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Front Pagearrow Over 3,000 killed as quake flattens Indonesian city
More than 3,000 people were killed and thousands more injured when a strong earthquake rocked Indonesia's densely-populated island of Java on Saturday, the social affairs ministry said.
 arrow ADP's local share to rise as aid flow falls
The government is preparing an annual development programme (ADP) for the coming fiscal year, which will have a larger share of local resources, since the inflow of foreign aid is likely to slow downin
 arrow Inept contractor fails to manage financiers
Instead of signing the Land Lease Agreement (LLA) and start implementing the second Meghnaghat 450 megawatt power project, inexperienced company Orion and its partners are killing time for the last four
 arrow EC empowerment, voter awareness stressed
Speakers at the regional dialogue at Barisal yesterday suggested empowerment of the Election Commission and creating awareness among the voters for nomination of honest, competent and courageous candidates
 arrow Owners ready to allow, but fear fallout
Apparel manufacturers yesterday said they have no problem in allowing trade unionism in their factories but they fear political influence on trade unions and untoward incidents due to union activities.
 arrow Low pay, poor working condition led to unrest
Low wage structure and imposition of inhuman conditions on the workers by the garment factory owners sparked the recent violence in the apparel sector of Bangladesh, said International Textile, Garment
 arrow Ctg port turns costly
The export-import businessmen and the Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) have contradictory takes on the high cost of goods handling at the port.
 arrow EC waits for certified copy of SC verdict
The Election Commission (EC), which had prepared the fresh voter list ignoring the January 4 High Court directives, will decide this week its next course of actions on the electoral roll in line withthe
 arrow Indonesia's twin woes
The Indonesian region devastated by a violent earthquake is also facing the threat of an imminent eruption by the Mount Merapi volcano, two incidents that are closely linked, according to experts.
 arrow Hasina, Morshed shocked
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina and Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan have expressed deep shock at the huge loss of life and property in a deadly earthquake in Indonesia.
 arrow Swamped with rainwater

 arrow President's condition improves
Condition of President Iajuddin Ahmed, who is now undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, has improved, but he has developed fresh complications.
 arrow Jalil sees bid to 'blackmail president'
Awami League (AL) General Secretary Abdul Jalil said the ruling BNP might remove the ailing incumbent president from his post like it had removed former president Badruddoza Chowdhury, since it already
 arrow Dr Kamal for violence-free campuses
Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday urged the parents to unite for resisting violence at the educational institutions.
 arrow Trader, his driver shot dead in city
Unidentified criminals at Paltan in the city shot dead a businessman and the driver of the vehicle he was travelling on last night.
 arrow 3 murdered in Uttara linked with insurgents
Mystery shrouding Thursday's triple murder at Uttara in the capital deepened further as the father of one of the victims yesterday identified only his son, saying he does not know the other two.
 arrow Tk 2.82 lakh robbed from Sonali Bank
Robbers took away Tk 2.82 lakh from a Sonali Bank branch at Kajdia under Rupsha upazila of Khulna district at midnight on Friday.
 arrow Realisation dawns on energy adviser
Energy Adviser Mahmudur Rahman held poor management and low-quality machinery responsible for his 45-minute hold-up in the Barapukuria Coal Mine underground on May 24, when the lift became inoperative
 arrow Rain disrupts Ctg life for second day
Two people were injured in a mudslide as incessant rain disrupted normal life in the port city for the second consecutive day yesterday.
 arrow Nepal govt, Maoists take peace vow
The Nepali government and Maoist rebels said they had agreed to end attacks on each other's bases and stop recruitment, and vowed to work for peace in the Himalayan nation, where a civil war has killed
 arrow BSF kills 2
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down two Bangladeshi nationals near Molani frontier in Haripur upazila yesterday.
 arrow Correction
In our yesterday's story headlined "Uncertainty, fear still haunt them," it was inadvertently mentioned that a worker was "fearing further harassment by the Korean owners of the factory" -- Universe garment.
Businessarrow Tata proposal threat to energy security
The country's energy experts and economists yesterday warned the government not to accept the Indian industrial giant Tata's three billion dollar investment proposal, noting if allowed, it would severely
 arrow Textile sector faces skilled manpower shortage
The country's growing textile industry is facing shortage of skilled manpower, compelling local entrepreneurs to recruit technical hands from abroad.
 arrow Tax holiday facility sought for electrical component makers
Techno Venture Ltd, a local electrical component manufacturer, yesterday demanded tax holiday facilities for local manufacturers in the upcoming budget.
 arrow Developers, planners laud building construction regulations
Developers and urban planners yesterday lauded the newly formulated building construction regulations, saying the rules will help speed up overall project clearance process.
 arrow Chinese footwear makers on the march to Indonesia
Nine shoe producers from China have relocated factories to East Java at a total investment of up to US$80 million, a local industry executive says.
 arrow $17m India-EU trade programme launched
India and the European Union (EU) have launched a Euro 13.350 million (US$17.
 arrow Opec unlikely to lower output ceiling: Iran
Iran's Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri-Hamaneh said Saturday that Opec would not lower its output ceiling at its meeting next month, a news agency affiliated to the oil ministry reported on Saturday.
 arrow Reliance Ins okays 25pc stock, 10pc cash dividends
Reliance Insurance Ltd has declared a 25 per cent stock dividend and a 10 per cent cash dividend for its shareholders.
 arrow India to withdraw additional tax on Nepal goods
The additional tax imposed on goods exported by Nepal to India will be withdrawn, the Indian ambassador to Nepal said here Saturday.
 arrow Uttara Bank okays 100pc stock, 20pc cash dividends
Uttara Bank Ltd has declared a 100 per cent stock dividend and a 20 per cent cash dividend for its shareholders for the year 2005.
 arrow Tri-nation gas project may start in months
Iran's Vice-President Parviz Davoudi has said that the gas pipeline project would likely start in one or two months and the negotiations regarding settling of the gas price issue between the experts from
 arrow China urges FTA with South Korea
China has urged a free trade agreement (FTA) with South Korea in order to help boost burgeoning trade and investment between the two countries, officials said Saturday.
 arrow Etihad Airways expands services to Sudan
Etihad Airways, the national airline of United Arab Emirates (UAE), will launch a guest and cargo services to Sudan from July 5, 2006.
 arrow Asian markets bounce back
Markets across Asia rebounded Friday after plunging the last two weeks, helped by gains on Wall Street and investors hunting for bargains. India's market recovered 1.
 arrow Dollar rebounds as investors ponder US inflation data
The dollar firmed against the euro in late-trading here Friday as investors pondered the impact of US inflation data and decided to close out positions ahead of a three-day week end in New York and London.
Sportsarrow Football: Diego Maradona: The Greatest, part deux
Diego Maradona carried Argentina on his shoulders to victory in the 1986 World Cup, the crowning glory in the career of a man who, with the possible exception of Brazil's Pele, is considered the game's
 arrow Football: Bits and Bobs
Zidane set for ton
Ap, Clairfontaine

France captain Zinedine Zidane is set to make his 100th international appearance Saturday in an exhibition game against Mexico, likely hislast

 arrow Football: 'Don't support infidel nations'
A Bangladeshi cleric has called on Muslims not to fly the flags of any 'infidel' nations playing in the World Cup as football fever gripped the sports-mad country.
 arrow Cricket: Rafique shines in Jeddah
Pakistan beat the Rest of Asia XI by four wickets in the second exhibition match, to clinch the series 2-0 at the Al-Ahli Stadium in Jeddah on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Weather plays foul
Only one match out of four survived from the inclement weather in the final round of the Dhaka Bank Under-19 National Youth Cricket Championship at different venues in Dhaka yesterday.
 arrow Football: Salampur slam 7
Salampur Dakhil Madrasa trounced Poura Secondary School 7-0 in the banglalink tiger trophy National School Football Championship at Pabna Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Cricketers to help maimed freedom fighters
Bangladesh cricket team's historic Cardiff victory against the world champions Australia was recalled at a function arranged by Neer Limited, a real-estate firm, which officially handed over the papers
 arrow Football: Asamoah calls to curb racism
German international Gerald Asamoah, the first black player to represent the country, has said it is vital that the host nation do not allow racist neo-Nazis to spoil the World Cup, which begins in two
 arrow Football: Ukraine players unfit: Blokhin
Ukrainian national coach Oleg Blokhin told the press Saturday that only 16 players in his 23-man squad were in top form and ready to play at the forthcoming World Cup.
 arrow Football: Loves Ronaldinho
A Brazilian woman ran onto the pitch and hugged striker Ronaldinho as the world champions finished a training session, watched by around 5,000 fans, on Friday.
 arrow Football: Mosquitoes out to bite
They might have a Frenchman at the helm but Tunisia will look to Brazil to provide a dash of flair at the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Football keeps 'Kala' Ghafoor alive
For Abdul Ghafoor, once known as the "Black Pele of Pakistan", life revolves around football and he has found a renewed vigour ahead of the World Cup finals.
 arrow Football: Some relief for USA
Clint Dempsey and Brian Ching scored and the United States snapped a three-game winless skid by defeating Venezuela 2-0 in Cleveland, Ohio Friday in a warm-up friendly for next month's World Cup.
 arrow Football: Veterans carry Saudi hopes
Saudi Arabia are banking on the experience of two golden oldies as they seek to stop the rot at the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Lippi assures Italy faithfuls
Italy coach Marcello Lippi knew his son was likely to be drawn into the scandal that has engulfed Italian football and insists his team are managing to concentrate on their preparations for the WorldCup.
 arrow Football: Ferguson warning for Rooney
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has warned Wayne Rooney not to jeopardise his World Cup dream by pushing himself too hard and not taking care of himself.
 arrow Cricket: WI do it after a long time
Half-centuries from hometown boys Brian Lara and Dwayne Bravo piloted West Indies to a comfortable six-wicket victory in the fourth one-day international against India on Friday at Queen's Park Oval.
 arrow Football: Pekerman thanks Argentines
Argentina coach Jose Pekerman thanked the public after they were given a rousing World Cup send-off as they left from Buenos Aires on Thursday night.
 arrow Tennis: French Open starts today
World number one Roger Federer is playing down talk of a great rivalry between him and French Open champion Rafael Nadal.
 arrow Cricket: All is not over yet
Both West Indies captain Brian Lara and India skipper Rahul Dravid agree that the fifth and final one-day international between their two sides on Sunday at Queen's Park Oval is not a dead affair.
 arrow Cricket: Wickets don't tire Murali
Sri Lanka star Muttiah Muralitharan insisted he hadn't tired of taking wickets after adding six more to his vast collection against England here at Edgbaston.
 arrow Football: Sheva leaves Milan for London
Ukraine striker Andriy Shevchenko is leaving AC Milan who will start negotiations with English champions Chelsea over his transfer, according to a statement on AC Milan's website on Friday.
 arrow Olympics: Prince Philip vilifies Olympic gala
Olympic opening and closing ceremonies are "absolute bloody nuisances" and should be banned, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II said Saturday.
 arrow Football: Mido returns to Roma
Egypt striker Mido is returning to Roma after an 18-month loan period at Tottenham Hotspur, the English Premier League club said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Venables turns down Boro job
Former England manager Terry Venables has turned down the chance to join Middlesbrough when press reports had claimed the UEFA Cup finalists were about to name him as the new boss.
 arrow Football: Kalou in talks with Chelsea
Feyenoord striker Salomon Kalou is holding talks with English Premier League champions Chelsea, the Dutch news agency ANP reported on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Blazevic named Zagreb coach
Miroslav Blazevic, who coached Croatia to third place in the 1998 World Cup, said Saturday he has been appointed the coach of first division side Zagreb.
 arrow Football: Rangers sign up Svensson
Glasgow Rangers completed the signing of Sweden defender Karl Svensson from IFK Gothenburg on a three-year contract on Friday.
 arrow Football: UEFA fines Schalke
European football's governing body UEFA have hit German club Schalke 04 with a 12,600 euro fine as punishment for the conduct of their away fans in a UEFA Cup match, the club said Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Odumbe ban on
A Kenyan court on Friday rejected an appeal by former Kenyan cricket captain Maurice Odumbe to lift a five-year ban slapped on him two years ago after he was implicated in a bribery scandal.
 arrow Cricket: It's raining at Edgbaston
Rain hampered England's bid to go 1-0 up in their three-match series against Sri Lanka on Saturday, with no play possible before tea on the third day of the second Test here at Edgbaston.
 arrow Cricket: Windies have a new attitude, says Lara
West Indies captain and batting superstar Brian Lara has indicated a new attitude has gripped his side after they completed a six-wicket victory over India in the fourth one-day international on Friday
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Metropolitanarrow Land for intellectually challenged children being given to developer
Parents of intellectually challenged children yesterday alleged that the national executive committee (NEC) of the Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (SWID) has signed a contractwith
 arrow 34 lakh live in 5,000 city slums
The population of Dhaka city's slum dwellers has increased by 12 times from 1974 to 1995 while the number of slum clusters enhanced 4 times in last 15 years.
 arrow Govt urged not to amend Absorption Rule 2000
Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) General Education Association yesterday urged the government not to amend the existing Absorption Rule 2000 to avoid disarray in education cadre.
 arrow Trader found dead in city hotel
The body of a youth was recovered from a residential hotel at Nawabpur in the capital, while another bullet-hit youth of Moghbazar died of his wounds at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday.
 arrow Resignation of CEC demanded
Jatiya Oikya Mancha, Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) and Bangladesh Tariqat Federation yesterday demanded resignation of the chief election commissioner (CEC) and two other election commissioners to pave
 arrow Mystery over 14 children of ex-DIG deepens
Mystery has continued to surround a former high police official's 14 children, seven of whom were born at the same time.
 arrow Two killed in road accidents
Two people, including a schoolboy, were killed in separate road accidents in Chittagong and Khulna yesterday.
 arrow New Canadian envoy for talks on polls
New Canadian High Commissioner Barbara Richardson has disapproved of military as an option but strongly pleaded for political dialogue on election to break the stalemate and make “possible improvement”
 arrow 2 cops threaten to kill my father for bribe
Two constables of detective branch (DB) of Khulna Metropolitan Police (KMP) threatened to kill businessman Md Noor Islam in crossfire for not paying Tk 1.90 lakh as bribe.
 arrow 219 Pabna JSD activists resign
At least 219 leaders and activists of Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD), Pabna resigned yesterday just before the JSD Council Meeting of Pabna to be held today.
 arrow Italy to pull 1,100 troops from Iraq in June
Italy will pull 1,100 of its troops from Iraq in June, the new government said Friday, giving its first specific numbers about the planned withdrawal.
 arrow Communication snapped for landslide in Khagrachhari
Khagrachhari-Chittagong and Khagrachhari-Dhaka routes have been disconnected for landslide yesterday due to heavy downpour since Thursday morning.
 arrow Noakhali Jubo Dal man killed by rivals
A Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal activist was shot and stabbed to death by his rivals following a feud over domination at Begumganj here last night.
 arrow DUDS executives
Rashedul Islam Rasel and Kamrul Islam have been elected as president and general secretary respectively of Dhaka University Debating Society (DUDS) for the 2006-2007 working years, says a press release.
 arrow Pundra varsity appeals for reopening
The authorities of Pundra University of Science and Technology, a private university in Bogra, yesterday appealed to the government for its clearance to reopen the university.
 arrow 171 RU teachers want CEC to go
One hundred and seventy-one teachers of Rajshahi University (RU) in a joint statement yesterday said the chief election commissioner (CEC) and two other election commissioners have lost their right to
 arrow Cirdap-C'wealth workshop on good governance in Asia begins
A five-day Commonwealth Secretariat-Cirdap Workshop on 'Sharing Successful Experiences on Poverty Focussed Rural Good Governance in Asian Commonwealth Countries' began at the Cirdap Headquarters in the
 arrow SC vacation from tomorrow
The Supreme Court goes into summer vacation for a fortnight beginning today, court sources said.
 arrow DUJ memorial meet on June 5
Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) will hold a memorial meeting at 11:00am on June 5 at Jatiya Press Club on three eminent journalists who died recently.
 arrow Musharraf for flexibility on all sides
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf called on Friday for "flexibility" on all sides to settle the row over Iran's nuclear programme.
 arrow Lanka rebels mull talks on truce monitor
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said yesterday they were considering a new offer by peace broker Norway for crunch talks in Oslo regarding the security of Nordic truce monitors, but stressed they would not be
 arrow Appeal for help
A schoolteacher has sought financial assistance for the treatment of his daughter who has been suffering from impaired eyesight.
Nationalarrow BDR-BSF stand-off in Dinajpur
Tension mounted in Mohonpur border in Dinajpur as BDR and BSF are in a stand-off position after the Indian authorities started construction of an embankment on Atrai river 50 yards inside the zero line
 arrow Arrest 'real' killers of Satyaban Hajong
Students of different schools yesterday brought out a procession in Durgapur town demanding arrest of the real killers of local indigenous leader Satayaban Hajong and an end to harassment of others by
 arrow Road link with Sylhet still snapped
Road communication between Sylhet and the rest of the country remained snapped for the second day yesterday due to an indefinite transport strike.
 arrow Students confine Satkhira principal for water
Over 300 students of Satkhira Government College yesterday today laid a siege to the office of the principal and confined him for about an hour for supply of drinking water at dormitories.
 arrow Milk powder seized at Benapole
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) Friday evening seized 300 bags of milk powder worth about Tk one crore from Benapole check post allegedly imported on false declaration.
 arrow Mystery shrouds death of young domestic help
Mystery shrouded the death of a domestic help at Bhanugachh in Kamalganj upazila.
 arrow 30 hurt in bus accident
At least 30 people were injured in a bus accident in Chandipur area in Kamalganj yesterday morning.
 arrow 'Stop illegal dredging of Monu'
Bangladesher Communist Party (CPB) held a protest rally to stop illegal dredging of the Monu, attack on garments industries, construction of Shayetaganj-Mirpur-Srimangal-Moulvibazar-Sherpur-Sylhetregional
Point-Counterpointarrow Arson, anarchy, abdication of leadership in the garments industry
The recent acts of violence and destruction in the garments industry of the country are deeply disturbing. As worrying are the response from the leaders of the industry and the nation.
 arrow All about the Election Commission
The Election Commission (EC), as it seems, has been suffering from indecision and uncertainties as regards revision of the electoral roll following the court verdict.
 arrow Where power corrupts, generation snaps
The State Minister for power has been caught off-foot for quite sometime. He has been in a desperate bid to convince the users of electricity of his earnest endeavours at ameliorating their grievances.
 arrow Oil diplomacy pays off!
One is really amused to see that Bush administration has awaken all on a sudden to declare that the United States has restored diplomatic relations on May 15 with Muammer Gaddafi's Libyan Republic, the
Culturearrow Greater endeavour needed in preserving Nazrul's work
To celebrate our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam's 107th birth anniversary, Nazrul Institute is holding a book fair, discussions, cultural programmes and more at the Institute premises.
 arrow Changing tracks
"Right from my childhood I wanted to be a director, I don't know what I understood of direction back then, but it was always my dream.
 arrow Krishi Budget Krishoker Budget on Channel i
The 3rd episode of the pre-budget discussion titled Krishi Budget Krishoker Budget will be re-telecast today at 11:30am on Channel i.
Internationalarrow Lush paddy fields filled with death & despair
The old woman, already bent double with age, cried out for help from anyone who passed. She wanted to look for her sister, buried by the earthquake in the rubble of their house.
 arrow Hamas rejects deadline on recognition of Israel
Hamas yesterday rejected a deadline set by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to accept a plan that indirectly calls for recognition of Israel, which he has threatened to put to a referendum.
 arrow Indonesian quake prompts swift offers of aid, condolences
The devastating earthquake which left thousands dead in Indonesia prompted swift offers of aid and condolences from around the world on Saturday.
 arrow Pacific 'Ring of Fire' unleashes another killer quake
The earthquake that rocked Java yesterday was the latest disaster in a part of the world known as the Pacific "Ring of Fire" that has seen a burst of seismic and volcanic activity this year.
 arrow India, Pakistan agree on joint survey of marsh
Nuclear rivals India and Pakistan ended two days of talks Friday and agreed to conduct a joint survey of a disputed marshland considered of little strategic value, a spokesman said.
 arrow Detention of Suu Kyi extended
Ignoring international pressure, Myanmar's military government refused to release pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi Saturday, ordering the Nobel laureate's yearslong house arrest to continue, a government
 arrow India, Bodo rebels start talks for truce extension
Indian officials and leaders of a powerful tribal separatist group from the restive northeastern state of Assam began talks on Saturday to push forward a peace process by extending a year-old truce.
 arrow Senior Taliban leaders among 5 killed in raid
US-led troops in Afghanistan killed five Taliban insurgents, including some key leaders, in an attack on a training facility, the US military said yesterday.
 arrow 15 killed in Iraq
At least 15 people were killed in Iraq yesterday as the country's political leaders again failed to reach agreement on who should head the key defense and interior ministries.
 arrow Dozens of houses torched in East Timor
Militias armed with machetes burned dozens of houses in East Timor's capital Saturday, sending women and children screaming and fleeing, as foreign troops struggled to stop violence that threatened to
Editorialarrow Editorial: Bureaucrats dabbling in politics
The reported forays of the country's bureaucrats into politics is disconcerting and deserve to be condemned in the strongest possible terms.
 arrow Editorial: Sliding law and order
The slide in law and order is quite manifest, as reports of criminal activities of all kinds are pouring in from all over the country.
 arrow Voters' list in the museum and ....
The mighty mountain rumbles and grumbles and shakes violently for a long time. Something big is in the deep of its abdomen and struggling to come out soon. Then finally it comes out.
 arrow People's power in Nepal
The Nepalese Foreign Minister described to the diplomatic corps the landmark proclamation by the newly reinstated Parliament sharply reducing the powers of the monarch as an expression of the "sovereignty
 arrow When zero credibility is preferred to risky victory
Over quite some time past, the US, EU, other donor countries have repeatedly stressed upon the importance of the upcoming national polls of 2007.
Star Healtharrow A common problem of the elderly male
Prostate gland is a walnut sized gland in the male reproductive system just below the urinary bladder. The main function of the prostate is supply fluid for the sperm during ejaculation.
 arrow A ray of hope for poor cancer patients
Mrs Banu Begum, a poor housewife of late Mizanur Rahaman has four daughters and one son of 12 years named Sajib. In the middle of last year, her beloved son sajib became pale and lost his appetite.
 arrow Television is more harmful than you thought
All health information to keep you up to date

Today television is the most powerful tool in each and every home.

 arrow Hypertension and heart disease may have no symptom
Hypertension or high blood pressure is considered a silent killer, because many people with this disease have no symptoms.
 arrow Free medical care for the freedom fighters
Inaugural programme on "Improvement of healthcare service for the freedom fighters" held in the capital on May 25 last, says a press release.
 arrow Carotenoids may lower diabetes risk in nonsmokers
For people who don't smoke, the risk of developing diabetes is lower in those with higher levels of carotenoids in their blood, according to a new report. The effect is not seen in smokers, however.
 arrow Your Doctor
Dear doctor,
I am 30 years old and I have been suffering from an embarrassing problem since I was a teenager. My breasts are enlarged like a female.

Star Cityarrow Jewellers unhappy with no progress in looting cases
With the latest robbery at a jewellery shop in Uttara on Wednesday night, a total of 21 such incidents took place in the city since 2001 but the police have failed to recover most of the looted gold and
 arrow Poison in the air!
Deadly particles in the air of Dhaka have continued to exceed permissible limits despite many government initiatives, all of which turning out to be ineffective.
 arrow Traders dupe buyers with fake 'brand' Tvs
The up-and-coming World Cup football championship, has given rise to plenty of fake 'brand' television sets flooding the city markets, deceiving many unsuspecting customers.
 arrow Facing battles for survival
Unable to bear her stepmother's torture anymore, Lovely ran away from home in Comilla in 2003 at the age of 12.
 arrow Influential lobby blocks UGC recommendations
Due to pressure from influential quarters the government has not been able to implement any of the University Grants Commission (UGC) recommendations for ensuring quality education both in private and
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