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Recognition

Selina Hossain wins Saarc Lit Award

Selina Hossain wins Saarc Lit Award

Eminent Bangladeshi writer Selina Hossain has been chosen for the prestigious Saarc Literature Award in recognition of her literary excellence. The award, which carries a cash component of Rs 50,000, a shawl, a citation and a memento, will be conferred on Selina when she attends the Saarc Literature Festival. The four-day event will be held at the Grand Hotel in Agra from February 13. The award presentation will be held on the inaugural day. The festival will also confer lifetime achievement award on veteran Odiya author Sitakanta Mahapatra. The award carries...

Top taxpayers likely to receive CIP status

Top taxpayers likely to receive CIP status

The government will consider awarding the status of Commercially Important Person (CIP) to top taxpayers, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed said yesterday. "We will take the necessary steps to give recognition to the top taxpayers with CIP status, after consulting with the finance minister," he said at the inauguration of a weeklong tax fair at Officer's Club in Dhaka. The National Board of Revenue is organising the show in seven divisional cities and 57 districts to motivate people to pay taxes by extending tax-related assistance to the existing and potential taxpayers. This is the fifth edition of the income tax fair, which gained popularity among both existing and prospective taxpayers since its introduction...

Transgenders now ‘3rd gender’ in India

Transgenders now ‘3rd gender’ in India

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court of India today created the "Third Gender" status for Hijras or transgenders, reports Times of India. Earlier, they were forced to write male or female against their gender. The SC asked the Centre to treat transgender as socially and economically backward. The apex court said that transgenders will be allowed admission in educational institutions and given employment on the basis that they belonged to the third gender category. The SC said absence of law recognizing hijras as third gender could not be continued as a ground to discriminate them in availing equal opportunities in education and employment. This is for the first time that the third gender...

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