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Front Pagearrow PMO intervenes to revive rejected MRP deal
In an unusual instance, the home ministry is set to seek again the approval of the cabinet purchase committee next week for the Tk 1,561-crore programme on machine-readable passport (MRP), visa and national
 arrow Adieu, beloved poet
"Distinguished poet Shamsur Rahman, a legend of contemporary Bangla poetry and literature, who once used to inspire the nation by reciting his poems at the foot of this Shaheed Minar will never speakagain,
 arrow Huge arms, ammo seized in Bandarban
Army personnel recovered a huge cache of firearms, including 13 machine guns and rifles, six rocket launchers, 16 rocket shells and 10,750 rounds of ammunition, from the deep forest in Ali Kadam upazila
 arrow Expulsion of Oli, Whip Ashraf matter of time
The ruling BNP seems determined to expel two of its senior leaders for their 'anti-party activities and adverse comments about the prime minister's son'.
 arrow Grand opening of SA Games
There are only two seasons in Sri Lanka: rain and sunshine.
 arrow DAP being prepared only to gather dust
Rajuk has nearly completed compilation of the Detailed Area Plan (DAP) of 1,528 square kilometre area of the capital amid fears that the expensive document would not deter unplanned urbanisation due to
 arrow He would not believe his eyes...
Shamsur Rahman once wrote that people do not bring out processions after a poet dies and usually there is hardly any reflection of the loss on the streets.
 arrow Dredging starts but water level now falling fast
Dredging of the silted up Paturia-Daulatdia and Paturia-Nagarbari (Kazirhat) channels in the Padma -- vital links to the capital with south and southwestern parts of the country -- has been started but
 arrow Fresh anti-crime drive in 10 districts from tonight
Joint forces comprising police, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), Armed Police Battalion and Ansars are likely to launch a fresh crackdown on extremists and militants from tonight in 10 districts of Khulna division.
 arrow Dhaka offers up to 2,000 peacekeepers for Lebanon
Bangladesh is willing to contribute up to 2,000 troops to the United Nations (UN).peacekeeping force in Lebanon, according to an AP report.
 arrow Voters can enlist their names at concerned offices after Aug 20
An eligible voter will be able to enlist his or her name in the voter list by contacting the registration or assistant registration offices of the area concerned after August 20, when door-to-door updating
 arrow 4 Hizbut Tawhid men arrested in Barisal
Police yesterday arrested four members of Islamist outfit Hizbut Tawhid at Banaripara upazila headquarters while they were distributing leaflets and books on Jihad.
 arrow Regional dialogue in Pabna today
The 12th regional dialogue on "National Election 2007: Civil Society Initiative for Accountable Development" will be held in Pabna today.
 arrow Prayer for rain in 3 districts
Special munajat (prayer) was offered at hundreds of mosques in Rangpur, Kurigram and Lalmonirhat districts after Juma prayers yesterday seeking Almighty Allah's favour for rainfall in the region.
 arrow Bangladeshis among 108 held in Greece
Greek police on Friday arrested three Turkish suspected people-smugglers and detained 108 would-be migrants hidden on board their truck, police said.
 arrow Deer rescued from poachers released at Dulahazra
The authorities of Dulahazra Safari Park in Chakoria of Cox's Bazar on Thursday released two 'Barking deer' (Cervus asix), widely known as 'Maya Horeen', in the sanctuary of the park.
 arrow Human chain demanding end to Bhabadah waterlogging
Several hundred people formed a human chain in front of the High Court (HC) yesterday demanding permanent solution to the waterlogging problem caused by Bhabadah sluice gate.
 arrow 3 commit suicide in capital in last two days
Three people committed suicide in the city's Bashabo, Mirpur and Tejgaon areas in the last two days. The dead are Masud Karim, 24, Aklima alias Akli, 20, and Fatema Begum, 18.
 arrow Garment workers demonstrate
Readymade garment workers staged demonstrations in the Elephant Road and Muktangon areas in the capital urging factory owners to fulfil their demands.
 arrow 'Outlaw' lynched in Pabna
Locals lynched an alleged outlaw at Badai Bazar in Shuzanagar upazila in the district on Thursday night.
 arrow Delhi firm to reject any 'extraneous conditions'
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought to calm apprehensions of his allies and India's main opposition as also of scientific establishments that a historic civil nuclear deal with the UnitedStates
 arrow 'Her Pakistani roots caused airport alarm'
A Pakistani woman whose daughter's carry-on luggage caused an airport to shut down for 9 1/2 hours says it was her ethnic background, not a few bottles of suspicious liquids that set off security officials.
 arrow US official to visit Dhaka to examine refugee issues
The US official in charge of refugee affairs will travel to Malaysia, Bangladesh and Thailand next week to examine refugee issues, the State Department said Thursday.
 arrow Lebanese troops patrol town on Israeli border
The Lebanese army reached the country's southern border with Israel for the first time Friday, sending a sole jeep on patrol through this village, where Israeli forces pulled out of in 2000, ending an
 arrow Lanka reinforces troops as aid workers flee
Sri Lanka sent additional troops to the northern front lines in its fight with Tamil Tiger guerrillas, as some aid workers pulled back yesterday to escape ever closer artillery fire.
 arrow Heroin recovered, 4 held in city
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel yesterday recovered one kg heroin and arrested four people, including two women, in the city's Khilkhet area.
 arrow Threat to blow up Taj Mahal
Police in northern India have heightened security around the Taj Mahal after receiving a letter threatening to blow up the monument, officials said yesterday.
Businessarrow Leather goods production tumbles on hide scarcity
When Bangladesh's footwear makers see huge prospects in Europe following imposition of anti-dumping duties on Chinese and Vietnamese shoes, leather goods production in local market tumbles due to scarcity
 arrow ROK to ink FTA with Asean next week
South Korea will sign the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in trade and goods with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) next week with the exception of Thailand, an official said Thursday.
 arrow India cuts tariffs to jump-start stalled Asean trade talks
India said Friday it had offered concessions to restart stalled trade talks with Southeast Asia, slashing tariffs on imports of sensitive agriculture products such as palm oil, tea and pepper.
 arrow China unveils 8 automobile export zones
Chinese Commerce Minister Bo Xilai on Thursday named eight cities as the country's first batch of automobile export zones.
 arrow Islamic banking booming as sector goes mainstream
Japan's decision to explore issuing Islamic bonds is the latest step forward for a booming sector that has broken out of its niche market and is being embraced by mainstream banks and businesses.
 arrow UAE-Bangladesh Investment okays Tk 6.31m cash dividend
UAE-Bangladesh Investment Company (UBICO) Ltd has approved a dividend of Tk 6.31 million for the year 2005 for its shareholders.
 arrow India's Reliance announces start of giant retail store roll out
India's biggest private company Reliance Industries, said Friday it aims to launch its first store next month in the southern city of Hyderabad, part of a plan to build an Indian version of Wal-Mart,the
 arrow Lankan economy booms despite bloodshed
Sri Lanka is expected to record its highest annual economic growth in 28 years despite escalating violence in the decades-old separatist conflict, analysts said.
 arrow Skills development centre in Ctg signs deals with Alcatel, ZTE, Ericsson
The recently opened Chittagong Skills Development Centre (CSDC) will utilise telecommunications vendors Alcatel, ZTE and Ericsson's teaching and learning resources for Bangladeshi professionals' skill
 arrow Hyundai Motor Confronts tough competition in China
Hyundai Motor Co chairman Chung Mong-koo puts great importance on the Chinese car market.
 arrow Japanese business upbeat
Most local business leaders in Japan are upbeat about the economy, but growth has not been evenly spread with widespread pessimism in the northern island of Hokkaido, a poll said Friday.
 arrow Income inequality seen to widen in Asia
Economies in Asia and the Pacific have seen a general trend of growth amidst expansion of global trade, but this has had little impact on poverty reduction as inequality of income among sectors of populations
 arrow Pioneer Ins chairman re-elected
AKM Rahmatullah has been re-elected chairman of Pioneer Insurance Company Ltd for the term 2006-07, says a press release.
 arrow Japan's 16-nation FTA proposal gets support from 3 countries
Japan Friday won the support of Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia for its proposed 16-nation free-trade grouping with China, South Korea, India and the 10-country Southeast Asian bloc.
 arrow Weekly Currency Roundup
August 13-August 17, 2006

Local FX Market

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

 arrow China raises interest rates to curb credit boom
China raised interest rates on Friday for the second time in four months in the latest effort to tame a boom in credit and investment that the central bank said posed pressing problems for the economy.
Sportsarrow Football: Booters' time to fire
It would be another testing time for coach Diego Cruciani and his boys when the Bangladesh footballers take on archrivals India in a crucial Group B encounter at the 10th SA Games here today.
 arrow Swimming: Mahfuza in quest of maiden gold
All eyes will be on female breaststroker Mahfuza Khatun as Bangladesh swimming team get into the pool at the 10th South Asian Games here today at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers come home
Having done the job half on their African tour, Bangladesh cricket team returned home yesterday.
 arrow Football: Dhaka, Magura share points
The opening final round match of the Jubok Phone National Football Championship between Dhaka and Magura ended in a 1-1 draw at the Sylhet Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Dollar expensive for Pak academy
Jahirul Islam completed a well-deserved hundred but then fell early as BCB National Cricket Academy still had the upper hand with their first innings score of 340 on the second day of the first four-day
 arrow Table Tennis: Women paddlers lose to Pakistan
Pakistan beat Bangladesh 3-1 in the women's table tennis team event at the St Thomas College Sports Complex here yesterday.
 arrow Hockey, cycling teams off to Colombo
Bangladesh hockey and cycling teams left Dhaka for Colombo yesterday to take part in the 10th South Asian Games.
 arrow Badmintorn: Indians open gold account
Favourites India not only won the first gold medal of the 10th South Asian Games here yesterday but also swept all five badminton gold medals on the official opening day of the meet.
 arrow Kool-Shaptahik 2000 WC quiz prizes handed over
Ayesha Rahman Rima was all smiles when she collected a brand new laptop, the first prize of the 'Kool-Shaptahik 2000 World Cup Quiz 2006' competition, during the prize-giving ceremony at the Bishwa Sahitya
 arrow Cricket: Rain plays havoc at Colombo
The first limited-overs international between India and Sri Lanka was called off due to heavy rain after just 22 deliveries were bowled here on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan surge ahead
Mohammad Hafeez and Mohammad Yousuf overpowered a lacklustre England attack with some fine strokeplay as they extended Pakistan's lead in the fourth and final Test at The Oval here Friday.
 arrow Tennis: Hingis advances
Former US Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova booked a quarterfinal clash with former world No. 1 Martina Hingis here Thursday at the injury-hit 1.34 million-dollar WTA tournament. Kuznetsova, at No.
 arrow Tennis: Andy stumbles past Robby
Andy Murray followed up his landmark victory over Roger Federer by beating Robby Ginepri in a three-set thriller that put the Scot in the quarterfinals of the Cincinnati Masters on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Foreign flavour set to dominate
Almost exactly ten years to the day, that a swing of one David Beckham's right boot from beyond the halfway line in Selhurst Park sent the ball sailing towards Wimbledon goalkeeper Neil Sullivan's net,
 arrow Football: Bremen's first big test
Werder Bremen's title credentials are given a stiff early examination on Saturday when they host Bayer Leverkusen at the Weserstadion.
 arrow Football: A far-sighted bet!
The most famous bet in British football paid off yesterday when bookmakers wrote a cheque for almost 10,000 pounds to the family of Chris Kirkland, England's substitute goalkeeper against Greece.
 arrow Cricket: Asif to follow McGrath
Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif said he hoped he could be a "big name" like Glenn McGrath after taking four wickets on his first day back in Test cricket against England here at The Oval.
 arrow Cricket: WICB to back Stanford
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has acknowledged the success of the recently concluded Stanford 20/20 tournament and sought to clear the air after reports suggested that the board was not supportive
 arrow Football: United step up Hargreaves chase
Manchester United hope they can persuade Bayern Munich to sell England midfielder Owen Hargreaves to them, manager Alex Ferguson said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Lyon up against Bordeaux
Five times French Champions Olympique Lyon face their first real test of the season this weekend at runners-up Girondins Bordeaux.
 arrow Football: A futile exercise
I engaged in a bit of masochism on Wednesday night.
 arrow Football: Figo cool on Lisbon return
Inter Milan's Portuguese midfielder Luis Figo dashed hopes that he will return to Sporting Lisbon, saying he had no plans for his future after his contract with the Italian side runs out.
 arrow Football: Barca draw first blood
French winger Ludovic Giuly gave league champions Barcelona a 1-0 victory over King's Cup winners Espanyol in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup at Montjuic on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Mourinho to block Gallas exit
Cheslea manager Jose Mourinho reckons wantaway defender William Gallas will probably have to see out the remaining year of his contract with the Premiership champions.
 arrow Football: Cole left out of opener
Ashley Cole, linked to champions Chelsea, misses Arsenal's Premiership opener against Aston Villa on Saturday despite the England international insisting he is ready to play.
 arrow Football: Salihamidzic hangs up int'l boots
Bosnia's Hasan Salihamidzic has called time on his international career because of recurring injuries which prevent him from giving his best, a Bosnian daily reported on Friday.
 arrow Football: Lampard warns of complacency
England midfield star Frank Lampard warned his Chelsea team about the dangers of complacency as the Londoners get set to begin the defence of their English Premiership title.
 arrow Football: Chelsea fire back at Bates
Chelsea's relations with former chairman Ken Bates have soured further with the Premiership champions accusing the outspoken 74-year-old Leeds supremo of making racist comments.
 arrow Football: Kanu signs for Pompey
Veteran Nigerian international striker Kanu became Portsmouth's fifth summer signing on Thursday when he agreed a one-year-deal at Fratton Park.
 arrow Cricket: Glenn to get back his duties
John Buchanan has tipped Glenn McGrath to regain his opening bowling duties for the Ashes due to the magnificent "aura" he has created throughout his career.
 arrow Cricket: SA to host Zim for one-dayers
Following their withdrawal from the tri-series involving Sri Lanka and India, South Africa have agreed to host Zimbabwe for two one-day internationals and a Twenty20 match in mid-September.
Metropolitanarrow 'Pillar bridge to hamper navigability'
Third Karnaphuli Bridge should be constructed on the basis of the recommendations of experts so that the navigability of the river is not hampered in future, said the engineers and environmentalists at
 arrow Alliance govt wants to grab power thru' conspiracy
Awami League(AL) leader Amir Hossain Amu yesterday alleged that the BNP-Jamaat alliance government wants to grab power again through conspiracy.
 arrow Govt trying to ensure supply of arsenic-free water
State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Fazlur Rahman yesterday said the present government has been working relentlessly to make arsenic-free water available throughout the country.
 arrow Homage to Poet Shamsur Rahman

 arrow Implement peace accord to solve land problem in CHT
Implementation of Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Peace Accord is a must to resolve the land problem of the indigenous people, said the speakers at a roundtable yesterday.
 arrow Condolences pour in
Different political parties, social and cultural organisations yesterday expressed their condolence and deep shock at the death of country's premier poet Shamsur Rahman.
 arrow 150MW power substation to be set up in Khulna
A gas turbine power substation with production capacity of 150MW will be constructed in Khulna to ease the power crisis.
 arrow College teachers announce fresh agitation
BCS General Education Asso-ciation yesterday announced fresh agitation programmes to stop government initiative to amend the Absorption Rules 2000.
 arrow Thalassemia can be prevented through premarital blood test
Specialists at a scientific seminar have said thalassemia could be prevented through premarital blood test and creating mass awareness.
 arrow 'AL hatching conspiracy against alliance govt'
Dhaka city Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka said the main opposition Awami League is hatching a conspiracy against the BNP-led four-party alliance as it has sensed its defeat in the forthcoming election.
 arrow Meeting of BNP joint secretaries general held
A meeting of the joint secretaries-general of BNP yesterday adopted some decisions about National Executive Committee meeting of the ruling party on August 26, seen as important as the leaders are sitting
 arrow Youth beaten to death in city
A youth was beaten to death at the Dental College dormitory at Sobhanbag on Thursday night allegedly for stealing a cellular phone.
 arrow Injured Jubo League leader dies in city
Abu Sayeed, convener of Dopakandi union Jubo League under Gopalpur upazila of Tangail, who was injured in an alleged attack by BNP cadres, died at Ayesha Memorial Hospital at Mohakhali in the city yesterday.
 arrow Three die in separate incidents in Ctg
Three people died in separate incidents in Chittagong yesterday, police and hospital sources said.
 arrow More donations for AMCH
Zeba Ali, principal of Maple Leaf International School, has donated Tk 5 lakh to Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital (AMCH) for another bed to be dedicated to her father late Moulavi Abdul Karim Khan, a former
 arrow 40 per cent people facing silent famine: B Chowdhury
Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) President Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said 40 per cent people in the country have been facing a silent famine while ruling party men are making huge properties through
 arrow Injured AL leader came under attack at health complex in Rangamati
A local Awami League leader who was undergoing treatment at a health complex again came under attack allegedly by BNP activists on Thursday night.
 arrow 'Implement RMG agreement'
National Garment Workers' Federation yesterday formed a human chain at Muktangan in the city to press their demand for immediate implementation of the June 22 bilateral agreement and announcement of new
 arrow 'CEC must resign for free, fair polls'
Leaders of Sammilita Nagorik Andolon at its representatives meeting yesterday said Chief Election Commissioner MA Aziz and the two election commissioners must resign for the sake of a free and fair general
 arrow 3-yr-old boy burnt alive
A three-year-old boy was burnt alive in a fire that broke out at Tarapur village in Sundarganj upazila on Thursday night. The boy was identified as Mahfuzur.
 arrow 'AL hatching conspiracy against alliance govt'
Dhaka city Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka said the main opposition Awami League is hatching a conspiracy against the BNP-led four-party alliance as it has sensed its defeat in the forthcoming election.
 arrow Girl accidentally strangled while playing with scarf
A ten-year-old girl was accidentally strangled while playing with her scarf in the city's Shyampur area on Thursday night.
 arrow DU students call to extend help for Lina's treatment
Students of the Department of English of Dhaka Univer-sity (DU) at a press conference appealed to people from all walks of life to extend their helping hand for treatment of Ferdousi Binte Juned Lina,
Nationalarrow Normalcy yet to return at SUST
Normalcy is yet to return at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) here after 10 days of its reopening on August 9.
 arrow Rail line project stalled at Cox's Bazar
The Dohazari-Cox's Bazar Rail Line Project has been stalled because of fund constraint.
 arrow Jessore villagers change lifestyle thru' community learning
A pioneering style of literacy learning has changed lifestyle of many disadvantaged people, specially women at a remote village in Jessore.
 arrow 10 AL activists hurt in attack by BNP men
At least 10 Awami League (AL) activists were injured, five of them critically, in an attack by BNP activists in Matiranga upazila on Friday afternoon, police and local people said.
 arrow Youth held with fake currency notes
People caught red-handed a youth with fake currency notes at Shamerkuna Bazar in Sadar upazila.
 arrow Workshop
A workshop on 'English Reading and Writing' was held at Sayed Ator Ali Public Library Auditorium here under the auspices of The Daily Star Readers Club on Thursday.
Point-Counterpointarrow Bangabandhu and Nelson Mandela
After a long bloody war of nine months Bangladesh became independent throwing the yoke of Pakistani colonialism in 1971.
 arrow US primary polls: Majority against Iraq war
The illegal war in Iraq by President Bush seems to have become the single most important issue that will determine the results of the mid-term elections of Congress in November this year.
 arrow Journey of a father and a son
My father Syed Amir Khasru, retired Secretary, Government of Bangladesh, passed away silently and peacefully on July 9, 2006.
Culturearrow Life and struggles of Mros in Bangladesh
"Mro is not an alien nation living in the hill tracts, they have their distinct identity, culture and history", said photographer Mahmud In 2002 and 2005 Mahmud spent nearly 100 days in Mro villages
 arrow Gentle washes in water colour
Saeeda Kamal's recent water colours at Café Mango infused soft colours and muted lines.
 arrow BTV revives 'Esho Gaan Shikhi'
An interactive musical show for children, Esho Gaan Shikhi, one of BTV's most popular programmes, is being revived.
 arrow Round up of 'Closeup1' auditions in Dhaka
The Close-up 1 Dhaka auditions were held at the BIAM auditorium, New Eskaton amid huge anticipation of the thousands of participants and their relatives and friends.
Internationalarrow Lebanon force takes shape at UN
The UN voiced guarded optimism Thursday over its plans to deploy peacekeepers to Lebanon, warning that much remained to done to meet its goal of having 3,500 troops on the ground in 10 days.
 arrow UN appeals for aid access in Lanka
The United Nations refugee agency yesterday appealed for urgent access to thousands of victims of the conflict in Sri Lanka, after aid workers were locked out of several areas in the north and east of
 arrow Olmert's WB pullout plan on hold for now
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has put his proposal for an Israeli pullout from parts of the occupied West Bank on hold for now following the war in Lebanon, an Israeli newspaper reported on Friday.
 arrow Arabs seek new ME peace initiative
Arab nations want the UN Security Council to help launch a new peace process to end the broader Arab-Israeli conflict, saying the "road map" unveiled in 2003 to establish a Palestinian state is dead.
 arrow Musharraf disappointed over Indian allegation
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said he was angry and disappointed that India had blamed his government for last month's bomb blasts in Mumbai, which he said was the work of "freelance terrorists.
 arrow Diffident Manmohan hailed for speech on nuke deal
India's sometimes diffident prime minister was hailed yesterday by the press and analysts for his passionate defence of a controversial nuclear pact with the United States, but some critics of the deal
 arrow Cartoons are even more comforting than Mom
Sometimes the numbing effect of TV can be helpful. Especially if you're a kid being stuck with a needle at the hospital.
 arrow Ulfa envoys to hold talks in Delhi
Representatives of the outlawed United Liberation Front of Asom (Ulfa) are meeting Indian government officials in New Delhi to discuss the outfit's stand on the suspension of military operations lastweek.
 arrow US jet bombs Afghan police: 12 killed
A US-led coalition plane mistakenly dropped a bomb on a police patrol in eastern Afghanistan Thursday, killing 12 policemen, a commander said, as President Hamid Karzai angrily condemned the incident.
 arrow Palestinians await fallout from Lebanon war
While fighting between Israel's army and Palestinian gunmen has been overshadowed by the war with Hezbollah, the clash in Lebanon could have big implications for the Middle East's longer running conflict.
 arrow EU lagging in achieving climate change goal
The European Union is doing too little to achieve its goal of limiting global warming although it portrays itself as a world leader, some academics say.
 arrow Researchers aim to kick-start new AIDS prevention
Delighted that prevention is finally at the front of the AIDS agenda, researchers backing microbicides and male circumcision cautioned that they have years of hard work ahead of them before anyone will
 arrow Pak replaces envoy who survived bomb attack in Lanka
Sri Lanka yesterday announced the appointment of a new envoy to replace outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner (ambassador) Bashir Wali Mohmand who narrowly escaped assassination in a bomb attack here.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Apprehend the outlaws
The killing of outlaws following gun battles with the members of the law enforcing agencies continues to hit the media headlines.
 arrow Editorial: Water logging in DND area
Water logging through waste dumping or otherwise has been going on within the city and its adjoining areas for long.
 arrow EU's efforts to curb Islamophobia in Europe
The latest round of anti-terrorism efforts in London and the subsequent release of two practicing British young Muslim men from police custody have raised anxiety among the Muslim population in Europe.
 arrow Constitutionalism, watchdogs and all that
All sane citizens would perhaps agree that in Bangladesh there is a pressing need to recast the shape of the main institutions.
 arrow What we say we do not really mean
No man can, for any considerable time, wear one face to himself, and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which is the true one.
StarTecharrow The essential freeware
Rewards taste sweeter when they are free. Indeed so! for today's tech savvy youngsters (and homosapiens of all ages!) the word 'freeware' (free software) could be sweet music to the ears.
 arrow Apple offers a preview of its upcoming OS
Apple recently provided its developers with a preview of the forth- coming upgrade to Mac OS X at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC).
 arrow Giagbyte introduces GeForce 7600 GS
Giagbyte Technology Co. Ltd., a world-leading graphics card manufacturer recently launched the GV-N76G256D-RH featuring the GeForce 7600GS GPU, says a press release.
 arrow Candidate Planets

Literaturearrow Killing The Water -Part II
Despite my mother's belief in science, she seemed to have a special hunger for blessings. Once the weather cooled down, she cajoled my father to take us on road trips to far-flung shrines.
 arrow Cruising: A writer's journey
Saturday 5 August 2006 7:30am
I'm reluctant to get out of bed. It was a long trip. There are no direct flights from Canberra to Byron Bay.

 arrow A universal appeal
Bengali Culture and Society through its Riddles by Sila Basak; Delhi: Gyan Publishing House; 2006; Rs. 690; pp.
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