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Front Pagearrow Left to watery grave
The salvage operation of MV Raipura was abandoned yesterday to the utter dismay of hundreds of grief-stricken relatives and friends of some 120 passengers who are still missing.
 arrow Storm warning system unfit for safe navigation
The country's age-old storm warning system has become virtually unfit for safe navigation during the worst periods of weather, Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) sources say.
 arrow Inflation set to dog next fiscal year
High inflation rates supported by a huge credit expansion to the private sector have marked this fiscal year and economists say the coming year will also be a trying one in view of the new pay scale.
 arrow Japan may tag human security string on aid
Visiting Japanese Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Shuzen Tanigawa yesterday said that in order to retain international trust, improvement of governance issues like law and order and curbing corruption
 arrow Sudan-bound troops to live up to billing
Bangladeshi troops will live up to their billing as outstanding peacekeepers and play a significant role in the challenging UN Mission in Sudan to restore peace there, Force Commander of the mission Major
 arrow Dr Kamal for unity to fight evils
Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday said unity among the countrymen could bring about a positive change in the country by defeating all the evils.
 arrow Govt has made army men killers: Hasina
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina has once again slammed the government for the extra-judicial killings involving the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and said the government has turned members of adisciplined
 arrow Teenage girl flees forced prostitution
A 17-year-old girl sold to a hotel-owner in the city, raped and forced into prostitution managed to escape from the bondage yesterday after 52 days of nightmare.
 arrow China declares bird flu emergency
China has ordered the immediate vaccination of three million birds among other emergency measures to stop the spread of bird flu after discovering the H5N1 virus had killed some migratory birds, state
 arrow Govt close to finalising modalities for negotiations
The high-level government negotiation committee is close to finalising the modalities for formal negotiations with Tata Group on its proposed $2.5 billion investment proposal.
 arrow 8-year-old maid dies from torture
An eight-year-old domestic help beaten up mercilessly in a city house for not doing her chores properly succumbed to her injuries early yesterday.
 arrow 7 PCP activists yet to be rescued in Rangamati
The abducted seven activists of Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP), an anti-peace accord indigenous party backed by United Peoples Democratic Front (UPDF), are yet to be rescued as of yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Being ebullient....


 arrow Bad weather delays flights at ZIA
The schedule of 12 international and domestic flights at Zia International Airport (ZIA) was hampered yesterday due to stormy weather, causing sufferings to the passengers.
 arrow 16 hurt in twin Indian cinema blasts
At least 16 people have been injured in bomb blasts at two cinemas in the Indian capital Delhi, officials say.
A loud explosion shook the Liberty Cinema in the crowded shopping district of KarolBagh.

 arrow 62 madrasa students fall sick
Thirty-four of the 62 madrasa students and teachers, who fell ill with food poisoning in Noapatharia of Baniachang upazila Thursday, were hospitalised yesterday afternoon.
 arrow UN slates US abuse of Afghan detainees
A report of US military abuse of detainees in Afghanistan is deeply disturbing and those involved should be punished, the United Nations said yesterday.
 arrow Galib taken to Naogan for framing of charges
The investigation officer (IO) in the Mohimaganj Brac office bomb blast incident has pressed charges against Ahle Hadith chief Asadullah Al Galib and sent them to the Monitoring Cell of the home ministry.
 arrow 1 killed, 6 hurt as BDR van falls into ditch
An official of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) was killed and six other members were critically injured in a road accident at Bolihar of Monigram union in Bagha upazila early yesterday.
 arrow President hosts reception for Buddhists
President Iajuddin Ahmed and his wife Professor Dr Anwara Begum hosted a reception for the members of the Buddhist community on the occasion of the Buddha Purnima at Bangabhaban yesterday.
 arrow Criminals gun down tobacco company staff
A group of armed criminals stormed into the house of a tobacco company employee and shot him dead in front of his wife yesterday.
 arrow Bangla-Pak JEC meet June 4
A two-day meeting of the Bangladesh-Pakistan Joint Economic Commission (JEC) begins in Dhaka on June 4, while the dates of the JEC meets with Saudi Arabia and India are yet to be determined.
 arrow AL to stage countrywide rallies today
The Awami League (AL) will stage countrywide demonstration rallies today to protest against the government repression on opposition leaders and activists, and arrest during Saturday's countrywide hartal.
 arrow Dr Kamal says Forum has no authority
Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday said Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum has no jurisdiction to declare the vice-chairman of Bangladesh Bar Council, and president and secretary of Supreme Court Bar Association
 arrow Shy Manmohan Singh confounds doubters
When Manmohan Singh became India's prime minister one year ago, many predicted that the affable and shy technocrat-turned-politician would not be able to handle the unusual pressures of his job.
 arrow AL nominates Asaduzzaman
The main opposition Awami League has selected Advocate Asaduzzaman as its candidate for the Narsingdi-1 by-polls on June 22.
The ruling coalition is yet to pick its candidate.

 arrow City govt to involve residents
City government will be implemented to bring about desired development of the city involving the city-dwellers with the development process, said newly elected Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) MayorABM
 arrow Police foil Satkhira bigots' rally
Police yesterday prevented religious bigots from holding a rally planned to garner support for anti-Ahmadiyya campaign in Kaliyaganj of Satkhira district.
 arrow 14 abducted in Khagrachhari
Tension runs high in Khagrachhari over June 7 rally of anti-peace treaty United People's Democratic Front as it alleged Parbatya Chattagram Janasanghati Samity (PCJSS) cadres abducted 14 UPDF supporters
 arrow Lightning kills 10, injures 3
Eight people were killed in Cox's Bazar and two others in Dhaka and Manikganj, while three people were injured in lightning incidents yesterday.
 arrow Protesters mob Laura Bush in Jerusalem
Protesters besieged Laura Bush during her visit yesterday to two of Jerusalem's most sacred sites, with Israeli police locking arms to restrain the crowd and Secret Service agents packed tightly around
Businessarrow New tech on cards to fetch revenues from VoIP operators
The government has decided to install a new technology in order to ensure revenues from VoIP operators even before legalising the much-hyped internet telephony.
 arrow Ficci for removal of policy 'contradictions' about tax
In a bid to create more investment opportunities in the country, Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ficci) calls for elimination of policy 'contradictions' regarding tax on foreign investors
 arrow China enquires about exclusive EPZ
Visiting Chinese Vice-Minister for Commerce Yu Guang Zhou yesterday enquired about the possibility of an exclusive export processing zone for Chinese investors in the country.
 arrow Adjusting to the MFA phase-out: Policy priorities
(continued from yesterday)
Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Maldives, and Nepalin addition to Sri Lanka--must pay these relatively high tariffs to enter the U.S.

 arrow No need for China to restore import quotas: EU
European Union Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson has expressed his opposition to restoring quotas on Chinese textile imports and called for liberalising trade services with Arab countries.
 arrow Malaysia, Japan agree on FTA
Malaysia and Japan agreed Sunday on a broad economic framework to pave the way for a free trade pact after overcoming major differences over the auto and steel sectors, their ministers said.
 arrow India's forex reserves fall
India's foreign exchange reserves fell $1.
 arrow Emirates plans $550m Islamic bond issue
Dubai's Emirates airline announced Saturday it planned to issue its maiden Islamic bond, or sukuk, next month, with a seven-year maturity.
"The bond has been benchm-arked at around 550 million dollars.

 arrow Pakistan's trade deficit shrinks
Pakistan's trade deficit shrank to a provisional $601.5 million in April from $786.20 million in March but rose sharply from a deficit of $412.83 million in the same month a year ago.
Sportsarrow Rahim a revelation
Teenager Mushfiqur Rahim, considered an outside bet before the start of the tour, continued to marvel as he made a fantastic hundred against Northamptonshire and helped Bangladesh restore their shattered
 arrow Cricket: Rain worry for BD A
The selection trial of the Bangladesh A team for their tour of England in next July is threatened by inclement weather.
 arrow Cricket: Chappell's plans for Sachin
New India coach Greg Chappell is looking forward to presenting Sachin Tendulkar with "some new challenges" in a bid to redefine his role in the team.
 arrow Football: Fletcher taking nothing for granted
England coach Duncan Fletcher wants his troops to concentrate on the task at hand when the first Test against Bangladesh starts on Thursday.
 arrow Swimming: Federer's missing piece
World number one Roger Federer, a four-time Grand Slam champion, believes this will be the year when he can finally win the French Open for the first time.
 arrow Chess: Rajib stays on top
Enamul Hossain Rajib dropped points against Abdullah Al Rakib in a battle of International Masters yesterday but maintained lead in the Open FIDE Rating Chess tournament.
 arrow Football: Victoria's 2nd win
Victoria Sporting Club registered their second successive victory in the First Division Football League when they blanked Wari Club 2-0 at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.
 arrow Football: Pakistan set for big total
An explosive 30-ball 56 by opener Shahid Afridi gave Pakistan a flying start in the third and final one-day international against the West Indies at the Beausejour Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia yesterday.
 arrow Tennis: Sharapova not switching to acting yet?
Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova may be just 18 years old, but the blonde Russian pin-up is already dreaming of a life on the silver screen once her playing days are over.
 arrow Kabadi: Women's kabaddi
Bangladesh Ansar and Azad Sporting Club won their respective matches in the Women's Kabaddi League at the Dhanmondi Women's Sports Complex yesterday.
 arrow Volleyball: Youth v'ball begins
Comilla, Faridpur, Tangail and Sherpur moved into the Group A semifinals on the opening day of the City Bank National Youth Volleyball Championship at the Shaheed Suhrawardy Indoor Stadium in Mirpur yesterday.
 arrow Handball: Bright start for Mariners
Mariner Youngs Club came back from a first-half deficit to beat Usha Krira Chakra yesterday in the opening match of the Tibet Women's Handball League Super Three.
 arrow Cricket: Reeve's cocaine admission
Former England all-rounder Dermot Reeve has admitted he had a cocaine habit so severe that he has no recollection of two days' Test cricket commentary for the Channel Four team last year.
 arrow Cricket: Windies wilt again
Pakistan again exposed the fragility of the West Indies' batting to clinch a comfortable 40-run triumph in their second one day international.
West Indies were dismissed for 218 in 48.

 arrow Football: Betis boost hopes
Real Betis beat Real Zaragoza 3-2 in the Spanish League on Saturday to jump two places to third which would be enough for Champions League football next season.
 arrow Football: Look to the future
Dennis Bergkamp gave Arsenal fans an extra reason to celebrate after their penalty shoot-out FA Cup final win against arch-rivals Manchester United by saying he'd be staying at Highbury for one more season.
 arrow Football: Mboma calls it a day
Cameroon striker Patrick Mboma, the 2000 African Footballer of the Year, has bid a fond farewell to Japan where his well-travelled career gathered steam and finally ended with recurring injuries.
 arrow Tennis: Wenger for life?
Arsenal are set to offer their French manager Arsene Wenger a job for life following their FA Cup final penalty shoot out triumph over Manchester United on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Gunners fans rub it in
There was a trade in U.S. flags on the streets of Cardiff before Saturday's FA Cup final as Arsenal supporters chanting "USA, USA, USA" jeered Manchester United fans over the Malcolm Glazer takeover.
 arrow Cricket: Pietersen's reminder
Hampshire batsman Kevin Pietersen passed the century mark against Glamorgan on Saturday to remind England selectors who left him out of the Test squad facing Bangladesh.
 arrow Football: Schalke, Bremen in Champions League
Schalke 04 qualified for the Champions League with a 3-2 win at SC Freiburg on Saturday helping them finish runners-up behind German champions Bayern Munich.
 arrow Football: Kamal named BU's football chairman
Premier and National League champions Brothers Union yesterday named AY Mohammed Kamal as chairman of the club's new football committee.
Metropolitanarrow Framework of city govt at final stage
Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury yesterday said a concrete framework of his city government concept was now at its final stage.
 arrow Most traffic signals out of order in Ctg city
Traffic signals at about 23 intersections in the port city remained out of order for about three years, resulting in frequent road mishaps and congestion in the city.
 arrow Nor'wester lashes B'baria, N'ganj
Nor'wester lashed several parts of Brahmanbaria and Narayanganj districts yesterday injuring people and damaging properties there.
 arrow 6 injured in Demra clash
At least six followers of a self-proclaimed 'Imam Mahdi' were injured when activists of Tabligue Jamaat with some local associates attacked them at Demra in the city yesterday spreading religious extremism
 arrow Five killed in lightning
At least five people were killed in lightning in different areas on Saturday and yesterday amid inclement weather across the country.
 arrow 'Eliminate irregularities in BCS Livestock Cadre'
Leaders of BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service) Livestock Cadre yesterday urged the government to eliminate irregularities and ensure promotion of their officers.
 arrow 'Only one out of 16 fulfilled in Khulna'
Leaders of Greater Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee (GKDACC) yesterday expressed their dissatisfaction at the indifferent attitude of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia towards her election commitments.
 arrow 'Shamsul Haque Chy struggled to establish democracy'
Different professional bodies condoled the death of Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA).
 arrow Judicial probe demanded
Bereaved family members of freedom fighter Shaheed Nur Hossain yesterday reiterated their demand for judicial probe and exemplary punishment to the culprits responsible for his killing.
 arrow Chinese minister visits Nat'l Museum
Visiting Chinese Vice Minister for Commerce Yu Guangzhou visited the Bangladesh National Museum here yesterday.
Director General of National Museum Prof.

 arrow PLA team calls on chiefs of three services
Leader of the PLA delegation, General Liang Guanglie and his team members yesterday met chiefs of the three services and discussed matters of professional interest.
Nationalarrow Patuakhali hospital needs immediate treatment
Treatment of patients is being greatly hampered at Patuakhali General Hospital due to shortage of doctors and other facilities.
 arrow Fund cut makes half-done projectís fate uncertain
Fate of the ongoing Fulchhari upazila headquarter and Kamarjani port protection project has become uncertain as the fund allocated in the current financial year has been sliced by half, creating resentment
 arrow School girl killed after gangrape in Kushtia, youth murdered
Criminals slaughtered a schoolgirl after gangrape and killed a youth over previous feud in separate incidents Saturday night.
 arrow Factory of spurious oil, 22 other items detected in Rangpur
Detective police on Saturday night unearthed an unauthorised factory at Shahipara in Rangpur town and seized a huge quantity of spurious goods including edible oil and different kinds of cosmetics.
 arrow Demonstration demanding ferry service
Several thousand people yesterday put up demonstrations on both sides of the river Rupsha in protest against withdrawal of ferry service from Saturday midnight.
 arrow No fair election without reforms, says JSD chief
Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) President Hasanul Haque Inu yesterday said a free, fair and neutral election is not possible without reforms of the Election Commission and the electoral system.
 arrow 'Women's corner' makes them self-reliant
" I am no longer dependent on my husband's income. Ican now earn myself and help run my family happily," said Aklima, a grosser of Modhupur bazaar in Kounia upazila in the district.
 arrow Human chain for safe river journey
Prothom Alo Bandhu Sabha, a newspaper readers' forum, on Sunday formed a human chain in front of local press club demanding safe river journey.
Point-Counterpointarrow Sino-Bangla relations and Bangladesh's Look East policy
Bangladesh and China are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of China-Bangladesh diplomatic relations. China has always been an important factor in Bangladesh's foreign relations.
 arrow Success at any cost
WHETHER Prime Minister Manmohan Singh gives his government six out of ten, or whether the Left is a reluctant supporter, the performance of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) has not been people-oriented.
 arrow Dollars and sense
In recent times we have seen some economic concerns with regard to foreign trade. We have seen the Bangladeshi taka depreciate against the US dollar by more than 8 percent in the last eight or nine months.
Culturearrow Tagore evening
The evening of May 21 was a feast for Tagore fans.
 arrow Celebrating Buddha Purnima
Buddha Purnima, the biggest religious festival of the Buddhists, marks the Nirvana and departure of Lord Gautam Buddha.
 arrow Of subtle shades and buoyant colours
"Searching soul in a triangle" is an ongoing venture by three young enterprising artists at Saju's Art Gallery with 40 paintings.
 arrow Did you know?
The first ever cine-magazine published in Dhaka was the monthly Cinema. The first edition came out in 1950. Fazlul Haque was the editor of the magazine.
Generalarrow New pay scale announced to establish efficient admin
The government has announced the new pay scale for officers and employees despite its financial limitation to ensure their reasonable benefits and establish an efficient administration.
 arrow Prisoner dies in Nilphamari jail
A prisoner died early Sunday in Nilphamari District Jail.
The dead was identified as Abul Hossain, 50.
First Class District Magistrate Habibur Rahman primarily examined the body.

 arrow No election without reforms in caretaker govt: Jalil
Awami League General Secretary Abdul Jalil MP yesterday cautioned that there would be no elections allowed to be held in the country without reform of the caretaker government.
 arrow Improve quality of pry edn: Aman
State Minister for Labour and Employment Aman Ullah Aman yesterday laid emphasis improving the quality of primary education to make the nation educated and self-reliant.
 arrow Hartal called in Sylhet May 30
Greater Sylhet Ganodabi Paishad, a non-political forum in Sylhet, has called a half-day hartal in Sylhet on May 30 to press for construction of a hanging bridge over the river Surma in Sylhet city.
 arrow Jalil protests police action on hartal pickets
Awami League General Secretary Abdul Jalil in a statement yesterday condemned the police attacks on party activists during the country-wide dawn to dusk hartal on May 21.
Internationalarrow Taliban still a viable resistance force: US
American commanders say the Taliban is a viable resistance force in Afghanistan even three years after the Islamic radicals fell, but the US military's fight to undermine their influence and bring
 arrow Truce, reforms top Abbas' US mission agenda
Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas embarks tomorrow on his first visit to Washington, where he hopes to reap the dividends of a dramatic reduction in violence with US pressure on Israel and efforts to inject
 arrow India stays the course of economic reform
Twelve months ago, after India's Congress party backed by its communist allies scored a surprise election win, the Mumbai stockmarket plunged 11 percent as rattled investors raced for the exits.
 arrow Russia, US jockey for place in Uzbekistan
On the face of it, Russia and the United States seem to be of like minds on how to respond to a military crackdown in Uzbekistan that left hundreds of civilians dead and to fresh instability in the region.
 arrow Iran issues warning to Europe
Iran warned Britain, France and Germany yesterday against pushing for the Islamic republic to be referred to the UN Security Council over its nuclear programme, saying such a step would spark "a crisis
 arrow Separated twins 'doing well'
The 15-month-old Indonesian conjoined twin girls successfully separated in a risky operation woke up smiling yesterday and were recovering well, doctors in Singapore said.
 arrow Death could be a thing of past by 2050
Death could become a thing of the past by the mid-21st century as computer technology becomes sophisticated enough for the contents of a brain to be "downloaded" onto a supercomputer, according to a leading
 arrow North Korean ships in South to pick up aid
North Korean cargo ships yesterday arrived in South Korea for the first time in two decades to take fertiliser aid back to the impoverished communist state, officials said.
 arrow EU renews pressure on Uzbekistan
The European Union is set to renew pressure on Uzbekistan today to allow a full independent probe into a military crackdown feared to have left hundreds dead.
 arrow 3 Romanian journalists freed in Iraq
Three Romanian journalists and their guide have been released in Iraq after being held hostage there for almost two months, the government said yesterday in Bucharest.
 arrow Bush admn accused of hypocrisy over Quran abuse
The US government, which has called Newsweek magazine to account over a discredited article alleging US soldiers desecrated the Quran at Guantanamo Bay military base that set off deadly violence, should
 arrow Sunni mosques close to protest Iraq killings
Sunni Arabs have closed their mosques for three days to protest a spate of killings in which three of their clerics died, as Iraqis reacted with shock to intimate jail photos of ousted president Saddam
Editorialarrow Editorial: Another voice to the pressing agenda
Very few will disagree with the recommendations the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) made as a valedictory initiative on his penultimate day in office.
 arrow Editorial: It has come to immolation!
The gruesome picture of badly burned Amir Hossain, a CNG three wheeler driver wrapped with bandages all over his body basically demonstrates the darkest side of hartal.
 arrow Remembering the Red Army
The 60th anniversary of the "great patriotic war" and the allied victory over Nazi Germany was celebrated earlier this month in Moscow in the presence of a staggering number of world leaders, including
 arrow Lessons from the UK elections
Tony Blair and Britain's Labour party have accomplished a tremendous feat by winning three straight elections. In modern British history,only Margaret Thatcher accomplished the same feat for the Conservatives.
 arrow UPA's first year balance-sheet
When the parties which would constitute the United Progressive Alliance won the Lok Sabha elections a year ago, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders convinced themselves that this was a false victory.
 arrow Are we too Dhaka-centric?
The development of Chittagong means the development of Bangladesh, and without the development of Chittagong, the development of Bangladesh is not possible." These are the words of CCCI President Mr.
Letters to Editorarrow BSF atrocities
Not only us, who are living on the Bangladesh side of the frontiers, but common people across the border have also been suffering for countless BSF atrocities over the years.
 arrow The force is weak in Dhaka
Nineteenth of May was the day that the prequel of Star Wars Revenge of the Sith opened worldwide, to bring an end to the space saga, sadly it wasn't wide enough to reach Dhaka.
 arrow Underground bands: A different view
Thank you, Mr. Mahfuzul Haque, for your letter on "Distortion of Bangla", which was published on 22nd April, 2005.
 arrow Nepal in deep trouble
Nepal is a impoverished Himalyan country and also an active member of Saarc. Nepal has been experiencing a political turmoil for a decade which has pushed the country into great uncertainty.
 arrow Plight of Shrimp Workers
We observe May Day every year. But the rights of workers are still ignored in most cases. Take for example, the case of shirmp project workers in Khulna. Most of them are poor women.
 arrow CCC elections
We have read so many analyses about CCC elections. For many, the CCC elections outcome is a big surprise. In the 1994 election Mr. Mohiuddin won over Mir Nasiruddin by a margin of 17,000 votes.
 arrow It could have been me...
A young man was shot dead point blank by the cops around Agargaon that night. He was returning to his workplace by rickshaw from his aunt's home when he was caught by the muggers.
 arrow Learn from it
I do not support any party in Bangladesh. But I am happy with thousands of people that Mr. Mohiuddin Chowdhury won the CCC mayoral election. We all know about our politicians.
 arrow Shouldn't we think a lot more?
In a country that is independent since 16 December 1971, we cannot yet claim ourselves to have a broad consensus on national values and sentiments.
 arrow Savar building collapse
I would like to express my deep sorrow for the families who have lost their loved ones in the recent Savar building collapse.
 arrow Aktel post-paid
What about Aktel post-paid subscribers? Maybe, Aktel authorities are not concerned about the post-paid subscribers.
 arrow UK elections
Tony Blair and Britain's Labour Party have accomplished a tremendous feat by winning three straight elections. In modern British history only Margaret Thatcher accomplished the same feat for the Conservatives.
 arrow Canadian visa: a sad experience
Canada has been a dependable old friend of Bangladesh. From early days Canada's help and assistance in various fields has been phenomenal.
 arrow People's power
From the very beginning of the CCC polls the Four Party Alliance was looking forward to something positive. Alliance leaders were confident that they would win.
 arrow Pronounce correctly
I recently saw the write-up by Ms. Cantara Wali Ruhi regarding proper pronunciation of English.
 arrow Law is not enough
The government some months back passed a law imposing restriction on smoking in some places that are defined as public places under the law.
Star Cityarrow Is 37-storey car parking building an eye-wash?
Experts doubt whether the 37-storey car parking cum commercial building in Motijheel will really contribute to easing traffic congestion in the busy commercial hub, as only nine floors of the building
 arrow Traffic Division's huge fine collection
The Traffic Division of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) realises at least 60 lakh Taka every month on an average in fines for violation of traffic rules.
 arrow Rickshaw-pullers plan strong protest
Over 3,00,000 rickshaw-pullers of the city have planned a daylong strike on May 31 in protest the seizure and ban on their vehicles, harassment from police and other issues.
 arrow Fix dilapidated walls, save lives
After the death of two people when a part of the shabby boundary wall of Airforce Officers' Mess collapsed on them on May 5, the residents of West Nakhalpara and Shaheenbagh now fear similar incidents.
 
   
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