Saturday, June 20, 2020

Bangladesh's Cricket Superstar Mashrafe bin Mortaza tested positive for Coronavirus

Bangladesh Most popular Cricket superstar  Mashrafe bin Mortaza tested positive for coronavirus.  Mashrafe also a member of parliament. He is one of the most popular cricketers in the country, he is currently in isolation at home. According to the doctor, Mashrafe is physically healthy.Mashrafe is one of the first high-profile cricketers in the country to become a corona positive . At present, more than one lakh people have been infected with corona in Bangladesh and 1,425 people have already died .

Mashrafe's family said earlier in the day that Mashrafe bin Mortaza had had a fever since Friday. Earlier, Mashrafe's mother-in-law and sister-in-law were confirmed to be infected with the coronavirus. 

Earlier, some cricketers in the country were also infected with coronavirus . Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, Mashrafe has stood by his constituency and people. He has ensured medical services in his constituency Narail-2 starting from financial assistance to the needy . Former Pakistani batsman and commentator Ramiz Raja has also wished Mashrafe well. In a tweet on Saturday (June 20th), Ramiz sought Mashrafe's recovery . Bangladeshi cricketer  Mushfiqur wrote, ‘You are always a champion and inshallah you willrecover soon. Millions of people are praying for you. The country needs you. '

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Ambitious $60.33 Billion Budget with Unrealistic Aspirations for High GDP Growth : Bangladesh Budget 2020-2021

In the time of global corona virous pandemic, the government's ambitious aspirations for high GDP (gross domestic product) growth rate is a illusion . The finance Minstar delivered a budget that -- to anyone who doesn't read the news closely .The unrealistic targets are huge gaps in GDP growth and revenue targets.

the government on Thursday (June 11) proposed a budget of Tk 5 lakh 6 thousand crore for the fiscal year 2020-21 in the parliament . Which is 17.9 percent of GDP.

In the proposed budget, the expenditure including management and other expenditure is estimated to be Tk 3,62,855 crore. 2 lakh 5 thousand crore has been allocated in the annual development program.

Revenue income has been proposed at 3 lakh 82 thousand 16 crore. Of this, NBR is being given a revenue collection target of Tk 3 lakh 30 thousand crore. The revenue target from non-NBR tax has been set at Tk 15,000 crore. Besides, the revenue target excluding taxes has been set at Tk 33,000 crore. The total deficit in the proposed budget stands at Tk 1.90 lakh crore. Which is 6 percent of GDP. The Budget deficit was 5 percent in the last budget.