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Front Pagearrow Alliance, AL to lock horns over reforms
The last session of parliament beginning today might see an intense face-off between the ruling alliance and opposition Awami League (AL) on electoral reforms while outside the possibility of a dialogue
 arrow Fund not mobilised, rush for foundation laying
The government has decided to lay the foundation stone of 5.5-kilometre long Padma bridge at Maowa-Jajira point in the first week of the next month although the fund for the bridge construction is yet to be mobilised.
 arrow NDI raises concern over polls, voter list
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz yesterday brushed aside the National Democratic Institute (NDI) delegation's concern over controversy on the voter list and uncertainty about all the political
 arrow Kader Siddiqui, Rob form new alliance
A new political alliance comprising the Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL), Unity for Political Reforms (UPR), Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD-Shafiq) and Bangladesh Labour Party was launched yesterday.
 arrow Reforms possible even in caretaker rule
Speakers at the regional dialogue in Narayanganj yesterday observed that much of the reforms in the Election Commission (EC) and electoral system can be carried out during the tenure of the next caretaker
 arrow Hartal today to protest police atrocities
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition alliance enforces countrywide dawn-to-dusk hartal today to protest police atrocities on the opposition leaders and activists during their Election Commission
 arrow No decision yet to join 4-party
Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad yesterday said his party has not yet decided to join the ruling BNP-led four-party alliance.
 arrow GM Quader may form new party
Jatiya Party (JP) legislator Golam Mohammad Quader along with a number of like-minded political colleagues began the groundwork to form a new political party in Rangpur and its adjoining districts.
 arrow A blind eye...

 arrow 7 killed in city road accidents
Seven people were killed and at least 30 others were injured in road accidents during the last two days in the city and its outskirts.
 arrow Shab-e-Barat observed
The holy Shab-e-Barat, the night of fortune, was observed across the country on Friday night with due solemnity and religious fervour.
 arrow 31 killed in explosions outside India mosque
Relatives buried their dead yesterday after three bombs outside a mosque and graveyard killed 31 people and injured nearly 300 in the latest sectarian attack to shake India.
 arrow 2 killed in 'crossfire'
Two leaders of Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) Janajuddha faction were killed in 'crossfire' during shootouts between Rapid Action Battalion (Rab), police and their cohorts in Bagerhat and Pabna.
 arrow Morshed leaves for Nam summit in Havana
Foreign Minister M Morshed Khan left Dhaka yesterday to lead Bangladesh in Non-Aligned Movement (Nam) summit in Havana and UN General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York.
 arrow Biman pilot sacked over DC-10 crash
Biman Bangladesh Airlines authorities have axed a pilot from service as an inquiry found him responsible for the DC-10 aircraft accident last year at Shah Amanat International Airport in Chittagong.
 arrow 3 Naogaon cops closed over custodial death
Three policemen of Mandha Police Station were closed on Friday night following the death of an accused in custody.
 arrow 12-foot python...

 arrow Nato troops kill 60 Afghan insurgents
Nato-led troops in a major offensive in southern Afghanistan have killed about 60 insurgents in the past 24 hours, officials said. The offensive, Medusa, has used air power, artillery and ground troops.
 arrow BSF kills 1
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Bangladeshi youth at Telkupi frontier in Shibganj upazila of the district early Friday.
 arrow UPDF to contest from all 3 CHT seats
The United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) yesterday announced it would contest from all three constituencies of hill tracts districts of Rangamati, Khagrachhari and Bandarban in the next parliamentary
 arrow Face hartal politically
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday urged her party's field level leaders to face the opposition's hartal and blockade politically and make people aware about the bad impact of such programmes.
 arrow Saber flown to S'pore
Saber Hossain Chowdhury, political secretary to the Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina, was scheduled to fly for Singapore for treatment late last night.
 arrow Bangladeshi abducted on B'baria border
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) abducted a Bangladeshi at bordering Bautala village under Akhaura upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow 50 injured in B'baria clash
At least 50 people were injured in a clash over land dispute in Sarail upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow Saddam had no link with Qaeda
Saddam Hussein rejected overtures from al-Qaeda and believed Islamic extremists were a threat to his regime, a reverse portrait of an Iraq allied with Osama bin Laden painted by the Bush White House,a
 arrow EU-Iran start last-ditch nuclear talks in Vienna
EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana and top Iranian nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani began last-ditch talks in Vienna yesterday aimed at averting UN sanctions over Tehran's atomic ambitions.
Businessarrow Circuit breaker on Z category shares on cards
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is planning introduction of a circuit breaker system on trading of Z category shares in the country's two bourses to protect any price manipulation on a single
 arrow G20 ministers talk restart of Doha round
Ministers from the Group of 20 countries and other emerging economies launched talks Saturday on how to restart the Doha round of World Trade Organization talks on liberalizing global trade.
 arrow SME fair tomorrow
A weeklong fair of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) kicks off in the city tomorrow focusing on the country's burgeoning SME sector.
 arrow Trade liberalisation high on agenda
The full Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem), a two-yearly gathering of the 25 EU nations and 13 Asian states, takes place on Sunday and Monday.
 arrow Dhaka Int'l Mobile Phone Fair kicks off today
The six-day Dhaka International Mobile Phone Fair-2006 begins in the city today amid tremendous potential of a faster growth in the sector.
 arrow 5 selected for awards
Five winners in five categories of Citigroup Microentrepreneurship Awards - `Best Innovative Micro Business of the Year', `Best Woman Microentrepreneur of the Year', `Best Microentrepreneur of the Year',
 arrow Tokyo, Manila sign FTA
Japan and the Philippines signed a free-trade pact on Saturday after overcoming the thorny issue of Filipina nurses seeking work in the world's second-biggest economy.
 arrow Videocon-led consortium preferred bidder to buy Daewoo Electronics
A consortium led by India's Videocon Industries has been picked as a preferred bidder to buy ailing South Korean electronics major Daewoo Electronics for a reported price of around 700 million dollars.
 arrow Asia Insurance declares 12pc dividend
Asia Insurance Ltd has declared a 12 per cent dividend for its shareholders for the year 2005.
 arrow Bangladesh Tea Assoc election held
M Salman Ispahani has been elected chairman of Bangladesh Tea Association for 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 term. The election was held at the association's Chittagong office recently, says a press release.
 arrow Asia Insurance chairman, vice chairman re-elected
Yussuf Abdullah Harun and Mahbubul Alam Talukder have been re-elected chairman and vice chairman of Asia Insurance Ltd, says a press release.
 arrow Iran mulls raising petrol prices
Iran will propose a package of measures to curb gasoline (petrol) imports that include raising prices and rationing, a top government official was quoted Saturday by the Middle East Economic Survey as
 arrow A close look at Asian performance: Citigroup's economics takeout (Sept 2006)

Sportsarrow Cricket: CCL from Oct 1
Five new teams enrolled their names for the season's curtain-raiser, the Corporate Cricket League (CCL), which is scheduled to begin from October 1 at different venues across the city.
 arrow Cricket: Eng eye to win once more
England captain Andrew Strauss told his players not to drop their standards after they achieved a rare one-day victory which gave them a chance of squaring their series against Pakistan.
 arrow Tennis: Glamour against power
There were no bananas but a brace of bagels Friday when Russian beauty Maria Sharapova dismantled the World No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo in straight sets to reach her first US Open final.
 arrow Cricket: A fine-tuning for WC selection: Buchanan
Three positions in the Australian cricket team will be under World Cup selection scrutiny in this month's tri-series against India and West Indies in Malaysia, team coach John Buchanan said Friday.
 arrow Football: Bangladesh in tough group
Bangladesh have been drawn into a very tough group in the football competition of the Asian Games to be held in Doha, the capital of Qatar, from December 1 to 15.
 arrow Cricket: Man Mashrafee begins career
A sleepy town in the Southern region of the country was livened up for two days as star Bangladesh cricketer Mashrafee Bin Mortuza tied the knot.
 arrow Football: Another big loss for U-17 booters
Bangladesh finished their campaign in the AFC Under-17 Football Championship on a disappointing note as they suffered a 5-0 defeat against reigning champions China in the third and last group match at
 arrow Cricket: BCB to condole dead members
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has requested all division and district sports associations and clubs to send the names of their deceased members on or before September 14.
 arrow Cricket: Bell brings rare victory
Ian Bell's unbeaten 86 guided England to an eight-wicket win over Pakistan in the day/night fourth one-day international at Trent Bridge here Friday as the hosts kept the five-match series alive.
 arrow Cricket: Katich the likely opener
Simon Katich is the leading contender to open Australia's innings with Adam Gilchrist in next month's ICC Champions Trophy one-day cricket series, captain Ricky Ponting said Saturday.
 arrow Football: The end of the whole affair
Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger attemp-ted Friday to draw a line under the acrimonious row that has erupted in the wake of William Gallas's move from Chelsea to Arsenal.
 arrow Hockey: Kiwis hold Pakistan
Argentina brought Spain back to the pack in Pool A by drawing 1-1 with Spain at the men's field hockey World Cup Championship here Friday.
 arrow Tennis: Russian roulette for Federer and Roddick
Two unsung Russians stand in the way of a dream US Open final Sunday between top seed and defending champion Roger Federer and American flag-bearer Andy Roddick.
 arrow Football: Everton paint Merseyside blue
Andrew Johnson struck twice to send Liverpool crashing to their first defeat of the season as Everton claimed an emphatic 3-0 victory against their bitter rivals at Goodison Park on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Cole forgives but doesn't forget
Jose Mourinho posed beside Ashley Cole with a Chelsea shirt and smiled. "Since the last time I saw him he's taller," the manager said.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan to train in India
Pakistan's Champions Trophy squad will set up a week-long training camp in Jaipur ahead of the mini-World Cup to be held from October 7 to November 5.
 arrow Cricket: Abuse made me stronger, Murali
Muttiah Muralidaran has said one of the reasons for his recent fine form has been the way he coped with the abuse he received from crowds during Sri Lanka's tour of Australia earlier this year.
 arrow Football: Rooney floors Gray!
Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney floored Blackburn star Michael Gray with a single punch in an altercation at a restaurant here on the weekend.
 arrow Football: Barca to help children with AIDS
The Barcelona soccer club and the U.N. children's agency, UNICEF, announced a deal on Thursday in which the team will donate $1.9 million (1.
 arrow Football: Sponsorship sends United to KL
Manchester United will stop off in Kuala Lumpur next summer as part of a planned Asian tour after signing a new sponsorship deal with Tourism Malaysia.
 arrow Football: Final snub forced Reyes' hand
Josť Antonio Reyes has revealed that his exclusion from the starting line-up for last season's Champions League final against Barcelona finally convinced him to leave Arsenal for Real Madrid and he has
 arrow Football: New stadium a reality for L'pool
Liverpool's plan to build a new 60,000-seat stadium moved a step closer to becoming reality on Friday when the local city council approved the lease of land for the ground.
 arrow Football: Fergie backs Carrick
Alex Ferguson insisted Friday that Michael Carrick has al-ready shrugged off the pressure of his 18.
 arrow Football: Police probe surprises Pearce
Manchester City boss Stuart Pearce has expressed his surprise at police launching a second investigation into Ben Thatcher.
 arrow Football: Desert lesson for Aussies
Australia were given a harsh and painful lesson that they are not ordained to conquer Asian football, press reports said Friday.
 arrow Football: Deschamps has no regrets
Juventus coach Didier Deschamps said Friday that he has no regrets about joining the troubled and disgraced Italian giants.
 arrow Football: Hoddle for Jamaica?
Glenn Hoddle is being tipped as the man who will spearhead Jamaica's bid to reach the 2010 World Cup finals in South Africa.
 arrow Football: Reverse psychology works for Stoichkov
National football coach Hristo Stoichkov lost a 15,000-euro (19,000 dollars) bet in a move to spur his players to the 3-0 win over Slovenia in a Euro 2008 Group G qualifier, 7 Dni Sport newspaper reported
 arrow Football: Gil Vicente to challenge relegation
Portuguese club Gil Vicente will continue to contest their relegation to the second division in civil courts, a move which contravenes FIFA rules, the club's president Antonio Fiuzia said Friday.
 arrow Football: Staunton banished to stands
Ireland manager Steve Staunton has been banned for one match after being banished from the touchline during the Euro 2008 qualifier in Germany, UEFA announced Friday.
 arrow Football: Beckenbauer to contest FIFA seat
Former West Germany World Cup winning captain Franz Becken-bauer said Friday that he will stand for a seat on the FIFA executive committee.
 arrow Football: Mascherano set for debut
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano could make his West Ham United debut against Aston Villa on Sunday but striker Carlos Tevez may have to wait, manager Alan Pardew was quoted as saying on Friday.
 arrow Football: Benitez warns Crouch
Rafael Benitez has warned Liverpool striker Peter Crouch not to let international success go to his head.
 arrow Cricket: Ref Procter criticised
Match referee Mike Procter has been criticised for his handling of the Oval Test match controversy.
Metropolitanarrow Frame integrated energy policy
Environmentalists have demanded immediate implementation of the Phulbari agreement signed between the government and the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Electricity and Port
 arrow 15 killed, 81 injured in road accidents
At least 15 people were killed and 81 injured in separate road accidents in Faridpur, Mymensingh, Netrakona, Manikganj, Munshiganj, Khulna and Chittagong on Friday and Saturday.
 arrow Jalil for formation of Asian Union
General Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League Abdul Jalil has proposed formation of a single Asian Union as leading politicians of the world's largest continent joined a conference in South Korean capital
 arrow Faridpur BNP leader killed in city
Unknown assailants gunned down a BNP leader of Faridpur in the city on Friday. He was identified as Golam Mohiuddin Matobber, 45, a jute trader and organising secretary of Saltha thana BNP.
 arrow Non-govt teachers announce fresh agitation Sept 16
National Front of Teachers and Employees (NFTE), a platform of teachers and staff of non-government high schools and colleges, would announce fresh agitation programmes from their grand rally in Rajshahi
 arrow Next election to be held in free and fair manner
A five-member delegation of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh held a meeting with the visiting team of National Democratic Institute (NDI) at Hotel Radisson Garden in the city yesterday.
 arrow Absconder in Banskhali 11 murder case held
An absconder accused of the sensational Banskhali 11 Murder Case was arrested here on Friday.
 arrow RMG workers demand implementation of agreement
Bangladesh Jatiya Garment Sramik Karmachari League yesterday staged a demonstration at Muktangan in the city demanding immediate implementation of the tripartite agreement and a minimum wage, says a press
 arrow Health workers continue hunger strike
Field level employees of health department continued their hunger strike for the second consecutive day yesterday to press their five-point demand.
 arrow Lightning kills 3 in Faridpur
Three people were killed and one was injured in lightning at Chandibila village in Boalmari upazila on Friday afternoon.
 arrow 3rd Language Festival held at St Joseph School
With a view to encouraging students to learn languages properly, the Josephite Language and Reading Club organised the 3rd Language Festival 2006 at Saint Joseph Higher Secondary School in the city yesterday.
 arrow Obituary
Senior Sub-Editor of Dainik Deshbangla Nazim Uddin passed away due to a cardiac arrest yesterday morning at the age of 60, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Killing of jute mill worker fuels protest in Sirajganj
The striking workers and employees of Quami Jute Mill in Sirajganj yesterday brought out a militant procession wielding sticks and carrying black flags and held a rally in front of the mill condemning
 arrow Teachers blame VC for Sust chaos
Students of Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (Sust) will form a human chain in front of the Jatiya Press Club in Dhaka on September 12 for resumption of classes.
 arrow Bachchu Molla sets stage for Nasir Uddin's expulsion
The intra-party feud in Daulatpur BNP over nomination has taken a new turn with the upazila committee suggesting expulsion of party leader and industrialist Nasir Uddin Biswas, allegedly at the behest
 arrow It's a 14-partyconspiracy: Jamaat MP
Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker from Giabandha-1 constituency Abdul Aziz has refuted the allegation that he was behind shifting of the Janata Bank branch from Shovaganj to Mirganj Bazaar in Sunderganj upazila.
 arrow Hearing on charge framing in Satkhira today
Khulna Divisional Speedy Tribunal (KDST) will start hearing on framing charges against 19 accused in five cases related to the August 17 serial blasts in Satkhira today, court sources said.
 arrow Drug trader killed in 'crossfire'
A top drug trader in Kushtia allegedly linked with an outlawed party was killed in a crossfire at Char Amlapara in the town in early hours of Thursday.
 arrow BSF returns bodies of 2 farmers
The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday returned bodies of two Bangladeshi farmers after a BDR-BSF flag meeting Friday afternoon.
Point-Counterpointarrow Is the stage set for history to repeat itself?
THE prime minister has at last come out of any ambiguity.
 arrow Bugti, the military, and the great game
AFTER a lifetime crowded with passion, violence, opportunism, controversy, and arrogance, Akbar Bugti's wish at the ripe old age of 80 to transcend his tribal limitations and personal rivalries and be
Culturearrow Eksho Bosta Chaal: A Samurai story
Attired in the traditional costumes of Samurai, a few actors enacted combat scenes on stage presenting a Japanese play Eksho Bosta Chaal.
 arrow Shamim's sweeping swirls of colour
Upcoming artist Syed Mohammad Shamim is upbeat about the success of his ongoing (September 1-14) exhibition at the Art &Soul Gallery.
 arrow Contestants face the media
The 25 finalists of the beauty pageant Lux Channel i Super Star 2006 (LCSS 06) attended a press conference yesterday at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka.
 arrow A treat for young readers
"Some times a movie comes along that really speaks to your heart and the characters in it seem like old friends. The Harry Potter series of movies is just like that.
Generalarrow AL, KSJL clash in Tangail: 10 hurt
At least 10 people were injured in a clash between the Awami League (AL) and Krishak Sramik Janata League (KSJL) in Tangail town yesterday evening.
 arrow Sensitise people to HIV/AIDS
Information Minister M Shamsul Islam yesterday underscored the need for inclusion of reproductive health issues and HIV/AIDS in the national textbook curriculum to create awareness among people aboutthem.
 arrow Killing of worker in Khulna protested
Bangladesh Jatiya Sramik Jote yesterday staged a demonstration at city's Muktangan protesting killing of the worker in Khulna.
 arrow 100 injured as villagers clash in Sylhet
About one hundred villagers were injured in a clash between two rival groups at village Zatua under Chhatak upazila over fishing in a canal on Friday morning.
 arrow NUF protests PM's remarks about election
Newly formed National Unity Front (NUF) yesterday protested the prime minister's recent remarks about holding election, saying that people of the country would reject any election like February 15, 1996.
 arrow Pakuakhali Tragedy Day observed
Pakuakhali Tragedy Day, a day recalling the 35 dead woodcutters who were killed by now defunct Shantibahini in the deep forest of Pakuakhali on September 9, 1996, was observed in Rangamati yesterday.
 arrow Exams postponed
All examinations of Dhaka University (DU) under course system scheduled to be held tomorrow have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, says a DU press release yesterday.
 arrow 9 British visa seekers handed over to police
Nine Bangladeshis seeking British visa were handed over to police by British immigration officials here after detecting alleged forgery in the past six weeks.
 arrow 65pc watch television
Sixty-five percent of people aged 15 and above watch television at least once a week, according to a recent survey by ACNielsen, a market research and information company.
 arrow PM shocked at loss of lives in India
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has expressed deep shock at the loss of many lives in bomb blasts at Malegaon in Maharastra of India on Friday.
 arrow CARE President Gayle in city
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CARE USA Dr Helene D Gayle arrived here yesterday on a five-day official visit.
Internationalarrow Tigers halt army advance into their territory
At least 26 troops were killed and over 125 wounded yesterday in new fighting as Tamil rebels resisted an army advance into guerrilla-held territory in northern Sri Lanka, military sources said.
 arrow India wrestles with new terror attack
A deadly triple bombing targeting Muslims in western India has served as grim reminder of India's festering terrorism problem with analysts saying violence is spreading across the nation.
 arrow UNGA approves global plan to fight terrorism
Israeli and Arab diplomats feuded bitterly on the UN General Assembly floor on Friday after the United Nations approved a largely symbolic global plan to combat terrorism three days before the fifth anniversary
 arrow 'Syria to allow EU troops on Lebanese border'
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has agreed to allow European troops to enforce an embargo along the border between his country and Lebanon, Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi said yesterday.
 arrow 'Nepal peace talks still on track despite delay'
A fledgling peace process between Nepal's government and Maoist rebels is still on track, despite a near three-month gap in high-level talks, the deputy prime minister said.
 arrow Iraqi federalism row fans passions
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced an important visit to Shia neighbour Iran on Saturday, as a debate over a plan to divide Iraq into autonomous regions fuelled sectarian tension at home.
 arrow US to mark 5th 9/11 anniversary with vigils, prayers
With vigils and prayers, the United States is to pause in silent remembrance tomorrow to mark the horror of the September 11 attacks five years ago and pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who died.
 arrow Microbes can clean up toxic waste dumps, says scientist
Microbes with a taste for toxic waste may hold the solution to cleaning up contaminated industrial sites and poisoned waterways across the globe, saving billions of dollars in cleanup bills, an Australian
 arrow Thai elections to be postponed, says PM
Elections slated for next month in Thailand will be postponed, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra said yesterday, confirming a delay in polls intended to end months of political deadlock.
 arrow Pak nuclear scientist has 'successful' operation
Pakistan's controversial nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan yesterday underwent "successful" surgery for prostate cancer at a leading hospital here, a doctor said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Anomalies in updated voter list
When all this time we had been clamouring for a genuinely updated voter list, the "updated" one we have been presented with has given rise to many questions that may remain unanswered for all that weknow,
 arrow Editorial: HSC results cheery
The highest pass figure in six years at the HSC examinations is a welcome development and an indication of greater commitment on the part of the students and the teachers to the process of learning and
 arrow Last act at Agargaon
The play at the Agargaon Theatre has entered its last scene with the appearing on the stage of a new but powerful player named Mahmud Hasan Mansur.
 arrow Government must accept culpability
Bangladesh, a country which started with a dream and then became a conviction baptized in fire, has been brought to a position of failure for which the people are not responsible.
 arrow The essence of civil society
Civil society refers to the arena of uncoerced collective action around shared interests, purposes, and values.
Letters to Editorarrow Separation of the judiciary
Despite the repeated appeal by the Supreme Court the present government declined to separate the judiciary from the executive.
 arrow Our poet
Poet Shamsur Rahman's sad demise shocked the hearts of Bengalees across the country and beyond. People mourned and paid due tribute to their poet.
 arrow Janata Bank
As I went into an office of Janata bank the other day, regretfully I found majority of the officials not present causing immeasurable inconvenience to the people, who were standing in a queue of line.
 arrow CPD-BoI
After watching the TV footage of the allegations of so-called defamatory remarks made by two members of the CPD against the BoI chief, it is clear that it is the CPD which should have filed the suit against
 arrow Writing from Baluchistan
I am from Pakistan and I am reading your newspaper The Daily Star. It is great to read news about Baluchistan. I have friends there in Bangladesh.
 arrow Bangladeshi peacekeepers
Whenever there is any conflict between two nations or any internal problem, Bangladesh has extended its helping hand by deploying peacekeepers.
 arrow Suranjit's comment
Recently, Awami League leader Suranjit Sengupta said that the Awami league would ban all the Islamic parties if they go to power.
 arrow Frozen hilsha and iron nails!
I was visiting a Bangladeshi grocery store in Houston, Texas to buy some deshi items.
Star Healtharrow Conference on hospital management called attention to JCI accreditation
In response to growing interest in accreditation and quality improvement worldwide, the Joint Commission launched its international accreditation program in 1999.
 arrow New imaging method to evaluate coronary arteries more accurately
The international gold standard technique for the detection and evaluation of coronary artery disease is contrast angiography.
 arrow Diabetic women need fracture prevention strategy
After 22 years of following women with type 1 or 2 diabetes, researchers detected a statistically significant increased risk of hip fracture, highlighting the need for prevention efforts in population.
 arrow Fear the phone, not the doorknob
Worried about colds, flu and other germs? Go ahead and touch those doorknobs and elevator buttons, but watch out for the telephone, fresh laundry and sinks, a top expert advises.
 arrow Can cancer be prevented?
All cancers caused by cigarette smoking and heavy use of alcohol could be prevented completely. Certain cancers are related to infectious exposures, e.g.
 arrow Antibiotics not advised initially for treating runny nose
Children suffering from common cold and persistent runny noise should not be treated initially with antibiotics, researchers said.
 arrow Lean body mass protects against prostate cancer
A high lean body mass - calculated using an equation to determine body mass minus the fat -- may lower the risk of prostate cancer, a new study indicates.
 arrow Your Doctor
Dear Doctor
I am 47 years old. I have gout and recently I felt discomfort in my chest. When I consulted a doctor, he suggested some tests to find abnormalities of heart.

 arrow Pathology tests
Recently 'Pathology Tests' -- a book containing the principles, methods, interpretation of commonly performed laboratory tests and associated clinical conditions has been published, says a press release.
Star Cityarrow Footpaths caught in the blame game
Most of the footpaths and other public spaces in the city remain occupied either with construction materials or by roadside vendors while Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP)
 arrow Filling stations built violating rules
The rules for setting up filling stations in the city are being violated rampantly in matters of keeping minimum distance between two stations, traffic obstruction and safety measures.
 arrow A night to atone
The dawn of Shab-e-Barat saw the calm on Friday evening changing into a massive sea of people as midnight approached; when hundreds of thousands of city dwellers -- men mostly clad in white panjabi and
 arrow Detainees pining behind bars for years
Around 200 people are languishing for years in the Dhaka Central Jail without being produced in court due to lack of legal aid for the detainees.
 arrow Caught in the fray...

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