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NBR collects Tk 446cr in wealth tax

A file photo shows high-rise apartment blocks in Dhaka. Wealth surcharge collection by National Board of Revenue from well-off people increased by 15.11 per cent to Tk 446.14 crore in the fiscal year 2017-2018 compared with that of in 2016-2017. — New Age photo Wealth surcharge collection by National Board of Revenue from well-off people […]

  Mohammadi Group managing director Rubana Huq is all set to be elected first female president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) as her panel swept the election on Saturday bagging all the posts. Rubana, also wife of former Dhaka North City Corporation mayor Annisul Huq, bagged 966 votes in the election. The […]

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Bangladesh batsman Mahmudullah is seen during a personal training session at the National Cricket Academy ground in Mirpur on Saturday. — New Age photo Bangladesh all-rounder Mahmudullah on Saturday resumed his training in Mirpur shrugging off an injury fear just weeks before the ICC World Cup 2019 in UK. The 33-year old cricketer batted for […]

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Back to BAKSAL? Bangladesh has clearly crossed the midline on the continuum between full democracy and closed autocracy, writes William Milam by William Milam April 5, 2019 According to a report carried in a Bangladeshi news service, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina ruminated about Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Awami League (BAKSAL) in an address at an award […]

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The Daily Star April 06, 2019 ‘Civilising’ Dhaka PHOTO: STAR Imtiaz A Hussain Civil society cannot be built this way, upon the salacious preferences of home-builders, bus-drivers/conductors, and environment abusers. As one of the world’s largest, most congested, and least liveable metropolitans, Dhaka may still be retrieved the way New York City was from robber-barons […]

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Home Minister: Will consider Khaleda’s parole Daily Ittefaq Saturday 6th April 2019 Source: Ittefaq Report The government will consider releasing BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia on parole if she files an application and cites specific reasons, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said “We haven’t received any request for parole so far,” he told reporters after inaugurating a […]

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Always dodging accountability Ekram Kabir Dhaka Tribuner April 5th, 2019 Will the loss of life continue? / SYED ZAKIR HOSSAIN The sorry state of fire safety in Bangladesh There you go! Once again, our prime minister herself, despite the presence of thousands of experts for the job, had to think about it and put forward […]

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EC should take responsibility for failure in upazila polls Prothom ALo   Apr 06, 2019             The voter turnout in the upazila elections declined steeply amidst the boycott by several political parties including of main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party. The chief election commissioner KM Nurul Huda admitted this. However, the […]

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Surging ahead, then falling behind Pakistan Sohrab Hassan | Prothom Alo Apr 06, 2019             When Bangladesh won independence through sacrifice and bloodshed of the 1971 liberation war, many international analysts expressed apprehension about its future. They felt this most densely populated country of the world would not be able […]

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India fuelled Hasina’s decision to oust Yunus Yunus faced Hasina’s direct ire after she returned to power in early 2009. BZ Khasru | New Delhi | April 5, 2019 The Statesman Professor Muhammad Yunus attended the Girl’s Day Gala night on March 28, 2019 at the Stand Speak Rise Up Summit in Luxembourg, Europe which was […]

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