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Another NBR move to check tax dodging by foreign workers

Dhaka, Jan 12 : The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has decided to distribute leaflets among the foreign nationals who are engaged in various types of jobs in the country to ensure revenue collection from them. “We have taken a decision to bring the service holder foreigners under the tax net and motivate them not to evade taxes,” a senior ...

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Birth of a black hole or neutron star captured for first time

An international team of astronomers, using NASA telescopes, have captured the first ever image of a star that collapsed to form a compact object, and are debating whether it is a black hole or a neutron star.   NASA’s Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System telescope in Hawaii picked up a brief and unusual burst in the night sky on 16 ...

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England’s ‘biggest year in a generation’ starts with West Indies test

England begin a 2019 that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) chief executive Tom Harrison believes represents a “once in a generation” opportunity with a West Indies tour that could yet prove uncomfortably awkward.   With both a World Cup — a tournament the England men’s team have never won — and an Ashes on home soil on the horizon, ...

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Silk sarees may add the glamour in winter wedding season

That lovely saree you have got your eye on might feel so lovely if it is made out of silk and also it might be better at keeping you warm in chilly weather without compromising your fashionable panache. We are in the midst of winter season, and we have got still two months to go. It is wedding season – ...

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RMG workers block Mirpur Road

Workers of different garments staged demonstrations in different parts of Dhaka city for sixth consecutive day on Saturday demanding cancellation of discriminatory wage board announced by the government for them. The protesting workers took to the streets in the morning and put up barricade at Mirpur-1 and Ansar Camp areas in Kolyanpur, halting vehicular movement. Besides, the workers are also ...

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One killed in Benapole road crash

Benapole, Jan 12 : A young man was killed and his elder brother injured as an engine-run van hit a motorcycle rat Palua in Chowgachha upazila on Friday night. The deceased was identified as Sabuj Hossain, 26, son of Shawkat Hossain, of Palua village in Pashapol union. Obaidul Islam Sabuj, chairman of Pashapol union, said the accident took place as ...

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Allama Shafi against sending girls to schools, colleges after 5th grade

Hefajat-e-Islam Ameer Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi. File Photo Hefajat-e-Islam Ameer Allama Shah Ahmed Shafi on Friday urged parents not to send their daughters to schools and colleges for further education after they complete fourth or fifth grades. Shafi also administrated an oath at the 118th annual mehfil of Al-Jamiatul Ahlia Darul Ulum Muinul Islam Madrasah in Hathazari making its participants ...

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Trump says changes coming on high-tech visas

US President Donald Trump.  file photo President Donald Trump says changes are coming in the way that the U.S. handles temporary H1-B visas, which allow American companies to bring high-tech and other skilled workers into the U.S. from abroad. Trump tweeted Friday that those who hold the temporary H1-B visas can “rest assured” because changes are coming that will bring ...

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Rohingya issue: UK to continue its leadership role at UNSC

Dhaka, London to strengthen economic, security ties Bangladesh High Commissioner to UK Saida Muna Tasneem Minister calls on British Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office Mark Field at the latter’s office in London recently. Photo: Courtesy The United Kingdom (UK) has reiterated that it will continue to play a leadership role in ...

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Bangladesh ranks 25th in global terrorism index

Bangladesh has been ranked in 25th position in the 2018 Global Terrorism Index. This is an improvement on the previous years as Bangladesh is among the four nations in South Asia that have experienced decline in terror attacks. Bangladesh climbed down four spots to the level of countries experiencing medium impact of terrorism, ranking 25th among 163 countries with a ...

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