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Dhaka,  Tue,  28 June 2016
June 28, 2016, 12:25 am
The proposed limit for individual taxpayers' investment rebate is set to be revised upward in the new finance act following widespread criticism of a squeeze. Official sources said the ceiling for investment rebate may be raised to 25 per cent from
June 28, 2016, 12:24 am
  The national flag carrier of Germany - Lufthansa - has stopped carrying direct cargo from Bangladesh from Monday, following a restriction imposed to this effect by the German aviation authority, informed circles have said. Federal Aviation Authority of Germany (FAAG) in
Bangladesh and Japan will sign deals on six projects under 37th Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan package in Dhaka on June 29. The six projects are: Jamuna Railway Bridge Construction Project,
Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company (Bapex) is set to go for offshore oil and gas exploration for the first time ever jointly with Australian company Santos, beginning with Magnama drilling.  The state-run company signed a deal Monday in this regard with the
Government by an executive order declared July 4 of the current calendar year a public holiday and decided to keep the public institutes open on July 16 instead, reports BSS.  But the offices, whose time schedule and vacations are regulated by their own rules, and the offices, organisations, and institutes, whose works have been declared by the government as essential services,
The cabinet approved on Monday the draft of 'The National Telecommunications Policy, 2016', reports UNB. The approval came from the regular weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair. The Telecom Policy is aimed at boosting teledensity, internet penetration and expanding broadband facility. Briefing reporters after the meeting at the Secretariat, Cabinet
LONDON, June 27 (AFP): Top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson said there was no need to rush pulling Britain out of the EU, as he sought to reassure Britons abroad and EU citizens in Britain with a message of continuity on Monday. Johnson also urged Brexit backers to "build bridges" with those who voted for Britain to stay in the EU after Thursday's bitterly divisive referendum and played down the prospects of Scottish independence. "The only change-and it will not come in any ...
China must handle cybersecurity threats from abroad more forcefully, according to a draft law submitted to the top legislature for a second reading on Monday. The draft Cybersecurity Law has a new article stating that the State must monitor and deal with threats from abroad to protect the information infrastructure from attack, intrusion, disturbance, or damage. The draft was submitted to the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee on Monday at the start of its 6-day bi-monthly session. The draft law sets out ...
The Primary Education Completion (PEC) and the Junior School Certificate (JSC) examinations for fifth and eighth graders, respectively, will be held this year too after the Cabinet rejected a proposal to abolish the PEC exams, reports The primary education cycle in the county was recently stretched to the eighth grade and the entire process brought under the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education. But the regular Cabinet meeting, chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, decided on Monday against approving the proposal ...
Dhaka Mariner Youngs Club are leading the points table of the Dhaka Premier Division Hockey League having four successive victories in the super-six stage with a 2-1 win against Abahani Limited at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium on Monday, reports UNB.  With the day's victory, Mariner collected 40 points from 15 matches, followed by defending champions Usha Krira Chakra with unbeaten 38 from 14 matches. Abahani are in the 3rd place bagging 30 points from 14 matches.  In the day's match, ...
RAJSHAHI, June 27 (BSS): Speakers at a divisional review workshop here today urged all the officials and others concerned to make the forthcoming 16 July National Vitamin 'A' Plus Campaign-2016 a total success for building a healthy nation. They said mentioned that vitamin A supplement is essential for the normal functioning of the visual system, maintenance of cell function for growth, red blood cell production, immunity and reproduction. Besides, they said various problems including eyesight and night blindness could be prevented and ...
"Game of Thrones," the hit HBO cable TV series that is partly filmed in Northern Ireland, will not suffer due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, the cable network said on Friday, aiming to quash speculation that the lavishly produced show would lose EU funding. Britons voted on Thursday to leave the European Union, a decision that economists and government leaders say clouds growth prospects for the world's fifth-largest economy and could dim its attraction for investors. The result could ...
  BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia sent Monday an Eid greetings card to Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, wishing her a happy Eid-ul-Fitr, reports UNB.  A BNP delegation, led by party's Social Welfare Affairs Secretary  Abul Khaiyer Bhuiyan, delivered the card at the Awami League president's Dhanmondi office around 12 noon. Awami League office secretary Abdus Subhan Golap received the card on behalf of Sheikh Hasina. The chiefs of the country's two major political parties greet each other during two ...
  An unidentified rickshaw puller was killed in a road accident in front of the National Press Club on Sunday. The deceased was thought to be around 40 years old.  A Mohammadpur bound ATCL bus at around 12.20pm hit the rickshaw from behind, killing the puller on the spot.  The three passengers, including a child, were injured and taken to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital by pedestrians, said a tea-stall owner Aminul, a witness to the incident. ...

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