says he wants to present a budget that is 'good for all' because he can relate to the hardships that come with be... Read More

Bangladesh faces hard choices as it crafts FY24 budget with election on the horizon

Dhaka, June 1 -- With the general election approaching amid a volatile global economy, the Sheikh Hasina government is set to unveil the national budget for the fiscal year starting on Jul 1. In the ... Read More

Police rescue woman from trafficking gang after brother's call to 999

Dhaka, May 30 -- Police have rescued a woman from being trafficked to Dubai after her younger brother called the national emergency helpline 999. The law enforcers also arrested two suspected human t... Read More

Fuel price and dollar crisis: Nasrul highlights challenges in ensuring energy supply

Dhaka, May 30 -- High fuel prices on the international market, coupled with a dollar crunch in Bangladesh, have put the country's energy sector in a tight spot, Nasrul Hamid has said. And it is not c... Read More

Worker arrested after rod from Dhaka expressway kills boy

Dhaka, May 30 -- A worker on the Dhaka Elevated Expressway project has been arrested after a case was filed over the death of a boy who was struck in the head with a rod from the construction site. M... Read More

3 Bangladeshi peacekeepers injured in Mali bomb attack

Dhaka, May 29 -- Three Bangladeshi UN peacekeepers have been injured in a bomb blast in the West African country of Mali. The incident occurred on Sunday morning local time, Bangladesh Police said in... Read More