DCC commissioner gets 27yrs in prison in arms case|
Khwaja Habibullah alias Habib, BNP leader and commissioner of Ward-57 of the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), and two others have each been sentenced to 27 years in prison for illegally possessing firearms.
SC asks govt to meet HC ruling|
The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday directed the government to implement within six months a High Court (HC) directive that bars detention of anyone arrested on suspicion.
Gram Sarkar off to low-key start amid legal questions|
Gram Sarkar, the lowest local government tier, began coming into being yesterday 22 years after initiation of the process amid legal challenges as well as political opposition.
Is this what the PM wants her student front to do?|
We have decided to pose the question, as in our heading, directly to Prime Minister Khaleda Zia.
Imports suffer as customs points paralysed|
Activities at the Dhaka Customs House, Inland Container Depot (ICD) and all 30 customs outreaches known as letter of credit (L/C) stations came to a halt as officials abstained from work for the fourth
JCD attacks BCL men again at DU|
Activists of the Jatiyatabadi Chhattra Dal (JCD) yesterday swooped on the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) men on the Dhaka University (DU) campus again, injuring at least five.
Bank men slip fake notes into bundles?|
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has recently asked all banks to take necessary measures against circulation of forged bank notes following growing allegations that bundles released even by commercial banks contain
Saddam's sons buried amid tight security|
Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, killed last month by US troops, were buried in the deposed ruler's home town of Tikrit yesterday in a swift and heavily guarded ceremony, locals said.
HC asks govt to initiate probe, make finds public|
The High Court Division of the Supreme Court yesterday issued a rule upon the government to show cause why it should not be directed to conduct an inquiry into the ammunition haul in Bogra last month.
Tea garden worker shot dead in clash with ansars|
A tea garden labourer died of bullet wounds and nine others were injured in clashes between the labourers and ansars at Hobibnagar Tea Estate in Jaintapur upazila Friday evening.
Plan for bus service to Agartala sent to cabinet|
A proposal to commission the Dhaka-Agartala bus service is likely to be placed before the next cabinet meeting for approval.
Govt showcaused for ordering withdrawal of case against BNP MP's brother|
The High Court yesterday issued rule asking the government to explain why its directive to withdraw double murder charges against the brother of Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu MP of BNP and nine others undergoing
College girl takes her life to escape teasing|
A college student Friday took her life to escape continued teasing at Roshangiri in Fatikchhari.
BDR joins cops in search of abducted magnate|
Three platoons of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) yesterday joined police in raiding remote places of Fatikchhari and adjoining areas to rescue businessman Jamal Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury.
2 SIs shifted, 6 cops closed|
Two sub-inspectors (SI) were transferred, six police constables closed and five more alleged dacoits arrested yesterday in connection with the Bhandaria Bandar Bazar robbery.
Army major beaten up during joint drive|
A team of joint force raided the residence of an army major in the city and beat him up following a brawl.
Extortionists shoot building worker|
Extortionists shot a construction worker at Senpara Parbata in Mirpur yesterday as the owner of the building refused to pay them.
Tawfiq Aziz Khan's wife dies|
Suraiya Begum, wife of late Tawfiq Aziz Khan, former executive editor of The Daily Star, died of a cardiac arrest at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital last night at the age of 50.
Route permits of unfit river vessels to be cancelled soon|
The Ministry of Shipping has instructed authorities concerned to immediately cancel route permit of river vessels operating without fitness certificate and design as prescribed by the government.
BB, bank CEOs sit today to find out possible ways|
In a major development, the central bank will sit with all the commercial banks today to derive a mechanism of settling treasury bills through the central depository system (CDS), which is expected
Bangladesh faces extinction from tea exporters' list|
Bangladesh may disappear from the list of tea exporting nations in the next 10 years as domestic consumption may outpace the production.
Taka under pressure against dollar|
The Bangladesh taka was under pressure against the US dollar in thin inter-bank trade yesterday due to strong demand for the greenback from importers, dealers said.
Cabinet committee now to decide SAARC cumulation|
Failing to take a decision on SAARC cumulation offer, an inter-ministerial meeting yesterday preferred sending the issue to the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for a final decision.
Delay raises cost of two mining project|
Delays in project implementation have substantially raised the costs of two major mining projects in northern Dinajpur district.
ACP nations hammer out joint stance for Cancun summit|
The 79-nation African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group forged a joint position on Friday to take to a September summit on world trade, urging the world's richest countries not to ride roughshod over
US jobless rate dips|
The US unemployment rate fell to 6.2 per cent in July but businesses swung a heavy jobs axe, extending the jobs agony even amid soaring economic optimism, data showed Friday.
BD nowhere there|
Bangladesh wicketkeeper Khaled Mashud had a thumb shattered by match-winning paceman Brett Lee as world champions Australia handed out another lesson to the cricketing minnows here Saturday.
England get Lord's elite|
England finally got South Africa captain Graeme Smith out here Saturday but not before the Proteas' captain had rewritten the record books once again as the tourists' one-sided domination of the second
Team inspires him|
South Africa captain Graeme Smith said on Friday the responsibility of leadership had inspired him to score successive Test match double hundreds.
Difficult wins for Abahani,MSC|
Squandering at least half a dozen easy chances, defending champions Abahani Krira Chakra got past Ajax Sporting Club 2-0 to continue their winning spree in the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League
All eyes on Khulna from tomorrow|
The last leg of the Nitol-Tata third National Football League begins tomorrow at the Khulna Stadium.
Dhaka giants Muktijoddha Sangsad face Chittagong Mohammedan in the opening match.
Serena to miss US Open|
World number one Serena Williams will be unable to defend her US Open title after undergoing surgery Friday to repair a partially torn tendon in her left knee.
Belgians in last four|
French Open champion Justine Henin-Hardenne is showing that the WTA Tour's best claycourt player also can be a force on the hard courts.
Bayern start in style|
Bayern Munich started the defence of their German title with a comfortable 3-1 win over promoted Eintracht Frankfurt on Friday.
Ajax hold Liverpool|
Nigerian striker Obafemi Martins scored twice as Inter Milan eased to a 3-0 win over Galatasaray in the Amsterdam tournament on Friday.
Former Belgium coach Thys dies|
Former Belgium coach Guy Thys, who guided the national team to the 1986 World Cup semifinals, died on Friday at the age of 80 after a long illness.
Lille shock Lyon|
Midfielder Jean Makoun scored on his debut as Lille kicked off the French Ligue 1 season with a surprise 1-0 victory over champions Olympique Lyon on Friday.
Villa in the red|
Aston Villa manager David O'Leary could lose up to nine members of his first-team squad at the end of next season as part of a cost-cutting drive by the English premier league club.
Chelsea parade stars|
Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri vowed to build a side able to compete with Europe's finest as he paraded the English Premier League club's five close-season signings on Friday.
Pro-govt lawyers to resist court boycott on August 6|
The Ainjibi Oikya Parishad, a platform of pro-government lawyers, will resist the court boycott on August 6 called by the Bangladesh Bar Council.
Where train mishap is a 'monthly phenomenon'|
The 85km Lalmonirhat-Burimari railway track is virtually a death trap.
At least one train mishap takes place in a month on the track as it is almost unfit for use.
Tk 140 crore PDB bills in Rajshahi region unrealised|
The Power Development Board (PDB) has Tk 140.49 crore unrealised electricity bills in its Rajshahi distribution region, official sources said here yesterday.
Joint forces' drive soon in seven northern dists|
A drive by joint forces will be launched soon in seven northern districts to nab hardened criminals, sources said.
Tension over damage of idol in Nilphamari|
Tension prevails in Brahman Para (Vujaripara) village in Domar upazila in the district over alleged damage of an idol of a Hindu goddess at a temple by miscreants earlier.
Non-govt teachers' 8-point demand|
The Jatiya Teachers and Employees Front staged a sit-in and held a rally in front of the Deputy Comm-issioner's office on Thursday to press its eight-point demand.
Seed treatment plant developed at BAU|
A scientist at Mymensingh Agricultural University has developed a seed treatment machine which will control diseases of vegetable seeds.
Cotton farming on 9,000 hectares in Meherpur|
A total 9000 hectares have been brought under cotton cultivation in the district this year with a production target of 11000 tonnes of seed cotton.
Music personalities awarded|
To mark the 12th anniversary of Sargaam Lalitkala Academy, the institution honoured four eminent musicians in recognition to their contribution in the feild of music of our country.
Joyous depiction of the mentally challenged|
Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (SWID), Bangladesh (Ramna branch) organised a fund raising programme at the Shishu Academy auditorium recently.
Prometheus turns 18|
Lever Brothers Bangladesh Ltd. organised at the Winter Garden of the Hotel Sheraton a celebration ceremony for the popular musical band Prometheus on its 18th anniversary.
JCD attacks at DU condemned|
Different student bodies yesterday condemned violent unleashed by the ruling BNP's student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) on the Dhaka University (DU) campus and demanded stern action against those
3 including baby die inroad mishaps|
Three people including a one and half years old baby died in road accidents in the capital and Narayanganj yesterday.
Road mishaps kill five in Mymensingh, Rangamati|
Five people were killed and five others injured in separate road accidents in Mymensingh and Rangamati districts yesterday.
Three were killed in Mymensingh and the rest in Rangamati.
Toll collection by transport bodies declared illegal|
The government yesterday prohibited all sorts of unauthorised toll collection in the transport sector in the name of any committees or associations in a bid to stop extortion, violence and passenger harassment.
UN okays multinational force for Liberia|
The Security Council approved sending a multinational force to Liberia to help end fighting in the West African nation and maintain security after President Charles Taylor steps down.
Daughters don't know where Saddam is|
Saddam Hussein's daughters, in interviews Friday, expressed deep affection for their father but said they don't know where he is and last saw him a week before the Iraq war started.
US probes Pneumonia cases in Iraq|
The US Army has dispatched a team of medical experts to Iraq to investigate a spate of serious pneumonia cases among US troops, with two dead and more than 100 sickened, officials said on Friday.
UN team to advise Iraqi 'rulers' on elections|
A UN team is heading to Baghdad to advise Iraqis and the US-led coalition running the country about organising elections, UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said.
20 militants detained from Arafat HQ|
Palestinian security personnel arrested some 20 wanted militants inside the headquarters compound of veteran leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank town of Ramallah early Saturday, a top official said.
Pyongyang to shun talks if nuke issue taken to UN|
North Korea said on Saturday that any move by the United States to bring Pyongyang's nuclear crisis to the UN Security Council would derail planned six-nation talks on the issue and could lead to war.
Rescuers comb ruins after Russian blast kills 35|
Rescuers with dogs combed the rubble of a military hospital in Russia's Caucasus after a suspected Chechen drove a truck filled with explosives into it, killing at least 35 people, officials said on Saturday.
Sept 11 hijackers may be connected to Saudi govt|
Classified sections of US Congress' September 11 report lay out a web of connections among Saudi businessmen, the royal family, charities and banks that may have aided al-Qaeda or the suicide hijackers,
Big earthquake round the corner?|
It is a great deal worrying to learn that Chittagong and Rangamati have been jolted by earthquakes quite a few times in the last one week.
Abductors ruling the roost in Chittagong|
The kidnapped Chittagong business magnate going untraceable even after eight days of manhunt has brought to the fore the chilling sense of insecurity permeating the whole trading community in the port
'Post-Atlanticism' and the world order|
Arguably the forty year old paradigm of "trans-atlanticism" is all but over.
Reforming police administration|
The common perception of people about the police is that they collect money, torture people, do not record complaints as per rules and procedures, have relationship with criminals/mastaans and enjoy largesse
|Letters to Editor||
India is the biggest country in South Asia and it has nuclear power.
Militarily the Iraq war was a cake-walk for the combined British-American forces, but the post-war Iraq proves a different terrain, if the continual number of body bags that are being sent back home are
How to improve Inland Ship Safety|
Our minister of shipping Akbar Hossain should admit his failure after the tragic river incident of MV Salahuddin followed by MV Nasrin recently.
Though belated, I believe there is still time for us to honour the foreigners who was on our side during the Liberation war.
Late Barrister Sayed Ishtiaq|
We remember late Barrister Sayed Istiaq Ahmed, the eminent lawyer and an outstanding personality.
A decade of freeing drug addicts|
Young Khurshid Mohammad, a British citizen, has been on dope for the last ten years.
Relationship between depressive disorders and nutritional status|
Depression is often defined as 'morbid sadness' or the 'combination of misery and malaise'. Melancholia is one of the great words of psychiatry that ran from ancient times.
Dhaka a disaster in waiting?|
An earthquake on a 'moderate scale' could create devastation in Dhaka, with hundreds of buildings collapsing, and rescue workers being unable to launch any effective rescue operation due to the complete
Computers come crashing|
The computer market has been experiencing a slump in their sales turnover for the past one year, even when the prices of computer and computer products are at their all time low.
Fresh water crisis in city|
Fresh drinking water has always been a crisis for city dwellers, but these days Dhaka's denizens are being catered to by the many varieties of bottled mineral water seen in a growing number of the city's
IDA urges Dhaka Urban Transport Project to move|
The supervision mission of the International Development Agency (IDA) in its aide memoir on July 21 said if the Dhaka Urban Transport Project (DUTP) is not completed within the stipulated time, the surplus
AC bus services heating up|
The city's air-conditioned (AC) bus services are not providing proper cooling rides for its passengers.
Kindergarten code of conduct|
Kindergarten schools of the country are going to come under a code of conduct.