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Front Pagearrow Fog blanket wrecks life
An all-enveloping dense fog in the chilly early hours yesterday disrupted road and river communications across the country and forced flight operations at the Zia International Airport (ZIA) to be suspended
 arrow Wasa loses crores to cooked fuel costs
A section of Dhaka Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) staff has been pocketing crores of taka every year by showing inflated fuel consumption by power generators to run the water pumps during electricity
 arrow Grenades found from Satkhira Jamaat leader
Police yesterday recovered two grenades from the house of a Jamaat leader on the outskirts of Satkhira town and arrested his son.
 arrow EC meet on HC order uncertain as CEC falls sick
An immediate meeting of the Election Commission (EC) to decide on the next course of action on the voter roll in light of the High Court (HC) directives appears uncertain as the chief election commissioner
 arrow Spiking politics poses risk for economy
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has identified four risk factors, including heightened political confrontation in the run-up to the next general elections, in the way of realising Medium Term Macroeconomic Framework
 arrow Citizens' body slates govt for shady energy deals
A citizen's commission yesterday blamed the government for making shady deals with foreign companies in the energy sector and urged it to discuss such issues in the parliamentary standing committee before
 arrow Hajj today
An estimated 2.5 million Muslims began their annual hajj or pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia yesterday with the authorities on high alert to prevent another tragedy after a deadly hotel collapse.
 arrow Minority voters' exclusion sparks clash in Ctg
At least six people were injured in a clash between Sramik Dal and Sramik League in Reazuddin Bazar in the city yesterday during a demonstration against reported exclusion of minority people while preparing
 arrow 10 killed as 2 buses collide in Bogra
At least 10 people were killed and 20 others injured when two buses collided head-on in Sherpur on Dhaka-Bogra Highway yesterday.
 arrow Cattle markets cause traffic congestion
Traders of most of the temporary cattle markets in the capital have illegally occupied adjacent roads, footpaths and open spaces, resulting in heavy traffic congestion.
 arrow PM's Satkhira visit cancelled over bomb attack 'rumour'
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's scheduled visit to Satkhira yesterday was cancelled following rumours of possible bomb attacks there, sources said.
 arrow India, Pakistan press for Khaleda's visit
Foreign secretaries of India and Pakistan are expected to visit Bangladesh shortly to work out the schedules of Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's tours to the countries.
 arrow Outlaw killed in 'shootout' with cops
A top leader of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (ML-Red Flag), was killed in an "encounter" between police and his accomplices on Saturday midnight on Tangail-Baghil Road at Laojan in Tangail
 arrow 4 of a family murdered in Naogaon
Four members of a family including two children were murdered at Chachapur in Mohadevpur upazila of Naogaon early yesterday.
 arrow 3 die in wall collapse
Three construction workers died and seven others were injured when two walls collapsed in the city's Gulshan and Shyampur areas yesterday.
 arrow Khaleda greets Hasina on Eid
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia greeted Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the Eid-ul-Azha, sending an Eid card to her yesterday.
 arrow US helicopter crashes in Iraq: 12 killed
A US military helicopter has crashed in Iraq, killing all 12 passengers and crew on board, the US military announced yesterday.
 arrow Scant security measures set Eid passengers to uncertainty
Homebound passengers eager to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with their families are not feeling adequately secured at the city's bus, launch and railway terminals and on their journeys as the government is not
 arrow Trucks with hide to be barred from going out of Dhaka
In a bid to stop smuggling of hides during Eid-ul Azha, a home ministry meeting on law and order yesterday decided not to allow any truck carrying hides to go out of Dhaka for a few days from the Eid-ul
 arrow No uncertainty over Karnaphuli bridge, says Huda
Ruling out uncertainty over the third Karnaphuli Bridge, Communications Minister Nazmul Huda yesterday said its construction will begin from April following the work order for the Kuwait government funded
 arrow Ershad, Rawshan get bail in CPB's theft case
A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to former president HM Ershad, his wife Rowshan Ershad and Jatiya Party (JP) presidium member Abu Hossain Babla in a theft case filed by the Communist Party of Bangladesh
 arrow Niko pays off Tk 42 lakh in damages to 625 families
Niko Resources Ltd Sunday handed over a cheque of Tk 42 lakh to the government to compensate 625 families who were affected by the blowout of Tengratila gas-field in Chhatak under Sunamganj district,company
 arrow Reshuffle of high-ups in admin
The government yesterday shuffled a number of secretary level positions, transferring two secretaries and four additional secretaries.
 arrow Correction
The Daily Star's January 5 report headlined 'Warid Telecom eyes supremacy in 3-5yrs' inadvertently mentions that Pakistan bagged $6 billion in fees from two licences.
Businessarrow BB net profit soars 101pc in FY '05
The Bangladesh Bank posted a whopping 101 percent rise in net profit in the last fiscal year, thanks to its increased income from foreign sources.
 arrow Jetro to help footwear industry expand market
Japan External Trade Organisation (Jetro) has taken an initiative to assist Bangladesh footwear industry in expanding its market to Japan.
 arrow Call money rate hits 30pc ahead of Eid
Interest rate in money market yesterday reached 30 percent as a large number of clients thronged banks to withdraw cash ahead of the Eid-ul-Azha.
 arrow Pakistan to ratify Safta deal at next cabinet meeting
Pakistan, which is yet to ratify the South Asia Free Trade Area (Safta) agreement, has announced to endorse it at the next cabinet meeting after the Eid-ul-Azha.
 arrow Dhaka int'l trade fair ends today
Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) yesterday witnessed a huge number of visitors as the month-long fair ends today.
 arrow GP subscribers send record 8.5m SMS during New Year
GrameenPhone subscribers sent a record 8.5 million text messages during the New Year 2006 celebrations.
 arrow Citigroup named best cash management bank
Citigroup has been awarded Best Cash Management Bank of the year 2005 by Finance Asia - one of Asia's leading monthly capital markets magazines, says a press release.
 arrow Southeast Asia heads for robust growth in 2006
Southeast Asia's key economies are in for robust growth this year, with Vietnam on track to catch up to its wealthier neighbours but Indonesia hobbled by lingering domestic issues, analysts say.
 arrow SEC fines two officials of Meghna Shrimp
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has fined two officials of Meghna Shrimp Ltd Tk one lakh each for non payment of declared dividend within the stipulated time.
 arrow Emirates offers internet check-in facility in Dhaka
Dubai-based airline Emirates has introduced a new and convenient option for its Bangladeshi customers to check in for their flights via internet.
 arrow China to invest more on railway construction in 2006
China plans to input a total of 160 billion yuan (about 20 billion US dollars) on railway construction in 2006, Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun said.
Sportsarrow Football: Divine blessings for Mohammedan
Mohammedan Sporting Club became the first team to lift the National League trophy for a second time when the Black and Whites blanked archrivals Abahani 2-0 in the final of the Nitol-Tata Fifth National
 arrow Football: 'Abahani harshly treated'
Blaming the referee after defeats is nothing new in domestic football.
 arrow Cricket: Victoria end DOHS run
Victoria Sporting Club finally put an end to Old DOHS' nine-match winning streak in the Aktel Premier Division Cricket League when they handed the holders a 19-run defeat in the tenth round game at the
 arrow Cricket: Farhat fires for Pakistan A
Left-handed opener Imran Farhat hit a brilliant century against India on Sunday after the tourists declared their first innings closed at a mammoth 414-7.
 arrow Cricket: 'I'd quit cricket for my kids'
Leading Test wicket taker Shane Warne has said he would quit cricket altogether if his three children become affected by his pending divorce from wife Simone.
 arrow Tennis: Tennis team off to Myanmar today
A five-member Bangladesh junior tennis team leaves Dhaka today to take part in the Under-14 Asian Championship Group-2 competition in Myanmar to be held on January 11-16.
 arrow Football: Joy smells rat
Abahani skipper Arif Khan Joy alleged yesterday after his side's loss to Mohammedan Sporting Club in the National Football League final that their foreign booters were involved in match-fixing.
 arrow Cricket: Div I cricket
Bangladesh Boys registered a comfortable 64-run victory over Young Pegasus-B in the First Division Cricket League at the Dhaka University ground yesterday.
 arrow Football: Sweet fifteen for Barca
Runaway Spanish league leaders Barcelona moved another step closer to retaining their Primera Liga crown on Saturday with a 2-1 win at city rivals Espanyol, Samuel Eto'o poaching his 18th goal in as many
 arrow Football: Mutu brace sinks Palermo
Adrian Mutu scored twice as leaders Juventus fought back from a goal down to win 2-1 at Palermo on Saturday and move 11 points clear at the top of Serie A.
 arrow Football: 200 up for Shearer
Newcastle skipper Alan Shearer scored his 200th goal for the Geordies on Saturday to take him level with the legendary Jackie Milburn.
 arrow Cricket: Some solace for SL
Sri Lanka salvaged some pride from their one-day cricket series against New Zealand with a consolation 20-run win in the final match here Sunday despite a majestic maiden century by Kiwi Peter Fulton.
 arrow Cricket: A biennial Indo-Pak series
Pakistan and India have agreed to play each other in just one series every two years, rather than the current annual arrangement after fears of overkill.
 arrow Cricket: ICC to discuss Indian diktat
The full quorum of the ICC is meeting in Karachi on January 12 to discuss the serious threat to its finances posed by the Indian government's decision to impose restrictions on the exclusive telecastof
 arrow Cricket: Sanath to miss tri-series too
Aggressive opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya has been ruled out of Sri Lanka's side for the coming triangular one-day series with Australia and South Africa.
 arrow Football: Nihat set for Newcastle?
Newcastle have approached Spanish club Real Sociedad with a view to signing their striker Nihat Kahveci, according to the player's agent.
 arrow Football: Rooney marked for captaincy
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has tipped striker Wayne Rooney to be a future captain at Old Trafford.
 arrow Cricket: Hameed out of first Test
Pakistan have lost their opening batsman Yasir Hameed with typhoid for the first Test against India which starts on Jan. 13.
Metropolitanarrow Dhaka to ratify UN Convention by June
Bangladesh is likely to ratify the UN Convention to protect the rights of migrant workers and their family members by June 2006, said a high official of the Ministry for Expatriate's Welfare and Overseas
 arrow Int'l probe in all political killings demanded
Speakers at a function yesterday demanded international investigation of all recent political killings in the country under the stewardship of the United Nations as the killers are getting impunity due
 arrow Help poor patients with your Zakat
Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP) yesterday appealed to Muslims to give their zakat money to its Zakat Fund for the treatment and rehabilitation of the poor patients admitted to the centre.
 arrow Hearing deferred till January 15
Hearing of the sensational murder case of two judges at Jhalakathi on November 14, 2005 was not held at Barisal Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal yesterday.
 arrow Police informer murdered in city
Unknown criminals slaughtered a police informer at Shahjahanpur in the city on Saturday night, apparently for helping police arrest a criminal on the same day.
 arrow Invest in Bangladesh
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan called upon the affluent expatriates to make large-scale investments in Bangladesh for mutual benefit.
 arrow One to die, 16 others get 37 years' RI
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a man to death and 16 others to 37 years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) for killing Bari Matbar, a Bangladeshi living in Italy in November 2003.
 arrow UNDP resident representative meets Bhuiyan
Newly appointed UNDP resident representative Renata Lok Dessallion called on LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan at his secretariat office yesterday.
 arrow Three killed in city road accidents
Two cattle traders and a woman were killed and six others injured in separate road accidents in the city yesterday.
The cattle traders were identified as Mainuddin, 35, and Nabi Chowdhury, 60.

 arrow CDA evicts 30 encroachers
Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) yesterday bulldozed around 30 illegal commercial structures to recover its land from grabbers.
 arrow PM shocked at loss of life in Makkah
Prime Minister (PM) Khaleda Zia expressed her deep shock at the loss of life and property in the building collapse in Makkah, which left at least 76 people dead, including 13 Bangladeshi nationals.
 arrow FS-level talks in Moscow from Jan 17
Foreign Secretary Hemayetuddin is expected to visit Russia to hold the Foreign Secretary level consultations with his counterpart in Moscow on January 17-18.
 arrow BDB-JSD dialogue today
The Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) will hold a dialogue with the Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) today.
 arrow Cellphone sets worth TK 1.5 cr seized at ZIA
Cellphone sets and accessories worth about Tk 1.5 crore were seized at the Zia International Airport (ZIA) in the city early yesterday.
 arrow UK Pre-departure Health Screening Centre opens in Chittagong
UK Pre-departure Health Screening Centre was formally launched here yesterday.
 arrow Huda-led BJAF forms bodies to hold confce successfully
Communications Minister Nazmul Huda-led faction of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum (BJAF) yesterday formed different subcommittees to hold its conference on January 19 successfully.
 arrow Gono Forum leader Pankaj robbed
Gono Forum presidium member Pankaj Bhattachariya was robbed of Tk 1200 and a mobile phone set when he was returning his Banasri Residential Area residence from Kamlapur party office last night.
 arrow Appeal for help
Nargis Sultana, a third year student of social science at Eden College, has appealed for financial assistance for her treatment as she has been suffering from grievous injuries following a road accident,
 arrow Birth anniversary of Santosh Gupta today
The 81st birth anniversary of veteran journalist and author Santosh Gupta will be observed today, says a press release.
 arrow British HC closed on Jan 10-12
British High Commission in Dhaka and its office in Sylhet will remain closed to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for Eid-ul-Azha, says a British High Commission press release.
Nationalarrow IT spurs rural uplift
Grameen Digital Center (GDC) in Mirjapur, a project of GrameenPhone, has proved how Internet service can quickly change life in rural areas.
 arrow Road project perils people
A drainage and road development project in Kishioreganj town has become a source of trouble for the townspeople as the project has not been completed even six months after end of the project period.
 arrow 2.5 lakh enclave people yet out of voter list
About 2.5 lakh inhabitants of 51 enclaves in the country are yet to be enrolled as voters after expiry of a week since beginning of enumeration on January 1.
 arrow Organic pest control in CHT
A cheap and user friendly pest control method has opened up a new horizon for farmers. Use of organic pesticide produced from Nim leaves increases crop yield without damaging the environment.
 arrow Extortionists active in Netrakona ahead of Eid
Extortionists have become active in different offices of the district ahead of Eid-ul-Azha.
 arrow Mohila Dal leader held with phensidyl in Patuakhali
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a leader of ruling BNP's women's front, her husband and two other women along with 102 bottles of contraband phensidyl Saturday night from Shimulbagh area in Patuakhali
 arrow 4 more JMB suspects held in Jessore
Jessore Kotwali police arrested three more JMB suspects from three villages in Sarsha upazila early yesterday.
 arrow Zia Fertiliser still out of operation
Ashuganj Zia Fertiliser Factory is yet to resume operation till yesterday, sources said.
The factory stopped operation due to technical fault since Wednesday morning.

 arrow Study on tigers of Sundarbans resumes
A project work on 'A Study on Behaviour and Ecology of Tigers in the Sundarbans Reserve Forest of Bangladesh' resumed recently.
Point-Counterpointarrow The new year: Equations and expectations
We have entered 2006 with the burdens as well as promises of the old year 2005 still hanging over us. In Bangladesh and elsewhere people have tried to feel a new possibility and changes in the new year.
 arrow Prospect for fair election in Bangladesh
A free and fair election is what millions in Bangladesh are now craving for, with the next general election only a year away and with so many instances of rigged election in the recent past.
 arrow Bhutan and Maldives moving towards representative rule
Of late, there has been a good news from the tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where King Jigme Wangchuk has announced that he would abdicate in favour of his son and, more importantly, will hold elections
 arrow Life begins at 40
All health information to keep you up to date
In fact, every age is important and every age is beautiful. After 40 it has its own beauty, its own advantages and its own explanation to be admired.

Culturearrow Celebrating our heritage -- Baul songs
In 2005 Baul songs have been proclaimed by Unesco as one of the 43 masterpieces of oral and intangible heritage prevailing in all corners of the world.
 arrow Measuring up our art films and documentaries
Assessing our art films on an international level, Manzar-e- Haseen Murad, who was present both at the recent Int'l Short Film Festival and the National Film Conference, held at the Public Library and
 arrow A budding artist wins international acclaim
Full many a gem of purest ray serene
The dark unfathomed caves of ocean bear
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.

 arrow Jiboner Jaigaan Concert for Parvez Chowdhury
To Raise funds for Parvez Chowdhury, an executive producer working for ntv, a concert titled Jiboner Jaigan, was held at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre on January 7.
Generalarrow China adds pollution to list of exports
China's environmental woes spilled visibly over its borders as a toxic slick flowed into Russia in December, but exports of pollution are becoming as common as sales of cheap T-shirts for the economic
 arrow President, PM FM greet Muslim leaders
President Iajuddin Ahmed, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan have greeted their counterparts of Muslim countries on the occasion of the holy Eid-ul-Azha.
 arrow Jubo Parishad Pirojpur body formed
The convening committee of Bangabandhu Jubo Parishad Pirojpur chapter was formed at a meeting at the Advocate SS Halder Bhaban in Pirojpur recently with Sadullah Liton in the chair, says a press release.
 arrow CenCL Eid programmes
Concord Entertainment Co Ltd (CEnCL), an entertainment company and owner of five amusement parks, has taken new plan for people to enjoy their Eid holiday at the parks, says a press release.
Internationalarrow Delhi says blunt 'no' to Musharraf's proposal
India on Saturday night rejected Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's proposal for withdrawal of troops from three cities of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir as part of efforts to resolve the Kashmir
 arrow Lanka bans night fishing
Sri Lanka's navy banned night fishing yesterday near a northeastern port, while it searched for the bodies of 15 crewmen killed when their gunboat was destroyed in a suicide bombing by suspected Tiger
 arrow Ally threatens to quit Musharraf govt
A key party allied to Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf threatened yesterday to quit the ruling coalition if a military crackdown in troubled Baluchistan province was not halted by Friday.
 arrow Maoists bomb Nepali municipal building
Suspected Maoist rebels set off a bomb in a municipal building in southwestern Nepal early yesterday but caused no casualties, police said.
 arrow Delhi gets first winter ice in 70 years
The Indian capital yesterday saw its first winter frost in 70 years as a cold wave sweeping in from the frigid heights of the Himalayas killed more people in northern India overnight, officials said.
 arrow Israel recognises Sharon era over
Israelis, while still in shock at the demise of their seemingly indefatigable prime minister, are steadily coming round to the realisation that the tumultuous era of Ariel Sharon is over.
 arrow US tries to exploit rift among Iraqi rebels
The United States has stepped up contacts with some Iraqi insurgent groups in a bid to exploit tensions between home-grown rebels and foreign militants groups such as al-Qaeda, the New York Times reported
 arrow Iran to remove UN seals at atomic research sites
Iran said yesterday it was preparing to remove UN seals at some nuclear research and development sites, despite strong Western opposition to its decision to resume atomic research halted over two years
 arrow Blair endorses Brown to succeed him
Tony Blair has given his strongest endorsement yet for Chancellor Gordon Brown to succeed him as Labour leader. Blair said he believed New Labour would "continue long after I've gone".
 arrow New China toxic spills threaten millions
Two major new toxic spills in China have threatened water supplies for millions of residents, officials and state media said yesterday, as local governments took emergency measures.
 arrow UN envoy to Myanmar quits after entry ban
The United Nations envoy to Myanmar, Razali Ismail, said yesterday he had quit his post after being refused entry for the past two years to the military-ruled country where he is pushing for reforms.
 arrow Saddam trial may be over by June
The first trial of Saddam Hussein could be over by June provided interruptions and delays are kept to a minimum, according to a US legal advisor to the Iraqi tribunal trying the former dictator.
 arrow 13 children die in Tajikistan blaze
Thirteen children died early yesterday when a blaze swept through a home for mentally handicapped children in the Central Asian state of Tajikistan, police said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: We fail to understand what's going on
The controversy raging over whether to have a new voter list or an update went to the High Court and people expected that there would be a prompt resolution of the problem considering its grave importance
 arrow Editorial: Tragic deaths at Makkah
The hotel building collapse at the holy city of Makkah took a toll of 76 lives of different nationalities, almost a microcosm of the Hajj convergence, under the crashing rubbles including a dozen of our
 arrow A quiet 2006?
As you look at your shiny new 2006 diary (or Microsoft Outlook for the technically gifted), why not pencil in some key events to plan your year? In January, the opposition MPs will scramble to save
 arrow Biman, the Hajjis and beyond
To say the least, matters relating to Biman and the Hajj flights has become nothing but scandalous. Messing up of Hajj flights has become a yearly feature of Biman's default culture in varying degrees.
 arrow Indo-Pak peace process: Yet to clear the fog of mistrust
The meeting between the former Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and President Pervez Musharaf of Pakistan in the sidelines of 12th Saarc Summit in Islamabad initiated the Indo-Pakistan pwace
 arrow Becoming the world's dumpyard
As if Indians weren't poisoned enough by toxic wastes generated domestically, they are now being subjected to imported wastes.
Letters to Editorarrow Millennium Development Goals
Following eight goals are set as MDG for the LDCS, which according to the author will lead to better Bangladesh, and subsequent result is a better world to live in.
 arrow Safta
South Asian Free Trade Area (Safta), which is to be effective from January 1, 2006, will help the Saarc member countries to start free trade among them.
 arrow Asian Highway route
Some articles/letters have appeared in national dailies deploring the stand of the Government of Bangladesh (GoB) on the issue. GoB refused to endorse the Asian Highway route passing through Benapol-Sylhet-Assam-Monipur-Myanmar.
 arrow Students and politics
The students of Bangladesh are not fools. They fought against the British and Pakistanis. Now, they know how to fight against evil concepts and forces.
 arrow An open letter to bin Laden
Do you know what degree of shame, abomination, misery and wretchedness is being heaped on the innocent and peace-following Muslims all over the world because of this so-called and self-styled Jihad of
 arrow Madrassah students
The country is passing through a very crucial and critical period.
 arrow Culture of toll collection
The regime is hardly taking any concrete or visible step for containing toll collection, which continues today in spite of the presence of Rab and suicide bombers.
 arrow Chaotic
Reading the news analyses in the morning papers is boring and confusing. The regime talks in one way; the opposition quite opposite; the public feel differently; and the analysts are multi-coloured.
 arrow 'Photo session'
This letter is in complement to the letter titled "Photo session" by Syed Badrul Haque, Lalmatia, Dhaka published on January 5, 2005.
 arrow Getting out of Iraq
Anyone reading Fareed Zakaria's article "Panic Is Not the Solution" can clearly see that he talks about what needs to be done to ensure that the US military leaves Iraq in a better state than it is in
 arrow BRTA
On September 24, 2005 you carried a report on how a section of people, in connivance with some BRTA employees, had defrauded a huge amount of money deposited in Post Offices attached to BRTA on account
Star Cityarrow Agencies flout rules while digging roads
The city dwellers have once again been subjected to immense sufferings this winter because of road digging by various utility agencies at different parts across the city, flouting the rules.
 arrow Cattle prices dearer in markets
Cattle prices are dearer this year in the city markets due to less import from India, continued extortion on the highway and markets, and high transport cost.
 arrow Garment workers' never-ending fight for Eid bonus
Most of the garment workers are still deprived of festival bonuses despite their contribution to the national economy, which depends much on apparel sector that brings three-fourths of the country's total
 arrow Knives, new and old, ready for use at Eid
With Eid-ul-Azha drawing near, city dwellers are now rushing to buy different kinds of knives, which they require to slaughter animals to fulfil the obligation of the festival of sacrifice.
 arrow Felling of trees goes on
Two big trees in front of the Prime Minister's Office have been cut down despite the postponement of the tree felling by the Dhaka Urban Transport Project (DUTP) workers on the airport road amid protests
 arrow A rare practice in most shops
Most shops in the city, including pharmacies, fancy shops, food outlets and grocery corners, do not have the practice of providing cash memos to customers.
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