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BIPPA seeks unified tax on all types of imported fuels for power generation

Power-plant owners have demanded a unified tax measure for all types of imported fuels to remove discrimination existing in the sector and ensure a level playing field. Bangladesh Independent Power Producers Association (BIPPA) has sent a letter recently to the National Board of Revenue (NBR), seeking a unified tax, value-added...

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Two-thirds still to pay Tk 4.0b in tax arrears

Two-thirds of the private universities are yet to pay an estimated Tk 4.0 billion in tax arrears despite a freeze on their bank accounts for the past two months.The authorities concerned under Taxes Zone-11 froze bank accounts of 33 private universities last March.The accounts of 22 universities now remain frozen...

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BD placed in crisis country category

Bangladesh has been labelled as one of the 'crisis' countries in the latest edition of a global report that ranks nations in terms of freedom of expression.Bangladesh was ranked 128th out of 161 countries in the Global Expression Report 2024 prepared by the Article 19, an international human-rights organisation.With 12...

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Per capita income up to $2,784 in FY '24

The per capita income of Bangladesh stands at US $2784 in the current fiscal year, slightly higher than the previous fiscal year.Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) released the periodic data on Monday. The end of the current fiscal year is just a few days away, reports UNB. The BBS prepared...

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Leakage of citizens' data alarming: TIB

Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) has expressed deep concern over the theft and online sale of citizens' confidential information and demanded severe punishment for those responsible, reports UNB.The anti-graft watchdog highlighted the alarming nature of this data theft, involving the misuse of IDs of law enforcement officials responsible for protecting sensitive...

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2nd phase of upazila polls held

The voter turnout in the second phase of upazila elections on Tuesday was estimated to be above 30 per cent, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Kazi Habibul Awal said.He revealed the figure while talking to reporters at Nirbachan Bhaban in the capital's Agargaon in the afternoon, reports UNB.The CEC said the...

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Australia pledges more assistance for deeper economic engagement

Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong on Tuesday pledged to have "deeper cooperation" with Bangladesh on key fronts and address the shared challenges of climate change, regional maritime security and people smuggling. "One of the things we want to do is to have deeper cooperation between our coastguards…..we understand it is...

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No complacency on US sanctions against Aziz

BNP Secretary-General Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on Tuesday cautioned opposition leaders and activists against complacency regarding US sanctions on former Army Chief General Aziz Ahmed, reports UNB.Speaking at a discussion, he urged the BNP followers to focus on unseating the Awami League government through their own efforts rather than relying...

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Green Expo kicks off in city today

A two-day 24th National Renewable Energy Conference & Green Expo 2024 begins in the city today (Wednesday).GreenTech Foundation, Bangladesh is organising the event in collaboration with the Institute of Energy, University of Dhaka at the university campus.Foreign Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud is scheduled to inaugurate the event.This year's theme "Investing...

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11th National SME Product Fair 2024

Visitors crowd stalls and pavilions at the 11th National SME Product Fair 2024 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka city on Tuesday, the third day of the seven-day exposition. FE Photo by Shafiqul Alam

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Boeing eyes new aircraft sales to BD

The Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA) hopes the Bangladesh government will evaluate its proposal to sell new Boeing aircraft to the Biman Bangladesh Airlines.At a briefing on Tuesday, BCA vice-president (commercial sales and marketing for India and South Asia) Ryan Weir said, "We held a meeting with officials of Prime Minister's...

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