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Front Pagearrow Most of name-only parties skip EC talks
Of the 72 political parties invited to the first day of dialogue with the Election Commission (EC) on the voter list yesterday, only 35 showed up while the rest kept away apparently displaying a lackof
 arrow Bangladesh MP may be barred from entering UK
As Britain grapples to come to terms with the wave of terrorist attacks, the government plans to launch a massive programme in September to 'understand' the Muslims and stop the spread of extremism among
 arrow Fruit juices missing the fruits
Packaged "fruit juices" under different popular brand names sold in the market contain no real fruit extract but artificial flavour, poisonous colours, high level of chemical preservatives and sweetening
 arrow Diplomacy is not a CBA job
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday apparently lashed out at a reported move by the 'Tuesday Group' of western diplomats for holding an election seminar in Dhaka and categorically said the Bangladesh
 arrow SCBA secy's house raided twice
Law Minister Moudud Ahmed yesterday filed a defamation suit against Secretary of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) advocate Enayetur Rahim for issuing 'false statement' about him on the issue of
 arrow AL asks PM to explain her points behind advice
The main opposition Awami League (AL) yesterday asked the prime minister to explain on what grounds she had recommended presidential amnesty to Mohiuddin Jhintu who was sentenced to death in a doublemurder
 arrow Where all hell broke loose
It was the usual Aldgate Station. Overused stairs showing the material below the crust. The dirty walls.
 arrow Bombers remain out of reach
The notice boards posted at the entrance to the tube stations say it all they have vanished into thin air.
 arrow Thus they spoke
Krishak Sramik Mukti Andolon chairman yesterday expressed his bile at the Election Commission (EC) for calling him for such a trifle business as talking on the voter list.
 arrow CEC censures parties for 'mistrusting' each other
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz yesterday criticised the political parties for "mistrusting" each other and said the system of caretaker government is a "vote of no-confidence" in the political
 arrow BTRC warns operators over interconnectivity
Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) warned of drastic punishment if any fixed or cell phone operators fail to resolve interconnectivity congestion bilaterally.
 arrow Polls violence may harm economy
Political confrontations in the run-up to the next general election may hinder the government's reform programmes, scaling up inflation and adversely affecting the country's growth, apprehends International
 arrow Kader Siddiqui withdraws support to Oikya Mancha
Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) chief Kader Siddiqui MP yesterday announced withdrawal of support from the Jatiya Oikya Mancha accusing Dr Kamal Hossain, initiator of the platform, of involving in
 arrow Dhaka trying to gather exact content of talks
Dhaka is trying to gather the content of recent discussion on Bangladesh between US President George W Bush and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Foreign Secretary Hemayetuddin said yesterday.
 arrow Galib, 18 others relieved of charge
A Gaibandha court yesterday relieved 19 persons, including Asadullah Al Galib, chief of Ahab, and his three associates of the charges stemming from the Mohimaganj Brac office bomb blast case.
 arrow Illegal structures demolished to ease DND waterlogging
Authorities yesterday started drive to demolish illegal structures from the drainage canals in Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) area to ease flow of logged water there.
 arrow Drop charges against 5 Kushtia journos
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the global organisation representing over 5,00,000 journalists worldwide, on Monday called for the Supreme Court of Bangladesh to resist political pressure,
 arrow Fake mineral water factory sealed off
A mobile court yesterday collected Tk one lakh in fines for the sale of unapproved edible oil and the court also sealed a mineral water factory in Mohakhali.
 arrow 50 Taliban killed in Afghan fighting
US and Afghan forces have killed up to 50 Taliban fighters in attacks in the central province of Uruzgan, the provincial governor said yesterday.
 arrow Bus set on fire over accident
Three people including two children were injured as a mob set a bus on fire after it hit a pedestrian at Manik Miah Avenue in the capital last night.
 arrow Dhaka still in the dark about Delhi talks
Bangladesh is yet to know the outcome of the bilateral meeting between India and Myanmar, held early this month, on the proposed tri-nation gas pipeline project, Advisor to the Energy Ministry Mahmudur
 arrow Power supply restored in Ctg
Power supply returned to normal in the port city yesterday afternoon, after four days of severe outage resulted from technical faults in two transformers at Khulshi substation.
 arrow Dollar price hits Tk 66.7
The price of US dollar for import continues to increase, rising by Tk .20 in a day to hit Tk 66.70 yesterday.
 arrow Sacked Nepal PM Deuba jailed for graft
Nepal's anti-graft commission yesterday sentenced former prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to two years in prison for corruption over a road contract, officials said.
 arrow US rejects idea of targeting religious sites
Denouncing one of its lawmaker's view as an "anathema to American ideology", the United States "unequivocally" rejected the idea of targeting Makkah or any other civilian or religious site by anyone.
 arrow Outlaws threaten to kill Khulna journalist
Munshi Abu Tayeb, Khulna bureau chief of Dainik Lokshamaj published from Jessore town, has been threatened with death by militants of outlawed Jihadi Party.
Businessarrow RMG units need better working condition
Working condition in Bangladesh's readymade garment factories needs to be improved significantly to compete in European markets, French ambassador in Dhaka said yesterday.
 arrow Reforms at top levels key to curbing graft
The country needs to start reforms at the top levels of both government and private organisations to cut corruption, law minister said yesterday.
 arrow Appeal board hears allegations of cheating
The appeal board for the FBCCI election yesterday heard petitions filed by seven business leaders, who complained that they were cheated by two FBCCI leaders in submitting their nomination papers.
 arrow Int'l confce on corporate governance starts Saturday
In a bid to create awareness of corporate governance and expedite its practices in Bangladesh, a two-day international conference begins in Dhaka on Saturday.
 arrow Growth momentum to continue
Developments in all major sectors of the Sri Lankan economy indicate that growth momentum will continue in line with the 6 percent projection for the year.
 arrow Planning, finance ministries to review ADP on monthly basis
The planning and finance ministries will jointly review the annual development programme (ADP) on a monthly basis instead of a quarterly basis, official sources said.
 arrow Prime Bank offers remittance facilities to NRBs in UAE
With the aim of providing efficient and reliable remittance facility through banking channel to non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) in UAE, Prime Bank Limited has made a broad-based remittance arrangement.
 arrow India places conditional offers for FDIs
India has decided to make liberal offers on foreign direct investment in telecoms and financial services in the ongoing WTO negotiations in return for easier access to Indian professionals in American
 arrow Survey of land conducted for Tata steel in Bheramara
A team of Bangladeshi surveyors in presence of top officials of local administration and representatives of Tata Group, the Indian industrial giant, yesterday surveyed some 1,070 acres of railway land
 arrow New office bearers of energy cos association
Moazzam Hossain, chairman of Hosaf Group, has been elected president of Bangladesh Energy Companies Association.
 arrow Proton CEO steps down
After eight turbulent years, Proton Holdings Bhd Group CEO Tan Sri Tengku Mahaleel Tengku Ariff is out of the national car company.
 arrow WTO chief plays last hand in trade talks
The head of the World Trade Organisation has a last chance this week to revive talks on a treaty to liberalise global commerce.
 arrow Union Capital, Uttara Bank sign 100m loan deal
Uttara Bank will provide a loan of Tk 100 million to Union Capital Limited.
An agreement to this effect was signed between the two companies in Dhaka on Sunday.

 arrow Eastern Bank okays 43pc cash dividend
Eastern Bank Ltd has declared a 43 percent cash dividend for its shareholders for the year 2004.
Sportsarrow Football: Russel move to fifth
Majid Burjuga's spectacular second half goal gave Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra a solitary goal win over Farashganj Sporting Club in the Premier Football League on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: BD A lose early initiative
A perfect morning turned into a bitter evening for Bangladesh A after Mike Powell hit a brilliant century for Glamorgan on the opening day of their three-day match at the Pen-y-Pound ground in Abergavenny
 arrow Cricket: England pay hype price
Shane Warne insisted here Tuesday that England had paid the price for getting caught up in the hype surrounding the Ashes after Australia's crushing 239-run first Test win at Lord's.
 arrow Cricket: 'McGrath, Warne the keys'
Australia opening batsman Justin Langer believes the stranglehold established by bowling greats Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne during the first Ashes Test will be too strong for England's batsmen to break
 arrow Cricket: BCB yet to name bowling coach
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) rejected claims made by president Ali Asghar that former West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts was set to be appointed as bowling coach for the national team's preparations
 arrow SWIM AWAY THE JET LAG!


 arrow Dhaka grapplers grab nat'l title
Dhaka DSA emerged champions securing four gold, one silver and two bronze medals in the S Ahmed Foundation 18th National Junior Wrestling Championship that concluded at the NSC gymnasium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: U-17 cricketers' camp July 29
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced a 25-member Under-17 preliminary squad to take part in the training camp for the Under-17 International Golden Hope Challenge competition to be held in Malaysia
 arrow Kabadi: Ansars, Dolaipar in last four
Ansar and VDP High qualified for the semifinals of the school kabaddi competition when they emerged champions in Group A yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Ganguly learns fate Thursday?
India are set to hear the results of their second appeal into captain Sourav Ganguly's six-match ban on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Pak players will not be pressed to participate
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has said that it will not force its players to play in the Afro-Asia Cup to be held in South Africa in August.
 arrow Now an Indo-Pak bridge series
In the latest sporting tie to be renewed between rivals India and Pakistan, the two countries are poised to play a historic bridge series next month, an official said Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Beamer lands Best big fine
West Indies paceman Tino Best has been fined 50 per cent of his match fee for bowling "beamers" during the second Test defeat by Sri Lanka.
 arrow Football: Let down with Galacticos
English superstar David Beckham was mocked here Tuesday for accusing a Japanese player of spitting in his face as Real Madrid were humiliated before their Asian fans by a lowly J-League team.
 arrow Football: Gunners getting the 'Beast'?
Sevilla are close to accepting a 24 million euro ($28.98 million) offer from Arsenal for Brazilian forward Julio Baptista, according to their president Jose Maria del Nido.
 arrow Football: 'Owen should stay inspite of Robinho'
David Beckham believes England team mate Michael Owen's place at Real Madrid is not in danger, despite the club's determination to sign Brazil's Robinho.
 arrow Cricket: Shoaib to be paid as he plays
Worcestershire have revealed that fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is with the club on a pay-as-you-play contract.
 arrow Football: Inter close in on Figo, Samuels
Inter Milan are reported to be on the verge of signing unsettled Real Madrid pair Luis Figo and Walter Samuel.
 arrow Tennis: Amol goes to Jakarta today
Junior tennis player Amol Roy will fly to Jakarta today to take part in three Men's Future competitions.
 arrow Chess: Saathi lifts girls' crown
Saathi Majumder of India became unbeaten champion in the girls' group of the Standard Chartered School chess tournament at the federation hall room yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Indians trying to read Murali
With none of the top six Indian batsmen having much of a record against ace Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, only theories are being worked upon in the Indian camp at the moment.
 arrow Cricket: England's Pak dates to be revealed soon
England's itinerary for this winter's tour of Pakistan is likely to be announced this week following lengthy discussions between officials from the respective boards.
Metropolitanarrow 'Reforms of CG, EC a must for credible election'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday said without reforms in the electoral and caretaker government system, it is not possible to hold the next general election in a credible way.
 arrow 'Ensure minimum standard of migrants' rights'
Foreign Secretary Hemayetuddin yesterday called on the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) to create a global recognition of the need for a minimum standard of the migrants' rights in the host
 arrow Ensure security of students: Duta
The Dhaka University Teachers' Association (Duta) has demanded that the university authorities immediately ensure the security of the female students at Begum Fazilatunnesa Mujib Hall, saying that the
 arrow Three murdered, one shot
Two were beaten to death and one was shot while a body was recovered in the city in last two days.
 arrow BOU to introduce Junior School Certificate course
The Bangladesh Open University (BOU) in collaboration with the Campaign for Popular Education (Campe) is going to introduce Junior School Certificate (JSC) course for the first time in the country.
 arrow Bangladesh ranks 7th among Asia Pacific nations
Bangladesh ranked seventh among 14 developing countries of the Asia Pacific region in a survey on "how countries fare in their support for basic education" conducted by the Asian South Pacific Bureauof
 arrow ADR helps dispose of 7,974 cases in 2 yrs: Moudud
Law Minister Moudud Ahmed said some 7,974 cases were disposed of in last two years following the introduction of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) by amending the Civil Procedure Code.
 arrow Govt alienated from people: B Chowdhury
Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said the four-party alliance government has been alienated from the people due to its autocratic activities.
 arrow Manzoor Ul Karim retires as Scouts president
Manzoor Ul Karim, president of the Bangladesh Scouts, has retired recently after his 26 years' involvement in scouting.
 arrow 'IT-based accounting system a must'
Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) Asif Ali yesterday said a total Information Technology (IT) network-based accounting system is a must to ensure better financial management in the country.
 arrow Tk 25 lakh cell phone sets seized at ZIA
Customs officials at Zia International Airport (ZIA) yesterday seized 433 cellphone sets worth around Tk 25 lakh smuggled into the country.
 arrow Training course on disaster risk management
A daylong training course on 'Disaster Risk Management in Bangladesh' was held at the Institute of Social Welfare and Research Auditorium at Dhaka University yesterday.
 arrow MoU signed with Cyprus tourism college
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for affiliation between National Hotel & Tourism Training Institute (NHTTI), Bangladesh and College of Tourism and Hotel Management (COTHM), Cyprus was signed at the
 arrow Teletalk signs agreement with Banglalink
Teletalk, the state-run cellphone company, signed interconnection agreement with the Banglalink yesterday ending the sufferings of its nearly 80,000 clients.
 arrow Newly elected MP meets PM
Newly elected four-party alliance MP from Sunamqani-3 constituency Shahinoor Pasha Chowdhury yesterday called on Prime Minister Khaleda Zia at her office.
 arrow CPB announces month-long programme
The Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday declared a month-long programme to realise its 11-point demand.
 arrow DU officers set Aug 6 deadline to meet their 20-pt demand
Administrative officers of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday threatened to abstain from their work again from August 7 to 9, if their demands are not met within August 6.
 arrow Bangladeshi Physician dies in US
Dr Mirza Masood Ahmed, the only son of late Mirza Faiz Ahmed, Chief Engineer (Hydrology) of the then EPWAPDA, and Professor (retd) Masuda Ahmed of Eden Girl's College, passed away due to cardiac arrest
Nationalarrow 529 languishing in CHT jails without trial
Under-trial prisoners are languishing in jails in the three hill districts as judge courts are yet to start functioning even after completion of infrastructure facilities.
 arrow Someshwary remains an woe to Durgapur
The five kilometre Shibgonj-Bijoypur pucca road, linking bordering villages with Durgapur upazila, has become unusable due to erosion at many points by the Someshwary river.
 arrow Govt will be forced to accept caretaker reforms: Menon
Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon yesterday said the BNP-Jamaat government will be forced to accept the opposition demand for electoral and caretaker government reform.
 arrow Corruption by BNP men eroding party image
BNP lawmaker Nadim Mustafa yesterday alleged that many of his party men are engaged in corruption, damaging the party's image.
They became richer after BNP assumed power, he said.

 arrow 3 cops face villagersí wrath for excesses
Three policemen including a sub-inspector (SI) of Debiganj Police Station in Panchagarh district were briefly held by villagers for ransacking a house and assaulting three inmates at Khaturia Dorjipara
 arrow KCC member hurt in bomb attack dies
A Khulna City Corporation (KCC) ward member who was critically injured in bomb attack at a tea stall near the Eastern Jute Mills gate on Monday succumbed to his injuries early yesterday.
 arrow Khulna criminal held in Dhaka
A 'listed' criminal of Khulna was arrested from Bashabo in Badda Police Station of the capital city on Sunday.
 arrow Smuggled Buddha statues seized
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) jawans, in a recent raid, seized 10 statues of Lord Buddha and smuggled goods worth about Tk 25 lakh.
Point-Counterpointarrow Those lawless lawmen
The recent crimes and excesses committed by law enforcement agencies in Dhaka and elsewhere have become a matter of grave concern for the citizens as well as the controlling authority.
 arrow First step towards Middle East peace?
If everything goes well (in the Middle East nothing is certain), in August, Israel after more than 35 years of illegal occupation, will finally start pulling its soldiers and settlers out of Gaza.
 arrow Following the faithful
It is a difficult time for the Muslims. Beyond the frontiers, even the agnostic or non-practicing ones among them are in a state of unease.
Culturearrow Lalon singer Farida Parveen is a class apart
He who is for man
On this earth he who is for man
Achieves success in every endeavour
He who is for man.

 arrow Mahmudul Haq draws inspiration from nature
Mahmudul Haque, sitting poised in his office, at the National Museum, said that in reaching out for progress and dynamism, the Bangladeshi artists had seldom lost track of their roots; and had never solely
 arrow UK channel to air Bangla movies
Two much acclaimed films, Humayun Ahmed's Shyamal Chhaya and Morshedul Islam's Duratta, will be telecast on Channel 4 (UK) soon, says a press release.
 arrow Nepal-Bangladesh art exhibition in Kathmandu
A week-long painting exhibition opens in Kathmandu, Nepal on July 29. The paintings, produced by the artists in a previous workshop (from July 22-24), will be displayed at the painting exhibition.
 arrow ITI Bangladesh branch general meeting
The triennial general meeting of the International Theatre Institute (ITI), Bangladesh branch was held on July 25 at Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum.
 arrow UN goodwill ambassador Ricky Martin in Amman
On his first visit to the Middle East, Ricky Martin declared he will try to change the negative perceptions of Arab youth in the West.
Generalarrow Prof Kamaluddin's contributions recalled
Leading scientists and academics from home and abroad yesterday gathered at a special symposium to pay homage to Prof Kamaluddin Ahmad, a visionary scientist and an internationally reputed scholar, on
 arrow Allegations of corruption against Bogra judge
The Bogra District Bar Council has brought allegations of corruption against a judge and decided to file a complaint against him with the district and sessions judge, seeking steps for investigation and
 arrow India's secret Aids anguish
"Manoj," 8, and "Lakshmi," 6, know there is something wrong with mummy and daddy. They know it's serious, but they have no idea what it is. Or that one day soon it will probably kill their parents.
 arrow College teacher murdered in Rajshahi
A college teacher was murdered by the unidentified miscreants at Meherchandi under Matihar police station in the city on Saturday, police sources said yesterday.
Internationalarrow Britain urges people to help catch bombers
British Prime Minister Tony Blair urged the public to help catch London's bombers, while newspapers said two suspects were believed to be asylum seekers who had received thousands of pounds in state welfare
 arrow Australian Muslims fear backlash
Australia's Islamic leaders were urged yesterday to strongly denounce terrorism as the country's Muslim community attempted to distance itself from overseas bomb attacks linked to religious extremists.
 arrow 'Pak forces have broken the back of al-Qaeda'
President Pervez Musharraf said al-Qaeda was now a worldwide phenomenon but denied the terror group was strong enough in Pakistan to have orchestrated the London and Sharm el-Sheikh bombings.
 arrow Manmohan had 'very good visit': US
The United States has described Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's recent visit to that country as "very good" and said that New Delhi and Washington moved forward on important issues.
 arrow Myanmar gives up Asean chairmanship
Southeast Asian foreign ministers announced yesterday that Myanmar's internationally condemned military rulers will not take the 2006 chairmanship of the Asean group, ending a months-long row.
 arrow Nepali children abused, killed in conflict
Nepali children are being killed, illegally detained, tortured and raped in a brutal civil war in the impoverished nation that has claimed thousands of lives, Amnesty International said yesterday.
 arrow US recognises N Korea as a 'sovereign nation'
Talks aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons programme resumed in Beijing yesterday after a 13-month deadlock, with both Pyongyang and Washington setting a tone of conciliation.
 arrow Space shuttle Discovery lifts off
The US space shuttle Discovery blasted off from its launchpad at Cape Canaveral in Florida yesterday in Nasa's first shuttle mission since Columbia was destroyed in 2003.
 arrow Parties slam 'barbaric' police beatings of Indian workers
India's political parties, reflecting rising anger at dramatic television images of police beating hundreds of protesting Honda workers, slammed the government in parliament and called the police "barbaric.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Saifur's tirade against media
THE finance minister's comment that the media is responsible for the country's negative image abroad is the most outlandish, outrageous, incoherent, illogical and far-from-the-truth statement that one
 arrow Editorial: A perfidy behind clemency!
THIS is the stuff of a break-neck speed in which as serious a matter as an amnesty petition was processed and a positive result obtained that should perhaps enter the Guinness Book of World Records.
 arrow Sowing the seed of instability?
The recent visit of India's Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to US has been a turning point of relations between the US and India.
 arrow Sri Lanka bracing for a new crisis?
The South Asian island state of Sri Lanka seems heading towards twin problems at a time when a ray hope had emerged for a better time both for a settlement of the bloody conflict over the Tamil issueand
 arrow Some reflections on Mohammad, Muhammad and Md
Does anyone know why many male Muslim Bangladeshis start their names with Mohammad or Muhammad or Md? It is commonplace in Bangladesh, perhaps less so in India and Pakistan, and even less in other Muslim
Letters to Editorarrow After invasion, whither Iraq?
When the United States invaded Iraq, a New York times news survey estimated that 42 per cent of American public believed that Saddam Hussein was directly responsible for 9/11 attacks on the WTC andthe
 arrow Slum children and HIV/AIDS
According to UNICEF, there are 4.9 million Bangladeshi working children aged between 5 to 15.
 arrow Terrorism and London attacks
I am saddened by the blind eye that the Bangladeshi people have when it comes to terrorism, specifically 9/11 and more recently, the bombings in London.
 arrow Drive against adulteration
Thanks to DS for the in-depth stories based on facts and photographs, which prompted the government to initiate drastic action against the people engaged in adulteration and all sorts of unhygienic practices.
 arrow Plant and protect trees
Most of the people of our country cannot manage two square meals a day. To reduce this problem we need to grow more crops. President Ziaur Rahman took steps such as: Plant what you can beside your house.
 arrow Gay marriage
I would like to respond to the letter of Mr. Raihan, CUET, on gay marriage.
 arrow Tall talk about Teletalk
I have discovered the following amazing facts about my Teletalk connection, which I obtained from a lottery and after paying Tk.3, 000 at the bank:
 arrow Improving traffic system
This is needless to say that traffic jam is one of the major problems for the city dwellers.
 arrow LPG issue
I think we need to clearly know the following:
1.

 arrow Mr. NewYork's stand
Dear Mr.
 arrow PRSP and budget
A lot of thanks to Dr. Badiul Alam Majumdar for his column "PRSP and the proposed budget".
 arrow Water scarcity
Through your esteemed daily I want to draw the attention of the relevant authorities about the acute water scarcity in Blocks N, O, P, Q, R and S of Noorjahan Road of Mohammadpur since the middle of May.
 arrow High Court directives
Thanks to Mr M Abdul Latif Mondal for offering a good analysis on the above issue in DS on 26 June.
 arrow Appalling scene
I was not only perplexed but also shocked at the picture of our Honourable Prime Minister beside the cadaver of Juba Dal leader Sagir Ahmed in a news report published in The Daily Star on June 26.
 arrow Malaysian investment on highway
We applaud the Malaysian firm for their keen interest to invest on the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway.
There is no doubt that this kind of investment will boost our communications sector.

 arrow Why this wastage of natural resources?
It's a matter of great concern as well as shame for the whole nation that we are losing our valuable natural gas due to carelessness of an unskilled foreign company.
 arrow A great day
July 9 was a memorable day for me as well as for all successful S.S.C. examinees. On that day at 3:00p.m.I was in a cyber cafe to get the results through internet. It was an exciting moment for me.
 arrow Unsmart BTV
There is no end to complaints against BTV. Sometimes BTV gets my blood boiling.
 arrow Private university and subject choice
Nowadays in almost all private universities a limited number of subjects have been chosen for graduation.
 arrow Crossfire deaths
In recent times law and order in the country has improved a lot due to Rab actions, although we are still to go a long way.
 arrow Ban rickshaws in busy commercial areas
In recent years a number of important roads of the city have been made richshaw free to the relief of the city dwellers.
 arrow Air pollution
As residents of Dhaka city, we all probably have been introduced to the miasma of the dustbins lying hopelessly in the main roads.
Star Chittagongarrow Power-outage-free Ctg looks bleak
Saturday's power disaster has once again exposed the vulnerability of sustainable electricity supply as well as the capability of age-old equipment of the Power Development Board (PDB) in Chittagong region.
 arrow No policy yet on ship breaking
The importance of the potential ship breaking sector is declining fast for lack of policy to make it an industry.
 arrow A school making a difference
Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company (Kafco), one of the leading multi-national companies in Bangladesh, is running a distinctive educational institute in the port city.
 arrow Memo to PM seeking justice
The Chittagong journalists, in a memorandum to the prime minister (PM) on Monday, demanded justice after a fair investigation into the incident of attack on a journalist that took place at ChittagongMedical
Star Cityarrow Life of school kids terrified by cruelty of teachers
Students of Ideal School and College's Banasree branch dread the names of three teachers. These teachers are infamous for mercilessly beating up students with canes or steel scales.
 arrow New police stations dogged by shortage of vehicles
The six new police stations established in the city are yet to get required number of vehicles for patrol duty and routine operations.
 arrow DMP asks offices to install CCTVs
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has recently sent a letter to all banks and more than 100 business institutions asking Close Circuit Television (CCTV) to be set up at their premises.
 arrow Where Boats Ply on the Roads...
This is not the village nor is it a river. The photograph taken from Trimohini in Khilgaon yesterday shows the vast area flooded and a mother with her child rows a boat across the water to visit a neighbour.
 arrow Western embankment in need of urgent repairs
From Babubazar to Gabtoli the 12 kilometre stretch of the western embankment is filled with cracks and holes and in need of immediate renovation.
 arrow Desa set to become a limited company
The government will turn Dhaka Electric Supply Authority (Desa) into Dhaka Power Distribution Company Limited (DPDC) to make it an effective, efficient and profitable organisation.
 
   
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