But it is still unclear how much of a new budget deficit will be created because of non-implementation of the VAT law in FY2017-18 as there are conflicting figures from the Finance Division and NBR. Finance Division and NBR have canceled Eid holidays to resolve the complexities in the wake of the decision not to implement the new VAT law right now. The VAT rate of 15% will be withdrawn from the health sector and energy and electricity bills, according to Finance Division sources. While the next fiscal year’s budget deficit has been estimated at Tk1,12,276 crore in the proposed budget, Finance Division officials said the deficit could cross Tk1,80,000 crore if the new VAT rate is not enforced. According to Finance Division officials, the decision may force the government to borrow more from saving instruments and banking sectors to meet the enlarged budget deficit.
June 24, 2017 19:30 UTC
Al-Jazeera, the Qatar-based broadcaster that has found itself at the centre of the Gulf diplomatic crisis, was launched in 1996, and has since grown to become the most-watched TV channel in the Arab world. Qatar has been given 10 days to meet the demands, which apparently include a call to close down broadcaster al-Jazeera, but Doha said the requests were unrealistic. Qatar on Saturday denounced a sweeping list of demands from Saudi Arabia and its allies in an escalating Gulf diplomatic crisis as unreasonable and an impingement on the emirate’s sovereignty. Al-Jazeera has denied this shows it supports extremism and said it is “not partisan to any ideology, group or government”. Now Saudi Arabia has demanded Qatar close down the broadcaster as part of a threatening 13-point ultimatum as the price for lifting a two-week trade and diplomatic embargo.
June 24, 2017 19:07 UTC
The Eid holidays have brought great worries for the patients at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) as 70% of its doctors and other medical staffs will remain off-duty in that period. Hospital sources said only 26 non-Muslim doctors out of their 161 doctors along with 21 intern doctors will be attending the patients during the Eid-ul-Fitre holidays. Moreover, only 278 out of 728 staff nurses will be on duty to take care of about 1,300 patients currently admitted at the hospital. Patients and their relatives are afraid the absence of such a huge number of medical staffs might create difficulties in the treatment. SBMCH Director Dr SM Sirajul Islam, however, explained that healthcare will not be hampered during the holidays because round-the-clock services will be ensured with the remaining doctors and staffs through a special roster.
June 24, 2017 18:56 UTC
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June 24, 2017 18:56 UTC
Around 50,000 people of 30 villages at four upazilas in Madaripur district will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr today in conformity with Saudi Arabia. Local sources said the followers of Shah Nur-e-Hossain of Sureshwar Darbar Sharif under Naria upazila of the district will celebrate the Eid-ul-Fitr. Chairman Akter Haolader of Panchkhola union council under Sadar upazila said more than 50,000 people of Kalikapur, Talluk, Mohisherchar, Jajira, Jafrabad, Bagerchar, katla and Chargobindapur villages in his union would celebrate Eid today. Ali Ahmed Fakir, former UP member, said: “The people of the villages start fasting and celebrate Eid in conformity with Saudi Arabia.”Eid congregation will be held at Madaripur Charkalikapur Primary School field, Andarchar Khanka Sharif field and Sahebrampur Khanka Sharif field.
June 24, 2017 18:33 UTC
pic.twitter.com/72wlP8ztZC — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) June 24, 2017The Halifax, Nova Scotia, native was the ranked No. In both 2015-16 and this past season, Barron led St. Andrews to consecutive CISAA provincial championships. Barron took the road less traveled en route to both Cornell and the NHL draft. He will get a taste of what his future might hold when Cornell and Boston University play at Madison Square Garden this November. Once Barron arrives to Ithaca in the fall, Cornell will have six NHL draft picks on campus.
June 24, 2017 17:48 UTC
Philippine security forces are in the process of verifying information that alleges 89 foreign militants, including three Bangladeshis, were on the island of Mindanao in the country, the Philippine Star reported on Saturday. “Authorities are still validating the report that 89 suspected foreign fighters are in Mindanao,” Abella said in a statement. A police intelligence report obtained by Kyodo News showed that the 89 militants included three Bangladeshis, four Arabs, 28 Indonesians, 26 Pakistanis, 21 Malaysians, one Singaporean and one Indian-Singaporean. Abella added that the Philippines were making a collective effort to tackle extremism through trilateral cooperation with Indonesia and Malaysia. At least eight of the terrorists killed during encounters in Marawi were foreign fighters.
June 24, 2017 16:30 UTC
Rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province on June 24, 2017. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)Chinese military police and rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province on June 24, 2017. (AFP/Getty Images)Chinese military police and rescue workers are seen at the site of a landslide in in Xinmo village, Diexi town of Maoxian county, Sichuan province on June 24, 2017. (He Qinghai/Xinhua via AP)Emergency personnel work at the site of a massive landslide in Xinmo village in Maoxian County in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, June 24, 2017. Wang was referring to China’s deadliest earthquake this century, a magnitude 7.9 temblor that struck Sichuan province in May 2008, killing nearly 90,000 people.
June 24, 2017 16:07 UTC