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Front Pagearrow Legal flaws, hidden costs in PDB's draft deal
The draft contract for 150 megawatt Chandpur Power Project that Power Development Board (PDB) is set to sign next week with Chinese company Harbin contains hundreds of legal loopholes and hidden costs
 arrow 18 Lebanese burned alive in Israeli air blitz
Israel yesterday intensified its relentless bombardment of Lebanon, destroying the Beirut headquarters of the Hezbollah leader and pounding the country's ports as fears mounted the conflict could spiral
 arrow Tk 9,000cr a year benefits the rich
A government study shows that about Tk 9,000 crore subsidy against power, natural gas and petroleum products per year has benefited only the rich, putting a pressure on the fiscal management.
 arrow Call for movement to encourage voters
Speakers at the regional dialogue on "National Dialogue 2007: Civil Society Initiative for Accountable Development" held in Rangpur yesterday called upon the people to launch a united national campaign
 arrow Rab man among 7 held for looting covered van
Demra police on Friday night arrested a Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) corporal, a retired army man and five others on charge of hijacking a covered van and looting electronic appliances and apparels worth
 arrow JS probe body on TIB report fails to start work after 9 months
A parliamentary body tasked with probing the Transparency International Bangladesh's (TIB) report that labelled the communications sector as the most corrupt could not start working even after nine months
 arrow Cops club teachers' procession
Police yesterday charged batons on a procession of Bangladesh Shikkhak Karmachari Oikya Parishad, a platform of pro-Awami League non-government school, college and madrasa teachers and staffs, leaving
 arrow Fresh agitation if deal not implemented
Leaders of sixteen garment workers' organisations yesterday warned of fresh movement if the factory owners did not implement the agreement signed with the labour bodies.
 arrow Ahmadiyyas held incommunicado at Sharishabari
Ahmadiyyas at Sharishabari of Jamalpur remain incommunicado at their houses as the local religious bigots continue intimidating and harassing the families belonging to the sect.
 arrow Internal conflict, wrong choice of candidates may cause polls debacle
Grassroots level leaders of the ruling BNP yesterday expressed concern that the party may get a drubbing in the next election due to internal feuds and activities of some ministers and lawmakers.
 arrow Community pry teachers to go on strike again next month
Bangladesh Community Primary Teachers Association yesterday threatened to close down community schools across the country from August 1 and fast unto death from August 6 if the government does not agree
 arrow Chuadanga AL leader killed in bomb attack
Unknown assailants last night threw bombs that left an Awami League (AL) leader dead and a Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) cadre severely injured at Alamdanga upazila in Chuadanga.
 arrow Dhaka condemns Israeli raid on Lebanon
Bangladesh has strongly condemned Israel's bombing and air attack on Lebanon, saying that Israel should immediately halt such aggressive action.
 arrow Babar dismisses Indian media's claim on source of explosives
State Minister for Home Affairs Lutfozzaman Babar yesterday dismissed as fictitious the allegation in Indian newspapers that major portion of the explosives used in Mumbai serial bombings went from Bangladesh.
 arrow 2 killed in 'crossfire'
An alleged robber and an outlaw of Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) ML faction was killed in two separate 'crossfire' incidents between their accomplices and members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)
 arrow BR to procure 130 passenger carriages
Bangladesh Railway (BR) will procure 130 passenger carriages worth about Tk 400 crore from China and Indonesia by December this year.
 arrow Bring home Birsreshtha Hamidur's remains
Citizens and relatives of the country's Liberation War heroes demanded to bring back the remains of Birsreshtha Hamidur Rahman from Ambasa village of Indian state Tripura and bury on the Jatiya Sangsad
 arrow Another Bogra bank robbed
Robbers looted Tk 43 thousand and a gun from Agrani Bank Gakul Branch in Bogra Sadar upazila of the district sometime between Thursday and Friday night.
 arrow Quadruplets born at city hospital
A 34-year-old woman gave birth to quadruplets at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) hospital yesterday. The mother and the children are in stable condition.
 arrow Cross-examination of witnesses completed
A Dhaka court closed cross-examinations of witnesses and fixed August 13 for the hearing of arguments on three cases filed against the condemned prisoner of the Bangabandhu murder case, Lt Colonel (dismissed)
 arrow Smuggler shot dead on Sylhet border
A smuggler was shot dead and another bullet-hit during a Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) operation to arrest smugglers on Katakhali border in Sylhet yesterday.
 arrow 307 detained over Mumbai bombings
Police investigating Mumbai's deadly train bombings swept through several neighbourhoods yesterday, rounding up more than 300 people for questioning.
 arrow Iran's leadership rejects freeze of nuclear work
Iran's leadership has rejected demands to freeze sensitive nuclear work contained in an international proposal aimed at resolving the crisis over Tehran's nuclear drive, an official was quoted as saying
Businessarrow Weak governance obstacle to tapping economic potential
Confrontational politics, weak governance, corruption and poor infrastructure are some of the major problems the South Asian countries are facing to tap their economic potentials, said speakers at a regional
 arrow Allow zero tariff facility to all exports from LDCs
International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh (ICC-B) yesterday urged the rich and affluent countries, including those in the G8 club, to come forward and take the lead role in freeing the world from poverty.
 arrow Saudi prince keen to invest $5-6b
A four-member investment team from Saudi Arabia arrives here Tuesday to participate in an international bidding floated by the government for selling off the state-owned Rupali Bank.
 arrow Political crisis hits hard economic security
Pervasive corruption, poor governance and gross violation of the constitution together with persisting political crisis hit hard the economic security in the country, economists at a seminar observedyesterday.
 arrow ACI launches hypertension resistant tablet
ACI (Advanced Chemical Industries) Pharmaceuticals recently launched an antihypertensive medicine Bipinor in the local market.
 arrow Dollar rises as unrest roils Middle East
The dollar continued its rise against other major currencies on Friday despite a surprise drop in US retail sales last month as violence continued to roil the Middle East.
 arrow Nissan, Renault won't take over GM
The chief executive of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Corp. reassured the Detroit auto world Friday that his companies have no intention of taking over General Motors Corp., the world's biggest automaker.
 arrow Chairman of Agrani Ins re-elected
Zaker Ahmed has been re-elected chairman of Agrani Insurance Co Ltd. The Board of Directors of the company re-elected him chairman at a meeting held recently, says a press release.
 arrow Green Delta Ins chairman re-elected
The Board of Directors of Green Delta Insurance Company at a meeting re-elected AZ Mohammad Hossain chairman of the company and M Muhibur Rahman as well as Farida R Ahmed as the company's vice chairmen.
 arrow No WTO deal for Russia at G8 summit
Russian hopes for a WTO accession accord with the United States to crown its G8 summit here were dashed Saturday as negotiators failed to strike a deal, but US President George W.
 arrow Brunei sultan for economic diversification
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah used his birthday speech Saturday to call for economic diversification and better planning to ensure continued prosperity in the tiny oil-rich nation.
 arrow China defends trade surplus
A key commerce official has defended China's rising trade surplus as remaining at an "acceptable level," while revealing that the growth of foreign investment in the country is slowing down.
 arrow Washington seeks new oil routes
Energy security appeared set to overshadow this weekend's G8 summit in St.
 arrow $1b silicon wafer plant to be built in Singapore
Two global technology giants have given a further boost to Singapore's semiconductor industry, pumping in US$1 billion to build a new plant to make cutting-edge silicon wafers used in popular electronics
Sportsarrow Football: Fall of the Old Lady
Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina were relegated to the Italian second division on Friday as punishment for being implicated in the country's match-fixing scandal, but AC Milan were handed a Serie A reprieve.
 arrow Football: Italy transcends to hell
Less than a week after winning the World Cup, Italy's soccer universe has been turned upside-down with top clubs ousted from the elite league for match-fixing.
 arrow Cricket: Yousuf leads Pak fightback
Mohammad Yousuf's first Test hundred at Lord's kept England at bay here Saturday.
 arrow Football: Transfer merry-go-round in prospect
The demotion of Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina to Serie B following a ruling by a sports tribunal looking into match-fixing allegations is certain to prompt a transfer merry-go-round across Europe.
 arrow Football: Scolari stays at Portugal
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has signed a new two-year contract to remain in charge of the national team until July 2008, the country's football federation announced Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Rainhill - a blessing?
When Bangladesh play the five-match one-day series against Zimbabwe in July-August, there will be a personal challenge for Mohammad Ashraful to show whether his stint at Liverpool's Rainhill bring any
 arrow Cricket: Massive task for Prince
South Africa's first black Test captain Ashwell Prince know there's a huge task on his shoulders when he leads out the national squad against a victory-hungry Sri Lanka in Colombo later this month.
 arrow Cricket: BD tumble
Bangladesh U-17 team again became runners-up in the Golden Hope International Challenge Cricket when they lost to Sri Lanka by four wickets in the final in Malaysia on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Serie A giants stunned
Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina reacted with fury on Friday after they were all relegated from Italian football's top-division and banned from Europe for their part in the country's match-fixing scandal.
 arrow Football: RVN asks for Utd exit
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson revealed on Friday that Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has asked to leave Old Trafford.
 arrow Football: Verdict blow-by-blow
Italian football finally got the bad news it had been expecting for weeks as four of the country's top clubs were punished for their parts in the match-fixing scandal that has rocked the country.
 arrow Football: Big Phil turns down Brazil
Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has turned down an offer to coach Brazil for a second time, according to a Brazilian newspaper report on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Bell tolls in vain
England batsman Ian Bell admitted he expects to lose his place in the team despite scoring a chanceless hundred in the first Test against Pakistan here at Lord's.
 arrow Tennis: Li, Zheng star for China
China took a big step towards joining the elite Fed Cup World Group for the first time on Saturday when Wimbledon heroines Li Na and Zheng Jie established a 2-0 play-off lead over Germany.
 arrow Athletics: Powell in top form
Asafa Powell's fine form continued at the Golden Gala in Rome as he stormed to victory in the 100m and matched Maurice Greene's meet record time.
 arrow Hockey: Aussie blow for Germany
Australia may have denied Germany a place in the finals by defeating them 2-1 in the women's Champions Trophy field hockey tournament here Saturday.
 arrow Hockey: Sohail recalled for Champs Trophy
Pakistan have recalled penalty corner specialist Sohail Abbas and centre-half Waseem Ahmed in a 18-member squad for this month's Champions Trophy hockey tournament to be played in Teressa, Spain fromJuly
 arrow Cricket: Malik, Asif fly back home
Injured Pakistan stars Mohammad Asif and Shoaib Malik have flown home from the tour of England as they each try to regain fitness.
 arrow Cricket: ICC worry over costly WC
International Cricket Council's Chief Executive Malcolm Speed has expressed concerns about the spiralling costs involved in travelling to see the World Cup in the Caribbean next March.
 arrow Cycling: Voigt wins 13th stage
Jens Voigt of Germany outsprinted Spaniard Oscar Pereiro Sio after a 209-km breakaway to win the 13th stage of the Tour de France on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Greenidge replaces Carew
Former Test batsman Gordon Greenidge has been appointed as the new convenor of selectors by the West Indies.
 arrow Cricket: Bacher against quota system
The appointment of coloured cricketer Ashwell Prince as captain of South Africa shows that the time has come for the country to do away with the quota system, says Ali Bacher, a veteran sports administrator.
 arrow Tennis: Gaudio out of Swiss Open
Defending champion Gaston Gaudio and top seed Ivan Ljubicic both suffered quarterfinal defeats at the Swiss Open on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: India look for a larger battery
India's selectors are hoping more pace bowlers will come to the fore ahead of next year's World Cup.
 arrow Football: USA sack Arena
United States coach Bruce Arena has been dismissed after a disappointing performance at the World Cup, US Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati said Friday.
 arrow Football: Cole hits out at Arsenal
England full-back Ashley Cole looks set to have sealed his departure from Arsenal with a scathing attack on the London club in his new book.
 arrow Football: Angry fans protest
Fans of the three top soccer clubs found guilty in Italy's match-fixing scandal took to the streets on Friday after hearing the news that their teams will be playing next season in the second-tier Serie
 arrow Football: Klinsi for USA?
United States coach Bruce Arena was dismissed Friday after a disappointing World Cup performance and former Germany boss Jurgen Klinsmann is among the candidates to take over.
 arrow Football: Villa players slam chairman
Aston Villa's players on Friday launched a remarkable attack on the club's chairman Doug Ellis.
 arrow Football: Elizondo praises 'guardian angel'
World Cup final referee Horacio Elizondo on Friday described his fourth official at the centre of the Zinedine Zidane head-butt affair as his 'guardian angel'.
 arrow Cycling: Armstrong renews French bashing
Lance Armstrong renewed his verbal attack on the French, bashing their World Cup team during an American awards show and using a derogatory word to describe the players.
 arrow Football: Quotes on Calciopoli verdict
"If the clubs and some men running the clubs made mistakes and if they were found guilty they have to pay, even if we are world champions."
Prime Minister Romano Prodi on Friday.

 arrow Football: Scandal threatens Italy bids
The Serie A match-fixing scandal is set to cost Italy the opportunity of hosting two of the world's biggest sports events.
 arrow Football: Dempsey ban reduced
Clint Dempsey, the New England Revolution midfielder who was the only US player to score a goal in this year's World Cup, had a Major League Soccer ban trimmed from two games to one here on Friday.
 arrow Olympics: Iraq's Olympic committee head kidnapped
Gunmen in army uniforms on Saturday raided a social club in Baghdad and kidnapped the head and other members of Iraq's Olympic committee, a security source and a witness said.
Metropolitanarrow 'Only electoral reforms can't ensure fair polls'
Leaving the common people unaware of their civic rights and duties, free and fair elections cannot be ensured only by bringing in reforms in the electoral system, said Jatiya Party (Manju) Chairman Anwar
 arrow People to resist election engineering: Hasina
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said no election, results of which have been fixed prior to the voting, would be allowed in the country.
 arrow Professional bodies concerned over delay in implementation
Six professional and civil society organisations have expressed grave concern at the government decision to delay the implementation of the Building Construction Rules, 2006 (BRC-2006) for Dhaka until
 arrow 8 killed in road accidents
Eight people were killed and over 90 others were injured in separate road accidents in three districts yesterday.
 arrow 'Set up day care centres at workplaces'
Speakers at a seminar yesterday stressed the need for setting up day care centres at workplaces where most of the workers are women to ensure early childhood development and women's contribution to national
 arrow Training for people with disability begins
Proper training, positive social attitude and good environment can offer the people with disability a life full of dignity, rights and freedom, speakers said at an inaugural ceremony of a training programme
 arrow Int'l conference on MIS held
An international conference on "Minimally Invasive Surgery: Innovative Approaches" was held at a local hotel in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Call to resolve loadshedding in Khulna
Speakers at a rally yesterday threatened to stop payment of electricity bills in near future unless the problem of severe loadshedding is resolved.
 arrow Police take Ibrahim on remand
Police yesterday took Ibrahim on a one-day remand for interrogation in connection with the mysterious death of Kalandiar Kabir, a freedom fighter.
 arrow Nursing attendants demand reinstatement
Eighteen female and one male nursing attendants of six divisional police hospitals and Sarda Police Academy Hospital, who recently lost their jobs, yesterday urged the authorities to reinstate them in
 arrow Rab detains two for interrogation
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday detained two people for interrogation in connection with the murder of two scrap iron businessmen and their employee.
 arrow 593 students receive 'Mayor Sikkha Padak 2006' in Rajshahi
593 students who achieved GPA-5 in the SSC and Dakhil examinations under Rajshahi board in 2006 received 'Mayor Sikkha Padak-06' yesterday.
 arrow Acid attack on housewife in Satkhira
A housewife was injured when unknown miscreants threw acid on her at Chhutipur village in Devhata in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow 3 electrocuted in Chandpur
Three people, including a girl, were electrocuted and another three injured at Sholadanga village in Faridganj upazila yesterday morning.
 arrow B Chy urges opposition to unite against ruling alliance
President of Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday urged the opposition parties to be united under a common platform with a view to defeating the BNP-Jamaat alliance in the
 arrow CPB to put up 56 candidates in elections
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) at its central committee meeting yesterday discussed its plan to put up 56 candidates in the coming general election.
 arrow Under-fire Syria gets 'ready for anything'
Syria is bracing itself for "any eventuality" as the regime nervously eyes a relentless Israeli operation over the border in Lebanon and faces up to increasingly hostile US rhetoric.
Nationalarrow Shrimps in hundreds of enclosures damaged
Shrimps in hundreds of enclosures have been damaged in about a week as virus attacked the exportable item in the district.
 arrow Nilphamari AL council held after 11 years
The council of Nilphamari district Awami League was held here yesterday after eleven years.
 arrow Accept demand for reforms before time runs out
Awami League Presidium member Zillur Rahman yesterday urged the government to accept opposition's reform proposals before time runs out to avoid a political deadlock and chaos.
 arrow 11 yr-old Shahnewaz languishes in jail
Eleven year-old physically and mentally challenged Shahnewaz has been languishing in Bagerhat district jail since January for faults unknown.
 arrow Life stops for 15 minutes in Rajshahi city
Life stopped in Rajshahi city for 15 minutes yesterday in demand for pipeline gas supply.
 arrow Anniversary of Shamsur Rahman's death today
The 6th death anniversary of journalist Shamsur Rahman will be observed here today.
 arrow Tk 6 lakh postal orders looted
A dacoity was committed at the main post office at Sirazee Road in Ambagan area of Sirajganj town early yesterday.
 arrow Pneumonia, viral fever claim 3
Pneumonia and viral fever have spread in the district, killing three persons including two children in last three weeks. Several hundred have been attacked.
 arrow Upgrade Pabna Edward College to university
People of all classes and political parties joined students of Pabna Edward College in a massive human chain formed for upgrading the institution to a full-fledged university.
 arrow Call to boycott dishonest candidates
Speakers at a seminar here yesterday called upon political parties to nominate honest and efficient candidates in the next general election to institutionalise democracy and bring about people's welfare.
 arrow One trampled by wild elephants
One person was trampled and five others were injured by wild elephants at Eidgon near Cox's Bazar town yesterday morning.
Point-Counterpointarrow Israel, US and the New Orientalism
THE West has never had an easy time coming to terms with Islam or Islamicate societies. There was a long period, lasting more than a millennium, when the two were seen as existential threats.
 arrow Engineering corruption
SINCE 2001 Transparency International (TI) has ranked Bangladesh as the most corrupt country for the past five years.
 arrow Keeping the G8's promises to the poor
WHEN the Group of Eight convenes in St. Petersburg Saturday for the annual summit of the leading industrialized nations, the world's developing countries will be watching with keen interest and raised expectations.
 arrow But what about the students?
IN this election season the government will probably yield to the teachers' demand for salary increase. The total bill will be more than Tk. 400 crore for a year.
Culturearrow Gharami: The tale of downtrodden people
THE heroic deeds of the downtrodden people in remote areas during the Liberation War have not been highlighted much while depicting the history of freedom struggle of Bangladesh in 1971.
 arrow Combining dance and statistics
In the course of her long dance career, the London-based Bharatnatyam dancer Rumana Omar has wowed many an audience. The UK media has heaped her with praise.
 arrow Grand finale of ATN Taroka Tarokader Taroka
ATN Bangla steps into its 10th year. To mark this milestone, a live cultural show was held at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre (BCFCC) on July 14.
 arrow Audition round of 'Close Up 1' begins
Sumi, a tribal girl from Khagrachhari, was ecstatic when judges granted her a coveted 'yes card' to compete in the selection round.
 arrow In remembrance of film director Dilip Biswas
Award winning film director and producer Dilip Biswas is no longer in our midst. Biswas passed away at Bumrungrad hospital in Bangkok on July 12. He was suffering from prostate cancer.
 arrow 'Rough Edges' with its delicate imagery
Sabahat Jahan, whose book of poems, Rough Edges was launched at Etcetera, Dhanmondi on July 13, said, "I've been writing for a long time but this is my first published work.
Generalarrow Doomsday cult sees end to world in Sept
The escalating Middle East conflict has strengthened the convictions of a doomsday cult in central Kenya that believes the world will come to an end in September.
 arrow Blood test may find early lung cancer
A blood test that looks for the body's own immune response to tumours may provide an easy way to find lung cancer in patients long before an X-ray or CT scan could, US researchers reported on Friday.
Internationalarrow Russia sees 'real' threat of wider ME conflict
Russian Defence Minister Sergei Ivanov warned yesterday of a "real threat" that the Middle East crisis could drag other countries in the region into the conflict.
 arrow 40 Taliban killed in Afghan fighting
Coalition and Afghan forces killed more than 40 militants in clashes across southern Afghanistan yesterday, according to the US military.
 arrow India undecided over next round of peace talks with Pakistan
India said yesterday it was still deciding whether to go ahead with high-level peace talks with Pakistan after claiming the Mumbai blasts were carried out with help from "across the border.
 arrow UNSC nears vote on N Korea missile tests
The United Nations Security Council yesterday edged closer to a vote on a resolution chastising North Korea for its missile tests, with the United States hinting a watered-down text could be agreed to
 arrow Chechens drop independence demand
Chechnya's rebels are ready to drop their independence bid in exchange for peace, a senior representative said, as Russia offered an amnesty yesterday.
 arrow Iraq extends state of emergency
Parliament voted yesterday to extend Iraq's state of emergency for 30 days and President Jalal Talabani warned of the perils of civil war, as the head of Iraq's Olympic committee was kidnapped.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Rein in Israel
The world is once again a mute spectator to Israel's utter lack of regard for human lives. The bloodshed and wanton destruction perpetrated on Gaza and Lebanon, on the excuse of right of self-defense is as obnoxious an argument as it is untenable by logic.
 arrow Editorial: SME potential untapped
Despite the fact that the small and medium enterprises (SM) are contributing impressively to the growth of the country's economy, a number of impediments still thwart the utilisation of the sector's full
 arrow War on Error
WE have heard about War on Terror, War on Corruption, War on Hunger, War on Poverty, War on Drugs, and so on and so forth.
 arrow An unforgivable act
SURPRISINGLY Pakistani Foreign Minister Mahmud Ali Kasuri tried to link the July 11 Mumbai bomb blasts with the unresolved Kashmir dispute.
 arrow Dhaka is looking up
WHENEVER I have visited Bangladesh in the past, I have wondered whether the country would ever make it.
Letters to Editorarrow Israeli killing machine
To rescue a teenage soldier, the Israelis are inflicting havoc on the lives of the ordinary Palestinians. They have already killed 44 civilians and wounded more than 160.
 arrow Paharpur relics
Paharpur is a small village 5km west of Jamalganj in Naogaon district where the remains of the most important and the largest known monastery south of the Himalayas have been excavated.
 arrow Rickshaw pullers
The rickshaw is the main transport of our country and a considerable proportion of the total population depend on rickshaw for a living. In that way, it is helping to combat our unemployment problem.
 arrow Interesting commentary
I enjoyed reading your commentary "Welcome back, Mr. President" with great interest.
 arrow Housing estates, for immortals?
There are many housing estates being developed by private builders in and around Dhaka city but what surprises me most is that none of these estates have marked out an area for a graveyard for residents
 arrow Interpretation of beard
In the past, a young man suddenly growing beard was subjected to close scrutiny. But reasons were different. Friends used to think that their friend had been defeated in the war of love.
Star Healtharrow Bypass surgery patients need special care
Dr Apurba Kumar Sarma, the chief cardiac surgeon of Z H Sikder Cardiac Care and Research Centre of Z H Sikder Women's Medical College and Hospital is doing excellent service to the nation in the field
 arrow Gastro-oesophageal reflux: The mis-understood disease
All health information to keep you up to date

After consuming huge, oily meal or a full packet of spicy 'chanachur' you often experience a burning pain in your chest and sometimes in the

 arrow Safe exercising in diabetes
Exercise is an important part of everyone's lifestyle, but it is especially significant for people with diabetes. That is because exercise helps to lower glucose levels and can also increase insulin sensitivity.
 arrow Modern treatment options give better outcome
Arsenicosis is a public health problem in Bangladesh. The worst effect of arsenic related health hazards is the skin and urinary bladder cancer.
 arrow 10 facts about cancer
1. There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected.
2. In 2005, 7.6 million people died of cancer - 13% of the 58 million deaths worldwide.

 arrow Limo driver gets big tip from rider -- a kidney
As tips go, Chicago limousine driver Abdul Faraj got a priceless one when one of his regular customers offered up a kidney, media reports said.
 arrow Your Doctor
In the next issue, "Your Doctor" will respond to problems of gynaecology. Send your questions to Your Doctor, Star Health, The Daily Star, 19, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka 1215 or e-mail your problem to starhealth@thedailystar.
Star Cityarrow Builders with forged documents rush to Rajuk for plan pass
An organised syndicate of forgers and brokers at Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakhha is making money providing the aspiring builders with counterfeit clearance certificates of various agencies for approvalof
 arrow DTCB's existence shrouded in dark clouds
The Dhaka Transport Coordination Board's (DTCB) existence is under threat as the Dhaka Urban Transport Project (DUTP), its funding source, ended on June 30, but the board's organisational structure has
 arrow Sri Lanka trade show attracts visitors
Brightly decorated stalls inviting potential business partners highlighted the first-ever four-day long 'Sri Lanka Trade Show 2006', at the Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre.
 arrow Adulterated food drives restart in the city
Five new mobile courts resumed the drive against food adulterators in the capital on Thursday, 52 days after its abrupt postponement.
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