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Front Pagearrow Court finds Kuril arms probe flawed
A Dhaka court while passing judgement in the Kuril arms and explosives haul case yesterday described the investigation as flawed and inadequate in tracing the source of the arms.
 arrow A destructive dig for deeper waters
As the Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) digs deeper into the ground in search of extractable water, as part of a new high depth tubewell initiative, the consequences for the environment and the
 arrow Spewing out eco time bomb
Bricks are made for building. But the country's brick kilns are churning out the basic ingredients for construction in a way that is doing more harm than good.
 arrow Narcotics guardians go into long hibernation
The National Narcotics Control Board (NNCB), which is supposed to provide policy direction to the Department of Narcotics Control, has apparently become non-functional crippling the anti-narcotics drive
 arrow JS in crisis as BNP, AL turn to streets
Both the ruling and the main opposition parties have taken to the streets ignoring their responsibility to make the Jatiya Sangsad a centre of all political activities.
 arrow Historic March 7 today
Today is the historic March 7, the day when Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, father of the nation, called upon Bangalees to wage a decisive struggle against the Pakistan junta, setting the tone forthe
 arrow Search offices of Jamaat, Shibir
Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) Chairman Fazlul Huq Aminee expressed his indignation yesterday over the searching of Kawami madrasas by intelligence agents and demanded that similar actions be taken against the
 arrow BNP urges AL to join JS
Leaders of ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party yesterday from a rally in the capital asked opposition Awami League to join the parliament shunning the 'politics of anarchy on the streets'.
 arrow Jamaat leader's diatribe against The Daily Star
As The Daily Star runs regular reports on religious militants, its editor along with other like-minded editors should be quizzed about Bangla Bhai and Abdur Rahman, said Assistant General Secretary of
 arrow No salary for BTRC staff as 5 top posts remain vacant
Officials and employees of Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC), could not draw their salaries for the month of February in absence of its chairman and commissioners.
 arrow Shibir activist arrested for bomb plot
An Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) activist was arrested yesterday for his alleged plot to bomb a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) meeting attended by former home minister Mohammad Nasim at Raiganj.
 arrow Border tension mounts over push-in bid
Border Security Force (BSF) of Naodapara camp yesterday tried to push in about 200 Bangla-speaking Indians into Bangladesh through Chakpara border under Shibganj upazila.
 arrow Discontent over admin promotion
A pall of frustration and sadness fell over officials who were dropped from Saturday's promotion list when 61 deputy secretaries of three batches were elevated to the post of joint secretary.
 arrow Coexisting with cats, cockroaches at DMCH
Patients at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) are helpless amid the invading cats, rodents, flies and insects and pests appear all over the place allegedly due to the authorities' sheer indifference
 arrow UAE to hire more Bangladeshis
The United Arab Emirates assured taking more Bangladeshis for jobs in the ongoing process of economic expansion of the Sheikhdom, which has emerged as a world business hub.
 arrow SEC confirms link of MD, vice-president
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has confirmed involvement of the managing director (MD) and the Banani branch manager of the Premier Bank Ltd in opening around 25,000 false beneficiary owners'
 arrow Fight unitedly to unseat govt
Leader of the Opposition and Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged all political parties that believe in Bangladesh's sovereignty and independence to fight unitedly to overthrow the BNP-Jamaat-led
 arrow One cop closed, other suspended
A sub-inspector (SI) of Jessore police has been suspended and an ASI closed to police lines for neglect of probe and accusing a six-year-old boy of rape.
 arrow Outlaw killed in 'crossfire'
A regional leader of outlawed Jashod Gono Bahini (JGB) was killed in 'crossfire' with police at Kanchanpur village in Kumarkhali upazila in the early hours yesterday.
 arrow Youth arrested by Rab dies at DMCH
A youth allegedly tortured in Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) custody on February 20 died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) last night.
 arrow 40 dealers suspended
Forty dealers and two supervisors have been temporarily suspended for their irregularities in selling rice under the Open Market Sale (OMS) programme.
 arrow SC allows to file appeal against HC verdict
A full bench of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday allowed an advocate an affidavit to file an appeal against the High Court (HC) judgement that held illegal the order of the president
 arrow ACC to seek legal opinion from govt
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will seek legal opinion from the government about its probing money laundering, as there is no provision in the ACC Act for conducting such enquiry.
 arrow BSF abducts 14 woodcutters
The Border Security Force (BSF) of India abducted 14 Bangladeshi woodcutters from Chhayar Mukh area of the Sundarbans yesterday.
 arrow FBI could not come for no govt response
The family of slain lawmaker SAMS Kibria yesterday said FBI probe into the Habiganj carnage is being hindered as the government does not agree to the US investigation agency's proposed terms of reference
Businessarrow First local reinsurance co on the cards
A move is underway to establish the country's first reinsurance company as two European companies, which offers reinsurance services, have decided not to continue services in Bangladesh.
 arrow Tourism exposition ends in a festive mood
The international tourism exposition ended in Dhaka yesterday with a huge response and festivity as thousands flocked to the extravaganza with queries about various travel offers and facilities.
 arrow Cement cos urged to tap export potential
Speakers at a function yesterday urged local manufacturers to explore potential of cement export, saying the standard and strength of Bangladeshi product is better.
 arrow Retail shop owners decry VAT in Chittagong
Shop owners yesterday formed a human chain in Chittagong protesting imposition of value added tax (VAT) on retail shops.
 arrow China's 8pc growth target likely underestimated again: Analysts
China's central government is facing a tough battle with the provinces to slow its overheating economy, with trillions of dollars of investment projects already underway or in the pipeline, analysts said
 arrow Singapore faces higher unemployment amid mounting competition
Singapore's unemployment rate could worsen in the years ahead amid mounting competition as multinationals shift operations to lower-cost countries like China, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said overthe
 arrow Emirates to offer holiday packages to African islands
Emirates Holidays, a concern of Emirates Airlines, is going to offer travellers two new holiday packages to African islands within a short time.
 arrow HP launches child welfare campaign
Worldwide computer hardware company Hewlett-Packard (HP) has launched a campaign titled 'Your Contribution will Make a Difference' to help child welfare in Bangladesh recently.
 arrow Japanese zipper co in Dhaka EPZ gets ISO certification
YKK, a Japanese zipper manufacturer located in Dhaka EPZ, has obtained ISO certificate on environmental management system for operating industries without harming environment.
 arrow BanglaCAT becomes GP corporate client
BanglaCAT, a Caterpillar dealer in Bangladesh, has become the corporate client of GrameenPhone Ltd.
An agreement to this effect was signed recently between the two companies, says a press release.

 arrow India to raise $1b thru' privatisation
India plans to raise more than a billion dollars in fiscal 2005-2006 by selling state-run companies, Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram said announcing his government's privatisation plans for the
 arrow New chairman of Global Ins
Syed Badrul Alam has been elected chairman of Global Insurance Limited.
He was elected at the 41st meeting of the Board of Directors of the company held in Dhaka recently, says a press release.

 arrow World's biggest tech fair shakes off sector with new gadgets
The world's largest high-tech fair opens Thursday amid a rebound in the sector, offering crowds a sneak peek at the wizardry that will revolutionize work and fun in the coming years.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Dhaka's double joy
Dhaka stormed to the top of the Ispahani Sixth National Cricket League first-class table with their first outright victory in the competition yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: It can be Sachin's own
Sachin Tendulkar has amassed more than 20,000 runs in international cricket, but a small figure of 121 has assumed greater significance ahead of the first cricket Test between India and Pakistan starting
 arrow Cricket: Bowlers power BD A
Bangladesh A bowlers helped their side bounce back in the second one-day match against their Zimba-bwean counterpart{ when they won by 34 runs at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Inzamam not worried
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq remained confident on Sunday ahead of the first Test with India despite seeing his team's only warm-up match washed out by rain.
 arrow Cricket: The battles within
Key battles in store when the Test series between India and Pakistan gets underway here on Tuesday:
Young Butt promises to solve Paki{tan's opening woes after

 arrow Cricket: Trouble in Windies
West Indies cricket was plunged into further turmoil on Saturday when world record-breaking skipper Brian Lara and six other players were threatened with the axe from the squad.
 arrow Cricket: Coach stands by Zim
Coach Phil Simmons rejected calls for Zimbabwe to be stripped of their Test status despite the team suffering the humiliation of an innings defeat inside two days in the first Test against South Africa
 arrow Tennis: Davenport Dubai Open champ
Lindsay Davenport consolidated her position at the top of the world rankings with the 46th title of her career here on Saturday but she had to struggle to beat unseeded Serbian Jelena Jankovic 6-4, 3-6,
 arrow Football: Nisa due today
Nisa FC of Turkmenistan arrive here today to open their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup first-round away match against Brothers Union.
 arrow Football: Hollywood, here comes football!
It may be the beautiful game, but until now football has proved to be resolutely uncinematic.
 arrow Cricket: Experience only gain
Mohammad Ashraful, who had a baptism of fire as captain of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) XI in the Duleep Trophy tournament in India, said the difference in standard was an eye opener.
 arrow Team leaves for Melbourne today
A four-member Bangladesh team leaves for Melbourne today to take part in the Commonwealth Shooting Championships.
The competition will be held from March 9-15 in the Australian city.

 arrow Football: Eto'o again Barca's hero
Barcelona stretched their lead at the top of the Primera Liga to eight points on Saturday after they edged a 1-0 win at struggling Osasuna while second-placed Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw awayto
 arrow Football: Chelsea happiest
Chelsea motored eight points clear at the top of the Premier League on Saturday after they beat Norwich City 3-1 and title rivals Manchester United stumbled to a 0-0 draw at 10-man Crystal Palace.
 arrow Football: AKC, MSC avoid each other
Abahani and Mohammedan were drawn in separate groups when the draw for the Independence Day Football Tournament was held on Saturday night.
 arrow Hockey: BSC finish top
Leaders Bangladesh Sporting Club (BSC) finished the first leg of the Green Delta First Division Hockey League on a high when they defeated Dhaka Wanderers Club 3-1 at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium
 arrow Football: Juve stay on par
An Alessandro Del Piero penalty gave Juventus a 2-1 victory at AS Roma keeping them in step at the top with AC Milan.
 arrow Football: Mourinho the peace activist!
Chelsea's Portguese manager Jose Mourinho has said he would travel to Israel later this month to watch mixed teams of Palestinian and Israeli children play football as part of a peace initiative.
 arrow Table Tennis: Rumi Smriti Open TT
The Rumi Smriti Open table tennis tournament got underway at the NSC Woodenfloor Gymnasium yesterday to mark the second death anniversary of eminent sports journalist Masud Ahmed Rumi.
 arrow Chess: Zia, Rezaul share point
Grand Master Ziaur Rahman shared a point in the ninth round but still maintained his solo lead with 8 points in the Mercantile Bank 31st National Chess Championship at the federation hall room yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: 'Anil, Inzy vital'
Former India all-rounder Kapil Dev says spinner Anil Kumble and rival batsman Inzamamul Haq will be the key players in the Test series against Pakistan.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistani fans arrive in India
Hundreds of Pakistani cricket fans arrived in India on Sunday ahead of the opening Test on Pakistan's first tour of their fierce rivals for six years.
 arrow Cricket: Ex-Eng captain Sheppard dead
Former England cricket captain David Sheppard has died following a long battle with cancer.
The former Bishop of Liverpool and Labour peer died peacefully on Saturday, the eve of his 76th birthday.

 arrow Football: Maradona has his stomach reduced!
Former Argentina soccer World Cup-winning captain Diego Maradona had his stomach stapled to reduce his ballooning waistline, his Colombian doctors said on Saturday.
Metropolitanarrow Landless demand khas land
Landless people from across the country yesterday formed a human chain in the city demanding allocation of khas land for them.
 arrow Criminal with Pistol held in Ctg
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested an alleged criminal with one sophisticated pistol from South Salimpur of Sitakunda in early hours yesterday.
 arrow 1,366 more held
Police arrested 1,366 people on various charges during their countrywide drive in the last 24 hours till 6.00am yesterday.
 arrow 3-year-old girl strangled
Body of a three-year-old girl, who was strangled on Saturday night, was recovered from a pond in city's Kafrul area.
 arrow Farida Sarkar passes away
Farida Sarkar, wife of former power and energy minister Ziauddin Ahmed Bablu, died of cancer at Shikder Medical College Hospital in the city yesterday at the age of 48, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Prospective rubber sector is now sick
The prospective rubber sector under Bangladesh Forest Industries Development Corporation (BFIDC) is now sick allegedly due to mismanagement by garden authorities and bureaucratic tangles.
 arrow 6th year of Udichi tragedy passes off, none convicted
The sixth year of Udichi tragedy passed off yesterday with the victims languishing in misery and none of the killers convicted yet.
 arrow Teachers demand apology from Milon
The Kushtia District Teachers Association Coordination Committee (DTAC) yesterday protested the statements made by State Minister for Education Ehasnul Haq Milon at a teachers' gathering on Friday and
 arrow On the run for life
Fazlul Karim is on the run for life as some ruling party men burnt his house and allegedly threatened him and his family with death.
 arrow IRRI-Boro setback in Nilphamari
IRRI-Boro is facing a setback in the district as farmers are getting one fourth of the electricity they need for irrigation.
 arrow WB, IMF and WTO are 'tools for exploitation'
The World Bank (WB), International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Trade Organisation (WTO) are three "weapons of imperialist countries" by which they are "exploiting the toiling masses throughout the world".
 arrow Timber traders demand state minister's removal
Timber traders from eight districts in the southeastern region on Saturday brought out a joint procession here demanding immediate removal of State Minister for Forest and Environment Jafrul Islam Chow-dhury
 arrow Road mishaps kill 5 in B'baria, Barisal
Five persons were killed in road accidents in Brahmbanbaria and Barisal on Saturday and the day before our B'baria Correspondent reports: Three persons including were killed and at least six injured
 arrow Woman police officer closed for 'moral turpitude'
A woman police officer of Dumuria Police Station (PS) has been closed to police line on Friday.
The action was taken against Sub-inspector (SI) of police Tahura Akhter,28, for her immoral character.

 arrow Cancellation of BCS exam demanded
Leaders of Rajshahi University (RU) unit of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday demanded immediate cancellation of the 25th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination.
 arrow 60 out of 65 AL men quit party in a Jessore union
Sixty out of 65 leaders and activists of Ramnagar union Awami League resigned from the party on Saturday in protest against non-inclusion of local Union Parishad chairman and prominent party leader Advocate
Point-Counterpointarrow Bangabandhu's finest hour
It is this writer's view that the 7th March speech was Bangabandhu's finest hour. He stood far taller than ever before and with him we too stood taller. He was always known for being a powerful speaker.
 arrow Bush's visit to Europe: Mending fences with allies?
French statesman Charles De Gaulle had once said, "America is nothing but daughter of Europe.
Culturearrow The man of indomitable spirits
A few years back, prominent cultural figures from Dhaka, hailing from Barisal, were invited over for the centennial celebration of Brojo Mohon College popularly known as BM College.
 arrow India ushers in its first Idol
After almost five months of drama, emotional outbursts and nail-biting suspense, India has its first ever Indian Idol.
 arrow Golden fibre shines brighter
In a world slowly being choked by artificial products, the nature's "golden fibre"--jute--brings the breath of pure freshness.
 arrow Crosscurrents on theatre
On February 4, Theatrewala, a magazine on theatre, organised a gathering of acclaimed stage playwrights and directors of the country-- Abdullah Al Mamun, Mamunur Rashid, Ataur Rahman, Aly Zaker,
Generalarrow Businessman shot dead near court
Unidentified men gunned down a businessman on a busy street adjacent to court area under Kotwali Police Station in the capital yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Hasina urged to call off Mar 27 hartal
Two business organisations yesterday urged Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina to withdraw the March 27 hartal for the sake of the seventh International Leather Fair coinciding with the strike.
 arrow Education UK Fair begins in city Mar 10
A three-day-long 'Education UK Fair 2005' will begin in the city on March 10.
Speaker Mohammad Jamiruddin Sircar will inaugurate the fair at Sheraton Hotel.

 arrow ASF programmes on Int'l Women's Day
The Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF), in collaboration with other co-sponsors, has taken up an elaborate programme to observe the International Women's Day in a befitting manner.
 arrow Stop unplanned sand lifting
Speakers at a rally yesterday urged the authorities concerned to stop lifting of sands from different rivers and canals in an unplanned way.
 arrow Tk 13 lakh of Integra Group looted
Armed muggers snatched Tk 13 lakh injuring a divisional in-charge and a peon of a cellular phone distributing firm here in the port city yesterday.
 arrow Meet summer water crisis
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan directed the Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) to repair the faulty deep tube-wells and set up new ones if necessary to meet the water crisis in the
 arrow Doctor, magistrate cross-examined
Two prosecution witnesses in the Awami League lawmaker Ahsanullah Master murder case gave their statements before the court yesterday.
 arrow Suspected militant arrested in city
Police picked up a man suspecting his involvement with Islamic militancy from city's Mirpur area yesterday.
 arrow Brac University partnership with US university
Brac University (BU) has recently developed a partnership with George Washington University (GWU) of USA to focus on the academic areas of Education and Development Studies, said a BU press release.
 arrow HC stays proceedings
The High Court yesterday stayed the proceedings of the graft case against former State Minister Obaidul Quader pending in the lower court.
 arrow 5 killed, 17 injured in road accident
Five people were killed and 17 injured, five of them seriously, when a truck knocked down another truck into a roadside ditch at Nakla on the Jamuna Bridge West Link Road early yesterday.
 arrow Pro-opposition student bodies observe strike at DU
Six opposition-backed student organisations observed strike at the Dhaka University (DU) yesterday to press home their three-point demand, including release of two leaders Abu Abbas Bhuiyan and Mizanur
 arrow Submission of charge sheet deferred
Submission of charge sheet of journalist Dip Azad bomb attack case has been deferred as the investigation officer (IO) Sub-inspector (SI) Rafiqul Islam left for Dhaka Saturday night with docket at the
 arrow Extempore speech competition
The Oriental Bank Limited organised an 'Extempore Speech Competition 2005' at the British Council auditorium in the city recently to mark the International Mother Language Day, says a press release.
 arrow Strike observed at DU
Six opposition-backed student organisations observed strike at the Dhaka University (DU) yesterday to press home their three-point demand, including release of two leaders Abu Abbas Bhuiyan and Mizanur
Internationalarrow Syrian troops to start pullback today
Syrian troops will begin pulling back to the Lebanese border following a meeting of the two countries' leadership today, the Lebanese defense minister said yesterday.
 arrow Nepali forces destroy Maoist bomb factory
Nepal's security forces have destroyed a bomb-making factory set up by Maoist rebels in southern Nepal which hid a large cache of explosives and more than 2,000 home-made bombs, the army said yesterday.
 arrow China warns US, Japan to keep Taiwan out of military pact
China warned the United States and Japan against including Taiwan in their military pact Sunday, while also seeking to calm fears that the lifting of an EU arms embargo would lead to an attack against
 arrow Lanka's peace bid suffers fresh blow
A weekend killing spree has compounded problems for Sri Lanka's already troubled peace process and dimmed prospects of a deal on tsunami aid, diplomats and officials said yesterday.
 arrow Italian hostage says US tried to kill her
The Italian journalist wounded by US troops shortly after her month-long kidnap ordeal ended this weekend, yesterday fanned a growing diplomatic rift between Rome and Washington by suggesting the US soldiers
 arrow Sharon, Abbas to meet Bush April 12
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will meet President Bush in Washington on April 12, Israeli government sources said yesterday, for talks on the Middle East peace process.
 arrow Governor recommends president's rule in Bihar
Bihar Governor Buta Singh yesterday recommended to the Centre imposition of President's rule in the state, Raj Bhawan sources said in Patna.
 arrow 'Bush gave CIA broad interrogation power'
The Bush administration gave the CIA extensive authority to send terrorism suspects to foreign countries for interrogation just days after the Sept.
 arrow Hitler had the bomb
Nazi Germany built a nuclear reactor and atomic weapons before the end of World War II, contrary to popular belief, a Berlin historian says in a book to be released later this month.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Tension along the border
We cannot but be concerned at the recent incidents along the Indo-Bangladesh border.
 arrow Editorial: Perennial power shortage
Load-shedding is here again. And this time, the situation is looking even grimmer. We get frustrated, angry at frequent power cuts as soon as the summer arrives.
 arrow Desperation, despondency and deliverance
We may have to admit that the Bangladesh polity as of now is experiencing fearsome desperation and mind-boggling despondency with very little hope of welcome deliverance.
 arrow Code of democracy
BENAZIR Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Ministers of Pakistan, have reportedly agreed to devise a "code of democracy" for their country when they met atL Jeddah recently.
 arrow The World Bank takes a breather over Dhaka's rickshaws
The World Bank is funding the drive to remove rickshaws off ten main thoroughfares of Dhaka. However, they seem to be having second thoughts over how this is being handled.
Letters to Editorarrow Bangladesh and we
I would like to draw the attention of the Leaders of the Two Main Political Parties to the political reality of our country today.
Let me narrate some of my personal experiences of life.

 arrow Victory Day and our culture
It seems embarrassing to imagine that a gulf of difference appears just before our very eyes between our works and words.
 arrow Greenhouse bluff!
The mighty US did not sign the Kyoto protocol and the subsequent agreements on global warming, demising the calibrate rituals and pseudo science (press reports), although it generates the largest percentage
 arrow An asset or a burden?
Seeing the heavy construction of the Mohakhali Flyover, one question has always struck hard in my mind that is 'what is the main purpose of undergoing this bulge of enormous construction'? I guess itwas
 arrow Solidarity of journalist community
Editors of newspapers, leaders of journalist unions and senior journalists held a meeting at the National Press Club on February 26 to express concern over the killing of Khulna journalist Sheikh Belaluddin,
 arrow Delhi's response
Mr. Zafar Sobhan is quite right (February 18) that the Indian Foreign Secretary's statement of 14 February was aimed primarily at intimidating and threatening Bangladesh.
 arrow Cricketers
This letter is dedicated to the remarkable improvement of our cricketers in their recent series against Zimbabwe.
 arrow Violation of diplomatic norms
We often hear in the meetings and conferences our politicians and leaders telling people that "we believe in friendship towards all on equal footings and non-interference in each other's internal affairs.
 arrow Kibria's killing and hartal
I was deeply shocked at the sad killing of SAMS Kibria, Awami League leader and former finance minister in a bomb attack on an Awami League meeting in Habiganj.
 arrow Bangla 'proper'
A sentence in Mr. Mohammad Sultan's letter in The Daily Star dated 02 March, 2005 intrigues me: " The locals speak a language which is not Bangla proper.
 arrow Bangla base
As a citizen, I have gone through the articles in the DS Ekushey supplement, and heard BTV talks on the International Mother Language (IML) Day and the historic Ekushey.
 arrow Intolerant society
My head bows down in shame on hearing that Taslima Nasreen sought citizenship of India to live in West Bengal. We forced her out of the country for her non-conventional thinking.
 arrow Psychology of hartal
As an aged (and hopefully mature) citizen victimised by a spate of hartal calls by a particular political party for eight to nine years while it is in the opposition, I am wondering about the psychology
Star Cityarrow Drug peddlers outsmarting law-enforcers
In order to avoid being caught by the police, drug peddlers in the city have started adopting new techniques while expanding their area of operation at the same time.
 arrow For a jam-free old Dhaka
In a bid to tackle the unbearable traffic congestion in the old part of Dhaka, the Strategic Transport Plan (STP) has proposed a traffic system, which will increase mobility.
 arrow Use country's beauty to attract tourists
Although Bangladesh with its natural beauty and heritage projects herself as paradise, various other discouraging factors have kept international tourists at bay, observed participants of the international
 arrow Evicted families want rehabilitation
Nine families that had lived inside the premises of Dhakeshwari Temple for nearly two decades were evicted from the temple in December last year and have been living in uncertainty since.
 arrow DCC community centres in shabby state
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has 39 community centres in the city but people are reluctant to use these centres for holding any social function due to lack of necessary facilities and maintenance.
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