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Q1 revenue collection Tk 3,355cr short of target despite good growth

Tax receipts by the National Board of Revenue fell short of target by Tk 3,355 crore in the first quarter of the current fiscal year 2017-2018 though the collection registered a healthy growth in the period compared with the same period of last FY. According to official data of the revenue board, tax officials managed […]

‘Killing, forced disappearance and arrest are going on without respite. The government has destroyed all the pillars of democracy.’ BNP Secretary General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has alleged that the incumbent government has resorted to the forced disappearances, killings and arrests of its opponents, obliterating democracy. Speaking at the bienniel council of Thakurgaon district unit […]

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On-field tantrums are becoming a regular affair in this season’s BPL and yesterday’s match between Dhaka Dynamites and Comilla Victorians saw Dynamites skipper Shakib Al Hasan lose his temper. After Tamim Iqbal and Liton Das were fined for their altercation with the umpire, this time it was Shakib who became furious with a decision. During […]

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After glossing over the ongoing Rohingya refugee crisis at 13th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) yesterday, Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi at a news conference at the Asia Europe Foreign Ministers (ASEM) in Naypyitaw on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, hopes to strike a deal with Bangladesh by this week on the “safe and […]

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The government has set April 2018 as the deadline for completing remediation works in the readymade garment factories inspected under the joint initiative of Bangladesh government and the International Labour Organisation. The Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishments on Sunday started holding meetings with the factory owners on evaluation progress and asked for removing […]

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Comilla Victorians Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali (L) celebrates the wicket of Dhaka Dynamites batsman Abu Hider with a ‘Sajda’ during their Bangladesh Premier League match at the SBNS on Monday. — Sanaul Haque It took just two games for Comilla Victorian’s Pakistani recruit Hasan Ali to make an impact in the on-going Bangladesh Premier League […]

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European Union high representative Federica Mogherini visits the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar on Sunday.– AFP file photo European Union high representative Federica Mogherini on Monday expressed her hope that Bangladesh and Myanmar would reach a decision to sign MoU and agreement on safe repatriation of Rohingyas from Bangladesh to their homeland Myanmar. […]

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Ten-year-old Shohag and his friend work close to open flames in their job. Shohag is like many other children who are employed by foundries in the city’s Demra area. Hundreds of workshops in the area hire underage children for these hazardous tasks. Photo: Anisur Rahman It is a harsh truth that despite the government amending […]

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BNP on Monday demanded strong action against the attackers involved in Thakurpara incident. Talking to reporters after visiting the affected village, party secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also alleged that Hindu community members came under repeated attacks usually when Awami League comes to power, and the blame is shifted to BNP and others for […]

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International community on Monday called for an immediate halt to the exodus of Rohingyas from Myanmar’s Rakhine State and early return of the ethnic minority people to their places with citizenship for the beginning of a durable and inclusive solution to protracted Rohingya crisis. The call was made on the first day of the conference […]

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Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi says the world is facing instability and conflict in part because illegal immigration spreads terrorism in a speech that comes as her country is accused of violently pushing out hundreds of thousands of unwanted Rohingya Muslims. Suu Kyi did not directly mention the refugee exodus in her speech to […]

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It will be an exciting encounter when the two best teams in the Bangladesh Premier League — defending champions Dhaka Dynamites and an inspired Comilla Victorians — clash for the first time this season in the first game of the day at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium today. Tamim Iqbal’s Comilla is brimming with confidence after […]

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