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  • No vitamin A capsule distribution without clinical test: HC

    No vitamin A capsule distribution without clinical test: HC
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    The High Court today prohibited the government to distribute vitamin A capsule among the children without conducting any clinical test. Acting on a suo moto rule, the HC bench of Justice Hassan Arif and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman said the government can only distribute vitamin A capsules if those are found standard in the clinical trial. The bench also said that vitamin A capsules cannot be distributed among the children if those are found substandard in...

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder caseBreaking

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder case

A Narayanganj court today placed five personnel of Rapid Action Battalion-11 on an eight-day remand after they were arrested and produced...

5 more Rab men remanded in 7-murder caseBreaking

A Narayanganj court today placed five personnel of Rapid Action Battalion-11 on an...

20 'infected' with anthrax in Sirajganj

20 'infected' with anthrax in Sirajganj

Around 20 people are learnt to have been infected primarily with anthrax in Ullahpara upazila of Sirajganj, according to the local...

20 'infected' with anthrax in Sirajganj

Around 20 people are learnt to have been infected primarily with anthrax in Ullahpara upazila of...

IMF chief 'under investigation'

IMF chief 'under investigation'

IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in French fraud case but has not...

IMF chief 'under investigation'

IMF head Christine Lagarde says she has been placed under formal investigation for negligence in French...

12 missing as trawler capsizes in Meghna

At least 12 people went missing after a trawler carrying 35 passengers capsized into Meghna River in Bhairab upazila of Kishorganj this afternoon. The trawler was moving towards Nabinagar in Brahmanbaria from Bhairab and sank into the river at about 3:15pm, Badrul Alam, officer-in-charge of Bhairab Police Station, told The Daily Star. On information,...

Over 50 Natore schoolgirls fall sick after eating 'tiffin'

At least 50 students fell sick allegedly after eating tiffin served at a girls’ school in Natore this morning. The students of Natore Government Girls High School felt severe stomach ache after consuming cakes provide by the school authorities around 10:30am, our Natore correspondent reports quoting teachers and guardians. Among the sick students, 20...

5 tips to avoid deadly Ebola virus

Ebola is one of the world's most deadly viruses but is not airborne, so cannot be caught like flu. Medics say avoiding it should be quite easy if you follow these...

‘Robber’ killed in Noakhali ‘shootout’

A ringleader of a robbers’ gang was killed during a “shootout” with police in Chatkhil upazila of Noakhali early today. Five policemen including a sub-inspector were also injured during the incident, our...

Australia puts counter-terrorism units in airports

New counter-terrorism units have been set up at two Australian airports, PM Tony Abbott says, amid concern over Australians fighting in Iraq and Syria. Abbott told parliament units in Sydney and Melbourne...

Twitter introduces Bangla writing features

Bangla speaking people now can write in Bangla on Twitter as the microblogging social media site has recently introduced features allowing users to write in the language. The twitter has also added...

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The National Board of Revenue has tightened rules for businesspersons and professionals who rent properties for commercial or residential purposes. These people will now have to pay rents of properties through crossed cheques or bank transfers, a move that taxmen say will help plug tax loopholes. "Otherwise, the rents will not be admissible as expenses," the NBR said in a notice on Monday. It means businesspeople and professionals will have to pay more tax if they do not pay such rents through banks. The expenses, claimed by taxpayers as rental payments for properties, will then be treated as income and entail tax, taxmen say. NBR officials said people who will fall under the professional category...

     Op-ed

A Dhaka court on Monday charged 147 leaders and activists of BNP-led alliance for offences like assault on police, blasting of cocktails and creating panic during a  rally held by the alliance in March last year. It is indeed a rare instance of so many political leaders and workers being indicted in a single case in the country.  And it simply boggles the mind to think that the accused, many of whom are senior and respectable citizens, committed offences like attacking the police or blasting bombs in a rally that they organized near their central party office.   It is worthwhile to note that initially the charges were brought against the accused...

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