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Front Pagearrow Tengratila fire now 'out of Niko hand'
The raging fire at Tengratila gas field continued for the fifth day yesterday with the roaring flames leaping more than 350 feet and the pressure of burning gas leaking through various points furtherintensified.
 arrow NBR may revise SIM, corporate taxes, money whitening step
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is likely to revise its budget proposals on whitening black money, the Tk 1,200 VAT and supplementary duty on mobile SIM card and the hike in corporate tax of non-listed
 arrow US official stresses protection for Ahmadiyyas
US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia John A Gastright Jr.
 arrow Jute ministry wants to borrow from banks to salvage closing mills
As the government has stopped financing the jute sector, the jute ministry in its last ditch effort to keep the state-owned mills running has sought the finance ministry's approval to borrow from banks.
 arrow SC Bar adopts resolution on CJ
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) yesterday accused the chief justice (CJ) of misusing his constitutional power by constituting and reconstituting High Court benches and moved to file a lawsuit
 arrow JS body to assess eco damage
The parliamentary standing committee on forest and environment ministry yesterday formed a subcommittee to assess the environmental damage caused by Tengratila gas field blowout.
 arrow GD against Ershad over life threat to Bidisha's sister
Trisha Rahman, younger sister of Bidisha, yesterday filed a complaint with Uttara Police Station against Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad where she said Ershad threatened to kill her and her family ifBidisha
 arrow OIC wants permanent UNSC seat
Foreign ministers of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference opened a meeting here yesterday with a call for a Muslim permanent seat on the UN Security Council.
 arrow The uncared temple...

 arrow Bangla Bhai men attack journalist
Bangla Bhai's Jagrata Muslim Janata Bangladesh (JMJB) adherents attacked a journalist at Bhaniganj in Bagmara upazila yesterday evening for helping reporters of different national dailies in reporting
 arrow 247 staff not paid since November
All the 247 employees appointed by the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) authorities against 174 posts in the MLSS category have not received their salaries since their appointment in November last
 arrow Moudud for consensus on banning hartal, student politics
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed yesterday called for a national consensus on issues like transparency in the activities of political parties, and banning hartal and student
 arrow WTO meeting agrees to adopt Dhaka's call for workers' free movement
The fourth WTO (World Trade Organisation) mini-ministerial meeting agreed to push Bangladesh's motion, seeking unfettered temporary movement of natural persons at the ministerial meeting scheduled for
 arrow CPB threatens to quit 11-Party
Left-leaning 11-Party alliance braces itself for another setback with its key component the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) dissenting from the others' plan to ally with the main opposition AwamiLeague
 arrow Interpol, FBI men to depart in a day or two
Two experts from Interpol and an FBI agent, called in to help the local investigators in probing August 21 grenade blasts, may leave the country in a day or two, said a CID source yesterday.
 arrow Now Akbar's son gets luxury car from party
Ismail Hossain Simon, son of Shipping Minister Akbar Hossain, is using a luxury car allegedly given by a private firm which has recently been awarded a seven-year container loading contract by the shipping
 arrow Erosion of the mighty Jamuna...

 arrow Galib denied bail in Brac office blast case
A Naogaon court yesterday rejected bail petition of Ahle Hadith Movement chief Asadullah-Al-Galib and his associates in the Porsha Brac office bomb blast case.
 arrow 24 Bangladeshi children rescued in West Bengal
Indian police yesterday rescued 24 trafficked Bangladeshi children from Maslandapur and Hridaypur railway stations in Barasat subdivision under North 24 Paraganas district of West Bengal and arresteda
 arrow Arman grilled over Mirpur killing
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) is grilling Arman Khan, one of most wanted 23 criminals, put on a fresh remand, this time in connection with the killing of an unidentified youth in Mirpur in September
 arrow Rain to continue for 2 more days
The monsoon low pressure over Northwest Bay yesterday turned into a land depression and concentrated over parts of Bangladesh and Gangetic West Bengal.
 arrow Sacked Nepal DPM freed on court order
Former deputy prime minister and senior Nepali Congress party leader Ram Chandra Paudel was released from a detention centre in western Nepal yesterday a Supreme Court order, a party spokesman said.
 arrow WHO alarmed as 5,000 birds die of avian flu in China
Avian flu has killed 5,000 wild birds in China's northwest, the World Health Organisation said yesterday, five times the number previously reported by the Chinese government.
 arrow Sitara's body to lie in state on DU campus
The body of Dr Sitara Parvin, a professor of mass communication and journalism at Dhaka University, will lie in state on the campus today.
Businessarrow Provision fails to get enough black money whitened
Black money holders are getting more and more opportunities to whiten their undeclared incomes, but the policy of successive governments since late 1970s has failed to get significant amount of blackmoney
 arrow Cisco Systems to open office in Bangladesh
Cisco Systems Incorporate, the world leader in networking for internet, will open a local office in Dhaka soon to cater booming needs in banking and manufacturing sectors here, says Cisco President of
 arrow RMG sector better off, but needs more improvement
Although the condition for compliance in Bangladesh garment factories is better than in China, much remains to be done to improve the RMG sector, local and foreign experts told a press conference here
 arrow REB, Summit sign deal to double power generation of 3 small plants
An agreement between the Rural Electrification Board (REB) and Summit Power Limited was signed yesterday for doubling power generation capacity of three of Summit's existing small plants of 11 megawatt
 arrow Two foreign cos want to turn Dhaka garbage into fertilizer
Two foreign companies yesterday expressed interest to invest 5 million dollars in a waste management scheme to turn the garbage of Dhaka city into organic fertilizer.
 arrow SEC okays Grameen mutual fund IPO
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the floating of initial public offering (IPO) of Grameen One, the first scheme of Grameen Mutual Fund One (GMFO) worth Tk 170 million.
 arrow Move to rename Trust Bank as Army Trust Bank
Management of The Trust Bank Ltd has taken initiative to rename it the Army Trust Bank Ltd following a confusion over similar names in the banking sector, bank sources said.
 arrow British watchdog fines Citigroup
The British financial regulator on Tuesday said it had fined US banking giant Citigroup 13.96 million pounds (21 million euros, 25.
 arrow Summit Power set to go public
For the first time in Bangladesh, a private power company, Summit Power Limited, yesterday announced to go public through issuance of two million shares at Tk 140 each with a premium of Tk 40 per share.
 arrow HC verdict against UCBL officials upheld
The Supreme Court yesterday upheld the High Court verdict sentencing to fine UCBL Managing Director and secretary for contempt of court.
 arrow US businesses keen on Asia despite uncertainties
Asia remains an attractive region for US investments despite concerns over slowing economic growth, top US business executives said in a survey released here Tuesday.
 arrow Oil prices pause after record run to almost $61
World oil prices eased on Tuesday, remaining within striking distance of 61 dollars per barrel amidst doubts that global refining capacity can meet ferocious global demand from China and the United States.
Sportsarrow Football: Celebrate football
Brazil expect Adriano to reco-ver in time for Wednesday's Confederations Cup final against Argentina when one of the fiercest rivalries in world soccer resumes on unfamiliar territory.
 arrow Football: Key Brazil v Argentina Matches Since 1974
A look at some key matches between arch-rivals Brazil and Argentina since they first met in Europe in the World Cup finals in West Germany in 1974:
In all they have met 88 times, with 33 wins eachin

 arrow Football: The decisive quartet
Four players who could decide whether Brazil or Argentina win the Confederations Cup final here on Wednesday:
LUCIANO FIGUEROA (ARGENTINA): The blond striker has notched four goals, making him

 arrow Football: Final thoughts in Dhaka
For a day the Premier Division Football League took a backseat yesterday at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Bashar remains serious
Bangladesh's final game in the NatWest Series against Australia tomorrow might be of academic interest, but the Tigers skipper Habibul Bashar said that their mission was not over yet.
 arrow Football: Odaf saves MSC's day
Mohammedan Sporting Club survived a second-half assault from Farashganj Sporting Club to escape with full points from yesterday's Premier Football League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Hotels keep haunting 'em
Arriving after six-and-a-half hours journey from Leeds, the Bangladesh cricket team's first impressions of Falstaff Inn on Monday was that the red brick structure was a peculiar admixture of a ghostly
 arrow Tennis: Sharapova in semis
Title-holder Maria Sharapova will take on a rejuvenated Venus Williams and top seed Lindsay Davenport plays Amelie Mauresmo on Thursday in two enticing Wimbledon women's singles semifinals.
 arrow Cricket: WI dispute worries SL
The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has expressed concerns over the prospect of an under-strength West Indies squad being sent to tour the island next month because of an ongoing player contract dispute.
 arrow Football: They also ran
Germany, with their dreams of Confederations Cup glory shattered, face Mexico here on Wednesday in the third-place play-off.
 arrow Football: Need tickets for final?
Around 2,000 tickets are still available for Wednesday's Con-federations Cup final in Frankfurt, organisers reported.
 arrow Football: Rahmatganj pip Wari
Table-toppers Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society returned to winning ways in the First Division Football League defeating Wari Club 2-1 at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: ICC turns down Pakistan offer
International Cricket Council (ICC) has rejected Pakistan's proposal of third country umpires in one-day internationals, a top Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official said from London.
 arrow Cricket: English experts assess Pak security
Two English experts on Tuesday began a mission to assess security in Pakistan ahead of England's cricket tour of the country, officials said.
 arrow Cricket: Warne again!
Australia's ace spinner Shane Warne, who has just separated from wife Simone, has been caught cheating with another woman when he was also trying to save his marriage, a London tabloid claimed on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Grounds of joy
Canterbury is not far away from London. It takes approximately two hours on the National Express train from the capital to reach the tranquil city.
 arrow Football: Owen a Blues?
Michael Owen has again been linked with a move to Chelsea after the England striker spent Monday house-hunting in southern England with his wife Louise just three days after their wedding.
Metropolitanarrow Expats embarrassed due to BNP-Jamaat misrule
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the Bangladeshi expatriates are facing embarrassment for poor law and order and human rights situation due to misrule of BNP-Jamaat alliance government.
 arrow Unite to resist fanatics to establish peace
Speakers at a seminar yesterday called on the people to unite to revive the spirit of liberation war and resist the fanatics and imperialists in order to establish peace and solidarity among people.
 arrow Port accident once again exposes risks to naval base
The country's main naval base BNS Isha Khan on Karnaphuli river channel is once again exposed to major risk after a container-loaded foreign commercial vessel on Monday evening hit its flotilla jettydamaging
 arrow Compensation for victims demanded
Karmojibi Nari, an organisation of working women, yesterday demanding publication of a complete list of the victims of Spectrum Sweater Industries factory tragedy and compensation for the victims.
 arrow Punishment of culprits demanded
Different organisations yesterday demanded punishment to those responsible for Tengratila gas blowouts, and adequate compensation for the victims.
 arrow 3 Dhaka College JCD leaders chargesheeted
Motijheel police yesterday pressed charges against three pro-BNP Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders of Dhaka College unit in connection with mugging Tk 12 lakh on June 19.
 arrow Prevalence rate among IDUs doubles
Although the current prevalence of HIV/Aids in Bangladesh is less than one percent, the country is highly exposed to an epidemic outbreak of the disease for those who use drugs with needle, experts said
 arrow Victims' families stage hunger strike for int'l investigation
Family members of the victims of the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) rally observed a token hunger strike yesterday demanding a transparent international investigation to find out the
 arrow 212 girls' high schools receive Excellence Award
A total of 212 female secondary schools across the country yesterday received the 'Excellence Award' for their outstanding performances in the Secondary School Certificate Examinations in last three years.
 arrow Jute, textile workers threaten hartal
Leaders of Pat-Suta-Bastrakal Sramik Karmochari Sangram Parishad yesterday vowed to observe hartal on July 16, if their demands are not met by that time.
 arrow Trade remains suspended at Benapole
Export-import between Bangladesh and India through Benapole land port remained suspended since Monday due to a strike enforced by the West Bengal Transport Workers' Federation protesting fuel price hike.
 arrow Investigators try to find a phone caller
Investigators are trying to trace a man who made a cell phone call to city Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal leader Sagir Ahmed two days before he was murdered and asked him to remain alert as there is a threat to
 arrow Tk 387.53 crore CCC budget announced
Chittagong City Corporation Mayor announced a Tk 387,53,22,000 budget for 2005-2006 financial year with highest allocation to development.
 arrow Another accused arrested
A charge-sheeted accused in Chittagong arms haul case was arrested at a restaurant in Nasirabad Industrial Area of the port city early yesterday.
 arrow LDF mass campaign today
Leaders of Left Democratic Front (LDF) will organise a mass campaign at Motijheel in the city today in protest against a move to plunder state assets in the name of selling out the Rupali Bank and waste
 arrow Expulsion of Niko demanded
Jono Udyog and Green Force yesterday demanded the punishment to those responsible for Tengratila gas blowout, compensation for the blowout and expulsion of Niko from Bangladesh.
 arrow Proceedings of case against 3 of Prothom Alo stayed
The High Court yesterday stayed the proceedings of a defamation case filed against the editor, publisher and Magura correspondent of the Bengla daily The Prothom Alo.
 arrow Hasina returns home on July 2
Awami President and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina will return home on July 2.
 arrow New Tk100 note circulated
Bangladesh Bank yesterday circulated a new note of Tk 100 with new imprints.
 arrow Verdict in heroin haul case July 7
Verdict in the sensational 24-kilogram heroin haul case against two Pakistani nationals and five others will be pronounced on July 7.
 arrow Non-govt teachers to get salary arrears by July 2
Teachers and employees of the non-government educational institutions will get the arrears of government part of their salary by July 2 as per the sixth national pay scale.
Nationalarrow Fresh drive to nab outlaws in Khulna
Police on Monday night launched a 'special combing operation' in outlaw infested upazilas of Dumuria, Paikgacha, Koira, Rupsha and Batiaghata in Khulna district.
 arrow Irregularities in repair of Satkhira embankments
Allegations of irregularities and corruption have been raised in renovation of river embankments by Water Development Board (WDB) in Shyamnagar upazila.
 arrow 10 Khulna shrimp units get 'final warning' from EU
The European Union has given 'final warning' to 10 shrimp processing factories in Khulna against 'any more foul play' in export as complaints of 'underweight and presence of germs and unacceptable things'
 arrow More 107 bags of VGD wheat seized in Nilphamari
One hundred and seven bags of WFP wheat meant for distribution under Vulnerable Group Feeding (VGD) programme were recovered from a godown owned by a local Awami League leader and his two brothers inJaldhaka.
 arrow JCD leader held for extortion in AL leader's name
Vice-president of Khalishpur Mohsin College unit of Jatiyatabadi Chatra Dal, Shahed Ahmed, was arrested on Monday when he was went to Dr Mujahidul Islam to realise a toll of Tk 20,000 he had demandedin
 arrow Laudable
People of 10 villages in Purbadhala upazila in Netrakona district have voluntarily built a bridge on Ujiajuri canal as all appeals for this made earlier to public representatives and government officials
 arrow 11- yr -old faces abduction charge
Police arrested an eleven-year-old boy in an abduction case and produced him before a court in Satkhira on Monday, seeking 10 days' remand.
 arrow Pakistan HC official visits Bogra
Press Minister of Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka, Begum Sajjida Iqbal Syed, accompanied by her husband and son visited Bogra on Monday.
 arrow Star Readers' Club formed in 3 dists
The Daily Star Readers' Club was formed recently in Netrakona, Mymensingh and Kishoreganj districts with a slogan to create enlightened citizens.
Point-Counterpointarrow EU constitution: Who has the last laugh?
It was undoubtedly the biggest surprise and shock for French President Jacques Chirac who was rather over-confident about his people's support to his role in both national and international affairs.
 arrow Role of the rich in poverty alleviation
Matters relating to poverty alleviation are often discussed at the highest level and actions taken for alleviation of poverty are reported in the national dailies.
 arrow An icon of discipline and elegance
Take care of your health girl", she told me the last time I saw her. It has been five years. I was in the British Council, scribbling on my notebook in my own scattered way, unmindful as usual.
 arrow How important is human resource in organisations?
Now a days a questions are often asked by many entrepreneurs as to why they need an HR Department, what would be the size of the organisation that needs an HR Department, so on and so forth.
Culturearrow Arif Dewan carries on rich tradition of palagaan
The two names, Khaleque Dewan and Malek Dewan, are synonymous with the folksong genre palagaan. Keeping that parampara (family tradition) alive is Arif Dewan, grandson of Malek Dewan.
 arrow The Merchant of Venice
The Merchant of Venice, a pure romantic comedy of the great dramatist William Shakespeare, consists of a series of unimaginable events.
 arrow Launching of a long awaited film centre
Since its inception in 1975, the Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) has sought to promote high calibre films as well as a sophisticated audience in the country.
 arrow Abhijan: A serial for children
A whimsical and nutty scientist develops a real atom bomb. However, in the process of experimenting with the bomb, which he plans to explode on Dhaka, he loses it.
 arrow Chandalika staged in Dhaka
The Russian Embassy and Russia-Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (RBCCI) jointly organised a special show of dance drama Chandalika recently. The venue was the auditorium of RussianEmbassy.
Generalarrow JP men burn 3 dailies, threaten journos
Agitated Jatiya Party (Ershad) activists yesterday burnt copies of three Bangla national dailies after publication of a report that Nurul Islam Dipu, a convict in the Ahsan Ullah Master MP murder case,
 arrow 131 cops held for extortion, criminal activities
A total of 131 members of police force were arrested for their involvement in extortion or committing criminal activities since the ruling alliance took charge till June 20 this year.
 arrow 16 hurt in chemical factory blast
At least 16 people were injured in an explosion at a chemical factory at C&B area in Sreepur upazila of the district early yesterday.
 arrow AAA to honour 5 graduates
The American Alumni Association (AAA) hold its first award-giving ceremony at the Winter Garden of the Dhaka Sheraton Hotel tomorrow to honour five Bangladeshi American university graduates, who madesignificant
 arrow WAEPA Bangladesh meet postponed
A general meeting  of Women Architects, Engineers, Planners' Association (WAEPA), Bangladesh scheduled to be held on June 30 has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, says a press release.
Internationalarrow India appeals for end to US nuclear curbs
Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee appealed on Monday for a quick end to restrictions on nuclear and technology cooperation with the United States, saying they limit India's ability to become a stabilising
 arrow Pak SC orders rearrest of gang rape suspects
Pakistan's Supreme Court yesterday ordered the rearrest of 13 men linked to the internationally condemned gang rape of a woman, including members of a village council that ordered the assault.
 arrow Muslim party resolves row with Lanka govt
A key Muslim party in Sri Lanka's ruling coalition has withdrawn an ultimatum to the government that it drop a controversial deal to share tsunami aid with Tamil Tiger rebels, party officials said yesterday.
 arrow Iraqi MP, 4 others killed by bomb
Iraq's oldest member of parliament, Dhari al-Fayadh, died yesterday with his son and three bodyguards in a suicide bombing north of Baghdad, while ten people were killed and almost 30 wounded elsewhere.
 arrow Iraq calls for end to UN Gulf War compensation
Iraq yesterday called for ending a United Nations programme under which it pays compensation for damage from its 1990 invasion of Kuwait and the 1991 Gulf War, arguing debts should be settled bilaterally.
 arrow Floods force closure of key power project
Northern India, including the capital New Delhi, was facing blackouts yesterday after one of the country's largest hydro power projects was shut down to avoid silting from river floods from neighbouring
 arrow Troops foil attack on Kashmir minister
Indian troops shot dead two suspected militants on the Kashmir border while police arrested a militant seconds before a planned grenade attack on the state's Home Minister Abdul Rehman Veeri, police said
 arrow Ex-German minister admits accepting bribe
A former German junior defence minister, Ludwig-Holger Pfahls, admitted in court yesterday to accepting bribes, at the start of his trial on separate tax evasion and corruption charges over an arms deal
 arrow Thailand vows to curb violence in south
Six people including a mute labourer have been shot and killed and teachers' homes attacked in southern Thailand, police said yesterday as authorities vowed to boost security funding to curb growing violence.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Reprieve on black money
With the budget's passage through parliament only a day away, Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman's occasionally heard ethical murmurs over whitening black money have evaporated into thin air.
 arrow Editorial: Industrial pollution backlog
The revelation by Environment and Forest Minister Tariqul Islam at the parliament on industrial pollution evokes mixed reaction.
 arrow Indo-Bangladesh confidence building measures?
The two-day meeting at the Foreign Secretary-level between Bangladesh and India took place in New Delhi on 21-22 June after a gap of two years.
 arrow Unavoidable dilemmas we all face
Humanity faces a dilemma over nuclear weapons. These weapons are evil. But they exist. Certain establishment types, security wallahs, hold they are necessary for deterrence.
 arrow City government debate
I have gone through the write-up on "City Government need of the day" written by Prof. Mesbah-us-Saleheen which appeared in The Daily Star on 26 June.
Letters to Editorarrow DU in disorder
Dhaka University, once known as the Oxford of the East has been crippled by nasty politics. It was a prominent seat of learning in Asia, but at present it has lost its old glory and reputation.
 arrow AL Politics
AL has a peculiar psyche. They think they have the divine right to rule this country whether people vote for them or not. When they are in power then everything is right.
 arrow An endless struggle
On the way to my shop I very often see many children engaged in laborious jobs. Most of them are between 10 and 15 years of age. They want to study but can't because of financial problems.
 arrow Ugly regimes
Fareed Zakaria (probably a US citizen) writing in the Newsweek has called the Iranian government 'an ugly regime'.
I do not think Iran has an ugly regime, and probably no one in Bangladesh thinks so.

 arrow Traffic Jam in Dhaka
We all know that Dhaka is the most busy and crowded city in Bangladesh. Recently, I visited my aunt's house in Dhaka and it was my first visit there . I was surprised to see the traffic on the roads.
 arrow Politicians, set examples!
We were dismayed to read the following news items recently in various newspapers. AL Secretary General, MA Jalil went to India for medical check-up.
 arrow Despair of private bank employees
The private Banks have recently started to flourish, earning colossal profits that are divided between the shareholders and employees.
 arrow Alleged infiltration of Bangladeshis into Assam
India has been raising the issue of Bangladeshis infiltrating into Assam for quite sometime, objecting mainly to the entry of Muslims.
 arrow Improving English language skills
I believe your paper and its readers will agree that generally the standard of English in Bangladesh, both written and spoken, needs improvement.
 arrow Indian doctors in Bangladesh
My attention was drawn to an advertisement in a leading Bangla Daily on 22 June 2005, which said that an Indian doctor would stay in Dhaka and see patients on 24 June.
 arrow An endless struggle
On the way to my shop I very often see many children engaged in laborious jobs. Most of them are between 10 and 15 years of age. They want to study but can't because of financial problems.
 arrow The cost of talking
As a pensioner, I looked forward to having a mobile phone when I heard the Finance Minister reduce the import duty from Tk 1500 to Tk 300; but in the next sentence he planned to recover the revenue loss
 arrow Crisis of the ruling circle of Bangladesh
What is happening in Bangladesh since 1971 clearly indicates that the ruling class is in deep crisis. The autocratic General H.M Ershad and his family issue is just an open wound and symptom of thiscrisis.
 arrow Village potters
Thank you for your wonderful article regarding the village potters and Karra Export-Import Private Company Limited.
 arrow Importance of learning English
Education is the backbone of a nation. It is one of the basic needs of human beings. English is an international language without which we risk being isolated from the international society.
 arrow Hartal is a flagrant abuse of political right
To call hartal without going into the necessity of it is the quintessence of political immaturity and degeneration.
Star Chittagongarrow Safari Park: A safe haven for wildlife
Dulahazra Safari Park is the most interesting and recreational leisure spot for the visitors. Once been, one would surely feel like visiting it again.
 arrow Illegal structures contribute to sticky traffic situation
The traffic situation in the port city is getting worse following construction of high-rise buildings, roadside markets, educational institutions and community centres in violation of rules.
Star Cityarrow Unskilled drivers cause accidents
Unskilled drivers possessing fake licence are driving buses and trucks in the city causing frequent road accidents.
 arrow Pollution threat for Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant
The DND canal which supplies untreated water to the Sayedabad Plant has become extremely contaminated as local people use the canal for their everyday purpose and also dump waste in it.
 arrow 36 community toilets to open next month
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is going to open 36 community toilets to the city dwellers next month, DCC officials said.
 arrow A sexually abused minor cries for justice
A six-month old foetus was brutally terminated inside the womb of a minor girl who was tortured during the process and suffered severe injuries.
 arrow Miscreants on the prowl at Panthapath
Shop owners and residents of Panthapath area are getting increasingly concerned with the activities of a gang of muggers belonging to a certain Sohel - Mannan group.
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