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Front Pagearrow 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
 arrow AL walks out of JS to protest speaker's ruling
The main opposition Awami League (AL) walked out of parliament yesterday protesting the Speaker's move to save the government from opposition lawmakers' criticism.
 arrow Nearly entire BD Foods racket identified
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.
 arrow 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.
 arrow Outages in Demra spoil Wasa efforts
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
 arrow Business leaders want action against syndicate
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
 arrow 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.
 arrow Laws needed to stop nomination of black money holders in polls
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
 arrow 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
 arrow 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.
 arrow 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).
 arrow 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.
 arrow 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
 arrow 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.
 arrow 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.
 arrow Tagore's birth anniversary today
Today is the 145th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore.
 arrow 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
 arrow 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".
 arrow 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.
 arrow 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.
 arrow 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
 arrow 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...
 arrow 30 killed in Iraq car bombs
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.
Businessarrow Exports grow 19pc in nine months
The country's overall exports grew by US$ 1199.12 million or 18.98 percent in the first nine months of the current financial year, riding on continuous good performance by knitwear products.
 arrow Remittance posts 22pc rise in 10 months
Remittance inflow maintained its strong trend growing by around 22 percent during July-April period of the 2005-06 financial year.
 arrow 7 firms short-listed as potential buyers of Rupali Bank
Seven companies from home and abroad have been short-listed as potential buyers of the state-run Rupali Bank.
 arrow Safta expert body meets May 16 in Kathmandu
Safta committee of experts (SCoE) will meet on May 16 and 17 in Kathmandu to take initiative to remove non-tariff barriers (NTBs) with a view to facilitating unhindered implementation of the free trade
 arrow Remittance to reach $4.5b this year
Remittances sent by Bangladeshi expatriates will reach $4.5 billion to $4.7 billion this year, State Minister for Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment Quamrul Islam said yesterday.
 arrow ADB drawing up action plan to counter corruption
The ADB is formulating an action plan to prevent corruption and enhance its effectiveness in the Asia-Pacific region, its president Haruhiko Kuroda said.
 arrow Citigroup to buy Standard Life's 9.3pc stake in India's HDFC
Citigroup Friday confirmed it had signed a definitive agreement to purchase Standard Life (Mauritius Holdings) Ltd's 9.3 percent equity stake in HDFC Ltd, India's second largest mortgage lender.
 arrow Oil markets at risk from terror hit: Experts
With oil prices already stretched to record highs, a terrorist attack targeting vital oil installations would have immediate global consequences, experts say.
 arrow Pfizer broke law with 1996 Nigeria drug test: Report
Nigerian medical experts concluded Pfizer Inc violated international law during a 1996 epidemic by testing an unapproved drug on children with brain infections, the Washington Post reported in Sundayeditions,
 arrow Asia Energy briefs DSE, CSE about its projects
Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of London-based Asia Energy PLC, on Wednesday briefed senior officials of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) about
 arrow Bush says job market best in years
President George W. Bush on Saturday said the U.S. job market was the best in years, as he pushed an election-year effort to convince skeptical Americans that the economy is thriving.
 arrow Little to show but words after ministerial flurry at WTO
A flurry of high-level visits to the WTO over the past week has done little to drive forward sluggish talks on tearing down barriers to commerce and have left observers suffering from a sense of dejavu.
 arrow Evermarch launches printing cartridges
Cartridge manufacturer Evermarch Bangladesh, a subsidiary of China-based Evermarch Technologies (Suzhou) Co Ltd, yesterday launched X and E series and colour LaserJet toner cartridges in local market.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Unwanted break
With the burnout issue becoming louder in world cricket during this time, Bangladesh are facing a different problem with the fact that they have to take a one-year break to resume their Test campaign.
 arrow Football: Goals galore in school soccer
Faridpur High School sunk Rajoir Gopalganj KJS Pilot High School by 11-0 goals in the banglalink tiger trophy National School Football Championship at the Faridpur Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Quiet debut for Ashraful
Mohammad Ashraful made an inauspicious debut at English club side Rainhill Cricket Club in the Merseyside and Southport Cricket Alliance First Divison at the club ground on Saturday, according to theclub's
 arrow Hockey: IHF to donate $15,000
International Hockey Federation (IHF) will donate 15,000 dollars to Bangladesh Hockey Federation if Bangladesh can qualify for the 15th Asian Games after playing the qualifying round beginning here on
 arrow Football: Meazza: The legend lives
One of the most complete players of his era, the popular Giuseppe Meazza played a major role in helping Italy to their first World Cup in 1934, and captained the side which repeated the feat four years
 arrow Football: Bits and Bobs
Bush not a football fan
Afp, Berlin

US President George W. Bush admitted he was not a big fan of soccer, saying it was not played much in the United States when he was young, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported Sunday.

 arrow Football: Of a dog and dribble
He learned his first moves with the help of a mixed-breed dog named Bombom. Today he is the best soccer player in the world, praised by Pele and Diego Maradona.
 arrow Football: Roonster forces revamp
Wayne Rooney's broken toe has exposed the paucity of striking talent available to England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson as he makes his final ponderings before naming a 27-man provisional World Cup squad
 arrow Football: Double-double for Bayern
Bayern Munich clinched their 20th German title on Saturday after a 1-1 draw with Kaiserslautern as they became the first team to win the league and cup double in consecutive seasons.
 arrow Cricket: Smith steers SA home
Graeme Smith hit his second half-century of a low-scoring match as South Africa beat New Zealand by four wickets on the third day of the third and final Test against New Zealand at the Wanderers Stadium
 arrow Cricket: Warne at it again!
Australian cricket legend Shane Warne, no stranger to off-field shenanigans, was caught out again on Sunday when he was pictured in a British newspaper allegedly romping with a pair of models.
 arrow Cricket: Bucknor angry at TV cos
International Cricket Council elite panel umpire Steve Bucknor has expressed outrage at some television production companies doctoring images to make umpires look bad and key players look good.
 arrow Cricket: Sanath forced to go?
Ashantha de Mel, the newly appointed Sri Lankan chairman of national selectors, has alleged that Sanath Jayasuriya was forced to retire from Test cricket.
 arrow Cricket: Appeals system almost a reality
The prospect of players being allowed to challenge umpires' decision at this year's ICC Champions Trophy in India moved a step closer to reality after the International Cricket Council's cricket committee
 arrow Tennis: Clijsters takes Warsaw title
Top seeded Kim Clijsters claimed her first title since October when she defeated Russian number four seed Svetlana Kuznetsova 7-5, 6-2 in the final of the WTA Warsaw Cup on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Barca not resting
Spanish champions Barcelona continued their celebrations with a 2-0 win over local rivals Espanyol on Saturday before the real party started.
 arrow Football: Moggis in hot water
A Naples prosecutor is stepping up its investigation into alleged conspiracy to commit sporting fraud by GEA, the company of football agents owned by Alessandro Moggi, son of Juventus general director
 arrow Football: Ferguson vs Eriksson
Alex Ferguson has accused England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson of having a "half-baked idea" regarding Wayne Rooney's battle to be fit for the World Cup finals.
 arrow Football: Magath hails record breakers
Bayern Munich set another German football record on Saturday after becoming the first team to win a league and cup double in successive seasons.
 arrow Karate meet begins on May 19
The first ever divisional karate competition, organised by Bangladesh Karate Federation, will begin on May 19 at six divisional venues across the country. The opening match will be held in Khulna.
 arrow Cricket: BKSP back to winning ways
Saikat Ali helped BKSP sink Khulna Zilla School by ten wickets in the quarterfinal of the Standard Chartered Young Tigers National School Cricket tournament at the Jagannath Hall ground yesterday.
 arrow Football: Too stoned to celebrate!
Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath admitted on Sunday that he was unable to make it to his team's championship victory celebration on a Rhine River pleasure boat on Saturday night because he drank too much
 arrow Football: Scholl sets record
Former German international Mehmet Scholl made history on Saturday when he won the Bundesliga title with Bayern Munich for a record eighth time.
 arrow Football: 'Right persons needed at right places'
Leading sportsmen and organisers of the country yesterday called for changes in tradition when they urged the necessity of placing 'the right person at the right place' in different sports governing bodies.
 arrow Football: Ballack to decide soon
Bayern Munich midfielder Michael Ballack has said he would name the club he will join next season just before the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Papin gets Strasbourg job
Former French international striker Jean-Pierre Papin was on Saturday named as the new coach of Strasbourg, relegated this season to France's second division.
 arrow Football: Spurs in food poisoning
Tottenham Hotspur's crucial Premier League match at West Ham United on Sunday is in doubt after several of their players were hit by food poisoning, the club confirmed.
 arrow Cricket: Kallis makes it two-man club
South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis claimed his 200th Test wicket on Saturday and joined West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers in an exclusive two-man club.
 arrow Cricket: Sachin aims to tour WI
Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar is on a two-day visit to a famous temple near here to perform religious rituals.
 arrow Cricket: Dhoni for rotation
India wicketkeeper Mahendra Dhoni says that rotating players will help counter the burnout issue and prolong the careers of players. "When a rotation policy is there, there is no issue of burnout.
 arrow Cricket: Sehwag wishes Ganguly well
India opener Virender Sehwag hopes former captain Sourav Ganguly can win a place back in the national squad.
Metropolitanarrow BNP-led alliance will use Rab for vote rigging
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday alleged that the BNP-led four-party alliance will use Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) for rigging votes in the
 arrow Azizul Jalil's autobiographical book launched
Speakers at a book review programme yesterday lauded writer Azizul Jalil for his book 'Turbulence and Tranquillity', which is an autobiographical account of his journey through life beginning with the
 arrow Students go on rampage in Khulna, 14 buses damaged
Students of Dumuria College in Khulna damaged 14 passenger buses plying on Khulna-Satkhira route at 11:00am yesterday protesting minibus owners' failure to bear expenses for medical treatment of an injured
 arrow 12 killed in road accidents
At least 12 people, including doctor, UNO and a university student, were killed and 36 injured in separate road accidents in three districts yesterday.
 arrow Hearing on charge framing on May 31
A Dhaka court yesterday fixed May 31 for hearing on charge framing of the first sedition case against eight Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) leaders and activists of Dhamrai area.
 arrow PM has closed door of dialogue: AL
Leaders of the main opposition Awami League (AL) urged people to oust the Khaleda-Nizami government from power as they failed to fulfil the basic needs of the people.
 arrow 2 murdered in city
Two people were killed in separate incidents at Mirpur and Sutrapur in the city yesterday.
 arrow Coalition rulers trying to hold polls with 'fake' voter list
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina yesterday told a foreign diplomat that the coalition rulers are trying to escape public wrath by holding elections with a 'fake' voter list.
 arrow 'My Beautiful Bangladesh' unveiled
The cover of a book titled 'My Beautiful Bangladesh' was unveiled at a function in the city yesterday.
 arrow 5 JCD activists expelled
Five Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists were expelled from the organisation for their involvement in a clash between Ziaur Rhaman Hall and Suryasen Hall units of the JCD.
 arrow djuice Lifestyle Fair begins in Chittagong
A two-day fair titled 'djuice Lifestyle Fair', the second of its kind after the first one held in Dhaka, will begin here in the port city today.
 arrow 'Supply more gas, power to N-region'
Speakers at a meeting underscored the need for supplying more gas, electricity and coal to the northern region of the country to set up industries and agro-based industries to create jobs for huge number
 arrow British Council launches new website in city
British Council (BC) launched a website in the city yesterday with a view to developing international partnership among the educational institutions across the world. The new website www.globalgateway.
 arrow Buet term final exams from May 27
The term final examinations of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) will begin on May 27.
 arrow 3 shops gutted in fire in N'ganj
Three shops were damaged in a fire at Sirajuddowla Road here yesterday.
 arrow Property of Maa-O-Shishu Hospital, Ctg handed over
Former commerce minister Amir Khasru Chowdhury handed over the property of Maa-O-Shishu Hospital, Chittagong to Dr A F Karim, president of Maa-O-Shishu Hospital at a function recently, says a press release.
 arrow Int'l Red Cross Day today
Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BRCS) will observe the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Day today in Bangladesh as elsewhere in the world in a befitting manner.
Nationalarrow Strike at RU for teacher's removal
Classes and examinations were not held at Rajshahi University as students of Botany department enforced a strike on the campus demanding removal of a teacher for alleged sexual harassment of a femalestudent
 arrow Tk 250 cr crop damage a year for Tk 39 lakh project
Boro crops worth about Tk 250 crore are damaged by early floods in four upazilas in Sunamganj district almost every as a Tk 39 lakh project is yet to implemented.
 arrow A wonder filter that gives arsenic-free water
A simple and cheap filter made with easily available materials has worked wonder in supplying arsenic-free water to rural people.
 arrow Bracing for floods
Gaibandha townspeople are bracing for floods and inundation of most areas of the town in the coming monsoon as breaches at nine points in the town protection embankment caused by last year's flood are
 arrow 'Joy's homecoming to add a new dimension to politics’
The homecoming of Awami League (AL) president Sheikh Hasina's son Sajib Wajed Joy will add a new dimension to national politics.
 arrow Removal of Mymensingh drug super demanded
Medicine traders in Mymen-singh have demanded removal of Drug Superintendent Aqib Hossain by may 14 for his alleged involvement in corruption and threatened of agitation including strike on May 17 for
 arrow Nor'wester kills 2 in Sirajganj
Two people including a child were killed and at least 20 others were injured, six of them critically, as a nor'wester lashed Chowhali Shahzadpur, Belkuchi, Sirajganj Sadar and Kazipur upazilas in the
 arrow All 9 land customs stations in Sylhet silent for 4th day
Border trade through all the nine land customs stations in Sylhet region remained suspended for the 4th day yesterday due to strike by Indian customs officials following abduction of two officials of
 arrow 13 fishermen missing in Patuakhali
At least 13 fishermen were missing as nine fishing boats capsized in the Paira following a nor'wester that lashed here Saturday night.
 arrow RU JCD men loot cell phone shop
A group of Jatayatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists in Rajshahi University yesterday looted a cell phone shop in front of Munnujan Hall and beat its owner as he refused to pay toll.
 arrow Tagore's birth anniversary celebrations begin today
To celebrate Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore's 145th birth anniversary, Sirajganj district administration has taken up a three- day programme at Rabindra Kachharibari in Shahzad, beginning today.
Point-Counterpointarrow My poet of the green mango season
The seasons of the year probably meant more to Rabindranath than to any other Bengali poet.
 arrow How to attract FDI
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is increasingly becoming a preferred form of capital flow to developing countries in recent years.
 arrow Fuel price: Why not face reality today?
Fuel price adjustment in line with international price is a reality. For any country, it is important to take appropriate steps to avoid short and long-term financial strain on the economy.
Culturearrow Tagore on faultlines between civilisations
Knowledgeable people throughout the world are found to take interest in Samuel P Huntington's theorisation of clash of civilisations.
 arrow The modern primitive art of Tagore
Nothing can be both primitive and modern. But the paintings of a maestro have very surprisingly been classified as "Modern Primitive Art.
 arrow Remembering Rabindranath
While still a tiny tot I had my first encounter with Rabindra Tagore. At that time I had a hazy idea about poetry and poets.
Internationalarrow Japan moves to save Lankan peace bid
A senior Japanese envoy began talks with government officials yesterday to try to save Sri Lanka's peace process as Tamil rebels said troops abducted eight men in the island's north.
 arrow US ready for UN vote with or without Russia, China
The United States said Saturday it was prepared to bring a UN resolution on Iran's nuclear programme to a vote with or without Russia and China's support but was still seeking to bridge differencesand
 arrow Nepali Maoists seek early peace talks
Nepal's Maoist rebels are keen to hold early talks with the new government to help end a decade-old insurgency aimed at overthrowing the Hindu monarchy, rebel chief Prachanda said in remarks published
 arrow al-Qaeda appeals for ousting Musharraf
A leaflet urging Pakistanis to rise against military ruler Pervez Musharraf was distributed in the volatile tribal district near the Afghan border yesterday, residents said.
 arrow Israeli cops evict Hebron settlers
Israeli police stormed a Palestinian house in the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday to evict Jewish settlers accused of squatting there in an early test for the new government of Prime Minister EhudOlmert.
 arrow Indians swelter in power outages
As Indians swelter in the first big power blackouts of summer, they have the uncomfortable knowledge it is only going to get worse in the hot months ahead in the electricity-starved nation.
 arrow UN official in Nepal offers help for peace
A senior United Nations diplomat, who is in Nepal to meet political leaders and congratulate them on the restoration of democracy, said Sunday that the UN wanted to help in any peace process.
 arrow Millions to vote in last leg of Indian state polls
Millions are set to vote today in the final phase of elections to five state assemblies, which are seen as a referendum on the federal government as it approaches two years in power.
 arrow Thai court ruling may end political crisis
One of Thailand's most powerful courts is to rule today on whether to nullify controversial polls that could end a months-long political crisis that led Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to step aside.
 arrow Nepali royal massacre may come under fresh probe
Activists in Nepal are demanding a fresh probe into the mysterious shootout in Narayanhity Palace in 2001 that killed 10 members of the royal family, including the king, queen and crown prince.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Utilities nightmare nerve-racking
The public indictment on the government's unmitigated failure in delivering basic amenities like electricity and water to the people taking a severe form, the ministries involved, in a sudden break of
 arrow Editorial: Dismal state of road safety
The ongoing serialised reports in The Daily Star on road accidents in Bangladesh make a very depressing reading.
 arrow In search of an alternative world
The World Social Forum (WSF) 2006 is just over. It was for the first time that the WSF international council comprising more than 400 civil society organisations decided to hold a polycentric forum.
 arrow Look before you don't leap
The strife-ridden battleground of Indian politics has entered a phase of curious and paradoxical stalemate: the government is ceding space but there is no one to occupy it.
 arrow Parliament first, judiciary third
Historically, king became the supreme functionary of executive, legislative and judicial organs of the state.
Letters to Editorarrow Can the Iraq crisis be resolved?
As Iraq's elected legislature is trying to bring about a largely Shiite-led government which will be acceptable to the Sunni and the Kurdish minorities, a look at Iraq's ethnic conflict may be in order.
 arrow Nepal wins democracy
"Government of the people, by the people and for the people" said the pathfinder of democracy, Abraham Lincoln. That is, in a democratic country power is centred around people.
 arrow Good luck, Ashraful
Ashraful, the wonder boy of our cricket, who made us proud on several occasions, is clearly going through a bad patch! But that does not diminish his class as a player, rather it creates a pressureon
 arrow Sabre rattling on Iran
Seymour Hersh reported in New Yorker magazine in April that the Bush administration was planning a massive bombing campaign including the use of bunker busting nuclear weapon against Iran to destroy the
 arrow Thoughts on Eid-ul-Azha
Qurbani Eid is celebrated all around the country with sacrifice of animals.
 arrow A response to fair elections
This is in response to M. Inamul Haque's piece of April 21, "Fair election and caretaker govt." I feel that your comments that 'Bangladesh has not yet reached a point in its "democracy"...
 arrow Voter list
Every citizen of Bangladesh, above 18 years of age, has the right to be a voter. If he or she has no mental sickness, no one can ever deny his/her right of being so.
 arrow Enjoying cricket
I enjoy cricket more than I can say. I have kept myself engaged in enjoying cricket for the last 46 years.
 arrow Role of police
In a growing democratic country like Bangladesh, police should help the development process of democracy. Therefore they have to work independently and impartially.
 arrow Eighth wonder!
The finance minister has rightly said that it is the eighth wonder of the world that 150 million people are living within 55,000 square-miles.
 arrow Strikes
The opposition AL-backed Progressive Student Alliance called a student strike in the public institutions across the country a few days ago.
 arrow Dealing with Pakistani collaborators
During the 9 months between March and December The Bengalees of then East Pakistan were victims of a genocide and everything that comes with such "scorched earth policy" - unleashed by Tikka Khan (rightfully
Star Cityarrow Lake filled up for creating plots for influential people
Despite widespread controversy over the allotment of plots in the Rajuk housing project in Banani to BNP high-ups and lawmakers, the government is going on with the process of handing over possessions
 arrow Footpath encroached: DCC yet to take action
When a report of footpath encroachment to set shops up by the Ramna Super Market shop owner's was published in the Star City of April 19, a Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) estate department official thanked
 arrow Vintage engines revved up 'Revival 2006'
The open green of the Bangladesh National Museum was full of classic Jaguars, prestigious Rolls Royce and even elegant Austins -- some aging back to 1924.
 arrow Shopping malls devoid of bookshops
Amrin wandered around the top floor of a posh shopping mall Eastern Plaza. It was nice and cool inside as the central air conditioner was on, just in contrast to the heat beyond the building.
 arrow Unauthorized diagnostic centres, clinics and labs
More than 1,000 diagnostic centres, private clinics and laboratories in the city are into booming businesses with no approval from the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), because of the lack
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