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Govt should move toward reforms
Hasina tells journalists
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the government would have to play role in bringing reforms in the caretaker government system and in the Election Commission (EC).
Build subway, waterway to ease traffic congestion
Speakers tell seminar
Speakers at a seminar yesterday called for building underground railway and surface railway as well as waterway in the capital to ease the growing traffic congestion.
2 top leaders should sit together to resolve crisis
Says Badruddoza
National Unity Front leader Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said the two top leaders of the ruling party and the opposition should sit together to resolve the crisis over electoral reforms.
Proper education, delayed marriage can ensure women's empowerment
Speakers tell seminar
Proper education and delayed marriage of adolescent girls can ensure the empowerment of women, speakers at a seminar said yesterday.
Biman staff give 7-day ultimatum to govt
Officials and employees of Bangladesh Biman yesterday threatened to launch fresh agitation if the government does not release the promised money to the national flag carrier within the next seven days
2nd Phase of Urban Pry Healthcare
Tk 540 crore to be spent in five yrs
Nearly Tk 540 crore will be spent in the second phase of the Urban Primary Healthcare Project (UPHP) in the next five years up to 2011.
HC stays fresh recruitment at RU until Oct 15
The High Court (HC) in a rule nisi yesterday stayed the procedures of fresh recruitment of 573 employees till October 15 and asked the Rajshahi University (RU) authorities to show cause as to why theprocess
Killing of Khulna Worker
Skop protest Sept 16
Sramik Karmochari Oikyo Parishad (Skop), a platform of workers and employees, will hold demonstrations in Dhaka and other district head quarters on September 16 to protest the recent killing of a worker
Nasim Osman appears in N'ganj rally after 5 years
Nasim Osman, presidium member of the Jatiya Party (Ershad) and an accused in a number of cases, appeared in a public rally in Narayanganj yesterday for the first time in the last five years.
RMG worker beaten to death
A garment worker was beaten to death for his alleged involvement in stealing a frying pan of a hotel in old Dhaka yesterday.
Drafts of Sylhet, Barisal Metropolitan Police Acts approved
The Cabinet yesterday approved the drafts of Sylhet and Barisal Metropolitan Police Acts 2006 to ensure public safety and law and order.
Joy visits injured AL activists
Sajib Wazed Joy, son of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, yesterday visited the party leaders and activists undergoing treatment in Pan Pacific Hospital in the city.
8 JU students face disciplinary action
The disciplinary committee of Jahangirnagar University (JU) yesterday recommended different levels of punishment to eight students for their involvement in anti-disciplinary activities.
Children Products, Edutainment Fair on in city
The 1st Children Products and Edutainment Fair 2006 has got underway in the capital.
Price Hike
Countrywide protest on Sept 17
Gonomukti Andolon and five left parties yesterday announced a countrywide protest rally on September 17 after a joint meeting at the office of Bangladesh Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) in the city.
Teachers, staffs threaten tougher agitation
National Front for Teachers and Employees (NFTE) yesterday announced its fresh agitation programmes demanding immediate realisation of their eight-point charter of demands including unconditional salary
Playing with Firecrackers
Injured girl dies
A minor girl who received injuries while playing with firecrackers on Shab-e Barat night on Friday, succumbed to her injuries in the early hours of yesterday.
Strike observed at DU
A student strike called by opposition student alliance Chhatra Sangram Parishad was observed peacefully at Dhaka University (DU) yesterday.
Railway signs agreement with Indian co to modernise signalling system
Bangladesh Railway signed an agreement yesterday with Indian Company M/S. Union Switch & Signal Pvt. Ltd.
Sanjukta Sramik Fed executives
Mukhlesur Rahman and Mukaddem Hossain yesterday were re-elected as president and general secretary of Bangladesh Sanjukta Sramik Federation (BSSF), a platform of 22 labour bodies, for the next two years

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