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'Observe dark night of Mar 25 officially'
Hundreds of freedom fighters and school students took to the streets in the city yesterday demanding official observance of the dark night of March 25, 1971.
CCC Election
BNP stalwarts call for united campaign for mayoral candidate
Representatives of Chittagong city, north and south district units of BNP yesterday vowed to launch united campaign for its mayoral candidate in the city corporation election.
Independence Day programmes
Different political, social and cultural organisations have drawn up various programmes to mark the 35th Independence Day today.
42 Armed Forces personnel get honorary commission
Fourteen Army and nine Navy personnel have been granted honorary commission on the occasion of the Independence and National Day, according to a notification of the defence ministry.
Children Act 1974
Change in mindset needed to attain its objectives
A change in the mindset of the law enforcement agencies, judiciary and the society as a whole to attain the objectives of The Children Act 1974, said the speakers at a seminar on Thursday.
Police nab 2 robbers after gunfight
listed criminal arrested
Two suspected robbers were arrested after an hour-long gunfight between police and robbers at Daboi in Araihazar upazial in the early hours of yesterday.
Road renamed after Ziaur Rahman
The road from Farmgate to Tongi Bridge via Mohakhali has been renamed as Bir Uttam Ziaur Rahman Road in recognition of his outstanding contribution during the War of Liberation.
Five-day youth festival begins
A five-day festival of the youth of Bangladesh and the United Kingdom began at the British Council in he city yesterday, aimed at making scope for youths of the two countries to develop more intimacyin
Sammilito Sangskritik Jote commemorates dark night
Sammilito Sangskritik Jote (SSJ), a platform of cultural organisations, yesterday organised cultural programmes, discussion and a candlelit procession to mark the Independence Day.
'Top dying' disease hits Sundarban
JS body discusses ways to combat menace
The parliamentary standing committee on the Ministry of Environment and Forest discussed the ways and means to combat 'top dying' disease which has alarmingly affected the trees in the Sundarbans.
Shankar competition
20 Bangladeshi children win awards
Twenty Bangladeshi child painters won silver medals and other awards in the Shankar International Children's Competition-2004.
A total of 936 prizes were given to the participants from 68 countries.

'Earn people's confidence through dev activities'
Agriculture Minister M K Anwar yesterday called upon the opposition parties to make efforts to earn the confidence and trust of common people by taking part in development activities.
'Expansion of female edn a must for development'
The government is committed to the expansion of female education for the sake of overall development, said Rajshahi city Mayor Mizanur Rahman Minu.
Housewife commits suicide
A housewife allegedly committed suicide at Bhasantek under Kafrul police station in the city yesterday.
Robbers shoot housewife, loot valuables worth Tk 2 lakh
Robbers shot and injured a housewife and took away cash, ornaments and valuables worth about Tk 2 lakh from her house at Shyampur in the city yesterday.
Opposition urged to withdraw March 31 hartal
The Bangladesh Optical Industries and Traders Association has appealed to the opposition party to withdraw its hartal programme on March 31 for smooth holding of the International Optic Fair 'Bangla Optica-2005.
One killed in road accident
A man was killed and 20 others were injured in an accident at Muljan on Dhaka-Aricha highway early yesterday.
Police said the accident took place at about 3.

Screening of Matir Mayna
A three-day screening of Matir Mayna, a film based on the liberation war, began at Shawkat Osman Memorial Auditorium of the Public Library in the city yesterday.
ESL teachers' training programme launched
A five-day training Programme titled " Teachers Strategies for the ESL Classroom' organised by Bangladesh English Language Teachers Association (Belta) started yesterday at the Presidency University auditorium
Appeal for help
Rimon's poor father wonders how he would pay for his dearest son's treatment as hawking cigarettes is the only source of his income, but he is unwilling to give up like every other fathers.

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