Bangladesh

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Finance Minister A M A Muhith has proposed introduction of what he termed as road pricing for regular and quality maintenance of the existing roads, apart from proper enforcement of traffic rules.
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The country has 46.79 million poor, says the planning minister. Updates
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The finance minister has proposed to withdraw the income tax exemption being enjoyed by the prime minister, ministers and the judges.
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Anyone having 'net wealth' exceeding Tk 20 million will face an extra 10 percent surcharge over and above the payable tax.
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The parliament passed the budget for the next fiscal on Wednesday in absence of the main opposition BNP.UPDATES
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The parliament on Wednesday began the process of passing the budget for the next fiscal year in the absence of main opposition BNP.
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Finance minister AMA Muhith ranted in a familiar outburst on Friday, evidently misinterpreting apprehensions.
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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said that the proposed budget has been formulated to free people from poverty.
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