Volume 5 Number 296 Sun. March 27, 2005    
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A river sacrificed to realtors
The river Turag, the main tributary of the river Buriganga on the northern fringe of the city, is fast being sacrificed to development, with its shores stolen for building construction and its waterspolluted
Salutes to martyrs
The nation yesterday celebrated the 35th Independence and National Day, paying tributes to the three million martyrs who sacrificed their lives to free the country from the yoke of Pakistani colonialrule.
20 more job seekers return from abroad
Find little or no job in Maldives, jailed in Mauritania
Twenty more fortune seekers came back home yesterday from the Maldives and Mauritania after being cheated by unscrupulous manpower agents.
Babar warns Rab against harassment of the innocent
Rab celebrates first year of operations in style
State Minister for Home Lutfozzaman Babar yesterday warned the elite crime-busting Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) against harassment on innocent people.
Savar turns safe haven for city criminals
Savar has become a safe haven of crime as underground operatives, cadres of outlawed parties and top listed criminals of the capital often abscond to its remote areas after committing crimes.
Alliance govt hooks up with anti-liberation forces: AL
The BNP-led coalition government has teamed up with anti-liberation forces to shatter the spirit of the Liberation War, Awami League (AL) General Secretary Abdul Jalil yesterday said.
Anti-smoking Law
Cops inactive as gazette did not reach them
The anti-smoking law could not be implemented starting yesterday--the day it came into effect--as the law enforcement agencies did not get the copy of the gazette notification.
5 robbers beaten to death
An angry mob beat five alleged robbers to death at Bashgari Notun Bazar in Raipura upazila under the district yesterday afternoon.
Bangabandhu missing in state programmes
Bangladesh's founding father Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's name and contributions were completely ignored in the state programmes and in the state-owned media on the Independence Day yesterday.
6 die in road accidents
Six people were killed in three road accidents in Narsingdi, Comilla and Manikganj districts yesterday.
Tornado toll goes up to 53
Three more tornado-hit people died at different hospitals yesterday, raising the death toll in the natural disaster to 53.
DCC renames road after Zia
The Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) yesterday renamed a city road after late president Ziaur Rahman for his outstanding contributions to the Liberation War as a sector commander.
Sehwag leads Indian reply
Opener Virender Sehwag hit a swashbuckling 201 but Pakistan hung on to reduce India to 379 for six on the third day of the final Test on Saturday.
Bhutan unveils first constitution
Two-party political system proposed
Bhutan has proposed a two-party political system to wield power in place of King Jigme Singye Wangchuck as it unveiled its first constitution yesterday in public ceremonies across the country.
Over 10,000 rally against Musharraf
More than 10,000 protesters rallied in this southwestern city in Pakistan on Friday, demanding President Gen. Pervez Musharraf step down.
Seven killed in Kashmir
Suspected Muslim rebels killed seven people, including three women of a Muslim family in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir, a police spokesman said yesterday.
Three US soldiers killed in Iraq
Tunnel found in prison
A car bomb struck a US military patrol yesterday in the Iraqi capital, killing two US soldiers and injuring two others, and a Marine died in action in a restive central province, the military said.
US to help India grow as major world power
The United States unveiled plans Friday to help India become a "major world power in the 21st century" as it offered to step up a strategic dialogue with India to boost missile defence and other security
Amini's new theory on independence proclamation
Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) Chairman Mufti Fazlul Huq Amini MP yesterday claimed that "hakkani, ulema, masaekh" were the first proclaimers of independence of this country as Imam Abdul Aziz first issued
Colombian police find drugs sub
Police in Colombia have uncovered a submarine, which they believe was built by drug smugglers to transport cocaine.
Tripura cops gun down Bangladeshi
A Bangladeshi youth was shot dead and his brother wounded by Tripura police when they crossed the border and entered a rubber garden to cut wood on Friday.
13-yr-old girl raped at city garment factory
A 13-year-old girl was raped at a garment factory in Pallabi in the city yesterday.
Graffiti irk PM
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday vented her annoyance with the graffiti of different organisations and political parties, including the ruling BNP, that defiles the fair face of the just-beautified
Shibir bars screening of films against fundamentalism
Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) members at the Chittagong University (CU) barred a cultural group from screening the films, Lal Shalu and Matir Moina, two anti-funda-mentalism films at the CU Social Science

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