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AL looking for leaders with clean image By Other | Last Updated: 13th June, 2017, 00:00

The ruling Awami League is looking for some leaders with clean political image to field them in the next national polls to pave the way for its coming to power for the third consecutive time.  …

AL looking for leaders with clean image

Public sufferings mount in capital

Public sufferings mounted due to water-logging and traffic jams caused by incessant rain in the capital on Monday.   Rain was pouring since Sunday night in almost all parts of the…


Don’t increase excise duty Lawmakers ask govt

Lawmakers on Monday asked the government to refrain from increasing  excise duty on bank accounts considering people’s sentiment.   They also urged the finance minister…


Fruits still being treated with chemicals

Though the indiscriminate chemical contamination of fruits has come down significantly, some unscrupulous traders and farmers are reportedly selling chemically-laced seasonal fruits including mangoes,…

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Roadside iftar items pose health hazards Roadside iftar items 
pose health hazards

Contaminated iftar items prepared by the street vendors in unhygienic conditions continue to pose serious health hazards to fasting devotees in the capital as elsewhere of the country.  …

Metropolis
Confusion over VAT on gas, power to go soon: Nasrul Confusion over VAT 
on gas, power to 
go soon: Nasrul

Underscoring the need for keeping gas and electricity out of the purview of VAT so that their prices do not go up, State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid on Monday said the government will…

Sun Extra
Call for allocating sufficient budget for edn sector Call for allocating sufficient budget 
for edn sector

Speakers at a roundtable on Monday said it is not possible to solve problems of education sector without sufficient budgetary allocation. They also urged the government to nationalise…

Editorial
Innovations in Public Administration in Bangladesh Innovations in Public 
Administration in Bangladesh

Over the past seventy years, the discourse concerning the role of the public administration in development has significantly changed. The changes in the role of the public administration have led to…

News & Newsmaker
Ex-NASA commander says intelligent aliens are out there Ex-NASA commander says 
intelligent aliens are out there

Dr Leroy Chiao made the admission when he visited the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia, to speak to students. As ISS commander, Dr Chiao spent months in space dwelling on whether…

Roundtable Special
New VAT Rate: Impact on Businesses and Consumers New VAT Rate: Impact on Businesses and Consumers

The government is going to enforce the Value Added and Supplementary Duty Act, 2012 from July 1 requiring consumers to pay VAT as per a uniformed rate of 15 percent for goods and services.…

Culturetainment
Soumitra Chatterjee to receive Legion d’Honneur Soumitra Chatterjee to receive Legion d’Honneur

Exactly thirty years after auteur Satyajit Ray was honoured with France's highest civilian award, the coveted Legion of Honor, thespian Soumitra Chatterjee, arguably, the most prominent face of…

Winner
Proteas retain their ‘choke-master’ tag Proteas retain their ‘choke-master’ tag

Playing in the knock-out stage and losing in the most crucial game, is too much familiar with South Africa cricket team. The Proteas’ latest effort in a must-win ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Group-B…

My Districts
RCC takes steps for safe waste removal RCC takes steps for safe waste removal

RAJSHAHI: Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) is determined for safe removal of household waste and garbage and it has adopted massive measures to this end, reports BSS.   "We have…

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France steps on climate accelerator as US allies sidestep Trump France steps on climate accelerator 
as US allies sidestep Trump

BOLOGNA: France said Monday that the global fight against climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris…

Business
Strong RMG supports Bangladesh’s sovereign credit profile Strong RMG supports Bangladesh’s 
sovereign credit profile

Bangladesh's Ba3 stable sovereign credit profile is supported by the robust growth of an economy that is bolstered by garment manufacturing industry exports, says Moody's Investors Service…

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