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July-March tax collection growth lowest in decade

The overall tax collection fell short of the target by over half a trillion taka in the last three quarters of the current fiscal year.The total tax revenue collection, however, registered a 7.11 per cent growth during the July-March period of FY 2018-19 over the same period of the last...

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An almirah having two chambers - one for donors of used clothes and another for have-nots

An almirah having two chambers - one for donors of used clothes and another for have-nots - installed on the premises of Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited at Kakrail in the city. The photo shows the poor collecting donated clothes from the almirah on Saturday — FE photo by Shafiqul...

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Bangabandhu Satellite's commercial operation begins today

Commercial operation of Bangladesh's first communication satellite Bangabandhu-I (BS-I) will begin today (Sunday) on the occasion of launching anniversary ceremony following the successful trial run, reports BSS.Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL), the assigned entity to manage the BS-I, will sign agreements with the local television (TV) channels and other...

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DNCC builds bypass drain at Kalshi to relieve waterlogging

Construction of a bypass underground drain at the city's Kalshi to relieve severe waterlogging during monsoon is expected to be completed by the end of this month.The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) was supposed to implement the project between May 2018 and December 2018.But the city authorities could not implement...

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Six die as bus hits tree in Bagerhat

At least six people were killed and nine others injured after a bus crashed into a roadside tree in Fakirhat upazila on Saturday morning, reports UNB.Police identified five of the victims as Hekmat 50, Farhad, 50, bus driver's assistant Sumon, 23, Hosne Ara Begum, 30, and Lutfor Mollik, 35.Five people...

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BRI to help achieve BD's development goals, says Dr Rizvi

Prime Minister's International Affairs Adviser Dr Gowher Rizvi said on Saturday the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), launched by Chinese President Xi Jinping, would help Bangladesh achieve its development goals showing the path where Bangladesh wants to go, reports UNB."So, we need not to worry. I want to emphasise very...

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Body to probe Baitul Mukarram pandal collapse

A committee has been formed to investigate Friday's collapse of a pandal on the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque premises that killed one person and injured 22 others. The Islamic Foundation secretary is leading the five-member body, State Minister for Religious Affairs Sheikh Md Abdullah told the media on Saturday. —...

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Jute mill workers resume strike

KHULNA, May 18: The state-owned jute mill workers resumed their nationwide indefinite strike after a day's break on Saturday to force authorities accept their nine-point demand including payment of outstanding wages. They are scheduled to block roads for four hours from 3.00pm. Meanwhile, leaders of Khulna Nagorik Andolon and the...

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Three city shops fined for selling banned foods

The Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) penalised three shops in the city for selling banned food items. A team of DNCRP conducted the drive in different areas of the capital on Saturday to seize the 52 food items identified as substandard recently. — bdnews24.com

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