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  • NBR rolling out e-fiscal devices to check VAT evasion
  • Bangladesh moves down in global competitiveness index
  • 2 female ‘militants’ surrender at Narsingdi hideout
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Resign or be held accountable

Resign or be held 
accountable
Three visiting women Nobel Peace Prize winners yesterday accused Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the nation's military of genocide for their role in Rakine violence and asked Suu Kyi to quit her office if she failed to stop genocide, reports BSS."If she fails to do so (stop genocide),  her choice is clear; resign or be held accountable, along with the army commanders for the crimes committed," one of the three Tawakkol Karman of Yemen told a joint press conference in Dhaka. She said Suu Kyi "must stop turning a deaf ear to the persecution" of Rohingyas or risk being complicit in the crimes while all the three globally acclaimed rights activists were unanimous in calling the violence against Rohingyas "genocide."…

38th BCS preliminary test results out

38th BCS preliminary test results out

The results of the 38th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) preliminary examinations were published yesterday with 16,286 candidates coming out successful, reports UNB. Chairman of the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC) Dr Muhammed Sadique told UNB over phone that the BCS preliminary test results…
Book fair ends with robust sales for digital payment, good management

Book fair ends with robust sales for digital payment, good management

Book sale in Ekushey Granthamela increased significantly this year thanks to good management, peaceful political environment and digital payment, according to sellers of different stalls at the fair ground. Salesmen of 51 book publishers said they saw 70 per cent rise in their sales this year on an…
Indian army chief’s uncalled for remarks

Indian army chief’s uncalled for remarks

Indian army chief  General Bipin Rawat’s statement that Bangladesh was being used for ‘proxy war’ by Pakistan with the help of China is absolutely uncalled for and will not do any good to the bilateral relations between the two neighbours. His implication that Pakistan is fighting…
The Rohingya issue and the economy

The Rohingya issue and the economy

Rohingyas are considered as one of the most severely repressed and marginalised people of the world. These people have been residing in Rakhaine for more than ten centuries. Isn't that enough for claiming that they are the owners of that land? How much time is needed for a nation to reside in a…
NBR faces problems to launch e-tracking technology

NBR faces problems to launch e-tracking technology

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is facing difficulties in introducing electronic lock and seal system, an e-tracking technology used for tracking consignments of export–import containers, in the Chittagong Customs House because of the lack of interest shown by users. NBR chairman M Mosharraf…
Afghanistan to recognize Taliban as legitimate ‘political party’

Afghanistan to recognize Taliban as legitimate ‘political party’

KABUL: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani yesterday unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban, including eventually recognising them as a political party, days after the militants called for direct negotiations with the US, reports AFP. The apparent openness by both sides to some form of negotiations…
Ariana Vafadari enthrals audience in Dhaka

Ariana Vafadari enthrals audience in Dhaka

French singer Ariana Vafadari enthralled the audience in Dhaka with her musical performance. She performed at a musical evening, organised by Alliance Française de Dhaka, at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy in Segun Bagicha of the capital on Tuesday. At the musical show,…
Brothers defy Shuvagata’s ton

Brothers defy Shuvagata’s ton

Shuvagata Hom’s hundred went in vain as Brothers Union Limited stroke to a five-wicket win over newly-entrant Shinepukur Cricket Club in the sixth-round fixture of the Walton-Dhaka Premier League (DPL) at the BKSP in Savar yesterday. The fight between two minnows, Khelaghar Samaj Kallyan Samity…
Fish farming  in cages brings boon for many

Fish farming in cages brings boon for many

NARSINGDI: Fish farming in cages, a new form of fish farming, changed the fate of a good number of youths in the district during the last five years, reports BSS. District fisheries officials here said a number of youths in Narsingdi Sadar, Raipura and Monohardi upazilas have been farming Monosex Tilapia…
AL ‘wants to see’ Khaleda behind bars

AL ‘wants to see’ Khaleda behind bars

The Awami League (AL) wants to hold the next parliamentary elections by keeping BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in jail, said ruling party insiders. The Sheikh Hasina government wants to hold the 11th parliamentary elections in December this year. On February 8, a Dhaka special court convicted Khaleda Zia…
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