Vol. 5 Num 319 Wed. April 20, 2005    
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Front Pagearrow Border tension wilts land trade
Tension runs high along the Bangladesh-India border at the wake of Saturday's border skirmishes at Akhaura tapering off trade through the country's 12 land ports with import through Benapole suspended
 arrow Savar search wrapped up
Rescuers officially ended their search for bodies in the sweater factory collapse in Savar at 11:00am yesterday, almost nine days after the country's deadliest building collapse on April 11, but relatives
 arrow Khulna bigots threaten to attack Ahmadiyyas
Encouraged apparently by police inaction during Sunday's attack on Ahmadiyyas in Satkhira, religious bigots now in Khulna threaten to attack the Ahmadiyya neighbourhood in the district's Koira next Friday.
 arrow Confusion over approval body
Confusion has arisen as to who should have monitored the illegal construction of the nine-storey Spectrum Sweater Industries Ltd.
 arrow Govt mulls fresh fuel price hike
The government is contemplating increasing prices of diesel, kerosene and gas in the wake of price hike in the international market and pressure from the donors.
 arrow Rescue wind-up leaves relatives in disbelief
Chand Mian ran madly from tent to tent yesterday, distraught not to have received any information about his missing child, as rescuers in the morning officially declared their operation completed, eight
 arrow Indo-Pak media hail 'irreversible' peace
Indian and Pakistani newspapers yesterday hailed a declaration by the two countries that their peace process was "irreversible" and expressed optimism over what they called a win-win situation.
 arrow Costly production turns profitable
Gas production under the Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) that used to be very costly for the country a few years ago has now become profitable as Petrobangla's share in the Sangu and Jalalabad gas
 arrow JU campus still tense
The Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus assumed a deserted look yesterday as a large number of students did not turn up to attend classes fearing further clashes between the JCD factions although a huge
 arrow BTTB service goes down with agitation
The state-owned Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board's (BTTB's) service is being greatly hampered as Telejogajog Sramik Karmachari Union (TSKU) continues to agitate for about a month against handover
 arrow EC allots symbols for CCC polls
The Election Commission (EC) yesterday allotted poll symbols to intending candidates for different posts in the Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) polls scheduled for May 9.
 arrow German picked as new Pope
German cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was elected to lead the Roman Catholic Church, a cardinal announced last night.
He will take the name Pope Benedict XVI as his papal name.

 arrow JS session begins May 12
The 16th session of the Jatiya Sangsad commencing on May 12 is likely to witness a few workdays as it was summoned only to meet the constitutional obligation.
 arrow Hunt on for new BB governor
The government is looking for a new chief for the Bangladesh Bank (BB) as Governor Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed is due to retire on April 30.
 arrow Machine-readable passport might miss deadline
Little progress has been made on the part of Bangladesh to meet the October 2006 deadline set by the US for introducing machine-readable passports.
 arrow 'Criminal' killed in 'crossfire'
A man with criminal records was killed in an alleged encounter between police and his accomplices, eight hours after his arrest in the city's Kafrul area.
 arrow A hot and humid day...

 arrow Thai Airways to link Ctg with NY from May 1
The Thai Airways will start direct flights on the Chittagong-Bangkok-New York routes beginning May 1 to "cater to the need of the people of Chittagong, including businessmen, foreign citizens and tourists
 arrow 2 boys appear before Bogra court on charge of ransacking
Two boys appeared before the Court of District Magistrate in the town yesterday in a fabricated criminal case.
 arrow Anti-graft body summons former Nepal PM Deuba
Nepal's anti-graft commission yesterday summoned sacked former premier Sher Bahadur Deuba to answer allegations of irregularities in a scandal involving embezzlement of state funds.
 arrow Sold baby returned to poor mother
The poverty-stricken mother who sold her 29-day old baby on April 17, got it back yesterday.
 arrow Petition filed against ex-AL MP's bail
The government yesterday filed a petition with the Supreme Court (SC), seeking stay on Monday's High Court (HC) order that had granted bail to the jailed former Awami League lawmaker, Mohibur Rahman Manik,
 arrow Job of finance secy extended
The government yesterday extended the service period of Secretary of the Finance Division Zakir Ahmed Khan, who has already been named the next alternate executive director of the World Bank in Washington
 arrow 'Dirty war' Argentine officer gets 640 years
An Argentine ex-naval officer has been convicted in Spain of crimes against humanity and given 640 years in prison.
Businessarrow Govt to slash allocation for under-performing ministries
The government is contemplating slashing annual development programme (ADP) allocation for under-performing ministries in the next fiscal year.
 arrow Saifur slams bankers for reluctance to offer loans to small entrepreneurs
Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday had harsh words against the bankers for their reluctance to offer loans to small entrepreneurs.
 arrow Microcredit campaign extended to 2015 to help achieve MDGs
The Microcredit Summit Campaign officials on Tuesday announced that their campaign has been extended to 2015 with two new goals designed to help the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) effort.
 arrow Shares bounce back
The share prices on both the bourses of the country bounced back yesterday following sharp decline on Monday.
 arrow RanksTel land phone launched
RANKS Telecom Limited, a concern of RANGS Group, launched its wireless land phone services under the brand name of RanksTel on Thursday to mark the Bangla New Year.
 arrow Orion Infusion launches PROLIV injection
Orion Infusion Ltd, a local pharmaceutical company, yesterday formally launched PROLIV injection in local market.
 arrow MARS Aviation receives ISO 9001:2000 certificate
MARS Aviation Limited yesterday received the International Standard Organisation certificate, ISO 9001:2000, for its quality services and high standard.
 arrow Thai Airways to launch flight on Ctg-Bangkok-NY route on May 1
Thai Airways is going to launch its direct flight on Chittagong-Bangkok-New York route on May 1.
"The flights will be thrice a week-- Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

 arrow Govt urged not to privatise Rupali Bank
Leaders of Bank Karmachari Federation Bangladesh (BKFB) yesterday demanded the government not to privatise a profitable commercial institution like Rupali Bank.
 arrow StanChart donates Tk 1m to Islamia Eye Hospital
Standard Chartered Bank has donated one million taka to Islamia Eye Hospital (IEH) for the benefit of cataract patients, who receive treatment in the Standard Chartered Operating Theatre and StandardChartered
 arrow China warns EU against slashing textile imports
China warned the European Union (EU) bluntly Tuesday that slapping limits on Chinese textile imports could harm relations between Brussels and Beijing.
 arrow US attacks key UN anti-poverty goal as aid trap
The United States issued its strongest attack to date on Monday on a UN plea that rich countries like America meet a fixed global target every year for the development aid they give poor countries.
 arrow Poor attendance undermines African development summit
African leaders gathered in Egypt Tuesday for a summit of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), but the body's drive for better governance and plea for financial assistance was undermined
 arrow S'pore eyes 35,000 new jobs, huge investment
Singapore is saying yes to two integrated resorts with casinos that will reap $5 billion in investments, 35,000 new jobs and a $1.5 billion boost to the economy annually.
Sportsarrow Football: Reds' crucial tie with Nebitchi today
There is nothing like playing a must-win game against a foreign opponent at home infront of a boisterous home crowd. But if you are Muktijoddha Sangsad, that prospect is only possible in dreams.
 arrow Cricket: Selectors' Mahmud dilemma
When the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces a 16-member Test squad for the England tour tomorrow, the question will be answered whether Khaled Mahmud will make a Test comeback or not.
 arrow Football: BFF braces for May 10
The Argentine coaches for Bangla-desh national and under-23 football teams will start working from June 1 providing the National Team Management Committee (NTMC) raises the funds for their salary.
 arrow Cricket: Woolmer sees world beaters in Pakistan
Pakistan's cricket coach Bob Woolmer says his young team could be potential world-beaters if they perform as well as they did during their tour of long-term rivals India.
 arrow Cricket: NCL final round from today
The tenth and the final round of the Ispahani Sixth National Cricket League starts today with only academic interest left in the six-team competition.
 arrow Cricket: Massive victory for PM Pilot
An unbeaten 84 by Mohammad Real steered Jinjira PM Pilot High to a comprehensive 308-run victory against St Joseph's High in the Under-15 Standard Chartered Young Tiger National School Cricket Championship
 arrow Volleyball: Pepsi beach v'ball on
The Pepsi Beach Volleyball Tournament began yesterday at the Laboni Point in Cox's Bazar with seven matches on the day.
 arrow Cricket: Tendulkar out of top 10
Batsman Sachin Tendulkar has dropped out of the top 10 in the LG ICC Player Rankings after India's one-day series defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan.
 arrow Cricket: Inzamam's 'Invincibles' back home
The victorious Pakistan cricket team returned home Monday evening from their memorable tour of India to a heroes welcome from hundreds of fans.
 arrow Cricket: Tikolo regains captaincy
Kenyan cricket selectors on Monday reappointed former captain Steve Tikolo to lead the national team in this month's ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Uganda in Kampala.
 arrow Football: Sparks will still fly
Chelsea may have an 11 point lead over Arsenal at the top of the Premiership table and be closing in on their first top-flight title in 50 years ahead of Wednesday's meeting with their London rivals at
 arrow Football: Prepare to be bewitched
Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Gaucho and Adriano did not become overnight stars for the Brazilian national team.
 arrow Football: Milan in minnow awe
Another minnow threatens to derail AC Milan's title challenge when the reigning Italian champions host lowly Chievo at the San Siro on Wednesday.
 arrow Tennis: Ferrero advances
Spain's former King of Clay Juan Carlos Ferrero showed increasing signs of life on the surface Tuesday, scraping through a 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 marathon over compatriot Alberto Montanes at the 850,000-euro Barcelona
 arrow Football: Ball to sell his wealth
Alan Ball, the youngest member of the England team which won the 1966 football World Cup, is to sell his personal winners' medal at auction, auctioneers announced on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Romario's last dance
Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has included 13 uncapped players for next week's friendly at home to Guatemala and recalled 39-year-old Romario for a farewell appearance.
 arrow Cricket: Lehmann denied contract
Australian selectors dashed any faint hopes batsman Darren Lehmann held of regaining a spot in the national side Tuesday when they included the 35-year-old in a group of six players not offered new contracts
 arrow Chess: Kasparov hit on head with chessboard!
Garry Kasparov, the world's former No.
 arrow Wrong number!
Celtic chairman Brian Quinn has admitted he rang a teenage girl in England when he tried to berate manager Martin O'Neill over player salaries.
 arrow Montoya out, Wurz in
Austrian Alexander Wurz will stand in for injured Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya at McLaren in Sunday's San Marino Grand Prix, the Formula One team said on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Real racists!
A group of Real Madrid fans has been reported to the Spanish Football Federation for racist chanting during their side's league match at Levante during the weekend.
 arrow Cricket: Botham on SL tsunami mission
Former England cricket skipper Ian Botham is to visit Sri Lanka's tsunami-hit southern region Wednes-day as part of efforts to raise money for survivors, officials said.
 arrow Hockey: Paradorn back on track
Paradorn Srichaphan powered to his first clay-court victory since Roland Garros last spring, crushing Kenneth Carlsen 6-1, 6-2 to advance Monday at the 850,000-euro Barcelona Open.
 arrow Handball: Boys' handball
St Jude's International, Sunnydale and BAF Shaheen got off to flying starts in the Third Mini Boys Handball Tournament which began yesterday at the Dhanmondi Women's Sports Complex.
 arrow Cricket: Rewards for counties
English counties will be rewarded for producing Test players under a development plan announced by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Tuesday.
Metropolitanarrow Uphold culture, heritage in foreign lands
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday called upon the expatriate Bangladeshis to uphold Bangladesh's culture and heritage in foreign lands.
 arrow BNP activists, ministers engaged in corruption
Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday accused the BNP-led alliance government of establishing a reign of terror by patronising criminal activities and unleashingcorruption.
 arrow Awareness campaign launched
A network of 14 women's and human rights organisations yesterday launched an advocacy campaign project, aiming to raise awareness about domestic violence against women.
 arrow 100 shanties gutted in city slum fire
Around 100 shanties were gutted in a fire at a slum at Shahidnagar at Lalbagh in the city in the early hours of yesterday.
Valuables worth around Tk 7 lakh were damaged, said firefighters.

 arrow 'Close down garment factories with faulty design'
An organisation of garment workers yesterday urged the government to close down all factories which are not properly designed and constructed with a view to safeguarding the lives of over 20 lakh workers.
 arrow Zonta Club Spring Ball April 23
The Spring Ball organised by Zonta Club of Dhaka III scheduled to be held tomorrow has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, says a press release.
 arrow 'Try all responsible for tragedy'
Terming the workers' death in the garment factory collapse at Savar as 'mass killing', left-leaning 11-party leaders yesterday demanded immediate trial of all responsible for the incident.
 arrow Bangladesh on course to meet target
Bangladesh is well on course to achieve gender parity in primary education enrolment by 2005, a target set by the UN as part of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a Unicef report said.
 arrow Board sits today to finalise list of new dy secy
The Superior Selection Board (SSB) will meet again today to finalise the list of eligible senior assistant secretaries for promotion to the post of deputy secretary.
 arrow 'Provide lifelong assistance to victims' families'
Women leaders of 10 workers' organisations yesterday demanded that the government provide all kinds of lifelong assistance for the families of the victims of Savar garments factory tragedy.
 arrow Young leadership a must to lead country: Joy
Young leadership is a must to lead the country, said Sajib Wazed Joy, son of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina, at a meeting with the leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) at the AL Dhanmondi
 arrow 2 brothers claim Salam's innocence
Two brothers of Abdus Salam, who was arrested in connection with the tragic deaths of 11 Bangladeshis killed on an illegal voyage to Spain in February, proclaimed their brother's innocence yesterday,saying
 arrow Journo gets death threat for reports on Islamic NGO
Unknown callers have threatened to kill a staff reporter of the daily Sangbad for running a series of reports on the Revival of Islamic Heritage, a Kuwait-based Islamic NGO.
 arrow Bail move of Galib stayed
A Gaibandha court stayed the bail move of Asadullah Al Galib, the chief of the Ahle Hadith movement who is an accused in the Mohimaganj Brac office and Takier bazar bomb blast incidents from April 19.
 arrow Tributes paid to Madhu Da
Speakers at a meeting yesterday paid tributes to Shaheed Madhusudan Dey, popularly known as Madhu Da.
 arrow BUET exams rescheduled again
The authorities of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) have rescheduled again the term final examinations of the university from May 7 instead of April 30.
 arrow Fertiliser worth Tk 9 cr missing from CUFL
As much as 15,278 tonnes of fertilisers worth about Tk 9 crore disappeared from the stock of Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Ltd (CUFL), according to an investigation report.
 arrow Dowry-free wedding ceremony
Thirty young couples tied the knot at a dowry-free wedding ceremony in the city yesterday calling on others to follow suit to rid the country of dowry menace.
Nationalarrow Erosion threatens Birsrestha's monument in Rangamati
People of Rangamati celebrated the Independence Day this year paying tributes to Birsrestha Munsi Abdur Rouf.
 arrow Arms smuggled in from clandestine factories
Kushtia: Firearms produced at clandestine factories operated by criminals across Kushtia border are being smuggled into Bangladesh.
 arrow Diarrhoea kills 10 in Netrakona
Diarrhoea has broken out in Netrakona and Madaripus districts, killing at least 10 people in Netrakona. No death has been reported from Madaripur though several hundred have been attacked.
 arrow None of abducted 12 freed in Rangamati
None of the 12 indigenous people abducted on Sunday from Alotila village in Rangamati could be rescued till yesterday.
 arrow Probe blames doctors
A three-member probe committee held the on-duty physicians responsible for death of an expatriate at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital following a road accident on April 4.
 arrow Condition of 3 critical, police deployed
Condition of three of the people bullet-hit at Roumari in Kurigram yesterday is critical at Rangpur Medical College Hospital.
 arrow Kidnappers kill trader for ransom
Abductors have killed cattle trader Amirul Islam as his family failed to pay them additional ransom money.
Police recovered the dead body from Porardia Char near the Padma river yesterday.

 arrow Nor'wester lashes Gaibandha: One killed, 45 hurt
One person was killed and 45 others sustained injuries when a nor'wester lashed five unions of two upazilas here on Sunday.
 arrow Tiger kills honey collector
A honey collector was killed by a tiger in Dingimari area in the Sundarbans on Monday.
The victim is Monzel Gazi, 40, son of Adam Gazi of village Chakbara in Shyamnagar upazila.

 arrow OMS of rice stopped in Rangpur
Open market sale (OMS) of rice has been stopped in the district though full scale IRRI-Boro harvest is still about two weeks away.
 arrow Fire damages Diamond Partex Factory
Six people were injured in a stampede when a fire damaged the Diamond Partex Factory at Uttom in the town yesterday.
 arrow An effort to revive jute
A day-long training for jute-growers ended in Mirpur upazila headquarters in Ksuhtia district on Monday.
The workshop was organised by the ministry of jute.

Point-Counterpointarrow The elusive 'Road Map'
With the latest visit of Israeli Premier Ariel Sharon to US and meeting with President George W.
 arrow Encountering HIV/AIDS
This has reference to the point counterpoint feature titled "AIDS crisis looming: A disaster waiting to happen?" by Md Asadullah Khan published on April 10. I would like to add some more points.
Culturearrow Dfusion Jhakanaka: A treat for the youngsters
Extensive queues at the Sultana Kamal Women's Complex, Dhanmondi were ample indicators that people were eager to be a part of the Dfusion Jhakanaka concert held on April 18.
 arrow Shameem Akhtar: Filmmaking is her forte
"When making films, my twin obsessions are women and the Liberation War," says Shameem Akhtar, who is also an advisor in the fortnightly Anannya magazine.
 arrow Daniel Craig: The new James Bond
The producers of the hugely successful James Bond film franchise have chosen British actor Daniel Craig to take over the role of the suave super-spy.
Generalarrow 1 gets life for raping child
A court here yesterday awarded life term rigorous imprisonment to one person for raping a five-year-old girl in 1999.
 arrow Another suspect on remand
Another suspect arrested in connection with the killing of a school headmistress, was placed on a five-day remand yesterday.
 arrow IT training programme opens
An IT training programme for the 5th batch of computer instructors of the Department of Youth Development (DYD) began at its Moghbazar centre in the city on April 17, says a press release.
 arrow Main accused in Kibria murder produced in court
Abdul Quayyum, the main accused in the Shah AMS Kibria murder case, and three others were produced in the Cognizance Court-1 here yesterday in another murder case.
Internationalarrow Reject 'clash of civilisations'
Pakistani President Pervez Mush-arraf yesterday called on Islamic and Western nations to reject a "clash of civilisations" and urged Muslim countries to oppose extremism.
 arrow New Pope to follow conservative line
German Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who was elected last night to succeed Pope John Paul II, was a close confidant of the late pontiff and fellow conservative.
 arrow Indo-Pak pacts tangible breakthroughs: US
The US on Monday welcomed the joint statement by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf as "tangible breakthroughs" that will allow better people-to-people contacts between
 arrow Asia-Africa summit puts relevance of Nam to test
Fifty years ago, 29 African and Asian heads of state met in Indonesia to proudly declare a solidarity they saw as a counterbalance to the divided world of the Cold War, free from the imperialism and dominance
 arrow Canada eases rules of immigration for families, students
Canada announced Monday it was relaxing immigration rules to attract talented students, to help families unite and to cut waiting time for approved immigrants.
 arrow Pakistan, Afghanistan & US agree to boost anti-terror battle
The United States, Pakistan and Afghanistan agreed Monday to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation along the Pakistani-Afghan border, the military here said.
 arrow Sino-Japanese FMs fail to resolve row
Japan's foreign minister ended a tense visit to China yesterday without resolving the two neighbours' worst row in decades.
 arrow Cardinals fail to choose new pope in 3 votes
Roman Catholic Cardinals failed to choose a new pope in two more votes yesterday at their secret Vatican conclave.
 arrow Iraqi suicide bombing, attacks kill 11
Guerrilla attacks on Iraqi forces in Baghdad and in a town west of the capital killed at least eleven people and wounded 25 yesterday, police and hospital officials said.
 arrow Kashmiri militant rejects Pakistan's unity call
A hardline Indian Kashmir separatist leader has rejected Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf's call for secessionist forces to unite and speak with one voice, a report said yesterday.
 arrow Anti-graft body summons former Nepal PM Deuba
Nepal's anti-graft commission yesterday summoned sacked former premier Sher Bahadur Deuba to answer allegations of irregularities in a scandal involving embezzlement of state funds.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Terrorism linkages
WHAT Admiral Fallon, the US Pacific Commander said to the journalists regarding possible activities of international terrorists in Bangladesh is a cause for concern.
 arrow Editorial: Row over compensation
THE collapse of a nine-storey garments factory at Savar last week killing at least 77 workers and injuring many has brought to the fore one of the most significant aspects of such tragedies -- the issue
 arrow Cricket diplomacy ushers in a new hope in the region
In the 1950s, China employed "ping-pong diplomacy" to ease relations with other countries.
 arrow Growing China-South Asia ties
Chinese prime minister Wen Jiabao has just paid a visit to south Asia that took him to Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and at the last leg, to India.
 arrow Caretaker government: Reform or no reform?
A great deal of debate is going on in the country about whether our caretaker government system should remain as it is or should be reformed.
Letters to Editorarrow Protect children from war
Over the last decade, two million children have been killed in conflict situations and over one million made orphans.
 arrow Free the universities of politics
I am appealing to the prime minister to ban politics of students and teachers at the public universities.
 arrow Savar tragedy
I am really very much shocked to hear the news of Savar tragedy .
 arrow Lawlessness in Iraq
After the war in Iraq, the law and order situation has worsened. Car bombs, suicide attacks and guerrilla fighting are quiet common there.
 arrow On '69'
This is in response to Mr. M M Haque's letter titled "On a TV serial" published on April 11. In his letter Mr. Haque expressed his 'grave concern' over the serial '69'.
 arrow Terrorising the Ahmadiyyas again
The day Islamic fundamentalists attacked an Ahmadiyya mosque in Sathkhira (The Daily Star, April 18) was, once again, a sad day for Bangladesh.
 arrow Jovial tidings
The government is going to implement the new pay scale very soon. They have a plan to implement the recommendations of the Pay Commission in three phases.
 arrow Exporting Hilsha
Frankfurt is the city of trade fairs. But nowadays Brussels has also started organising international trade fairs. In 2005, as many as 311 trade fairs and exhibitions will take place in and around Brussels.
 arrow Tata's investment plans
I am writing in response to the article published in The Daily Star on 14 April 2005 focusing on Tata's plans to use coal as the primary source of producing energy.
 arrow Saarc and our expectations
The Saarc summit which was supposed to be held in Bangladesh had to be postponed. This was in every way a frustrating blow to us as well as to our economy. There was much expectation about this summit.
 arrow In reply to 'Our Pakistan feelings'
Thanks to Hasnat Ahsan for writing the letter. I am sure the Pakistan feelings issue in sports troubles our youngsters. They think about it that lots yet do not discuss it openly.
 arrow Those gates!
One can only wonder why does not our PM strongly oppose the construction of a series of "roadside gates" whenever she visits some city corners.
Star Chittagongarrow Harmful Myanmar fish flood markets
Smuggled fish from Myanmar are causing health hazards in the port city, as the poisonous elements have been injected in them, doctors said.
 arrow One-way traffic eases jam, ups suffering for locals
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) have made three roads one-way and another off-limits to trucks from 5:00pm to 11:00pm from April 16 in a bid to ease traffic congestion in the city.
 arrow Pahela Baishakh in Pictures...

Star Cityarrow Elevated road over Hatirjheel awaits Ecnec nod
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has completed all preparations to construct an elevated road over Hatirjheel, one of the city's biggest water bodies, aiming to ensure speedy communication between the city's
 arrow Govt to give security support package for garment industry
The Ministry of Home Affairs announced yesterday that it would give its fullest support to the country's garment export industry in ensuring uninterrupted business activities in factories and security
 arrow Professional typists struggle to survive
As computer is easily available everywhere, the typists in Osmani Udyan are struggling to survive in the adverse situation.
 arrow Restaurants see chicken slump
Restaurants and eateries of the city have seen a slump in orders for items made of chicken following the sensational revelation of syndicated dead fowl business last month.
 arrow Drug addicts roam around DMCH
Drug addicts roam in front of the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) and adjacent areas and take drugs openly under the noses of the law-enforcers.
 arrow Unease at Willes Little Flower School
A disgruntled group of guardians recently tried to vandalise the newly constructed administration building of Willes Little Flower School.
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