Step to set stage for civil society after Eid|
Former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said a move to form a platform of the civil society members would be taken after the Eid to find solutions to the 'problems besieging the nation'.
Jubo League leader not second time lucky|
Unidentified gunmen in a second attempt in less than 24 hours killed a ward unit Jubo League leader at a city hospital yesterday.
Twin blasts at police offices kill 18 in Iraq|
Suicide bombers blew up cars packed with explosives outside two police stations north of Baghdad yesterday, killing at least 18 people in the latest deadly strikes on Iraq's US-backed police force.
No move to arrest attackers, instigators|
Although fundamentalists openly attacked a mosque of the Ahmadia sect in Nakhalpara Friday noon and caused communal disturbance, the government has done nothing to arrest the culprits till yesterday.
All roads lead to home|
A festive mood pervades the capital as well as the whole country with the Eid-ul-Fitr drawing nearer.
Wrong treatment, docs' ignorance main reasons|
Inappropriate treatment and ignorance of doctors about broncheolitis were the main causes of the recent deaths of infants attributed to pneumonia across the country.
Police yet to find lead to bloodbath in Banshkhali|
Police are yet to find out leads to Wednesday's grisly massacre that left 11 members of a minority family at South Sadhanpur Shilpara in coastal Banshkhali upazila incinerated in sleep.
Day to remember for Mahismara villagers|
It was a day to cherish for the villagers of Mahismara, Tangail who could see a real duchess for the first time in life.
"My dream came true today (Saturday).
The killing field of guest birds|
Thousands of 'guest birds' have started flocking to Hakaluki haor in Sylhet and many of them are ending up in the dinner plates of their hostile hosts in a parody of a ban on migratory bird hunt.
Hills students slate remarks against Larma|
Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP) yesterday brought out a procession protesting a provocative statement of a lawmaker against Chairman of Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriyo Larma,
Toll-takers kill baker|
Extortionists shot dead a bakery owner at Rampura who refused to pay them toll and assailants stabbed to death a restaurant owner at Hatirpool in the capital in the early hours of yesterday.
PM returns today|
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia returns home today after performing holy Umrah in Saudi Arabia.
She is expected to arrive at Zia International Airport by a VVIP flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines at 1:20pm.
1 lakh troops to stay in Iraq until 2006|
US Army officials plan to keep 100,000 troops in Iraq through early 2006, reflecting concern that stabilising Iraq could be more difficult than originally planned, The New York Times reported yesterday.
Opposition seizes Georgia parliament|
Opposition supporters broke into Georgia's Parliament yesterday and took it over, scuffling with lawmakers and forcing President Eduard Shevardnadze to flee as thousands of protesters outside demanded
Bangabandhu's sister Ruby passes away|
Syeda Rahman Ruby, sister of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, died of cancer at the BIRDEM Hospital yesterday. She was 68.
Next hearing on Nov 29|
A Dhaka court yesterday set November 29 for hearing on the charge-framing against former state minister for planning Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir and seven others in the Janatar Mancha case (sedition case).
Total solar eclipse tomorrow|
A total solar eclipse will take place tomorrow, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release said yesterday.
Contractor Nuruzzaman sent back to jail|
Contractor Nuruzzaman was sent back to Moulvibazar district jail after he was discharged from Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital yesterday evening.
Full text of Badruddoza's speech|
Representatives of the Civil Society, Excellencies and Partners in the development of Bangladesh, representatives of the community of journalists in Bangladesh, Ramadan Mubarak.
Passenger robbed of passport, cash at ZIA|
Muggers forcibly picked up a homebound passenger in their car from the Zia International Airport (ZIA) and looted his passport, Tk 30,000 and foreign drafts said to be worth about Tk 1 lakh Saturday.
Six get life for taking licensed guns forcibly|
A court here yesterday awarded life imprisonment to six peole for taking two licensed guns from two brothers forcibly and threatening to kill them.
Girl's death shrouded in mystery|
A young girl was burnt to death at Kalatia of Keraniganj in Dhaka yesterday.
Half an hour before her death, victim Shimul Akhter, 28, told The Daily Star that she did not commit suicide.
WI outrun Zimbabwe|
Chris Gayle made a career-best 153 not out and took two wickets for 21 to guide the West Indies to a comfortable 51-run victory over Zimbabwe in their first one-day international on Saturday.
AC Akram's bail stayed till Dec 8|
The Supreme Court yesterday stayed till December 8 the execution of the High Court order that granted bail to assistant police commissioner (sacked) Akram Hossain jailed for life.
15 more Bihari settlers killed in Assam|
In a fresh outbreak of ethnic violence, at least 15 settlers from Bihar were gunned down by suspected ULFA rebels in Tinsukua district of Assam yesterday, officials said.
Rupsha Bridge Project official hurt in attack by outlaws|
Supervisor of Rupsha Bridge Construction Project (RBCP) Rezaul Karim Raj was severely injured in an attack allegedly by the activists of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) at Labonchora inKhulna
Wife of Talebur Rahman passes away|
Nargis Rahman,58, wife of Talebur Rahman, chairman of Swedish Motors, of House 4, Road 78 of Gulshan, died at 9:30pm.
Her namaz-e-janaza will be held at Gulshan Central Mosque after Johr prayers.
CSE wants withdrawal of weighted average index|
Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) yesterday urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to withdraw the present system of calculating weighted average index of the day-to-day trading.
Shrimp exporters need to unite to meet global standards|
Bangladesh's shrimp exporters need a common platform to properly face global standards and other compliance requirements for exports, Commerce Minister Amir Khosru Mahmud Chowdhury said yesterday.
Small credit entrepreneurs may get large loans|
The government plans to introduce a larger credit programme for small entrepreneurs having good track records in loan repayment under different micro-credit programmes, Finance Secretary Zakir Ahmed Khan
Call money rate jumps to 12pc|
The call money rate shot up to 12 per cent yesterday following withdrawal of huge deposits from banks on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
In most deals, the call money rate ranged between 10.
Six-day Eid holiday for DSE, CSE|
A six-day Eid holiday for Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges begins today.
Dollar weak against taka|
The US dollar eased further against the Bangladesh taka in thin inter-bank trade yesterday thanks to higher remittance inflow on the occasion of Eid festival amid higher dollar selling by fund managers,
Lever Brothers holds first super store retailers' conference|
Lever Brothers Bangladesh Limited held first superstore retailers' conference in Dhaka recently.
The agenda of the conference was 'Working Together Building Business', says a press release.
Local firm takes part in European PPE fair|
For the first time Apex Leathercraft and Fashion Accessories Ltd, a local company, participated in one of the biggest PPE (personal protective equipment) fairs in Germany with technical assistance from
US may end steel tariffs but require licensing|
US President George W.
China won't retaliate in trade spat with US|
China will not retaliate in a developing trade spat with the United States by dumping US Treasuries, state media reported, citing the agency in charge of the country's ballooning forex reserves.
Global trade tensions high amid sanction warnings|
Global trade tensions simmered Friday as the EU stood firm on threats to slap sanctions on US goods over steel and export tax break disputes and Norway warned of retaliation against Washington.
US-China trade further frayed|
US-China trade tensions deepened Friday with a US International Trade Commission decision allowing anti-dumping duties on Chinese iron pipe fittings, capping a week when the two countries fought over
Iraq resumes oil exports to Jordan|
Iraq resumed oil exports to Jordan and strengthened oil industry cooperation with former foe Kuwait and other Gulf states this week amid more sabotage attacks on Iraqi pipelines.
Mashrafee faces double op?|
Injured fast bowler Mashrafee-bin-Mortuza will be taken to the treatment table on Monday for a surgery on his damaged right knee in the Australian.
Alfaz spares seniors' blushes|
A double strike by ace forward Alfaz Ahmed yesterday gave the national team a hard-fought 2-1 win over the Bangladesh under-20s in the lone practice match ahead of their World Cup first-leg qualifieragainst
Rampant Gayle, Lara|
Chris Gayle and Brian Lara combined with centuries each to power the West Indies to 347 for six from 50 overs in the first of a series of five cricket one-day internationals against Zimbabwe here on Saturday.
Ganguly admits it|
Indian captain Saurav Ganguly has conceded Australia holds a mental edge over his team heading into the southern summer's four-Test series.
Mushfiq to lead BD A team|
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday formally announ-ced the 15-member Bangladesh A team that will take part in the Patron's Trophy in Pakistan.
Zia pulls out of Pak team|
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Saturday pulled its chief's son from a 15-man national squad against New Zealand a day after his controversial selection triggered a wave of media criticism.
There should be some truth|
Indian captain Saurav Ganguly said on Saturday there must be some basis to allegations that a player offered bribes to Indian selectors to get picked for the national team.
Former South Africa captain Kepler Wessels has continued his strong denial of the racism claims that led to his suspension as coach of Eastern Province.
Latif in hot water again|
Former Pakistan cricket captain and wicketkeeper Rashid Latif faces disciplinary action for criticising Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and its policies in a critical television interview, an official said
Jonny breaks Wallabies hearts|
England became the first northern hemisphere side to win the rugby World Cup after a last-gasp Jonny Wilkinson drop-goal in extra-time sunk Aus-tralia 20-17 in a thrilling final here Saturday.
Nistelrooy lifts MU|
Ruud van Nistelrooy picked up where he left off for Holland in midweek with his 12th goal of the season as Manchester United were made to sweat for a 2-1 win over Blackburn at Old Trafford on Saturday.
Law's cancer battle|
Former Manchester United and Scotland striker Denis Law is battling prostate cancer.
Law, 63, is recovering in hospital after surgery on Tuesday and is in good spirits, Manchester United said.
Three BNP leaders expelled|
Three BNP leaders have been expelled for their alleged involvement in the murder of Bagerhat district President of the Sramik League Khan Sadekul Islam alias Sadia Khan.
'Aamra Zia Hobo' denies links with Mahi Chy|
Albert P Costa and Humatun Kabir, founding president and secretary of Aamra Zia Hobo (we want to be Zia) yesterday said Mahi B Chowdhury, MP, has no relation with the organisation and he is using itsname
Tk 91,456 cr draft Nat'l Water Management Plan approved|
The Executive Committee of National Water Resources Council (NWRC) approved a comprehensive draft National Water Management Plan yesterday with an estimated cost of Tk 91,456 crore.
10 more soil testing labs to be set up in 9 agri zones|
Ten more regional soil testing laboratories would be set up in nine agricultural zones to make information available to farmers about soil contents and water and fertiliser requirements for ensuring soil
3 more IFIC officials sent to jail|
Three more officials of Tultikar branch of IFIC Bank here were sent to jail hajat after they were produced before the magistrate's court yesterday in connection with their alleged involvement in embezzlement.
Mazharul Islam's contribution recalled|
A discussion meeting was held on the Bangla Academy premise yesterday commemorating the death of former Director General of the academy Prof Mazharul Islam.
President assents to Civil Procedure (Amend) Bill '03|
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday gave his assent to 'The Code of Civil Procedure (Third Amendment) Bill, 2003', says a Parliament Secretariat press release.
Launch owners to make a mint during Eid|
Transport owners have almost doubled fares in road and waterways ahead of the Eid-ul-fitr.
Thai, Indian goods are of less demand|
The whole city gives a festive look with crowded markets and shopping malls dazzling with kaleidoscopic lights and eye-catching decorations.
Transport co asked to stop Bagerhat-Dhaka bus service|
Shohag Paribahan, a private transport company, was asked to stop its services on Bagerhat-Dhaka route via Khulna from Friday for not carrying nine gunny bags containing Zakat cloths of district BNP president
40 hurt in Kushtia villagers' clash|
At least 40 people were injured in a clash between two rival groups loyal to two local BNP men at Nohordin village in the Sadar upazila on Friday.
Union Parishad leaders protest govt order|
Union Parishad Chairman and members of Moulvibazar district at a meeting protested the LGRD ministry order on local body representatives to take permission from Deputy Commissioners to participate inany
Hasina's comments on Dulu protested|
Lamonirhat district BNP on Friday protested the remark made by Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina about Deputy Minister for Disaster Management and Relief Asadul Habib Dulu on Wednesday.
'Outlaw' beaten to death by police|
An alleged outlaw --Jasim Shaikh (30) -- belonging to Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) was beaten to dead by Rupsha thana police on Friday at Mahishaguni village, witnesses claimed.
Carnage in Istanbul|
The week ending November 20 witnessed series of devastating bomb blasts in Istanbul killing altogether over 50 people and injuring over 450.
Time to liberate the US|
True liberation emanates from within a nation rather then from a marauding invading force with a diametrically opposing alien culture.
General Election 2006|
Democratic election systems require a good electoral roll, prepared following certain criteria and mechanism for identifying eligible voters and preventing ineligible persons from voting.
"She walks in beauty"|
One has seen superb delineation of Omar Khayyam and Kalidas's poetry on canvas, paper, woven wool and mosaic.
The Panjabee passion|
The fifth Panjabee exhibition by singer and lately turned fashion designer Nahid Nazia went on for two days at the Muldhara International Centre at Dhanmondi recently.
US softens position on Iran over nukes|
American officials hinted they were backing away from demands that the UN Security Council get involved in a dispute over Iran's nuclear program, even as a US envoy voiced unprecedented criticism of the
India fails to stop UN adopting resolution on self-determination|
Casting aside India's objections, the United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution for the peoples' right to self-determination.
Amnesty questions Iraqi house demolitions by US|
Amnesty International said Friday US forces appeared to be destroying houses in Iraq as a form of collective punishment for attacks on US troops and warned that that would violate the Geneva Conventions.
Anti-war trio repeat call for bigger UN role in Iraq|
France, Germany and Russia on Friday told the United States and Britain to include the United Nations in every stage of the Iraqi self-rule process and organise a conference for Iraqi leaders and keycountries
Palestinians, Israelis gearing up for talks|
Palestinian and Israeli officials are gearing up for a resumption of peace talks, sources close to Palestinian prime minister Ahmed Qorei said yesterday.
Bush shrugs off demos, hails 'fantastic' UK trip|
President George W.
Ahmadias under attack|
The attacks on police by around 500 people, who were planning to evict the members of Ahmadia sect from their own mosque at East Nakhalpara in the city on Friday, are but an example of religious intolerance
Trouble in Hill Tracts again|
The newly surfaced controversy over the status of the chairman for an important taskforce to expedite rehabilitation of the internal refugees of Hill Tracts is one of the many hurdles in the path of implementing
An encounter with violence|
It was Friday the 7th of November. The time was after six thirty in the morning.
Israelisation of Bush's America|
Ever since the American people did not elect George W. Bush the President in 2000, he has been obsessed with winning the Presidential election in 2004.
|Letters to Editor||
Modernise the police|
I have been following some of the proposals to modernise the police department of Bangladesh.
Poet Shamsul Haq and freedom of expression|
I have gone through the writing of Syed Shamsul Haq, "I speak of the freedom of the pen" (November 17) and he did not sound to be very convincing.
Make your Eid journey comfortable|
Many people manifest some health hazard like vomiting, headache, dizziness etc. during long journey. For eid purpose people go to the remote area to pass their time with family.
100 'happy-go-lucky' land-grabbers|
Over 100 land-grabbers occupied 94 acres of government land with fake documents on both sides of the new road from Shilpakala Academy to the Bangladesh Bank.
Brokers allure passport seekers, cops abet them|
Tip-hungry brokers and bank officials face almost no legal action for extracting money from passport applicants for so-called assistance, as officials of the Passport Bhaban and law enforcers abet them.
'We shall overcome,' they sing at Sandra's happy home|
"My name is Saddam and Bush is looking for me," the nine-year-old boy shouted out, grinning at visiting reporters and turning somersaults in the air.
Shilpakala theatre opens to public in December|
The Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy will open its experimental theatre hall to the audience in the first week of December.
Mahakhali flyover nears finishing tape|
After some uncertainty and a lull in activity, construction work of the Mahakhali flyover has gained momentum significantly over the last four months and is on course to be finished on time.
Caller ID system may help curb crime|
Caller identification mechanism in fixed line phones will help curb crime, especially kidnapping and extortion believe law enforcers and city dwellers.
|Star City in Frames||
Mosaic of Beauty|
The interest for orchid is growing in the city because of its ornamented beauty, variety and longevity. These characteristics have made it popular among orchid lovers.