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Excise duty on bank accounts won’t go

Excise duty on bank accounts won’t go
Finance minister AMA Muhith yesterday had a piece of good news for the poor when he said bank account holders having deposits of less than Tk 1 lakh per year would not have to pay excise duty on them. “The excise duty will be imposed only on those who will keep over Tk. 1 lakh deposit in their bank account. But it will not apply to those who deposit lesser amounts,” he said. The finance minister offered this clarification about excise duty on bank accounts, as it created panic among small account holders and drew criticism from the media after his budget proposal. “I have proposed that there would be no excise duty on bank account balances of less than Tk. 1 lakh,” Muhith said at a post-budget media briefing at Dhaka’s…

UN concerned for cyclone victims

UN concerned for cyclone victims

The United Nations has expressed its concern over the safety and welfare of victims of Cyclone Mora, two days after it damaged homes and facilities across the southern part of Bangladesh. Cyclone Mora made landfall on Tuesday and left a trail of destruction in its path. Humanitarian workers from five…
Life of 15 JU students snuffed out in eight years

Life of 15 JU students snuffed out in eight years

They had joined Jahangirnagar University (JU), cherishing a dream of becoming established in life. But their lives were snuffed out early. In eight years, 15 JU students were either killed in road accidents or committed suicide. Last Friday (May 26), Nazmul Hasan Rana and Arafat Hossain died in a road…
The budget

The budget

The Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed his budget for 2017-2018 fiscal with the total outlay at Tk. 4,00,266 crore. The largest ever budget in the country’s history might generate complacency among some people simply because of its staggering size, but many may find the budget discouraging…
Climate-induced challenges to safe motherhood in Bangladesh

Climate-induced challenges to safe motherhood in Bangladesh

Since the beginning of the industrial revolution two centuries ago, mankind has added enough greenhouse gases to trigger major climate changes. Temperature on earth is rising by 0.5 to 10 C every 30 years. The sea level is rising by 4cm every 10 years. Scientists predict that an increase below 20 C…
Stakeholders laud information 
technology-friendly budget

Stakeholders laud information technology-friendly budget

Terming the budget “tech-friendly”, the state minister for the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Division, Junaid Ahmed Palak, said the allocation of Tk. 3,974 crore for his ministry—which marked a significant jump from the allocation of Tk. 1,819 crore in the last fiscal…
37 killed after ‘IS’ gunman torches Philippine casino

37 killed after ‘IS’ gunman torches Philippine casino

A masked gunman set fire to a gaming room at a casino in the Philippine capital yesterday, igniting a toxic blaze that killed 37 people, authorities said, but they insisted it was not a terrorist attack, reports AFP.The Islamic State jihadist group claimed on Friday that its "fighters" carried…
ATM Shamsuzzaman, Ratin share screen together

ATM Shamsuzzaman, Ratin share screen together

Ekushey Padak winning actor, director and playwright ATM Shamsuzzaman and noted film actor Abdur Ratin have come together in drama serial ‘Rupali Prantor’ currently being aired on ATN Bangla. Directed by Kaisar Ahmed, the serial is being aired every Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 8pm. Jamal…
Shakib should overcome patchy form

Shakib should overcome patchy form

While the senior players keep ticking the boxes regularly, showing a performance that the team wants from them, one remains the shadow of himself. Shakib Al Hasan hasn’t been quite in form since the Tri-nation series which started affecting Bangladesh now in the ICC Champions Trophy. Tamim Iqbal…
‘53 river routes to be dredged’

‘53 river routes to be dredged’

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Thursday said the government has taken programmes to re-excavate the unusable rivers of the country to revive their navigability, reports BSS. “The capital dredging of all 53 river routes of the country would be done,” he said after inaugurating the dredging…
BNP rank and file still in dark

BNP rank and file still in dark

Questions are being asked by the party's rank and file as to when the two city units of the BNP will get their full-fledged committees. When contacted, central and city leaders, however, expressed hope that the committees would be formed soon. But none of them could say exactly when. The formation…
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