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Revenue collection shortfall swells to Tk 2,968cr in Jul-Feb

Shortfall in revenue collection target by the National Board of Revenue swelled to Tk 2,968 crore in the first eight months of the current fiscal year 2014-2015 mainly due to political unrest-hit sluggish economic activities in the country, officials of the NBR said. They said that the ongoing continuous non-stop blockade and frequent hartals since […]

The Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) and its equivalent examinations of 2015 begin across the country from April 01, 2015. This year a total of 1,073,884 students under 10 educational boards, including one madrasa and one technical board, will sit appear from 8,305 institutions. Of them, 570,993 are boys. The examinations will be held at 2,419 […]

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CCC aspirant Nasir charged with murder in the past Dhaka South City mayoral aspirant, BNP leader Mirza Abbas, is currently facing 37 cases while his prime rival Awami League-backed Sayeed Khokon has faced three cases in the past. BNP-supported mayoral aspirant in Chittagong city Mohammad Manjur Alam has no legal trouble at present, like his […]

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NORTH 24 PARGANAS (WEST BENGAL): Rasool Sardar is cooling his heels by the river Sonai in Tarali village in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district, a stone’s throw from the Indo-Bangladesh border. The river is actually the border in this area. Sardar is morose. He cuts an incongruous figure with his flashy clothes and a […]

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A FAO international food analysis expert has advised Bangladesh not to pay much attention to formalin as he finds this naturally occurring organic compound “not a food hazard”. Sridhar Dharmapuri, at a scientific conference in Dhaka on Sunday, said instead, Bangladesh must keep eyes on the use of pesticides and metals in food as they […]

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New Zealand and Australia players make up the World XI picked up by International Cricket Council after the 2015 World Cup. Five players from New Zealand, runners-up in the competition, and three from champions Australia make up the World XI.. Brendon McCullum has been chosen captain of team that also has two South Africans, AB […]

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The Election Commission has served show-cause notices on three Chittagong City Corporation mayor contenders for violating the electoral code of conduct. They are Awami League-supported aspirant AJM Nasir Uddin, BNP-backed M Manjur Alam and Jatiya Party-supported Solaiman Alam Sheth. They had been asked to give their reply to the notice slapped on them for kick-starting […]

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By Scott C. Johnson As a kid in the 1960s, Jeff Held thought that having a nuclear company in his backyard made life more exciting in Apollo, Pennsylvania. About 2,400 people lived alongside the Nuclear Materials and Equipment Corporation (NUMEC), the town’s main employer. Held’s neighborhood subsisted on atomic lore: Just 33 miles down the […]

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Yet another blogger was stabbed to death in broad day light at South Begunbari in the capital on Monday morning. The victim was Washiqur Rahman , 27, son of Tipu Sultan. Dhaka Metropolitan Police of Tejgaon division additional deputy commissioner, Wahidul Islam, confirmed the matter. Miscreants swooped down on him with sharp weapons leaving him […]

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The Cabinet on Monday gave the final approval to the draft ‘Development Surcharge and Levy (Imposition and Collection) Bill 2015′ to impose extra levy based on usage of mobile phones. The Internal Resource Division placed the draft in the weekly cabinet meeting with prime minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the secretariat. ‘The government […]

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The BNP is worried if their candidates contesting the Dhaka City Corporation polls would be allowed to carry out their election campaigns. Sources said a delegation of BNP leaders might go to the Election Commission with a view to placing a number of demands, including a congenial environment for holding free and fair polls. They […]

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Back its welcome emphasis on decentralisation with faster connections to maximise benefits  We welcome the goals being advanced by the newly proposed National Urban policy to move towards greater decentralisation and ensure better protection for environmentally sensitive areas. The policy which has been put out for consultation is a tangible sign that the government is […]

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