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Jun 30 2016 Crimes of Salah Uddin Shoaib Choudhury (Part-6)

Mustafa Ali Noor There had been some serious criticism of Shoaib Choudhury during 2012-2013 in some blogs, where writers portrayed him as an ‘unfathomable friend of the West’ for the reason ┬áthat his newspaper Weekly Blitz has been publishing materials favorable to North Korea. These criticisms of Shoaib Choudhury also were published in some newspapers [...]


Jun 30 2016 BD money in Swiss banks up by 10pc

The amount of money deposited by Bangladeshi nationals with the Swiss banks has increased by 10 per cent in 2015, according to the latest data of the central bank of Switzerland.
Total funds held by the Bangladeshis with the banks of Switzerland stood at CHF (Swiss francs) 559.25 million or US$ 571 million last year.
The amount [...]


Jun 30 2016 BPDB seeks tax waiver on share offloading

The Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has sought waiver from paying advance income tax (AIT) as it has moved to offload 10 per cent more shares of Dhaka Electric Supply Company (DESCO) in the stock market, officials said.
According to Section 53M of Income Tax Ordinance, 5.0 per cent AIT has to be paid in case [...]


Jun 30 2016 NBR simplifies filing of income tax returns

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has introduced a new and simplified income tax return for individual taxpayers to ease the process of submission of tax returns.
Taxpayers, having no income from salary, household and business sources, will be able to submit the tax returns on three pages in the current tax year 2016-17, said a [...]


Jun 30 2016 DU confers PhD degree on 36

The Dhaka University at its last syndicate meeting with Vice Chancellor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique in the chair conferred Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree on 36 researchers and Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) degree on another 34 researchers for the year 2016, according to a press release.
Meanwhile, the Faculty of Education got its new Dean [...]


Jun 30 2016 Ministry asks pvt medical colleges to register land within three months

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare asked the private medical colleges on Wednesday to register and transferred the land allotted to them in their own names and gave a three-month timeframe for registering the lands.
In a directive, the ministry in its directives also warned to suspend admission procedures of Bangladesh Medical College and Hospital, [...]


Jun 30 2016 Child Protection Network falls flat

The government's Child Protection Network programme still virtually remains inoperative even two years after its launch mainly due to non-availability of fund and absence of proper planning.
The initiative, which aims to provide the country's underprivileged and street children with shelter, primary education and social security, has hardly yielded any desired outcomes.  
A recent field visit [...]


Jun 30 2016 BSD (M-L) concern over territorial disputes in South-China Sea

General Secretary of Bangladesher Samyabadi Dal (M-L) Dilip Barua expressed on Thursday deep concern over the unilateral arbitration initiated by the Philippines for resolving territorial disputes in the South-China Sea.
The former minister said the Philippines has violated the agreement with China to resolve the dispute through bilateral negotiations, according to a press release.
    Dilip Barua [...]


Jun 30 2016 2,537 women, children fall victim to violence until June this year

A total of 2,537 women and children fell victim to various forms of violence in the first six months of the ongoing calendar year, according to the latest statistics of Bangladesh Mahila Parishad (BMP), released on Thursday.
The data collected from 15 Bangla and English national dailies in between January and June, 2016 showed that some [...]


Jun 30 2016 Sugar prices leap as biggies cash in on Eid demand

Prices of sugar further increased last week, which market insiders attributed to the syndication of giant sugar mills.
Vegetables, onion and garlic showed downtrend, while chicken meat prices witnessed hike last week that ended Thursday, according to kitchen market operators
Sugar price rose to Tk 68-Tk 72 per kg last week from Tk 65-Tk 67 per kg [...]