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Front Pagearrow Nepali king sacks govt, slaps emergency
King Gyanendra dismissed Nepal's coalition government yesterday and enforced an indefinite emergency, igniting charges he had staged a coup in the Himalayan outpost battling a Maoist revolt.
 arrow Saarc Summit escapes Nepal turmoil
The 13th Saarc Summit will be held on schedule despite the emergency declared in Nepal yesterday by King Gyanendra who dissolved the coalition government of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.
 arrow EU concerned at street violence
The heads of mission of the European Union (EU) yesterday expressed concern at the current spate of violence on the streets in Bangladesh and called for a national 'confidence-building' dialogue to avoid
 arrow Spread the mantra of love against hatred
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday gave a clarion call for upholding the ideals of peace, harmony, fraternity and friendship to outweigh animosity, hatred, disparity and conflict in society.
 arrow Rice calls Khaleda, wants 'transparent, open' probe
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice yesterday made a phone call to Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and discussed the Habiganj grenade attack among other issues.
 arrow Kibria's family to start non-violent movement for killers' punishment
Family of Shah AMS Kibria would launch a 'non-violent movement' involving people from all walks of life to demand punishment to the killers of Kibria and an end to such violence.
 arrow US still to decide on FBI help
The US is still awaiting a clear cut decision from the government about whether the FBI would be allowed full access to evidence and witnesses of the Habiganj grenade attack.
 arrow Move on to contract tender rule violator
The Power Development Board (PDB) is seeking the power ministry's approval to award a major power plant contract to a consortium which has violated the tender rules on several counts including changing
 arrow Cops question more suspects
Investigators of the Habiganj carnage continue to question more suspects and feel that, unlike in the past, the investigation this time will make headway.
 arrow Ministry's legal fight to recover forestland from grabbers
The forest department is pursuing a legal battle to recover forestland allegedly grabbed by a group of youths backed by a lawmaker in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur, official sources said.
 arrow AL mulls whether to join JS session
Against the backdrop of the speaker's refusal to adjourn the sitting on Monday after the adoption of an obituary reference on its lawmaker Shah AMS Kibira, the main opposition Awami League (AL) is seriously
 arrow Qulkhwani of Kibria held
Qulkhwani of former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria was held yesterday afternoon at his Dhanmondi residence seeking eternal peace of the departed soul and praying to the Almighty to help destroy conspirators
 arrow No portrait of president in JS offices of PM, Speaker
In a clear non-compliance of the constitution, the speaker and the prime minister do not display the portrait of the president in their offices at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
 arrow Clarification
Prof Mahmudur Rahman, Director of the Institute of Epidemiology, Disease Control and Research (Iedcr), has sent a clarification to The Daily Star regarding a report headlined 'Nationwide alert against
 arrow Shibir 'interferes' in CU results
The Chittagong University (CU) authorities 'under duress of Jamaat-e-Islami's student wing' are allegedly interfering with the master's results at the communication and journalism department.
 arrow KL delays crackdown on illegal immigrants
Malaysia has delayed a major crackdown on illegal immigrants apparently at the request of Indonesia, the Philippines and the United Nations, local media said yesterday.
 arrow FBCCI asks opposition to call off hartal during summit
The country's apex trade body the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) yesterday urged the opposition parties to call off their hartal during the Saarc Summit, as the programme
 arrow DU student dies in road crash
A student of Dhaka University died yesterday in a road accident in Manikganj.
Nazrul Islam, 26, was a student of management and a resident student of Sir AF Rahman Hall.

 arrow AL called fresh hartal to foil Saarc summit, says Bhuiyan
BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday said the sole motive behind Awami League's (AL) calling hartal again is to thwart the February 6-7 Saarc summit in Dhaka and ruin the image of thecountry.
 arrow Hillary collapses during speech
US Senator and former first lady Hillary Clinton collapsed Monday while giving a speech in Buffalo, New York, but made a quick recovery to resume her scheduled itinerary.
 arrow Witness feels insecure
A prosecution witness in the Ahsanullah Master, MP murder case yesterday told a court that he could not disclose the names of the MP's killers to the investigation officer (IO) for the sake of his children's
 arrow Six cases filed against AL's Sultan
A staggering six cases have been filed against Awami League (AL) Organising Secretary and former lawmaker Sultan Muhammad Mansur for his alleged threat on the life of Prime Minister (PM) Khaleda Zia.
 arrow Outlaws threaten to kill 8 Satkhira journos, OC
Janajuddho faction of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-ML) yesterday threatened to kill eight journalists of Satkhira and officer-in-charge (OC) of Tala Police Station.
 arrow Two students injured in blast, bullet
A female student was injured in a bomb blast at Shahbagh while another student was shot at Rampura in the capital yesterday.
Businessarrow SEC advisory body makes suggestions to spur stocks
The consultative committee of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in its meeting yesterday made a set of recommendations, such as relaxation of margin rule for brokers, financial adjustment of
 arrow US keen to help grow Bangladesh telecoms
US is interested to enhance its co-operation with Bangladesh for the development of the country's telecoms sector, said visiting US Ambassador David A Gross.
 arrow Taka slips to record low against dollar
Taka slipped to a record low against US dollar yesterday, thanks to robust demand for the greenback for payment against import bills and corporate needs, dealers said.
 arrow Chef contest to promote local cuisine kicks off
The country's first-ever chef competition to promote Bangladeshi cuisine kicked off in Dhaka yesterday.
 arrow ADB disburses 94pc projected loans for Bangladesh in 2004
Asian Development Bank (ADB) disbursed 94 percent of its total loans projected for Bangladesh in 2004, according to a report released by the bank yesterday.
 arrow CNG-run vehicles to up fuel efficiency
Speakers at a seminar here yesterday called for converting oil-run vehicles into CNG-run ones for fuel efficiency.
 arrow AKTEL to get SMS content services from Dhaka MicroSystems
AKTEL customers will now enjoy variety of content services such as news, emergency numbers, weather updates, jokes, quotes, ringtones, logos and picture messages through SMS provided by Dhaka MicroSystems
 arrow WEAB team leaves Dhaka to attend Expo Pakistan
Nasreen Awal Mintoo, president of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) and chairman of Saarc Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council (SCWEC), along with a delegation of SCWEC members leftfor
 arrow MetLife to buy Travelers for $11.5b
MetLife Inc on Monday agreed to acquire Travelers Life & Annuity from Citigroup Inc for $11.
 arrow New ADB president vows to fight poverty in Asia
The new president of the Asian Development Bank, Haruhiko Kuroda, vowed to fight poverty Tuesday and called on the ADB to reinvigorate itself to meet the challenges in the world's most dynamic region.
 arrow Plot fair of Metro Makers starts in Dhaka
An 18-day housing plot fair of a real estate company, Metro Makers and Developers Ltd, began in Dhaka yesterday Managing Director of the company AFM Jahangir inaugurated the plot fair of its Modhumoti
 arrow Oil prices easier, stay above $48 in Asian trade
Crude oil prices eased in Asian trade Tuesday but stayed above the 48-dollar mark on expectations of strong demand in the longer term, dealers said.
 arrow Samsung, LG among top brands in Asia
Samsung and LG have been selected as the most influential brands in Asia-Pacific after Japan's Sony, an authoritative US magazine reported Monday.
 arrow China strikes oil deal with owner of Yukos asset
China has secured a long-term oil supply contract with Russia which will provide six billion dollars for Rosneft, the buyer of the main production unit of stricken oil giant Yukos, a top Russian energy
 arrow Australia's greatest interests lie in Asia, Howard says
Australia's most important economic and strategic interests lie in Asia, Prime Minister John Howard said Tuesday as he outlined a "shared future" between his nation and the region.
 arrow Gold demand in India remains bullish
Demand for gold in India, the world's largest importer, is expected to remain bullish because of strong buying during the last leg of the wedding season and softer global prices, traders said Monday.
 arrow Tata Motors Quarterly profit up
India's top vehicle maker, Tata Motors Ltd, met market expectations with a 50 percent rise in quarterly profit Monday as strong truck and car sales offset higher raw materials costs.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Selectors' focus domestic front
With the successful end to the international season, the national selectors were now focusing their attention on strengthening domestic cricket.
 arrow Cricket: Aftab, Manzarul top Tigers
Bangladesh ended a gruelling four-month home season with a rare Test and one-day international series triumph over Zimbabwe on the last day of January.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan pip Windies
West Indies threw away three wickets for nine runs Tuesday to hand Pakistan a 30-run victory and a berth in the finals of the triangular VB Series limited-overs competition against Australia.

 arrow Cricket: PCB for changes to tour of India
Pakistan have asked India for changes to the proposed itinerary of next month's Test and one-day series in India.
 arrow Cricket: Gough bowls for Harmison
England pace veteran Darren Gough has issued some words of encouragement to out-of-sorts spearhead Steve Harmison.
 arrow Cricket: Clarke ready for a dip
Rising young Australian cricketer Michael Clarke said Tuesday he was prepared for his golden run to end after winning the Allan Border Medal.
 arrow Football: Van Nistelrooy's secret!
Manchester United striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy, like many Dutch players, has a dark side.
 arrow Football: Celtic get Bellamy on loan
Scottish Premier League champions Celtic signed controversial Newcastle striker Craig Bellamy on loan for the rest of the season.
 arrow Football: Rivaldo having second thoughts
Brazil World Cup star Rivaldo is weighing up whether to stay at Olympiakos Piraeus beyond the end of the season.
 arrow Tennis: 'No 1 not for now'
Maria Sharapova will give top priority to the defence of her Wimbledon title this year after insisting the world number one ranking can wait.
 arrow Cricket: Dev cricket on
Old DOHS and Brothers Union pulled off emphatic victories in the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) development competition (Under-13) at different venues in the city yesterday.
 arrow Football: Brothers play Nisa FC Mar 9
Brothers Union will make their Asian club competition debut when the National and Premier League champions host Nisa FC of Turkmenistan in the AFC Cup match in Dhaka on March 9.
 arrow Cricket: BD A team open UAE tour today
Bangladesh A team will play their first one-day match against UAE at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Dubai today. The game is a day/night affair.
 arrow Cricket: AL's reception to cricketers cancelled
Bangladesh Awami League (AL) has cancelled its plan to accord a civic reception to the Bangladesh cricket team for winning their maiden Test match and the Test and one-day series against Zimbabwe last
 arrow Rajshahi Stadium goes multipurpose
The Rajshahi Stadium has been dug up to accommodate a council meeting of the ruling Bangladesh National Party (BNP) followed by a month-long fair.
 arrow Cricket: Second ODI in S Africa today
Fast bowler Charl Langeveldt has been ruled out of South Africa's next three one-day matches against England because of a fractured left hand.
 arrow Chess: Nat'l chess qualifiers Feb 11
The preliminary phase of the 31st National Chess Championship will begin from February 11.
Interested players have been requested to enroll on or before February 9.

 arrow Chess: Nat'l Jr chess resumes
The BASIC Bank 26th National-Sub-Junior (Under-20) Chess Championship resumed yesterday at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hall-room.
 arrow Cricket: Murali may still play Kiwi Tests
The Australian surgeon who operated on Muttiah Muralithan's shoulder said the Sri Lankan spinner's injury is not as bad as initially feared and he may still play in the Test series with New Zealand in
 arrow Cricket: WI announce SA, Pak tours dates
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) on Monday announced the following itineraries for the 2005 tours by South Africa and Pakistan:
Mar 25 Arrive, Antigua

 arrow Football: Ten in line for Euro 2012
Ten countries, including joint efforts by Poland and Ukraine as well as Croatia and Hungary, are lining up bids to hold the finals of the Euro 2012 football championships.
 arrow Football: FIFA catches beach fever!
FIFA is launching its first ever beach soccer world cup this year, world football's governing body said Tuesday.
Metropolitanarrow Inauguration of Ekushey Book Fair by PM protested
Different student organisations yesterday staged demonstrations on the Dhaka University (DU) campus protesting the prime minister's visit to Amar Ekushey Book Fair while the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD),
 arrow 58 killed by law enforcing agencies in Jan
As many as 58 people were killed by the law enforcing agencies last month, according to a report by Odhikar, a human rights organisation.
 arrow First death anniversary of Justice Debesh today
Today is the first death anniversary of Justice Debesh Bhattacharya, a champion of democratic and human rights.
 arrow Govt to dedicate itself to finding out killers of Kibria: Wallich
World Bank Country Director Christine Wallich yesterday expressed the hope that the culprits responsible for the murder of Shah AMS Kibria will be found soon.
 arrow FF's daughter moves HC for being denied job under quota
Daughter of a freedom fighter moved the High Court yesterday as she was denied employment under the quota for the children of FFs.
 arrow Advice to job seekers in Malaysia
The government is trying to provide jobs in Malaysia to those Bangladeshis who had gone to the country with work permits and returned home by January 31 obeying the deadline earlier given by the Malaysian
 arrow World Wetland Day today
Bangladesh will observe World Wetlands Day today as elsewhere in the globe highlighting the crucial role of marshy lands for the ecosystems and livelihood of people.
 arrow DU exams postponed
All the examinations of Dhaka University scheduled for February 3 and February 5-7 under its course and traditional systems have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.
 arrow DU reschedules admission test
The first year admission tests of Dhaka University (DU) under 'Ka' (science) and 'Gha' (combined) units will now be held on March 4 and February 25 respectively instead of previous schedule, says a DU
 arrow 1,197 more held
Police arrested 1,197 people, including three listed criminals, on various charges during their countrywide drive in the last 24 hours till 6.00am yesterday.
Nationalarrow Crocodiles to earn forex!
A private company here has launched an unusual venture--raising crocodile for export.
 arrow RU teachers demand govt's resignation
The Progressive Teachers Association (PTA) at Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday brought out a mourning procession and held a rally on the campus protesting Thursday's grisly grenade attack on Awami League
 arrow Bogra people enthused, call to keep gas tariff within reach
People of Bogra are enthused that work for pipeline gas supply in the town is progressing fast, but are worried about what the tariffs would be.
 arrow 44 Barisal AL men sued for 'vandalism'
Forty-four leaders and activists of Awami League and its front organisations have been sued under the Speedy Trial Act for allegedly ransacking vehicles in Barisal city during the hartal that ended on
 arrow UP leaders leave meeting protesting Kibria's killing Shyamnagar UNO meet adjourned
The monthly meeting of Shyamnagar Upazila Development Co-ordination Committee on Monday was adjourned as seven Union Parishad chairmen left the meeting protesting the killing of the former finance minister
 arrow Former BCC commissioner held in BCL leader murder case
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) nabbed Bazlul Huq Chisti Kayes, former Barisal municipal commissioner, from his house at Amanatganj in the city on Monday.
 arrow Goat skins seized while being smuggled out
A joint team, comprising BDR and customs officials seized 72 pieces of goat skin on Monday from a boat at Burigoalini on Chunkuri river in Shyam Nagar while those were allegedly being smuggled to India.
Point-Counterpointarrow Kibria bhai: A personal tribute
TO me Kibria bhai epitomised the cultured, educated, free thinking and poetic Bengali of an era which is fast disappearing.
Culturearrow Bangladesh art captivates Delhi
Delhi glitterati turned up in huge numbers at the recent inauguration of the weeklong art exhibition of seven Bangladeshi artistes organised by the Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art (SPBA) according
 arrow Theatrical collaboration with Hong Kong ahead
There's a new face on the theatre circuit in Dhaka.
 arrow ATN Bangla launches 14 new programmes in February
February is a significant month for Bangladeshis. It is the month to recollect the heroic tales of the martyrs of the Language Movement of 1952 and to return to our roots.
 arrow Incredibles sweeps 10 cartoon awards
The retro-futurist superhero cartoon The Incredibles dominated the 32nd annual Annie Awards, honouring the year's best animation, sweeping all 10 feature film categories in which it was nominated.
 arrow Keanu Reeves gets star on Hollywood walk
Keanu Reeves, who travelled through time in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and took on humanity's machine conquerors in The Matrix flicks, has received a star on the Hollywood Walk ofFame.
Generalarrow 8 killed, 68 injured in road, train accidents
Eight people were killed and 68 others injured in road and train accidents in Comilla, Rajshahi and Bogra districts yesterday.
 arrow US likely to ease restrictions on visa
The United States is likely to ease restrictions on visa soon for bright students and scholars of developing countries like Bangladesh to make room for intellectual mingling as well as sharing of knowledge-based
 arrow Resignation of govt demanded
Leaders of the Left Democratic Front yesterday demanded immediate resignation of the government blaming it for the January 27 grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Habiganj.
 arrow Body of girl recovered from pond at Raozan
Police recovered body of a five-year-old girl from a pond at a village in Raozan upazila of the district on Monday.
 arrow Four bombs recovered at Mirpur:4 arrested
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday recovered four bombs from Mirpur and arrested four people in this connection.
 arrow Portuguese envoy presents credentials
President Iajuddin Ahmed stressed the need for mutual exchange of experiences in the field of agriculture and other development sectors between Bangladesh and Portugal.
 arrow 18 shops gutted in Khulna fire
Eighteen shops at Sher-e-Bangla Market of Terokheda upazila in the district were gutted in a fire on Monday midnight.
Loss of properties had been estimated at over Tk 1 crore.

 arrow BCDJC function postponed
Bangladesh Centre for Development, Journalism and Communication (BCDJC) has postponed the 'Award Giving Ceremony 2003' for women in journalism, scheduled for today, says a press release.
 arrow Obituary
Khondokar Abdul Majid, chairman of Khadim Shoes and Khadim Industries, breathed his last here early yesterday at the age of 82.
Internationalarrow Iraqi president calls for reconciliation
Iraq's interim President Ghazi al-Yawar yesterday sought reconciliation with radical Sunni parties, which boycotted the country's watershed election as the final vote count got under way.
 arrow Kashmiri local polls end peacefully
The first civic elections in decades passed off peacefully yesterday in Indian Kashmir's two biggest cities despite a protest strike on the day and killings in the lead-up to the vote, officials and witnesses
 arrow Israel puts West Bank security transfer on hold after Hamas shelling
Israel put the transfer of security control in parts of the West Bank on hold yesterday after Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip failed to prevent a volley of mortar attacks by Hamas.
 arrow Bush talks Iraq's future with world leaders
US President George W. Bush on Monday pushed Iraqi leaders to make sure that all Iraqis -- "whether or not they voted" in historic weekend elections -- have a voice in their new political system.
 arrow Guantanamo tribunals unconstitutional
A US federal judge Monday ruled that military tribunals for international terror suspects at the Guantanamo Bay Naval base are unconstitutional, leaving in doubt the fate of hundreds of detainees at the
 arrow US troops kill 4 in Iraq prison
US troops opened fire to quell a riot at a military run prison in southern Iraq, killing four inmates and wounding six, US military authorities said yesterday.
 arrow Bush for loosening of immigration laws
President Bush is ready to challenge Congress to approve a stack of politically divisive measures he has proposed before without success, from major changes in Social Security to a loosening of the nation's
 arrow Sudan guilty of gross abuses in Darfur, not genocide: UN
A UN-appointed commission accused the Sudanese government on Monday of gross, systematic human rights violations in Darfur, but stopped short of labelling the violence in the region as genocide.
Editorialarrow Editorial: On investigators' access
The government's decision to seek international assistance in probing the grisly grenade attack on the former finance minister SAMS Kibria last Thursday at Habiganj is a step in the right direction given
 arrow Editorial: An exemplary act of responsibility
Seventeen-year old Monirul has done us proud by a life-saving act that was redolent with value for human lives at a time when these have become playthings in the hands of teeming killers.
 arrow Economic diplomacy: Order of the day
For the last ten years or so, the leaders of government of Bangladesh have underscored the need of economic diplomacy, rather than solely resting on traditional political diplomacy.
 arrow Talking to the PM
HIS sincerity touches you. He is so transparent. Even after being in politics for some 12 years, he remains unsoiled.
 arrow See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
I write in response to Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed's article titled "The New York Times slanders Bangladesh again!" (DS 31-1-05).
Dr. Ahmed points out that Ms.

Letters to Editorarrow SAMS Kibria's death
Doesn't SAMS Kibria's death remind us of the killing of our intellectuals in ' 71 ? I have no words to express my shock , but we are moving far away from the dreams of our heroes in 1971.
 arrow We have won
Standing at the foot boys, gazing at the sky... The boys can now really look up. The fine win over Zimbabwe fetched them everything that they might have asked for. We have overcome... Well done, Tigers.
 arrow A horrendous disaster
December 26 , 2004. This day will be a memorable one for any Asian. In the early morning of that day, a disastrous tremor named "Tsunami" jolted many Asian countries.
 arrow Teaching English
Reading the excellent article on the teaching of English spelling, I still fear that, if an English teacher is not both skilled and careful, then a lot of class time spent in this way may not only beineffective
 arrow Teaching grammar
My thanks to Khan Md. Iqbal Hossain, English teacher, Bangladesh Rifles College, Dhaka, for initiating a lively academic debate on "teaching grammar" at the earlier stages of the academic life of students.
 arrow BTTB mobile service
It is learnt that the Bangladesh Telephone & Telegraph Board (BTTB) is going to launch mobile phone service in February 2005.
 arrow "Keeping off from extremists"
As I read Mr.Kazi Anwarul Masud's article, "Keeping off from extremists," (The Daily Star, January 30), I was surprised by his full endorsement of the views expressed by Eliza Griswold, in her anti-Bangladeshi article, "The Next Islamist Revolution," published in The New York Times Magazine.
 arrow Bangla Bhai , no minor threat
Ms. Griswold was simply trying to portray the current picture of Bangladesh where certain Islamic groups are being patronised by government to intimidate progressive forces.
 arrow Law minister's comments
I am dismayed by the reaction and the comments of the law minister, Mr. Moudud Ahmed, in the aftermath of the killing of former finance minister SAMS Kibria in yet another grenade attack.
 arrow Dear readers
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StarTecharrow Bridging the digital divide
ALCATEL, one of the leading global telecommunication brands, is taking the initiative to facilitate the overall development of the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector of the countryby
 arrow RUET student develops educational site
IMPLEMENTING the usage of computers in educational institutions and using Bangla in data-communication and networking accessibility are areas that now receive much attention in different private and public
 arrow Review: Mac Mini elegant, inexpensive
WHEN the original Macintosh computer was little more than a sketch, its creators envisioned the machine retailing for about $500.
Star Chittagongarrow Tactics to extract additional bill?
Milan Enterprise has failed to meet the deadline for completing renovation of century-old Kalurghat Multipurpose Bridge, with more than 50 per cent work still unfinished.
 arrow Hide traders unlikely to profit
Hide traders and leather exporters in Chittagong are unlikely to reap the benefit of the strict check on extortion and smuggling that helped ease procurement of hides of sacrificial animals at a lower
 arrow Sea beach or kitchen market?
The sea beach at Patenga in the port city is gradually turning into a commercial place instead of a tourist spot.
Star Cityarrow Out of the frying-pan into the fire...
Tanvir was only a year away from his 'O' level exams.
 arrow Audio cassettes of vulgar songs flood city market
Audio cassettes of Bengali songs having vulgar lyrics have flooded the markets in the city.
 arrow Extracts of sacrificial cattle add to revenue
Business this Eid-ul-Azha soared with cattle organs and bones being valuable items in addition to the usual hide of the animals slaughtered during the festival.
 arrow Hatirjheel won't be filled up as elevated road planned
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) will soon call tenders for the construction of the much talked about elevated road over Hatirjheel area for an east-west road network in the capital.
 arrow DNA lab can't start functioning
The country's first ever DNA laboratory is still waiting to start functioning after its opening date was twice rescheduled.