Bangladesh to depend heavily on indirect tax in new fiscal year too

Dhaka, May 29 -- Under pressure to reform tax collection by the International Monetary Fund, the Bangladesh government will likely rely on indirect tax to generate the bulk of revenue in the next fisc... Read More

8 to die for 2013 murder of Lakshmipur Chhatra League leader

Dhaka, May 29 -- A Lakshmipur court has sentenced eight people to death for the murder of Lakshmipur Chhatra League leader Mehedi Hasan Jashim. Additional District and Sessions Judge Amina Farhin del... Read More

Default loans in banks grow further in third quarter of FY23

Dhaka, May 28 -- The growing default loans in Bangladesh's banks have swelled further, by 16 percent in a year to stand at over Tk 1.31 trillion at the end of March. In the January-March period, bad ... Read More

US debt ceiling deal's winding road to passage in Congress

Dhaka, May 28 -- Democratic President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy struck a deal on Saturday to suspend the federal government's $31.4 trillion limit on US government borr... Read More

Payra power plant to suspend production as dollar crunch cuts off coal supply

Dhaka, May 28 -- Payra thermal power plant, the largest in Bangladesh, has suspended production in one of the two 660 MW units and the other one is going to halt electricity generation on Jun 3 due to... Read More

US 'won't tolerate' China's ban on Micron chips, commerce secretary says

Dhaka, May 28 -- The United States "won't tolerate" China's effective ban on purchases of Micron Technology memory chips and is working closely with allies to address such "economic coercion," US Comm... Read More

Bangladesh doesn't want conflict, unrest: Hasina

Dhaka, May 28 -- Bangladesh does not want any more conflict and instead it wants to improve the quality of people's lives, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said. "We don't want any more unrest and co... Read More

Erdogan positioned to extend rule in Turkey runoff election

Dhaka, May 28 -- Turks vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff that could see Tayyip Erdogan extend his rule into a third decade and intensify Turkey's increasingly authoritarian path, muscular foreig... Read More

What We Eat: The many flavours of cannibalism in horror media

Dhaka, May 28 -- We are what we eat. What's in your fridge, on your plate, and how you eat it puts you in or out of a complex, fragile mess of identity, class, and many other factors. Sometimes even a... Read More

PSG keeper Rico in intensive care after riding accident

Dhaka, May 28 -- Paris St Germain goalkeeper Sergio Rico is in intensive care following a riding accident, the club said on Sunday. The Ligue 1 champions confirmed Spanish media reports that Rico, PS... Read More