19h ago| Tax & Customs

Most of 1.16cr eligible income taxpayers out of tax net

Most of the 1.16 crore people capable of paying income taxes in Bangladesh have remained out of the tax net of the National Board of Revenue (NBR), according to a senior official of the tax administration yesterday.  

1w ago| Tax & Customs

Nearly 90% income tax comes from Dhaka, Chattogram

Dhaka and Chattogram account for 90 per cent of the income tax collected from across Bangladesh each year and so, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) should work on widening the tax net, according to speakers at a seminar.

Ctg port container movement falls in October

Movement of import and export-laden containers through the Chattogram port in October was lower both year-on-year and compared to that in the previous two months, reflecting a gradual slowdown in foreign trade amidst global economic downtrends. 

4w ago| Tech & Startup

45th ICPC World Finals to be held in Dhaka for the first time

This is the first time that Bangladesh is hosting the World Finals.

Lift and escalator expo begins in Dhaka

The 4th edition of “Global Elevator and Escalator Expo 2022” started at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka yesterday with a view to promoting and developing the excellence of elevators, escalators, and lifts in the country’s fast-growing housing industry.

BSCIC bill placed to punish borrowers taking loans providing false info

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Bill, 2022 was placed in parliament today keeping a provision of two years jail and fine worth of Tk 50,000 for providing false information for borrowing money from the corporation.

November 12, 2022
November 12, 2022

3-day long Int’l travel and tourism expo to begin on Dec 1

A three-day long Bangladesh International Travel and Tourism Expo (BITTE) will start on December 1 to boost the country's tourism industry and showcase Bangladesh to global tourists.

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

GP barred from selling any SIM cards, new or old: BTRC

"The telecom company has no intention to provide quality service, as it is not doing anything to fix the problems that its subscribers are facing,” he said.

November 6, 2022
November 6, 2022

45th ICPC World Finals to be held in Dhaka for the first time

This is the first time that Bangladesh is hosting the World Finals.

November 4, 2022
November 4, 2022

Lift and escalator expo begins in Dhaka

The 4th edition of “Global Elevator and Escalator Expo 2022” started at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka yesterday with a view to promoting and developing the excellence of elevators, escalators, and lifts in the country’s fast-growing housing industry.

November 1, 2022
November 1, 2022

BSCIC bill placed to punish borrowers taking loans providing false info

Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) Bill, 2022 was placed in parliament today keeping a provision of two years jail and fine worth of Tk 50,000 for providing false information for borrowing money from the corporation.

October 31, 2022
October 31, 2022

Country’s interests first in accepting foreign investment in Ctg port

The government would first consider the country’s interests before accepting any foreign investment in Chattogram port, State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury said yesterday.

October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022

‘US companies ready to invest in Bangladesh’

The US companies are ready to invest in energy, particularly in liquified natural gas (LNG), to help Bangladesh grow further, a top US official said today.

October 3, 2022
October 3, 2022

NBR may extend VAT cut on edible oil

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is likely to extend a value added tax reduction on edible oil imports and refining for three months to retain current prices for consumers battered by rising costs of essential commodities. 

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Ctg port must speed up goods delivery

The Chattogram port must fast-track the unloading of goods, install modern equipment, and improve service quality in order to cut congestion and facilitate Bangladesh’s fast-expanding global trade, speakers said yesterday.    

September 28, 2022
September 28, 2022

Divide 140 tanneries in 3 categories

A parliamentary body yesterday recommended dividing all 140 tanneries at Savar Tannery Industry into three categories, based on compliance and lack thereof in treating tannery waste, and close down those that have never applied for environmental clearance and are unlikely to comply.