Volume 5 Number 28 Wed. June 23, 2004    
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'Pressure' on judge to free criminals before by-polls
Files writ petition for 'justice'
A district and sessions judge in an unusual writ petition in the High Court yesterday accused the government of putting heavy pressure on him to set free some notorious criminals before the Dhaka-10 by-election
Rohingya Population Puzzle
Trespassing dwarfs repatriation
Thirteen years ago some 250,877 refugees from Myanmar braved the Arakanese forests, hills and the Naff river to take shelter in Bangladesh.
Singapore PM Arrives Today
Manpower, investment to top agenda
Increase in manpower export will be high on the agenda as Singaporean Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong arrives this afternoon on a three-day official visit as part of his Asian tour.
4 lakh marooned inside DND dam
Torrential rains in the last three days have flooded most areas within the Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) embankment, paralysing life for about four lakh people.
Water levels at 5 rivers cross danger point
Water levels in most of the rivers continued to rise, as wet monsoon set in across the country.
US staffs visit Bangla Bhai area on fact finding mission
Police lead them to outlaw-affected victims
Three US embassy officials yesterday visited Bagmara upazila in Rajshahi under tightened security to gather information about the atrocities of anti-outlaw outfit Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB),
Stormy debate in JS over rally blast
BNP, AL deputies swap blames for harbouring state terrorism
The ruling BNP and the main opposition Awami League (AL) yesterday swapped blames for harbouring state terrorism, touching off a raucous debate in parliament.
Nizami doubts existence of Bangla Bhai
Industries Minister Motiur Rahman Nizami yesterday expressed doubt over the existence of Bangla Bhai and his force in the north-western districts, saying it should be inquired if there is any real person
Sunamganj Rally Blast
AL calls 3-day agitation
Awami League (AL) has gone into a three-day programme from yesterday in Sylhet division to protest the bomb blast at an AL rally in Derai in Sunamganj on Monday afternoon.
AL calls hartal for July 3
Awami League (AL) has called for a countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal for July 3 to protest the bomb blast at a meeting of Suranjit Sengupta in Sunamganj and killing of two cops allegedly by Chhatra Dalcadres
Motijheel Cops Murder
Police await high-ups' nod to nab Tanjil
Police are in a quandary about arresting Tanjilur Rahman Tanjil, a leader of BNP's student front Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), for the killing of two policemen at Motijheel, as they have not received
Proshika chief taken to hospital after 10hrs of HC order
Govt appeals against stay on remand order
Police admitted ailing Proshika President Qazi Faruque Ahmed presently under arrest to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical College (BSMMU) Hospital yesterday, 10 hours after receiving a High Court (HC) order
Tadao assures PM of more help in infrastructure, energy
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Tadao Chino yesterday assured increased assistance for development of Bangladesh's agribusiness, energy and infrastructure sectorsthree core areas vital for thecountry's
Police club AL rally, 3 injured
At least three people were injured as police clubbed a main opposition Awami League (AL) rally on the city's Bangabandhu Avenue yesterday.
57 killed as rebels attack Russian police posts
Heavily armed militants launched overnight attacks against police buildings, border guard stations and other government offices in Ingushetia, a Russian region bordering Chechnya, killing 57 people including
Cop critically hurt as angry students throw slab on him
A police constable received critical head wounds yesterday when a group of agitating students of Jagannath University College threw a concrete slab on him during a clash with traders at Patuatuli in the
2 brothers drown in sewerage drain
Two brothers drowned in a sewerage drain at Arambagh in the capital yesterday.
Belittling Louis Kahn's masterwork time & again
All the successive governments have tampered with the original design of the parliament complex by world famous architect Louis I Kahn.
UEFA Euro 2004 Portugal
England Wayne it
Wayne Rooney's single-handed assault on Euro 2004 gathered momentum on Monday as England's extraordinary teenager fired his country to a 4-2 win over Croatia and into a quarterfinal with Portugal.
Imran ends innings with Jemima
Former Pakistani cricket hero Imran Khan and his British wife, socialite and heiress Jemima have divorced, ending their nine-year-marriage, it was announced Tuesday.
Korean hostage beheaded in Iraq
An Iraqi group has carried out its threat to behead a South Korean hostage, Al Jazeera television said yesterday.
Eviction Drive
4 cops, 16 others injured in Ctg clash
At least 20 people including four policemen were injured in a clash between slum dwellers and a contingent of police at Pahartoli in the port city yesterday.
Quacks treat a boy to death at Mitford hospital
A seven-year-old boy died yesterday afternoon after ward boys at Mitford hospital injected him with unspecified anaesthesia.
Jailers rough up Satkhira newsmen
Staff of the district jail yesterday ruthlessly beat up a local reporter and a photojournalist, dragging them inside the prison house, after a local daily ran a report on prison guards wringing bribes