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Electricity Crisis
Govt now turns to 20 AL planned projects
Nearly 20 power projects, planned by the previous Awami League government for implementation during 2001-2006 but not implemented by the present alliance government, have now landed in its plan for adding
AL walks out of JS to protest speaker's ruling
Opposition MPs' remarks on govt "failure" expunged
The main opposition Awami League (AL) walked out of parliament yesterday protesting the Speaker's move to save the government from opposition lawmakers' criticism.
Heroin Smuggling to UK
Nearly entire BD Foods racket identified
Claims Babar
State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar claimed yesterday that the government has quite succeeded to identify the whole BD Foods racket involved in smuggling heroin to the UK.
Draft Voter List Controversy
EC bins complaints as 'nothing new'
The Election Commission (EC) seems to be at ease shrugging off the contentious surge in the number of voters on the new electoral roll while controversy over the issue keeps getting intense.
Outages in Demra spoil Wasa efforts
BNP goons prowl neighbourhood
Residents of Shanir Akhra are still suffering from water crisis although Wasa claimed to have activated their 17 pumps in the locality, most of which had remained stopped due to lack of adequate power
Price Spiral of Essentials
Business leaders want action against syndicate
Minister blames negative politics as main reason for hike
Country's top business leaders yesterday sought immediate measures from the commerce minister against the syndicate responsible for skyrocketing prices of essentials while the minister identified 'negative
Container Congestion
Ships' calling at Ctg port may be restricted
Failing to cope with the huge pressure of ships, the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) is now thinking of imposing some sort of 'restrictions' on the ships' calling.
Laws needed to stop nomination of black money holders in polls
Says Bhuiyan
BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday said the government, the opposition and the Election Commission (EC) will have to take the responsibility to keep elections free from black money and
Poll symbols of 3 major parties challenged in the HC
A writ petition was filed in the High Court yesterday challenging the validity of boat, sheaf of paddy and plough as election symbols of political parties as these symbols are used in the monograms of
Babar unhappy as law, order goes downhill
State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar yesterday expressed his dissatisfaction over deterioration in law and order in recent weeks, especially the increase in murder and mugging incidents.
Rajbari Village
500 eligible voters, only 4 make it to list
Only four persons out of 500 eligible voters of two villages in Rajbari-2 constituency in Pangsha and Baliakandi upazilas made it to the draft voter list prepared by the Election Commission (EC).
AL, BNP MPs for review of contempt bill
A parliamentary body yesterday did not finalise the Contempt of Courts Bill 2006 amid objections from both the ruling BNP and opposition Awami League (AL) lawmakers.
Upazila election office hemmed in as AL MP not on voter list
Awami League (AL) Mirzapur upazila unit yesterday besieged the upazila election office in protest against the dropping of the name of local AL lawmaker Ekabbar Hossain from the draft voter list published
Power hungry people lay siege to REB office in Khulna
Angry consumers laid siege to the Rural Electrification Board (REB) office at Fakirhaat upazila on Saturday night protesting frequent power outage in the area.
PM reaches Kuwait City
A red-carpet reception was given to Prime Minister Khaleda Zia as she flew into Kuwait International Airport last afternoon to begin a two-day official visit at the invitation of her Kuwaiti counterpart.
Tagore's birth anniversary today
Today is the 145th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore.
HC stays BTRC's tender invitation for 2 months
The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed for two months a process of awarding licenses by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to private companies for fixed-phone operation in central
Local BNP MP smells Jamaat plot in Kansat movement
Ruling BNP lawmaker Shahjahan Mian yesterday hinted that the recent movement in Kansat was a conspiracy of Jamaat-e-Islami to "secure nomination as the four-party candidate in the next polls from theconstituency".
Transport workers assault cop
Angry transport workers yesterday beat up a cop at the city's Madarbari area who allegedly assaulted a truck helper for bribe.
Black Money in Polls
Nagorik Committee to sit with NBR
Representatives of the Nagorik Committee 2006 will meet the National Board of Revenue (NBR) chairman today to discuss ways to resist the use of black money in elections.
Vegetable Export
Biman's new cargo charge stayed by HC
The High Court (HC) issued a stay order yesterday on the imposition of Biman Bangladesh Airlines' increased cargo charges for exporting vegetables, fruits, betel leaves and other perishable items forthe
Saifur to be released from hospital today
The condition of Finance Minister Saifur Rahman has "improved" and he is likely to be discharged from the Yashoda Hospital in Hyderabad today. "His condition is better...
30 killed in Iraq car bombs
43 bullet-riddled bodies found
Car bombs killed 30 people in Iraq yesterday and wounded more than 70 in one of the bloodiest spasms of violence of recent weeks as political leaders closed in on a deal to form a national unity government.

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