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Front Pagearrow HC bench hurries on to ban 'Dhaka siege'
Nineteen hours prior to the 14-party opposition combine's Dhaka-siege programme today, a special bench of High Court (HC) yesterday imposed a ban on it, which legal experts termed "unprecedented".
 arrow Govt, opposition ready to face off on streets
Apprehension about violence is mounting with the 14-party opposition combine set to enforce its much publicised Dhaka siege programme today for realising the demands for electoral reforms while the government
 arrow Ten-man Trinidad tie with Sweden
Goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who was called into the team at the last minute, pulled off a string of fine saves to give 10-man Trinidad and Tobago a courageous 0-0 draw with Sweden on their World Cup finals
 arrow 10 units in Savar halt production after clash
Production at 10 factories at Zirani in Savar came to an abrupt halt yesterday following clashes between the police and factory workers in the area that left at least 50 injured.
 arrow 1 killed in BDR, BSF skirmish
At least one Bangladeshi national was killed during a fierce shootout between the Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at Nimtola border point of Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga
 arrow Allow money whitening in productive sector too
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) have suggested allowing money whitening in productive sector and capital market.
 arrow England edge past Paraguay
The heat was to blame for England's lacklustre opening 1-0 win over Paraguay in their Group B World Cup match here on Saturday according to captain David Beckham.
 arrow Kuwait emir in city
Investment in Bangladesh's energy sector, import of oil on credit and at concessional rate and manpower export are likely to top the agenda of today's official talks between Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah
 arrow Owners oppose minimum wage, TU at RMG units
The garment factory owners yesterday in a view exchange meeting with the business community opposed the idea of fixing a minimum wage for the workers and allowing trade union in the factories.
 arrow BNP, opposition accuse each other of making polls uncertain
Leaders of the ruling four-party alliance and the opposition including Awami League (AL)-led 14-party coalition yesterday shared a stage where each group accused the other of creating a situation that
 arrow Relatives of victims throng jail gate
The plight of many mounted over the last few days as police continued mass arrests from June 1 until Friday night to thwart the Dhaka-siege programme of the 14-party opposition combine.
 arrow Alleged move to drop carjacking charge against chief whip's son
Investigators are allegedly trying to drop Aktar Hamid Paban, son of Chief Whip Khandakar Delwar Hossain, of the carjacking charges.
 arrow Budget session resumes in JS today
The budget session of the Jatiya Sangsad resumes today after a two-day recess. Discussion on the revised budget for the FY 2005-06 will begin today at 5:00pm.
 arrow 6 die in road crash on Dhaka-Ctg highway
Six people died and 30 others were injured in a bus-truck collision on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway at Haratali under Sadar upazila yesterday.
 arrow Robbers pose as Rab men to loot city house
In the guise of law enforcers, a gang of criminals yesterday looted cash and valuables worth around Tk 13 lakh in the city's Khilgaon area yesterday.
 arrow Bulu's family feels insecure after phone threat
A daughter of detained Boishakhi TV 'director' MNH Bulu yesterday alleged unknown callers were frequently threatening them of dire consequence if they talked to the media.
 arrow 'Budget to serve politicians, loyal contractors'
Analysing the proposed budget Shamunnay, a private research organisation, observed the large budget has been aimed at benefiting the local politicians and contractors loyal to the ruling alliance.
 arrow A-level exams coincide with political programmes
Due to political unrest and Awami League (AL) led 14-party alliance's threat to call for a three-day hartal from June 13, hundreds of A-level students are worried over their scheduled exams from June14
 arrow 4 of a family killed in boat capsize
Four members of a family drowned as a boat carrying them sank in the river Buriganga at about 1:00pm yesterday.
 arrow Hamas calls off truce with Israel
The ruling Hamas group fired a barrage of homemade rockets at Israel yesterday, hours after calling off a truce with Israel in anger over an artillery attack that killed seven civilians at a beachside
 arrow 20 militants killed in Pakistan raid
Pakistani security forces killed up to 20 suspected pro-Taliban militants yesterday and destroyed their hideout in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, officials said.
 arrow Autopsy on Zarqawi's body starts
Two US doctors yesterday began an autopsy on the body of top militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, killed in a US-led operation in Iraq this week.
 arrow Brothers freed without terror charge
Two Muslim brothers arrested in a huge anti-terrorist raid on their home in London were released without charge Friday in a blow for the police, whose operation outraged the Muslim community.
 arrow Clarification
The Dhaka University (DU) authority in a rejoinder contradicted a news item headlined "Prof Muzaffer rebuts reports on honorarium" published in The Daily Star on Wednesday, saying it did not ask ProfMuzaffer
Businessarrow DSE laments as budget lacks incentives for capital market
Terming the proposed budget for the 2006-07 fiscal 'static', the country's premier bourse yesterday said the government did not provide any incentive or package for the capital market.
 arrow Wholesale privatisation to protect interest of rich nations
Massive import liberalisation and wholesale privatisation will not serve the country's marginal population and it will rather protect the interests of developed countries' economy and farmers as wellas
 arrow US to revise laws to boost high-tech trade with China
The United States said Friday it would revise laws to facilitate export of sensitive high technology equipment to China under a new policy designed to prevent such products from being used for military
 arrow China shows no signs of cooling as loans soar
China's outstanding bank loans surged 15.97 percent year-on-year in the first five months of the year, further stoking concerns about overheating in the economy, a state press report warned Friday.
 arrow Indian tea fetches better prices this year
The mood among the tea planters in Assam is upbeat as the tea prices are better so far this year.
 arrow Desco share trading on CSE debuts June 18
Share trading of Dhaka Electric Supply Company (Desco) will make its debut on Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) on June 18. Desco is going to release around 3.2 million shares worth Tk 317.
 arrow BEI workshop on corporate governance
Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) in collaboration with the Association of Management Development Institutions of Bangladesh (AMDIB) organised a day-long workshop on corporate governance (CG) forall
 arrow India clears $326m plant of German Volkswagen
An Indian state has cleared plans by German carmaker Volkswagen AG to set up a manufacturing plant at a cost of 15 billion rupees (326 million dollars), the government said.
 arrow Unemployment rate in Canada slips to 6.1pc
Canada's unemployment rate in May fell 0.3 percentage points from April to 6.1 percent, the lowest rate since December 1974, Statistics Canada said Friday, and far outstripping expectations.
 arrow G8 optimistic on global growth despite jitters
Finance ministers from the G8 economic powers predicted a year of strong economic growth on Saturday despite high oil prices, skidding U.S. stock prices, rising interest rates and fears of inflation.
 arrow Russia to forgive debt owed by countries
Russia said Friday it plans to write off about $700 million in debt owed by the poorest countries, a move reflecting its soaring oil-fueled wealth and a desire for equal footing with the world's topindustrialized
 arrow S’pore firm to invest $63m to boost internet services
The Singapore Telecomm-unications (SingTel) will invest some 100 million Singapore dollars (about 63 million US dollars) in the next two years to promote its internet services for businesses.
 arrow Japan's forex reserves still behind China
Japan's foreign exchange reserves swelled to a new record of 864.11 billion dollars in May but remained behind those of China, now the world's largest, official figures showed.
 arrow Malaysia's Islamic finance sector breaks profit barrier
Malaysia's Islamic finance sector made more than 1.0 billion ringgit (272 million dollars) in profits last year, breaking the barrier for the first time, central bank chief Zeti Akhtar Aziz said Friday.
Sportsarrow Football: Where's the defence?
Host nation Germany welcomed their opening 4-2 World Cup win over Costa Rica with open arms on Saturday but concerns were expressed about the defensive errors that continue to haunt the team.
 arrow Football: Scrappy start by England
England launched their bid to win the World Cup for the first time in 40 years with a 1-0 victory over Paraguay in a scrappy Group B encounter here Saturday.
 arrow Football: Ecuador puncture Poland pride
Ecuador began their World Cup campaign with a precious 2-0 win over Group A rivals Poland here on Friday.
 arrow Football: A point to prove
Mexico will hope to kill off Iran's World Cup hopes at the first hurdle on Sunday as the world number four begin their campaign to make it past the quarterfinals for the first time.
 arrow Football: A colonial battle
Angola's World Cup debut appearance against Portugal promises to be a doubly passionate encounter on Sunday with the Africans having a pair of big points to prove.
 arrow Football: Youth look to uphold tradition
A youthful Dutch team will seek to live up to a proud footballing tradition when they start their World Cup challenge against Serbia & Montenegro on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Bits and Bobs
Nesta fit
Reuters, Duisburg

Italy defender Alessandro Nesta has been cleared to play in Monday's World Cup Group E game with Ghana.

 arrow Football: Peaceful opening day
German soccer fans partied before their team kicked off the World Cup -- and then partied into Friday night after an inspired win over Costa Rica.
 arrow Football: The stars favour Italy
The comparisons to 1982 started in October when Italy qualified with a game to spare, just like the last time the Azzurri won the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Third Eye
If the start of World Cup 2006 is something to go by, then we are in for quite possibly the greatest tournament ever witnessed. Touchwood.
 arrow Tennis: Henin keeps her crown
Defending champion Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium won the French Open for the third time on Saturday defeating Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in straight sets.
 arrow Tennis: Now is the moment
Ever since the stunning five set final of the Rome Masters last month, everyone has been waiting for this moment and now the most eagerly anticipated match of the year is finally upon us.
 arrow Football: No hard feelings
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva sought on Friday to heal any bad feelings over his query about the weight of the country's star striker, Ronaldo.
 arrow Football: Pfister quits
Togo coach Otto Pfister admitted on Saturday he was devastated at missing out on the World Cup finals for a second time after he walked out on the team on Friday.
 arrow Football: The Diego conundrum
Argentina legend Diego Maradona said he hadn't wanted to take part in the opening ceremony of the World Cup here on Friday after he failed to join a parade of former winners.
 arrow Football: Zandi ruled out
Iran's German-based midfielder Ferydoon Zandi has been ruled out of his country's World Cup opener with Mexico on Sunday, coach Branko Ivankovic said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Happy birthday to Klose
Miroslav Klose seems to thrive on opening World Cup matches and the Germany striker following up his 2002 heroics with a brace in Friday's 4-2 win over Costa Rica in the opening match of the finals.
 arrow Football: All about heartaches
Brazilian midfield star Emerson knows what it is like to miss out on a World Cup, the fate he suffered four years ago through injury and now shared by compatriot Edmilson as well as France star Djibril
 arrow Football: Wanchope hasn't lost it all
As a bustling striker at Manchester City and West Ham United in the English Premiership Paulo Wanchope enjoyed a close rapport with the fans who loved the exotic touch he brought to their forward lines.
 arrow Football: Rankings are deceptive!
If FIFA rankings are right, five-time champions Brazil will face the Czech Republic in the World Cup final while the Dutch and Mexico will be in the last four.
 arrow Football: Daei eyes more
Iran captain Ali Daei has signalled he wants to extend his record-breaking career beyond the World Cup -- and vowed to stay in the team until he gets the axe.
 arrow Football: Dudek unhappy
Poland reject Jerzy Dudek lashed out after seeing his teammates crash to a shock 2-0 defeat against Ecuador in their opening World Cup match on Friday.
 arrow Football: Booed Dhorasoo thanks mates
Some France fans may not like Vikash Dhorasoo but at least his teammates love him.
 arrow Football: Huge turnout for Italy training
A crowd of over 20,000 turned out to watch Italy's World Cup side in a training game against a local youth team on Friday.
 arrow Football: Angola game will send global message
Coach Luiz Felipe Scolari says Portugal and former colony Angola want to send a message to the world in Sunday's meeting in Cologne. "The game will be historic," Scolari told reporters on Friday.
 arrow Football: France ready for war
France defender Eric Abidal believes the World Cup is more than simply a soccer tournament. "We're warriors in this team and the World Cup is a war," Abidal told reporters on Friday.
 arrow Football: Guimaraes optimistic
Costa Rica coach Alexandre Guimaraes found reasons to be optimistic despite his team's 4-2 defeat by Germany in the opening game of the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Lehmann might miss Poland match
Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann says he may not recover in time to face Poland next week after injuring his ankle in the first half of their 4-2 win over Costa Rica in the World Cup opening match on Friday.
 arrow Football: Help from friends
They stroll in and out of the heavily guarded hotel where the Iranian team is based lugging suitcases full of video equipment and documents, without a glance from the guards who normally block anyonewithout
Metropolitanarrow 'Raise awareness to deal with related problems'
Proper education and awareness building is a must to address reproductive health-related issues of the adolescents, said the speakers at a discussion yesterday.
 arrow Five killed in lightning strikes
Five people were killed in lightning and several others injured across the country yesterday and on Friday.
 arrow Deserts are carbon-free powerhouses: Experts
In the backdrop of carbon-led global environment pollution, the UN experts believe that some 33.
 arrow 'No direction to streamline education sector'
Educationists yesterday said the proposed national budget has failed to provide any direction on how to put an end to politicisation, corruption, looting and anarchy in the education sector.
 arrow 'Fundamentalists use Rohinga refugees for evil designs'
Military regime in Myanmar is a threat to regional security in south and south-east Asia as its refugees, who took shelter in neighbouring countries to get rid of the regime's oppression, are being used
 arrow Road accidents kill 2
Two people were killed and another two injured in separate road accidents in the country yesterday.
 arrow BIOJ to take part in anti-govt movement with 14-party
Bangladesh Islami Oikya Jote (BIOJ), a breakaway faction of the four-party ruling alliance, yesterday vowed to take part in all anti-government movements with the Awami League-led 14-party oppositioncombine
 arrow DUJA continues boycotting BCL news
Dhaka University Journalists' Association (DUJA) continued boycotting news related to Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) till yesterday demanding punishment to its leaders and activists who misbehaved with
 arrow Supreme Court reopens today
The Supreme Court reopens today after a 15-day summer vacation.
 arrow New research on malaria in Bandarban soon
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDRB) and Vienna University will undertake a new research of international standards on malaria soon to deal with the disease more effectively.
 arrow Budget fails to meet people's hope: Ershad
Jatiya Party (JP) chairman Hussain Muhammad Ershad yesterday said the last budget of the present government had failed to meet people's hopes and aspirations.
 arrow Land Rights Day observed
The Land Rights Day was observed in the country yesterday with the slogan, 'Call for political commitment to landless, women, indigenous and marginalized people's right to land and its realisation'.
 arrow UN scheme to reduce greenhouse gases
A UN scheme to promote renewable energy use in poor nations is growing sharply and will axe emissions of greenhouse gases by more than a billion metric tonnes by 2012, the UN Climate Change Secretariat
 arrow Norway reaffirms Lanka peace broker role
Norway said yesterday it would continue to act as peace broker between Sri Lanka and Tamil Tiger rebels despite the recent breakdown in talks between the two sides, which had thrown its role into doubt.
 arrow Natore BCL president injured in attack
District BCL President Ishtiaq Ahmed Dollar was seriously injured in an attack by unidentified miscreants yesterday.
 arrow Fulbrighters' Assoc launched
An association of Fulbrighters styled as Fulbrighters' Association - Bangladesh (FAB) has been formed recently with Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, pro-vice-chancellor of BRAC University, as its chairperson, says
 arrow Fertiliser-laden cargo ship capsizes
A fertiliser-laden cargo ship caught by strong wind capsized in Sandwip channel near Kumira ghat in the district yesterday morning.
 arrow President improves further
The health condition of President Iajuddin Ahmed continues to improve.
 arrow Buet gold medal distribution now on June 21
The gold medal distribution ceremony of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) will now be held on June 21, instead of June 13.
 arrow Prof Muzaffer Ahmad awarded MA Huq Gold Medal
Eminent economist Professor Muzaffer Ahmad has been awarded MA Huq Gold Medal-2005 for his outstanding contribution to different fields including social service, education, research and economics.
 arrow Teachers demand 100pc salary from govt
Leaders of Shikkhak Karmachari Oikya Jote, a platform of non-government teachers and employees, urged the government to immediately meet their 10-point demand including 100 per cent salary from the government
 arrow Garment worker stabbed to death
A young garment worker was stabbed to death by his colleague in Keraniganj early yesterday. The victim was identified as Abul Hashem, 13, son of Ismail Fakir of Shibchar in Madaripur district.
 arrow Jute godown gutted in Khulna fire
A large quantity of jute burned down in a devastating fire at a jute godown at Nagarghata in Dighalia upazila here yesterday. The fire broke out at the godown of Sharif Jute Ltd.
 arrow Oikya Parishad demands release of 9 youths
Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad yesterday demanded immediate release of nine youths arrested on charge of attacking a garment factory in Chittagong.
 arrow Appeal for help
Md Zahir Uddin Khan, 28, a former student of English department of Jagannath University, has been suffering from kidney ailments for long.
Nationalarrow All set for show of strength
Though the situation centring Saifur-Ilyas row has cooled down somewhat, people in Sylhet are still in suspense over what the finance minister would say at his reception tomorrow.
 arrow Landless join hands to realise rights
Land Rights Day was observed by landless people across the country yesterday to press their 16-point demand including allotment of government lands and their recovery from land grabbers.
 arrow Rain, gusty wind paralyse life in Barisal, Patuakhali
Rains for the last two days and gusty winds have paralised life in Barisal region.
 arrow One killed as boiler bursts
One person was killed and two were injured critically when a rice mill boiler exploded in Khanshama upazila on Friday, police said.
 arrow 5 women hurt in mudslide
Five women were injured in a mudslide during incessant rain here yesterday. A shanty collapsed at Ukhiya in-juring two women. They are Rahima, 22, and Monni, 25. A tornado lashed Ukhiya upazila at11:30am.
Culturearrow A breathtaking gale on stage
ANCIENT scriptures tell us of a mythical dancer, Menaka persuading Brahmarshi Vishwamitra to end his thousand-year long meditation -- so irresistible was the charm of her gait and stance.
 arrow Tini goes to Seoul
A piece of good news about Enamul Karim Nirjhar's documentary film Tini (The architect) on architect Mazharul Islam: the film has been selected for the non-competitive 'Five Nations Fair' of EBS
 arrow Celebrities on World Cup '06
"Though I'm not a huge fan of football, Bangladesh is my favourite team,"
- Fahmida Nabi
The fact that she is not actually up to date on World Cup football was pretty evident from thatcomment.

 arrow Awards for litterateurs
Kishore Kantha Foundation (KKF) honoured three eminent writers who specialised in children's literature. The award giving ceremony was held at the Institute of Diploma Engineers Auditorium recently.
Internationalarrow Iran to offer its own nuke proposals
Iran said yesterday it has started to study the West's offer to resolve the nuclear crisis and could make counter-proposals through shuttle diplomacy, as Iraq mounted a mediation effort.
 arrow Gaza beachfront picnic ends in carnage
Broken camping tables, children's sandals and lumps of flesh lay on the sands of Gaza's Sudania beach Friday after the Israeli shelling of a picnic party left seven dead.
 arrow Attacks to intensify, warns Lankan Tamil front
A suspected Tamil Tiger front organisation vowed yesterday to intensify attacks against Sri Lanka's military amid growing fears that the island is sliding back into civil war.
 arrow Bomb hits Afghan spy chief's convoy
A bomb struck a convoy carrying a top Afghan intelligence official, missing him but killing three men, while two policemen died in another attack yesterday in the south of the country, officials said.
 arrow Rebels blow up gas, oil pipelines in Assam
Suspected separatist guerrillas in Assam triggered four explosions, blowing up oil and gas pipelines, hours after a market-place bomb killed five people, police said on Saturday.
 arrow Suu Kyi released from hospital
Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was taken to a hospital Friday with a stomach ailment but her condition has improved and she has returned home, a spokesman for her party said yesterday.
 arrow Tanzanian bus plunges into river: 54 killed
At least 54 people were killed Friday when an overloaded bus plunged into a river in northern Tanzania, bringing the death toll from mass fatality traffic accidents in the region this week to at least
 arrow Titanic to remain in peace
The US State Department on Friday said it had sent Congress a bill designed to protect the watery grave of the Titanic, "the most important historic shipwreck.
 arrow Injured Zarqawi was beaten to death by GIs
An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the US airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al-Qaeda leader.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Let sanity prevail
We cannot but be concerned at the prospect of the government and the opposition moving towards a collision course being poised to confront each other, whose outcome remains uncertain.
 arrow Editorial: Bulu's predicament
THE arrest of Baishakhi television director MNH Bulu and the subsequent developments that point to his not getting the benefit of the due process of law certainly raise a flurry of questions.
 arrow A tale of three cities
WHILE the labour in Bangladesh should desist from wanton destruction the factory owners having belatedly owning up its past mistakes should abide by the agreement reached with the labour so that further
 arrow Small images, big images
It was an Indian voice that attracted my attention while I was loitering around downtown Manhattan, New York, last week.
 arrow Recent vandalism in garment industry-how to avert recurrence?
THE television footages of vandalism, arson, rampage and ransacking in and around Dhaka by garment workers last week appalled us all.
Letters to Editorarrow World Cup euphoria
Although it was quite unusual for an H.S.C. examinee to sit before the TV at that peak hour of study, I was watching a live telecast from Germany shown on the BBC.
 arrow Why call them indigenous?
In your daily, I have been noticing that the tribal people of Bangladesh are being referred to as indigenous people. So far as my knowledge goes, we Bengalees are the indigenous people of Bengal.
 arrow As story of missed opportunities
There is a quotation which states, “There is no poor country in the world, only poorly managed country.” I think this statement is quite right.
 arrow Stop it
There is a limit to people's endurance, we have had enough of political unrest, and suffered immensely due to different programmes of the opposition political parties.
 arrow Garment industry
The garment industry in Bangladesh formally took off in the late seventies with the bold initiative of a civil servant--Nurul Qader Khan.
 arrow Who will pay for the loss?
It appeared in the news that Tk 60 crore went down the drain due to mishandling of the electoral matters.
Star Healtharrow Facts about hair transplant
Treatment for baldness has been a problem for the doctors ever since. Results were largely unsatisfactory. This fact prompted bald individual to go for wig and weaving. Everybody knows what a wig is.
 arrow High heels & your health
Shoes are your passion. You love shopping for them, trying them on and most of all buying them. High heels are the mainstay of your professional image and a highlight of dressing for nights on the town.
 arrow Help your liver: Avoid hepatitis
Inflammation of liver is called hepatitis. Virus is the main cause of hepatitis. There are also some other causes for hepatitis. The hepatitis caused by virus is known as viral hepatitis.
 arrow Human bites
Human bites can be as dangerous as or even more dangerous than animal bites because of the types of bacteria and viruses contained in the human mouth.
 arrow Ginger prevents postop nausea and vomiting
Medical data suggest that at a dose of at least 1 gram of ginger is effective in preventing the nausea and vomiting that often afflicts patients after undergoing surgery.
 arrow Drug protects kidneys of people with diabetes
Kidney damage is a constant danger for people with diabetes, especially when their blood pressure is high.
 arrow Your Doctor
Dear doctor,
I have been suffering from Herpes Simplex virus in penis for the last 4 years. I have used Acyclovyr tablet and cream, which relieved my condition within 15 days.

Star Cityarrow Declare Shankhari Bazar a heritage zone
The demand from the civil society and local community to declare Shankhari Bazar a heritage zone cannot be met by the archaeological department (AD) at the moment, because of lack of manpower and funds.
 arrow New varieties, rare species attract many visitors
Thousands of people are gathering everyday at the month-long National Tree Fair 2006 that began on June 5, at the National Parade Square, under the slogan 'Plant wood, fruit-bearing, medicinal and neem
 arrow Gulshan-Banani lake encroached again
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has filed a case against the managing committee of Gausul Azam Mosque and Jamiatul Mudarresin for land grabbing into Gulshan-Banani Lake.
 arrow AMM Bahauddin says
Q: On what basis do you say it is a conspiracy and is politically motivated?
A: Rajuk never raised any questions in this regard during past 25 years.

 arrow Welcoming Monsoon

 arrow ISPs yet to slash high internet charge
"I was excited to read the news of submarine cable in the newspapers. I expected a lower charge for online services overnight.
 arrow Journalists recognised for creating awareness against acid attack
Majeda, a pregnant mother, who became a victim of acid violence in 1998, came to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH), and later gave birth to a son while undergoing treatment.
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