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Front Pagearrow Cancel order revoked on pressures
In the wake of pressure from the rank and file of the ruling BNP, the government yesterday withdrew the November 20 order that cancelled the recruitment of several thousand class three and four employees
 arrow Tk 3,000cr umbrella plan to help the flood-hit
The government will undertake a single project, instead of multiple projects, at an initial cost of some Tk 3,000 crore to rehabilitate people affected by the recent spate of floods.
 arrow AL walks out as Speaker rejects JS probe
Awami League (AL) lawmakers yesterday walked out of parliament as the Speaker turned down their demands for an all-party parliamentary committee to investigate the August 21 grenade attack and a discussion
 arrow Opposition begins human wall from Teknaf
Leaders of Awami League-led 14-party opposition combine from a rally at Teknaf in Cox's Bazar yesterday urged the people to join the December 11 'No-confidence Human Wall' to help oust the coalition government.
 arrow Govt asked to reply why Rab not be run as per law
The High Court (HC) in a rule yesterday asked the government to explain in four weeks why it should not be directed to operate elite anticrime force Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) within the bounds of the
 arrow 50 hurt in transport staff, student clash in Barisal
At least 50 people were injured yesterday in a two-hour fierce clash between road transport workers and Barisal B M College students, who also wrecked and burned over 40 three-wheelers called tempo and
 arrow Angry students stone medical centre
Dhaka University (DU) students yesterday smashed the windowpanes and doors of the DU medical centre when they did not find any staff of the private diagnostic outfit hired to test them for jaundice was
 arrow Govt interference led to Bac failure
The director general (DG) of the newly formed Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday said the now defunct Bureau of Anti-Corruption (Bac) had failed to play an active role in combating corruptiondue
 arrow Dengue comes back
As many as 228 people living in the city have been diagnosed with dengue in the last seven days, foreboding a fresh outbreak of dengue in the city.
 arrow Trash books fill up edn institute library shelves
Books the government has supplied to school and college libraries are of 'very low standard' and irrelevant to the intellectual growth of students, according to the parliamentary standing committee on
 arrow Outlaw, robber killed in 'crossfire'
A cadre of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party's (PBCP) Janajuddha faction and a notorious robber were killed in 'crossfire' with police in Jessore and Mymensingh yesterday.
 arrow 166 feared dead in China mine blast
A gas explosion ripped through a coal mine in north China's Shaanxi province yesterday, trapping 166 miners in what threatens to be the worst disaster to hit the world's biggest coal producer in recent
 arrow Graft case against Cantt OC
A graft case has been filed against the officer-in-charge (OC) and two other cops of Cantonment Police Station on charge of taking bribes of Tk 3.70 lakh.
 arrow Rights activists concerned
Human rights activists at a national conference yesterday expressed their concern over the extra-judicial killings by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and violation of human rights.
 arrow Rab members roughed up
Seven youths beat up some Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members and took away a cellphone on Dhaka-Chittagong highway Friday.
 arrow Skin thin survival for tigers
The world's tiger population has plummeted by 95 percent from the start of the 20th century to as few as 5,000 now and is further threatened by the lucrative trade in their skins, officials told a forum
 arrow Bills not passed on quorum crisis
A lack of quorum in the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday forced the speaker to adjourn the day's proceedings halfway, without passing three bills, and the Awami League (AL) lawmakers walked out citing the chair's
 arrow BCL central leader, two others killed in 'crossfire'
A top Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) central leader, a cadre of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party's (PBCP) Janajuddha faction and a notorious robber were killed in 'crossfire' with police in Chittagong,
 arrow Israel wants to change Arafat death certificate
Israel has asked French authorities to change Yasser Arafat's listed place of birth on his death certificate to Cairo from Jerusalem, an Israeli official says.
 arrow Seafood Expo 2004....

 arrow FBI finds link between 9/11, Madrid bombs
The FBI has established the clearest link yet between the March 11 Madrid train bombings and the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the United States, a Spanish newspaper reported Sunday.
 arrow Taj Mahal unveiled by full moon
Tourists thronged to the Taj Mahal as India unveiled the 17th century monument to love under a full moon for the first time in 20 years after a ban on night viewing was lifted.
 arrow Iran apparently agrees to stop enrichment
Backing down before a Monday deadline, Iran apparently has given up its demand to exempt some equipment from a deal freezing uranium enrichment programs that can make nuclear weapons, diplomats said yesterday.
 arrow BSD top leader killed in Bagmara
Masked assailants murdered a district level leader of the Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) after storming his house at Bagmara upazila on Saturday night.
 arrow Kin, associate of prime suspect in Aug 21 grenade attack nabbed
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police arrested three relatives and an associate of Mokbul Hossain Mukul, a prime suspect in the case of August 21 grenade attacks on an Awami League rally,
 arrow RU JCD unit dissolved after internal clash
The central committee of ruling BNP's student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) yesterday dissolved the Rajshahi University (RU) unit, hours after a factional clash between two groups on the campusleft
 arrow Country short of 2m tonnes fertiliser
The country now has a deficit of 2.04 million tonnes of different types of fertiliser.
 arrow RU law exams still uncertain
Fate of 400 examinees of law and justice department at Rajshahi University (RU) remains uncertain due to the postponement of all the four years' final examinations for an indefinite period.
 arrow Female ward commissioners in Sylhet tell of discrimination
Female ward commissioners of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) have alleged that their male counterparts don't let them participate in city's development work.
 arrow AL top brass asked to join human wall
Lawmakers of the main opposition Awami League (AL) yesterday urged party's top brass to extend their activities across the country ahead of the December 11 no-confidence human wall.
 arrow CU committee chief quits, no work in 9 days
Chief of the five-member special committee formed to explore methods of canceling the doctored certificates of Chittagong University (CU) Professor Dr. Md.
 arrow Analogous hearing Dec 11
The High Court on December 11 will hold an analogous hearing on the supplementary petition in the contempt of a sitting additional judge.
 arrow Rush-hour traffic....

 arrow Machine-readable passports soon
State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar yesterday said the government was going to introduce machine-readable passports (MRP) to help check illegal immigration.
 arrow Another mass suicide in Japan suspected
Four men were found dead yesterday in a sealed Tokyo apartment littered with charcoal stoves, a scene police said appeared to be Japan's latest suicide pact.
 arrow Just in case...

Businessarrow Ensure quality to up frozen food export
Quality of export products need to be maintained at the highest level by bring down cost and delivery time for competing in the present world market.
 arrow Fyne drinking water to hit market in Dec
A new fresh water brand labelled Fyne Water will hit markets late next month aiming to cater to the growing thirst for Tk 70 crore annual market.
 arrow Bangladesh can withstand post-MFA challenges
British High Commissioner Anwar Chowdhury yesterday optimism that Bangladesh apparel sector has reached the capacity to withstand the post-MFA trade challenges beginning from next year.
 arrow Copyright offenses on low priority list of government
It is difficult to enforce copyrights or other intellectual property rights, as these are on list of low priority, said Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed.
 arrow Stocks witness price correction
Following continuous rally after the Eid holiday, stock prices yesterday witnessed price correction as investors resorted to profit taking on both the bourses.
 arrow BGMEA seeks govt help to face quota-free regime
Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has urged the government for all-out assistance to mitigate risks, remove bottlenecks and pave the way for robust growth of readymade garments(RMG)
 arrow Bill seeking changes in Companies Act placed in JS
A bill to amend the Companies Act of 1994 was introduced in Parliament yesterday seeking to enhance the fees payable to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies as the fees were not raised in last nineyears.
 arrow Asian leaders call for formidable economic grouping
Asian leaders attending a major summit in Laos called Sunday for deeper economic integration, saying this could lead to a "formidable" grouping that could negotiate on par with the United States and Europe.
 arrow Monitor, Sheraton to hold chef competition
The Bangladesh Monitor, a travel journal, and Dhaka Sheraton Hotel have teamed up to organise chef of the year competition in April next year.
 arrow Holcim holds vendors' meeting
The second annual vendors' meeting of Holcim Bangladesh Ltd was held recently in Dhaka.
 arrow State Bank of India raises deposit, housing loan rates
State Bank of India, the nation's top commercial bank, said on Saturday it would increase deposit and housing loan rates from Monday.
 arrow AB Bank opens Q-cash ATM booth in Sylhet
Arab Bangladesh Bank Ltd has opened a Q-cash ATM booth at its Modhuban branch in Sylhet to facilitate banking services round the clock.
 arrow Reckitt Benckiser signs MoU with Amex-TRS
Reckitt Benckiser (Bangladesh) Ltd has signed an agreement with American Express Bank Ltd -- Travel Related Services (TRS)for travel related services.
 arrow Manhunt for next WTO chief to start Wednesday
The race to find the next World Trade Organisation chief is due to begin on Wednesday, with at least three candidates trying to woo all 148 member states and the former EU trade chief Pascal Lamy lurking
Sportsarrow Cricket: Sharif returns and ruins Abahani
Mohammad Sharif made a dream return to competitive cri-cket after recovering from a career-threa-tening groin injury to inspire Bangladesh Biman to a 34-run victory against Abahani in their opening match
 arrow Cricket: Kallis ton steadies SA
Jacques Kallis struck a superb unbeaten ton as South Africa made a steady start in the second and final Test against India at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Brothers shocked
Young Pegasus joined the Pre-mier Cricket Lea-gue's giant-killers' list when they snatched a thrilling two-wicket win over title chasers Brothers Union at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies strangle Kiwis
Captain Ricky Ponting opted against enforcing the follow-on armed with a crushing 324-run innings lead as Australia set New Zealand up for the knockout punch in the second cricket Test at Adelaide Oval
 arrow Cricket: Bell guides England
A half-century on his debut by Ian Bell inspired England to a five-wicket victory in the opening one-day international of their series against Zimbabwe here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: 'Pressure on Australia'
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq said his Australian counterpart Ricky Ponting's world champion side will be under pressure during next month's Test series against a touring team loaded with young players.
 arrow Cricket: BCB, ESPN-STAR friends again
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and satellite broadcaster ESPN-STAR Sports have reached a compromise deal in the matter of title sponsorship of next month's home series against India, ending the threat
 arrow Hockey: Usha squeeze past Railway
Giants Usha Krira Chakra began their Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League campaign with an unimpressive 1-0 victory over Dhaka Railway at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Chess: Leonine stay on top
Title aspirants Leonine Chess Club overcame a big hurdle when they beat Muktijoddha Sangsad Krira Chakra 2.5-1.
 arrow Kabaddi team lose Test series
The visiting Bangladesh Kabaddi team lost the six-match Test series against India when they suffered their 4th consecutive defeat in Bhopal yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Another feather in Hayden's cap
Australia batsman Matthew Hayden on Sunday became the first player in Test cricket to score 1,000 runs in four consecutive calendar years.
 arrow Cricket: Murali fit to play
Sri Lanka's star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan has fully recovered from surgery and is cleared to resume his international career, possibly with the New Zealand tour, a cricket official said Sunday.
 arrow Hockey: Spain edge past India
India squandered a two-goal lead to go down 2-3 against Olympic semifinalists Spain in the first of the two-match hockey Test series here Sunday.
 arrow Football: Barca get the result
Barcelona held off a spirited comeback by newcomers Getafe to claim a nervous 2-1 win and cement their hold on the leadership of the Primera Liga on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Classic Chelsea
Chelsea crushed Charlton Athletic 4-0 to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League, while Manchester United extended their winning run with a 3-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Scholl turns on the style
Mehmet Scholl, enjoying an unexpected comeback at age 34, scored his first home goal in two years Saturday as Bayern Munich beat Mainz 05 4-2 to stretch its winning streak to four matches.
 arrow Football: Redondo decides to end
Argentine midfielder Fernando Redondo has decided to hang up his boots, six months after ending his injury-plagued spell with Italian champions AC Milan.
 arrow Football: Eto'o chanted at
Barcelona striker Samuel Eto'o was the target of apparent racial abuse from opposition fans during his side's 2-1 victory over Getafe in Madrid on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Becks plays because of TV!
The England Football Association's television deal with BSkyB and the BBC forced Sven-Goran Eriksson to play David Beckham and a host of other top players in a recent friendly with Spain, according to
 arrow Cricket: All but Akhtar sign deals
The top 17 Pakistan cricketers will get a monthly salary of around 1,200 to 3,500 dollars under the first ever national contracts signed here on Sunday, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar
 arrow Tennis: Seles ponders retirement
Monica Seles says she is likely to retire if she is unable to play at the start of the 2005 season.

"By January, I will make a decision.

 arrow Football: Sao Caetano could lose points for player's death
Sao Caetano could lose 24 points and the chance to win its first Brazilian league title if club officials are found responsible in the death of a player who collapsed on the field a month ago.
 arrow Football: Roma shine for a day
AS Roma ended a run of four defeats with a 4-0 win at Siena in Serie A on Saturday with two goals each from Vincenzo Montella and Francesco Totti.
 arrow Football: Bad timing
Bayern Munich have lost the services of midfielder Mehmet Scholl until after the winter break with the former German international suffering a double cheekbone fracture in Saturday's 4-2 win over Mainz
 arrow Football: It's never too late
Mehmet Scholl's return to the spotlight as a Bayern Munich supersub may yet earn the 34-year-old a surprise recall to Germany's squad in time for the 2006 World Cup.
Metropolitanarrow PM lauds ICDDR,B role in detecting Nipa virus
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia lauded the effort of ICDDR,B in detecting the Nipa virus with assistance from the US-based Atlanta Centre for Disease Control during the mortal bird flu that recently sweptthe
 arrow 'Change attitude towards women'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday called for changes in the social attitude towards women to stop violence against them.
 arrow One to die for killing girl after rape
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a rickshawpuller to death for killing an 11-year-old girl after rape on September 10, 1999.
 arrow Jamaat activist held on charge of rape
Police arrested a Jamaat activist from his residence at Shaikhpara on charge of raping a woman.

The arrestee was identified as Selim Reza,38, an activist of Sonadanga thana unit of Jamaat.

 arrow Date extended
Jahangirnagar University (JU) has extended the deadline for distribution of application forms for admission to honours courses under 2004-05 academic session till December 2.
Nationalarrow 103 rly mishaps in 18 months
Because of lack of proper maintenance, at least 103 train accidents occurred in different places of the Eastern Railway zone during last two and half a years.
 arrow An effort to get rid of a plaguing nuisance
Malipara is a village of Bhawal Rajabari union in Sreepur upazila, 35 kilometre north of Gazipur district.

Ninety-five percent of the total 252 villagers of 59 families here are marginal villagers.

 arrow 25 hurt in clash over sharing of gambling money
Twenty-five persons were injured, two of them seriously, in a clash over distribution of gambling money at Nabbairchar village under Mother gonj upazila in Jamalpur on Wednesday.
 arrow Urea mixed fried rice threatens public health
Urea mixed 'muri' (fried rice) poses a threat to public health.

It is used to make fried rice whiter, larger and more attractive to consumers.

 arrow Steps sought to check river erosion in Gaibandha
The Brahmaputra devoured a vast tract of land along the western bank of the river in Gaibandha Sadar and Fulchhari upazila during last few days.
Point-Counterpointarrow HIV and AIDS: Present situation and future challenges
AIDS is a disease which results when a person is affected by HIV virus.
 arrow Poet Tridib Dastidar's flamboyant belligerent life is over
It's too late for you to arrive now, love
It's too late for you to come now, life
It's too late, it's all too late…

Tridib Dastidar's poem

circa 1984

POET Tridib Dastidar's deathheard

Culturearrow Another laurel for Aly Zaker
Aly Zaker scored another win two days ago-- the prestigious Martyr Muneir Chowdhury Award for his life time achievement in theatre.
 arrow Drama festival begins with fanfare
The beats of the dhol and mandira ushered in Theatre's weeklong drama festival at the Experimental Theatre Stage on Saturday last.
 arrow Prachya: A narrative play
In Prachya, Selim Al Deen has created a parallel myth derived from Manosha Puran.
 arrow Niranjan Adhikari awarded Naren Biswas Padak '04
Recitation group Kanthoshilon conferred this year's Naren Biswas Padak on Niranjan Adhikari, Associate Professor of Department of Sanskrit and Pali, Dhaka University.
 arrow Alicia Keys Calls for African AIDS Action
Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Alicia Keys is calling on her peers in the music industry to raise their voices to help millions suffering from AIDS in Africa.
 arrow A feast for the senses
Sheraton Dhaka's four-day Pakistan Food Festival that began on November 25 and ended yesterday, was a delectable feast for the senses.
Generalarrow Create awareness to stop violence against women
Human rights activists at a seminar yesterday stressed the need for creating social awareness to stop sexual abuse, harassment and violence against women.
 arrow Tobacco ads to be banned: Mosharraf
Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday said the Smoking and Use of Tobacco Products (Control) Bill 2004 will play an important role in checking spread of tobacco use.
 arrow 2 killed in train accident in city
A man was killed and his wife severely injured when a train hit them at Golapbagh under Demra thana in the city on Saturday evening.
 arrow Pro-BNP panel wins Khulna Bar polls
Mohammad Abdullah Hossain and Shaikh Masud Hossain Rony have been elected president and general secretary respectively of Khulna District Bar Association.
 arrow Distribution of forms begins
Distribution of forms for admission into the first year honours courses in Chittagong University (CU) under 2004-05 academic session began on Saturday.
 arrow Research work on women's development
Standard Chartered Bank sponsored a research work on the development of women in Bangladesh, says a press release.
 arrow Chalna made pourasava
Chalna under Dakop upazila of Khulna district has been given the status of a Pourasava.

A gazette notification in this regard was issued on November 13.

 arrow Rickshawpuller stabbed to death in N'ganj
A gang of criminals stabbed a rickshawpuller to death in Chanpur area under Bandar police station in Narayanganj on Saturday night.
 arrow GP HSE Week begins
The fourth annual Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) Week of GrameenPhone Ltd began yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow 1,706 more held
Police arrested 1,706 people on various charges during their countrywide drive in the last 24 hours till 6.00am yesterday.
Internationalarrow Split threatens Ukraine amid autonomy calls
Ukraine's Russia-friendly regions have begun to threaten to declare autonomy if rallies by the pro-West opposition snatch victory from their man, fanning fears that a disputed presidential election could
 arrow Taliban attack on aid agency: 3 killed
Dozens of Taliban guerrillas attacked the compound of an Afghan aid agency with rocket-propelled grenades and machineguns yesterday, killing three guards, officials said.
 arrow Iraq's no to polls delay despite security worry
Iraq's landmark January polls looked set to take place as planned, although ongoing violence yesterday did nothing to alleviate the security concerns of the proponents of a delay.
 arrow EU threatens to slap sanctions on Iran
France, Britain and Germany told Iran Saturday if they had not reached a final agreement to freeze key parts of its atomic programme by Monday, they would not stop moves to seek sanctions against Tehran,
 arrow Nepali Maoists reject PM's deadline
The leader of Maoist rebels battling to overthrow Nepal's constitutional monarchy has dismissed as a "deep-seated conspiracy" a government deadline of January 13 to begin peace talks.
 arrow Sharon, Abbas willing to hold talks
Israel is ready to coordinate its planned withdrawal from the Gaza Strip with the new Palestinian leadership, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said in a published interview, saying he wants to take advantage
 arrow Aga Khan awards for 7 architecture feats
The Aga Khan, spiritual leader of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and founder of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced the name of seven recipients of the
 arrow Thai PM calls for early election citing unrest
Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra announced Saturday that he planned to hold the general election earlier than February to avoid the threat of political upheaval.
 arrow 15 students crushed to death by speeding Indian train
At least 15 students were crushed to death yesterday by a speeding train at a railway station in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, a local administrator told AFP.
 arrow Colombian rebels plotted to kill Bush
Colombia's main rebel group asked followers to mount an assassination attempt against President Bush during his visit to Colombia last week, Defence Minister Jorge Uribe said.
 arrow Indian cop kills 7 colleagues in Kashmir
An Indian policeman killed seven of his colleagues inside a camp in insurgency-hit India-administered Kashmir on Sunday before being shot dead himself, police said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Economic growth prospects assessed
The Bangladesh Bank's Annual Report 2003-04, based on economic trends and indicators, has predicted that the possible contraction effects of the devastating floods and the soaring oil prices on GDP growth
 arrow Editorial: Health crisis at DU halls
The situation at the Dhaka University residential halls is slowly but definitely turning serious. On last count as many as 400 students were reported to have been infected by jaundice since last October.
 arrow Disappointment galore
There was apparently a shock and indignation over Bush victory early this month. It was so spontaneous that there was no attempt even to conceal the sentiment.
 arrow Reforming the non-party caretaker government system
The common nine-point charter of demands announced by the Awami League (AL), the main opposition party in parliament, left-leaning 11-party alliance, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), National Awami Party
 arrow Van Gogh's film on Muslim women
I watched the Theo van Gogh film on the internet, and, like many discerning viewers, found it troubling.
Letters to Editorarrow Risk management
It is matter of great sorrow to see the destruction of hopes of thousands of shop owners of the Hawkers Market. If we had taken precautionary measures, we could have minimised the losses.
 arrow Entry to Dhaka Cantonment
The cantonment authorities have again started refusing civilian entrance to Dhaka Cantonment gates since the opening of Mohakhali Flyover.
 arrow A dream unfulfilled
I was patiently waiting for the announcement of the opening of the flyover . I thought that it would ease traffic jam, and I still hope so.
 arrow A magical Cheshire cat
Some people really like cats. I liked to see the cats outside when they used to come and visit during childhood.
 arrow Fallujah scene
On 8th of November 2004, the Americans launched a full-scale attack on the Muslims of Fallujah.
 arrow Fallujah mass graves
Residents of neighbouring Saqlawiya village have told a television network that they helped bury the bodies of 73 women and children who were burned beyond recognition.
 arrow Disgraceful !
Americans are pulverising Fallujah ruthlessly, reducing the city to rubbles, killing most of its residents. Not only that -- they desecrated and razed to the ground all the mosques of the city.
 arrow Highest seat of learning
Students of Dhaka University played vital roles in all the historic events of Bangladesh. They sacrificed their lives for the welfare of the people of this country.
 arrow BTTB's stand
We the expatriate Bangladeshis condemn the stand of BTTB regarding the implementation of submarine cable. This is again a big stumble for our IT industry.
 arrow Caretaker government
In all the free nations of the world, democracy functions under a written or unwritten constitution, where the electoral process is clearly defined to be conducted freely and fairly by the Election Commission.
 arrow RAB
It does not need an endorsement from IT for the local citizens to confirm the levels of corruption, violence, criminal acts, and violence thriving in Bangladesh these days.
 arrow Another year coming to an end
Like every year this year is also counting its closing days. November is almost finished, December, the month of holidays, celebration is stepping in.
 arrow Bad news for US people
Foreign policy and moral/ethical issues were two decisive factors of recently held US presidential election. Some favoured Mr.
 arrow "Ohio has failed the world"
'Yes' Mr. Hussain Touhid (DS Nov.
 arrow Bangla television channel
I extend my sincere thanks to the sponsor of ntv America for free preview show of ntv till Nov 23. At least it has given some relief from the monopoly of other media shows.
Star Cityarrow Mohakhali flyover multiplies traffic chaos at some points
Mohakhali flyover, the first of its kind in the country, has failed to prove effective against traffic congestion rather multiplied the problem at some points around it.
 arrow Law slack on defaced bank notes
There is no specific law against defacing or damaging bank notes by writing or drawing on them even though thousands of notes are being distorted in that way everyday.
 arrow Lord Krishna's temple needs help
Authorities of one of the most prominent Hindu temple complexes of the city, the Shri Shri Borodeshwari Kalimata temple, have run into financial difficulties in their bid to construct another temple for
 arrow Ward libraries far from deadline
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is unlikely to meet its deadline for establishing a public library at each ward under it by February 2005.
 arrow Veggie depression over
The usual post-Eid drop in prices of vegetables is happening once again with the advent of winter.
 arrow Taste Turkish Treats