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Front Pagearrow Storm gathers on horizon again
An ominous uncertainty is gathering again on the horizon of the political landscape of the country with Awami League (AL)-led 14-party coalition's second deadline ending today without its major demands
 arrow Iajuddin's remark 'impeachable'
The Awami League (AL)-led 14-party alliance leaders yesterday said President Iajuddin Ahmed opened up scopes for impeachment for 'violation' of his oath and making 'unconstitutional' remark that the present
 arrow PMO handled admin with eyes on polls
The immediate past government promoted officials with political leanings towards BNP and Jamaat to high-ranking posts of the civil administration with an aim to using the administration during the upcoming
 arrow Huda bent rules to lease out Tk 4.16cr rly land
Communication minister of the immediate past government Nazmul Huda exercised influence to bend rules for leasing 4.
 arrow Ershad now mulls alliance of his own
Jatiya Party (Ershad) might not join any alliance led by Awami League or BNP before the upcoming election, instead they might seek to forge a new alliance with some religion based political parties, said
 arrow Akbar fails to agree with CA's view
Caretaker government Adviser Akbar Ali Khan in his reaction to President and Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed's remarks yesterday said it may not be correct to say now there is a presidential form of government.
 arrow President needs to explain form of govt further
Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday said the term "presidential form of government" used by the chief adviser on Thursday needs an explanation for understanding the objective of his statement.
 arrow Noted citizens ask president to withdraw remarks
Prominent citizens of the country yesterday urged the president to withdraw his statement on the form of the current government and his comments on the matter of criticising the government officials appointed
 arrow Interim govt looks into hefty bank borrowing
The caretaker government will find out reasons behind anomalous bank borrowing by the immediate past 4-party alliance government during the last few months of its 5-year tenure.
 arrow 18 nations sign deal for Trans-Asian rly
Eighteen Asian nations yesterday signed an agreement to integrate the continent into a single railway network, moving a step closer to realising a decades-old dream.
 arrow CA still has time to prove his neutrality
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina last night said the president-cum-chief adviser (CA) to the caretaker government (CG) can still take measurers to prove his neutrality since there is 24-hourtime
 arrow President did not mean any change in govt system
The Bangabhaban in a statement yesterday clarified President Iajuddin Ahmed's mentioning the form of the government as "presidential form of government" on Thursday, saying the president did not mean"any
 arrow Boucher meets with CA today
US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard Boucher is scheduled to arrive in Dhaka this morning on a two-day official visit.
 arrow Oli wants Aziz to go through judicial council
Executive President of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Colonel (retd) Oli Ahmed yesterday demanded removal of the chief election commissioner (CEC) through a supreme judicial council for 'violating' the
 arrow EC reconstitution not possible within 75 days
Former law minister Moudud Ahmed yesterday said reconstitution of Election Commission (EC) demanded by Awami League-led 14-party alliance is not possible within the next 75 days as the next general election
 arrow Huji man admits to carrying out grenade attack on Suranjit
A detained operative of the banned militant outfit Harkatul Jihad (Huji) on Thursday said the organisation carried out the grenade attack on the Awami League (AL) rally at Derai in Sunamganj in June 2004.
 arrow Working women renew call for neutral CA, EC reconstitution
Peshajibi Nari Samaj, a platform of workingwomen, yesterday reiterated its demand for neutrality of the chief adviser (CA) to the caretaker government (CG) and reconstitution of the Election Commission
 arrow Movement unto Aziz's resignation
Noted personalities including university teachers and the doyens in cultural field yesterday took an oath to continue non-stop movement until Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz and other election
 arrow RU sits on Prof Taher's pension
The family of the slain Rajshahi University Prof S Taher Ahmed is yet to receive due pension payments and gratuities and have been allegedly harassed over the issue during the last eight months.
 arrow Tk 1.73cr forex seized at ZIA
Customs officials recovered Saudi riyal 964,500, equivalent to Tk 1.73 crore from a scanner-proof suitcase of a Dubai-bound passenger at the Zia International Airport yesterday.
 arrow Tremor jolts Ctg, Sylhet
Tremors jolted Chittagong and Sylhet region yesterday. However, there was on report of casualty or damage to property. In Chittagong, the quake measuring 4.
 arrow 'Swindler' killed in encounter with Rab
An alleged swindler was killed in an encounter between his accomplices and the members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Debetro village in Mathbaria upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow 32 die as fighting rages in Lanka
A prominent Tamil politician was assassinated in the Sri Lankan capital yesterday following a naval attack on two Tamil Tiger boats that left six rebels dead.
 arrow Sea urchin's genome could unlock code for boosting immunity of humans
Meet your new evolutionary cousin, the sea urchin. By analysing the newly sequenced genome of the spineless creature, an international team of scientists found just how much we have in common with them.
 arrow UK spy chief warns of 30 terror plots
Some 30 major acts of terrorism are being planned in Britain and future threats could involve chemicals and nuclear devices, the head of the country's intelligence agency has said.
 arrow Mosque attack in Kashmir kills 5
Five people were killed and at least 50 wounded yesterday, including women and children, when a grenade was hurled at worshippers in a crowded mosque in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir, police said.
 arrow Bomb kills 9 in Pakistan tribal area
A roadside bomb planted by suspected militants Friday killed a pro-government tribal elder and eight others in a remote Pakistani tribal area near the Afghan border, officials said.
 arrow Friction evident as Bush faces Democrats
US President George W Bush was due to meet the future Senate majority leader yesterday after the Republican rout in Congressional elections, but the new spirit of compromise was already being tested over
Businessarrow DSE indices down 3pc
The Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) witnessed bearish trend last week with the price indices dropping by around three percent. The DSE General Index lost 56.14 points, or 3.67 percent, to close at 1475.
 arrow Microcredit summit to drum up business for the poorest
What do Bill Gates, Queen Sofia of Spain, Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus and billionaire philanthropist George Soros all have in common? They all believe that small business loans known as
 arrow 'US vote won't undermine WTO'
The United States is committed to a WTO deal to transform global commerce even if power in Washington is now split following this week's election, Trade Representative Susan Schwab said Thursday.
 arrow Oil prices ease in Asian trade
Oil prices eased in Asian trade Friday in a technical pullback after jumping back above 61 dollars on the view the Opec cartel is serious about production cuts, dealers said.
 arrow Growth in sub-Saharan Africa hinges on investment
Boosting economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is dependent to a large extent on expanding infrastructure investments, improving the investment climate, harnessing skills for innovation and building institutional
 arrow India traders strike to protest shop closure
Most markets were shut across the Indian capital Friday as shopkeepers downed shutters to protest against a court order to close thousands of illegal businesses in residential areas.
 arrow Swiss Festival concludes
The three-day Swiss Festival that began on Wednesday in Dhaka ended yesterday amid huge response from visitors.
 arrow Citigroup to observe 'Global Community Day' Nov 18
Citigroup, one of the world's leading financial institutions, is going to observe 'Global Community Day' on November 18, 2006, says a press release.
 arrow Japan, US, Europe eye patent accord
Patent authorities from Japan, the United States and Europe will begin discussions towards the introduction of a system for mutual recognition of patents, government sources said Thursday.
 arrow India's Bajaj makes debut in Indonesia
Bajaj Auto, the second Indian motorcycle manufacturer to have entered Indonesia, officially launched its Pulsar sporty-look motorcycle this week, marking the company's debut in Indonesia's growing market.
 arrow Indonesia seeks economic partnership deal with Japan
Indonesia is hoping for a "mutually beneficial" spirit relations in the economic partnership agreement (EPA) it plans to sign with Japan later this month in Tokyo, a minister was quoted yesterday as saying.
 arrow Weekly Currency Roundup
November 05-November 09, 2006
Local FX Market
Demand for US dollar was stable throughout the week and USD rose marginally against Bangladeshi taka.

Sportsarrow Cricket: Batsmen keep struggling
Batsmen found themselves wanting also on the second day of the four-day matches in the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League as the seamers continued their dominance in the first round.
 arrow Hockey: Abahani on course
Abahani got off to an auspicious start in the Green Delta Premier Hockey League Super Five when they handed a 3-1 defeat to Sonali Bank yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Nafees ties the knot
Bangladesh cricket vice-captain Shahriar Nafees tied the knot with Jamie, a law student, in a simple ceremony last night.
 arrow Cricket: Shawkat ton goes in vain
The qualifying rounds of the National Cricket Championship got under way across the country yesterday with BKSP recording the biggest victory of the day at their home ground.
 arrow Cricket: Gaibandha beat Kurigram
Gaibandha managed a 4-wicket victory over Kurigram in the Young Tigers National Cricket Tournament (U-14) at the local stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Bans boost Windies
Brian Lara says the West Indies will try to cash in on Pakistan's loss of dope-tainted Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif as his team bid to win their first series here for a quarter-century.
 arrow Cricket: Inzamam rubbishes retirement talks
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq today made it clear that he had no intentions of retiring after next year's World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: Lara's mind on team success
West Indies captain and record-setting batsman Brian Lara has admitted in a Cricinfo interview that the one thing missing from his career is West Indian success.
 arrow Cricket: Dravid expects tough tour
Captain Rahul Dravid today said Team India was looking forward to play good cricket on their the upcoming tour of South Africa. "It's going to be important series for us.
 arrow Cricket: England crushed in tour opener
Shaun Tait stormed into first Test calculations with a withering fast bowling performance as England succumbed to a 166-run defeat in their opening Australian Ashes tour match here Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Freddy steady despite thrashing
Captain Andrew Flintoff said a heavy 166-run loss in Friday's opening Australian tour match does not suddenly turn England into bad cricket side.
 arrow Cricket: Ponting apology buries Pawar crisis
Indian cricket supremo Sharad Pawar has accepted an apology from Australian captain Ricky Ponting for his team's behaviour after the Champions Trophy final, an official said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Forgotten men shine for Real
A double from Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy and a goal from David Beckham helped Real Madrid see off third division Ecija 5-1 in the King's Cup fourth round on Thursday, while second division Alaves
 arrow Football: Barca, Sevilla neck and neck
A month ago, a Nou Camp test for Barcelona against Real Zaragoza would have been a home banker with the reigning domestic and European champions chugging along in top spot ahead of mouthwatering Champions
 arrow Football: Tough ask for on-fire United
Manchester United will have to hold off the strongest team in Europe if they are to reclaim the Premiership title from Chelsea this season, according to Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill.
 arrow Football: Crespo dreaming of Scudetto
Hernan Crespo believes Inter Milan can help him fulfill his dream of winning a first Serie A title.
 arrow Football: Mertesacker back in fold
Germany coach Joachim Loew called defender Per Mertesacker back to his squad on Thurday for a Euro 200 Group D qualifier against Cyprus in Nicosia next week.
 arrow Tennis: Henin moves into semis
World number three Justine Henin-Hardenne of Belgium ensured herself a berth in the semi-finals of the WTA Tour Championships here on Thursday with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Russia's Nadia Petrova.
 arrow Chess: Biman back on top
Bangladesh Biman consolidated their position in the Dutch-Bangla Bank First Division Chess League when they regained the lead in the table yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Zee, ESPN-Star to bid for ICC TV rights
Zee Telefilms Ltd. and ESPN-Star Sports will bid for the global telecast rights of the International Cricket Council's matches from 2007-15, officials from the two firms confirmed on Friday.
 arrow JPC marathon
The Jatiya Press Club (JPC) organised its regular event mini marathon yesterday morning in the city to mark the 52nd founding anniversary of the organisation.
 arrow Football: Real snap up "new" Carlos
Real Madrid were looking to the future after snapping up wingback Marcelo from Brazilian side Fluminense for five seasons in a deal worth seven million euros, Marca sports daily reported on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Croats, English fined
Croatia and England were both handed fines on Thursday following their stormy Euro 2008 qualifier in Zagreb in October.
 arrow Football: Benfica enter Guinness book
Portuguese giants Benfica have set a new Guinness world record for the football club with the most paid up members, surpassing the previous record set by Manchester United, Portuguese media reported on
 arrow Football: Fergie livid at refs' chief
Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out at Premiership referees supremo Keith Hackett over his "absolutely ludicrous" offer to meet with Jose Mourinho in the wake of the Chelsea manager's complaints about match
 arrow Football: Patience running thin at PSG
It's a make or break weekend for Paris St Germain coach Guy Lacombe - again. Time is running out for Lacombe to prove he is the man to lead the big-spending capital giants into the Champions League.
 arrow Football: Mentor faces master
If Sir Alex Ferguson was to retire tomorrow, Mark Hughes would be a credible candidate to succeed him at the helm of Manchester United.
 arrow Football: Keane slams divers
Former Manchester United midfield general Roy Keane has shown support for under-fire referees by hitting out at the "conmen" and "cheaters" in the English game.
 arrow Football: Cologne look to Daum
Struggling former German giants Cologne have turned their attentions to controversial coach Christoph Daum after firing boss Hanspeter Latour on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Hiddink promises vodka treat
Russia manager Guus Hiddink says if his team qualify for the Euro 2008 finals he will break the habit of a lifetime and down a shot of vodka.
 arrow Football: Spain draft Morientes
Spain coach Luis Aragones has called up Valencia forward Fernando Morientes for a friendly against Romania next Wednesday in Cadix.
 arrow Football: Scolari supports Portugal's WC bid
Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has backed a suggestion made by the head of the Portuguese Football Federation that the country table a bid to host the 2018 World Cup. "It would be positive forPortugal.
 arrow Football: Smith mulls Cardiff option
Manchester United striker Alan Smith is considering joining Championship leaders Cardiff on loan, United boss Sir Alex Ferguson revealed on Friday.
 arrow Football: Greek fans jailed
Two Greek football fans were jailed on Thursday for their part in a pitch invasion that marred an Athens championship derby between AEK and Panathinaikos last month, the Athens News Agency (ANA) reported.
 arrow Football: Japan-South Korea match in March
Japan plan to host a friendly against South Korea on March 24 as the national team's first match in 2007, the football association said Friday.
 arrow Football: Marseille punished
Marseille must play one match behind closed doors as punishment for the serious injury suffered by a fireman when a firework was thrown from the crowd during a French league match.
 arrow Football: Beach football erupts in violence
Argentina and Uruguay brawled on Copacabana beach after a stormy quarterfinal in the Beach Soccer World Cup on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Leverkusen retain Barnetta
Swiss international midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta has extended his contract with German Bundesliga side Leverkusen by two years until 2010, the club confirmed Friday.
Metropolitanarrow AL to take part in polls if EC reconstituted
The Awami League (AL) yesterday reiterated that it would participate in the next parliamentary election only after reconstitution of the Election Commission (EC) and removal of Chief Election Commissioner
 arrow Youth remains untraced even after 13 days of abduction
Police are still in the dark about the whereabouts of a youth who was allegedly kidnapped in the city 13 days ago.
 arrow RU vacation extended for second time
Rajshahi University authorities yesterday extended the Eid vacation of the university for 14 days more for the second time before reopening the campus after Eid vacation.
 arrow Skop demands EC reforms
Sramik Karmachari Oikya Parishad (Skop) yesterday urged the President and Chief Adviser to the caretaker government to bring reforms to the Election Commission (EC) by removing all the 'controversial'
 arrow Person from tribal community should head CHT affairs: Larma
Politicians and intellectuals in a statement yesterday demanded that former army chief Hasan Mashhud Chowdhury relinquish the charge of the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) Affairs ministry.
 arrow 3 suspected JMB militants arrested in Ctg
Three suspected JMB militants were arrested from Bakolia in Chittagong city yesterday afternoon. The arrested were identified as Wahid, 23, Humayun Kabir, 23, and Abdur Rahim, 26.
 arrow 'MN Larma dreamt of new lifestyle for hill people'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday paid tributes to Manabendra Narayan Larma, a veteran tribal leader popularly known as MN Larma.
 arrow Steps for free, fair election demanded
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) leaders yesterday threatened to launch tougher agitations across the country if President and Chief Adviser to the caretaker government Iajuddin Ahmed fails to take
 arrow Ex-BNP MP Shahidul Islam Passes away
Chuadanga district BNP general secretary and ex-MP Shahidul Islam Biswas passed away at Ibn Sina Clinic in the city last night at the age of 59.
 arrow Noor Hossain Day observed
Different political parties and student organisations observed the 'Shaheed Noor Hossain Day' yesterday. They placed wreaths at his grave and held discussions.
 arrow DU reopens today
Amid apprehension of violence on the campus, Dhaka University (DU) reopens today after month-long Eid and Puja vacation and 11-day unscheduled closure.
 arrow One gets 7 yrs for possessing explosives
A young man was sentenced to seven years' rigorous imprisonment on Thursday for possessing explosives.
 arrow Prof Haque new NUB VC
Former Treasurer of Dhaka University and North South University Prof M Shamsul Haque has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Northern University Bangladesh (NUB).
 arrow JU application date extended
Jahangirnagar University authorities have extended the date for collection and submission of application forms for 1st year admission test under 2006-2007 academic session until November 12.
 arrow Schoolboy killed in road accident
A schoolboy was killed in a road accident at Bagachhra Beltala in Sharsha upazila yesterday. The boy was identified as Sabuj Hossain, 13, a student of class VI of Bagachhra Kota High School.
 arrow Birth centenary of Qazi Md Idris today
Today is the birth centenary of Qazi Mohammad Idris, an eminent journalist, litterateur, teacher and organiser, says a press release. He was born on this day in 1906 at Munshipara in Rangpur.
Nationalarrow 3,000 BNP men to join LDP in Netrakona
About 3000 BNP leaders and activists in Netrakona district will join the newly formed Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) led by dissident BNP leaders Prof Badrudozza Chowhury and Col.
 arrow Chief advisor, CEC acting as 'puppets' of BNP-Jamaat
Awami League leader and former deputy speaker Advocate Abdul Hamid yesterday claimed that the BNP-Jamaat alliance wants to hold a farcical election like the February 15 polls in 1996 to go back to power.
 arrow RU vacation extended again 'to complete illegal recruitment'
Rajshahi University authorities extended the Eid vacation for the second time yesterday. The university was scheduled to reopen today. It will now reopen on November 25.
 arrow Milon's 'threat' to newsman protested
Local journalists yesterday brought out a procession in the town protesting alleged death threat given to Chandpur Press Club secretary Ikram Chowdhury by cell phone by former state minister for education
 arrow IU reopens today
Islamic University (IU) will reopen today after a 24-day Ramadan vacation since October 18. The university was scheduled to reopen on November 2.
 arrow 'Implement CHT peace accord for peace in hills'
The Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghaty Samity (PCJSS) and its front organisations observed the 23rd death anniversary of Manobendra Narayan Larma, founder of PCJSS, in Khagrachhari and Ranganati hill districts.
 arrow Tortured domestic help dies
A domestic help who sustained serious burn injuries following inhuman torture by her house owners died at a hospital here yesterday after fighting for life for the last four days.
 arrow PBCP leader held in Tangail
Police have arrested a top leader of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Red Flag)) from Hugra in Sadar upazila Thursday midnight.
Point-Counterpointarrow BNP's 10-point demands: An overview
A seven-member delegation of BNP led by its secretary general Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan met the president and chief adviser (CA) to the caretaker government (CG) Iajuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban on November 4
 arrow The uneasy impasse portends disastrous consequences
Though the caretaker government has ultimately taken over the charge, but the impasse is yet to be over because of the eccentric and obstinate attitude of the CEC.
 arrow Republicans get their share
America was the promoter of human rights around the world.
Culturearrow Beyond boundaries
Chobi Mela IV, the international festival of photography kicked off on November 9. The theme of this year's festival is "Boundaries".
 arrow Dance-drama presents traditional culture of Chittagong
With beats of dhak dholak and attired in traditional colourful costumes, artistes of Theatre Institute Chattagram appeared on stage and presented five dance-drama performances on the traditional
 arrow Habib and Sonalp perform at the Swiss Festival
Celebrating 35 years of friendship between Switzerland and Bangladesh, the Embassy of Switzerland in Dhaka, Switzerland-Bangladesh Business Forum (SBBF) and Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Generalarrow Illegal factory unearthed in Ctg, fined Tk 1 lakh
A mobile court here on Thursday unearthed an illegal fire extinguisher manufacturing factory and fined it Tk one lakh for storing, marketing and processing substandard equipment.
 arrow Nido Fair held in Ctg
A daylong Nido Fair was held in Chittagong yesterday amid festivity, aiming to create awareness about health and nutritional needs of the growing children.
 arrow BBC Bangladesh Sanglap today
The recording of the 9th edition of BBC Bengali Service's Bangladesh Sanglap will take place at the Media Centre of Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre at 5.45pm today.
Internationalarrow US pushes for Indo-Pak peace progress
The United States leaned on India and Pakistan yesterday to work together against terrorism and urged the South Asian rivals to seek progress as they resume peace talks next week.
 arrow 'UN faces tough task in backing Nepali peace'
The United Nations will be facing a tough task and major test as it seeks to back up a landmark peace deal between Nepal's government and battle-hardened Maoist rebels, analysts said yesterday.
 arrow US urges end to Lanka bloodshed
A senior US official voiced growing concern yesterday about the bloody escalation in the Sri Lankan conflict and urged the island's government and Tamil Tiger rebels to respect a threadbare ceasefire.
 arrow 11 Indian Maoists killed in clashes with police
Eleven Indian Maoist militants were killed yesterday in two gunbattles with police in the south of the country, police said.
 arrow 150,000 civilians killed in Iraq bloodletting since invasion
Iraq yesterday said nearly 150,000 people have died since the US-led invasion, as outgoing Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld accepted his military faced difficulties in fighting extremists in the country.
 arrow Palestinians inch towards unity government
Talks between Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Hamas on creating a unity government have shown signs of progress after months of deadlock, with indications of an agreement on a new premier.
 arrow US voters rejected Bush war-mongering
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday that the Republican defeat in US mid-term congressional elections was a rejection of President George W. Bush's "war-mongering" policies.
 arrow Oceans turning acidic
The world's oceans are becoming more acidic, which poses a threat to sea life and Earth's fragile food chain, a climate expert said Thursday.
 arrow Colossal storm on Saturn
A colossal, swirling storm with a well-developed eye is churning at Saturn's south pole, the first time a truly hurricane-like storm has been detected on a planet other than Earth, Nasa images showedon
 arrow Diabetes an epidemic in Asia
A common form of diabetes has reached epidemic levels in Asia and is afflicting people at younger age than cases in the West, a South Korean study shows.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Ex-minister's revelations
Corruption and the erstwhile government of the 4-party alliance have become so synonymous that we are not the least bit surprised at the revelation made by the ex-minister for power, who was once a BNP
 arrow Editorial: Minority voters
Members of the civil society have appealed to the caretaker government to adopt such measures as will enable the voters belonging to the minority communities to vote in the next elections without being
 arrow Apnio parben, ebong partey hobey
October was an eventful month. On 13th October hope came dancing in through our national window in the form of the Nobel Prize for Peace awarded to Professor Muhammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank.
 arrow Pride versus possession
Some countries learn from their mistakes, some don't. Sri Lanka belongs to the latter category.
 arrow Credit, discredit and micro-credit
British novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) looked at credit this way: "Credit is like a looking-class, which, when once sullied by a breath, may be wiped clear again; but if once cracked can
StarTecharrow The making of a software engineer
What does it take for a fresh IT graduate, strong in technology but lacking in engineering experience, to become a mature, productive and professional software engineer? In wealthier countries, companies
 arrow Microsoft unleashes local language computing
As part of Microsoft's long-term commitment towards Bangladesh, Microsoft Bangladesh has been actively working to prepare the kickoff of the Local Language Program (LLP) to offer computing interface in
 arrow Samsung unveils 3-way WiMax gadget
Samsung Electronics Co. on Tuesday showed off a three-way gadget that's a phone, personal computer and music player tailored for an emerging wireless broadband technology.
 arrow Always connected with ASUS P525 quad-band PDA phone
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 arrow The Big Fish

Literaturearrow Telapoka!
Twinkle extended a long, delicate manicured index finger towards the floor and shrieked:"Telapoka! Telapoka!" Belal got down on one knee and closely inspected the rather large cockroach on the
 arrow The Arnolds and Empire (Part I of II)
The Reverend Dr Thomas Arnold, the reforming headmaster of Rugby School, transformed ideas about education in nineteenth-century England.
 arrow Evoking Everything
Or the Day Seizes You by Rajorshi Chankraborti; Delhi: Penguin India; 2006; Rs.250; pp.212. I dread writing reviews.
 arrow Farmgate
mamu, diesel khamu!
mare ke!
ma-er dowae
shabdhane choli!
ami choto
amake marben na!
tash khela bondo korun!
Shohid-er aka.
ami ain manina.

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