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US firm, BSTI at loggerheads over payment against testing machine

The United States (US) has expressed its concern over a dispute stemmed from the supply of a testing machine by the United Calibration, a California-based firm, to the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institute (BSTI). "We ask you to review this matter to resolve this issue," Charge d' Affairs of the US Embassy in Dhaka Judith A Cha . . . . . .     Read Full Story
Encouraging trend in whitening black money

There has been a rush of people whitening their black money by paying only 7.5 per cent tax as the revenue officials see strong response after the government relaxed rules in fiscal 2005-06 to tap a hidden source of revenue income. "Black money worth over Tk 1.0 billion has been declared in the first quarter (July-September) of the . . . . . .     Read Full Story
 
HEADLINE
Encouraging trend in whitening black money
There has been a rush of people whitening their black money by paying only 7.5 per cent tax as the r
 
US firm, BSTI at loggerheads over payment against testing machine
The United States (US) has expressed its concern over a dispute stemmed from the supply of a testing
 
Owners, TU leaders blame outsiders for provoking attacks on RMG units
The readymade garment (RMG) factory owners and the leaders of RMG based labour unions blamed Monday
 
POLITICS & POLICIES
Lack of coordination between power, energy divs causing power shortage: JS body
A parliamentary watchdog body Monday observed that the persistent power shortage in the country was
 
None arrested yet for Mizan murder in Khulna
KHULNA, Oct 24 (BDNEWS): The police could not yet arrest any of the accused of BNP Khulna leader Miz
 
TMUS urges govt to formulate a proper livestock policy
A non-government organisation, engaged in livestock development, has urged the government to formula
 
METRO & COUNTRY
UN must be strengthened thru' reforms: President
President Iajuddin Ahmed has said the United Nations (UN) must be strengthened through reforms and p
 
Programme to ensure pure drinking water for 0.3m slum dwellers by 09
Population Service Training Centre (PSTC) has undertaken a programme to bring nearly 0.3 million peo
 
Tk 140m project for Dhaka Zoo uplift
Authorities of the Dhaka Zoo have taken up a Tk 140 million (14 crore) project for its further devel
 
MISCELLANY
The concept of hypermarkets in Dhaka
The economic restructuring due to globalisation has enormous impact not only in the national economy
 
Accounting for foreign currency transaction
This year has seen a lot of instability in foreign exchange market in our country. Foreign currency
 
Billboard monster in Dhaka city
The advertisers seem to be in charge of Dhaka city streets. They post huge billboards in the middle
 
EDITORIAL
Quality control of frozen foods
Frozen foods, mainly shrimps, continue to be the second largest export earner for the country and ab
 
What ails the IT sector in Bangladesh?
It cannot be said that Bangladesh is a stranger to the world of information technology. The shopping
 
A chance to avert the tragedy of a bird flu pandemic
With the winter flu season approaching and the world possibly on the verge of an bird influenza pand
 
LETTER TO EDITOR
Prime Minister speaks
The prime minister outlined the success stories of her governance of the past four years but did not
 
Incidents at Kanchpur and Companyganj
Two untoward incidents in two consecutive days - one in Kanchpur, near Dhaka and the other at Compan
 
BUSINESS/ECONOMY
Most of consumers ending up buying palm oil instead of soyabean oil
Import and consumption of palm oil have been remaining at a high level over the years in the local m
 
BKMEA demands withdrawal of DESA decision
Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) has called for immediate withdra
 
Call rate remains unchanged, dollar stable
The call money rate remained unchanged Monday while the US dollar was mostly stable against the loca
 
COMPANIES & FINANCE
EU faces crunch week to save global trade talks
BRUSSELS, Oct 24 (Reuters): European negotiators in strained global trade talks face a week of hard
 
Face globalisation or become 'nothing', Barroso tells Europe
LONDON, Oct 24 (AFP): European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso said in a newspaper in
 
Singapore visitor arrivals up 6.9pc in September
SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (AFP): Singapore said today visitors to the city-state totalled 703,901 in Septemb
 
MARKET & COMMODITIES
Oil below $60 as Hurricane Wilma spares production
SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters): Oil sank below $60 to a near three-month low today after Hurricane Wilm
 
China emerges world's 2nd largest organ transplant destination
Beijing, Oct 24 (PTI): China, which has emerged as the world's second largest destination for organ
 
China steel mills to cut output to boost prices
BEIJING, Oct 24 (Reuters): China's major steel mills have agreed to cut production of some high-end
 
SPORTS
Linu, Sumon, Ashraful made UNICEF goodwill ambassadors
Country's legendary table tennis player Zobera Rahman Linu, Bangladesh cricket team's skipper Habibu
 
India, Lanka opening battle today
NAGPUR, India, Oct 24 (AFP): India and Sri Lanka clash in a seven-match limited-overs series from Tu
 
Duncan for beating Aussies on their home turf
LONDON, Oct 24 (AFP): England coach Duncan Fletcher dismisses suggestions that by beating Australia
 
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Hurricane Wilma hits Florida after Mexico rampage
KEY WEST, Fla., Oct 24 (Reuters): A strengthening Hurricane Wilma lashed southern Florida Monday as
 
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi in detention for 10 years
YANGON, Oct 24 (AFP): Myanmar's pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi Monday marked what her supporter
 
Pacific Island leaders unlikely to win more labour access to Australia, NZ
PORT MORESBY, Oct 24 (AFP): Attempts by some of the smallest and poorest countries in the world to w
 
 

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