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Front Pagearrow Outraged by outage
As 19 power generation units remain shut down, the country is reeling under perennial power cuts with daily power supply shortfall exceeding 2200 megawatts (MW) -- the highest power shortage in the country
 arrow Opposition declares 'final' agitation for reforms today
The Awami League (AL) led 14-party opposition combine at a grand rally in the capital today will announce the final round of agitation seeking to force the ruling alliance to concede the demand for electoral
 arrow Ershad gets fourth acquittal in a month
Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad was acquitted of graft charges yesterday in yet another case filed against him during the previous BNP government in connection with allotment of plots of land violating
 arrow Top brass fined for violating SEC rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday fined 13 former directors, a former managing director and a company secretary of the Oriental Bank Ltd for breaching securities rules.
 arrow Come mass arrest, come sufferings to innocents
A prison van crammed with arrestees was waiting in front of Pallabi Police Station in the city yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Fix realistic minimum wage, not complete pay scale
Rejecting outright the proposed pay structure for the garment workers, owners urged the government to return the matter to the Minimum Wage Board immediately and fix a revised lowest wage instead of a
 arrow Every 90 minutes

 arrow Seaport alert system remains down
Although the essential security alarm system at Chittagong and Mongla ports for ships, remained off for the last four consecutive days, the government and high officials of the Chittagong Port Authority
 arrow Dhaka presses for free labour movement
Bangladesh yesterday called for enhancing the dormant South-South Cooperation for fostering peace, security and economic development in the less developed hemisphere of the world.
 arrow PM calls for resisting 'plot' to boycott election
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday cautioned that those who want to foil the upcoming general election will have to bear all the consequences as the people will not allow them to execute that plot.
 arrow EC to stop campaign before polls schedule
Irked by the ongoing election campaign through posters, billboards and wall writings by aspirant candidates, the Election Commission (EC) has planned to stop the campaign before declaring the election
 arrow Bhuiyan feels better, flies to S'pore for treatment
Ruling BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan left Dhaka for Singapore last night to have better medical treatment. Doctors here, however, said the BNP secretary general was recovering fast.
 arrow EU mission takes views of donors
The visiting European Union (EU) Observation Exploratory Mission yesterday exchanged views with different development partners of Bangladesh.
 arrow Boat rowing competition

 arrow Party activist can't be chief of caretaker govt: Hasina
Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina yesterday said Justice KM Hasan has already proved himself as a BNP man as he visited several mazars in Comilla accompanied by local BNP leaders and activists.
 arrow Land grabber chokes twin temples
A ruling BNP man has allegedly grabbed a piece of land of the Archaeological Department nestling a rare combination of a pair of temples of god Shiva and goddess Kali in Kalibari area under Muktagachha
 arrow Sircar fends off move to talk on KM Hasan's visit to Comilla
Speaker Jamir Uddin Sircar yesterday did not allow the members of parliament to speak on points of order when a debate arose on Justice KM Hasan's visit to Comilla with ruling party men on Saturday.
 arrow Biman flightmakes emergency landing at ZIA
A Sylhet-bound aircraft of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Dubai was forced to make an emergency landing at the Zia International Airport yesterday following a technical problem.
 arrow ACC lacks transparency completely
Terming the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) a non-transparent institution, one of its commissioners Maniruzzaman Miah yesterday asked for an all-party parliamentary body to probe and find out its problems.
 arrow Jt inspection in Bangladesh part begins today
Bangladesh and Indian officials begin today a joint inspection of the trans-border areas in Bangladesh, which are affected by land erosion due to the rivers shared by the neighbouring countries.
 arrow JCD leader, outlaw killed in 'crossfire'
A regional leader of Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP)-Red Flag faction and a Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal leader were killed during 'encounters' with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and the police in Pabnaand
 arrow Another bullet-hit villager dies
Death toll following the BDR-villagers clash over seizure of smuggled Indian bidis rose to three as another villager shot by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on Saturday succumbed to bullet injuries yesterdaymorning
 arrow Bangladesh to get $16.5m WB loan to fight avian flu
The World Bank is likely to provide Bangladesh a loan of $16.5 million within a year to design specific programmes in tackling the risks of avian flu.
 arrow Mufti Hannan's brother shown held in Ramna blast case
Banned Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad's (HuJi) operations commander Mufti Abdul Hannan's brother Mohibullah alias Mofizur Rahman was shown arrested in the Ramna Batamul carnage case and placed on remand
 arrow 4 BCL men expelled from DU
Dhaka University (DU) authorities yesterday temporarily expelled four leaders and activists of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) for attacking journalists on the campus the previous day.
 arrow Criminal flees from Rab custody
A criminal managed to get away from Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)'s clutch at Mirersarai upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow Stalled Indo-Pak peace talks start next month
India and Pakistan will resume formal peace negotiations frozen after July train bombings in Mumbai and set up a joint agency to tackle terrorism, their leaders said yesterday.
 arrow Iraq oil city shudders as bombing kills 27
Iraq's fragile northern oil city of Kirkuk yesterday buckled under a wave of bombings targeting the security forces and killing at least 27 people.
 arrow Abbas freezes talks with Hamas on unity govt
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has frozen talks on forming a unity government after Hamas said it would not accept interim peace deals with Israel, two of his aides said yesterday.
 arrow Israel authorises war inquiry
The Israeli cabinet yesterday authorised an inquiry into the government's handling of the recent war against Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon, capping weeks of disagreements over the scope of the investigation.
Businessarrow Taka up 3.8pc against dollar in 2 weeks as import drops
Exchange rates of taka against US dollar increased by 3.
 arrow BCS computer show kicks off
With a view to introducing latest developments of the ICT sector, a six-day computer show styled 'BCS Computer Show-2006' began yesterday in Dhaka.
 arrow Quality SME products to help expand export basket: Sircar
A weeklong fair of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) concluded in Dhaka yesterday with a call for producing quality goods maintaining competitiveness in both the international and domestic markets.
 arrow Dhaka's non-compliance with PRGF temporary
Indian Finance Minister Palaniappa Chidambaram here yesterday termed Bangladesh's non-compliance with the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) performance targets as temporary.
 arrow Career fair at DU ends on high note
Young graduates attended sessions on their future professions and dropped CVs as the career development and job fair at the Faculty of Business Studies at Dhaka University ended yesterday amid enthusiasm.
 arrow Nitol-Niloy Group to set up 2nd clinkerisation plant in Jessore
Nitol-Niloy Group is going to set up its second clinkerisation industry in Jessore district to produce clinker, a basic raw material of cement, locally.
 arrow IMF weighs reforms after 6 decades
International Monetary Fund policymakers Sunday backed the most sweeping overhaul of the institution for six decades to give fast-growing China, South Korea, Mexico and Turkey more influence.
 arrow Six students of Lohagara upazila get Bank Asia scholarship
Bank Asia Ltd gave away scholarships to six students of Lohagara upazila in Chittagong on Saturday, says a press release.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Openers wanted
Bangladesh cricket coach Dav Whatmore once sprang a surprise in one-day cricket that not only revolutionised the game but also played the integral part in Sri Lanka's astonishing 1996 World Cup triumph.
 arrow Cricket: Beximco light up final day CCL transfers end
Defending champions Beximco sounded a stern warning to their competitors after roping in several star names on the final day of the players' transfers of this year's Corporate Cricket League (CCL) atthe
 arrow Cricket: BCB shortlists nominations for awards
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday shortlisted the nominees for the Bangladesh Cricket Awards 2005-06 which will be held at the China-Bangladesh Friendship Conference Centre on Wednesday.
 arrow Hockey: Germans Retain WC
Hosts Germany fought back from 3-1 down to beat Olympic champions Australia 4-3 and retain their men's field hockey World Cup title here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Hussey all set to lead
Michael Hussey will lead Australia against the West Indies on Monday chanting the mantra 'rain rain go away' as the weather threatens to derail the DLF Cup tri-series here.
 arrow Cricket: Rain shifts 2nd ODI
Consistently heavy rain forced the cancellation of the second one-day international between South Africa and Zimbabwe at East London on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Watch McGrath & learn: Dravid
India captain Rahul Dravid has told his young bowlers that if they want to make the grade they need to watch and learn from Australia's Glenn McGrath.
 arrow Cricket: England stars' anxious hours
Injured England stars Michael Vaughan and Simon Jones will find out on Wednesday if they have gained central contracts for the next 12 months.
 arrow Tennis: Svetlana's Bali treble
Svetlana Kuznetsova overcame ill will after striking opponent Marion Bartoli on the arm with a ball during warmup on the way to a title hattrick at the Wismilak International on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: WI wait on Collymore
West Indies are sweating on the fitness of fast bowler Corey Collymore ahead of Monday's tri-series one-day international against Australia.
 arrow Athletics: Richards' dream run on
American sprinter Sanya Richards continued her dream year with an astonishing win in the women's 400m in a time of 48.70sec at the World Cup here on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Chelsea brave out fiery Reds
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's superb strike secured a hard-earned 1-0 victory over Liverpool at Stamford Bridge on Sunday, but the success was marred by the dismissal of Michael Ballack.
 arrow Football: Big guns tumble
It was the day of the underdog in the Bundesliga as last season's top three Bay-ern Munich, Werder Bremen and SV Hamburg all tasted shock defeats on Saturday.
 arrow Football: New controversy in Italian football
The head of the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), Guido Rossi, has been drawn into a row about a conflict of interests after accepting a second job as president of the company that sponsors Serie Aand
 arrow Football: Inter let off the hook
Inter Milan were left thanking a late own goal for a share of the points after a 1-1 draw at home to Sampdoria in Italy's Serie A on Saturday.
 arrow Handball: Sunnydale win boys' mini handball title
Sunnydale clinched the Sunnydale-Bexi Fabrics Mini Handball (boys') tournament with an exciting 14-12 victory against BAF Shaheen School in yesterday morning's final.
 arrow Tennis: Hingis, Mirza's time to prove
Former world number one Martina Hingis and Indian star Sania Mirza have been drawn to meet in the semifinals of the 175,000-dollar WTA tournament starting here on Monday.
 arrow Chess: Tanima has the last laugh
Tanima Parveen lifted the Begum Laila Alam Women's FIDE Rating Chess title yesterday despite losing her last round game to International Woman Master Rani Hamid at the BCF hall-room.
 arrow Hockey: Jamal inspires Wanderers
Wari Club crashed to their first defeat in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League when they went down to Dhaka Wanderers by a solitary goal at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium
 arrow Basketball: Army champs in office b'ball
Bangladesh Army emerged unbeaten champions in the Office Basketball League beating Bangladesh Navy 63-59 in a keenly contested final at the Dhanmondi Basketball Gymnasium yesterday.
 arrow Tennis: Marcos claims maiden title
Marcos Baghdatis claimed the first title of his fast-rising career Sunday after a 6-4, 6-0 thrashing of Croatian Mario Ancic in the final of the China Open.
 arrow Tennis: Henin powers Belgium
Justine Henin-Hardenne defeated Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-5 here on Sunday to give Belgium a 2-1 lead in the Fed Cup final against Italy. It was the second win of the final for the world No.
 arrow Football: German football to toughen up against racism
The issue of racism has reared its ugly head in German football with two incidents inside a week giving the German Football Federation (DFB) food for thought.
 arrow Football: New coach at Vitoria Setubal
Antonio Conceicao was named on Sunday as the new coach of first division Vitoria Setubal.
 arrow Football: Women's football semis tomorrow
Dhaka shared points with Khagrachhari in goalless draw yesterday's inaugural Inter-district Women's Football Tournament at the Dhanmondi Women's Sports Complex.
 arrow Football: Juve enjoy first win
Juventus beat Vicenza 2-1 in an Italian second division match on Saturday in their first match at the renovated Turin Olympic stadium through goals from David Trezeguet and Alessandro Del Piero.
 arrow Football: Hargreaves out with broken leg
England international midfielder Owen Hargreaves has confirmed that he sustained a broken leg playing for his club side Bayern Munich on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Lyon back on top
French champions Lyon continued their merciless march through opposition teams with a convincing 3-1 away win at Lorient on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Foster frustrates Villa
Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster produced a superb display to earn his side a 0-0 draw against Aston Villa on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Southgate plays for Woodgate
Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is backing Jonathan Woodgate for an England recall after watching the on-loan Real Madrid defender bring stability to his side's defence.
 arrow Football: Capdevila punishes wayward Villarreal
Two goals from Deportivo La Coruna defender Joan Capdevila condemned mis-firing Villarreal to a 2-0 away defeat in the Primera Liga on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Pagliuca breaks Zoff's record
Gianluca Pagliuca set a new record for Serie A appearances for a goalkeeper when he started for Ascoli against Messina on Sunday.
Metropolitanarrow Lawyers concerned over mass arrest
Sammilito Ainjibi Samannay Parishad yesterday expressed deep concern over the mass arrest of the opposition leaders, activists and NGO officials ahead of the grand rally of 14-party opposition combine
 arrow 'Raise adaptive capacity in agri production'
Bangladesh needs to increase adaptive capacity in agricultural production, revise water management policy and invent appropriate technology in order to attain development goals in the face of rapid climate
 arrow Dhaka signs pledge for patients' safety
Bangladesh signed a pledge for patients' safety as a member state of World Health Organisation (WHO) yesterday to promote the highest standards of practice and behaviour to reduce the risk of health care
 arrow ADB to provide $ 96 m for rural Infrastructure dev
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend US$ 96.1 million to Bangladesh to help expand economic opportunities for the rural poor by way of improving rural infrastructure and local governance.
 arrow Non-govt pry teachers give ultimatum
Teachers of non-government primary schools yesterday submitted a memorandum to the prime minister with a 24-hour ultimatum to meet their demand for nationalisation of jobs.
 arrow Verdict in two cases against Sunny, four others Sept 27
A Dhaka court will deliver the verdict in two cases against Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) military commander Ataur Rahman Sunny and four others on September 27.
 arrow Six held in Ctg
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in a four-hour drive on Saturday arrested six robbers involved in the robbery at the Artillery Centre Branch of Agrani Bank at Halishahar Housing Estate in the port city on
 arrow Yellow, White panels share seats in CU syndicate polls
Opposition-backed Yellow Panel and ruling four-party alliance-backed White Panel won two posts each in the Chittagong University (CU) syndicate polls held yesterday.
 arrow BSC afloat officers threaten to resign en masse
All the afloat officers of Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) yesterday threatened to resign en masse, suspending operation of BSC ships in different routes on September 22.
 arrow Three killed in road accidents
Three people were killed and eight others injured in separate road accidents in Satkhira yesterday.
 arrow 479 test tube babies born in country
The number of test tube babies is on the rise in the country with specialists estimating the figure to stand at 2500 by 2015.
Nationalarrow Development projects flood Jhenidah-1 ahead of polls
There has been a sudden rise in approval and implementation of development projects in Jhenidah-1 constituency ahead of the coming election.
 arrow Pinu out to elbow out Altaf as inta-party rift widens
Intra-party rift in Patuakhali BNP has widened over nomination from Patuakhali -1 (Sadar, Mirzagonj and Dumki upazilas) in the coming parliamentary election.
 arrow Jamaat, BNP lock horns
Ruling coalition partners BNP and Jamaat-e-Isami are at loggerheads over nomination from Dinajpur-1 and Dinajpur-6 constituencies in the coming election.
 arrow Veiled outlaws on killing missions
Criminals and outlaws in southwestern districts have evolved a new trick to evade police and people.
 arrow Flash flood hits 15,000 in 5 Sirajganj upazilas
Flash flood gripped five upazilas in the district as onrush of waters from the up-streams swelled the Jamuna and its tributaries in the last four days, sources in the Water Development Board (WDB) said.
Point-Counterpointarrow Who will replace Kofi Annan: Ban or Shashi?
South Korean Foreign Minister Ban Ki Moon, 52, seems to have further consolidated his lead in the second round of straw polls at the UN Security Council.
 arrow Kashmiri youth and prospects of peace
Our centre conducted a five-day peace and conflict resolution workshop in Srinagar from August 21 - 25. The centre has been organizing these workshops in communally sensitive areas for the last few years.
Culturearrow Orchids of exquisite beauty
NO cultural event, marriage or ceremony is complete without flowers in Bangladesh.
 arrow Abdul Latif: A seasoned instrumentalist and tuner
Muhammad Abdul Latif has been working with traditional musical instruments for over 50 years. Latif is also known as a skilled instrument tuner.
 arrow First Kochi Memorial Award for Ferdausi Majumdar
The first Kochi Memorial Award was given to eminent theatre personality Ferdausi Majumdar for her outstanding contribution to Bangla-deshi theatre.
 arrow Channel i rated top in an opinion poll
Channel i topped the list of an online opinion poll conducted by Bangladesh Cable TV Viewers Forum, says a press release. The poll's main focus was on the channels people watch the most.
Generalarrow Four arrested during robbery in bus
Four robbers of an inter-district gang were arrested from Falgunkara area in Chouddagram upazila when they were committing a robbery in a bus on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Saturday night.
 arrow Doctor gets three yrs for negligence of duty
A court here Saturday convicted a physician and sentenced him to three years' imprisonment for negligence of duty that caused premature death of a minor boy. Four other accused, however, were acquitted.
 arrow Education Day observed
Different student organisations yesterday observed Historical Education Day in the city.
Internationalarrow NAM bashes both US, UN
Washington's biggest enemies, from communist Cuba to North Korea, called on developing nations on Saturday to challenge US dominance through a revived Non-Aligned Movement labelled a Cold War relic by
 arrow Lanka sinks Tiger arms ship ahead of talks
Sri Lanka's navy gunboats and war planes bombed a suspected Tamil Tiger arms ship yesterday and killed eight insurgents off the east coast, despite efforts by peace broker Norway to hold talks to uphold
 arrow Little elation in Pakistan, India over peace moves
India and Pakistan have only ended a two-month hiatus in their fragile peace process by agreeing to resume talks, and a pact to fight terrorism together would be a challenge to implement, analysts said
 arrow 18 pilgrims die in Pakistan
Eighteen Pakistan pilgrims died during a three-day festival at a Muslim shrine, some by heat stroke and others by drowning in a river, a police official said yesterday.
 arrow Pak 'nuke father' leaves hospital after surgery
A former Pakistani scientist who has confessed to leaking nuclear weapons technology to Iran, North Korea and Libya was discharged from a hospital yesterday after undergoing cancer surgery, hospital and
 arrow Police kill five Maoist rebels in Indian forests
Police in the insurgency hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh killed at least five Maoist rebels in a lengthy gun battle, officers said yesterday.
 arrow Allies muted as US wages financial offensive on Iran
The United States is taking the financial fight to Iran as it turns up pressure on its allies to get tough over the Islamic republic's nuclear ambitions.
 arrow Nato winds down major anti-Taliban offensive
Nato-led troops wound down the military phase of their biggest operation against Taliban in southern Afghanistan yesterday, as a suicide blast struck one of their convoys, killing a civilian and injuring
 arrow Israel okays probe into Lebanon war
Israel's cabinet appointed a commission yesterday to investigate the way the government and military handled the Lebanon war, bowing to calls for an inquiry but rejecting veterans' demands for an independent
 arrow 21 lions dying in India after failed experiment
Twenty-one lions are dying in a zoo in Chandigarh after a cross-breeding experiment to boost the park's attractions went disastrously wrong.
 arrow Pressure on Pope to apologise
Pressure mounted on Pope Benedict to issue a personal apology yesterday when he makes his first public appearance since his comments about Islam sparked Muslim fury across the world.
 arrow 8 dead or missing as typhoon hits Japan
A powerful typhoon cut across Japan's southern island of Kyushu yesterday, leaving at least eight people dead or missing amid strong winds and torrential rain, officials said.
 arrow Serial blasts kill 4 in Thailand
A series of bomb blasts Saturday in Thailand's restive south killed four people including a 29-year-old Canadian who became the first Westerner to die in the two-year Muslim insurgency, police said.
 arrow Taliban warn against Pak pact violation
An aide to fugitive Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar warned of "problems" in Pakistan's North Waziristan region in case of a violation of a peace pact signed this month, a newspaper reported on Sunday.
 arrow US, Iraqi forces net top al-Qaeda militant
A top militant of the al-Qaeda in Iraq network has been arrested in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, the US military announced yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Dialogue prospect being complicated
Exchange of intemperate words by government and opposition leaders hot on the heels of Prime Minister's offer of a dialogue between the secretaries general of the ruling BNP and the opposition AL is vitiating
 arrow Editorial: Manmohan-Musharraf summit
India and Pakistan have expressed their readiness to resume the dialogue process stalled following the bomb attacks at Mumbai in July last.
 arrow A new low
SAVAGERY and barbarism are words that only partly describe the police excesses during the AL-led opposition's siege program on the twelfth last.
 arrow Holier than me
AN intriguing part of the conversation between the Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Paleologus and "an educated Persian" now made world-famous by Pope Benedict XVI, is that the Persian seems to have no name.
 arrow The Pope owes a personal apology
IN an address in Germany on Tuesday, September 12 at Regensburg University in Germany, Pope Benedict XVI quoted from a book, recounting a conversation between 14th-century Byzantine Christian Emperor
Letters to Editorarrow Resolve issues in parliament
At the moment the dialogue between the government and the opposition has got stuck because of the committee problems.
 arrow Poor environment and children
Our children are dearer than ourselves. We can tolerate many things but for our kids we want the safest, dearest, cleanliest, and healthiest surrounding.
 arrow Ahmadiyyas in trouble
A campaign is being launched against the Ahmadiyya community.
 arrow A lethal danger!
This photograph was shot just a few minutes (09:50 am) back today (15.09.06). It is a broken base portion of a high voltage electric pole by the boundary wall of Jessore Government Girls' School.
 arrow Magician of football
Zinedine Zidane,born in Marseilles, France, of Algerian parents is one of the greatest players in the history of football.
 arrow Political chaos
Political intolerance has escalated to such an incredible height in Bangladesh that it is now threatening the essence of democratic frame of the country.
 arrow Why so much of news?
Every new TV channel comes to operate with a promise to entertain us. But they all end up showing many advertisements and news.
 arrow Mother Teresa
This refers to an article on Mother Teresa published in The Daily Star on September 6, 2006.
 arrow Problems of Bangladesh
I am an expatriate working in Bangladesh for the last 7 months. Ever since I arrived in Bangladesh, I have been observing the tremendous problems the common man faces in his normal routine every day.
 arrow The defence issue
This refers to the above article by Mr Jahangir Kabir published in your daily on September 1, 2006.
 arrow Men behind police atrocities
Recent police atrocities have surpassed all the misdeeds of this law enforcing agency.
 arrow Opposition demand
I am very much against hartal but I must say the present BNP government is responsible for the recent sufferings of the people. This time the demand of the opposition was right.
 arrow Uncalled for disrespect
In a recent article published in The Daily Star (September 14) Mr Munim Chowdhury expresses his indignation at Bangladeshi businessmen hiring Indian managers. Mr.
 arrow Missing leadership traits!
Many thanks to the daily Prothom Alo for publishing an image on 11 September 2006 that speaks a thousand words.
 arrow "Invasion of the Managers"
With reference to the "Point-Counterpoint" article by Munim Chowdhury in your daily (September 14, 2006), I tend to agree with the author that thousands of Indian mid-level executives have been working
 arrow Ask relevant questions!
We applied for the job of "Research Information Officer (Research)" at the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
Star Cityarrow Despite law, mentally disabled inmates kept in prisons
Mentally disabled prisoners are being kept in prisons although existing law provides for sending them to mental hospital or shelter homes for treatment.
 arrow Ward commissioner helps occupy footpath
Aiming at securing footpath dwellers' votes in the forthcoming Dhaka City Corporation (DC) elections, a local ward commissioner installed a tube well on the Shantinagar main road, linking it to an underground
 arrow Dhaka: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
The Daily Star (TDS): What is your early memory of Dhaka?
Shawkat Hossain (SH): I have lived in Dhaka all my life.

 arrow Physiotherapy students want academic rights back
Over 100 physiotherapy students of the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) will be deprived of their academic rights following a decision made by Dhaka University
 arrow 'People made victims of ill-planned dev projects'
Participants of a 'People's Tribunal' session accused the government and some international organisations of causing sufferings to common people while implementing development projects across the country.
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