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Old Dhaka needs a change from within

Old Dhaka needs a change from within Mubasshar Hussain Naznin Tithi Mubasshar Hussain, architect and vice president, Bangladesh Poribesh Andolon (BAPA), talks to Naznin Tithi of The Daily Star about the prospects of redevelopment of Old Dhaka and the measures that should be taken for an effective relocation of the chemical warehouses situated there. Since […]

The government has decided to collect 15 percent value added tax or VAT from the advertisements on internet platforms like Facebook and YouTube. The authorities have not been collecting any tax from the Bangladeshi advertisers of the virtual world until now. The government moved recently to collect the taxes following a High Court order. The […]

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Sheikh Jamal players celebrate with the the Dhaka Premier League T20 tournament trophy at Mirpur’s Sher-e-Bangla national stadium Dhaka Tribune/Md Manik   Chasing 158 runs to win, Prime Doleshwar managed to score 133 losing eight wickets in 20 overs. Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club have emerged as the champions of the Dhaka Premier League T20 tournament […]

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DUCSU election candidates conduct electioneering on the campus on Monday. — New Age photo Students contesting for the cultural affairs secretary post in the March 11 Dhaka University Central Students’ Union elections observed that cultural atmosphere of the Dhaka University now stood diametrically opposed to the spirit of the Liberation War due to parochial political […]

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  Porn, gambling and social media sites blocked as activists protest about clampdown on freedom of speech Bangladeshi men use their cellphones in Dhaka on Dec. 28, 2018, after authorities severely restricted internet services across the country in an effort to fight propaganda ahead of the Dec. 30 general election. (Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP) Stephan […]

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Deadly Dhaka: Govt ‘ignored warnings’ of industrial fires Critics say Bangladesh moving too slowly to relocate chemical plants from urban areas as 70 perish in latest disaster Relatives of victims who were killed in a fire mourn in Dhaka on February 21. At least 69 people died in a huge blaze that tore through apartment […]

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