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Front Pagearrow Aziz decides his fate by tomorrow
A full-day hectic meetings by the advisers finally yielded a 'light at the end of the tunnel' as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Justice MA Aziz, with all probability, may either go on leave until the
 arrow Peaceful blockade marred in Natore
The entire country came to a grinding halt yesterday as Awami League (AL)-led 14-party coalition resumed an indefinite blockade for the third time amid noticeable support from people for reconstitution
 arrow Blockade unto EC reconstitution
The 14-party coalition yesterday expressed its firm resolve to go on with its blockade programme until its demands including reconstitution of the Election Commission (EC), removal of the chief election
 arrow What will it take for the CEC to get the message?
It is possible that Chief Election Commissioner MA Aziz will not read this piece. We will understand if we are not his favourite newspaper.
 arrow Take action against creating anarchy
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday demanded the election schedule be announced immediately and urged the caretaker government (CG) to take punitive measures against those who are "creating anarchy"
 arrow Trades stop dead on tracks at all ports
Operations at Chittagong port came almost to a standstill yesterday as the Awami League (AL)- led 14- party combine enforced a countrywide rail, road and port blockade.
 arrow CA's sitting on the fence vexes top businesses
Business leaders of the country again voiced their concern over the ongoing political impasse and expressed dissatisfaction over the chief adviser's dilly-dallying to find a peaceful solution to the deadlock.
 arrow Writ petition filed against Iajuddin
A writ petition was filed in the High Court (HC) yesterday to issue a rule to the President and Chief Adviser (CA) of the caretaker government Iajuddin Ahmed to show cause under what authority he is holding
 arrow Two bombs blasted near Bangabhaban
Two handmade bombs exploded last evening near the south gate of Bangabhaban -- minutes after president and chief adviser (CA) Iajuddin Ahmed left the premises for a meeting with his council of advisers
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 arrow Ershad's JP now to join street movement for CEC's removal
Jatiya Party (Ershad) yesterday declared to join the movement along with the 14-party alliance demanding immediate resignation of the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) MA Aziz, only days after confirming
 arrow Iajuddin takes another tough job as head of law, order body
The caretaker government (CG) yesterday formed an advisory committee to improve law and order situation by initiating necessary measures particularly for recovering illegal arms ahead of the parliamentary
 arrow People lost trust in EC
Envoys of four nations including the United States and United Kingdom yesterday said the people has no confidence in the present Election Commission (EC) and the next general election if held under it
 arrow Armed Forces Day today
The Armed Forces Day will be observed today.
 arrow Govt body at core of human trafficking
An unholy nexus of brokers, a section of government officials and immigration police are involved in illegal migration of thousands of workers, mainly female workers to Middle East countries.
 arrow 4-party declares 3-day agitation for polls schedule
Leaders of BNP-led four-party alliance said they hope to form the next government as the people are supporting them.
 arrow 5 brutally killed at B'baria house
Five people including four of a family were brutally murdered by criminals in a house at Charchertala village under Ashuganj upazila yesterday.
 arrow Tarique sued for hate campaign against Hasina
District Awami League (AL) Vice-President Advocate Shahabuddin yesterday filed a defamation suit against BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman, accusing him of conducting "malicious campaign"
 arrow Violation of the government ban

 arrow Eight district officials transferred
The caretaker government yesterday transferred eight field level officials as part of its ongoing administrative reshuffle ahead of the general election.
 arrow 5 murdered in city
Five people including a Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader were killed in separate incidents in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Proceedings of 2 graft cases against Ershad adjourned again
A Dhaka court yesterday again adjourned the proceedings of two graft cases against former president HM Ershad until January 29, 2007 following time petitions of the defence lawyers.
 arrow Outlaw killed in 'shootout'
An activist of outlawed Biplobi Communist Party (BCP) was killed in a 'shootout' between his accomplices and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Pairakhalipur under Harinakundu upazila in Jhenidah early hours
 arrow Hitting an effigy of CEC

 arrow Navy cancels controversial work orders
Bangladesh Navy yesterday cancelled procurement of Tk 1.5 crore spare parts for its six high-speed boats for an exorbitant price of Tk 6.19 crore, sources said.
 arrow Blast rocks train in West Bengal
Ten people died and at least 60 were injured yesterday in a blast that rocked a passenger train in the West Bengal, a spokesman for the Indian Railways said.
 arrow 2 Iraq ministers escape assassination attempts
Two Iraqi Shia ministers escaped assassination bids yesterday as insurgents targeted the country's beleaguered government, still battling to curb the raging bloodshed.
 arrow Nepal king must be punished
An official investigation blamed Nepal's isolated King Gyanendra on Monday for the shooting and killing of pro-democracy protesters earlier this year and said he should be punished.
 arrow Terror plot to bomb German plane unveiled
Investigators have uncovered a plot to bomb a passenger plane in Germany this year using explosives smuggled on board hidden in luggage, the federal prosecutor's office said yesterday.
 arrow Oli asks CEC, commissioners to step down
Executive President of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Col (Retd) Oli Ahmed yesterday urged the chief election commissioner and the election commissioners to resign immediately to rid the country of the
 arrow HC benches to get senior, efficient judges
Chief Justice Syed JR Mudassir Husain yesterday assured the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) of reconstituting the High Court benches with senior and efficient judges.
 arrow Due to the 14-party blockade

 arrow Fears for flooded Kenya refugees
Aid workers are seriously concerned for the health of some 80,000 Somali refugees living in eastern Kenya, which has been hit by catastrophic floods.
Businessarrow Business limps as blockade restarts
Business activities across the capital limped yesterday as the third phase of indefinite blockade programme enforced by the 14-party combine began.
 arrow Huge investment needed for youths to cut poverty
Investment on a large scale is badly needed for the promising youths of Bangladesh in order to accelerate growth and reduce poverty, observed speakers at a function in Dhaka yesterday.
 arrow Japan eyes bolstering economic links with East Asia
Japan has now put its efforts more on improving productivity and bolstering economic links with East Asia. This has become possible as it came out of prolonged recession.
 arrow Tata braces for battle with CSN
India's industrial giant the Tata Group is bracing for a major battle to take over British steel firm Corus in the wake of a dramatic counter bid by rival Brazilian steel company CSN, industry watchers
 arrow G10 central bankers upbeat on global growth
The global economy is set for dynamic growth in 2007 but central bankers must remain vigilant as oil prices still threaten to fuel inflation, European Central Bank chief Jean-Claude Trichet said Monday.
 arrow UAE aims to cut back on foreign workers
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) president has announced plans to gradually replace Asian workers with nationals to redress the huge demographic imbalance in his booming oil-rich country.
 arrow Crude prices lower in Asian trade
Crude prices were lower in Asian trade Monday on mild US weather, ample supplies of heating oil products and confusion over planned production cuts by Opec, dealers said.
 arrow China plans to up car, auto parts exports by ten folds
China plans to boost its car and auto parts exports by more than 10 fold to 120 billion dollars in a decade, a vice commerce minister said Monday. "The exports of car and auto parts...
 arrow Kuwait to start gas production by end of '07
Opec member Kuwait, which discovered large reserves of natural gas earlier this year, plans to start commercial production by the end of 2007, a top oil executive said Monday.
 arrow Jakarta lifts import duty, coal export tax
To attract investors to put their money in the country's vast energy resources, Indonesia's Finance Ministry has lifted import duties on goods and equipment for oil and gas exploration and productionas
 arrow Putin talks energy in Vietnam
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Minh Triet said they intended to ratchet up oil and gas exploration and extraction after meeting on Monday.
 arrow Qatar Airways to add 7 cities to route network
Qatar Airways has announced to expand its international network with the addition of seven new routes in 2007 as the airline is celebrating 10 years of flying since its re-launch, says a press release.
 arrow New president of land developers association
Ahmed Akbar Sobhan Shah Alam, chairman of Bashundhara Group, has been elected president of Bangladesh Land Developers Association for 2006-2009 term, says a press release.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Dav at odds with Ashraful?
There is hardly any doubt that Mohammad Ashraful has yet to justify his rare breed of talent though he had glinted the cricket world quite sometimes but his exclusion from the team for the upcoming home
 arrow Hockey: BHF meeting deferred
Bangladesh Hockey Federation (BHF) has deferred its yesterday's executive committee meeting by a couple of days.
 arrow Cricket: Ash is the best
Mohammad Ashraful has failed to win the hearts of the selectors.
 arrow 100-member squad for Asiad
Bangladesh will send a 100-member contingent to the 15th Asian Games to be held in Doha from December 1-15. The contingent consists of 77 athletes including nine females and 23 officials.
 arrow Cricket: Third round starts today
The third round of the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League begins today with leaders Dhaka facing the challenge of hosts and Chittagong at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium.
 arrow Football: Ujjal gets his place in nat'l team
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday confirmed that Mehdi Hassan Ujjal will be the 20th player in the Qatar-bound national football team.
 arrow Cricket: Taylor turns it around
Chris Gayle and Daren Ganga made a confident start after Jerome Taylor's five-wicket haul in the second Test against Pakistan Monday, boosting the West Indies' hopes of levelling the series.
 arrow Cricket: Flintoff's test by Ashes
One of the imponderables of England's quest to hang on to the Ashes is how the burden of captaincy will weigh on match-winning all-rounder Andrew Flintoff.
 arrow Hockey: Do-or-die for fallen giants
Former masters India and Pakistan face a stiff test to restore the balance of power at the Asian Games as South Korea consolidates its field hockey supremacy in the region.
 arrow Cricket: Ricky learnt his lesson
Ricky Ponting's captaincy will be under scrutiny in his jousts with counterpart Andrew Flintoff after being derided as the Australian skipper who lost the prized Ashes to England.
 arrow Cricket: The onus is on Freddie
No one-played a bigger role with bat or ball in ensuring England regained the Ashes last year than Andrew Flintoff.
 arrow Football: Gudjohnsen puts Barca atop
A two-goal blast from Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen drove title holders Barcelona back to the top of the Spanish league on Sunday, cementing a 4-1 win at Real Mallorca which coach Frank Rijkaardthought
 arrow Football: Roma obliterate Catania
Inter Milan opened up a three-point lead at the top of Serie A after scraping a 1-0 home win over bottom club Reggina on Sunday, while third-placed Roma hammered Catania 7-0.
 arrow Football: United, Arsenal sweat on Euro dream
English giants Manchester United and Arsenal, who saw their high-speed Champions League campaigns hit the buffers last time out, aim to get back on track on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Fiesty battle in prospect
Of all the Champions League matches taking place this week, none will generate more passion than the meeting of Celtic and Manchester United on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Sri Lanka honour record-breaking four cricketers
Sri Lanka's cricket chiefs honoured four players who set new world records at a ceremony here on Sunday night attended by 400 invitees.
 arrow Cricket: India-S Africa first ODI rained off
Rain prevented any play in the first of five one-day internationals between South Africa and India at the Wanderers Stadium Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Langer ready for bouncers
Justin Langer says he has no mental scars from the fearful head blow he took in his last Test match and is ready for any short-pitched England bowling in Thursday's Ashes Test opener here at the Gabba.
 arrow Cricket: 'Shoaib, Asif victims of grudge'
Former Pakistan captain Hanif Muhammad feels banned pace bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Muhammad Asif were the victims of the personal grudge by the cricket board appointed appeals committee, which was not
 arrow Cricket: Walsh Taylor's inspiration
West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who took his second five-wicket haul in Pakistan on Monday, says he draws his inspiration from paceman Courtney Walsh.
 arrow Tennis: Moya confirms Chennai Open participation
Former world number one and two-time champion Carlos Moya of Spain has confirmed participation for the 400,000-dollar Chennai Open 2007.
 arrow Cricket: McGrath rejects retirement talk
Glenn McGrath has dismissed suggestions that he is contemplating retirement after the Ashes series.
 arrow Football: River turn down Higuain bid
River Plate have turned down a 10 million offer from Real Madrid for 18-year-old striker Gonzalo Higuain.
 arrow Football: Kaka reflective in retrospect
Brazil midfielder Kaka said on Sunday he was not fully fit in the 1-0 quarterfinal defeat to France at the World Cup and that he should not have played.
 arrow Football: Beckham, Ronaldo left out
Brazil striker Ronaldo and former England captain David Beckham are injured and have been left out of Real Madrid's squad for Tuesday's Champions League match at home to Olympique Lyon.
 arrow Football: Arsenal lose Gallas
Arsenal central defender William Gallas is set to be out for "a few weeks" after suffering a thigh injury at the end of training on Monday, coach Arsene Wenger said.
 arrow Football: Mega deal for Real
Real Madrid have agreed a 1.1 billion euro ($1.41 billion) deal with Catalan production company Mediapro for the rights to televise their matches, the nine-times European champions said on Monday.
 arrow Football: Marseille banish dark memories
Mickael Pagis scored for Marseille in a 1-0 victory over Valenciennes on Sunday in the first meeting between the teams since the 1993 match-fixing scandal which saw Marseille demoted.
 arrow Football: Kaiser effusive on Gomez
When a legend such as Franz Beckenbauer, a World Cup winner with West Germany in 1974, heaps praise on a young player people tend to listen and everyone is talking about VfB Stuttgart's promising striker
 arrow Football: Fiery draw at Blackburn
Blackburn mid-fielder Tugay went from hero to villain as Tottenham's Jermain Defoe salvaged a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park.
 arrow Football: Daum returns to Cologne
Christoph Daum has performed a u-turn and agreed to become the new coach of German second division side FC Cologne.
 arrow Football: Setback for Argentinian football
Argentinian league football suffered a new setback on Sunday when fears for player safety prompted the cancellation of the Racing and San Lorenzo league game just before the kick-off.
 arrow Football: Paris on Lehmann's mind
Jens Lehmann is determined to lead Arsenal back to the Champions League final to make up for the bitter memories of his side's defeat against Barcelona in Paris.
 arrow Football: United plan holy trinity tribute
Manchester United are to honour three of their greatest players with a statue of George Best, Denis Law and Bobby Charlton.
Metropolitanarrow Forged passports, documents seized, four officials arrested
Police in a drive arrested four officials of a recruiting-cum-travel agency at Fakirapool in the city and seized several hundred forged passports and documents, including emigration clearance and fake
 arrow Remove corrupt elements from politics
Participants in BBC's "Bangladesh Sanglap" said corrupt and dishonest elements should be removed from politics.
 arrow Solution to current crisis soon
Adviser Sultana Kamal yesterday said the caretaker government is hopeful of solving the current crisis "soon" and holding free and fair elections within the stipulated time.
 arrow 'Form supreme judicial council to remove CEC'
Leaders of Combined Citizens' Movement and Peshajibi Samannay Parishad yesterday urged the President/ Chief Adviser to form a supreme judicial council to remove the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) in
 arrow 7 killed in road accidents
At least seven people were killed and 66 others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Satkhira, Sirajganj and Mymensingh yesterday and on Sunday night.
 arrow 24 students to vie for each seat
Some 24 admission seekers will vie for each seat in Dhaka University (DU) as the admission tests for first year honours courses under 2006-07 academic session begin on December 1.
 arrow Khaleda praises members of armed forces
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday felicitated the members of the Armed Forces on the eve of the 35th Armed Forces Day and appreciated them for their contributions towards improving the country's law
 arrow Chinese envoy discusses election issue with CA
Chinese Ambassador in Dhaka Chai Xi paid a courtesy call on President/Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed at the CA's office here yesterday and discussed various issues, including the coming elections in Bangladesh.
 arrow BNP to protest AL's blockade today
BNP-led four-party alliance will hold rallies and bring out processions today in the capital and in all district and upzila headquarters protesting blockade of Awami League-led 14-party.
 arrow Two AL leaders granted bail
A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to two Awami League (AL) leaders arrested in connection with the case filed against them for killing six Jamaat activists at the North gate of Baitul Mukarram National
 arrow LDP Ctg city body formed
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) on Sunday night announced the convening committee of its Chittagong city unit, party sources said.
 arrow BJP leader Saifur laid to rest
Saifur Rahman, secretary general of Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP-Naziur) and former lawmaker, was laid to eternal rest at Banani graveyard in the city after a namaz-e-janaza in front of the central office
 arrow Minor girl burnt to death in Chittagong
A minor girl was burnt to death and two houses and properties worth Tk 2 lakh were gutted in a fire in Chittagong early yesterday.
 arrow Electronic goods worth Tk 1.5cr seized at ZIA
Dhaka Air Freight Customs Authority yesterday seized electronic goods worth Tk 1.5 crore when an organised gang tried to offload the goods with fake documents after dodging the taxes.
 arrow Justice Ruhul Amin acting CJ
Senior most Judge of the Appellate Division of Supreme Court Justice Md. Ruhul Amin will act as Chief Justice in absence of Chief Justice JR Mudassir Hossain from November 22 to 28.
 arrow Int'l Day for Elimination of Violence against Women Nov 25
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women will be observed in the country as elsewhere across the globe on November 25.
 arrow JN varsity exams postponed
The honours second year's examinations of Jagannath University (JU) scheduled for November 23 have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, says a press release.
 arrow 4 members of a family injured in fire
Four members of a family, including a child, were seriously injured in a fire at their house at Kaliganj in Jhenidah yesterday. The injured are Sabita Ghose, Sumon, Maya and two-year-old Kabya.
 arrow Nur Mohammad relieved of BJP membership
Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP-Naziur) has relieved Nur Mohammad Khan, former adviser and secretary general of the party, of its membership and all other organisational responsibilities, says a press release.
 arrow MIDAS training for retrenched RMG workers
With financial assistance from the European Commission under the Small Projects Facility (SPF) Programme, MIDAS has been implementing a one-year programme to impart Entrepreneurship and Skill Development
Nationalarrow Seven BNP leaders threaten to join LDP
Seven BNP aspirants for ticket from in Netrakona-1 constituency have united in opposing newcomer Golam Rabbani and threatened to join Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) if he is nominated in the coming election.
 arrow Former Rangpur JP lawmaker faces corruption allegation
Former Jatiya Party (Ershad) lawmaker from Rangpur-5 (Mithapukur upazila) Shah Solaiman Alam faces allegation of involvement in corruption and misappropriation of government project money and food grains.
 arrow Khulna BNP factions hold rallies
Two factions of Khulna BNP held separate rallies yesterday as part of their central programme. The faction led by former lawmaker Nurul Islam held its rally in front of BNP office at KD Ghose Road.
 arrow Students' memo for peace on campus
The students of Hajee Danesh University of Science and Technology (HDUST) here gave an ultimatum to the university authorities for fulfilling their 4 points of demands by today or 'face a tougher agitation
 arrow College teachers protest attack on colleague
Teachers of all government colleges here yesterday brought out a procession protesting attack on a teacher of Government Begum Rokeya Women's College by miscreants on Sunday.
 arrow RU admission forms to be sold till Nov 26
Rajshahi University (RU) authorities yesterday extended the time for distribution of admission forms for first year honours courses for 2006-2007 session till November 26.
Point-Counterpointarrow EC reform will require more than reconstitution
The demand for reform of the Election Commission (EC) has now become almost universal.
 arrow The way forward
An electoral reform for a free, fair and credible election particularly in light of the demands of the 14-party alliance and other relevant political parties would require, among other things: a structural
 arrow The CEC and Superman
The chief election commissioner obviously has nerves of steel, sort of like the comic book Superman. Superman actually had a body of steel.
 arrow Abolish the UN Security Council veto
The writer visited the United Nations headquarters in New York City with some students last week.
Culturearrow Down Memory Lane
Nostalgia is the theme of the eighth solo painting exhibition of renowned artist and cartoonist Rafiqun Nabi.
 arrow Delving deep into the world of acting
Tanvin Sweety describes herself as a human being who is an actress on screen but a very simple and emotional girl off screen. She grew up in a big happy family of seven sisters and two brothers.
 arrow 'Hattimatimtim': A show for tiny tots
Hattimatimtim, a fortnightly TV show for children, is being aired Tuesdays at 3:45pm on ATN Bangla since 2003.
Generalarrow CA has failed to prove his neutrality: LDP
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leaders yesterday said President/ Chief Adviser Iajuddin Ahmed should resign as the chief adviser and appoint a neutral person as he has failed to prove himself to be neutral.
 arrow Teachers to observe token hunger strike tomorrow
Teachers of non-government high schools, colleges and madrasas will observe token hunger strike in the city tomorrow protesting a circular for depositing tuition fees to government fund against receiving
Internationalarrow Hu visits India to bolster ties, resolve border row
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in the Indian capital yesterday for landmark talks aimed at boosting trade ties and resolving a decades-old border dispute, witnesses said.
 arrow Tigers scoff Lankan aid offer as political gimmick
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels yesterday scoffed a government offer to send supplies to the besieged Jaffna peninsula as a "political gimmick" aimed at appeasing the international community.
 arrow Deadline for Nepal peace deal approaches
Nepal's government and Maoist rebels said Monday that last minute haggling was not expected to delay for the second time the signing of a landmark peace deal to end a decade of war.
 arrow Thai coup leader to visit Pakistan
Thailand's top coup leader General Sonthi Boonyaratglin will make a four-day visit to Pakistan that includes a meeting with President Pervez Musharraf, an official said yesterday.
 arrow IAEA meet set to block aid for Iran atom reactor
The UN nuclear watchdog began a politically charged meeting on Monday that is likely to put on ice Iran's request for help with a heavy-water plant due to fears it could yield plutonium for atom bombs,
 arrow Gaza suffering 'massive' rights violation: UN
A senior United Nations official described Gaza as suffering "massive" human rights violations during a visit to the territory on Monday and urged all sides to be bold in trying to end the violence.
 arrow Israel moots int'l force to prevent Gaza rockets
An Israeli cabinet minister yesterday raised the possibility of deploying an multinational force in the Gaza Strip to prevent persistent Palestinian rocket attacks on the Jewish state.
 arrow Saddam trial 'flawed', says HR Watch
Human Rights Watch said yesterday that Saddam Hussein's trial for crimes against humanity was fundamentally flawed and called for his death sentence and conviction to be overturned.
 arrow Bush praises Indonesian pluralism & diversity
US President George W Bush yesterday praised Indonesia's "pluralism and its diversity" and said that the world should look to the predominantly Muslim country as an example.
 arrow Military victory not possible in Iraq
Military victory is no longer possible in Iraq, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said in a television interview broadcast Sunday.
 arrow Dutch fear int'l backlash over burqa ban
An internal memo of the Dutch foreign ministry warns that the proposed burqa ban in the Netherlands could cause a backlash against the country in the Muslim world with possibly violent protests, the Algemeen
Editorialarrow Editorial: CEC's meeting with high-level advisers' delegation
We are glad that the high-level delegation of the council of advisers had met the CEC yesterday. We can assume that the purpose of the meeting was to ask the CEC to leave, as was done not very long ago.
 arrow Editorial: Advisers doing a credible job
The advisers to the Caretaker Government (CG) are visibly and justifiably not happy with the progress in resolving the ongoing political crisis.
 arrow All set to start a fire?
The electronic media reported the disheartening idea of appointing two additional commissioners in EC to face the current conundrums.
 arrow Mother of the present crisis
Doesn't it look asinine that the party that contrived to install its partisan president as chief advisor to the CTG is now protesting on the street and crying wolf against the opposition's legitimatedemand
 arrow A setback to Bush and the neo-cons
So utterly obsessed is the Indian media with the nuclear deal with the United States that it has reduced its coverage of the Democrats' impressive capture of Congress solely to a discussion of its implications
Letters to Editorarrow A fair election for what?
Our newspapers are overflowing with articles from ex-bureaucrats, retired army/police officers, editors, assistant editors, freelance writers, et al., on the forthcoming election.
 arrow BNP and AL
In democracy there is no way you can bring a country to a complete standstill.
 arrow Achievements of Dr. Yunus
This is time to have a fresh look at things, thanks to the Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Yunus & his Grameen Bank.
 arrow Private universities
Private universities, no doubt, occupy a place of great importance in our education system.
 arrow To CG and EC...
As a general citizen, I have found a few problems insofar as holding of a fair election is concerned.
 arrow Advisors should resign
The way CA is running the administration without proper consultation with the council of advisors...I don't think there is any reason for them to stay as advisors.
 arrow Leadership hunt
This letter is addressed to the electronic media with a proposal to make a leadership hunt programme just as we see on 'Tomakei khujche Bangladesh'.
 arrow Freedom of electronic media
Citizens' rights and democracy are not flourishing in the country at the expected level due to control on the media, especially on TV channels by the alliance of businessmen and politicians.
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