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Front Pagearrow No solution to crisis as deadline nears
The country is veering towards a deep uncertainty again as President Iajuddin Ahmed has yet to find a solution to the current political crisis while the third deadline for meeting the 11-point demandof
 arrow CA pushing country to confrontation
The 14-party alliance yesterday alleged that President and Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed is pushing the country towards confrontation and uncertainty by keeping the advisers in the dark and turning the
 arrow Chief Adviser's inexplicable behaviour
When the country is facing such an uncertain future, when every citizen is worried about the political conflict that more and more threatens to disrupt everyone's personal and professional life, whenevery
 arrow Hasina warns of Ďall out movementí anytime
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday warned that an all out movement including resumption of the suspended countrywide indefinite blockade might be launched anytime today or tomorrow since,
 arrow Renegade Barrister Zia says BNP loyalists tried to kidnap him
Former lawmaker Barrister Ziaur Rahman Khan has alleged that BNP loyalists led by former state minister for education Ehsanul Haq Milon attempted to kidnap him from his Dhanmondi residence in the capital
 arrow Ex-state minister-agents tussle affects export
Persisting tussle between the state minister for expatriates welfare and overseas employment in the immediate past government and the president of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies
 arrow Family toils to bring hog-deer from brink
The hog-deer has probably been saved from extinction from the country's wildlife as an animal-loving family in the district has increased its number from just a pair to six over the last eight years.
 arrow 31 women held at ZIA on way to Libya with fake papers
Immigration police yesterday morning held 31 women at Zia International Airport (ZIA) when they were preparing to board a Libya-bound plane with fake work permits and detained four officials of expatriates
 arrow 150-yr-old building goes down for high-rise
Jagannath University authorities have arbitrarily started demolishing a monumental building along with an ancient garden to make room for a high-rise building.
 arrow EU parliament asks CG to reconstitute EC
The European Parliament has urged the caretaker government of Bangladesh to take immediate steps to reconstitute the Election Commission so that it can perform and can be seen to perform its work in a
 arrow Press owners won't print faulty voters' list
Printing press owners have decided not to print the faulty voter list, which the Election Commission (EC) has prepared, alleging that the controversial Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz has hatched
 arrow Nagorik Committee to meet CA tomorrow
A six-member team of Nagorik Committee will meet President-cum-Chief Adviser to the Caretaker Government Iajuddin Ahmed on Sunday.
 arrow Make up classes...

 arrow One dies in 'robbery' in capital
One person died and three of a family were critically injured in a robbery incident in the capital's Badda area in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow During daytime...

 arrow Ctg port in full swing operation
Activities in the Chittagong port were in full swing at the weekend yesterday after being suspended for five long days due mainly to the countrywide blockade enforced by the Awami League-led 14-partycombine.
 arrow Food arrives in trucks to Aziz after traders' boycott threat
A group of traders and farmers yesterday carried essential commodities in three trucks and supplied them to the Kakrail residence of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz.
 arrow Rab recovers arms from ex-BIWTC chairman's house
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Thursday night recovered firearms and ammunition from the residence of former BIWTC chairman Shamsur Rahman Shimul Biswas in Pabna, and arrested his stepbrother for possessing
 arrow Ctg OC shifted after attack on 14-party
Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Doublemooring Police Station Miah Kutubur Rahman was stand released on Thursday night and transferred to city Special Branch (SB).
 arrow BSF kills 1 in Satkhira
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Bangladeshi cattle trader at Tarali under Swarupnagar Police Station of 24 Parganas district on Thursday night.
 arrow Shop owner killed in Dhaka
A group of assailants killed a shop owner in the capital's Jatrabari area yesterday.
 arrow Five held in murder case
Detective and Criminal Intelligence branch of police, formerly known as Detective Branch, arrested five people accused in Awami Swechchhasebak League leader Haji Manir Uddin Manu murder case from Pirerbagh
 arrow Boy hurt as bomb goes off
A boy was wounded when a bomb exploded at the city's Jatrabari area yesterday noon.
 arrow Admission test...

 arrow India observing situation, acting envoy tells Hasina
India would like to see the people of Bangladesh to constitute the next parliament through peaceful, stable and democratic elections, Acting Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Sarvajit Chakraborty
 arrow US must stay patient in Iraq, says Bush
US President George W Bush, making his first visit to Vietnam, said yesterday that one lesson of the bloody US military defeat here a generation ago was that the United States must be patient in Iraq.
 arrow Austrian, four US guards in Iraq kidnapped
British ground forces and US military helicopters fought with gunmen yesterday in southern Iraq where four American security contractors and their Austrian co-worker were abducted in a convoy hijacking.
 arrow Robot, heal thyself -- welcome to future
It's an achievement that inspires notions of robots with consciousness and independent minds.
 arrow Darfur conflict spreads as Annan announces deal
The Darfur conflict escalated into neighboring countries on Friday even as Sudan for the first time accepted the principle of allowing U.N. troops to help end one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.
Businessarrow Turnover down 28.73pc
As trading on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) took place only for three days last week against four days in the previous week, the turnover in terms of value on the premier bourse dropped by 28.73 percent.
 arrow Bangla-UAE garment plant to invest $25m in Adamjee EPZ
Bangladesh and United Arab Emirates (UAE) will invest US$25 million for setting up a garment manufacturing plant in Adamjee Export Processing Zone (EPZ).
 arrow 3-day int'l medical fair in Dhaka from Dec 7
The Fourth International Medical Equipment and Healthcare Services Exposition Medexpo 2006 will be held at the Winter Garden of Dhaka Sheraton Hotel from December 7 to 9, 2006, says a press release.
 arrow Do more to fight global poverty
Chinese President Hu Jintao on Friday urged business to do more to fight global poverty and said development aid should come with "no strings attached.
 arrow Crude prices at lowest Asian levels in 17 months
Global crude prices plunged in Asian trade to their lowest level in 17 months Friday.
 arrow US calls for freer yuan ahead of G20 meet
The United States called on China on Friday to allow its currency to trade more flexibly as the world's biggest economic powers gathered for talks on global imbalances and a range of pressing economic
 arrow Dubai's annual IT show starts today
Dubai's annual information technology shopping extravaganza opens today with some 120,000 visitors expected over five days.
 arrow Russia opens eye on Asian trade at Apec
Russian trade, traditionally aimed at Europe and the former Soviet republics, is shifting to Asia as the energy-rich giant wakes to the economic potential of the booming region, officials said Friday.
 arrow Citigroup observes 'Global Community Day' today
Citigroup, one of the world's leading financial institutions, is going to observe 'Global Community Day' in Bangladesh today with other 100 countries where the company has operations, says a press release.
 arrow Emirates unveils packages for Dubai Shopping Festival
Emirates, key sponsor and official airline for the Dubai's annual shopping and entertainment extravaganza, the Dubai Shopping Festival, is offering attractive hotel packages for the visitors, says a press
 arrow Citigroup wins $3.1b bid for China bank
Citigroup, the United States's largest bank, said Thursday it won a 3.1-billion-dollar bid for China's troubled Guangdong Development Bank after a protracted battle against France's Societe Generale.
 arrow Bangkok, Hanoi agree on pooling rice
Thailand and Vietnam have reached a preliminary agreement on pooling their rice trade to the tune of 2 million tonnes a year, in order to prevent price cutting, Thai Commerce Minister Krirk-krai Jirapet
 arrow Nissan wants to boost North American production
The chief of French-Japanese group Renault-Nissan wants to boost Nissan's North American automobile production given the sales forecast for the next five years, the Wall Street Journal reported on its
 arrow GM aims to grab 10pc of Asian market
General Motors Corp., its market share shrinking at home, is turning to Asia to boost its profits, and aims to capture 10 percent of the region's market by 2010, the U.S.
 arrow Dollar firm
The dollar firmed against the euro and the yen on Friday, supported by receding concerns of an impending reduction in US interest rates, dealers said.
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Demand for US dollar was stable in throughout the week and USD rose against Bangladeshi taka.

Sportsarrow Cricket: Ashraful, yes or no?
When the national selectors sit today to pick up the squad for this month's home series against Zimbabwe, the major issue would be to discuss the fate of ace batsman Mohammad Ashraful.
 arrow Cricket: Shahjada, Ehsanul shine
Left-arm spinner Abdur Razzaq chipped in with two quick wickets as Khulana left Rajshahi in a sticky situation on the third day of the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League at the Rajshahi
 arrow Chess: Zia to go to World Cup Chess
Bangladesh Grandmaster Ziaur Rahman will participate in the Chess World Cup 2007 as a nominee of FIDE president Kirshan Ilyumzhinov.
 arrow Hockey: BHF strays from hard line
Having failed to stick to the rules and continue the Premier Hockey League, the Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) yesterday announced the postponement of the Super Five Stage till the end of the Asian
 arrow Cricket: BKSP upset DU
Mahmudul Hasan steered BKSP to a four-wicket victory against Dhaka University (DU) in the low-scoring match of the National Cricket Championship at the BKSP ground yesterday.
 arrow Football: The Galloping Magyar dies
Hungarian football legend Ferenc Puskas, the inspiration of the "Mighty Magyars" national side that dominated world football in the 1950s, has died after a long illness. He was 79.
 arrow Cricket: Steyn blows away India
Fast bowler Dale Steyn bowled the Rest of South Africa to a convincing 37-run win over the touring Indians at Willowmoore Park on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Chappell defends poor start
Greg Chappell, the coach of the Indian team, has sought to deflect criticism of the team's disappointing performance in the first match of their South African tour, saying the players had been pittedagainst
 arrow Cricket: Sehwag not ruled out yet
Flamboyant opener Virender Sehwag, who suffered a finger injury, hasn't been ruled out of the first cricket one-dayer against South Africa here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: The odd man out
Every cricket fan knows what fast bowlers are supposed to be like.
 arrow Cricket: Tait, Hoggard shine
Shaun Tait boosted his chances of playing in next week's Ashes opener with a key England wicket in a hostile spell of fast bowling for South Australia at the Adelaide Oval Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Harmison doubtful for Ashes opener
England pace spearhead Steve Harmison is in doubt for next week's Ashes opener with a side strain that forced him out of the tourists' final lead-up match here Friday.
 arrow Football: Injury list worries Barca
Spanish champions Barcelona regained the league lead last weekend and they are hoping to consolidate pole position, despite being in the midst of an injury crisis, at Real Mallorca on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Fergie lashes out at Scolari
Sir Alex Ferguson has leapt to the defence of his Manchester United assistant Carlos Queiroz by launching a stinging attack on Portugal manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
 arrow Football: Magath up against his old boys
Felix Magath must mastermind the downfall of his old club VfB Stuttgart on Saturday as Bayern Munich go head to head with the surprise league leaders.
 arrow Football: Heavyweights in prime time
A rare day in English football occurs this Saturday with the three top sides in the Premier League all kicking off at the same time.
 arrow Football: Price of partisanship
China's best-known soccer announcer, who earned widespread scorn for his unabashedly pro-Italy comments in the 2006 World Cup, is now jobless after "offending" his colleagues, state media said Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Watson might miss 1st Test
All-rounder Shane Watson injured a hamstring playing for Queensland in a domestic one-day game here Friday and is in doubt for next week's first Ashes cricket Test against England.
 arrow Chess: Biman on the verge of regaining title
A draw in today's 15th and final round match will secure Bangladesh Biman the title of the Dutch-Bangla First Division Chess League.
 arrow Cricket: Sarfraz wants to coach India
Pakistani great Sarfraz Nawaz has said he was open to taking up the role of India's fast bowling coach.
 arrow Cricket: ECB to look into Tresco debacle
The England and Wales Cricket Board will conduct a thorough review of the circumstances which led to Marcus Trescothick's pull-out from the Ashes.
 arrow Basketball: BAF basketball
BAF Base Zahurul Haque clinched the title of the Air Force Inter-base Basketball Competition beating BAF Base Kurmitola 46-36 points in the final at the BAF Zahurul Haque Base premises on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Chingoka set to continue
Peter Chingoka is likely to be retained as Zimbabwe Cricket's chairman on Saturday when elections to end 11 months of a government-appointed interim committee will be held.
 arrow Football: Messi unworried
Argentine forward Lionel Messi said on Friday he was confident Barcelona could overcome their injury problems as he left hospital after surgery on his foot.
 arrow Football: FIFA rejects Marseille claim
World football's governing body FIFA has rejected requests by Turkish club Galatasaray for 10-million-euros compensation after French international midfielder Franck Ribery left them, his club Marseille
 arrow Football: Sanchez given Mexico reign
Former Real Madrid striker Hugo Sanchez has been appointed as Mexico's new national coach after Toluca coach Americo Gallego pulled out of the race to succeed Ricardo Lavolpe.
 arrow Football: UEFA fines Levski
Levski Sofia have been fined 50,000 Swiss francs (39,970 dollars) by UEFA because of crowd trouble during their Champions League match against Chelsea on September 27, the Bulgarian club said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Tributes pour in for Puskas
Spanish giants Real Madrid led the tributes on Friday to their former star Ferenc Puskas following the Hungarian's death in Budapest at the age of 79.
 arrow Football: Old rivalry with renewed zest
Players, officials and fans from Marseille and Valenciennes are denying it but this weekend's clash between the pair is being dominated by unhappy memories of an infamous corruption scandal.
 arrow Football: Ancelotti under the spotlight
The patience of AC Milan owner Silvio Berlu-sconi will be tested further if his side suffer another setback in Serie A this weekend.
 arrow Football: Cristiano's lofty ambitions
Manchester United's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo is working towards becoming the world's best footballer, he said in an interview published Friday in Portuguese sports daily A Bola.
 arrow Tennis: Nadal reaches last four
Rafael Nadal came from a set down against Nikolay Davydenko on Friday to set up an eye-catching Masters Cup semifinal with top-ranked Roger Federer.
 arrow Football: Ljungberg out of Newcastle clash
Arsenal's Sweden midfielder Freddie Ljungberg has joined Brazilian Gilberto as an absentee for Saturday's Premier League game with Newcastle United.
 arrow Tennis: Federer not No 1
He's been top of the tennis world for almost three years, but Roger Federer has again missed out on being named the world's sexiest man.
 arrow Tennis: Indonesia to appeal Fed Cup ban
Indonesian tennis officials said Friday they would appeal a 31,600 dollar fine and one-year Fed Cup ban imposed by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) for cancelling playoff games against Israel
 arrow Tennis: Tiger, Roger now on phone
Roger Federer has revealed a blossoming friendship with Tiger Woods after the two met here last week. Federer watched Woods play at the HSBC Champions tournament and afterwards they went out to dinner.
Metropolitanarrow Polls schedule before meeting our demands to mean CEC's farewell
Leaders of the Awami League-led 14-party alliance yesterday alleged that the chief election commissioner (CEC) is preparing to announce the election schedule before realising their demands for reconstitution
 arrow Act neutrally, allow advisers to function properly
Samajik Protirodh Committee, an alliance of 38 rights organisations, yesterday urged the Chief Adviser to the caretaker government (CG) to act neutrally and allow the advisers to perform their dutiesproperly.
 arrow Six killed in road accidents
At least six people were killed and 45 others injured in separate road accidents in Habiganj, Satkhira, Brahmanbaria, Mymensingh, Barisal and Khagrachhari yesterday.
 arrow Sack 4 advisers for holding talks with political parties
Pro-BNP professionals at a roundtable yesterday urged President/Chief Adviser to caretaker government Iajuddin Ahmed to sack four advisers who held dialogue with different political parties 'violating
 arrow Tributes paid to Bhasani
The 30th death anniversary of veteran political leader Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani was observed yesterday.
 arrow Reception to mountaineers
Bangla Mountaineering and Tracking Club (BMTC) yesterday accorded a reception to three Bangladeshi mountaineering teams, including a female one, who successfully finished three expeditions to the Himalayas
 arrow 'Cancel contractual appointments in edn sector'
National Front of Teachers and Employees (NFTE) yesterday demanded cancellation of all contractual appointments in the education sector.
 arrow None held yet
None has so far been arrested in connection with the firing of several shots at the residence of Election Commissioner Mahmud Hasan Mansur at Mohammadpur in the city on Thursday.
 arrow Restaurant fined in Chittagong
A mobile court yesterday fined a restaurant owner Tk one lakh in the Chittagong Port area on charges of selling and preserving unhygienic food.
 arrow 'Ensure removal of CEC'
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) yesterday urged the President/ Chief Adviser to Caretaker Government to ensure the removal of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz and Election CommissionerSM
 arrow Bhasani Novotheatre closed for 4 days
Bhasani Novotheatre will remain closed to visitors for four days from tomorrow due to editing and technical set-up of a large format feature film "Whales".
 arrow Obituary
Khondoker Abu Taher, former lawmaker from Tangail, passed away due to old age complications last night. He is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter.
Nationalarrow AL, BNP leaders oppose Ershad's JP in alliances
Ershad's Jatiya Party is vital for both 14-party and 4-party alliances in greater Rangpur in the coming election but local leaders of both Awami League and BNP oppose his joining their alliances.
 arrow Freestyle in BNP for ticket from Kishoreganj-4
Dogged by internal feud for long, it is virtually free for Kishoreganj Sadar BNP leaders to campaign and stage showdown for nomination.
 arrow Police withdrawn from Khulna newspaper offices
Security forces have been withdrawn from all local newspaper offices and bureaus of Dhaka-based dailies in Khulna except Dainik Purbanchal and Khulna Press Club.
 arrow 12 BNP leaders to join LDP in Khulna
Twelve BNP leaders in Phultala upazila submitted their resignation Thursday night. Upazila BNP secretary Sarder Alauddin Mithu admitted receipt of the resignation letters.
 arrow Man killed, 5 cops hurt as villagers beat police team
A night guard was beaten to death and six persons including five policemen were injured when villagers chased a police team and beat them when they went to Dhalia village in Bhakeka upazila in the early
 arrow Outlaws kill 2 in Pabna
At least two people were killed by 'Lal Pataka' faction of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) in Ataikula upazila in two days.
 arrow Journo gets death threat in Rajshahi
Rajshahi University correspondent of daily Ittefaq yesterday received a death threat for publishing a report on Bnagladesh Chhatra League (BCL).
Point-Counterpointarrow Caretaker government and those shadows
Unusual developments are taking place with an unsettling impact on an apprehensive polity that has a supposedly neutral and non-partisan caretaker government having a lease of less than three months to
 arrow Who betrayed whom?
By chance, I saw the other day Sonia Gandhi's interview on a TV channel. Her performance was impressive. She did not hedge any question and she was forthright in her replies. She came out an honest person.
 arrow Syed Badrudduja
Syed Badrudduja, the indomitable champion of the down-trodden minorities in India, breathed his last on November 18, 1974.
 arrow Trade liberalisation for export-led growth
One particular characteristic about Bangladesh's foreign trade is worth-mentioning. Bangladesh has shown tendency to be over dependent on a particular product for export.
Culturearrow Films with a message
I got no support from my family.
 arrow Poster competition on combating forced marriages
Aiming to increase awareness on forced marriage and understanding the legal and religious positions on the practice, the British High Commission in Dhaka, The British Council and Bangladesh National Women
 arrow Samia Afreen: Promising face on small screen
Samia Afreen is a model-turned-TV show host, frequently seen anchoring the popular game show, Aktel Hip Hip Hurrah, on ntv.
 arrow Bond is back: 'Royale' premiere gets royal visitor
The new blond Bond Daniel Craig met his public as Casino Royale had its world premiere in London.
Generalarrow LDP showdown in Ctg Monday
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), the newly formed party comprising the BNP renegades, will organise a public meeting at Chandanaish on Monday as a part of holding a huge showdown in Chittagong.
 arrow BBC Bangladesh Sanglap in Rajshahi today
The recording of the 10th edition of the BBC Bengali Service's Bangladesh Sanglap will take place at the Nanking Meeting Hall & Chinese Restaurant, Monibazar, Rajshahi at 5:45pm today, says a press release.
 arrow Vegetable trader stabbed to death in Narsingdi
Unidentified assailants killed a vegetable trader at Amlabo Sahapara in Belabo upazila of the district on Thursday night. The dead was identified as Ahmad Khan, 48, of the village.
 arrow CA blamed for not removing CEC
Different political parties yesterday criticised the president/chief adviser to the caretaker government for not removing the controversial Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz in order to ensure
 arrow HR conference in London today
A conference on human rights will be held today at Guildford in London, sponsored by BHRC UK Branch, says a press release. A total of 100 representatives living in the UK will attend the conference.
 arrow CARE trains more women drivers
As part of continued efforts to improve gender equity in CARE Bangladesh's Transport Services Department (TSD), it has trained 11 more women drivers and auto-mechanics, raising their number to 25 in the
 arrow DU exams postponed
All the examinations of Dhaka University (DU) scheduled for until November 25, have been postponed due to unavoidable reasons, says a DU press release yesterday.
Internationalarrow Pakistan still aiding militants, says India
Foreign Minister Pranab Mukherjee said the government had "reasonable" evidence of Pakistani state backing for Islamist militants who organise attacks in India, two days after the nations finalised ajoint
 arrow 18 Tigers killed in fresh skirmishes
Sri Lankan troops killed at least 18 Tamil Tiger guerrillas in three separate confrontations in a restive eastern province, the defence ministry said yesterday.
 arrow 50 people killed in Afghanistan floods
Flash floods caused by heavy rains have killed nearly 50 people in western Afghanistan with 60 more missing, the Afghan health ministry said yesterday.
 arrow EU appeals for end to Nepali violence
A senior European Union diplomat yesterday appealed for an end to political violence in Nepal and promised the EU was ready to support a peace deal between the government and Maoist rebels.
  arrow Sonia outlines India's future
Ruling Congress Party leader Sonia Gandhi yesterday outlined her vision of India's future, not as a traditional military superpower, but as a force for world peace and prosperity.
 arrow 15 killed in Uttar Pradesh as families feud over path
Fifteen people were killed in Uttar Pradesh on Friday as two families fought a pitched battle over the right of passage on a village path, police said.
 arrow Palestinian leadership denies rift over premier
The Palestinian Authority denied yesterday that president Mahmud Abbas had rejected Hamas's candidate to head a promised national unity cabinet as reported by a website close to the Islamist movement.
 arrow Red Cross seeks to cut Asia's disaster toll
Tsunamis, typhoons, landslides, earthquakes -- Asia is the world's most disaster-prone region and from Monday Red Cross and Red Crescent societies will gather here to try to reduce the death toll.
 arrow Martial law 'on its way out ' within days, says Thai FM
Thai Foreign Minister Nitya Pibulsonggram said yesterday that martial law, imposed after the kingdom's bloodless September 19 coup, was "on the way out" and could be lifted within days.
 arrow Pelosi named first female speaker of US House
Democrats on Thursday unanimously chose Nancy Pelosi to become the first female speaker of the House of Representatives and second in the presidential line of succession.
 arrow British universities get guidelines to thwart Islamists
Britain issued new guidelines to universities yesterday on how to prevent Islamist radicals from recruiting students and preaching hatred on campus, London's latest bid to clamp down on militants.
 arrow Legendary Nobel economist Milton Friedman dies
Top US officials mourned yesterday the death of Nobel prize-winning economist Milton Friedman, whose ideas helped power a conservative policy revolution in the 1980s.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Khaleda's misplaced priorities
Former prime minister and BNP chief Begum Khaleda Zia has asked the Election Commission to announce the election schedule without taking into consideration which parties are going to participate in it.
 arrow Editorial: Shooting at election commissioner's house
We strongly condemn the odious attack on the residential quarters of Election Commissioner Mahmud Hasan Mansur.
 arrow Winds of change in the United States
Analysts all over the world have had a field day for the last few days.
 arrow The good man of Bangladesh?
There are times when it is possible to perform multiple roles with efficiency, and there are times when it is not.
 arrow CEC -- loyalty incarnate!
After a couple of months spent over the utterly infractuous dialogue proposition between the two opposing entities, the President Prof Dr Iazuddin Ahmed assumed himself a double role.
StarTecharrow Unraveling physics mysteries
At last after 20 years of preparation the mysterious ring is almost ready with its 1232 superconducting magnets to guide the protons at almost the speed of light.
 arrow Intel rolls out 'quad-core' processors
Intel Corp., the world's largest computer chip maker, on Tuesday launched a family of chips with four computing engines inside a single microprocessor.
 arrow Zune music player's slow first day
Donna Murphy is no fan of the ubiquitous iPod music player so on Tuesday she became one of the first to buy Microsoft's new rival Zune device.
 arrow Computer Source unveils CSM notebooks
Computer Source Limited has introduced its own brand of notebooks -- the CSM Cheval recently, says a press release.
 arrow Bot tastes the new Beaujolais

Literaturearrow Fashion Girl
It seemed that everyone had turned up for my cousin's wedding all of our other cousins, our uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces, plus all of Chacha's business colleagues, neighbours and friends.
 arrow The Arnolds and Empire (Concluding Part)
Tom Arnold's first child, Mary Augusta, was born in 1851. In later years she became famous as the novelist, Mrs Humphry Ward.
 arrow A study in contrast
The two volumes of poetry under review here, though both are by women, and both by poets who live and work (or have worked, past tense, in one case) in Dhaka, however, are a study in contrast.
 arrow Eve Teasing
When Herculean monsoon winds
Enfolded the Krishnachura in his arms
Teasing her petals to redness
Did they see her tremble?
Did they blame her passion?

When the Sun seduced the Sunflower

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