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Update : 04 Jun 2015, 07:53 AM

FY16 budget to be unveiled in afternoon

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will unveil the national budget for 2015-16 financial year (FY16) at the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday afternoon. The size of the FY16 budget is expected to be Tk2 lakh 95 thousand 100 crore, higher by Tk44 thousand 540 crore or nearly 18.0% than original outlay of Tk2 lakh 50 thousand 560 crore of FY15, reports BSS.

Mashrafe suffers minor injury in road accident 

Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Mortaza has sustained minor injury to both his hands in a road accident in Mirpur. The incident took place on Thursday afternoon when a bus hit a rickshaw in which he was travelling at Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium from his Mirpur residence.

2 of a family die after inhaling toxic gas 

Two members of a family have died after inhaling toxic gas in a septic tank in Shinghopara area under Matiranga upazila of Khagrachhari. The deceased are Mir Hossain and his sister-in-law Morium Begum.

Army, police to discuss military role in border security 

The Armed Forces chief of Malaysia will be meeting with the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to discuss how the military can play a bigger role in border security. The decision came from cabinet meeting on Wednesday, said the Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, reports The Star of Malaysia.

35 sued in Comilla arson 

A case has been filed against 35 persons for an arson attack on a passenger bus in Chandina upazila of Comilla. Chandina police station ASI Probir Kumar Roy filed the case accusing 35 persons, of them 15 are named and 20 others are unnamed, Rasul Ahmed Nizami, Chandina OC, told the Dhaka Tribune.

Ex-Fifa man Blazer details bribes 

Former top Fifa official Chuck Blazer has admitted that he and others on the executive committee agreed to accept bribes in conjunction with the choice of South Africa as 2010 World Cup host. The American said he also helped to arrange bribes over the 1998 event.

Death toll from capsized China ship rises to 65 

The death toll from a ship that capsized on China's Yangtze River has risen to 65, state television reported on Thursday, but more than 370 people were still missing and families broke through a police cordon to march to the site and demand answers.

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