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Robi makes mess-up of balance sheet

Robi makes mess-up of balance sheet
In a shocking revelation, a draft audit report finds that Bangladesh’s second largest mobile operator Robi Axiata Limited has evaded Tk 1,490 crore in taxes and other payables over a period of 18 years, an unprecedented malpractice that has raised eyebrows among industry insiders. Sources privy to the audit documents said Robi, a joint venture between Axiata Group Berhad of Malaysia, Bharti Airtel Limited of India and NTT DoCoMo Inc of Japan, resorted to the malpractice while using spectrum, deliberately lowered its number of subscribers hiding the real figures in documents and even manufactured balance sheet to avoid government taxes. “One even cannot believe what Robi did over the last 18 years. We found irregularities in every…

DU students stage demo seeking cancellation of 
7 colleges’ affiliation

DU students stage demo seeking cancellation of 7 colleges’ affiliation

A group of Dhaka University (DU) students yesterday  staged demonstrations on the campus boycotting classes demanding cancellation of seven colleges' affiliation with the university, reports UNB. Over 100 students took position at the foot of Aparajeya Bangla at 8am. They started chanting slogans-…
    60pc female RMG workers face violence at workplace: Study

    60pc female RMG workers face violence at workplace: Study

    About 60 percent of the country's female garment workers have experienced some forms of physical or verbal violence at their workplace, according to a new study. The findings of the study titled, 'Measuring the Effect of HERrespect: An Intervention Addressing Violence against Female Garment…
    Making brick kilns eco-friendly

    Making brick kilns eco-friendly

    It is rather unsettling to find that of the reported 9700 brick kilns in the country; almost half are operating illegally without proper clearance from the Department of Environment (DoE). The recent find also highlights that since such a large number of brick making institutions don’t have an…
    Jatiya Party—its equation in politics

    Jatiya Party—its equation in politics

    Most people of Bangladesh are centrist in their political ideology. They are religious in mentality and are quite emotional in that respect. But, they are not communal; rather they may be considered secular in attitude. They follow their own religion with devotion, but are tolerant about other religions.…
    Mobile subscribers to enjoy the MNP service‘before June’

    Mobile subscribers to enjoy the MNP service‘before June’

    Mobile phone subscribers will have the privilege to switch to other operators keeping their existing phone numbers before June. MNP operator has already started the process to initiate the service. Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) Chairman Shahjahan Mahmood when contacted on…
    Erdogan threatens to destroy new US-backed border force

    Erdogan threatens to destroy new US-backed border force

    ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan yesterday threatened to thwart the creation of a new US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria before it was even set up, reports AFP. “America has acknowledged it is in the process of creating a terror army on our border. What…
    Spotlight on ‘Haldaa’ and ‘Zer’ today

    Spotlight on ‘Haldaa’ and ‘Zer’ today

    The ongoing Dhaka International Film Festival is scheduled to screen 40 films from 19 countries including Bangladesh today. Along with other films, Tauquir Ahmed-directed ‘Haldaa’ (Bangladesh) and Kazim Oz directed ‘Zer’ (Palestine) will be screened today. ‘Haldaa’…
    Rubel reaches 100-wicket milestone

    Rubel reaches 100-wicket milestone

    Fast bowler Rubel Hossain touched the 100th-wicket milestone as the fifth Bangladesh bowler at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in the opening fixture of the Rocket Tri-nation series yesterday. Left-arm spinners Mohammad Rafique, Abdur Razzak and Shakib Al Hasan along with pacer Mashrafe…
    900 potter families doing brisk business in winter

    900 potter families doing brisk business in winter

    Pottery, a traditional handicraft of Jhenidah, is currently on a high, with demand peaking in the winter months. Thousands of families have traditionally been involved in this industry as it is their ancestral profession. Nowadays, the profession has become a lucrative one. Over 900 families are engaged…
    AL to meet today to pick candidate

    AL to meet today to pick candidate

    The Awami League (AL) will meet today (Tuesday) to pick its mayoral candidate for contesting the upcoming Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) by-election scheduled for February 26. The ruling party would officially announce the name of its candidate at a meeting of its local government nomination board…
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