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HC stays Gazipur city polls for 3 months

HC stays Gazipur city polls for 3 months
The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed the Gazipur city corporation (GCC) election for three months, just nine days before it was due to be held.  The court also issued a rule asking the Election Commission (EC) and the government as to why the inclusion of six mouzas of the Shimulia union council in Savar in the electoral roll of the GCC should not be declared illegal. The HC bench of Justice Naima Haider and Justice Zafar Ahmed came up with the order and rule in response to a writ petition. Shimulia Parishad chairman ABM Azharul Islam had filed the writ petition, challenging the legality of the process for holding Gazipur city election. The petition mentions that the government on January 16, 2013, had published a gazette incorporating…

Complex tobacco tax structure leads to tax evasion: ATMA

Complex tobacco tax structure leads to tax evasion: ATMA

Anti-Tobacco Media Alliance (ATMA) yesterday demanded the National Board of Revenue (NBR) to ensure effective tobacco taxation noting that the current structure is a complicated one with scope for tax evasion, reports UNB. ATMA representatives gave the view at a pre-budget meeting with NBR chairman…
Rajshahi secures top position, 
Sylhet witnesses lowest pass rate

Rajshahi secures top position, Sylhet witnesses lowest pass rate

Rajshahi Education Board has secured the top position among 10 education boards with 86.07 percent pass rate in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations this year, reports BSS. On the other hand, Sylhet education board fell at the bottom of  this year's SSC and equivalent…
Making primary education effective

Making primary education effective

Although the Public Service Commission (PSC) recently gave appointment to 500 head teachers after a gap of two years, the Directorate of Primary Education (DPE) states that around twenty thousand posts of headmasters are lying vacant in about sixty four thousand primary schools. Reportedly, filling…
Dealing with pollution

Dealing with pollution

Bangladesh is one of the least developed nations in the world. Since it’s beginning 1971, there has been some growth in the industrial sector. Industries are mainly concentrated in major urban metropolitan areas such as Dhaka and Rajshahi; seaport cities such as Chittagong and Khulna; the inland…
Entrepreneurs apprehend 
negative consequences

Entrepreneurs apprehend negative consequences

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is taking steps to realise 15 per cent value-added tax (VAT) from digital advertisements on social media, Google, and other platforms placed by local firms—a move that e-commerce entrepreneurs say will hurt the growing industry. This initiative is going to be…
Dozens of casualties in blast at Afghan voter registration centre

Dozens of casualties in blast at Afghan voter registration centre

KHOST: A blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan's restive east yesterday killed or wounded at least 30 people, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country, reports AFP. The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register voters on the grounds of a mosque, Khost…
Rabindra Mela 2018 
to be held tomorrow

Rabindra Mela 2018 to be held tomorrow

To mark the 157th birth anniversary of Nobel Laureate Poet Rabindranath Tagore on May 8, Channel i is organising Rabindra Mela for the 13th time on its premises in the capital’s Tejgaon area. The event titled ‘Igloo Channel i Rabindra Mela’ will be held tomorrow. Like every year, a…
Jubair still hopeful for a place in team

Jubair still hopeful for a place in team

Now-a-days every cricket team is attempting out of the convention to diversify their bowling battery. In that aspect, they’re injecting different types of the bowling action so that they could dominate the opposition batsmen. And so, the most of the teams are leaning toward the leg-spinners because…
Child edn spreading across hilly region

Child edn spreading across hilly region

KHAGRACHARI: Chayan Baisnab Tripura, 8, a class three student of Ramgarh Model Government High School, said “I enjoy when I am in School, all of my friends play together , sir and madams teach us with love and care, so we go to school regularly”, reports BSS. “Earlier, we’re…
SSC failures touch four-year low

SSC failures touch four-year low

Over 4.5 lakh students failed to clear the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent examinations this year, making it the highest number of failures in the past four years. Around 22.23 per cent of the students under the 10 education boards were unsuccesul compared to last year's 19.65…
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