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The Financial Express

Deliberate negligence costs lives

At least 26 people died last Monday when the speedboat they were on crashed into a sand-carrying bulkhead in the river Padma. Five other passengers of the boat were rescued alive by the local people. As expected, the accident triggered...

Looking forward to a budget for survival

Bangladesh is preparing itself to brave the fallouts of the...

Operating courts virtually during Covid-time

Many courts are now closed and very few are operating...

Clay pottery: A heritage dying out slowly, silently

It's hard to walk by a souvenir store and not...

Diplomats' tales . . . in their memoirs

Diplomats in our times have generally been an enviable lot....

Child-focused policies needed for liveable city

Dhaka city makes the headlines for all the wrong reasons,...

When telling truth isn't the rule

We have reasons to be surprised if truly 'many Americans...

Ramadan fasting may boost immune system

For the second consecutive year, Muslims around the world are...

Mamata Banerjee, India's tallest political leader

To paraphrase Charles de Gaulle, Mamata Banerjee has lost a...

Centrally registering the VAT & a critique

In a recent article titled "Central VAT registration in Bangladesh: An appraisal" (published in the Financial Express on April 29, 2021), Dr. Md Abdur Rouf has rightly pointed out present limitations of central Value Added Tax (VAT) registration and proposed for a revision through the upcoming Finance Act. I would...