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Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith in a dramatic reversal of his earlier stance has said the uniform VAT rate will remain unchanged at 15 percent. “We had a lot of discussion over the issue. We have decided to keep it at 15 percent in the next fiscal year,” Muhith told a group of reporters […]

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Law enforcers are in action as students of Jahangirnagar University block Dhaka-Aricha highway following deaths of two of their fellows in road accident on Friday. — New Age photo Jahangirnagar University asked students to vacate their halls by 10:00am today while the police detained at least 40 students from vice-chancellors residence as students laid siege […]

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Bangladesh lost astonishingly by two wickets in their high-scoring warm-up match ahead of Champions Trophy against Pakistan in Birmingham, Edgbaston on Saturday. Bangladesh made 341-9 on the back of Tamim Iqbal’s 102 off 93 balls and looked to get a comfortable victory when they reduced the opposition to 249-8. But Fahim Ashraf, the medium pacer […]

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ADANI FILES – GGI EDITORIAL TEAM SHORT HISTORY OF A DANGEROUS CRIMINAL ORGANIZATION Environmental Justice Australia and Earth justice have compiled a detailed report called the Adani Files that summarizes the mining giant Adani’s track record, based on publicly available evidence and research into hundreds of court documents. They show that Adani are, at their […]

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HISTORY REVISITED ‘Some of the hate mail is chilling’: Historian Audrey Truschke on the backlash to her Aurangzeb book The Mughal emperor is controversial not so much because of India’s past but rather because of India’s present.   Audrey Truschke In 1700, the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was arguably the richest, most powerful man in the […]

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The state minister for power, energy and mineral resources, Nasrul Hamid, on Thursday said the unstable power situation in the country would return to normalcy, to some extent, within Saturday. ‘It is an unexpected disruption of power supply due to the collapse of Ashuganj-Sirajganj tower because of a cyclone and overhauling of eight power plants,’ […]

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A file photo shows students and guardians protesting at collection of value added tax at English medium schools. The High Court on Thursday declared illegal collecting session fees at English medium schools. The court also issued a set of directives for running the institutions in a transparent manner. The directives include formation of a managing […]

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Bangladesh cricket team reached their best ever ranking position as they ascended to sixth in the ICC one-day international team rankings for the first time overtaking Sri Lanka, said an ICC press release on Thursday. Bangladesh made history in Dublin on Wednesday when they clinched a five- wicket victory over fourth-ranked New Zealand to jump […]

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Maulana Saidur Rahman, the former head of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh or JMB, has been sentenced to seven years and six months in prison in an anti-terrorism case. JMB operatives Abdullahel Kafi and his wife Ayesha Akhter jailed for the same period in the case on Thursday are fugitives. Rahman, who once headed the outlawed extremist […]

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The ground station for Brac Onnesha was inaugurated today in a fully functional state, with the only formality remaining is to launch the country’s first nano-satellite in orbit. Brac founder and its Chairperson Sir Fazle Hasan Abed formally inaugurated the ground station which is located at the rooftop of building no. 4, Brac University. The […]

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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres placing floral wreath in honor of all fallen peacekeepers at Peacekeeping Memorial Site, UN headquarters on May 24, 2017. Photo: Courtesy The United Nations has honoured the sacrifice of three Bangladeshi peacekeepers who were killed in action during mission last year. Permanent representative of Bangladesh to the UN, Ambassador Masud […]

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সুপ্রিমকোর্টও কব্জায় নিতে চায় সরকার : প্রধান বিচারপতি (ভিডিও) অনলাইন ডেস্ক   RTV ২৩ মে ২০১৭, ১১:১৯ নিম্ন আদালতের মতো সুপ্রিমকোর্টও কব্জায় নিতে চায় সরকার। বললেন প্রধান বিচারপতি এস কে সিনহা। আজ (মঙ্গলবার)সংবিধানের ষোড়শ সংশোধনী মামলার শুনানিতে এ কথা বলেন তিনি। প্রধান বিচারপতি বলেন, সুপ্রিম কোর্টকে পঙ্গু করা হচ্ছে। মঙ্গলবার শুনানিতে যুক্তিতর্ক উপস্থাপন করছেন অ্যাটর্নি জেনারেল […]

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