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Front Pagearrow EC finally to go door to door to update voter list
The Election Commission (EC) has finally decided to go door to door to update the existing voter list. After a long debate and resentment from both ruling and opposition parties and different quarters, the EC took the decision yesterday.
 arrow Rajuk staff cash in on mad rush for plan approval
Taking advantage of the recent government decision to delay implementation of the new Building Construction Rules, Rajuk keeps approving thousands of building plans under the 'grossly inadequate' existing
 arrow Welcome back, Mr President
In this column, a few days ago we urged the Prime Minister not to change the President. Today we thank her for wisely reversing her decision that would have created a new political crisis, dragging the highest constitutional post into the muck racking of party politics.
 arrow Clash for third place today
Hosts Germany and World Cup dark-horse Portugal will try and put aside their frustration of failing to make it to the final when they clash in the third-place play-off today in Berlin.
 arrow Prepare CHT voter list in light of peace accord
The speakers at the sixth regional dialogue in hill town Rangamati yesterday demanded withdrawal of what they said was unofficial martial law, full implementation of the peace accord, and land rightsfor
 arrow BNP men eat up 500 ton rice in Bogra
At least 500 metric ton rice was lifted against some 150 fake development projects mostly submitted by ruling BNP leaders and activists in different upazilas and municipality areas in Bogra during the
 arrow BNP move to resolve party feuds, select candidates
The ruling BNP today initiates steps to solve intra-party feuds and select suitable candidates for the next parliamentary election alongside its move to expand the four-party coalition led by it to ensure
 arrow Road accident in Habiganj kills 12 of a bridal party
Twelve people, including three children, died and 15 others were injured in a road accident on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway in Bahubal upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow Go door to door to make people aware of vote stealing
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday directed her party's grassroots leaders to go door to door and make people aware of the BNP-Jamaat alliance government's move to steal votes in the upcoming
 arrow Family to go to court as police refuse to take case
Family members of Nayan Banu, who was allegedly killed by police on July 2, will go to court tomorrow for filing a case as Savar police refused to record a murder case against the accused policemen as
 arrow Probe team likely to fly to UK for evidence
A seven-member investigation team is likely to fly to the United Kingdom (UK) in 15 days to collect evidence on the heroin smuggling to that country allegedly by BD Foods Limited and two other companies.
 arrow Conjoined twins die
The conjoined twins, who were born on July 3, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) early yesterday.
 arrow Bashundhara director was murdered: IO
The investigators now suspect that Bashundhara Telecommunication Limited Director Humayun Kabir Sabbir was murdered and believe the killers tried to cover up the killing by making it appear as a suicide.
 arrow Regional dialogue in Ctg today
Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), Prothom Alo, The Daily Star and Channel i are jointly organising their seventh Regional Dialogue on 'National Election 2007: Civil Society Initiative for AccountableDevelopment'
 arrow Udichi to stage protest for fresh probe
Cultural activists and civil society members under the banner of Movement for the Reinvestigation and Trial of Udichi Murder Case will form human chains across the country for one hour on July 20 to press
 arrow Top outlaw in Pabna killed in 'shootout'
A leader of outlawed Purabo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddho) was killed during a "shootout" between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members at Chaitrahati in Ataikula upazila early
 arrow Pro-AL teachers, employees join strike today
The continued indefinite strike of pro-BNP teachers and employees of non-government high schools, colleges and madrasas across the country will get a fillip as pro-Awami League (AL) teachers and employees
 arrow BDR, BSF trade fresh gunfire
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) again traded gunfire at Poladanga frontier in Sadar upazila on Thursday night.
 arrow 3 Ahab leaders get bail in Brac office robbery case
Three top leaders of Ahle Hadith Andolon, Bangladesh (Ahab) are about to be released from Naogaon jail soon as they were granted bail on Wednesday in the case for Brac office robbery at Kotalipara inGopalganj.
 arrow Skop threatens strike, road-rail blockades
The Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (Skop) yesterday threatened to enforce countrywide 24-hour strike and 12-hour road and railway blockades on July 31 if the government does not implement the agreement
 arrow 800 mobile sets seized at Ctg airport
Over 800 mobile phone sets worth Tk 40 lakh were seized while being carried illegally through Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport yesterday.
 arrow Raid on criminal groups hiding in Sundarbans
Security forces including the coastguard have cordoned off different vulnerable points in the Sundarbans since Thursday night to arrest over 200 armed members of eight criminal groups who threaten lives
 arrow Israel presses Gaza assault, 30 killed
Israel pressed on with its bloody offensive against Gaza yesterday a day after reoccupying land and waging multiple air strikes in the deadliest 24 hours in the Palestinian territories for four years.
 arrow 17 killed in Iraq mosque attacks
A series of tit-for-tat attacks on Shiite and Sunni mosques killed at least 17 people in Iraq on the Muslim day of prayer Friday, triggering fears of a new upsurge in sectarian violence.
 arrow FBI foils plot to bomb NY's Holland Tunnel
The FBI uncovered a plot to bomb New York's Holland Tunnel, subways and other tunnels by Muslim extremists, one of whom has been arrested in Beirut, The Daily News said Friday.
 arrow Italy to grant citizenship to legal immigrants after 5 years
Italy's new centre-left government plans to give Italian citzenship to immigrants who have lived in the country legally for at least five years, Interior Minister Giuliano Amato said on Thursday.
 arrow 47 killed in explosion at China house
At least 47 people were killed and 20 injured in a northern Chinese coal mining town yesterday after a crowd gathered to watch a burning house which then exploded, residents and state press reports said.
 arrow Iran govt keeps world guessing on answer
Iran kept a frustrated world guessing about its response to proposals aimed at defusing a standoff over its nuclear programme Thursday when Tehran's chief negotiator met the European Union's foreign policy
Businessarrow BoP turns positive in April
Growths in remittance and exports have contributed to an overall positive balance of payment (BoP) in April of the just concluded fiscal year.
 arrow Dhaka, New Delhi to develop infrastructure to boost trade
Bangladesh and India have decided to modernise and upgrade existing infrastructure, including roads, to boost their bilateral trade, official sources here said yesterday.
 arrow India puts privatisation plans on hold
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has put plans on hold to sell shares of some major state-owned companies after a key component of his coalition threatened to pull out.
 arrow Japan wants to relax guidelines on mergers
Japan's trade ministry wants to relax guidelines on mergers as the current rules could discourage companies from tying the knot, an official said Thursday.
 arrow Asean economic unity to boost local stability
Creating an Asean Economic Community would increase regional stability and provide an alternative to China for major companies looking to invest in Asia, an Australian government report released Thursday
 arrow Tatas to raise stake in Tata Steel to retain management control
Apparently being concerned over takeover of European steel rival Arcelor by India-born non-resident steel tycoon Laxmi Niwas Mittal, Tata Sons, India's Rs 85,000-crore industrial house, said on Wednesday
 arrow Investors vow to arrange more funds thru' securitisation
A day after the launch of the world's first securitisation of a fund of US$ 180 million for micro-credit by Brac, investors of the fund yesterday said they will continue their efforts to offer more funds
 arrow BKMEA seeks buying house support to up RMG prices
Bangladesh Knitwear Manu-facturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) Fuzlul Hoque has sought support from local buying houses to increase unit price of garment products to meet the additional wages for
 arrow ADB DG for South Asia due today
Kunio Senga, director general of South Asia Department (SARD) of Asian Development Bank (ADB), will arrive in Dhaka today on a three-day official visit.
 arrow Indian cotton, yarn fabric show begins tomorrow
A three-day Indian cotton and yarn fabric show-2006 will begin at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel tomorrow.
 arrow Florida court quashes $145b tobacco award
Florida's Supreme Court on Thursday tossed out a landmark 145-billion-dollar punitive damage award against cigarette makers to hundreds of thousands of smokers, calling it "excessive" under the law.
 arrow Oil reaches above $75
Crude oil prices hit all-time peaks above 75 dollars per barrel in London and New York Friday on signs of strong global demand and simmering geopolitical tensions, dealers said.
 arrow Microsoft mum on aiming at Apple's iPod
Software colossus Microsoft remained tight-lipped on Thursday regarding media reports that it intended to unleash its own version of Apple Computer's popular iPod MP3 player.
 arrow Most industrialised economies plus India, Russia to grow: OECD
Industrialised countries are headed for moderate economic growth as a whole and the prospects for India and Russia are improving but forecasts for China, Brazil and the United States are less rosy, an
 arrow Nissan picks China for launch of new car line
Nissan Motor Co said Thursday that it would roll out a new family of cars later this year, picking China for the new product launch for the first time.
 arrow Enron founder Ken Lay dies
Enron founder Kenneth Lay, convicted of fraud and conspiracy in one of the largest corporate scandals in US history, died Wednesday while awaiting what was expected to be a long prison sentence.
 arrow Weekly Currency Roundup
July 02-July 06, 2006

Local FX Market

Demand for US dollar was stable in this week and USD fell slightly against Bangladeshi taka.

 arrow Mittal Steel to invest $6.5b in India
The world's largest steelmaker Mittal Steel on Friday said it would invest more than 300 billion rupees (6.5 billion dollars) on a new plant in southeast India.
 arrow Agrani Ins approves 5pc cash dividend
Agrani Insurance Company Ltd has approved a 5 per cent cash dividend for the year 2005.
Sportsarrow Football: Farewell to Figo, Kahn
Germany and Portugal have to try and put aside their disappointment of failing to reach the World Cup final when they meet in the third-place play-off match here today.
 arrow Football: WC 2010: Africa calling
South African organisers of the 2010 World Cup, their ardour fuelled by the country losing to Germany for the 2006 edition, said Friday they have their hearts set on a jamboree which can transform the
 arrow Football: Berlin ready for grand finale
When the World Cup final between France and Italy kicks off in the Olympic Stadium here tomorrow, the weight of history will hang heavily in the air.
 arrow Football: Lippi's guns blazing
Italy coach Marcello Lippi has been compared in looks to Hollywood legend Paul Newman and like him has won many awards but here on Sunday he can cap an outstanding career by lifting football's greatest
 arrow Football: Podolski find of 2006
Germany's Lukas Podolski was named by FIFA on Friday as the best young player of the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Quality upsets Kaiser
Two-time World Cup winner Franz Beckenbauer, now president of the World Cup organising committee, says the finals in his homeland have disappointed him from a sporting aspect with few great games or players
 arrow Football: WC Briefs
The official FIFA World Cup website has registered four billion page hits, twice as many as it recorded at the 2002 World Cup finals in South Korea and Japan.
 arrow Football: Fairplay takes a dive
"Football is a gentleman's game played by thugs while rugby is a thugs game played by gentlemen," - this World Cup has not quite proven that oft-cited maxim but at times it has come close.
 arrow Football: France unleash the Scarface
As France's golden generation prepares to head off into the sunset Franck Ribery's bright showing at the World Cup just weeks after earning his first cap suggest Les Bleus' future is in safe hands.
 arrow Tennis: A fighters' battle
Amelie Mauresmo and Justine Henin-Hardenne clash in Saturday's Wimbledon final with both determined to prove they are fighters not quitters.
 arrow Football: The best soccer quotes
Bill Shankly felt soccer was more important than life and death, and fans around the world agreed with the former Liverpool manager on Friday.
 arrow Football: Italians dominate all-star squad
Seven Italy players and four from fellow World Cup finalists France were named in a 23-man All-Star squad of the tournament by FIFA on Friday. The players were selected by FIFA's Technical Study Group.
 arrow Football: Elizondo's final
Argentine referee Horacio Elizondo will be in charge of Sunday's World Cup final here between France and Italy, FIFA announced on Thursday.
 arrow Football: FIFA revamps rankings
The new version of the much criticised football world rankings were revealed by the governing body FIFA on Thursday.
 arrow Tennis: Sampras back to tennis!
A restless Pete Sampras will begin a low-level tennis comeback here Monday in World Team Tennis, but there are no plans for an ATP return or coaching by the 14-time Grand Slam champion.
 arrow Cricket: Seamers bring Pakistan back
Pakistan's seamers made a good start to the second day of their Test warm-up game against England A at Canterbury.
 arrow Football: WC travel woes eased
Spectators visiting the Caribbean next year for the Cricket World Cup will be able to move between host islands without stopping for passport processing, officials said Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Vaughan loss vital: Tait
Australian bowler Shaun Tait on Friday predicted England would severely miss injured captain Michael Vaughan during the Ashes and suggested the skipper's role would burden his replacement Andrew Flintoff.
 arrow Football: Buffon eyes Zenga's record
Gianluigi Buffon wants to win the World Cup by keeping another clean sheet in the final against France so that he can break the tournament record for not conceding a goal.
 arrow Football: Ageing France, renewed vigour
France's stunning march to Sunday's World Cup final provides a robust riposte to those who had the gall to write off Raymond Domenech's side as faded stars well past their sell by date.
 arrow Football: Wily Alex wary of Zizou
Alessandro Del Piero has expressed his deep admiration for former Juventus teammate Zinedine Zidane, but said it would be a mistake for Italy to concentrate solely on nullifying the threat of the France
 arrow Football: Heartbreaking homecoming
Germany manager Jurgen Klinsmann admits it will be emotional returning to his hometown of Stuttgart for the World Cup third-place play-off with Portugal on Saturday but said he would rather be going to
 arrow Football: Lehmann looks to Klinsi
Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann admits he will wait to see whether manager Jurgen Klinsmann stays on in the job before deciding whether to carry on in the national team until Euro 2008.
 arrow Football: Oz wins 'world cup of beer'
The Socceroos may have been eliminated from the World Cup by Italy but an Adelaide brewer says fans can console themselves with the fact that an Aussie ale has won a "beer world cup" held in Britain.
 arrow Football: Toddler steals the show
A toddler stole the show as around 2,000 Italian fans flocked to the Azzurri's Meiderich training ground here on Thursday to give their idols a rousing send-off before the World Cup final against France.
 arrow Football: Vieri joins Sampdoria
Former Italy striker Christian Vieri has signed for Sampdoria from Monaco, the Italian club announced Thursday.
 arrow Football: Batistuta wants Argentina job
Former Argentina international Gabriel Batistuta has said he would like to coach the national team, following the resignation of Jose Pekerman.
 arrow Football: Kewell out but no gout
English Premiership side Liverpool said on Friday that Australian striker Harry Kewell will be out of action for six weeks with a foot problem, but said tests had shown he was not suffering from gout.
 arrow Football: Newcastle in Beckham bid
Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd is attempting to bring David Beckham to the Premiership club in an ambitious bid for the former England captain, according to a report on Friday.
 arrow Football: Robson named Ipswich boss
Ex-England manager Bobby Robson has been named president of former club and Championship side Ipswich Town.
 arrow Football: Kaiser sees tight final
Sunday's World Cup final here between France and Italy will be a closely-fought affair which could well go to extra-time and even penalties in the view of German legend Franz Beckenbauer.
 arrow Football: Bilbao sack Clemente
Bilbao coach Javier Clemente has been sacked, the Spanish first division club said on Friday.
Metropolitanarrow Strengthen drive against food adulteration
Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bapa) yesterday demanded of the government to strengthen the drive against food adulteration.
 arrow Opposition demands formation of new Election Commission
Opposition Awami League and Jatiya Party leaders yesterday said the Election Commission headed by CEC Justice MA Aziz lost its credibility and confidence of the people through their controversial activities.
 arrow 11 killed in road accidents
At least 11 people were killed and 50 others injured in separate road accidents in Jhenidah, Manikganj, Sylhet and Sirajganj yesterday.
 arrow RMCH doc ousts patient for showing Indian prescriptions
A patient along with his relatives was allegedly ousted by a doctor from Rajshahi Medical College and Hospital (RMCH) as they showed him prescriptions by Indian physicians.
 arrow Three killed as train rams autorickshaw in Moulvibazar
Three people were killed and another person was seriously injured when a speeding train rammed an autorickshaw at Shamsernagar level crossing in Kamalganj yesterday morning.
 arrow Bangalees in CHT demand cancellation of peace agreement
Leaders of Parbattya Bangalee Parishad demanded cancellation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace Treaty for the sake of Bangalees living in the region at a rally at Muktangan in the city yesterday.
 arrow 19 chargsheeted
Barisal Speedy Trial Tribunal on Thursday framed charges against all the accused but one in Workers' Party leader Babu Lal Shil murder case.
 arrow Journalist assaulted in Savar
Local people assaulted a journalist at Savar on Thursday night as he forcibly took away two cellphone sets from a mobile phone shop.
 arrow Five of microbus stealers' gang held in Ctg
Five members of a well-organised microbus stealers' gang were held in the port city yesterday.
 arrow Plying of BRTC buses obstructed
Despite an injunction by the senior assistant judge of Barisal sadar court, private bus owners and workers are obstructing the plying of BRTC buses in south and southwestern zone.
 arrow Salehi's exam form has no information about his class
The examination controller of Rajshahi University (RU) has asked the chairman of geology and mining department to provide information about class attendance by Mahbub Alam Salehi, a key suspect in teacher
 arrow Tree plantation begins at Azimpur graveyard
Paribesh Bachao Andolon yesterday inaugurated a tree plantation programme at the Azimpur graveyard. Abu Naser Khan, convenor of the movement, inaugurated the programme by planting a sapling.
 arrow Lightning kills 4 in Sylhet
Four people, including two children, were killed in lightning at three villages in Goainghat upazila on Thursday morning.
 arrow Prof Yusuf Haider re-appointed DU pro-VC
Prof Dr AFM Yusuf Haider, pro-vice-chancellor of Dhaka University (DU), has been re-appointed to the post for another four years, says a press release.
 arrow Robbers kill mother, son in Kishoreganj
A gang of robbers killed a woman and her son at their house at Kafayakandi village under Kuliarchar upazila in the district on Thursday night.
 arrow FEMA to train polling and election agents
Fair Election Monitoring Alliance (FEMA) is organising two training courses with the financial assistance of the European Commission, to be held today and tomorrow, at the SERDI Auditorium at Gazipur,
 arrow Workshop on physiotherapy
A professional workshop on Next Generation Medicine and Imaging Techniques was held in the city yesterday in a bid to develop professionalism in physiotherapy and enhance the service to people.
 arrow A dying industry in India's graveyard of ships
Kamal Mandal packs his greasy clothes, pausing to glance at a ship being ripped apart bit-by-bit by an army of workers on the Indian coast.
 arrow Swedish Envoy visits Brac School of Public Health
Swedish Ambassador Britt Hagstrom visited the James P Grant School of Public Health under Brac University on July 3, says a press release.
 arrow Low-fat dairy foods may lower diabetes risk
A diet that includes lots of low-fat dairy products may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes in women, new research suggests.
Nationalarrow Kuakata road project okayed when its life expired
Re-construction of the 22 km Kalapara-Kuakata part of Patuakhali-Kuakata road under a Danida assisted project has became uncertain as the project period is over.
 arrow Nagorik Committee rally demands arrest of cops
Gaibandha Nagorik Committee leaders at a rally in the town yesterday demanded arrest of police men allegedly involved in Sajid murder.
 arrow Join agitation to topple govt
Awami League (AL) central organising secretary Abdul Mannan yesterday urged the people to join the current anti-government agitation to realise the opposition's demand for reform to the caretaker system
 arrow Thousands under open sky in Khagrachhari
Day-long rains yesterday swelled the three hill rivers in Khagrachhari, causing flash flood and displacing several thousand people.
 arrow Use of blood from professional donors down
Use of blood from professional donors decreased to 18 per cent from 70 per cent.
 arrow Pirates abduct 12 fishermen in Sundarbans for ransom
Pirates abducted 12 fishermen Thursday night from Badhan Jhhuti canal in the Sundarbans and demanded Tk one lakh as ransom for their release.
Point-Counterpointarrow Conceptualising police reform
THE nation will hopefully witness a general election in early 2007 and a new government will assume responsibilities in the first quarter of the next year.
 arrow Livestock needs insurance support more in Bangladesh
Insurance is basically a social devise of sharing risks in any given activity involving financial tools.
 arrow Of accounting and accountability
IT was quite a news! Among the other rather 'usual' ones about crime and corruption in Bangladesh, this one was not meant to go unnoticed.
Culturearrow Promoting pristine piano music
MEHJABEEN Rahman and her group of ten young pianists, ranging from seven to seventeen and a bit over, played to a captivated audience last evening. This was at the gallery of Alliance Francaise.
 arrow Loko Natyadal Theatre Festival begins
A three-day theatre festival organised by Loko Natyadal started on July 6 at the National Theatre Stage, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
 arrow Palakar's new theatre studio inaugurated
Palakar's new theatre studio at Natok Soroni (formerly known as Bailey road) was inaugurated on July 6. Noted theatre personality Ramendu Majumder inaugurated the studio.
Internationalarrow N Korea raps Japan as US seeks action
A senior US envoy began an Asian tour yesterday to press Washington's case that Pyongyang must be brought to heel, as North Korea lashed out at Japan for imposing sanctions over this week's barrage of
 arrow Uneasy Britons mark London bombings
As Britain marked the first anniversary of the London suicide bombings yesterday, the city's chief police officer said the threat of another attack had grown.
 arrow Constitution framers in Nepal begin work
The committee drafting Nepal's interim constitution that will pave the way for rebel Maoists to join a power-sharing government has finally begun its work, an official said Thursday.
 arrow Lankan bipartisan peace bid fails
A fresh attempt to hammer out a bipartisan approach to Sri Lanka's drawn out Tamil separatist conflict ended abruptly with the defection of an opposition legislator, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Japanese soldiers head home from Iraq
Japanese troops in Iraq began heading home Friday as the first batch of 38 soldiers were flown out by British military choppers as part of the announced withdrawal, a military source said.
 arrow Most Israelis want assassination of Hamas leaders
An overwhelming majority of Israelis want leaders of the governing Palestinian movement Hamas assassinated in order to release a captured soldier and stop rocket attacks, a poll revealed Friday.
 arrow Protesters call march against Thai PM for next week
Anti-government protesters yesterday said they would renew their street demonstrations next week in a fresh bid to force Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to leave office.
 arrow Jimmy carter, Wife mark 60th Wedding Anniversary
Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, fresh off of a trip to Nicaragua to monitor preparations for November's elections, plan to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Friday with a quiet day in their Georgiahometown.
 arrow Coalition soldier, 8 Taliban killed
A soldier from the US-led coalition and eight rebels died in new violence in Afghanistan, officials said yesterday, as Britain mulled sending extra troops after six were killed in a month.
 arrow 8 detained for plot against Gloria Arroyo
Eight people including six Philippines military officers were detained yesterday in a raid that may have foiled a plot to attack the legislature during an address by President Gloria Arroyo later this
 arrow Pak madrasas still host hundreds of foreign students
Pakistan's madrasas still host hundreds of foreign students one year after the London bombings sparked a major crackdown, but the pupils insist they are not being schooled in jihad.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Galloping price of essentials
The skyrocketing price of essential commodities has caused living to turn into a nightmarish experience for the citizens.
 arrow Editorial: Becoming a haven for drug traffickers?
We are aware of the rising incidences of drug trafficking in the country. Only the other day a woman was sentenced to death on account of smuggling in drugs.
 arrow Russia reasserts its role in international geopolitics
In today's unstable world, being self-sufficient in energy makes a great difference. It provides a state with clout.
 arrow Approval of investment projects good for economy
IT is heartening to learn that the Bangladesh government has finally approved the building of a Dhaka-Chittagong expressway proposed by Malaysian investors.
 arrow Mixing religion with politics
No community has suffered so much in a relatively short span of time as the Sikhs have. Name the atrocity, they have undergone it.
StarTecharrow Making your data even more accessible
Imagine Google telling you exactly where you kept a certain document on your computer, or help you look for a file when you need it in a hurry.
 arrow Red Hat showcases enterprise Linux solutions
Red Hat Inc. showcased the benefits and features of its Linux solutions among other things on a day-long awareness-raising event in the city on July 5.
 arrow ZyXEL unveils new product line for local market
ZyXEL Communications Corporation, one of the leading providers of complete broadband access solutions for service providers, as well as business and home users, introduced their wide range of latest products
 arrow Tech snippets
Samsung's Braille Cellphone for blind users
Samsung certainly makes the some of the most innovative cellphones.

 arrow Blue Goggles

Literaturearrow Goodnight, Mr. Kissinger - Part II

I hoped the second time Kissinger saw me, since it was already several weeks from our first meeting, that he would not remember me.

 arrow The Business of Creativity
There are times when I feel as if I am a hypocrite.
 arrow Coming-of-age novel
It is not surprising that the main character in Swimming in the Monsoon Sea wrestles with his attraction to his male cousin. After all, homosexuality is officially outlawed in Sri Lanka.
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