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‘Misunderstanding’ between businesses, tax officials about VAT law ends: Kamal

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal talks to reporters after a meeting held at his office at the Planning Commission in Dhaka on Tuesday. National Board of Revenue chairman Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, newly elected Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Sheikh Fazle Fahim and its outgoing president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin were also […]

Bangladesh captain Mashrafee bin Murtaza (C) celebrates with team-mates after taking the wicket of West Indies’ Sunil Ambris during their tri-nation series match at the Malahide Cricket Club in Dublin on Monday. — AFP photo With the final of the tri-series tournament already assured, Bangladesh now await a chance to test their fringe players when […]

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Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize? Japan’s nomination is part of a strategic plan Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has played a lot of golf with President Donald Trump over the past two years. Japan’s Cabinet Public Relations Office via Kyodo/via Reuters Chris G. Pope, Kyoto Women’s University    14 May 2019 Japan wants talks with […]

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The more things change, the more they stay the same: How Bengal poll violence proves this again and again As powers came and went, the myth became a conviction that the ruling party in Bengal controls polls. ELECTION   Daily O 14-05-2019 ROMITA DATTA Why are Bengal polls always bloody and violent? Bengalis, all said and […]

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Poet Henry Swapan arrested under Digital Security Act  Anisur Rahman Swapan, Barisal Dhaka Tribune May 14th, 2019 Poet, columnist and journalist Henry Swapan being taken into custody by police Dhaka Tribune Police arrested him from his residence at Goal Pukur Christian community area Barisal Kotwali police on Tuesday arrested eminent poet Henry Swapan under the Digital Security […]

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The Daily Star  May 14, 2019 Bangladesh now depends less on India for cotton African nations become largest source Refayet Ullah Mirdha African nations have surpassed India to become the largest source of cotton for Bangladesh as local spinners and millers look to cut down their dependence on a single source for their vital raw […]

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The Daily Star  May 14, 2019 EDITORIAL Make migration safe for our workers Workers’ deaths in the high seas shocking A migrant takes rest inside a shelter. Photo: Reuters The tragic death of 37 Bangladeshi workers in a boat capsize in the Mediterranean Sea, on their way to Italy from Libya, is shocking. According to […]

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‘Corrupt Milk Vita officials to face the music’ Prothom Alo English Desk |  May 14, 2019 Stern actions will be taken against corrupt Milk Vita officials and engineers to stop irregularities at the state-owned entity, state minister for local government, rural development and cooperatives Swapan Bhattacharjee said Tuesday, reports UNB. He came up with the […]

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BNP to contest by-polls to Fakhrul’s seat Prothom Alo English Desk | May 14, 2019        Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will participate in the by-election to Bogura-6 parliamentary seat, which fell vacant after party’s secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir decided not to take oath of office, reports UNB. At a meeting of the BNP-led […]

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  Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in military fatigues in a file photo. Photo: Government Handout Hun Sen launches risky military maneuvers Cambodian leader is dramatically overhauling the armed forces to consolidate a one-party state, promote his soldier son and neutralize opposition calls for a mutiny By David Hutt, Phnom Penh   14 May 2019 Cambodian […]

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