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Front Pagearrow JS sees steamy talks on militancy, voter list
Parliament yesterday witnessed heated debate between the ruling alliance and the opposition lawmakers on voter list, electoral reforms, militancy and other burning issues, which ultimately led to themain
 arrow Police chiefs agree to form Saarcpol
Police chiefs of Saarc member countries yesterday agreed in Dhaka to form a police forum named 'Saarcpol' for cooperation in police matters in the region.
 arrow 50 vehicles damaged as protesters go wild
Police yesterday charged baton on a procession of Kendrio Jubo Sangram Parishad (KJSP) which was heading for the PDB (Power Development Board) Bhaban at Motijheel to lay siege to it protesting unprecedented
 arrow EC to use it to make database
The Election Commission (EC) has taken measures to prepare a new voter database on the basis of the controversial fresh voter roll while the one prepared in 2000 still remains unused, sources said.
 arrow Probe team asks UK for personal details
The CID-led team investigating the 75.5kg heroin smuggling to the UK in a letter yesterday requested the British authorities concerned for all information about the persons involved in the crime.
 arrow Govt to withdraw arms case filed during caretaker govt rule
The government has decided to withdraw an arms case against three low-profile criminals of infamous Six Star Group, considering the charge as "politically motivated", although it was brought during acaretaker
 arrow Legal notice served on govt
The government has been served with a legal notice demanding cancellation of the illegal and arbitrary decisions approving the flawed bid of Chinese firm Harbin Power Engineering Company in the tender
 arrow Top US anti-terror financing official due next week
A top US official in charge of curbing terrorist financing is due to visit Bangladesh next week to take stock of what Bangladesh has done so far in setting an effective mechanism in motion to detect and
 arrow Road blocked for 5 hrs over death rumour of DU student
Students of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday blocked adjacent Shahbagh intersection for more than five hours and vandalised about 10 vehicles resulting in heavy traffic congestions on other thoroughfares
 arrow Influential grabbers demolishing age-old temple in Old Dhaka
A vested group has started demolishing a more than 300-year-old temple, popularly known as Mitford Kali Bari, in Old Dhaka to build a market.
 arrow Kuwait to give oil on soft terms: FM
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday said Kuwait agreed to supply oil to Bangladesh on 'deferred payment at favourable price' despite international price hike.
 arrow If Pandora's box opened, none will be spared
JMB chief Abdur Rahman facing trial for judges murder case yesterday threatened a police prosecution witness in the court with opening the Pandora's box, leading to trouble to many.
 arrow Convicts' lawyer continues making arguments
Counsel for the four convicts in Shazneen murder case yesterday continued arguments during appeal hearing at the High Court's Death Reference Bench.
 arrow 4-party man leads in Gaibandha by-polls
Four-party alliance candidate Shamim Kaisar Lincoln was leading in the by-elections to the Gaibandha-4 constituency yesterday with a huge margin amidst allegations of massive vote rigging.
 arrow Kushtia BNP MP sues 3 journos for 'extortion'
A BNP lawmaker yesterday filed a case against three journalists of Kushtia alleging them to be extortionists.
 arrow 9-year-old boy commits suicide
A nine-year-old boy committed suicide yesterday in the city's Khilgaon, as his mother did not give him Tk 2.
 arrow Thailand prepares for fresh polls
Thailand prepared yesterday for new, court-supervised elections, as Thaksin Shinawatra mulled whether to run for prime minister just one month after he tearfully stepped aside following months of protests.
 arrow Major powers fail to seal Iran strategy
Foreign ministers of major powers failed to come up with a joint strategy for dealing with Iran after Tehran sought to influence the negotiations with a stunning last-minute diplomatic manoeuvre, officials
Businessarrow Ensure adequate electricity for RMG factories
Garment manufacturers yesterday urged the government to save the country's apparel industry by ensuring adequate electricity for RMG units.
 arrow China's Evermarch plans to assemble printer cartridges in Bangladesh
Evermarch Technologies (Suzhou) Co Ltd, the Chinese manufacturer of printer cartridges, plans to assemble their products in Bangladesh targeting the entire South Asian market.
 arrow SEC's capacity needs to be strengthened
Speakers at a seminar yesterday blamed the government for not giving proper attention to capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), saying a lot of scams have taken place due to
 arrow India may further open its sky to neighbours
India is understood to have sent letters to Saarc countries, except Pakistan, detailing its offer to further liberalise its sky to flights from the neighbouring countries.
 arrow China wants to invest in engineering, construction sectors
China has expressed its keen interest to invest in joint venture projects in Bangladesh, particularly in engineering and construction sectors, and sought necessary economic information.
 arrow Standard Bank approves 20pc stock dividend
Standard Bank Limited has approved 20 per cent stock dividend for the year 2005. The dividend was approved at the 7th annual general meeting of the bank in Dhaka recently.
 arrow New chairman of SIBL
Rezaul Haque has been unanimously elected chairman of Social Investment Bank Limited (SIBL). Mohammed Afzal Hossain and Nasiruddin have also been elected vice-chairmen of the bank, says a press release.
 arrow US-UAE trade talks resume with labour rights in spotlight
Trade talks between the United States and the United Arab Emirates resumed Tuesday as the booming Gulf state faced pressure to give more rights to an increasingly restive blue-collar foreign workforce.
 arrow Oil prices recover in Asian trade
Oil prices recovered to 70-dollar levels in Asian trade Tuesday after falling sharply on news that Iran's hardline president had sent a conciliatory letter to the United States, dealers said.
 arrow Central Asia-South Asia power trade confce begins
A two-day Central Asia-South Asia Electricity Trade conference started here Monday to make consensus on the approach to adopt for implementing the electricity trading scheme.
 arrow Toyota set to report sixth straight record year
Toyota Motor Corp is set to report Wednesday a sixth straight year of record operating profits after winning market share from struggling US rivals and gaining from a weaker yen, analysts said Tuesday.
 arrow WTO trade talks must reach political deal by mid June
WTO negotiators now aim to reach a political deal by mid-June to keep talks on tearing down global trade barriers on track, Japan's agricultural minister said Tuesday.
 arrow India to take up labour issues with KSA
Labour issues involving Indian migrants and delay in repatriating bodies of expatriates would come up during talks Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi would have with the Saudi Labour Minister
 arrow HSBC launches new savings product
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Limited in Bangladesh has introduced 'Smart Savers Plan', a new savings product under the My Future product umbrella.
Sportsarrow Hockey: Hockey in disarray
With the Asian Games qualifying tournament around the corner, Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) Tuesday expressed their optimism to inject fresh blood in the game which is almost missing from the scene
 arrow Cricket: Mominul powers BKSP to final
A superb all-round performance from Mominul Haque made sure BKSP qualify for the final of the Standard Chartered national schools cricket tournament when they defeated Mashkatadighi High School by 22runs
 arrow Football: Gaibandha, Sirajganj in zonal finals
Islamia High School of Gaibandha and Gaberpara Senior Madrasa of Sirajganj won their respective matches yesterday to move into the zonal finals of banglalink tiger trophy National School Football Championship.
 arrow Football: Brazil 1950: The Weight Of Shadows
The first truly peacetime World Cup in twenty years had its parallels with the previous one. Held in South America, only thirteen teams taking part, a league system and a strong host team.
 arrow Football: Bits and Bobs
'Every team fear Brazil'
Reuters, Sao Paulo

Brazil's veteran technical director Mario Zagallo believes all the other World Cup teams fear facing the world champions.

 arrow Football: Italy sweat on Totti
Francesco Totti recovered from leg surgery in record time. Now he faces another huge challenge: being in top form for the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Vieri out of World Cup
Monaco striker Christian Vieri and Sampdoria defender Aimo Diana have been ruled out of Italy's World Cup squad due to injuries, Italy coach Marcello Lippi said on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Bucknor causes a stir
Steve Bucknor's potentially explosive comments, relating to production companies tampering with video footage to undermine umpires, have caused a stir around the cricket world.
 arrow Football: A serious joke for Walcott
England starlet Theo Walcott thought his dad was pulling his leg when he called him to tell him he had been included in England's World Cup squad.
 arrow Football: Heartbreak for Vidmar
Australia defender Tony Vidmar announced Tuesday that he will play no part in the World Cup finals in Germany after being diagnosed with heart problems.
 arrow Football: Hollywood braces for World Cup TV
The Hollywood studios have already steeled themselves for the quadrennial box office slump that the rest of the world calls the football World Cup.
 arrow Tennis: Federer wary of Nadal
Roger Federer has spent hours practising with left-handed coach Tony Roche in an attempt to end his poor run against the world's best 'lefty', Rafael Nadal.
 arrow Cricket: Lara relaxed with team
West Indies captain Brian Lara is feeling more at ease with his side, after they completed a convincing 82-run victory over Zimbabwe in the fourth one-day international on Sunday at Bourda Oval.
 arrow Cricket: Warne hits back at Waugh
Australian spinner Shane Warne has hit back at former captain Steve Waugh who claimed his team were too friendly with the English players during last year's Ashes series.
 arrow Cricket: Langer hints at Ashes farewell
Australian opener Justin Langer has given his strongest indication yet he may retire from cricket after the Ashes, telling a Sydney newspaper he "can't see what the future holds" beyond the series.
 arrow Cricket: NZC accepts its failure
John Bracewell, New Zealand's coach and convenor of selectors, has admitted that New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has made little progress towards establishing a solid opening combination.
 arrow Cricket: Pvt channels the winner
India's Supreme Court banned state television on Tuesday from showing the national team's upcoming cricket series in the West Indies in a victory for private satellite broadcasters.
 arrow Football: Sevilla wary of Boro
Sevilla coach Juande Ramos says Middlesbrough are serious rivals who have a strike force capable of producing another "miracle" in the UEFA Cup final.
 arrow Football: Saviola savours fresh start
It seems to be rather premature to be relaunching a career at the age of 24 and yet that is precisely what Javier Saviola has done at Sevilla this season.
 arrow Football: Italian football in turmoil
Italian football was plunged into turmoil on Monday as Franco Carraro, the president of the Italian football federation, resigned because of the ongoing scandal surrounding Juventus and their generaldirector
 arrow Football: Koeman back at PSV
Benfica coach Ronald Koeman said Monday he was leaving the Portuguese club to manage newly-crowned Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven, who he helped lead to the European Cup in 1988, on a two year contract.
 arrow Football: Schalke snub Bayern's Lincoln bid
Schalke 04 confirmed Monday that they had turned down a six-million-euro bid for their Brazilian playmaker Lincoln from German champions Bayern Munich.
 arrow Football: Howard loaned to Everton
Manchester United goalkeeper Tim Howard is to join Everton on a 12-month loan deal this summer.
 arrow Tennis: Guga's French hopes dashed
Brazil's three-time French Open champion Gustavo Kuerten announced on Monday he would not be playing in this year's edition which gets underway later this month.
 arrow Cricket: Flintoff best of England
Andrew Flintoff has been named England cricketer of the year for 2006.
 arrow Cricket: Sehwag told to keep mum
Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Tuesday sought to gag players from speaking about Sourav Ganguly and the issue of player burnout by warning vice-captain Virender Sehwag from speaking on these
 arrow Cricket: Inzy insisted on tri-series snub
It was on skipper Inzamamul Haq's insistence that the Pakistan Cricket Board decided to opt out of a proposed tri-series, also involving India, in Abu Dhabi in September this year.
 arrow Cricket: Eng batters to fight for place
England middle-order batsman Paul Collingwood says he is prepared to fight to keep his England Test place.
 arrow Cricket: Windfall for SLC
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday its finances were on a good wicket after clinching commercial sponsorships for the sale of television rights and ongoing tournaments.
 arrow Cricket: Moody angry at De Mel
Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody has lodged an official complaint about the team's new chairman of selectors.
 arrow Cricket: Vaughan needs more time
England captain Michael Vaughan will have to wait a while longer before making his comeback from injury.
 arrow Cricket: Freddie relishes home captaincy
Andrew Flintoff has admitted that standing in for Michael Vaughan as England captain had given him a taste for leading his country.
 arrow Athletics: Powell-Gatlin battle in UK
World record-holder Asafa Powell of Jamaica and Olympic champion Justin Gatlin of the United States will go head-to-head over 100 metres for the first time this year at next month's British Grand Prix,
 arrow Cricket: Monty selection surprises Warne
Australia Test star Shane Warne is surprised England chose Monty Panesar ahead of Shaun Udal in their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka.
 arrow Football: Barca stick to tradition
Spanish champions Barcelona have decided to stick with tradition and not have a sponsors logo on their team shirts.
 arrow Cricket: Smith hails his players
South Africa captain Graeme Smith paid tribute to his players after his team did enough to beat New Zealand on Sunday to wrap up the Test series 2-0.
 arrow Football: Bridge brawls at nightclub
Wayne Bridge, a player selected for England's World Cup, was caught up in a brawl at a London nightclub party featuring a host of Premiership stars.
Metropolitanarrow People against family-based politics
Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President Prof AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said people of this country do not like family-based politics, rather they want a politics free from violence, corruption
 arrow 14,200 pry teachers to be appointed by June
Some 14,200 teachers will be appointed to primary schools across the country within next month under a major education development project jointly funded by government and a consortium of 11 development
 arrow Bangladesh urges Maldives to establish full-fledged mission
Bangladesh stressed the need for establishing a full-fledged resident mission of the Maldives in Dhaka for exploring the fullest range of possibilities of cooperation between the two Saarc countries.
 arrow Six killed in road accidents
At least six people were killed and 32 injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Chittagong, Magura, Bogra and Mymensingh yesterday.
 arrow One to die, 9 get life term
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a man to death and nine others to life imprisonment in the killing of Kazi Mahmud Hussain alias Hashem, founder general secretary of Jubo Dal of Gazipur district unit,
 arrow Formulate food policy to ensure quality
Food manufacturers and traders at a press conference in the city urged the government to formulate a food policy and amend Pure Food Act, 1959.
 arrow Call for massive production of herbal plants
Speakers at a seminar yesterday called for massive production of herbal plants in Saarc countries for healthcare as well as for earning foreign currencies.
 arrow Accused killed in Rab 'encounter'
Prime accused in journalist Harun-or-Rashid murder case and a regional leader of outlawed PBCP (Janajuddho) Rafiqul Islam Baby was killed in an 'encounter' between members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)
 arrow Maldives keen to employ Bangladeshi teachers, docs
The Maldives is willing to employ Bangladeshis, including teachers and doctors, in white-collar professional jobs.
 arrow Savar students lay siege to power office
Nearly 200 students from different schools and colleges under Savar yesterday laid siege to the local Palli Biddyut office demanding uninterrupted supply of electricity.
 arrow Journos urged to publish positive news
Information Minister M Shamsul Islam yesterday called upon journalists to publish development news with utmost importance.
 arrow UP member held with remote controlled bombs
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday arrested a union parishad member of Sajek in Khagrachhari and seized two remote controlled bombs and a China-made rifle at his house.
 arrow Opposition to protest against 'fake voter' list today
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition alliance will stage demonstrations across the country today demanding immediate cancellation of the "fake" voter lists.
 arrow CPB leader Selim suffers cardiac arrest
General Secretary of Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) Mujahidul Islam Selim was admitted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) after he suffered a cardiac arrest yesterday.
 arrow Canadian envoy meets commerce minister
Canadian High Commissioner Barbara Richardson met Commerce Minister Hafizuddin Ahmed at his secretariat office here yesterday and exchanged views on matters of business interests.
 arrow 1,319 more held
Police arrested 1,319 people on various charges from different parts of the country in the last 24 hours ending at 6:00am yesterday.
 arrow President assents to three bills
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday assented to three bills passed in the 21st session of the 8th Parliament.
 arrow Shahed Kamal undergoes chest surgery
Shahed Kamal, a noted journalist, Dhaka University teacher and son of eminent poet Begum Sufia Kamal underwent chest surgery yesterday afternoon at the city's new 'Al Rajee Hospital'.
 arrow Roundtable on malnutrition today
The World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with The Daily Star will hold a policy roundtable on 'What More Can We Do to Reduce Hunger and Malnutrition' at 10:00am today at the Cirdap auditorium in
 arrow US Embassy closed tomorrow
The American Embassy offices, including the American Centre, the Archer K Blood American Centre Library, and the student counselling service will remain closed tomorrow on the occasion of Buddha Purnima.
 arrow JU vacation begins today
All classes of Jahangirnagar University will remain suspended from May 10 to June 12 on the occasion of the summer vacation, Fateha-e- Yajdaham and Bouddha Purnima.
Nationalarrow Plant idle as people cry for arsenic-free water in Kalaroa
A laudable initiative to supply arsenic-free water in Kolaroa has fallen flat allegedly due to non-cooperation by some vested quarters.
 arrow Teachers, students march RU campus for arrest of killers
Rajshahi University (RU) Geology and Mining Department teachers and students yesterday took out a silent procession on the campus demanding arrest and punishment to killers of Prof S Taher Ahmed, a founding
 arrow 15 hurt in Natore Jubo League clash
Two Awami Jubo League factions yesterday clashed and traded gunfire in Natore town, leaving 15 people injured.
 arrow Officials demand UNO's removal
Officials and employees of different government departments at Jurachhari upazila headquarters on Monday submitted a memorandum to Rangamati Deputy Commissioner demanding removal of Upazila Nirbahee Officer
 arrow BCL enforces strike at SUST
Classes and semester examinations were not held in Shahjalal University of Science & Technology (SUST) yesterday as opposition Awami League's student front Bangladesh Chhatra league enforced a day-long
 arrow Sirajganj artistes boycott Kuthibari programmes
All cultural organisations in Sirajganj yesterday boycotted Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary programmes at Shahjad-pur Kuthibari organised by the district administration, alleging mismanagement
Point-Counterpointarrow Revival of upazila parishad will help elect clean candidates
It has been reported in the media that in the meeting of business advisory committee (BAC) held on April 27, the prime minister and leader of the house Begum Khaleda Zia turned down the request of the
 arrow Rectifying the electoral roll
Democratic election systems require a good electoral roll, which has been prepared following certain criteria and mechanism for identifying eligible voters and preventing ineligible persons from voting.
 arrow Elections in Britain
Although the recently concluded local elections in Britain have hit the headlines, the element of surprise is really absent.
 arrow Let PCBs boost industries and agriculture
The private commercial banks (PCBs) in our economy are less than 25 years old. AB Bank, Islami Bank, National Bank and City Bank probably made their debut only in 1984 or thereafter.
Culturearrow Tagore songs resonate in the city
The 145th birth anniversary of Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore was celebrated in the capital and elsewhere in the country on May 8.
 arrow Drama in driftwood
Shamiran Chandra Datt's driftwood exhibition at Chitrak is undeniably admirable.
 arrow Chitra Nadir Parey invited to film festival in Spain
Tanvir Mukammel's film Chitra Nadir Parey (1999) has been invited to the 'V Madrid Indian Film Festival' in Spain. To be organised by ImagineIndia Association, the festival will begin from May16.
 arrow Shironamhin's Ichche Ghuri launched
Embarking on their musical journey in 1996, Shironamhin, one of the finalists of the Star Search Competition, arranged by Benson & Hedges, are back with a new album after one-and-a- half
Generalarrow BSF returns body of Bangladeshi
Border Security Force (BSF) of India returned the body of a Bangladeshi farmer after a Company Commander level flag meeting at Baliadangi border of Thakurgaon district on Monday.
 arrow Schoolteacher murdered in Naogaon
Police recovered body of a retired schoolteacher from a pond at Shailagachhi village of Sadar upazila in Naogaon yesterday.
 arrow Memo to VC for punishment to Apr 26 attackers at JU
The "Jahangirnagar against Jamaat-Shibir" (JAJS)," a platform of students against Jamaat-Shibir on the campus, submitted a memorandum to vice chancellor yesterday demanding punishment to the attackers
 arrow Girl raped, killed in Rajshahi
A 12-year old girl was killed after being raped in Motizapur in Godagari upzila yesterday. Razia Sultana, daughter of Abdul Razzak of the village, went missing on Monday night.
 arrow Phensidyl seized
Police recovered 7,173 bottles of Indian phensidyl from two trucks at Nilkuthi in Manda upazila early yesterday.
Internationalarrow LTTE seeks Japan's help to halt 'doom'
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels Tuesday sought foreign help to halt alleged military attacks against them and warned that the island could face "doom" if they decided to retaliate.
 arrow Lanka pushes India to help resume talks
Sri Lanka on Monday sought India's assistance to revive the stalled peace process in the island nation after Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and an array
 arrow Iran praises China, Russia's 'realism'
Iran's top nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani yesterday praised Russia and China for taking a "realistic" approach after talks between major powers failed to resolve differences over Tehran's nuclear programme.
 arrow Nepal to name team for talks with rebels
Nepal's government will this week name a team to begin peace talks with Maoist rebels, a senior government official said yesterday.
 arrow Abbas appeals for end to foreign aid freeze
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged Middle East peace brokers yesterday to end a foreign aid freeze on the Hamas-led government, warning of deeper instability ahead in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
 arrow Militancy must stop for troop withdrawal
India's defence minister yesterday rejected a call by Pakistan for troop cuts in Kashmir to push forward a slow-moving peace process, saying attacks by Muslim separatists must stop first.
 arrow Greenpeace up in arms against entry of new toxic ship to India
Greenpeace activists are up in arms against the arrival of luxury passenger ship "SS Norway" at an Indian ship-breaking yard for scrapping, after Bangladesh had rejected the cruise liner's entry intoits
 arrow Australian town celebrates miners' rescue
Bells pealed and sirens wailed as this tiny mining town erupted in jubilation yesterday after two miners were rescued from the kennel-sized cage where they had been trapped more than a half mile underground
 arrow Indian supercop takes charge of Chhattisgarh
Troops killed five Maoist guerrillas in India's central state of Chhattisgarh as a celebrated anti-insurgency expert took charge of a crackdown in the rebels' bastion, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Blaine fails to set underwater record
David Blaine emerged weak and wrinkly from a week spent submerged within an 8-foot snow globe-like tank but without a world record for holding his breath.
Editorialarrow Editorial: No more letters please
It is two months since the protracted penmanship began between BNP secretary general Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan representing the coalition government and his Awami League counterpart and 14-party alliance coordinator
 arrow Editorial: Our workers' misery in foreign lands
A recent report published by the National Labour Committee (NLC) based in New York and carried by our media, paints a very distressing picture of Bangladeshi workers in some of the garment factories in
 arrow Why Tehran ignores the UN resolution
The Iranian nation won't give a damn about such useless resolutions," Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared. He was referring to the UN Security Council resolution to halt nuclear enrichment programme.
 arrow Eat now, pay never!
WHENEVER there has been a crisis in the form of a failure of some agency or organisation the people in the country have raised the issue in a manner that somebody with the capacity and the will to find
 arrow Is American influence slipping from its zenith?
VIS--VIS the Iranian Crisis, what we may also be witnessing is the rapid draining away of American influence. Time was, after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1989-91, when the US became the sole superpower.
Letters to Editorarrow Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina should listen to Aristotle
Aristotle once remarked that all forms of governmentdemocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, tyrannyare inherently unstable, that all political regimes are inherently transitional, that the stability of all regimes
 arrow Iran conundrum
I have read Michael Hirsh's " A Radioactive Dilemma" and Mahmood Sariolghalam's "Cutting a Deal With Tehran", tow pregnant write-ups on Iran issue published in NEWSWEEK, April 24 issue.
 arrow Exposure to tear gas
Demonstrators have been widely exposed to tear gas in our country for many years and recently we have witnessed massive use of tear gas on opposition protesters.
 arrow Hideous shadow in Bangla movies
Like literature, movies usually convey the traditional, historical, cultural and religious aspects of particular country.
 arrow National interest in our politics
We always blame various movements of G. W. Bush and Tony Blair but have we ever thought how much shameful the political environment of our country has become?
 arrow University Grants Commission
Very recently, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked all the universities to initiate grading system for publishing all kinds of results.
 arrow Tribute to a teacher
Prof. A.H. Sajedur Rahman breathed his last at his Banani residence on April 24. His Namaz -e-Janaja was held at 11:45AM at the premises of Dhaka Dental College at Mirpur on April 26..
Star Chittagongarrow Battle for Mong throne
Dispute over throne and conflict between traditional indigenous and government laws put the Kingdom of Mong in the hill district of Khagrachhari in disorder and chaos.
 arrow CU library being computerised
Chittagong University (CU) authorities have taken initiative to bring its central library under computerised automation system to rid the students and researchers of the hassle of finding out desiredbooks
 arrow Billboard Makes Fountain an Eyesore


Star Cityarrow Making money thru' 'dubious' lottery
Several charitable organisations that have been allowed to hold lotteries are allegedly selling these lotteries to business firms at a nominal price in the name of appointing sales agents, according to
 arrow New lab in Dhaka for safe water
A modern water-testing laboratory has been set up in the capital with the assistance of Japanese government for examining the quality of water supplied to the city dwellers.
 arrow Waste not, want not
Sufia Begum (not her real name) is a landlady in the Rayerbazar area. One of her main tasks in the morning is to switch on the pump to draw water to the tank of her building.
 arrow No law to bring eve teasers to task
Farhana Nazneen and with a few other students of Eden College live in a hostel. But they are confined to the walls of their room as they cannot open the window or stroll in the verandah.
 
   
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