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Front Pagearrow Verdict shifted to Sept 21 as judge reports sick
A Dhaka court yesterday put off the verdict on the historic Jail Killing Case to September 21 to the resentment of the prosecution and some defence lawyers, as the judge was ill.
 arrow Morshed blasts Delhi for 'unfair trade'
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday fired a broadside at Delhi for what he said was restricting imports of Bangladeshi goods into India to keep the balance of trade in its favour, despite repeated
 arrow Bomb scare at Willes Little Flower
An explosive scare seized the Willes Little Flower School at Kakrail on sighting of a time-bomb-like device in a toilet yesterday noon, a few hours after five others including a toddler and two children
 arrow Antitank shell found at Sylhet house
Local police yesterday recovered a live explosive device that experts say is an antitank shell from the same house where a severe blast Sunday morning killed a day-labourer and his minor nephew and injured
 arrow Case lands in new labyrinth
The verdict on the brutal assassination of four national leaders is likely to run into further judicial tangles, as a lawyer on Saturday filed two petitions in the last-minute bid to save his client.
 arrow A trial in camera?
Prohibiting journalists yesterday from entering the court that delivered the verdict of Jail Killing case turned it into a 'trial in camera', aggrieved newsmen said.
 arrow PM for cross-country talks on sharing common rivers
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday said it would be the best if countries sharing common rivers could sit together with a negotiating attitude for common interest to formulate a timely plan of action
 arrow Unesco finds literacy rate 14pc lower than government's claim
A UN organisation yesterday said the country's literacy rate stands at 41 percent, 14 percent lower than the government's figure derived through asking people if they can write their names.
 arrow Ctg port to become costlier from Sept 16
The cost of cargo handling at Chittagong Port will increase by 15 percent as stevedores decided to raise their fee from September 16, 2004.
 arrow 40 Iraqis, 5 GIs killed as Sadr City erupts again
Iraq was steeped in blood yesterday as a fledgling truce in a Baghdad rebel bastion was shattered by fresh fighting that officials said left 40 killed and scores wounded, while five GIs killed in separate
 arrow High-speed chase through the sky to catch piece of Sun
In a plot line worthy of a science fiction blockbuster, Nasa scientists have hired Hollywood stunt pilots to stage a high-speed chase through the sky over Utah in a daring bid to catch a piece of theSun
 arrow Action taken against 9 jail officials for duty neglect
A jailer and three deputy jailers were suspended yesterday after they were transferred from Dhaka Central Jail on August 27 for neglect of duty that led to smuggling-in of bombs and contraband, including
 arrow Outlaws kill 3 in Chuadanga
Janajuddho, a faction of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-ML), killed three people including a woman after rape in two incidents in Chuadanga last night.
 arrow Leaders' families term it mysterious
Families of four national leaders assassinated in Dhaka Central Jail on November 3, 1975 yesterday termed reschedule of the judgement date 'mysterious' and feared the government might have a role in it.
 arrow First pvt airline starts int'l flights today
Private carrier GMG Airlines launches international flight operation today.

The 45-minute international flight from Chittagong to Kolkata will be the first of its kind by a private airline in Bangladesh.

 arrow One case, 7 judges
Seven judges conducted the historic Jail Killing Case since the trial started way back in 1998.
 arrow List of criminals with bomb records made
Intelligence agencies have made a list of criminals having track record of preparing or using explosives across the country to find out a lead to the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) rally
 arrow US envoy worried at bomb blasts
US Ambassador to Bangladesh Harry K Thomas yesterday expressed concern over the security of citizens because of 'continued bomb blasts' in the country.
 arrow Judgement in tax graft case against Ershad today
Judgement in the income tax corruption case against former president HM Ershad will be given today.
 arrow Nationalised banks get six new Mds, pay commission two members
The government yesterday promoted six deputy managing directors as managing directors of nationalised commercial and specialised banks, besides appointing two new members to the National Pay Commission.
 arrow Israel hits Hamas camp in Gaza, 14 killed
Israeli tanks, helicopters and warplanes pounded a Hamas training camp yesterday, killing 14 militants in the deadliest attack in Gaza for nearly four months, as Israel struck back after a double suicide
 arrow Two Italian women kidnapped in Iraq
Gunmen have stormed a building in central Baghdad and kidnapped two Italian women working for a humanitarian group and two Iraqis, witnesses said.
 arrow AL lodges case over August 21 grenade attack
Awami League (AL) General Secretary Abdul Jalil yesterday filed a case with the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, Dhaka accusing some ruling alliance leaders and 'their patronised terrorists' ofthe
 arrow Judicial body seeks 3-week extension
The one-member judicial commission on the August 21 grenade attacks on Awami League (AL) rally has urged the government to extend its tenure for another three weeks.
 arrow 11-party won't join AL's oust-govt agitation
The left leaning 11-party alliance yesterday decided not to join the main opposition Awami League (AL) in its oust-government movement now, rather it will seek to strengthen the alliance to develop an
Businessarrow July export clocks 28pc growth
Riding on a spectacular growth in readymade garment (RMG) export, Bangladesh witnessed an encouraging 28 percent overall export growth in the first month of this fiscal year compared with last year'sJuly
 arrow Thai fair begins in Chittagong
A two-week Thai fair began in Chittagong yesterday with a view to promoting Thai products in Bangladesh market.
 arrow BB seeks account info of 46
Bangladesh Bank (BB) yesterday asked all banks to submit account information of 46 persons by September 16 to probe "suspicious" transactions by them.
 arrow Women entrepreneurs' product show begins
In a bid to help women entrepreneurs understand market trend, a three-day Women Entrepreneurs' Product Expo-2004 began yesterday in Dhaka.
 arrow BIMSTEC officials meet in Bangkok to talk FTA
Negotiators from BIMSTEC countries were to hold the first round of FTA talks yesterday to work out a framework for establishing a free market within the seven-member group.
 arrow Pro-Maoist union vows to shut 30 cos in Nepal
A pro-Maoist trade union in Nepal vowed Tuesday to force the closure of 35 companies after shutting down 12 last month, the latest pressure tactic in the rebels' attempts to topple the constitutionalmonarchy.
 arrow Oil prices fall as storm worries wane
Oil prices fell back on Tuesday as worries about the impact of tropical storm Frances subsided, traders said.
 arrow Malaysia says no to ringgit peg review
Malaysia said Tuesday it will not change its controversial ringgit currency peg with the dollar as it has provided stability and boosted economic growth.
 arrow Cairn sees 1b barrels in Indian oil field
British oil exploration firm Cairn Energy, which has announced a series of oil discoveries in India, said Tuesday that oil in place in the Mangala field was estimated to reach one billion barrels, with
 arrow Mock exercise on security held in Ctg port
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) yesterday arranged a mock security exercise in a bid to create alertness on ISPS (international {hipping and por| facility security) code being implemented in the portfrom
 arrow NCC Bank to collect AKTEL cellphone bills
AKTEL cellphone subscribers will now be able to pay their bills through all the branches of National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited (NCC Bank).
 arrow China to end tax breaks for foreign firms
China's cabinet is considering ending tax breaks for foreign-funded firms, the China Daily said Tuesday.
 arrow Japan's foreign reserve hits record high in Aug
Japan's external reserves hit a record high of $827.
 arrow Sri Lanka to reimpose 100pc property tax on foreigners
Sri Lanka's parliament approved Tuesday a law restoring a 100 xercent tax on foreigners buying land in the palm-frinoed island as part of a drive by the Marxist-backed government to stop a selloff ofbeach
Sportsarrow Football: History their nightmare
Muktijoddha Sang-sad and Brothers Union defied history to oust two traditional powerhouses of the country yesterday and set up a final clash against each other in the Fourth Nitol-Tata National Football
 arrow Football: Mukti maul MSC
The striking pair of Saifur Rahman Moni and Rokunuzzaman Kanchan struck once in each half as Muktijoddha Sang-sad Krira Chakra raced into the final of the Fourth Nitol-Tata National Football League with
 arrow Tennis: Henin, Venus humbled
Nadia Petrova provided fur-ther evidence of the growing Russian stre-ngth in women's tennis when she defeated world number one Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-3, 6-2 in the fourth round of the US Open on Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Ponting eyes double
Australian captain Ricky Ponting is hoping to land the first leg of a historic double when the ICC Champions Trophy starts here in England on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Imran irate at ICC
Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan Tuesday lashed out at the International Cricket Council's (ICC) move to bar honorary cricket officials from questioning wrong umpiring decisions, saying it was "over
 arrow Football: Win or bust for Iran
Heavyweights Iran go into Wednesday's Asian round of World Cup qualifiers needing a win to keep their campaign alive while China, Japan and South Korea aim to take a step closer to Germany 2006.
 arrow Football: Chance to set records straight
Top European nations Greece, France, England, and Italy have the chance to regain their authority in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday following opening night nerves at the weekend.
 arrow Football: Repeat not revenge clash
Germany and Brazil lock horns in Berlin on Wednesday for the first time since the 2002 World Cup final in Yokohama, although this time around the stakes are not so high with only pride to play for inwhat
 arrow Cricket: Bangladesh may play fewer Tests
Zimbabwe and Bangladesh may be forced to play a shorter programme of Test cricket, if the International Cricket Council's decision-makers agree.
 arrow Cricket: 'Time key for India'
India batsman Venkatsai Laxman insisted the team could put their 2-1 one-day series defeat by England behind them and be a force to be reckoned with in the ICC Cham-pions Trophy.
 arrow Cricket: Big win for Tigers
The Bangladesh cricket team bounced back from an upset against lowly Scotland to defeat another ICC associate member nation USA by 70 runs in their first official warm-up leading up to the Champions Trophy
 arrow Football: 2nd half typhoon blows BD away
After a creditable draw against Uzbekistan in the first match, Bangladesh were handed a 6-1 thrashing by Qatar in their second Group D fixture in the AFC U-17 Championship at Fukushima, Japan yesterday.
 arrow Football: Ronaldo to wed on January 2
Brazil football superstar Ronaldo has set the date of January 2 next year to marry his fiancee, Brazilian model Daniella Cicarelli, probably in Paris.
 arrow Football: Green signal for Maradona
Maradona has received permission to pursue treatment for his longstanding cocaine addiction in Cuba, his lawyer announced here Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Sachin to have treatment in England
Ruled out of the Videocon Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy, Sachin Tendulkar will stay in England to put to rest his own doubts about the seriousness of his injury.
 arrow Cricket: Woolmer copies Woodward
Bob Woolmer says he will try to take a leaf out of Sir Clive Woodward's book as he tries to forge Pakistan into the leading cricketing nation.
 arrow Basketball: Schools b'ball
The eves of Sunbeams crushed Dhanmondi Tutorial 78-4 in the inaugural match of the AKTEL School Basketball Tournament that began at the Dhanmondi basketball gymnasium yesterday.
 arrow Indian TV rights hearing Sept 9
The Mumbai High Court will hear the case regarding ESPN-Star Sports and BCCI on Thursday, September 9.
Metropolitanarrow Forge united movement against govt: AL
Thousands of opposition activists yesterday took to the streets demanding resignation of the government for what they said was its failure to ensure safety of the people.
 arrow 3 of a family shot at Khilgaon
Criminals yesterday shot and injured three members of a family entering their house at Khilgaon in the city.
 arrow JU mourns Sumi's death
Teachers, students, officers and employees of Jahangirnagar University yesterday held meeting and brought out processions on the campus to mourn the death of Jakia Sultana Sumi, a student of philosophy,
 arrow No Islamist group has link with grenade attack: Amini
Islami Oikya Jote Chairman Mufti Fazlul Haque Amini yesterday strongly denied the allegation of the Awami League that the Islamic organisations had a link with the August 21 grenade attack.
 arrow Rab arrests five outlaws in Khulna
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested five cadres of outlawed New Biplobi Communist Party at Bhandarkot under Batiaghata upazila early yesterday morning.
 arrow 13,200 phensidyl bottle seized
Detective Branch of Police recovered 13,200 bottles of phensidyl from a truck at Link Road at Sign Board area in Siddhirganj and arrested eight people.

The arrested included truck owner.

 arrow International Literacy Day today
The International Literacy Day 2004 will be observed across the country today through massive campaign for promoting education.
Nationalarrow Politics makes two brothers arch foes
Jatiya Party (Ershad) lawmaker and the party's Rangpur district president Karim Uddin Bhorosa yesterday alleged that he escaped an armed attack Monday evening, allegedly made by terrorists hired by his
 arrow Agartala bus service resumption uncertain
Resumption of Dhaka-Aghartala bus service is uncertain as steps are yet to be taken to repair the 50-feet bailey bridge at Debogram in Akhaura upazila.
 arrow Export-import thru' Bhomra land port declines
A virtual stalemate in export- import through Bhomra land port is persisting for the last few days as Indian customs at Ghojadanga land port has tightened clearance so that Bangladesh-bound trucks can
 arrow JCD activists lock Barisal Polytechnic
Three JCD (Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal) leaders kept main gates of academic and administrative buildings at Barisal Polytechnic Institute locked for one hour and a half yesterday as they failed in practical
 arrow Lax security at Barisal airport
Security at Barisal airport is yet to be strengthened though 'red alert' has been declared in three other airports in the country.
 arrow 'Ensure security of life or step down'
Opposition Awami League (AL) and Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Inu) yesterday brought out separate processions and held rallies in Manikganj town as part of their countrywide anti-government agitation.
 arrow 2 AL activists arrested by Rab
Rab (Rapid Action Battalion) members on Sunday arrested two Awami League (AL) activists from Chan-dipur in Bagha and Hamirkutsa in Bagmara upazilas.
 arrow Barisal Jubo Dal men attack houses of 2 BNP leaders
Some Jubo Dal activists attacked houses of two BNP leaders in the city on Monday in a tussle over purchase of a PDB (Power Development Board) generator, left virtually abandoned at Amanatganj.
 arrow Freedom fighter hacked for protesting crime
A freedom fighter, hacked by miscreants for protesting crimes, is now fighting for life at hospital.
 arrow Couple fall victim to fatwa
A young couple is now leading an isolated life in a village following a 'fotwa' (unofficial religious decree) by some so-called religious leaders.
 arrow Probe by foreign experts tarnishes country's image: Ershad
Jatyo Party chairman and former president H M Ershad said bomb attacks which started during Awami League rule is still going on unabated because of deterioration in law and order.
 arrow 'Listed criminal' held
Dumki thana police on Monday arrested 'listed criminal' Monir Hossain, 23, from his house at Labukhali village.
Point-Counterpointarrow 'Black Widows' fight Chechen war against Russia
Increasingly young Chechen women have undertaken suicide missions against Russian interests. Some say they have become walking bombs, striking fear in the hearts of Russians.
 arrow Depleted uranium's deadly poison
Members of the 442nd Military Police Company of the New York National Guard remember the place in Iraq where they were stationed as a hellhole.
 arrow Knock out haemmorhoids with newer treatments
All health information to keep you up to date

Haemmorhoid is a problem of dilated rectal veins with tortuosity. It could be external (covered by skin) or internal (covered by mucosa) to analorifice.

Culturearrow Remembering themusical legend Ustad Alauddin Khan
So varied was his talent and understanding of classical music that there were only a few instruments which he could not play.
 arrow Popularising Bangladeshi dance and music in the US
Eminent dancer and the director of the Nrityanandan and an active member of the Jatiyo Rabindra Sangeet Shammilon Parishad, Sharmila Bondyapadhaya and her students Warda Rihab and Safina Ankur recently
 arrow Babarnama: The cream of South Asian theatre gets together
Since its founding, the Japan Foundation Asia Centre (JFAC) has worked to introduce contemporary Asian Theatre to the Japanese audience.
Generalarrow Accused clash with Rab on Khulna court premises
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) injured and caught dreaded criminal Maruf Billah after a clash with his men on the premises of Khulna Judge Court yesterday morning .
 arrow Home gas meters from Jan
Metering system will be reintroduced for all domestic gas connections in the capital in January to check the wastage of natural gas, said State Minister for Energy and Mineral Resources AKM MosharrafHossain
 arrow 5 students among 7 killed, 30 injured in road accident
Seven people including five students were killed and 30 others injured in a road accident at Kamtal in Bandar while returning from a wedding party in Comilla on Monday night.
 arrow Punishment to JCD cadres demanded
General students of Eden College yesterday demanded exemplary punishment to the cadres of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) who tortured a student recently.
 arrow Body to probe 'failure' of Petrobangla officials
The government has formed a committee to probe the 'failure' of Petrobangla officials to compel a Chinese consortium, which was awarded management and production services contract for Barapukuria coal
 arrow Kader Siddiqui meets Hasina
Bangladesh Krishak Sramik Janata League (BKSJL) President Kader Siddiqui yesterday called on Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina at her Sudha Sadan residence.
 arrow Gonoshasthaya begins second phase of flood relief work
The Gonoshasthaya Kendra has started its second phase of relief operation for 75,000 flood-affected families in 19 districts, says a press release.

It will distribute 15 kg of rice, 3.

 arrow 1,350 more held
Police arrested some 1,350 people on various charges from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours ending at 6.00am yesterday.
Internationalarrow Colombo warned against no-war, no-peace policy
Sri Lanka's Tiger rebels asked the government yesterday to revive stalled peace talks and warned that a policy of "no war, no peace" was fraught with political and military dangers.
 arrow Muslims drift, not run, towards Kerry
They may not face the segregation that once defined the lives of black Americans, but many Muslim Americans feel that they are fighting the civil rights battles of the 1950s and 60s all over again.
 arrow Thousands trapped by China floods
Rescuers battled yesterday to reach thousands of people trapped by floods and mudslides in southwest China as the death toll from some of the worst storms in years rose to 107 with another 88 missing.
 arrow Pakistan accuses India of contradictions
India is making contradictory statements about Islamic rebels crossing the border to fight in disputed Kashmir, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri charged yesterday.
 arrow Angry Putin rules out talks with Chechens
Russian President Vladimir Putin rejected any dialogue with Chechen separatists, blamed for at least 338 deaths in the school hostage siege, as thousands of people staged rally against terrorism in Moscow.
 arrow Muslim growth rate outstrips Hindu in India
India's Muslim and Christian minority communities are growing at a fister rate than |he Hindu majority in the country of more than one billion people, a new census report shows.
 arrow India discovers 'wonder drug' to fight TB
Indian scientists have discovered a new molecule hailed in yesterday's press as a "wonder drug" in the fight against tuberculosis (TB), a mass killer on the subcontinent.
 arrow British soldier charged with murder of Iraqi civilian
A British soldier was arrested yesterday on charges of having murdered an Iraqi civilian while serving in Iraq last year, the police and defence ministry said.
 arrow Jiang Zemin plans |o resign from top military post
Former Chinese president Jiang Zemin, who remains China's top military leader, has told Communist Party officials that he plans to resign, prompting an intense and so far inconclusive struggle for control
 arrow Anwar wins new court battle
Malaysia's highest court agreed yesterday to review the corruption conviction of former deputy premier Anwar Ibrahim, a move that could lead to his immediate return to politics.
 arrow Clinton recovering after bypass surgery
Former President Bill Clinton was recovering after a quadruple heart bypass operation to relieve arteries so severely clogged that they posed imminent danger of a major heart attack.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Death on the highway
We are shocked and saddened at the death of Sumi, a student of Jehangirnagar University, run over by a speeding vehicle while she was crossing the road in front of the university.
 arrow Editorial: Russian hostage crisis
The horrific images of wounded, hungry and dehydrated children and adults looking frightened and running for their lives outside the school premises at Beslan in Russia will remain in our conscience for
 arrow Accountability and governance
During the past few years, more heat than light has been generated, both by the development partners (DPs) and top level functionaries of the government, on the issues of accountability and governance.
 arrow Good governance?
The sheer size of the Shaukat Aziz Cabinet is staggering, 32 Federal Ministers with another 24 Ministers of State expected.
 arrow Autopsy of a failed soul
The murderous grenade attack of August 21 on the Awami League rally (in protest of earlier bomb attacks) at Bangabandhu Avenue reminds the people of Bangladesh once again that the murderers are executing
Letters to Editorarrow Ocean In danger
The world's oceans are absorbing an unprecedented amount of carbon dioxide (CO2), increasing their acidity and possibly threatening the long-term survival of many marine species, including corals, shellfish
 arrow AL rally
The grenade attack on the AL rally has revealed Bangladesh's vulnerability. We had incidence many bomb attacks, but the carnage of Bangabandhu Avenue was deadlier than the previous ones.
 arrow Democracy or dictatorship in USA?
In the disguise of 'government of the people, by the people and for the people' President George Bush has turned the US democracy into dictatorship and he has become the greatest dictator of the 21stcentury.
 arrow Use of power-saving bulb
UNDP's report on 'sustainable energy programme ' has said, 'by using electricity saving bulb in Bangladesh, it's possible to save about 345 MW power every day, which is one-tenth of the total generation
 arrow Political inflation
The cost of doing politics in Bangladesh is going up rapidly in cash and kind (insecurity of lives of leaders, political workers and anonymous citizens).
 arrow Leaders with one-track mind
The problem with Bangladesh is less to do with the standard of political culture than allowing ordinary citizens with one-track minds to play a leadership role in the society.
 arrow Pay a man back in the same coin
Before Iraq war USA President George W. Bush claimed that there were weapons of mass destruction with Saddam Hossain and collusion with Al-Qaeda network.
 arrow Bad news
I am getting sick and depressed reading the daily news in the internet edition of major newspapers of Bangladesh. The current political drama is so depressing that I want to stop reading news papers.
 arrow Death in custody: Is it planned killing?
It is interesting to note that within days of nabbing the big shots of the criminal world, the RAB or police end up with death of that person. The pattern is like this:

1.Nab the criminal.


 arrow Population control
Thank you, Niherendra Nath Choudhury (DS, Sep 1), for your response. Indeed, if there is a single silent disaster, it is the uncontrolled population boom.
 arrow Thanking SAPUFC
I would like to extend my gratitude to the SAPUFC and the other organisations along with the police forces that defended the Ahmadiyya mosque on August 27.
 arrow Can they help?
Our country Bangladesh has been stunned by the sudden disastrous incident of the bomb blasts in the AL meeting. Not only Bangladesh, the whole world can also be taken into account.
 arrow Now is the time to unite
I truly believe that some of the bombing incidents could have been avoided with a bit of careful planning by the security forces.
 arrow "Inscribing vehicle number inside the vehicle"
I strongly feel that it is essential to write down vehicle number at a conspicuous place inside the scooter and the taxi cab that run on hire so that the passengers can see it easily.
StarTecharrow Egen to carve niche in academic institutions
AS the information and technology fever catches on in academic institutions across the nation, companies are quick to meet new demands by developing software that will facilitate the management of workflow
 arrow Targeting a cybernetic generation
THE University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS) organised a two-day long IT workshop at its Gulshan campus on September 4.
 arrow Siemens BD plans for future investment
SIEMENS Bangladesh Ltd.
 arrow Sony unveils high-definition camcorder
Japanese electronics and entertainment giant Sony Corp. showed Tuesday a camcorder that takes video at digital high-definition quality for the home.

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 arrow Samsung to launch phone with mini hard drive
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.
Star Chittagongarrow A park ruled by anti-socials
The United Nations Park has become a safe haven for the drug addicts and other anti-social elements.
 arrow BSC-CPA row over detection of crude
Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) on Saturday decided to deliver the crude detected by the CPA probe committee at the state-owned oil tanker MT Banglar Sourav to Eastern Refinery Ltd (ERL) for refining.
 arrow Getting lost in the white

Star Cityarrow Report on satellite channel law this week
An information ministry body submits its report this week proposing new regulations and policies for cable television network operation.
 arrow Cyber cafés go slow under sharp police watch
Cyber cafés in Dhaka have called on their clients not to use their services to threaten political leaders and foreign organisations here, a concern that came to a head after an email sender threatened
 arrow JU students sleep on floor as halls get cramped
Accommodation crisis has hit all the ten dormitories of Jahangirnagar University (JU), forcing students of first year honours classes of the 2003-2004 academic session to arrange makeshift arrangements
 arrow DCC eating up parks?
The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), which is supposed to look after and protect the parks and open spaces of the capital, is allegedly turning them into business locations.
 arrow Quiet reading corner for the elderly
The 'Elderly Corner' the latest section added to the Central Public Library (CPL) catering to particular tastes of the elderly, is gaining wide popularity.
 arrow BRTC puts in 9 more buses for women passengers
The state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will introduce nine buses for women along nine routes in the capital from tomorrow.