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Front Pagearrow Dhaka set to sign Tifa with Washington
Bangladesh is set to sign a trade and investment accord with the US aimed to give bilateral trade and commerce a shape, as trade officials of the two countries sit at the commerce ministry today to thrash
 arrow Mannan's five bank accounts frozen
The government yesterday froze bank accounts of five companies owned by ex-BNP leader MA Mannan, as alleged Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal activists forced workers out of his under-construction Elite Chemical
 arrow Plan to waive loans of small farmers
The government plans to waive loans of defaulting small farmers in view of thousands of cases pending against them.
 arrow The presence of spring...


 arrow 32 die in Pak drive against al-Qaeda
Pakistani troops yesterday fought a ferocious gun battle with tribesmen close to the Afghan border.
 arrow US mission worried at govt's B Chy handling
The US mission in Dhaka has expressed serious concern over the ruling party's violent backlash against a new political platform launched by some of its dissidents.
 arrow Bangabandhu's 85th birthday today
The 85th birthday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, architect of the nation's independence, will be observed today.

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was born in 1920 at Tungipara in Gopalganj.

 arrow 14th constitution amendment bill to be tabled today
The bill seeking 14th amendment to the constitution with a provision of 45 seats reserved for women in parliament will be tabled in the Jatiya Sangsad today.
 arrow Only 12pc of public varsity budget spent on education
A mere 12 percent of the total budget allocated in public universities is spent on educational purposes while the lion's share is used as payment of salaries and other allowances to university teachers
 arrow HC rule on BoI for cancelling Crown's registration
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule upon the Board of Investment (BoI) to explain why its notice cancelling registration of Crown Beverage Limited (CBL) should not be declared illegal.
 arrow Pakistan survive Tendulkar scare to level series
India's maestro Sachin Tendulkar crossed 13,000 one-day runs and struck his 37th century but could not prevent Pakistan from winning the second one-day international by 12 runs.
 arrow 2,000 shanties, over 60 shops gutted in Ctg
At least 2,000 shanties and more than 60 shops were gutted in a fire rendering around 4,000 people homeless at a big slum in the city's West Madarbari under Doublemooring thana in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Nightmarish night-out at DMCH
It was 1:50am when critically-injured Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader Abdul Al Hadi was brought to the emergency ward of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday.
 arrow Paralysed Garo boy 'missing' on arrest
Modhupur police yesterday took away Utpal Nakrek, a paralysed Garo teenager, from a Savar clinic where the indigenous boy was undergoing treatment for bullet injuries suffered in police fire on a Garo
 arrow People linked with destructive politics to be swept away
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday said those involved in destructive politics would be swept away in the wave of development initiated by the coalition government.
 arrow 50 undercover teams to stem crime
The home ministry will deploy 50 teams of undercover law enforcers in Dhaka in a week in an effort to stem rising crime, officials said yesterday.
 arrow CNG price may go up by 14pc
The government may go for an over 14 percent increase of CNG (compressed natural gas) price at the customers level, officials said.

A proposal to re-fix per cubic metre CNG price at Tk 8.

 arrow Nine killed in Iraq attacks
Gunmen killed four US relief workers affiliated with a Christian evangelical church and two Germans and three Iraqis, one of them an Iraqi translator for US army as insurgents made civilians their target
 arrow 'Criminal' killed in gunbattle with police
An alleged criminal was shot dead exchanging fire with police while a pedestrian and a five-year-old boy sustained bullet injuries in the crossfire at Muradpur in Shyampur yesterday.
 arrow Correction
The headline of our yesterday's front-page story which read "BNPPP meets Jan 21 on ways to head off opposition" should read March 21. We sincerely regret the error and the confusion, if any.
 arrow Murali joins 500-wkt club
Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan on Tuesday became the youngest and quickest to take 500 Test wickets, achieving the feat in the second Test against Australia here.
 arrow Correction
The Daily Star report headlined 'JB targets top 50 defaulters' and published on March 15 mentioned the name of 'Transcom Fibres Pvt. Ltd.' as one of the 50 defaulters.
 arrow NCCB director charged with laundering
The Bureau of Anti-corruption (Bac) yesterday filed five separate money-laundering cases against eight people including Director of National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited (NCCB) Mohammad Ali.
 arrow Dhaka cleared to send only 55 to Malaysia
Nearly five months after signing a manpower export agreement with Malaysia, Bangladesh yesterday got clearance to send 55 employees.
 arrow WP threatens agitation series
The Workers' Party (WP) yesterday threatened to launch a series of programmes, including hartal and siege, to dislodge the BNP-led coalition from office.
 arrow BNP men foil pry teacher interview
Leaders and activists of ruling BNP's student and youth wings went on the rampage at Rangamati District Council building, beating up five candidates and driving away many others in a bid to stop interview
 arrow Activists stage a hunger strike...


 arrow Speaker slams AL for threat to topple govt
Speaker Jamir Uddin Sircar yesterday termed unconstitutional the Awami League general secretary Abdul Jalil's threat to overthrow the government by April 30 and ruled out chances of parliament dissolution
 arrow Hearing against Alamgir, seven others adjourned
A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned the hearing on charge framing against ex-state minister for planning Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir and seven others in a sedition case.
 arrow Old Dhaka traders sit today for agitation
Traders of Kotwali and Sutrapur areas of the city will meet today in a bid to intensify their protest against the recent murder of fellow trader Rezaul Karim Selim as police probe into the killing has
 arrow Speedy Trial Act to be in force for 2 more years
The Speedy Trial Act meant to curb violent crimes will remain in force for another two years after it expires on April 9.
 arrow Bangladesh to sign deal with Netherlands next week
Bangladesh will sign an agreement with the Netherlands next week to get a $1.
 arrow 2 outlaws lynched in Khulna
Two outlaws suffering mob beating in the city Monday night died at Khulna Medical College Hospital prison cell yesterday.
 arrow Restriction on Sundarbans swimming
Restrictions have been imposed on tourists taking bath in Sundarbans beach and canals following Sunday's tragic incident in which 11 students of Khulna University drowned at Badamtala beach.
 arrow Police identify Madrid bombers
Spanish police think they have identified six Moroccans as the bombers who blew up four commuter trains in Madrid last week, the influential newspaper El Pais said yesterday on its website.
 arrow Home secys of Bangladesh, India to meet soon
The home secretaries of Bangladesh and India are likely to hold talks in the Indian capital soon to discuss issues of mutual concerns.
Businessarrow Jute spinners demand interest rate cut
Jute spinners have demanded reduction in the interest rate and bank charges to help them increase export earnings from jute goods.
 arrow UAE potential market for Bangladeshi agro-based products: ATDP
United Arab Emirates is a potential market for Bangladeshi agro-products.
 arrow Coca-Cola to bring in new products to local market
The Coca-Cola is going to make fresh investment in Bangladesh to bring in new products and strengthen its sales and distribution system.
 arrow US boosts production, spurring hope for jobs
American manufacturing production soared across a broad front in February, central bank data showed Monday, spurring beaten-down hopes for a jobs boom.
 arrow Europe looks likely to keep top IMF job
Europe looks likely to keep the top job at the International Monetary Fund which has opened up with the departure of Horst Koehler but the process should be more transparent, an IMF source said Monday.
 arrow StanChart, Siemens sign MoU for jt campaign
Standard Chartered Bank and Siemens Bangladesh Limited signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) recently to launch a joint promotional campaign for Standard Chartered credit cardholders.
 arrow Tripti Industries asked to submit share transfer instruments list
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday asked management of Tripti Industries to submit complete list of share transfer applications and transfer instruments for investigation.
 arrow DBH, Latif Real Estate sign MoU
Delta Brac Housing Finance Corporation Limited (DBH), a private sector housing finance institution, and Latif Real Estate Limited, a developer, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on Monday in
 arrow ECB turns cautious on growth, shifts stance on rate cut
European monetary officials are increasingly nervous about consumer gloom and glitches in the global economic recovery, and a further weakening could put a euro zone interest rate cut back on the agenda
Sportsarrow Cricket: India's TV relief at last
Millions of Indian cricket fans were glued to their TV sets Tues-day as a Dubai-based sports television network set aside its spat with India's national broadcaster Doordarshan and shared a live broadcast
 arrow Cricket: It's Murali's turn
Muttiah Muralitharan became only the third bowler in Test history to take 500 wickets as Australia crashed to their lowest total against Sri Lanka in the second match here on Tuesday.
 arrow Very little expectation
The 9th South Asian Federation (SAF) Games the subcontinent's biggest sporting extravaganza, is knocking at the door but things don't look very encouraging for the Bangladesh contingent.
 arrow Cricket: Kandy goes topsy-turvy
Muttiah Muralitharan became the youngest and fastest to take 500 wickets, but Australia fought back after crashing to their lowest total against Sri Lanka in the second Test here on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: NZ's pitch plea fails
New Zealand's cricket team Tuesday failed in a bid to swap a pitch planned for use in this week's Test against South Africa with a more favourable wicket, cricket officials said.
 arrow Cricket: India lose Nehra for one-dayers
India's already depleted bowling resources on the Pakistan tour were hit further on Tuesday when Ashish Nehra was ruled out for the rest of the one-day series.
 arrow Cricket: Tendulkar across 13,000-run mark
India's Sachin Tendulkar became the first batsman to score 13,000 runs in one-day internationals in the second game of a five-match series against Pakistan on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Seeing Sachin with own eyes
Sachin Tendulkar was emerging from the health club of a Lahore hotel when, from the corner of his eye, he spotted a teenaged Pakistani fan, standing transfixed in the distance.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers arrive home today
The Bangladesh cricket team arrives home this morning after completing a morale-boosting tour of Zimbabwe.
 arrow Cricket: Kirsten to call it a day
Gary Kirsten, South Africa's highest ever Test run-scorer, has announced his retirement from international cricket at the end of the current tour of New Zealand.
 arrow Football: King's prize on offer
Raul will lead the Real Madrid line without Ronaldo's backing against Real Zaragoza in the King's Cup final on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Anelka for truce
France's Euro 2000 winning striker Nicolas Anelka made a late bid to regain his place in the squad on Monday when he apologised to national coach Jacques Santini and his team-mates.
 arrow Football: Ailton fancies Muller mark
Werder Bremen's prolific Brazilian marksman Ailton has set his sights on Gerd Muller's Bundesliga record of 40 goals.
 arrow Cricket: CJKS Cricket League starts April 4
The Chittagong Jila Krira Sangstha (CJKS) Senior Division Cricket League begins on April 4.
 arrow Cricket: M'singh cricket
County Club posted a six-wicket victory over Mukul Fouz (Red) in the Navana Premier Division Cricket League at Mymensingh yesterday.

Batting first Mukul Fouz were all out for 118 in 44 overs.

 arrow Volleyball: Nat'l Bank v'ball
Bangladesh Rifles continued their winning spree in the National Bank Premier Division volleyball league when they handed Sonali Bank a straight sets (3-0) defeat at the outer stadium volleyball courtyesterday.
 arrow Cricket: BD A-Zim A 4-dayer from today
Bangladesh A will take on their Zimbabwean counterparts in the first four-day match beginning today at the Rajshahi Stadium.
 arrow Football: Magura soccer
Zia Smriti Sangsad moved into the final of the Econo First Division Football League defeating Sunrise Sporting Club 4-1 at the Magura Stadium on Tuesday.

The first-half ended 2-0.

Metropolitanarrow 200 arches being erected to welcome PM
BNP sycophants have embarked on a competition to erect arches on major thoroughfares in Mirpur ahead of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's public meeting to be held at section-1 on March 20.
 arrow Over 1400 held
Police arrested 1,405 people, including a listed criminal, during their countrywide drive in the last 24 hours ending at 6am yesterday.
Nationalarrow AL council attacked in Patuakhali
At lease 50 people including local lawmaker Mahbubur Rahman Talukder and three newsmen were injured when Kalapara upazila Awami League council came under attack by hoodlums twice on Monday.
 arrow 'Outline Rajshahi gas supply plan'
Leaders of the Rajshahi Protection Movement Council, a citizens' forum, has expressed their skepticism over Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's public statement that gas would be supplied to Rajshahi.
 arrow Women's empowerment falters
The District Women Affairs Department is doing a laudable job by training distressed women on different vocations and rehabilitating them.
 arrow Rangpur RAKUB to file case against 1000 borrowers
About 1000 farmers of eight upazilas in the district will face certificate cases after April 29 for defaulting on

agriculture loans taken from different branches of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB)

 arrow ‘Foreign funds needed for gas supply’
Work on the gas line network project in Khulna region will begin when funds are available from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
 arrow Farmer Killing Day observed at Gaibandha
Gaibandha Jatiya Party held meeting public at the Public Library hall in the town on Monday in observance of 'Farmer Killing Day'

Two persons were shot dead in Gaibandha when police opened fire onagitating

 arrow RU students face session jam
About 25,000 students of Rajshahi University (RU) face a session jam due to closure of the university for 53 days.
 arrow Hartal called at Kanaighat for UNO's removal
A dawn to dusk hartal has been called at Kanaighat upazila headquarters on March 23 for withdrawal of the Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) for his alleged misbehaviour with a schoolteacher.
 arrow Acid thrown on 2 women
Two women became victims of acid attack in Bogra and Satkhira on Sunday.
 arrow NAP for united agitation against BNP-Jamaat rule
National Awami Party (NAP) organising secretary Advocate Saydur Rahman asked the party leaders and workers to get prepared for a united agitation against communalism, criminal activities, black money,
 arrow BPDB's Tk 6 cr unrealised in Moulvibazar
Electricity consumers here are yet to pay power bills amounting to over six crore taka to Moulvibazar Power Development Board (BPDB) till January this year.
 arrow Snatcher escapes from police custody
An alleged motorcycle snatcher--Abdul Khaleque-- escaped from police custody with handcuff at Dhunat bus stand on Sunday.

Police could not arrest him till Monday afternoon.

 arrow Doctors assaulted as patient dies
Agitated people assaulted two physicians and ransacked the office of Resident Medical officer (RMO) of Kalaroa Health Complex Sunday night following death of a heart patient allegedly due to negligence
 arrow 8 hurt as BCL groups clash in Satkhira
At least eight leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student front of the opposition Awami League (AL), were injured in a clash between two rival groups on Monday at Satkhira Government
Point-Counterpointarrow Rethinking limits of executive authority
Under Bangladesh Constitution, the President is the head of state.
 arrow Whither financial sector reforms?
World Bank recently sanctioned a loan of $37 million for strengthening Bangladesh Bank and helping privatisation of three big nationalised banks and improving their management structure.
Culturearrow Chhayanaut's journey towards a 'Home of Culture'
In Bangladesh, Chhayanaut does not need an introduction'; no one can deny this statement published in the institution's website.
 arrow Young photographers aspire high
The on-going Inter University Photography Exhibition 2004 at the gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy surely marks a milestone achievement for the young enthusiasts of the North South University Photography
 arrow Uro Cola Children's Literature Awards declared
Eminent litterateur Muhammad Zafar Iqbal, Ali Imam and Imdadul Haque Milon have won this year's Uro Children's Literature awards.
 arrow Bond is not the perfect spy: MI5
James Bond, Britain 's most famous fictional secret agent, would be feeling rather shaken and stirred to learn he would be too tall to be a real modern day spy in the country's domestic spy agency.
Generalarrow Exports won't be affected: Khosru
Country's exports will not be affected if the roadmap for trade union activities in the export processing zones (EPZs) is implemented properly.
 arrow Platform for direct election for women observes hunger strike
Activists of several women and human rights organisations on a platform of direct election to the parliamentary reserved seats yesterday staged a hunger strike at the Central Shaheed Minar.
 arrow Bangladeshi hundi trader found dead in West Bengal
The body of a Bangladeshi hundi trader was recovered in the West Bengal state of India yesterday a day after he was abducted from Kalaroa in Satkhira.
 arrow Govt tramples on people's democratic rights: AL
Acting general secretary of Awami League Obaidul Kader yesterday said the BNP-Jamaat-led alliance government was trampling on the democratic rights of the people and their freedom of expression.
 arrow Labour bodies denounce govt decision
Labour organisations of the country have denounced the government decision of allowing a limited-scale trade unionism at the export processing zones (EPZ) from next month, terming it an omen of disaster
 arrow UNFPA Media Award 2003 distributed
UNFPA Media Award 2003 was distributed yesterday.

Dr.

 arrow Concern over move to change name of Sufia Kamal Library
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad yesterday expressed grave concern over the government move to change the name of Sufia Kamal National Library.
 arrow Home Secretary Faroq's contract extended for another year
The government yesterday further extended the contract service of Home Secretary Mohammad Omar Faroq.
 arrow NDI team meets B Chowdhury
A delegation of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a Washington-based organisation, called on former president AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury at the Bikalpa Dhara office on Monday, says a press release.
 arrow Livestock project staff demand transfers to revenue budget
Bangladesh Non-cadre Livestock Employees Welfare Association yesterday demanded that all staffs of 10 completed projects under the livestock directorate be transferred to the revenue budget.
 arrow Brilliant DU student dies of TB
Taposh Kumar Golder, a brilliant student of Dhaka University who was awarded gold medal by the prime minister in December last for his excellent academic performance, died of tuberculosis in Kolkata on
 arrow Two killed, one drowned in city
Two people were killed while another drowned in the city yesterday.

A rickshawpuller was killed when a speeding truck hit the rickshaw from behind at around 12:15pm at Gabtoli Mazar Road in Mirpur.

Internationalarrow Dozens feared dead in Russian building blast
An apparent natural gas explosion sheared off part of a nine-story apartment building in the northern Russian city of Arkhangelsk yesterday as residents slept, killing at least 21 people and trappingdozens
 arrow Advani to meet Hurriyat for talks on March 27
Deputy Prime Minister LK Advani will meet leaders of the Kashmiri separatist Hurriyat Conference in New Delhi for the next round of talks on March 27.
 arrow Iran agrees to let IAEA inspections resume
Iran's chief nuclear negotiator confirmed yesterday that Tehran had agreed to let UN nuclear inspectors back into the country on March 27 without any conditions, ending a freeze that Washington had said
 arrow EU calls emergency meet for anti-terror talks
The EU's Irish presidency called Monday an emergency meeting of interior ministers to forge a response to the Madrid bombings, notably proposing a new EU "security coordinator" on terror threats.
 arrow Israel prepares for mighty retaliation
Israeli troops were massing around the Gaza Strip yesterday as defence officials threatened an unprecedented military response to a double suicide bombing that left 10 civilians dead in the port of Ashdod.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Further vandalism on dissent
What retired army major MA Mannan has done is merely exercise his democratic right to quit BNP, resign his membership of parliament as a natural corollary and join Dr Badruddoza Chowdhury's newly-launched
 arrow Editorial: Trade unionism in EPZs
The government's decision to allow 'limited trade union rights' in the export processing zones (EPZs) of the country represents a move forward.
 arrow Why did president Putin appoint an outsider as prime minister?
Russia's Presidential election was held on 14 March and by all calculation of political mathematics President Vladimir Putin is re-elected (80 per cent of Russian people support him for bringing stability
 arrow Cricket -- a catalyst in improving the South Asian political climate!
When India and Pakistan were engaged in a nail-biting finish in their first one-day cricket encounter in Karachi, the anti-Indian sentiment was largely absent among the over-capacity packed stadium crowd
 arrow Crime statistics: Foreigners conspicuous
Japan's National Police Agency has released last week its yearly statistics of crimes committed in 2003, where once again alarming voice has been raised about the crime scene of Japan getting dirtierdue
Letters to Editorarrow Deaths in Spain
The al-Qaeda has accepted the responsibility for the recent bomb blast in Spain. If that is so, then I must say that it is working against the whole human race.
 arrow Muktangon incident
All eyes were focused on Muktangon on March 12 where Dr. B Chowdhury was expected to deliver his speech. But the ruling party activists made sure that the speech was not delivered.
 arrow I am afraid...
Dr. B Chowdhury is a former president of Bangladesh. The president is supposed to be a neutral person who upholds the honour of the esteemed office and is respected by all.
 arrow Democracy, a far cry...
The current political stage in Bangladesh is really very volatile and obviously a matter of great concern. President Ziaur Rahman introduced the multi-party democracy in the early 80's.
 arrow Bangladeshi television programs in different satellites
To meet the needs of overseas Bangladeshi viewers, the Bangladeshi television channels (government and private) are telecasting Bangla programmes over satellites.
 arrow Minimum second class?
The imposition of the condition of 'Minimum Second Class' in all public examinations to be eligible for applying for any job does not bear any justification if the merit of a candidate is adjudged through
 arrow IMF and the World Bank
I have read the rebuttal "BB dismisses allegation of IMF's control thru' advisor" with interest.
 arrow Women's participation in parliament
Thanks for publishing an article on the most talked about issue of "Increasing women's participation in parliament: What is the best alternative?" (March 14, 2004).
 arrow Ninety-six hour hartal!
In the March 10 issue of The Daily Star, the headline of a news item, '96 hr hartal if govt quits not by March' jolted me -- it was almost like a physical blow.
 arrow What happened in Harare?
We are very upset. We have just seen the innings of Bangladesh team.
 arrow How much and how long?
This refers to the lead news in the DS on March 14, 2004.
 arrow Don't shorten the name, please
I am a regular reader of The Daily Star and its magazine, and I have recently observed that you have shortened the name of Professor Badruddoza Chowdhury to 'B Chy'. It doesn't sound good.
 arrow From the holy places...
The Custodian of the two Holy Mosques, King Fahd Ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Saud said on several occasions, " I have given all attention so that Makkah Al-Mukarramah and Al-Madinah Al-Munawarah would be amongthe
 arrow Mindless political game
Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina has promised to topple the government by enforcing a series of hartals. I think she is risking her party being detached from the people, as everybody hates hartal now.
StarTecharrow New convergence gears from HP
IT was delightful to see a pack of m&m waiting on the table on the concluding day of the two day-long seminar on 'The Science of Printing' at HP's Inkjet Supplies Manufacturing Singapore (IJMS) facility
 arrow Bringing innovative solutions to market products
HEWLETT Packard (HP) introduced the intelligent HP Compaq tablet PC -- TC 1100 -- at a lucky draw competition, which started from March 15. HP announced this at an event at a local restaurant.
 arrow Insight into the domain of outsourcing
"The evasion of communication bottleneck in terms of doing business with the rest of the world is likely to aid the upcoming software companies, focusing toward outsourcing and fetching handsome foreign
 arrow Deep-sea robot to broadcast images straight to internet
A new deep-sea robot is to be deployed in the northern Pacific and send back images from the ocean depths to the Internet as part of a global research project on underwater ecosystems.
Star Chittagongarrow Karnaphuli losing navigability
The movement of ships in Chittagong Port channel has become risky as navigability of the river Karnaphuli has been badly affected due to massive siltation.
 arrow Int'l Trade Fair draws thousands
Thousands of visitors streamed regularly into the International Trade Fair, the 12th of its kind, that began on February 18 at Polo Ground in the port city.
Star Cityarrow Mobile courts run out of steam?
Efforts of 20 mobile courts to head off crime and control runaway traffic in Dhaka apparently fizzled out amid scenes of law and order downslide.
 arrow Soaring soyabean price to roar until April
The prices of soyabean oil is unlikely to return to normalcy before the end of April despite the duty cut on the import of refined oils.
 arrow Look before you leap
A gush of fake electronic goods into the local markets has deceived many unsuspecting city dwellers.
 arrow New forum to fight for 'freedom of expression'
A section of intellectuals, writers, journalists and cultural activists of the country have come together and formed a new forum called Sammilito Nagorik Samaj (SNS).
 arrow A stepping-stone to improving movies
Turning the course in tertiary curriculum, Stamford University in Dhanmondi has introduced a department of film and media studies to students first ever in Bangladesh.
 arrow Ad Club set for second festival on April 24
A day-long Dhaka Advertising Festival 2004 will be held at the Hotel Sheraton on April 24.
 
   
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