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Front Pagearrow RMG workers rampage again for higher pay
Thousands of garment workers staged violent demonstrations in Dhaka and Gazipur yesterday, barricading major thoroughfares in Mirpur and Uttara for around four hours and vandalising around 100 apparel-manufacturing
 arrow Hasina terms alliance rule black era, makes poll pledges
Awami League (AL) chief Sheikh Hasina yesterday described the BNP-led alliance's five years' rule as a "dark episode" and outlined her party's election pledges that include ensuring good governance, bringing
 arrow AL, BNP 'very close' to consensus
The fourth day of the dialogue on electoral reforms between ruling BNP and main opposition Awami League (AL) yesterday reportedly reached "very close" to consensus on many points, which now need to be
 arrow Harbin lobby out to cancel project
An influential business lobby is trying to convince the government to cancel the tender for the 240 megawatt peaking power project in Siddhirganj, which may be awarded to Indian power company Bhel, instead
 arrow EC remains silent on black money, flouting of electoral laws
Legal experts and civil society members at a roundtable yesterday expressed concern over the Election Commission's (EC) inaction in the face of repeated violations of electoral laws by the prospective
 arrow Mahmudul sought extension of judge's retirement age
The controversial amendment to the constitution on extension of retirement age of the Supreme Court judges was put forward by the then chief justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury, Law Minister Moudud Ahmadsaid
 arrow Mahmudul's proposal on hold, implemented after his retirement
Contrary to the law minister's claims, facts show that the government had shelved Justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury's proposal for retirement age extension till a certain point, making KM Hasan eligible
 arrow Anger brews at REB over contractual appointments
Resentment among the employees of the Rural Electrification Board (REB) continues to deepen over contractual appointments to the top-level posts once again, sources said.
 arrow BGMEA threatens to close down factories
Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) yesterday threatened to close down their factories for an indefinite period if the government failed to punish the people responsible
 arrow PM on project opening spree
On the eve of handing over power to a caretaker government after five years of the coalition rule, Prime Minister Khaleda Zia has now become busy with inaugurating a number of development projects indifferent
 arrow AL statement on Star editor's commentary
Referring to a commentary by The Daily Star Editor and Publisher Mahfuz Anam titled 'A little respect for truth would help', Awami League (AL) yesterday in a statement called upon all to contribute to
 arrow Tigers' must-win match against Windies today
With high hopes of keeping their chances alive for a second round berth, an unchanged Bangladesh take on defending champions West Indies in a preliminary round match of the ICC Champions Trophy at the
 arrow Tarique asks AL leaders to remove Hasina
BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman yesterday asked Awami League (AL) leaders to remove Sheikh Hasina from the position of party chief, saying 'she has failed to lead the party properlyand
 arrow Criminals shoot hotel boy dead
Unknown assailants sprayed bullets inside a hotel at Kakrail in the city last night that left a hotel boy dead and the hotel manager injured.
 arrow Saarc disaster management centre opened in New Delhi
The Saarc Disaster Management Centre, a common institutional mechanism to tackle natural disasters by the seven south Asian countries, was opened in the Indian capital yesterday.
 arrow Nasaka abducts 30 Bangladeshis
Myanmar border security force Nasaka yesterday abducted 30 Bangladeshi nationals from Thombro point along the Gondom border in Ukhia upazila.
 arrow Fire at BSC ship Banglar Shikha
Bangladesh Shipping Corporation's (BSC) container vessel Banglar Shikha caught fire yesterday morning at Chittagong Port jetty. Port sources however said the damage was insignificant.
 arrow 5 devotees electrocuted in Buriganga
Five Hindu devotees died of electrocution and at least ten were injured during the immersion of Laxmi idols on the Balu river at Badda in the city yesterday.
 arrow China issues warning to tail-up N Korea
China, which holds the key to whether tough UN sanctions will be imposed for North Korea's nuclear test, warned its ally yesterday that the detonation would harm relations, but called on the United Nations
 arrow Baghdad reels from series of bombings
Bombers triggered a series of blasts around the war-torn Iraqi capital yesterday, killing 11 as police continued their grim daily harvest of corpses from a city in the grip of a vicious sectarian war.
 arrow 12 killed in Philippine bomb blast
Twelve people were killed yesterday and at least 42 injured in a bomb blast in the southern Philippines, officials and police said.
Businessarrow Bangladesh can benefit from Chinese, Indian economies
Bangladesh should consider rise of Chinese and Indian economies from global perspective instead of bilateral point of view to gain benefits from the emergence of these two economic superpowers, speakers
 arrow Poor financing remains core obstacle to SMEs
Speakers at a discussion yesterday identified poor financing as the core obstacle to developing small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the country.
 arrow Commerce minister calls for increased trade with Iran
Commerce and Water Resources Minister Hafiz Uddin Ahmed yesterday called upon all concerned to increase the volume of trade between Bangladesh and Iran.
 arrow 'WTO deal unlikely under current rules'
French junior trade minister Christine Lagarde said Monday that an "ambitious conclusion" to the latest round of WTO talks to free up global trade is unlikely under existing rules of the organization.
 arrow Iran, Venezuela voice concern on 'unstable oil market'
The oil ministers of Iran and Venezuela on Tuesday expressed concern over the "instability of the oil market" amid growing calls from OPEC members for production quota cut, state television reported.
 arrow Inter-Korean economic projects face uncertainty
Two inter-Korean economic projects once touted as a way to change North Korea's command economy face an uncertain future after the nuclear test, officials and analysts said Tuesday.
 arrow General Pharma to enter Philippines market
General Pharmaceuticals Limited is going to enter the Philippines market as Golden Harvest Marketing and Services Internationale Corporation, Philippines will initially import 50 products of the local
 arrow Pakistan says no to $600m conditional pledges
Pakistani government has refused to accept offers of 600 million US dollars due to unfavorable terms and conditions out of the total 6.
 arrow Japan seeks WTO decision
Japan, seeking to protect its steel industry, said Tuesday that it will appeal a World Trade Organization finding that certain US anti-dumping measures are not in breach of its rules.
 arrow Thai businesses upbeat on new cabinet
While the interim economic ministers headed by Pridiyathorn Devakula and Kosit Panpiemras satisfy business leaders overall, some critics have pointed out there is a weak link in the new cabinet.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Bashar exudes confidence
The records definitely speak in favour of West Indies, but Habibul Bashar believes that the stage is all set for them to turn the table around at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur today.
 arrow Football: Uzbek test for Bangladesh
A new-look Bangladesh will face mighty Uzbekistan in the 2007 Asian Cup football qualifiers today under a new captain.
 arrow Cricket: Trophy Treats
Habibul Bashar was happy with the International Cricket Council (ICC) initiative to allow captains to talk separately instead of all the members at a time.
 arrow Cricket: Acme, StarTel keep winning
Nadif Chow-dhury's late charge was not enough as Acme Labora-tories saw off defending champions Beximco by 40 runs in yesterday's GrameenPhone Corporate Cricket League at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Tharanga on a roll
Upul Tharanga scored his second consecutive century to lift Sri Lanka to 285-7 from 50 overs in the Champions Trophy qualifying match against Zimbabwe here on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: SL win in style
Sri Lanka defeated Zimbabwe by 144 runs on Tuesday to virtually assure themselves of playing in the main rounds of the Champions Trophy with their second consecutive win.
 arrow Cricket: Mehrab misses out as Tigers retain team
There was a lot of speculation over the inclusion of uncapped all-rounder Mehrab Hossain but the team think-tank finally decided to stick with the same eleven which played against Sri Lanka on Saturday.
 arrow Hockey: Abahani soar, MSC bite the dust
Local heavyweights and title contenders Abahani and Mohammedan Sporting Club had contrasting fortunes in yesterday's Green Delta Premier Hockey League.
 arrow Football: Pro League transfers soon!
The ground inspection committee of the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) was convinced about the inaugural Professional Football League's launching before end of this year.
 arrow Cricket: Pietersen set to open
Chairman of selectors David Graveney says England could use either Andrew Flintoff or Kevin Pietersen to open the batting in the ICC Champions Trophy.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan warned again
Pakistan will face "ferocious" protests when they play in the Champions Trophy cricket tournament next week in India, a right-wing Hindu leader warned Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Watch out for Bond, Akhtar
Speedsters Shane Bond and Shoaib Akhtar may have been dogged with serious injuries but both are still boldly warning of no let-up in their fiery bowling.
 arrow Cricket: 'Rally round Freddie'
Opener Andrew Strauss believes the senior players in the England team must ensure captain Andrew Flintoff does not overexert himself with the ball during the Ashes series in Australia.
 arrow Cricket: Asif loving it
Pakistan bowling prospect Mohammad Asif is perfectly happy to hear people comparing him to the great Australian paceman Glenn McGrath.
 arrow Cricket: Afridi to slow down?
Pakistan's swashbuckling batsman Shahid Afridi on Monday said he was willing to curb the big strokes and assume greater responsibility during the Champions Trophy.
 arrow Cricket: Adam longs for durable partner
Australia's opening batting experiments will continue during the Champions Trophy as the selectors decide who will partner Adam Gilchrist at the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Italy taking nothing for granted
Coach Roberto Donadoni will be taking nothing for granted when world champions Italy face Georgia in a match they are expected to win in their Euro 2008 qualifying Group B on Wednesday.
 arrow Sports family in street for shooters
The sports fraternity of the country brought out a silent precession yesterday morning under the banner of Bangladesh Krira Federation Forum, demanding punishment of the police responsible for the brutal
 arrow Football: Big guns look to reassert themselves
It's make-up time for two of Europe's big guns as the latest round of Euro 2008 qualifiers get underway on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Post honeymoon begins for McClaren
Artim Sakiri's suggestion that England will struggle to qualify for Euro 2008 could be dismissed as the bitter ramblings of a player who failed to make the impact he would have hoped for during his spell
 arrow Football: Slovakia test for Germans
Germany coach Joachim Low is braced for his toughest test since taking charge of the national team with a Euro 2008 qualifier against in-form Slovakia in Bratislava on Wednesday.
 arrow Cricket: ICC Awards shifted to Nov 3
The ICC Awards 2006, which were slated to be held at Mumbai in close proximity to India's main festivals Diwali and Eid, have been to be postponed from October 23 to November 3.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan reject ECB demand
Pakistan has rejected a compensation demand by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the forfeited Oval Test in August, official said Tuesday.
 arrow Tennis: Meghan sinks Sania
After a rain-drenched start, the PTT Bangkok Open got underway Tuesday with former world number 11 Meghann Shaughnessy of the US moving to the second round, beating India's rising star Sania Mirza 6-4,
 arrow Football: Juve hope for verdict leniency
Juventus and the four other clubs implicated in Italy's match-fixing scandal have their last chance at getting their punishments reduced when the final verdicts are made by an arbitration tribunal this
 arrow Football: UEFA won't tolerate racism
European football's ruling body UEFA has warned Croatia and its fans they could face heavy sanctions if they rain racist abuse down on England when the sides meet in Zagreb on Thursday.
 arrow Football: US assistant coach dies
Glenn Myernick, an assistant coach for the U.S. soccer team and a former head coach of Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids, died Monday after suffering a heart attack last week. He was 51.
 arrow Football: Policeman fined for cheering goal
An Argentine policeman has been suspended for 10 days without pay for cheering a goal while on duty at a soccer match and sparking violent protests by fans.
 arrow Football: Kaladze relishing facing friends
AC Milan full back Kakha Kaladze is relishing a chance to face some of his club mates when Georgia host Italy in a Euro 2008 qualifier on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Aragones vows to stay on
Spain coach Luis Aragones has said he will not resign even if his side lose their third game in a row when they play Argentina in Wednesday's friendly.
 arrow Football: Players should share blame: Torres
Spanish international striker Fernando Torres claimed Monday that the players are as culpable as coach Luis Aragones for their country's dismal start to Euro 2008 qualifying.
 arrow Football: Albelda calls for unity
Spain midfielder David Albelda has appealed for calm on the eve of the friendly against Argentina, saying the national team needs to work in a less hostile environment to succeed.
 arrow Football: German film scores at box office
A documentary following host nation Germany's team at this year's World Cup is topping the German box office charts after almost one million people saw it in the first few days, figures showed on Monday.
 arrow Football: Fine threat for Berbatov
Bulgaria's Dimitar Berbatov has been threatened with a fine after reacting angrily to comments made by Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) vice-president Iordan Lechkov.
 arrow Football: Kadhafi wants bigger stake
Al-Saadi Kadhafi, son of Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, wants to buy a bigger stake in scandal-hit Italian club Juventus.
 arrow Football: Vote of confidence for Staunton
Under-fire Ireland manager Steve Staunton's position is not under threat, his FAI employers said ahead of Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier against the Czech Republic here.
 arrow Football: Dunga sees tough opposition
Brazil coach Dunga on Monday praised Ecuador and said Tuesday's friendly against them in the Swedish capital would be a "very tough" match for his team.
 arrow Football: Kuyt sidelined
Liverpool striker Dirk Kuyt will miss his club's next two games with an ankle injury sustained playing for the Netherlands at the weekend.
 arrow Football: Munoz takes over Panathinaikos
Greek footballing giants Panathinaikos announced on Monday that Spanish coach Victor Munoz had signed an eight-month contract for a reputed 600,000 euros.
Metropolitanarrow Modernisation of army to continue in future: PM
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday thanked members of the armed forces for their support and cooperation in last five years to the government's efforts for improving the socio-economic condition ofthe
 arrow 9 killed in road accidents
At least nine people were killed and 48 injured in separate road accidents in six districts yesterday.
 arrow Power Cell DG removed
The government yesterday cancelled the lien contract of Director General of the Power Cell BD Rahmatullah and replaced him with the cell's Commercial Director Abdul Mannan.
 arrow Rajshahi journo receives death threat
Jahangir Alam Aakash, general secretary of Rajshahi Union of Journalists, has received a death threat from an unknown caller on Monday night.
 arrow HC stays eviction of sex workers for five days
A vacation bench of the High Court yesterday stayed until its reopening on October 15 the operation of the eviction of sex workers from Kandarpara brothel in Tangail.
 arrow Natore BNP cadres snatch copies of Prothom Alo
BNP cadres yesterday burned a copy of the Prothom Alo and snatched all the copies from the local agents in Natore.
 arrow Obaidul Quader receives death threat
Awami League Joint General Secretary Obaidul Quader received a death threat through a mobile phone text message yesterday morning. The message reads "Be ready for your tragic death within 30 days.
 arrow Veena Sikri calls on Saifur
Outgoing High Commissioner of India Veena Sikri called on Finance and Planning Minister M Saifur Rahman at his office here yesterday.
 arrow Distortion of history protested
'Awami Teachers, Officials and Employees Welfare Association' of Rajshahi University yesterday took out a protest procession on the campus protesting distortion of history of liberation war.
 arrow Bomb-like object panics RU campus
Panic gripped Rajshahi University (RU) campus following the recovery of a bomb-like object from Shahidullah Arts Building yesterday, a day after the hurling of a patrol bomb at the residence of former
 arrow Facilities for non-immigrant visa seekers for Canada
The Canadian High Commission in Dhaka has announced that in Bangladesh, all applications for non-immigrant visas can now be submitted in Chittagong, Sylhet and Dhaka at the Visa Application Centres operated
 arrow Oct 2 issue of 'Desh' banned
The government has banned import, sale, marketing, publication and preservation of the October 2 issue of 'Desh', a fortnightly magazine published from Kolkata, said a PID handout yesterday.
 arrow Rail strike in eastern zone today
Railway Sramik Karmachhari Sangram Parishad has called a strike for today in the eastern zone.
Nationalarrow Nothing tames Janajuddho outlaws in Jhenidah
Despite several anti-crime drives and death of at least 16 Janajuddho cadres in 'crossfire' incidents, there is no sign of let-up in killings and attacks by the outlawed party in six upazilas of Jhenidah
 arrow Bridge collapse snaps road link with Teknaf
Teknaf's road link with Cox's Bazar and rest of the country is snapped since October 9 after a bailey bridge collapsed at Hizoliya in Ukiya upazila on the Cox's Bazar Teknaf highway.
 arrow Zia Fertiliser silent again because of 'mechanical fault'
Urea production in Ashuganj Zia Fertilizer Factory remained stopped since Sunday morning due to mechanical problem. It will take one more day to resume production, official sources said yesterday.
 arrow Wagga celebrated in Khagrachhari
The Wagga festival of the indigenous Marma community concluded here yesterday. Wagga means freedom.
 arrow BNP council uncertain in Netrakona
Internal feud in Netrakona BNP took a new turn after two rival factions of its poura committee clashed Tuesday night in front of the press club, leaving at least 10 people injured.
 arrow Take action against JCD cadres
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday gave an ultimatum to the Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU) authorities to take action against the Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) cadres responsible for
 arrow LPG bottling resumes
The Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant at Golapganj resumed operation on Sunday afternoon after remaining shut for 12 days.
 arrow Robber lynched
An armed robber was lynched while three others were beaten up by mob at Jalalpur Bazar near Pabna Cadet College in Sadar upazila on Tuesday morning.
Point-Counterpointarrow Negotiating strategies for reforms
It took 15 months of recurring hartals, street agitations, and endurance of police brutalities to compel the BNP leadership to sit across the table for a face to face dialogue to resolve some genuineelectoral
 arrow Destruction of Iraqi state
The question is who wants the ongoing destruction of the state of Iraq and why? The Shia-Sunni civil war is sure to destroy it.
 arrow Ensuring success of the dialogue
It is heartening to see that the much-awaited dialogue between the secretary general of the ruling BNP and the general secretary of the opposition AL to resolve the political impasse centering the AL-led
 arrow Children and preservation of collective memory
This year's theme of International Disaster Reduction Day (October 11) is "Institutionalizing Integrated Disaster Risk Management at School.
Culturearrow Visions of south
At the ongoing photography exhibition at BTA Tower, a life-size image of a green-faced Kathakali dancer decked in a traditional costume, greets visitors at the entrance.
 arrow Terracotta accessories on display
Young women in the city are now going in for jewellery made from bamboo, straw and terracotta. Keeping that in mind, Ashik Hasan is presently holding his terracotta ornaments exhibition at the ZainulGallery.
 arrow 'Nirantor' to go to Indian film festival
Abu Sayeed's movie Nirantor, based on Humayun Ahmed's novel with the same title, is set to participate at the 37th International Film Festival of India, organised by the Indian Government.
 arrow Actress was not amused to play 'The Queen'
Royalty is rewarding for Helen Mirren. The British actress won an Emmy in August for playing England's 16th-century queen in the TV miniseries Elizabeth I.
Internationalarrow Nepal govt, Maoists agree on rewriting constitution
Nepal's government and Maoist rebels agreed in talks yesterday to move forward on rewriting the Himalayan nation's constitution but failed to clinch a deal on power-sharing.
 arrow Pakistan to back Nato in fighting Taliban
President Pervez Musharraf Tuesday assured Nato's commander in Afghanistan that his country fully backs the fight against the Taliban, amid claims the alliance wants more action from Islamabad.
 arrow India edgy about US atomic deal after N Korean N-test
The aftershocks of North Korea's reported nuclear test have hit India, prompting concern that its nuclear cooperation deal with the United States could be undermined by a renewed focus on proliferation.
 arrow Lanka wants in-depth talks with Tigers
Sri Lanka is tired of talks with Tamil Tiger rebels centring on the terms of a 2002 ceasefire, and wants a new round later this month to focus on core issues such as human rights and development, thegovernment
 arrow Nations grasp for response to N Korea nuclear test
Japan urged the international community yesterday to retaliate with sanctions on North Korea as nations across Asia and the world considered what to do next after Pyongyang tested an atomic bomb.
 arrow Iran blames world powers for N Korean N-test
Iran yesterday pinned the blame for North Korea's nuclear test on the refusal of world powers to abandon their atomic weapons, as Tehran continues to face pressure over its own nuclear programme.
 arrow Soft-spoken S Korean takes UN helm
Ban Ki-Moon, whose nomination to be the next UN chief coincided with North Korea's unconfirmed nuclear test, is a mild-mannered career diplomat who rose to prominence talking tough on Pyongyang.
 arrow 'Korean test shows failure of non-proliferation'
North Korea's nuclear test is an act of gross irresponsibility which proves the failure of the world's non-proliferation policies but could hasten the day when the two Koreas are re-united, European newspapers
 arrow Thai interim PM vows to lift martial law
Thailand's interim prime minister said yesterday his government will lift martial law "as soon as we can," noting the importance of repairing the country's image after last month's military coup.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Five years of BNP rule
As one reflects on the past five-years of performance of the Four-Party Alliance government there are three 'qualities' under which its accomplishments and failures can be assessed - quality of governance,
 arrow Editorial: North Korea's nuclear test
North Korea with its first ever-successful test of a nuclear weapon has become yet another country to join the powerful group of countries who have the nuclear arms capability.
 arrow The necessary question: Will you resign?
Our very own, very embattled chief election commissioner has just given our bemused journalists an earful.
 arrow Europe's identity
In a brilliant critique of Pope Benedict's recent address on faith and reason at the University of Regensburg, Germany, Tariq Ramadan, a professor of Islamic studies at St.
 arrow Full Moon rising
On Monday, October 9, the UN General Assembly confirmed South Korea's Foreign Minister Ban Ki-Moon, 61, as the next secretary general of the UN. Ban will take over on January 1 2007 for five years.
Letters to Editorarrow The dialogue and some questions
Let us assume the dialogue succeeds as expressed in the October 8, 2006 editorial of The Daily Star. Let us also assume that fair elections are held.
 arrow Status of women
The situation of women in extremely patriarchal societies is marginalized at all levels of social existence; women are underrepresented in parliaments they are almost non-existent in the decision-making
 arrow Facts about HIV/AIDS
HIV/AIDS is a public health issue as well as human rights issue. AIDS is caused by HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus).
 arrow Killings of Palestinians
It seems the killings in Palestine would continue unabated even when the Israeli forces stop their air strikes.
 arrow Introduce 'ethics'
Instead of retaining religion as a subject at the primary level, we can introduce a subject called 'Ethics' which should be based on humanity and morality.
 arrow KEPZ
Has anyone noticed a curious fact, how two EPZs of this country now go by the same abbreviation, i.e.
 arrow Struggle for freedom
The struggle for liberation was not only a struggle for the independence of people, but also a struggle for society having freedom, equality, tolerance, justice and democracy.
 arrow BTTB land phone
Two months ago my Digital BTTB land phone was out of order for a few weeks. I went to BTTB many times for reviving my dead phone. But nobody helped me. Finally I paid Tk.
 arrow Justice Hasan's option
The anticipated appointment of Justice Hasan as the Chief Advisor of the caretaker government has emerged as the main contentious issue in the talks between the two leading political parties.
 arrow Rights of sex workers
Rights of sex workers have always been a very sensitive issue in our society. I believe, a more humanitarian attitude is needed to deal with it.
 arrow A suggestion
Unfortunately, we Bangladeshis are leaving in a society where political crisis is part of everyday life.
 arrow For a better social order
I must say that I could not agree more with Mr.
 arrow Thoughts of new voters
I have gone through the much erudite pre-election arithmetic, explained by a respected citizen, Nazim Kamran Choudhury.
 arrow Holding up development
What has the world gained in the last 35 years? It gained more knowledge about space, wireless communications, life saving technologies, life-easing technologies; in short, more knowledge about science
Star Chittagongarrow Commuters caught in snarls
Commuters in the port city are facing a harrowing time due to gridlock from the very beginning of the Ramadan.
 arrow People gasp for relief as prices of essentials rocket
People in the port city of Chittagong are gasping for relief due to the spiralling prices of essentials.
Star Cityarrow By the owner, for the owner...
The newly passed Labour Law 2006 falls far short of safeguarding the rights and interests of the working class, said labour leaders and legal experts.
 arrow Dhaka: Home away from home
Dr Luigi Bertorelli, International Coordinator of a European Union funded project related to textile and readymade garment sector, who has been living in Dhaka for the last six months, shared his feelings
 arrow Beware, birds hovering over runway!
Birds hovering around the Zia International Airport region make it one of the most hazardous airports in the region, as aircrafts continue to face frequent nuisances ranging from benign inconveniences
 arrow Does anyone care for a chidren's park?
A lone name stone hardly justifies the existence of a children's playground in Bashabo, and although it is known how crucially important the playground is to the area, authorities and residents have shown
 arrow Into a world of new mobile phone technology
The first Dhaka International Mobile Phone Fair 2006 that began at the Bhasani Novo Theatre in the city yesterday has attracted a large number of visitors on the opening day.
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