Vol. 5 Num 286 Thu. March 17, 2005    
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Promote meritorious rural students
President tells University of Asia Pacific convocation
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday said it was the prime responsibility of both private and public universities to teach and provide special training to meritorious students to make them experts of international
Govt Advertisement Policy
'Bring transparency to distribution system'
The government must bring transparency to the advertisement distribution system and take steps to check corruption at the Department of Films and Publications (DFP), which distributes government ads among
Call for effective leadership at all levels of national life
Speakers at a course yesterday underscored the need for effective leadership at all levels of national life.
Committees to save youths from drugs soon : Khoka
Committees will be set up at every ward in the city comprising people from all walks of life and irrespective of their party affiliations to save the youths from taking drugs.
Wife says convict not the killer
The identity of a young man waiting to go to the gallows in a murder case was questioned in the High Court (HC) yesterday.
37 UPDF men held in Ctg on suspicion
Police detained on suspicion 37 indigenous people, mostly leaders and activists of Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP) and Pahari Jubo Forum (PJF), the student and youth wings of the United Peoples Democratic
Int'l dialling access code to be changed
Bangladesh is going to change its international dialling access code and some emergency service numbers in the wake of growing number of telephone subscribers and the arrival of new telecom companies.
'Globalisation needs proper evaluation'
Speakers at a roundtable yesterday called upon the government to evaluate globalisation properly before signing any permanent agreement.
BNP joint meet today
A joint meeting of the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will be held at the party central office in the city at 4:30pm today.
JU dining hall staffs call off strike
The Dining Hall Employees Association (DHEA) withdrew their three-day work abstention programme on Tuesday night following assurance from the university authority of taking necessary steps regarding their
Assault on Newsmen
Exemplary punishment to Rab members demanded
Leaders of Dhaka Reporters' Unity (DRU) yesterday demanded exemplary punishment to the responsible members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police for assaulting the journalists.
College student killed in road accident
A college student was killed and a university student injured critically in a road accident in the capital yesterday.
Baridhara Double Murder
Ex-teacher of Siddheshwari Girls School on fresh remand
Abul Bashar Miah, arrested in connection with the killings of Siddheshwari Girls High School headmistress Sabera Begum Baby and her daughter Sharmim Alam Shampa, was placed on a one-day fresh remand yesterday.
Attack on Manikganj College Teachers
'Bring culprits to justice'
Fourteen teachers of MA Rouf Degree College in Manikganj yesterday demanded security for their life as a gang of hoodlums has launched an attack on them and threatened them with death.
CCC polls May 9
Election to the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) will be held on May 9.
The Election Commission (EC) in a gazette notification in Dhaka yesterday announced the election schedule.

Ferdous Ara first woman DG of BTV
Ferdous Ara Begum became the first woman to make it to the post of Director General of the state-run Bangladesh Television (BTV).
She joined her new office yesterday.

2 Krishak Sramik Janata League leaders resign
Two leaders of the Krishak Sramik Janata League have resigned from the party, said a press release yesterday.
Grand Ikebana contest on Mar 18
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of Ikebana in Bangladesh, the Embassy of Japan and Asia Bunka Kaikan Dosokai, Dhaka, will jointly organise the Grand Ikebana contest at the Spectra Convention Centre

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