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The national budget of Tk 400,266 crore for financial year 2017-18 is set to be proposed in parliament today seeking the complete implementation of the 2012 law on Value Added Tax with a flat rate of VAT amid growing capital flight and poor private sector investment. Finance minister AMA Muhith, who is scheduled for 1:30pm to place […]

DON’T LIGHT THE FUSE South India’s mini rebellion over Modi’s new cattle law kindles an old secessionist spark One step away from rebellion. (Reuters/Cathal McNaughton) Harish C Menon Southern India is up in arms. And, if recent trends are any indication, it may be a wee bit more than a mere difference of opinion over […]

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Bangladesh and Austria have agreed to boost bilateral cooperation in several sectors, especially in trade and investment. The decision was announced after a meeting between Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Austrian Federal Chancellor Christian Kern on Tuesday. Hasina returned to Dhaka on Wednesday morning after her visit to Vienna, where she attended a conference of […]

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The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the HC order that stayed for six months the government order suspending Gazipur City Corporation Mayor MA Mannan for the second time. A four-member SC bench, led by Chief Justice SK Sinha, passed the order after the hearing of a petition filed by the state […]

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Damaged cars are seen at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 31, 2017. — Reuters photo At least 80 people were killed and hundreds  wounded Wednesday when a massive truck bomb ripped through Kabul’s diplomatic quarter, shattering the morning rush hour and bringing carnage to the streets of the Afghan capital. Bodies […]

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The Indian navy ship conducting search and rescue operations at the Bay of Bengal have pulled out 33 Bangladeshi victims of Cyclone Mora from two boats along with a dead body in the Maheskhali region. More survivors are likely, said the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. The offshore patrol vessel, INS Sumitra, is running the […]

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When Finance Minister AMA Muhith presents the budget in parliament tomorrow, he will likely gloat about it — Tk four lakh crore in size — which is 26 percent bigger than the one for the outgoing fiscal year. Not that presenting a big budget is of great significance for Muhith; he has been doing it […]

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The Supreme Court passed an order on government’s side to execute its decision to hike gas prices from June 1 in the second phase on Tuesday. Syed Mahmud Hossain, Chamber Judge of the Appellate Division Justice stayed till June 5 (Monday) the HC order that stayed the decision of increasing the gas price from June […]

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‘নোংরা যুদ্ধে’র শর্ত মেনেই কাশ্মীরে লড়বে ভারত শুভজ্যোতি ঘোষ বিবিসি বাংলা, দিল্লি http://www.bbc.com/bengali/news-40083824?ocid=socialflow_facebook ছবির কপিরাইট গেটি ইমেজেস Image caption ভারতের সেনাপ্রধান জেনারেল বিপিন রাওয়াত কাশ্মীরে একটা ‘ডার্টি ওয়ার’ বা নোংরা যুদ্ধ চলছে এবং ভারতীয় সেনারা তাতে নীরব দর্শক হয়ে থাকবে না – সেনাপ্রধান জেনারেল বিপিন রাওয়াতের এই মন্তব্যকে ঘিরে তীব্র আলোচনা ও সমালোচনার ঝড় শুরু […]

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Bangladesh’s Mehedi Hasan(R) plays a shot to be caught by India’s Dinesh Karthik off the bowling of Jasprit Bumrah for 24 runs during their ICC Champions Trophy warm-up match at The Oval in London on Tuesday. — AFP photo In less than three days after enjoying a run fest against Pakistan in a close two-wicket […]

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BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir today said congenial atmosphere for general election is yet to be created in the country. “There is no scope for the opposition parties to speak freely. They have no scope way to carry out their normal activities,” Fakhrul said while talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the […]

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Villagers push a cartload of belongings and walk homewards after spending a night at a shelter in Cox’s Bazar on Tuesday after a tropical storm lashed southern Bangladesh. — AP photo Thousands of people are living in the open sky as severe cyclonic storm Mora lashed Bangladesh’s southeastern coast, damaging thousands of houses and blowing over […]

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