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Importers get Tk 1.48 lakh cr in duty waiver in 55 months

The government offered exemption worth Tk 44,117 crore in customs duty and other taxes related to import in the last fiscal year 2017-2018. The aggregated amount of tax exemption given at import stage to traders and other commercial and non-commercial individuals and organisations stood at Tk 1.48 lakh crore in the last 55 months (around […]

Christchurch and the ‘mass dissemination of hate’ in the media A woman whose husband was still missing after Friday’s mosque attacks reacts outside a community centre near Masjid Al Noor in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 16, 2019. PHOTO: REUTERS Nahela Nowshin I woke up to the news of the horrific attack in Christchurch, New Zealand […]

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Farid Ahmad, centre, a Bangladeshi survivor of the Al Noor mosque shootings, but who’s wife Husna was killed, is greeted by a well-wisher in Christchurch on Sunday, two days after a shooting incident at two mosques in the city.— AFP photo The death toll of Bangladeshi victims rose to five and another person remained missing […]

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The BNP says that people will not accept the government’s decision to raise gas prices. “Our stance is clear,” BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir said at a media briefing at the party’s central offices on Sunday. “We will never accept a rise in the price of gas. Neither will the people of this […]

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David Richardson The deadly New Zealand shootings which Bangladesh cricketers narrowly avoided means security will remain an “absolute priority” going into the World Cup, the head of cricket’s governing body said Sunday.Fifty people died in attacks on two mosques in Christchurch on Friday, in what is believed to be the worst assault on Muslims in […]

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BNP to bring out rally to celebrate Independence Day  Sunday 17th March 2019  Source: Ittefaq Report BNP has planned out seven-day programmes including a rally in the Dhaka to celebrate the Independence Day. BNP secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir announced the programmes at the party’s Nayapaltan central office after a joint meeting of the […]

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The hidden cost of inflation  Tanvir Rafi  Dhaka Tribune  March 15th, 2019 Photo: BIGSTOCK What can we, as consumers, do to combat its effects? A most surprising and interesting fact about life is that we are losing money every single day. It doesn’t matter whether someone is taking any false steps with their money or […]

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Pragatisheel Chhatra Jote demands cancellation of Ducsu polls results  Fahim Reza Shovon Dhaka Tribune  March 17th, 2019 File photo: Leaders of Pragatishil Chhatra Jote briefs reporters to place their demands at Dhaka University’s Madhur canteen on February 17, 2019 Dhaka Tribune The March 11 Ducsu polls, the first in 28 years, were marred by allegations of […]

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‘Friendship to all’ Toriqul Islam | Prothom Alo Mar 17, 2019        “The extension of domestic policy is foreign policy.” This is so far the most precise and the most pointed definition of foreign policy ever. Famous Prussian diplomat and politician Prince Otto von Bismarck connoted the idea of foreign policy in 19th century. In […]

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Pakistan to be part of India after 2025: RSS leader Indresh Kumar Hoping for an “Akhand Bharat” where borders were like the European Union, the RSS leader implied that Delhi had ensured that Bangladesh had a government favourable to it. By Express News Service |Mumbai |The Indian Express  March 17, 2019 Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar […]

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Looking for Pather Panchali In his pitch for change in West Bengal recently, PM Modi harked back to that novel-film and its description of poverty through Nischindipur, while saying the state’s villages were among the worst. Riding the same development promise, CM Mamata cites her schemes. But, finds Esha Roy, there is no one Nischindipur […]

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