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Front Pagearrow 7 killed, 60 bullet-hit as cops, BDR open fire
At least seven people were killed and about 300 injured as police and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) opened fire on demonstrators advancing towards the office of Asia Energy Corporation (Bangladesh) Pvt Ltdin
 arrow Ivory Coast crash kills 6 Bangladeshi peacekeepers
Six UN peacekeepers from Bangladesh were killed and 11 others seriously injured in a road accident in Ivory Coast on Friday hours after they reached the West African state for duty.
 arrow Young leaders ask BNP to ditch senior rebels
The ruling BNP's national executive committee (NEC) members lambasted yesterday some of their senior leaders and demanded immediate expulsion of them from the party for criticising Tarique Rahman, senior
 arrow Hunt for outlaws begins amid high alert
Police in six northern districts were put on the highest level of alert yesterday, and they launched combing operations in the areas identified as 'outlaw prone' by a closed door meeting of the law enforcers
 arrow Bear polls expense to end rule of black money
Speakers at the regional dialogue in Bogra yesterday demanded election campaign of candidates from all the parties from a single stage and their election expenditure at the expense of the government to
 arrow Freed in 3 cases, Ershad awaits another verdict today
A Dhaka court is set to deliver the verdict today on the corruption case filed against Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad in connection with allotting plots illegally to 49 persons when he was president.
 arrow BB to start fresh probe into Jubok activities
Bangladesh Bank (BB) is going to launch fresh investigation into the illegal deposit collection and loan disbursement by Jubo Karmasangsthan Society (Jubok) flouting the central bank's order.
 arrow Dhaka, Delhi to follow peacefulborder management
Both Bangladesh and India agreed to strictly follow the international conventions for peaceful border management following frequent skirmishes between border guards of the two countries, sources saidquoting
 arrow BSF shoots 2 farmers dead in Dinajpur
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down two Bangladeshi farmers at Dharmagar village in Ranishankail upazila under Thakurgaon district yesterday morning.
 arrow Lankans the fastest
The hosts, Sri Lanka, clinched a delightful double in the 100m sprints as Susanthika Jayasinghe and Dus Surendra emerged as the fastest woman and man of South Asia here yesterday.
 arrow Hartal observed in Jessore to protest attack on AL leader
A half-day strike enforced by a faction of the district Awami League (AL) in Jessore yesterday to protest the attack on former minister and AL leader Khaledur Rahman Tito passed off peacefully.
 arrow Writer Hasan Azizul files GD with police
Eminent litterateur Hasan Azizul Haque, also a professor of Rajshahi University (RU), yesterday filed a general diary (GD) with Motihar Police Station in Rajshahi seeking security measures for himself
 arrow Nazrul's death anniversary today
The 30th death anniversary of national poet Kazi Nazrul Islam will be observed today.
 arrow State office used again, street closed
The ruling BNP yesterday held the National Executive Committee meeting at Prodhanmontri Bhaban instead of its central office, continuing the practice of using state facilities and amenities for partypurposes.
 arrow Hasina sits with 14-party leaders to intensify reforms agitation
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina today sits separately with top leaders of the 14-party opposition combine and her party's joint and organising secretaries with the final round of agitation to
 arrow Iran defies UN, opens nuclear reactor
An Iranian plant that produces heavy water officially went into operation yesterday, despite UN demands that Tehran stop the activity because it can be used to develop a nuclear bomb.
 arrow Israel wants troops from selective Muslim nations
Israel said yesterday it was encouraging some Muslim countries to send peacekeepers to southern Lebanon, a contribution that would lend credibility to the heavily European force.
Businessarrow Indian businesses seek FTA with Bangladesh
A business delegation of India yesterday underscored the need for inking a free trade agreement (FTA) between Bangladesh and India to boost trade between the two countries.
 arrow Effective TCB needed to control price hike
Economists, researchers and civil society members at a roundtable yesterday blasted the government for its failure to address the price hike of essential commodities, saying some ministers were removed
 arrow Govt performance to lure FDI satisfactory: BoI chief
The BoI executive chairman has described the government's performance in luring FDI as fully satisfactory, though the country experienced a 15.62 per cent drop in its net inflow last fiscal.
 arrow Ctg housing fair fetches Tk 150cr
Abason Mela 2006, the three-day real estate fair, concluded in the port city yesterday with a good response from the buyers as the developers offered them attractive discounts and gifts.
 arrow Growth of home textile exports Slows down
The export growth of the country's home textile sector slowed down in the last fiscal year for lack of proper initiative by the authorities concerned to promote the industry.
 arrow ICE Today 'Branding Bangladesh' meet today
A daylong meeting, 'ICE Today Branding Bangladesh Conclave 2006', will be held today at Radisson Water Garden Hotel in Dhaka, says a press release.
 arrow Canberra wants access to KL procurement in trade deal
Australia said Friday it wants access to Malaysia's government procurement market, which favours the country's majority ethnic Malays, enshrined in a free-trade deal currently under negotiation.
 arrow Saudi favours 'moderate' oil prices
Oil powerhouse Saudi Arabia favours "moderate" crude prices despite reaping a windfall from record highs on world markets, King Abdullah said in remarks published Saturday.
 arrow Dollar stable against euro
The dollar held stable against the euro on Friday after a speech by Federal Reserve chief Ben Bernanke failed to provide any clues about the future direction of US interest rates.
 arrow China may fail to meet energy saving target
China may fail to meet its target for more efficient use of energy this year, state press said Saturday quoting the head of the country's main economic planning body.
 arrow Brazil to talk trade with India, South Africa
Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will host Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India and President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa here on September 13, the foreign ministry announced Friday.
 arrow Nickel, coffee hit peaks as oil prices spike
Crude oil prices rebounded, while nickel hit a historic peak and coffee futures in London reached their highest level in seven years in a volatile trading week for commodities.
 arrow SE Asia, Australia, NZ flag problems in FTA talks
Southeast Asian nations, Australia and New Zealand Friday flagged difficulties in talks for a joint trade deal, but said they were confident of meeting a 2008 deadline to seal the pact.
 arrow British economy grows at fastest rate for two years
Britain's economy grew at its fastest rate in two years during the second quarter, compared with the first three months of 2006, unrevised official data showed on Friday.
 arrow China to rein in investment in coal-chemicals
China will soon issue new regulations to put the brakes on increasing investment in the coal-chemicals industry which has been attracting interest amid soaring oil prices, state media said Saturday.
 arrow DHL opens quality control centre in Gulshan
DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, has opened its modern new quality control centre (QCC) at its country office at Gulshan in Dhaka recently, says a press release.
Sportsarrow A bronze day
Bangladesh kabaddi teams fulfilled their target of winning two bronze medals as both the men and women won their bronze play-offs at the National Youth Centre in Maharagama, Colombo yesterday.
 arrow Football: Alfaz saves Noakhali
Star-studded Noakhali struggled past Tangail in the final round match of the Jubok Phone National Football League at the Sylhet Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Know the secrets!
These are the transcripts of e-mail correspondence between Australian umpire Darrell Hair and Doug Cowie, the International Cricket Council (ICC) umpires and referees manager and ICC chief executive
 arrow Athletics: Athletics ends today
The athletics competition of the 10th South Asian Games concludes with the prestigious marathon event starting early morning here today.
 arrow Cricket: BCB Academy secure draw
The second four-dayer between Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) National Academy and Pakistan Cricket Academy (PCA) ended in a draw on the fourth and final day in Multan yesterday.
 arrow Chess: Zia sharing 2nd spot
Grand Master Ziaur Rahman was sharing the second position with 6 points along with four others at the end of the eighth round of the IGM third Dato Arthur Tan Malaysian Open Chess Championship in Kuala
 arrow Cricket: Javed slams Darrell leak
Pakistani cricketing great Javed Miandad said Saturday umpire Darrell Hair's offer to resign in return for 500,000 dollars, and its disclosure by the International Cricket Council (ICC), had set a bad
 arrow Hockey: Topu strikes four times
Saifur Rahman Topu single-handedly powered Wari Club to their second consecutive win in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League when his side blanked Bangladesh Police 4-0 at the Maulana
 arrow Football: Khagrachhari edge past Ramgour
Pulok Dey saved the blushes for hosts Khagrachhari in the opening match of the first DC Gold Cup football tournament against Ramgour at the Khagrachhari Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Football: Liverpool nail Hammers
Liverpool failed to celebrate the centenary of their legendary Kop stand with any great style on Saturday but they beat West Ham 2-1 at Anfield through goals at the Kop end from Daniel Agger and Peter
 arrow Football: Sevilla tame highflying Barca
Sevilla proved that Barcelona were far from invincible with their brilliant 3-0 demolition of the Spanish and European champions in the Super Cup in Monaco on Friday.
 arrow Football: Gerrard eyes England half-century
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is set to rack up 50 caps after being selected as part of manager Steve McClaren's 24-man squad for the forthcoming Euro 2008 qualifiers.
 arrow Football: Schalke topple Bremen
Dark horses Schalke 04 moved to the top of the Bundesliga table after an impressive 2-0 home win over title rivals Werder Bremen on Friday.
 arrow Tennis: Venus out of US Open
The US Open will be the third consecutive Grand Slam without one of the Williams sisters. After Serena missed the French Open and Wimbledon, Venus will be sidelined this time.
 arrow Cricket: Papers take Hair to task
Revelations that umpire Darrell Hair asked cricket's governing body the ICC for a 500,000-dollar pay-off to defuse the ball-tampering row with Pakistan dominated Britain's newspapers Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Hair-raising quips
Reactions to the revelations that Darrell Hair offered to resign as an elite umpire has brought a swathe of reaction. Here is a selection: "He does what he thinks is right regardless of the consequences.
 arrow Cricket: Doctrove the approver!
From being a fringe player in the whole controversy, Billy Doctrove, Darrell Hair's umpiring partner in the final Test at The Oval, has emerged as the key figure in the disciplinary hearing that Inzamamul
 arrow Cricket: Abbas claims 'victory'
Pakistan tour manager Zaheer Abbas insisted his side had won a huge victory after the dramatic revelations here Friday that umpire Darrell Hair had offered to resign in exchange for 500,000 dollars.
 arrow Football: Capello invokes Real spirit
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello says the problem with a club which has won nothing since 2003 is that they have lost their "spirit" in recent seasons.
 arrow Football: I was the scapegoat: Moggi
Luciano Moggi, the man at the centre of the Italian match-fixing scandal, said Friday he was the scapegoat for the furore.
 arrow Football: Ronaldinho glad to be facing Chelsea
Barcelona star Ronaldinho has expressed his relief at playing Chelsea in the group stages of this season's Champions League.
 arrow Football: Mourinho under pressure
Jose Mourinho has been a virtual stranger to adversity during his glittering managerial career, but the Chelsea manager finds himself under peculiar scrutiny ahead of the Premiership meeting with Blackburn
 arrow Football: Man City suspend Thatcher
Manchester City have suspended Ben Thatcher for Saturday's Premiership encounter with Arsenal following the outrage caused by his elbow-first challenge on Tottenham's Pedro Mendes on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Ronaldo wants Real stay
Brazilian striker Ronaldo wants to stay put at Real Madrid, saying he is capable of scoring 30 goals for the Spanish giants this season, the AS sports daily reported Saturday.
 arrow Football: Maradona quits beloved Boca
Argentine World Cup winning captain Diego Maradona has quit his post as vice-president of Boca Juniors.
 arrow Football: Ibarra to miss Brazil friendly
Boca Juniors defender Hugo Ibarra will miss Argentina's friendly international against Brazil in London next weekend because of a leg injury.
 arrow Cricket: ODI series on: Sonn
International Cricket Council (ICC) president Percy Sonn insisted Friday that the one-day series between England and Pakistan would go ahead as scheduled.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan assure England about one-day series
England have accepted an "unequivocal assurance" from Pakistan that they will play the one-day series which starts with a Twenty20 game on Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Inzy hearing pushed back
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq's hearing on charges of ball-tampering and bringing cricket into disrepute must wait until the end of next month.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies' no to neutral umps
The Australian board has suggested that umpires from England and Australia be allowed to stand during this year's Ashes series.
 arrow Cricket: Freddie's pain won't go away
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff expects to have problems with his left ankle for the rest of his career. But the Lancashire star insists it is something he is ready to deal with.
 arrow Football: Bayern close to Van Bommel
German champions Bayern Munich are on the brink of signing Dutch international midfielder Marc van Bommel, Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness said Saturday.
 arrow Football: O'Neill calls for squad strengthening
Martin O'Neill will urge the American billionaire Randy Lerner to forget talks of extending his contract as manager at Aston Villa and instead give priority to improving the playing squad before the transfer
 arrow Football: Kezman set for Fenerbahce move
Serbian international striker Mateja Kezman is set to move to Turkish first division side Fenerbahce from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid.
 arrow Football: Reading sign De La Cruz
Reading completed the signing of Ecuador's World Cup defender Ulises De La Cruz on Friday on a one-year deal, the Premiership club announced.
Metropolitanarrow Govt kills prospective AL candidates to foil polls
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday alleged that the BNP-Jamaat-led alliance government as part of its conspiracy to foil the next general election has begun killing prospective AL candidates,
 arrow Phulbari killings condemned
Leaders of different socio-political organisations yesterday condemned the killing of seven people by the law enforcement agencies during a protest rally at Phulbari in Dinajpur.
 arrow BCL, Shibir clash in Khulna
At least six people, including two police constables, were injured in a fierce clash between Bangladesh Chhatra League and Islami Chhatra Shibir in and outside Daulatpur Government BL University College
 arrow Municipalities growing in unplanned way
A daylong seminar titled "Plan, Planners and People" organised by the department of Urban and Regional Planning of Jahangirnagar University (JU) was held at the seminar room of the proposed Zahir Raihan
 arrow Uncertainty looms over polls: Monju
Uncertainty looms large over the upcoming general election as the political crisis deepens, said Jatiya Party Chairman Anwar Hossain Monju yesterday.
 arrow 3 more PBCP men arrested in Satkhira
Police arrested three more activists of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (Janajuddho) at village Shahpur in Tala upazila of the district on Friday night.
 arrow 10 bodies recovered from coast of Sundarbans
At least ten floating bodies have been recovered from the coast of the Sundarbans by the fishermen last week, with more bodies being seen drifting away in the Bay.
 arrow Meet demands by Sept 20
Bangladesh Sarkari Karmachari Sangjukta Oikya Front, a platform of government employees, yesterday called on the government to meet its seven-point demand, including 50 percent dearness allowance, bySeptember
 arrow Death threat to two university teachers condemned
Different organisations yesterday condemned the death threat to Prof Hasan Azizul Haque of Rajshahi University (RU) and Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST).
 arrow 'Save rivers from industrial pollution'
A boat procession was brought out yesterday demanding protection of the rivers from pollution by industrial wastes.
 arrow Vow to resist Jamaat-Shibir politics
With a call to resist and eliminate Jamaat-Shibir politics, the 17th death anniversary of JCD activist Shaheed Habibur Rahman Kabir was observed on Jahangirnagar University (JU) campus yesterday.
 arrow Hill students demand end to land grabbing
Greater Chittagong Hill Tracts Hill Students' Council yesterday demanded an immediate end to grabbing of lands of indigenous people, shifting of settlers to plain lands and withdrawal of army camps from
 arrow 3 commit suicide
Two female domestic helps and a rickshawpuller committed suicide in the city and the suburbs yesterday and on Friday night.
 arrow Lighterage vessel detained
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) in a drive yesterday detained a lighterage vessel for carrying overloaded cargoes endangering the port channel and the ship as well.
 arrow 50 injured in clash over submission of tender in Pabna
More than 50 people were injured in a clash between rival groups over submission of tender for buying copper wire from the Baghabari Power Plant yesterday.
 arrow British HC closed today
British High Commission in Dhaka and its office in Sylhet will remain closed to the public today for UK Bank Holiday, says a press release.
Nationalarrow BNP won't let Satkhira-4 to go quietly to BJP
BNP will not 'surrender' Satkhira-4 (Kaligonj-Debhata) parliamentary seat to Bangladesh Jatiya Party (JP-Monju) in the coming parliamentary election as was done in 2001.
 arrow Rationing fails to ease diesel 'crisis' as demand increases
Although diesel is being rationed from Baghabari depot for last six days to ensure even distribution in 16 northern districts, its supply at consumers' level is far from being eased because of increased
 arrow Reforms a must to foil election engineering
Awami League General Secretary and co-coordinator of 14-party opposition alliance Abdul Jalil yesterday reiterated that there would be no election in the country without reforms of the caretaker system
 arrow Punish culprits who threatened to kill Hasan Azizul, Zafor
Central Awami League (AL) Publicity Secretary Asaduzzaman Noor MP yesterday said the people will reject the ruling four-party alliance in the next election as it failed to resolve any of their problems
 arrow UP leader's house attacked by Jamaat men for protesting fake voter list
A Union Parishad chairman's house was ransacked allegedly by Jammat men in Chalitabunia union in Galachipa upazila as he protest inclusion of fake names in the updated voter list.
 arrow 'Scrap lease by Sept 5'
The Sylhet unit of Arpita Sampatty Protirodh Andolan held a rally in the city yesterday protesting 'illegal' leasing of parental house of a senior leader by the district administration by listing it as
 arrow Phulbari coal mine project prostested
Rajshahi University (RU) unit of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Port yesterday formed a human chain in front of the central library demanding cancellation ofPhulbari
 arrow Jute workers in Khulna call for hartal Tuesday
Jute mill workers called a dawnto-dusk hartal here on Tuesday to press for realisation of 8-point demands and to protest violation of an agreement reached with jute minister Shajahan Siraj at Khulna Circuit
 arrow 3 Jubo League men hurt in BNP attack
At least three Jubo League activists were injured in an attack by BNP activists at Shalbagun in Sadar upazila yesterday. The injured are Abul Kalam, 27, Abu Bakkar, 30, and Mohammad Nasir Uddin,28.
Point-Counterpointarrow Drought in rainy season
The Bangla months of Ashar and Sraban constitute the rainy season. About 75-85 per cent precipitation in Bangladesh occurs during the rainy season, also called the monsoon.
 arrow Hillary Clinton: Is America ready for a female president?
Never in the history of mankind has a single country amassed so much military and economic power within such a short time, as the United States of America has done during the 230 years of its independence.
 arrow Can Hizbollah deliver Muslims from ignorance?
Hizbollah's fighters shocked the world as they bravely defended their posts against a mighty army backed by a super-power.
Culturearrow Nazrul: The flame re-kindled
It's not uncommon for commemorative articles to bemoan the lack of drive by concerned authorities to preserve the memories of great personalities.
 arrow The impression of Khayyam's secularism on Nazrul
"To those who complain why I'm not like them: Does the nightingale's songs belong to anyone? Can you call wild flowers your own? Just because I was born into a certain community or society doesn'tmean
 arrow Nazrul in Comilla and Trishal
Our National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam travelled far and wide in Bangladesh during his lifetime. Nazrul Institute has made a series of documentaries on the places that were significant to Nazrul.
Generalarrow 2 killed, 17 injured in road accidents
Two people were killed and 17 others injured in separate road accidents in Sirajganj and Chandpur yesterday.
 arrow Campaign to create awareness about dengue
Resource Integration Centre (RIC), a voluntary organisation, yesterday arranged different programmes to create public awareness about dengue at ward no. 54 in the city, says a press release.
Internationalarrow Nepali rebels, govt accept draft interim constitution
Nepal's government and rebel Maoists accepted a draft interim constitution late Friday, which was lauded by rebel and government officials, but avoided key political issues.
 arrow EU takes new role in ME with UN mission
European support for the UN force in Lebanon has thrust Europe into a major new political role in the Middle East, a region where it has traditionally been better known as a rich aid donor, officialsand
 arrow Red Cross evacuates foreigners from Jaffna
The Red Cross evacuated foreigners from Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna peninsula and distributed aid there on Saturday after a two week siege, but the army said a bomb left by withdrawing rebels killed six
 arrow Peacekeeping boom strains UN
Plans to greatly expand UN peacekeeping with missions in Sudan and Lebanon are raising fears the world body may be unable to handle the load as it tries to regain credibility after a series of scandals.
 arrow Fatah agrees to form unity govt with Hamas
Leaders of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement endorsed yesterday a national unity government with the rival Hamas group to end feuding they say Israel has exploited to stall on Middle
 arrow Iraqi PM looks to tribes for unity
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki urged hundreds of tribal leaders gathered in Baghdad yesterday to unite to end the bitter sectarian bloodshed between Sunnis and Shias that has raised fears of civil
 arrow 2 French soldiers, 23 Taliban killed in attacks
A rebel ambush killed two French soldiers in eastern Afghanistan while a British airstrike destroyed an insurgent convoy positioning for attack in the south, killing about 23 fighters, officials saidyesterday.
 arrow Uganda, LRA rebels sign temporary truce
The Ugandan government and northern rebels yesterday signed a temporary truce at peace talks aimed at ending nearly two-decades of deadly insurgency, an AFP correspondent reported.
 arrow N Korea will not rule out nuclear test
North Korea would not rule out a nuclear test as long as Washington is hostile toward Pyongyang, a newspaper linked to the communist nation said yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Outlaws go berserk
There is hardly any word that can amply express the profundity of our shock and condemnation for the savagery unleashed by some outlaws in Noagaon under Rajshahi district on Friday.
 arrow Editorial: Attack on free speech
All those that are for free speech and freedom of opinion, and against bigotry and obscurantism should condemn the threats made against the life of professors Hasan Azizul Haque and Zafar Iqbal, by elements
 arrow Wall pollution has begun
Though politicians never read the writing on the walls, they merrily indulge in polluting walls of others by writing all sorts of messages, come election time.
 arrow Religious education and politics
There is a peculiar coincidence between the public meeting held recently by the leaders of the banned Hirkatul Jihad (HUJI), on August 18, and the government's decision to recognize Dawra degree of the
 arrow The comeback of the militants
It is really regrettable for the nation that the threat from the Islamist militants is renewed once again as the government has failed to deal squarely with the extremist outfits.
Letters to Editorarrow Terrorism, USA and Hezbollah
For the sake of argument, let us say Hezbollah people are terrorists who are attacking Israelis.
 arrow Congratulations, Iran
It is not new that no European country or the USA wants Iran as a self-dependent country as they want in case of Israel.
 arrow Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
August 15 will forever remain one of the darkest days in the history of Bangladesh. On this very day, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members were assassinated.
 arrow Bangladeshi troops deployment in Lebanon
I request the Bangladesh govt. not to deploy troops in Lebanon. You can see why the Europeans are reluctant, since there are no clear rules of engagement.
 arrow Environment
I never thought of writing in a paper, but a few things have prompted me to write to you.
 arrow Islam and South Koreans
This is in reference to Tanzila Nur's letter of Aug 2, 2006, "Islam in South Korea".
 arrow Racism in cricket
Hair is a racist and comes from the same convict country to boot as Dean Jones! After all, his hair raising activities in the Test cricket arena and taking on Asians exposes his built-in inner racism.
Star Healtharrow Baby girls and women suffer more from anaemia
Rina is a ten-year-old beautiful girl from Baniajuri, Manikganj. Her day laborer father arranged her marriage earlier.
 arrow Why is nutrition such a popular topic these days?
All health information to keep you up to date

Contemporary medication has put far too little stress on nutritional treatments mainly, because of the failure of many professionals to grasp

 arrow A major breakthrough in managing CAD
Coronary artery stenosis (condition where an artery of heart becomes narrow) is a common cardiac problem leading to heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI).
 arrow Care of tooth in diabetes
As many of the complicated disease -- diabetes is also a complicated one. But appropriate treatment, balanced diet and routine daily life can control the hazards of diabetes within limit.
 arrow Coffee may cut alcohol liver damage
Researchers reported that drinking coffee cuts the risk of cirrhosis of the liver from alcohol -- by 22 percent per cup each day -- but they stopped short of saying doctors should prescribe coffee for
 arrow Your Doctor
Dear doctor,
I am 30-year-old women. I have markable swelling in my thyroid gland. I have consulted with physician and he suggested me for laboratory tests.

Star Cityarrow Land for link road on Hatirjheel given to police for commercial complex
The public works ministry and Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) have been caught in a tussle over linking Gulshan with the proposed Elevated Roadway (ER) stretching between Panthapath and Rampura.
 arrow Facing the vicious cycle of street life
Their stories are strikingly similar. Abducted, or lured at a very tender age, they were gagged, drugged and then thrown into isolation and imprisonment till they reached puberty.
 arrow No parking for trucks in the city
Thousands of trucks queuing up at the three entrances to enter the city in the evening hours are regularly causing heavy traffic jams, disrupting inter-district communications.
 arrow Welcome relief in the midst of daily monotony
Zia Uddyan, previously named as Chandrima Uddyan, is attracting an increasing number of health conscious people and those looking for an open place to while away a nice evening.
 arrow An opportunity for the unprivileged
Attendance among underprivileged children, both in general and technical schools, has increased according to sources at Underprivileged Children's Educational Programs (UCEP).
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