The prices of both local and imported onion went down while those of different varieties of vegetables increased marginally in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday. There was shortage of vegetable in the city’s kitchen markets due to country-wide flood, which has pushed prices higher, traders opined. The prices of fish of different varieties, however, remained unchanged in the retail markets for adequate supply, they added. While visiting different kitchen markets, it was seen that local onion was selling at Tk 40 a kg and the imported one at Tk 38 per kg on Friday against Tk... more ›
NEW DELHI: The Government of India and the World Bank Friday signed a $107 million credit agreement for the Mizoram State Roads-II Regional Transport Connectivity Project to improve transport connectivity in the state of Mizoram and help open up the potential for regional trade among neighboring countries. The project will enhance Mizoram’s road linkage with Bangladesh, as well as Myanmar, reports BSS. A press release of the World Bank said here connectivity is crucial for a distant hill state such as Mizoram which, like the other northeastern states, is geographically isolated from the mainland. Long and difficult transportation routes over predominantly mountainous terrain have long hampered trade and development. The Mizoram State... more ›
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has preliminarily selected 50 names for the prestigious ‘Tax Card’ for 2012-13 and 2013-14 fiscal years, reports UNB. Of the 50, according to sources at the NBR, 40 names will finally be selected for the Tax Card to honour top taxpayers in different sectors, including the service and manufacturing one, for their contributions to the national exchequer. “This will support and help them reduce hassles in tax filing. The Tax Card is also aimed at encouraging other taxpayers to regularly and properly pay taxes,” an NBR official told UNB. A three-member committee, constituted by the NBR, is working to finalise the names, he said adding that... more ›
House-hunters can now ‘Dial for Home’ to find their dream property, thanks to a new service that puts buyers and renters directly in contact with real estate agents. The ‘Dial for Home’ service is an initiative of Lamudi Bangladesh, the country’s one of the leading online real estate marketplace. Rajesh Grover, Managing Director, Lamudi Bangladesh, announced the launching of the service at a press conference at DRU Auditorium in Dhaka on Thursday. Under the service, house-hunters can call a hotline and be put in touch with agents and developers who have properties tailored to their needs. Rajesh Grover,... more ›
Leaders of Tuba Group Sramik Movement Committee (TGSMC) threatened for holding protest programme in front of the Ministry of Labour if the workers of the five factories of Tuba Group are not paid their wages as per the labour law. Mentioning that shutting the factories illegal, the leaders said that they will wage tougher movements if their demands are not met. The TGSMC leaders came up with the demands at a protest rally held in front of National Press Club in the capital on Friday. Leaders of 15 workers association involving with the TGSMC and workers of five closed factories of Tuba Group participated at the rally. Moshrefa Mishu, Convener of TGSMC... more ›
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