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PM administers oath to Comilla city Mayor Monirul

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today administered the oath of office to newly-elected Comilla City Corporation Mayor Monirul Haq Sakku. Sakku was sworn in at a simple ceremony at the prime minister’s office in Dhaka, PM’s Press Secretary Ihsanul Karim said after the event. Local Government Division Secretary Abdul Malek conducted the function. LGRD Minister Engineer […]

The High Court today declared the mobile courts run by executive magistrates illegal and unconstitutional. The court however condoned all conditions and sentences delivered by such courts. The HC bench of Justice Moyeenul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Ashish Ranjan Das also directed the government to refund Tk 10 lakh to M Mujibur Rahman, who was […]

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While the richest country on Earth contemplates pulling out of the Paris climate agreement to limit global emissions, Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries, is planning to adopt even stricter measures to reduce emissions: According to sources in the nation’s finance ministry, Bangladesh will introduce a carbon tax on fuel, in a budget that will […]

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Customs intelligence said on Thursday it had found the evidence of tax dodging and money laundering against former country director of United Nations Development Programme Stefan Prisner. Customs intelligence chief Moinul Khan told reporters that investigation launched by his agency found Prisner of handing over a car that he imported without paying tax under privileged […]

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 The Information Communication Technology division of Bangladesh government has won ‘Global mobileGov Award’ this year, acknowledging its citizen services through mobile phones, said a release today. National Mobile Application Awareness Development and Capacity Building Programme of ICT Division under Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology of Bangladesh got the first prize in the global […]

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Five suspected extremists, including a woman, and a fire-fighter were killed during a police raid at a village under Godagari in Rajshahi on Thursday, police and hospital sources said. Godagari police station officer-in-charge Hifjul Alam Munshi told New Age that upon receiving information from the police headquarters they had cordoned off the house located in […]

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Bangladesh gets to enhance its chances of direct qualification to the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in an upcoming tri-series to be held in Dublin from 12 to 24 May, says a report posted on the website of International Cricket Council. Bangladesh, which is three points ahead of Pakistan at 91 points on the MRF […]

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Govt likely to amend new VAT law amid demands from businesses The government is likely to set a flat 12 percent VAT rate by amending the new VAT law in the face of demands from various quarters, according to finance ministry officials. Businesses have been reasoning that the proposal of a uniform 15 percent VAT […]

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You have to hand it to the former general/president. Nobody can really match the age-defying, flamboyant showstopper like Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad. His latest stunt to come up with the biggest alliance ever, comprising 58 organisations, mostly religious based, has certainly given much meat for media persons covering the political beat. Never mind that […]

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