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Front Pagearrow 14-party extends deadline by a week
The 14-party alliance yesterday extended the November 3 deadline by a week and asked the president to appoint a non-partisan person as the caretaker government chief in addition to carrying out the previous
 arrow Moudud's sudden move stays graft body work
Former law minister Moudud Ahmed Wednesday moved against a High Court order and got the functions of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) stayed up to January 21 amid growing demands for investigation
 arrow BNP wants actions against 2 advisers
BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan has urged the president and chief adviser of the caretaker government to take action against two advisers who visited Sudha Sadan and met Awami League (AL)President
 arrow Let the Advisers work
Very disturbing and completely unnecessary controversies are hampering the functioning of the newly formed caretaker government (CG).
 arrow Advisers met Hasina on council's consensus
Advisers to the caretaker government yesterday said two of their colleagues met Awami League (AL) chief Sheikh Hasina on Thursday night following a consensus decision and on instructions of PresidentIajuddin
 arrow Political assassinations, terrorism dimmed law and order
The nation has witnessed with awe a new and grave manifestation of terrorism, political assassinations and organised crimes as law and order figured supreme during the tenure of the BNP-led alliance government
 arrow Education trip turns 'excursion’
A 10-day ICT training programme for schoolteachers in Korea may be useful for skill building.
 arrow Jail killing day observed
The Jail Killing Day, commemorating the assassination of four national leaders inside the Dhaka Central Jail, was observed yesterday.
 arrow Ex-IGP opts for retirement after made OSD
Former inspector general of police (IGP) Anwarul Iqbal on Thursday night went into voluntary retirement after he had been made officer on special duty (OSD).
 arrow Adviser Sufia says she doesn't hold UK citizenship
Health and Family Welfare Adviser Prof Sufia Rahman has said the report about her British citizenship is not true.
 arrow 43 hurt in AL, BNP clashes
Forty-three activists of Awami League (AL) and BNP were injured in clashes at Ghagra Bazar in Purbadhala upazila under Netrakona district and in Matiranga upazila under Khagrachhari district yesterday.
 arrow Pre-poll C'wealth team due today
A two-member team of the Commonwealth Secretariat arrives in Dhaka today on a nine-day visit to conduct a pre-election mission in Bangladesh.
 arrow Comilla Shibir leader murder: 10 arrested
Police have so far arrested 10 people in connection with Thursday's killing of Chhatra Shibir leader Mohammad Shahjahan.
 arrow Advisers not at fault for meeting Hasina
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) yesterday said the two advisers who visited Sudha Sadan are not at fault.
 arrow 5 more US soldiers killed in Iraq
Five more American soldiers have died in Iraq, the US military announced yesterday, four days before voting in congressional elections that have been dominated by controversy over the war.
 arrow Big powers try to forge draft on Iran sanctions
With Russia opposing tough sanctions on Iran, major powers were trying yesterday to forge a UN resolution aimed at forcing Tehran to suspend its nuclear enrichment programme.
 arrow Israel mounts offensive
Five Hamas militants and three demonstrators were killed Friday as Israel pressed on with a deadly offensive in the northern Gaza Strip that has seen 25 Palestinians killed in 72 hours.
 arrow Oikya Mancha says Adviser Sultana wasn't involved with it
BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami yesterday alleged that Adviser to the Caretaker Government Sultana Kamal was involved with Jatiya Oikya Mancha, but Oikya Mancha claimed she was never involved with the platform.
 arrow Bhim dies
Bhim, a 23-year-old Royal Bengal Tiger of Chittagong Zoo, died of old age complications early yesterday. At the age of nine, the tiger was brought to Chittagong Zoo from Dhaka Zoo.
 arrow Ershad to take few more days to join BNP alliance
In a new polarisation, Jatiya Party (JP - Ershad) presidium empowered its chairman with the authority to take the final decision regarding joining the BNP-led alliance, but Ershad said he will take afew
 arrow Tremor jolts Ctg, Cox's Bazar
A mild earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale, jolted the port city, Cox's Bazar and Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) on last night.
 arrow US embassy welcomes 14-party's deadline extension
The US embassy in Dhaka yesterday welcomed the decision of Awami League (AL)-led 14-party combine to extend its deadline for the caretaker government to address its demands and to continue the suspension
 arrow Somali Islamists test rockets
Somali Islamists test fired rockets yesterday and prepared for war with the government as the United States warned of possible suicide attacks against neighbouring countries.
Businessarrow Rupali Bank's 43pc classified loans in 20 borrowers' pocket
The amount of loans defaulted by top 20 defaulters of Rupali Bank (RB) now stands at Tk374 crore, which accounts for 43 per cent of the bank's total classified loans.
 arrow US firm to buy India's Prakash Air Freight for $30m
FeDex Corp, the 33-billion dollar American logistics major, has announced that its unit FeDex Express agreed to acquire Indian service provider Prakash Air Freight for 30 million dollars in an all-cash
 arrow Indian economy showing signs of overheating
India's finance minister said Friday some sectors of the country's booming economy were showing signs of "overheating" after inflation hit a more than four-month peak.
 arrow ROK seeks free trade talks with EU, China
South Korea wants to open free trade talks with the European Union and China as soon as next year, President Roh Moo-Hyun said Thursday.
 arrow A close look at RMG industry's marketing tools and threats
The readymade garment industry is a key sector in the Bangladeshi economy. With its population totalled 453.
 arrow WTO warns of impending failure in global trade talks
World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy said Friday that trade talks were courting a total failure that would erode a 60-year effort to prop up global economic growth with free and fair trade.
 arrow ITUC demands reform of IMF, WTO
The new global trade union ITUC demanded radical reform of the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and World Trade Organization to focus on human rights, in its programme adopted here on Friday.
 arrow India's Reliance launches giant retail rollout
Indian corporate giant Reliance Industries began a multi-billion dollar superstore rollout Friday with promises to the nation's small traders that it would not drive them out of business.
 arrow India to witness more billionaires than China in '06
India, whose high economic growth is driven mostly by the private sector, will witness a rise in the number of billionaires as compared to China in 2006, an official with the Forbes Asian Rich List said
 arrow Microsoft, Novell reach agreement on Linux
Once bitter rivals, Microsoft Corp and Novell Inc entered into an agreement on Thursday to allow open-source Linux software to work with Windows.
 arrow Daewoo chair gets over 8yrs prison term
A Seoul appeals court on Friday sentenced the founder and former chairman of collapsed conglomerate Daewoo to eight and a half years in prison on a range of charges including embezzlement and accounting
 arrow New addl MD of Dutch-Bangla Bank
AHM Nazmul Quadir joined Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd (DBBL) as additional managing director on Wednesday.
 arrow Sonargaon hotel wins award for beautification works in Dhaka
Pan Pacific Sonargaon has won Prime Minister Award for beautification works in Dhaka city, says a press release.
 arrow Oil prices steady
Oil prices were steady Friday as the market awaited economic cues and evidence of Opec's recently announced output cut. Light sweet crude for December delivery rose 2 cents to $57.
 arrow Weekly Currency Roundup
October 29-November 02, 2006 Local FX Market
Demand for US dollar was stable in throughout the week and USD rose marginally against Bangladeshi taka.

Sportsarrow Cricket: Sangakkara in city
Sri Lanka vice-captain Kumar Sangakkara arrived in Dhaka yesterday to play for Beximco Group in the GrameenPhone Corporate Cricket League.
 arrow Cricket: Lara relishes Aussie battle
West Indies cricket captain Brian Lara has said his team are gaining momentum ahead of the Champions Trophy final against Australia.
 arrow Cricket: Ponting's night
Australia captain Ricky Ponting picked up both major honours at the annual ICC Awards in Mumbai, being named Player of the Year and Test Player of the Year.
 arrow Cricket: Freddie and co fly Down Under
England's cricketers departed from Heathrow Airport to embark on the biggest challenge of their sporting lives -- the Ashes series in Australia -- on Friday.
 arrow Hockey: Sonali Bank in Super 5
Sonali Bank confirmed a Super Five berth in the Green Delta Insurance Premier Hockey League with a match in hand when they edged contenders Ajax Sporting Club 2-1 at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey
 arrow Cricket: Clarke eyes a fight
Australia are braced for a tough battle with West Indies in Sunday's Champions Trophy final in Mumbai.
 arrow Cricket: 'Mind your pull shot'
Shane Watson must think carefully before trying one of his favourite pull shots in Sunday's Champions Trophy final against West Indies, according to John Buchanan.
 arrow Cricket: BCCI strikes back at Speed
The Indian cricket board on Friday hit back at International Cricket Council CEO Malcolm Speed, accusing him of interfering in its affairs and deriding Indian cricket.
 arrow Cricket: Biman land safely
The group stages of this year's GrameenPhone Corporate Cricket League ended yesterday with Bangladesh Biman's crushing seven-wicket win over newcomers Raju Fish Culture at the Fatullah Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Laxman dreams of WC berth
Undeterred by his exclusion from India's one-day squad for the tour of South Africa, middle order batsman VVS Laxman says the omission and remarks over his fitness has strengthened his resolve to find
 arrow Cricket: The eccentric Mr Vermeulen
It has emerged that Mark Vermeulen, the former Zimbabwe batsman who has been charged with arson, has been behaving increasingly erratically in recent months, even by his already eccentric standards.
 arrow Cricket: Bhaji blames top-order
Ace spinner Harbhajan Singh on Friday blamed the top-order batsmen for India's Champions Trophy debacle and said losing early wickets put the entire team under enormous pressure.
 arrow Tennis: Murray's year ends early
Andy Murray started 2006 as heir apparent to Tim Henman and enjoyed his crowning glory with a first title in San Jose followed by becoming only the second man this year to beat Roger Federer.
 arrow Cricket: I'll fight it out: Asif
Pakistan's young fast bowler Mohammad Asif said Friday he would fight a one-year ban for doping and pledged to emerge stronger from the scandal. "I am appealing against the ban.
 arrow Tennis: Robredo books qtr place
Argentina's David Nalbandian and Tommy Robredo of Spain became the latest players to book their places in the Shanghai Masters Cup on Thursday as America's James Blake was left sweating on his chances.
 arrow Football: British quartet march on
Rangers, Tottenham, Blackburn and Newcastle kept the Union Jack flying in the UEFA Cup on Thursday with the British quartet all registering wins to move closer to the knockout stages.
 arrow Football: Ronaldo feels forgotten
Real Madrid striker Ronaldo admits he is down in the dumps at being left on the sidelines by his team manager Fabio Capello.
 arrow Football: Real on Barca's heels
Barcelona and Real Madrid go into their weekend programme with the reigning champions away to Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday as they seek to protect their one-point lead while Real host Celta Vigo chasing
 arrow Football: Inter target Ascoli annihilation
In-form Inter Milan will be rubbing their hands with glee at the prospect of facing goal-shy Ascoli at the San Siro on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Contracts set for review
In the wake of the doping bans imposed on fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, the Pakistan Cricket Board will conduct a review of central contracts awarded to players, an official said on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Pigeon sledge continues
Senior Australian pace spearhead Glenn McGrath has taunted England's batsmen to attack him if they dare in this month's Ashes cricket series.
 arrow Cricket: Smith dazed by defeat
South Africa captain Graeme Smith was philosophical in defeat after Chris Gayle's century ended their Champions Trophy hopes in the semifinals.
 arrow Alonso bids Renault bye
Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has said his final goodbye to Renault personnel ahead of joining McLaren.
 arrow Cricket: England denial stuns Healy
Former Australian Test wicketkeeper Ian Healy cannot understand how England's performances have deteriorated so rapidly since their Ashes win in 2005.
 arrow Football: France to host Argentina
France will meet Argentina in a rare international between the two sides at the Stade de France on Feb.7, the French FA announced on Friday.
 arrow Football: FIFA, players sign deal
World football governing bosses and international players signed a historic agreement here on Thursday, aimed at improving co-operation between the two parties.
 arrow Football: Maria graces Bernabeu
Football devotee Maria Sharapova took time out from preparing for next week's WTA Championship to pay a visit to the Bernabeu to watch Real Madrid in Wednesday's Champions League win over Steaua Bucharest.
 arrow Football: Gerrard wants to make amends
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard admits a fierce desire to make amends for letting down Rafa Benitez is driving him out of his personal slump.
 arrow Football: Lyon reject allegations
The president of Lyon, Jean-Michel Aulas, has strongly rejected a suggestion which he described as vicious by a Rennes player that referees were indulgent towards them.
 arrow Football: Bremen setting the placemark
On current form Werder Bremen are the favourites to lift the German championship this season and they have the chance to crank up the pressure on reigning champions Bayern Munich this weekend.
 arrow Football: Arsenal ready to explode
Thierry Henry has warned the rest of Europe that Arsenal are ready to explode in the Champions League.
 arrow Football: Barca, Chelsea in UEFA's line of fire
The on-field conduct of Champions League rivals Barcelona and Chelsea could be investigated, said Lennart Johansson, the president of European football's ruling body.
 arrow Football: Ole sidelined
Manchester United striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be sidelined for several weeks after suffering a hamstring injury in his side's Champions League defeat against FC Copenhagen.
 arrow EPL, Bundesliga in YouTube
The English Premier League and German Bundesliga are unhappy at Google's use of exclusive images to their respective leagues on the internet search engine's YouTube video exchange site.
Metropolitanarrow Ainjibi Forum demands removal of 2 advisers
Jatiyatabadi Ainjibi Forum, a pro-BNP lawyers' association, yesterday demanded removal or resignation of two advisers to the caretaker government Advocate Sultana Kamal and CM Shafi Sami saying that they
 arrow Reformation of EC, removal of CEC demanded
Samajik Protirodh Committee, an alliance of 38 rights organisations, yesterday demanded reformation of the Election Commission and removal of the politically recruited Chief Election Commissioner (CEC)
 arrow Investigation into corruption demanded
Chittagong Dock Bandar Sarbadaliya Sramik Karmachari Sangram Parishad called on the advisers of the caretaker government to conduct investigations into corruption in different projects of Chittagong port
 arrow Non-govt teachers feel cheated
Teachers of non-government high schools, colleges and madrasas yesterday said they feel cheated as a circular of the former education ministry issued on Thursday has directed the authorities concerned
 arrow Housewife strangled over dowry
Husband and in-laws strangled a housewife to death at Khilgaon in the city yesterday over dowry. The victim is identified as Shahera alias Nishi Begum, 20, wife of Kamrul Islam Prince.
 arrow CPB urges measures for free, fair election
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday called upon the caretaker government to take necessary steps immediately to hold a free and fair election, which will be acceptable to people.
 arrow Bhuiyan reprimands Gaziul Hasan
BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan reprimanded Gaziul Hasan Khan for making 'freestyle' speech during a press briefing organised by the party at its central office yesterday.
 arrow Father dies of heart attack hearing scream of tortured son
A father died of heart attack hearing the screaming of his son abducted and tortured by alleged BNP cadres of Altaf Hossain Chowdhury, former lawmaker and minister, in his native village under Mirzaganj
 arrow All advisers are neutral
Water Resources, Information and Religious Affairs Adviser Mahbubul Alam, yesterday said all advisers to the caretaker government are neutral.
 arrow 'Four-party alliance still trying to protect killers'
Awami League-led 14-party alliance yesterday held a public meeting at Shahid Hadis Park on the occasion of the Jail Killing Day with city AL President Talukder Abdul Khaleque in the chair.
 arrow Reception to architects of '72 constitution today
Forum for Secular Bangladesh will accord a reception to the architects of the constitution of 1972 on the 35th Constitution Day today.
 arrow Two advisers violate oath, says Jamaat
Jamaat-e-Islami Secretary General Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mujahid has said two advisers -- CM Shafi Sami and Sultana Kamal -- have violated the oath and lost neutrality by meeting with 14-party alliance leader
 arrow Prof Yunus accorded reception in Manikganj
Grameen Bank borrowers accorded a reception to Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof Muhammad Yunus in Manikganj yesterday.
 arrow 25 injured in AL-BNP clash in Netrakona
At least 25 people were injured in a clash between the activists of BNP and Awami League in Purba Dhala upazila over establishing supremacy on a bus stand yesterday.
 arrow Ex-army officials concerned at Khaleda's politics from cantt
Thirty-six former defence officials have expressed deep anxiety and concern over BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's pursuing of party politics from her cantonment residence.
 arrow BBC Bangladesh Sanglap today
The BBC World Service resumes its discussion programme "Bangladesh Sanglap" today after a break for Eid.
 arrow 10 JCD men hurt in factional clash in Sylhet
Ten activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) were injured in a clash between two rival factions of the student front of BNP in the city yesterday.
 arrow Two children drown in pond in Sirajganj
Two children drowned in ponds in separate incidents in Raiganj upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow One to die for killing his wife in Jhenidah
A special court here on Thursday sentenced a man to death for killing his wife. The court also fined the convict, Sanwar Hossain, Tk 25,000.
 arrow DCC reception to Prof Yunus now on Nov 27
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has again changed the date for according a reception to Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof Muhammad Yunus.
 arrow Joint meeting of BNP today
A joint meeting of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) will be held at the party's central office in the city at 11:00am today.
 arrow Cooperatives Day today
The 35th National Cooperatives Day will be observed in a befitting manner in the country today. The theme of this year's Cooperatives Day is "Cooperatives in Small Investment and Development.
Nationalarrow 'Remain vigilant against anti-liberation forces'
Jail Killing Day was observed in various districts in a befitting manner yesterday.
 arrow 36 Bangladeshis killed by BSF in S-W region in five months
At least 36 Bangladeshi citizens were killed and 60 others injured by the Indian Border Security Force (BSF) at different border points in southwestern (S-W) region in last five months.
 arrow A journey from destitution to economic stability
Here is a success story of rural poor women of Daripara, a neglected village at Uttar Shilmandi in Narsingdi district who are breaking away from tradition while making tremendous change in the society.
 arrow Former party lawmaker blamed
Family members of slain Tala BNP President ABM Altaf Hossain yesterday accused Satkhira BNP convener and former lawmaker Habibul Islam Habib as the mastermind of the murder.
 arrow BNP leader killed in Jhenidah
A local BNP leader was shot and hacked to death by unknown miscreants at Fatepur under Harinakunda upazila last night.
Point-Counterpointarrow The caretaker government in an apprehensive polity
By all accounts and taking into view the highly charged circumstances of the immediate past week along with the socio-political developments of the last five years, it would appear that the present caretaker
 arrow Voting with their feet
Powerful things, words. They have the potential to create beauty, to inspire, to liberate and to conjure up lasting monuments to the best that humans can achieve.
 arrow Population: Where is it heading to?
What is the most pressing problem in Bangladesh today? The answer, unhesitatingly given in one breath is: political unrest, corruption and violence.
Culturearrow Rhythm of lights
Light is indispensable for photo-graphy. In fact one definition of photography describes it as "the recording of light rays." To be a proficient photographer one has to understand how light works.
 arrow 'Rupkathar Golpo': A fable of contemporary reality
Rupkathar Golpo, is not a fairy tale as the title suggests, but is rather a story of the human condition in current times. The film centres on a desperate mother (Taskin Sumi) whose child is lost.
 arrow 'Ittadi': Entertainment galore
Hanif Sanket once again came up with a special episode of Ittadi on Eid. As on every Eid, special attraction of the programme were several unique features, directed, written and hosted by Sanket.
 arrow De Niro and 50 Cent to star in Katrina thriller
Robert De Niro and rapper 50 Cent are in final negotiations to co-star in New Orleans, a police thriller set against the backdrop of Hurricane Katrina.
Internationalarrow Tigers preparing for major offensive
Sri Lankan war planes pounded suspected Tamil Tiger targets for a third straight day yesterday after the defence ministry charged that the guerrillas were preparing for a major offensive.
 arrow Military warns Delhi against glacier deal
India's million-plus military yesterday cautioned the government against extending concessions to Pakistan on a strategic glacier in disputed Kashmir.
 arrow Pak tribesmen protest against madrasa raid
More than 5,000 armed men rallied in Pakistan's tribal belt yesterday, ahead of planned countrywide protests against an airstrike on an Islamic school in which 80 people were killed.
 arrow Militants kill 2 alleged US spies in Pakistan
Militants beheaded an alleged US spy and shot dead another following a deadly air raid on a religious school in Pakistan's troubled tribal belt, security officials said yesterday.
 arrow Nepali Maoist chief to visit India
The secretive chief of Nepal's Maoist insurgents will this month make his first high profile foreign visit since coming out of hiding in June when he travels to India to speak at a leadership conference,
 arrow India, China discuss pact to save tigers from extinction
India, home to a dwindling tiger population, and China, which has a black market for tiger parts used in traditional medicine, are discussing an accord to save the endangered big cat, a senior official
 arrow 'Iraq violence levels not anticipated'
The United States and its allies had not expected the soaring level of violence and sectarian killings in Iraq in the aftermath of the 2003 invasion, British Foreign Secretary Margaret Beckett said on
 arrow Pro-democracy activists urge UN to push for Suu Kyi's release
Pro-democracy activists in Myanmar yesterday urged the United Nations to consider their petition seeking the release of political prisoners, including Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
 arrow Nuke talks progress depends on US
North Korea's No 2 leader said yesterday that any progress at revived talks on the communist nation's nuclear programme will depend on the United States.
 arrow UNSC mission to go to Afghanistan next week
The Security Council will send a high-level team on a fact-finding mission to Afghanistan next week to review the threat posed by Taliban and al-Qaeda extremists, its current president said Thursday.
 arrow UN Darfur force would create second Iraq
Sudan will not accept UN peacekeeping forces into its troubled Darfur region as it would risk turning the country into a second Iraq, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said yesterday.
 arrow UN refugee agency sounds alarm over crisis in Iraq
The UN refugee agency has warned donors that it is "distressed" at the lack of an international response to a growing humanitarian crisis in Iraq caused by alarming levels of violence, a spokesman said
 arrow Carbon emission reached record levels in 2005
Global concentrations of carbon dioxide, the major greenhouse gas blamed for climate change, reached in 2005 the highest levels ever recorded, the UN's weather agency said Friday.
 arrow 'US steps up planning for attacks on North Korean nukes'
The Pentagon has stepped up contingency planning for attacks on North Korea's nuclear programme in the wake of Pyongyang's October 9 nuclear test, The Washington Times reported yesterday.
 arrow 'Fish, seafood on track to disappear by 2048¿
The world's fish and seafood could disappear by 2048 as overfishing and pollution destroy ocean ecosystems at an accelerating pace, US and Canadian researchers reported.
 arrow US posted Iraqi nuclear bomb documents on Internet
The US government posted on the Internet Iraqi documents that explain how to build a nuclear bomb, the New York Times reported yesterday on its website.
 arrow 'Bush more dangerous to world peace than Kim'
US President George W Bush presents more of a threat to world peace than the leaders of North Korea and Iran, and only Osama bin Laden is more feared, according to a poll of British voters published in
 arrow Democrats optimistic about Senate races
Democrats were starting to taste what they hope will be victory in one if not both chambers of Congress. Republicans, meanwhile, were playing down indications that many of their incumbents were in trouble.
 arrow Amnesty appeals for Guantanamo man arrested in Pakistan
Amnesty International launched a global appeal Thursday after Pakistan arrested a freed Guantanamo prisoner after he wrote a book on his experience at the controversial US detention facility.
 arrow Indian media plays judge as justice system fails
A well-connected lawyer convicted for raping and murdering a young woman, senior politicians caught taking money under the table, guards suspended for throwing open the doors to a high-security jail for
 arrow Depression can be beaten but it takes time: study
Depression can be beaten in more than two-thirds of patients, but it takes time and trying several combinations of treatments, US researchers reported on Tuesday.
 arrow UK taking in 500 immigrants a day
The net inflow of people coming long-term into Britain last year was 500 a day, the second-highest level since 1991, official figures showed on Thursday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: People want peace
Sheikh Hasina's speech yesterday was a relief. AL's decision to extend the deadline is welcome as it postpones the immediate prospect of further political violence.
 arrow Editorial: Costly medicare
Treatment at public hospitals will now be dearer and this can only be a cause of consternation for the poor.
 arrow Controversy taints the caretaker process
Readers will recall the eerie uncertainty that had gripped the nation on 28 October. Violence was the order of the day.
 arrow How to allay India's fears?
I have known the views of youthful Kashmiri leaders Mirwaiz, Yasin Malik and Shabir Shah for years.
 arrow Live and let live
The news was like this -- "Wameek Ahmed, a meritorious architect, who is severely affected by kidney damage is still willing to producing his long cherished model plan of an ideal village of Bangladesh.
StarTecharrow Can Biodiesel mitigate global warming?
Biodiesel is a completely natural, renewable fuel applicable in any situation where conventional petroleum diesel is used. The notion of bio fuel dates back to 1885 when Dr.
 arrow Google takes aim at fast e-mail for cell phones
Google Inc. aims to close the gap between the classic way people get e-mail -- sitting at a computer -- and the slow-as-molasses reality of receiving e-mail on cell phones, the company said on Thursday.
 arrow 'Mr Walkman' retires as Sony searches for new rhythm
Times have changed since Nobutoshi Kihara sketched out designs for the revolutionary Walkman on a piece of paper.
 arrow Smart tech introduces green computing concept
For the very first time in Bangladesh market, Gigabyte's sole distributor Smart Technologies (BD) Ltd. has introduced RoHS compliant motherboards, says a press release.
 arrow Hubble's Fate

Literaturearrow Before The Monsoons Come (Concluding Part)
It would take two more years for Moni to finally get his precious object of desire. He picked out the black Raleigh from the rack of shiny bicycles at the store on Nawabpur Road.
 arrow The Ordeal of English Departments in Bangladesh
The English departments in Bangladesh universities, both private and public, generally offer BA (Honours), Master's, and also higher degrees.
 arrow Romance
For birthday got a hand bag, brand: fossil
for anniversary it was a bottle of hot chilli paste
What a pretty moon, I say
He asks where?
Who'd blame me
if I was now a spoil sport

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