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Sylhet holding tax to be reduced to tolerable level, Mayor says

Holing tax in Sylhet city will be brought down to a tolerable level, the mayor has announced. Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Anwaruzzaman Chowdhury made the announcement at a press conference on Sunday. The SCC will logically determine the holding tax after holding discussions with representatives of civil society, he said. He further said that review boards in 27 old ...

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UK ban on selling arms to Israel would strengthen Hamas, says Cameron

A UK ban on selling arms to Israel would only strengthen Hamas, the foreign secretary has told the BBC. Lord Cameron said while he would not support a major ground offensive in the Gazan city of Rafah, the UK would not copy US plans to stop some arms sales. He said the UK supplies just 1% of Israel’s weapons and warned ...

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Test-at-home kit for cancer patients approved for use

A new device to help reduce the time cancer patients spend in hospital has been given regulatory approval. The Liberty allows patients to take blood tests – and upload the results – at home, and without supervision. Its users say it allows them to cut down on draining hospital visits, while clinicians suggest it could boost NHS productivity. After being ...

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Bangladesh welcomes AI but to take steps for preventing misuse: PM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Bangladesh welcomes Artificial Intelligence (AI), but it would take some protective measures to prevent its misuse. “We welcome AI, but we have to take some protective measures by enacting laws for preventing its misuses,” she said. The premier said this while Archbishop Kevin S. Randall, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to Bangladesh, called ...

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Dhaka Regency celebrates Mothers Day

In honour of Mothers Day, Dhaka Regency announces an exciting online contest titled “Win and Treat Your Mother at Dhaka Regency”. Guests can celebrate the special occasion by treating their respective mothers with a fun day of dining. The contest invites participants to share a special moment with their mothers and their mothers favourite dish for a chance to win ...

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Bangladesh suffer 8-wicket defeat to Zimbabwe

A vulnerable batting show led Bangladesh’s downfall finally as they tasted a thumping eight-wicket defeat to Zimbabwe in the fifth and final T20 at Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday. The defeat eventually ruined their hopes to sweep a five-match series for the first time in this format in their history. Bangladesh somehow escaped a defeat despite a consistent abysmal ...

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No bar for GM Quader to continue as JaPa chairman

The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on Sunday dismissed a leave to appeal petition challenging the HC order that earlier cleared the way for JaPa Chairman GM Quader to perform the responsibilities of his post. Earlier, the petition has been filed by JaPa leader Ziaul Haque Mridha challenging the High Court order. There is no legal bar now for ...

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UNDP Resident Rep visits Beximco Industrial Park

Stefan Liller, Resident Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Bangladesh, visited Beximco Industrial Park on Thursday last. The UNDP Chief was highly impressed with the advanced technologies deployed by BEXIMCO in its Vertical Manufacturing Units and extensive measures taken to achieve a global leadership position in Sustainability, says a press release. He was also very pleased to be updated on ...

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Suarez on target as Miami fight back in Montreal

Inter Miami fought back from two goals down to win 3-2 at Montreal in Major League Soccer on Saturday with Luis Suarez on target again as the league leaders won their fifth straight game. Miami have made a habit of slow starts this season and they were caught cold yet again when Montreal took the lead in the 22nd minute ...

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1, 82,129 students get GPA-5 in SSC exams

A total of 1,82,129 students got the highest Grade Point Average (GPA-5) in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations-2024 under 11 education boards across the country this year, which was 1,83,578 in 2023 and 2,69,602 in 2022. Among the GPA-5 holders, 83,353 are male and 98,776 are female students, according to the results published on Sunday. According to ...

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