Volume 4 Number 328 Fri. April 30, 2004    
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Confrontational politics major obstacle to dev
Saifur tells consultative meeting on 'Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper' in Sylhet
Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday called for stern action to curb lawlessness and said that the government would not tolerate anarchy in the name of politics.
Barapukuria Plant to operate from Sept next year
Minister informs parliament
State Minister for Power Iqbal Hasan Mahmud told Parliament yesterday that Barapukuria Thermal Power Plant would come into operation from September next year.
4 killed in road accidents
Four people were killed and five others injured in road accidents in Barisal and Pabna on Wednesday night.
Residential scheme on 50 acres of land in Cox's Bazar
A planned residential scheme on 50 acres of land at a cost over Tk 15.75 crore will be taken up at the Cox's Bazar town.

There will be 507 residential plots and 2.

No police action yet to rescue abducted trader
Police are yet to take any action to rescue a businessman of Chuadanga who was abducted on April 24.
Bush rating at all-time low: Poll
President Bush's approval rating is at an all-time low and fewer than half of Americans now believe invading Iraq was the right thing to do, according to a CBS/New York Times poll released Wednesday.
Attempted Murder Case
2 get 14 years RI in Manikganj
A court here yesterday sentenced two persons to 14 years rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fined Tk 10,000 each, in default, to suffer one year more RI in an attempted murder case.
US visa seekers have to wait 4 weeks for interview
The United States embassy yesterday announced that an applicant for non-immigrant visa would have to wait nearly four weeks for the visa interview due to recent procedural upgrades.
18 dailies published from Khulna
Information Minister Tariqul Islam yesterday informed the Jatiya Sangsad that 18 dailies were coming out from Khulna city of which 11 were media enlisted.
Relief distributed among tornado victims
NEPC Consortium Power Ltd. and the JCI Bangladesh distributed relief among the tornado victims in Netrakona on Wednesday.
8,000 Phensidyl bottles seized
Police recovered 8,000 bottles of Indian Phensidyl syrup from a Dhaka-bound truck on Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Daudkandi in the early hours of Wednesday.
Russian embassy holiday
The Ru ssian embassy in Dhaka will remain closed on April 30, May 1,2,3,7,8 and 9 due to the national holidays of the Russian Federation, says a press release.
1565 more held
Police arrested a total of 1,565 people from different parts of the country in last 24 hours ending at 6am yesterday.
Bangladesh Festival in Sydney
Cultural team lauded
The cultural affairs ministry has accorded a reception to the cultural delegation for its outstanding performance at the Bangladesh Festival 2004 in Sydney enhancing the image of the country.
Fire at Patharghata
Property worth Tk 1crore damaged, 20 injured
More than 50 commercial and residential units were gutted in a devastating fire at Patharghata Bandar of Barguna district in the early hours of yesterday.
Photography exhibition to commemorate cyclone victims
A daylong solo photography exhibition titled 'some memories' by Shishir Barua, a photojournalist, was held at the Chittagong Press Club (CPC) yesterday to commemorate the deaths of thousands of people
On-trial prisoner dies in jail
An on-trial prisoner of Dhaka Central Jail yesterday died of cardiac arrests, which his family blamed on lack of proper medical attention.
Outlaw group threatens Jessore journo
Outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddho) yesterday threatened to kill the Jessore correspondent of daily Ittefaq as he wrote a report in his newspaper supporting public resistance against
NDA to return to power: Advani
Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani yesterday expressed confidence that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre would return to power and that Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will occupy