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Front Pagearrow ADB against opting for Harbin
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is refusing to okay arbitrary selection of incompetent Chinese power company Harbin by the Electricity Generation Company Bangladesh Ltd (EGCB) for building the 240 megawatt
 arrow Ensure constitutional rights of people
Speakers at the Nagorik Committee's regional dialogue in Khulna yesterday called on the government to ensure people's constitutional rights, reopen the closed jute, newsprint and hardboard mills, andstrengthen
 arrow EC goes to finance today for funds
The Election Commission (EC) Secretariat will communicate with the finance ministry today for allocation of fresh funds soon for updating the voter list while many of the field-level officials yesterday
 arrow Israeli troops keep on ground offensives
Hundreds of Israeli troops moved in and out of Lebanon yesterday, taking control of a village and engaging Hezbollah militants by land, sea and air as part of the country's limited ground campaign.
 arrow SC Bar asks CEC, commissioners to quit by July 31
Expressing no-confidence in the Election Commission (EC) for its dubious activities, the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) yesterday urged the chief election commissioner (CEC) and two controversially
 arrow Plan to form grand opposition alliance
Main opposition Awami League (AL) has made a move to form a grand electoral alliance that AL high-ups think will draw widespread public support and isolate the ruling BNP-Jamaat alliance.
 arrow DCC wakes up, but areas yet to see spray men
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has finally woken up to the dengue menace and started an anti-mosquito campaign yesterday.
 arrow Karnaphuli Bridge design finalised
Project Director of the 3rd Karnaphuli Bridge project yesterday said the design of the bridge has been finalised taking into account the geographical uniqueness, particularly the possible impacts like
 arrow JP activists burn 12,000 copies of newspapers
Activists of Jatiya Party (Ershad) and Jatiya Chhatra Samaj (JCS) yesterday burnt more than 12,000 copies of daily newspapers, including the Prothom Alo and The Daily Star, and threw them into a river
 arrow Khaleda asks party grassroots leaders to work to win polls
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia urged her party's field-level leaders to work united like they did in the last polls to ensure a win in the next general elections.
 arrow 2 PCJSS men killed by UPDF activists
Two activists of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samiti (PCJSS) were killed in armed clashes with rival indigenous group United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) at Guimara under Matiranga upazila in
 arrow Robbers hold up train, stab passengers
A gang of robbers held up a running train and stabbed six passengers near Tejgaon Railway Station in the capital early yesterday.
 arrow Opposition activists rounded up before road march
Police have started rounding up opposition activists in the capital and in other places of the country in a bid to foil the countrywide road march programme of the 14-party opposition combine which is
 arrow BDB welcomes citizens' body recommendations
Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) welcomed the electoral and political reforms recommendations made by the Nagorik Committee 2006.
 arrow 300 shanties razed in fire in Ctg
Over 300 shanties and eight shops were burned to ashes in a fire in slums at Pashchim Madarbari in the city yesterday.
 arrow 'Govt steps soon to implement RMG tripartite agreement'
State Minister for Labour and Employment Aman Ullah Aman yesterday said the government will soon take necessary steps to implement the recently signed tripartite agreement among the garment workers, owners
 arrow Indian criminal held at Benapole check-post
Bangladesh Rifles arrested an Indian criminal at Benapole check-post on Friday evening.
 arrow Pro-Taliban militants extend truce in Pak tribal belt
Pro-Taliban militants yesterday extended a ceasefire with Pakistani troops for a month as part of the government's peace efforts in the restive region bordering Afghanistan.
 arrow Twin suicide blasts kill 8 in Afghan city
Six Afghan civilians and two coalition soldiers were killed in two suicide blasts in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar yesterday, officials said.
 arrow Pakistan rejects Indian demand to extradite Dawood, Salahuddin
Rejecting India's demand for deportation of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, Pakistan claimed there was nothing to warrant pointing finger at it in the Mumbai
 arrow Moderate quake in China kills 19
At least 19 people died and 106 were injured in an earthquake, which caused 1,400 houses to collapse in a mountainous region of southwestern China, state media reported yesterday.
 arrow US firm offers spacewalks for $35m
You don't have to be an astronaut anymore to experience walking in space. All you need is $35 million and the willingness to risk your life.
 arrow Rice to try to isolate Iran, Syria during ME trip: Bush
US President George W. Bush said yesterday that one of US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice's chief goals on her upcoming Middle East trip would be to try to isolate Iran and Syria.
 arrow Correction
In our story headlined "Saudis hint at $400m deal for Rupali shares" published on July 21, it was mistakenly mentioned that the net profit of the foreign banks in Bangladesh in FY05 was $352 million.
Businessarrow BB to monitor SME loan disbursement
Bangladesh Bank will take a strong drive to monitor disbursement system of the SME loans by financial institutions so that benefits of such loans can reach out to the real entrepreneurs, Salehuddin Ahmed,
 arrow Chile urged to import more from Bangladesh
Bangladesh businesses placed on the table a basket of export products that have marketing potential in the Latin American country as visiting Chilean Vice Minister of Economy and Executive Vice President
 arrow Businesses urged to help improve quality of primary education
Country's business houses should involve them in improving quality of primary education as part of their corporate social responsibilities (CSR), speakers said at a meeting in Dhaka yesterday that shared
 arrow Private body for tapping export potential in Italy
The Italy-Bangladesh Trade Promotion Centre (IBTPC), a private initiative to increase the country's export to Italy, has said export to Italy can be increased if existing trade facilities and market demands
 arrow Workshop in Bangkok begins tomorrow to evaluate post-MFA era
A two-day regional workshop begins tomorrow in Bangkok to evaluate the state of the garment industry in Asia following the phaseout of multi-fibre arrangement (MFA), says a press release.
 arrow India may not impose export duty on cotton
The Indian finance ministry is understood to have rejected the demand for imposition of export duty on cotton and increase in import duty on the sensitive commodity.
 arrow 6.6pc tariff cuts on Asean goods by '07
China will speed up lowering tariffs on products from the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean) member countries in the coming five years, Commerce Minister Bo Xilai said on Friday.
 arrow US appeals for flexibility before crucial WTO talks
US trade chief Susan Schwab appealed Friday for more flexibility from trading partners ahead of crunch World Trade Organisation talks this weekend in Geneva.
 arrow US hails progress in latest Malaysia trade talks
The US government said Friday it had achieved "solid progress" in a second round of free-trade talks with Malaysia this week.
 arrow South American leaders agree to push for trade group
Leaders of South America's biggest trade grouping backed proposals Friday to establish a continent-wide free trade pact in a summit also attended by Cuban President Fidel Castro.
 arrow US rejects union appeal for attack on China labour standards
The US government rejected Friday a union bid to sanction China over its labour standards, but said it was well aware of serious abuses in the country's booming factories.
 arrow World cereal stocks may decline sharply in 2006
Owing to a slight decrease in global cereal output and significant growth in utilisation, world cereal stocks are expected to decline sharply in 2006, the latest UN Food and Agriculture Organisation forecast
 arrow Telenor profits rise on int'l cellphone operations
Norwegian telecoms operator Telenor on Friday posted strong second-quarter earnings in line with expectations, boosted mainly by its international mobile phone activities.
 arrow China world's third largest food aid donor: WFP
In the same year it stopped receiving food aid from the World Food Programme (WFP), China emerged as the globe's third largest food aid donor n 2005, according to the organisation's latest annual Food
 arrow SIA orders 29 Airbus aircraft
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has ordered 20 A350 planes and another nine A380 superjumbos from European aircraft maker Airbus, local English daily The Straits Times reported Saturday.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Tigers Africa-bound
A 16-member Bangladesh cricket team leave Dhaka this morning for Zimbabwe to play five one-day internationals against the southern African nation.
 arrow Swimming: BKSP runaway winners
BKSP ruled supreme as the three-day 22nd Keya Cosmetics National Age-Group Swimming Champion-ships concluded at the National Swimming Complex in Mirpur yesterday.
 arrow Football: Rajbari, Magura move forward
Rajbari moved into the zonal semifinals after edging past Munshiganj in the Jubok Phone National Football Championship at the Shariatpur Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Tennis: Vietnam down Bangladesh
Bangladesh went down 2-1 against Vietnam in the Davis Cup Asia-Oceania Zone Group-3 in Manila on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Sourav gets his own back
Deposed Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has blamed mentor Jagmohan Dalmiya for forcing him out of the team, saying the former world cricket boss 'played' with his career, media reports said on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Juve stars bid arrivederci
The funereal air hanging over disgraced Italian super club Juventus deepens with each day and each new headline about the latest star to abandon the sinking ship.
 arrow Football: Colombia firm on WC bid
The Colombian government said on Friday it was determined in its bid to host the 2014 World Cup after vice-president Fernando Santos met with South American Football Confederation (CSF) president Nicolas
 arrow Football: Calciopoli appeals trial begins
The appeals in Italian football's match-fixing scandal began early Saturday in a Rome hotel, Italian media reported.
 arrow Football: The end of 'Los Galacticos'
A few years ago Florentino Perez was raising eyebrows across Planet Football with his audacious signing of some of the world's leading players.
 arrow Cricket: Freddie ankle gives away
England captain Andrew Flintoff has been ruled out of action for 12 weeks after being told on Saturday that he needs surgery on his injured left ankle.
 arrow Football: Fergie expects RvN back
Sir Alex Ferguson is prepared to roll out the welcome mat for Ruud van Nistelrooy's return to training with Manchester United on Monday.
 arrow Football: Kalou eager for Henry face-off
Salomon Kalou cannot wait to come up against football hero Thierry Henry when the new Premiership season gets underway.
 arrow Football: Jose sympathetic to Juve
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has insisted that he will not be plundering disgraced Italian champions Juventus for players in a bid to strengthen his squad.
 arrow Tennis: Serena sails into semis
Serena Williams continued to roll at the rainy WTA Tour hardcourt tournament here Friday, booking her semifinal berth with a 6-2, 6-2 victory over fellow American Amy Frazier.
 arrow Tennis: Blake the 3rd American
James Blake squeezed past Nicolas Mahut 7-6, 7-6 Friday to place three Americans in the semifinals of the ATP Indianapolis Open for the first time in 16 years.
 arrow Cycling: Landis set to succeed Armstrong
American Floyd Landis is virtually assured of succeeding compatriot Lance Armstrong as the Tour de France champion after taking possession of the yellow jersey here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Mike targets Jan return
Michael Vaughan is determined to return to action for England in their one-day matches in Australia early next year.
 arrow Cricket: Butt & Farhat fashion Pak victory
Salman Butt and Imran Farhat spent useful time in the middle, ahead of the second Test at Old Trafford, as the Pakistanis suffered few problems reaching their target against Northamptonshire.
 arrow Cricket: Paul confident of Ashes win
Paul Collingwood said it would be great if Australia underestimated England on the run-up to this winter's Ashes series because they have not done well since their 2-1 series home victory over the Australians.
 arrow Cricket: Shoaib aims to speed up comeback
Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has promised to pose England's batsmen even more of a threat then he did last year when he returns to Pakistan's Test team.
 arrow Cricket: Twin tons boost SA
South African batsmen Jacques Rudolph and Hashim Amla slammed fine tons to take their team to 351-3 against Sri Lanka A on the first day of a practice match here on Saturday.
 arrow Boxing: Nashiro clinches WBA crown
Japanese challenger Nobuo Nashiro beat Mexico's Martin Castillo by technical knockout to become the new World Boxing Association super flyweight champion on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Amity cost the Ashes?
National selector Merv Hughes wants Australian cricketers to end their matey relationship with England rivals and return to a ruthless rivalry for this year's home Ashes series.
 arrow Football: Ode to the non-flying Dutchman
In my days as a student I only once managed to visit the old Stadium de Meer, home of Ajax, for a league game.
 arrow Football: Cannavaro looking forward
Italy's world Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro has said he is looking forward to the challenge of helping Real Madrid get back to winning ways next season.
 arrow Football: Ali Daei gets the boot
Veteran Iranian captain Ali Daei has been given the boot from the national squad, Iran's new coach said Saturday as he made the first change to the team following its lacklustre World Cup performance.
 arrow Football: Magpies 'steal' Duff
Damien Duff is to join Newcastle United from reigning English Premiership champions Chelsea, subject to a medical, the north-east club announced Friday.
 arrow Football: Togo stick with Pfister
Togo have retained German Otto Pfister to lead their 2008 African Nations Cup qualifying campaign, the country's FA said.
 arrow Football: Del Horno heads for Valencia
English Premiership champions Chelsea on Friday agreed a deal to sell Spanish defender Asier Del Horno to Valencia.
 arrow Football: Romania relegate team for debts
The Romanian Soccer Federation (FRF) is to relegate local first division team Sportul Studentesc Bucharest to the second division because of outstanding tax debts.
 arrow Football: European fears for Wenger
Only a day before Arsenal play their first game at the 390-million-pound Emirates Stadium, Arsene Wenger has cast doubt over whether the team will qualify for this season's Champions League.
Metropolitanarrow JP (Manju) hints at joining alliance of bigger parties
The Jatiya Party faction of Anwar Hossain Manju will contest the next general elections under an alliance but it is not clear yet which alliance it will join.
 arrow Abducted boy rescued, one arrested
The police rescued an abducted four-year-old boy from Rajoir in Madaripur and arrested the kidnapper yesterday. The boy, Sajid Hasan Lin, was kidnapped from his house at North Kafrul in Dhaka on Thursday.
 arrow Four killed in road accidents
At least four people were killed in separate road accidents in Tangail and Rajbari yesterday and on Friday night.
 arrow Street foods, beverages pose health hazards
Thousands of common people in the city are facing the threats of contamination by taking artificially flavoured beverages and foods sold on the roadsides.
 arrow Arrest of culprits demanded
Speakers at a memorial meeting demanded arrest and exemplary punishment to the culprits, who forced valiant freedom fighter Kalandiar Kabir to commit suicide.
 arrow Agony of an acid victim
An acid burnt woman has been passing her days amid fear and despair as some unknown people are threatening her to throw acid on her school going daughter if the case filed against them is not withdrawn.
 arrow 5 more DNA labs to be set up
Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday said five more divisional screening laboratories for DNA test will be set up at the divisional level medical colleges.
 arrow 4th anniversary today
Students of Dhaka University (DU) will commemorate the fourth anniversary of police atrocities on women students at Shamsunnahar Hall with protest programmes today.
 arrow Mahima's family being harassed
The family of Mahima, who committed suicide following rape and humiliation by Chhatra Dal and Shibir cadres in 2002, is being harassed, said Task Force against Torture (TFT), an NGO under Bangladesh Institute
 arrow Two women murdered
Two bodies including one of a housewife were recovered in the city yesterday. Police recovered the body of Shewli Rani Bhowmik, 18 , from Lalkuthi area in Mirpur in the early hours.
 arrow BATB role lauded
State Minister for Environment and Forests Jafrul Islam Chowdhury yesterday appreciated the contributions of the British-American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) for supplementing the government's endeavour
 arrow Tajuddin's 81st anniversary of birth today
The 81st birth anniversary of Tajuddin Ahmad, the first prime minister of Bangladesh, will be observed today, says a press release.
 arrow BSF hands over kidnapped Bangladeshi farmer to BDR
The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday handed over a kidnapped Bangladeshi farmer to Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) following a flag meeting held between the two border security forces at Bakchar frontier
 arrow 2 held with 593 forged notes
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested two fake note traders with 593 forged notes of Tk 50 denomination from city's West Malibagh area on Friday.
 arrow Discussion on nat'l broadband policy
A daylong meeting on "National Broadband Policy" was held at Khulna Museum auditorium yesterday.
Nationalarrow BNP MP Mokbul quits as Beanibazar party chief
The intra-party conflict in Sylhet BNP may take a new turn with the resignation of Mokbul Hossain MP from the post of president of Beanibazar thana BNP, party insiders said.
 arrow Saifur-CEC discord a part of same blueprint: Jalil
Awami League General Secretary Abdul Jalil MP yesterday alleged that the ruling alliance is hatching conspiracy to hold the next general election as per a blueprint to cling to power.
 arrow 13 former Rucsu leaders demand VC's resignation
Thirteen former leaders of Rajshahi University Central Student's Union (Rucsu) in a joint statement yesterday demanded resignation of the Rajshahi University Vice-Chancellor for allowing RU Islami Chhatra
 arrow Save rivers in Kobadak basin
Speakers at a dialogue here yesterday urged the government to take up a comprehensive and sustainable plan involving stakeholders to dredge all rivers in the Kobadak basin to save the south-western region
 arrow Tengratila people start fresh agitation
Affected villagers in Tengratila yesterday began a fresh 3-day agitation programme with a rally and a demonstration in front of the gas field office to press their 6-point demand including payment ofcompensation.
 arrow Striking teachers block highway in Pabna
Non-government schoolteachers as part of their countrywide agitation yesterday blocked the Dhaka-Pabna highway in the district to press their 8-point demand.
 arrow Agitation by RU marketing dept students continue
Several hundred students of marketing department of Rajshahi University yesterday staged a demonstration in front of the vice-chancellor's residence protesting reported selection of a 'controversial'person
 arrow Extortionists kill expatriate in Kushtia
Miscreants killed a youth after abduction in Kushtia for refusal to pay them toll. In Jhenidah, police are yet to trace whereabouts of a kidnapped police source, Sultan five days into his abduction.
 arrow Top JMB man remanded
Gharib Ullah, 45, a 'regional commander' of Jamaatul Mujahideen, Bangladesh (JMB) for Mymensingh and Jamalpur districts, was placed on seven days' remand yesterday when police produced him before a magistrate
Point-Counterpointarrow The Taher I knew
I first met Taher in 1974 while I was living in Bangladesh. It was year of devastating floods which were causing extensive damage to crops particularly in areas such as Rangpur.
 arrow A place in the sun
THE late BK Nehru's was a long, eventful, and success-studded career of public service, at home and abroad.
Culturearrow Pablo Neruda: The universal poet
MEXICAN restaurant El Toro came alive over the weekend. Instead of the usual gourmets was a group of dedicated poetry reciters who devoted themselves to the works of famous late Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
 arrow Celebrating excellence in Bangladeshi cinema
In celebration of 50 years of Bangladeshi cinema, the Bangladesh Film Audience Forum held the Golden Jubilee Film Audience Award 2006 on July 21 at the plenary hall of Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference
 arrow 'Bela Shesher Galpo': A realistic approach to political turmoil
With the silhouette effect of a leader giving a speech on the cyclorama and background music of a procession, designer Asim Das successfully created the ambience of a 'hallucination' to represent thepsyche
 arrow Four get 'yes' cards
Four aspiring singers got 'yes' cards at the selection round of the country-wide Close Up 1 talent search programme that ended in Comilla on Thursday.
Internationalarrow Thousands flee spectre of Israeli invasion in south
With Israel massing thousands of soldiers near the Lebanese border in apparent preparation for an invasion, diehard residents of southern Lebanon who had been defiantly staying put were finally joining
 arrow UN members press for Lebanon truce
Speakers at a UN Security Council debate on Friday demanded a quick end to the bloodshed in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip as UN relief coordinator Jan Egeland announced a trip to the region to assess a worsening
 arrow Mass evacuation from Lebanon to Cyprus gathers speed
Ships and aircraft toiled through the night into Saturday whisking more shell-shocked fugitives from the fighting in Lebanon to safety in Cyprus in a mass evacuation now exceeding 25,000 people.
 arrow Hezbollah using Viet Cong-style defences: Jane's
Hezbollah is proving a tough opponent for Israel because of their Viet Cong-style network of tunnels in southern Lebanon, the authoritative Jane's Defence Weekly magazine said Friday.
 arrow LTTE ultimatum may push monitors out
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels are being unreasonable in demanding the exit of truce monitors from European Union nations, and the observers will have to pull out unless their safety is guaranteed, atop
 arrow Iraq holds reconciliation talks amid scepticism
Iraqi leaders met in a show of sectarian and ethnic solidarity yesterday before a White House visit by the prime minister, but some were pessimistic about the chances of tackling rising sectarian bloodshed.
 arrow Indo-US nuke deal bill introduced in Senate
The process for Congressional approval of the Indo-US nuclear deal got underway with the introduction of the enabling legislation in the Senate.
 arrow Living with dirty air may boost heart attack risk
Fatal heart attacks may be more likely among people who spend decades living in heavily polluted areas, Swedish researchers report.
 arrow Heat wave epidemic in France, 22 die
A wave of scorching heat across France has killed 22 people, a French health official was quoted as saying yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Voter list updating
We are happy to note that the Election Commission has at last embarked upon the proper process of updating the voter list but we are not sure that it is showing the sense of urgency that is expected of
 arrow Editorial: RU teacher's murder charge sheet
It is extremely disquieting to see the police put under pressure of the powers that be in the conduct of its function of investigation and prosecution of culprits.
 arrow I came ... I saw ... I could not conquer!
It was not Veni, Vidi, Vici for the chief election commissioner. He came to the Election Commission, he saw everything there, but then he could not conquer anything.
 arrow Time for UN peacekeepers in Lebanon?
Israel's most recent aggression on Lebanon and Palestine to free two captured Israeli soldiers from the Hezbullah treats with contempt Professor Michael Walzer's concept of Just and Unjust War and stretches
 arrow Nepal's elections another step in right direction
Nepal, embroiled in a long-drawn Maoist insurgency and political crisis, has moved another step further to resolve both the crises, having largely settled the political problem earlier and now addressing
Letters to Editorarrow Middle East situation
When 50 Palestinian Muslims were slaughtered by Israel, the world leaders treated it as an act in self-defence and accordingly very few protest placards and banners were displayed.
 arrow Muslims killing Muslims
I am writing with reference to the letter: "Islamic fundamentalism, extremism and the sharia," by Mahfuzur Rahman (July 20).
 arrow FIFA World Cup
Zidane was red-carded but Materazzi who provoked head-butting was allowed to go unpunished.
 arrow Machine-readable passport and ID card
I just wonder how much it is justifiable and feasible to implement a project for machine-readable passports, visa and identity card in the country. Which would cost Tk.
 arrow Diplomatic practice?
I am writing this to refer to the recent visits of US Ambassador to the families of Late Ahsanullah Master and SAMS Kibria.
Star Healtharrow Dengue Alert
Dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic are viral diseases transmitted by Aedes mosquito. Dengue virus, a member of Flavi virus, causes dengue.
 arrow Tiny things for big advances
Nanotechnology refers to the interactions of cellular and molecular components and engineered materials typically clusters of atoms, molecules, and molecular fragments at the most elemental level of biology.
 arrow One cigarette may trigger smoking urge years later
Preteens who have tried smoking just once have an increased risk of becoming a regular smoker years later, UK researchers report in their study, published in the journal Tobacco Control.
 arrow For asthmatics, laughter is no laughing matter
More than half of people with asthma have symptoms that are triggered by laughter, according to new study findings presented.
 arrow Electronic lenses could replace bifocals
Researchers have developed an electro-optic lens that can shift its focusing power with the flick of a switch, and may someday replace bifocal lenses.
 arrow Health Tips
* Have a glass of water by your bed, and attempt to drink eight 8 oz glasses of water a day.
 arrow Your Doctor
Dear Doctor
I have a daughter who is 16 year old. She is otherwise healthy and has no physical and mental abnormality. But She has not had her first menstrual period yet.

Star Cityarrow Rail crossings turn death traps
Rail crossings across the city have become death traps for people due to violation of traffic rules and lack of awareness among the city dwellers.
 arrow Button factory polluting area for 20 years
A button factory called A N Industry Limited on 3rd lane in the Gopibagh residential area set up by an influential person is causing serious health hazards for last 20 years as the atmosphere is polluted
 arrow Satisfying your appetite
Stuffed green chillies dipped in gramflour batter, simmered in buttermilk gravy tempered with asafoetida and cumin. They call it Bharri Harri Mirch ka Khaata in North India.
 arrow Disabled children's right for playing space
Construction of residential building on the lone playground at Eskaton Garden is facing dispute between the executive body of Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled, Bangladesh (SWID Bangladesh)
 arrow Dhaka City Museum need more items, publicity
Though in black and white and slightly blurred, the photographs are obvious. A dog eating off a corpse in which one leg is separated -- labelled 'Shankhari Bazar on the eve of victory'.
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