Constitution not followed in running affairs|
Former chief justice and chief adviser to the caretaker government Justice Habibur Rahman has observed that the constitution is not being followed in running the country.
Saifur shrugs off PEC report on magnetic train|
Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday did not accept a report of the Public Expenditure Commission (PEC) that opposes the proposed $500 million magnetic train project between Dhaka and Chittagong.
JCD men confine JU provost, 8 house tutors|
The Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists at Jahangirnagar University (JU) unit Sunday confined the provost and house tutors of Shahid Salam Barkat (SSB) hall inside the hall office for three hours
Limping Biman lands safely|
A DC-10 aircraft of Bangladesh Biman, reportedly with trouble in its nose wheel, landed at Zia International Airport (ZIA) in the early hours of yesterday safely and on time.
Cops gun down two 'toll takers', mob lynches 'robber'|
Two alleged extortionists were killed in a gunfight with police and a robber was lynched in Mirpur and Narinda in Dhaka yesterday, police and witnesses said.
Two children found strangled inside dustbin at Gulshan|
Bodies of a nine-year old boy and a seven-year old girl, believed to have been strangled, were found yesterday in a dustbin at Shajahanpur in Gulshan.
24th BCS exams won't be cancelled|
The recently held preliminary test of the 24th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examinations will not be cancelled, Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman JN Tahmida Begum said yesterday.
Dhaka drafting response to India's river water diversion project|
Bangladesh is working out its official response to India's plan to initiate an about $200 billion mega water project to divert waters from major rivers flowing across the border to the drought-prone states
Bodies of 98 workers still in Saudi morgues|
The bodies of 98 Bangladeshi workers are lying in hospital morgues across Saudi Arabia as the Bangladesh government could neither arrange for their burial nor brought them back home, according to TheArab
Rejoinder and our reply|
State Minister for Energy Mosharraf Hossain yesterday protested parts of a report carried by The Daily Star on Sunday under the headline "Plan to sell gas to India shelved on flak fear".
Ban comes on toll collection by bus terminal lessees|
The government enforced a ban on toll collection by leaseholders of the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) at three major inter-district bus terminals in the city from yesterday.
JS body unhappy at LGRD's snail's pace in fulfilling pledge|
The local government, rural development and cooperatives ministry is soft-pedalling on the implementation of assurances it has made in the Jatiya Sangsad (JS) since October 2001, a JS body observed yesterday.
US soldier killed in Iraq bomb attack|
A US soldier was killed and two were wounded overnight when a bomb was detonated in the Iraqi town of Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, the US army said yesterday.
S Asian women vow to fight trafficking|
A three-day programme of the South Asian Court of Women on the Violence of Trafficking and HIV/AIDS began in the city yesterday.
New US envoy arrives|
New United States Ambassador to Bangladesh Harry K Thomas, Jr arrived in Dhaka yesterday, says a press release.
BB asks NCBs to change worn-out notes|
The Bangladesh Bank yesterday in a circular directed commercial banks to post notices at all branches announcing that worn-out notes could be changed.
HC cancels bail of six for fact suppressing|
The High Court yesterday cancelled bail of six persons, which was obtained by suppressing facts, in the city's Lalbagh murder case.
In foreign fishes, out local ones|
Different types of fish of foreign origin are pushing a number of local ones out of market.
Experts observed this on the eve of the 'fish fortnight' that will be observed from today.
Revenue exceeds target by Tk 1.72cr in July|
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) exceeded its overall revenue collection target by Tk 1.72 crore in the first month of the current fiscal year despite failure in supplementary duty and income tax collection.
FBCCI polls on schedule|
The Appellate Division yesterday stayed a High Court order which had directed FBCCI Election Board to maintain status quo on a statutory regulatory order (SRO) relating to FBCCI polls reform.
Ctg chamber seeks Thai investment|
A delegation of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) held a series of meeting with their Thai counterparts to increase trade and investment between Bangladesh and Thailand during their visit
WTO meet should serve interests of the poor nations|
The WTO Cancun meet should ensure that international trading system provide stimulus for revival of global economy to serve the interests of poor nations.
SEC files certificate cases against MDs of two cos|
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has filed two certificate cases against managing directors of two listed companies on Thursday for failing to pay penalty imposed by the regulators.
EU candidates eager to adopt euro despite ECB warnings|
Former communist countries in central Europe hope to adopt the euro by 2010, but while feasible for a few, such a move could in fact curb economic growth, some economists believe.
Naimur called up for camp|
Off-spinner Naimur Rahman got a surprise call-up when the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) selected a 22-member preliminary squad for the upcoming Pakistan tour.
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday announced a preliminary list of 22 players for the coming series against Pakistan but it raised more questions than answers.
Indian cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar drove head-long into controversy Monday after he was exempted from paying duty on a luxury Ferrari car gifted to him by one of his sponsors.
Can you take a lie test?|
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne was under pressure on Monday to prove he has nothing to hide in the latest episode in his stormy sporting celebrity career.
PCB reveals revised fixtures for BD, SA|
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has switched the venue for the opening Test in the three-match series against South Africa in October from Rawalpindi to Lahore.
Media slams Shane|
Shane Warne continues to make front page news in Australia as he reaches the halfway mark of a 12-month doping ban that has ruled him out of international cricket until February next year.
MSC drawn with Muktijoddha, Arambagh|
After an easy sail in the second round, holders Mohammedan Sporting Club have been drawn in a tough group alongside Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra and Arambagh Krira Sangha for the Super Six phase of
Easy wins for Ajax, Railway|
Ajax Sporting Club and Dhaka Railway kept their hopes alive to play in the 'Super Five' phase of the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League with comfortable wins at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium
Records roll at Navy pool|
Karar Samedul Islam and Abdul Hamid Ripon set new national and inter-service swimming records in the inter-service swimming and water polo competition at the Navy Swimming Pool at Banani yesterday.
Clijsters claims No.1|
Belgian Kim Clijsters took over the world's No. 1 ranking for the first time in her career by winning the WTA Los Angeles tournament on Sunday.
Clijsters defeated former world No.
Fast & furious Roddick|
Andy Roddick tips himself as a title contender at this month's US Open after defying a rain interruption on the way to a 6-1, 6-3 triumph over David Nalbandian in the final of the 2.
Impressed by Beckham|
David Beckham may have yet to pull on the famous white shirt in a competitive match, but after four friendlies on his new club's Asian tour he is already seen as a fixture in Real Madrid's star-studded
The heat is on!|
Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber is feeling the intense heat sweeping Germany worse than most with the arrival of Dutch front-man Roy Makaay and the purple patch of Peruvian marksman Claudio Pizarro
BNP policymakers, bureaucrats split over civil service promotion|
Differences have brewed between the ruling BNP policymakers and bureaucrats over the issue of promotion to the post of additional and joint secretaries.
BNP, AL rev for Netrakona polls|
Both the ruling BNP and main opposition Awami League have launched their biggest ever polls campaign in the remote Netrokona-3 constituency in a desperate bid to win the August 21 parliamentary by-election.
AL skips CPA meeting over inclusion of non-MPs|
The main opposition Awami League (AL) yesterday boycotted the first meeting of the steering committee on the conference of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) to be held in Dhaka in October.
Khaleda to attend WSIS in Geneva|
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia will attend the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) scheduled to be held in Geneva in December.
Workshop on seismic design of structures on Aug 21|
A workshop on 'Seismic design of structures' will be held at the RAJUK auditorium in the city on August 21, says a press release.
Pirates rule Meghna|
Gangs of pirates looted 20 trawlers, abducted 20 fishermen and threw another five into the Meghna.
'Stop extortion, killings by PCJSS and UPDF'|
The people of Naniarchar submitted another memorandum to the Rangamati Deputy Commissioner demanding immediate steps to stop rampant extortion, kidnapping and killings allegedly by armed activists ofPCJSS
Victims protest withdrawal of case by govt|
Leaders of the Satkhira Landless Association have protested withdrawal of the case filed by them following eviction of 32 landless families of minority community from khas lands at Gava village in the
Tasnuva Amin Nova, a girl of twleve, liked one of the exhibited illustrations by Patrick Benson from the book The Minipins of Roald Dahl. It shows some very small people riding on the back of birds.
Uttara Club aims at promoting cultural activities|
Uttara Lekhak Shipli Club held a rainy-season based poetry recitation and musical session at the Uttara High School recently, says a press release.
New production house of Mimi|
Afsana Mimi has started working with fresh enthusiasm. The making of the new mega serial Sharey tintala has started this month under the banner of her new production house 'Krishnachura'.
Pranab and Aranya come up with the story of middle class family|
The viewers of TV-soaps are to get yet another title very soon as writer Pranab Bhatta and young director Aranya Anowar unite together in a project for a 'mega serial'.
Regional talent hunt comes to an end|
Solo musician Rezaul Karim was announced as the best performer of Rajshahi regional Benson and Hedges Star Search competition.
Govt urged to drop land acquiring plan|
Residents of Begunbari and Kunipara yesterday urged the government to scrap its bid to acquire 333 acres of private land.
AL senses plot behind its MP's inclusion in charge sheet|
Awami League (AL) leaders yesterday protested the inclusion of party leader and lawmaker from Raozan ABM Fazle Karim Chowdhury in the charge sheet in the Srikanta Rakshit murder case.
Israeli jets buzz Lebanon after Hezbollah fire|
Israeli warplanes buzzed Lebanon's capital yesterday after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon considered following up on air strikes on the country launched in retaliation over the death of an Israeli
SAARC should step in to mend Indo-Pak ties: Musharraf|
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf yesterday urged the South Asian regional forum SAARC to step in to help spur stalled peace moves between Pakistan and India.
Taylor blames US for ousting him|
Liberian President Charles Taylor accused the United States of being behind the rebel war to oust him in his farewell address to the nation a day before he is to step down.
Israel postpones ME peace roadmap implementation|
Israeli leaders said they would put the brakes on the US-backed "road map" to peace until Palestinian police disarm violent groups, warning that militants are using a cease-fire to rearm.
Fragile peace prevails in riot-shaken Basra|
A fragile peace prevailed Monday in the southern port city of Basra, where British troops hoped to prevent a third day of riots over the coalition's failure to provide electricity and fuel.
Ten tips for traffic discipline|
For too long, we have allowed misrule to rule our street and sacrificed mental peace and tranquility at the altar of whim and caprice of concerned authorities.
It took the firefighters two hours to extinguish the fire that broke out in Gulistan underpass on Sunday night.
The veritable vegetable grower|
I was visiting few projects that are reported to be "pro-poor". We have been hearing about "pro-poor growth", "pro-poor policies" etc. for a pretty long time.
Politics of the chameleon: BJP and the Ayodhya issue|
If you thought Mahant Ramachandra Paramhans, who recently died, was a universally revered figure in Ayodhya, think again.
|Letters to Editor||
Gains (?) and losses of Bangladesh cricket|
Bangladesh cricket team just concluded their series against the mighty Australians. Like everybody, I also was confused about their performance there.
Thank you for the captioned report published in your Daily of 7 August 2003. I am not surprised at Hasina's action but I am pleasantly surprised that Daily Star chose to print on a subject like this.
Finance Minister disclosed that he is thinking of reducing bank interest rate from December 2003 in order to encourage entrepreneurship in the country.
President Bush's creed: I think, therefore, it is!|
President Bush is in political trouble not because of the insertion of sixteen untrue words in his State of the Union address in January to sell the Iraq war to the Americans, not because his approval
Writings on the walls|
Writings on the walls are vying for your attention.
They are crying hoarse for your attention.
All over the country wherever you may go
Similar writings will you invariably follow.
Adivasis dream of education in mother tongue|
The peoples belonging to different Adivasi or indigenous communities residing in Bangladesh are raising voices for their constitutional recognition and protection.
Preparing woman UP members to face challenges|
Our society is based on cooperation between men and women; the state has equal consideration for each and every citizen.