Archive for March, 2015

CHT commission condemns attack on Santu Larma

The Chittagong Hill Tracts Commission on Monday condemned a recent attack on the motorcade of the Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, better known as Santu Larma, in Bandarban…

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Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit holds a meeting with media stakeholders at its Bijaynagar office in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo

Enforcement of migration law demanded

Migrant rights activists on Monday expressed grave concern over ongoing illegal migration of Bangladeshi workers.
They urged the government authorities to ensure safe migration for all outbound workers through proper enforcement of the Overseas Employment and Migration Act 2013…

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Plunder at all spheres of society: Abdullah Abu Sayeed

Bishwa Sahitya Kendra chairman Abdullah Abu Sayeed on Monday said that corruption was pervasive in every step of society and everyone is plundering at will…

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Banker allegedly disappears with Tk 5cr in Ctg

An officer of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited has allegedly disappeared with approximately Tk 5 crore in the port city of Chittagong…

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7 to die for killing former Swechchasebak League leader

Dhaka Speedy Trial Tribunal-4 on Monday sentenced seven to death and a woman to life term for killing Swechchasebak League leader Monir Uddin Monu for refusing to pay huge sums to extortionists…

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Robbery suspect killed in Sunderbans ‘gunfight’

A robbery suspect of the Sunderbans was killed by the police in a ‘gunfight’ at Bojbojia of Koyra upazila in Khulna at bout 10:20pm on Sunday…

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2 die inhaling toxic gas

Two construction workers died due to inhalation of toxic gas while working in a septic tank at Hasli in Manikganj on Monday…

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FBCCI president Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed attends a seminar on ‘New Value-Added Tax and Supplementary Duty Act-2012’ at Mirpur in Dhaka on Monday. — New Age photo

Spread VAT net to rural level to cut pressure on urban traders

Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed on Monday demanded that the National Board of Revenue expand the VAT net up to rural level to increase revenue collection and reduce pressure on businesses in urban areas…

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Kamal to hold press confce at airport Wednesday

The International Cricket Council president AHM Mustafa Kamal would hold a press conference on Wednesday morning upon his return from Australia…

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Approval sought for project connecting to 2nd submarine cable

The post and telecommunication division has submitted a proposal to the cabinet economic affairs committee seeking approval of its March 2014 proposal for a project to connect the nation to a second submarine cable, known as SEA-ME-WE 5…

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More low-cost fund sought from Alliance for small RMG factories

Garment factory owners on Monday sought more low-cost financing from the North American retailers’ group for the remediation work of the small and medium factories…

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Dry weather likely

Rain or thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty or squally wind is likely to occur at one or two places over Dhaka, Khulna, Barisal, Rajshahi, Rangpur and Sylhet divisions and the regions of Comilla & Noakhali till 6:00pm today…

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Smoke billows during a military operation by Iraqi forces and allied paramilitaries to retake the city of Tikrit from Islamic State group jihadists, as seen from the southern outskirts of Tikrit, on Monday. Retaking Tikrit, where jihadists have rigged streets and buildings with explosives, will require “major sacrifices” on the part of Iraqi forces, a senior intelligence officer said. — AFP photo

Syria warned of catastrophe as NGOs pledge funds

A UN envoy warned Monday of a ‘horrifying’ humanitarian situation brewing in Syria as non-governmental organisations pledged more than $480 million for refugees on the eve of a major donor conference…

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News in Brief

Two construction workers died inhaling toxic gas while working inside the septic tank of a house at village Hasli of Manikganj sadar upazila on Monday…

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Banks asked not to open LCs of unlicensed traders

Bangladesh Bank has asked banks not to open letters of credit for duty-free import of industrial raw materials under bonded warehouse system in favour of the businesspeople who do not have licence or renew them from the Customs Bond Commissionerate…

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Secretaries asked to ensure officials perform election duties properly

Cabinet secretary Muhammad Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan at a meeting with secretaries on Monday asked the senior bureaucrats to make sure officials concerned under their ministries perform their responsibilities properly during the upcoming mayoral elections in Dhaka and Chittagong…

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Enclave residents to demonstrate during Rajnath’s visit today

Residents of 162 adversely held enclaves in Bangladeshi and Indian territories will hold a rally at the zero point along Dahagram-Angorpota enclave in Patgram of Lalmonirhat on Tuesday demanding that India pass the Indo-Bangla Land Boundary Agreement…

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Australia looks at GST, company tax in planned tax overhaul

Australian treasurer Joe Hockey hinted on Monday at changes that could force digital companies like Apple Inc, Google Inc, Alibaba Group Holding and Uber to pay more tax on transactions that take place in Australia…

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Dhaka stocks slide on fresh political worries

Dhaka stocks went negative on Monday after investors’ heavy buying spree in last two trading sessions amid enforcement of 48-hour strike by the BNP-led allies that made investors skeptical about the party’s stance on city corporation elections…

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US ‘war on terror’ killed 1.3m in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan: report

More than 1.3 million people have been killed in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of the so-called US war on terror in over a decade, and the majority of these deaths were innocent civilians, according to a new report, says Press TV…

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