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Universities, not students to pay VAT: Muhith

Says comment about public university teachers was a misunderstanding The private universities will have to pay the VAT without increasing the students’ tuition fees. The VAT cannot be collected from the students, Finance Minister AMA Muhith said today during a press briefing held at Sylhet Circuit House. –Private university students will not have to pay […]

The BNP sees a deception in the assurance the National Board of Revenue (NBR) gave to students who were demonstrating against VAT on tuition fees at the private universities. The party says VAT should not be collected from either the universities or the students. Traffic in capital city Dhaka came to a halt as the […]

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Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) claimed to have arrested three members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including its chief in Dhaka for their alleged involvement in the killing of bloggers Ananta Bijoy Das and Avijit Roy. Photo courtesy: Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Three members of Ansarullah Bangla Team including its chief in Dhaka have been arrested for […]

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Thousands of private university students have taken to the streets across the capital, demanding withdrawal of 7.5% VAT on their tuition fees. Several hundred students of different private universities had been staging mass protests against the VAT imposition. But, the agitation has intensified Thursday after Wednesday’s police attack on the demonstrating students of East West […]

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— Govt hikes bus, CNG-run auto-rickshaw fares — Bus fare raised by 10 paisa to Tk 1.70 per kilometer — Minimum bus fare remains unchanged at Tk 7 — Fare of first 2km auto-rickshaw ride hiked by Tk 15 — CNG drivers to pay Tk 900 to owner on daily basis The government has hiked […]

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by  Afsan Chowdhury The new pay scale caused a stir as expected, but this time, led by the University teachers. They are arguing that they have been shorted by the pay scale as they are being paid than the Secretaries and Senior Secretaries. I am not sure if there are super Secretaries too and what […]

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The Dhaka Special Judge’s Court-3 on Thursday set September 17 for the next hearing in two grafts cases against Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia. The judge of the court, Abu Ahmed Jamadar posted for September 17 the next hearing in the cases after recording testimonies of the eighth prosecution witness and cross examining the […]

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The country’s textile sector has earned foreign currency of $128,203.71 million in the six fiscal years since 2009-10. Textile and Jute Minister Md Emaz Uddin Pramanik placed the statistics in Parliament yesterday in reply to a question. According to the statistics, the textile sector earned foreign currency of $26,509.77m in FY2014-15, $25,508.77m in FY2013-14, $22,556.73m […]

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Sky Sports has secured the rights to England’s 2016 tour of Bangladesh, further strengthening its position as the home of cricket. The deal for two Tests and three One-Day Internationals means that all of England’s matches for the next two years will be exclusively live on Sky Sports, following the recent agreement to show England’s […]

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Bangladesh have hit it big in archery at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Tamimul Islam has won gold in men’s archery event at Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games. In women’s archery Nandini Khan Swapna has won bronze, Bangladesh Archery Federation Vice President Shoeb Chowdhury told bdnews24.com. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has congratulated the medal winners and […]

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