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Front Pagearrow Fictitious accounts, unaccounted loans
With help from some high officials of Oriental Bank, a few unscrupulous persons using false identities obtained about Tk 300 crore in loans from the problem infested financial institution, reveals aninvestigation
 arrow Why should Rab, cops not protect arrested persons
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule nisi on the government, police and Rab to explain why they should not be directed to ensure protection of the people arrested or detained in custody as perthe
 arrow 100pc basic govt salary for non-govt teachers declared
The government yesterday announced 100 per cent basic government salary for the non-government teachers and staffs who had been observing agitation programmes keeping their high schools, colleges andmadrasas
 arrow Updated voter list may contradict census report
The voter list is likely to have about nine crore people after being updated, while the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics' (BBS) latest census report shows 8.
 arrow Board dissolved, MD removed
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) finally dissolved the board of directors and removed the managing director of the Oriental Bank from office for a year yesterday for failure to run the bank.
 arrow $5b investment plan pending for polls
Energy Adviser and Board of Investment (BoI) Executive Chairman Mahmudur Rahman yesterday said investment proposals of worth $5 billion are pending for the upcoming general elections.
 arrow Nafees century restores some pride for Tigers
Opener Shahriar Nafees notched his first one-day international century to steer Bangladesh safely to a face-saving eight-wicket victory against Zimbabwe in the fifth and final match at the Harare Sports
 arrow Thai Airlines to take over management on Sept 1
Thai Airlines is going to take over the management of Chittagong Shah Amanat International Airport on September 1, visiting Thai Foreign Minister Dr Kantahi Suphamongkhon said yesterday.
 arrow 3 killed in Rab 'crossfire'
Three wanted criminals were killed in 'crossfire' between the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and the criminals in separate incidents in Chittagong, Kushtia and the capital early yesterday morning.
 arrow Latifur Rahman finally moves out of govt residence today
Former chief adviser to a caretaker government, Justice Latifur Rahman, finally moves out of a government residence today, which was allocated to him under 'special considerations' by the prime minister
 arrow Natwar revolts against Congress
India's former external affairs minister Natwar Singh yesterday raised a banner of revolt against the Congress Party by joining hands with the opposition and giving a notice of privilege motion against
 arrow Arrestees say JCD leaders asked them to create obstacles
Four arrestees told a metropolitan magistrate yesterday that two Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders engaged them to create obstacles to the tender process at the Construction Maintenance Management
 arrow PM to send letter to UN soon
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is sending letters to the five permanent members of the UN Security Council with a call for immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Lebanon.
 arrow School students hired to update voter list
School students, who are not even old enough to vote, have been engaged in updating the voter list in Moheshkhali upazila under the district.
 arrow Breeding ground

 arrow Expert issues warning about e-passports
Electronic passports being introduced in the US and other countries have a major vulnerability that could allow criminals to clone embedded secret code and enter countries illegally, an expert warned.
 arrow BoI chief calls CPD 'shameless liar, conspirator'
Energy Adviser Mahmudur Rahman yesterday blasted Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) for trying to portray a negative image of the country with 'political and purposive motive.
 arrow HC stays Comilla, Dinajpur by-polls
The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed the by-elections in Comilla-8 and Dinajpur-3 constituencies, scheduled to be held on September 7.
 arrow Hasina sees polls victory if reforms carried out
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday said if the proposed reforms in the caretaker government and the Election Commission (EC) are carried out, the Awami League (AL)-led coalition will win
 arrow Shop employee gunned down in city
Criminals yesterday gunned down an employee and wounded a customer at a hardware store on Green Road in the city.
 arrow 2nd expert group consultation today
Nagorik Committee 2006 organises its second expert group consultation session on the Vision 2021 for Bangladesh at Cirdap Auditorium in the capital today.
 arrow 11 Israeli soldiers die in Hezbollah retaliation
Hezbollah guerrillas unleashed their deadliest barrage of rockets yet into northern Israel, killing 11 Israeli soldiers, while Israeli bombardment killed 17 people in southern Lebanon as fighting only
 arrow Lanka rejects Norway brokered peace deal
Sri Lanka Sunday rejected peace broker Norway's deal with Tamil Tiger rebels to lift a water blockade at the root of the latest bloodshed that has claimed at least 425 lives by official count.
 arrow Clarification
Bangladesh Mission in Geneva has issued a clarification of a report published in The Daily Star on August 2, headlined "Dhaka to lead LDCs in WTO again," to remove any misunderstanding about the roleof
Businessarrow Singaporeans urged to relocate sick industries to Bangladesh
Local business leaders have urged the leaders of Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) to relocate their sick industries to Bangladesh as the country is offering an attractive package
 arrow New govt in Bangkok to push forward FTA talks: Thai FM
The sagging negotiations on the proposed Bimstec Free Trade Area (FTA) agreement are likely to get momentum after a new government is installed in Thailand through October 18 elections, the Thai Foreign
 arrow Invest in pharma sector
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia urged Sunday the Thai government to take initiative to set up joint-venture or fully-owned pharmaceutical factories in Bangladesh to avail of the trading advantage granted under
 arrow Govt to run 6 vessels on Mongla-Karachi route
The government has decided to run six vessels on Mongla-Karachi route annually in an attempt to accelerate the country's jute export.
 arrow 3 HSBC Premier clients to win trip to China to watch golf tournament
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Limited Bangladesh will arrange a trip to HSBC Champions Golf Tournament in Shanghai, China in November for its three Premier clients.
 arrow Zimbabwe freezes price hikes after currency reforms
Zimbabwe has ordered a new freeze on prices of goods following a spate of increases on the heels of last week's currency reforms to combat the effects of the country's nearly 1,200 percent inflation,a
 arrow Asian currencies rise against dollar
Asian currencies ended the week mostly higher against the dollar amid growing expectations of an end to the cycle of US interest rate hikes.
 arrow SEC warns 6 firms for defying rules
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned six listed companies, their directors and company secretaries for violation of rules.
 arrow Fed faces closest of rate calls
The Federal Reserve has been driving up US borrowing costs ever since June 2004. That could be about to change, economists believe after compelling evidence that the US economy is hitting the brakes.
 arrow BASF president of Asia Pacific due today
Dr Tilman Krauch, president (Asia Pacific) of BASF East Asia Regional Headquarters Ltd, Hong Kong, arrives in Dhaka today on a two-day official visit.
 arrow 'High oil prices won’t dent AirAsia's plans'
High oil prices will not put Asia's largest budget carrier AirAsia off new routes to Indonesia, China and India as it looks to fly 15 million passengers by the end of 2007, its CEO said.
 arrow Office bearers of Transcom Beverages' employees union
Gopal Chandra Saha, Jamal A Nasser and Lal Chan Molla have been elected president, general secretary and treasurer of the workers-employees union of Transcom Beverages Ltd, says a press release.
 arrow Lacoste files suits in China
French clothing giant Lacoste is suing a string of factories, retailers and even a government-controlled commerce agency in China in a bid to protect its trademark, state media reported recently.
 arrow EU to make stronger presence in Southeast Asia
The European Union (EU) is well on its way to strengthening its "presence" in Malaysia, and in the Southeast Asian region.
 arrow India’s Infosys taps foreign talents
Far away from home, university graduates are being trained by one of India's biggest software companies to become top-notch software programmers within just 16 weeks.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Zimbabwe loss biggest debacle, says Bashar
Injured Bangladesh cricket captain Habibul Bashar returned home yesterday after a disappointing tour of Zimbabwe where the Tigers, self-proclaimed favourites, lost the five-match series.
 arrow Football: Cruciani wants results
Having packed up their three-month long camp for the SA Games yesterday, the Bangladesh under-23 football team leave for Bangkok today to play their only warm-up match en route to Colombo.
 arrow Cricket: Nafees fourth ton-up Tiger
Shahriar Nafees became the fourth Bangladeshi batsman to make a one-day international hundred when the left-hander cracked unbeaten 118 in the fifth and final match against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports
 arrow Football: U-23 team leave for Bangkok today
Feroz Mahmud Titu will lead Bangladesh under-23 football team in the SA Games to be held in Colombo this month, the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced yesterday.
 arrow Football: Rahim replaces Salahuddin
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday replaced Kazi Salahuddin as chairman of the inaugural Professional League with its vice-president Abdur Rahim.
 arrow Football: Time to look for Maradona, Beckham and Ronaldinho
British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury hoped that the Bangladesh Youth Football Development Programme will play an important role in developing young talents to top footballers.
 arrow Cricket: Ys take it away from Eng
Mohammad Yousuf and Younis Khan's record-breaking stand of 363 appeared to have left England on the backfoot but the hosts fought back to take three wickets for four runs in 10 balls shortly before tea
 arrow Cricket: Teams evenly poised
Muttiah Muralidaran demolished South Africa's middle order with a four-wicket haul as Sri Lanka fought back strongly in the second Test after a rousing third day's play here on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Ronaldinho carries soccer's baton
On the field, he's one of the world's most feared soccer players. Off it, Ronaldinho comes across as just a regular guy.
 arrow Tennis: Showdown of top two
Second-seeded Maria Sharapova turned back tenacious Patty Schnyder here Saturday to book a final showdown with top seed Kim Clijsters in this 1.34 million-dollar US Open tune-up.
 arrow Tennis: Murray survives a scare
British teen sensation Andy Murray rallied from a slump to win the final five games and defeat Dmitry Tursunov 6-2, 7-5, Saturday, advancing to the final of the 600,000-dollar ATP Washington Classic.
 arrow Football: Carrick injury rocks United
Michael Carrick is facing a race against time to be fit for the start of the Premiership season after suffering an ankle injury just 14 minutes into Manchester United's 1-0 victory against Ajax in Amsterdam
 arrow Football: Bremen triumph in League Cup
Werder Bremen picked up the first piece of silverware in the 2006/07 season defeating Bayern Munich 2-0 here on Saturday to lift the League Cup for the first time in their history.
 arrow Football: Revolutions not for Domenech
France coach Raymond Domenech said on Sunday that there would be few new faces in his squad for the August 16 friendly with Bosnia and Herzegovina which he will announce on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Vieira named France captain
Midfielder Patrick Vieira will be France's new captain when the World Cup finalists take on Bosnia in a friendly on Aug. 16, coach Raymond Domenech said on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Spurs, Dortmund fans clash
German police detained 10 soccer fans after a brawl between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur supporters in a Dortmund tavern after their teams drew 1-1 in a pre-season match, police said on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: 'Tendulkar fully fit'
Sachin Tendulkar was "fully fit" and the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) believed in the integrity of the batsman and the accuracy of team physiotherapist John Gloster's report, a top BCCI official said on
 arrow Football: Chelsea lose to All-Stars
Dewayne De Rosario's 70th-minute strike lifted the Major League Soccer All-Stars to a 1-0 victory over vaunted Chelsea in the MLS All-Star Game here Saturday.
 arrow Football: Pretenders plummet at the onset
Any hopes that France's big clubs could provide a title challenge to five-time champions Lyon took a knock on the opening weekend as Paris St Germain and Monaco slumped to defeat on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Robson suffers suspected stroke
Sir Bobby Robson suffered a suspected stroke 10 minutes into the first game of the new football season at Portman Road and was immediately rushed to Ipswich Hospital.
 arrow Football: Gallas wants to be a Gunner
France international central defender William Gallas relations with Premiership champions Chelsea deteriorated further on Sunday when his agent revealed he would like to move to Arsenal.
 arrow Football: United is all Wayne wants
Fiery England striker Wayne Rooney said on Sunday he would like to have as long a career at Manchester United as stalwarts Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs.
 arrow Cricket: Simon not likely for Ashes
England paceman Simon Jones' hopes of making the Ashes series in Australia are slim according to an English cricket spokesman.
 arrow Cricket: Asif, Hafeez boost for Pakistan
Pakistan paceman Mohammad Asif and all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez will reinforce the touring squad in England before the fourth Test at the Oval starting on August 17, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official
 arrow Football: Debinash's first death anniversary today
Former footballer Debinash Sangma's first anniversary of death will be observed today at his birthplace Dhairpara village, Dhubaura upazila in Mymensingh.
 arrow Cricket: Cronje inquiry starts today
Investigation on allegations that the aircraft crash in 2002 in which former South African cricket captain Hansie Cronje died may not have been an accident, will be launched when the inquest into hisdeath
 arrow Cricket: Waugh's wife under knife
The wife of Australia's former captain, Steve Waugh, has undergone surgery for a blood clot on her brain.
 arrow Football: Magath offered Puerto Rico post
Bayern Munich coach Felix Magath revealed Sunday that Puerto Rico had approached him about becoming the country's team director in the build-up to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
 arrow Football: Lualua to miss start of season
English Premiership side Portsmouth suffered a blow just a week away from the start of the season as their leading striker Lomana LuaLua looks set to miss it after sustaining suspected ankle ligamentdamage.
Metropolitanarrow 'Establish peace to build a better world'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday called on all the peace-loving people to come forward to establish world peace in order to build a better world for the next generation.
 arrow 7 killed in road accidents
At least seven people were killed and nine members of a family injured in separate road accidents in Narsingdi, Khulna, Patuakhali and Jhenidah yesterday.
 arrow JN Hall students fear building collapse
Fearing collapse of building in earthquake, students of Jagannath Hall of Dhaka University (DU) took shelter in front of the Vice-Chancellor's (VC) house right after a mild tremor jolted the university
 arrow 31 more dengue patients hospitalised
Thirty-one more dengue patients were admitted to different hospitals and clinics in the capital yesterday, raising the number of dengue infected people to 1007, according to a Dhaka City Corporation (DCC)
 arrow Victim still missing
Divers from the Fire Service and the Navy searched for five hours yesterday but could not find out the man who remained missing following a trawler capsize in Buriganga near Basila on Saturday.
 arrow HC issues rule on DCC
The High Court yesterday restrained the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) for three months from dumping waste in flood flow zone of Konda and Baliarpur mouzas in Savar, says a press release.
 arrow RU gets legal notice against move to hire 546 staff again
Rajshahi University (RU) authorities were served with a legal notice yesterday to stop the recruitment of the 546 controversially appointed class three and four employees.
 arrow 11 workers sued over strike call
Officials of Madhyapara Granite Mining Company Ltd (MGMCL) sued 11 'unruly' mineworkers yesterday after they beat up an MGMCL official last Monday.
 arrow Tech college teachers announce fresh agitation programmes
Bangladesh Technical College Teachers' Association (BTCTA) yesterday announced fresh agitation programmes to realise its 12-point charter of demands.
 arrow Website on election info launched
Shujan, a citizens' movement for good governance, yesterday launched a website containing relevant information about elections, including voter list, results of last three general elections and the profiles
 arrow Geetobitan published in Braille
For the first time in the country, Geetobitan, a collection of songs and poetry by Rabindranath Tagore, has been published in Braille for visually impaired people.
 arrow BCL expels 8 JU activists
Eight activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Jahangirnagar University (JU) were expelled for different terms while show cause notices were served on three others yesterday for their involvement
 arrow Mason falls from 4-storey bldg, dies
A mason died as he fell from a 4-storey building at the city's Mohammadpur area yesterday.
Nationalarrow Hartal in Rangpur Aug 31 for gas, other demands
Several thousand people marched the streets of Rangpur town and laid a siege to the Deputy Commissioner's office for several hours yesterday to press a four-point demand including pipeline gas supply.
 arrow Hartal observed in Karimganj
A day-long hartal was observed at Karimganj yesterday protesting frequent power outage and demanding smooth power supply in the upazila. Karimganj Bazar Banik Samity called the hartal.
 arrow Ershad cause of concern for both BNP, Jamaat
Jatiya Party (Ershad) secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Howlader's decision to contest polls from Patuakhali-1 constituency has made BNP and jamaat-e-Islami unhappy.
 arrow Resolve stalemate by today or face tougher agitation
The Islamic University (IU) students yesterday asked the authorities to resolve the 15-day stalemate by today or face tougher agitation from tomorrow.
 arrow A health complex with lone doctor
An 'upgraded' health complex in Kishoreganj haor area runs with only one doctor. Nine out of 10 posts of doctor and 6 out of 7 posts of senior nurse are vacant for long in Mithamoin Upazila HealthComplex.
 arrow RU teacher gets death threat
A Rajshahi University (RU) Law and Justice Department teacher yesterday received death threats twice from a telephone caller who claimed himself as a student of law department.
 arrow AL sees it as stunt,Jamaat says ‘it is a BNP decision’
Jatiya Party Chief HM Ershads move to join BNP-led four-party alliance has evoked a mixed reaction in political circles in Khulna.
 arrow Wall on Khulna Circuit House ground protested
Political parties barring BNP and Jamaat, socio-cultural and sports organisations yesterday protested construction of wall on the Khulna Circuit House Maidan by the district administration on security
 arrow Urea seized in St Martin's
Cost Guard personnel and police seized a fishing boat with 100 bags of urea fertiliser while being smuggled to Myanmar through the coast near St Martin's island in Cox's Bazar yesterday.
 arrow Jamaat patronises militants: Sayeed
Central Awami League leader and former state minister for information Prof Abu Sayeed yesterday blamed Jamaat-e-Islami for what he called patronising and Islamist militants in the country.
Point-Counterpointarrow Losing the people's trust
AT least 60 percent of the people in Bangladesh find politics a shambles.
 arrow Uzbekistan: Where terror rules
SLAVERY ended in most of Europe during the middle of the eighteenth to the early nineteenth century. In the United States, it took a bloody civil war to end slavery in the 1860s.
 arrow Politics makes strange bed-fellows
THERE is a saying: All's fair in love and war. The same is probably true for politics in Bangladesh also.
Culturearrow Nagorik Natyangan Ensemble's latest production
JAMALUDDIN Hossain's play Khanchar Bhitor Achin Pakhi, maintains the structure of the 'Restoration Comedy', introduced in 17th century England.
 arrow Tagore artifacts in need of preservation
Rabindra Kachharibari, at Shahzadpur in Sirajganj district is replete with memories of Nobel Laureate, poet Rabindranath Tagore.
 arrow Various perspectives of children's literature
Chandraboti Academy organised a discussion on various issues of children's literature in Bangladesh and a cultural programme at Sufia Kamal Auditorium of National Museum on August 5.
 arrow Samia Mahbub: A musical homecoming
Omni Music in Gulshan came alive on August 5. Holding forth in Hindustani classical vocal music and Nazrul compositions was Washington-based Samia Mahbub Ahmad who is here for a vacation.
 arrow TV plays on Tagore's Galpoguchcha begin on ATN Bangla
TV plays based on a few selected stories of Tagore's Galpoguchcha, a collection of his short stories, will be aired on ATN Bangla every Monday.
Generalarrow JU student faces uncertain future for JCD feud
Getting back to normal life has become uncertain for a fresher of Jahangirnagar University (JU) who was injured during a gunfight between two factions of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) on August 1 asdoctors
 arrow One killed over property dispute
A wife along with her daughter and son-in-law allegedly killed her husband at Chhayabithi in the district in the early hours of yesterday following a feud over properties.
 arrow CCCI chief blames Ctg mayor
Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) President Saifuzzaman Chowdhury yesterday criticised the 'negative role' of Chittagong city Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury against the construction of
 arrow Proshika rehabilitates FF's ill-fated daughter
Proshika has taken the responsibility for rehabilitating an ill-fated daughter of a war-wound freedom fighter, says a press release.
 arrow Training for drug addicted children begins
Forum for Culture and Human Development (FCHD) began a three -day training on life skill development for the drug addicted children at its Children's Art Gallery at Khilgaon in the city yesterday, says
Internationalarrow Iran to expand atomic work with UN checks
Iran will expand its atomic fuel work whenever it feels the need to do so, chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani said yesterday, rejecting a UN resolution demanding an end to uranium enrichment.
 arrow Nepal to seize royal lands, king to be 'normal citizen'
Nepal plans to seize lands owned by King Gyanendra and other royal family members and distribute them to the poor as it moves toward treating the monarch like a "normal citizen," a minister said Saturday.
 arrow Floods make half a million Indians homeless
Rescuers in India stepped up efforts yesterday to help hundreds of thousands of people forced from their homes by floods in a southern state as torrential rain hit the country's financial capital.
 arrow 'Expulsions of diplomats bad omen for Indo-Pak peace process'
India and Pakistan's tit-for-tat expulsion of diplomats is a bad omen for their already troubled peace process, analysts said yesterday.
 arrow Afghan forces kill 17 insurgents in south
Afghan troops and police killed 17 rebels and wounded another five in two separate clashes in the southern province of Helmand, police said yesterday, Three insurgents were killed and one was wounded
 arrow 'India knew about Pak Kargil plans'
A 'White Paper' released by the opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has stated that India knew about the Kargil operation plan "11 months before its launch".
 arrow Israel detains Palestinian parliament speaker
Israeli forces arrested the speaker of the Palestinian parliament at his house early yesterday, Palestinian officials said.
 arrow ME violence to continue 'for some time': Rice
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned yesterday that there would be violence in the Middle East "for some time to come" even after the adoption of a UN resolution aimed at ending the conflict.
 arrow Lebanon rejects draft UN truce resolution
The Lebanese parliamentary speaker, a prominent Shia who has been negotiating on behalf of Hezbollah, rejected the US-French draft UN ceasefire resolution yesterday because it did not include the government's
 arrow 5 Lashkar men arrested in Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir police yesterday said it had unearthed a Lashkar-e-Taiba module with the arrest of five terrorists of the outfit involved in a series of grenade throwing incidents in Doda district over
 arrow Israel can't be given 'licence' to destroy Lebanon: Malaysia
Malaysia's foreign minister said yesterday that Israel cannot be given a "licence" to destroy Lebanon, adding that the United States and Britain must be fair in seeking an end to the crisis.
 arrow Floods kill 129 in Ethiopia
At least 129 people were killed overnight in flash floods in eastern Ethiopia after an intense, sudden downpour pounded the region, sweeping away many of the victims in their sleep, police said Sunday.
 arrow 'Shoes with sight' for blind
Guide dogs may soon be out of a job thanks to a high-tech pair of glasses and shoes invented by Hong Kong scientists that help blind people navigate the trickiest of terrain, a report said yesterday.
 arrow US military begins hearing into rape-slaying of Iraqi girl
A US military court began a hearing yesterday to determine if five American soldiers should be tried in the alleged rape-slaying of a 14-year-old Iraqi girl.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Donor accountability
IN a distinctly forward-looking seminar on Saturday, titled 'Monitoring Donor Support to Poverty Strategy in Bangladesh: Rethinking the Rules of Engagement' in Dhaka, the subject of donor accountability
 arrow Editorial: Tree robbers at large
THE report from Bogra that thousands of trees have been felled and sold at throwaway prices through tender manipulation is the latest example of how forest resources are being plundered by either government
 arrow The return of the Pied Piper?
A shrewd, sly autocrat who was ignominiously hounded out of power in late 1990 is almost garlanded back in this (seemingly) never-never land of democracy -- thanks to the bankrupt politics pursued inthis
 arrow Pitting Sunni against Shia
THE on-going war between Hezbollah and Israel has a dimension that spans well beyond the two foes who have been entrenched in a constant struggle in southern Lebanon for nearly 25 years now.
 arrow Hijacking Yojana Bhavan?
HAS India's United Progressive Alliance leadership decided to learn nothing from its unsuccessful past attempts, like in the BHEL disinvestment case, to pursue policies which run counter to its own National
Letters to Editorarrow Is it the same Buet?
Buet is the university where top students of the country get opportunity to study.
 arrow Campus politics
Over the last few weeks the nation is observing a severe chaotic environment on the university campuses.
 arrow Might is right?
More than 500 dead, around 1800 wounded and millions displaced by the barbaric aggression of Israel in Lebanon.
 arrow Indo-Bangla relations
Thanks to Mr. Rajen Sen of Mumbai for his views on Indo-Bangla relations (DS 02,Aug.06) and his understanding of the Bangladeshi psyche.
 arrow Life of eunuchs
Humans, by a divine order, are of two kinds male & female. Yet there is another group that does not belong to any of the above two they are eunuchs-- Humans of third kind.
 arrow American plan in Middle East
Mr. Bush, the President of the all powerful US, is pursuing a definite plan in Middle East. It started with the imaginary search for WMD in Iraq and the subsequent invasion. Mr.
 arrow Adult sites
With the evolution of Internet technology and its new inventions and application of software, the world has become much smaller. But it is not an unmixed blessing.
Star Cityarrow Legal action eludes child domestic help
Zahid felt helpless when the seven-year-old girl clung on to him urging to save her life.
 arrow BRTA to seize unauthorised CNG autorickshaws
Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has decided to seize the unauthorised Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) run autorickshaws in Dhaka city as the number of such autorickshaws has exceeded the limit
 arrow Dhaka: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
The Daily Star (TDS): What is your most memorable event in Dhaka?
Jamaluddin Hossain (JH): I came to Dhaka in 1959, to watch a cricket match between West Indies and Pakistan.

 arrow DCC officials charging extra for birth certificates
Obtaining birth registration certificates from Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has become a tough job for city dwellers, as they are being victimised with excessive charges by a section of brokers.
 arrow Women workers deprived of maternity leave
Most garment factories around the city are flouting government regulations in granting of paid maternity leave to workers and provide crèches in factories dominated by women, showed a survey on 100 garment
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