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Front Pagearrow CA offers to appoint 2 new commissioners
President and Chief Adviser (CA) Iajuddin Ahmed last night proposed appointment of two new election commissioners in his last ditch effort to strike peace between two major parties wrangling over reconstitution
 arrow BNP tightens noose on chief adviser
BNP Chairperson and immediate past prime minister Khaleda Zia last night met President and Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed, urging him to start the electoral process, including announcement of the election
 arrow 14-party warns CA of mass upsurge
The Awami League (AL) led 14-party coalition will resume non-stop blockade across the country tomorrow if President/Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed does not meet by today its 11-point demand.
 arrow Navy flouts rules in boat spares deal
Bangladesh Navy is procuring Tk 1.5 crore worth of spare parts for its six high-speed boats for an exorbitant Tk 6.
 arrow Container yard kept besieged for a week
The dockworkers loyal to Chittagong City Mayor Mohiuddin Chowdhury have kept the vital container yard of the Chittagong Port besieged for over a week demanding cancellation of the agreement signed with
 arrow Fortune-seekers look down the barrel
Cheated by brokers and a section of officials of the Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET), Civil Aviation Authority of Bangladesh (Caab) and immigration department, 31 women who were about
 arrow 33 dists get new DCs,18 withdrawn
The caretaker government yesterday withdrew 18 deputy commissioners (DCs), appointed 33 new DCs and transferred 57 upazila nirbahi officers (UNOs) as part of its ongoing move to reshuffle in the administration.
 arrow Fearing blockade...


 arrow Iajuddin must quit if fails to resolve crisis
President of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Prof AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said the President and Chief Adviser to the caretaker government Iajuddin Ahmed will have to resign if he fails to solve
 arrow Hill districts lack proper environment for fair polls
Chairman of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Regional Council Jyotirindra Bodhipriya Larma, also known as Santu Larma, yesterday said the political environment of the hilly region is not suitable for holding
 arrow Milon rebuts Barrister Zia's kidnap claim
Former state minister for education Ehsanul Haq Milon yesterday denied the allegations made by Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Barrister Ziaur Rahman Khan of attempting to kidnap him and claimed
 arrow Polluting the river...


 arrow WB committed to microcredit despite Yunus criticism
The World Bank is committed to microcredit, an official said Friday after Nobel Peace prize winner Muhammad Yunus attacked the lender for all but ignoring tiny loans for impoverished people.
 arrow Bangladesh can raise head in pride: Yunus
Prof Muhammad Yunus said his winning of Nobel Peace Prize has removed the notion that Bangladesh is a country of contradictions, rather it is capable of delivering something to raise its head in pride
 arrow 1-pt movement if demands not met by today
Leaders of the 14-party combine have asked their activists to get ready for one-point movement as the ultimate option if their 11-point demand are not fulfilled by the president/chief adviser to the caretaker
 arrow 4-party holds countrywide rallies today
BNP Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan yesterday asked the party men to "resist" what he called AL-sponsored anarchy and vandalism by making today's countrywide demonstrations a success.
 arrow Rumour leads to ransacking of vehicles by RMG workers
Angry workers and locals damaged about 15 vehicles as rumour of death of a garment worker in a road accident spread in and around Dhaka Export Possessing Zone (DEPZ) yesterday.
 arrow Businessman abducted for Tk 10 lakh ransom
Criminals abducted a businessman from Patiya upazila on Friday night for a Tk 10 lakh ransom.
 arrow Poll monitors concerned at political crisis
Two election monitoring organisations -- Fema (Fair Election Monitoring Alliance) and Janipop (Jatiya Nirbachan Porjobekkhan Parishad) -- yesterday expressed serious concern over the ongoing political
 arrow Blair 'accepts' Iraq war as disaster
British Prime Minister Tony Blair provoked a storm yesterday after apparently admitting that the invasion of Iraq by the United States and Britain was "a disaster.
 arrow Russia warns against pushing N Korea, Iran 'into a corner'
Russia yesterday warned the international community against pushing Iran and North Korea "into a corner" amid ongoing efforts to halt their nuclear ambitions.
 arrow Kyoto countries set 2008 for talks on more carbon cuts
The 168 members of the United Nations' pact for cutting greenhouse gases will launch negotiations in 2008 over the next round of pledges for tackling global warming, a worldwide conference on climatechange
 arrow Israeli minister wants Hamas leaders 'sent to paradise'
A far-right Israeli cabinet minister called yesterday for Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya and other militant leaders to be sent to "paradise.
 arrow Iraqi troops hunt on for kidnapped Westerners
Security forces were hunting yesterday for two Westerners kidnapped in southern Iraq after an American hostage was found dead and two others rescued in the violence-wracked country, where British Prime
Businessarrow IMF sees 17.86pc rise in bank borrowing in FY07
Reduction in revenue earnings and foreign aid besides a considerable rise in government expenditure may lead to a 17.
 arrow Power, transportation reforms deserve priority from next govt: Wallich
The World Bank's outgoing Country Director for Bangladesh Christine I Wallich in an emailed interview with Inam Ahmed talks about her assignment in the country.
 arrow Finance large projects thru' capital market
Country's second bourse chief has underscored the need for reforms in policy of debt equity ratio while approving large scale project for financing by the Bangladesh Bank.
 arrow Take rapid steps to ease container congestion at Ctg Port
Rapid and effective measures should be taken to help ease container congestion at Chittagong Port, said Bangladesh Railway Director General (DG) Sultan Ahmed Talukder to the railway high officials ata
 arrow India, Iran close to reviving LNG import deal
India and Iran moved closer to revive the stalled Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) import deal as the two countries agreed to re-negotiate the agreement after Tehran on Friday offered reduced price.
 arrow G8 for completion of Doha trade round
World economic leaders Saturday put their weight behind calls for a successful conclusion to stalled world trade talks, saying the current round of negotiations was important for ensuring future world
 arrow Coffee World-Pizza Corner launched
A Coffee World-Pizza Corner combo restaurant was launched at Dhanmondi in Dhaka yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow Apec commits to resuming Doha talks
Apec members committed themselves to the resumption of the suspended Doha round of WTO talks and voiced broad agreement on ways to foster trade and investment in the Asia-Pacific, as the 18th Apec Ministerial
 arrow Talks on India-EU trade pact soon
India and European Union will begin negotiations soon for a bilateral investment and trade agreement that would be sealed in two years.
 arrow US housing slump risk to world economy: IMF
The world economy is in the best shape for nearly two generations but a slump in the US housing market could hurt global growth, International Monetary Fund head Rodrigo de Rato said Saturday.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Imrose Rajshahi's hero
Junaid Imrose struck a match-winning century to propel Rajshahi to a tense three-wicket win over Khulna on the fourth and final day of their Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League at the Rajshahi
 arrow Cricket: All they want is freedom
If you let them play, you can see their eyes glint with immeasurable joy. And the intensity that they exert is quite amazing.
 arrow Cricket: Bangladesh squad to be named today
There is likely to be one change when the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announces a 14-member Bangladesh squad today for the first three one-dayers of the five-match series against Zimbabwe.
 arrow Chess: Biman regain chess title
Bangladesh Biman regained the title of the Dutch-Bangla First Division Chess League after two seasons when they won their last round board against Muktijoddha Sangsad 3.5-0.
 arrow Cricket: BKSP in final round
BKSP moved into the final round of the National Cricket Champion-ship with a 23-run victory over Sylhet yesterday.
 arrow Hockey: BHF meeting tomorrow
Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) called an emergency executive committee meeting for tomorrow to resolve the crisis over the stalemate of the Premier Hockey League.
 arrow Cricket: WI firm on comeback
West Indian vice captain Ramnaresh Sarwan said his team was determined to win the second Test against Pakistan to keep their chances alive in the three-match series.
 arrow Cricket: India's trial by pace
The odds seem stacked against India when a five-match one-day international series against South Africa starts at the Wanderers Stadium Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Give Dravid time: Ganguly
Rahul Dravid on Saturday got a vote of confidence from his predecessor Sourav Ganguly who said it was important for fans to be patient and give the Indian captain more time to handle the toughest jobin
 arrow Cricket: Win it for Shiv: Brian
West Indian captain Brian Lara said Saturday his team wanted to celebrate teammate Shivnarine Chanderpaul's 100th Test appearance with a win against Pakistan in the second Test.
 arrow Cricket: Panesar keen to play
If any player in England's Ashes squad can put the furore surrounding alleged racist comments behind him, it's Monty Panesar.
 arrow Cricket: Bell tunes in time
Ian Bell answered his Australian detractors with a tenacious century in an ideal Ashes tune-up as England batted out the entire second day of their three-day practice match with South Australia at Adelaide
 arrow Cricket: Warne wants 15 more
There can be no greater testament to Shane Warne's influence in Australia's golden age of cricket than the fact that he has played in a winning Test team in 86 of 139 matches for his country.
 arrow Cricket: 'First 20 balls key for Adam'
Record-breaking Test wicketkeeper Ian Healy believes Adam Gilchrist's lean batting run is an aberration but he will need to fight his way early into his innings in the Ashes Test series with England.
 arrow Football: Di Stefano mourns Puskas loss
Alfredo Di Stefano, who formed a fearsome strike partnership with Hungarian Ferenc Puskas at Real Madrid, said the game had lost one of its greats.
 arrow Football: Becks in Real rift
David Beckham is reported to have infuriated his coach at Real Madrid, Fabio Capello, by attending the star-studded wedding of American film star Tom Cruise on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: 'India need a strong leader'
Indian captain Rahul Dravid and coach Greg Chappell must provide a strong leadership if India are to come out of the current slump, according to former South African captain Kepler Wessels.
 arrow Cricket: Greats want Woolmer out
Lashing out at coach Bob Woolmer for Pakistan's lacklustre performances in recent times, some former cricketers on Saturday said that a local coach would be in a better position to deliver the results.
 arrow Cricket: Tapping up in cricket?
Sussex chairman David Green has accused a number of top counties of illegally approaching the county's best players. Green says six players, including skipper Chris Adams, were 'tapped up' last season.
 arrow Cricket: Ntini teens' favourite
South Africa's maverick fast bowler Makhaya Ntini has been voted as the country's most popular sportsperson among fans aged between 13 and 18.
 arrow Cricket: Simpson backs old boys
Australia's team for next week's first Ashes Test will have an average age of 33 -- the oldest since the Bodyline series of 1932-1933 -- but former Test skipper Bob Simpson has dismissed "Dad's Army"age
 arrow Football: Booter jailed for abusing ref
An amateur footballer in Corsica has been jailed for six months after strangling a referee unconscious.
 arrow Tennis: Evert's 2nd divorce
Former Wimbledon champion Chris Evert is getting divorced for the second time, according to weekly magazine People.
 arrow Tennis: Federer in Masters final
World number one Roger Federer brushed aside arch-rival Rafael Nadal with surprising ease to reach the Masters Cup final on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Love delivers CSKA title
Brazilian striker Vagner Love scored a hattrick as reigning champions CSKA Moscow successfully defended the Russian Premier League title with a 4-0 win at Vladivostok on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Henry Europe's best: Wenger
Arsene Wenger believes Thierry Henry should have walked away with this year's European footballer of the year award as easily as he strolls past defenders.
 arrow Football: Gunners extend Bendtner loan
Arsenal agreed Friday to extend Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner's loan to Birmingham until the end of the season.
 arrow Football: Bayern to offload Santos
German champions Bayern Munich are set to loan out Paraguayan misfit Julio Dos Santos during the winter break, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Saturday.
 arrow Football: Mintal out till new year
Slovakian international forward Marek Mintal will miss the rest of 2006 as he needs a foot operation, his German club Nuremberg said Friday.
 arrow Football: Bayern break 200m barrier
Bayern Munich made history on Friday when they became the first German side to report an annual turnover exceeding 200 million euros, the club announced.
Metropolitanarrow Reshuffle civil admin for free, fair election
Bangladesh Civil Service Coordination Committee yesterday demanded reshuffle in civil administration for holding a free and fair election.
 arrow 5 killed in road accidents
At least five people were killed and 19 others injured in separate road accidents in Sirajganj, Thakugaon, Moulvibazar and Brahmanbaria on Friday night and yesterday.
 arrow Hostile politics leads country to impasse
Bangladesh University Teachers' Forum (BUTF), an organisation of pro-BNP white panel teachers of public universities, yesterday condemned the use of acrimonious words against a senior BNP leader.
 arrow Disqualify black money holders from polls
Chartered Accountants yesterday urged the president/ chief adviser (CA) to caretaker government to declare the owners of black money disqualified for contesting the upcoming general election.
 arrow Fair probe into Nasreen's death demanded
Nasreen Huq Memorial Committee yesterday demanded a fair investigation into the death of Nasreen, then country director of the ActionAid, and speedy trial of the case.
 arrow 'Exempt schools, colleges from hartal, blockade'
Guardians of school and college students yesterday urged the political parties to keep the educational institutions outside the purview of hartal and blockade.
 arrow 14-party, 4-party urged not to put pressure on CA
Speakers at a discussion yesterday called upon both Awami League-led 14-party combine and BNP-led 4-party alliances not to create pressure on the president/ chief adviser to caretaker government so that
 arrow Restrictions on vehicles in cantt area Nov 21
A number of programmes have been arranged at Dhaka Cantonment on November 21 on the occasion of the Armed Forces Day.
 arrow 12 injured as AL factions clash in Khulna
At least 12 people were injured in a clash between two factions of Awami League at Kapilmuni under Paikgachha upazila of Khulna district yesterday.
 arrow Condition of Hanif critical
Condition of former mayor and Awami League leader Mohammad Hanif, who has been undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospitals, turned critical yesterday morning, says a press release.
 arrow New Russian envoy arrives
The newly appointed Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Bangladesh Gennady P Trotsenko arrived here yesterday.
 arrow Unidentified body found in city
Police recovered an unidentified body from the city's Uttara area yesterday.Sources said the victim aged around 32 was found lying near Ashulia road at Uttara sector no 10 at around 9:30am.
 arrow Two held with arms in Gazipur
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) held two youths along with two pipe guns from Bahadurshadi village in Kaliganj upazila on Friday night.
 arrow Maj (Retd) Jalil's anniversary of death today
Today is the 17th death anniversary of Major (Retd) MA Jalil, who was a sector commander at the War of Independence, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Driven out of home by monga
Hundreds of poor day labourers are leaving homes in monga stricken Brahmaputra and Teesta basin areas in four upazilas of Gaibandha district for other areas in search of work.
 arrow Jhenidah DC sued for not following FF's quota in appointment
The Mutijoddha Sangshad in Jhenidah has filed a case against the immediate past Deputy Commissioner (DC) of the district for not following the freedom fighters' quota in recent appointments to 11 posts
 arrow Three Pabna outlaws killed by rivals in 3 days
Another alleged outlaw belonging to Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Lala Pataka) was killed by party rivals in Ataikula upazila in the district Friday night.
 arrow Businessman shot at; another escapes kidnap in Kushtia
A businessman was shot by criminals for not paying toll while another escaped abduction by toll collectors in the district.
 arrow Kumudini Hospital doctors begin strike
Junior doctors yesterday began an indefinite strike at Mirzapur Kumudini Hospital in Tangail to press their 3-point demand including salary hike.
 arrow BDR, BSF trade fire in Satkhira
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) traded gunfire on Baikari border in Satkhira Sadar upazila Friday night.
 arrow Roundtable on TB held
A roundtable on 'Tuberculosis control: Assistance from Mass-Media', jointly organised by the Health and Family Planning Ministry, Magura Press Club and Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC), was
Point-Counterpointarrow Bad for business
The most important role our constitution delineates for the state is to ensure that its people attain increasingly higher standards of living.
 arrow Wake up, Bangladesh!
Bangladesh celebrates thirty-five years of independence this year. The first generation that was born in an independent Bangladesh has now come of age.
 arrow Restore law and order: The first constitutional obligation
In a country where Rule of Law is noticeably absent, there will always be powerful persons, groups, and organisations above law dominating the affairs of the state on a regular basis.
Culturearrow A day for underprivileged children
One of the world's leading financial institution Citigroup organised an event on Global Community Day (November 18) at the Sports and Community Club in old DOHS, Banani.
 arrow German-Bangla poetry recitation festival begins
'Poetry for Peace' -- with this slogan a three-day German-Bangla poetry recitation festival began on November 17 at Goethe-Institut, Dhaka.
 arrow Biggest children's painting festival in Asia coming up
Selection process of Mitsubishi Impression Gallery Festival of Asian Children's Art (MIGFACA) has begun.
 arrow Fourth round of Closeup 1 begins
Fourth round of Closeup 1 Tomakei Khujchhe Bangladesh'06, second session of the popular reality show on ntv, is in progress. First part of the fourth round was aired on November 17.
Generalarrow Reopening of RU uncertain
More than 26,000 students of Rajshahi University have fallen in a severe vacation-trap for countrywide political unrest, which will increase their current session jam.
 arrow Acid attack on woman in city
A housewife suffered serious burn injuries when three people threw acid on her at West Shewrapara in the city's Mirpur last night. The victim was identified as Mousumi Parveen, 24.
 arrow Priest commits suicide
A priest committed suicide at a temple at Lalbagh in the old part of the city last night. The priest was identified as Gopal Das Achari, 32, priest of Sarango Daradi Akhra on Haranath Ghosh Road.
 arrow 'Announce election schedule'
Chittagong chapter of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) yesterday formed a human chain demanding dignity of all constitutional posts, immediate announcement of polls schedule and all necessary steps
 arrow 'Bring prime suspect to book'
Bangladesh Hindu Bouddha Christian Oikya Parishad yesterday demanded immediate arrest of and exemplary punishment to Amin Chairman, the alleged mastermind behind the sensational Banshkhali carnage.
 arrow Seat allocation on merit basis demanded
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Chittagong University (CU) unit here yesterday submitted a memorandum to the Vice-Chancellor (VC) demanding implementation of their seven-point demand including merit based
 arrow Removal of CEC demanded
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) Rajshahi University(RU) unit yesterday urged the president/chief adviser to ensure the removal of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz and other Election Commissioners
 arrow JU admission test begins today
The admission test of the first year honours courses for 2006-2007 session at Jahangirnagar University (JU) begins today.
Internationalarrow Tigers trashes Lankan call to disarm
A sea battle, a bomb blast and gunfire killed at least 23 people in war-torn Sri Lanka Saturday, government officials said, a day after the rebels denounced a government call to disarm as a joke.
 arrow Maoists won't resort to violence
The leader of Nepal's Maoist rebels vowed yesterday his days as an insurgent were coming to an end as he made a confident debut on the international stage after a decade of jungle warfare.
 arrow Afghanistan seeks regional front against militants
Afghan President Hamid Karzai yesterday urged the nations of central and south Asia to forge a united front against militant groups he said posed the greatest danger to the region's future.
 arrow India's Muslims poor, and marginalised
India's Muslims are lagging behind and face more poverty, illiteracy and unemployment than any other community in the country, a report said on Friday.
 arrow No future for Iraq if sectarianism rules
Iraqis "don't have a future" if they give in to the sectarian tensions tearing at their society, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said yesterday.
 arrow 2 killed in Gaza after UN urges end to violence
Two Palestinians were killed yesterday as Israel pressed on with air and ground offensives against militants in the Gaza Strip, a day after the UN General Assembly urged an end to the violence.
 arrow 'Outburst' of meteors for stargazers
Stargazers in New England, New York and Western Europe could see an "outburst" of hundreds of meteors this weekend during the annual Leonid meteor shower if the skies are clear enough.
 arrow Islamic militancy could yield world war: US general
The top US general in the Middle East said on Friday that if the world does not find a way to stem the rise of Islamic militancy, it will face a third world war.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Uncertainty persists
We are happy to note that the meeting of the President/Chief Advisor with the 4-member advisors' team scheduled for tomorrow was held yesterday and they have met twice.
 arrow Editorial: Forcing ex party men to return to the fold
It was a disgusting act by a gang of BNP stalwarts trying to force an ex party man, who had joined another party, to return its fold.
 arrow The bald and the balderdash
Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator of the WWII era was short, burly, bald, and stubborn, all at the same time. Not a good combination really.
 arrow Doctrine of necessity
Necessity, wrote Plato, is the mother of all invention.
 arrow A bit of serenity
When a piece of good news or a bit of serenity has become a yearning for the nation, UNDP in its report released on November 9, said that Bangladesh has outshined Asia's emerging giants in a few fields,
Letters to Editorarrow BNP's strategy
Following Shahnoor Wahid's lovely piece, I would like to point out that most of the learned commentators of your paper have been wonderfully deceived by the BNP in believing that there is a CG in the
 arrow Is UN effective?
The frank answer to this question is NO. The why behind the "NO" is the power of veto.
 arrow Flawed voter list
The mistakes identified at the time of publishing voter list are really astounding. The names of the male and female voters have been mixed together.
 arrow Competent candidates
The election is in the offing. The political parties will again give nominations to their so-called competent candidates whose eligibility has been questioned by all.
 arrow If I were Justice Abdul Aziz
If I were Justice Abdul Aziz I would have written the following Open Letter to the nation:
My dear countrymen,
Today the whole nation is bleeding for one main reason: Some political parties are

Star Healtharrow Cold remedies: What works, what doesn't, what can't hurt
Cold remedies are almost as common as the common cold, and many are nearly as ancient. The use of chicken soup as a congestion cure dates back centuries.
 arrow Prevent food poisoning at home
It is impossible to keep the entire food supply completely free of potentially dangerous bacteria. For this reason, you need to take precautions at home to prevent food poisoning.
 arrow Unusual urine odour: What does it mean?
Urine mostly has the odour of ammonia, due to the nitrogenous wastes present in the urine. Many foods and medications - such as high protein diet or certain vitamins also can affect the odour of urine.
 arrow Promoting the use of vitamin A
Internationally renowned master chef Mr Tommy Miah organised a lunch'n'learn event on 'Preparing Vitamin A-enriched Foods' at ICDDR,B in the capital on Thursday last.
 arrow Apollo introduces lithotripsy shockwave treatment
Recently lithotripsy shockwave treatment has been introduced in the Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, says a press release.
 arrow High sugar intake and pancreatic cancer
People who drink large quantities of fizzy drinks or add sugar to coffee or tea run a higher risk of developing cancer of the pancreas, Swedish research showed.
 arrow Sugar linked with mental problems
Oslo teens who drank the most sugary soft drinks also had more mental health problems such as hyperactivity and distress, Norwegian researchers reported.
 arrow Children born preterm need follow-up eye tests
A new study confirms that children born prematurely (before 35 weeks gestation) run a higher risk of developing vision problems than children born at term.
Star Cityarrow 'Destruction of 150 years old structure unacceptable'
Existing laws on building construction and antiquity do not allow demolition of the 150-year old monumental building on the premises of Jagannath University, experts said.
 arrow BTV: A veritable propaganda machine
While private channels rush to cover the political battles during the recent blockade, Bangladesh Television (BTV) newscast runs a scene of a bumper aman harvest as the top story of its primetime news.
 arrow Rare hoolock gibbon gives birth in captivity
Setting a rare example, a captive hoolock gibbon gave birth to a baby on November 11 in the Dhaka zoo and created a hope for conservation of the critically endangered species.
 arrow Osmani Uddyan: A victim of DCC's indifference
The reopening of one of the city's last remaining public parks, Osmani Uddyan that was shut to public 18 months back, is uncertain .
 arrow New Year keeps printing houses abuzz
Publishing houses in the city are buzzing with preparations of warm receptions to greet yet another English new year by printing calendars and almanacs as the departing year tiptoes towards its end.
 
   
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