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Front Pagearrow Caretaker govt to face time dearth challenge
The next caretaker government, which is likely to be formed hurriedly in the wake of impasse over the appointment of chief adviser, will face challenges to create a level-playing field for free and fair
 arrow Yunus not willing to be caretaker chief
Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus last night explicitly said he is not willing to become the chief adviser to the caretaker government, putting a brewing rumour of last few months to rest.
 arrow BB rejects plea to reinstate dissolved Oriental board
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) yesterday rejected an appeal of the dissolved board of directors of the Oriental Bank seeking withdrawal of the action taken on charge of failure to properly operate the bank.
 arrow Opposition urges PM to keep army out of controversy
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party opposition combine yesterday expressed grave concern over prime minister's seeking support from the army to keep continuity of the BNP-Jamaat alliance government and
 arrow Govt entities possess 85pc classified loans
Different government entities share 85 per cent of the total classified loans of 20 top defaulters in the banking system and there is little initiative for rescheduling the defaulted loans.
 arrow Sircar tells Inter-Parliamentary Union not to ask about probe status
As the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is repeatedly seeking to know the actual status of investigation into the August 21 grenade attack case, Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar continues accusing the Awami League
 arrow 100 injured as cops club RMG workers
At least 100 garment workers were injured yesterday when police clubbed a procession demanding salary and Eid bonus around the EPZ area under Ashulia thana in Savar.
 arrow Addict kills uncle, aunt over mobile money
A drug-addict youth murdered his elderly uncle and aunt at East Basabo under Sabujbagh Police Station in the capital yesterday, as they did not give him money to buy a cellphone set.
 arrow Silent life
Two deaf children, one aged four years and the other four months, sleep on a mat on the pavement of Suhrawardy Uddyan in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Judicial enquiry starts on Oct 22
The judicial enquiry of the attempted murder case against five police personnel filed by the National Shooting Federation for attacking three shooters, including the Commonwealth Games gold-medallistAsif
 arrow GP taking internet to villages
Eight months ago, when Fizaz Ahmed opened an Internet service using a mobile modem in Kapalia Bazar of Jessore, the local people hardly knew what it was as the nearest Internet service was 35 kilometres
 arrow Raising the demand for candles

 arrow Hassan issue may remain thorny even when PM, Hasina return
A resolution of the dispute over Justice KM Hasan heading the next caretaker government is unlikely even immediately after the return home of Prime Minister and BNP chief Khaleda Zia and Leader of the
 arrow Nobel hero off to Korea to receive Seoul Peace Prize
Nobel hero Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday left Dhaka for South Korea to receive Seoul Peace Prize 2006, family sources said. The South Korean president will attend the prize-giving ceremony.
 arrow Nat'l reception to Yunus Nov 4
Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank will be accorded a national reception on November 4.
 arrow Top criminal Sweden Aslam acquitted in murder case
A Dhaka court yesterday acquitted two top criminals including Sweden Aslam and sentenced six others to life for killing Mohammad Ali, a resident of Tejgaon area in March 1996.
 arrow Outlaw killed in 'shootout' with Rab
A gangster belonging to an organised group of violent criminals -- Lalchad Bahini -- was killed in a 'shootout' between Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and the gang at Charsadipur under Daulatpur upazila
 arrow Contractor shot dead in Kushtia
A contractor was shot dead by a gang of miscreants in Kalishankarpur area of the district town yesterday evening.
 arrow HC stays graft case against Manju
The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed the proceedings of a graft case against Anwar Hossain Manju, the energy minister during Ershad regime.
 arrow Fears of second Korea nuclear test mount
North Korea denounced UN sanctions yesterday as a declaration of war, while across the border in Seoul an official said there were signs the reclusive Communist state may be preparing for a second nuclear
 arrow Razzaq fashions thrilling Pak win
Abdul Razzaq put in a superb all-round show as doping-hit Pakistan turned the form-book upside down with a four-wicket win over Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy match here on Tuesday.
 arrow Lanka hits back after suicide bomb attack
Sri Lankan jets pounded Tamil Tiger areas in the wake of the rebels' deadliest-ever suicide bombing, officials said Tuesday, amid heightened international moves to keep next week's scheduled peace talks
 arrow Bush signs harsh terror trial bill
President George W Bush signed a law yesterday authorizing tough interrogation and prosecution of terrorism suspects and took an indirect, election-year swipe at Democrats who opposed the legislation.
 arrow British troops pull out of Afghan district
British troops were yesterday pulling out of a previously Taliban-infested district in southern Afghanistan at the request of officials and tribal elders, the Nato-led force said.
Businessarrow Movie industry in a tailspin
The country's Tk 800 crore film industry is in a tailspin in the face of widespread pirated movies in compact disks and screening of films by satellite TV channels, according to industry insiders.
 arrow Banglalink launches 5-year beautification scheme at ZIA
Banglalink, a cellphone operator, has embarked on a five-year beautification and development programme inside the Zia International Airport (ZIA) to make the airport a world class one.
 arrow Bangladesh should focus more on capacity building
Bangladesh, along with other least developed countries (LDCs), should focus more on trade-related capacity building for gaining from international trade in the long run.
 arrow GP contributes 0.4pc to GDP growth in 2004
By taking cellphones to the wider population of Bangladesh, GrameenPhone Ltd contributed 0.4 per cent to Bangladesh's GDP growth in 2004, according to the World Bank (WB).
 arrow Canola oil helps reduce health hazard risks
Speakers at a seminar yesterday highly appreciated the use of canola oil saying that it helps avoid some risky health hazards.
 arrow WB calls for better terms for poorest WTO nations
World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz on Tuesday called on World Trade Organisation members to ensure that the poorest countries get improved terms in deadlocked talks on breaking down trade barriers.
 arrow Citibank launches lockbox for Alico ins premium collection
Citibank, NA Bangladesh embarked on a new initiative and launched a lockbox for collection of Alico insurance premium from the valuable customers of Alico Bangladesh.
 arrow Tata proposes $7.6b Corus bid
India's Tata Steel Ltd proposed a 4.1 billion pound ($7.6 billion) takeover of Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group, while sources close to the matter expected an agreed deal as soon as the end of the week.
 arrow New Walton generators hit market
RB Group of Companies Ltd, importer of electronics products, motorcycles, generators and others, has started marketing eight new Walton brand generators in Bangladesh, says a press release.
 arrow Sonargaon offers home delivery of Iftar items
Pan Pacific Sonargaon, a five-star hospitality property, has arranged for home delivery for its delicious Halim and Zilapi, two popular Iftar items, says a press release.
 arrow World Islamic economic forum in Islamabad Nov 5
The high profile three-day World Islamic Economic Forum being held at Islamabad next month will attract a number of world leaders including the former US President Bill Clinton, ex-German Chancellor Gerard
Sportsarrow Cricket: Pitch worries Aussies
Australia will fear the turning wicket more than their rivals when they make their Champions Trophy start on Wednesday, a tournament they have never won.
 arrow Cricket: Enamul stars for Epyllion
Enamul Haque took four wickets as Epyllion won a low-scoring affair against MM Ispahani by five wickets in yesterday's GrameenPhone Corporate Cricket League at the Fatullah Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers return home
Bangladesh's performance in the ICC Champions Trophy once again proved that the Tigers have a long way to go before cementing their place in the big league.
 arrow Cricket: Trophy Treats
When the batting of two minnows was found wanting during the preliminary round matches of the ICC Champions Trophy, everyone raised questions about the capability of Bangladesh and Zimbabwe in the highest
 arrow Football: Pro League kicks off Dec 21
All the barrier to launch the inaugural Professional Football League seemed to be over as the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) announced that the tournament will start on December 21 in Dhaka.
 arrow Hockey: Abahani on top
Abahani stormed to the top of the Green Delta Insurance Premier Hockey League table with a 7-0 thrashing of Ajax Sporting Club at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Sportsmen keep pressing for justice
Former and current sportsmen of the country will go into a greater movement after the Eid vacation to press home their demand of justice against the brutal police attack on ace shooter Asif Hossain Khan
 arrow Cricket: New Oval Test twist
The Oval Test compensation row took a new twist on Tuesday when the England and Wales Cricket Board set Pakistan cricket officials a deadline of the end of the month to settle the dispute.
 arrow Cricket: Pak greats stunned
Former greats said Tuesday the doping scandal involving Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif was a huge blow to Pakistan and urged cricket chiefs here to lift their game.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar's fight for life
Weaving through the streets on a motorbike, Shoaib Akhtar rushes back to his hotel from a nightclub -- only to be caught out when his coach spots a girl's lipstick on a glass.
 arrow Cricket: Smith scythes Mumbai pitch
South African captain Graeme Smith launched a scathing attack on the wicket after his side crashed to a dramatic 87-run defeat to New Zealand in the Champions Trophy.
 arrow Football: Giants look for boost
European giants Barcelona and Inter Milan go into battle on Wednesday looking to boost what has been a disappointing start to their Champions League campaigns.
 arrow Football: Chelsea, Barca: Act Three
Henrique Hilario could have been forgiven for expecting a quiet life when he joined Chelsea, but now he is preparing for a baptism of fire against European champions Barcelona.
 arrow Football: 'Cech out for a year'
Petr Cech's father has estimated his son and Chelsea keeper will be out of action for a year following surgery on a depressed fracture of his skull.
 arrow Football: Rafa demands improvement
With his side's stuttering form the cause of growing concern, Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez has demanded more from his senior players ahead of Wednesday's Champions League visit to Bordeaux.
 arrow Cricket: CA praises PCB over Akhtar, Asif issue
Australia's cricket chief Tuesday hailed Pakistan's handling of a drugs scandal involving fast bowlers Shoaib Ahktar and Mohammad Asif.
 arrow Cricket: Ashes returns Down Under
The holy grail of cricket, the coveted Ashes urn, arrived in Australia for only the second time in 123 years on Tuesday under tight security ahead of this year's battle for its ownership.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar goes to Altaf
Disgraced fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar on Tuesday met Pakistan Cricket Board's director operations Saleem Altaf but both of them declined to give any details of their discussion.
 arrow Football: Cudicini ruled out
Carlo Cudicini has ruled himself out of Chelsea's Champions League match against Barcelona tomorrow night despite making a quick recovery from concussion.
 arrow Football: Gerrard misses Bordeaux clash
Liverpool's England midfielder Steven Gerrard has injured his hamstring and will miss their Champions League match at Bordeaux on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Injury crises for Roma
Roma will be missing four key players for Wednesday's Champions League clash away to Greek side Olympiakos.
 arrow Football: Robson recovers
Former England manager Bobby Robson has been given a clean bill of health by doctors to continue his job with the Republic of Ireland.
 arrow Football: Fulham continue Charlton misery
Fulham ensured Charlton stayed bottom of the Premiership on Monday as they beat their fellow Londoners 2-1 to record their first win in four league matches.
 arrow Football: Inter's hopes in the balance
Inter Milan's Champions League aspirations could be shot to pieces if they lose Wednesday's delicately poised Group B match at home to Spartak Moscow.
 arrow Football: Drogba accuses Hunt
Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has accused Reading's Stephen Hunt of intentionally injuring goalkeeper Petr Cech during Saturday's Premier League match.
 arrow Football: Solskjaer should be role model: Fergie
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo can become even better players if they follow the example set by long-serving Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
 arrow Football: Bremen not complacent
German international midfielder Torsten Frings says Werder Bremen should be wary of overconfidence going into Wednesday's vital Champions League match with Levski Sofia.
 arrow Football: Aragones receives backing
Under-fire Spain coach Luis Aragones on Monday got the dreaded vote of confidence from the national football federation despite his team having lost two of their opening three Group F Euro qualifiers.
 arrow Football: Carbone to leave Sydney
Italian Benito Carbone's tenure at Sydney FC is over after three games when the Australian A-League champions failed to reach an agreement to extend his four-match guest contract, the club said Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Gattuso dismisses Rangers talk
AC Milan and Italy midfielder Rino Gattuso has dismissed reports that he wants to end his career with Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers.
 arrow Football: Manchester directors resign
Two Manchester United directors, finance director Nick Humby and commercial director Andy Anson, have resigned from their posts.
 arrow Football: Chievo sack Pillon
Chievo have sacked their coach Giuseppe Pillon, the struggling Serie A club confirmed on Monday.
 arrow Football: First goal crucial: Gudjohnsen
Barcelona's Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has warned his team mates of the dangers of allowing Chelsea to score first in Wednesday's Champions League clash at Stamford Bridge.
Metropolitanarrow AL, BNP avoiding key reform issues in dialogue
In the name of dialogue the BNP and Awami League (AL) are only sticking to the issues of chief election commissioner (CEC) and chief of caretaker government avoiding key reform issues, which are a must
 arrow More congratulations to Prof Yunus
Messages of congratulations to Prof Dr Muhammad Yunus continued to pour in on his winning Nobel Peace Prize 2006.
 arrow 'Curb corruption to eradicate poverty'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday underscored the need for effective steps by the government to eradicate poverty from the country.
 arrow Allow private channels to use terrestrial facilities
Academics and media professionals at a roundtable urges the government to allow private satellite channels to use the terrestrial transmission facilities so that they can reach the grassroots people.
 arrow UNDP to offer micro-credit for self-reliance of street children
Speakers at a function yesterday said more than 25000 street children are living in Rajshahi. They are forced to carry drugs and firearms and engaged in other inhuman activities due to poverty.
 arrow World Youth Day for Democracy today
The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD) is celebrating World Youth Day for Democracy globally today as part of the Global Youth Democracy Campaign, says a press release.
 arrow 3 killed in road accident
At least three people were killed and four others injured, two of them critically, in two separate road accidents in Khagrachhari district yesterday.
 arrow HC issues rule on govt
The High Court on Monday issued a rule nisi asking the government to show cause why the amendment to BCS Recruitment Rules (Health Cadre) and the qualifications for the posts of professor and associate
 arrow HC stays graft case against Manju
The High Court yesterday stayed the proceedings of a graft case against Anwar Hossain Manju, who was the energy minister during Ershad regime.
 arrow AL leader Fizu passes away
Former MP and Dinajpur Awami League Vice-President Mostafizur Rahman Fizu passed away at Birdem Hospital in the city yesterday at the age of 54.
 arrow Brac Bank opens ATM booth at Narayanganj
Brac Bank has opened its newest ATM booth at Narayanganj recently, says a press release. This is the 18th ATM booth of Brac Bank.
 arrow Birth anniversary of Sheikh Russell today
The 42nd birth anniversary of Sheikh Russell, the youngest son of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, will be observed today.
 arrow Prof Fazlul Haque takes oath as PSC member
Prof M Fazlul Haque, a retired teacher of the Department of Medicine of Dhaka Medical College, took oath as a member of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) yesterday.
 arrow Appeal for help
Bushra, a three-year-old girl, has been suffering from a rare form of blood cancer called Juvenile Myelo Monocytic Leukemia, says a press release.
 arrow Man of the Year 2005

 arrow Distribution of Buet admission form begins
Distribution of undergraduate admission forms of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) began on the campus here yesterday.
Nationalarrow Feud in Magura BNP intensifies as district committee dissolved
The intra-party feud in Magura BNP has taken a new turn following dissolution of the district committee Monday night.
 arrow Rivalry for ticket shadows AL's prospects in its stronghold
Intra-party feud and too many contenders for nomination in the coming election has shadowed Awami League's propects in Nilphamari-1 constituency (Domar and Dimla pazilas), a stronghold of the party for
 arrow Text books in indigenous language demanded
'Indigenous Children Rights Day' was observed here through colourful programmes with a demand for right to education though their mother languages.
 arrow Indefinite strike threatened at Hili land port
The Importers and Exporters Association and the Clearing and Forwarding (C & F) Agents Association at a meeting at Hili Land Port yesterday gave a 24-hour ultimatum to the authorities to punish attackers
 arrow Diarrhoea spreads in Nilphamari
Diarrhoea claimed two lives and attacked at least 300 people in the district in last three days.
 arrow 5 JCD men jailed for keeping drugs
A special tribunal here on Monday jailed five activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) for seven years for possessing drugs.
Point-Counterpoint arrow Irresolute politics
What does a Lego game have to do with the election? Plenty, according to Dr Arthur B Markman, a professor of psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.
 arrow The brain drain
Dr Abdullah A Dewan of Eastern Michigan University in an article captioned "The Brotherhood (Part 2)," published in The Daily Star on October 4, quoted from an e-mail I sent him on perusal of his article
 arrow Due credit
It has finally happened -- Professor Yunus and Grameen Bank are Bangladesh's first Nobel Prize winners.
Culturearrow A mix of wholesome and mediocre productions
For over a decade the film industry of Bangladesh has struggled to cope with a slump in the market.
 arrow Lalon death anniversary observed
The truncated Lalon Smaran Utsab (memorial) held by the government concluded at Chhyeuria, popularly known as Lalon akhra (the den), Monday last.
 arrow 'Eider Chhuti' on BTV
As Eid draws closer, thousands of city dwellers leave for their village homes to celebrate the major religious festival of the Muslims with their kith and kin.
 arrow 'Marie Antoinette': Lost in revolution
In May this year, word came through of an unruly mob in France. "Marie Antoinette got heckled. Absolutely slaughtered.
Generalarrow '1028 not brought to court in last 2 years'
About two-thirds of prisoners in the country are under-trial prisoners and 1028 of them were not brought to court in the last two years to prove the charges against them, said Law Minister Moudud Ahmed
 arrow Abducted Ctg trader yet to be rescued
The fate of the businessman abducted a week ago couldn't be known as of yesterday. Relatives said the abductors had demanded Tk 1 crore as ransom but didn't make any contact since Saturday night.
 arrow Janajuddho cadre killed
Outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party, (PBCP)-Red Flag, one of the factions of PBCP-ML, killed one of their rivals at Amtoli village in Gangni, Meherpur, on Monday night.
 arrow WFP to give 60,000 tonnes of foodgrains for VGD programme
The World Food Programme (WFP) will give 60,000 tonnes of foodgrains for distribution among 7.50 lakh beneficiaries under the Vulnerable Group Development (VGD) programme in the country.
 arrow HIV prevention programme to be extended
The ongoing HIV/AIDS Prevention Programme (HAPP) under the health ministry will be extended for another 18 months to focus on expanding interventions for high-risk groups and ensuring safe blood transfusion.
Internationalarrow 'Lankan govt, Tigers don't want to talkż
The worsening cycle of violence in Sri Lanka, where Tamil Tiger rebels this week launched their bloodiest-ever suicide attack, is a sign that neither side in the brutal ethnic conflict is ready to sit
 arrow US assures Delhi of push for nuke deal
US President George W Bush spoke to Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over telephone and assured New Delhi that Washington was committed to pushing through the civilian nuclear deal in the next session
 arrow Naga rebels accuse Delhi of arming rivals
A powerful separatist rebel group in Nagaland accused the government of arming a rival faction, as violence between the two groups intensified ahead of peace talks yesterday.
 arrow Nepal businesses close in strike against extortion
Shops, industries and transport services were closed in many parts of Nepal on Tuesday in a strike called by a business lobby group to protest against extortion by Maoist rebels.
 arrow Iran may face same fate as N Korea: Rice
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran Monday that it could face sanctions and international isolation over its nuclear programme such as those faced by North Korea.
 arrow Israel again threatens to intensify offensive
Israel again warned yesterday that it would up its offensive in the Gaza Strip, a day after the ruling Islamist Hamas movement threatened to teach the Israeli army a "lesson it will not forget".
 arrow China urges N Korea not to escalate tensions
China called on North Korea not to escalate international tensions after Pyongyang on Tuesday dismissed the UN resolution imposing sanctions over its nuclear weapons test as a "declaration of war.
 arrow Prosecutors draft rape charge against Israeli president
Israeli prosecutors have begun to draft an indictment against President Moshe Katsav on charges including rape, army radio reported yesterday, amid speculation on who could succeed the embattled leader
 arrow 6 shot dead as violence surges in Thai south
Six more people have been shot dead as violence surged this week in Thailand's Muslim-majority south, police said yesterday.
 arrow One dead in Rome metro train crash
A young woman died and scores of people were injured, five seriously, when a Rome metro train smashed into the back of another one that was standing in a station early on Tuesday, police and rescue workers
Editorialarrow Editorial: Dialogue in limbo!
The dialogue seems to be going somewhere we don't know. That is a matter of consternation.
 arrow Editorial: FDI growth ranking
At a launching programme of the World Investment Report of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development jointly organised the Bangladesh Board of Investment (BoI ) and the UN Information Centre,
 arrow Celebrating Yunus, celebrating all of Bengal
The Nobel Prize for Peace has come to Muhammad Yunus at a time when we as a nation were sorely in need of a silver lining in the clouds.
 arrow Japan-China relations on the mend with Abe?
Shinzo Abe, 52, became the prime minister of Japan on September 26 after his unconventional predecessor Junichiro Koizumi left office. He is the youngest prime minister of Japan.
 arrow North Korea does it
On October 8, North Korea test exploded a nuclear device. From now on North Korea is to be treated as a nuclear power. It is a portentous development in Asian politics.
Letters to Editorarrow The symbol of pride and hope
The Nobel Prize is given to those who contribute commendably towards welfare of the people, society and the nation as well as the world at large through their deeds.
 arrow Border tension
Unresolved border issues that result in frequent fierce skirmishes cause casualties to the innocent people living near the borders.
 arrow Why should we vote?
A simple question to both the ruling and the opposition parties: please tell us why we should vote at all.
 arrow Brac's success
I want to focus on the contribution of Brac in our socio-economic development.
 arrow Customer service at airports
I was pleasantly surprised by the overall service of the airport officials at Zia International Airport (ZIA) when I visited Dhaka last year.
 arrow Parliamentary and electoral reform
As a scientist, I would like to propose a scientific and logical solution to the present debate on the election.
 arrow A letter to the health minister
I watch the health programme on BTV (apnar sasthaya) and each time I applaud you for the noble gesture. What makes the programme interesting is the patience and trouble you take to answer the questions.
 arrow Schools for street children
The report "Open air schools for street children" by Imrul Hasan published on August 2 drew my attention. Thank you Imrul Hassan for presenting such good news.
Star Chittagongarrow Bus fare hike dampens Eid reunion
The buses in Chittagong are charging higher price for tickets from the homebound passengers ahead of Eid-ul Fitr, the largest religious festival of the Muslim community.
 arrow Eid shopping at its peak in port city
With only six days left, the Eid shopping gains momentum as thousands of people throng city shopping malls, arcades and markets everyday.
Star Cityarrow Precious tickets and VIP requests
The transport authority, owners and employees of the inter-district buses are under heavy pressure of requests from VVIPs, VIPs, political activists, and police, for tickets before Eid.
 arrow Ramadan brings relief for rural elderly, disabled
Mohabbat Ali, 67 from the Kishoreganj District comes to Dhaka once a year during Ramadan. He knows from past experience of 10 years that this period always brings in some extra cash.
 arrow New trends taking over traditional delicacies
New trends are taking over traditional iftar items in the last few years and are visible mostly at the tables of the rich, higher middle and middle sections of society.
 arrow Railway's first strike in forty years
Kamalapur railway station witnessed an unusual scene last Wednesday as railway employees enforced their first strike after 1965 paralysing train services from the biggest and busiest railway station of
 arrow Dhaka: Home away from home
Harikesha Wijesekera, CEO of Royal Park Residence, a foreign-managed BOI company who has been in the country for the last six years shares his feelings.
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