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Front Pagearrow President offers to be chief adviser
The hope that flickered with former chief justice KM Hasan's refusal to take office of the chief of the caretaker government seemed to have dimmed again as the BNP and the AL failed to reach a consensus
 arrow Downtown Dhaka turns into battlefield
Downtown Dhaka turned into a fierce battlefield yesterday with thousands of AL workers clashing with Jamaat supporters at Paltan for seven hours and with police at Bangabandhu Avenue and Golapshah Mazar
 arrow 12 killed, 2,000 hurt as violence hits country
At least 12 people were killed and about 2,000 wounded, many by bullets, as activists of outgoing BNP-led four-party coalition government and Awami League-led 14-party opposition combine clashed in an
 arrow President, our last hope, keep yourself above controversy
For a few hours yesterday we felt that the political crisis that dogged us for the past several months was perhaps at its end, with Justice KM Hasan declining to take over as the caretaker chief.
 arrow Country brought to a standstill
Dhaka siege programme by the Awami League (AL) led 14-party combine virtually paralysed the city life yesterday.
 arrow Amin 'ready' for challenge
In a new development in the ongoing macabre political drama in the country, former chief justice Mahmudul Amin Chowdhury reportedly told Bangabhaban yesterday that he has no objection to assuming thepost
 arrow President should follow constitution
The Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday urged President Iajuddin Ahmed to take immediate steps for a non-partisan person to take oath as the chief adviser to the next caretaker government
 arrow Accept whatever president decides
BNP Chairperson and outgoing Prime Minister Khaleda Zia yesterday urged the opposition to accept whatever decision the president should take on caretaker chief and said her party will do the same.
 arrow KM Hasan steps aside for the sake of people
Former Chief Justice KM Hasan yesterday said he decided to stay away from performing his constitutionally mandated responsibility as chief adviser to the caretaker government in the interest of the people.
 arrow Options not explored before president's offer
The president's offer of assuming the post of the chief adviser to the caretaker government himself is the last option for solving the current raging political crisis in the country according to the constitution.
 arrow Hasina's SSF protection withdrawn
The government withdrew the Special Security Force (SSF) from the Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina's Dhanmondi residence Sudha Sadan at around 3:00am yesterday just three hours into their deployment
 arrow It's all because of a caretaker chief
1. Workers of 14-party try to rush a wounded fellow worker to hospital after he was shot in the head near Paltan intersection yesterday during a clash with Jamaat-e-Islami. The man died later. 2.
 arrow Drama at ZIA as Jai Jai Din editor tries to leave country
Shafik Rehman, editor of the Dainik Jai Jai Din, last night failed to leave the country, a day after the BNP-led four-party alliance government's tenure ended, despite having five tickets with different
 arrow Ctg port chokes with container congestion
Life at the port city Chittagong came to a standstill due to Awami League (AL) led 14-party combine's blockade programme started yesterday.
 arrow Politically divided doctors, students clash
At least five people were injured at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) yesterday after two doctors' organisations clashed with each other over holding rallies.
 arrow DMCH struggles to supply blood to injured
Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) was packed yesterday afternoon with over a hundred patients hurt in the clashes at Paltan and Baitul Mokarram in the capital between the activists of Awami League
 arrow Top businesses concerned as politics goes downhill
Top business leaders in a joint statement yesterday expressed deep concern over the prevailing political crisis and breaking out of violence across the country, urging all political leaders and activists
 arrow Ershad observing course of politics
Jatiya Party (JP) Chairman HM Ershad said he is now observing the political situation and will take his decision to join any alliance after his party's meeting on November 5.
 arrow Take action against corrupt ministers, MPs
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leaders yesterday urged the president to take action against the corrupt ministers and MPs of the alliance government in the greater interest of the country.
 arrow Cops beat up 8 journos
Police beatings injured several journalists yesterday during the protests by Awami League (AL) activists at Gulistan in the capital.
 arrow 2 outlaws killed in gunfight with Rab
Two members of the outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Janajuddho) were killed during a fierce gunfight between the outlaws and the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Mirpur upazila of the district
 arrow N Korea preparing for another N-test
South Korean and US officials are monitoring the construction of a new building and other activities at a suspected North Korean nuclear site, trying to determine if the communist country is planninga
Businessarrow IMF gives nod to sixth instalment
International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved disbursement of the sixth instalment of PRGF loan amounting to US$49.7 million, according to an IMF press release.
 arrow $504.69m investment in EPZs in five years
Country's investment volume in the export processing zones (EPZs) rose to $504.69 million during the last five years.
 arrow Workers from Bangladesh, 3 other countries to get KL calling visa
Workers from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Nepal flying into Malaysia can now apply for 'calling visas', a facility which is likely to reduce the waiting time for their employers here to receive them.
 arrow Tata's Corus acquisition reaffirms India's global presence
The Tata Group's acquisition of Anglo-Dutch steel-maker Corus is a reaffirmation of the Indian corporate sector's aggressive bid to go global through inorganic growth to face up to competition, analysts
 arrow Hanoi sees economic status glimmer
The World Trade Organisation said Friday that its 149 members would meet on November 7 to consider giving the green light for Vietnam's accession, a move that would signal the country's emergence as a
 arrow US Farm Bill 'decisive' for trade talks: Lamy
A decision by the US Congress next spring on farm subsidies in the United States will be decisive for stalled global trade talks, World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy said Saturday.
 arrow Canada won't offer amnesty to 0.2m illegal workers
Canada will not offer amnesty to an estimated 200,000 undocumented workers slogging in construction and blue collar jobs, fearing it would encourage more illegal immigration, an official said Friday.
 arrow US Q3 growth slumps
The US economy slumped to its worst growth rate since early 2003 in the third quarter, according to data that unleashed partisan point-scoring ahead of elections next month.
 arrow Iraq welcomes Chinese oil companies
Chinese companies are welcome to bid for energy contracts in Iraq, but all deals reached under former dictator Saddam Hussein must be renegotiated, the Middle East nation's oil minister said Saturday.
 arrow Nike doubles investment in Barcelona
Sportswear company Nike has signed a new sponsorship agreement with Spanish giants Barcelona which will see them invest a minimum of 150 million euros over a five year period ending in 2013.
 arrow Dollar wobbles as US growth slows
The dollar fell to near one-month lows against the euro Friday on news that the US economy in the third quarter grew at its slowest pace in more than three years. The euro bought 1.
 arrow India plans to turn Mumbai into a global financial centre
India has said it plans to turn Mumbai into a global financial centre to provide a host of services to clients across the world.
 arrow Canada asks India to remove trade barrier
Canada has asked India to remove barriers on foreign direct investment in its financial sector, saying removal of trade impediments would foster closer economic ties between the two countries.
 arrow China, Asean to set up FTA
On Nov 4, 2002, then Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji and leaders of the 10 Asean nations signed at the sixth China-Asean summit the landmark Framework Agreement on Asean-China Comprehensive Economic Cooperation,
 arrow Malaysia eyes tourism market in China
China is a very important source of tourist arrivals for Malaysia, next only to the Southeast Asian region, a senior Malaysian tourism official said here.
 arrow Toyota to build 2 plants in North America
Toyota Motor Corp will build two assembly plants in North America, Japan's Mainichi newspaper reported Saturday.
 arrow Maruti Q2 profit soars 40pc
India's largest carmaker Maruti Udyog, majority owned by Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp, said Thursday that second quarter net profit jumped almost 40 percent year-on-year, beating analysts forecasts.
 arrow New CEO of Fidelity Assets & Securities
Mohammed NS Kabir recently took over as the chief executive officer and managing director of Fidelity Assets & Securities Company Ltd.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Gayle, Bravo power WI
Chris Gayle and Dwayne Bravo cracked centuries to help the West Indies post a challenging 272-4 against England in the Champions Trophy here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Aus v Ind: winner takes all
Favourites Australia hope to revel in the pressure of sudden-death play when they clash with under-performing hosts India in a key Champions Trophy match here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Inquiry summons Woolmer
Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer has been summoned to appear at the inquiry investigating doping charges against fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, an official said Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Sreesanth in for Agarkar
Shanthakumaran Sreesanth will replace Ajit Agarkar in the Indian squad for the remainder of the Champions Trophy after Agarkar sustained a hairline fracture on his left thumb during the match againstWest
 arrow Cricket: PCB to submit chargesheet against Hair
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) plans to submit a detailed chargesheet against Australian umpire Darrell Hair to the International Cricket Council (ICC) and initiate an inquiry into his controversial conduct
 arrow Cricket: Javed for more power to coach
Former Test captain Javed Miandad has called for the Pakistan team coach and selectors to be given more power after the side's humiliating 124-run defeat against South Africa in the Champions Trophy.
 arrow Cricket: Teenage stars for NSW
Australian under-19 skipper Moises Henriques claimed 5-17 off 13 overs to bowl New South Wales to innings points over Queensland in their Sheffield Shield cricket match here Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Yuvraj blow for India
Indian middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh was ruled out of Sunday's crucial Champions Trophy Group A tie against Australia after suffering a knee injury.
 arrow Cricket: Smith hails his boys
Captain Graeme Smith hailed South Africa's character after qualifying for the Champions Trophy semifinals with a 124-run hammering of Pakistan on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: 'Akhtar, Asif were missed'
Pakistani greats Saturday lamented the team's early exit from the Champions Trophy and said they had missed their banned captain and dope-tainted bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif.
 arrow Tennis: Sharapova reaches final
Maria Sharapova defeated third-seeded Patty Schnyder of Switzerland 7-5, 7-5 on Saturday to reach the final of the Linz Open. The top-seeded Russian will be bidding for her fifth title of the year.
 arrow Cricket: Australia in Monty's good books only
England's Ashes wildcard Monty Panesar, who some fear will become the subject of hostility from Australian crowds in next month's Test series, says he has only experienced kindness from Australia.
 arrow Football: Midfielders propel Chelsea
Chelsea warmed up for next week's Cham-pions League showdown against Barcelona with a fifth straight win after defeating struggling Sheffield United 2-0 at Bramall Lane here on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Further leniency for match-fixers
Juventus, Lazio and Fiorentina had their match-fixing penalties cut on Friday by the Arbitration Court of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI).
 arrow Football: Klinsi admits US interest
Juergen Klinsmann says he is open to coaching the U.S. national soccer team. "Absolutely I'm interested," Klinsmann told Saturday's New York Times.
 arrow Cricket: Younis joins Yorkshire
Pakistan batsman Younis Khan is to join Yorkshire on a one-year contract for the 2007 English season, the English county announced Friday.
 arrow Tennis: Roger survives a scare
Home hero Roger Federer had to work his way out of tiebreak trouble to stop David Ferrer 6-3, 7-6 for a place in the semifinals of the Swiss Indoors on Friday.
 arrow Football: Beira Mar hold Sporting
Cameroon defender Yohanna Buba struck a hattrick to give promoted Beira Mar a 3-3 home draw with Sporting in the Portuguese Premier League on Friday.
 arrow Football: Nike doubles Barca investment
Sportswear company Nike have signed a new sponsorship agreement with Spanish giants Barcelona which will see them invest a minimum of 150 million euros over a five year period ending in 2013.
 arrow Football: Kirkland to stay at Wigan
England international goalkeeper Chris Kirkland turned his loan move from Liverpool to Premiership rivals Wigan into a permanent switch after signing a contract that will keep him at the JJB Stadium until
Metropolitanarrow 'Resist move to delay power transfer'
Sammilita Ainjibi Samannya Parishad yesterday called on all lawyers to resist any move to delay power transfer to the caretaker government.
 arrow 5 Rajshahi BNP MPs declared unwanted
The 14-party opposition combine yesterday declared Mayor Mizanur Rahman Minu and four other BNP lawmakers unwanted in Rajshahi saying a white paper on their corruption would be published today.
 arrow Scores cross border in fear of political wrath
A record number of people, believed to be political activists, left for India through Bernapole land port during the last three days for fear of reprisals by the opponents, immigrant officials said.
 arrow 3 killed in road accident in Cox's Bazar
At least three people were killed on the spot and ten others injured in a road accident in Cox's Bazar district yesterday.
 arrow President urged to appoint CG chief immediately
Expressing deep concern over the anarchy and killings in the country, 29 former officers of armed forces yesterday urged the President for immediate appointment of chief adviser to the caretaker government
 arrow 'Appoint CG chief acceptable to all parties'
Speakers at a rally yesterday demanded a person acceptable to all political parties to be appointed chief of caretaker government and urged all to press home the electoral reforms of 14-party alliance
 arrow GM Quader likely to float new party
GM Quader today indicated his intention to desert Jatiya Party (JP) and float a new party if JP Chairman HM Ershad decides to join the BNP led 4-party alliance.
 arrow Tourists stranded in Cox's Bazar
Thousands of tourists, who went to Cox's Bazar on Eid holidays, got stranded there due to political violence and strike.
 arrow One dies while making bomb in Chuadanga
A man died and another got injured when a bomb, which they were allegedly making, exploded in a village about 10 miles from the town yesterday.
 arrow Closure of Jai Jai Din condemned
Bangladesh Federal Union of Journalists (BFUJ) and Dhaka Union of Journalists (DUJ) yesterday expressed deep concern at the sudden closure of the daily Jai Jai Din.
 arrow Poetry festival postponed
The 2nd German-Bangla Poetry Festival jointly organised by Meghdut Abriti Sangsad and Goethe Institut, Dhaka has been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.
 arrow FEMA, JANIPOP concerned
FEMA and JANIPOP have expre-ssed serious concern at the current political impasse caused by the failure of major political parties and their coalition partners to resolve the differences over the formation
Nationalarrow Uncertainty grips nation as political violence spreads across country
Amid uncertainty in the political arena, activists of the two major parties-- BNP and Awami league--poured on streets in most of district towns in a show of strength.
 arrow BDR, BSF trade fire in Panchagarh
Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) and Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday noon traded gunshots in Majhipara border of Tetulia upazila in Panchagarh district, BDR and local people said.
 arrow Jobs of 222 regularised during Eid vacation
Rajshahi University Syndicate at an extraordinary emergency meeting has regularised jobs of 222 class III and class IV employees out of the 546 employees recruited controversially in 2004.
 arrow SUST reopens Nov 1
The Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) will reopen on November 1 and classes will begin from November 5.
 arrow Khulna BNP factions hold separate rallies
Two factions of Khulna BNP held two separate rallies in the city yesterday protesting what they called the countrywide anarchy let loose by 14-party alliance.
 arrow Vow to resist 'renegade' Moni Swapan in Rangamati
Rangamati district BNP and it front organisations yesterday declared renegade party leader and former deputy minister for CHT affairs Moni Swapan Dewan "unwanted" in Rangamati and declared to resist his
Point-Counterpointarrow A winning formula
General elections are the ultimate barometer of public satisfaction of political performance.
 arrow Bangladesh in the Next Eleven
Bangladesh, with the sheer power of its large population and sustained GDP growth, could become one of the largest economies in the world.
 arrow Ruling alliance report card
It is certainly heartening to know that: (i) Bangladesh is no longer a bottomless basket, (ii) she is more successful than India in certain areas of social developments such as infant mortality, child
 arrow MM Rezaul Karim in London, 1971
It was the summer of 1971. A year of uncertainty for all of us.
Culturearrow In quest of the bohemian guru, SM Sultan
Nasir Ali Mamun, a veteran photographer, has brought out seven books on photography, including Guru on one of the Bangladeshi masters SM Sultan. Mamun began his journey with Legendary faces.
 arrow Palakar readies Tagore's 'Dakghar'
Palakar, a theatre troupe, which has been performing 'studio theatre', an intimate theatre performance staged for a limited audience at its lab for the last three years, is producing Tagore's classicDakghar.
 arrow 'Kotha Chhilo Anyorokom' on BTV
Telefilm Kotha Chhilo Anyorokom will be aired today at 3:30pm on BTV. The film features Mahfuz, Tarin, Apurbo and Tomalika in central roles. Kotha Chhilo...
Internationalarrow Lankans asked to push peace or lose foreign aid
Sri Lanka's warring parties resumed talks in Geneva yesterday and received a stern warning that they will lose international financial aid unless large-scale killings stop immediately.
 arrow Nepal govt, Maoists upbeat about upcoming talks
Nepal's government and Maoist rebels said Friday they were hopeful of striking a deal to bring the insurgents into government and end a 10-year revolt in upcoming talks.
 arrow Rains, floods kill 11 in Lanka
Torrential rains and flooding have killed 11 people in southern and western Sri Lanka and forced around 18,000 families from their homes, a top disaster relief official said yesterday.
 arrow 3 killed in Assam bomb blast
At least three people were killed and 20 injured in a powerful explosion at a crowded marketplace in India's northeastern state of Assam, officials said Saturday.
 arrow Iran confirms stepping up uranium enrichment
Iran yesterday confirmed it had successfully enriched uranium from a new cascade at a nuclear plant despite the threat of sanctions, hailing the move as a step towards industrial-scale enrichment.
 arrow Abbas may dissolve Hamas government
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he will replace the Hamas-led government with a panel of professionals if the militant group doesn't agree to govern with his party, suggesting a new, tough line
 arrow 'I'm not America's man in Iraq', says Maliki
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki told the US ambassador to his country "I consider myself a friend of the United States, but I'm not America's man in Iraq," a close aide told AFP yesterday.
 arrow Ahmadinejad sacks second minister
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday sacked the minister for cooperatives, his second change to the cabinet since coming to power last year, the ISNA agency reported.
 arrow Violence surges as Thai PM visits Muslim south
Militants in Thailand's restive southern provinces have killed five more people, police said yesterday, despite a visit by the new prime minister who has pushed new efforts for peace.
 arrow Cell phone takes security to new heights
A new mobile phone in Japan takes security pretty seriously: It can recognise its owner, automatically locks when the person gets too far away from it and can be found via satellite navigation if it goes
 arrow Pressure grows on Berlin after new Afghan skull photos
A German newspaper yesterday published more photographs showing soldiers posing with human skulls and bones in Afghanistan as pressure mounted on the government to find the culprits.
 arrow Canada says 'no' to amnesty for 200,000 illegal workers
Canada will not offer amnesty to an estimated 200,000 undocumented workers slogging in construction and blue collar jobs, fearing it would encourage more illegal immigration, an official said Friday.
 arrow UN considers peace mission in Chad
The United Nations is considering a monitoring mission or peacekeeping force in Chad where the spillover from violence in Sudan's Darfur region has resulted in more than 200,000 refugees.
 arrow Rice steps up pressure for Hezbollah disarmament
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stepped up international pressure on Hezbollah to disarm, saying the guerrilla group must surrender its weapons if it wants to remain part of Lebanon's political process.
 arrow Militant infiltration up in Afghanistan since Pak deal, says Nato
The movement of militants from Pakistan into Afghanistan has increased since Islamabad signed a deal with tribal elders along the border last month, Nato's top military commander said Saturday.
 arrow Audit faults Halliburton unit for shielding Iraq contract data
A Halliburton subsidiary has sought to prevent public disclosure of even routine reports about a contract to supply the US embassy in Iraq by inappropriately labelling them proprietary information, agovernment
 arrow Palestinians differ over end to hostage crisis
One of the three Palestinian factions holding an Israeli soldier in the Gaza Strip said yesterday it expected a solution to the crisis within days, but Hamas and a Palestinian Authority official wereless
 arrow Control of US Senate hinges on 4 races
With designs on the White House, Republican Sen George Allen hoped all along his 2006 Virginia re-election campaign would draw national attention.
 arrow Mexico sends federal troops to Oaxaca
Mexico's President Vicente Fox ordered federal troops into the southern city of Oaxaca yesterday after a US cameraman for independent media website Indymedia and two Mexicans were shot dead.
 arrow Chad accuses Sudan of bombing villages
Chad yesterday accused neighbouring Sudan of bombing four villages close to its border with the Sudanese region of Darfur, although humanitarian groups expressed doubt about the claim.
 arrow 98 US soldiers killed in Iraq this month
The US military said Saturday that a Marine had been killed in restive Anbar province, raising to 98 the number of American forces killed in Iraq during October, the fourth deadliest month since
 arrow UN urges Solana to pressure Israel on Lebanon overflights
Unifil commander General Alain Pellegrini Saturday urged EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana to pressure Israel to end its controversial overflights of Lebanon, a UN official said.
 arrow Pak nuclear scientist Khan in new health scare
Disgraced Pakistani nuclear scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is suffering from deep vein thrombosis, and his condition has deteriorated in the past few days, his wife told Reuters on Saturday.
 arrow Taliban say no to peace talks
Fugitive Taliban leader Mullah Omar has rejected the latest conditional offer of peace talks by Afghan President Hamid Karzai, a rebel spokesman said yesterday.
 arrow Saudi Arabia sets stage for younger rulers
Saudi Arabia's move this month to formalise the royal succession paves the way for the eventual emergence of younger rulers and aims to prevent infighting among the next generation of princes, analysts
Editorialarrow Editorial: Light at the end of the tunnel
In a development of far-reaching significance, the last retired chief justice KM Hasan has made clear to the president his unwillingness to be the chief adviser of the upcoming caretaker government.
 arrow Editorial: Khaleda's speech
Prime Minister Khaleda Zia's speech delivered on the last day of her government's five-year tenure has been a disappointment to the nation groaning under violence triggered by seemingly unending hostilities
 arrow Crisis in governance
The conclusion of the tenure of the BNP-Alliance administration has been marked by chaos, breakdown in law and order, and uncertainty.
 arrow How to deal with rogue states
In total defiance of the wishes of the international community, on October 9 North Korea conducted a nuclear test.
 arrow Eight annas in a rupee
The Manmohan Singh government has run through half of its term. Achievement-wise, it is eight annas in a rupee.
Letters to Editorarrow Political crisis...
The political news from Bangladesh is very alarming.
 arrow Saudi Arabia and Iran
Ian Bremmer, President of Eurasia Group, a political consulting firm and author of " A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall", recently wrote: "Washington can also press the Saudis, who control
 arrow Odd incidents
Sometimes we the Bangladeshi people think that to have been born in this country was a sin (forgive me). Lots of odd things are happening here.
 arrow Chittagong Chemical Complex
The Chittagong Chemical Complex located at Barab Kundu, Chittagong was closed on 15 December 2002. The technology was ultramodern, environmental friendly and energy efficient.
 arrow Sense & insensibility
I would like to send my heartiest thanks to Mr. Shahnoor Wahid for his article "Should we call poor women fakirni, sir?" He really said what we wanted to say. He has made our voice reach the audience.
 arrow What is Bangladesh?
I reached Canada two weeks ago for MSc. Still now I cannot concentrate on my studies as I cannot overcome homesickness though my classes have started.
Star Healtharrow Preventive measures against hepatitis C
There are at least six viruses known to cause liver disease: hepatitis A, B, C, D, E, and G, which vary in their severity and characteristics.
 arrow Sleep tips for the insomniac
Feeling crabby lately? It could be you are not getting enough sleep. Work, household responsibilities and child care can make sleep hard to come by.
 arrow Aortic Dissection: A life threatening medical condition
An aortic dissection is a serious condition in which a tear develops in the inner layer of the aorta. The aorta is the major artery that carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body.
 arrow Bronchial thermoplasty reduces asthma attacks
The removal of muscle tissue in the hyperactive airways of asthma patients by exposing the tissue to heat reduces disease exacerbations and significantly improves the patients' quality of life, Canadian
 arrow Mom's vitamin E may affect child's asthma risk
Women who get enough vitamin E during pregnancy may help lower their child's future risk of asthma, a study suggests. The findings add to evidence that vitamin E may aid in lung and immune system development.
 arrow The advantage of laparoscopic surgery for women
What is laparoscopic surgery?
It is an minimally invasive surgical technique developed by modern medical science.

 arrow Your Doctor
Send health related queries to Your Doctor, Star Health, The Daily Star, 19, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka 1215 or e-mail your problem to starhealth@thedailystar.
Star Cityarrow Festivity followed by anxiety
From the very onset of one of the longest-ever eid holidays, the city looked deserted.
 arrow Communication ministry's eyewash
Authority's negligence to implement existing regulations to solve prevailing problems contributed to nothing but increased harassment to owners, drivers and passengers of CNG auto-rickshaws and taxicabs.
 arrow Mega city sans detailed map
Travellers in the city are left handicapped, as Dhaka --one of the mega cities in the world -- does not have a proper map indicating landmarks, places and direction for smooth commuting.
 arrow Eid and political chaos jam the ether
Over the last six days the cell phones were abuzz with short message service (sms) in the absence of newspaper for the four-day Eid holiday and due to tense political situation.
 arrow Lack of maintenance
The DCC installed these expensive and designer park benches on Minto Road recently under its beautification programme.
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