Monthly Archives: May 2014

FM Directs to Examine VAT Software Procurement Process

Finance Minister AMA Muhith has directed the authorities concerned to re-examine a procurement process carried out by the NBR for purchasing software for VAT management and automation amid allegations of irregularities and lack of transparency raised by a bidder. The minister came up with the directive after he had received written complaints from one SS

Manmohan Address Goodbye to Personal Staff

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday personally address goodbye to his personal staff in his South Block office while thanking them for their assistance. He met 110 personal staff members and expressed his gratitude towards them, sources said. Dr. Singh, who became the Prime Minister in 2004, met them in the PMO where he

Local Coach to Guide Tigers During ODI Series With India

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) confirmed the national team will be supervised by a local coach during the three-match ODI series against India at home in June. Earlier, BCB president Nazmul Hassan said: “BCB is looking for replacement to Shane Jurgensen as he is set to leave as Bangladesh coach after the proposed ODI series

Eastern Ukrainians Vote on Separation

Separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be on track to declare victory in a referendum Sunday that Kiev and the West called illegal and riddled with irregularities. The vote ratchets up tensions between the Kremlin, which may recognize the referendum, and the nascent government in Kiev, which is struggling to regain control of the two

‘Digital World Expo’ Begins on June 4

Digital World 2014 – a three-day expo on information technology, will begin in the capital Dhaka from June 4. Digital World will be jointly organized by the Technology Division of the IT ministry and Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS). The venue of the expo will be Bangabandhu International Conference Center. The organizers

Textiles Sector Goes Under Department of Textiles

Bangladesh’s textiles sector will henceforth be under the Department of Textiles instead the Board of Investment. The Cabinet approved the shift in a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told reporters after the meeting that the Ministry of Industries had proposed the change to clear confusion about who