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  • Bangladeshis for Bernie

    Bangladeshis for Bernie

    Here’s why it matters

  • Canon shoots for Bangladesh

    Canon shoots for Bangladesh

    Naohiko Hayashi is the senior director and general manager at the Consumer Imaging and Information Products Group at Canon Singapore. In his current role, he oversees the division’s sales and marketing operations across 14 countries in South and Southeast Asia region. Tell us about the South East Asian market. How important is the region for

  • RMG industry wants tax at source be cut to 0.3%

    RMG industry wants tax at source be cut to 0.3%

    Readymade garment sector has called upon the National Board of Revenue to reduce tax at source to 0.3% from existing 0.6% on export of apparel products. It also requested the NBR to consider it to be the final settlement from the budget for fiscal year 2016-17. Representatives from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA),

  • Double decker debacle

    Double decker debacle

    The sorry state of 48 double decker Volvo buses, pictured rotting in depots, in Dhaka is indicative of the mismanagement and neglect shown for public transport in the capital. Only two out of the 50 air-conditioned, 120-seat capacity buses bought by BRTC for Tk58 crore in 2002 are still in operation. The reason? BRTC did

  • What about the why?

    What about the why?

    I began going to Pohela Boishakh festivities in the Dhaka University campus even before I enrolled as a student of DU. As a female non-resident DU student, I used to hang out on campus with my friends every day till 9pm, mostly in front of the Central Library, and did so for some five or

  • ‘20 Bangladeshis joined IS so far’

    ‘20 Bangladeshis joined IS so far’

    A senior police officer has rubbished claims by the militant group that calls itself the Islamic State about carrying out attacks in Bangladesh. “We have identified those involved in recent bomb explosions, attacks on mosque and killings. So far 50 persons have been arrested,” Monirul Islam, chief of Counter Terrorism and Trans National Crime (CT)

  • Subsidy outlay to increase by 21.16%

    Subsidy outlay to increase by 21.16%

    Compared to the revised budget outlay, the government is planning to raise its total subsidies outlay by 21.16% for the next fiscal year, despite dropping the option of fuel subsidy amid falling global oil prices, sources have said. Food subsidy is set to be increased with the Food Ministry planning to introduce rural food rationing

  • Russian, American conspiracy theories over offshore documents revelations

    Russian, American conspiracy theories over offshore documents revelations

    Just in case anyone had forgotten, the spar between to arch-rivals ensued after the 11.5m leaked so-called Panama Papers documents that implicated one of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends, Sergei Roldugin, in an intricate web of companies that were involved in some allegedly dodgy looking deals worth around $2bn. The papers lead to conclusions by those

  • Only title in Abahani’s mind, says Tamim

    Only title in Abahani’s mind, says Tamim

    Abahani Limited opener Tamim Iqbal said his side will settle for nothing less than the Dhaka Premier League title this season. And they sounded their first warning to the other clubs with a 75-run win yesterday over Prime Bank Cricket Club in a practice match in Fatullah, thanks to Tamim’s 90-ball 139. “Abahani does not

  • Police: FBI docs found in Shafik Rehman’s house

    Police: FBI docs found in Shafik Rehman’s house

    DB police yesterday raided the residence of senior journalist Shafik Rehman in the city. Police said they had seized some documents Shafik had received from an FBI special agent on the plot to abduct and kill prime minister’s son Sajeeb Wazed Joy. Shafik Rehman, who is on a five-day remand in the case, was taken

  • Shafik saga: An explainer

    Shafik saga: An explainer

    On Saturday, noted journalist Shafik Rehman was arrested and put on a five-day remand over his alleged involvement in a plot to abduct and kill Sajeeb Wazed Joy, the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Authorities claim that the arrest was made on specific information collected by both Bangladeshi and US officials. During a raid

  • AMLC: Reserve fund to be returned in three months

    AMLC: Reserve fund to be returned in three months

    The Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) of the Philippines hopes to return to Bangladesh in three months the $81 million money stolen from the Bangladesh Bank account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. “I hope it will only take within three months, (but) I am not so sure if it will take three months,”

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