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Front Pagearrow Camps weigh next talks strategy
The ruling four-party alliance at a meeting yesterday reiterated that it will stand its ground on the issue of Justice KM Hasan taking the helm of the next caretaker government.
 arrow Camps weigh next talks strategy
The main opposition Awami League (AL) will not move to the other topics at the ongoing dialogue with the BNP before settling the issue of Justice KM Hasan's taking over as the chief of the caretaker government.
 arrow Favoured Orion fails to sign deal for fund crisis
The BNP-led four-party alliance government's failure in power sector takes yet another blow as its' favourite business house Orion failed to show up at the signing of the Land Lease Agreement (LLA) to
 arrow Nothing impossible in Biman purchase
One dozen of banana may cost Tk 40 in local markets, but if it is bought for Biman, the price is shown Tk 140. Spare parts were bought for two ATP aircraft when they were grounded for sale.
 arrow Extortionists shoot Rab man, 2 others
Extortionists shot three people including a Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) member in the city's Mohammadpur area yesterday.
 arrow Tigers fight in defeat
Bangladesh's ICC Champions Trophy campaign got off on the wrong foot here on Saturday when a thoroughly professional former world champions Sri Lanka handed the Tigers a convincing 37-run defeat.
 arrow Recruitment in RU postponed amid employees' agitation
The Rajshahi University (RU) authorities yesterday postponed the recruitment process of 200 more teachers and staff in the university amid agitation by the 546 employees, who were appointed violatinguniversity
 arrow RMG workers vandalise 3 factories
Agitated garment workers yesterday vandalised three factories belonging to Alana Group and damaged at least 15 vehicles at Pallabi in the capital.
 arrow Hasina criticises Daily Star Prothom Alo editors
Leader of the Opposition Sheikh Hasina yesterday launched a broadside against the editors of Prothom Alo and The Daily Star.
 arrow 2 RMG workers killed in bus plunge in Savar
Two garment workers were killed and 32 others, mostly female workers, were injured as a bus carrying workers of a garment factory plunged into a ditch at Palashbari on Nabinagar-Kaliakoir highway at Ashulia
 arrow PM asks people to take 'right decision' in next polls
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has urged people to vote for the BNP-led alliance candidates in the upcoming general elections to maintain continuity of development, peace and democracy.
 arrow Hasina reiterates her must reforms
Opposition leader Sheikh Hasina has demanded a nonpartisan chief of the caretaker government, transparent ballot boxes and electoral rolls with photos of the voters to ensure credible parliamentary polls
 arrow At the fag end...

 arrow Eminent citizens hail AL-BNP dialogue
Twenty-eight eminent personalities of the country yesterday hailed the kicking off of the much-awaited dialogue between the main opposition Awami League (AL) and the ruling BNP.
 arrow Power output Hits 7-year low
The country's power generation hit a seven year low yesterday, leaving many consumers without power for much of the day in hot and humid weather.
 arrow 102 more arms licences void in Barisal
Barisal district administration cancelled firearms licences of 102 people in the fourth phase of such step during the present government.
 arrow Shots fired along tense Korean border
Gunfire rang out yesterday along the heavily armed no man's land separating the divided Koreas, as regional tensions mounted in anticipation of communist North Korea's plan to test its first atomic bomb.
 arrow Thousands wrongly put on US terror watch lists
Thousands of people have been mistakenly linked to names on terror watch lists when they crossed the border, boarded commercial airliners or were stopped for traffic violations, a government report said
 arrow Indonesia smoke blankets region
Large parts of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore have been hit by smog from illegal bush fires burning on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo.
Businessarrow Indo-Pak dispute, rules of origin remain barriers
Full-fledged trade even in more six months under the South Asia Free Trade Area (Safta) agreement hinges now on addressing a considerable number of barriers, sources in the commerce ministry said.
 arrow IPDC plans securitisation,SME financing
Sultan Allana (SA), Director of Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (Akfed) that currently holds 68 percent shares of Industrial Promotion and Development Company (IPDC) of Bangladesh Limited, visited
 arrow $5.55m saved last year thru' recycling automobile battery
Usage of recycled lead as a raw material of the automobile battery helped the country to save US $ 5.55 million (approximate Taka 38.5 crore) last year by simply avoiding import of lead.
 arrow WorldTel set to launch fixed phones in Dhaka next month
WorldTel Bangladesh Limited is all set to launch fixed phone operations in Dhaka metropolitan area next month, says a press release.
 arrow Tata eyes acquisition of UK steel firm Corus
The quest by the Tata Group, one of India's biggest industrial houses, to go global seems never-ending.
 arrow FDI inflows to India nearly double in four months
India's booming economy drew a record 2.9 billion dollars in foreign direct investment in the first four months of the fiscal year, nearly double last year's amount, a report said Saturday.
 arrow Air Mauritius offers Eid package
Air Mauritius Bangladesh recently launched an Eid package offering five days/ four nights stay in Mauritius at competitive price, says a press release.
 arrow New manager of British Airways for Bangladesh
Chris Phipps has been made manager of British Airways in Bangladesh, says a press release. He is responsible for the airline's all commercial activities in the country.
 arrow 100m euro fund proposed for renewable energy in developing world
The European Commission on Friday proposed creating a 100-million-euro (126-million-dollar) global risk capital fund to boost private investment in renewable energy in poorer nations.
 arrow US budget deficit drops to $250b
The federal budget deficit estimate for the fiscal year just completed has dropped to $250 billion, congressional estimators said Friday, as the economy continued to fuel impressive tax revenues.
 arrow World tourism body backs China
Sustainable development through tourism is taking root in China, which is seeking to develop offerings beyond classic destinations such as Beijing, Hong Kong and Shanghai, a delegation from the southern
 arrow Group 4 Securitas holds corporate briefing in Ctg
In a bid to introduce its products and services to the business community in Chittagong, Group 4 Securitas Bangladesh (Pvt) Ltd, a security service provider, recently organised a corporate briefing in
 arrow Opec may decide on possible cuts by tomorrow
Opec will likely decide by Monday whether to cut its daily production, a Nigerian official said Friday, fueling fresh speculation over whether the oil cartel would trim output following a recent price
 arrow Unemployment in Canada dips in Sept
The Canadian unemployment rate dipped slightly to 6.4 percent in September as 16,000 new jobs were created, Statistics Canada said Friday.
 arrow Spain will need 4m immigrants by 2020: Study
The Spanish labour market will need four million immigrants to fill demand by 2020 because the native population is aging and economic growth is expected to be strong, a Barcelona research institute said
Sportsarrow Cricket: Fielding decision backfires
Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore had harboured high hopes over the ability of his two new ball bowlers to threaten the Sri Lankan top order at the lively Mohali pitch, but his charges failed to justify his
 arrow Cricket: Zim await Lara session
Zimbabwe will hope to take a few lessons from batting great Brian Lara when they clash with his West Indian team in a Champions Trophy qualifying match here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Younis captain again
Pakistan's cricketing woes took a new turn Saturday when Younis Khan withdrew his earlier decision to decline the captaincy after authorities appointed a new cricket boss.
 arrow Cricket: We are fearless: Freddie
Andrew Flintoff arrived in India bristling with confidence that he can lead England to success in the Champions Trophy which started Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Low-key start to Champions Trophy
The ICC Champions Trophy got underway at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium at Mohali yesterday under brilliant sunshine and perfect conditions.
 arrow Hockey: Jimmy brace fires Abahani
Russell Mahmud Jimmy struck twice as Abahani began their Green Delta Premier Division Hockey League campaign on the right foot with a 3-0 win over Sonali Bank at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium
 arrow Hockey: 4 MSC hockey players fined
The Senior Division Hockey League Committee fined four Mohammedan Sporting Club players for their violent conduct in the final of the Club Cup tournament against Abahani on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Dudhia has fond memories
Former Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chief executive officer (CEO) Macky Dudhia is still affectionately following Bangladesh cricket. "When I open the websites like CricInfo and TigerCricket.
 arrow Cricket: Bhaji in hair row
Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Saturday apologised to the Sikh community for "hurting" their emotions by keeping his hair open in an advertisement.
 arrow Cricket: Shaharyar quit over captaincy row
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan resigned Friday over batsman Younis Khan's refusal to captain the national team and The Oval Test fiasco, officials said.
 arrow Cricket: Younis expects success
Pakistan skipper Younis Khan said Saturday his team enjoys playing under pressure and that he hoped to lead his players to success in the Champions Trophy.
 arrow Hockey: Aussies leave it late
Australia set-up a women's World Cup field hockey final against the Netherlands on Friday thanks to a 1-0 extra-time golden goal win over Spain in a match disrupted by a power blackout.
 arrow Tennis: Federer eases into final
World number one Roger Federer continued his excellent run on hard courts to beat Benjamin Becker of Germany on Saturday for a place in the final at the Japan Open tennis tournament.
 arrow Cricket: Beximco baffle CPA
Defending champions Beximco got off to a perfect start as they troun-ced debutants Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) by 77 runs in the opening match of the GrameenPhone Corporate Cricket League at the Dhanmondi
 arrow Football: Pele backs Dunga
Pele backed Brazil's new coach Dunga to succeed in his job despite his inexperience in the role.
 arrow Football: Basten plays down boycott row
Under-fire Dutch coach Marco van Basten insisted that his team's Euro 2008 campaign will not be derailed by a player boycott which has seen Mark van Bommel and Ruud van Nistelrooy refuse to play.
 arrow Cricket: Darren predicts Greg takeover
Darren Lehmann, the South Australian captain, has pushed for Greg Chappell, the India coach, to take over from John Buchanan as coach of Australia.
 arrow Cricket: New hopes for American cricket
The USA Cricket Association executive meeting in Florida on Saturday is set to unveil an ambitious new partnership with an international sports marketing company.
 arrow Cricket: PCB rejects Mushtaq qualms
The Pakistan Cricket Board has rejected misgivings by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over the appointment of leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed as assistant coach for the team at the Champions Trophystarting
 arrow Cricket: Players are off-limits, says Shah
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has rejected the ICC's offer to speak directly to the Indian players regarding the Members Participation Agreement (MPA).
 arrow Football: World Cup 'trophy' upsets Boston fans
Boston's mayor kissed it. Fans lined up for a glimpse of it. Some paid 5 dollars for a picture with it.
 arrow Football: Chelsea deny pitch sabotage
English Premiership champions Chelsea denied suggestions they had deliberately damaged their pitch ahead of a Champions League clash with Barcelona.
 arrow Football: Ref beaten up
Bulgarian referee Hristo Ristoskov is recovering in hospital after being beaten up by three masked men outside his home in the south-west town of Sandanski on Thursday night, police said.
 arrow Football: Americans keen on Becks move
A rumoured move by former England captain David Beckham from Real Madrid to a club in the United States would be a "marriage made in heaven", according to a US Major League Soccer official.
 arrow Football: Paraguayans spoil Aussie farewell
An own goal in injury time from substitute Michael Beauchamp spoiled Australia's emotional farewell for four senior international players in a 1-1 draw with Paraguay here on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Country comes after club!
Representing your country is routinely described as the greatest honour in a footballer's career but more players seem to be turning their backs on international teams, a trend which risks devaluing competition.
 arrow Football: Tributes flow Barthez way
Former teammates and coaches have paid tribute to Fabien Barthez after he announced his retirement from football. "Fabien informed me of his decision 10 days ago.
 arrow Football: Parreira still optimistic
Carlos Alberto Parreira said on Saturday he was still optimistic over taking charge of South Africa even though he faces the possibility of starting the job next year with this new side in a precarious
 arrow Football: Mascherano committed to West Ham
Argentina midfielder Javier Mascherano has vowed to ignore calls from his national coach Alfio Basile to quit West Ham.
 arrow Football: Scolari wishes Silva recovery
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari on Friday wished a rapid recovery for Uruguay striker Dario Silva, who had his right leg amputated following a car accident.
 arrow Football: Two-match ban for Hoeness, Mihajlovic
European football's governing body, UEFA, has slapped two-match touchline bans on Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness and Inter Milan's assistant coach Sinisa Mihajlovic after the pair became embroiled
Metropolitanarrow Accused asked to appear before court
Judges of the 'Janatar Adalat' (people's court), set up by the 14-party opposition combine in Chittagong, heard two more cases yesterday and adjourned the court until November 21.
 arrow Two-party talks to destroy multi-party democracy
Demanding all-party dialogue, leaders of Jukta Front, newly formed political alliance, yesterday said the ongoing two-party dialogue is destroying multi-party democracy in the country.
 arrow 24-hr SKOP strike Oct 15
Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (SKOP) and different garment workers organisations yesterday called a 24-hour strike across the country on October 15 protesting the new labour law and proposed paystructure
 arrow Ershad doubts success of reform talks
Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad has again expressed his doubt about the success of the dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition, saying that both the parties are determined to stick to their
 arrow Another body recovered
Body of an unidentified man was recovered yesterday by boatmen from Bangshai river where a bus carrying garment workers plunged into the river on Friday.
 arrow 14-party calls hartal in Ctg for Oct 16
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition combine has called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Chittagong district on October 16 demanding payment of dues to workers and reopening of closed mills and factories
 arrow Withdraw decision to close PUST
The authorities of Pundra University of Science and Technology (PUST) of Bogra yesterday urged the government to withdraw its decision to close the institution.
 arrow Depression over east central Bay remains stationary
The depression over east central Bay and adjoining area remained practically stationary yesterday.
 arrow Boy found slaughtered at DU
Police recovered a slaughtered body of a boy at Zahurul Haq Hall of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday.
 arrow Help save cancer patient Lina
Try Foundation, a voluntary organisation, has appealed to the generous people to provide financial assistance for the treatment of a college girl, who has been suffering from blood cancer.
 arrow Grand rally of non-govt pry teachers Nov 15
Teachers of non-government primary schools yesterday urged the government to meet their one-point demand for nationalisation of job before the end of its tenure.
 arrow JCD reunion tomorrow
A reunion of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), the student wing of the ruling Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), will be held tomorrow at the Dhaka University (DU) playground.
 arrow VC takes Iftar with RU Shibir leader Salehi
Rajshahi University (RU) vice-chancellor and other higher officials yesterday had Iftar with Mahbub Alam Salehi, one of the accused in Geology and Mining Department teacher Prof Taher Ahmed murder case.
 arrow Robber flees from police custody
A handcuffed robber has fled away from the custody of a police constable at Kaliganj Police Station on Thursday midnight.
 arrow Three killed in Comilla road accident
Three people, including a baby, were killed and 20 others injured in a tragic bus accident at Nankara in Chouddagram upazila on Dhaka-Chittagong highway here early yesterday.
 arrow Sabuj Kanon School wins first position
A two-day school debate competition at Rajshahi divisional level concluded in Rangpur yesterday.
 arrow Housewife killed for dowry
A newly married woman was slaughtered allegedly by her husband for dowry at Kauriakandi village in Baniachang on Friday night. The victim was identified as Yasmin Akhter, 20, wife of Shamim.
 arrow Hasina likely to go to US October 12
Awami League President and Leader of the Opposition in Parliament Sheikh Hasina is likely to go to the United States on October 12. She will fly to the USA by the British Airways, party sources said.
 arrow Bangladeshi shot by BSF dies at hospital
Yusuf Ali, who was shot by the members of Indian Border Security Force (BSF) in Thakurgaon, succumbed to his injuries at the Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) yesterday, hospital sources said.
Nationalarrow Organised attempt to evict Tangail brothel inmates
At least 14 people were injured in clashes centring eviction of inmates of the 150 year-old Kandapara brothel inTangail town yesterday.
 arrow BNP man calls party MP corrupt, seeks ticket
A BNP leader has called party lawmaker from Netrakona-5 constituency (Purbadhala in Netrakona and Dhubaura in Mymensingh) 'inefficient and unpopular' and declared his candidature from the area in next
 arrow LPG crisis deepens as bottling plant shut for 11 days
The LPG bottling plant at Golapganj remained shut for the 11th day yesterday as production of LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) in Petrobangla's processing unit remained suspended.
 arrow 30 hurt as JCD rivals clash
Thirty people were injured, five of them seriously as two rival groups of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) locked in a clash at Hajiganj yesterday.
 arrow Outlaws kill Jubo Dal leader
A Jubo Dal leader was shot dead by outlaws at Chandipur Bazar in Jhenidah Sadar yesterday morning.
 arrow BSF kills cattle trader in Satkhira
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday night killed a Bangladeshi cattle trader at Panitar village in Basirhat Police Station under 24 Parganas district in West Bengal, India.
 arrow Wife beaten to Death for dowry
A woman was beaten to death allegedly by her husband for dowry at Brahmmarajpur village in Sadar upazila last night.
Point-Counterpointarrow Election 2007: A simple math
Yes, as simple as that. The floating or undecided voters decided the fate of the political parties in 1991, 1996, and 2001.
 arrow Should we rejoice?
They are talking. Yes, the AL general secretary and the BNP secretary general are talking now on electoral reforms.
 arrow Wars outside and wars within
Right after the terrible events of 9/11, I found my 13-year old daughter quite anxious, defensive and in conversation with me on world politics.
 arrow Experiments with truth
It is that time of the year when, in a ritual invocation, many people find it necessary to proclaim that Mohandas Gandhi, in India also the "Father of the Nation," is still "relevant.
 arrow Military misjudgment
There are good things to be said about General Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's president and army chief, and he is, as he might put it, proud and unstinting in his resolution to say them, over and over,in
Culturearrow Indigenous motifs: New attraction in Eid cards
This is the age of Archies, Hallmark and electronic greetings on a variety of portals -- 123 greetings, American greetings, Yahoo and Blue Mountain.
 arrow TV show highlighting Abbasuddin's songs
Artiste Nashid Kamal is once more on the go. This time with two new CDs and her upcoming Tara Bangla series called Matir ganey, praner taney.
 arrow Students of NNID stage 'Khandani'
Students of third batch of Nagorik Natyangan Institute of Drama (NNID), an institute that provides a six month certificate course on theatre, staged Khandani at a recent certificate giving programme.
 arrow Jolie and Pitt in India for film
Film stars Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have arrived in India where the actress will be working in a film on slain US journalist Daniel Pearl.
 arrow 'Peter Pan' sequel launched on centenary of creation
The first official sequel to Peter Pan, entitled Peter Pan in Scarlet, hit bookstores in Britain and 30 other countries Thursday, 100 years after Scottish author JM Barrie created the character.
Generalarrow Shujon demands meaningful talks, overall reforms
Shujon, a voluntary organisation, organised human chain programmes across the country yesterday demanding a meaningful dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition and overall reforms reflecting
 arrow Rakibul seeks justice
An escapee from double murder incident yesterday called for exemplary punishment of the persons who killed his mother and sister in Narayanganj on June 27, 2006.
 arrow Mass reception to Khaleda at N'ganj today
Narayanganj district Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will accord a mass reception to party Chairperson and Prime Minister Khaleda Zia at a public meeting at BB Road at 3:30pm today.
Internationalarrow Army offensive may derail talks: LTTE
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers said they might pull out of peace talks planned later this month if the military continues a new offensive in the east, as sporadic artillery duels continued yesterday.
 arrow 'Stakes high in Nepal's renewed peace talks'
The stakes are high for today's second set of talks between Nepal's government and rebel Maoists in determining whether a slow-moving peace process to end a decade-old insurgency remains on track, analysts
 arrow Russia keen to expand nuke activity with India
Russia, an influential member of the 45-nation Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), has said it is keen to expand civilian nuclear cooperation with India, but underlined that issues regarding the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
 arrow Gunmen shoot dead 2 German journalists in Afghanistan
Unidentified gunmen shot dead two German journalists while they were camping in a tent in northern Afghanistan early yesterday, the interior ministry said.
 arrow Hamas PM unshakable on Israel's recognition
Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya was adamant Friday that Hamas would not recognise Israel, vowing to withstand huge international pressure to soften the stance of his ruling Islamist movement.
 arrow Sanctions threat against Iran back on front burner
The United States, following crunch talks in London, geared up Saturday for tough negotiations with other world powers over a draft UN resolution to impose sanctions against Iran for its nuclear programme.
 arrow UNSC asks N Korea to abandon nukes
With speculation mounting of a North Korean nuclear test as early as this weekend, a unanimous UN Security Council urged the secretive, communist nation Friday to abandon all atomic weapons as it promised
 arrow Japan PM set for Asia trip amid DPRK worry
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to begin a landmark fence-mending trip to China and South Korea but it could be overshadowed by the crisis over North Korea's threatened atom bomb test.
 arrow Iraqi violence kills 25
A suicide bomber rammed a police checkpoint in northern Iraq with an explosives-laden vehicle Saturday, killing 14 people, including some who died when their homes collapsed in the blast.
 arrow 4,000 Iraqi police killed in last 2 yrs
About 4,000 Iraqi police have been killed and more than 8,000 wounded in the past two years, the US commander in charge of police training said Friday, but he said the force's performance was improving
 arrow Afghans enjoy freedom despite growing fear
Five years after US forces laun-ched their offensive to oust Afghanistan's Taliban, Shakeela Jan says she is happy to have the freedom to work but that she travels to her job everyday in fear.
 arrow Pak group helps disabled quake victims find hope
Embarrassment is the least of 18-year-old Rozina Rehman's problems after her back was broken a year ago in the earthquake that killed 75,000 people and scarred the minds and bodies of many, many more.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Dialogue must succeed
The positive vibes emanating from the BNP-AL dialogue so far, the affirmative note in the statements made jointly to the press, and the sincere manner in which the dialogue has been conducted over the
 arrow Editorial: Bus plunge tragedy
At least 30 garment workers are reported missing following a bus plunge into a river near Aminbazar.
 arrow Much ado about a mess?
It's like cleaning up your own mess.
 arrow Iraq conflict a cause celebre for jihadists
Much to President Bush's anger, the Democrats have started using some leaked portions of the report by the National Intelligence Estimate, called "Trends in Global Terrorism: Implications for the United
 arrow Indian foreign policy lacks humility
That the government of India's nominee for the UNSecretary General post had to withdraw from the contest does not come as a surprise.
Letters to Editorarrow Abdul Jalil's proposal
AL General Secretary Mr. Abdul Jalil's recent proposal to the BNP Secretary General Mr.
 arrow Police excesses
Some members of the police beat up the national shooters, including the Commonwealth Games gold winner Asif. The trouble started when a DIG's car was parked in violation of the rules.
 arrow Puja Special
This is for the first time that The Daily Star has taken the initiative to publish a Puja Special supplement on the eve of Durga Puja, the biggest festival of Hindus.
 arrow Shuttle train of CU
Chittagong University is a well-established public university of Bangladesh. It is located in a beautiful place.
 arrow Ershad
JP Chairman Ershad is now a seasoned politician and an iron man in the truest sense of the term. He has learned politics the hard way, having spent such a long time in jail.
 arrow Detained without trial
Like the US, Pakistan too is unfortunately engaged in retaining detainees without trial. While the Afghanistan President Mr.
 arrow Inconsistent!
How is it that a nation which still cannot decide on whether to start the holy fasting month of "Ramadan" simply by following the schedule of Saudi Arabia, but finds it a part of religious fervour tostart
Star Healtharrow Health & fitness club to curb your extra pound
Mrs Roy* works in an international company. She has to do lots of works a day. But all those are mainly desk jobs.
 arrow Fibroid? Worried about surgery? Ultrasound could treat it!
Operation like hysterectomy or myomectomy was the only option for the treatment of fibroids. A fibroid or uterine fibroid is a benign tumour in the muscle fibres of the uterus.
 arrow World Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. This year's World Mental Health Day will focus on suicide as a leading cause of premature and preventable death.
 arrow Anti-aging therapy to improve quality of life
Anti-aging treatment is aimed at rejuvenation inside out the hormonal treatment for suitable candidates takes care of individuals experiencing menopause (when a woman stops menstruating and can no longer
 arrow Nobel for "gene silencing"
Americans Andrew Fire and Craig Mello won the 2006 Nobel prize for medicine for their discovery of how to switch off genes, a potential road to new treatments for diseases from AIDS to blindness and cancer.
Star Cityarrow Desa turns to Wasa in despair
Dhaka Electric Supply Authority (Desa) in desperation to curtail the shortage of electricity is trying to persuade Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) to close down their pumps in the city
 arrow Gold rush in the name of beautification
In the name of participating in the ongoing beautification programme of the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC), a private advertisement company has embarked on selling scores of advertisement spaces under the
 arrow Police keep converting children into adults
Police, violating children's laws and rights often projects juveniles as adults in cases, though Police Headquarters have issued orders to all officers, including those in the railway sector in a bidto
 arrow Building homes and changing lives...
Bijoy Das was lost for words when he was given the key to his new home by Habitat for Humanity Bangladesh (HFHB) during the United Nations (UN) World Habitat Day celebrations last Monday at Summer Palace
 arrow Milking the consumers
Consumers of Milk Vita bear the brunt of price manipulation as the distribution agents and retailers overprice the packed liquid milk in the capital.
 arrow Khoka's Corner

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