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Front Pagearrow Asia Energy staff houses in Phulbari torched
Thousands of demonstrators took control of Phulbari on the second day of an indefinite strike yesterday, and set fire to houses of some Asian Energy employees, clamouring for ouster of the London-based
 arrow Islamic parties boom after 1976 ban lifting
Islamic political parties and organisations have mushroomed in the country since the constitutional ban on them was repealed in 1976, allowing formation and functioning of organisations based on religion.
 arrow Bad timing for third round bidding
The government's attempt to float the third round bid for oil and gas exploration in the Bay of Bengal in October is likely to fall flat due to 'bad timing', sources said.
 arrow Saudi prince's bid to buy Rupali Bank gets a nod
The Privatisation Commission yesterday approved the bid of US $330 million offered by Saudi Prince Bandar Bin Mohammad Bin Abdul Rahman Al Saudi for buying 67.26 percent share of state-run Rupali Bank.
 arrow Saifur's ministries among lowest performing ones
Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday found himself in an embarrassing position when a meeting to review Annual Development Programme (ADP) disclosed that the performance of the twoministries
 arrow 0ver 100 hurt as cops clash with workers
Over 100 people including 17 policemen and four journalists were injured in a series of clashes between transport workers and police in Rajshahi Bus Terminal area yesterday.
 arrow Phulbari flare-up
1. Policemen removing the barricade set up by demonstrators at Phulbari yesterday. 2. Agitated locals with iron rods and sticks in their hands block a road with police helplessly standing close to them.
 arrow Mourning day observed to protest killings in Phulbari
The National Committee to Protect Oil-Gas-Mineral Resources-Electricity-Port observed mourning day yesterday across the country paying tribute to the innocent people who perished as law enforcers opened
 arrow Rehabilitation issue makes it a tough task
Implementation of Phulbari coalmine project requires dismantling of at least 20 thousand public and private structures, including residential and commercial ones, at Phulbari in five years, Phulbari Pourasabha
 arrow SC Bar body worried over judiciary
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) yesterday said the nation has plunged into a "grave crisis" with the judiciary put at stake and the constitution trampled.
 arrow Stress on equitable society for growth
Leading economists, researchers and civil society members yesterday underscored the need for ensuring an equitable and inclusive society for building a participatory democracy and said failure to do so
 arrow Why case against CPD trustees not be quashed
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule ordering the government and Energy Adviser Mahmudur Rahman to show cause within four weeks why the case pending before the CMM's Court, Dhaka against five eminent
 arrow Certificate case against Ershad dismissed
A Dhaka court yesterday dismissed the certificate case filed against former president HM Ershad for realisation of fine imposed on him in the Janata Tower case.
 arrow JMB militant Jewel jailed for 64 years
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Enayetullah Jewel, Gazipur regional commander of banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), to 64 years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) in two cases filed with Joydevpur
 arrow Chemical plant gutted in Ashulia
A devastating fire yesterday burnt down a chemical products factory in Ashulia almost entirely and left four firefighters injured.
 arrow Huda now says reply will come within 10 days
After about two and a half years of formation of the probe committee on the CNG scam, Communications Minister Nazmul Huda yesterday said that he would reply in writing within 10 days on the allegations
 arrow Cabinet okays upgrading Fazil, Kamil degrees
The cabinet yesterday approved a proposal for making Fazil and Kamil degrees of madrasa education equivalent to graduate and postgraduate degrees.
 arrow 'See you in Dhaka,' say SA Games
Sri Lanka bade goodbye to the 10th South Asian Games with splendour of colour and music here yesterday, bringing the athletes who fought for glory over the past 11 days together in a friendly atmosphere
 arrow HC verdict on death reference not delivered
The High Court (HC) verdict in the death reference case of seven militants, including Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) chief Abdur Rahman and his deputy Siddiqul Islam Bangla Bhai, was scheduledfor
 arrow Suspect killed in 'crossfire'
A suspect in the Chowbaria police murder was killed in 'crossfire' during a shootout between outlaws and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Shingra upazila of Natore yesterday.
 arrow ETV equipment not returned despite verdict
The country's first private terrestrial television channel Ekushey Television (ETV), which was closed four years ago, is yet to get back its transmission equipment even after a High Court verdict fordoing
 arrow 100 injured as AL men clash with cops
Over 100 Awami League (AL) leaders and workers were injured in a clash with police on the Dhaka-Mawa highway in South Keraniganj yesterday following the arrest of a party leader.
 arrow Student strike observed peacefully
A countrywide student strike called by several student organisations was observed yesterday at the educational institutions across the country protesting the killings at Phulbari coalmine.
 arrow Iraq launches fierce offensives on Shias
Violence in Iraq left at least 50 people dead yesterday in a suicide car bombing and clashes between Shia militia and Iraqi security forces, a brutal contradiction of the prime minister's claim that bloodshed
 arrow Annan in Beirut to shore up truce
UN chief Kofi Annan arrived in Beirut yesterday for talks on the deployment of UN peacekeepers to southern Lebanon where a fragile peace is in place following Israel's blitz against Hezbollah militants.
Businessarrow Uncertainty looms over Bangla-Pak FTA talks
Although Bangladesh and Pakistan have agreed to sign a free trade area deal by September this year, the two countries are yet to start negotiations.
 arrow Pakistanis keen to invest in shipping business
Pakistani entrepreneurs are keen to set up motor cycle assembling plants in Bangladesh.
 arrow Textile makers eye $10b export by 2010
Textile makers hope $10 billion annual export by 2010 if the suggestions of a high-profile taskforce are rapidly implemented.
 arrow Capital market suffers from poor governance despite reform attempts
Despite reform attempts, Bangladesh's capital market continues to suffer from poor governance due to inadequate market supervision mechanism, Asian Development Bank (ADB) country director said yesterday.
 arrow India to go against Pak decision
India yesterday said it would take up its objection to Islamabad limiting trade with New Delhi under the South Asia Free Trade Area (Safta) at Saarc Ministerial Council meeting in October, but made it
 arrow Construction of World Trade Centre begins in Ctg today
The much-awaited construction works of World Trade Centre (WTC), first of its kind in the country, start today in Agrabad Commercial Area here.
 arrow Nokia tops Greenpeace ranking
Greenpeace, the environment activist group, has named Nokia the most environment friendly mobile phone maker in the world.
 arrow 6-day education, career fair from Thursday
A six-day fair on education and career begins at Bashundhara Expocentre in Dhaka on Thursday.
 arrow ILO's Asian regional meet from today in S Korea
Government, worker and employer leaders from some 40 Asian, Pacific and Arab countries are to gather at the four-day 14th Asian regional meeting of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) that begins
 arrow US economy risks recession from 100-dollar oil
Oil prices at 100 dollars a barrel would push the US economy into recession, according to a survey of 195 economists released Monday.
 arrow Japan's trade with China hits new record
Japan's trade with mainland China jumped almost 10 percent in the six months to June, setting a record high for a seventh straight year despite diplomatic frictions, a trade body said Monday.
Sportsarrow Afghanistan topple Bangladesh
Bangladeshi sports authority and organisers might have felt content after winning three gold at the 10th South Asian Games which concluded here yesterday but the performance will go into the record books
 arrow Cricket: BCB gears up for TV deal
With only two months remaining before the first home series under the new Future Tour Programme (FTP), the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have yet to start their course of action to negotiate a new broadcasting
 arrow Cricket: Board AGM on Oct 3
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided to hold its next annual general meeting (AGM) on October 3.
 arrow Cricket: Shahriar surprise
In a surprise move the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Monday named Shahriar Nafees as vice-captain of the national team for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in India in October-November.
 arrow Football: Panchhari rout Laximchhari
Panchhari Upazila XI striker, Siddikur Rahman scored four goals including the first hattrick of the Deputy Commissioner Football tournament in Khagrachhari yesterday as they routed Laxmichhari by a 8-0
 arrow Football: Noakhali move into semis
Championship aspirants Noakhali District secured their semifinal spot in the Jubok Phone National Football Championship by defeating Gaibandha district XI by a 3-0 scoreline yesterday afternoon at the
 arrow Chess: Zia finishes third
GM Ziaur Rahman became third in the IGM 3rd Dato Arthur Tan Mala-ysian Open Chess Championship, held in Kuala Lampur, despite finishing on equal points with eventual winner GM Dao Thein Hai of Vietnam.
 arrow Cricket: 'First world hypocrisy'
Legendary West Indian fast bowler Michael Holding wants Pakistan absolved of ball tampering charges, saying "first world hypocrisy" was to blame for cricket's present crisis.
 arrow Football: Chelsea back in hunt
Chelsea forwards Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba scored a goal apiece to silence the club's critics and rejoin the Premiership title race after a 2-0 win at Blackburn on Sunday.
 arrow Football: New look Real draw blank
Real Madrid's bid to end the glory days of arch rivals Barcelona got off to a stuttering start on Sunday with a frustrating 0-0 draw at home to Villarreal.
 arrow Football: France treat Makelele like a slave: Mourinho
Jose Mourinho has accused France coach Raymond Domenech of treating Claude Makelele like a slave after refusing to accept the Chelsea midfielder's international retirement.
 arrow Tennis: All eyes on Agassi
Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras forever will be linked in tennis history. Across 34 matches, five in Grand Slam finals, their rivalry thrived thanks to their contrasting styles of play and personalities.
 arrow Cricket: Buchanan to go after WC
Australia coach John Buchanan, who presided over a golden era in Australian cricket, has confirmed he will quit after next year's World Cup in the Caribbean.
 arrow Cricket: ICC denies Hair claim
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has said it never discussed a financial offer with umpire Darrell Hair following the Pakistan ball-tampering row.
 arrow Cricket: Bob hits back at Barry
Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer was forced to defend his reputation on Sunday when it was claimed South Africa players tampered with the ball when he was in charge of the team 10 years ago.
 arrow Cricket: 'Nothing to do with us'
England captain Andrew Strauss has stressed his side had no part in the ball-tampering row that almost led Pakistan to call off their tour of England.
 arrow Football: Marseille go top
Marseille reclaimed top spot in the French League on Sunday when a 2-0 win over Le Mans completed a memorable week in which they also reached the knockout round of the UEFA Cup.
 arrow Football: Ferdinand fit for qualifiers
Defender Rio Ferdinand has been passed fit for England's Euro 2008 qualifiers with Andorra and Macedonia.
 arrow Football: Not the Real deal
Real Madrid's new coach Fabio Capello was at pains ahead of his side's opening league game against Villarreal to stress that he was not an exponent of creating "boring sides" who know how to win.
 arrow Football: 'Italy wont be complacent'
World Cup-winning captain Fabio Cannavaro insisted that Italy will not be lacking in motivation for their 2008 European championship campaign.
 arrow Cricket: Ponting wants the best umps
Australian captain Ricky Ponting says he wants the best umpires to officiate in Test cricket, irrespective of nationality.
 arrow Cricket: India 'inclined to support' Pakistan
The joint secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India MP Pandove on Sunday said that the BCCI was "inclined to support" Pakistan in the ball-tampering controversy, but stressed final decision
 arrow Cricket: PCB pushes for Hair removal
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is pushing for Darrell Hair's removal from the International Cricket Council's (ICC) list of elite umpires before the Champions Trophy in India in October.
 arrow Tennis: Rain delays US Open
The start of the 2006 US Open has been delayed because of rain.
 arrow Swimming: Liesel sets new world mark
Australian Leisel Jones smashed her new 100-metre breaststroke world record at the Australian short course swimming championships here Monday. Jones set a new world record of one minute 3.
 arrow Cricket: Complaint lodged against Pataudi
A complaint was filed yesterday against former cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, an accused in a black buck poaching case, for allegedly threatening a co-accused in the case.
 arrow Tennis: Sania falls out of top-50
Sania Mirza's fortunes hit a new low yesterday as she dropped out of the top-50 in world rankings for the first time in more than a year.
 arrow Cricket: CA mourns Walcott
The late West Indies legend Sir Clyde Walcott will always hold a special place in the hearts of Australian cricket lovers, Cricket Australia (CA) said Monday.
 arrow Football: Cassano gets Azzurri recall
Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano was on Sunday recalled to the Italy squad for their 2008 European championship Group B qualifying matches against Lithuania and France.
 arrow Football: Valencia sign Joaquin
Valencia finally tied up the signing of Spanish international winger Joaquin from Real Betis on Monday.
 arrow Football: FIFA says players can retire
FIFA declined to comment on Monday on the specifics of the row between Chelsea and France over Claude Makelele, but underlined that any player is allowed to retire from international football.
 arrow Football: Sunderland to confirm Keane
Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland skipper Roy Keane will be confirmed as Sunderland manager after Monday's Championship match against West Brom, the club said Sunday.
 arrow Football: Beckham denies extension
Former England captain David Beckham has denied that he has extended his contract with Real Madrid by two years, as reported by the president of the Spanish giants.
 arrow Football: Lightning kills footballer
A 17-year-old soccer player hit by lightning during an amateur game has died, police said. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, died early Monday.
 arrow Football: Van der Vaart out of Dutch match
Injured midfielder Rafael van der Vaart has been ruled out of the Netherlands' Euro 2008 qualifier against group G opponents Luxemburg, his club, SV Hamburg, said Monday.
 arrow Football: Odonkor set for Betis
Borussia Dortmund announced Monday they have reached agreement to transfer German international midfielder David Odonkor to Real Betis in Spain.
 arrow Football: Martins relief for Newcastle
Newcastle's new 10-million-pound signing Obafemi Martins should be fit to face Fulham a week on Saturday despite suffering a knee injury during his Premiership debut at Aston Villa on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Van Bommel signs for Bayern
German champions Bayern Munich said Monday they have completed the signing of Dutch international midfielder Mark van Bommel from Spanish champions Barcelona.
Metropolitanarrow Restore National Women Dev Policy '97
Speakers at a press conference yesterday reiterated the demand for restoring the National Women Development (NWD) Policy '97 without any change.
 arrow Vow to resist fanaticism
Sammilita Sanskritik Jote, a cultural organisation, yesterday condemned the death threat to Rajshahi University (RU) teacher Prof Hasan Azizul Haque and Dr Muhammad Zafar Iqbal of Shahjalal University
 arrow Opposition doesn't want continuity of democracy
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has said the opposition is trying to create a vacuum in the country, foiling the upcoming general elections.
 arrow Attempt to hold polls sans reform to be resisted
Leaders of Awami League-led 14-party opposition combine yesterday reiterated their demands for reform in caretaker system of government and the Election Commission and threatened to foil any attempt to
 arrow Regulatory policy key obstacle to growth of media: Study
A study on the media's role in development underscored the need to diversify terrestrial television and radio broadcasting in order to improve access to information for the economically and socially disadvantaged
 arrow Constitutional recognition a must to ensure rights
Constitutional recognition of indigenous communities is the first step towards ensuring their rights, observed the speakers at a seminar yesterday.
 arrow DU exams postponed
All examinations of Dhaka University (DU) under course system scheduled for August 30 have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.
 arrow BCL worker killed in clash with BNP
An activist of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was killed and 25 people were injured in a clash with the BNP activists in front of Shah Waliullah Filling Station at Sitakunda yesterday.
 arrow 'Oust Asia Energy'
Workers Party of Bangladesh yesterday urged the government to close down all the offices of Asia Energy in the country and to oust the company.
 arrow JS body worried over falling law and order in CHT
A parliamentary body yesterday expressed concern over deteriorating law and order in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) and asked the authorities concerned to take necessary steps to arrest the decline.
 arrow City diagnostic centres fined Tk 2,80,000
A mobile court in the city yesterday realised Tk 2,80,000 in fine from several diagnostic centres for having no trade license and selling illegal blood.
 arrow Enmity between rivals leads to double murder
Enmity between rivals might have led to the double murder at Suhrawardy College in the early hours of yesterday, suspect police and local sources.
 arrow Sylhet div road march deferred to Sept 2
Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition combine has deferred its Sylhet divisional road march programme from August 30 to September 2.
 arrow Listed criminal held in Comilla
Detective Branch (DB) of Police arrested one listed top criminal in the town on Sunday night.
 arrow HIV/AIDS
A Bangladeshi scientist has claimed to have developed AIDS preventive drug, especially suitable for women.
 arrow AL leader dies at Tangail rally
Rafiquzzaman, a senior member of California unit of Awami League, died of a cardiac arrest during a party workers' rally at his home village in Tangail on Sunday.
 arrow Cirdap regional training begins
LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday said the local government institutions need capacity building for better service delivery to the rural people.
 arrow Obituary
Shamsunnahar Begum, wife of noted academic and social worker Siddique Ullah Miah of Hajir Para of Noakhali, passed away at Gastro-liver Hospital in the city yesterday at the age of 77.
 arrow 1,671 arrested on various charges
Police arrested 1,671 people from across the country on various charges in the last 24 hours as of 6:00am yesterday.
Nationalarrow Mongu's nomination sparks clashes
At least five BNP activists were injured as party rivals clashed and ransacked each others' offices in Hizla yesterday over nomination.
 arrow Main accused Ganesh held
Ganesh Banerjee, principal chargesheeted accused in Khulna city Awami League president Mazurul Imam murder case, was arrested on Thursday from a slum in Shyampur in Dhaka city, Khulna police disclosed
 arrow Rail-road barricade by jute workers in Sirajganj today
Several hundred workers and employees of Qawami Jute Mills in Sirajganj brought out a procession with sticks and held a rally in the town to press their 8-point demand and to keep the mill running.
 arrow Lockout in Popular Jute Mills in Sarishabari
Authorities of Popular Jute Mills in Sarishabari in Jamalpur district declared the mill lockout on Saturday.
 arrow Protests on against Phulbari killings
Protests continued in different districts yesterday against Saturday's killing of innocent people at Phulbari in Dinajpur by police and BDR.
 arrow Hearing deferred till Sept 24
Hearing of journalist Belal murder case was deferred in the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury till September 24 as principal accused Shahabuddin Lashkar alias Dhiora
 arrow Nine outlaws remanded
Seven out of 10 alleged outlaws arrested on Thursday and Friday from Sultanpur in Satkhira town and Shahpur village in Tala upazila were placed on a four-day remand and two others on a two-day remandyesterday.
 arrow UP chairmen boycott UNO's meeting
Nine out of 12 Union Parishad (UP) chairmen belonging to ruling BNP and opposition Awami League yesterday boycotted a meeting of the Shyamnagar Upazila Development Co-ordination Committee, saying themeeting
 arrow Nasaka returns 20 after flag meeting
Myanmar border security force Nasaka, after a flag meeting with BDR, yesterday returned 20 Bangladeshis it had abducted earlier. The flag meeting was held at Mongdo near the Myanmar border.
Point-Counterpointarrow Elections and the future of democracy
RICHARD Boucher, the American Assistant Foreign Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Affairs, in a news conference prior to his departure from Bangladesh early August, is reported to have said
 arrow Killings at the border: Appeasing India and our sovereignty
INDIAN Boarder Security Force (BSF) gunned down two Bangladesh citizens Md.
 arrow Running to standstill
SINCE mid 1994 to date, the world economy has been feeling the drastic effect of the demand side shock of commodity price volatility mainly due to the increase in crude oil prices from approximately $28
Culturearrow Preserving authentic Lalon lyrics
Fakir Lalon Shah's (1774-1890) songs are unique for their humanistic message. Hundred and sixteen years after the death of Lalon, we are yet to preserve all of Lalon's songs.
 arrow A tribute to Hrishikesh Mukherjee: The master filmmaker
Perhaps it would not be an overstatement to say that Hrishikesh Mukherjee came as a whiff of fresh air in the Bombay (now Mumbai) film world with his out-of-the-ordinary movies.
 arrow Palakar's Studio Theatre Lab: Scope for experiments
Palakar, a theatre troupe, has set up a Studio Theatre Lab at Natok Sarani (Baily Road) to practice Studio Theatre on Thursdays and Fridays.
Internationalarrow Lanka launches ground offensive to secure port
At least 11 Sri Lankan troops and 20 civilians were killed during a ground and air offensive yesterday to push back guerrilla artillery threatening a strategic naval port, officials and hospital sources
 arrow Floods turn Rajasthan desert area into 'sea'
Monsoon rains and flooding have killed at least 150 people in Rajasthan, officials said yesterday, with huge swathes of desert underwater.
 arrow Suicide blast in Afghan bazaar kills 17
A suicide blast tore through a crowded bazaar in a town in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing 17 people, a provincial government spokesman said.
 arrow Iran rejects US warning as nuke deadline nears
Iran yesterday angrily rejected a US threat to impose sanctions over its contested nuclear programme outside the United Nations as the clock ticked down to a crunch UN deadline for Tehran to suspend sensitive
 arrow 'Bugti killing to radicalise anti-Pakistan insurgency'
The killing of a prominent rebel chief in Pakistan's southwestern province of Baluchistan is a blunder that will likely radicalise the insurgency in the energy-rich region, analysts said yesterday.
 arrow Rioting goes on
Mobs burned shops, banks and buses in a second day of rioting over the killing of a top tribal chief by Pakistani troops, raising fears that a decades-old conflict in the country's volatile southwestcould
 arrow Israel kills five Palestinians in Gaza
The Israeli army killed five Palestinians, including a civilian, in Gaza yesterday as it kept up a two-month offensive in the coastal strip, hospital officials said.
 arrow Pak court orders release of LeT founder Saeed
The detention of a former leader of a banned Islamist militant group was declared illegal by a Pakistan court yesterday and his release ordered, the court and his lawyer said.
 arrow 48 dead as water tank collapses in India
At least 48 people were killed and dozens injured in western India on Sunday when a large water tank they climbed on to watch a village wrestling match gave way, police and officials said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Separation of the judiciary
The government has made the 'safe move' of praying for yet another time extension in the separation of the judiciary case, thereby guaranteeing that it has nothing more to do to fulfil one of its most
 arrow Editorial: Home Secretaries talk
We are encouraged to see that Bangladesh and India have decided to look the problems in the eye, and we would like to suggest that decisions reached by the two countries at the just concluded four-day
 arrow Putting rice on our plates
Rice is said to be the staple food in Asia. Economic theory suggests that, as income goes up, ceteris paribus, the quantity of cereals consumption goes down.
 arrow The 'Miracle of Mahim' and other myths
Last week, madness gripped tens of thousands of people in Mumbai, India's most modern city. They believed a divine force had made sea-water sweet at Mahim Creek.
 arrow Can the Pakistan opposition dent ruling citadel?
The opposition parties in Pakistan have buried their differences in a bid to unitedly bring a motion of no-confidence against the government of Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, and the development has caused
Letters to Editorarrow David Beckham
A couple of letters on the former English captain David Beckham published in DS caught my attention recently.
 arrow Ramifications of disarming Hezbollah
What would happen if the Hezbollah failed to repulse the ground attack of the expansionists? The ceasefire is the result of Hezbollah's solid defence not the mercy of the invaders.
 arrow BTRC
I think the BTRC should consider the following suggestions:
 arrow Muslim ummah
What does the Muslim ummah need to do for surviving? This is the burning question today. We have to be organised. We need to care for one of the Muslim country's problem as a problem of the ummah atlarge.
 arrow Piteous cry
Some days ago I was reading a local newspaper, where a news item caught my attention. It was about a piteous cry of Mitu, a student of class-ix of the Newsprint School.
 arrow Upgrading of Qawami degree
Prime minister Begum Khaleda Zia has declared that the Qawami degree would be treated as equivalent to the master's degree.
 arrow Things going wrong...
With Mr. Nizami's becoming the member of the parliament and subsequently a cabinet member and also with his flying the national flag on his car, the holy blood of the brave sons of the nation shed during the 1971 Liberation War was desecrated.
 arrow Laudable tactic
Bangladesh have won their first ODI series abroad in Kenya.
 arrow Government Procurement
Rush for government procurementa front-page lead news in almost all newspapers. One wonders whether the projects under consideration are donor funded or financed internally.
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