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    Minimum wage for workers of tea packaging Tk 7,080

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:45pm on November 04, 2017

    The government has increased the minimum wages for the workers in tea packaging industry by 227 per cent to Tk 7,080 from Tk 2,160...

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    1,307 Accord-listed factories behind schedule

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:21pm on November 04, 2017

    A total of 1,307 out of 1,624 Accord-listed readymade garment factories are behind the schedule in terms of fixing safety faults, a quarterly aggregate report of Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh showed....

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    Bangladesh set to join nuclear club Nov 30

    Manjurul Ahsan | Updated at 12:05am on November 05, 2017

    Bangladesh is set to join the world’s nuclear club as 32nd nation on November 30 through the first pouring of the structural concrete for installation of the country’s first nuclear reactor at Rooppur, Pabna, for electricity generation...

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    Onion prices on the rise in capital

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 04, 2017

    The prices of onion increased further in the city’s kitchen markets over the week ending on Friday. Traders said that prices of the item might remain high for next two months until harvesting new crops as an off-season supply shortage took place in the market....

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    Infozillion gets BTRC consent for MNP licence

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 04, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission has decided to issue the much-awaited mobile number portability licence to Infozillion BD-Teletech Consortium Limited...

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    Huge rush as NBR collects Tk 984.70cr in 3 days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 04, 2017

    Income tax fairs held across the country on Friday, a weekly holiday, witnessed huge crowds at different venues as the hassle-free arrangements for paying tax and getting other tax-related services at the weeklong fairs continued to attract taxpayers....

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    Stocks rise for fourth day on better earnings reports

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 03, 2017

    Dhaka stocks increased for the fourth session in a row on Thursday, the last trading session of the week, following declaration of better earnings reports by most of the listed companies, attracting investors to purchase shares....

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    LNG terminals get tax exemption for 15yrs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:01pm on November 02, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has exempted the Floating LNG Storage and Regasification Unit, the country’s first LNG terminal to be built at Moheshkhali in Cox’s Bazar, from paying income tax for 15 years....

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    Ctg port handles record no of containers in Oct

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 03, 2017

    Chittagong Port Authority in October set a new all-time high record in handling number of containers in a month. CPA secretary Omar Faruk told New Age on Wednesday that in October they had handled 2,36,415 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit) containers. ‘It is a record in handling containers in a single month in the history of the port,’ he said....

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    Tax fair nets Tk 751cr in 2 days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:05am on November 03, 2017

    Taxpayers continued to throng the income tax fair venues across the country on Thursday, the second day of the week-long fair, to pay their taxes and receive other tax-related services...

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