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BNP demands speedy trial of Holey Artisan attack case

BNP Vice Chairman Ruhul Alam Chowdhury places a wreath at the old site of Holey Artisan Bakery on Sunday | Dhaka Tribune The party calls for a proper investigation into the case BNP Vice Chairman Ruhul Alam Chowdhury has demanded a speedy trial of the Holey Artisan Bakery terror attack case—and exemplary punishment for the […]

A file photo shows containers are being sorted at Chittagong port. Revenue earnings by the National Board of Revenue in the just concluded financial year (2017-2018) fell Tk 20,000 crore short of the downsized target due mainly to slower economic activities against higher collection target. — New Age photo Revenue earnings by the National Board […]

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Hosts Ireland Women have won a last-ball thriller against Bangladesh to avoid the ambarrassment of a whitewash in the three-match Twenty20 International series. The six-wicket victory in Dublin on Sunday in the third and final game salvaged some pride for the Irish. An unbeaten 66 by Fargana Hoque had helped Bangladesh to put up 151 […]

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Locals of Jessore Sadar Upazila’s Deyara union taking part in the recovery of the crashed Air Force trainer aircraft in the Bookbhora lake, July 1, 2018 Dhaka Tribune The aircraft had crashed into the Bookbhora oxbow lake in Jessore Sadar upazila’s Deyara union Two pilots of Bangladesh Air Force (BAF) were killed last night when training […]

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Myanmar immigration officers are seen at empty Nga Khu Ra transit camp for Rohingya refugees at Maungdaw in Rakhine state of Myanmar.— AFP photo The transit camp in Myanmar’s Rakhine state stands ready to welcome back 150 Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh every day. But on most days it lies completely empty, as members of the […]

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Is VAT a regressive tax on the poor? Habibullah N Karim The share of value-added tax (VAT) in the national exchequer has continuously been creeping up ever since its introduction more than 27 years ago, and has increased in recent years to the point where it is the single biggest slice of revenue collections by […]

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