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Ministry suggests NBR give tax benefits for local car industry

A file photo shows vehicles stuck in a traffic jam in Dhaka. The industries ministry has requested National Board of Revenue to formulate an investment-friendly tax policy for the automobile industry having the potential for growth to encourage domestic production and assembling of motor cars in the country. — New Age photo The industries ministry […]

Bangladesh RMG: Gains and pains in 2018 Women workers form a protest for minimum wage. COURTESY: LITCI.ORG Mostafiz Uddin In the ready-made garment (RMG) sector, 2018 will in many ways be viewed as the end of an era. The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, the North American-led initiative which has done so much to improve […]

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Bangladesh shooter Shakil Ahmed Dhaka Tribune/Shishir Hoque A look-back at the year gone by in the other sports of Bangladesh The Asian Games and the Commonwealth Games took place this year as the top athletes from their respective sports were busy getting ready for some of the biggest events after the Olympics. With that said, […]

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Hasina ‘wins Bangladesh elections’ as opposition rejects polls Unofficial results show PM Sheikh Hasina’s party is set for massive victory, while opposition dubs polls ‘farcical’. by Saif Khalid   30 December 2018 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina cast her vote in the morning during the election in Dhaka [Sangbad Sangstha/Reuters] more on Bangladesh Gowher Rizvi Q&A: Bangladesh […]

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বিএনপির রাজনীতির অবসানের সূচনা এ নির্বাচন তৌহিদী হাসান, কুষ্টিয়া ৩০ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৮ হাসানুল হক ইনু । ফাইল ছবি‘সারা দেশে নৌকার জোয়ার উঠেছে। সেই জোয়ারের কারণেই মহাজোটের প্রার্থীরা বিপুল ভোটের ব্যবধানে জয়ী হতে যাচ্ছেন। একাদশ জাতীয় সংসদ নির্বাচনটা ’৭৫–এর পরে সামরিক শাসন মদদপুষ্ট সাম্প্রদায়িক জঙ্গিবাদী বিএনপির রাজনীতির ধারার অবসানের সূচনা ঘটাল।’ রোববার রাত আটটায় প্রথম আলোকে […]

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An election without opposition polling agents Mahadi Al Hasnat Dhaka Tribune December 31st, 2018 Polling agents of the BNP-led Jatiya Oikya Front, the key opposition platform, were largely absent Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune Polling agents of the ruling Awami League were seen at all polling centres The much-hyped 11th parliamentary election was held across Bangladesh amid […]

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Awami League wins five more years Bilkis Irani, Afrose Jahan Chaity and Ashif Islam Shaon Dhaka Tribune December 30th, 2018 Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, alongside her sister Sheikh Rehana and daughter Saima Wazed Putul, shows the victory sign after casting her vote at the Dhaka City College polling centre in the capital on Sunday, December […]

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‘What can we do if BNP polling agents don’t come?’ Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Dec 30, 2018           Only the opposition candidates can explain the reasons for their polling agents not showing up at the centres, chief election commissioner (CEC) KM Nurul Huda has said. “What can we […]

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Citing irregularities, 57 candidates boycott polls Prothom Alo English Desk | Dec 30, 2018             A total of 57 candidates, including 49 from the Jatiya Oikya Front, boycotted the Sunday’s national election, citing various irregularities, including vote rigging and capturing of polling stations by ruling Awami League activists, reports UNB. […]

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Police drive voters out from N’ganj polling centre Golam Mortaza from Narayanganj | Prothom Alo Dec 30, 2018               Narayanganj Sadar police station officer-in-charge Kamrul Islam drove out voters from the polling station at Morgan Girls’ School in Naryanganj city on Sunday afternoon. Three vehicles led by the OC […]

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Oikya Front rejects polls results, calls for fresh voting Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo Dec 31, 2018           Alleging massive rigging, intimidation and violence by the ruling camp, opposition coalition of Jatiya Oikya Front on Sunday evening called on the election commission to cancel what it called a farcical […]

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It’s all about AL camp on BTV, Betar! Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Dec 30, 2018             Bangladesh Television and Betar have mostly covered the campaign by the candidates of ruling Awami League and its alliance partners, a news analysis suggests. The two state-run electronic media outlets dedicated […]

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