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Front Pagearrow 10 BNP men charged with killing Kibria
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday pressed charges against 10 BNP leaders and workers for their alleged role in the grisly grenade attack on an Awami League rally in Habiganj on January
 arrow Tornado kills 20 in northwest
At least 20 people were killed and more than 500 injured when a severe nor'wester lashed the northwestern districts of Rangpur and Gaibandha last night.
 arrow 4-nation forum unborn for Indian indifference
Chinese Ambassador Chai Xi yesterday said the Kunming initiative to form an economic forum of Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar (BCIM) fell flat from lack of support from New Delhi.
 arrow PM reaches Singapore
Prime Minister (PM) Khaleda Zia flew in here yesterday afternoon to a red-carpet reception to begin a 3-day official visit of Singapore aiming to boost bilateral trade, investment and commercial cooperation.
 arrow Delhi trashes reports of Joy-Pranab meet
The Indian government yesterday dismissed as 'incorrect, baseless and mischievous' a report by Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) that Indian Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee recently had a meeting with
 arrow 39 killed in Pak shrine blast
Police said yesterday they were investigating if a suicide bomber had detonated a powerful bomb that killed 39 devotees at a Muslim shrine in southwestern Pakistan.
 arrow Asma rejects chargesheet
Asma Kibria, wife of slain lawmaker SAMS Kibria, has rejected the chargesheet in the killing of the former finance minister.
 arrow FBI team due this week
An FBI team is expected to arrive here this week to investigate the killing of former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria and four others in a grenade attack on January 27 in Habiganj.
 arrow Top 10 trade bodies for initiative to hold Saarc Summit
Leaders of the country's top 10 trade bodies have stressed the need for taking urgent initiatives for holding the Saarc summit immediately.
 arrow Frauds fleece fortune seekers with ease
From early morning to late evening every office day, throngs of aspiring migrants are being cheated just at the doorstep of the District Employment and Manpower Office, paying illegal registration fees
 arrow Candlelit protest...


 arrow Human wall staged amid stray violence
The no-confidence human wall programme held by the 14-party opposition combine yesterday at the upazilas across the country witnessed some stray incidents of violence that left at least 45 people injured.
 arrow Home probes former Rajshahi top cop
A two-member team from the home ministry yesterday began investigating allegations against former Superintendent of Police (SP) in Rajshahi Masud Mia, who is widely accused of abusing his power to demand
 arrow Move to know Royal Bengal Tigers' habit
Bangladesh and US wildlife experts have teamed up to place radio collars on Royal Bengal tigers living in a dense coastal mangrove forest to learn more about the habits of the elusive cats, officialssaid
 arrow Dhaka to raise issue at next JRC meet
Dhaka will raise the issue of Indian inter-river linking project at the next 36th Joint River Commission (JRC) meeting to solve the problems through bilateral discussion, said Water Resources Minister
 arrow Pakistan Kumble-ed
Leg-spinner Anil Kumble captured seven wickets for 63 to bowl India to a 195-run victory over Pakistan in the second Test on Sunday.
 arrow Why Qaiyum not be produced before court
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued rule upon the government to explain in two weeks why direction should not be given to produce AKM Abdul Qaiyum, Habiganj district BNP vice president and presidentof
 arrow Dhaka to ask Delhi to put 300 products on Safta list
Dhaka will request New Delhi to exclude about 300 products of Bangladesh's export interest from a sensitive list of some 900 items India wants to keep aside from free trade in South Asia.
 arrow Clampdown on dishonest travel agents ordered
Police have been asked to launch an immediate clampdown on the travel agents, who are doing the manpower business illegally.
 arrow Grabbers on the prowl...


 arrow Countrywide ban on two-stroke vehicles soon
A countrywide ban on two-stroke three wheeler auto-rickshaws will come into effect very soon following consultation with parties concerned, State minister for Environment and Forest Jafrul Islam Chowdhury
 arrow Galib denied bail in Brac office bomb attack case
A magistrate court here in Gaibandha rejected the bail petition of Ahle Hadith Andolon chief Asadullah Al Galib in connection with a bomb blast case at the Brac office in Mohimaganj on March 20.
 arrow First private land phone in Ctg launched
Bay Phones, a joint venture between the US firm Westec.com Inc.
 arrow Moudud claims media incorrectly reports his letter
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed on Thursday told journalists that the letter he had written to the speaker was not correctly reflected in the newspapers.
 arrow Yakub taken to JIC
Mohammad Yakub, one of the five prime accused in the Chittagong arms haul case, was taken to the Joint Interrogation Cell (JIC) yesterday.
 arrow Rice comment draws mixed reaction
The remarks of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Bangladesh evoked mixed reaction among the political circle.
 arrow Tabani Beverage asked to pay Tk 3.52cr in compensation
A Dhaka court yesterday ordered Bangladesh Tabani Beverage Company Ltd to pay Tk 3.52 crore as compensation to the family of deceased Mozammel Hossain Montu, former news editor of the Daily Sangbad.
 arrow HC verdict today
The High Court (HC) today will pass judgment in the contempt case against two national dailies for running reports on an HC additional judge's alleged tampering with his LLB results.
Businessarrow Grameen Mutual Fund IPO awaits SEC go-ahead
Asset and Investment Management Services (AIMS) of Bangladesh, the country's lone asset management company in private sector, yesterday submitted a prospectus to the SEC seeking to raise Tk 3 crore through
 arrow Rehab housing fairs in London, NY in May
In a bid to woo non-resident Bangladeshis, Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (Rehab) will organise two fairs in London and New York in May this year.
 arrow BGMEA moves to unite beneficiary LDC states
Bangladesh Garment Manu-facturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has launched a campaign to drum up support for their move to get duty-free market access to the United States.
 arrow Three-day Thai fair begins
A three-day show of Thai products began in Dhaka yesterday on an optimistic note of bolstering Bangladesh-Thailand trade relation through a free-trade deal and the sub-regional cooperation bloc Bimstec
 arrow Nabarun Jute Mill handed over to private owners
State-owned Nabarun Jute Mill, which was shut down seven years ago, was handed over to private owners on Saturday as a part of the government's on-going privatisation programme.
 arrow CityCell rewards on receiving calls
CityCell mobile phone company yesterday launched a new package offering subscribers a bonus of Tk 0.25 per minute to their accounts on receiving a call from any CityCell phone.
 arrow Gulf Oil launches new range of lubricant items
Gulf Oil Bangladesh Ltd yesterday launched a new range of lubricant products in local market.
 arrow StanChart, Financial Express launch corporate award
Standard Chartered Bank and newspaper The Financial Express, have jointly taken the move to institute 'Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award' in Bangladesh.
 arrow RMG machinery show begins tomorrow
An international garment technology and machinery show begins in Dhaka tomorrow aiming to familiarise the local readymade garment (RMG) companies with the world's latest garment technologies.
 arrow EU-US talks to resolve air row hit turbulence
Talks between Brussels and Washington to resolve a dispute over subsidies for aircraft makers Airbus and Boeing have hit turbulence with both sides threatening a damaging legal clash at the WTO.
 arrow Toyota EVP arrives today
Yoshio Ishizaka, executive vice-president of Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan arrives in Dhaka today on his first ever visit to Bangladesh.
 arrow Vietnam plant of Honda gets nod
The Ministry of Planning and Investment on Wednesday gave Honda Viet Nam the green light to open an automobile assembly plant adjacent to its existing motorcycle production facility in Ha Noi's outskirts
 arrow Unions march against EU trade liberalization measure
More than 50,000 demonstrators marched in Brussels Saturday against a proposed European Union directive to open up public service markets, which unions say will drive down social and labor standards and
 arrow South Korea, China agree on FTA feasibility
State-run economic thinktanks of South Korea and China agreed Sunday to conduct a feasibility study on establishing a free trade zone between the two Asian economies.
Sportsarrow Cricket: India's first Eden moment
Wily leg-spinner Anil Kumble trapped Pakistan on a slow turning track to script India's 195-run victory with a seven-wicket haul in the second Test at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Sourav sings Anil song
India captain Sourav Ganguly was full of praise for leg-spinner Anil Kumble after he helped bowl India to a comprehensive 195-run victory over Pakistan in the second Test on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Ms sizzle on Day One
Fresh from their one-day victories, Khulna and Sylhet were well placed but Rajshahi stumbled in the four-day version of the Ispahani Sixth National Cricket League that began at different venues yesterday.
 arrow Football: MSC, Muktis in semis
Mohammedan Sporting Club and Muktijoddha Sangsad reached the semifinals of the Independence Day Gold Cup Football Tournament from Group A with hard-fought wins at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Shastri shocks Bangladeshis
During the keenly watched last day's play of the second Test between India and Pakistan in Kolkata yesterday, some remarks of former Indian cricketer Ravi Shastri, who was commentating for TEN Sports,
 arrow Cricket: Same India for Bangalore Test
India on Sunday retained their 14-member squad for the third and final Test against Pakistan to be held in Bangalore from Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: WI leave Lara out
Captain Brian Lara has been left out of the West Indies squad for the first Test against South Africa after failing to reach agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) over personal endorsement
 arrow Football: Kezman Chelsea's man
Mateja Kezman claimed a late double as Chelsea edged a little closer to their first English league title in half a century with a 4-1 win over struggling Crystal Palace on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Del Piero of the old
Alessandro Del Piero scored the only goal as Juventus beat Reggina 1-0 on Saturday to open up a three-point lead over AC Milan at the top of Serie A.
 arrow Football: 10-man Barca prevail
Ten-man Barcelona's 1-0 victory at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday night put them a massive and surely unbeatable 14 points ahead in the Spanish title race.
 arrow Football: Boca job awaits Maradona
Diego Maradona is expected to take a job with his beloved Boca Juniors, but the team president said in local reports Saturday that no decision had been made on the exact post.
 arrow Tennis: Clijsters captures Indian Wells
Former world number one Kim Clijsters captured her second Indian Wells WTA title in three years on Saturday, capping a remarkable run in just her second tournament back from injury.
 arrow Tennis: Federer, Hewitt showdown
Defending champ Roger Federer posted his tour leading 25th victory of 2005 on Saturday to set up a showdown with Lleyton Hewitt in the final of the Indian Wells Masters Series event.
 arrow Cricket: Satkhira cricket
Munshipara Juba Sangha, Echo Club, Young Mohammedan and Kamal Nagar Club won their respective matches in the Police Super Cup Second Division Cricket League yesterday.
 arrow Chess: Rani, Liza going neck and neck
International Women Master Rani Hamid and Shamima Akhter Liza won their respective eighth round games to share the lead in the 26th National Women Chess Championship at the federation hall-room yesterday.
 arrow Golf: Bashundhara Cup Golf
BS Lee became overall winner of Bashundhara Cup Golf which ended at Army Golf Club last Friday.
 arrow Athletics: Shirin champ
Shirin Sultana became champion and Ashraful Nahar runner-up in the annual sports competition of the Bangladesh-Kuwait Maitri Hall at Dhaka University playground yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: NSU in last 8
North South University (NSU) moved into the quarterfinals of the AIUB Fourth Private Inter-university cricket tournament with a two-wicket victory over State University of Bangladesh at BKSP yesterday.
Metropolitanarrow '1.25 lakh children die of diarrhoea a year'
Around 1, 25, 000 children under five die of diarrhoeal and other waterborne diseases in the country every year, said the officials of the NGO Forum for Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation (NFDWSS) at
 arrow Fundamentalist forces threat to political stability
Speakers at a discussion yesterday said the rise of fundamentalist forces under different names across the country is the main threat to social harmony, public security, political stability, and the development
 arrow Govt agencies can directly advertise in newspapers
High Court (HC) division of the Supreme Court has lifted an injunction imposed 16 months ago, allowing government entities to directly put their advertisements in newspapers, instead of placing thosethrough
 arrow State terrorism has violated constitutional rights
State terrorism and incorporation of crime in politics have seriously violated the constitutional rights of the people, said eminent lawyer Barrister Amirul Islam at a discussion yesterday.
 arrow Businessman stabbed to death
Criminals stabbed a businessman to death apparently for a dispute over money and a piece of land at Lalbagh in the city on Saturday.
 arrow 'Increase budget for public universities'
Leaders of the Association of Universities of Bangladesh (AUB) yesterday urged the Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman to increase the budget for the public universities.
 arrow Mass signatures campaign exhibition on Mar 31
Family members of SAMS Kibria will hold an exhibition of 'mass signatures campaign' at city's Manik Mia avenue on March 31demanding trial of the perpetrators of Habiganj grenade attack.
 arrow Court asks CID to submit probe report by Mar 30
A Dhaka tribunal yesterday directed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to submit an investigation report of an attempted rape case by March 30 against a deputy director (DD) in-charge of theDirectorate
 arrow 'Raise agri production thru' applied research'
Agriculture Minister MK Anwar yesterday stressed the need for reaching all facilities to the doorsteps of the farmers to help increase overall agricultural production.
 arrow Appeal to call off March 27 hartal
Dhaka Pastors Fellowship in a statement yesterday requested the opposition political parties to call off March 27 hartal as the Easter Sunday falls on the day, says a press release.
 arrow Int'l Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination today
Bangladesh National Commission for Unesco (BNCU) has chalked out an elaborate programme, marking the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, to be observed today.
 arrow City road named after AK Khondaker
The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) yesterday named the road from Mohakhali Jalkhabar to Gulshan 1 after AK Khondoker Bir Uttam for his glorious role in the War of Liberation.
Nationalarrow Campaign for Chittagong mayoral polls heats up
With strategies fixed for winning the coveted mayoral post, ruling BNP and opposition Awami League are now busy selecting ward commissioner candidates for the May 9 Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls.
 arrow Five killed, 49 hurt in road mishaps in B'baria, Jessore
Five persons were killed and 49 others injured in two road crashes in Brahmanbaria and Jessore in two days.
 arrow Politicians poke nose to spoil governance
Non-enforcement of laws is the main obstacle to good governance in the country.
The Constitution has guaranteed all basic human rights, needed for ensuring rule of law.

 arrow Rape victim fighting for life, culprits at large
A gangraped garments worker is fighting for life at Sherpur Sadar Hospital while the alleged rapists are moving freely.
 arrow Japanese team tests shrimp fry virus in Satkhira
Three shrimp experts from Japan came to Satkhira yesterday to test virus, which has been affecting shrimp cultivation in the district for long.
 arrow 12-yr-old Sathi returns home after 4 years
A girl adopted by a poor family returned to her foster parents yesterday, four years after she was missing from a house in Dhaka where she worked as a domestic help.
Point-Counterpointarrow The doctrine of total compliance
Condoleezza Rice, the new American Secretary of State, has marked her assumption of office by a whirlwind tour of Europe. She brings academic brilliance to her office.
 arrow Assessing capital market
It is encouraging to see that the capital market of Bangladesh is growing, though at a slower pace and is still at a nascent stage.
 arrow Biodiversity -- which way?
By a dictionary sense, Biodiversity is the total sum of flora and fauna in a given habitat that maintains a balanced environment.
Culturearrow Adivasi Cultural Festival ends
Jawaharlal Nehru once said, "The world would be more peaceful if people were to desist from imposing their ways of living on other people and countries.
 arrow Darpane Shorot Shashi
The bold and spontaneous performance of the artistes of Protikrity, the troupe from Kolkata, took the audience back in time to the scenario of early 20th century Bengal.
 arrow Spilling the beans in "Koffee with Karan"
When ace film-maker Karan Johar began his new show Koffee with Karan, almost everyone was nonchalant, thinking it was just another boring talk show.
 arrow Waves of magic, world of illusions
Benoit Rosemont presented a magic show at the Alliance Francaise recently. He took to magic when he saw fascinating magic performances in fairs in Paris.
 arrow Tonatuni to stage Toraye Bandha Ghorar Dim
Tonatuni has staged Satyajit Ray's Toraye Bandha Ghorar Dim on February 20 at the Ekushey Book Fair.
Generalarrow BNP leaders must have a known source of income
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman yesterday said that all BNP leaders must have a known source of income.
 arrow One robber to die, 2 others get life
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a robber to death and two others to life in jail for killing Abdus Salam of Savar in June in 2001.
 arrow Memo submitted to Agartala visa office
All Tripura Decorators' Asso-ciation submitted a memorandum to the Bangladesh visa office in Agartala on Saturday demanding immediate release of nine Indian citizens who were arrested at Laksham on March
 arrow Tk 10 lakh in cash, valuables looted
Armed robbers looted cash and valuables worth about Tk 10 lakh from a businessman's Shewrapara residence at Mirpur in the city early yesterday.
 arrow Ahsania Mission book fair begins
A book fair organised by Ahsania Mission Book Distribution House (AMBDH) popularly known as 'Boi Bazaar' began at House No-1/A, Road No-13 (New), Dhanmondi in the city yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow SC stays HC order
The Appellate Division yesterday stayed for six weeks a High Court order that allowed production, marketing and selling of soft drinks Hunter and Crown.
 arrow 1,667 more held
Police arrested 1,667 people on various charges from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours as of 6.00am yesterday.
 arrow AME new executives
Shariff Atiqur Rahman and Golam Kibria were elected president and general secretary of the Association of Marine Engineers (AME),says a press release.
Internationalarrow Annan seeks Security Council guidelines on use of force
Secretary General Kofi Annan is calling for the Security Council to define when to go to war, among other proposals for UN reform, The Washington Post said yesterday.
 arrow Strong earthquake rocks Japan
An earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale rocked the southern Japanese island of Kyushu yesterday, killing at least one person and injuring 400 others, officials and press reports said.
 arrow Europe must not arm China
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice suggested yesterday that European governments are irresponsible if they sell sophisticated weaponry to China that might one day be used against US forces in the Pacific.
 arrow Arab FMs prepare new Middle East peace plan
Arab foreign ministers met in Algiers yesterday to fine-tune the agenda for this week's Arab summit, which includes a keenly-anticipated Jordanian proposal to resurrect a plan for peace with Israel.
 arrow US 'fixed' case for Iraq war to suit policy
The head of Britain's foreign intelligence agency told Prime Minister Tony Blair that the case for war in Iraq was being "fixed" by Washington to suit US policy, a BBC documentary claimed yesterday.
 arrow 5 cops, GI killed in Iraq
Insurgents targeted Iraqi security forces and government buildings with gunfire, suicide bomb attacks and mortar rounds yesterday, leaving at least five people dead including a top anti-corruption official
 arrow Monica prays for asylum in Portugal
Bollywood actress Monica Bedi, who was detained in Portugal in 2002 for using a fake passport, appealed Saturday for the right to asylum in Portugal, saying in a newspaper interview that she fears she
 arrow Car bomb kills Briton in Qatar
A Briton was killed and 12 people were injured when a car bomb exploded outside a theater near a British school in the Qatari capital Doha late on Saturday.
 arrow Chinese scaling Everest to check if it's rising
A group of Chinese researchers have set off on an expedition to check a theory that Mount Everest is growing by about one centimeter (0.4 inch) a year, state media reported yesterday.
 arrow Congress intervenes to keep Florida woman alive
In an effort to keep alive a severely brain-damaged Florida woman, federal lawmakers worked out a bill on Saturday aimed at restoring her feeding tube and pushing the right-to-die case back into court.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Distressed foreign job seekers
Poverty in Bangladesh has been exploited in many ways.
 arrow Editorial: Travesty of justice
Framing innocents up or falsely implicating them in criminal cases with or without vendetta is nothing new in a country where blokes have routinely earned the epithet of being litigious in nature.
 arrow The Ayatollahs taking up the gauntlet thrown by the Americans!
The US-Iran stand off over the latter's nuclear programme has reached almost a point of no return. The volume of rhetoric threatening Iran with military action has, of late, assumed unusual stridency.
 arrow Behind the mess in Jharkhand
Such is the ineptitude that the United Progressive Alliance demonstrated in Jharkhand that it nearly lost in 10 days some of the goodwill earned in the preceding 10 months.
 arrow Hartal: Purpose and prosecutor
Since the first government, elected under the caretaker system, took office in 1991, hartal has become a controversial political issue in the country.
Letters to Editorarrow Hijab issue
Mona Eltahawy, a New York based columnist, wrote an article in the international page of DS on March 8 regarding the current issue of Muslim women garments.
 arrow Weekly holiday and Friday
Friday is a blessed day for Muslims. Among the many extraordinary things that happened on this day, Allah created the father of mankind, Adam on Friday.
 arrow Violation of Geneva Convention
This is in response to the concern of a number of leading international health experts for the dead Iraqis as reported recently both in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) and in your newspaper (12 March
 arrow Wealth from waste
A news item from BD News (18 March) has attracted my attention.
 arrow Speculations on prices
TV reporters seem to project market prices just after monitoring the kitchen market of Friday morning only. On the weekly holiday demands rise for obvious reasons.
 arrow International news
Please give the international community living in Bangladesh more international news and reflections.
It will make your paper more attractive to all.

 arrow BNP and hartal
Why are the BNP leaders and supporters talking against hartal?
Have they forgotten that Khaleda Zia called hartal on 380 days during the Awami rule?

 arrow Paharika Express
Paharika Express, an inter-city train from Chittagong to Sylhet, is always late and never on time. The food service of the train is very bad. The attendants and guards are corrupt.
 arrow Freedom of press
Around the world freedom of press, a cornerstone of democracy, is under attack. In our society tolerance to different opinions has diminished over the last few years.
 arrow National math camp
Bangladesh Mathematical Olympiad Committee is going to organise the first ever National math camp to select the six contestants for the upcoming International Mathematical Olympiad to be held in Mexico,
 arrow Mobile service
The question is, when will the mobile companies "convert" all their connections into standard/full-service phones (as promised time and again)? And when will they come down to a lower flat rate (at
 arrow Health promotion organisation
Some days ago I attended a programme organised by Breast Feeding Foundation in RMCH. Our respected teachers talked about different aspects of breast-feeding.
 arrow Patience
From time immemorial patience has always been a virtue. Courage and confidence being the other cherished ones.
 arrow A different story
Your letters page is usually full of gloomy subjects, all about problems and problems. But life is not all like that. There are brighter stories which just need to be told. Here is one.
 arrow Hartal on Easter Sunday
I am surprised that the Awami League has scheduled its next hartal for one of Christianity's most holy day, Easter Sunday (March 27). I am a foreigner, married to a Bangladeshi, and live in Dhaka.
 arrow Saifur's comment on human rights
I am astonished to read the report, in your issue of March 17th, that Finance Minister Saifur Rahman resents that "donors and the press consider the deaths in 'crossfire and encounters' as human rights
 arrow Death of Abdul Latif
With the death of Abdul Latif the country has lost a leading music composer, folk singer, and lyricist.
 arrow Beautification of Ramna Park
It appears that Dhaka city is undergoing a process of beautification by banks, financial institutions, govt. agencies and other private organisations as per directives of the government.
 arrow Harassment by police
When you have started for North Bengal of Khulna or Chittagong or anywhere inside Dhaka or outside Dhaka with your family or alone, and are on the way, a policeman in uniform may signal and stop your
 arrow Smoking in public
A BSS report said that a man was fined for smoking in public place at Patarhat in Mehendiganj upazila of the Barisal district on March 18.
Star Cityarrow Passenger shades occupied by traders
City commuters are forced to stand under the open sky while waiting for bus as 90 percent of the 278 passenger shades in the city are occupied by traders and in shabby condition because of lack of maintenance.
 arrow Farmgate: A bribe heaven for traffic police
It was 8:30am when Jahangir Alam boarded a public bus near the Farmgate over-bridge for Banani. He was already running late and had to be in his office near Gulshan 2 within half an-hour.
 arrow Muktijoddha Kalyan Trust Hospital reopening uncertain
The Muktijoddha Kalyan (Welfare) Trust Hospital in Mirpur has a slim chance of reopening any time soon as the concerned ministry was yet to receive any response even after floating tender thrice to lease
 arrow DTCB plans to restructure city bus routes
Dhaka Transport Coordination Board (DTCB) is planning to restructure the city's existing bus routes to reduce the pressure on several busiest routes and distribute the load of mass transports equallyamong
 arrow No taxis for short distances
It was already 7:30 pm, when Mirza Mohiuddin began looking for a taxi or a CNG three-wheeler while his wife and son waited near the Agargaon bus stand.
 
   
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