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Making the same mistakes

Economic trends more or less maintained continuity at the year’s end, but with the elections ahead, the new year may see inevitable political unrest and uncertainty. And this will naturally affect the economy. Of course, that depends on the degree of the unrest. Last fiscal saw record GDP growth, despite a standstill in export growth […]

Sabbir Rahman will not be included in the central contract pool as punishment for assaulting a young fan during a National Cricket League game in Rajshahi last month. In addition, the right-handed batsman was banned from domestic cricket for six months and also slapped with a heavy fine of Tk 20 lakh. BCB president Nazmul […]

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Afghan security personnel inspect the scene of a suicide attack that targeted a funeral ceremony in Jalalabad on Sunday. — AFP photo An explosion at a funeral in Afghanistan’s restive east on Sunday killed at least 18 mourners and wounded another 13, officials said, capping a deadly year for ordinary Afghans. There was no immediate […]

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Inward remittance in the country increased slightly in the just concluded year as expatriate Bangladeshis sent 8.65 per cent more money in the year despite the fact that an additional 10 lakh Bangladeshi people got overseas jobs in 2017. Country’s remittance inflow increased by $1.07 billion to $13.54 billion in the year of 2017 from […]

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Ruhul Kabir Rizvi declares the program at a press conference at BNP’s Naya Paltan headquarters. BNP has announced that it will organize a rally in Dhaka and bring out black flag processions around the country on January 5 to observe the “Democracy Killing Day.” Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi declared the programs at […]

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From left, Narayon Chandra Chanda, Mustafa Jabbar, AKM Shahjahan Kamal and Kazi Keramat Ali The government is set to bring some changes to the Cabinet ‘in an effort to speed up administrative activities’. The government is set to bring some changes to the Cabinet ‘in an effort to speed up administrative activities’. Three lawmakers and […]

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NBR tracks Tk29,000 crore of outstanding VAT to largest taxpayers. Five of the biggest companies in Bangladesh, including three telecom giants, are allegedly responsible for 82% of VAT due to large taxpayer units (LTU) of the National Board of Revenue. The NBR identified Petrobangla (Bangladesh Oil, Gas & Mineral Corporation), Grameenphone, Robi, British American Tobacco […]

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