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CCC elections acid test of fairness
EC plans foolproof security
The Election Commission (EC) plans a foolproof security for the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls, slated for May 9, which is widely seen as an acid test of how free and fair the next parliamentary
Nation celebrates 35th Independence Day
The nation celebrates today the 35th Independence Day and National Day to pay tributes to the three million martyrs, who sacrificed their lives for independence, with fresh pledge to build a happy and
Anti-smoking law effective from today
The law restricting smoking at public places comes into effect from today as per Thursday's government gazette notification issued on the "Smoking and Tobacco Products Usage (Control) Act 2005".
Monuments for the 7 Birsreshthas
The government will erect monuments for the seven Birsreshthas and construct commemorative school and college buildings in their home areas to pay homage to the country's highest gallantry awardees.
New chiefs of EC, army, air force in next quarter
Opposition watches closely who get the vital posts ahead of next polls
The Election Commission (EC) and the armed forces in the next quarter this year will see new appointments to four key posts that are to play vital roles in holding the next parliamentary elections under
India irate as US offers F-16s to Pakistan
The United States plans to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan despite objections from Islamabad's arch-rival India, a senior US official said yesterday.
5 joint venture hospitals in city by next year
The first of its kind in the country, five joint venture hospitals are being set up in the capital by five leading overseas healthcare enterprises and their local partners.
Govt not sincere about CHT treaty, says Larma
Parbatya Chattagram Jono Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) Chairman Jotirindra Bodhipriya Larma alias Shantu Larma yesterday said BNP-Jamaat led four-party alliance government is doing nothing to implement theChittagaong
Mammoth Pak score
Vice-captain Younis Khan struck a career-best 267 to help Pakistan to an imposing first innings 570 on the second day of the third and final Test against India here on Friday.
BSF guns down 2 Bangladeshis
Two Bangladeshi cattle traders were shot dead by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Datbhang beel (water body) under Swarupnagar Police Station of North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, early yesterday.
Habiganj By-polls
BNP man collects nomination
Ahead of the Habiganj-3 by-election scheduled for April 25, ruling BNP candidate Abu Lais Mobin Chowdhury yesterday collected nomination paper to get his party ticket for the by-polls.
Gaibandha Tornado
2 more die, another body recovered
Two persons, injured in Sunday night's tornado, died at a local hospital Thursday night, while rescue workers recovered an unidentified charred body from a brickfield at Khamar Dashalia village in Sadullahpur
Contract Obligations
Bangladesh has excellent track record: Tata
Bangladesh has an excellent track record with regard to contractual obligations and the country needs to get a start, according to Tata Industries Group Chairman Ratan Tata.
Suicide attacks on Iraqi security forces kill 15
Iraqi general, 5 cleaning ladies working on US base killed, 5 troops die in friendly fire
Two suicide car bomb attacks in Iraq killed at least 15 people and wounded 20 including two US soldiers, American and Iraqi officers said yesterday.
Back from Brunei devastated
An expatriate Bangladeshi businessman yesterday alleged that the Brunei immigration forcibly sent him back to the country and that the Bangladesh Mission in Brunei did not help him in this regard.
Human Chain Demands
Bring Matiur's remains back from Pakistan
Citizens held a rally and formed human chain at Shahbagh in the city yesterday demanding the government's immediate initiative regarding bringing back the remains of martyred Birsreshtha flight lieutenant
Rab completes one year of operation
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) today celebrates one year of its inception.
The government claims law and order has improved a lot in the one year of Rab operation.

Galib sent to Naogaon jail
Islamist militant leader and the main accused in Kotalipara Brac office robbery case Dr Asadullah Al Galib was sent to Naogaon district jail from here early yesterday.
Mysterious death of patient at city clinic
A Transcom Electronics employee died yesterday due to alleged wrong treatment six hours into a minor plastic surgery to remove a facial scar at Central Hospital at Dhanmondi in the city.
College girl commits 'suicide'
A student of Viqarunnisa Noon School and College allegedly committed suicide in the city's Motijheel area yesterday.
Modi calls off UK visit
The controversial, right-wing Indian politician Narendra Modi has put off a visit to UK because of security concerns, officials say.
Opposition names new Kyrgyz acting president
Kyrgyzstan's opposition, after seizing power in what the ousted leadership called a coup, on Friday named a new acting president and appealed for calm in the capital after a night of violence, burning
Highway robbery on rise in South-West
Increased highway robberies in the South-Western regions have made transportation of passengers and goods especially at night risky.
1100 fake mobile phone cards seized in Jessore
Police on Thursday seized 1100 pieces of fake mobile phone cards from Eden Market in the town and arrested four people.
EU asks Israel to stop expansion of settlement
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana voiced concern at Israeli plans to expand settlements in the West Bank and urged Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to freeze construction, in a statement issued Friday.

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