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2 leading trade bodies seek tax-free income limit hike

A file photo shows income taxpayers filling in tax returns forms at an income tax fair in Dhaka. Two leading trade bodies on Tuesday demanded that National Board of Revenue revise upward the tax-free income limit for individual taxpayers in the national budget for the upcoming fiscal year (2019-2020) taking into consideration the hike in […]

Rethinking tobacco tax and price measures SOURCE: BLOG.TYPEATHOUGHT.COM Mahfuz Kabir Tobacco use is a major public health concern in Bangladesh and all over the world. It is regarded as a leading cause of more than 30 fatal diseases in Bangladesh including oral and lung cancer, cerebrovascular diseases, coronary artery diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases. […]

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Shinepukur Cricket Club pacer Delwar Hossain bowls against Prime Bank Cricket club during their Dhaka Premier League match on Tuesday at Fatullah MI Manik/Dhaka Tribune Shinepukur Cricket Club defeated Prime Bank Cricket Club by 48 runs in D/L method at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium in Fatullah Gazi Group Cricketers clinched a crucial win in […]

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Gono Forum’s Mokabbir takes oath, violates party’s decision Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune  April 2nd, 2019 Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the swearing-in of MP Mokabbir Khan Focus Bangla Mokabbir is the second MP of the opposition coalition to take his oath of office Another of Gono Forum’s elected members of parliament (MP), MP Mokabbir […]

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2 Bangladeshis make it onto the Forbes Asia 30 Under 30 list Tribune Desk Dhaka Tribune April 2nd, 2019 Pathao Cofounder Hussain Elius and Cartoonist Morshed Abdulla Al Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Pathao Cofounder Elius was named in two categories while Cartoonist Morshed was named in one Pathao Cofounder Hussain Elius and Cartoonist Morshed […]

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Democracy’s ice age, bureaucracy’s golden age Syed Abul Maksud | PROTHOM Alo Apr 02, 2019 A survey run by Dhaka University’s department of development studies and researchers of three universities in the UK and Denmark stated that 95 per cent of the government officers and employees claim that they are committed to public service. But […]

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BCL men ‘abduct’ CU teachers’ recruitment test candidate Sujoy Chowdhury | Prothom Alo  Apr 01, 2019 A candidate of a teachers’ recruitment test at Chittagong University was allegedly abducted by Bangladesh Chattra League activists on the day of his viva voce on 27 March. Emdadul Haque, a former student of the university’s Zoology department, came […]

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Govt challenged by megaproject deadlines Jahangir Shah and Md Arifuzzaman . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Apr 02, 2019             Meeting megaproject deadlines such as that of Padma Bridge or the Metro Rail, turns out to be a serious challenge for the government due to inadequate resource allocation, lack of skills […]

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