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Front Pagearrow A governance failure, says DEPZ investors
Investors yesterday termed the situation at Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) a governance failure and decided to keep their factories closed until law and order improves there while Commerce Minister
 arrow 50 hurt in clashes as unrest enters day 14
Protests over low wages entered 14th day yesterday as garment workers continued to hold rallies and clash with enforcers, leaving 50 injured and forcing one worker jump to death in fear of violence.
 arrow Grassroots AL leaders warn of fallout of intra-party conflicts
Grassroots level leaders of Awami League (AL) yesterday told their party chief Sheikh Hasina that the longstanding intra-party conflicts and lack of coordination among the top and local leaders may pave
 arrow PM unveils plaque of Tk 700cr project
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday laid the foundation stone for construction of a Tk 700 crore Jatrabari-Gulistan flyover, the first such project to be built through private investment without involving
 arrow EC to face Herculean task to make voter list
The Election Commission (EC) that has no previous experience of preparing a voter list in just five months now has to finish the Herculean task within this short period of time.
 arrow Feeder vessels slap congestion charge
The feeder vessel operators impose congestion charge on Chittagong port bound containers from today.
 arrow 11 killed in Jessore bus accident
Eleven people were killed on the spot and about 40 others were injured in a fatal road crash at Mandartala on Jessore-Jhenidah road, some 15 km off Jessore town, early yesterday.
 arrow JMB also killed writer of Tangail
A Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) commander yesterday confessed to not only attacking noted writer Hymayun Azad, but also killing a writer of Tangail in 2000 at the directives of JMB chief Abdur
 arrow Trade, defence cooperation on agenda for FM's China trip
Bilateral trade, investment, peaceful use of nuclear energy and defence cooperation will top the agenda during Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan's three-day official visit to China, beginning today.
 arrow Envious quarter with nexus home, abroad out to destroy RMG
The government yesterday called upon the owners, workers and the people to come forward to help save the garment industry from an orchestrated "plot" to destroy the country's main foreign exchange earning
 arrow Deadline over, Saifur yet to announce decision
Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman did not announce his "final decision" about resignation from the party although his three-day deadline ended yesterday.
 arrow Mazed's plight
Like thousands others, Mazeda, a finishing section worker of Leni Fashion in Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ), is in uncertainty as she has not got her last month's salary yet.
 arrow Grievances push workers into the street: Skop
Failing to express their demand and grievances due to absence of trade unions, the garment workers at the Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) and other factories took to the street when the situationbecame
 arrow Change in wage commission
A tripartite meeting between the government, garment workers and the garment owners yesterday decided to change representation in the wage commission formed earlier to help resolve the ongoing crisis.
 arrow Opposition protests creation of 219 new posts in JS
A meeting of the Jatiya Sangsad Commission (JSC) yesterday witnessed a debate between the government and the opposition members over the creation of 219 new posts in parliament allegedly to recruit the
 arrow polygamists may face higher tax in Rajshahi city
Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) proposed to impose higher taxes on polygamist men in the budget for 2006-07 fiscal.
 arrow CEC talks to one TV channel, ignores other media
The chief election commissioner (CEC), who surprisingly emerged last Thursday as a press friend, talked only to a private satellite television channel and later refused to meet other journalists present
 arrow Intern docs end strike at SSMCH
The intern doctors of Sir Salimullah Medical College Hospital yesterday called off their strike after the authorities gave assurance to pay off the arrears and arrange a temporary solution to their residential
 arrow Girl commits suicide in school
The school-going daughter of former film actor Wasim committed suicide at her schoolyard in the city's Gulshan area yesterday.
 arrow HR body offers DNA test cost
Bangladesh Society for Enforcement of Human Rights (BSEHR) offered to bear the cost of the DNA tests if former deputy inspector general (DIG) Anisur Rahman appeals to the organisation for the cost.
 arrow Violence flares in Iraq
Violence raged across Iraq yesterday amid signs its leaders remained deadlocked on naming new interior and defence ministers critical to restoring stability in the strife-torn country.
 arrow Earthquake survivors at risk of bird flu
The chicken coops in Indonesia's earthquake-flattened Pentong village are filled with salvaged TVs, cooking utensils, refrigerators -- and scores of people.
 arrow Maritime Council favours private sector operation
A meeting of Maritime Council yesterday decided in principle that the management and operation of the under-construction New Mooring Container Terminal (NCT) would be handed over to a private operator
Businessarrow Bilateral transport deal suggested
Business leaders of Bangladesh and India have agreed to persuade their governments for a bilateral transport agreement to facilitate movement of vehicles for carrying goods and passengers to boost trade.
 arrow Prices of oil, gas, power need adjustment: BB
Terming the synchronisation of monetary policy with the fiscal policy as the biggest challenge Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Salehuddin Ahmed has emphasised the need to adjust prices of oil, gas and
 arrow Direct Bangla-Pak shipping link key to boosting trade
Expansion of bilateral trade between Bangladesh and Pakistan is facing a setback as there has been no direct shipping link between the two countries, said the visiting president of Karachi Chamber ofCommerce
 arrow Malaysians keen to invest in joint ventures
A visiting 11-member Malaysian business delegation yesterday unveiled a list of potential sectors in Bangladesh for making investment under joint venture, as the entrepreneurs of the newly industrialised
 arrow Vietnam set to face WTO winds of change
If and when Vietnam joins the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and opens its doors to the global economy, it will enter a new era of risk and opportunity, analysts say.
 arrow US firm to help find out American partners for joint ventures
Gale International Commerce Group (GICG), a US-based business consulting firm, yesterday offered assistance to local business groups to find out American partners in forming joint ventures along withfund
 arrow DaimlerChrysler South East Asia CEO due today
Ranier Thiel, the new chief executive officer of DaimlerChrysler, South East Asia, will arrive in Dhaka today on a two-day visit, says a press release.
 arrow Citigroup named 'Best Investment Bank in Asia'
Global Finance magazine, one of the world's leading finance magazines, has chosen Citigroup, the owning company of Citibank NA, as Asia's best investment bank, says a press release.
 arrow HSBC to offer total cash management solutions to Etihad Airways
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Limited in Bangladesh will offer total cash management solutions to Etihad Airways, the national flag carrier of the United Arab Emirates, says a press
 arrow Pak denim mill to open sales offices in Bangladesh
Artistic Denim Mills Ltd, a leading denim producer of Pakistan, is going to open its marketing offices in Bangladesh.
 arrow Local ad firm expands operations in Laos
Paper Rhyme, an advertising firm in the country, is going to expand its operations in Laos.
 arrow New chairman, vice chairpersons of Prime Bank
Imam Anwar Hossain was recently elected chairman of Prime Bank Ltd while Shahnaz Quashem and Saheda Pervin Trisha were elected vice chairpersons.
 arrow Africa, US to devise private sector growth strategy
Ministers from 37 African nations and the United States are to hold annual talks this week aimed at devising strategies for a vibrant private sector in Africa and stepping up trade.
 arrow 'CityCell Hello 0123' programme
Cellphone operator CityCell recently held a promotional campaign styled 'Hello 0123' at different shopping malls in Dhaka, says a press release.
Sportsarrow Football: Zinedine Zidane: The French maestro
Three-time winner of FIFA's World Player of the year Real Mad-rid's French playmaker Zinedine Zidane is per-haps the greatest footballing artist of his era, a man who has won every major title on offer.
 arrow Football: Bits and Bobs
Argentine to referee opener
Reuters, Berlin

Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo will referee the opening World Cup match between hosts Germany and Costa Rica in Munich on Friday,

 arrow Football: England steamroll Reggae Boys
Striker Peter Crouch scored a hat-trick as England ran riot in a 6-0 victory over Jamaica in their final World Cup warmup on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Latin flair in Bangladesh
World Cup favourites Brazil and Argentina are engaged in an unlikely aerial battle in sports-mad Bangladesh as football fever reaches boiling point in the South Asian nation.
 arrow Football: Spanish inquisition continues
Spain rediscovered their scoring touch with a 2-0 win over African champions Egypt on Saturday but question marks over style, tactics and the composition of the starting lineup remain.
 arrow Football: Basten striving for unity
The first time Barry Opdam was called up to the Holland squad he walked up to the coach Marco van Basten and introduced himself. "Hi, I'm Barry Opdam," he said and held out his hand.
 arrow Football: Czechs finish warm-up in style
Jan Koller scored two goals and set up another Saturday to lead the Czech Republic over Trinidad and Tobago 3-0 in their final warm-up match before the World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: Khulna lift youth title
Khulna clinched the Dhaka Bank Under-19 Youth Cricket Championship title in a low-scoring affair when they won the two-day final against Rajshahi by 41 runs at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur
 arrow Chess: Another mixed day for BD teams
Bangladesh men's team returned to their winning ways in the 37th Chess Olympiad when they won the twelfth round game against Japan by 3.5-0.5 at Turin on Saturday.
 arrow Volleyball: Spikers finish in style
The Bangladesh volleyball team completed a clean sweep on visiting Nepal when they won the fourth and final exhibition match by straight-sets at the Volleyball Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Football: WC book unveiled
With only four days to go before the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup, the Bangladesh sports fraternity was gripped by the fever of the greatest show on earth.
 arrow Football: Salampur finish 3rd
Salampur Dakhil Madrasa of Natore defeated Faridpur High School 3-1 to finish third in the banglalink tiger trophy National School Football Championship at the Birshreshtha Shaheed Mostafa Kamal Stadium
 arrow Badmintorn: Aminul Islam passes away
Legendary badminton player Aminul Islam died yesterday morning due to old age complacency. He was 82.
 arrow Tennis: Safina shocks Sharapova
Dinara Safina finally stepped out of big brother Marat Safin's shadow on Sunday when she sent Russian compatriot Maria Sharapova spinning out of the French Open winning 7-5, 2-6, 7-5 in the fourth round.
 arrow Football: Heinze assured of fitness
Argentina defender Gabriel Heinze says he has won his battle to be fit for the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Kofi Annan praises football
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has sung the praises of football in a contribution to a German newspaper, saying the World Cup 2006 would bring nations together in a way no other event could.
 arrow Football: Parreira vows gung-ho approach
Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira confirmed Saturday that he will adopt an all-out attack approach at the World Cup in Germany.
 arrow Football: Touch and go for Zambrotta
Italy coach Marcello Lippi is sweating on the results of a scan that will decide whether injured defender Gianluca Zambrotta should go to the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Shivering Samurai
Japan's "Blue Samurai" are complaining of blue fingers and numb toes at their World Cup base as they struggle to get to grips with the German weather.
 arrow Football: Reyna fit for Czechs
U.S. captain Claudio Reyna will be fit to face the Czech Republic in the World Cup on June 12, coach Bruce Arena said on Saturday. Arena told reporters at the U.S.
 arrow Cricket: SL put pressure on Eng
Sri Lanka's batsmen put off-spin great Muttiah Muralidaran in a position to bowl to them a 1-1 series-levelling victory by building a lead of 221 on the third day of the third and final Test against England
 arrow Cricket: WI make steady progress
Half-centuries from Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Ramnaresh Sarwan helped West Indies gain a healthy first innings lead over India in the opening Test on Saturday at the Antigua Recreation Ground.
 arrow Cricket: Greg justifies Bhaji decision
India coach Greg Chappell defended the decision to leave Harbhajan Singh out of their team after a tough day in the field against West Indies in Antigua after four of the wickets fell to spin with Anil
 arrow Football: No freebies for children or soldiers
School children and soldiers, you're out of luck. No free tickets to the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Personality clash in Japan squad
A clash of personalities between Shunsuke Nakamura and Hidetoshi Nakata has emerged in the otherwise solid midfield of Japan's World Cup squad.
 arrow Football: CSKA Sofia to sign Petrov
CSKA Sofia will sign Macedonian defender Robert Petrov, the Lokomotiv Plovdiv player said in an interview in 7 dni sport newspaper on Sunday.
 arrow Swimming: Army aquatics
The swimming and water polo competition of Bangladesh Army began at the Army Swimming Complex yesterday.
Metropolitanarrow Infrastructure dev key to poverty alleviation
Improvement of infrastructure is the key to alleviate poverty in the country, said the experts at a workshop yesterday.
 arrow TIB concerned over govt design to control ACC
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) is deeply concerned and disappointed over the apparent government design to establish executive control over the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC), said a press
 arrow Punishment to Shahidul, cadres demanded
Journalists demanded exemplary punishment to BNP lawmaker Shahidul Islam MP and his cadres for the recent attack on a journalists' rally in Kushtia.
 arrow Anarchy prevails as ministries under PM fail : Hasina
Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina yesterday said a complete anarchy has gripped the country as the ministries under prime minister have failed.
 arrow Hasina to receive Mother Teresa Award on June 24
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will receive the prestigious Mother Teresa International Award on June 24 at a function at the Centenary Hall of the Kolkata University in Kolkata.
 arrow Veena Sikri assures DU of all help
Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Veena Sikri assured Dhaka University (DU) authorities of providing all possible assistance and cooperation for development of the Centre of Excellence for Science.
 arrow BD Foods chairman sent to jail
After a 17-day remand in three phases in two cases, BD Foods Chairman Badruddoza Chowdhury Momen, arrested on charge of smuggling heroin to the United Kingdom (UK), was sent to the Dhaka Central Jailyesterday.
 arrow JCD calls for resisting AL's negative politics
Leaders of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student wing of ruling BNP, yesterday urged all to resist negative politics and conspiracies of Awami League (AL) for the greater interest of the country.
 arrow 'Tackle situation thru' discussions'
Expressing concern over the increased discontent of garment workers and huge loss of properties, Karmojibi Nari urged the government, owners and workers to tackle the situation through discussions.
 arrow '25 killed in crossfire in May'
Law and order situation across the country deteriorated further during the month of May, said a report of Bangladesh Institute of Law and International Affairs (Bilia) yesterday.
 arrow Students urge govt to appoint interim administrator
Students concerned over their academic future due to stalemate centring claim by two persons as the vice-chancellor of Darul Ihsan University urged the president and the prime minister to appoint an interim
 arrow Give top priority to education
Jatiya Chhatra Dhara, student wing of Gono Forum, urged the government to give top priority to the education sector in the upcoming budget for 2006-2007 fiscal years.
 arrow 'Unite to topple govt'
Proshika President and ADAB Chairperson Dr Qazi Faruque Ahmed has called for unity of the pro-liberation forces to fight back the alliance government and to establish an exploitation free prosperous Bangladesh
 arrow World Environment Day today
The World Environment Day will be observed in the country as elsewhere in the world, today spearheading a campaign against degrading lands to wastelands through environmental pollution.
 arrow Indian artistes to perform dance
Indian renowned artistes Padmasree Madhavi Mudgal and Padmasree Alarmel Valli will perform dance at the Shilpakala Academy on June 8, 9 and 10, says a press release.
 arrow Buet students to observe Terrorism -Free Day June 8
Anti-Terrorism Buet Student Unity, a platform of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) students, will observe Terrorism-Free Day on June 8 on the campus.
 arrow Militants rocket Pak military convoy
Assailants fired rockets yesterday at a military convoy in a tribal region in northwestern Pakistan, killing two soldiers and wounding two, an official said.
Nationalarrow No sign of early end to IU deadlock
There is no sign of an immediate end to the deadlock in Islamic University as JCD and Shibir, backed by local leaders of ruling BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami, are unrelenting in their demand for recruitment
 arrow Journos protest attack, repression
Journalists staged protests across the country yesterday against attack and harassment by ruling party men, repression and killings.
 arrow Board member resigns as protests go unheeded
Former army chief Lt. Gen (Rt.
 arrow A simple skill can be of great help
Dying river Fatki has offered its last blessing for landless families in Kechhuadubi village in Magura Sadar upazila.
 arrow Juicy pineapple will be pricey this year
Pineapples have started arriving in Rangamati markets but their prices are high. A pair of big size good quality pineapple is being sold at Tk 16 to 20.
 arrow Eviction of indigenous people protested
Several hundred indigenous people under the banner of Jatiya Adivasi Parishad formed a human chain and held a rally at Shaheeb Bazer zero point yesterday protesting a move for eviction of indigenous people
 arrow Woman shot dead, 10 hurt in Kishoreganj clash
An elderly woman was shot dead and 10 people were injured in a clash at Bahar Bali village in Bajitpur upazila in the district yesterday.
 arrow Sit-in tomorrow in Khulna for landing station
The greater Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee ( GKDACC) will submit a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner today and stage a sit-in at Picture Palace intersection in the city tomorrowto
 arrow Politics should be for people's welfare
Speakers at a discussion meeting in Narsingdi said politicians should do politics for welfare of people, not for their own interests.
Culturearrow A fiesta of brilliance
The Nalini Kanta Bhattasali Gallery at National Museum has taken on a festive look -- a fête of hues, shapes, forms and most importantly, expressions.
 arrow Homage to Ustad Abed Hossain Khan
With a sound that evokes the mystery and depth of the oceans, the sitar is easily one of most exotic musical instruments.
 arrow Carnatic classical music soiree held
In this region where Hindustani ragas dominate, one hardly expects popular ragas or familiar compositions during a South Indian Carnatic vocal recital.
 arrow Candle in the Wind
In her 16 years as an actress, Marilyn Monroe made 29 films. Twenty four of these were made in the first eight years of her career.
Internationalarrow Foreign pressure pushes Lankan parties to talks
Stepped up international pressure encouraged Sri Lanka's warring parties to resume talks this week amid hopes of a new power-sharing deal, officials and diplomats said.
 arrow Wrong US move would affect oil flows: Iran
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, supreme leader of the world's fourth largest oil exporter, said yesterday that if the United States makes a "wrong move" toward Iran, energy flows in the region would be endangered.
 arrow AIDS toll may reach 100m in Africa
It began quietly, when a statistical anomaly pointed to a mysterious syndrome that attacked the immune systems of gay men in California.
 arrow British press questions shooting of suspect
Questions were raised in the British press yesterday over the circumstances of a huge anti-terror raid here two days ago, in which one suspect was shot, as police continued to question a second man.
 arrow UN worried about shelter in quake zone
The United Nations warned yesterday that tens of thousands of Indonesia quake survivors still desperately needed shelter as new aftershocks frightened jittery residents.
 arrow Afghan bomber misses governor, Canadians
A Taliban suicide car bomber killed at least four Afghans in the southern city of Kandahar yesterday in an attack on the provincial governor as he travelled with a convoy of Canadian troops, officials
 arrow 17 arrested in alleged Canada terror plot
Canada foiled a homegrown terrorist plot and arrested 17 Canadians who were allegedly planning major attacks inspired by al-Qaeda in the province of Ontario, officials said Saturday.
 arrow Court orders release of ex-Nepali ministers
Nepal's Supreme Court yesterday freed three ministers in the royalist government of King Gyanendra arrested after the monarch gave in to mass protests and handed power back to political parties in April.
 arrow EU to ban renegade LTTE faction too
The European Union is poised to blacklist a group of breakaway rebels locked in a bitter feud with the island's Tamil Tigers, a senior diplomat said yesterday, similar to a new terror ban against themainstream
 arrow Asia wants action on security, disasters
Asia-Pacific defence officials called Sunday for more action after years of talks on security, including joint efforts to guard vital sea lanes and cope with frequent natural disasters in the region.
 arrow Thailand marks king's 60 years on throne
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, will mark his 60th anniversary on the throne Friday with days of rituals and feasts -- and royalty from around the world.
 arrow Hundreds of 'child slaves' brought to UK every year
Gangs of traffickers are bringing hundreds of children from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe into Britain every year to be used as slave labour, a newspaper reported yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Another over-ambitious ADP
It is the same old story with the Annual Development programme (ADP) 2006-7.
 arrow Editorial: A good hospital in comatose
The internee doctors in one of our oldest hospitals, namely, Dhaka Mitford Hospital have staged violent protests over having to go without pay for five months and having to suffer through inadequate residential
 arrow The inferno within
It wasn't just another incident that routinely occurs. Instead it was something of historical proportion.
 arrow The myth of press freedom
Press freedom in Bangladesh received another fatal blow in Kushtia on May 29 when BNP cadres swooped on a journalists' convention and injured 25 journalists including the former president of Bangladesh
 arrow Waging war against the people: Dangerous anti-Naxal strategy
The Chhattisgarh government is about to launch a massive military operation against Naxalites with a dozen paramilitary battalions under the "Supercop" and former Punjab police chief KPS Gill.
Letters to Editorarrow Public transport
The boom in public transport in the capital city is a good sign for relieving the ever-increasing traffic congestion. The city dwellers are welcoming such changes.
 arrow Khilgoan flyover
Every day thousands of people take a stroll on Khilgoan flyover. They treat the place like a recreation centre. Pedestrians and vendors jaywalk, causing serious risk to moving vehicles.
 arrow Football craze
"Bangladesh University suspends exams for World Cup.... Bangladesh failed to qualify for the World Cup finals, which will be hosted by Germany".
 arrow Naushad
With the death of legendary Naushad Ali, the Bombay film industry became poorer. Naushad moved to Bombay from Lucknow in the thirties to become a musician. He could play many musical instruments.
 arrow Summer vacation at DU
Dhaka University (DU) is going to be closed soon due to its scheduled academic summer vacation, which usually starts from the very first day of June.
 arrow Crossfire killings
It has been a pleasant thing to see the long awaited editorial by The Daily Star condemning the extra-judicial killings under the pretext "killed in crossfire".
 arrow What about others?
I was not happy to hear that the president was undergoing a bypass surgery at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore. I have no ill fillings towards him and wish him the swiftest and fullest recovery.
 arrow Tata investment proposal
There seem to be a rush of different opinions rendered by different individuals regarding Tata investment proposal.
 arrow India develops port in Myanmar
A significant news item of great strategic and economic importance for Bangladesh under the subject heading appeared in the newspapers last week.
 arrow Execute the verdict
I welcome the judgment in judge's murder case but we're not yet safe. All involved in the judiciary will feel safe only after the verdict is executed.
 arrow Crossfire killings
In three districts alone twenty-two people were murdered in the last six months.
 arrow Honourable leaders
I, on behalf of the citizens, would like to make an earnest request to our honourable political leaders of the country to kindly consider some innovative measures as to the holding of their election campaigns
 arrow Attack on journalists
We are observing very brutal and inhuman activities of the police these days.
 arrow Mine matters
Your Dinajpur correspondent's report (DS: May 28) on the misadventure of the Energy Adviser trapped inside the Barapukuria coal mine is the example of colossal mess in a vital energy resource sector.
 arrow Garment workers' sad tale
Everyday in our community based Hospital I manage more than ten garment workers as a consultant. Mostly female, they are malnourished, short-statured, overworked and harbour various skin diseases.
 arrow Who is to be blamed?
Today we are blaming the government for the corruption in our country. When we get the chance we shout against the two main parties of our country for being no: 1 in corruption.
World Environment Dayarrow Environment: Hope for the best
Environment forms a very common part of our life. We speak of natural environment, investment environment, social environment - even political environment.
 arrow Desertification: A quiet crisis
We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.
 arrow Combating desertification
World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations flagship environmental event, celebrated every year on 5 June in more than 100 countries around the world.
Star Cityarrow Project upgrading underway
"The embankment and bypass multi-purpose project, when implemented, will cause havoc, adding to the perennial water logging across the city, in the absence of effective drainage systems and water retention
 arrow Woes of public transport travel
Eden College student Rima lives in Uttara. Every day she has to go to the college by public bus.
 arrow Move to curb population boom in Zoo
The Dhaka Zoo authorities will implement a population management plan for zoo inmates without the use of contraceptives, by separating males from the females, having failed to reduce the number of excess
 arrow Water crisis: A result of uneven rainfall
As annual average rainfall has become uneven over the years, the city is experiencing water crisis and untimely floods, experts and weathermen said.
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