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EC roadmap in July 1st week

EC roadmap in July 1st week
The Election Commission (EC) will fix a date in the first week of July to seek applications from new political parties that wish to be registered. EC sources said they have plans to register new political parties so that those can take part in the 11th parliamentary polls. They also said they have this plan in their seven-point roadmap, which would be finalised in the first week of July. Currently, there are 40 registered political parties with the EC. The Bangladesh Nationalist Front (BNP) was the last party to be registered on November 18, 2013. It may be mentioned that the registration of the Jamaat-e-Islami was cancelled by a High Court order on August 1, 2013 for opposing the independence of Bangladesh. Many of the party's leaders…

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Majority support for AL, Sheikh Hasina
Majority support for AL, Sheikh Hasina
A majority of Bangladeshis are satisfied with the situation in their lives and are optimistic about…

Bangabandhu-gifted stuffed tiger head handed over to Tokyo Mission

Bangabandhu-gifted stuffed tiger head handed over to Tokyo Mission

The stuffed tiger head, gifted by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to Takashi Hayakawa back in 1973, has been handed over to the Bangladesh Embassy in Tokyo for future preservation, reports UNB. Osamu Hayakawa, the son of late Takashi Hayakawa, handed over it to the Bangladesh Mission in Tokyo on Wednesday…
Govt to build 10,000 flats in Dhaka for slum dwellers

Govt to build 10,000 flats in Dhaka for slum dwellers

The government will construct some 10,000 residential flats for slum dwellers in the capital for their rehabilitation, reports UNB. “The National Housing Authority will build the rental-based flats at Mirpur Housing Estate in Mirpur Section-11 in the capital in phases,” Prime Minister’s…
Terrorist attacks in Iran

Terrorist attacks in Iran

Barely a week had passed after the much debated US president’s visit to the Middle East, the diplomatic and security situation inside the Gulf region seems to have dramatically shifted for the worst. Just after the region had plunged into a serious diplomatic crisis, a group of terrorists carried…
Missing links in Muhith’s dossier

Missing links in Muhith’s dossier

There were some missing links between the ambition and the reality as Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, the 83 years old finance minister of Bangladesh, delivered his 11th national budget speech in parliament on 1 June 2017, despite the fact that he, while outlining budget framework for 2017-18, said, “Our…
2 killed in road accident

2 killed in road accident

COMILLA: Two persons were killed in a head-on collision between a truck and a pick-up van on Comilla-Brahmanbaria highway in Jaforganj area under Debidwar upazila of the district on Wednesday night, reports BSS. The identities of the victims could not be known immediately, police said.Police sources…
    Modest 4.4pc growth in FDI

    Modest 4.4pc growth in FDI

    Bangladesh experienced a modest growth in foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows of 4.4 per cent, which is one-tenth of the growth rate observed in 2015, according to the World Investment Report-2017 of UNCTAD. Bangladesh received FDI of USD 2,332.72 million in 2016, which is the highest ever in the…
    Rescuers pull bodies from plane wreck in Myanmar sea

    Rescuers pull bodies from plane wreck in Myanmar sea

    DAWEI: Myanmar search and rescue teams were pulling dead bodies from the sea off the country's southern coast Thursday after a military plane crashed with more than 120 people on board, reports AFP. The commander-in-chief's office said 10 corpses, including five children and four women, had…
    Prachyanat brings ‘Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ at Shilpakala today

    Prachyanat brings ‘Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ at Shilpakala today

    Prachyanat, one of the most popular theatre troupes in the country, will stage its acclaimed play ‘Kinu Kaharer Thetar’ today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), Segun Bagicha in the capital. Written by Manaj Mitra and directed by Kazi Toufiqul Islam…
    Tigers will try level best to win against NZ

    Tigers will try level best to win against NZ

    Unlike Bangladesh, there is any festivity, posters or frantic activities revolving around the general election here in England. Hardly anyone from Bangladesh could find a heat of the UK polls also and if the match between Bangladesh and New Zealand what is embalmed as ‘do or die’ game is…
    Litchi becomes money spinner in Thakurgaon

    Litchi becomes money spinner in Thakurgaon

    Litchi, a juicy and tasty summer fruit, is now abundantly available in markets of Thakurgaon district due to its sufficient production this season. According to agriculturists, Thakurgaon is one of the best litchi-growing areas of Bangladesh because of its favourable climate and soil. A source in the…
    Bangladesh’s tax-free income ceiling lowest in South Asia

    Bangladesh’s tax-free income ceiling lowest in South Asia

    The tax-free income ceiling of Tk 2.5 lakh in Bangladesh is the lowest in South Asia. In India, the tax-free income limit is INR 2,50,000, which, at the current rate of exchange, stands at BDT 3,25,000 with a starting tax rate of 5 per cent. In Pakistan, the tax-free limit is 4,00,000 Pakistan Rupee…
    Looking beyond the siege of Doha

    Looking beyond the siege of Doha

    Hamad Althunayyan is a PhD Researcher in Political Science at University of Maryland, College Park. Riyadh, along with a number of GCC and allied capitals, has cut diplomatic relations with Doha on Monday. This followed an alleged statement by the emir of Qatar on regional politics, which triggered…
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