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Front Pagearrow No relief for Barapukuria
After turning Barapukuria coal mine project into a liability for the nation by doubling its cost and halving its production capacity, the project's Chinese developer CMC and its local agent Hosaf Group
 arrow BNP gets tough to quell inner conflicts
The ruling BNP has begun to take action against its dissident leaders in different districts to resolve intra-party conflicts ahead of the next general election scheduled to be held in January.
 arrow Vegetable prices double on Ramadan eve
Four days of torrential rain caused an inadequate supply of vegetables to the kitchen markets in the capital pushing the prices very high ahead of the Ramadan.
 arrow 3 gangsters die in mob beating
Mobs beat three alleged criminals to death in separate incidents in Keraniganj and the city's Ramna area yesterday.
 arrow Manpower export to KL faces trouble again
The manpower export to Malaysia seems to be in trouble again following some allegations against Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (Baira) both at home and in the Southeast Asian
 arrow Hasina slams govt for risking coastal people
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday blasted the government for its failure to alert the people of the coastal belt about the recent devastating storm and for its negligence in recoveringdead
 arrow 5 JMB men jailed for 78 years
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced five Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) members to 78 years' rigorous imprisonment in two cases filed for possessing illegal firearms, ammunition and explosives in
 arrow Navy ship salvaged, death toll rises to 91
The death toll of the recent violent storm rose to 91 yesterday after six more bodies had been recovered while around 1000 fishermen and a navy commander still remain missing.
 arrow Gridlocks

 arrow Rejoinder and our reply
The Police Headquarters in a rejoinder to a report headlined "Half-trained cops made sentinels of balloting" published in The Daily Star on Saturday claimed that the report is exaggerated and not based
 arrow Ramadan begins today
The holy Ramadan starts today with the month-long fasting at daytime by Muslims. In some places, people began fasting yesterday out of confusion over moon sighting.
 arrow Fugitive, outlaw killed in 'encounters'
A fugitive and a member of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) were killed in two separate 'encounters' with the law enforcement agencies in Moulvibazar and Khulna yesterday.
 arrow Demanding uninterrupted power supply

 arrow Cops yet to find motive of attack on Prof Aftab
Doctors at Combined Military Hospital (CMH), Dhaka yesterday stated that the condition of former National University (NU) vice chancellor (VC) Prof Aftab Ahmad is stable and he is out of danger.
 arrow US envoy again urges parties to sit for talks
US Ambassador in Dhaka Patricia Butenis yesterday urged the political parties again to sit down and talk, and resolve their differences ahead of the elections.
 arrow Hannan's brother remanded in Ramna blast case
Banned Islamist outfit Harkatul Jihad's (HuJi) operations commander Mufti Abdul Hannan's brother Mohibullah alias Mofizur Rahman was placed on a four-day fresh remand in the Ramna Batamul blast case yesterday.
 arrow 20 hurt as cops club agitating RMG workers
Around 20 garment employees of Integrity Apparels were injured when police swooped on the agitating workers after they barricaded the streets at Tongi protesting the authorities' sudden lay off declaration
 arrow SC rejects NBR plea for stay
The Supreme Court yesterday turned down the National Board of Revenue (NBR) plea for staying an HC judgment declaring "illegal" the NBR-imposed supplementary duty and VAT on mobile phone SIM card.
 arrow Durga Puja

 arrow Consumers lay siege to power office in Ctg
The Consumers Right Protection Committee (CRPC) yesterday laid siege to an office of Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB) in Chittagong protesting against the ongoing power crisis.
 arrow Nasaka returns 55 abducted Bangladeshis
Myanmar border security force Nasaka yesterday noon returned 55 Bangladeshis it had abducted earlier while Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) also returned 41 Rohingyas to Nasaka.
 arrow Govt creates 2 more upazilas
The National Implementation Committee for Administrative Reorganisation (Nicar) yesterday approved eight proposals, including one creating two new upazilas in Faridpur and Rajbari districts.
 arrow Ershad sees no alternative to polls in time
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad yesterday said there is no alternative to holding election in time to ensure political stability in the country.
 arrow BSF kills 1
The Indian Border Security Force (BSF) of Banshghata camp yesterday gunned down a Bangladeshi youth at Dhanyakhola border near Benapole land port.
 arrow Junta steps up graft probe against Thaksin
Thailand's new military rulers rolled their tanks out of central Bangkok yesterday less than five days after a bloodless coup was greeted calmly in the capital.
 arrow Iraq war spawned terrorism, radicals
The Iraq war gave birth to a new generation of Islamic radicals and the terrorist threat has grown since the September 11 attacks, according to a US intelligence report cited in The New York Times onSaturday.
 arrow 60 Talibans killed in Afghan clashes
Security forces in Afghanistan announced yesterday they had killed more than 60 Taliban in new clashes, as a British minister played down suggestions the nation's troops deployed here are over-stretched.
 arrow Five arrestees placed on fresh 10-day remand
Five terror suspects detained for their involvement with different grenade attacks have been placed on another 10-day remand yesterday by the Sylhet Sadar Cognisance Magistrate's Court.
Businessarrow Plan to up 6-25pc yield of 12 crops by 3 years
Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC) is going to launch an action programme to increase the yield of 12 crops between 6 and 25 percent by the next three years.
 arrow US woes force BP into major review of its activities
Following the latest in a series of major setbacks in the United States the oil giant BP said last week it planned to embark on a major review of its global operations.
 arrow Practise corporate social responsibility
The finance and planning minister has urged the private commercial banks to come forward to discharge corporate social responsibilities(CSR) so that the society at large can eventually be benefited.
 arrow CSE for expanding share trade to more cities
The Chittagong Stock Exchange president has underscored the need for expansion of share trading to more cities across the country.
 arrow Service campaign for Mercedes-Benz vehicles starts
Rancon Motors Ltd, the general distributor of DaimlerChrysler, Germany for Mercedes-Benz brand vehicles in Bangladesh, yesterday launched a weeklong free service campaign for the vehicles.
 arrow No breakthrough, but WTO trade talks limp on after Cairns meet
Major players in World Trade Organisation (WTO) talks on a global trade deal failed to find a breakthrough formula at a meeting in Australia last week but agreed they all needed to make concessions.
 arrow Reliance dreams of industrial power with showpiece refinery
India's largest conglomerate is pinning its hopes on an Arabian Sea coast oil refinery, poised to become the world's largest, to catapult it and the country to industrial giant status.
 arrow Kuwait buys stake in China's largest bank
Kuwait Investment Authority, the Gulf state's investment arm, said in a report it has acquired a stake in the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC), the Asian nation's largest lender.
 arrow Paris Motor Show starts next week
The Paris Motor Show will roar into life next Saturday when international car makers converge on the French capital hoping to wow crowds with prototype models and woo critics with green technologies.
 arrow Nissan to sell own hybrid car in 2010
Nissan Motor Co plans to sell a hybrid vehicle developed in-house in 2010, limiting its licensing ties with Toyota Motor Corp to the Altima sedan due in the United States next year, Japanese daily Yomiuri
 arrow Local shops feel the pinch of Thai coup
Just days after the Thai military seized power in Bangkok, the city was back in business and stores were full of shoppers.
Sportsarrow Hockey, football Doha-bound?
The uncertain-ty over Bangla-desh football and hockey teams' participation in the coming Asian Games seemed to be over after the government's decision to send both the teams to the meet in Doha this December.
 arrow Hockey: Usha, Abahani in semis
Defending champions Abahani and two-time winners Usha Krira Chakra stormed to the semifinals of the Shah Sports Club Cup Hockey tournament with massive wins in Group A at the Maulana Bhasani NationalHockey
 arrow Cricket: Tigers given a breather
The national cricketers go for a three-day break from today as the team think-tank decided to give them the early leisure with a hope to arrange two practice games at home before the next month's ICCChampions
 arrow Cricket: Nafis knocked down
Discarded national opener Nafis Iqbal suffered a knock on his cheekbone after his brother's bat struck him during a practice session at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla Stadium indoor facilities yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies clinch DLF Cup
Australia crushed the West Indies by 127 runs to win the DLF Cup final Sunday and send a chilling warning to their rivals ahead of the Champions Trophy next month.
 arrow Cricket: Steve could be the key
England's chances of retaining cricket's Ashes later this year depend largely on the performance of their strike fast bowler Steve Harmison, former Australian captain Ian Chappell said Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Inzy off to London
Pakistan cricket captain Inzamamul Haq Sunday left for London to appear before an International Cricket Council (ICC) code of conduct hearing at which he faces a possible ban.
 arrow Football: Nat'l soccer camp gets underway
Central defender Rajani Kanta Barman and midfielder Mehdi Hassan Ujjal joined the camp yesterday for the national team's preparation for the 2007 Asian Cup qualifier against Uzbekistan.
 arrow Chess: Zia, Rakib on top
Grand Master (GM) Ziaur Rahman and International Master (IM) jointly lead after three rounds in the second University of Greenwich FIDE Rating Chess tournament at the chess federation hall room yesterday.
 arrow Hockey: Hanif can't take it anymore
For Hanif Khan, the mere mention of Pakistan's glorious field hockey past brings tears to his eyes and he is briefly unable to discuss the sport he still loves. "Don't talk about hockey.
 arrow Cricket: Inzamam sees Pak chances
Pakistan skipper Inzamamul Haq on Sunday said his team had a very good chance of winning the Champions Trophy tournament starting in India next month as the sub-continent conditions would work to their
 arrow Cricket: 'Sword must be removed'
As Herschelle Gibbs prepares to face Delhi Police's questioning in connection with match-fixing allegations, South Africa have sought early disposal of the case, saying a 'sword' should not hang overthe
 arrow Cricket: Rahul blames bad batting
Captain Rahul Dravid blames poor batting for India's failure to reach the final of the DLF Cup and has told his players they need to stop the rot before the Champions Trophy next month.
 arrow Cricket: Lancs snub irates Warne
Shane Warne bowled a series of bouncers and was no-balled for throwing the ball from a standing start as Hampshire's match with Lancashire ended in farce.
 arrow Football: Lampard shoots Chelsea atop
Champions Chelsea hit the top of the table for the first time this season when a second-half Frank Lampard double earned them a 2-0 victory at local rivals Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Ferguson expects Rooney to shine
Sir Alex Ferguson is backing Wayne Rooney to fire Manchester United to Champions League glory at Benfica despite failing to sparkle as his side were held by Reading on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Livorno frustrate Milan
AC Milan dropped their first points in Serie A on Saturday after they were held to a goalless draw at Livorno, while newly-promoted Catania drew 2-2 with Sicilian rivals Messina.
 arrow Football: Real ride on Diarra
Real Madrid produced their most accomplished display since Fabio Capello took over as the coach of the Spanish giants to run out 1-0 winners at Real Betis here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Akram points at Australia & England
Former Pakistan speedster Wasim Akram on Sunday alleged cricketers from England and Australia practised ball tampering before they learnt the art of reverse swing.
 arrow Tennis: Argentina reach Davis Cup final
Argentina reached the Davis Cup final by taking an unassailable 3-0 lead over Australia in Buenos Aires.
 arrow Football: Juve win again
Juventus coach Didier Deschamps is refusing to get carried away by his team's winning streak in Serie B after Saturday's 4-0 thrashing of Modena.
 arrow Football: Mourinho hails fabulous Frank
Jose Mourinho insists Frank Lampard is back in the kind of form that can help Chelsea win a third consecutive Premiership title.
 arrow Football: Maldini out of Lille clash
AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini has been ruled out of Tuesday's Champions League Group H match away to Lille due to a thigh strain, the Serie A club confirmed on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Cruciate blow for Cicinho
Real Madrid's Brazilian international right-back Cicinho has suffered a suspected torn cruciate ligament in his right knee that could leave him on the sidelines for most of the season.
 arrow Football: Bayern bellow with Bommel
Bayern Munich moved ominously to the top of the Bundesliga table with Dutch international Marc van Bommel scoring for the second game in succession to clinch a 2-1 win over Alemannia Aachen on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Benitez pin hopes on strikers
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez has backed strikers Dirk Kuyt and Craig Bellamy to fire his side into contention for the Premiership title.
 arrow Football: Lyon rout Lille
A double from Brazilian striker Fred kept the Lyon steamroller on track Saturday with a 4-1 rout over fellow Cham-pions League qualifiers Lille.
 arrow Football: 'Ronaldo can be the best'
Cristiano Ronaldo's efforts to erase the memory of last season's Champions League humiliation when he returns to Benfica this week have been lifted by claims the Manchester United winger can become the
 arrow Football: Roberto's 500 with Real
Brazilian full-back Roberto Carlos made his 500th official appearance for Real Madrid in their Primera Liga game at Real Betis on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Kewell on the mend
Injured Liverpool midfielder Harry Kewell has said his football future was looking rosy after the first of a couple operations.
 arrow Football: Sicilians in clash again
A soldier and two policemen were injured in clashes with Catania supporters at the 2-2 draw with Messina in an Italian football league match on Saturday night, Ansa news agency reported.
Metropolitanarrow Perform duty efficiently to earn more praise
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, who also holds the Defence portfolio, hoped that the Army would earn more praises from all concerned by efficiently performing their duties.
 arrow AL blasts govt for distorting history
The Awami League (AL) yesterday said the BNP-Jamaat-led coalition government has shown extreme arrogance by distorting the history of the War of Liberation and undermining the contribution of Bangabandhu
 arrow Moudud says no to electoral reforms
Law Minister Moudud Ahmed yesterday said there will be no change in the constitution and the next general elections will be held in line with the existing constitution.
 arrow 2 die in Cox's Bazar shopping complex collapse
A shopping complex building in Cox's Bazar collapsed yesterday, killing two people and critically injuring 10 others.
 arrow Explore job market for migrant workers
The government should explore job market abroad for the migrant workers and implement the Overseas Employment Policy in accordance with the UN high-level dialogue held earlier this month, said speakers
 arrow Protest against assault on female RMG worker in Ctg
Workers of a garment factory yesterday staged demonstration and refrained from work protesting physical assault on a female colleague by an official.
 arrow Uninterrupted power during Durga Puja demanded
Leaders of Hindu community yesterday demanded the government ensure uninterrupted power supply during their biggest festival Durga Puja beginning September 28.
 arrow Ctg port dockers call off strike
The scheduled strike of the dockworkers at Chittagong port was called off here yesterday following a fruitful meeting held on Saturday night.
 arrow 'Over 2.28 lakh cases under trial, 8156 pending at High Court'
A total of 2,28,306 cases are under trial at the High Court and 8,156 cases are pending before the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court at present, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Moudud
 arrow Japanese envoy visits DAM programmes
Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh Masayuki Inoue yesterday paid a visit to the Vocational Training Institute for Working Children (VTIWC) and some Urban Community Learning Centres (UCLC) run by DhakaAhsania
 arrow Three killed in Jessore road accident
Three people were killed and 10 others injured as a bus ran them over on Jessore-Khulna highway in Abhaynagar upazila yesterday.
 arrow Rajshahi PDB besieged for smooth power supply
Rajshahi City Jubo League yesterday laid a siege to Rajshahi Power Development Board office in the city demanding regular power supply during Ramadan.
 arrow Night coach robbery in Jessore
A gang of robbers looted cash and valuables worth about Tk 3 lakh from two night coaches on Jessore - Magura highway near Khajura Bazar under Jessore Sadar upazila at around 2:00am yesterday.
 arrow Veena Sikri meets Hasina
Indian High Commissioner in Bangladesh Veena Sikri held an exclusive meeting with Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina at her Sudha Sadan residence yesterday evening.
 arrow Gayoom shocked at loss of life
President of Maldives Maumoon Abdul Gayoom yesterday condoled the loss of lives and devastation in some parts of Bangladesh by the recent storm in the Bay of Bengal.
 arrow JCD cadres attack house of journo in Keraniganj
The house of a journalist came under attack by a group of JCD armed cadres here yesterday.
 arrow '92 km canal re-excavated'
A total of 92 kilometres of canals were dug or re-excavated at a cost of Tk 404.84 lakh during the fiscal 2005-06, Water Resources Minister Hafizuddin Ahmed told the Jatiya Sangsad yesterday.
Nationalarrow Over 2 lakh marooned as 258 villages flooded in Satkhira
Over two lakh people are marooned in seven upazilas of Satkhira district as three days' rains and water from Chuna river triggered flood inundated vast areas.
 arrow 40 hurt as madrasa students clash with cops, DC's staff
At least 40 people including three police men and five journalists were injured in a clash involving police, madrasa students led by Shibir and government employees when students from different madrasas
 arrow Worrying time for Jamaat, BNP in greater Rangpur
With the possibility of Eshad's joining the four-party alliance becoming stronger, leaders of BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami are worried as Jatiya Party is firm not to share any of the 22 seats with any other
 arrow Helping them rise to challenge
The Community Centre for Handicapped (NCH) is a 'happy home' for poor physically challenged children. They learn handicraft making there free of cost and become self-reliant.
 arrow BNP whip Aspia to face his former APS, Jamaat
BNP Whip Fazlul Haque Aspia will face challenge from Jamaat-e-Islami and his former assistant private secretary in getting nomination from Sunamganj-4 constituency.
 arrow Implement CHT accord fully, demands PCJSS
Leaders of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) and it student front Pahari Chhatra Parishad (PCP) yesterday urged the BNP-led alliance government to fully implement the CHT peace agreement.
 arrow Six bombs recovered in Meherpur
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) recovered six bombs from Meherpur Saturday night.
Point-Counterpointarrow Globalization of human cooperation and knowledge
Richard Stallman is the founder of GNU project and the President of Free Software Foundation.
 arrow Democratic election?
Democracy literally means rule by the people.
Culturearrow Quaint handicrafts from Russia
Ahandicraft exhibition is being held at the Russian Centre of Science and Cultural, Dhaka to mark 35 years of friendship between Bangladesh and Russia.
 arrow Enamul Karim Nirjhar talks on Tini's success in Seoul and more
Filmmaker Enamul Karim Nirjhar's documentary film Tini (The architect) on architect Mazharul Islam, represented Bangladesh at the non-competitive 'Five Nations Fair', recently.
 arrow TV play on floating population on Channel i
Kusumkabyo, a TV play depicting the lives of people living on the streets, will be aired at 7:50 pm on September 29 on Channel i. The play is written and directed by Rezanur Rahman.
 arrow Almodovar picks up critics' prize
Film director Pedro Almodovar has won a critics' prize for his latest movie Volver, starring Penelope Cruz.
Internationalarrow India formally calls off truce with Ulfa rebels
India formally called off a ceasefire yesterday with a dominant separatist group in the restive northeast state of Assam and resumed military operations after renewed attacks by the rebels.
 arrow Militants attack Pak military base
Suspected Islamic militants attacked a military base in northwest Pakistan, seriously wounding two soldiers, an official said yesterday.
 arrow Fresh shelling in Lanka as Norway pushes for peace
Tamil rebels and Sri Lankan troops waged artillery duels yesterday in the embattled east, the military said, in continued fighting despite a push by Norway to restore a ceasefire ahead of talks.
 arrow Military remains potent political force in Southeast Asia
The military takeover in Thailand underscores the entrenched political role of the armed forces in much of Southeast Asia despite democratic reforms over the past 20 years, analysts say.
 arrow Manmohan seeks public support to tackle terror by cooperating with Pakistan
India's prime minister yesterday sought public support to tackle terrorism by cooperating with Pakistan, saying such a move would pressure Islamic militants accused in a series of deadly attacks.
 arrow Female Belgian diplomat murdered in Delhi
A Belgian diplomat posted to India was found stabbed to death in her New Delhi home in an upscale neighbourhood last morning, police said.
 arrow Iran ready to negotiate 'everything' if US changes approach: Ahmadinejad
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday signalled his government's readiness to put "everything" on the negotiating table, if those in the US government who talk about regime change in Iran abandon
 arrow No evidence Laden is dead, say Saudis
Saudi Arabia said yesterday it had no evidence that Osama bin Laden had died, shedding further doubt on a secret document leaked in France that said Saudi secret services believed he had died last month.
 arrow Abbas to resume unity govt talks with Hamas
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip as early as today to try to revive stalled talks on a unity government, aides said.
 arrow US apologises after Venezuelan FM detained at airport
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said he was temporarily detained, threatened and stripped of his travel documents Saturday at a New York airport, prompting an apology from the US government.
 arrow Thai junta shuts down 300 radio stations in pro-Thaksin provinces
Thailand's military has shut down hundreds of community radio stations in rural provinces where deposed prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra had widespread support, the junta said Sunday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: The spirit of Ramadan
With the turn of the year the holy month of Ramadan has appeared in the Muslim world with its message of self-restraint, spiritual cleansing and moral regeneration.
 arrow Editorial: Attack on a professor
The news of three hoodlums barging into the residential flat of Professor Aftab Ahmed and shooting him at point blank range heightens the concern for security of people who are thought to be well protected
 arrow Making of a "new Middle East" or its balkanisation?
The term "new Middle East" is no more a cliche. President Bush and his secretary of state may be absolutely right about a "new Middle East" being born -- but on their terms.
 arrow Help wanted?
The key to understanding the latest turn in Anglo-American policy towards India and Pakistan is that recent incidents of terrorism in Britain owe as much to local Muslim anger about Kashmir as they do
 arrow Of holy Ramadan and unholy profiteers
The month of Ramadan has begun with all its divine grace and holiness, and the Muslims across the world have started practicing forbearance and self-abstinence.
Letters to Editorarrow Needed: CNG station
We don't have any CNG station in Gulshan, Banani. I live in Gulshan-2, but every time I have to take CNG for my car after driving 3 km from my house.
 arrow Passengers' security on autorickshaws
I was shocked to read in your daily that a passenger on a CNG autorickshaw was stabbed to death by muggers at Maghbazar crossing while the auto rickshaw was caught in a traffic jam.
 arrow Mother Teresa
In response to "old timer" (letter, Sep 18), about Mother Teresa, I have to concur. The Catholic Church has put her on the fast track for sainthood.
 arrow Terrorism in Muslim countries
I am writing with reference to "War on terror -- five years later," by Ambassador Muhammad Zamir (September 23).
 arrow Worries of an expatriate
I am a Thai living in Dhaka educating the new generation of your country. I first landed in Dhaka in 2001 and have been coming back and forth.
 arrow Friendship with Japan
The Japanese Universities Alumni association in Bangladesh (JUAAB) together with the Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh hosted an "Orientation Seminar for the Monbukgakusho Grantees 2006" on 26 August 2006
 arrow Implications of floor area ratio
On 16 April 2006 the government published the "Dhaka Metropolitan City Building Construction Regulation 2006".
 arrow Phulbari coal
This refers to the letter of Mr. Mahmoodul Haque (DS, 20.9.06) in response to mine. I am happy to note that there was some reaction to my letter of 14 Sept.
 arrow Encroachment on water-bodies
People in many places of Dhaka city are not even getting drinking water, and one of the main causes of the problem is construction of roads and construction of buildings on water-bodies of Dhaka
 arrow Embassy at Stockholm
This is in response to a letter by a Bangladeshi in your paper (22 Sept 2006) on the activities of the Embassy of Bangladesh at Stockholm, Sweden.
 arrow Indian managers
Several letters caught my eye on the above subject. As a professional working in the UK, I believe the reason for employing Indian managers is simple.
 arrow Development held hostage to politics
Your editorial of 21 September 2006 on the above subject deserves attention and serious thinking by all sections, especially the politicians and conscious citizens of the country.
 arrow Politicians and poor healthcare
Starting from the president to members of both the ruling and opposition parties-- all are going abroad for medical checkups.
 arrow Religion and humanism
It is sad that some religious people today are made to feel that they are part of the problem rather than part of the solution in the world! Yet those of us who claim to be religiously committed surely
Star Cityarrow Authorities sleep over illegal parking
While the city dwellers suffer every day from illegal car parking on main roads and footpaths, the authorities concerned play the role of mere onlookers.
 arrow Duping or educating ?
The academic future of over 30 interior designing course students of Exterior-Interiors (P) Ltd (EX-IN) is at stake as the organisation refuses to keep the promises made during counselling and admission.
 arrow Dhaka: Yesterday, today and tomorrow
Star City (SC): What is your first memory of Dhaka? Dr Abul Barkat (AB): I first came to Dhaka in 1969 during the East Pakistan Education Week, before the days of themass
 arrow Course on cooking changes lives
When the youths are finding it very difficult to get a good job despite having university degrees, a hospitality training institute brings hope for them to become self-reliant.
 arrow Underpass at Shahbagh remains far cry
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) mayor has finally inaugurated construction work of two foot-over-bridges at Paribagh and Karwan Bazar, but his promise to construct two underpasses at Shahbagh and Banglamotor
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