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Front Pagearrow 19 identified, bank accounts frozen
British officials identified 19 of the suspects accused of plotting to blow up US-bound aircraft on Friday, making public a list of names that fuelled suspicions of a Pakistan connection.
 arrow 7 militants arrested in Ctg
Chittagong Metropolitan Police arrested seven militants, including an engineer of Chittagong Urea Fertiliser Limited (CUFL) and a sales manager of Suncrest Cola, in separate raids in different areas of
 arrow Oli doesn't care about party ticket or action
Ruling BNP Standing Committee Member Col (retired) Oli Ahmed will contest the next general election from more than three constituencies in Chittagong, whether or not he gets the party nomination.
 arrow 'Massive' projects only add to woes
Bangladesh Water Development Board's (BWDB) several projects including a Tk 272crore one to address river drainage congestion and waterlogging problem in the south-west region have proved futile.
 arrow Construction on ignoring environmental factors
The Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) has started construction of a bridge over the second Buriganga channel at Kamrangirchar without any environmental impact assessment, threatening the very existence of the waterway.
 arrow Key suspect Salehi to enter RU campus today, address rally
Fresh tension has gripped Rajshahi University as the university unit of Islami Chhatra Shibir (ICS) announced that its president Mahbubul Alam Salehi will come to the campus today.
 arrow Typhoon Saomai kills over 100 in China
The strongest typhoon to hit China in half a century killed more than 100 people, dozens of whom had taken shelter in a house that collapsed, Xinhua news agency said on Friday, and the toll appeared likely
 arrow Top criminals may return home as polls near
Security has been beefed up in the capital in anticipation of the most wanted criminals' return to the country from their hideout abroad ahead of the upcoming national election.
 arrow UNHRC to probe 'systematic' Israeli attacks on civilians
The UN Human Rights Council yesterday voted to set up a commission of inquiry into "systematic" Israeli attacks on civilians in Lebanon, despite fears that it could upset diplomatic moves to end the conflict.
 arrow PM urges UNSC leaders for Lebanon truce
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday sent letters to the leaders of five permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) and the UN secretary general calling for immediate and unconditional ceasefire
 arrow Security beefed up at ZIA
Security at Zia International Airport (ZIA) and diplomatic enclaves has been beefed up following an abortive terrorist attempt to blow up US-bound planes in the UK.
 arrow Zakiganj border tense as both sides reinforce troops: Flag meet tomorrow
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) is reinforcing its troops along the Zakiganj border adding to the tension ahead of tomorrow's scheduled flag meeting after the 14-hour-long firefight, which startedon
 arrow Stevedores at Ctg port resume work
Container handling at Chittagong Port resumed at 6:00pm yesterday after a fruitful meeting between Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) and Bangladesh Master Stevedores Association (BMSA).
 arrow DFO sued for selling trees 'illegally'
The Roads and Highways Department (R&HD) has filed a case with Shibganj thana against the Divisional Forest Officer (DFO) here on Thursday for 'illegal sale' of a large number of roadside timber of the
 arrow Indian cities on alert
India's capital New Delhi and financial hub Mumbai raised security yesterday amid US warnings of possible al-Qaeda attacks.
 arrow Regional dialogue in Faridpur today
The 11th regional dialogue on "National Election 2007: Civil Society Initiative for Accountable Development" will be held in Faridpur today.
 arrow First ODI in Kenya today
With a hope to make up for the Zimbabwe debacle, Bangladesh face off Kenya today in the first game of the three-match one-day international series at the Gymkhana Cricket Club ground in Nairobi.
 arrow Another 250 to return from Lebanon today
Some 250 Bangladeshis return home from the war-ravaged Lebanon today by a chartered aircraft of Middle East Airlines (MEA).
 arrow Another group of teachers postpones strike
After observing over a month-long strike at the non-government high schools, colleges and madrasas, National Front of Teachers and Employees (NFTE), a platform of 11 teachers and employees organisations,
 arrow Shamsur Rahman's condition improves a bit
Poet Shamsur Rahman's condition improved a little bit yesterday but he is still in a critical condition.
 arrow Extortion in the name of outlaws in Khulna
Callers using the name of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddho) demanded tolls from over a hundred people of different professions in the last one week and warned of dire consequences in case
 arrow FM concerned at 'unprovoked' border firing
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan yesterday expressed deep concern over the situation along the Indo-Bangladesh border, saying that unprovoked firing and killing of innocent civilians are detrimental to
 arrow 12 Myanmar nationals held
Army personnel held 12 Myanmar nationals at Amtalipara in the town on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, the army men raided the area and caught the Myanmar nationals.
Businessarrow RMG's market share in US falling despite its export growth
Market share of Bangladesh's textile products in the US is on the decline, although the products, mainly readymade garments, are posting positive growths both in terms of volume and value in the market.
 arrow China accuses India of erecting trade barriers at Silk Road pass
China has accused India of erecting unilateral and restrictive trade barriers at the strategic Nathu-La border trade market which was opened last month with much fanfare after a 44-year hiatus.
 arrow US senators in Beijing take soft line on yuan
A US Senate bill that would impose steep tariffs on Chinese goods unless Beijing significantly raises the value of the yuan has little chance of becoming law, a visiting senator said on Friday.
 arrow Trade facilitation top of Asean economic agenda: KL
Trade facilitation between Southeast Asian nations to lower the cost of doing business in the region will top the agenda at this month's meeting of Asian economic ministers, Malaysia said Thursday.
 arrow Bank of Japan open to rate rise this year
The Bank of Japan chief has said he was open to another interest rate hike this year, one month after the central bank ended its unorthodox five-year policy of virtually free credit.
 arrow Vietnam mulls ending fuel subsidy by 2008
Vietnam is mulling ending state control on fuel trade by cutting subsidies by the end of 2008, officials and reports said on Friday after another price increase was announced in the communist nation.
 arrow ROK, US to resume FTA talks next month
South Korea and the United States will resume a third round of talks on forging a free trade accord in Seattle next month, officials said Friday.
 arrow Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking wins awards
Citigroup Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) has been recognised by Euromoney magazine as the Best Emerging Markets Bank and the Best Global Cash Management Bank in the annual Awards for Excellence.
 arrow Nepal to launch CDMA mobile phone service
Nepal Telecom (NT) will launch pre-paid mobile phones based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) technology soon, an official at NT said here Thursday.
 arrow Office bearers of construction industry assoc
Syed Mosharraf Hossain and Nazrul Islam have been elected president and vice president of Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry for the term 2006-08.
 arrow India's industrial production grows by robust 9.6pc
India's industrial production grew by a robust 9.6 percent in June, according to official data Friday, but analysts said massive flooding could affect output in coming months.
 arrow Automakers to Invest in hybrid project
A research alliance consisting of General Motors Corp, BMW AG and DaimlerChrysler AG plans to invest over $1 billion in the development of a new hybrid transmission and related systems that backers say
 arrow India to release $22.8m budgetary support to Nepal soon
The government of India is going to release 1.6 billion Nepali rupees (22.
 arrow Oil market rests on fragile supply cushion: IEA
Estimated world oil product demand is flat at 84.8 million barrels per day this year and the market has a fragile cushion to absorb supply disruptions in Alaska and elsewhere, the IEA reported on Friday.
 arrow US economic outlook unchanged in wake of bomb plot
News of a suspected bomb plot dominated news headlines and caused gridlock at airports, but it didn't send economists back to the drawing board to recalculate forecasts for US economic growth.
 arrow Weekly Currency Roundup
August 06-August 10, 2006
Local FX Market

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

Sportsarrow Chess: Mission consolation
If anybody takes the recent record in consideration, there is hardly any doubt that Bangladesh go into the three-match one-day international series against Kenya today as favourites.
 arrow Cricket: Worry for Dravid and co
India captain Rahul Dravid on Friday predicted a tough triangular series against South Africa and hosts Sri Lanka, saying both rivals were a force to reckon with in world cricket.
 arrow Football: End of the line for Beckham?
David Beckham was left out of new England coach Steve McClaren's first England squad on Friday, raising speculation that his international career is over.
 arrow Cricket: Border with Jones
Allan Border believes Dean Jones has already been punished enough for his on-air description of South Africa's Hashim Amla as a "terrorist".
 arrow Chess: GM Zia storms to solo lead
Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman stormed to solo lead in the Open DIDE Rating Chess Tournament when he recorded his straight sixth win in the competition yesterday.
 arrow Football: Bangladesh meet Vietnam today in U-17 tourney
Bangladesh under-17 national football team will take on hosts Vietnam in the opening match of the AAF Youth Football Champion-ship in Hanoi today. The match will kick off at 2.
 arrow Cricket: A blessing in disguise!
John Buchanan says Andrew Flintoff's absence has boosted England's teamwork. The Australia coach is impressed with how the team have won the Test series against Pakistan without their star.
 arrow Cricket: Kenya recall opener Ouma
Kenya have recalled opening batsman Morris Ouma for the one-day international series against Bangladesh starting here today.
 arrow Cricket: WI-Aussies opener in Singapore
World Cup winners Australia will clash with the West Indies in the opening match of next month's triangular one-day series in Southeast Asia, the Indian cricket board announced on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: England can retain Ashes: Vaughan
Injured captain Michael Vaughan warned Friday he is confident England can retain the Ashes with or without him this winter.
 arrow Football: Newcastle, Marseille start with wins
Newcastle United took a step closer to the UEFA Cup group stages when Titus Bramble scored the only goal in a 1-0 win at Latvia's Ventspils in their second qualifying round, first leg clash.
 arrow Tennis: Revenge sweet for Serena
Serena Williams avenged her Australian Open loss to Daniela Hantuchova here Thursday with a 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 victory over the seventh-seeded Slovakian to reach the quarterfinals of a WTA hardcourt tournament.
 arrow Football: Henry resigned to losing Cole
Thierry Henry has toiled on the telephone with daily calls aimed at persuading Ashley Cole to reject Chelsea's overtures and commit himself to Arsenal just as he himself did when Barcelona sought hissignature
 arrow Football: Real active in transfer market
The Real Madrid transfer rumour mill was working overtime on Friday amid reports the club may actually sell a player, midfielder Guti, while concentrating their search for a centre half on three Romastars
 arrow Football: Senna misses Spain cut
Spain coach Luis Aragones kept faith with almost all of the players he took to the World Cup when he named his 22-man squad for next week's friendly against Iceland.
 arrow Football: Ruud awakening
Netherlands coach Marco van Basten dropped striker Ruud van Nistelrooy in naming an 18-mans squad to play Ireland in a friendly on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Chelsea in Ashley U-turn
Ashley Cole's move to Stamford Bridge will be agreed within the next 24 hours, according to sources close to the talks.
 arrow Football: Socceroos' coach search on hold
Australia's governing football body has put the search for a replacement coach for Guus Hiddink on hold until next year.
 arrow Tennis: No luck for Nadal
World number one Roger Federer and British teen Andy Murray advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Masters Series event here Thursday but defending champion and second seed Rafael Nadal was ousted.
 arrow Football: Kuszczak moves to Old Trafford
Manchester United's summer-long pursuit of goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak came to a successful conclusion on Thursday when West Brom agreed to loan out the Polish international for the coming season.
 arrow Football: Young guns may fire Gunners
Thierry Henry insists Arsenals young guns can break Chelseas domestic dominance if they stick together.
 arrow Football: 'Terry can be great'
England manager Steve McClaren believes John Terry can become one of the country's all-time great skippers.
 arrow Football: Ribery overshadows French scene
Franck Ribery looks set to remain a Marseille player as the transfer saga which has dominated the early stage of the French season creeps towards a close.
 arrow Football: Rooney laments being targeted
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney believes he has become the number one target of over-zealous referees.
 arrow Football: Rosicky relishing rough stuff
Arsenal midfielder Tomas Rosicky insists he can cope with the physical challenge of competing in the Premiership. Czech Republic star Rosicky, 25, joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund in a 6.
 arrow Football: City net Trabelsi
Tunisian World Cup defender Hatem Trabelsi on Thursday completed his move from Ajax to English Premiership side Manchester City.
 arrow Football: UEFA Cup results
Results of UEFA Cup second qualifying round first leg matches on Thursday:
Karvan Evlakh (AZE) 0 Slavia Prague (CZE) 2
Tchernomorets (UKR) 0 Plock (POL) 0
Rubin (RUS) 3 BATE (BLR) 0

 arrow Tennis: Hewitt's prep hampered
A knee injury is hampering Australian Lleyton Hewitt's preparations for this month's US Open, reports said here Friday.
 arrow Cricket: John's plan irks Warne
Champion leg-spin bowler Shane Warne has queried the timing of the Australian cricket team's pre-Ashes training camp in outback Queensland later this month which conflicts with his commitments with English
 arrow Cricket: Harbhajan is better: Panesar
England spin star Monty Panesar is not going over the moon by his coach's flattering remark that he is the best finger spinner in the world, saying Harbhajan Singh and Daniel Vettori are better bowlers.
 arrow Football: Ayala desperate to leave Valencia
Valencia's Argentine international centre back Roberto Ayala said he feels cheated by the club and wants to sign for regional rivals Villarreal.
 arrow Athletics: Obikwelu's double delight
Portugal's Francis Obikwelu was crowned European sprint king here Thursday after winning the 200m to add to his 100m title.
 arrow Tennis: Top guns line up for China Open
Defending men's champion Rafael Nadal of Spain and women's world number one Amelia Mauresmo will lead a strong field at next month's China Open, state press reported on Friday.
Metropolitanarrow No election under 'shadow BNP govt'
Awami League (AL) top brasses yesterday warned they will not allow the next general election to be held under a caretaker government that will virtually be "a shadow BNP government".
 arrow Take up eco-friendly sustainable development projects
Speakers at a seminar yesterday said development projects should be taken up considering river, environment and the interest of poor people.
 arrow 57 juveniles still languishing in Kashimpur jail
Even after more than two and half months, no step has yet been taken to bring back 57 inmates of Kishore Unnayan Kendra (juvenile development centre) at Tongi from Kashimpur Central Jail where they were
 arrow Bring attackers of Humayun Azad to book
Speakers at a commemorative meeting yesterday demanded that the attackers of Dr Humayun Azad, a teacher of Dhaka University, be brought to book.
 arrow Brown lauds Bangladesh's economic performance
Mark Malloch Brown, deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, has praised Bangladesh's economic performance in recent times and observed that the country "had reasons to be proud of such achievements".
 arrow Int'l Youth Day today
The International Youth Day will be observed in the country today with focus on the issues of youths and their role in the nation-building efforts.
 arrow Govt making allout efforts to ensure quality edn
Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud Ahmed yesterday said the government made all efforts to ensure quality education in the country.
 arrow BTTB officer missing
Inamul Haque Mohammad Al Mamun, chief assistant at the transmission region of BTTB, has been missing since Thursday morning.
 arrow Mother, daughter injured in acid attack
A pregnant woman and her daughter received severe burn injuries when criminals threw acid on them at a village in Bahubal upazila on Wednesday night.
 arrow Body found in city
Police recovered the body of a man from an under-construction building at Kafrul in the city yesterday.
 arrow Two get life for killing a youth
A court here on Thursday convicted two young men and sentenced them to life term imprisonment for killing a youth in 1994.
 arrow Vehicle owners asked to use Mawa instead of Aricha ferry ghat
The ferry movement between Aricha, Paturia and Daulatdia is facing serious problems due to navigability problem in the Padma, forcing vehicles to be stranded on both sides of the river.
 arrow Dr Humayun Azad's death anniversary today
Today is the second death anniversary of eminent writer Prof Dr Humayun Azad.
 arrow Groom attempts to kill himself during marriage
A groom attempted to kill himself during his own marriage ceremony in the city yesterday. Javed Hossain, 25, a contractor, was about to marry a woman at her aunt's residence at Kantaban.
 arrow Abducted fish trader found dead
Police yesterday recovered the body of a fish trader who was kidnapped from his house at Beta village in Dumuria on Tuesday night.
 arrow Road accident kills one in Ctg
One person was killed and ten others injured in a collision between two passenger buses in Patiya Upazila yesterday. The identity of the dead could not be known immediately.
 arrow Two electrocuted
Two people were electrocuted in separate incidents in the city on Thursday.
Nationalarrow Tk 27 cr stolen from Bogra uplift projects in 4 years
Bogra district administration has started investigation into allegations that around Tk 27 crore in cash and kind was misappropriated by ruling party men from different development projects in the district
 arrow Weavers demand textile minister's resignation
Over 5,000 handlooms in Balla, Rampur and adjacent areas in Kalihati upazila in Tangail district, well known for producing famous Tangail Shari, is closed for about four months due to abnormal price hikes
 arrow BNP-Jamaat at odds over nomination in Sylhet-5
The four-party alliance is facing a crisis over nominating a candidate in Sylhet-5 constituency in the coming parliamentary election.
 arrow AL nomination seeker's meeting foiled by rivals
A view-exchange meeting of a central Mohila Awami League leader and nomination aspirant with Bangladesh Chhatra League leaders and activists was foiled by party rivals at Chand Khan Bazar in Chandpour
 arrow Netrakona BNP won't accept JP man as coalition candidate
Most of the front-ranking leaders of Netrakona district BNP including two lawmakers have expressed their sharp reaction to Jatiya Party chief HM Ershad's move to join the four-party alliance.
 arrow UPDF office gutted in Khagrachhari
The office of the United Peoples' Democratic Front (UPDF) including 10 shops in the surrounding area were gutted in a big fire at Logung in Panchhari upazila yesterday, security sources said.
 arrow Progressive Teachers to protest 'illegal' recruitment
The Progressive Teacher's Society at Rajshahi University will besiege the administrative building during holding of the Syndicate meeting today to protest selecting of eight teachers in Marketing department
 arrow No stock of anti-snake venom at RMCH
There is no stock of Anti Snake Venom (ASV) for treatment of snake-bite patients at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH). Patients have to buy the medicine from outside at high prices.
 arrow Trader killed by outlaws in Pabna
A businessman was killed in Ataikula thana by the outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddho) in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Practising democracy at grassroots level
A chairman of underdeveloped Char Sirta union in Sadar upazila answered to various queries of people in his area at a different type of meeting held at Mymensingh Press Club auditorium recently.
 arrow Daily Star Readers' Club meet held
The Daily Star Readers' Club was formed here yesterday aiming at creating enlightened citizens.
 arrow 2 get life for murder
The Additional District and Sessions Judge Court here sentenced two persons to life term rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a verdict announced in Sham-suzzaman Manik Murder Case yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow Election Commission is not a postbox
In the recent past, comments attributed to a very highly placed functionary in the Election Commission (EC) to the effect that in matters concerning election results, the EC is a merely a postbox andthus
 arrow For a healthy new generation
YOUNG people are major stakeholders in global development. Youths are the future of society but they are also very much its present.
 arrow The challenge of containing drug abuse by 2008
UNITED Nations General Assembly decided in 1987 to observe every year the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking June 26 to express its determination to eliminate the drug abuse
 arrow Making governance work for the poor
THE UK government's new white paper on international development, 'Eliminating world poverty: Making governance work for the poor' launched on 13 July, 2006 by the Secretary of State for International
Culturearrow Songs of innocence in buoyant colours
FARIDA Zaman's solo exhibition opened at Bengal Gallery with due fanfare on August 8. The paintings are romantic and lyrical, to say the least, with daring reds, oranges and blues.
 arrow Tagore's legacy overseas
Tagore's works continue to enthrall people even outside Bangladesh frontiers. The Tagore genre of poetry, music and dance has many expatriate fans.
 arrow Language of lens in documentaries
Bangladesh Federation of Film Societies (BFFS) organised its 7th Hiralal Sen Memorial Lecture on August 10.
 arrow Musical game show 'Aktel Hip Hip Hurrah'
Aktel Hip Hip Hurrah, a new musical game show is currently aired on ntv every Saturday at 10:30am.
Internationalarrow World airlines scramble to clear passenger backlog
Airlines around the world said travel was easing yesterday after the chaos caused by an alleged plot to blow up US-bound planes from Britain, but tighter security measures threaten to inconvenience passengers
 arrow US, France close to ME truce deal
The United States and France were close to agreement yesterday on a UN resolution aimed at halting the bloodshed in Lebanon and Israel but objections from combatants could force another delay.
 arrow Lanka army pushes on with offensive
Sri Lanka pushed on with an offensive yesterday to win control of a waterway from Tamil Tiger rebels, as calls mounted for an independent probe into the killing of 17 aid workers in the midst of the fighting.
 arrow Dissent mounts in Israel over Lebanon war
Dissent in Israel over the government's handling of war in Lebanon started to mount yesterday, as international diplomatic efforts intensified to bring the month-old bloodshed to an end.
 arrow UK plot similar to failed 1995 effort
Two terror plots, roughly 11 years apart, had eerie similarities. The first was designed to blow a dozen American airliners out of the sky with liquid bombs smuggled aboard in innocent-looking containers.
 arrow Tyre residents go hungry as shelves go bare
Waiting anxiously in his small store in the south Lebanese city of Tyre, surrounded by empty shelves, Mohammed Qassem prays for the safe return of his son who is out dodging Israeli shells to try to buy
 arrow Sonia is great for Natwar
Suspended Congress leader Natwar Singh yesterday said Sonia Gandhi has so far not said anything against him and "neither will I say anything against her".
 arrow Muslim states call for UN probe into Israeli attacks on civilians
Islamic nations tabled a draft resolution at the UN Human Rights Council Friday calling for an urgent "high level" commission of inquiry into "systematic" Israeli attacks on civilians in Lebanon.
 arrow US mulls Israeli request for cluster munitions
The US government is considering an Israeli request for M-26 artillery rockets with cluster munitions it wants to use against Hezbollah missile sites in Lebanon, The New York Times said yesterday.
 arrow Three al-Qaeda militants killed in Afghanistan
Three al-Qaeda militants were killed in eastern Afghanistan yesterday in a joint raid by Afghan forces and the US-led coalition, the coalition said.
 arrow Researchers chase goal of non-hijackable plane
Can technology create a non-hijackable plane?
By 2008, European researchers aim to bring that vision closer to reality through an ambitious security programme to combat on-board threats in an industry

 arrow Indian dams blamed for fuelling floods
The sudden release of large quantities of water from several large dams has contributed to devastating floods in India, which have killed over 350 people, and authorities must take some of the blame,critics
 arrow Right-to-know law scares India's greedy officials
When 55-year-old house painter Nannu Lal lost his government ration card, feeding his wife and son suddenly became twice as expensive.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Voters' right to know
The full implementation of the High Court (HC) verdict on voters' right to know about candidates submitting papers for contesting elections is a universal demand of the citizens in the country at themoment.
 arrow Editorial: Land grabbing menace
We have on several occasions in the past pointed out many cases of land grabbing by filling up of various water bodies in the capital, including raising illegal structures on both sides of the river Buriganga.
 arrow WTO issues remain unresolved
The ministerial meeting of the G-6 Group of WTO heavyweights, consisting of representatives from Australia, Brazil, the European Union, India, Japan and the United States concluded in Geneva late last
 arrow Nations of Southeast Asia
AROUND this mid-August, the Southeast Asian countries complete their 59 years of independence.
 arrow Some suggestions on anti-corruption measures
Much water has flown down the Padma since an Anti-corruption Commission was appointed purported to be free and independent so that no kind of influence or interference could be brought to bear on it to
StarTecharrow New frontier of info online
Since its creation in 2001, the free interactive encyclopedia called Wikipedia (http://www.wiki pedia.org) has rapidly grown into the largest reference website on the Internet.
 arrow Microcel to unveil Stereo 3D PCs
Microcel, a techno- logy company, will introduce Stereo 3D (Three Dimension) computers in the local market. This was announced at a press conference held recently.
 arrow Kingston enters PMP market with K-PEX
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., one of the world leaders in memory products, recently unveiled its new line of Personal Media Players (PMPs), says a press release.
 arrow Mylo

Literaturearrow Killing The Water -Part I
When I fly into Dhaka -- if I'm lucky enough to arrive during the day -- I see beneath me the delta landscape of Bangladesh, familiar patches of green fields crisscrossed by a maze of gray-blue rivers.
 arrow An overweight plodder
When Salman Rushdie's landmark Midnight's Children first appeared in 1981, no one knew if it marked the beginning of a great new era or a one-hit wonder.
 arrow Visitor
Last night, a poem hovered
on the edge of the sofa,
uncertain guest, choking
a little amidst
the cooking smells.

 arrow Indulgence
Perhaps I'll allow
myself one of these days
an indulgence--
the perfect idiocy
knowing full well
that one of these
days I will
be sitting on a chair
my mouth

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