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How many Bangladeshis have joined IS?

According to one intelligence report, at least 38 Bangladeshis have travelled through various countries to reach Syria and join the IS There have been a number of reports of Bangladeshis, both locals and expatriates, joining the terrorist group Islamic State over a period of about three years. Some have travelled straight to Syria to join […]

The government today reduced the excise duty on small size bank deposits amid much criticism but retained the proposed rates for big ticket account balances. Suggested by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the parliament, Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed the new excise duty that was passed unanimously in the House this evening. Muhith, however, maintained […]

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Prime minister Sheikh Hasina addresses the parliament during a general discussion on the proposed national budget for 2017-18 fiscal on Wednesday. — Focusbangla photo Full implementation of the new VAT law with 15 per cent uniform rate of value added tax has been suspended for two years while the excise duty on bank deposits has […]

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Obaidul Quader. — Focusbangla file photo Road transport and bridges minister Obaidul Quader on Wednesday said the next general election would be held under the Election Commission’s supervision as per the Constitution. ‘The government will only perform its routine works and not to make any policymaking decisions during the polls. It’ll also facilitate the EC […]

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The Anti-Corruption Commission on Wednesday filed a case against 16 people, including Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited chairman M Morshed Khan and three former managing directors of AB Bank Limited on charge of alleged embezzlement of Tk 383.22 crore. The commission deputy director Sheikh Abdus Salam filed the case with Banani police against four PBTL bosses […]

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Child marriage will cost developing countries trillions of dollars in the next decade, seriously hampering global efforts to eradicate poverty, the World Bank said on Tuesday. An estimated one in three girls in the developing world is married before the age of 18, with one girl married off every two seconds, according to experts. The […]

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Bangladesh had been on the Tier-2 list for the last five consecutive years According to the report, Bangladesh government demonstrated significant efforts during the reporting period by finalising and adopting the implementing rules for the 2012 Prevention and Suppression of Human Trafficking Act (PSHTA) in January 2017 and drafting an implementation roadmap for the 2015-2017 […]

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Sudhin Das. — Photo courtesy: UNB Prominent Nazrul exponent Sudhin Das passed away at a city hospital on Tuesday. He was 87. The singer breathed his last at Apollo Hospitals Dhaka around 8:20pm, said family sources. Sudhin Das was taken to a private clinic at Kalyanpur in the morning after he caught fever and vomited. […]

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