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70pc excise tax on cigarettes urged

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Staff Reporter

Urging the government to impose a specific excise tax by 70 percent on all kinds of cigarettes, anti-tobacco campaigners here on Tuesday demanded removal of price slabs of cigarettes during taxation in the upcoming budget.

The existing price slabs of tobacco taxation paves the way for dodging tax and the British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) has already dodged Tk 700 crore showing middle price-cigarettes as low-cost ones, they said while speaking at a press...

Le Méridien Dhaka adds new fruit recipes

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This summer, Le Méridien Dhaka is hosting a ten-day Summer Fruit promotion in its all-day dining restaurant Latest Recipe, starting from Thursday.

With a focus on the newly ripe fruits craze that overwhelms the people of Bangladesh every summer, the hotel's Chefs of the World...

Qatar urged to invest in energy sector

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Bangladesh has urged Qatar to invest in its energy sector and extend the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed with the Gulf nation to import LNG (liquefied natural gas).

Bangladesh's State Minister for Power and Energy Nasrul Hamid made the call when he met Qatar's Minister...

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