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Front Pagearrow Exporters daunt doomsayers
The doomsayers may have a different opinion, but Bangladesh's garment exporters and the US buyers take a more positive, even bold view, of the industry's future when the US quota system ends in nine days.
 arrow Grenade blasts, arms haul probe failure irk Britain
Britain yesterday expressed disappointment at the government failure to reach a 'credible conclusion' in investigating the grenade attacks and arms hauls, especially the May 21 grenade attack in Sylhet
 arrow Public outcry over probe, medical reports
Local people and human-rights organisations in Chuadanga yesterday rejected the medical test and police probe reports claiming to have found no proof of the gang rape of Dolly, a 25-year-old housewife,
 arrow First phase of expressway starts shortly
The government has decided to start construction of the first phase of a 20-km elevated expressway in the capital shortly with its own resources to ease the nagging traffic jam.
 arrow Move to boost sales without raising rates
The government has decided to take some measures to boost the sale of savings instruments without increasing the interest rate as their sale has plummeted by around 54 percent in the wake of interestrate
 arrow Ban on Ahmadiyya books stayed
The High Court yesterday stayed the government ban on Ahmadiyya publications and proscribed any gazette notification on it until the regular bench of the High Court returns from winter vacation on January
 arrow PM urges people to pursue politics of peace, progress
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday urged people to take part in politics of peace, progress and development pursued by her government and reject the politics of destruction.
 arrow Hasina accuses PM's family, colleagues of huge graft
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday alleged prime minister's son Tarique Rahman has amassed huge wealth through illegal businesses and siphoned a part of it to Malaysia.
 arrow Youth, outlaw die in 'crossfire' in city, Kushtia
A youth with criminal records was killed in 'crossfire' between police and criminals in city's Mohammadpur area while a similar incident in Kushtia left a top cadre of an outlawed outfit dead early yesterday.
 arrow A Shopping of a Kind

 arrow JS body questions DFP figures on newspaper circulation
Members of a parliamentary body yesterday expressed surprise at the number of daily newspapers and their circulation claimed by DFP, and raised questions about the government policy of distributing advertisements
 arrow US resolve in Iraq upset by violence
In a sobering assessment of the Iraq war, President Bush acknowledged Monday that Americans' resolve has been shaken by grisly scenes of death and destruction and he pointedly criticised the performance
 arrow Pac to recover illegally drawn salaries of public university teachers
The Public Accounts Committee (Pac) of the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday decided to initiate stern actions against the public university teachers who have illegally drawn salaries and other allowances while
 arrow ADB okays $30m for Ctg port efficiency
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $30.6 million for enhancing the efficiency of Chittagong Port and enabling it to meet international port security and environmental standards.
 arrow Gas pipeline fire put out
The fire that caught the Kailashtila-Ashuganj natural gas pipeline in Singapon area near the district town on Monday was extinguished yesterday.
 arrow EC wants lists of MPs for election to JS women's seats
All political parties and alliances have been asked to send the lists of their members of parliaments to the Election Commission (EC) in writing by December 28 for holding election to the reserved women's
 arrow Hasina's son arrives today
Different front organisations of the main opposition Awami League (AL) plan to host a reception for party chief Sheikh Hasina's son Sajib Wajed Joy, who, accompanied by his wife, arrives in Dhaka this
 arrow Woman carjacker stabs 3-wheeler driver to death
A gang of four carjackers including a woman knifed a driver to death last night while trying to rob his CNG-run three-wheeler at Mothertek in the city.
 arrow One arrestee in Iraq hails from Begumganj
Abu Ashraf Mohammad Sharif of Begumganj is one of the four Bangla-speaking people arrested by Iraqi police on December 19.
 arrow President in CMH for checkup
President Iajuddin Ahmed was admitted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) yesterday for medical check-up, said a Bangabhaban press release.
 arrow Benazir's husband rearrested
The husband of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto was rearrested yesterday, less than a month after he won his freedom following an eight-year stint behind bars.
 arrow Too Little for Too Many

 arrow EC asks for nominations by Dec 28
The Election Commission (EC) has asked the political parties and alliance concerned to send the names of their candidates by December 28 for election to the women's reserved seats in the Jatiya Sangsad
 arrow Stranded Pakistanis observe token strike
Stranded Pakistanis General Repatriation Committee (SPGRC) yesterday observed a six-hour token hunger strike at Geneva Camp in Mohammadpur to press home their seven-point demand.
 arrow 2 bodies start probe over missing papers
Two committees have started investigating why and how all the documents related to the sensational case of gang-rape in Tanore upazila 17 years ago went missing.
 arrow Robbers shot 1, stab 2 in city
Robbers shot a school teacher and stabbed two others in two separate incidents in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Opposition parties take oath, hold rallies today
Leaders of the main opposition Awami League (AL), left-leaning 11-party alliance, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) and National Awami Party (NAP) will separately take oaths, and hold rallies and processions
 arrow Opposition parties take oath, hold rallies today
Leaders of the main opposition Awami League (AL), left-leaning 11-party alliance, Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) and National Awami Party (NAP) will separately take oaths, and hold rallies and processions
 arrow 22 killed in blast at US base in Mosul
Some 22 people were killed and more than 50 were injured in a lunchtime blast at a US military base in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, US media reported yesterday, citing Pentagon officials.
Businessarrow SEC suspends brokers’ credit facility
Unnerved by continuous rally in stock prices, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday decided to suspend credit extending facility by brokers to their clients to control excess liquidity
 arrow Govt in business is waste of public money: Saifur
Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday said government in business means loss and waste of public money and so the government believes in private sector-led growth.
 arrow Rehab housing fair starts in Dhaka tomorrow
With a view to promoting real estate sector, Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (Rehab) is organising a five-day housing fair at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel from tomorrow.
 arrow ADB okays $50m for SME development
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support efforts of the government of Bangladesh to foster development of the country's small and medium enterprise (SME) sector, through an assistance package approved
 arrow Emirates flies to 4 more destinations next year
Emirates will fly to four new destinations and increase flight frequencies to seven destinations in 2005 as part of the airline's international expansion drive.
 arrow Greater China-South Asia ties vital for economic progress
Greater interactions between China and South Asia in the multi-facet economic fields are imperative for all round progress and development for the vast multitude living in this part of the world.
 arrow Citigroup named best cash management bank
Citigroup, the parent company of Citibank NA, has been named the best cash management bank this year by FinanceAsia, Asia's leading financial magazine.
 arrow MindShare Asia Pacific wins best media agency award
MindShare Asia Pacific, the parent company of Asiatic MindShare Limited- Bangladesh, has won the 'Media Agency of the Year 2004' award for the second consecutive year.
 arrow US sets final duties on Asia, Latin America shrimp
US shrimp producers declared success on Monday after the Bush administration set final anti-dumping duties ranging from 2.35 percent to nearly 68 percent on shrimp from Thailand, Brazil, Ecuador and India.
 arrow India's IPO boom set to spill into '05
India's investment bankers are counting on another hectic year of capital raising.
Some 23 companies have raised $2.

 arrow Local company to set up textile dyeing plant in Comilla EPZ
A local company is going to set up a textile dyeing and chemical plant in Comilla Export Processing Zone, creating jobs for 70 Bangladeshis.
 arrow Malaysian PM for KL-Delhi FTA
Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi on Monday suggested a free-trade agreement between his country and India to boost bilateral economic cooperation and joint venture to explore other global
 arrow Parachute Beliphool Lite oil reappears
Marico Bangladesh Limited, the marketer of hair oil brand Parachute in Bangladesh, re-launched its perfumed hair oil "Parachute Beliphool Lite" at a function in Dhaka on Friday.
 arrow Pakistan faces labour law problems
Pakistan's vital textile industry could suffer from the imminent end of import quotas as international rivals seek to exploit the country's widespread disregard for labour and environment laws, analysts
 arrow Surgutneftegaz buyer of Yukos, says newspaper
The cash-rich private oil company Surgutneftegaz is the mystery purchaser of the main assets of the Yukos empire, auctioned for 9.35 billion dollars (7.
 arrow American Chef soya bean oil launched
Ornate Services Limited has launched "American Chef " brand soya bean oil in local market.
 arrow EU trade chief wants end of textile quotas to be win-win
The European Union's trade chief Peter Mandelson called Tuesday for poorer countries to be shielded from fierce competition led by China when global textile quotas are scrapped on January 1.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Tigers begin ODI training
With the Test series over, Bangladesh began their preparation for the first one-day international against India at the MA Aziz Stadium tomorrow.
 arrow Hockey: Nayeem keeps Usha atop
Two goals by Pakistani forward Nayeem Ahmed helped Usha Krira Chakra remain on top of the Green Delta Premier Hockey League table with an impressive 3-1 win against Mariner Youngs Club at the MaulanaBhashani
 arrow Cricket: Low performing HP
The Sri Lanka Cricket Academy transformed their form into the shorter version of the game as well when the visitors recorded a comprehensive four-wicket win against BCB HP (High Performance) Squad inyesterday's
 arrow Cricket: Strauss leads Eng home
Andrew Strauss led England to a record eighth successive Test victory on Tuesday as they beat South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test.
 arrow Football: World's best to fight racism
Brazil's newly-crowned FIFA World Footballer of the Year Ronaldinho said he was committed in the fight against racism in the sport.
 arrow Cricket: Harbhajan doosra reported
India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action after concerns were raised over his 'doosra' delivery, the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced here
 arrow Cricket: Vaughan hails record win
England captain Michael Vaughan hailed a "very special" achievement after his team completed a record eighth successive Test win by beating South Africa by seven wickets on the fifth day of the firstTest
 arrow Football: Brazil's hattrick
World champions Brazil have topped FIFA's world rankings for the third year running, football's world ruling body announced Monday.
 arrow Football: 'No Gerrard for Morientes'
Liverpool have told Real Madrid to forget about using Fernando Morientes to lure Steven Gerrard to the Bernabeu next summer.
 arrow Cricket: 7-star Nasir
Nasiruddin bowled Sonargaon Cricketers to a massive 103-run victory over Nabin Sangha with a fantastic seven-wicket haul in the First Division Cricket League at the Jagannath Hall ground yesterday.
 arrow Table Tennis: Jemi V-Day TT champ
Jemi of Gaibandha clinched the singles crown of the Victory Day Women's Open table tennis tournament defeating Seema of Jessore 11-3, 11-7, 13-11 in the final at the Dhanmondi Women's Sports Complex yesterday.
 arrow Open squash
Title contenders Bhola Lal, Ram Jagadish and Swapan Parvez won their respective Premier Division matches of the Sharp Blade Open Squash Tournament yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Dalmiya due on Dec 26
Jagmohan Dalmiya is expected to arrive in Dhaka on December 26 to watch the last two one-day internationals between India and Bangladesh.
 arrow Handball: Pepsi handball
The semifinals and the final of the Bagerhat zone qualifiers for the Pepsi 17th Men's Handball Championship will be held today at the Bagerhat Stadium.
 arrow Football: Selection trial for U-13 booters from Jan 2
The Bangladesh Football Federation will hold a selection trial to prepare two Under-13 football teams which will take part in the AFC U-13 Football Festival in Dhaka next April.
 arrow Cricket: Zoysa injured in rained off tour opener
Fast bowler Nuwan Zoysa is a doubt for Sri Lanka's first one-day international with New Zealand this weekend after dislocating a finger on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Lee on Aussie A squad for 1-dayers
Brett Lee, who has endured a frustrating run as Test cricket 12th man, has been picked for Australia A in one-day matches against Pakistan and West Indies next month.
 arrow Football: Roberto Carlos wants a transfer
Brazil World Cup star Roberto Carlos, continually thwarted in his pay demands, has demanded a transfer after Real Madrid dropped him for last weekend's 3-2 league win over Racing Santander.
 arrow Football: Glazer ponders new offer for MU
The board of Manchester United said Monday said that US sports tycoon Malcolm Glazer was considering "potential revisions" to his previous unofficial takeover offer for the English football giants.
Metropolitanarrow Third bridge on river Karnaphuli demanded
Chattagram Nagorik Adhiker Andolan (Chittagong Citizens' Rights Movement) formed a human chain here yesterday demanding immediate construction of the 3rd bridge on the river Karnaphuli.
 arrow Rights bodies demand arrest, trial of rapist policemen
A number of rights organisations at a press conference yesterday condemned the gang rape of a housewife in a Chuadanga police camp Saturday night and demanded immediate arrest and trial of the culprits.
 arrow UK state minister calls on FM
UK Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Office Douglas Alexander MP called on Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan at his office yesterday and discussed maters of bilateral interest.
 arrow 1,614 more held
Police arrested 1,614 people on various charges from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours till 6.00am yesterday.
Nationalarrow Acclaimed abroad, ignored at home
Machinery for automatic flour mills and spares produced in Jessore BSCIC Industrial Estate have earned appreciation from importers in Australia but failed to draw the attention of Bangladesh government.
 arrow Tk 5cr rehab plan kicked off for erosion-hit people
A Tk five crore programme has been launched to rehabilitate erosion-affected people of four upazials in the district.
 arrow BSF yet to return 6 kidnapped men
Indian BSF is yet to return six Bangladeshis, allegedly kidnapped from their homes in Chhittlai, a Bangladesh enclave in Kurigram district, on December 15.
 arrow Barisal JP leader held for link with outlaws
Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) arrested Md Enayet Hossain Khan, convener of Wazirpur upazila Jatio Party (Monju) unit, from Shikarpur Bandar under Uzirpur upazila on Monday.
 arrow Madaripur hatchery inoperative for 20 yrs
Madaripur hatchery remains inoperative even after 20 years of establishment. It cannot produce fry due to fault in its design.
 arrow Another fake TSP factory detected in Magura
Another factory producing fake TSP (Triple Super Phosphate) fertiliser was detected at Kukna village in Magura municipality area in the early hours of Tuesday.
 arrow PSTU Controller's removal demanded
About 700 students of Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) on Saturday staged demonstrations on the campus demanding removal of the Controller of Examinations within two days.
 arrow Half-day hartal observed in Joypurhat
Half-day hartal was observed in Joypurhat on Monday.
Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) called the hartal protesting attack on Principal Wazed Parvez, Coordinator of BSD, Joypurhat.

 arrow NGO man no more visits her
None from the NGO came to visit Mahima's family, now under the open sky. Dogged by the NGO, she burnt her small thatched house in a fit of rage, failing to repay two loan installments.
 arrow Rule Nisi upon home ministry
The High Court (HC) Division of Supreme Court has issued Rule Nisi upon the Ministry of Home Affairs and concerned law enforcing agencies not to harass and arrest Khulna City Corporation ward commissioner
Point-Counterpointarrow 13th SAARC summit: Will it lay down vision for the third decade?
Bangladesh had the opportunity of holding two Summits before -- the first one in 1985 and the second in 1993. Almost after twenty years of the first Dhaka Summit, Bangladesh is hosting the 13th Summit.
Culturearrow Where nature reigns supreme
Far from the madding crowd of Dhaka, a township at Saturia, Manikganj recently sparkled with the resplendent cultural feast of the Mandi, a vibrant ethnic community struggling to keep their culture alive.
 arrow Inauguration ceremony of the festival
Theatre Art Unit's weeklong drama festival was inaugurated at the National Theatre Stage on December 20.
 arrow Cities in motion displayed at Goethe
A photographic slide show was conducted for two days at the Goethe Institut. This was arranged by Claudia Riemke, a visiting architect, and was called Cities in motion.
 arrow Nakchhabita: A tale of conflict
Monoj Mitra's social play Nakchhabita deals with the impact of conflict between politics and family relationships. After many years Janoki returns to her ancestral home at Mohonpur.
 arrow Now, James Bond turns Santa
Ex-James Bond Roger Moore will have to shed his image of the suave British spy and adorn the garb of Santa Claus in a cartoon to promote the children's charity, Unicef, according to The Sun.
Generalarrow Bureaucratic tangle, political interference hinder rural dev
Bureaucratic tangle and political interference in approving the projects at union parishad (UP) level seriously hamper the rural development, said the UP leaders yesterday.
 arrow Chhoto Ratan shot Ahsanullah Master
A prosecution witness in the Awami League lawmaker Ahsanullah Master murder case yesterday told a court that he recognised 21 people, who carried out the assassination of the legislator.
 arrow Santhia poura chairman-elect calls hartal Dec 26
Mirazul Islam Pramanik, chairman-elect of Santhia Pourasava in Pabna, yesterday called an eight-hour hartal in the pourasava area on December 26 to protest the "Jamaat-e-Islami's bid to foil the election
 arrow 'Debate helps students enhance analytical power'
Youth Forum for Democracy, a newly formed organisation, held its first debate session on Dhaka University campus yesterday.
 arrow Exhibition of antique furniture begins
A month-long exhibition of antique furniture began yesterday at the Soukhin Emporium of Gulshan City Corporation Market to give interested people glimpses of the past.
 arrow Teachers observe strike today
Arts faculty teachers of Chittagong University (CU) will observe a daylong work abstention today demanding immediate renovation of the decade-old faculty building.
 arrow 'Make SSKOP strike a success'
The Sangbadik Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (SSKOP) yesterday called on the government to announce immediately the formation of a sixth wage board for the journalists and employees of the newspaper
 arrow CDA demolishes 20 structures
Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) started demolishing unplanned and illegal structures hindering development and expansion of road and intersection at Anderkilla in the city yesterday.
 arrow Cadets put CMFA principal's office, residence under lock and key
Cadets of 24th and 25th batches of Chittagong Marine Fisheries Academy (CMFA) yesterday put the office and residence of the principal under lock and key demanding his immediate removal.
Internationalarrow Blair hopes all Iraqis will take part in polls
British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on a surprise visit to Baghdad yesterday, said he hoped all Iraqis would take part in next month's elections, describing the situation in the country as a "battle between
 arrow India deploys spy drones in Kashmir
The Indian army has deployed for the first time Israeli-built spy planes to track Kashmiri guerrillas, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Fresh prison abuse allegations hit US
Fresh allegations have emerged of serious mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by US military personnel.
 arrow EC gets tough against Lalu, his party
A key member of Indian government and colourful politician Lalu Prasad Yadav finds himself in trouble after the country's Election Commission filed an FIR against him on charges of bribery ahead of fresh
 arrow Chilean court okays Pinochet trial
Murder charges against former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet in a major human rights case can proceed, an appeals court said on Monday in an unprecedented ruling immediately appealed to the Supreme
 arrow Bush renews warning to Syria, Iran
President George W.
 arrow Ukraine's PM tries to recover after defeat in TV debate
Ukraine's pro-Russia presidential candidate Viktor Yanukovich scrambled to recover yesterday from blows dealt by his Western-leaning presidential rival in a televised debate just days before an election
 arrow 50 killed in Peru bus crash
A passenger bus careened off a mountain road in Peru and plunged into a jungle river, killing 50 people and injuring 15 others, police said.
 arrow Bush will push for guest worker plan
President Bush said flatly on Monday that America's immigration system is not working and that in his new term he would push for a temporary guest worker programme.
 arrow Most Americans want Rumsfeld to step down
A majority of Americans want Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to step down, according to a poll released Monday, as the Pentagon chief faces a barrage of criticism over his handling of the Iraq war.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Inflation rate on a spiral
There has been an upswing in the inflation rates over the last few years. But it hasn't quite crossed the rather critical threshold of a double-digit figure as yet.
 arrow Editorial: Concert for poor children
The concert organised for under-privileged children in the city on Monday was a commendable move that enabled the poor children to demonstrate that they had both the aesthetic sense and the talent for
 arrow Transparency in the administration of criminal justice
It is widely believed that statistical information system relating to crimes and trial are less than satisfactory in Bangladesh.
 arrow Buying arms, talking peace
It is regrettable that India and Pakistan have made no progress on the worthy proposal, first made as many as 14 months ago, to launch a bus service between the two capitals of divided Kashmir.
 arrow Privatisation of Chittagong Port
The bell for privatisation of Chittagong Port has tolled. The Foreign Minister M. Morshed Khan on return from a foreign visit recently supported the idea of privatisation of the port.
Letters to Editorarrow Let's start our journey
No one knows where the end is, from where we should start. Yes, I am talking about the editorial 'Educational institution under lock and key' published in the daily star on 15 Dec. 2004.
 arrow "The post-71 generation"
Dear Mr. Zafar Sobhan - In your well written article "The post-71 generation" you write "The Bangladesh we live in today is not the Bangladesh anyone hoped for".
 arrow Winter birds
Cold wind has started to blow and it reminds us that the winter is coming. The visiting birds, a beautiful creature, also start to come to Bangladesh from the Arctic regions during the chillydays.
 arrow No change in US policy
Following the US invasion and destruction of Iraq, killing of thousands of Iraqis and arrest of Saddam Hussein, we do not find any change in policy and strategy of the US President George W.
 arrow Missed opportunities in industry
The problems of the traditional and modern furniture industry, and lack of backward linkage problems, were well spotlighted (DS Dec 15).
 arrow Save those trees
I am a student of International Islamic University of Chittagong and I have the pleasure to tell you that various kinds of trees have been planted in the island of the road of Chittagong City Corporation.
 arrow DV-2006
Many people were dreaming that they would go to America through the DV-2006. They were very enthusiastic about the whole thing.
 arrow Rab
Rab is working to keep law and order under control. They have been working for a few months. A few months ago, the law and order situation of Bangladesh was pathetic.
 arrow December 16
Every year 16 December comes with a beckoning of hope to chase away poverty, crime and, above all, political imbroglio that has reared it's ugly head in every area of our national life.
 arrow Of processions
Our modern life is beset with multiple forms of processions. There is hardly any week when there is no procession. Processions are of various kinds.
 arrow Privatisation
Not long ago, most of the organisations were in the ownership of the private individuals. Profit motive to the extent of intolerant limit, and other vices of these private individuals became very transparent.
 arrow A prayer for my brother
A part of me left a long time ago and passed away. My brother died a long time ago. He was a lot older than me. He died when he was a baby. I was born much later.
StarTecharrow Of game freaks and animators
Spectacular' and 'splendid' are probably the best two words to describe the gaming and multimedia contests held at the recently concluded BCS Computer Show 2004.
 arrow Introducing EWU Electronics Club
To diversify and bring in a generation to the swelling electronics sector, East West University (EWU) introduced its Electronic Club on December 18.
 arrow Indian tech city turns to Microsoft
MICROSOFT Corp. won a battle against open source software supporters in India's technology hub of Bangalore, with local authorities choosing its software for networking the state's utilities and services.
 arrow Nation's tech voices go online
As a further step toward spreading the country's information and technology (IT) news to the mass in home and abroad, the Bangladesh ICT Journalist Forum (BIJF) launched their website last week.
 arrow Mobile phone radiation harms DNA
RADIO waves from mobile phones harm body cells and damage DNA in laboratory conditions, according to a new study majority-funded by the European Union, researchers said on Monday.
Star Chittagongarrow World Trade Centre uncertain again
Installation of much expected world trade centre by Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) at Agrabad has become uncertain again with the cancellation of scheduled ground-breaking ceremony
 arrow Fake ship furniture trade on the rise
One of the thriving businesses in ship-breaking is fast waning in the port city as unscrupulous traders are using cheap local timber in the name of ship furniture.
 arrow A Joyous Victory Day

Star Cityarrow Unmarked speed-breakers causing accidents
Unmarked speed-breakers at different points on the city roads are causing accidents, especially at night, as people cannot see them while driving.
"These speed-breakers are causing accidents.

 arrow Unheard calls for traffic complaints
“For traffic complaints, dial 011-806111, 011-806222, 011-806888." The yellow advertisements can hardly be overseen on Dhaka's streets, as they are applied on CNG-autorickshaw rears.
 arrow Curtain falls on fair of force & feeling
‘Military Hardware Exhibition - 2004' that entertained over a hundred thousand people daily, giving them the opportunity to feast their eyes on a huge amount of arms, ammunition, artillery, along with
 arrow Pump houses turning into crime dens
The pump houses of the Water Supply and Sewage Authority (WASA) in the capital have reportedly become notorious for criminal activities and are often treated by local hoodlums and miscreants as safe hideouts.
 arrow Dhaka Book Fair hopes for a change
The Dhaka Book fair 2005 is scheduled to start from January 1 at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
 arrow Gulshan residents protest permission for 8-storey buildings
The Gulshan Society has decried the government decision to allow eight-storey structures along Gulshan avenues and this would seriously strain the utility services.