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    Housing sector may improve in coming years

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:17pm on September 14, 2017

    Real estate and housing sector of the country might improve in the coming days after witnessing an average 11 per cent price fall during the year 2011-2015, Lamudi Bangladesh, an online platform for real estate, came up with the assessment on Thursday...

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    NBR mulls halting income tax file audit for few days

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:14pm on September 14, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue is contemplating to keep suspended audit of income tax files for some periods to its impact on revenue collection following allegations by the taxpayers against the audit process, said its chief Md Nojibur Rahman on Thursday...

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    Whole country to come under broadband facility by 2021: BTRC chief

    Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Updated at 10:11pm on September 14, 2017

    Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission chairman Shahjahan Mahmood on Thursday said the whole country will be brought under broadband facility by 2021...

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    Market cap, indices at Dhaka bourse hit fresh all-time highs

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:08pm on September 14, 2017

    Dhaka stocks increased for the second trading session on Thursday with the benchmark index and market capitalisation hitting a fresh all-time high, mainly due to increase in share prices of most of the small and mid-capitalised scrips...

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    India will not stop rice export to B’desh : Tofail

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:06pm on September 14, 2017

    Commerce minister Tofail Ahmed on Thursday blamed a syndicate of dishonest traders for creating instability in the rice market by spreading rumours that India stopped rice export to Bangladesh...

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    NBR withdraws VAT on LPG cylinder import

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:03pm on September 14, 2017

    The National Board of Revenue has exempted importers of LPG cylinder made of iron and steel from paying value-added tax following a plea made by two local importers for the waiver to meet the growing demand for the item on the domestic market...

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    Banks recover Tk 9,490.39cr in 14yrs, Tk 34,922cr still unpaid

    AKM Zamir Uddin | Updated at 09:57pm on September 14, 2017

    Country’s banks recovered only about 21 per cent or Tk 9,490.39 crore of their written off loans in last 14 years as they (banks) did not take proper measures to recover the worst category of defaulted loans...

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    800 BTCL connections cut as telephone cabinet catches fire at Gulshan

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:04pm on September 13, 2017

    Land phone connections of around 800 subscribers of Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited in the city’s Gulshan area got disconnected as a telephone cabinet of the entity caught fire on Monday...

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    Businesses want affordable price of LNG

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 11:02pm on September 13, 2017

    Businesses on Wednesday demanded affordable and predictable prices of electricity and LNG gas to be imported from early next year and their uninterrupted supply for smooth operation of industries...

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    Telcos must ensure 4G services in div HQs in 9 months

    Staff Correspondent | Updated at 10:59pm on September 13, 2017

    Mobile phone operators will have to give 4G services to their subscribers in all the divisional headquarters within nine months of getting licences, said a government-approved guidelines for awarding licences of 4G service...