Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Russell thump Baridhara

Sheikh Russell Krira Chakra kicked off their Federation Cup campaign with style as they crushed out Uttar Baridhara Club with a huge 5-0 defeat at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Thursday to confirm their berth in the quarterfinals. With Thursday’s result, Muktijoddha SKC also moved to the last eight along with Russell from the Group B ... Read more

Political unrest pushes up defaulted farm loans

The defaulted loans in the agriculture sector increased by 14.42 per cent in the first seven months of this financial year despite a downward trend in farm loan disbursement in the period as farmers failed to repay their loans for not getting fair prices of their products due to a supply chain disruption amid political ... Read more

Muhith agrees to raise VAT-free turnover limit to Tk 36 lakh

Finance minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith has agreed to raise the value-added tax-free annual turnover threshold for traders to Tk 36 lakh from Tk 24 lakh, following recommendations from the VAT Act-2012 review committee, officials of the National Board of Revenue said. In a recent instruction to the revenue board, finance minister

GSMA wants public consultation on spectrum auction guidelines

The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA), a global association of mobile phone operators, has requested the Bangladesh government to carry out a public consultation of draft guidelines on the upcoming spectrum auction, said a Grameenphone press release on Thursday. ‘Such a process [public consultation] would allow all

Tigers crush Afghanistan by 105 runs

Mashrafee bin Murtaza led Bangladesh from the front to 105-run victory over Afghanistan as Bangladesh got off to a winning start in the World Cup 2015 in Canberra on Wednesday. Mashrafee finished with 3-20 helping Tigers dismiss the Afghans for 162 runs in 42.5 overs after half-centuries from Mushfiqur Rahim and Sakib al Hasan guided Bangladesh

Winning start for Jamal, MSC

Reigning champions Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and last season’s Independence Cup champions Mohammedan Sporting Club started their Federation Cup campaign with a winning note at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Monday. Jamal thrashed Feni Soccer Club 4-1 in the second match of the day before Mohammedan managed a narrow 2-1 victory over Rahamatgonj MFS.

Bangladesh 8 places up in FIFA rankings

Bangladesh jumped eight places up to be placed 157th in the latest FIFA rankings, thanks to their 1-0 Bangabandhu Cup win over Sri Lanka last week. Apart from this match, the Bangabandhu Cup had no impact in FIFA rankings though the Bangladesh Football Federation had earlier branded it as a grade one tournament. The ranking of Malaysia, ... Read more

Mashrafe pledges Afghan win

Bangladesh cricket captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza on Tuesday vowed to win their World Cup opener against Afghanistan. “We will play to win,” said the Tigers skipper at a press conference in Canberra. Asked about opener Tamim Iqbal, the fast bowler said, “Tamim is doing well. He is confident. We hope he will be able to play ... Read more

NZ made to pay for win over Scotland

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 NZ made to pay for win over Scotland Scotland bowlers gave New Zealand a run for their money in the chase down of 142 runs in the 6th match of the World Cup 2015 under Pool A at University Oval in Dunedin. The Kiwis who thought of finishing off the ... Read more

4 gas cos `dodged’ Tk 19,594cr in taxes

Finds NBR, starts legal process to recover the money The country’s tax administration has demanded a total of Tk 19,594 crore from four major gas distribution companies, alleging that the companies dodged the amount in value-added tax and supplementary duty from 2009 to 2014. Officials of the National Board of Revenue told New Age that Titas ... Read more

Belgium set to become 8th billion-dollar export market this FY

Belgium is on course to become the new billion-dollar export market for Bangladesh in the current financial year 2014-15 riding on the moderate growth of readymade garments and frozen food products. Exports to Belgium in the first seven months of the FY15 grew by 9.01 per cent to $608.97 million against $558.59 million in the same ... Read more

SoBs asked to give farmers reprieve from certificate cases

BB advises to use persuasion in recovering defaulted farm loans Bangladesh Bank on Monday asked six state-run banks to give farmers relief from certificate cases by rescheduling their defaulted farm loans. The BB asked the banks not to file any fresh certificate case against farmers as the central bank gave importance on recovering the defaulted farm ... Read more

Airtel running WiFi service unlawfully: BTRC

Mobile phone operator Airtel is running a WiFi service after expiry of its authorised tenure violating the telecom rules, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission officials told New Age on Monday. Airtel, however, said that the BTRC approval for the WiFi service was given to a third-party — iConnect — and the operator had no regulatory concern in ... Read more

Ireland pull 4-wicket win over WI

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ireland pull 4-wicket win over WI Ireland today pulled a big upset over West Indies chasing down a total of 304 runs in the fifth match of the ICC cricket World Cup 2015 at Saxton Oval, Nelson. The Irish batsmen were in business from the start and gave Caribbean bowlers ... Read more

NBR seeks enactment of law to impose mobile use surcharge

The National Board of Revenue has sent a proposal to the finance ministry for enacting a law for imposing surcharge on mobile phone services including talk time. The board made the proposal in the past week as the law ministry in late January sent back a draft Statutory Regulatory Order imposing 1 per cent surcharge ... Read more

BB to ask state-run banks to trim certificate cases against farmers

To advise to find alternative defaulted farm loan recovery window Bangladesh Bank will ask six state-run banks to take initiatives to decrease the certificate cases against farmers by searching alternative window to recover the defaulted farm loans as the number of unsettled certificate cases has already crossed two lakh. The BB will organise a meeting with ... Read more

Home asks NBR to exempt telcos from import duty

TElecom Surveillance Upgrade Home asks NBR to exempt telcos from import duty The home ministry has requested the National Board of Revenue to waive any payment of tax on the import of equipment which will be used to upgrade the government’s mobile phone surveillance system, NBR officials told New Age. A letter from the home ministry’s ... Read more

HSBC issues public apology over tax evasion scandal

HSBC published a full-page letter in British newspapers on Sunday to offer its ‘sincerest apologies’ for past practices at its Swiss private bank, which has been accused of helping clients to evade tax. Europe’s biggest bank admitted failings in compliance and controls in its Swiss operation after media reports that said it had helped wealthy customers ... Read more

Cybercrime ring steals $1b from banks in 2yrs

A multinational gang of cyber criminals has stolen as much as $1 billion from as many as 100 financial institutions around the world in about two years, Russian computer security company Kaspersky Lab said on Saturday. The company said it was working with Interpol, Europol and authorities from different countries to try to uncover more details ... Read more