Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) - The weeklong ‘Income Tax Fair’ was kicked off in Dhaka and other divisional cities across the country today (Tuesday) for the ninth consecutive year, aiming to provide better services to the taxpayers and include more taxpayers in the tax net.
The divisional cities will hold the fair for seven days while the fair will be held for four days in 56 districts, two days in 32 upazila and one day in 70 upazilas.
November 30 is the last day for submitting the income tax returns for individual taxpayers, said the National Board of Revenue.
Finance Minister AMA Muhith officially inaugurated the fair at the Officers' Club in the capital in the morning.
For the last two years, the fair was held at NBR's own office in the city’s Agargaon area.
To avoid traffic jam due to the ongoing construction of metro rail, the NBR has shifted the fair venue from Agargaon to the Officers' Club, said the NBR.
The new inclusion in the fair is the tax training through audio visual means.
New taxpayers can collect e-TINs (electronic tax identification numbers) at the fair while other taxpayers also can collect e-TIN through re-registration.
Separate booths will be set up at the fair venues for e-payment and freedom fighters, women, people with disabilities and elderly taxpayers.
The taxpayers will be able to file tax returns and do other tax-related tasks at the fair.
Cumilla, Nov 13 (UNB) – A total 4,243 certificate cases have been filed against farmers for due debt of around TK 11,77,92,000 taken from different branches of seven banks in the district as loan.
The cases were filed till September 30 of the running year, said Shahida Khanam, assistant general manager of Sonali Bank at a meeting of the District Farmer Monitoring Committee held on October 28.
Among the cases, a total of 111 cases were filed by Sonali Bank, 87 cases by Janata Bank, 223 cases by Agrani Bank, 3,793 cases by Bangladesh Khrishi Bank, 17 cases by Rupali Bank and 12 case by Karmasangsthan Bank.
Dhaka, Nov 13 (UNB) - Maritime ports of Chattogram, Cox’s Bazar, Mongla and Payra have been advised to keep hoisted distant warning signal no two as the cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ over Southeast Bay and adjoining Southwest Bay and West central bay remained practically stationary over the same area.
It was centred at 06 am on Tuesday about 1205 km Southwest of Chattogram port, 1140 km Southwest of Cox’s Bazar port, 1130 km southwest of Mongla port and 1110Km Southwest of Payra port, said a met office bulletin.
It is likely to intensify further and move in a West- Southwesterly direction.
Maximum sustained wind speed within 54 km of the cyclone centre is about 62 kph rising to 88 kph in gusts/squalls.
Sea will remain very rough near the cyclone centre.
All fishing boats and trawlers over North Bay have been advised to remain close to the coast and proceed with caution till further notice.
They are also advised not to venture into the deep sea.
Jahangirnagar University (Savar), Nov 12 (UNB) - Students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) on Monday organised an awareness campaign on the campus to protect the migratory birds.
Students of different departments under the banner of ‘Save the Nature’ held the campaign in front of Old Registrar Building around 12:30 pm.
JU Vice-chancellor Prof Farzana Islam inaugurated the campaign as the chief guest.
“Migratory birds are natural resources of the university. They enhance the grandeur of the environment during the winter season. So, we must take necessary steps to protect them,” said Prof Farzana Islam.
JU Proctor Shikder Md Zulkarnine and Professor of International Relations department Prof Abdullahel Kafi addressed the inaugural session.
Dhaka, Nov 12 (UNB) - A Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) mobile court sentenced five people, including a travel agency owner, to six-month imprisonment in the city’s Motijheel area on Sunday night on human trafficking charges.
Tipped off that ‘Saimon Air Travels’ had been involved in cheating people sending them abroad, including Malaysia, with fake documents, a team of Rab-3 conducted a drive at the travel agency on the 4th floor of Karim Chamber around 8pm, said sources at the Rab headquarters.
During the drive, the elite force arrested travel agency owner Md Quddus Bepary, 55, and his associates Md Rabiul Islam, 31, Md Jakir Hossain, 41, Md Minto, 39, and Md Ariful Islam.
The Rab team also recovered huge fake documents, 48 passports and some foreign currencies from the office.
During preliminary interrogation, the arrestees revealed that they used to send people to Malaysia via India and Indonesia.
They reportedly confessed to have so far sent 25 people, including seven women, to Malaysia till August last.
Executive Magistrate of the Rab headquarters SarwarAkam sentenced the five arrested people to six months’ imprisonment apart from slapping a fine of Tk 50,000 each.