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Cases pile up, allegations hardly proved

The number of cases under Section 57 of the Information and Communication Technology Act 2006 increased significantly, despite low rate of conviction, after the section was amended in 2013 making it harsher. According to police headquarters statistics as of June 8,330 cases were filed under Section 57 of the act in four years after the […]

South African batsman AB de Villiers (L) is run out by Indian wicketkeeper MS Dhoni during their ICC Champions Trophy match at The Oval in London on Sunday. — AFP photo India crushed South Africa by eight wickets on Sunday to set up a semi-final date with Bangladesh and knock the world’s top-ranked team out […]

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About 35 percent of tanneries in Hazaribagh have relocated to the leather industrial estate in Savar, Industries Minister Amir Hossain Amu has said. Fifty-five of the 154 tanneries in Savar have started production in Savar, said Amu in response to a question from Jatiya Party MP Nurul Islam Milon in parliament on Sunday. The remaining […]

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Rakibul Hassan Rocky, who had gone missing six months ago, has returned to his home in Lakshmipur. Rocky said he had been dropped off by his kidnappers at the Baghbari area of the city with his arms and legs tied. A local rickshaw puller found him and took him home. Rocky was employed as a […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina. — Focusbangla file photo Prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Sunday hoped the people of Bangladesh will re-elect Awami League in the next general election to maintain the continuity of development. ‘In the next election, I believe the people who are now getting the benefits of development will surely vote for boat […]

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Massive dredging of the rivers in and around the Sundarbans and transportation of coal for Rampal power plant would seriously affect the fish, wildlife and other aquatic resources in that region, scientists said in a new report. “Dredging and sediment disposal in estuarine and coastal waters such as the Sundarbans reserve forest and the Bay […]

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Bangladesh has been seeking to import rice from other countries to meet domestic demands, but now prices in the international have started to soar. There are all signs of a big crisis in the global rice market, according to international agencies. Sri Lanka had been trying to procure rice from the international market prior to […]

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The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has said that all life-saving drugs will be exempted from Value Added Tax (VAT). “All types of life-saving drugs, including the imported ones, will remain out of VAT net,” said NBR Chairman Md Nojibur Rahman while speaking at a roundtable discussion on ‘VAT in pharmaceutical sector’ on Saturday. NBR […]

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A file photo shows containers at the Kamalapur Inland Container Depot in Dhaka. No imported goods would be released from the customs houses unless the importers produce new VAT registration numbers from July 1 when the new VAT law will come into force, said the National Board of Revenue. — New Age photo No imported […]

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It was a well-organised rampage that took place in Langadu upazila in Rangamati on June 2 Langadu is no longer burning. Whatever there was to burn, has been burned. Every indigenous house, burned to the ground or demolished. But not a single house belonging to Bangali settlers were touched. It was a well-organised rampage that […]

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While we learned not to put all eggs in one basket, dumping all rotten apples in one basket might seem rather prudent. When two companies of a similar business nature, languish to survive, they opt for a merger that gives additional synergy to help the merged entity run better than before. The same is true […]

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