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London-bound Biman makes emergency landing in Sofia due to onboard sick passenger

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- A London-bound flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines made an emergency landing in Bulgeria's Sofia International Airport on Friday after a passenger fell sick onboard. The doctors at S... Read More


Making most VAT payment electronically now mandatory

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- Making the payment of value-added tax (VAT) above Tk 1.0-million mark must be done electronically or by A-chalan from January under an order meant for plugging revenue evasion. This ... Read More


NBR still relies high on indirect tax receipts

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- The revenue board continues to exhibit its heavy reliance on indirect tax collection, with a lack of significant reductions in the last decade until fiscal year (FY) 2022-23. In FY23... Read More


Improved rail link with north-western region in 2027

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- The rail network with the country's north-western region is likely to improve with speed, time and number of train operations in 2027. With this end in view, the Bangladesh Railway (... Read More


Govt debt interest rate tops 11pc

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- As Bangladesh government has turned to treasury bills and bonds - instead of overprinting money leading to inflation - for taking loans, its interest rate on treasury bills has exceed... Read More


Vaccines can help mitigate antimicrobial resistance: Experts

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) poses a great threat to global health, potentially undermining the effectiveness of essential medicines and medical procedures, experts have said. But ... Read More


Bangladesh, its dev partners move to leverage adaptation, mitigation investments

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- The government, in association with international financial institutions, donors, and private sectors, on Sunday announced the establishment of the Bangladesh Climate and Development ... Read More


Nomination papers of all Jatiya Party candidates in Manikganj cancelled

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- Nomination papers of all Jatiya Party candidates in Manikganj have been cancelled due to loan default and gas bill arrears. District Returning Officer and Deputy Commissioner Rehana ... Read More


MTB distributes loan to 778 maize farmers

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- Mutual Trust Bank PLC (MTB) organised an open loan distribution programme at Hatibandha in Lalmonirhat recently to promote maize production in Bangladesh and reduce dependency on impo... Read More


Uttara Bank opens 33rd sub-branch

Dhaka, Dec. 3 -- Uttara Bank PLC recently inaugurated its 33rd sub-branch at Kamrangirchar in the capital. Mohammed Rabiul Hossain, Managing Director and CEO of the bank, inaugurated the Kamrangircha... Read More