Sohel Parvez | The Daily Star
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  • Tuna fishing faces uncertainty

    The prospect of tuna fishing deep in the Bay of Bengal is hanging in the balance owing to a lack of interest of licensee firms in bringing trawlers to catch the commercially important fish, said insiders.
  • People with Disabilities: This city doesn’t care about them

    Except on the weekends and public holidays, Mir Arshedul Karim leaves his rented home in Mirpur for Dhaka University every morning, guided by his trusted white cane.
  • VAT cut likely for power plants’ coal import

    The National Board of Revenue is likely to cut value added tax on the import of coal for power plants to 5 percent from present 15 percent in order to facilitate electricity generation at reduced costs, said a senior official yesterday.
  • Anti-Corruption Drive: 2 top leaders of AL fronts under scanner

    The National Board of Revenue yesterday asked banks to freeze all accounts of Jubo league presidium member Sheikh Fazlur Rahman Maruf and Awami Swechchasebak League President Molla Mohammad Abu Kawser.
  • Foreign companies control Tk 200cr maize seed market

    An expansion in the cultivation of maize has created a vibrant market worth more than Tk 200 crore for its seed that is captured almost exclusively by foreign firms in the absence of adequate good quality seeds developed locally.