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Only secular society can lead nation to prosperity
Speakers tell programme
Only a secular society can lead the nation towards prosperity, said the speakers at a programme yesterday.
They said secularism separates religion from the state activities.

Foreign buyers urged to ensure rights of garment workers
Garment Sramik and Shilpa Rakkha Jatiya Mancha, a forum of garment workers, yesterday welcomed the foreign buyers at Batexpo and urged them to ensure fair trade for establishing the rights of garmentworkers.
Continue role in rural dev, poverty cut
Bhuiyan urges Cirdap countries
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday urged Cirdap as well as its member countries to continue its role in the rural development and the reduction of poverty through sharing expertise
Robbers kill one, abduct another
Armed robbers killed one and abducted another in separate incidents in Meherpur and Kushtia early yesterday.
Five killed in road accidents
At least five people were killed and six others injured in separate road accidents in Khulna and Brahmanbaria yesterday.
Outsiders have turned TTC into a den of criminal activities
Outsiders in connivance with some self-claimed leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student wing of the ruling BNP, have turned the Teachers' Training College (TTC) in the capital into a den ofcriminal
'Successive govts have violated rule of law'
The violation of the rule of law in Bangladesh began on the very day the country was liberated and the successive governments have consistently flouted it, said Justice Naimuddin Ahmed.
Govt firm to establish good governance
President tells Canadian envoy
Canadian High Commissioner in Bangladesh David Sproule made a farewell call on President Iajuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban yesterday.
'JCD, Shibir to work together to safeguard Islamic forces'
Leaders of the Islami Chhatra Shibir, student wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami, yesterday claimed that they have held several meetings with the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) on the issue of establishing the
Govt has no right to stay in power
Mahila Gono Forum leaders tell rally
BNP-led alliance government has no right to stay in power as it failed to ensure security to people, said the speakers at a rally yesterday.
45 injured in JCD-BCL clash in Sirajganj
At least 45 people were injured, three of them seriously, in a clash between the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) and Bangladesh Chhatra league (BCL) on the Sirajganj Degree College campus yesterday.
Sanitation Month begins tomorrow
To ensure sanitation facility for all by the year 2010, the government has undertaken various steps, including distribution of free sanitary latrines among the poor and making them affordable for all.
JU English Week ends today
A weeklong cultural programme titled 'English Week-2005', organised by the English department of Jahangirnagar University (JU), ends on the campus today.
Attck on Rally
SCF submits memo to Buet director
Samajtantrik Chhatra Front (SCF) yesterday submitted a memorandum to the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) students' welfare director, demanding punishment to JCD men responsible
Buet admission forms from tomorrow
Distribution of undergraduate admission forms of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) will begin tomorrow.
BDB labour wing formed
Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) yesterday formed a 21-member committee of its labour wing named Bikalpa Sramik Dhara (BSD) for Dhaka City unit, says a press release.
Students threaten Dhaka-Aricha highway blockade
Students of Government Devendra College threatened the Dhaka-Aricha highway blockade for indefinite period from Saturday if their demand for 50 per cent discount in bus fare is not met immediately.
2-day transport strike in Magura from tomorrow
The Transport Owners' Association has called a two-day strike beginning in Magura tomorrow.
NUS workshop begins
A three-day 'Advocacy workshop to combat violence against women and children', organised by the Nari Unnayan Shakti (Women's Power for Development), began at Banasri, Rampura, in the city on Wednesday,
Zonta Int'l Dist-25 confce begins today
The eighth biennial conference of the Zonta International District-25 begins in Dhaka today, says a press release.
The theme of this year's conference is 'Rising to the challenge-making a difference.


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