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Front Pagearrow Summit to focus on poverty, economy, terrorism: FM
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday said the much-awaited 13th Saarc Summit in Dhaka will deliberate on how to inject impetus to poverty alleviation, promoting cooperation in hard core economicareas
 arrow India for economic union, Kabul's induction
India yesterday said it favoured a South Asian Economic Union and would back Afghanistan's induction as a member of Saarc at the summit of the seven-nation regional group in Dhaka later this week.
 arrow Orange alert at ZIA on Nov 11-14
Zia International Airport (ZIA) will remain under 'orange' security alert, one notch down the top, for four days from Friday when leaders of the South Asian countries participating in the 13th Saarc Summit
 arrow Polls spend exigency makes ministers go against it
As the draft Public Procurement Law (PPL) subsumes strict measures standing in the way of misappropriation of funds and implementation of irregular projects, a section of ministers, treasury bench members
 arrow Inflation eases, but forex reserve drops
Though pressure from different sides continues to build up on the country's economy, its inflation rate has slowed down in recent months.
 arrow Political will needed to cut differences
Renowned economist and President of Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad has stressed the need for political will and statesmanship in the leadership of Saarc to narrow the
 arrow Regional co-op to fight 2-headed dragon of poverty, terrorism
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Executive Director Debapriya Bhattacharya stresses that Saarc has to progress through a number of phases in economic cooperation before embarking on an 'economic union'.
 arrow Saarc parliament vital to fostering cooperation
Stressing the need for creation of a Saarc parliament, Barrister Ziaur Rahman Khan, chairman of the parliamentary standing committee on foreign ministry, said all efforts to strengthen the regional cooperation
 arrow Effective co-op to help enhance intra-regional trade, integration
Research Director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) Mustafizur Rahman finds substantial potential for making economic cooperation more effective among the Saarc countries and said this will notonly
 arrow Cop hurt in accidental fire
A police constable suffered bullet injuries as his colleague's rifle was accidentally fired while loading in front of Sonargaon Hotel in the capital last night.
 arrow Foreign secys start arriving
Ahead of the 13th Saarc Summit, foreign secretaries of the Saarc member countries have started arriving in Dhaka to attend the two-day 31st Session of the Saarc Standing Committee beginning this afternoon.
 arrow E Ahamed to replace Natwar at Saarc meet
Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed will head the Indian delegation at the Saarc foreign ministers' meeting in Dhaka on November 11, a day ahead of the 13th Saarc summit.
 arrow Traffic restricted on certain city roads till Nov 14
With the 13th Saarc Summit due from Saturday, Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) has restricted traffic movement on certain city roads from November 7 to 14 as part of the unprecedented security measures
 arrow Programming body begins consultation
The Saarc Programming Committee comprising senior officials of the forum's seven member states yesterday began a two-day consultation to arrange the business to be transacted by the South Asian leaders
 arrow Gayoom the lone participant of all summits
President of the Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom has made a new history by making his presence in all the Saarc summits since its launching in Dhaka in 1985.
 arrow Gas guarantee, coal mining main issues
The government has landed in a very difficult situation over Tata's conditions on gas supply guarantee and coal mining issues as part of its $2.5 billion investment proposal, highly placed sources said.
 arrow Hajj agencies to stop booking tickets
The Hajj Agencies Association of Bangladesh (HAAB) has criticised the state ministers for civil aviation and religious affairs for their indifference in resolving the deadlock over Hajj flights and decided
 arrow Hasina pledges to remove plight of Monga-hit people
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the sufferings of the people of the northern districts would be alleviated if Awami League (AL) comes to power in the next general election.
 arrow France declares state of emergency
President Jacques Chirac declared a state of emergency yesterday, paving the way for curfews to be imposed on riot-hit cities and towns in an extraordinary measure to halt France's worst civil unrestin
 arrow LGED asks WB to review decision
The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) yesterday asked the World Bank (WB) to review its decision to withdraw a part of its loans for eight contract packages on grounds of corruption as it
 arrow Goods worth Tk 40cr gutted in Ctg fire
A devastating fire gutted huge quantity of fabrics, machinery, and electric equipment of the bonded warehouse of a textile and garment factory at Kulgaon in the city on Monday night.
 arrow Six submit nomination
Six candidates yesterday submitted their nomination papers for the by-election in Dinajpur-1 constituency.
 arrow BBC to launch 'Bangladesh Sanglap' Nov 17
The BBC is going to launch its biggest ever season of programmes on Bangladesh, called Bangladesh Sanglap on November 17 with a discussion entitled "Are People Receiving Justice?"
 arrow 7 still missing in Sandwip Channel
The Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard yesterday thoroughly searched the Sandwip Channel near Sitakunda for the missing passengers of cargo-trawler MV Madina that capsized there Monday afternoon, but found
 arrow 3 charge sheets filed against Rahman, Bangla Bhai, 7 others
Three separate charge sheets were submitted to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court, Khulna, yesterday accusing nine, including Shaikh Abdur Rahman and Siddiqul Islam Bangla Bhai, of August 17 serial
 arrow Jalil gets bail in abduction, land grabbing case
Awami League (AL) General Secretary Abdul Jalil, who was granted anticipatory bail from the High Court yesterday in an abduction and land occupation case, said the case was false and politically motivated,
 arrow 5 GIs killed in Iraq bombings
Four US soldiers were among at least 15 people killed in a bloody day of suicide car bombings in and around Baghdad on Monday as a major offensive against Sunni Arab insurgents took place near Iraq'sborder
 arrow Health experts seek to boost flu drug supply
Global health experts said on Tuesday it would be possible to produce 900 million doses of a new vaccine against a human pandemic flu outbreak but even that would not be enough to meet demand.
 arrow Beautifying Dhaka


 arrow 13 cocktails found in Jhalakathi
Police recovered 13 cocktails from an abandoned building in front of BIP Colony at East Chandkathi under Jhalakathi Sadar Police Station on Monday night.
Businessarrow Bid to enter diamond cutting industry hangs in the balance
Local entrepreneurs' move to enter diamond cutting industry, which holds huge export potential for Bangladesh, hangs in the balance as the government is yet to join the Kimberley Process Certification
 arrow Majority of Thai large firms hit by kickbacks
About 60 percent of Thai corporations have suffered fraud in their organisation, with secret commissions or kickbacks at the top of the corporate fraud list, a survey by KPMG Phoomchai Group found.
 arrow US, China reach deal on textiles
The United States and China reached agreement on Tuesday on reining in China's booming clothing and textile shipments to the United States.
 arrow EU sanctions on import of Chinese apparels: Implications for Bangladesh
(Continued from November 8)
The EU is confronted with an uncomfortable dilemma.

 arrow Oil slips towards $59
Oil prices edged lower on Tuesday after two sessions of deep losses as mild weather dampened demand across the northern hemisphere.
 arrow Tk 5.4cr Danish grant for knitwear printing facility
Denmark has approved Tk 5.4 crore in grant for training and technical assistance in connection with the establishment of a printing facility for knitwear.
 arrow 10 local pharma cos take part in Madrid fair
Ten drug makers from Bangladesh participated in November 1-3 pharmaceutical fair titled 'Cphi world wide 2005' at Madrid in Spain, says a press release.
 arrow Siemens to build 3G network in Qatar
Qatar Telecom (Qtel) has ordered 3G equipment from Siemens to build the first 3G network in Qatar, says a press release.
 arrow India, Pakistan agree to open bank branches
India and Pakistan have agreed to allow banks to open branches in each other's countries after a gap of four decades, the Reserve Bank of India said.
 arrow Pressure builds on WTO nations to reduce HK hopes
Pressure was building among trading nations on Tuesday to reduce their aims for a crucial World Trade Organisation conference in Hong Kong in December because of ongoing differences over a treaty to slash
 arrow Lanka to present pro-poor 2006 budget: minister
Sri Lanka's 2006 budget will focus spending on health, education and post-tsunami reconstruction to help the poor while aiming for long-term economic growth of 8 to 10 per cent, Finance Minister Sarath
Sportsarrow Cricket: CCL comes back
The GrameenPhone Corporate Cricket League (CCL) resumes today after a long recess of three weeks.
 arrow Cricket: Now it's Dravid's turn
Indian captain Rahul Dravid will miss Wednesday's sixth one-dayer against Sri Lanka here as the hosts continue their rotation policy despite losing the previous match.
 arrow Cricket: Visitors slip to tour defeat
England's preparations for the first Test against Pakistan suffered another blow on Tuesday when they lost a three-day tour match to a Pakistan A side by six wickets.
 arrow Cricket: England wait on Vaughan
England coach Duncan Fletcher said a verdict on skipper Michael Vaughan's knee injury is expected late Tuesday after a final analysis of the scan report back home.
 arrow Cricket: Bashar moving?
With the inter-club players' transfer five days away, speculation and drama over who is going where started flying in the cricket arena.
 arrow Cricket: NCL squads named
Rajshahi Division are expected to play five home matches in a row when the Seventh National Cricket League kicks off on November 19 across the country.
 arrow Football: ‘Captain England’ nears his 50th
David Beckham prepared for his 50th game as England captain Monday night by rounding on the critics who have suggested that he is unworthy to lead the national side.
 arrow Football: It's for Ferguson
Anger over the flood of criticism directed at manager Sir Alex Ferguson was the spur to Manchester United's battling defeat of champions Chelsea, Rio Ferdinand has revealed.
 arrow Football: Adidas versus Puma: The shoe story
Pele stopped the referee with a last-second request to tie his shoelaces at the opening whistle of a 1970 World Cup finals match and then knelt down to give millions of television viewers a close-up of
 arrow Football: Trinidad on the brink
Trinidad and Tobago will complete an amazing comeback if they beat Bahrain in their two-legged playoff and reach the World Cup finals for the first time in their history this month.
 arrow Football: Brazil Platini's top bet
Brazil will be outstanding favorites to defend the World Cup in Germany next summer, French legend Michel Platini has said.
 arrow Cricket: Mystery ball up his sleeves
Pakistan's fast rising leg-spinner Danish Kaneria started the mind games ahead of Saturday's first Test against England, saying he had a mystery delivery for English batsmen.
 arrow Football: Telecasting in trouble
The draw of the Nitol-Tata Fifth National Football League will be held tomorrow, just six days ahead of the final round of the country's premier competition starts.
 arrow Cricket: Raza to seize the chance
Hailed as a batting prodigy on his Test debut at the age of 14-years and 227 days, Hasan Raza is keen to resurrect his stumbling international career against England.
 arrow Football: Bolton baffle Spurs
Bolton captain Kevin Nolan's long-range strike send his side rocketing up to third in the Premiership Monday with a 1-0 win over Tottenham at the Reebok Stadium.
 arrow Football: Desailly gets homesick
Former French captain Marcel Desailly has quit his club in Qatar to return to France and said he wants to continue to play football.
 arrow Football: Red Devils go shopping in January
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed he will be delving into the transfer market in January, with a replacement for captain Roy Keane top of his shopping list.
 arrow Cricket: India women to debut at Lord's
The India women's cricket team is set to play its first match at Lord's when they take on England in a one-day international fixture at the 'home of cricket' next year.
 arrow Cricket: Langer out of 2nd Test too
Opening batsman Justin Langer will miss Australia's second Test against the West Indies next week as he struggles to recover from a broken rib, Cricket Australia said Tuesday.
Metropolitanarrow Politicians, traders, bureaucrats blamed for corruption
Political leaders, bureaucrats and businessmen are responsible for corruption in the country, said some former top bureaucrats at the launching ceremony of 'Citizens' Forum Against Corruption (CFAC)'in
 arrow BSF kills 2 in Moulvibazar border area
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) killed two people at Sharifpur border of Kamalganj in Moulvibazar yesterday.

It is learnt that the ill-fated people are Bangladeshi citizens.

 arrow BNP-AL clash in N'ganj: 20 injured
At least 20 people were injured in a clash between the supporters of BNP and the Awami League over a bid to cut down a tree in Araihazar upazila under Narayanganj district on Monday evening.
 arrow 2 killed, 70 injured in road accidents
Two people were killed and around 70 others were injured in three road accidents at Daudkandi and Keraniganj yesterday.
 arrow Bangladesh, Pak govts urged to resolve issues of citizenship
Demanding Bangladeshi citizenship, leaders of Stranded Pakistanis Youth Rehabilitation Movement (SPYRM) yesterday urged both Bangladesh and Pakistan governments to take necessary steps in the upcoming
 arrow SC rejects stay petition against HC order over ETV chairman
The Supreme Court yesterday rejected a government plea seeking stay on the High Court order asking the government not to arrest or harass Ekushey Television (ETV) Chairman Abdus Salam till November 20
 arrow Golden statue of Shree Bishnu recovered in Gopalganj
Police yesterday recovered a golden statue of Shree Bishnu weighing one kilogram from Kotalipara upazila in Gopalganj district.
 arrow CPB concerned at abnormal price hike of fertiliser
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday expressed concern at the abnormal price increase of fertiliser.
 arrow CID raids several places in N'ganj
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of police raided several places at Siddhirganj in Narayanganj yesterday to track down criminals involved in the August 21 grenade attack on the Awami League
 arrow Jewellery shop owner injured in bomb attack
A jewellery shop owner was severely injured in a bomb attack by outlaws at Dhulgram ferry ghat under Abhoynagar upazila in Jessore district on Monday night.
 arrow LDF to stage demonstrationson Nov 28
Left Democratic Front (LDF) will observe November 28 as the day for realisation for its eleven-point demand.
The day will be observed by organising rallies and staging demonstrations across the country.

 arrow Educational institutions in city closed Nov 12-13
All secondary schools, colleges and madrasas in Dhaka metropolitan area will remain closed on November 12 and 13 on the occasion of the 13th Saarc (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit,
 arrow Cadet college student drowns in pond in Chittagong
A student of Faujdarhat Cadet College, who passed the HSC examinations this year, drowned in a pond near his house at Mohammadpur in Chittagong city yesterday morning while he was learning to swim.
 arrow US embassy offices closed tomorrow
The American Embassy offices, including The American Centre, Information Resource Centre and the student counseling service, in Dhaka will remain closed tomorrow on the occasion of Veterans Day.
 arrow Two boys die after falling from tree in Cox's Bazar
Two young school students, trying to fix TV antenna on a tree, fell to death on Monday in Horichada village of Taknaf.
 arrow Harassment of garment leaders protested
Jago Bangladesh Garments Sramik Federation yesterday protested the alleged harassment of leaders and workers of different garment associations by the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab).
 arrow Police, robbers trade gunfire in Munshiganj: Four injured
Two police and two robbers were wounded in an exchange of gunfire at remote Char Dumuria of sadar upazila yesterday.
 arrow Free Hajj training from Nov 12
A seven-day free Hajj training course has been arranged at Malibag Baitul Azim Shahidi Jame Mosque by Sunshine Aviation Services Limited.
 arrow Visa section of Pak HC closed for five days
The visa section of the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka will remain closed for five days from today in view of 13th Saarc Summit on November 12-13, says a press release yesterday.
 arrow Toxic liquor kills 3 in Chuadanga
Three people died after drinking toxic liquor in Damorhuda upazila here early yesterday.
 arrow Banned Hiqma chief released on bail
Sayed Kawsar Hussain Siddiki Raja, chief of the banned militant outfit Shahadat-e Al Hiqma, was once again granted bail by the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate's Court in a sedition case.
Nationalarrow Gaibandha farmers see hard days ahead
Marginal farmer Abdur Rashid of Khalshai village in Gobindagnaj was clearing the dry and damaged Aman plants from his lands for use as fodder.
 arrow JMB cadre chargesheeted in Kishoreganj
Police of Kishoreganj Sadar thana has submitted charge sheet against alleged JMB cadre Obaidullah Shumon in the August 17 serial bomb blasts in the town.
 arrow Rift in Satkhira BNP widens
Rift in Satkhira BNP surfaced again when two rival factions held separate programmes marking the National Revolutionary and Solidarity Day on Monday.
 arrow Biman stops Barisal flight
Bangladesh Biman has stopped its Dhaka-Barisal-Dhaka flights.
Flights in the route is stopped since November 3, which will continue till March 25, Biman sources said yesterday.

 arrow 2 bombs found in Kushtia
Chuadanga police yesterday recovered two powerful lives bombs from the town.
They said local people found the bombs on a roadside at Academy More in the town at about 9.30:pm and informed police.

 arrow 10 kg sweet potato!
Believe it or not, a sweet potato weighs 8 to 10 kilograms.
Local industrialist Kamal Ahmed brought this amazing vegetable from Australia last year and cultivated in his land in Ashuganj.

 arrow 25 MT rice for destitutes ‘stolen’
Dhunat upazila administration officials in collaboration with some BNP leaders allegedly misappropriated about 25 metric tons (MT) of rice officially allotted to the poor ahead of the Eid-ul-Fitr.
 arrow Photo exhibition at Khagrachhari
A three-day solo photo exhibition of the Ajker Kagoj district correspondent Nazim Uddin began at Khagrachhari Shilpakala Academy yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow Whose is the bias?
The article headlined Four years of Jamiruddin Sircar: Putting Party Before Parliament, published in The Daily Star on October 30, fails to disclose how Jamiruddin Sircar has put party before parliament.
 arrow Human development and international trade
The recently published UNDP report for 2005 gives little cause for celebration. Actually, it paints a grim picture of the state of human development in today's world.
 arrow Ambassador M M Rezaul Karim
With the sad passing away of Rezaul Karim, I have lost one of my life-long dearest friends. The best tribute I can pay to him is that he was a person who it was impossible not to love.
Culturearrow A popular face in TV plays
For his appearance on the small screen as a comic actor, Faruque Ahmed has attained recognition amid the audience.
 arrow Nimco introduces certificate course on film direction
National Institute of Mass Communication (Nimco) has introduced a six-month certificate course on film direction. The aim of the course is to create proficient directors and technical crews.
 arrow Gautam Ghosh starts his Yatra
The Bollywood bug seems to have finally bitten internationally acclaimed Bengali director Gautam Ghosh.
Internationalarrow Terror plot foiled, claims Australia
An Australian Muslim cleric who said Osama bin Laden was a "great man" has been named by police as the spiritual leader of a group of 16 men charged yesterday with planning a terrorist attack in Australia.
 arrow US pushes for extension of UN mandate in Iraq
The United States has urged the UN Security Council to extend the mandate of the US-led forces in Iraq for at least a year after the Iraqis elect their first government, The Washington Post said yesterday.
 arrow Thai PM vows offensive as bombs rattle south
Thailand yesterday vowed to pursue its offensive against Islamic militants as two bombs rocked provincial government buildings in the country's south following a night of deadly gun attacks.
 arrow Israel political crisis may force early elections
A festering crisis between Likud party rebels and Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was well placed yesterday to force early Israeli elections depending on a leadership ballot in main coalition partner Labour.
 arrow Lankan candidates promise peace
Sri Lanka's presidential frontrunners both promise lasting peace with the Tamil Tigers if elected at this month's poll, but while their pledges strike a chord with ordinary voters, they may have misjudged
 arrow ‘References in Volcker report lack evidence’
Maintaining that there was no evidence to support the "unsubstantiated references" in the Volcker Committee findings, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday made it clear that setting up of the judicial
 arrow Divided Kashmiri families wait in vain
Clutching a box of sweets for his Pakistani uncle, 21-year-old law student Suheb Mir waited at an Indian military post on the disputed frontier dividing Kashmir.
 arrow Dreaded Indian bandit Nirbhay Gujjar shot dead
One of India's most wanted bandits, linked to more than two dozen murders and 100 kidnappings, has been shot dead after a fierce encounter, police said yesterday.
 arrow Maoist rebels release son of ex-Nepali PM
The son of a former Nepalese prime minister was released yesterday after being held for almost two weeks by Maoist rebels who had abducted him to press for payments to sugarcane farmers, a report said.
 arrow Lawyer for Saddam co-defendant killed
A lawyer working for one of the co-defendants of ousted president Saddam Hussein on trial on crimes against humanity was shot dead by armed men in Baghdad yesterday, while a colleague was wounded, interior
 arrow Iran says nuclear offer final chance
Iran's top nuclear official warned yesterday an offer to resume stalled atomic talks with Europe was his final attempt to salvage negotiations, insisting Tehran would never renounce its demand to enrich
Editorialarrow Editorial: World Bank loan cancellation
The decision by the World Bank to cancel and demand refund for loans worth Tk 6.
 arrow Editorial: Natwar's removal
The removal of India's Foreign Minster from office merits our comments not because of what possible impact his stepping aside will have on the Indian government, but because of the object lessons it holds
 arrow Saarc summit: The issue of transit and transshipment
It has been reported in the media that India's Prime Minister Dr.
 arrow Confrontation or creative tension?
Just as they return to their coordination committee with the United Progressive Alliance, the Left parties have launched a spirited critique of the government's foreign policy orientation, reflected in
 arrow Can we really afford this luxury of long holidays?
This business of week-end closed days combined with unwise selection of the days of the week, including the declared holidays, on account of various festivities and national events, has gone totally out
Letters to Editorarrow Poor yet resilient
People in our country are really very, very poor! We have been learning from textbooks, hearing from others since childhood that "Bangladesh is a poor and overpopulated country".
 arrow Surviving Hurricane Wilma
Living in Florida is living with hurricanes.
 arrow Outbreak of Influenza
The worldwide outbreaks of Avian Influenza caused by the highly pathogenic Influenza A (H5N1) virus has become a great concern since this has the potential to trigger an Influenza Pandemic.
 arrow Useless police and valueless life!
According to a newspaper report, at least five people were killed and over hundred injured as police opened fire on an angry mob protesting police inaction during a robbery at a jewellery shop in Companiganj
 arrow Most corrupt country
I was so ashamed of myself being the citizen of a country identified again at the top of the corruption list.
 arrow Attention: CityCell
I welcome your recent competitive approach in the mobile market. I am one of your subscribers and want to draw your attention to certain things.
 arrow New education system
For the last few weeks we are observing a mixed reaction from our intelligentsia, civil society about the new education system that would be introduced from the next year.
 arrow Combating corruption
We must work on eradicating corruption. It's amazing how most of the traffic policemen, tax officers, govt. officers are getting more and more corrupt.
 arrow Voter list
Your commentary on the official stalemate situation in the EC in respect of the preparation of voter list was well timed.
 arrow A pertinent question
The question that our civil society and leaders must ask is whether or not we should tolerate organisations that actively seek to dissolve our identity as citizens of a sovereign nation.
 arrow Not-so-beautiful face of our civility
Drenched in mephitic droppings Charu fluttered out of the manhole and washed him up with the water that was coming through a pipe from inside the apartment.
 arrow Traffic problem
Mr. X lives in any of the following locations- Mirpur/Uttara/ Gulshan/ Banani/Baridhara/ Demra/ Narayanganj/ old town etc. Every day he has to reach office/workplace at 9:00am.
Star Chittagongarrow Construction of Saikat Complex uncertain
Construction of Saikat Complex, a modern shopping mall cum three-star hotel of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC), is yet to start even one and a half years after the foundation stone was laid by Prime
 arrow FF needs help to survive
Abu Musa Chowdhury, a valiant freedom fighter, is now fighting for life at his city residence for lack of treatment.
Star Cityarrow Traders start leaving Karwan Bazar
Most traders in the city's busiest kitchen and wholesale markets at Karwan Bazar have already stopped their business and started leaving the city as the authorities ordered a four-day shutdown of themarkets
 arrow Vehicle owners panicked as random requisition goes on
Random requisition of buses, microbuses and pick-ups by the traffic department of the Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) have panicked vehicle owners ahead of the 13th Saarc Summit.
 arrow City wears a different look ahead of Summit
Dhaka wears a beautiful look to welcome the South Asian leaders and other delegates in the Saarc summit beginning on November 12.
 arrow Dog Squad at Work


 arrow Khilgaon flyover becomes a leisure walkway
The Khilgaon flyover, constructed for the smooth flow of traffic and to avoid congestion in one of the busiest spots in the city, has turned out to be more a walkway for pedestrians than for the easymovement
 
   
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