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Export growth dips

Bangladesh’s exports in the first 11 months of the current fiscal year stood at $31.79 billion, 4.68 percent lower than the target of $37 billion, Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data show. However, compared to that of the same period in the last fiscal year, this year’s export posted 3.67 percent growth, second lowest in a […]

One cannot but marvel at the sense of proportion, or the lack of it, of the finance minister. Apart from inflicting himself on the poor people of Bangladesh every year through the ever-increasing burden of tax, his innovative ways of finding more avenues to perpetrate evermore the burden, in the name of development, are running […]

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Bangladesh Jewellers’ Association yesterday called an indefinite strike across the country from Sunday, demanding immediate formation of a gold import policy. Against the backdrop of confiscating 567kg of gold of Apan Jewellers, association leaders made the decision at a meeting in its Baitul Mukarram Market office. “We will go on strike nationwide from Sunday and […]

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Criticising the government for evicting her party leader Moudud Ahmed from his Gulshan residence, BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia on Wednesday said people will one day evict ruling party men from their houses the same way, reports UNB. “Moudud Ahmed was driven out to the street from the house he had been residing for over 30 […]

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An aging bridge on one of the busiest and most important national roads, the 151-kilometre highway from Chittagong to Cox’s Bazar, is increasingly a serious threat to road users. The fitness of the Matamuhuri Bridge, constructed in 1964 to span the river of the same name in Cox’s Bazar’s Chakoria upazila has been of concern […]

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A Rajuk worker at Gulshan in Dhaka on Wednesday draws out bags from a house previously occupied by BNP leader Moudud Ahmed during an eviction drive. — Indrajit Ghosh The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha evicted Bangladesh Nationalist Party presidium member Moudud Ahmed from his Gulshan house, where he had been living for 36 years, on Wednesday, […]

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Excise duty  The government has been cutting excise duty from bank depositors’ accounts without informing them. Excise duty had been raised several times in the past, but was mentioned only twice in the budget speeches. The National Board of Revenue (NBR) also had increased excise duty. However, the depositors were not informed in either case. […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday paid tributes to the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman by placing wreaths at the portrait of the great leader in front of Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi-32 in Dhaka, marking the historic Six-Point Day. Sheikh Hasina first placed a wreath as the prime minister and stood there for […]

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Bangladesh has advanced significantly in internet connectivity and effectively led major SAARC nations, with nearly 42.0 percent of total population using internet for various purposes, according to official sources. The latest data from the Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) shows that the total number of internet users has reached 67.245 million at the end of […]

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