Nasir Ali Mamun displays works by famous artists

June 30, 2014

Nasir Ali Mamun displays works by famous artists=In the country’s portrait photography arena, the name Nasir Ali Mamun comes as a pioneer. His camera, in the last four decades, has captured some wonderful portraits of famous men/women of the country and abroad. He is also noted for his portrait-photographs of common people, which capture the underlying reality beneath surface appearances.
However, Mamun is also a devoted art collector with an enviable possession of hundreds of artworks by many famous artists. Read more

Monipuri cultural show entertains audience

June 30, 2014

Monipuri cultural show entertains audience=Participating artistes of a dance training project titled Dhrumel, have put up an attractive cultural show, featuring different forms of traditional Monipuri dance. The event was jointly organised by Monipuri community organisations, Sadhana and the Monipuri Theatre at Madhabpur Monipuri Lalitakala Academy auditorium at Kamalganj upazila in Moulvibazar on Friday night. The cultural show marked the founding anniversary of the organisation. Read more

In search of purpose of life

June 30, 2014

In search of purpose of life=It is said that a person without aim is like a boat without radar. A film titled Aim in Life deals with the dilemma of a young man in the modern era, trying to determine his purpose of life.
The Bangla film, which has been directed by National Award winner filmmaker Fakhrul Arefin Khan, portrays a young boy who is confused about what to do with his life. In his adolescence, he takes on his uncle as his idol; however, as he grows up, he becomes religious Read more

FY14 export to India heading to be four-year low

June 30, 2014

Export earnings from India are set to hit four-year low in the outgoing financial year 2013-14 despite Bangladesh’s call to its neighbouring country to reduce trade barriers.
Earnings from India in first 11months of the FY14 accounted for $396.82 million which is 26 per cent lower than the earnings of $536.09 million in July-May of FY 2012-13, Read more

NBR finalises rules for house rent collection thru banks today

June 30, 2014

The National Board of Revenue is going to finalise by today rules for the house owners having income more than Tk 25,000 from their house property to deposit house rent through banks, officials said. The rules will describe the procedure how the house owners will maintain bank accounts for receiving house rent through banks, they said. The revenue board has recently introduced a system under Read more

BTRC to submit same plan to fin min for 3rd time

June 30, 2014

Rate Cut For Igws
BTRC to submit same plan to fin min for 3rd time
Even after the finance ministry rejected twice, the telecom regulator is set to send the same proposal again to lower international call termination charges to 1.5 US cents from the existing 3 cents for the operators, ignoring the ministry suggestion for a baseline study.
The ministry last week rejected the BTRC proposal for the Read more

NBR preparing list of polluting industries

June 30, 2014

Green Tax Collection
NBR preparing list of polluting industries
The National Board of Revenue has taken an initiative to prepare a list of polluting industries for imposing and collecting newly introduced green tax, officials said.
The list will be prepared with the help of Department of Environment of the environment and forest ministry, they said. DoE has already been asked to provide Read more

B’desh needs rapid transport, energy sector dev: economists

June 30, 2014

The country needs a rapid development of its transport and energy sectors, said economists on Sunday. Otherwise, it will fail to become a developed country by 2041 as targeted by the government, they said. The government should take initiative to make vibrant the private sector as a significant number of industries have recently been closed in different parts of the country due to absence of Read more

Banks need not to pay VAT on fees

June 30, 2014

Audit Of Govt Cash Incentives, Subsidies
Banks need not to pay VAT on fees
Bangladesh Bank on Sunday said scheduled banks would not have to pay value-added tax on fee for audit of cash incentive and subsidy offered by the government to the export items.
The BB issued a circular to authorised dealer branches of all banks saying that the VAT on audit fee would be paid from the government’s account from July 1, 2014. Read more

Ministries draw flak for loan scams, law and order slide

June 30, 2014

JS passes appropriation bill 2014
Parliament on Sunday passed the appropriation bill 2014 with a few independent and Jatiya Party lawmakers censuring the government over bank loan scams, sliding law and order and falling quality of public health services. They raised the issues while moving cut motions against allocations for the ministries of finance, home, public administration, education, law, justice and parliamentary affairs, Read more

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