Huge arms haul in CHT|
Army seized a high-profile haul of firearms and ammunition, including an antiaircraft machine-gun and a rocket launcher, in a raid on a haunt of terrorists deep into a forest in Khagrachhari Sunday night.
Eid tomorrow if moon sighted today|
The Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated all over the country tomorrow if the Shawal moon is sighted today, which is highly likely.
Moscow fire kills 32 foreign students|
A fire, possibly caused by an electrical fault, swept through a Moscow dormitory early yesterday, killing 32 foreign students and injuring 139 others, including seven Bangladeshi students, officials in
7 more die of dengue fever|
Seven more patients died of dengue fever until November 24 out of a total of 337 people affected since April this year across the country, officials at the Directorate of Health Services said yesterday.
Cabinet trimming on the cards|
The government is planning to downsize the cabinet after the Eid-ul-Fitr in an effort to restore people's confidence in the administration, highly placed sources in the ruling BNP said.
Eid delicacies get dearer this year|
People of the middle and low-income brackets have to dig their purses deep to relish Eid delicacies this year as the prices of most essentials needed to serve them on the platter have gone up as highas
Eid jamaats, timings in city|
Preparations are complete for holding Eid congregations in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country.
Last-minute Eid shopping frenzy|
Last minute brisk shopping continues with only a day to the greatest Muslim festival.
Trucker killed, 10 wounded as mob clashes with cops|
A truck driver was shot dead by fleeing robbers and 10 others including four policemen were injured in mob-police clashes on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Mirersharai point, 45 miles off the port city,in
5 US troops killed in Kabul copter crash|
A US combat helicopter carrying troops on a nighttime mission crashed outside an American military base near the Afghan capital Kabul Sunday, killing at least five soldiers and injuring seven others in
Ahmedul Kabir passes away|
Ahmedul Kabir, a pioneering media personality and the chief editor of the Daily Sangbad, died at 81 from old-age complications at a Kolkata hospital yesterday.
Jamal's family doubts fresh ransom letter|
The family of abducted Chittagong magnate Jamal Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday doubted the senders of a letter demanding a hefty ransom for his release while police said they were scanning it.
OC closed in Khulna on graft charge|
Police Headquarters has closed officer-in-charge (OC) of Mollarhat Police Station and sent to Bagerhat Police Lines for unauthorisedly releasing a listed criminal.
Youth shot by sisters' stalkers dies at DMCH|
A youth, who was shot and stabbed on Sunday by some rogues for protesting eve-teasing at Shyampur, died at night at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
Dhaka dismisses Delhi's Assam violence blame|
A foreign ministry spokesman yesterday termed the allegation by Indian Northeast Affairs Minister CP Thakur that Bangladesh was responsible for the current spate of violence in Assam "totally baseless,
Set slow loris free right away|
The critically endangered nocturnal primate, slow loris, caught and kept in a cage at the deputy commissioner's house in Bandarban, should immediately be released back into the wild for its survival,a
15 indicted in Gujarat massacre|
A local court in Nadiad taluka of Gujarat on Monday convicted 15 persons guilty for the massacre of 14 Muslims during the post-Godhra communal riots in Ginjar village in Ghodasar area on the outskirts
BB circulates new notes|
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has circulated new notes of various denominations to the tune of Tk 566 crore to meet the huge demand for new notes ahead of Eid.
AES's power plants transfer deal okayed|
The government yesterday approved the transfer deal between American power company AES Corporation and UK-based CDC Globeleq on the ownership of AES's two major power plants involving about US$ 500 million
Film-maker Sheikh Niamat passes away|
Eminent film-maker Sheikh Niamat Ali died of a cardiac arrest at the BIRDEM hospital here yesterday morning. He was 63.
Family sources said he was undergoing treatment for kidney ailment at the hospital.
Body of listed criminal found|
Body of a listed criminal, who also happens to be a workers' leader, was recovered at Chanmari ferryghat in Labonchhara of Khulna yesterday.
The offices of The Daily Star will remain closed for three days from today on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Fitr. Therefore, there will be no edition of the newspaper on November 26, 27 and 28.
Agrani Bank to sell Padma Oil shares|
In a bid to improve its financial health Agrani Bank has decided to sell shares of Padma Oil Company Ltd after holding them for more than three decades.
DSE to woo Americans back to capital market|
Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) officials will try to woo Americans back to invest in Bangladesh's capital market when US Ambassador in Dhaka Harry K Thomas visits the premier bourse on December 1.
EC may consider new quota system after '04|
The European Commission (EC) has assured Bangladesh of considering a proposal to provide the country with an alternative quota system in the quota-free regime beyond 2004.
Tea export drops slightly|
Tea export dropped slightly in the first nine months this year.
According to reports available here from the state-run Bangladesh Tea Board, 8.
Dollar eases against taka|
The US dollar eased further against Bangladesh taka in inter-bank trading yesterday thanks to higher remittance inflow on the occasion of Eid festival amid lower demand from importers, dealers said.
Call money rate eases|
The call money rate yesterday dropped significantly from its record high as funds are now recycling into the vaults from traders, now are going through high sales turnover due to Eid-shopping, fund managers
Transcom Electronics prize giving ceremony held|
Transcom Electronics Limited organised a function to hand over prizes to winners of its promotion campaign titled 'Open the Pack and Get a Bag, Open the Bag and Get an Offer' at Stadium Market in Dhaka
Agora offers raffle draw coupons|
Agora, a chain superstore, offers the customers raffle draw coupons against their purchase.
The Repo auction of Bangladesh Bank for commercial banks and financial institutions was held here yesterday.
Seventeen bids of five-day tenor amounting to Tk 677.50 crore were received and accepted.
French economy may beat 2004 growth forecast: PM|
French Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin said Sunday the euro zone's second-largest economy could grow more than the government's budget forecast of 1.7 per cent in 2004.
Signs of compromise loom over EU stability pact row|
Signs of a compromise that could defuse a row between Berlin and the European Commission over persistently high German budget deficits emerged at the weekend before a meeting of EU finance ministers in
US to comply with WTO in trade rows: Official|
The United States is committed to complying with findings by the World Trade Organization (WTO), which has ruled against Washington over steel tariffs and tax breaks, a senior US official said Monday.
High fiscal deficit a worry for Indian economy|
Finance Minister Jaswant Singh said Sunday that the fundamentals of the Indian economy were at their strongest in decades but warned that the high fiscal deficit was a worry.
UAE-China bilateral trade to hit $5b|
The United Arab Emirates' (UAE) bilateral trade with China increased 42.8 percent in the first nine months of 2003 to 3.998 billion dollars, Deputy Manager of Chinamex Jimmy Ye announced Monday.
Australia, US start fresh FTA talks next week|
A new round of talks will be held in Washington this week to try to iron out obstacles in the way of a US-Australia free trade agreement (FTA), Australian Trade Minister Mark Vaile said Monday.
Tajiks predict tough time|
A 19-member Tajikistan football team arrived in the city yesterday to play their Asian pre-quali-fying round for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals that will be held in Germany.
Nandasena passes away|
Sri Lankan curator of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) PD Nandasena died at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) in Dhaka Cantonment yesterday after spending 23 days in a coma.
India open tour today|
Indian captain Saurav Ganguly was hopeful Monday Pakistan cricket legend Wasim Akram would be able to help his left-arm pacemen during the tough Australian tour starting this week.
Aussies sans Glenn, Darren|
Australia look set to go into next month's opening cricket Test against India with an under-strength pace attack after news Monday that pace spearhead Glenn McGrath is struggling to regain full fitness.
Kale saga takes new turn|
India's cricket chiefs closed ranks on Monday after Abhijit Kale, the player at the centre of a cash-to-play scandal, received support from former greats like Kapil Dev.
Lara asks for consistency|
Brian Lara was at a loss to explain the inconsistency of his West Indies team following their six-wicket defeat by Zimbabwe in Bulawayo on Sunday.
Real made to sweat|
David Beckham was on target as Real Madrid made hard work of overcoming struggling Albacete 2-1 on Sunday but the narrow victory was enough to send them back to the top of the Spanish first division.
Gunners' test by Inter fire|
Arsene Wenger will be walking on familiar shaky ground when he leads Arsenal to the San Siro for a must-win clash against on-form Inter Milan in their Group B Champions League clash on Tuesday.
Black day in Rome|
Roma crushed Bologna 4-0 on Sunday to keep up the pressure on champions Juventus but Serie A was left hanging its head in shame after four players were sent off in a bloody battle between Lazio and Perugia
Opposition parties eye anti-govt unity after Eid|
Student and youth fronts of opposition political parties are planning to forge a greater anti-government unity in the post-Eid political configuration.
Saber files defamation suit against Sangram|
Awami League leader Saber Hossain Chowdhury yesterday filed a damage suit seeking compensation of Tk 50 crore against the editor, publisher of the daily Sangram and its Khulna correspondent for carrying
Top criminal Kamal Pasha, accomplice to die|
Top criminal Kamal Pasha and one of his accomplices were sentenced to death by a tribunal here yesterday for killing a contractor, Ashik Iqbal in broad day light in front of the then PG hospital at Shahbag
Ahmedul Kabir's death condoled|
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has expressed deep shock at the death of Ahmedul Kabir, a journalist, intellectual and politician, who died in Kolkata yesterday.
Launch, bus terminals swarming with home-bound passengers|
Bus and launch terminals and the railway station in the city experienced heavy rush of homebound passengers yesterday as they left for their homes to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with their near and dear ones.
Draft of Private Medical Service Act approved|
The cabinet yesterday approved the draft of the Private Medical Service Act-2003 aiming at ascertaining the quality of treatment and ensuring the proper management of the private medical services.
4 get life term in absentia|
Four young men were in absentia sentenced to life imprisonment for shooting down a physician at Mohammadpur in the city four years ago.
Bush felicitates Khaleda|
US President Gorge W Bush has felicitated Prime Minister Khalada Zia on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.
President, PM greet Muslim leaders|
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Khaleda Zia have conveyed warmest greetings and heartiest felicitations to the Heads of State and Heads of government of Muslim countries on the occasion of
Australian film festival begins December 11|
A two-day Australian film festival will begin at the British Council at Fuller Road here on December 11.
US mission closed from Nov 25 to 27|
All offices of the US Embassy in Dhaka including the Public Affairs Section, Information Resource Centre and Student Advising Section will remain closed from November 25 to 27 on the occasions of holy
New executives of Aparajeyo Bangladesh|
Shyamal Kumar Roy and MA Bari were elected chairperson and secretary
respectively of the governing council of Aparajeyo Bangladesh, a child rights organisation, for 2004-05.
SMA Rab murder Home ministry orders reinvestigation|
The home ministry has ordered reinvestigation of Khulna Awami League Mayoral Candidate SMA Rab murder case.
Sources said official order in this regard reached local CID office on November 20.
Zia Foundation to set up training centre|
Ziaur Rahman Foundation will set up a training centre at Bogra to deal with asthma patients as part of its social development programme.
Heyday for ticket touts in Rajshahi|
"All seats booked", reads the notice hung in front of most of the ticket counters. Nearby, touts sell tickets at almost double the actual fares.
Panic in Satkhira|
Panic has gripped the people of Assassuni upazila as outlaws have demanded toll to so many through letters and threatened with death for non-compliance.
Police on high alert in Barisal division|
Police are on high alert in Barisal division in apprehension of "sabotage" by criminals against the backdrop of a law and order situation.
Frequent change in rules hinders local govt strengthening|
Local government rules are frequently changed through ordinances, which is the main obstacle to strengthen local bodies.
BADC 'deceives' farmers|
Farmers who bought BADC Boro-IRI seeds have been deceived as about 80 per cent of the seeds did not sprout, many farmers alleged.
Moulvibazar Shilpakala Academy body formed without election|
A new executive committee of Shilpakola Academy here has been formed without election.
Local members of the ruling party have captured all the seats of the executive body, sources claimed.
Mob damages police microbus in Barisal|
Mob damaged a hired microbus of police for hitting a cyclist named Md Mohiuddin, 17, who was rushed to Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital with critical head injuries on Sunday noon.
4 held with fake notes in Gaibandha|
Palashbari police recovered 36 fake notes of 100 taka denomination and arrested four persons including a head master of a primary school in this connection.
KSM to face production setback|
Production at Kushtia Sugar Mills (KSM) may suffer a setback this season because of a sugarcane supply deficit like in the past.
Journalist beaten for news against traffickers|
A local journalist was injured when beaten by some BNP activists on Saturday at Jhowdahga bazaar in the Sadar upazila for publishing a news against women and children traffickers.
375 MT VGF rice for Narsingdi during Eid|
The government is distributing 375 metric tons (MTs) of rice among distressed people in Narsingdi ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGF) programme.
Be deshi, buy deshi|
Bangladeshi handloom has a heritage of more than a hundred years. The Dhakai muslin had been famous since the days of the Moguls.
'Ittyadi' strikes again!|
Hanif Sanket once again presents Ittyadi Eid special, to be telecast on the 2nd of Eid at 10:30pm on BTV. Like every Eid, he presents some unique features in this programme too.
Tele film: Bhalobasha dot com|
Based on comedy of situation a telefilm Bhalobasha Dot Com by Debashish Biswas, produced under Rupkatha banner, will be aired on ntv, on the fourth day of Eid at 9:30 p.m.
Humayun's Eid hattrick|
It has seemed for past few years that Eid means Humayun Ahmed--a tremendously entertaining drama or two, with lots of fun, absurdly funny characters and some touching acting.
Starring Mahfuz Ahmed, Srabontee, Shomi Kaiser, Shahed, Ishita and others, this drama is written by Manzurul Alam and will be telecast on Channel-i on the day of Eid at 9:35 pm.
Black: Utshober Por|
It was a pre-Eid congregation of music admirers at the official launching of Black's second album 'Utshober Por' on November 21 from the record label G-series.
Ever heard of Sanjeeb Choudhury and Bappa Mazumder, or a song called Gari Cholena which became a major hit way back when the album Hridoypur was released? Presumably, with the number of listeners whoheard
Only 5.3 pc attend HSC level|
Some 45.6 per cent of population have education level of class-I to class-V while 22.3 per cent has class-VI to class-VII level.
According to the national survey on child labour of 2003, 14.
Diarrhoea breaks out in Rajshahi|
More than 200 people, including 43 children, have been admitted to Rajshahi Medical College Hospital in last three days following an outbreak of diarrhoea in the city and its suburbs.
Ershad plans to talk alliance after Eid|
Former President and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad is likely to start discussion after Eid vacation towards forming an alliance, now that political alignments are shaping up along different lines.
Two die in boat capsize|
Two bodies were recovered while seven others remained missing following a boat capsize in the river Kangsha in Dharmapasha upazila of Sunamganj district on Saturday.
Body of undertrial accused handed over to family|
The body of an undertrial accused, who died in the central jail here, was handed over to his family members on Saturday night.
Georgian leaders seek US cash for polls|
Georgia's new leaders, boosted by US support for the bloodless ouster of President Eduard Shevardnadze, sought urgent financial aid yesterday and called for order and stability after the country's "velvet
Mullah Omar urges Afghans to fight US forces out|
The supreme leader of the ousted Taliban, Mullah Mohammad Omar, urged Afghans to unite against US-led foreign forces on their soil, a Pakistan-based Afghan news service reported Sunday.
Kashmiri hardliners reject talks offer|
India's offer of the first high-level talks with separatists to end a protracted rebellion in Kashmir has won the approval of the main rebel movement but been outrightly rejected by hardliners.
Myanmar frees 5 key NLD leaders|
The Myanmar military government released five senior members of Aung San Suu Kyi's National League for Democracy put under house arrest nearly six months ago, party officials said yesterday.
Maoists take deadly toll at Nepali schools|
Beyond the daily deaths of Maoist rebels and soldiers in Nepal, educators warn a generation of children is being scarred as rural schools become a frontline in the bloody insurgency.
Chirac in UK to meet Blair|
French President Jacques Chirac arrived in London yesterday for a day-long summit with British Prime Minister Tony Blair focusing on the way forward in Iraq, European defence and the EU constitution.
Sharon vows to end ME peace stalemate|
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, facing flak from the United States, said Sunday he was considering unilateral moves to kickstart the peace process and was determined to break the impasse with the
Assam faces food shortage as truckers avoid riot-torn state|
India's northeastern region was facing a food shortage yesterday after truck drivers refused to enter Assam due to ethnic clashes that have claimed 46 lives, officials said.
Surviving without food for 68 years!|
An Indian man who claims divine inspiration says he has survived 68 years without eating, drinking or relieving himself, baffling doctors who are unable to prove him an imposter.
Our Eid greetings|
After a month-long tryst with self-abnegation, spirituality and alms-giving Muslims throughout the world rejoice in the prospect of Eid-ul-Fitr being at hand.
Dhaka implicated in ULFA issue|
Indian North-East Affairs Minister CP Thakur has brought some outlandish charges against Dhaka.
Dr B, BNP and Bangladesh|
Professor AQM Badru-ddoza Chowdury (Dr B for short) seems to have hit news headlines over the recent past few days.
Returning to America in time of war|
As the great English bard William Shakespeare once put it: "Parting is such sweet sorrow." That sentiment hit home a few weeks ago when I returned to the U.S.
The title of the third article published in this page yesterday should have read "Politicisation of bureaucracy impedes good governance" instead of "Politicisation of bureaucracy impedes to good governance".
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War on Terror|
These days we are hearing a lot about War on Terror thanks to BBC and CNN particularly.
Secularism: Constitution, Law and Representation|
In his 11/19 response to my letter dated 11/14, Mr.
One of our present-day social and moral problem is hypocrisy ie the practice of pretending to be different from what one really is: (Oxford dictionary)
There are some educated and well-to-do persons
Eid-ul-Fitr: Festival with a difference|
Eid in Arabic means 'joy' and 'fitr' stands for 'return to normalcy'.
Eid in Dhaka|
It may seem like a selfish thought, but I simply cannot resist wishing that people who go to the villages to spend the Eid with their near and dear ones stayed there forever and never returned to Dhaka!
Ramadan and the message of Eid-ul-Fitr|
The holy Ramadan has made its august presence amongst us, the Muslims, at a time when the whole Muslim world is confronted with momentous problems.