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Stay alert so that pvt univs can’t raise tuition fee: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Saturday suggested the private university students to stay alert so that private university authorities cannot increase tuition fees or charge any extra money for paying their Value Added Tax (VAT). He said this at the award distribution ceremony of a debate competition, ‘Bitarka Bikash’, organised by Debate for Democracy in collaboration with Brac and ATN ...

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VAT on Private University : Students call 3-day strike

Terming the government’s assurance a ‘trick’, the agitating students of private universities have called a three-day student strike to protest the imposition of VAT on their tuition fees. The government on Thursday said that the students would not have to pay Value Added Tax (VAT). The university authorities will pay it. Jotirmoy Chakrabarti, one of the coordinators of No VAT ...

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Bloggers Killing : Ansarullah chief among 3 put on 7-day remand

A Dhaka court on Friday placed Ansarullah Bangla Team incumbent chief Abul Bashar and two others each on a seven-day remand in connection with the killings of bloggers Ananta Bojoy Das and Avijit Roy. Abul Bashar took the helm of the banned outfit Ansarullah Bangla Team following the arrest of its former chief Jasimuddin Rahmani in 2013. Bashar is also ...

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Tarana Halim threatened over phone

One influential person has threatened Tarana Halim, state minister for post and telecommunication, over a telephone call to stop the government move on banning the illegal trade of VoIP and SIM cards. State Minister Tarana Halim said to the media that she received the threat on Thursday through her official telephone at the secretariat to stop the government’s ongoing move ...

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Dissatisfaction over new pay scale by univ teachers irks PM

Apparently referring to the ongoing movement by public university teachers over the new pay scale, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday night said no government in the past except this AL government could enhance the salaries of public servants to a huge extent. “I don’t know why in some cases some [public university teachers] are expressing dissatisfaction over the new ...

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Dissatisfaction over new pay scale by univ teachers irks PM

Apparently referring to the ongoing movement by public university teachers over the new pay scale, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday night said no government in the past except this AL government could enhance the salaries of public servants to a huge extent. “I don’t know why in some cases some [public university teachers] are expressing dissatisfaction over the new ...

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Govt to set up 156 fire stations in upazilas

The government has undertaken a project to set up 156 fire stations in different upazilas and important upazila sadar locations across the country. Minister for Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan told this in the Jatiya Sangsad today while replying to a question from treasury bench member Ashek Ullah Rafique, BSS reports. The government has approved the project in line with instructions ...

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Ansarullah chief among 3 held in city

Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) held three operatives of the Islamist militant Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) over the killings of bloggers Avijit Roy and Ananta Bijoy Das from the city’s Fakirapool area early today. The arrestees are: incumbent ABT chief Md Abul Bashar, its media wing members Julhash Biswas and Zafran Al Hasan, reports BSS. “We arrested the trio from Fakirapool ...

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Commonwealth Secy Gen Sharma due Friday

Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma arrives here on Friday night on a three-day visit, said a senior Foreign Ministry official. He will discuss with the government the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to be held in Malta between November 27-29 November and the fourteenth Meeting of Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Ministers (CFAMM) to be held in New York on September 24 during ...

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Public university teachers to go work abstention Sep 13, 17

Demanding a separate pay scale, teachers of 37 public universities across the country will observe full day work abstention on September 13 and 17. However, exams will remain out of purview of the protest programme. Federation of Bangladesh University Teachers’ Association (FBUTA) on Thursday announced the programme after holding a meeting at provost’s office of Dhaka University’s Surya Sen Hall ...

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