15 to 20 RAB men involved in abduction

May 31, 2014

Police tell court
The police on Friday told a judicial magistrate’s court in Narayanganj that some 15 to 20 Rapid Action Battalion personnel had been involved in the abduction of seven people, including panel mayor Nazrul Islam and lawyer Chandan Sarker, on April 27. ‘We have collected evidence but we are not submitting them to court as in this stage as doing so could affect the case,’ court subinspector Read more

Even hospitals not spared

May 31, 2014

Continued violation of the tobacco control law in different hospitals in Dhaka is causing serious health hazards and suffering to the patients. Anti-tobacco campaigners and health experts said hospital authorities were indifferent to the health hazards adding that such violation was directly and indirectly affecting the patients and attendants. The Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Read more

Backlash grows over new India rape outrages

May 31, 2014

Outrage grew in India Friday over two shocking rape cases as the new government said it was planning to set up a special crisis cell to ensure justice for victims of sex attacks.
On Thursday it emerged that two teenagers from a low caste had been found hanging from a tree after being gang-raped in their village. A day later police said the father Read more

India owe a reply, says Mushfiq

May 30, 2014

Offended at seeing India selecting an under-strength squad, Bangladesh captain Musfiqur Rahim promised to give the side a fitting reply when the two teams play a three-match one-day international series in June. India rested seven senior cricketers – Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammad Shami and Shikhar Dhawan Read more

Businesses eye boom in WC sales

May 30, 2014

With the World Cup football knocking at the door, the football fans across the country are busy collecting their favourite teams’ jerseys and other football souvenirs to join the quadrennial festival. From the street hawkers to the posh shopping malls in the city, businessmen are ready to cash in on the football mania in sports-crazy Bangladesh. The local made jerseys of Brazil and Argentina, Read more

BU finish second phase on a high

May 30, 2014

Brothers Union finished the second phase in the Bangladesh Premier League with a comfortable 2-1 win over Team BJMC at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday.
The sixth win in nine matches of the second phase took Brothers to fourth place in league table with 29 points from 18 matches. Team BJMC, on the other hand, Read more

Tax-free limit on agriculture income likely to be doubled

May 30, 2014

CSR spending ceiling for corporate taxpayers to go up
The government is likely to increase the threshold of tax-free income derived from agricultural activities in a bid to encourage people to engage in the sector, officials of the National Board of Revenue said. The tax-free income limit for agriculture sector may be set at Tk 1 lakh from the existing Tk 50,000, they said. They said that the government might also raise the ceiling of Read more

B’desh should put in more diplomatic efforts to revive GSP in US market

May 30, 2014

Suggest economists, former diplomat
Economists and a former diplomat on Thursday said that Bangladesh should continue its diplomatic effort to revive generalised system of preferences in the US market as the facility was crucial more for the country’s image than for the economic benefit. If the government took proper steps in time the country would not have faced the suspension of GSP facility in the US market, Read more

JS body suggests high duty on polythene raw materials

May 30, 2014

The parliamentary standing committee on textiles and jute ministry on Thursday recommended the government for imposing high import duties on raw materials of polythene with a view to discouraging polythene bags and encouraging jute-packing. Members of the watchdog body at a meeting held at the Jatiya Sangsad came up with a suggestion to form a sub-committee to probe Read more

Alliance finds 99pc RMG units structurally sound

May 30, 2014

Detects other faults like lack of fire equipments, doors
Ninety-nine per cent of the 508 readymade garment factories the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety has inspected are found structurally sound, said Alliance officials.
The North American retailers’ platform has listed for inspection a total of 630 garment units from which its members procure products. Of the 508 factories inspected, Read more

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