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Md. Zahidul Islam

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“Never saw such a horrible scene”
“Never saw such a horrible scene”

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Fri, 1 Mar 24

“Never saw such a horrible scene”

I have never seen such a horrible scene. Hearing the news of the fire, I rushed to the spot and saw that our familiar building was burning to ashes. Some were climbing down through a ladder by breaking the glass of the second floor, and some were jumping from the third floor.

Govt to reduce tax at source to facilitate leather industry
Govt to reduce tax at source to facilitate leather industry

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Mon, 26 Feb 24

Govt to reduce tax at source to facilitate leather industry

Among the foreign exchange earning sectors in Bangladesh's economy, the leather industry is the country’s second-largest contributor to Bangladesh’s export earnings after the RMG sector. But the sector at present is facing multifaceted challenges.

Respect is must for Bangla language
Respect is must for Bangla language

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Tue, 20 Feb 24

Respect is must for Bangla language

Language is the verbal expression of thoughts, which serves both social needs and structural frameworks, regulating the nature of communication. Social utility is the indirect lens through which language's functionality is gauged. Through language, humans inherit, convey, and uphold their own civilization, culture, and history. Language bridges the past, present, and future.

NBR seeks to re-impose VAT exemption on metro rail
NBR seeks to re-impose VAT exemption on metro rail

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Tue, 13 Feb 24

NBR seeks to re-impose VAT exemption on metro rail

In the fiscal year 2023-24, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) exempted the Metro Rail passenger service from Value Added Tax (VAT). However, in the upcoming fiscal year 2024-25, NBR intends to lift this exemption. As a result, the ticket prices for the Metro Rail will increase, which will burden regular commuters. Those involved in this sector consider the implementation of this decision as self-destructive. However, economists have suggested policy adoption to ensure that the removal of VAT exemption does not become discriminatory.

Income Tax Act unacceptable, NBR voices objection
Income Tax Act unacceptable, NBR voices objection

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Fri, 2 Feb 24

Income Tax Act unacceptable, NBR voices objection

The earned profit or interest on the offshore banking unit will not be subjected to direct or indirect taxation according to the provisions of the Offshore Banking Act of 2024, formulated by the Financial Institutions Division of the Ministry of Finance. Stakeholders' opinions have been sought on the issue of taxation. After receiving feedback, the approval presentation will be made in the Cabinet.

Task force formation proposal to boost revenue collection
Task force formation proposal to boost revenue collection

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Tue, 30 Jan 24

Task force formation proposal to boost revenue collection

The focus and adherence to a proactive approach in revenue collection have been consistent. According to the information from the National Board of Revenue (NBR), until December of the fiscal year 2023-24, there has been a deficit of Tk 23,227 crore in revenue collection compared to the targeted amount. However, in an effort to boost revenue collection, a proposal for the formation of a task force has been put forward.