Cops, militants trade fire in Joypurhat, 19 held|
Operatives of an outlawed Islamist group looted three shotguns and 60 bullets in an early morning fierce firefight that left six policemen injured in Joypurhat yesterday, police and witnesses said.
Police-criminal nexus behind Ctg abductions|
Cosy links between police and criminals have triggered a wave of kidnappings of businessmen for ransom in Chittagong, according to victim's families, businessmen and intelligence officials.
Thousands mourn death of Bangabandhu|
Thousands of mourners wearing black badges and carrying black flags yesterday marched towards the Dhanmondi residence of the country's founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to pay homage to
41 MP hostel rooms in crony hands|
A group of parliamentarians has been unofficially possessing 41 unallocated rooms and three suites of the two MP hostels of the Jatiya Sangsad for nearly two years.
US, Canada power outage leaves millions in dark|
The biggest power outage in North American history blacked out New York and other major US and Canadian cities yesterday, leaving millions of people in the dark and forcing thousands of stranded commuters
Mourners attacked, one killed in N'ganj|
At least one person was killed and 16 others were injured when observance of the 28th death anniversary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was attacked in Narayanganj and some other districts allegedly
Stiglitz for gas reserve, sees risk in export|
If Bangladesh decides to export gas now, it will have to import 15 to 20 years later and ultimately be forced to pay two-way transportation costs, said Nobel laureate Professor Joseph E Stiglitz yesterday.
Talks likely today as passengers' woes mount|
Negotiations between the authorities and the striking launch owners are likely today to end the indefinite launch strike that began on Tuesday.
Trans-Jamuna train rolls on commercial trip|
The 758-capacity Silk City Express, the newly introduced trans-Jamuna train, started its first commercial run yesterday with only 378 passengers.
Rebels in Tripura, Manipur kill 36|
Tribal rebels boycotting yesterday's national Independence Day celebrations killed 36 civilians in three separate attacks in India's troubled northeast, police said.
Justice delayed, justice denied, say top lawyers|
Some leading lawyers have demanded immediate disposal of the Bangabandhu murder case which, they observed, has already become another glaring example of the popular saying, 'justice delayed, justice denied'.
Student killed in AK-47 fire in Raozan|
A student of Chittagong University was killed in a spray of bullets that pierced through a wooden door when an armed gang fired from outside in Raozan Thursday night.
RAB to swing into action within a month|
The much-talked-about Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) is likely to 'swing into action' in a month.
Mine blast kills 3 in Chittagong|
Three people were killed and three others critically injured in a landmine explosion at a welding workshop in the port city yesterday.
Al-Qaeda top gun Hambali held|
Hambali, al-Qaeda's top man in Southeast Asia and suspected mastermind behind numerous deadly bombings, has been captured in Thailand, handed over to the Americans and flown out of the country, officials
India to send mission to moon by 2008, says Vajpayee|
India will send an unmanned mission to the moon by 2008, Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee said yesterday, in what is seen as an effort to showcase the country's scientific capabilities.
McKinnon seeks second term as C'wealth SG|
Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon said yesterday that he would seek a second term but noted a couple of member states might not be happy with the move.
2 SUST students drown in river near Jaflong|
Two students of the Shahajalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) drowned in a river in Ballaghat area near Zaflong yesterday.
Trade negotiations unbalanced in WTO from very beginning|
The trade negotiations in the WTO have been unbalanced from the very beginning, Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz has said.
Bangladesh holds potential to double spice production|
Bangladesh has enormous potentials to double the production of spices to meet the annual domestic demand of 7.5 lakh mts.
Donor's donut and telecom reforms|
The government has been the sole proprietor of public utilities in Bangladesh. Supply of power, water, gas and telecom is not driven by the market demand.
One million and beyond|
The year was 1998, GrameenPhone found its entire interconnectivity with the fixed phone exhausted. But the company needed to increase its subscriber base to make the still nascent entity a full-grownone.
EU, US farm deal seen leaving big subsidy loophole|
The European Union and the United States have moved in the right direction with their deal on farm trade reform but the proposals still allow hefty degrees of subsidy and market protection, analysts said
Jobs, trade data bolster US economic recovery hopes|
Signs the erosion in the US jobs market may have drawn to a close and a surprisingly sharp narrowing in America's trade gap offered fresh hope on Thursday the economic recovery was gaining steam.
Tigers head for Pakistan today|
The Bangladesh cricket team fly off to Karachi tonight for a five-week tour of Pakistan focusing on more individual improvement and hoping for atleast one win.
Ajax enter Super Five|
Ajax Sporting Club completed their first round campaign of the Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League by confirming a Super Five berth with a 2-1 victory over Sonali Bank at the Maulana Bhasani National
Anwar says goodbye|
Pakistan's world record-holding opener Saeed Anwar announced his retirement from international and first class cricket on Friday.
England make 445|
Alec Stewart's 72 helped England to a first innings total of 445 all out at tea on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at Trent Bridge here Friday.
Hussain proves a point|
Former England captain Nasser Hussain vowed to keep proving his critics wrong after making an unbeaten 108 at Trent Bridge here Thursday.
Court allows Test in Karachi|
A Pakistani court on Friday cleared the national cricket board to host next week's Test match against Bangladesh in the southern port city of Karachi, court sources said.
Fiat bails Sachin out|
Italian automaker Fiat's Indian arm Thursday rescued cricket superstar Sachin Tendulkar by paying a whopping import duty on the luxury Ferrari car gifted to him by the company.
Here we go|
In recent times when it comes to the English Premiership, there is no real need to predict the likely champions because it always boils down to a two-horse race between
Manchester United and Arsenal
Makelele on his own|
English Premiership side Chelsea have apologised to Real Madrid for their attempt to lure French international Claude Makelele and told the Spanish giants that the bid for the midfielder was off, Real
Roddick, Coria cruise|
Guillermo Coria, the highest seed remaining in the Tennis Masters Series-Cincinnati draw, moved into the quarterfinals on Thursday with a 6-2, 6-1 win over Mikhail Youzhny of Russia.
AL enforces countrywide hartal today|
Main opposition Awami League (AL) enforces a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal today to press home its demand for immediate implementation of the verdict on the Bangabandhu Murder Case.
37 AL men indicted for vandalism in Barisal|
Thirty-seven AL leaders and workers have gone into hiding to avoid arrest on charge of damaging vehicles following a case lodged with Barisal Kotwali Police Station under the Speedy Trial and other non-bailable
Launch owners urged to withdraw strike|
Nirapad Noupath Bastabayan Jote has urged the launch owners to withdraw their indefinite strike immediately to mitigate the sufferings of the passengers.
218 DU teachers concerned|
A total of 218 teachers of Dhaka University yesterday expressed concern over the 'unwarranted situation' in the wake of allegations of leakage of question papers of 24th BCS preliminary test.
PM urged to meet teachers'demands|
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (SKOP) yesterday sought the prime minister's intervention to help resolve the stalemate in education sector by meeting
Showdown by Khulna city BNP factions as rift widens|
Amid showdowns and muscle flexing by rival groups, top leaders of Khulna city BNP including Mayor Shaikh Tayebur Rahman and Whip Ashraf Hossain have been summoned by the party high command for a meeting
CU students boycott classes, exams|
Students of Chittagong University (CU) boycotted classes and examinations, locked the examination halls and took out a procession on the campus on Thursday demanding cancellation of grading system in
Acid victim's father killed, 6 injured|
Miscreants, who killing a woman by throwing acid on her about two months back, killed her father and critically injured her mother and six of the family on Wednesday allegedly for filing a case for the
Diarrhoea claims 2, attacks 144 in Rangpur|
Diarrhoea has broken out in Haragachh Pourasabha, a densely populated municipality in the district, claiming two lives and attacking 144 more in last seven days, according to a spokesman of Rangpur Civil
Kidnap case tried in 36 days|
The speedy trial court, Rangpur on Monday disposed off a kidnapping case within 36 days sentencing three years rigorous imprisonment (RI) to 3 kidnappers each.
'Sylhet is the most vulnerable area for HIV'|
Greater Sylhet is the "most vulnerable area" for HIV/AIDS in the country.
Indian president confirms river-linking project|
Indian President A P J Abdul Kalam has confirmed his country's river-linking project to tackle droughts and floods in river-basin states as well as give them water and power security.
Bengal Foundation launches the first issue of its 'International arts quarterly' titled Jamini.
One enters with arms full of books, bags and an umbrella for protection from the flooding sky, along with a mind filled with queries for the lady, who can probably be described as someone truly versatile.
German director's Locarno triumph|
German filmmaker Iain Dilthey scored a surprise victory at Switzerland's 55th Locarno International Film Festival when his film Das Verlangen (The Longing) took the top prize.
3 women rescued from 'traffickers' at ZIA, 2 held|
A team of the Criminal Investigation Department, police, yesterday rescued three women from Zia International Airport and arrested two alleged traffickers.
One killed in bomb explosion in city|
An employee of a printing press was killed and another person was injured in a bomb explosion at Golapshah Mazar in the city's Gulistan area last night.
5-yr-old girl raped, fighting for life|
A five-year-old girl has been fighting for her life at the Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital (SBMCH) after she was raped allegedly by her two next-door neighbours last Saturday.
Let's walk together on road to peace|
Asking Pakistan to give up its "anti-India outlook", Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee yesterday invited Islamabad to "walk together" with India on the road to peace.
"This road is decidedly bumpy.
Blackout affects planes, trains, subways|
The blackout in the Eastern United States and parts of Canada disrupted planes, trains and automobiles, leaving millions of travelers stuck in traffic jams, airport terminals and rail stations.
US convoys attacked as UN welcomes Iraq's Council|
US army convoys came under attack yesterday west of Baghdad, a day after a British soldier was killed by a bomb near the southern city of Basra and the United Nations welcomed Iraq's US-formed interim
Israel, Palestinians seek to ease tensions|
Israeli and Palestinian security officials sought yesterday to calm tensions after a round of violence that dented a seven-week-old truce and virtually halted efforts to implement a US-backed peace plan.
Massive Pak manhunt to capture fleeing al-Qaeda|
Pakistani security forces have launched a massive manhunt for at least three al-Qaeda suspects who escaped after a clash here overnight that left one of their companions dead, officials said Friday.
Curbing woman and child trafficking|
The demand by South Asian women activists for setting up regional and international courts to hand down severe punishment to those who torture women is timely.
Outsiders have taken charge of the Emergency unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
How free is free market?|
Another key element of Washington Consensus is free market or market capitalism.
We don't have much of a society but a collection of neighbourhoods. We don't have much of a neighbourhood, but a collection of families. We don't have much of a family but a collection of individuals.
|Letters to Editor||
Donor prescription and Communicative English|
Overall English skills of our learners, especially from mainstream Bangla-medium is not very good. Even a good many of graduates from universities could not compose a letter properly in many cases.
Nuclear is more than just a weapon|
North Korea is probably a lot closer to developing nuclear than many of us think.
Biman DC 10 and Brussels Airport|
While thanking the Almighty for his kindness for all the passengers of the Biman DC 10 having landed safely, one question haunts my mind.
The news in DS dated 06.07.
Postmodern Bangla Short Stories: the arrival of the departure (Part III)|
Modernist discourse and discursive practices, irrespective of whether they arrived with the British rulers or through glossy Soviet despatches, legitimised Occidental canons and hegemony.
Still Haunting Us After All These Years: Jibanananda in the New Millennium|
Consider the following poem by the West Bengali poet Tarapada Roy on the way Jibanananda Das has entered our consciousness (my translation):
Jibanananda Das 1962
Sir, stay for a whilein