NEWS OF THE DAYThe pound rallied against major currencies on Friday as Scotland rejected independence from the United Kingdom, while the dollar closed in on the 110 yen level for the first time in more than six years.
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) has collected a total of Tk. 931 crore 49 lakh 61 thousand 908 during the first four days of the ongoing weeklong income tax fair across the country. On the 4th day, on Friday, the board has collected a total of Tk. 157 crore 62 lakh 54 thousand 450 across the country, according to NBR information. Visiting the fair venue at Officers Club in the capital, it was seen that thousands of taxpayers have gathered at the fair site to pay tax. Huge number of fresh tax payers who came to register for e-TIN were seen taking service from the NBR men. NBR said that the... more ›
Prices of garlic, both local and imported, and fishes have increased while those of green chili and vegetables declined marginally in the city’s kitchen markets on Friday. While visiting city’s different kitchen markets like New Market, Kalabagan kitchen market, Rampura and Badda Bara Bazar on Friday, it was seen that imported garlic was selling at Tk 100 per kg while it was sold at Tk 80 last week. On the other hand, imported ginger was selling at Tk 200 per kg at the city’s kitchen markets yesterday. When asked about higher price of the item, a retailer of city’s Khilgaon Bazar told daily sun that the price have gone higher due to... more ›
JAMALPUR: State Minister for Textile and Jute Mirza Azam said economic condition of people in the country became better due to implementation of different development programmes of the present government. He said after recession of flood waters, most of the farmers replanted their damaged T-Aman paddy with their own initiative as they wanted to attain self-sufficiency, reports BSS. He said due to implementation of different development programmes in all sectors there is no ‘Monga’ (scarcity of food or scarcity of works) now in the country. The State minister said this Friday while distributing T-Aman seedlings among the farmers in Melandah upazila of the district under a post-flood rehabilitation programme. The distribution... more ›
The leaders of garment workers called upon the owners of the apparel factories to pay wages of the workers and Eid bonus by September 28, as these are payable ahead of Eid-ul-Azha. They also called upon the garment makers to consider this from humanitarian ground and also to avert any Tuba-like incident. They were speaking at a human chain arranged by RMG Club in front of the National Press Club in the capital on Friday. Seven garment workers association - Muktir Sangram Garment Sramik Federation, Bangladesh Garments Textile Workers Federation, Garments Dorji Sramik Kendro, Readymade Garment Workers Federation, Mehnoti Garment Sramik Federation, Songrami Garments Sramik Federation and Garment Labor Federation under the... more ›
The Power Division has initiated a move to accept unsolicited offers from private sector in setting up solar-based independent power producer (IPP) plants in the country, according to officials. The government will buy electricity from these plants for the national grid on a long-term basis as it has been doing in the case of conventional power producers in the private sector, reports UNB. The officials said the move for accepting unsolicited IPP offers in solar power came in the context of government’s success in conventional power generation in private sector in resolving the country’s nagging power crisis in ‘shorter-than-expected time’. A large number of private firms were allowed to set up plants for... more ›
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