Vol. 5 Num 824 Wed. September 20, 2006    
Today's Index
Front Page
Letters to Editor
Write to Editor
Star Chittagong
Star City

About Us


Today's Index
Front Pagearrow Country reels from outage onslaught
Life has become virtually impossible in the capital and elsewhere in the country as continuing severe power crisis has affected the nation with all consequences.
 arrow 14-party's countrywide bid to blockade capital today
The 14-party opposition coalition enforces today a six-hour dawn to midday countrywide blockade of highways, railways and river routes to isolate the capital from the rest of the country while the home
 arrow Hefty investment carrot gets unsolicited deals
In the last two years, Bangladesh received a number of mammoth investment proposals for the energy sector from foreign companies but barring the reputed Tata, all the company profile is as obscure astheir
 arrow JS sees debate on Justice KM Hasan's 'political affiliation’
The parliament experienced an unscheduled debate yesterday between the ruling BNP and main opposition Awami League (AL) on the 'political affiliation' of former chief justice KM Hasan and the reform proposal
 arrow Lax drive, stalled probe into 45 cases worry US
To revive the government's bid to check financial crimes and money laundering, a secret meeting took place between the US Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bangladesh side recently.
 arrow Opposition enforcing hartal, blockade to disrupt peace: PM
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has termed the opposition's grand rally in Dhaka a flop, saying that it has proved people do not support their designs to create chaos and disrupt democratic process.
 arrow Bail eludes most mass arrest victims
Hopes of the relatives of mass arrest victims to get them released were shattered as court granted bail only to a small number of them yesterday.
 arrow Nilufar's cricket bat gets her best innovative prize
Citigroup Microentrepreneurship Awards, a global effort of the Citigroup Foundation, were formally announced in Dhaka yesterday, recognising those who had set outstanding examples for others in microcredit
 arrow Political conflicts badly hurting economy
Bangladesh Country Representative of Asian Development Bank (ADB) Hua Du yesterday said that the country's economy has been badly affected by the recurring political conflicts.
 arrow Butenis again presses for political talks
US Ambassador in Dhaka Patricia A Butenis yesterday reiterated her call for talks and said the people in the country crave for a dialogue between the political parties to break the impasse over the upcoming
 arrow Thai army coup ousts government
The Thai armed forces dismissed the government and revoked the country's 1997 constitution yesterday after a coup to oust Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra.
 arrow JRC meets in Dhaka today
Indo-Bangla Joint Rivers Commission (JRC) meets here today to resolve the longstanding disputes concerning the common rivers.
 arrow Hannan shown arrested in CPB blast case
Investigation into the CPB bomb blast case has taken a new turn after a three-year lull as Mufti Abdul Hannan, operations commander of banned Harkatul Jihad (Huji) Bangladesh, was shown arrested in the
 arrow 6 criminals killed in 'crossfire'
Six criminals were killed in "crossfire" in incidents of shootouts between their accomplices and the law enforcers in the capital and elsewhere in the country yesterday.
 arrow Nation demands electoral reform
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the entire nation wants reforms in the system of caretaker government and the Election Commission (EC) in order to ensure that their right to franchise
 arrow BNP will invite officially if AL agrees to talks
Minister for Agriculture MK Anwar said the ruling BNP would officially invite Awami League (AL), if the AL agreed to the secretaries general level meeting, for talks over the electoral reforms issue.
 arrow Security at KM Hasan's house beefed up
Police vigilance has been beefed up at the residence of former chief justice KM Hasan since Monday night.
 arrow Israel to quit Lebanon by Friday
Israeli forces will leave southern Lebanon by Friday in time for the Jewish New Year, army chief Dan Halutz told parliament's foreign affairs and defence committee yesterday.
 arrow 8 to die for B'baria triple murder
The Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal, Chittagong, yesterday sentenced eight people to death for triple murder in Brahmanbaria last year.
 arrow 3 witnesses declared hostile
A Chittagong court yesterday declared three witnesses of the sensational Chittagong arms smuggling case, filed in connection with the huge quantity of arms seized on April 1, 2004, as hostile.
 arrow Workers block distribution of urea
Agitating workers of Zia Fertiliser Company Limited (ZFCL) at Ashuganj yesterday forced the authorities to stop release of urea from the factory, creating a long queue of at least 150 trucks near itsmain
 arrow Bush warns Iran anew over nuclear plans
President Bush, poised to outline to world leaders his vision of a 21st century framework for global security, pressed Iran once more yesterday to immediately begin negotiations on its nuclear program.
Businessarrow Frozen food exporters incur Tk 100cr loss in two weeks
The sharp fall of greenback price against local currency has hit the frozen food exporters hard as they have incurred loss of around Tk 100 crore in the last few weeks.
 arrow Homegrown projects better alternative to WB, IMF assistance
Bangladesh Bank Governor Dr Salehuddin Ahmed here yesterday said homegrown development projects would be the better alternative to World Bank and IMF assistance for the country.
 arrow Recruit also unskilled, semiskilled manpower from Bangladesh
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday urged Oman to recruit unskilled and semiskilled people from Bangladesh apart from the skilled ones.
 arrow Execution of QMS at every level stressed
The closing ceremony of 'Quality Fair-2006' was held at a local hotel in Dhaka yesterday.
 arrow Citigroup arranges $61m syndicated financing for CityCell
Citigroup arranged US$ 61 million international agency backed and local currency syndicated financing for Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Limited (PBTL), the provider of CityCell mobile phone, says a press
 arrow India's Marico buys Egyptian Fiancee brand hair oil
Indian consumer packaged goods major Marico Industries, whose Camelia and Aromatic brands of soaps are popular in Bangladesh, has acquired the 'Fiancee', the hair care oil of Egyptian Ready group of companies.
 arrow SEC fines 2 firms for defying rules
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday fined managing directors and all directors of M Hossain Garments Washing and Dying Limited and Saleh Carpet Mills Limited for breaching securities
 arrow IMF head warns against protectionism
The head of the IMF warned Tuesday that the threat of protectionism loomed over a shaky world economy and called again for urgent action to salvage the Doha Round trade liberalization talks.
Sportsarrow Football: Joy, Arman era ends
There has been no football in the domestic scene for one year but still, Bangladesh football looks set to enter a new era as the national team go into their next mission without two midfield stalwarts.
 arrow Cricket: BCB hell-bent on Harun
After the 2003 World Cup debacle, a two-member inquiry committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) had a strong recommendation about the appointment of a manager for the national team.
 arrow Football: BFF, clubs unite at last
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) and the top clubs of the country have decided to give a last shot at launching the inaugural Professional Football League within this year.
 arrow Football: Dhaka-Rajshahi final today
Sainu Kru Marma of Dhaka wrecked havoc as she struck five goals, enabling them to reach the final of the inaugural Inter-district Women's Football Tournament with a thrashing 8-0 win over Rangamati in
 arrow Hockey: Club Cup hockey now from Friday
The start of the Shah Sports Club Cup Hockey Tournament would be delayed by a couple of days due to the political programmes.
 arrow Athletics: 26 athletes to go to Asiad
The Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) expectedly kept the number of athletes below 30 for the Asian Games in Doha this December.
 arrow Hockey: Double delight for Sunnydale
Sunnydale emerged as the new champions of the Bexi Fabrics 3rd Girls' Mini Handball tournament when they crushed Scholastica 7-1 in the final at the Dhanmondi Women's Sports Complex yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Asia still untapped: Huq
Asia remains a vast area of untapped commercial possibility for cricketing authorities but all the elements are in place for this to change.
 arrow Cricket: Must win game for India
India know they must win their one-day match against the West Indies here on Wednesday to stand any chance of making the DLF Cup final, and are looking to their bowlers to get the job done.
 arrow Cricket: Proteas clinch series
Jacques Kallis completed a rare double as he led South Africa to a six-wicket win over Zimbabwe in the second one-day international against South Africa at Buffalo Park here on Monday.
 arrow Athletics: Team Asia dazzles at WC
Asian athletics hit new heights at the IAAF World Cup over the weekend with the Team Asia men's squad finishing in an unprecedented fourth place here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Team pleases Lara
Captain Brian Lara has voiced confidence in his underperforming West Indies team, who he says are determined to claw their way back up the world rankings.
 arrow Tennis: Easy win for Hingis
Former world number one Martina Hingis made a winning start Monday in her first appearance on Indian soil, advancing easily to the second round of the WTA Kolkata Open here.
 arrow Football: Italian Federation chief stands down
The head of the Italian Football Federation, Guido Rossi, has resigned from his post after he was appointed chairman of Telecom Italia.
 arrow Football: DFB launches racism probe
The German soccer federation (DFB) said on Monday it had launched an investigation into "racist incidents" at Saturday's Bundesliga match between Alemannia Aachen and Borussia Moenchengladbach.
 arrow Football: England don't need me: Beckham
The quality in the current England side is such that former captain David Beckham admits he will not be needed to guarantee their berth in the Euro 2008 finals.
 arrow Golf: Tiger has his way
US skipper Tom Lehman gave Tiger Woods what he wanted when he sent him out with Jim Furyk in practice for the Ryder Cup at the K-Club on Tuesday morning.
 arrow Cricket: Hussey rests captaincy talk
Michael Hussey has brushed off talk of wanting to succeed Ricky Ponting as Australian captain, saying he is happy just to be playing in the same side.
 arrow Cricket: KL prays for India
Organisers of the tri-series will be holding their breath on Wednesday when India take on West Indies, knowing that only a victory will keep the Asian side in with a chance of reaching Sunday's final.
 arrow Table Tennis: Saleha women's singles champ
Saleha came from a set down to beat Jayati 4-1 and clinch the women's singles title of the Dayang Open Table Tennis tournament yesterday.
 arrow Football: Robson leaves West Brom
West Bromwich Albion coach Bryan Robson has parted company with the club by mutual consent, the Championship outfit said Monday.
 arrow Football: PSG a la Claudia Schiffer
Paris St Germain are to French football what Claudia Schiffer is to l'Oreal, according to the club's coach Guy Lacombe.
 arrow Football: Benitez defiant about title chances
Rafael Benitez has dismissed suggestions that Liverpool's title-assault is over just four games into the season as he prepares his team for the visit of Newcastle United to Anfield on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Reyes wants starting spot
Jose Antonio Reyes said scoring on his home debut for Real Madrid in the 2-0 win over Real Sociedad was "one of the greatest moments of my career".
 arrow Football: Don't pressure Kun: Maxi
Argentina forward Maxi Rodriguez says that undue pressure should not be heaped on his compatriot and Atletico Madrid teammate Sergio Aguero, after the young striker drew widespread praise in Sunday's4-1
 arrow Football: Asamoah saga divides Schalke
The consequences of German international striker Gerald Asamoah's spat with Schalke 04 coach Mirko Slomka have caused a major rift in the Bundesliga club's dressing room, Bild newspaper reported on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Newell to lift lid on corruption
Luton manager Mike Newell is expected to name agents who offered him bungs in the BBC Panorama programme to be screened on Tuesday evening, which is also expected to name managers suspected of corruption.
 arrow Football: Bolic calls it quits
Bosnia's all-time leading scorer Elvir Bolic said he is almost certain to quit playing after parting company with Croatian club Rijek.
 arrow Football: Rio feared axe
England defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted how scared he was of being sold by Manchester United after photos appeared in the press of him meeting a Chelsea representative last year.
 arrow Football: Lerner takes control of Villa
American tycoon Randy Lerner effectively took full control of Aston Villa, it was revealed on Tuesday, after increasing his club shareholding from 85.50 percent to 89.69.
 arrow Football: Isaksson out of qualifiers
Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Isaksson is likely to miss next month's Euro 2008 qualifiers after picking up a knee injury training with Manchester City.
 arrow Football: Marseille release Lamouchi
Former French international defensive midfielder Sabri Lamouchi has had a request to end his contract accepted by Marseille, president Pape Diouf said Monday.
 arrow Football: Wenger warns fans
Arsene Wenger attempted to draw a line under the Ashley Cole affair last night when he asked Arsenal's fans not to sing homophobic songs about their former player.
 arrow Football: Brazilian footballer dies
A Brazilian footballer playing for first division Kazakh club Shakhtyor Karaganda has died of a heart attack after a training session.
Metropolitanarrow 'Risk could come not only from outside but also from within'
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday asked army personnel to keep a vigil, saying that attacks on independence and sovereignty could come not only from outside but also from within the country.
 arrow Sharing power with Ershad will be a big mistake
Sharing power with dictator Ershad in a government will be a 'big mistake', said the politicians and academics at a roundtable yesterday.
 arrow 100 injured in Pirganj over polls result row
At least one hundred people, including 15 policemen, were injured during a series of clashes over row on election results at Baroalompur in Pirganj upazila of Rangpur on Monday night.
 arrow 2nd South Asian Confece on Sanitation begins today
The two-day Second South Asian Conference on Sanitation will begin at Islamabad Marriot Hotel in Pakistan today to accelerate the progress of sanitation and hygiene works in South Asia.
 arrow Bomb explodes in front of DUJA office
A small bomb was exploded in front of Dhaka University Journalists' Association (DUJA) office at TSC yesterday just before beginning of a DUJA procession organised to mark the 21st founding anniversary
 arrow Reintroduce work visas for Bangladeshis
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday urged Oman to reintroduce work visas for Bangladeshi nationals in all sectors where Indians and Pakistanis are allowed.
 arrow Non-govt pry teachers to submit memo to president
Teachers of non-government primary schools will march towards Bangabhaban today to submit a memorandum to President Iajuddin Ahmed demanding the nationalisation of their job.
 arrow Involve planners in public sector dev projects
Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) yesterday urged the government to involve planners in public sector development projects for their proper implementation.
 arrow Autorickshaw drivers observe dawn-to-dusk strike in city
Bangladesh Autorickshaw Sramik League (BASL), a platform of autorickshaw drivers, enforced a countywide dawn-to-dusk strike yesterday to press their ten-point demand including provision of a daily deposit
 arrow NCBs asked to submit reports of default loans by Oct 31
The chiefs of Nationalised Commercial Banks (NCBs) yesterday expressed their concern over the liquidity crisis the banks are now facing due to huge amount of default loans.
 arrow PM donates Tk 5 lakh to 6 families
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday donated Tk 5 lakh to the family members of six victims of terrorist attacks that took place in Chuadanga in different time.
 arrow Price hike of essentials protested
A syndicate has been hoarding essentials resulting in an intolerable price hike, said the leaders of Karmojibi Nari (KN) at a rally at Muktangan in the city yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow DU exams postponed
All traditional and course system examinations, except post-graduate medical science and research faculty, under Dhaka University scheduled for today and tomorrow have been postponed due to unavoidable
Nationalarrow IU VC asked to give jobs to 150 JCD men or quit
Jatyitabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), student front of ruling BNP, yesterday gave the Islamic University vice-chancellor a seven-day deadline to recruit their 150 men or quit.
 arrow Jamaat likely to vent anger on Khaleda's decision
Ruling coalition partners BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami are at logger heads over fielding candidate in Jhenidah-3 constituency in the coming election, sources said.
 arrow Kansat 'hero' may seek ticket, stages 'grand rally' today
Kansat Pally Biddyut Unnayan Sangram Parishad (PBUSP) will hold a 'grand rally' at Kansat Rajbari ground today. Oikya Mancha leader Dr Kamal Hossain will attend the rally as chief guest.
 arrow Tipaimukh dam will create disaster in Bangladesh, India
Speakers at a seminar in Sylhet yesterday called for raising protests against the planned Tipaimukh dam in Manipur in India as it would cause a disaster in Meghna basin areas in Bangladesh due to withdrawal
 arrow Hartal in Kalaroa today to protest journo murder
Kalaroa Upazila Reporters' Club has called a six-hour hartal in Kalaroa upazila town today protesting killing of journalist Belal Hossain and demanding arrest and punishment to his killers.
 arrow Woman killed in road accident
A woman was killed and her granddaughter injured critically as a truck hit them at Chandina bus stand on Dhaka-Chittagong highway yesterday morning.
 arrow Workshop for journalists begins
A two-day workshop on Challenges of Reporting Poverty began at Khulna Press Club VIP Auditorium yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow Time running out for reforms
The proposals for electoral and Caretaker Government reforms were publicly presented at a press conference by the 14-parties on July 15, 2005 and formally placed in Parliament by the Leader of the Opposition
 arrow Pope and Islam
The statement of the Pope on the highly sensitive subject of the Prophet of Islam Muhammad (pbuh) has quite understandably caused deep anguish in the world of Islam.
 arrow Tata investment for whom?
When the Board of Investment (BOI) turned a deaf ear to the protests against the Tata proposal, the media of Bangladesh played a positive role.
Culturearrow Amanul Huq: A 25 year long journey with Bangladesh Ballet Troupe
Today, the Bangladesh Ballet Troupe celebrates its Silver Jubilee at the Central Kochi Kanchar Mela Auditorium. Director of the troupe, as well as composer and writer Amanul Huq is clearly on the go.
 arrow ...I shoot for the whole night and in the morning I get my crew working again --Nargis Akhter
Nargis Akhter's films often deal with women's struggle for existence in a man's world. Nargis shot to fame with her debut film 'Meghla Akash' (starring Shabana Azmi) in 2002.
 arrow Drama serial Kagojer Manush: From the pages of newspaper to TV
Kagojer Manush, a new TV serial by Maasranga Productions Ltd, features stories based on and inspired by newspaper reports as well as life and works of journalists.
 arrow 'Bush shooting film' gets critics' nod at Toronto Film Festival
The unheralded Bella, Mexican-born director Alejandro Gomez Monteverde's feature film debut, took the top audience prize at the 31st Toronto International Film Festival, while international critics
Generalarrow Production likely to start by early Dec
Gas production in the country's much talked Bibiyana Gas Field and supply of the same to the national grid will be delayed for some months, an official of US Company Chevron told the Daily Star yesterday.
 arrow Case filed against 35 RU JCD men
The contractor of the fifth female hall of Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday filed a case with Matiher police against 35 Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and activists on charge of demanding toll,
 arrow Mobile court realises Tk 90,000 in fines
A mobile court yesterday fined two restaurants for selling stale food and storing raw ingredients in an unhygienic way in the city.
 arrow One to die, five others get life for killing businessman
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a man to death and five others to life imprisonment for killing Gazi Abbas, a businessman of Karwan Bazar, in the city's Tejgoan area in February 2002.
 arrow Saifur visits Bhuiyan at Singapore hospital
Finance Minister M Saifur Rahman yesterday visited ailing LGRD Minister Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, who is now undergoing treatment at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore.
Internationalarrow Proposed Indo-Pak pact deserves a fair trial
A proposed India-Pakistan pact to jointly fight terrorism deserves a fair trial, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, but would be threatened if Islamabad does not do more to curb militant groups.
 arrow Ship with arms for LTTE originated in Indonesia, more on the way: Lanka
A ship suspected of ferrying weapons to Tamil rebels that was sunk by the Sri Lankan military originated in Indonesia and more vessels may be on the way, a government minister said yesterday.
 arrow Coalition forces press anti-Taliban drive
Afghan and international forces forged ahead yesterday with anti-Taliban offensives in the west and east of Afghanistan after a fresh wave of suicide attacks that killed 21 people including four Canadian
 arrow Unity govt to recognise Israel's right to exist
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reassured Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni that a national unity government he was negotiating with Hamas would recognise Israel's right to exist, an aide said.
 arrow Nepali traders protest Maoist extortion
Hundreds of businessmen rallied in Nepal yesterday to demand an end to extortion by Maoist rebels and greater security from the government, witnesses and business leaders said.
 arrow Eight killed in eastern India caste clash
Eight people have been killed in a clash between a tribal group and low-caste Hindus in eastern India, police said yesterday.
 arrow Myanmar slams US, Japan over UNSC move
Myanmar yesterday accused the United States of fabricating allegations in order to haul the military-run country before the UN Security Council, state media said.
 arrow Annan pleads for ME peace in farewell to UNGA
UN chief Kofi Annan bid farewell to the General Assembly here yesterday with an impassioned plea for Middle East peace and a spirited defense of the world body he has led for 10 years.
 arrow UN voices fear of Iraqi civil war
Iraq’s parliament again delayed debate of a divisive bill on federalism yesterday after a fresh wave of violence killed 50 people and the United Nations warned that Iraq could descend into civil war.
 arrow Uneasy calm in Budapest after night of rioting
A day after protests that turned violent in the centre of the Hungarian capital, an uneasy calm descended over the debris yesterday as demonstrators vowed to maintain the pressure on the government of
 arrow Japan, Australia slap sanction on N Korea
Japan and Australia slapped financial sanctions Tuesday on North Korea in the first fresh measures against the communist state since the UN Security Council demanded action over its July missile tests.
 arrow 50 new marine species found in Indonesia
Scientists have found at least 52 new marine species off the western coast of Indonesia's Papua, deeming the waters there to be one of the richest in the world, a conservation activist said yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Leeway in the opposition announcement
Contrary to the doomsday predilection of many a political pundit, the programmes announced by the opposition 14-party alliance leader Sheikh Hasina may have provided an opportunity to initiate a dialogue
 arrow Editorial: Power supply abyss
With as many as 19 power generation units remaining shut down, people all over the country are undergoing unprecedented hardship.
 arrow God is bored --- and so Daschle comes calling
The International Monetary Fund informed all of us a few days ago that unless the Bangladesh authorities agreed to go along with it in ensuring structural reforms, it would refuse to release the money
 arrow Does the Non-Aligned Movement have relevance?
The current Non-Aligned Conference was held in Havana (Cuba) with about 54 heads of state including those from Iran, India, Venezuela, Indonesia, Belarus and Bolivia participating.
 arrow A departing prime minister and his legacy
As I'm hitting the keyboard to give this segment of writings about Japan a presentable shape, Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has exactly three more days left before he steps down.
Letters to Editorarrow Naguib Mahfouz
I would like to congratulate the Literature page staff for the publication of "Naguib Mahfouz: A beginning without end" by Asrar Chowdhury. It was highly informative and thought provoking.
 arrow Save the country
We are living in a truly beautiful country crisscrossed by hills, lakes, rivers, canals & ponds.
 arrow Phulbari coal project
This refers to Dr. K. Maudood Elahi's letter (Sept. 14).
 arrow Steve Irwin
The documentary "The Crocodile Hunter" introduced us with the great nature-lover - Stephen Robert Irwin, known as Steve Irwin to the millions of viewers world-wide.
 arrow Voters' dilemma
People are having problems in deciding who they will vote for. Hopefully, the present political conflict between the parties will end soon and the election will take place in January 2007.
 arrow Pope's comments
The Pope has unnecessarily hurt Muslim sentiments.
 arrow Politics of discord
We need to look back to find out what has happened since the reform proposals were placed by the opposition leader in the parliament.
 arrow Sad developments
As a concerned non-resident Bangladeshi, I am deeply saddened by the political developments of the country. I am distressed to see the politicians depriving the people of their rights.
 arrow Utter lawlessness
When a person damages any property that doesn't belong to him/her, he/she should be punished as per the law of the land.
 arrow Where are the environmentalists?
Newspapers reported that thousands of trees in the reserved areas of Kaptai hydro-electricity project have been cut down to arrange a Mezban (to entertain people with food on the occasion of a marriage
 arrow Attention: education authorities
After retirement of non-government teachers their names are duly sent to the DG office for dropping from the MPO of the educational institution concerned and the Office of the DG (Higher Education) is
 arrow A suggestion for Iraq
During Saddam Hussein's Sunni minority rule, he had an opportunity to build his own country.
 arrow Mobile service providers
A few months back, the finance minister said that the mobile service providers in Bangladesh seem to be minting money! So, instead of being just a spectator he would do well to impose something like
 arrow Hostile politicians
Recently, a team of foreigners visited our country to observe the situation before election and ascertain whether it is favourable or not.
Star Chittagongarrow Plants too weak to generate power
The people in the port city are reeling under acute power crisis with a daily power outage of around 200MW while the power plants have become too vulnerable for poor maintenance, technical errors andlack
 arrow Polytech students take lessons in run-down buildings
All the eight workshops at Chittagong Polytechnic Institute have long been in the most dilapidated condition, posing potential danger to the lives of 2,200 students.
Star Cityarrow Mugging rampant ahead of Ramadan
Incidents of mugging in the city a few weeks ahead of Ramadan have risen at an alarming pace, but police appear deficient in tackling this 'petty' crime.
 arrow Second unit of Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant still in limbo
The government could not take any effective step to set up the second unit of Sayedabad Water Treatment Plant in four years despite assurance of foreign funds for the project.
 arrow Names sparkle on white marble
A Dhaka University (DU) student initiated and built a white marble plaque with the names of the martyrs engraved on it at the DU students' central union (Dascu's) collection centre, with little or nocontribution
 arrow Dhaka: Home away from home
I have been living in Dhaka since January, 2006 but have been in and out regularly in the last few years. My first visit to Dhaka was around 9 years ago. I remember being so amazed by the volume of people.
 arrow Toilets-on-wheels yet to start moving
Cleantech Limited, the private organisation that undertook the project of setting up 50 mobile toilets plans to stop work because of lack of financial support.
© thedailystar.net, 2006. All Rights Reserved.