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AKG tops payments of import duties  in pvt sector
Our Correspondent
Bangladesh Oil Gas & Mineral, a state owned organization clinches top in the list of payment  of customs duty in Chattogram customs House  and  on the  other hand , one of the leading industrial group  of  the country - Abul Khair Group tops  in paying import duties in private sector during the period of 2019-20  fiscal.
Customs sources said BOGM paid Tk.1,570 crores and  the AKG paid Tk.750 crores  in this period. Following the prevailing Corona endemic across the world , the revenue income by the CCH decreased by 1,919crores.   
CCH sources  revealed that  total of Tk.41,800 crores  earned by CCH  on imports through Chattogram Port in last fiscal.  Top of private sector industrial group,AKG  paid Tk.750 crores as govt taxes by their  component industries like Steel, Rod,Cement, CI Sheet, tobacco,  and other consumer items.The other private sector industry like Uttara Motors paid Tk.322 cr, Walton Ltd. Tk.144 cr, MeghnaEdible oil Tk.120 cr, Menoka Motors Tk.110 cr,  Shabnam Oils Tk.83 cr, HondaLtd Tk.62 cr and Unilever Tk.63 crores. Commissioner of CCH  Fakrul Alam told the New Nation that  stateowned ornganisation  BOGM  tops the list of  payment of govt revenue and basically BOGM pays duties of imports on fuels.
On the other hand,  AKG, PH P, Megha group, Basundara group, Transco mares the leading tax payers, he added. Out of 20 industrial group of importer, 13 are private sector owned other than 7 govt enterprises.
Out of 13 private sector groups, AKG is the top  importer in paying the highest import duties. AKG launched journey  from 1953 following the business of tobacco products(Biri) . This chattogram based  industrial grou p  became top ranking importers across the country.

Rangpur mayor, wife infected with Coronavirus
Our Correspondent
Rangpur City Corporation mayor Mostafizar Rahman and his wife Jelly Rahman have been infected with coronavirus.
They are now receiving treatment at home, confirmed Rangpur Civil Surgeon Hirambo Kumar Roy.
According to the Health Department, some 119 cases have been reported in eight district of Rangpur division in last 24 hours till 11am on Tuesday.
Of them, seven in Rangpur, five in Panchagarh, three in Nilphamari, 13 in Lalmonirhat, 17 in Kurigram, 14 in Thakurgaon, 43 in Dinajpur and 17 in Gaibandha.

67 new Covid-19 cases reported in Rajshahi division
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A total of 13,364 people have so far been infected with the deadly Covid-19 in Rajshahi division as 67 new cases detected in six districts on Monday.
Dr Gopendra Nath Acharya, divisional director of Health, confirmed the information in a Covid-19 quarantine and isolation related daily report in Rajshahi division on Tuesday noon.
With the new detected cases, the district-wise break-up of the reported Covid-19 cases now stands at 3,323 in Rajshahi including 2,504 in its city, 487 in Chapainawabganj, 958 in Naogaon, 544 in Natore, 762 in Joypurhat, 4,958 in Bogura, 1,472 in Sirajganj and 852 in Pabna districts.
Of the total infected patients, 7,402 have, so far, been cured from the deadly disease with 183 fatalities in the division till Tuesday morning.

Lightning kills schoolgirl in Sherpur
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A schoolgirl was killed in lightning strikes at Julgaon village in Jhenaigati upazila of the district on Tuesday noon.
The deceased was identified as Shimu Akter, daughter of Ohab Ali of Julgaon village, also a third-grade student of Farid Uddin Government Primary School.
Locals said a thunderbolt struck Shimu when she was playing in front of her house, leaving her dead on the spot.
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Jhenaigati Police Station Sarwar Hossain confirmed the matter.

137 more tests positive for coronavirus in Rangpur division
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More 137 people were tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday at two Covid-19 laboratories in Rangpur division where a limited scale community transmission of the deadly virus continues at places in recent weeks.
Health officials said the 137 new infected cases were reported after diagnosing 376 samples collected from all eight districts in the division at the two laboratories in Rangpur and Dinajpur.
Of them, 56 new patients were reported after diagnosing 188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory on Tuesday at Rangpur Medical College (RpMC) in Rangpur city.
"The new 56 patients include 32 of Rangpur, nine of Lalmonirhat, two of Gaibandha, 12 of Kurigram and one of Nilphamari," Chief of Divisional Coronavirus Service and Prevention Task Force and Principal of RpMC Professor Dr. AKM Nurunnabi Lyzu said.
On the other hand, the highest number of 81 more new patients was reported in a day on Tuesday after diagnosing 188 samples at the Covid-19 Laboratory at M Abdur Rahim Medical College (MARMC) in Dinajpur district town.
"The 81 new Covid-19 patients include 80 of Dinajpur and one of Thakurgaon districts," Principal of MARMC Professor Dr. Shibesh Sarker told BSS after completing the testing process at 7 pm.

Bangladeshi national killed 'by BSF' along Thakurgaon border
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A Bangladeshi national was reportedly beaten to death by the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) from a river near Ratnai border in Baliadangi upazila on Monday
The deceased was identified as Mamun, 22, son of Sadequl Islam of Harinmari-Khatpara village in the upazila.
The police recovered the body of Mamun from a river on Monday morning. Akalu Donga, chairman of Amjankhor union, said a group of Bangladeshi people, numbering 7-8 went to the main pillar no 382 along the bordering area for bringing cattle on Saturday night.
Later, the BSF members caught Mamun while they were returning home .  The BSF members beat up Mamun mercilessly, leaving him dead and then threw the body into Nagor river.
Habibul Haque Prodhan, officer-in-charge of Baliadangi Police Station, said police recovered the body and sent it to the local hospital morgue.

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