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Govt deprived of huge revenues By Other | Last Updated: 19th May, 2017, 00:00

The government is being deprived of huge tax revenues every year from vast tracts of land in Badda and adjoining areas of the capital due to an acquisition move.   Sources said the…

Govt deprived of huge revenues

None will suffer food crisis: PM

Netrakona: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday said the flood-affected farmers of haor areas will get fresh farm loan at only 4.5 percent interest rate, a cut by almost 50 percent, reports UNB.…


60 water resource projects may get Tk 4,035 crore

The government is likely to allocate Tk 4,035 crore in ADP funds for 60 projects under the water resources ministry in 2017-18 fiscal.   The ministry will be implementing the projects…


Consumers hit hard by price spiral

The common people, especially the low, middle and fixed income groups have been hit hard by the price spiral of the essential commodities ahead of Ramadan.   Apart from the soaring…

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Govt banks on foreign loans for 40 rail projects Govt banks on foreign 
loans for 40 rail projects

The government is expecting the lion’s share of the funds needed to implement 40 railway projects aligned with a master plan to come from development partners as loans due to local resource constraints.…

Metropolis
Govt to set up Bangabandhu Novo Theatre at division level Govt to set up Bangabandhu Novo Theatre at division level

With an objective to further encourage the new generations towards science and technology-based education, the government has undertaken a project to establish Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Novo…

Sun Extra
‘Scientific knowledge a must to cope with climate change effect’ ‘Scientific knowledge a must to cope with climate change effect’

Speakers at a programme on Thursday called for disseminating scientific knowledge on climate change among people, especially those living in haor areas, to build their capacity for facing problems…

Editorial
Nazrul: The Rebel or the Romantic Nazrul: The Rebel or the Romantic

It is a puzzling question if Kazi Nazrul Islam was a rebellious or a romantic poet.  The answer is simple though. He was both at the same time. Nazrul started liking poetry, songs, drama, and…

Our faith
Simplicity in Muhammad’s (pbuh) life Simplicity in Muhammad’s (pbuh) life

Muhammad (pbuh) was a very simple person and he followed simplicity during the whole of his life. He was very unceremonious and informal in his habits. He ate whatever he had in his possession, wore…

World
Halt execution of Indian ‘spy’ Halt execution of 
Indian ‘spy’

THE HAGUE: The UN’s top court on Thursday ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an Indian national convicted of spying, in a victory for New Delhi over its bitter rival, reports AFP.…

Culturetainment
Novelist Hasnat Abdul Hye reaches 80 Novelist Hasnat Abdul Hye reaches 80

I first saw him in 1974 at a literary meeting held at Charukala College, Chittagong. He was the DC of Chittagong at the time and when he came to the meeting wearing a set of white punjabi and paijama…

Winner
Sunny keeps Sk Jamal’s super league hopes alive Sunny keeps Sk Jamal’s super league hopes alive

Underrated spinner Elias Sunny calmly belted a match-winning knock as Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club catapulted a nail-biting two-wicket triumph over highflying Prime Bank Cricket Club in the ongoing…

My Districts
Colombo Lemon brings fortune for marginal farmers in Narsingdi Colombo Lemon brings fortune for marginal farmers in Narsingdi

NARSINGDI: Cultivation of Colombo lemon is ringing fortune for farmers and gaining popularity in the district due to economic prospect of the crops, reports BSS. A number of farmers had…

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US imposes fresh Iran sanctions over missile programme US imposes fresh Iran sanctions over missile programme

TEHRAN: Iran criticised new US sanctions on its missile programme on Thursday, saying they would undermine a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, reports AFP.   “Iran condemns…

Business
Call for district budget, affordable taxation Call for district budget, affordable taxation

General public and consumers are hoping for affordable taxation on essential commodities and specific allocations under district budget to expedite the implementation of development projects in the…

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