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Front Pagearrow 5 AK47s, ammo seized after gunfight in CHT
Security forces seized huge arms and ammunition from Naikkhangchhari after a gunfight with a band of criminals in the early hours yesterday.
 arrow Workers clash over strike, 40 hurt
The countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal and a 24-hour strike in mills and factories were observed peacefully yesterday, barring some stray incidents of violence.
 arrow AL, allies plan agitation over govt rebuff
The 14-party opposition combine is mapping out a fresh spell of agitation programmes to drive home its demands for caretaker government and electoral reforms, as the government has all but rejected its
 arrow Govt to withdraw another criminal case against Pintu
The government has decided to withdraw another criminal case filed against ruling BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu.
 arrow Forex reserves dip by 8.3pc in a day
Amid a severe dollar scarcity, the country's foreign exchange reserve yesterday slumped to $2.
 arrow 3 'London bombers' visited Pakistan
Three of the London suicide bombers recently visited Pakistan, top security officials said yesterday, and investigators are probing whether they met with al-Qaeda-linked militant groups.
 arrow Disqualified firm may get power contract
The Power Development Board (PDB) is once again likely to award a power project to a disqualified company.
 arrow Flood tightens grip in northern districts
Flood situation has further worsened in the northern districts and some other parts of the country, aggravating people's suffering in those areas.
 arrow No test needed for college admission
Colleges will enrol students into class XI for the academic year 2005-06 fully on the basis of GPA (grade point average) obtained in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination.
 arrow Down and out at Rohingya camps
It was a pale afternoon when they came out of their canopies set up at the roadside three kilometres away from Teknaf.
 arrow Hasina reaches ZIA half an hour before hartal
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina arrived at Zia International Airport (ZIA) at 5:30am yesterday, two and half hours before the flight, as her party lent support to the hartal enforced by theindustrial
 arrow Suicide bombing kills 55 in Iraq
A suicide bomber in a fuel truck killed 55 people in a town south of Baghdad last night, the latest in a series of spectacular guerrilla attacks to rattle Iraq.
 arrow 2 more bodies recovered
The death toll in Friday's train-bus collision in Lalmonirhat rose to six as two more bodies were recovered from beneath the derailed locomotive yesterday.
 arrow Awful cost of protest
A garment factory director suffered multiple broken bones as members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) allegedly tortured him for protesting their assault on an elderly man on Friday night.
 arrow 4 Indians yet to give any details
The joint forces yesterday quizzed the four Indians arrested on suspicion of having involvement with Indian insurgent group, but failed to bring out any details about their group and activities.
 arrow Govt to import 200 AC buses from S Korea
The government has decided to import 200 CNG-run air-conditioned buses from South Korea in a bid to speed up the road communications in the city.
 arrow 'Govt believes in freedom of the press'
About the recent remarks by some editors, journalist leaders and journalists regarding freedom of the press, the government yesterday said it believes in freedom of the press and journalists.
 arrow Two int'l experts suggest overhaul of Niko relief well design
Two international experts have suggested an overhaul of the drilling design of the Niko Resources for a relief well at a point 325 metres off the present relief well at Tengratila gas field that has erupted
 arrow PM's Japan visit very productive
Foreign Minister (FM) M Morshed Khan yesterday termed Prime Minister (PM) Khaleda Zia's recent visit to Japan "very productive" and "a milestone" in the history of Bangladesh-Japan bilateral ties.
 arrow Journos, staff observe 4hr token strike today
Journalists and employees of all the newspapers and news agencies of the country observe today a four-hour symbolic strike from 11:00am to 3:00pm.
 arrow Bomb kills 5 in Turkish minibus attack
A bomb ripped through a minibus in a western Turkish holiday resort on Saturday, killing five people and injuring 13, including foreign tourists, officials said.
Businessarrow Taka devalues 7pc against greenback in 6 months
Value of taka against US dollar has dipped by around seven percent in only six months, substantially pushing the cost of imported essentials up.
 arrow Delhi may allow duty free access of LDC goods soon
Commerce Minister Altaf Hossain Choudhury yesterday said India might allow duty free access of products from Bangladesh along with other least developed countries to its market soon.
 arrow Bangla-Thai task force formed to cut trade gap
Business leaders of Bangladesh and Thailand formed a joint task force (JTF) yesterday in Dhaka to cut trade gap between the two countries and remove business obstacles.
 arrow BTMA seeks steps against illegal fabric imports
Under-invoicing, smuggling and misuse of utilisation declaration (UD) in fabric import are hitting the export-oriented textile industry hard, textile mill owners said yesterday urging the government to
 arrow Cida plans $80m annual aid for Dhaka
Canada has designated Bangladesh as the only focus country in Asia for development assistance as Cida plans to increase its annual aid sharply up to $80 million from $52 million.
 arrow Bangladesh third largest recipient of WB soft loan
Bangladesh has become the third largest recipient of World Bank's soft loan after India and Vietnam with the country receiving US$600 million credit in fiscal 2004-05, bank officials said.
 arrow Infineon cellphone set costs below $20
In a bid to bring down cost of mobile handset below US$20, German semiconductor maker Infineon Technologies AG has commercially launched the world's first reference design for ultra-low-cost mobile handsets
 arrow SEC team ends probe into April-May slide in bourses
A committee formed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to probe the unusual slide in share prices during April-May period completed its investigations yesterday, official sources said.
 arrow EPB to seek fresh application for CIP status next month
The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) will invite fresh application for CIP status for 2006 next month, although the proposal for current year remained shelved with the cabinet division for more than five
 arrow HP likely to cut thousands of jobs
US tech giant Hewlett-Packard is expected to unveil a major reorganization as early as next week that could end up slashing as many as 25,000 jobs, analysts said.
 arrow Japanese keen to invest in Adamjee EPZ
A Japanese business group has shown keen interest to establish a large textile mill in Adamjee EPZ with a proposed investment of US$ 40 million.
 arrow Rakub profits Tk 48.3m in FY2003-04
Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (Rakub) earned a profit of Tk 48.3 million during FY2003-04.
 arrow Cafta to help US textile industry compete against Asia: Bush
The hotly debated free-trade plan with Central America and the Dominican Republic will help the US textile industry compete better with Asia, President George W. Bush said Friday.
 arrow Canada, South Korea to start free trade talks
Free trade negotiations between Canada and South Korea will start at the end of July in Seoul, Canadian International Trade Minister Jim Peterson announced Friday.
 arrow US firms renew interest in South-East Asia
Companies in the United States are showing renewed interest in South-East Asia as part of their diversification efforts, a trend that should be monitored by China if it wants to remain competitive, US
 arrow Enron settles Western market dispute
Enron Corp said on Friday it agreed to a $1.552 billion settlement to resolve disputes that it manipulated power and natural gas prices in the Western US energy markets between 1997 and 2003.
 arrow EU approves P&G's purchase of Gillette
Procter & Gamble Co.'s proposed $57 billion takeover of Gillette, which would create a global consumer products giant, gained European Union antitrust approval Friday.
 arrow Thai consumer confidence hits 3yr low on oil-price hikes
Thai consumer confidence weakened to its lowest level in three years last month amid the relentless rise in oil prices and concerns over a slowing economy, according to a survey.
 arrow Myanmar to buy $125m of power equipment from China
Myanmar has signed contracts worth 125 million dollars to buy equipment from two Chinese companies to build a new hydroelectric plant, official media reported Saturday.
 arrow India's Tata Consultancy net profit up 22pc
India's biggest software services exporter, Tata Consultancy Services, said its June-end net profit jumped 22.
 arrow Vietnam may end WTO talks with China next week
Vietnam is expected to conclude negotiations with China over its entry into the World Trade Organisation during a visit by President Tran Duc Luong to Beijing next week, state media reported Saturday.
 arrow Japanese electric giant to invest heavily in China
Japanese electric giant Matsushita said it will continue to increase its investments and market penetration in China, despite recent gloomy Sino-Japanese political ties.
 arrow US looks for Thai trade deal by early 2006
The United States said it hopes to wrap up a free-trade pact with Thailand early next year after the two nations Friday finished their latest round of talks.
Sportsarrow Cricket: SL is double trouble
It was still hard for Dav Whatmore to accept that his father was no more but being a true professional that he is, the Bangladesh coach was however determined to carry on with his life as a cricket coach.
 arrow Football: Arif holds Arambagh
Late strikes from Arif helped promotees Dipali Jubo Sangha hold Arambagh Krira Sangha 2-2 in the Premier Bank Premier Football League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Murali back with a bang
Muttiah Muralitharan grabbed 6-36 on his return to international cricket after almost a year as Sri Lanka thumped the weakened West Indies by six wickets in the first cricket Test here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: England have to bat to Ashes: Dravid, Kumble
India stars Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble have said England's batsmen must rise to the challenge of taking on Australia's much-vaunted attack if they are to have a chance of regaining the Ashes.
 arrow Cricket: Series on Warne's mind
English cricket fans will be hoping that Shane Warne is spinning one of his wrong'uns when he vows his tumultuous personal life won't prevent him from again torturing England in this Ashes series.
 arrow Cricket: Milestone at Lord's
Glenn McGrath is poised to join cricket's bowling greats with his 500th wicket during the opening Ashes Test against England.
 arrow Football: Foreigners killing Dhaka football, says Kottan
Former Bangladesh football coach George Kottan yesterday said too many foreign players in the domestic league was hampering the development of the local game.
 arrow Football: Mohakhali beat Dhanmondi
Mohakhali Ekadash defeated bottom-side Dhanmondi Club 3-1 in the First Division Football League at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Selectors to decide on Sourav issue
The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India on Saturday directed the national selection committee to take a decision on whether to include banned Sourav Ganguly in the squad for the tri-series in
 arrow Cricket: CA-BCCI work out new Test & ODI cycles
Cricket Australia (CA) and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have agreed to a four-year cycle for Tests and two-year cycle for one-day internationals between the two countries.
 arrow Hamid, Bidyut to receive SAF medals
Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) will hand over the ninth SAF Games silver medals to two Bangladeshi weightlifters -- Bidyut Kumar Roy and Hamidul Islam -- at a simple ceremony at the BOA meetingroom
 arrow Football: Cheers replace bloodshed
More than 15,000 soccer fans braved the bloody mayhem caused by 10 suicide bombers across Baghdad on Friday to see the air force team al-Quwa Jawiya crowned Iraq's first champions since the fall of Saddam
 arrow Football: Pele's son cleared of manslaughter
Pele's son Edinho was found not guilty of manslaughter on Friday in a retrial over his alleged involvement in a car crash in Santos 13 years ago.
 arrow Football: Real the richest
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the Spanish club has overtaken Manchester United as the biggest earner in world soccer.
 arrow Football: Torino, Messina expelled from Serie A
Former champions Torino and Messina have been expelled from Serie A because of the poor state of their finances, a board meeting of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) decided on Friday.
 arrow Football: Essien going to Chelsea?
Michael Essien claims to have been assured by Lyon that they will allow him to join Chelsea -- at the right price.
 arrow Football: Mourinho readies for Milan
Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho said it will be both a pleasure and difficult to play against Champions League runner-up AC Milan in its first preseason match, and a loss wouldn't worry him.
 arrow Lysenko sets hammer best
Russian Tatyana Lysenko has set down a marker for the World Athletics Championships in Finland with a new world record in the women's hammer.
Metropolitanarrow 4 JU halls, 6 bldgs at risk of collapse
Lack of proper maintenance and renovation work for a long time has put at least 10 buildings, including four dormitories, at the Jahangirnagar University (JU) at risk of collapse.
 arrow 1,277 CMP policemen punished in one year
Authorities have taken actions against 1,277 police personnel of different ranks and status in Chittagong from July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005 on charges of involvement in criminal activities, officialsources
 arrow Cultural exchange accord signed with Japan
Bangladesh and Japan have signed an accord on Cultural Exchange Programme to create conditions for long-term cooperation in the fields of education, culture, sports and journalism.
 arrow Govt tried to foil London confce on human rights
The government tried to foil in a planned way the 'European Human Rights Conference on Bangladesh Extremism, Intolerance and Violence' held in London on June 17, said the speakers at a discussion yesterday.
 arrow 'Ensure production of quality seeds'
Speakers at a workshop suggested ensuring production and distribution of quality jute seeds and finding out a mechanism so that the jute growers get fair price for their produce.
 arrow Asthma gene variants may cut risk of brain cancer
New research suggests that gene variants, which are known to raise the risk of asthma, decrease the risk of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a common type of brain cancer that is rapidly fatal.
 arrow India's poverty feeds modern-day slave traffic
Joloy Sori Mallik doesn't question her 16-year-old daughter too closely about the time she was drugged and kidnapped by strangers near her north Indian village.
 arrow Citibank, Prothom Alo launch fund raising campaign
Like previous years, Citibank Bangladesh and Prothom Alo jointly launched yesterday a six-month-long fund raising campaign for a special book-reading programme of Liberation War Museum, says a press release.
 arrow Shibir activist Anwar gives statement as PW
A Khulna court yesterday recorded the statement of Anwar Hossain, a Shibir activist, under Section 164 treating him as a prosecution witness in journalist Belal murder case.
 arrow US Peace Corps to expand activities in Bangladesh
A top official of the US Peace Corps said here yesterday that its volunteers are successfully working for youth and community development in Bangladesh and envisaged expansion of their sphere of activities
 arrow Dhaka firm to strengthen ties with Male: FM
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday felicitated Dr Ahmed Shaheed on his assumption of office as the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Maldives.
 arrow Bodies of 7 workers to arrive this month
Bodies of seven Bangladeshi workers, who died of suffocation in Taef in western Saudi Arabia, is expected to arrive in the country by the end of this month.
 arrow Garment worker murdered
A garment worker was stabbed to death allegedly by his two cousins at Badda in the city early yesterday over a property dispute.
 arrow Japanese minister to visit Dhaka in Aug
A top ranking minister from Japan will arrive in Dhaka in the third week of August to expedite the implementation of decisions and agreements signed between the two countries during the visit of Prime
 arrow Expat ministry condoles death of Shahara
The Ministry of Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment yesterday expressed profound grief and condolences at the tragic death of Shahara Islam, a Bangladeshi Muslim born in Britain, who fell victim
 arrow Foundation of new building at Ucep Ismail School laid
The foundation of 'The Swan', a new building of Ucep Ismail School, was laid on its premises at Mirpur in the city yesterday.
Niels Severin Munk, ambassador of Denmark to Bangladesh, laid the foundation.

 arrow Boat now only means of transport for DND people
Boats have become the only means of transport for lakhs of people marooned in the DND area. Boats have been selling like hot cakes for the last few days at Fatulla Bazar.
 arrow Agri faculty wins BAU debate competition
Agriculture faculty emerged champion by defeating Agriculture Economics and Rural Sociology faculty in the final round of inter-faculty debate competition of Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh
 arrow Appeal for help
The parents of Shara Washima, a six-year-old girl who has been suffering from blood disorder, have appealed for financial assistance for the treatment of their daughter.
 arrow JU Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum executives
Nur Siddiqui of the Prothom Alo and Emran Hossain Emon of The Daily Star have been elected president and general secretary of Bangladesh Manobadhikar Sangbadik Forum (BMSF), Jahangirnagar University unit.
 arrow Keraniganj Press Club executives
Md Abu Taleb (Ittefaq) and Md Abdul Gani (Inqilab) have been elected president and general secretary of the Keraniganj Press Club for 2005-2007.
Nationalarrow Patuakhali General Hospital plagued with problems
Hardly 40 per cent of the patients who come to Patuakhali General Hospital every day get treatment and the rest leave disappointed after waiting for hours because of acute shortage of doctors and other
 arrow Toxic water from dying units polluting rivers, canals
Untreated toxic fluids released from several dying factories in Bhaluka upazila is polluting rivers and canals, posing environmental and health hazards.
 arrow Telling the same old tale
The townspeople were told by the municipal authorities that they would be residents of a 'modern town'. They are now realising the sufferings for that.
Most of the roads are virtually unusable now.

 arrow Try ‘real’ killers of Shamsur Rahman
Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, President of Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA) yesterday said journalist Shamsur Rahman laid down his life for truth and honesty.
 arrow Tension in Kaliganj as rivals call programmes on same spot
A tense situation is prevailing in Kaliganj upazila as two organisations announced their separate programmes for tomorrow at the upazila headquarters at the same venue.
 arrow Go allout against criminals, outlaws
Director General (DG) of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) Abdul Aziz Sarkar has ordered an all out drive to nab criminals including outlaws in southwestern districts, a crime prone area in the country.
 arrow 2 killed, 25 hurt in Tangail road mishap
Two persons were killed and 25 people injured when a Dhaka bound night coach from Pabna skidded off the road and fell into a ditch at Hatia near Jamuna Bridge in Kalihati upazila in Tangail Friday night,
 arrow Workshop on early marriage in Patuakhali
A day-long advocacy meeting on polygamy and early marriage was held yesterday.
It was organised by the South Asia Partnership (SAP) Bangladesh, an NGO.

Point-Counterpointarrow Western Muslims: "Collateral damage" of London bombers
Asif Saleh, director of a Bangladeshi human rights group Drishtipat, has a Bangla restaurant fixation. Whenever the group has a meeting, it ends up in a Bangladeshi restaurant.
 arrow SSC results examined
The Secondary School Certificate examination, first public examination after 15 years of schooling, is a milestone in a student's life and the gateway to his or her further education and career possibilities.
 arrow Bangladesh's image and the PM
In recent days, the Prime Minister seems to have become awakened to the image problem of Bangladesh abroad.
 arrow Secret of Japan's success
Japan is one of the countries which were affected the most due to World War II.
Culturearrow Borsha
Professor Anisur Rahman has a distinctive approach to rendering Tagore songs.
 arrow A colourful presentation of Thai culture by Sbun-Nga Group
Anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski's concept Kula Ring, a system of ceremonial and non-competitive exchange to establish and reinforce alliances shows how business was introduced through cultural
 arrow ATN Bangla turns 9
July 15, 1997, was a memorable day for Bangladeshi media. The day marked a new era in the media world as ATN Bangla, the first private satellite channel of the country was launched.
 arrow New songs by KG Mustafa
Tomarey legechhey eto je bhalo chand bujhi ta janey...the lyricist of this timeless song, rendered by legendary artiste Talat Mahmud, is veteran poet and journalist KG Mustafa.
Internationalarrow 17 killed in Kashmir
Indian troops yesterday shot dead seventeen Islamic rebels in Indian Kashmir as the hunt continued for militants the army says sneaked across the border from Pakistan.
 arrow Manmohan embarks on US mission to boost ties
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh departed yesterday for the United States, the country's biggest trading partner, where he hopes to seal a growing friendship with energy deals and closer trade ties.
 arrow Nepali govt, Maoists must take urgent steps for peace: UN envoy
UN envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said Friday the Maoist crisis in Nepal was dire and called on the rebels and the government to do everything possible to find an urgent solution to restore peace.
 arrow 3 UK soldiers, 7 Iraqi cops killed in attacks
Suicide bombers killed seven Iraqi policemen yesterday and three British soldiers died in a roadside blast, piling pressure on the government a day after militants blew themselves up across the capital.
 arrow Blair lashes out at 'evil ideology' of extremism
The world is confronting an "evil ideology" as it wages a hearts-and-minds struggle with Islamic extremism, British Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday.
 arrow Harry Potter mania sweep the planet
Witching hour passed and Harry Potter fans poured into bookshops around the world yesterday, snatching up copies of the latest instalment in the series that promises to be the fastest-selling book inhistory.
 arrow ME truce in tatters
Hamas vowed revenge against Israel yesterday after six of its gunmen were killed in an upsurge of violence that has brought a truce close to collapse a month before Israel's planned pullout from the
 arrow Lankan court blow to aid deal dims early peace talks hope
The Supreme Court scuppering of a landmark deal to share aid among Sri Lanka's warring parties was seen by diplomats and analysts as a major setback to the already faltering peace process.
 arrow 8 die in military helicopter crash in Chechnya
Eight people died when a military helicopter crashed in Russia's rebellious Chechen republic yesterday, Russian news agencies cited officials as saying.
 arrow 11 American soldiers charged with abuse
The US command yesterday announced charges against 11 US soldiers for assaulting detainees but provided few details of what happened other than to say the soldiers served in the Baghdad area but are now
 arrow al-Qaeda deputy was trained by Russia's secret service
al-Qaeda's number two was trained by Russia's secret service and served as a KGB agent before becoming Osama Bin Laden's right-hand man, a former KGB secret agent told Poland's Rzeczpospolita newspaper
 arrow Bangladeshi chef moves to regain place in record book
A Bangladeshi-origin curry chef in the West Midlands of England was attempting yesterday to regain a place in the record books by rustling up a 10-tonne chicken tikka masalla.
Editorialarrow Editorial: ACC's mixed up priorities
THE Anti-Corruption Commission was set up eight months ago, but appears to still be struggling to get its act together.
 arrow Editorial: Railways need a big push
THE government's plan to invest $500 million for restructuring the railways is based on a correct assessment of the situation prevailing in this critical sector of transportation.
 arrow The standing committee conundrum
While talking to the reporters on July 6 on the issue of exemption of Tk.14.
 arrow In terror's shadow
Two recent events compel attention. One was the attack by six gunmen on Ayodhya's temporary temple on the spot where Babri Masjid once stood.
Letters to Editorarrow Thy name is father...
Can you remember your childhood when you just started walking? Who was your first partner in playing at that time? Do you know how to swim or ride a bicycle? If you know, tell me from whom did you learn
 arrow Canada's stand
The Daily Star reported last year that Canada had threatened Bangladesh with serious consequences over alleged wrong doings against a Canadian company during the tender evaluation for a power plant in
 arrow "Don't run stories..."
"Don't run stories that tarnish image even if they're objective" (The Daily Star, July 11 2005): Justice Abu Sayeed Ahmad's astonishing pronouncement should remind us that the price of freedom is eternal
 arrow "Akbar's decison sees Ctg port lose Tk 14cr"
Those penal charges are basically the storage charges imposed on the containers. Any imported container / cargo enjoys 4 days free-time at the port upon landing from any vessel.
Star Healtharrow Stem cell transplant: An attempt to cure the incurable
Previously incurable or possibly fatal blood disorders such as multiple myeloma, chronic lymphatic leukaemia and Thalassaemia Major cannot be cured totally using the conventional therapy like chemotherapy
 arrow Exploring the possibilities of stem cell transplant
Dr Patrick Tan is the Medical Director of Stem Cell Transplant Centre of Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
 arrow Experience of a patient
A patient of ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia), not willing to disclose his own identity expressed his experience to the correspondent. He is now completely cured and is under the long term follow-up.
 arrow Facts about facial palsy
Bell's palsy is the sudden partial or complete paralysis of one side of the face.
 arrow Treatment of collapsed lung
Pneumothorax (condition where air or gas is in or around the lungs) is commonly known as a collapsed lung.
 arrow Perk up tired eyes
Has a cold left your eyes red, puffy, and tired-looking? To make the swelling go down and remove the fluid out of your sinuses, place a cool compress.
 arrow A feast for your eyes
Earlier, eggs broke free of their artery-clogging reputation. Now, scientists have discovered a new reason to crack one open.
 arrow What is an avulsion fracture?
An avulsion fracture occurs when a ligament or tendon attached to a bone pulls away part of the bone. This may occur due to direct trauma, such as a hard tackle in football.
Star Cityarrow Launch passengers held hostage by Sadarghat porters
Passengers are held hostage by the porters at Sadarghat launch terminal as the authorities never looked into the harassment of passengers.
 arrow Plan to build memorial for 1969 Mass Upsurge
The government has taken initiative to build a monument in the city in memory of the martyrs of the 1969 mass upsurge.
 arrow Fans spell-bound by latest Potter book
The launch of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" JK Rowling's latest novel in the best-selling Harry Potter series, was not missed by kids between 9 and 15 years in Dhaka as they eagerly queued
 arrow High-rises ignore need for parking space
Most buildings over seven storeys in the city do not provide adequate parking facilities which has been identified as one of the main reasons for traffic congestion.
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