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Front Pagearrow NBR probes import, duty mismatch
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is looking into why the revenue collection from import grew only by eight percent in July to December 2004, when imports marked a 23 percent growth.
 arrow Combine S'pore tech with Dhaka's labour
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday proposed that private sectors of Singapore and Bangladesh develop, through a coordinated venture, a competitive supply chain for global consumption of their products.
 arrow Move to make first defence policy
The Armed Forces Division (AFD) has initiated steps to formulate for the first time a defence policy for the country to provide the armed forces with directions to strengthen themselves on a prioritybasis,
 arrow 2 killed, 100 injured in season's first nor'wester
The country last night experienced the season's first major nor'wester with heavy rain that left at least two people dead and over 100 wounded.
 arrow FBI to probe only grenade source, not Kibria murder
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) team will investigate only the January 27 grenade attack on Awami League rally at Baidder Bazar.
 arrow A few ministers, BNP MPs grab lion's share
The prime minister's priority projects under the water resources ministry remain limited to the constituencies of a handful of ministers and ruling party lawmakers, the members of parliamentary standing
 arrow Tornado victims in crying need of food, medicine
The victims of Sunday's devastating tornado in four upazilas of Gaibandha and Rangpur districts are in crying need of food, medicine and shelter with the death count in the devastating twister reaching
 arrow Hartal shifted to Mar 31
The main opposition Awami League (AL) and its left allies have shifted their March 27 countrywide hartal to March 31 to facilitate the Christian community's observance of Easter Sunday.
 arrow 2 criminal groups clash in Dhaka jail, 6 guards stand-released
The Dhaka Central Jail authorities yesterday stand-released 6 jail guards including the chief jail warden for beating up inmates in violation of the jail codes following sporadic clashes between two factions
 arrow US expresses 'constructive concern' over Bangladesh
The United States Monday said there has not been any specific initiative on US-India cooperation on issues relating to Bangladesh but expressed "constructive concern" about the threats and attacks onthe
 arrow 45 Ctg journos offer to go to jail
Forty-five Chittagong-based journalists in a joint statement yesterday offered to go to jail as a gesture of sympathy to their fellow professionals punished by the High Court on Monday.
 arrow Remains not Jamaluddin's
The skeleton recovered from Fatikchhari on Monday could not be confirmed as that of Chittagong business magnate Jamaluddin Chowdhury abducted twenty months back.
 arrow Partha in jail 7 days after HC bail
Saibal Saha Partha is yet to get release from the jail seven days after the High Court (HC) granted bail in two cases filed against him.
 arrow Record gas output fails to put it at full throttle
The country's gas production yesterday reached an all time high of 1,450 million cubic feet a day (mmcfd) but the new 110-megawatt (mw) gas turbine Tongi power plant cannot go into full operation dueto
 arrow Suppl chargesheet accepted
A court here yesterday accepted the supplementary chargesheet in the sensational Chittagong arms haul case and fixed April 10 for hearing on charge-framing.
 arrow JS body for stern move
A parliamentary body yesterday asked the home and civil aviation ministries to take stern action against the unscrupulous travel agents and the officials concerned who are involved in sending Bangladeshi
 arrow 80 rivers in death bed throe: Hafiz
Minister for Water Resources Hafiz Uddin Ahmad Bir Bikram yesterday said more than 80 rivers and innumerable water bodies of Bangladesh have already dried up due to pollution and India's decision to construct
 arrow Throttling the traffic...


 arrow UAE stops visas to couples with male children
The government of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has decided not to issue entry visas or entry permits to couples from several countries, including Bangladesh, trying to enter the UAE accompanied by male
 arrow BSF kills two on no-man's land
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire at Baradi border in Damurhuda upazila in the district Monday night killing two people--one Bangladeshi and another Indian.
 arrow Galib's bail plea in robbery case rejected
A Gopalganj court yesterday rejected the bail petition of Bangladesh Ahle Hadith Andolan chief Asadullah Al Galib.
 arrow Nine news men sued in Sherpur
An Awami League leader filed a case Monday with the district CR Cognisance Court against nine journalists of a local weekly magazine 'Chalti Khabar' including its editor.
Businessarrow Govt, exporters sit today to fix Dhaka's stance
Commerce ministry officials and business leaders will meet today to work out Bangladesh's strategy on the rate of value addition to get Generalised System of Preference (GSP) facility to export garment
 arrow Watchdog for private sector services on cards
The government plans to bring service-oriented professional practitioners and bodies, especially in the corporate sector, under a regulatory system to uphold interests of general people, Finance and Planning
 arrow Bangladeshi cos sign 3 export deals with Singapore firms
Private entrepreneurs of Bangladesh signed three export deals with Singaporean traders here yesterday as Prime Minister Khaleda Zia wrapped up her talks with political and business leaders of the Southeast
 arrow Int'l apparel machinery fair kicks off in Dhaka
An international apparel and knitting machinery fair began in Dhaka yesterday with a call to increase productivity and competitiveness of local garment industry through adoption of modern technology to
 arrow China's central bank to rely more on interest rate
China's central bank will in future rely more heavily on interest rates to control the economy, a newspaper Tuesday quoted its governor as saying in remarks that suggested less reliance on administrative
 arrow Toyota plans to sell 5.4m vehicles in 05
Toyota Motor Corporation has set a target to sell 5.4 million vehicles in overseas market in 2005, Yoshio Ishizaka, executive vice president of the company, told a function in Dhaka on Monday.
 arrow WTO to rule on US complaint against EU customs system
The World Trade Organisation said Monday it would rule on a US complaint against alleged disparities in the application of the European Union's single customs system.
 arrow Export-oriented local zipper factory launched
An export-oriented local zipper manufacturing firm, Zipper Deign Development (ZDD) Industries Ltd, formally launched its operation in Dhaka on Monday.
 arrow Thai PM cuts GDP growth forecast as diesel prices rise
Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra Tuesday cut Thailand's 2005 growth forecast by 0.25 percentage points to 5.25-6.
 arrow Emirates to start non-stop flights to Accra
Emirates has announced a new schedule to boost services to the West African city of Accra by the end of this month.
 arrow US to step up monitoring of textile imports
The US government said Monday it would step up monitoring of textile and apparel imports to allow policymakers "to more quickly analyze the impact of imports" on the US market.
 arrow New GP sales centre in Ctg
GrameenPhone Ltd opened a new sales centre in Chittagong yesterday.
 arrow Pran-RFL Group celebrates corporate day
Pran-RFL Group celebrated its 24th corporate day on Thursday in Dhaka.
 arrow Malaysia opens door to five foreign brokerages
Malaysia said Tuesday it had awarded full licenses to five foreign brokerages for the first time as part of market liberalisation moves to advance its capital markets.
 arrow EU seeks to revive growth drive but clouds loom
European Union (EU) leaders gathered Tuesday for a traditional spring summit aimed at relaunching an economic reform drive and giving a shot in the arm to flagging growth across the continent.
 arrow New executive director of Ocean Containers
Syed Fazlul Haque took over as the executive director of Ocean Containers Ltd with effect from January 1, 2005.
He is the former managing director of GlaxoSmithKline-Bangladesh, says a press release.

Sportsarrow Football: Belal throws MSC off balance
Belal continued to bewitch fans and foes alike with his torpedo-like throws as Muktijoddha Sangsad thumped down a 3-1 defeat on Mohammedan in the final Group-A clash of the Independence Day Gold Cup Football
 arrow Cricket: Ashraful scripts Dhaka win
Dhaka tightened their grip on the Ispahani National Cricket League when the leaders posted a three-wicket win against Rajshahi with a day to spare at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Inzamam wants a gift in his century of Tests
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq wants his teammates to rise to the occasion in his 100th Test with an improved performance in the third and final match against India starting here on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Coming out of the Wall's shadow
Is he an artist or an artisan? The jury, out for years, has not been able to reach a verdict on Rahul Dravid.
The problem is that his batting has shades of both.

 arrow Cricket: Bhaji can bowl doosra
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh will not be ordered to stop bowling his 'doosra' delivery despite being reported for a suspect bowling action, coach John Wright said on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Cricket team's new physio arrives
Paul Plose, the new physiotherapist of Bangladesh national cricket team, arrived in Dhaka yesterday.
 arrow Football: Fed Cup 2nd round from April 12
The second round of the Tibet Federation Cup Football Tourna-ment will begin on April 12 at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Hockey: Army beat Police in hockey meet opener
Bangladesh Army defeated Bangladesh Police 4-1 in the inaugural match of the Independence Day hockey tournament at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Table Tennis: Nat'l TT starts on April 23
The 27th National Table Tennis Championships will begin on April 23 at the Shaheed Suhrawardi Indoor Stadium in Mirpur.
 arrow Cricket: Sonargaon champs
Sonargaon Cricketers handed Partex Sporting Club an 82-run defeat to become champions in the Age Group-17 Cricket Development Tournament at the Gulshan Youth Club ground yesterday.
 arrow Football: The 'little Maradona'
Born in Oliena, a mountainous, remote corner of northern Sardinia, on 5 July 1966, the small, wafer thin but precocious Gianfranco Zola plays for lower league sides Nourese and Torres until he was22.
 arrow Cricket: Rain robs Australia
Australia were robbed of the chance to wrap up their Test series against New Zealand when rain brought an early end to the second Test on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Chelsea could be thrown out
Chelsea could be kicked out of the Champions League for manager Jose Mourinho's claims that Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard influenced referee Anders Frisk during their game last month.
 arrow Football: N Korea open doors to journalists
Dozens of foreign journalists arrived in Pyongyang on Tuesday to report on North Korea's World Cup football campaign, kicking off a rare major international media presence in the Stalinist state.
 arrow Football: Adriano to miss qualifiers
Inter milan striker Adriano has been ruled out of Brazil's World Cup qualifiers against Peru on Sunday and Uruguay the following Wednesday because of a knee injury.
 arrow Tennis: Taking tennis to next level
After he turned pro in 1998, Roger Federer fretted about his poor track record in finals.
 arrow Chess: Liza dethrones Rani in nat'l women's chess
Shamima Akhter Liza dethroned International Women's Master Rani Hamid when the youngster became unbeaten champion in the 26th National Women's Chess Championship yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Flemo latest on Aussie hit list
New Zealand's Stephen Fleming has joined an exclusive club of world cricket captains scalped by Australia.
 arrow Football: Blatter red cards racism
The president of soccer's governing body stressed Monday that racism must be eliminated at stadiums, his comments coming one day after Real Madrid star Ronaldo threw a water bottle at fans for insulting
 arrow Football: Meier wants ban on Mourinho
Former referee Urs Meier has urged UEFA to hurt Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho by banning him from the touchline for next month's Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich.
 arrow Football: Morientes woes for Liverpool
The repercussions of a furiously contested Merseyside derby hit hard at Anfield Monday night when the Liverpool striker Fernando Morientes was ruled out for up to three weeks with a torn thigh muscle.
 arrow Football: United revenues slump
Manchester United, the world's richest football club, posted Tuesday a 54-percent slump in half-year profits to 12.4 million pounds (17.9 million euros, 23.6 million dollars).
 arrow Cricket: Bandarban cricket
Bandarban Youth Cricket Club recorded a massive ten-wicket win against College Hostel XI in the Bandarban DSA Cup Cricket League at the local stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: BRAC in qtrs
BRAC University reached the quarterfinals of the AIUB Cup inter-private university cricket tournament beating Darul Ihsan by 46 runs at BKSP yesterday.
 arrow Chess: Fischer plays Icelandic defence
Chess legend Bobby Fischer was on Monday granted citizenship by the parliament of Iceland, a move which could allow him to avoid deportation from Japan to the United States where he is wanted for violating
Metropolitanarrow AL for policy on high-rise bldg
Awami League leaders at a roundtable in the city yesterday said excess lifting of groundwater and construction of high-rise buildings should be discouraged and tree plantation drive be geared up to prevent
 arrow 'Protect rights of the extreme poor'
The government and non-government organisations (NGO) and development partners should change their policy and approach towards the poorest people on the basis of increased knowledge and understanding,
 arrow Liberation War Museum suffers for space
A total of 14,494 memorabilia have been collected by the Liberation War Museum, but only 1,305 can be displayed because the museum lacks space at its rented house, Dr.
 arrow Petition for withdrawal of extortion charge against Pintu granted
A Dhaka court yesterday granted the petition for withdrawing the extortion charges against the ruling BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu.
 arrow 'Raise public awareness for safe migration'
Raise public awareness to facilitate safe migration, said the migrant experts at a workshop in the city yesterday.
 arrow DCC renames road after MA Rabb
The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) yesterday renamed another road from Science Laboratory to Peelkhana BDR gate as Bir Uttam MA Rabb Road after late major general (retd.) MA Rabb.
 arrow 'Set up national public relations institution'
Speakers at a reunion yesterday urged the government to set up a national public relations institution well equipped with Information Communication and Technology (ICT) for advanced training purposesof
 arrow Hawkers get ID cards
The Bangladesh Hawkers' Federation formally launched a hawkers' identity (ID) card distribution programme yesterday.
 arrow Teenager dies after wrong treatment
A teenager died after an alleged wrong treatment by a doctor in the city yesterday.
The victim Mohammad Mintu,16, was suffering from fever.

 arrow Distribution of nomination forms begins
The distribution of nomination forms for Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls began yesterday.
 arrow BSS enquires into report on Joy-Mukherjee meet
The Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) is enquiring into its report on the meeting between Pranab Mukherjee, the Indian defence minister, and Sajib Wazed Joy, son of Sheikh Hasina, president of Awami League
 arrow World Weather Day today
The World Weather Day will be observed today in Bangladesh in a befitting manner with a slogan 'Weather, climate and water for sustainable development.
 arrow President, PM greet Pak counterparts
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Prime Minister Khaleda Zia felicitated their Pakistani counterparts on the occasion of the National Day of their country.
 arrow Poet Abid Azad passes away
Poet Abid Azad passed away at a city clinic yesterday after a prolonged illness at the age of 53, says a press release.
 arrow 1,762 more held
Police arrested 1,762 people on various charges from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours as of 6.00am yesterday.
Nationalarrow Pushing people to risk, defying ban
The season of storms has set in but small and defective launched are plying the turbulent and risky routes through the Meghna estuary, defying a government ban.
 arrow Villagers stop Unocal's work in Bibiyana
Villagers joined by local BNP and Awami League leaders yesterday stopped the earth work being done by US oil company Unocal for construction of a road for its South Pad in Bibiyana gas field.
 arrow Pure drinking water can reduce diseases by 80 pc
At least 1.25 lakh children die from water-borne diseases in the country in a year.
 arrow Dinajpur doctors on strike
Doctors, nurses and health workers in Sadar hospital, 13 upazila health complexes (UZHCs) and all private clinics here have gone on an indefinite strike from yesterday causing untold sufferings to hundreds
 arrow NGOs demand security
The Nilphamari unit of Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB) brought out a procession and held a rally in the town protesting bomb attacks on NGO offices here and some other places in the country inthe
 arrow 72 BNP men quit party
Seventy-two BNP leaders and workers of Netrakona and Jessore districts have tendered resignation from the party alleging local leaders' corruption, misuse of power and repression on people.
 arrow Zonta Club helps woman weavers
Some women's voluntary organisations in the country, led by Zonta International Club, have taken an initiative to rehabilitate 200 women Jamdani weavers in Narayangaj, Rupganj and Noapara, who were badly
Point-Counterpointarrow Some personal retrospection
There is a line in the commentary of the documentary show reel of the Liberation War Museum that says "it was the best of time, it was the worst of time".
 arrow Revisiting Foreign Aid: A Review of Bangladesh's Development 2003
Published: 2004 Publisher: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and University Press Limited (UPL)
Contributors: Salehuddin Ahmed, M Syeed Ahamed, M M Akash, Debapriya Bhattacharya,

Culturearrow A new perspective on the Liberation War
It is the turbulent time of May, 1971. Some 12-14 frightened and anxious Bangalees are waiting in a line uneasily at gunpoint of the Pakistani Army at the Mymensingh Zilla School premises.
 arrow The return of the clowns
The "Clowns without borders" are back in Bangladesh this March to perform for deprived children and families.
 arrow Chayanika a promising director
Chayanika Chowdhury's mission is to offer quality productions to television audiences. So far she has written 25 scripts and directed 16 television plays, including tele-films and a drama serial.
 arrow Bob Dylan biopic on the way
The enigmatic singer Bob Dylan has finally given permission to a Hollywood studio to make a film about his life. He will be portrayed by seven actors--one of them a black woman.
 arrow "King of romance" Gemini Ganesan passes away
'Gemini' Ganesan, a popular South Indian film hero of yesteryears, died at his residence in Chennai early on Tuesday after prolonged illness, family sources said.
 arrow Parineeta, Vinod Chopra's new offering
Parineeta - The Married Woman, the latest film by renowned film director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, promises dazzling shots of the tea-laden hills of Darjeeling, along with the hectic hustle-bustle of
Generalarrow 127 students get DBBF scholarships
The Dutch-Bangla Bank Foundation (DBBF) yesterday awarded scholarships to 127 meritorious students who have passed SSC examinations last year, says a press release.
 arrow 6 die as truck rams into vehicle
Six people were killed and four others critically injured when a truck rammed a hauler which was carrying them. The accident took place at Demra in the capital yesterday morning.
 arrow 'Make Pay Commission Report Public'
Leaders of the Bangladesh Gonokarmachari Sangjukta Parishad (BAGSAP) yesterday urged the government to make the 6th National Pay Commission Report public and consider the report a negotiating document.
 arrow Strike at JU dept from today
Students and teachers of Botany department of Jahangirnagar University (JU) will enforce a simultaneous class and work abstention programme for an indefinite period from today demanding immediate cancellation
 arrow BJP Dhaka city convening committee formed
A 41-member convening committee of Dhaka City unit of Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) has been formed yesterday.
Internationalarrow Palestinians move to disarm militants
Palestinian officials took a tentative first step toward disarming militants, banning them from carrying guns in public and requiring all weapons to be registered, according to a new directive.
 arrow Nepali anti-graft body grills 6 ex-ministers
Six former ministers in Nepal's sacked government went before an anti-graft panel on charges of embezzling state funds, officials said yesterday as the king began a corruption crackdown promised after
 arrow World water situation 'unacceptable': WHO
The head of the World Health Organisation said the lack of clean drinking water in much of the world, with its accompanying pandemic of diarrhoeal diseases constituted "an unacceptable situation.
 arrow US soldiers kill 26 Iraqi militants
US soldiers, ambushed by dozens of Iraqi militants near the infamous "Triangle of Death," responded by killing 26 guerrillas in the largest single insurgent death toll since last fall's battle for Fallujah,
 arrow FBI report questions Guantanamo tactics
US law enforcement agents at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison for terrorism suspects concluded that the military's aggressive questioning yielded information that was "suspect at best," according to newly
 arrow Major crisis brewing in Pak tribal belt
A local commander warned yesterday that a "major crisis" could be brewing in a restive Pakistani town where thousands of armed tribesmen have surrounded a military base following clashes last week that
 arrow Jordan to send back envoy to Iraq
Jordan's King Abdullah II ordered the return of Amman's top diplomat to Baghdad as officials from the two neighbouring countries met Monday in the Algerian capital to defuse a diplomatic crisis.
 arrow India to close submarine deal in 'days'
India is within "days" of closing a two-billion dollar deal under which its navy will buy six French Scorpene submarines, a senior naval official said yesterday.
 arrow Camilla in line to become Queen
In the latest twist in a royal wedding saga that has been full of flip-flops, the British government revealed Monday that like it or not, Britons will have to get used to Queen Camilla.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Judgment likely to curb freedom of press
Prothom Alo, which is by far the largest and most respected Bangla daily in the country today and Bhorer Kagoj another daily of repute, have been found guilty of contempt of court for reporting on the
 arrow Guilt by any other name
So is Narendra Modi a hero then, thanks to George Bush and Condoleezza Rice?
Of the many reasons for taking a position on the Gujarat chief minister and his adoring fans in the American Asian Motel

 arrow Iraq after two years of US administration
America invaded Iraq just over two years ago. Let's see what has changed in the Middle East and what has not. It is time to assess the current Iraq situation and its likely impact on the rest of the region.
 arrow Thinking outside the box
While I maintain that India needs to take the major blame for its relationships with its neighbours, Bangladesh also needs to urgently take responsibility for its actions.
 arrow Sunday as weekend and English as second language
In early/mid eighties the then government took two unwise decisions which may have had a lasting effect on the progress and development of the country.
Letters to Editorarrow Adopt FAR architecture
I strongly support the FAR concept proposed by an architect of Brac University (letter in DS Mar 15), for construction of high-rise buildings and other complexes in the cities and urban areas.
 arrow Our flag
The flag of Bangladesh was designed by painter Quamrul Hasan.
 arrow Fundamentalism and religion
There is a tendency to stigmatise 'Islam' as the religion of fundamentalists and extremists, especially by the western press.
 arrow How effective is our JS?
In any country the parliament i.e. the legislative authority plays a pivotal role in determining people's fate. But in Bangladesh the situation is different.
 arrow They are not angels
Phrases and idioms will not help us. A foreign country will not solve our problems. Hating crime and pleading for the criminals are not the same thing .
 arrow Justice
Justice is that which preserves the interest of the mightier. So, Syria has to withdraw its troops from Lebanon.
 arrow Foreign investment, at what cost?
March 18 evening, Bangla news on TV: State minister for energy Mr.
 arrow Zeenat Syed's letter
I have been collecting letters to the editor on English medium education/schools for quite some time and your recent letter has added to my stock.
 arrow Who is responsible for these deaths?
We thank you and your newspaper for publishing the news "Father, son die in freak accident" in the March 20 issue. Unfortunately, the victims are my family members.
 arrow An appeal to Reza Kibria
The tragic death of your father Mr. SAMS Kibria was not merely your family bereavement but a national sorrow and shame. It was shocking that a national leader like Mr.
 arrow A rough ride
It took me a week to get my thoughts in place and write about my recent experience at the amusement park in Ashulia.
Last Friday, we went to Fantasy Kingdom for a family picnic.

 arrow Caretaker government
Law Minister Barrister Moudoud Ahmed has ruled out the possibility of any amendment to the system of caretaker government.
 arrow Armed forces and professionalism
The armed forces of a country are raised and maintained primarily for defending it against aggression.
 arrow Reform BTTB
The recent demonstration representing lakhs of mobile telephone users (a hot business) spotlights one single malaise in the regime: the monopolistic hold of the BTTB, who are cashing on a familiar situation--
 arrow Rab's performance
It is after a long spell, I guess after the unfortunate incident of his being seriously wounded, that the eminent economist Abu Abdullah has written an article.
 arrow Water shortage in North Bengal
Shortage of water in North Bengal is becoming an insurmountable problem. The shortage of power and irrigation water will aggravate social and economic problems.
Star Chittagongarrow CCC garbage treatment plant to start operation soon
The garbage treatment plant, the first of its kind in the country, will start production of fuel from waste and garbage soon.
Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) has installed the plant.

 arrow Memory of tragic Swat incident still haunts many
Tomorrow is the historic 'Swat Siege Day.'
The memory of the tragic incident involving the ship Swat, that occurred 34 years ago still haunts many, causing deep pains.

 arrow 4 labs begin medical test of ME job seekers
Four pathological laboratories started medical tests and issuance of certificates in the port city on March 15 to the job seekers in six Middle East countries.
Star Cityarrow Shankhari Bazar to go multistoried
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is planning to construct a number of multistoried buildings in Shankhari Bazar in the old part of the city, demolishing the existing age-old buildings which are at high
 arrow Khilgaon flyover opens today
The long-awaited Khilgaon flyover, second of its kind in the city, opens today.
 arrow A grand boat show
The gentle ripple of water, brisk wind and folk songs related to riverine Bangladesh immediately fill your imagination when you enter the 'Traditional Boats of Bengal' exhibition.
 arrow Rehab's price increase a blow to the middle-class
Potential buyers have expressed their dismay at the recent announcement from Rehab (Real Estate and Housing Association Bangladesh) that the per square feet price of apartments have been increased from
 arrow Waste can be source of income for slum-dweller women
Speakers at a national seminar on waste management in the city said proper management of waste could be a source of income for the mothers living in different slums.
 
   
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