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Money whitening scope to foster dishonesty: analysts
Bangladesh National Budget 2019-20

Money whitening scope to foster dishonesty: analysts

The opportunity to legalise black money at nominal tax will encourage compliant taxpayers to be dishonest, said business leaders and economists at a post-budget discussion yesterday.

  • All 32 Batagur baska babies hatch at Karamjal

    All 32 eggs of Batagur baska, a critically endangered northern river terrapin, have hatched at Karamjal wildlife breeding centre in the Sundarbans in Bagerhat.

  • Buy directly from us

    Frustrated after incurring huge losses, many farmers are demanding that the government procure paddy or rice directly from the growers instead of rice mill owners. “In this system, farmers have no choice but to sell their harvest to local rice mill owners. So, those mid-dlemen become the beneficiary

  • Buddhist monastery distributes iftar

    Buddhist monastery distributes iftar in Ramadan

    The Dhammarajika Buddhist Monastery in the capital’s Bashabo Sabujbagh area distributes iftar and drinking-water to poor fasting Muslims.

  • Move on to grab Padma char

    The Rajshahi prison authorities have moved to grab at least 100 acres of char land in the Padma river in the city’s Sreerampur to build Prisons Training Academy complex.

  • Life passing by in chains

    He spent more than half his life, nearly 22 years, being chained to a tree next to a mud hut that belongs to his family.

  • Road, rail blocked in Khulna, Ctg

    Thousands of agitating jute mill workers blocked roads and railways in Khulna and Jashore and roads in Chattogram yesterday, the first day of their indefinite strike at state-owned jute mills for better wages and arrears.

  • Bangladesh Chhatra League New Central Committee

    ‘Criminals, drug dealers in BCL central committee’

    A deprived faction of Bangladesh Chhatra League, the ruling party’s student front, has threatened hunger strike demanding removal of “non-eligible” leaders.

  • The roaming barbers of Lalmonirhat

    Roaming barbers cycle around and provide salon services to the residents of Mogalhat, a border village of Lalmonirhat, to this day, right at their doorstep.

  • Jute Workers: No pay scale in 9 years, no pay for months

    On September 7, 2015, the cabinet approved the eighth national pay scale effective from July that year, and it has been implemented in al-most all government offices and corporations.

  • Pilot aborted first attempt at landing

    After aborting the first landing attempt at the Yangon airport in bad weather, the ill-fated Biman plane on May 8 went up to 5,000 feet and circled near the airport for 15 minutes.

  • CANNES CALLING

    Watch the Star Live video to know about the ‘Festival de Cannes’, a heaven for international film for over seven decades now, serving as the biggest platform for film lovers all over the world.

  • Where once was a river named Gorai…

    Desert of white sand and puddles of water flowing along it – this is what the once great river Gorai in Kushtia has reduced itself to now.

  • A different kind of iftar

    When it comes to breaking fast after a long day of self-restraint, we are often tempted to over-indulge. After all, iftar translates into a veritable period of gastronomical joy in Dhaka.

  • Organic muri from Natore gaining popularity

    Traditional organic muri (puffed rice) producers at Goaldighi Krishnapur village in Natore Sadar upazila are passing busy time to produce the item as the popular item brings them good profit.

  • 82.2% pass SSC and equivalents

    This year 82.80 per cent of the appearing students passed Secondary School Certificate examinations, says the result published.

  • Resolute mill workers continue agitation

    The agitation of state-run jute mill workers rolls on to day four without any lesser of resolution to reap demands of pay and arrears. Several thousands of workers of Latif Bawani Jute Mill and Karim Jute Mill agitating at Demra, Dhaka.

  • Lalmonirhat upazila election

    Lalmonirhat’s Aditmari UZ polls held peacefully

    The upazila parishad election in Lalmonirhat’s Aditmari upazila is held peacefully.

  • 2,583 schools achieve 100% pass rate

    All students under 2,583 schools across the country have passed this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations.

  • Education Minister Dipu Moni during SSC Result 2019 hand over

    Rajshahi board tops with 91.6% pass rate

    Rajshahi board has topped the results of Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations with a pass rate of 91.64 per cent this year. Dhaka board has had the highest number of GPA 5 achievers.

  • Girls fare better in GPA 5

    Girls fare better in results, GPA 5

    Girls have outshined boys in this year’s Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and equivalent results, securing higher pass rates and more GPA 5.

  • Granthakutir, home for young learners

    In a bid to spread the joy of reading among the people in their vicinity, a couple has set up a library inside their very home at a remote village in Kurigram’s Rajarhat upazila.

  • Actress Sumaiya Shimu

    Fight for a better future

    Sumaiya Shimu is a well-known television actor and model. She started her career with ‘Ekhane Ator Paoa Jai’. In her career spanning over almost two decades, she has been able to captivate the masses with her acting prowess. In today’s interview, she delves deep into her life and passions.

  • Fani: Bangladesh now out of danger

    Bangladesh is now completely out of any potential danger from cyclone Fani, which has reduced down to a depression in the north.

  • Arid and barren

    If it were before 1983, people would be seen fishing at the exact same spot where children now play football, on Teesta’s sandy floor lying arid and barren. The river is no longer blessed with water, except for a few months of the year.

  • BNP MPs join parliament, demand Khaleda’s release

    Joining the parliament, Harunur Rashid in his maiden speech demands release of his party chairperson Khaleda Zia from the jail on bail.

  • Oil tanker derails into canal at Chattogram

    A furnace oil-laden tanker derails into a canal in Chattogram’s Hathazari raising concerns over a possible oil spill into the Halda River, the lone source of natural carp breeding in South Asia.

  • JMB Militants rented house as van-pullers in Dhaka

    ‘They rented house as van-pullers’

    The suspected militants killed during raid in Bosila rented the house as van-pullers about one-and-half months ago, lawmen have said.

  • 2 killed in Bosila ‘militant den’ raid

    Rab has reviewed that at least two persons are lying dead inside, their bodies blown up in the blasts that rocked Bosila in the wee hours. There were two persons residing inside with the identity of van-pullers.

  • For sure it is my last World Cup: Mashrafe

    Bangladesh ODI skipper Mashrafe Bin Mortaza ends speculation about his future by saying that this summer’s World Cup in England and Wales will surely be the last for Bangladesh’s inspirational leader.

  • Prachyanat’s new drama focuses Rohingya sufferings

    Theatre group Prachyanat has staged their new documentary play ‘Polythene House’ featuring the sufferings of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

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