Death in custody triggers violence|
Police fired at least 36 shots in the air to disperse an incensed crowd that converged on Biswa Road at South Mugdapara in Dhaka yesterday to protest the morning death of a youth in the wake of alleged
Vajpayee sees win-win arrangement if Dhaka agrees to sell gas|
Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee yesterday suggested Bangladesh sell its promising gas reserves to India saying there is scope for win-win arrangement in this.
'Amar's body bears marks of torture'|
The death of Amar Das, accused of abduction of business magnate Jamaluddin Ahmed Chowdhury, in police custody on Wednesday night continues to raise questions over the circumstance of his death.
Internet summit calls to wire up world for development|
More than 170 countries on Friday approved an ambitious call to extend the Internet and the benefits of information communications technology (ICT) to the poorest corners of the world, but dodged some
Boycott set to mar RU golden jubilee celebrations|
A group of Rajshahi University (RU) teachers will keep out of its golden jubilee celebrations from December 21 in protest at what they said was gross politicisation of the institution.
Mass resignations hit Iraqi army battalion|
About 300 of the 700 members in the first new Iraqi army battalion set up by the US-led coalition have resigned, a coalition official said Thursday.
Schools, colleges to have IT course from 2005: PM|
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia said information technology (IT) will be introduced as a mainstream subject at secondary and higher secondary levels in Bangladesh from 2005.
Frustration in BNP as party-govt rift widens|
Resentment is brewing in the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) as the gap between the party and the government is widening over non-holding of party meetings for long.
Anti-Ahmadiyya outfit threatens newspapers with dire consequences|
Religious bigots, repeating their demand the government declare Ahmadiyyas non-Muslim, yesterday threatened newspapers with dire consequences if they did not acknowledge their 'just cause'.
Tanguar haor free of plunderers|
The authorities have finally put an end to illegal possession and plunder of the huge fish resources of Tanguar haor (water body) in Sunamganj by organised influential groups for years together.
Civic amenities fast disappearing in city|
The whole gamut of civic amenities in the Dhaka city covering parks and open spaces, rivers, lakes and playgrounds is fast losing ground mainly on account of unplanned urbanisation.
Army man beaten up by Tejgaon police|
An army man was reportedly manhandled at Tejgaon Police Station yesterday evening.
Another 'robber' lynched, eyes of 2 gouged out|
A mob lynched one more 'robber' in remote char areas of Noakhali in the early hours of yesterday, while eyes of two fellow 'robbers' were gouged out in the following morning.
Ctg cellphone users to get landline link next year|
Cellphone users in the commercial capital of Chittagong are likely to have fixed phone connectivity by the first quarter of next year as the telecoms regulator has initiated establishment of an interconnection
11-party to enforce hartal today|
The left leaning 11-party alliance enforces a dawn-to-dusk hartal across the country today to press home an 11-point demand including removal of anti-liberation elements from the cabinet and arresting
Depression over Bay|
The low over the southeast Bay moved slightly north-west last night and concentrated into a deep depression.
13 KU women students punished for ragging|
Khulna University has revoked the residence permit of 13 women students on charge of stripping and molesting 11 female freshers in an apparent midnight ragging in their dormitory on December 7-8.
Globeleq takes over Haripur, Meghnaghat plants|
CDC Globeleq, a new power company, has taken over two private power plants owned by US company AES at Haripur and Meghnaghat.
Berlin Wall auctioned|
A mysterious buyer wearing a green cap was the new owner yesterday of one of the final remaining sections of the Berlin Wall, after outbidding his rivals at a public auction.
WFP executive director arrives today|
James T Morris, executive director of the World Food Programme (WFP), arrives in Dhaka today on a five-day official visit.
Former minister Ahsanul Haq Mollah dead|
Ahsanul Haq Mollah MP, former state minister for post and telecommunications and chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment, died
Promote peace, end hostility in South Asia: Vajpayee|
Calling for promotion of peace and banishing of hostility in South Asia, Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee yesterday cited the increased people-to-people contact as a reflection of "intense desire for
Series of blasts pepper US HQs in Iraq|
A series of explosions peppered the US headquarters in the Iraqi capital yesterday after a US soldier died in a suicide truck bombing as mass resignations almost halved the first battalion of the newIraqi
Remittance set to cross $3b-mark this year|
Although remittance in November witnessed slight decline over the corresponding period of last year, officials hope the total earning will cross $ 3 billion-mark at the end of the year.
Starting small to grow big |
The organisation is only a little more than two years old -- the chamber of business exclusively for women -- but the success in terms of membership and in the building up of the members' capacity isoverwhelming.
Regulators, bourses call for starting cross-border listing|
The third annual general meeting and sixth theme conference of the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE) ended in Lahore, Pakistan recently with a call to start cross-border listing.
Weekly Currency Roundup|
Local FX Market
Dollar became stronger throughout the week against Bangladeshi taka. Increased demand for import and profit-remittance increased the demand for US dollar.
Bangladesh team takes part in World Energy Council workshop|
A three-member team from Bangladesh took part in the World Energy Council (WEC) workshop held from December 3 to 5 in Manila.
IFIC Bank chairman re-elected|
Manzurul Islam has been re-elected chairman of International Finance Investment and Commerce (IFIC) Bank Limited.
Bush urged to develop world textile plan|
Democratic leaders urged US President George W Bush Thursday to develop a plan to prevent millions of textile workers in the United States and developing countries from losing their jobs to China when
Rich members to be asked to write off LDC debt|
Richer members of the Group of 77 developing nations will be asked at a conference next week to forgive debt owed by the least developed countries, Morocco's UN ambassador said Thursday.
Developing nations face pressure to end trade accord hurdles|
The 20 countries that halted world trade talks in Cancun in September said Thursday they would be willing to renew talks, and asked other developing nations to in join demands that rich partners lower
EU budget pact row peaks|
The European Commission insisted Friday it could still take legal action against EU governments in a row over a decision to let Germany and France off the hook over their ballooning budget deficits.
Skipper Khaled Mahmud led by example as star-studded Dhaka completed an easy innings and 63-run victory over Barisal with a day to spare in the Mirzapore Tea Fifth National Cricket League at the Dhanmondi
Mohammedan: Tension beneath the bar|
Mohammedan Sporting Club is a club synonymous with success. But a year after completing a rare domestic treble the 13-time Premier League champions are set to lose their last remaining crown.
England tail wags|
Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan bagged four wickets apiece to help Sri Lanka seize the initiative in the second cricket Test against England here on Friday.
Ponting punishes India|
Captain-in-waiting Ricky Ponting smashed an unbeaten 176 as Australia roasted a threadbare Indian bowling attack to take a vice-like grip on the second Test at the Adelaide Oval on Friday.
Upbeat Pakistan in New Zealand|
Pakistan is to field a Test-strength side for the opening match of their New Zealand cricket tour, coach Javed Miandad said Friday, while New Zealand's top echelon was riddled with injuries.
Smith starts in style|
Graeme Smith marked his first home Test as South African captain by hitting a century on the first day of the first Test against the West Indies at the Wanderers Stadium Friday.
Biman remain unbeaten|
Holders Bangladesh Biman remained on top of the table in the First Division Chess League with another 4-0 win over Farashganj Sporting Club in the fifth round at the NSC chess room yesterday.
Kalindi High finish third|
Keraniganj Kalindi High School finished third in the World Cup for School Cricket tournament beating Comilla Razzak High School by eight wickets in Delhi yesterday.
Surgery means Harbhajan's tour over|
Harbhajan Singh will have surgery next week on a chronic finger injury and won't play again on India's tour of Australia, Indian team manager Shivlal Yadav said here on Friday.
Kumara lifts BAGC title|
Lalit Kumara of Sri Lanka won the Partex 19th Bangladesh Amateur Golf Championship by two two strokes over local hope Siddikur Rahman at the Kurmitola Golf Club course yesterday.
Real get a real draw|
Real Madrid got just the club they wanted to avoid when the Champions League Last Sixteen was drawn here Friday with Bayern Munich taking on the nine-times winners.
Deportivo coming again!|
Most clubs shudder at the prospect of visiting Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium but, in recent years, Deportivo La Coruna have been undaunted and they are aiming again to provide some Real trouble
Manchester brace for derby|
It is not the kind of thing any self-respecting Manchester City fan would admit to in public.
B Chy likely to float 'platform' instead of political party|
Former president Dr AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury prefers floating a 'hold-all platform' to forming a 'political party' to accommodate people of different shades of opinion and present a package formula for
Ruling alliance involved in crimes: Hasina|
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday blamed the BNP-led ruling alliance men for criminal activities and said some of its leaders are 'directly involved' in arms smuggling.
16 more children hospitalised with pneumonia|
Pneumonia, a severe form of infection of the lungs, continues to attack children most of who are being hospitalised in serious condition.
IOM to rehabilitate river erosion victims|
The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) will undertake a project for rehabilitation of the victims of river erosion in Bangladesh.
Conspiracy against USTC on: VC|
A vested quarter has been conspiring to halt the activities of University of Science and Technology, Chittagong (USTC), said Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr Nurul Islam at a press conference yesterday.
RU golden jubilee celebration begins Dec 21|
A three-day golden jubilee celebration of Rajshahi University (RU), the second largest university in the country, will begin on December 21.
PBCP leader held in Khulna, eyes gouged out|
A regional commander of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) was arrested by detective police from Jabusha village of Rupsha upazila on Thursday night.
Badiur Rahman, a Planning Commission member, and Mohammad Haider Ali, chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, have been elected president and secretary general of Bangladesh Administrative Service
Jhalakathi journalists on the run|
A tense situation is prevailing in Jhalakati town as journalists are fleeing homes amid raid and attack on their houses by ruling party men.
Bank official held on charge of pension fund defalcation|
Police have arrested an employee of Sonali Bank's main branch at Gopalganj from his residence and recovered Tk three lakh, allegedly misappropriated from government employees' pension fund.
Teachers lay on streets to realise demands|
Teachers and employees of private schools, colleges and madrassahs held rallies in Satkhira and Chittagong and lay on a streets for one and a half hours on Thursday to press their eight-point demand.
Five hurt as miscreants burn houses over land dispute|
Miscreants burnt five houses injuring five persons including women over a land dispute at Ashoknagar village under Chitalmari thana in Bagerhat district.
Victim's family threatened as accused 'at large'|
Family members of housewife Aan Karobi Adhikari Tia, whose mysterious death evoked public protests in the town, are allegedly being threatened with death by the accused for withdrawal of the case.
Teenage Indian girl's ordeal ends after over 3 months|
The ordeal of an ill-fated teenage Indian girl ended on Monday following Home Ministry's nod after over three months of indecision.
Life halts for 10 minutes for a hospital|
Life came to halt for ten minutes at Patkelghata, an important business centre in Tala upazila, on Thursday in demand for a hospital.
As the clock clicked 12 noon, siren blared.
In our story headlined 'Gaibandha BNP leaders fall apart over new dist body' published on page 15 on December 10, BNP leader Kamrul Hasan Farul was wrongly quoted as " I was president of district committee
Geneva accord -- an alternative peace plan|
Unofficial negotiations have been going on for some time between Israel's opposition party member and former Justice Minister Jossi Beilin and Abed Rabbo, a Palestinian Legislator apparently with theunofficial
Of naturalist and mango lover|
There are very few school textbooks that one finds enjoyable when one is forced to concentrate on them during the hot, listless hours of a boring school day.
The state of the world's children 2004|
It has been one year since UNICEF launched the '25 by 2005 Girls' Education Campaign' to accelerate efforts to eliminate gender disparities in primary and secondary education.
Simple but stylized|
Jehangir Hossain's recent exhibit at the Russian Cultural Centre brought in 30 semi-abstracts, on paper and canvas, with man and nature as subjects.
Satranji collection aids Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital|
An array of satranji collection designed by Bibi Russell, a designer who has achieved international fame, was displayed at the Lobby of the Pan Pacific Sonargaon recently.
ITI THEATRE FESTIVAL|
'Shampan Naiya by Uttaradhikar is an exceptional production'
Liakat Ali Lucky, General Secretary of Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation
Liakat Ali Lucky, the director of Loko NatyaDal,
Ingeet by Dhaka Padatik|
Dhaka Padatik will stage Ingeet at 7:00 p.m. at the Mahila Samity Mancha. Ingeet by S. M. Solaiman is a satirical play.
Priyo Shilpir Priya Gaan by Rebeka Sultana|
Rebeka Sultana, a devoted singer of Nazrul songs, has earned prestige for Bangladesh by participating in concerts in many countries like Bangkok, Melbourne, Kathmandu, Banberra, Sydney, Abu Dhabi, Dubai,
Urmila is mast in Lahore|
LAHORE: Jisne Lahore na wekhya oh jamiya nahin (One who has not seen Lahore is not born), so goes an old Pakistani saying. Well, Urmila Matondkar is born again.
Magonolia School of Art and Culture holds a dance workshop|
The first dance workshop of Magnolia School of Art and Culture will be held from December 23 to 25 at House no. 37A, Road-114, Gulshan, Dhaka, says a press release.
Iraqi protestors demand rights for prisoners|
Families of Iraqis detained by the US authorities were among about 100 demonstrators in central Baghdad yesterday demanding rights for prisoners.
HR Watch condemns hundreds of 'preventable' civilian deaths in Iraq|
Misguided military tactics by US-led coalition forces in Iraq resulted in hundreds of preventable civilian deaths, Human Rights Watch said in a report released yesterday.
Sharon, Qorei may meet next week|
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and his Palestinian counterpart Ahmed Qorei were expected to meet next week, amid fears of renewed violence as seven religious Jews were wounded yesterday in a Palestinian
Extremism poses threat to Pakistan, says Musharraf|
Pakistan faces no external threat, President Pervez Musharraf said yesterday, as he commissioned the country's first indigenously-built Agosta 90B submarine, in a sign of thawing tensions with India.
Japan, Asean envisage East Asian community|
Japan and 10 Southeast Asian nations yesterday set themselves the ambitious goal of creating an East Asian community to enhance cooperation as Tokyo promised three billion dollars' aid for the region.
EU to create military planning cell in '04|
European leaders approved yesterday plans presented by Britain, France and Germany to create an autonomous EU military planning cell early next year.
Attack on Ivory Coast TV station: 12 killed|
A gunbattle overnight near the offices of national television in Ivory Coast's main city of Abidjan left 12 people dead, the TV station director and military officials said yesterday.
A spoonful of cinnamon helps treat diabetes|
People with diabetes can help keep their bodies healthy by simply adding a dash of spice to their diet, new research reports.
French parliament backs human cloning ban|
France's lower house of parliament backed draft legislation Thursday making reproductive cloning of human cells a crime against humanity punishable by 30 years in jail and a 7.
Earth's magnetic field weakens 10 pc|
The strength of the Earth's magnetic field has decreased 10 percent over the past 150 years, raising the remote possibility that it may collapse and later reverse, flipping the planet's poles for thefirst
Oldest fossil marsupial found in China|
A 125 million-year-old fossil found in northeast China is probably the oldest known ancestor of modern marsupials, US and Chinese researchers said on Thursday.
It seems as though the travel alerts issued by the US and Australia for their citizens traveling to Bangladesh, and the report issued by Canada that Bangladesh may be emerging as a haven for Islamic terrorists
Death in remand|
The death in police remand of an accused in Chittagong business magnate Jamal Choudhury abduction case has raised a host of questions.
Intervention and international issues|
'Intervention and state sovereignty' has been an important issue not only in recent times but also in the past.
Communal genie is out|
LONG before Atal Behari Vajpayee became the Prime Minister, he would complain that there was not a single state in the country which the BJP could claim as its own.
|Letters to Editor||
US remitters' problem|
After the 9/11tragedy, the US government has taken many preventing steps to ward off repetition of such heinous crimes.
Why concord failed?|
I read the write-up of one Mr S M Mansoor, Gulshan who found out the reason of Concord's failure.
Can't we become a bit sympathetic|
Like the other day when I got on a Farmgate bound bus, I had to experience the atrocity of some passengers who raised the right of equality intentionally to condone some standing women while waiting to
Football not the answer|
I had a hearty laugh reading Mr. Azad Miah's letter "Will we catch up with the world?" that I thought was written with a lot of boyish enthusiasm.
Letter from Kathmandu|
Tibetan poet, writer and activist Tenzin Tsundue is the anguished voice of those Tibetan exiles who exist in a paradox: in 'reality', a country named Tibet does not exist, at least in the official
Dhaka In 1947|
A.G.Stock taught in the English Department at Dhaka University from 1947 to 1951, and then later for a year after the birth of Bangladesh.
Allen Ginsberg with Peter Orlovsky in Calcutta|
Forty feet long sixty feet high hotel
Covered with old grey fur buzzing flies
Eye like mango flowing orange pus
Ears Durga people vomiting in their sleep