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High target, incapacity cause revenue shortfall

High target, incapacity cause revenue shortfall Jasim Uddin | Published: 00:05, Jun 01,2018   New Age A file photo shows the National Board of Revenue headquarters in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue has instructed its field-level income tax offices to take legal steps against private entities which failed to submit withholding tax returns. — New Age […]

Fast-track projects to miss deadlines Shakhawat Hossain | Published: 01:10, Jun 02,2018  New Age The first span of Padma Multipurpose Bridge is being installed.– New Age file photo The government has failed to speed up the implementation of the sluggish fast-track projects despite giving special priority to transport schemes, including Padma Multipurpose Bridge, in the outgoing […]

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Mahathir’s reforms could put Saudi Arabia and the UAE on the spot By James M. Dorsey Newly elected Malaysian Prime Minister Mohammed Mahathir is adopting policies that could reshape the Southeast nation’s relations with powerful Gulf states. A series of anti-corruption measures as well as statements by Mr. Mahathir and his defense minister, Mohamad (Mat) […]

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Bangladesh: Extrajudicial killing fears in drug crackdown More than 30 alleged drug dealers killed in the past week in ‘shootouts’ with police amid rights activists’ warnings. by Faisal Mahmud     22 May 2018 Members of the Rapid Action Battalion guard a street during an operation in Dhaka in January [File: AP] MORE ON BANGLADESH Bangladesh‘s security […]

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Bangladesh 2017 Human Rights Report U.S. Embassy in Bangladesh Executive Summary According to its constitution, Bangladesh is a secular, democratic people’s republic. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League (AL) party that she led assumed power in 2009. The 2014 parliamentary elections that resulted in the prime minister and AL’s re-election were characterized by […]

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