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    Convicts may get presidential pardon, BNP fears

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:20am on January 18, 2017

    Bangladesh Nationalist Party on Tuesday voiced fear that the president exercising his constitutional power might grant clemency to the convicts of the Narayanganj seven-murder cases...

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    Govt urged to amend proposed citizenship bill 2016

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 02:18am on January 18, 2017

    Academics, lawyers and rights activists on Tuesday urged the authorities to amend the proposed Bangladesh Citizenship Bill 2016 to protect the country’s citizens from the...

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    12 DNCC markets at risk: mayor

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:55am on January 18, 2017

    Dhaka north city mayor Annisul Huq on Tuesday said that at least 12 market buildings in seven areas of Dhaka North City Corporation were at...

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    Investment-GDP ratio to be 32pc in two years: Muhith

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:47am on January 18, 2017

    Finance minister AMA Muhith has said the country’s investment-GDP ratio will reach to 32 per cent with the next two years and the export growth...

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    BSEC fines Alliance Securities Tk 50 lakh

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:44am on January 18, 2017

    The Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday fined Alliance Securities & Management Limited, a brokerage firm of Dhaka Stock Exchange, Tk 50 lakh for...

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    No of mobile subscribers rise for 2nd month after June-Aug setback

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:41am on January 18, 2017

    The number of active mobile subscribers rose for the second month in October with telecom operators adding 8.56 lakh users in the month as the...

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    Mostafa elected BCI president

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:35am on January 18, 2017

    Mostafa Azad Chowdhury Babu, managing director of Motahar Group of Industries, on Tuesday was elected president of the Bangladesh Chamber of Industries for the 2017-2019...

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    ‘Brotherly nation’ India’s anti-dumping duty on jute disappointing: Tofail

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:33am on January 18, 2017

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed has said the decision of the ‘brotherly nation’ India to impose anti-dumping duty on import of jute and jute products from...

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    Businesses want 7pc VAT rate when new law takes effect

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:18am on January 18, 2017

    Two leading trade bodies of the country on Tuesday demanded that value-added tax rate be reduced to 7 per cent from the first day of...

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    President for dialogue among parties

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 01:16am on January 18, 2017

    The president, Abdul Hamid, on Tuesday stressed the need for dialogue or discussions among the political parties as two Islamic parties – Khelafat Majlish and...