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Conversion of local currency allowed

Remitters who will wire $1,500 or equivalent amount of other currencies or Tk 150,000 will be eligible for receiving 2.0 per cent cash incentives without showing any documents.The amount of local currency has been included in the guidelines regarding cash incentives on wage earners' income, according to a clarification issued...

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Fire engulfs 40 shops at Rajdhani mkt

More than 40 shops were gutted by fire at Rajdhani Supermarket in the capital's Tikatuli area on Wednesday evening.The fire broke out at 5:15 pm and the firemen successfully doused it by 8:15 pm.Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (FSCD) control room official Palsh Chandra Modak made the disclosure to...

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'Faulty law' blamed for kidney patients' woes

Kidney patients can survive longer by having a kidney transplant through an easy process, instead of undergoing dialysis, if the existing organ transplantation law, which is faulty, is amended, experts maintained.People with kidney diseases are now bound to undergo dialysis raising the cost and death toll in the deadly chronic...

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Tax fair fetches record Tk 26.13b

The country-wide income tax fair concluded on Wednesday with record revenue collection worth Tk 26.13 billion and 6,55,000 income tax returns.Last year, the NBR received 4,87,573 tax returns and income tax worth Tk 24.68 billion from tax fair. On the concluding day, there was huge enthusiasm among the taxpayers to...

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Armed Forces Day today

The Armed Forces Day will be observed across the country today (Thursday) with due solemnity and enthusiasm marking the establishment of Bangladesh military during the Liberation War, reports UNB.On this day in 1971, Bangladesh Armed Forces comprising army, navy and air force came into being and launched an all-out attack...

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Reconciliation needed for resolving Rohingya crisis

Bangladesh has said it believes reconciliation can be a critical enabler for resolving the Rohingya humanitarian crisis, the brunt of which the country is bearing, reports UNB.Referring to various successful models of reconciliation, Bangladesh urged Myanmar to adopt clearly defined reconciliation strategies through a whole-of-society approach and by ensuring transparency...

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48 receive CIP cards

About 48 entrepreneurs have received commercially important person (CIP) cards-2017 for their outstanding contribution to the country's industrial sector.Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun handed over the CIP cards as the chief guest among the awardees on Wednesday at a programme at a city hotel.Prime Minister's private industry and investment...

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Onion prices declining

The prices of different varieties of onion started coming down, both in wholesale and retail markets across the city on Wednesday, according to traders and consumers. In the city's retail markets, onion of local varieties was sold at Tk 180-190 a kg, while imported ones at Tk 120-150 a kg...

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Salt price normal now

Price of salt at retail level became normal on Wednesday, a day after an abnormal hike amid rumours in the market and pressure of panic buy from consumers' end.Salt price at retail level suddenly soared to Tk 50-60 a kg in many areas across the country on Tuesday from its...

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Ministry for export ban, market watch

Amid the retail price spiral of rice, food ministry has suggested banning export of the staple and intensifying market monitoring by intelligence agencies.According to officials, a letter was sent to commerce ministry on Tuesday, requesting it to slap a ban on rice export to tame its present rising price. Home...

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