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Front Pagearrow Khaleda, Hasina cross swords over elections
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina yesterday sounded tough on each other's election stances, indicating further escalation of conflict between the two main parties --the
 arrow Fuel dealers start indefinite strike
Fuel distributors and the tank-lorry owners and workers went on an indefinite strike in Dhaka division from yesterday demanding cancellation of fuel rationing and smooth supply of petroleum to the dealers
 arrow 14-party vows to go ahead defying ban
Defying the government ban on all kinds of gatherings and rallies in the areas around the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat, the Awami League (AL)-led 14-party combine has vowed to lay siege to ittoday
 arrow EC now passing buck on court for delay
In defence of seeking exemption from Public Procurement Regulation (PPR) 2003 for printing updated electoral rolls, the Election Commission (EC) is now passing on the blame for delay in preparing thelist
 arrow NUF presents huge pens to CEC to resign
The newly formed National Unity Front (NUF) in an unprecedented move tried to give chief election commissioner (CEC) and three other election commissioners four eight-foot-long pens, symbolically asking
 arrow Productivity higher in bribing firms
A World Bank study reveals that productivity in Bangladesh is higher in those industries and locations where firms spend a large chunk of their sales in bribes to get through bureaucratic and customshassles.
 arrow A village that loves birds
Thousands of birds, both resident and migratory, have turned backward village Pochamaria in Puthia upazila into a bird sanctuary.
 arrow NCBs fail to catch top 20 loan defaulters
The nationalised commercial banks (NCBs) in the first half of the year have attained only 3.62 percent of the target they set for recovering loans from the top 20 defaulters. The rate was 3.
 arrow High-level meeting today to discuss local firm's metro rail bid
The Private Sector Infrastructure Committee (PICOM) headed by the principal secretary to the prime minister's office will sit today for discussing the proposal of a private company for constructing ametro
 arrow Slave traders dump them in China
Cheated by modern "slave traders", a few hundred Bangladeshis have been languishing and leading inhuman life in secret cells and jails in different states of China.
 arrow Govt fears bomb attacks, rise in crime in Ramadan
The government apprehends bomb attacks, and a sharp rise in organised crimes during and before the Ramadan and Durga Puja, the two major religious occasions of the nation.
 arrow Feeder operators cease agitation in Ctg Port
Chittagong Feeder Trade Committee (CFTC) withdrew its agitation programme of suspending loading and unloading of containers at Chittagong Port yesterday with immediate effect.
 arrow Peacekeepers laid to rest
The six Bangladeshi peacekeepers, killed in a road accident in Ivory Coast, were buried with full military honour at their family graveyards yesterday.
 arrow Communications ministry blamed for failing to identify culprits
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) blamed the communication ministry for failing to identify those engaged in a Barisal Roads and Highways Department (RHD) corruption involving over Tk 13 crore.
 arrow Investigators to bring 4 arrestees face to face with Mufti Hannan
Investigators may bring Harkatul Jihad al Islami (HuJi) leader Mufti Abdul Hannan face to face with four arrestees to cross-examine their statements regarding the grenade attack on British High Commissioner
 arrow Criminal killed, 3 cops hurt in shootout
A suspected criminal was killed and three policemen were wounded at Baruihati in Bagmara upazila early yesterday in a shootout between the terrorists and members of the law enforcement agencies in Bagmara
 arrow BDB won't take part in polls without reforms
Bikalpa Dhara Bangladesh (BDB) will not participate in the next general election unless 'minimum reforms' in the Election Commission (EC) are carried out, its President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury saidyesterday.
 arrow IO summoned to explain final report
A Dhaka court yesterday directed an investigation officer (IO) of a criminal case to appear in person before it on September 19 to explain why and how he submitted a final report against three peoplearrested
 arrow Results of HSC exam tomorrow
Results of the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) Examinations and its equivalent examinations held this year under all the education boards of the country will be published tomorrow.
 arrow 2 killed in shootout with Rab
A regional leader of Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) was killed during a shootout between Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and his accomplices early yesterday in Pabna while a criminal was killed in'crossfire'
 arrow Man held with 2.5kg gold
Police yesterday arrested a man with five gold bars weighing 2.5 kg on a Dhaka bound bus from Chittagong at Gazaria of the district.
 arrow Iraq extends state of emergency for a month
Parliament voted yesterday to extend a state of emergency for a month, and Britain's foreign secretary emphasised the importance of transferring control of security from the US-led coalition to the Iraqi
 arrow Lebanon blockade to end in 48-hr: Annan
UN Secretary General Kofi Annan said yesterday in Egypt that he expected Israel's blockade of Lebanon to be lifted within 48 hours.
 arrow Indian agencies warn PM of terror attacks
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday that intelligence agencies had warned more terrorist attacks were likely, possibly on economic and religious targets as well as on nuclear installations.
 arrow Correction
In our yesterday's report headlined "BoI chief again takes a swipe at 5 eminent citizens" it was inadvertently mentioned that foreign currency reserve is $3.6 million instead of $3.6 billion.
Businessarrow Tokyo to support Dhaka's duty-free access demand
Japan has assured Bangladesh of its support in getting duty-free access of its products to the global market in the coming WTO meeting to be held in Brazil this month.
 arrow Cross border trade of power can help mitigate crisis
Speakers at a roundtable yesterday observed that cross border power trade can help mitigate the power shortage the people of country's bordering areas as well as the whole population are now faced with.
 arrow Farmers get low prices of products, admits Saifur
Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday admitted that the country's farmers are getting lower prices of their farm products compared to the selling prices in urban areas and that is the common phenomenon
 arrow India lifts duties on wheat imports
Indian government has thrown open the door for private sector wheat imports withdrawing the five per cent customs duty on the commodity in a bid to bring down rising prices of wheat in domestic market.
 arrow Italy can help local fashion design industry grow: Envoy
Italy, being the superpower in fashion, can help Bangladesh's fashion design industry grow, Italian Ambassador in Dhaka Pietro Ballero said yesterday.
 arrow Etihad launches guest reward programme
Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, officially launched yesterday its guest reward programme in Bangladesh in a bid to provide instant reward to the passengers of the airline.
 arrow Citibank arranges funding against Brac receivables securitisation
Citibank NA along with FMO of the Netherlands, Pubali Bank Limited and The City Bank Limited yesterday invested Tk 1.
 arrow Village Phones cross 250,000 subscriber mark
The internationally acclaimed Village Phone Program, a joint initiative of GrameenPhone Ltd and Grameen Telecom to provide universal access to mobile phone services in rural areas, has recently crossed
 arrow Chairman of Rupali Ins re-elected
Mostafa Golam Quddus has been re-elected chairman of Rupali Insurance Company Ltd, says a press release.
 arrow China seeks concessions from rich nations
China has urged rich nations to make more concessions to revive stalled World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations during talks with WTO head Pascal Lamy, the commerce ministry said Tuesday.
 arrow Video contents on CityCell phones
CityCell, Impress TeleFilm Limited (Channel-i), and System Solutions & Development Technologies Limited (SSD Tech) have signed an agreement to provide video contents through V.
 arrow Oil prices mixed
World oil prices moved in different directions on Tuesday when trading was resumed in New York crude. New York's main contract, light sweet crude for delivery in October, tumbled 83 cents to 68.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Whatmore dreams big
With another big challenge round the corner, Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore said that he was happy the way the Tigers are making up at the moment and also dared to dream about a second round berth in the
 arrow Cricket: Sourav reluctant to retire
"I am not retiring anytime soon," Sourav Ganguly said on Tuesday after being ignored by the national selectors for the Champions Trophy tournament to be hosted by India in October-November.
 arrow Tennis: Serena falters, all-star qtrs
Amelie Mauresmo settled old scores with Serena Williams at the US Open on Monday to keep alive her drive for a third Grand Slam title of the year.
 arrow Cricket: Much ado about nothing
The much talked about meeting between the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and the national cricketers yesterday to find the truth about the recently concluded Zimbabwe-Kenya tour simply turned into a get
 arrow Football: Bangladesh face Qatar today
Bangladesh take on Qatar in today's 2007 Asian Cup qualifying Group F match in Doha with the hosts looking to seal a place in the finals.
 arrow Hockey: Farashganj rout Police
Farashganj Sporting Club blanked Police AC 4-0 for their fourth win in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Olympics: BOA's selection committee for Asiad
The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) yesterday announced a six-member selection committee for the 15th Asian Games to be held in Doha in December.
 arrow Football: Pioneer Football League results
A brace by Jonny helped Samaj Kalyan and Krira Sangha record a huge 5-0 win over Arunodoy JS in yesterday's Pioneer Football League at the Basabo Torun Sangha ground.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies to wear new colours
Australia's one-day side on Tuesday dumped the canary yellow uniform it has sported for the past three decades in favour of a dark green and unveiled a campaign to fire up home fans for the Ashes series.
 arrow Tennis: Open Secrets
It's not as if Lindsay Davenport has never beaten quarterfinal opponent Justine Henin-Hardenne. It's just that Davenport hasn't beaten the Belgian since 2002.
 arrow Football: UEFA worried over Hammers deal
European football bosses UEFA have admitted they are powerless to act over the mysterious deal that took Argentine World Cup stars Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham.
 arrow Tennis: ITF, WTA to fight drug cheats
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the WTA have signed an agreement to step up out-of-competition drug testing in a move designed to further unify the fight against tennis drug cheats.
 arrow Football: Players ignored Nakata
A breakdown in communication with teammates prompted Japan playmaker Hidetoshi Nakata to quit the game after the World Cup, according to Japan's soccer chief.
 arrow Hockey: Dutch start as favourites
Favourites the Netherlands will be aiming to upstage bitter rivals Germany on home soil when the field hockey World Cup gets underway here Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Holding slams WICB chief
Ken Gordon, the president of the West Indies cricket board, has come under heavy fire from Michael Holding, the legendary West Indian fast bowler.
 arrow Football: France rule out backlash
Former world champions France face their World Cup conquerors Italy in a Euro 2008 qualifier this Wednesday which, for more reasons than one, will be regarded as a chance for revenge.
 arrow Football: Gallas planned sabotage?
France international William Gallas threatened to score own goals against Chelsea as he sought an escape from Stamford Bridge, the English champions claimed.
 arrow Football: Materazzi breaks silence
Italy defender Marco Materazzi has broken his silence over the verbal exchange that led to his violent World Cup final clash with French star Zinedine Zidane.
 arrow Football: 'Duo will take Hammers forward'
Argentina's Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano will take West Ham United to a new level, manager Alan Pardew said when he welcomed his new signings to Upton Park on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: They are bad losers: Gattuso
Italy midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has upped the ante ahead of their Euro 2008 qualifier against France on Wednesday by labelling Raymond Domenech's side "bad losers".
 arrow Football: Ronaldinho revels in Dunga reign
Ronaldinho believes new Brazil coach Dunga is just the man to get the South Americans back on track after their disappointing World Cup performance.
 arrow Football: A man of style
Giacinto Facchetti, the former Inter Milan and Italy captain who died on Monday at the age of 64, will be long remembered for his style on and off the field.
 arrow Football: Chelsea look to resolve 'slave' row
Chelsea hope to resolve the row over midfielder Claude Makelele's international call-up with the French Football Federation following this week's Euro 2008 qualifying matches, the Premier League clubsaid
 arrow Football: Asian Cup heats up
A host of European-based stars have been called up to spearhead their team's drive to reach the Asian Cup finals in the next round of qualifying on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Robson recovering well
Former England manager Bobby Robson said he was in great form on Monday after suffering temporary loss of movement in his left leg and left arm following surgery to remove a brain tumour.
 arrow Football: Swedish trio sent home
Sweden have sent home Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Olof Mellberg and Christian Wilhelmsson for staying out too late on Sunday ahead of this week's Euro 2008 qualifier with Liechtenstein, the soccer association
 arrow Football: Mertesacker back in training
Werder Bremen's German international defender Per Mertesacker is back in full training after an operation on a heel injury that has sidelined him since the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Win boosts electricity
North Korea's triumph in the women's Under 20 world championship not only sparked rejoicing in Pyongyang, it even boosted electricity production in the capital city, the North's state news agency KCNA
 arrow Football: Angola to host Nations Cup
Angola won a four-way contest on Monday to host the 2010 African Nations Cup, the organisers said.
 arrow Football: Lerner takes over Villa
American tycoon Randy Lerner assumed full control of Aston Villa on Tuesday after acquiring more than 85 percent of shares in the club.
 arrow Cricket: 24-hr cricket channel on the cards
Sport marketing company Nimbus Communications said Tuesday it had struck a deal with Rupert Murdoch's Star to distribute its new 24-hour cricket channel in India.
 arrow Cricket: Inzamam could be replaced late
Pakistan Cricket Board has said that it could announce a late replacement for Inzamamul Haq for the Champions Trophy if the captain was penalised by the ICC in the follow up to Oval Test controversy.
 arrow Cricket: Glenn return pleases Ricky
Australia captain Ricky Ponting has backed the decision to recall veteran paceman Glenn McGrath for the ICC Champions Trophy in India.
Metropolitanarrow Armed forces to help hold free, fair polls
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday reiterated her firm belief that members of the armed forces would play an effective role in holding the coming elections in a credible manner as they did in the past.
 arrow Call to resist farcical election
Speakers at a citizens' rally yesterday called upon people to resist any farcical election that the BNP-led government and its fundamentalist allies have planned to jeopardise the country's independence
 arrow 'Remain alert to opposition plot against polls'
Health Minister Dr Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain yesterday urged all to remain alert to the conspiracy of opposition parties to foil the next parliamentary election.
 arrow Health dept employees announce fresh agitation
Field level employees of health department announced fresh agitation programmes yesterday to press their five-point demand, including review of the pay scale.
 arrow MDG framed not for development
The conception of global partnership is a master-slave relationship, a hoax and illusion in the name of development that is gradually crippling the country, said the speakers at a dialogue yesterday.
 arrow NGOs demand microcredit regional HQs in Dhaka
Leaders of the Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) and NGOs of Chittagong and Sylhet divisions have called for establishment of a regional headquarters of Microcredit Summit Campaigns in Bangladesh, thepioneer
 arrow Updated voter list shows further rise in number in Ctg
The updated list of voters in Chittagong comprising 41 wards in the city and 14 upazilas saw a further rise than the draft list cancelled by the court, sources said yesterday.
 arrow CPB road march begins Sept 11
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) announced a 10-day road march programme styled Paribartan Jatra (march for change) from September 11 in every district with a view to bringing a change in 'power' and
 arrow Tribute paid to Mother Teresa
Describing Mother Teresa as one of the most outstanding personalities of the 20th century, speakers said the whole world was so inspired by her active charity that it earned her the title of 'Living Saint'.
 arrow 1st syndicate meeting of Kazi Nazrul University held
The first meeting of the syndicate of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University was held yesterday at University Grants Commission (UGC) meeting room with its Vice-chancellor (VC) Dr M Shamsur Rahman
 arrow Buet reopens, exam schedule announced
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) yesterday resumed academic activities after a five-week unscheduled closure amid tight security and low attendance of students.
 arrow 'Implement tripartite RMG agreement'
National Garment Workers' Federation (NGWF) yesterday demanded immediate declaration of a wage board for garment workers and implementation of tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), says a press
 arrow 7-yr girl killed after rape
A seven-year-old girl was raped and killed at Shyampur in the city yesterday. The victim is identified as Tania Akhtar, daughter of a fruit vendor Jamal Howladar of Karimullahbagh in Shyampur.
 arrow One dies in quicksand in Cox's Bazar
An expatriate Bangladeshi died after he along with his two brothers sank into quicksand on the sea beach in Cox's Bazar yesterday.
 arrow Verdict in case against Sunny on Sept 20
A Dhaka court will deliver the verdict in a case against Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) military commander Ataur Rahman Sunny and five others on September 20.
 arrow Khaleda to visit Rajshahi Sept 13
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia is expected to lay the foundation stone of the long-cherished gas supply project here on September 13.
 arrow Planning confce of NILG held
Annual Planning Conference of the National Institute of Local Government (NILG) was held in the city yesterday with the participation of donor agencies, NGO professionals and representatives of DhakaCity
 arrow Installation ceremony held
The 11th installation ceremony of the office-bearers of the Rotary Club of Eskaton Dhaka for 2006-07 was held at Spectra Convention Centre in the city on September 2, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Farmers bear the brunt as dealers stop lifting urea
Farmers in several districts are facing fertiliser crisis in the peak season of Aman cultivation following the recent stoppage of lifting of urea by dealers from government godowns.
 arrow Infighting threatens AL hopes in Tangail-2
Infighting among the party leaders and activists is damaging opposition Awami League's (AL) prospects of regaining the Tangail-2 (Bhuapur-Gopalpur) Jatiya Sangsad (JS) seat in the coming polls.
 arrow Sylhet lawyers to abstain from work today
The lawyers in Sylhet will observe a day-long work abstention today to press their demand for withdrawal of three top officials including the Deputy Commissioner (DC).
 arrow Accept demands by September 9 or face tougher agitation
The students of Shahjalal Univer-sity of Science and Technology (Sust) yesterday staged a one-hour sit in at the local Shahid Minar and took out a procession in the city to press for immediate resumption
 arrow Tk 1.25 lakh illegal drug seized
A team of Narcotics Control Department yesterday seized illegal drug worth Tk 1.25 lakh and arrested two persons from a residential hotel here.
 arrow Notice on school to pay back coaching fee
The Annada Government High School here was served with a legal notice on Saturday to return Tk 11,37,380 to students realised from them as coaching fees.
Point-Counterpointarrow From hero to zero
WHILE addressing the BNP's National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, held after five years, on August 26 at the Prodhan Mantri Bhaban at Sher-e-Banglanagar, Dhaka and attended by the party's standing
 arrow Snakes on, Arabs off the plane
IN these times of hyper-paranoia, passengers are more likely to accept snakes on a plane than Arab-looking men.
 arrow Ruthless political expediency
AS a gigantic step towards retaining the support of the religion-based political parties and their vote-banks, the government recently announced that the highest degree awarded by the Qawami madrasa would
 arrow Mother Teresa: The living saint
MOTHER Teresa has been called a "Living Saint" because of her active charity rendered to the poor and the destitute. While she was on earth, Mother Teresa was endowed with divine inspiration.
 arrow Professor Noman: My idol, my guide
PROFESSOR Noman was a born teacher. The reputation commanded by Prof. Noman in the country's educational arena was enviable. He was a real architect of building worthy men.
Culturearrow The allure of folk songs
Bengal Bikash contestants in the folk song category took part in the finals on September 4 at the National Museum.
 arrow Harold Pinter week begins
Though contemporary British playwright Harold Pinter has achieved international success as one of the most complex post-World War II dramatists, he is not a popular name amongst the theatre lovers inBangladesh.
 arrow fan mail!
In our monthly fan mail section this month we turn the spotlight on veteran film actor Razzak.
Internationalarrow Int'l community should not isolate Iran: Annan
The international community should not isolate Iran, which has indicated it will cooperate in the reconstruction of Lebanon, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a Spanish newspaper.
 arrow US cites Iran, Syria as 'worrisome' threats
The White House yesterday unveiled a reworked anti-terrorism plan, calling Iran and Syria "especially worrisome" threats and downplaying Muslim anger at the Iraq war and the Arab-Israeli conflict.
 arrow Lanka troops dig in near key port
Security forces and Tamil Tiger rebels traded mortar bomb attacks in this Sri Lankan port district yesterday, a day after the military captured a nearby rebel artillery base.
 arrow Pak tribes ink deal with govt for expulsion of foreign militants
Pro-Taliban militants and tribal elders yesterday signed a peace deal with the government calling for the expulsion or disarming of foreign al-Qaeda fighters from the restive tribal area bordering Afghanistan,
 arrow Dozens of Taliban killed in Nato raid
US artillery and airstrikes killed between 50 and 60 suspected Taliban militants yesterday, the fourth day of a Nato-led offensive in southern Afghanistan, an alliance spokesman said.
 arrow Saddam's Kuwait invasion probe gains momentum
A legal investigation into the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein's Iraq is gaining momentum and the former strongman may face charges for the alleged execution of Kuwaiti prisoners of war.
 arrow Blair set to go next year, says aide
Prime Minister Tony Blair can "reasonably" be expected to leave office in about a year's time, a key minister loyal to the embattled British leader said yesterday.
 arrow Japan fixated on royal birth
The expectant mother is at the hospital and the news conference schedule is set. Stocks of maternity product companies are rallying and some Japanese are even predicting a mini-baby boom.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Enough is enough
We note that the state minister in charge of civil aviation has assured the staff of Bangladesh Biman of solving the financial problems of the national flag carrier, but it comes as little comfort.
 arrow Editorial: Investigation into attack on British HC
Four persons have been arrested for their suspected involvement in a grenade attack that was made two years ago in Sylhet on British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury.
 arrow Justice Hasan could choose to say 'No' . . .
Mahmood Hasan Mansur could easily have declined the offer of a position as election commissioner. He says he was not aware of the position coming to him before it actually came to him.
 arrow What's sure about the opposition?
These are the days of no confidence motion and popular agitation. Various opposition parties are said to be uniting.
 arrow Game of balance of power
Many political strategists believe that the recent war between Israel and Lebanon is not merely a conflict between the two states but is a war to maintain, or test, the balance of power between the US
Letters to Editorarrow Victory at Phulbari
The general people of Phulbari were demanding some logical things, which are really essential for the locality, as well as the peace and welfare of the whole country.
 arrow Western policies and terrorism
Shahedul Anam Khan's editorial piece titled "Are western foreign policies responsible for global terrorism?" makes some very cogent points, but goes too far in placing the blame only on the West.
 arrow Kofi Annan's diplomacy
It is still reassuring that the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, now on a Middle East tour aiming at easing the tensions in the region and securing a fragile but complete ceasefire and an end to theIsraeli
 arrow High Court verdict
The recent Bangladesh High Court order stripping off the judicial powers of a lower court judge regarding a wrongful death sentence to an innocent man should be an eye opener verdict not only for Bangladesh
 arrow Our leaders
Bangladesh is a small country with a large population. The country has limited resources for the people. But the aspiration of the people is very high. They do not like to make sacrifice for each other.
 arrow Election monitoring
The job of election monitoring must be done through neutral organisations. Of course, the monitoring would include:
- updating of voter list
- Activities of caretaker govt. and president.

 arrow Sanctity of TSC
We watch with great regret that the TSC is now infested with vulgar elements. I wrote a letter a few months back about their activities on the campus, which was published in some dailies.
 arrow Road to democracy
Bangladesh is a "democracy". Regrettably, our two main political parties are anything but democratic.
Star Chittagongarrow Mini Bangladesh opens to public tomorrow
The theme park titled "Mini Bangladesh", an assemblage of replicas and structures on historical and cultural heritage of the country, opens to public in the port city tomorrow.
 arrow Drug abusers' easy access to morphine, pathedine
Dangerous drugs like morphine and pathedine are being sold in the port city markets openly, luring thousands to a deadly world of addiction.
Star Cityarrow Sangsad Bhaban: Will it open to visitors?
Despite great interest of the visitors from home and abroad to know about the history and architectural splendour of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, the government has not made any arrangements for the visitors'
 arrow DCC sinks into mismanagement
Gross mismanagement by Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) in maintaining 26 commercial spots in the Dhanmondi Lake area is causing a massive revenue loss to the city corporation.
 arrow Level crossings play havoc on traffic
With 72 trains arriving at and departing from Kamalapur Railway Station every day, each of the 18 level crossings in the city experiences a traffic halt for over six hours a day, Bangladesh Railway (BR)
 arrow An attempt to respect nature's way
Students' innovations in designs to restructure old buildings for preservation were showcased "Spaces and Responses" a three-day exhibition arranged by Schools of Architecture.
 arrow Dhaka: Home away from home
Channa R Jayasekera, Research Fellow, International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, (ICDDR,B), who has been in Dhaka for the last one month, shared his feelings about the city.
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