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ADATA Smart phone & Tab Expo 2017, the first expo of its kind this year, kicked off this Thursday, January 26th.  The event took place in its usual spot, Bangabandhu International Conference Centre at Agargaon in the capital. Organised by the Expo Maker, the seventh edition of the carnival showcased all the recently launched smart […]

The government has given Hazaribagh tanners three more months to relocate their factories to Savar Tannery Industrial Estate, as the tanners again missed the deadline — December 31– for doing so. In a statement yesterday, the industries ministry said no raw hides would be allowed to enter Hazaribagh after January 31. The decisions came as […]

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The government has backtracked on its decision to cut prices of fuel oils now while it has given consent to raise prices of natural gas with effect from January 1, said officials. State minister for power, energy and mineral resources Nasrul Hamid told New Age on Monday that the government would not reduce the prices […]

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Several lakh individual taxpayers submitted time petition seeking additional time for paying income tax with filing tax returns as the fixed deadline for the same ended on Wednesday amid huge response from taxpayers. A large number of individuals thronged the temporary booths of the field level offices of the NBR to file their tax returns […]

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Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission is going to develop a guideline on using communication tools like WhatsApp, Viber, WeChat and Imo that have cut international incoming calls, BTRC Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood said yesterday. “Hopefully, we will be able to make the guideline public in two or three months,” he told reporters at a press conference at […]

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Uber’s operation in Dhaka is illegal, say transport authorities, two days after the app-based taxi service was launched in the Bangladesh capital. The ride-hailing service was in violation of motor vehicles regulations, said a notice issued by Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) on Friday. Uber’s owners and drivers have been warned against continuing the service […]

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Three leading cricketers of Bangladesh – Mashrafe Bin Mortaza, Shakib Al Hassan and Tamim Iqbal have become the highest taxpayers in sportsmen category for the outgoing tax year. In recognition of their contributions to the economy, they got citation and tax card at the beginning of the Tax Week on Thursday at the office of […]

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Facebook will open a new London headquarters next year and create another 500 jobs, the leading social network said Monday, despite uncertainty over Brexit. The group said the move will take its UK workforce to 1,500 staff, adding that Britain “remains one of the best places to be a tech company”, amid ongoing jitters over […]

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Economists and exporters on Wednesday expressed mixed reaction over the surprise result of the United States presidential polls that elected Republican candidate Donald Trump as the 45th president of the country, defeating democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. Reacting to Trump’s victory, they said that the existing status of trade, especially in exports, would remain unchanged but […]

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The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission on Sunday evening reinstated the spectrum of mobile operator Citycell which the regulator had cancelled on October 20 for non-payment of dues. BTRC chairman Shahjahan Mahmood confirmed the news. Earlier on Sunday, Citycell’s lawyer AM Aminuddin told the Supreme Court that BTRC is yet to reopen its spectrum although the […]

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Five months have passed since the Appellate Division ordered the demolition of the BGMEA Bhaban for violating environmental rules, but the city authorities are yet to carry out the order. The apex court has not yet published a copy of its full verdict, said capital development authority RAJUK as part of its excuses for the […]

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The country’s doing business index slightly improved by two notches in two areas out of 10 but in the remaining areas there is hardly any improvement and even the index declines in some calling for more decisive action for a breakthrough. In the World Bank report released on last Tuesday showed Bangladesh’s ranking stands at […]

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