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2 killed in Manikganj road crash

Manikganj, June 8 : Two people were killed and 12 others injured when a bus rammed a pick-up van on Dhaka-Aricha highway at Annaypur in Shibalaya upazila on Thursday. One of the deceased was identified as picke-up van driver Liton Hossain, 30. Amir Hossain, sub-inspector of Borongail Highway Police, said the accident took place around 10 pm when the passenger ...

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US urges Myanmar to help implement Annan Commission recommendations

Dhaka, Jun 8 : The US has urged the Myanmar government to fulfill its commitment to work with UNHCR and UNDP to implement the recommendations of the Kofi Annan-led Advisory Commission on Rakhine State. “We welcome the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by UNHCR, UNDP, and the Myanmar government to support the creation of conditions conducive to the ...

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17 Rohingyas held in B’baria

Brahmanbaria, June 8 : Members of Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) held 17 Rohingyas from Nayanpur Bazar in Kasba upazila on Thursday. Those held include five men, seven women and five children. Maniruzzaman, officer-in-charge of Kasba Police Station, said the BGB men held the Rohingyas while heading towards Cox’s Bazar by CNG-run auto-rickshaws for meeting their relatives. Later, they were handed ...

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2 ‘drug peddlers’ killed in Thakurgaon, Rangpur ‘gunfights’

Drug peddler’s body recovered in Dinajpur   Dhaka, June 8 : Two suspected drug peddlers were killed in ‘gunfights’ between their cohorts and police in Rangpur and Thakurgaon districts early Friday. Besides, the bullet-hit body of a suspected drug peddler was recovered in Dinajpur. With this latest one, 112 people were killed

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It’s ‘status quo’, no surprise: CPD about budget

Dhaka, Jun 7 : Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) has described the proposed budget for the next fiscal year as a “status quo” one saying it does not contain any surprise. While sharing initial reaction over the budget Dr Debapriya Bhattacharya, a distinguished fellow of the CPD, said he termed the budget as a “status quo” one because it largely ...

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Muhith wants to have Facebook, Google, Youtube under tax net

Dhaka, Jun 7 : Finance Minister AMA Muhith proposed introduction of new provisions in the tax laws over the taxation of virtual and digital sectors, such as Facebook, Google, Youtube, on their incomes earned in Bangladesh. “Such measures shall expand our tax base,” he said. Muhith mentioned that the volume and the nature of cross-border transactions have significantly changed with ...

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Have 2 cars, big city house? Get ready to pay surcharge!

Dhaka, Jun 7 : Individuals having two motor cars or house property with an aggregate area of 8,000 square feet in a city corporation will come under the purview of wealth surcharge. Finance Minister proposed the new criteria of the wealth surcharge while placing his budget for the 2018-19 fiscal in Parliament on Thursday. The existing rates of surcharge proposed ...

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Baishakhi and Victory Day allowances for FFs from next FY

Dhaka, Jun 7 : The government has planned to provide Baishakhi and Victory Day allowances for freedom fighters from the next fiscal year. “Boishakhi allowances and the Victory Day allowances will be provided to freedom fighters from the next fiscal year,” said Finance Minister AMA Muhith while placing the national budget for 2018-19 fiscal on Thursday. He said construction of ...

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Tk 1,498 cr to be spent for development of sports

Dhaka, June 7 : The government has allocated Tk 1,498 crore for the Youth and Sports Ministry in the proposed budget for fiscal year 2018-19, Tk 307 crore up from the revised budget of the last fiscal year. Finance Minister AMA Muhith disclosed this while presenting the national budget for the new financial year at the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday. ...

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Cherished dream still remains elusive: Muhith

Dhaka, June 7 : AMA Muhith on Thursday said though the country has achieved remarkable successes under his 10 years’ tenure as the Finance Minister, the cherished dream still remains elusive. “I endeavoured my best to realise that dream while serving as the Finance Minister in the past 10 years. It’s widely recognised that the country made remarkable achievements in ...

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