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Excise duty not new: Muhith

AMA Muhith  Reaffirming his stance over keeping unchanged the proposed excise duty on bank accounts, finance minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday said there is nothing new in it as it has been increased slightly, reports UNB. “The excise duty was introduced long ago and the bank account holders have been paying it accordingly. It’s not […]

The Bangladesh embassy in Doha has urged the expatriates not to be panicked amid the evolving situation, and keep in touch with the embassy. In a notice circulated among the Bangladeshis living in Qatar, the embassy said on Tuesday they are “closely” monitoring the situation and are in contact with the Qatari authorities. The statement […]

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The government has given Tk 14,655 crore to bail out state-owned banks including scam-hit BASIC Bank and Sonali Bank in eight years. A total of Tk 11,487 crore or 78 per cent of the subsidy, which the government calls recapitalisation fund, was given in the past four financial years between 2013-14 and 2016-17. Major portion of […]

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The advance sale of bus and train tickets for Eid-ul-Fitr holidaymakers from Dhaka to other districts will start on June 12. On that day, Bangladesh Railway will sell the tickets for June 21 journeys, its Director General Md Amzad Hossain told bdnews24.com on Tuesday. The tickets for June 22 travels will be sold on June […]

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 Bangladesh’s government is pandering to Islamist zealots Public statuary is paying the price IN THE dead of night workers prised the statue off its base, raised it onto the back of a truck and hauled it away. The blindfolded woman in a sari, sword in one hand and scales in the other, was supposed to […]

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National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) yesterday formed a three-member fact finding committee over the arson attack at three hilly villages in Longadu upazila of Rangamati district. Banchita Chakma, honorary member of NHRC, has been made head of the committee while the other members are – Gazi Salauddin, deputy director and Sajjadur Rahman, assistant director of […]

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A Canadian fugitive wanted for incitement to commit genocide against Jews is currently living in Dhaka, according to Canada’s National Post. Salman Hossain, who is wanted by Canadian authorities and Interpol, was photographed in Dhaka’s Gulshan on Sunday. The pictures show Hossain at the restaurant and gym of the Lakeshore hotel in Banani and standing […]

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Mohammad Mohibur Rahman, Delwar Hossain, Najibullah Ansari and Saifulla Ozaki. (Clockwise) Mohammad Mohibur Rahman, a former army officer, has been missing for more than a year. Symun Hasib (Monaz), son of a former secretary has also been missing for over two and a half years. There’s no trace of marine engineer Najibullah Ansari either. Law […]

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The Paris agreement aims to limit dangerous temperature rises by curbing fossil fuel emissions The Bangladesh government has expressed its disappointment over the United States’ decision to pull out from the Paris Climate Agreement. “It would be unfortunate to lose a leading partner like the United States in the global effort to secure a green […]

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The Bangladesh government has decided to provide a cash assistance of US $ 500,000 to support the victims of recent flood and landslides in Sri Lanka, which had killed more than 100 people and caused severe damage to livelihood and properties. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina declared this cash donation on Monday in Dhaka, according to […]

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Former chief justice and caretaker government advisor Latifur Rahman died at a city hospital Tuesday morning. He was 81. A relative of the late chief justice told New Age that he was undergoing treatment at Samarita Hospital. He had been suffering from pneumonia and old age complications, according to family sources. He left behind his wife […]

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