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Front Pagearrow HuJi link suspected in attack on UK envoy
Investigators suspect that the four persons arrested in the last two days in connection with the grenade attack on British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury at Hazrat Shahjalal's shrine in Sylhet have
 arrow Indefinite strike at all airports suspended
The Bangladesh Biman staff yesterday suspended the indefinite strike called at airports across the country after the state minister for civil aviation and tourism assured them of solving the financial
 arrow CEC sees no crisis despite reforms row
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz does not see any crisis impeding the upcoming parliamentary election despite an open conflict between the opposition coalition and the government over electoral
 arrow Foreign airlines take away Biman's 90pc business
Utter negligence of the government in equipping the national flag carrier Biman with adequate aircraft, absence of professional marketing plan and poor manpower planning are helping foreign airlines to
 arrow Bodies of six peacekeepers arrive
The bodies of six Bangladeshi peacekeepers, killed in a road accident in Ivory Coast on August 25, arrived in Dhaka yesterday.
 arrow Hasina pledges to root out graft, terrorism
Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina has alleged that the prime minister wants to hold election as per a blueprint, denying people's demand for electoral reforms.
 arrow Polls Rigging Services Co.

 arrow Ban on gathering in, around EC secretariat
The government yesterday imposed a ban on any kind of gathering, procession, demonstration or laying siege to anything in and around the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat for 19 hours from 1:00am tomorrow.
 arrow Graft, confrontational politics obstacles
Confrontational politics and corruption are major setbacks to achieving the millennium development goals (MDGs).
 arrow RMG workers warn of strike if announcement not made by Sept 12
The garment workers' leaders once again warned of going for strike if the minimum wage for the readymade garment sector were not declared by September 12.
 arrow Polls to be held as per constitution
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has categorically said the next general elections will not be held at the instruction of anyone or to appease anyone, rather it will be held as per constitutional provision.
 arrow Fuel distributors go for strike
Bangladesh Fuel Distributors' Association called for an indefinite strike starting today.
 arrow Rejoinder, our reply
Former secretary of the telecommunications ministry AKM Shamsuddin has sent a rejoinder to the news headlined "Telecom secy hid deal irregularities" published in The Daily Star on September 1, 2006.
 arrow EU mission on polls due Sept 11
A six-member exploratory mission of the European Union (EU) will arrive in Dhaka on September 11 to gather basic information on the next general elections in Bangladesh.
 arrow Sirajganj Jubo League leader shot dead
A Jubo League leader was shot dead on the premises of Kandapara Government Primary School at Belkuchi upazila headquarters last night night.
 arrow Why RU recent recruitment process not illegal
A High Court (HC) bench issued a show cause notice on Rajshahi University authorities as to why the recent recruitment process of the university should not be declared illegal and the recruitments annulled.
 arrow BoI chief again takes a swipe at 5 eminent citizens
Apparently pointing to the five eminent citizens he recently accused of defamation, Energy Adviser and Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Mahmudur Rahman yesterday blamed them for 'conspiring againstthe
 arrow RUET Demand for recruiting ruling party men in 'special' quota
Pro-BNP-Jamaat ward commissioners of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC) and some local leaders yesterday barged into the office of the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (Ruet) vice chancellor
 arrow Japanese team due tomorrow for feasibility study
A three-member Japanese delegation arrives at Mongla tomorrow for the feasibility study on deep-sea port at Akram point, 68-km off Mongla Port.
 arrow Rab man jailed for hijacking covered van
A special court yesterday handed down a seven-year imprisonment to a member of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) for hijacking a covered van with some of his accomplices on July 12.
 arrow AL expels two for attacking Tito
Two leaders of the Jessore district unit Awami League (AL) were expelled from the party following the attack on senior AL leader and ex-minister Khaledur Rahman Tito.
 arrow Annan for skipping row with Iran
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan yesterday stressed the need to avoid a confrontation with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, a day after Tehran told him it was determined to negotiate an end to its standoff
 arrow Croc-grappler Irwin killed by 'peaceful fish'
The irony of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin's death is that he was not killed by one of the deadly creatures he regularly handled, but by a relatively peaceful fish, scientists said yesterday.
 arrow Iraqi soccer star abducted
A popular Iraqi soccer star was kidnapped a day after Iraqi officials touted the capture of al-Qaida in Iraq's No. 2 leader as a move to reduce violence in the country.
Businessarrow Saifur against PMO move to cut taxes, fund TCB
Despite an order from the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) to reduce tax on some essential commodities and inject funds to the state-run Trading Corporation of Bangladesh (TCB), Finance Minister M Saifur
 arrow Stakeholders meet today to end Ctg port deadlock
A meeting of stakeholders will be held in the capital today to end the crisis in Chittagong Port while two Bangladeshi feeder-vessel operating companies --HRC Shipping and QC Shipping Line-- continued
 arrow Donors should not interfere in governance issue
Speakers at a seminar in Dhaka yesterday urged donors not to interfere in any country's governance issue.
 arrow Experts seek energy sector reforms
Speakers at a view exchange meeting yesterday in Dhaka underscored the need for bringing about reforms in the country's energy sector as well as its market structure.
 arrow Sino-Bangla proposed road link to boost trade
Bangladesh expects an early decision from Myanmar government about the proposed transport protocol between Bangladesh and China, which will increase trade among the countries concerned.
 arrow 'Global economy to withstand impact from Iran N-issue'
The global economy could face short-term turbulence if the United States and its allies take action against Iran over its controversial nuclear programme but it should be resilient enough to withstand
 arrow Freer rupee not in India's interest, say communists
Freeing the rupee is not in India's interests as it will encourage speculative flows into the country, a leading communist party official said on Monday.
 arrow Bangladesh fetches Tk 5cr from spot orders in German fair
Bangladeshi handicrafts and gift item companies received orders of Tk five crore at a five-day trade fair in Germany.
 arrow Thai economy slows sharply
Thailand's economic growth slowed sharply in the quarter to June, officials said Monday, forcing the government to scale back its full year forecast with high oil prices offsetting robust exports.
 arrow $400m ADB loan for BR rehab
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide the country with US$ 400 million as credit for the rehabilitation work of the Bangladesh Railway (BR).
 arrow Continental Ins declares 5pc dividend
Continental Insurance Limited has declared a 5 percent dividend for the shareholders for the year ending on December 31, 2005.
 arrow Correction
A news item headlined 'BEI workshop on corporate governance' published on this page on September 3 inadvertently mentioned that Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Salehuddin Ahmed inaugurated the seminar, but
 arrow Regional pact on fighting sea piracy takes effect
The fight against maritime piracy and armed robbery at sea got a boost on Monday when a regional cooperation agreement involving 11 Asian nations came into effect.
 arrow GWM brand vehicles on display at new ACE showroom
ACE Workshop & Service Centre Ltd recently opened a new showroom on Gulshan-Tejgaon Link Road with auto parts division and after-sales service centre.
 arrow Oil extends losses
The price of crude oil tumbled further in London trading on Monday in the absence of a severe hurricane threat and on expectations that Iran would not soon face economic sanctions, analysts said.
Sportsarrow Football: Bitter bye to Cruciani
When Diego Cruciani came to Bangladesh from Argentina just over a year ago, he might have been flattered by the way the smiling Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) officials welcomed him.
 arrow Cricket: BCB sits with players today
As per schedule, the team evaluation committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) sits with the national team players today to have their opinions on the just-concluded Zimbabwe and Kenya tours.
 arrow Cricket: McGrath in Aussie squad
Glenn McGrath will return to international cricket in next month's ICC Champions Trophy tournament in India after he was chosen Monday in a 14-man Australian squad.
 arrow Football: U-17s go down against Vietnam
Bangladesh made a poor start to their AFC Under-17 Football Championship campaign as they suffered a 0-2 defeat against Vietnam at the Bishan Stadium in Singapore on Monday. The first half endedgoalless.
 arrow Cricket: Pak-Eng 3rd ODI today
Inzamamul Haq, the Pakistan captain, has warned his players against complacency after a forceful start in the one-day series, saying that England were capable of staging a comeback in their own backyard.
 arrow Cricket: 'Pakistan stronger'
Pakistan vice-captain Younis Khan believes the team are stronger in the wake of the fourth Test forfeiture which rocked international cricket.
 arrow Tennis: Adieu Agassi
Defending champion Roger Federer and former winners Andy Roddick, Marat Safin and Lleyton Hewitt advanced Sunday at the US Open on a day when two-time winner Andre Agassi bowed out for good.
 arrow Tennis: The rebel ends up as ruler
What began as a riot of hairlocks, flash colours and cut-off denims in 1986 ended here twenty years later on Sunday with a baldhead, all-whites and a bad back.
 arrow Cricket: Speed warns Inzamam
Malcolm Speed, the International Cricket Council's (ICC) chief executive, has issued a terse warning to Inzamamul Haq over making public comments about incidents at The Oval pending the ICC's Code ofConduct
 arrow Cricket: Inzy hearing on Sept 27 or 28?
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq's disciplinary hearing is likely to be held on September 27 or 28, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) source said on Monday.
 arrow Tennis: Andre & Pete: Made for each other
Rivalry is the lifeblood of sport and for Andre Agassi it was Pete Sampras that more than anyone defined his 20 years at the top of the tennis tree.
 arrow Football: African giants show strength
The giants of African football demonstrated their strength in the first series of 2008 Nations Cup qualifiers this weekend.
 arrow Basketball: Office basketball
Bangladesh Army beat Bangladesh Rifles 76-58 points in the opening match of the Office Basketball League at the Dhanmondi Basketball gymnasium yesterday. The winners led the first half was 35-28.
 arrow Tennis: As seen by his peers
What his peers said about Andre Agassi over his glorious two-decade tennis career:
John McEnroe: "I played him when he was 16 or 17 and he had an energy to him then.

 arrow Football: McClaren wants more from Gerrard
England coach Steve McClaren insists Steven Gerrard has much more to offer his country as the Liverpool midfielder prepares to celebrate his 50th cap.
 arrow Football: Beautiful Brazil blank Argentina
Brazil midfielder Elano scored twice to inspire his country to a 3-0 friendly international win against old rivals Argentina in London on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Final rematch looms large
France and Italy go head to head in Paris in the clash of the titans on Wed-nesday in the latest round of Euro 2008 qualifying matches.
 arrow Football: Wales next for Samba boys
A match against a resurgent Brazil in London on Tuesday might not be what Wales needed after an unhappy start to their Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.
 arrow Football: Ronaldinho fit for Wales
Ronaldinho has recovered from injury and will play for Brazil in their friendly international against Wales in London on Tuesday, coach Dunga said on Monday.
 arrow Football: Henry unfazed by goal drought
Arsenal striker Thierry Henry says he is getting stronger and is not worried about his goal drought this season.
 arrow Football: Forget goal fest: Klose
Miroslav Klose says Germany must stick to basics against San Marino in Wednesday's Euro 2008 Group D qualifier and not try to rack up a tennis score against one of the smallest nations in Europe.
 arrow Football: Dialogue the key: Dunga
Brazil coach Dunga believes improved dialogue with his team is the key to ensuring there is no repeat of their World Cup failure.
 arrow Football: Gilberto hails The Beast
Gilberto Silva insists his Brazil teammate Julio Baptista is the man to replace Patrick Vieira at Arsenal.
 arrow Cricket: 'Hargreaves is our Makelele'
John Terry believes England have unearthed the new Claude Makelele in the shape of midfield anchor-man Owen Hargreaves.
 arrow Football: Referee expects explosive match
Herbert Handel, the referee for Wednesday's World Cup final rematch between France and Italy, said he expected an explosive encounter but had no fears about the Stade de France clash.
 arrow Football: Italy unchanged
Italy coach Roberto Donadoni said he did not intend to make any changes ahead of the World Cup final rematch against France although they only drew 1-1 against Lithuania in Naples this weekend.
 arrow Football: US surgery for Owen
Newcastle striker Michael Owen headed for surgery in the United States on Monday full of optimism he would be able to completely recover from his knee problems.
 arrow Football: Nightclub controversy for Croats
Three Croatian players have been punished by coach Slaven Bilic for going to a nightclub and will not play in their Euro 2008 qualifier against Russia in Moscow on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Portugal without Martins, Meira
Fernando Meira and Carlos Martins will miss Portugal's first Euro 2008 championship qualifier against Finland in Helsinki on Wednesday because of leg muscle injuries.
 arrow Football: Iraqi booter kidnapped
Unidentified gunmen kidnapped Ghanim Khudayer, a popular Iraqi football player, from his residence in Baghdad's western Amel neighbourhood, an official from his club said Monday.
 arrow Football: FIFA sets Portugal deadline
FIFA has given Portugal's soccer federation until Sept.
 arrow Football: Pak ODIs over for Gough
Darren Gough was ruled out Sunday of the remainder of England's one-day series against Pakistan with a left shin injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced.
 arrow Football: England will ignore racist chants
England skipper John Terry insists the team will ignore any racist chanting when Steve McClaren's men face Macedonia in a Euro 2008 qualifier on Wednesday.
 arrow Hockey: Div I hockey
Wari Club kept their all-win record in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League as they beat Shishu Kishore Sangha by 3-1 goals at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Football: Swadheenata keep winning
Swadheenata Krira Sangha registered their fourth victory in the Pioneer Football League when they edged past Khilgaon Progoti Sangha 2-1 at the Basabo Tarun Sangha ground yesterday.
Metropolitanarrow 'Launch awareness campaign to improve English language skills'
Speakers at a seminar yesterday called for a massive awareness campaign to improve English language skills among younger generation in the context of globalisation, knowledge-based society and the age
 arrow 'Govt-NGO coordination a must to implement ECD programmes'
Experts at a workshop yesterday called for provision of components of early childhood development (ECD) programme in each ministry so that the nation can have a better generation.
 arrow Full ratification of CEDAW demanded
Speakers at a seminar yesterday urged the government to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) fully and withdraw its reservation on some provisions.
 arrow Special traffic management in city during Ramadan, Puja
The government will not allow iftar sellers to set up any structures on the roads and footpaths in the city during the Ramadan to ease traffic congestion.
 arrow Situation still tense at Tinbigha Corridor
A tense situation was still prevailing at Tinbigha Corridor under Patgram upazila in Lalmonirhat for the third consecutive day yesterday as the commander-level flag meeting between the BDR and the BSF
 arrow 'Asia Energy must compensate victims'
Leaders of National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Electricity and Port yesterday at a rally said AEC and the government cannot deny the responsibility of the killings on August 26at
 arrow 4 killed in road accidents
Four people, including a garment worker, were killed in separate road accidents in Dhaka and Patuakhali yesterday.
 arrow Framing of charges against 11 JCD men now Sept 11
A Dhaka court could not frame charges against 11 Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and activists yesterday, as three of them, now in custody, were not produced before the court.
 arrow Suranjit, Khasru lock horns over reform proposals
Awami League (AL) Presidium Member Suranjit Sengupta and ruling BNP lawmaker Amir Khasru Mahmud Chowdhury yesterday locked horns over the reforms in caretaker government and Election Commission (EC) at
 arrow Modernise data collection for early warning system
Proper data on rainfall and water level used for flood forecasting system cannot be collected and analysed due to lack of modern equipment and trained manpower in Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB),
 arrow Robbery in city house: Valuables worth Tk12.37 lakh looted
Robbers looted valuables worth Tk 12.37 Lakh from the house of a retired joint secretary at the city's Uttara area in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Strike suspended for two days
The doctors, officials, staff and nurses of Shaheed Suhrawardi Hospital yesterday suspended their two-hour token work stoppage for two days.
 arrow Dr Ibrahim's 17th anniversary of death tomorrow
Bangladesh Diabetic Samity is going to observe the 17th death anniversary of national professor and founder of the organisation Dr Mohammed Ibrahim tomorrow, says a press release.
 arrow DCC to rebuild Golap Shah Mosque
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is going to rebuild the Golap Shah mosque at Gulistan, says a press release of DCC.
 arrow 'Shamsur Rahman was a warrior against fanaticism'
Poet Shamsur Rahman was a warrior against autocracy and fanaticism and generation after generation will feel his enthusiastic presence in this war, speakers at a memorial meeting said yesterday.
 arrow One crushed under wheels of bus in city
A passenger was crushed under the wheels of a bus after the helper pushed him over in the city's Mirpur area yesterday. The dead was identified as Sanju Mia, 50, a day labourer of Rayerbazar, Mohammadpur.
 arrow Technical college teachers observe hunger strike
Bangladesh Technical College Teachers' Association (BTCTA) observed a hunger strike at Muktangan in the city yesterday to press their 12-point demand and the eight-point demand of National Front of Teachers
 arrow President, PM condole death of Salahuddin
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday condoled the death of photojournalist M Salahuddin.
 arrow English language book for professionals launched
Education Minister Dr M Osman Farruk yesterday stressed the need for doing investigative journalism with truthfulness and accuracy through the crosscheck of information with different sources before news
Nationalarrow Striking SUST teachers announce fresh agitation
There is no sign of resolution of the crisis in Shahjalal University of Science and technology (SUST), one month after its reopening.
 arrow BNP-Jamaat demands party quota in Ruet jobs
Some ward commissioners of Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), joined by local leaders and workers of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday demanded 'party quota' in jobs in Rajshahi University of Engineering
 arrow Farcical polls without opposition being planned, Menon tells rallies
Workers Party President Rashed Khan Menon yesterday said the ruling 4-party alliance government is planning a 'farcical' election to retain power.
 arrow People will foil 'election engineering', Hasina says
Awami League (AL) chief and Leader of the Opposition in Jatiya Sangsad Sheikh Hasina said here yesterday the Four-party Alliance has finalised a blueprint to descend to power in the next general election
 arrow Road barricade in Cht if reforms not made: Mohiuddin
Chittagong City Mayor and Awami League leader ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury yesterday threatened to enforce a road barricade programmed in Chittagong division of the demand for reforms of caretaker system and
 arrow HC rule on RU to explain controversial recruitment
The High Court has issued a notice on Rajshahi University authorities why its move for recruitment of teachers and other staff would not will not declared 'illegal and annulled'.
 arrow JMB bomber Saifullah produced in Nilphamari court
Jamaatul Mujahidin, Bangladesh (JMB) Sura member Faruk Hosen Khan alias Khalid Saifullah, sentenced to death for killing two judges in Jhalakathi, was produced before a court in Nilphamari yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow What if people power is not right?
Are we throwing the baby out with the bath water? A junior minister of the BNP government and the Rajshahi mayor in their infinite wisdom have decided what will be Bangladesh's FDI and Coal Policy.
 arrow Caretaker controversy and the army
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, once a docile middle-class house-wife, by now has become a shrewd politician.
 arrow Are beauty contests compatible with Bangladeshi culture and heritage?
The discussion commenced on a very interesting note with two panellists denouncing the practice of beauty contests in the context of Bangladesh, saying that this is contrary, not only to the religious
Culturearrow Highlighting the opulence of Nazrul songs
On the second day (September 3) of Bengal Bikash finals, participants competed in the Nazrul songs category.
 arrow Hiru Shah: A portrait of a Baul
Hiru Shah is among the elderly singers who regularly perform at Lalon's shrine. He learnt Lalon music from Motahar Khondokar. Since the early 1970s he has been rendering Lalon songs at a mazar.
 arrow 'Brick Lane' filming finishes amid demonstrations and protests
Finally the big screen adaption of Monica Ali's controversial novel titled Brick Lane has finished filming amid protests and demonstrations from some groups of UK Bengali community.
 arrow Bangladesh Short Film Forum celebrates 20th anniversary
On the 20th anniversary, Bangladesh Short Film Forum, an organisation of creative independent filmmakers, launched a six-day film festival on September 2.
Generalarrow Ctg bakery sealed off, owner jailed
A mobile court in an anti-adulteration drive here yesterday sealed an unauthorised bakery off and fined its owner and manager Tk 50000 each for producing and marketing confectionary items using adulterated
 arrow IUB-MOJO quiz competition 2006 held
Dhanmondi Tutorial Team A clinched the title while Scholastica Team A secured runners up position in the IUB-MOJO Inter-School and College Quiz Competition 2006, organised by the Business Students' Society
Internationalarrow LTTE-held Sampur town falls to Lankan military
Sri Lanka's government said it pushed Tamil Tiger rebels from the mouth of strategic Trincomalee harbour on Monday, and that it would therefore halt its offensive.
 arrow Taliban attack Afghan town: 19 killed
Taliban rebels attacked a district town in southern Afghanistan overnight, sparking an intense battle in which 16 militants and three policemen were killed, police said yesterday.
 arrow Anger mounts in Lebanon over Israeli blockade
Anger is mounting in Lebanon's business community over the Israeli air and sea blockade on the country, seen as humiliating and unjustified three weeks into the ceasefire that ended the war between Israel
 arrow Nepali security beefed up for Maoist protest
Hundreds of riot police were deployed in Nepal's capital yesterday after Maoists threatened a "revolution" and bussed in several thousand injured rebel veterans for a meeting.
 arrow Olmert wants talks with Abbas
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said yesterday that he wanted dialogue with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, saying the Palestinian "problem" was the most urgent issue facing the Jewish state.
 arrow 4 US, British soldiers killed in Iraq attacks
Iraqi forces killed 14 "terrorists" and captured almost 200 suspects yesterday in a major operation to clear the outskirts of Baghdad of insurgent fighters while two US and two British soldiers were killed
 arrow Georgian rebels tried to shoot down president, US senators
Georgia accused rebels yesterday of forcing down a helicopter carrying the defence minister and firing on another helicopter transporting President Mikheil Saakashvili and a delegation of US senators.
 arrow Scientists map canyon below Atlantic
Although just 100 miles off the New Jersey-New York coast, the features of the Hudson Canyon have been largely hidden beneath hundreds of feet of water.
Editorialarrow Editorial: BNP's grandstand show
There is very little doubt that the BNP has used the occasion of its 28th anniversary to exhibit its political clout by holding a three-day long programme that culminated in the grandstand20-kilometer
 arrow Editorial: A flipside to Sunday programme
We notice that the major political parties, especially the ruling party, fail to show any sensitivity to public inconvenience that would be caused by their much-vaunted political programmes, like rallies
 arrow Prevention is always better than cure
When we were celebrating the social development statistic that roughly over four-fifths of Bangladeshis have access to pure drinking water -- hence we were up a step on the pyramid of progress -- a news
 arrow Iran and the nuclear crisis
The deadline of August 31 set by the Security Council of the UN against Iran's nuclear enrichment program has come and gone, and there does not seem to be any urgency to impose sanctions.
 arrow Shinzo Abe's vision of a beautiful Japan
Japan is getting ready for a new prime minister to assume the office in less than three weeks' time.
Letters to Editorarrow Fulbaria killings
The nation once again watched, with much awe, the anarchy that has been let loose by the ruling coalition. The police and the BDR fired bullets and killed seven people at random.
 arrow Hair controversy
The forfeiture of a delicately poised Test match emanating from the umpire's controversial alleging of ball doctoring by Pakistani players at the Oval is the most unfortunate incident in cricket, after
 arrow Income tax law
Although in the income tax law profit includes loss, but that is not for imposition of tax but for other purposes, such as computation of Entertainment Allowance.
 arrow Leather industry
Bangladesh earns a lot of foreign currency by exporting leather and leather products but nobody thinks about the health risks of the workers. The leather industries use a lot of potential toxic chemicals.
 arrow Countering militancy
The recent pre-emptive measures adopted against perceived threats from the militant groups in the country brought relief to us.
 arrow Deployment of peacekeepers
While the Bangladesh government was contemplating sending 2,000 troops to the Lebanese border with Israel at the behest of both the UN and particularly the US, the Israeli government is reportedto
 arrow Debacle in SA games
I am astonished and disappointed to learn about the failure of the Bangladesh contingent. Bangladesh became sixth in the competition trailing behind India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Afghanistan.
 arrow An appeal to a politician
Mr. Oli, you are a freedom fighter and our national hero.
 arrow Poverty reduction claim
A recent report of Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) claimed poverty reduction in the country by 1.
Specialarrow Impact of new media technology on society
The exponential rate of technological change that has transformed media and communication structures globally is reflected in the degree of attention paid to the convergent media nexus by the international
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