Vol. 4 Num 61 Sat. July 26, 2003    
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Poaching life out of Sundarbans
Poachers kill about 10,000 deer and a dozen tigers a year in the conserved mangrove forest of the Sundarbans.

Venison is sold at Tk 70-80 a kg in the Sundarbans and Khulna region.

Bangladesh batter Aussies
Bangladesh finally got their act together by punishing Australia on the first day of the second and final Test in Cairns yesterday.
Arunachal not part of India, says Beijing
Both sides allege border intrusion
Saying that it has not recognised Arunachal Pradesh as part of India, China yesterday alleged that "Indian people" crossed the eastern sector of Line of Actual Control in the north-eastern state and not
Convict killed in firefight as gang tries to snatch him
A convict was killed and two policemen including the officer-in-charge (OC) of the Keraniganj Police Station suffered bullet wounds in a shootout between police and his accomplices at Mandail in Keraniganj
Garo, Koch communities in Modhupur reel under cases
Victims include underage boys
Two indigenous communities in Modhupur are reeling under about 3,700 cases filed by forest officials mostly for 'illegal logging'.
Controversy clouds BTTB cellphone scheme
A public sector cellphone bid evaluation report reveals flaws in methodology that exposes the exchequer to a high financial risk.
Bodies of Uday and Qusay underwent 'reconstruction'
The bodies of the two slain sons of Saddam Hossein, Uday and Qusay, underwent "facial reconstruction" before they were shown to international correspondents yesterday, a US military official said.
New body floated, says will promote democracy
The Notundhara, committed to emerging as a people's movement, was launched yesterday with the aims of what its founders said promoting democracy and establishing a just society with a sustainable andequitable
4.6m Indians living with HIV/AIDS
India announced a sharp rise in its number of HIV/AIDS cases yesterday after the United Nations warned New Delhi it must ramp up efforts to fight the disease to avoid catastrophe.
India denies visa to AI secy general Irene Khan
The Indian government has denied visa to Irene Khan, secretary general of London-based Amnesty International.
Down To Earth
Slow pace of development on southern side of Buriganga
The pace of development on the southern side of river Buriganga is much slower than that on its northern side.
Court boycott a decision of all Bars: Amir
The decision of August 6 court boycott was made through a consensus among all Bar associations and it is not a decision of the Bangladesh Bar Council.
Non-govt school teachers, staff call strike on July 30, 31
The National Front of Teachers and Employees, an organisation of teachers and employees of non-government educational institutions, will observe a one-hour strike on July 30 and a two-hour strike on July
Businessman abducted in Ctg
A businessman was abducted in Chittagong Thursday night, the second in more than three months.
5 BDR men hurt in armed attack by smugglers
Five BDR personnel were injured in an armed attack by smugglers near Achintala border in Charghat Upazila of Rajshahi district on Thursday night.
EC to seek army for Netrokona bypolls
The Election Commission (EC) will ask the government to deploy army in Netrokona-3 constituency for the August 21 parliamentary by-election to maintain law and order, sources said.
Road accidents kill 9 in four districts
Nine people, including a college student, were killed and 35 others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Savar, Munsiganj and Sirajganj yesterday.