Revenue shortfall hits Tk 520b in first 5 months of FY 20 By Anisul Islam Noor | Last Updated: 21st January, 2020, 11:22

NBR officials are hopeful that revenue collection will increase significantly after the completion of the installation of Electric Fiscal Devices (EFD) this month

Revenue shortfall hits Tk 520b in first 5 months of FY 20

Weak enforcement of rules multiplies traffic chaos Weak enforcement of rules multiplies traffic chaos

Experts say lack of monitoring as well as inadequate parking facilities along with slack traffic management were responsible for the growing illegal parking


Govt to review progress of fast-track projects Govt to review progress of fast-track projects

The projects include important projects like Padma Bridge, metro rail, Rooppur nuclear power plant, Padma bridge rail link and Payra deep seaport


Universities lack research culture Universities lack research culture

As per the Private University Act-2010, the higher educational institutions are supposed to allocate a significant amount of their annual budget for carrying out research


Banks lack big investment capacity Banks lack big investment capacity

Despite a mushroom growth of banks in Bangladesh, banks are performing poorer than banks of other developing countries, experts says


Bank profits grow despite sloth in investment Bank profits grow despite sloth in investment

Despite a fall of different financial indicators, the commercial banks’ operational profit increased in 2019 


Nightmarish traffic blamed for chaotic, illegal parking Nightmarish traffic blamed for chaotic, illegal parking

Parking of vehicles on the footpaths and on roadside spaces force pedestrians to walk on the road further worsening the nightmarish traffic


Happy days of private varsities over! Happy days of private varsities over!

Some 52 per cent seats remained vacant at the graduation level with 68 per cent seats in Masters level at these institutions


Govt working to ensure food security Govt working to ensure food security

The government has increased the country’s food storage capacity to 27.71 lakh tonnes


59 ‘finishable’ ADP projects to drag on 59 ‘finishable’ ADP projects to drag on

The projects to be left unfinished this year includes important rural infrastructure scheme, regional roads and highways


Cold threatens crops Cold threatens crops

If the cold wave and fog continue for a long period, then the farmer must use insecticide and pour water into Boro seedbed


Street food shops a blessing for the poor Street food shops a blessing for the poor

Such food stalls can be seen in Karwan Bazaar, Gulistan and High Court area in the city


Save Illegitimate Children from Ignominy Save Illegitimate Children from Ignominy

In Bangladeshi society many religious beliefs are sustaining, among them the majority are believers of Islam and Hinduism


Record power generation under AL govt Record power generation under AL govt

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s government has fulfilled its electoral promise that every home will have electricity


Posters, graffities hurt Dhaka’s beauty Posters, graffities hurt Dhaka’s beauty

Even the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s name plaque on the Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover has not been spared


Online shopping scams on rise Online shopping scams on rise

The gang cheated several thousand online shoppers and embezzled several crores from them in 2019


Mismanagement rife in Cox’s Bazar tourist spots, hotel prices  Mismanagement rife in Cox’s Bazar tourist spots

Playing football in groups and horse riding in busy beach points, free movement of hawkers, trash and wastage, lack of vigilance of lifeguards are holding back the future prospect of city’s tourism


TeleTalk to invest Tk 100b in 5 years TeleTalk to invest Tk 100b in 5 years

Telecom Minister Mustafa Jabbar says countries like China, UK, Saudi Arabia and South Korea have shown interest to invest in TeleTalk


Garment sector loses momentum in 2019 Garment sector loses momentum in 2019

The nation’s largest export income-generating sector has failed to maintain its growth in 2019 as it did in the past few years


Unrest on campuses – a conspiracy ? Unrest on campuses – a conspiracy ?

Some recent development in Dhaka University suggests that the conspirators have taken a fresh move to create campus movement


Country’s economy remains strong despite shocks Country’s economy remains strong despite shocks

The success stories include impressive GDP growth, per-capita income, macroeconomic stability, fall in poverty rate, better exports, remittance


Quick delivery of justice, a 2019 highlight Quick delivery of justice, a 2019 highlight

Information from the National Board of Revenue (NBR) also suggests money laundering has increased through import and export activities

 


Move to save Sundarbans from pollution
Move to save Sundarbans from pollution

The move comes as the important world heritage is at risk because of oil, petroleum products and types of waste thrown from ships using the country’s second largest seaport


Country shivers with biting cold Country shivers with biting cold

The situation is grave particularly in the northern region of the country where people are experiencing inadequate sunlight due to dense fog


Sale of warm clothes soars Sale of warm clothes soars

People are also buying room heaters, water heater, hotpots and other items to stay warm


Single-digit loan still a promise
Single-digit loan still a promise

Private banks are now urging the government to fully execute its commitment to keep 50 per cent of its total deposits at private banks to tackle liquidity crisis 


Govt plans to drill 11 abandoned gas wells Govt plans to drill 11 abandoned gas wells

BAPEX has earlier suspended drilling activities in 34 out of 239 wells those were in progress by local and international oil companies in different period of times


Noise pollution turns alarming in capital Noise pollution turns alarming in capital

Use of loudspeakers in social programme, political assembly, open concert and various campaigns is one of the main reasons for noise pollution


Govt to test imported pesticides, fertilisers Govt to test imported pesticides, fertilisers

Sources at BFSA says some 47 products were recently tested at atomic energy lab and another private lab


Textile sector faces setback Textile sector faces setback

BTMA leaders have recently sent a letter to the premier, mentioning different problems of the textile sector


Trustees enjoy luxury with NSU funds Trustees enjoy luxury with NSU funds

There is no scope to get any benefit from the university as per the trust act


Illegal migrants: Dreams of making fortune turn hellish Illegal migrants: Dreams of making fortune turn hellish

Officials say thousands of such illegal migrants have been rescued and brought back home or were deported by their host governments over the past months


Vehicles with secret compartments popular for drug smuggling Vehicles with secret compartments popular for drug smuggling

Some local and international drug traders are alluring them into in the illegal trade which brings quick money despite risks


Summit to raise Tk1b from capital  market Summit to raise Tk1b from capital market

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) gave the approval in its recent board meeting


BTRC sets new voice tariff at Tk1 BTRC sets new voice tariff at Tk1

Previously, the regulator imposed Tk 0.14 as off-net call tariff for short-code, but nothing as such is mentioned in the fresh tariff structure


35.4cr new books ready for textbook festival 35.4cr new books ready for textbook festival

The country has achieved impressive progress in education sector as the government has implemented various formative programmes including distribution of free textbooks


Extortion a ‘byword’ in CHT
Extortion a ‘byword’ in CHT

At least 321 people were killed for not paying toll in the Chattogram Hill Tracts in the last five years, it was learnt


Tribal arms race for dominance hurts CHT peace Tribal arms race for dominance hurts CHT peace

The sources say the weapons included 144 LMG, 641 SMG/ AK-47 rifle, 323 7.62 MM rifle, 122 M-16 rifles, 59 G-3 rifle, 85 22 rifle, 5 Sniper rifle, 180 pistol, 40 mortar, 180 local pistol, 245 local guns, 1166 hand grenade and 54 rocket-launchers.


Dhaka pays high importance to Beijing Dhaka pays high importance to Beijing

Deputy Speaker of Bangladesh Parliament Md Fazle Rabbi Miah MP said Dhaka attaches high importance to its relations with Beijing


Extortion rife in transport sector Extortion rife in transport sector

Transport sector insiders and experts identified extortion as the single most obstacle in ensuring a fair trade for all

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