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    Women register only 11.4pc in key posts: survey

    Shahin Akhter | Updated at 12:34am on June 04, 2017

    Women’s participation in executive and managerial posts in large enterprises and institutions is still very low, shows Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics survey...

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    Capital’s footbridges, underpasses underused

    Rashad Ahamad | Updated at 12:30am on June 04, 2017

    Pedestrian bridges and underpasses in the capital are underused as jaywalking continues to be popular for which a possible reason could be sidewalks remain under unauthorized occupation...

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    Withdrawal of excise duty on bank balance demanded

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 12:23am on June 04, 2017

    Economists and businesspeople on Saturday criticised the proposed increase in excise duty on bank balance and demanded withdrawal of the duty to give relief to the small bank account holders and encourage financial inclusion in the country...

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    Unfamiliar items fatten VAT-free list

    Shakhawat Hossain | Updated at 12:16am on June 04, 2017

    Many commodities, hardly used by general people, have found their place on the long list of items kept out of the purview of 15 per cent value added tax from the new fiscal...

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    Trial court magistrate, bench asst get HC notice

    M Moneruzzaman | Updated at 12:14am on June 04, 2017

    A trial court magistrate in Brahmanbaria and her bench assistant got the High Court’s show cause notice asking them to explain why they would not be directed to pay compensation to a shop owner who was detained in jail for two days illegally on the basis of false warrant of conviction issued against the victim...

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    Customs may confiscate 540kg gold of Apan Jewellers today

    Staff Correspondent  | Updated at 12:15am on June 04, 2017

    Customs intelligence is likely to confiscate 13.5 mound (540 kg) gold of Apan Jewellers for failure to furnish legal documents of the precious metal...

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    Dhaka welcomes US senate move to probe Hillary-Yunus link

    United News of Bangladesh . Dhaka | Updated at 12:05am on June 04, 2017

    The government has welcomed the move of the United States senate committee on the judiciary to look into then secretary of state Hillary Clinton’s alleged hands in the interference in an ‘independent investigation’ against Muhammad Yunus in Bangladesh...

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    Conduct polls on parties’ opinions, not govt wishes

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

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia on Saturday urged the Election Commission to conduct the next general election on the basis of opinions expressed by various political parties during dialogues with them and not to implement the government’s wishes. The EC has planned to hold dialogues with political parties on the next general election from next month...

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    Moudoud calls budget a ‘big beautiful balloon’ 

    United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 05:30pm on June 03, 2017

    Describing the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2017-18 as a 'big beautiful balloon', Bangladesh Nationalist Party standing committee member Moudud Ahmed on Saturday said...

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    JU halls to reopen on June 8

    Our Correspondent | Updated at 04:59pm on June 03, 2017

      The residential halls of Jahangirnagar University will reopen from June 8. The syndicate of the university on Saturday took the decision with the university...