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Front Pagearrow Niko to get gas deal skirting compensation
Petrobangla is finally signing the gas purchase and sales agreement (GPSA) on July 31 with Canadian company Niko Resources for supply of gas from the Feni Gas Field, without ensuring compensation forhundreds
 arrow Power boss falls from PMO grace for his anti-graft stance
State Minister for Power Anwarul Kabir Talukder, who has taken a strong stance against corruption in the power sector, has become a target of the 'alternative powerhouse' and some senior officials ofthe
 arrow BNP out to rope in Ershad for grim grassroots feedback?
The ruling BNP has become desperate to bring Ershad-led Jatiya Party (JP) into the fold of the four-party alliance led by it ahead of the next parliamentary election.
 arrow Opposition road march ends today
Several thousand demonstrators braving torrential rain walked over the two-kilometre street from Nayabazar (second Buriganga Bridge) to Muktangon in the capital yesterday, the fifth day of the Awami League
 arrow Satellite channels off air over govt order
The city dwellers suddenly found the foreign satellite television channels switched off yesterday as some cable network distributors went on a wildcat strike in Dhaka and Chittagong, protesting a government
 arrow Tigers lose series opener
Zimbabwe held their nerve to edge a two-wicket victory over Bangladesh in the opening one-dayer of a five-match series at the Harare Sports Club yesterday.
 arrow RMG workers clash at Ashulia: 50 hurt
Clashes between two groups of workers and consequent police action left at least 50 injured in Scandex Private Ltd, a garment factory at Zamgora in Ashulia, yesterday.
 arrow First batch of Bangladeshis returns from Lebanon today
At least 139 Bangladeshis will arrive at Zia International Airport today, reported BBC radio in its evening programme yesterday.
 arrow Doctors advise light work for 4 more weeks
President Iajuddin Ahmed, who resumed his duties on July 6 after a long absence for heart condition, was advised yesterday to continue light work for another four weeks.
 arrow Bhuiyan rules out crisis fear with Jamaat
BNP's Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday, making his party's position clear about welcoming Ershad as an ally to the four-party coalition, said if Jatiya Party (JP) joined their alliance,
 arrow Prices of edible oil go up by Tk 6 in a week
Prices of edible oil in the kitchen markets in the capital have increased by Tk 6 per litre in one week.
 arrow 3 of a family killed as train rams tempo
Three members of a family were killed and two others injured as an express train rammed a tempo on a level crossing at Chhanua Bazar here yesterday.
 arrow Rivals slay 4 outlaws
Four members of an underground outfit were slaughtered by their rivals at Tirahati village in Ataikula upazila on Friday night.
 arrow BSF abducts 5 Bangladeshi cattle traders
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) abducted five Bangladeshi cattle traders from Challishpara border point in Daulatpur upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow JCD-Shibir clash at Dinajpur Medical College
At least 60 activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) and Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) were injured following violent clashes between the two student organisations at Dinajpur Medical College Hospital
 arrow Programming committee meets today
Saarc Programming Committee comprising senior officials meets in Dhaka today to prepare the ground for the meetings of the Saarc Standing Committee and the Council of Ministers from July 31 to August2.
 arrow BNP, AL in 'dirty' race to lure Ershad
Leaders of the Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday said the "dirty competition" between the BNP and the Awami League to get deposed autocrat HM Ershad into their fold is the naked manifestation
 arrow UN appeals for truce
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice headed back to the Middle East yesterday to find a way to end the bloody conflict in Lebanon as the United Nations appealed for a three-day truce to allow in desperately
 arrow 4 US Marines killed in Iraqi rebel attack
Four US Marines have been killed in action in Iraq's restive western Anbar province, the US military said yesterday.
 arrow UNSC reaches accord on Iran's nuke row
The five permanent members of the UN Security Council reached a deal Friday on a resolution that would give Iran until the end of August to suspend uranium enrichment or face the threat of economic and
Businessarrow Govt to issue SRO for implementation of new export policy guidelines
Government has decided to issue a Statutory Regulatory Ordinance (SRO) for implementation of the guidelines inserted in the new export policy for 2006-09, sources said.
 arrow NRBs should invest in capital market
Speakers at a seminar in Sylhet yesterday urged the non-resident Bangladeshis (NRBs) to come forward to invest their money in the country's capital market contributing better for its economy.
 arrow Local entrepreneurs likely to seek free access to UAE
In the wake of a widening trade gap, Bangladesh's entrepreneurs are likely to demand duty-and quota-free access of their products to UAE market in a meeting today with a visiting business delegation from
 arrow Karnaphuli EPZ opens soon
The Karnaphuli Export Processing Zone (KEPZ), another exclusive economic area in the port city's Patenga industrial belt, is to start functioning soon, as necessary development works with adequate infrastructure
 arrow Anti-privatisation strike hits Indian banks
An estimated half million Indian bank workers staged a one-day nationwide strike to protest against privatisation of government-owned assets and outsourcing of clearing operations, unions said Friday.
 arrow Skop urged to keep RMG sector out of purview of tomorrow's hartal
BGMEA President SM Fazlul Haque urged the Sramik Karmachari Oikkay Parishad (Skop) leaders to keep the garment sector out of the purview of their dawn to dusk hartal tomorrow.
 arrow Seminar on EU-Bangla trade relations held in Brussels
In a bid to increase Bangladesh's trade potential in the European Union, a seminar on EU-Bangladesh trade relations was held recently in Brussels, says a press release.
 arrow South Korean shipbuilders face stiff competition from China
South Koreans shipbuilders are increasingly keyed up as Chinese companies close in with construction of large vessels which require high technology. Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding Co.
 arrow Dollar slides on weak US growth figure
The dollar remained on the back foot going into the weekend after data showed Friday that the US economy had grown by much less than expected in the second quarter. The euro rose to 1.
 arrow Brac Bank to launch 'Loan Protection'
Brac Bank Ltd and Pragati Life Insurance Ltd recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU), under which the bank will work in synergy with the insurance company for 'Loan Protection' under the bank's
 arrow Iran, Japan to finalise Azadegan oil deal by Aug 22
Iranian Oil Minister Kazem Vaziri Hamaneh has said that Iran and Japan will finalize their long-delayed deal to develop the giant Azadegan oilfield by Aug. 22.
 arrow WTO chief calls for ceasefire after trade talks failure
WTO chief Pascal Lamy urged the trade body's 149 members Friday to avoid attacks that would make it hard to resume talks on removing trade barriers in order to fight global poverty.
 arrow Central Ins approves 12pc cash dividend
Central Insurance Company Ltd has approved a 12 per cent cash dividend for its shareholders for the year 2005.
 arrow Indian firms invited for listing on Toronto bourse
Canada has invited Indian companies to list their stocks at the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to build their global presence.
 arrow Wal-Mart quits Germany, focuses on China
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is ending its loss-generating business in Germany just two months after leaving South Korea in what analysts welcomed as a move to focus resources on expanding in more profitable international markets like China and Latin America.
 arrow US House approves minimum wage rise
Republicans muscled the first minimum wage increase in a decade through the House early Saturday after pairing it with a cut in inheritance taxes on multimillion-dollar estates.
 arrow WTO needs US leadership: IMF
The International Monetary Fund called Friday on the US government not to undermine the WTO by pursuing a patchwork of bilateral trade pacts.
 arrow GM global sales fall
General Motors Corp.'s global sales were more than 7 percent lower in the second quarter than last year, as growth in emerging markets such as China only partly offset sharp losses in the U.S.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Fielding let Tigers down
Pace duo Mashrafee Bin Mortuza and Shahadat Hossain Rajib tore into Zimbabwe as Bangladesh made just the start the wanted while defending a fighting 246/7.
 arrow Cricket: SL pair shatters WR
Mahela Jayawardene smashed the fourth highest score of 374 and shared a world record stand of 624 with Kumar Sangakkara as Sri Lanka battered South Africa in the first Test here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: 'Secret camp fruitful'
India skipper Rahul Dravid said Saturday a strong start would be the key to winning the tough triangular one-day cricket series in Sri Lanka next month.
 arrow Football: BFF's emergency meeting Monday
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has called an emergency meeting on Monday to discuss the current crisis after its vice-president Kazi Salahuddin declared that he would not work under president SA
 arrow Hockey: MSC shop at last
Mohammedan Sporting Club at last turned up in the inter-club players' transfer on the final day to complete their formalities in the Premiership hockey at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan in Panesar spin
Monty Panesar dismissed Pakistan's three leading batsmen as he bowled England to within sight of an innings victory in the second Test at Old Trafford here Saturday.
 arrow Football: Nistelrooy's dream comes Real
Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy was officially presented Friday as a Real Madrid player following his arrival from Manchester United, saying the move meant he had fulfilled a dream.
 arrow Football: Magura in final round
Hosts Magura romped into the final round of the Jubok Phone National Football Championship when they handed a 3-0 defeat on Chuadanga in the Kaputakkha zone final yesterday.
 arrow Football: Fortune grateful for Bolton
South Africa international Quinton Fortune believes he can make a success of his new career with Bolton Wanderers and prove Manchester United they were wrong to let him go.
 arrow Tennis: Agassi's LA voyage over
Andre Agassi bid farewell to a tournament that helped shape his glorious career, losing to Fernando Gonzalez in the quarterfinals of his final appearance at the Los Angeles ATP event on Friday.
 arrow Chess: School chess
Sandipan Chatterjee of Kolkata and Ashim Roy of Tripura were sharing the lead in the Class VI to XI group of the 8th Standard Chartered School Chess Tournament after the end of the fifth round at thefederation
 arrow Cricket: England beat Pakistan
England beat Pakistan by an innings and 120 runs on the third day of the second Test at Old Trafford Saturday to take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
 arrow Football: Parreira given S Africa helm
Former Brazil coach Carlos Alberto Parreira has signed a four-year deal to take charge of 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa, officials said on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Headhunted Zidane
Zinedine Zidane has gone from headbutter to headhunted with a Chilean team believing he is the man to knock over their mountain of debt.
 arrow Football: Carlos to Fenerbahce?
Real Madrid fullback Roberto Carlos is poised to sign for Turkish club Fenerbahce on a three-year deal, it was reported here Saturday.
 arrow Football: Marcelinho poised for Trabzonspor
Controversial Brazilian midfielder Marcelinho, who was forced to issue an apology to Hertha Berlin after returning from vacation 10 days late, will be off-loaded to Turkish side Trabzonspor.
 arrow Cycling: Armstrong backs Landis
Floyd Landis, fighting a doping scandal that could cost him the Tour de France crown, made his case on US television on Friday and received a vote of confidence from seven-time Tour winner Lance Armstrong.
 arrow Olympics: IOC chief blasts dope-cheats
Athletes who dope are like criminals and sports authorities must make fighting the problem a priority, International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Ruud's parting shot
Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy has said the breakdown of his relationship with manager Alex Ferguson was the reason for him seeking out a move to Real Madrid from Manchester United.
 arrow Football: WC hangover for Lyon
Three weeks after the retreat from Berlin, French football is still suffering a World Cup hangover with Lyon stripped of their international stars ahead of Sunday's Champions Trophy clash with PSG.
 arrow Football: Therapeutic football
A frail-looking man named Diosiam jogs on to a football field in an upmarket New Delhi suburb, followed by a band of keen-looking players -- all of them ex-drug addicts or living with HIV/AIDS.
 arrow Football: All eyes on Ronaldinho
While FC Barcelona is ostensibly using their upcoming U.S.
 arrow Football: Benni moves to Blackburn
South African striker Benni McCarthy, who has completed a 2.5-million-pound move to Blackburn Rovers, said it was always his dream to play in the English Premiership.
 arrow Football: Sidwell's tattooed vows!
Reading midfielder Steve Sidwell has turned his back on his wedding vows - by having them tattooed on his body.
 arrow Football: LuaLua agrees Pompey deal
Democratic Republic of Congo captain Lomana LuaLua signed a new three-year contract with English Premiership club Portsmouth on Friday.
 arrow Football: United agree Carrick deal
Michael Carrick's 25th birthday celebrations will have been particularly joyful on Friday night.
Metropolitanarrow Govt urged to relax control over local govt instts
The government should relax its control over the local government and the lawmakers should refrain from interfering in its activities in order to ensure good governance and strengthen democracy, speakers
 arrow Mobilise people to curb corruption, ensure good governance
Policymakers, economists and civil society members at a seminar yesterday came down heavily on corruption and poor governance in the country, stressing the need for mobilising people to bring about apositive
 arrow CEC's resignation a must for fair polls
Speakers at a discussion yesterday demanded immediate resignation of the chief election commissioner (CEC) and his two deputies for holding a free and fair general election.
 arrow Help ensure quality edn
Country's corporate business houses can play effective role in ensuring quality education if the government plays the role of facilitator and NGOs the role of catalysts, said the speakers at a view exchange
 arrow Five killed in road accidents in Ctg
Five people were killed and five others injured in four separate road accidents in the district here yesterday.
 arrow Build suspension bridge
Chittagong City Corporation Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury yesterday reiterated his demand for constructing a suspension bridge on the river Karnaphuli.
 arrow AL calls hartal on Aug 15
Opposition Awami League has drawn up elaborate programmes, in-cluding a half-day hartal, to mark National Mourning Day on August 15.
 arrow Govt urged to appoint ombudsman for RMG sector
Speakers at a roundtable here yesterday urged the government to appoint an ombudsman for the garment industry to look after the interests of the highest foreign exchange earner.
 arrow Novera's death condoled
Society for Welfare of the Schizophrenic (SWS) has expressed deep shock at the death of Novera Deepita, a reporter of The Daily Star, who had been suffering from Schizophrenia, says a press release.
 arrow 6 students held with firearms in Rajshahi
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested six students of Rajshahi Polytechnic Institute (RPI) with firearms and ammunitions yesterday.
 arrow 5 hurt as PCF factions clash at DU
At least five tribal students were injured as two factions of Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCF) clashed at the Dhaka University Teacher-Student Centre (TSC) last night.
 arrow BSF returns body of Bangladeshi
The body of a Bangladeshi who was shot dead by Border Security Force (BSF) men on July 18 reportedly inside the Indian territory was handed over to Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) following a flag meeting yesterday.
 arrow Hasina to meet Kushtia, Jessore leaders today
As part of the ongoing meetings with grassroots leaders, Awami League (AL) President and Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina will exchange views with AL leaders of different district and poura units
 arrow Countrywide NFTE protest today
Agitating National Front of Teachers and Employees (NFTE) will bring out processions and hold rallies in all upazila headquarters across the country today to press home their eight-point demand.
 arrow Two sisters stabbed over land dispute
Neighbours stabbed two sisters as a sequel to land dispute at Tongi on Friday.
 arrow Zone introduces Shahadat Chy Memorial Award
Zone, a monthly magazine, honoured Shahadat Chowdhury, an eminent journalist and freedom fighter, posthumously at the launching ceremony of the magazine in the city on Friday, says a press release.
 arrow Buddhist Women's Fed executives
Shuva Barua and Shipra Barua were elected president and general secretary of Bangladesh Buddhist Women's Federation, newly formed women's front of Bangladesh Buddhist Federation, says a press release.
 arrow DU exams postponed
All the examinations of Dhaka University, scheduled for July 31, have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.
Nationalarrow Another election nears but Rajnagar yet to get gas
It is not a fresh demand by the people of Rajnagar upazila. They are just asking the ruling party to fulfil its pre-polls pledgesupply of pipeline gas.
 arrow Give us promised lands
Several thousand landless people at a rally in Kaliganj upazila on Friday urged the government to fulfil the promise made in 1998 by the then opposition leader Khaleda Zia to distribute government lands
 arrow Magura AL splits protesting 'pocket committee'
Intra-party feud in Magura district unit Awami League (AL) has taken a new turn as a full-fledged committee could not be formed 15 months after its council.
 arrow Khulna BNP leader hacked to death
Jabbar Morol, 45, secretary of Maguraghona union BNP in Dumuria upazila in Khulna was hacked to death Friday night.
 arrow Nutrition project for ultra poor
The World Vision on Friday launched a nutrition programme for pregnant mothers of ultra poor families and their children below three years in slum areas of Mymensingh town.
Point-Counterpointarrow Is Hezbollah winning?
AYMAN al-Zawahiri, through his latest video broadcast on July 27, appealed to global Muslims to rise up in a jihad against Israel and the West.
 arrow The US immigration debate: What is at stake?
THIS summer I was in California when thousands of Latin American immigrants paraded the streets of Los Angeles and San Francisco with placards saying "We are all immigrants here except for the NativeAmericans"
 arrow What about the militants?
THE issue of Islamic militancy in the country seems to be less important at present. It is true, there has been no new bomb-attack since the arrest of the extremist kingpins.
Culturearrow A mélange of songs, dance and theatrics
RABIRAAG, a leading cultural organisation, held a dance-drama titled Shapmochon by Rabindranath Tagore.
 arrow 'Rupoboti': A conflict between love and destitution
A piper (Khalid Hassan Rumi) wanders from village to village in search of the killer of his beloved.
 arrow Bring on the rain
Citibank, N.A. Bangladesh, a member of Citigroup, held a musical soiree featuring songs of rain on July 28. The event titled 'Borshar Gaan' was held at Radisson Water Garden Hotel.
 arrow Bush meets with 'American Idol' singers
After discussing war and peace in the Middle East, President Bush squeezed in a 10-minute photo-op last Friday with finalists in the hit television show American Idol. They got the photos.
Internationalarrow Bush, Blair warn Syria, Iran over Lebanon
The United States and Britain on Friday urged Syria and Iran to be part of the search for an end to the conflict in Lebanon, or risk more opposition from the international community.
 arrow Situation for civilians in southern Lebanon unacceptable: ICRC
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Friday condemned the situation of thousands of people trapped by war in south Lebanon as unacceptable and said Israel must do more to spare civilians.
 arrow Israel bombs Gaza border tunnel
Israeli aircraft bombed a suspected Hamas weapons factory and border tunnel in the Gaza Strip yesterday, the army said.
 arrow India lacks 'passion' for peace: Pak PM
Pakistan's Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz said India does not share Islamabad's "passion for peace" between the South Asian rivals in an interview published yesterday.
 arrow Lanka bombs Tigers for fourth day
Sri Lankan Air Force jets bombed Tamil Tiger positions in the island's restive east for a fourth day yesterday in a battle over water supplies, the rebels said, as Nordic truce monitors faced crisis after
 arrow Coalition forces net 4 al-Qaeda suspects
US-led troops arrested four suspected al-Qaeda militants in a raid in eastern Afghanistan while at least 18 Taliban rebels and four policemen were killed during the latest fighting in the insurgency-plagued
 arrow US plans $4.6 billion in ME arms sales
The Bush administration spelled out plans on Friday to sell $4.6 billion of arms to moderate Arab states, including battle tanks worth as much as $2.9 billion to protect critical Saudi infrastructure.
 arrow Tense Congo heads for first multi-party polls in 46 years
The Democratic Republic of Congo geared up yesterday for its first multi-party elections in 46 years of bloodstained post-colonial rule in a key step towards peace in volatile central Africa.
 arrow Venom protein may lead to brain cancer cure
Doctors seeking treatments for malignant brain tumours have found promise in the venom of scorpions, according to a study released on Friday.
 arrow Indonesian volcano forces locals to shelter in schools
Flows of lava accompanied by showers of molten rock shooting into the sky have forced villagers living close to a volcano in eastern Indonesia to shelter in schools and churches, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Flash floods kill 10 in Pakistan
Flash floods caused by heavy monsoon rains yesterday killed at least 10 people in a remote village of northwestern Pakistan, an official said.
 arrow Militants plan strike on India's N-facilities
India has been warned by its intelligence agencies that a Pakistan-backed Islamic rebel group could target its nuclear installations, National Security Advisor M K Narayanan said Friday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Unchecked ship-breaking industry
Nobody in the relevant quarter of the administration seems to internalise the long-term effect of allowing the ship-breaking industry in Bangladesh to operate unregulated.
 arrow Editorial: Teachers' strike
Striking teachers of non-government high schools, colleges and madrassas have announced a month-long programme to further intensify their movement.
 arrow The game of "power" and ...
The powerful people in the political and bureaucratic quarters continue to play their high stake game of "power" in Golden Bengal.
 arrow Renovating the United Nations
It appears that the developed regions of the world are increasingly getting protective of their national identity, particularly about the centrality of Anglo-Saxon culture which, in the case of the US,
 arrow Demise of Bush's Middle East policy
When Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert unleashed his navy and air force on Lebanon, destroying infrastructure, indiscriminately leveling civilian structures, and killing innocent citizens, the last mainstay
Letters to Editorarrow Muslim world, US & Israel
I disagree with Shadman's statement, "...every time there is a ceasefire in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Palestinians have to mess it up. And yes every single time.
 arrow Indo-Bangla relations
I would like to protest the letter of Mr. Kashi Vishwanath published in your daily on 25.07.06. Mr. Viswanath has tried to justify the atrocities perpetrated by the BSF.
 arrow Listing of voters
It was pretty good news that finally the unbending CEC caved in, and the voter list is going to be prepared afresh.
 arrow What is Israel's plan ?
Israel's invasion of Lebanon, killing thousands of innocents, is but the sequel to criminality that the country has been practicing since its illegal inception.
 arrow Wrong turn of vehicles
An interesting photograph published on page 20 of your daily on 14 July 2006 drew my attention. Thanks to the highly skilled and witty photographer.
 arrow Load-shedding
Electricity is a major driving force behind today's economy of Bangladesh. Bangladesh earns a lot of foreign exchange exporting garments and garments are the backbone of the national income of Bangladesh.
Star Healtharrow Early diagnosis can help leading active and self supporting lives
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a condition that affects thousands of babies and children each year. It is not contagious.
 arrow An inspiration to young cardiologists
Dr Md Afzalur Rahman, Associate Professor of National Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases (NICVD) presented research paper at Euro PCR05 Interventional Conference held in Paris, France.
 arrow Cholesterol: Talk of the time
All health information to keep you up to date

A considerable amount of attention has paid in recent times on 'cholesterol' from public and physicians.

 arrow Ice-cold watermelon is less nutritious
That ice-cold watermelon may be refreshing, but it can be less nutritious than watermelon served at room temperature, US Department of Agriculture scientists reported.
 arrow Int'l seminar on ICP held
Recently a three day long international seminar on "Infection Control And Prevention (ICP) In Bangladesh" was held at Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Shahbagh in the capital.
 arrow Water aerobics may ease back pain during pregnancy
Water aerobics can help ease the pelvic and back pain that plague many women during pregnancy, Swedish researchers reported.
 arrow Your Doctor
In the next issue, "Your Doctor" will respond to problems on drug addiction or abuse.
Star Cityarrow Delay worries plot winners
Completion of development and handing over of the Purbachal housing project plots are stalled, while allottees complain of corruption, irregularities and procrastination in the project implementation.
 arrow May you rest in eternal peace
She was young, bubbly, enthusiastic, sincere and above all always wore a dazzling smile. Her vivaciousness and loud laughter always made her presence known in the office.
 arrow 'VIP' criminals prowling around the city
Criminal activities by influential gangs are rising alarmingly in the city and the law enforcers are concerned as most of them are from the rich and upper class families.
 arrow Parents' desperate cry for justice
"If the criminals are arrested, skeletons from the police department closet would be out in the open and that's why the powerful vested interests are out to block the investigation and trial," said Khondokar
 arrow Man's best friend with sense of law-abiding duty
Canine potential is largely underestimated in local society, but the canines of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) dog squad would prove the extent of canine efficiency that goes beyond humans.
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