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Previous Next Having faced each other quite a lot recently, very few things will be new and changed when Bangladesh take on West Indies at Taunton in their World Cup tie, but for both sides the game is almost a must win. The weather forecast is “looking pretty good” for Monday when the match will […]

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‘কেউ জনগণের প্রত্যক্ষ ভোটে নির্বাচিত হননি’ নিজস্ব প্রতিবেদক, ঢাকা ১৬ জুন ২০১৯,    রুমিন ফারহানাবর্তমান সংসদ নির্বাচিত নয় বলে দাবি করেছেন সংরক্ষিত নারী আসনের বিএনপিদলীয় সাংসদ রুমিন ফারহানা। তিনি সংসদ সদস্যদের উদ্দেশে বলেছেন, ‘আপনারা কেউ জনগণের প্রত্যক্ষ ভোটে নির্বাচিত হননি।’ জাতীয় সংসদে ২০১৮-২০১৯ অর্থবছরের সম্পূরক বাজেটের ওপর রোববার সাধারণ আলোচনায় অংশ নিয়ে রুমিন ফারহানা এ […]

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The Daily Star  June 17, 2019 Canals continue to be destroyed Why are government departments involved? Like this one over Bharani canal in Dhanisafa union, at least six other permanent roads and cross dams now block water transport through different canals in Mathbaria upazila. The photos were taken recently. Photo: Habibur Rahman It is the […]

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The Daily Star  June 17, 2019 Border between friends shouldn’t be this deadly Why so many cases of torture and death? Indian Border Security Force (BSF) members are seen guarding the India-Bangladesh frontier. Star file photo At a director general-level border conference, the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) director general termed the killings along the […]

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The Daily Star  June 17, 2019 Student wings of political parties: At what price? The long-awaited election to Ducsu, which was marred by protests and irregularities, was boycotted by all panels except that of the ruling party. PHOTO: PALASH KHAN Manzoor Ahmed In April 2010, when the draft of the National Education Policy 2010 was […]

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Very little black money is ever whitened Staff Correspondent . Dhaka | Prothom Alo  Jun 16, 2019        The government once again has proffered the scope to whiten black money. Dishonest taxpayers stand to benefit from this provision, rather than those who pay their taxes honestly. There have hardly been any significant tax cuts to […]

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Where has all the money gone from the banks? Sanaullah Sakib | Prothom Alo  Jun 11, 2019        A huge budget looms large in front of the nation, while the bank vaults appear empty. With massive expenditure in the offing, funds seem to have run dry. It is under such circumstances that finance minister AHM […]

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$7b siphoned off, alleges Moudud Prothom Alo English Desk |  Jun 16, 2019        Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) senior leader Moudud Ahmed on Sunday alleged that around seven billion US dollars were siphoned off from Bangladesh by ‘government-backed people’ over the last one decade, reports UNB. Speaking at a human chain programme, he also alleged […]

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New VAT law will push up living cost Analysts warn at ICAB-The Daily Star roundtable on FY19-20 budget The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and The Daily Star jointly organise the ICAB-The Daily Star post-budget discussion on June 15, 2019. Photo: Star/ Rashed Shumon Staff Correspondent The new VAT law may increase cost […]

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The Awami League has planned to increase the tax burden on the public in the proposed “anti-people” budget, the first in its third consecutive term, according to the BNP. “Overall, it will increase economic pressure on a larger group of people. It won’t fulfil their expectations. Because this budget is against the people,” Mirza Fakhrul […]

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal bats during a training session in Taunton on Saturday. — BCB photo Bangladesh put an all-out effort to get themselves ready for the barrage of short pitch bowling when they face West Indies in their next match of the World Cup in Taunton. The Tigers played no other team so frequently […]

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The identity fault lines of a West Bengal voter 15 June 2019 Observer Research Foundation, India Following the BJPs surge in West Bengal during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Soumya Bhowmick (Observer Research Foundation, India) explores the recent electoral trends in the state to argue how an insecurity in the identity of citizens of the state has […]

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