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Govt plans to set up 6 special tribunals
1.67 lakh cases on vested and abandoned property still pending
The government is planning to set up six special tribunals in six divisions to settle the pending cases related to abandoned and vested property.
Six-year project to develop rural road network
The government has taken up a six-year project to develop rural road network and marketing facilities for agricultural produces in 23 districts under three divisions -- Dhaka, Chittagong and Rajshahi.
Corruption main hurdle to poverty alleviation
Saape members tell press confce
Corruption and higher defence expenditure seriously impede poverty alleviation efforts in the South Asian region, said speakers at a press conference in the city yesterday.
792 women killed in three months
A total of 792 women were killed and 766 others injured in different incidents across the country in last three months, says a survey report of Mass Line Media Centre (MMC).
Dhaka Zoo contractors threaten to stop food supply
The animals and birds at the Dhaka National Zoo might face another food crisis as the authorities failed to pay the outstanding bills amounting to Tk 1.35 crore to the contractors engaged in food supply.
IFJ concerned over violence against journos
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) expressed concern over "brute" assault of 10 journalists by the National Security Intelligence (NSI) forces on Thursday.
US academician defends embedded journalism
American journalists were free to gather and write news during the Iraq war although they were embedded with the US-led joint forces, said US Professor Janet E Steele at a discussion in the city yesterday.
Confce on Next Generation Wireless System in city from Jan 2
North South University (NSU) in collaboration with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA will jointly organise an international conference on 'Next Generation Wireless System'
AKTEL official held on charge of misappropriation of money
An official of the AKTEL, a private mobile phone operator, was arrested on charge of misappropriation of crores of taka from the company, police sources said.
Moudud calls on India to win confidence of neighbours
Law Minister Moudud Ahmed yesterday called on India to win the confidence of its neighbours by resolving problems with them through bilateral talks.
FNB protests attack on NGO worker at Goalanda
The Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB) yesterday strongly protested and condemned the attack on an NGO worker at Goalanda.
Barrister Ishtiaq's anniversary of death today
Today is the second death anniversary of Barrister Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed, a senior advocate of the Supreme Court and former advisor to the caretaker government.
Allegation of Rape
National hospital staffs protest reinstatement of ward master
Employees of Dhaka National Medical College and Hospital yesterday kept its director confined to his office for about three hours in protest against the reinstatement of a ward master who was earliersuspended
Cancel new exam rules
Demand docs
The Post-Graduate Doctors' Association (PGDA) on Sunday demanded cancellation of the new rules for examinations of Masters of Surgery and Doctors of Medicine, saying that many students will be deprived
Tributes paid to Sitara Parvin
Speakers at a condolence meeting on Sunday paid rich tributes to Sitara Parvin, a former professor of mass communications and journalism department of Dhaka University, saying that the country needs persons
President assents to Flag Vessels Bill
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday assented to the Bangladesh Flag Vessels (Protection) (Amendment) Bill 2005.
'Set up Biswa Vedic University at Sitakunda'
Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Parishad yesterday called on the government to set up Biswa Vedic University at Sitakunda in Chittagong.
Khulna journos' protest today
Khulna Metropolitan Union of Journalists (KMUJ) will hold a mass rally on the press club premises at 3.

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