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Tax collection falls short of IMF loan condition

government falls Tk 17,946 crore short of the revenue last fiscal year as one of IMF's $4.7 billion loan conditions

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Haas holding meeting with Masud Bin Momen

US Ambassador to Bangladesh Peter Haas is holding a meeting with Foreign Secretary Masud Bin Momen at State Guesthouse Padma

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Shakib show-caused for breaching electoral code of conduct

The Election Commission (EC) today issued a show cause notice to Shakib Al Hasan, star cricketer and Awami League-nominated candidate for Magura-1 constituency, for breaching the electoral code of conduct

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2 buses set on fire in Cumilla

Unidentified arsonists set two buses on fire in Cumilla Sadar South upazila near Dhaka-Chattogram highway early today

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Israel, Hamas say truce is extended

A truce between Israel and Hamas will continue, both sides said Thursday, moments before the deal was due to expire, though details of any official agreement remained unclear

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Deadline for tax return filing extended by two months

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) extended the deadline today for the submission of income tax returns for individual taxpayers by two months to the end of January next year, according to an order issued today.

Banks appreciate taka further against US dollar

Bankers decided to cut purchase and selling rates of the US dollar by more Tk 0.25 per dollar from next week with the aim to cool down the overheated foreign exchange market.

NBR names 9 top VAT depositor firms of FY22

Five made it to the list for consecutive second year

E-payment mandatory for depositing VAT of Tk 10 lakh and above

Businesses will have to deposit value-added tax (VAT) of Tk 10 lakh and above through electronic payment or automated chalan from the first day of January next year, the National Board of Revenue (NBR) said yesterday.

IPDC Finance MD, CEO Mominul Islam resigns

He had joined IPDC in 2006 as head of operations and technology

BB withdraws interest rate spread limit

Bangladesh Bank today withdrew the 4 percent interest rate spread limit as the banking regulator introduced a new lending rate formula in July this year..The new interest rate formula has helped keep the interest rates of all kinds of loans at a logical level and maintain a tolerable depos

Gold hits all-time high of Tk 109,000 a bhori

The new price will be effective from November 30

New Yamaha bikes hit market

ACI Motors Ltd, a distributor and technical collaboration partner of Yamaha motorcycles in Bangladesh, has brought two new bikes with modern features to the market.

Bangladesh may face trade penalties from US over labour issues

Bangladesh embassy in Washington sends letter to commerce ministry

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Kohli set to take break from white-ball cricket indefinitely: report

India star batter Virat Kohli is set to take a break from white-ball cricket indefinitely, according to a report by The Indian Express.

Mominul with the golden arm as Tigers bundle out Kiwis for 317

Bangladesh failed to get an early breakthrough as New Zealand tailenders frustrated the Tigers, overtaking the hosts’ first-innings total of 310 early on Day 3 of their first Test at the Sylhet International Stadium today.

Sabina & Co confident about beating Singapore

Six years ago, a young Bangladesh women’s football team suffered a 3-0 defeat against their Singaporean counterparts in a Tri-nation Cup in Singapore. However, those girls are much more matured now, so much so that they are confident of beating the Singaporeans as the two teams square off in two FIFA friendly matches in Dhaka.



Hosneara Begum, Justice Hasan's mother, no more

Hosneara Begum, mother of High Court Judge Md Rezaul Hasan, died yesterday in Dhaka. She was 84

13 die in hostel fire in Kazakhstan: local authorities

At least 13 people were killed in a hostel fire that broke out in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty before sunrise on Thursday, according to the city's emergency situations department

Cox’s Bazar Rail Station: A modern marvel awaits travellers

The recently constructed Cox’s Bazar rail station aims to attract more tourists to the country’s renowned destination, the Cox’s Bazar sea beach.

Uniform entry test not from next year: UGC

The UGC yesterday announced that it will not be able to hold uniform admission test from the upcoming 2023-24 academic year “due to unavoidable reasons”.

Govt buying nominations in the name of BNP leaders by forging NID data: Rizvi

BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Ruhul Kabir Rizvi claimed that the government is obtaining nomination forms under the names of BNP leaders by forging National Identity Card data



Indian audience stuns Mosharraf Karim in West Bengal drama festival

Mosharraf Karim, the esteemed Bangladeshi actor, graced the Ashokenagar Drama Festival in West Bengal this year, where he inaugurated the six-day event alongside Bratya Basu, a renowned actor-producer from the region. His active participation in two noteworthy incidents during the festival has sparked significant attention and discussion.

Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram share glimpse of their Meitei wedding ceremony

Randeep Hooda and Lin Laishram officially tied the knot yesterday in a private ceremony in Imphal, Manipur. The couple's wedding pictures in their Instagram post, presently making the rounds on social media, reveal them choosing a traditional Meitei wedding ceremony.

'Sadhu Mela’: A celebration of cultural diversity

The event, which unfolded at Bottola’s Baulkunja on Academy premises, brought together Bauls, Sadhus, and artistes from across the country, creating a kaleidoscope of artistic expressions. Liaquat Ali Lucky, the director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), assumed the role of the event's presider, emphasising the pivotal role of cultural diversity in shaping the world. 

Life & Living

Life & Living

Jane Dipika Garrett: Breaking barriers in Miss Universe 2023

This year, the Miss Universe pageant represented a change. With contestants hailing from all over the globe in a wide range of races, socioeconomic backgrounds, and body sizes the Miss Universe 2023 was notable for its diversity. It was here that Jane Dipika Garrett, Miss Nepal 2023, shattered conventional beauty standards.

Bidya Sinha Saha Mim’s timeless beauty captured in latest photoshoot

Draped in the ethereal elegance of a white sari and crocheted lace blouse, Bidya Sinha Saha Mim stole our hearts in her recent photoshoot. The lens of the talented photographer and architect Fouzia Jahan — also the owner of her photography venture, Bowner Dighi — focused on capturing Mim's mesmerising looks.

When parenthood creates distance in a marriage

A path set forth with the hopes of love, friendship, and common goals, frequently runs into unforeseen obstacles. Arriving at a child's life is one such challenge that many couples face. Occasionally, what starts out as the realisation of a common goal can inadvertently cause a drift that turns the couple from husband and wife into devoted but estranged parents.



Early career job hopping: Why do fresh graduates do it and how is it perceived by employers?

Is early career job hopping a bad thing, and is it ever “too soon” to switch jobs?

The Eras experience

With The Eras Tour. Taylor Swift showcases why she is one of the best in the industry when it comes to putting on a show.

What is hobby fatigue and how to deal with it

Burnout, in general, is usually caused by high amounts of stress or overworking. To recover from such burnout, you need to relax and take some time off.

Tech & Startup

Tech & Startup

PM to take charge of Science Ministry; Palak to head Posts and Telecom

In a recent cabinet reshuffle, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has been assigned with the additional role of overseeing the Ministry of Science and Technology, while Zunaid Ahmed Palak, the State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), has been assigned with the additional responsibilities of the Posts and Telecommunications Department, following the departure of the two technocrat ministers from these ministries.

Starlink satellite units to be established on the Gaza Strip with Israeli approval

Starlink, a satellite internet system operated by Elon Musk’s SpaceX, will be allowed to operate over Gaza if the satellites are approved by Israel, according to Israel's Minister of Communications.

SUST students develop wireless charging electric vehicle

Students from the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (EEE) at Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) have recently developed a prototype of a light-duty electric vehicle that is capable of being charged wirelessly.

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AL candidates submit nomination papers violating polls code

Some Awami League candidates have allegedly violated the electoral code of conduct while submitting nomination papers for the 12th parliamentary election

National polls: Father, son face-off in Chattogram-11

Chattogram-11, which encompasses Chittagong City Corporation wards 27-30 and 36-41, is set to see a unique battle between father and son in the 12th parliamentary election

6 AL ‘independents’ to contest party nominees in Sylhet 

Failing to secure party nominations, six Awami League leaders including one sitting MP in the Sylhet division have announced their bid to contest the January 7 election as independent candidates

The new AL nominees

Awami League has nominated 71 new candidates for the 12th national election. Which are the seats with the highest number of new candidates?

Israel, Hamas truce and hostage release delayed

Israel said a four-day Gaza truce and hostage release will not start until at least Friday, stalling a breakthrough deal to pause the brutal and bloody seven-week-old war



Pratapnagar’s climate woes never end

Upon reaching the Harishkhali village in Pratapnagar union, an area on the forefront of climate impacts in the country,the first thing noticed was a red flag, hoisted by the launch terminal, fluttering against the southernbreeze.

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Zilla Parishad, Habiganj: Bapa protests move to fell 77 trees

Environment activists submitted a memorandum to Zilla Parishad, Habiganj today, protesting a move to cut down trees within the premises of the district council office

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What happens at a COP climate summit?

Imagine a massive industry expo with the drama of a dozen simultaneous political conferences, a few flashes of impassioned protest and the occasional crowd crush to glimpse a climate celebrity

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Low pressure may intensify into cyclonic storm over Bay: Met office

A low-pressure area near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal within the next few days, according to a forecast by Bangladesh Meteorological Department (BMD).

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Work for waste to energy plant starts Jan: mayor

Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Md Atiqul Islam today said construction work to set up a plant for turning waste into energy will start from January next year

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World must act before climate displacements become humanitarian crisis: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today called for international support for the worst-affected countries by climate displacements to prevent situation from turning into a humanitarian crisis

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Magnitude 6.5 quake strikes north of Papua New Guinea

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off northern Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, with one witness saying the ground swayed "like you are on a boat"

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Doctors Without Borders targeted by Israel-Hamas war misinformation

"Basically he abused his position as a medic, which the IDF cannot shoot, to break the law and assist terrorists to get a weapon."

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Curb social media rumors

The National Security Council yesterday directed law enforcement and intelligence agencies to be on alert so that no one can spread any disinformation on social media centring the next national election.

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Spin doctors go into overdrive ahead of polls

With the national election just around the corner, both pro-government and anti-government elements are out to manipulate public opinion through a vigorous campaign on social media platforms and private messaging apps, turning them into hotbeds of spin doctoring, disinformation and fake news.

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False claims on Israel-Hamas war mushroom online, put focus on Musk's X

Asked for comment, an X representative said more than 500 unique Community Notes, a feature that lets users add context to potentially misleading content, have been posted about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Photocard with comment of Dr Yunus on Israel is fake

The Daily Star would like to clarify that we have not created or shared any photocard with the quoted statement

Nobel winner Amartya Sen's daughter denies rumours of his death

Nandana Sen posted a picture with her father and confirmed the 89-year-old was "busy as ever".

Photocard with Mirza Fakhrul's comment on Palestine is fake

Searching on Google, we found no statement of Mirza Fakhrul Islam similar to the fake photocard in any media outlets and no news of Mirza Fakhrul's meeting with US Ambassador Peter Haas on October 8. 

Fact check: AI doctors on social media spreading fake claims

Videos of AI-generated doctors giving health and beauty tips on social media are becoming hugely popular, generating millions of clicks. How accurate are their claims? And how dangerous is AI in the medical field

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