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PM for formulation of master plan for development

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina stressed the need for formulating a master plan to ensure planned development of the country protecting the water bodies, arabale lands and environment as well at the district, upazila and union level. “We would have to pursue development at district, upazila and even in union level in a well-planned way after formulating a master plan,” she said while inaugurating seven housing development projects at the city’s Eskaton Garden Road area, reports BSS. PM002Four of the seven projects have been comp...

Myanmar reluctant in returning Rohingyas: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today accused Myanmar of being reluctant in repatriating their over a million Rohingya nationals defying their promise and feared that some international aid agencies to tend to keep the crisis alive. “The problem lies with Myanmar as they don’t want to return the Rohingyas by any means” though Naypyidaw signed an agreement with Bangladesh promising to repatriate them, she told a crowded press conference at her Ganabhaban official residence this afternoon, reports BSS. [caption id="attachment_27103" align="alignleft" width="534"]PM-01

US concern over Digital Security Act

Us envoy
The United States shares the concerns of the international community that the recently passed Digital Security Act (DSA) could be used to suppress and criminalize free speech, all to the detriment of Bangladesh’s democracy, development and prosperity. Us envoyWe welcome Information Minister Inu’s offer to meet with media representatives to discuss their concerns about the DSA. We encourage the Government of Bangladesh to consider changes to the law that would bring it into conformity with the Bangladesh Constitution and wi...

BD peacekeeper killed in South Sudan

army in election duty
A Bangladeshi officer serving with the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has been killed in an attack on an aid convoy in the country torn by civil conflict, according to the UN. Lieutenant Commander Ashraf Siddiqui was hit by shots fired by “unknown gunmen” on Tuesday and died shortly afterward, Francesca Mold, the spokesperson for the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement. army in election dutySiddiqui, who was the Bangladesh military liaison officer with UNMISS, was travelling in ...

5pc VAT on e-commerce

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday suggested to impose VAT on e-commerce business as the platform rising popularity day by day. During his budget speech in the Parliament for fiscal 2018-19, Minister Muhith proposed to impose 5 per cent VAT on all e-commerce, muhith-3including those using Facebook for sales, reports UNB. However, he did not specify how the VAT to be imposed, but what he spoke of is a definition of ‘Virtual Business’ which will serve to the purpose of bringing e-commerce under VAT. “The use of inter...

Bangladesh joins jute fair in Tokyo

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A pavilion of Bangladesh was inaugurated today at Interior Life-style Fair at the Big Site of Tokyo in Japan to showcase Bangladeshi jute products. jute goodsChairman to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Textiles and Jute Saber Hossain Chowdhury, Bangladesh Ambassador to Japan Rabab Fatima and Export Promotion Bureau Vice Chairman Bijoy Bhattachariya inaugurated the pavilion, reports BSS. A total of 10 jute business organizations are taking part in the fair where they are showcasing different items of jute produ...