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Techno ministers’ resignation to come into effect once PM accepts

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Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed on Tuesday said the resignation letters of the four technocrat ministers will come into effect once the Prime Minister accepts those.
"The prime minister may accept their letters any time," Tofail said while briefing journalists following a meet-ing with Norwegian Ambassador HH Sidsel Bleken at his secretariat office in the city.
Responding to a query from a reporter whether Khaleda Zia will be able to contest the 11th national election, Tofail...
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BNP’s demand funny, illogical: Quader

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Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Quader on Tuesday said BNP's demand for deferring the general election to facilitate the foreign observers to monitor the polls is funny, irrelevant, baseless and illogical.
"A state can't defer its election if foreign observers fail to...
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No way to defer poll date further: CEC

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Chief Election Commissioner KM Nurul Huda on Tuesday said there is no way to defer further the date of 11th parliamentary elections.
He came up with the remark while inaugurating the training session of returning officers at the Election Com-mission (EC) office here in the...
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Rohingya repatriation begins Thursday

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Bangladesh is taking all the preparations in coordination with Myanmar to begin the first batch of Rohingya repatriation on Thursday though the ultimate success depends on their "voluntary" decision of return, says a senior official.
"We're taking preparations to begin it on...
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Govt wants 4 crore under tax net

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1 crore people pay taxes
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Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Tuesday wondered why only one crore people pay taxes as the number could easily be four crore.
"About one crore people are paying taxes by various means... we've many types of taxes...this is of course a matter of pride the...
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