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Front Pagearrow Charges pressed against top lawyers for SC vandalism
Investigators of the November 30 vandalism on the Supreme Court (SC) premises yesterday pressed charges against 13 people including eminent jurists Dr Kamal Hossain, Barrister Rokanuddin Mahmud and Barrister
 arrow Grand alliance almost finalises seat sharing
Awami League (AL)-led grand electoral alliance almost completed its preparations for contesting the upcoming election whenever it happens, according to alliance sources.
 arrow 4-party may end coalition if grand alliance shuns poll
BNP-led four-party alliance yesterday tentatively decided that its components will contest in the upcoming election individually if Awami League (AL)-led grand alliance does not participate, according
 arrow 3 outlaws killed in 'crossfire'
Three underground operatives were killed during "shootouts" with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Jhenidah and Pabna, while another died at a hospital in Sirajganj eight hours into his arrest by the law
 arrow Rampage, rail-road barricade for not getting BNP ticket
Followers of a disgruntled BNP ticket seeker in Kishoreganj-6 (Bajitpur-Nikli) constituency went on the rampage and put barricade on Kishoreganj-Dhaka railway tracks at Sorarchar railway station and Kishoreganj-Dhaka
 arrow 'Investment in energy sector plundered for lack of proper policy'
Energy experts at a seminar yesterday said due to the lack of a proper energy policy, investments in the sector have been plundered and contracts that are against the national interest have been signed
 arrow Army men arrest 6 in Nilphamari, Kurigram
Army personnel arrested six people, including a ward commissioner, a BNP leader and a Jubo League activist, in Nilphamari and Kurigram early yesterday.
 arrow Reforms in land policy must for development
The country cannot develop without reforms in its land policy, speakers said yesterday at the National Seminar 2006. The recent trends of "development" have actually taken the country towards a dual-economy.
 arrow Guantanamo returnee on one-month detention
The home ministry yesterday gave a one-month detention on Mobarak Hossain, who returned from Guantanamo Bay prison on December 17, for his involvement in anti-state activities.
 arrow 2 file nominations for one Dhaka city JS seat
Only two candidates filed their nomination papers for one of the eight Dhaka city constituencies yesterday, the third day of the five-day window for submitting nomination papers.
 arrow Rab informant who helped arrest Bangla Bhai killed
An informant of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police, whose tip-off led to the arrest of JMB Second-in-Command Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai, was slaughtered by unidentified assailants at village
 arrow Police probe starts after 5 days as Khokon files GD
After five days of inactivity, police yesterday started investigation into the mysterious shootout at Mirza Abbas' residence in which Abbas' sister-in-law Masuda Akram was shot.
 arrow Three suspected Hizbut Touheed men arrested
Police on Thursday night arrested three suspected militants of Hizbut Touheed, a banned Islamist outfit, at a bazaar in Boda upazila of Panchagarh district.
 arrow Media reports on CNG scam false: Huda
Former communications minister Nazmul Huda yesterday said the media reports alleging irregularities in CNG-run three wheeler purchase and allocating a piece of railway land to a human rights organisation
 arrow Poll observers must play a neutral role
Adviser to the 2001 caretaker government, M Hafizuddin Khan, yesterday asked polls observers to duly punish themselves if they step outside the established code of conduct while monitoring the election
 arrow Evicted but...

 arrow Jamaat leader killed in clash with AL
A local Jamaat leader was killed and 20 others were injured in a clash between the activists of Awami League and Jamaat at Hazarbighi Bazar in Shibganj upazila last night.
 arrow US navy to control Gulf waters for long: Gates
A buildup in the US naval presence in the Gulf is intended to send the message that "the United States is an enduring presence in this part of the world," US Defence Secretary Robert Gates said yesterday.
 arrow Human rights body paints grim picture of Asia
As Asia enters 2007, its people are distressed and angry over growing human rights abuses in the region where anybody could be arrested anytime without any valid reason.
 arrow Discussing election strategies...

 arrow HR violations are result of poverty, says CJ
Increasing inequality around the world and unjust globalisation are the major causes of poverty that have become a great challenge to human rights, Chief Justice Syed JR Mudassir Husain said yesterday.
 arrow Sonia faces threat from al-Qaeda
India's ruling Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi's security detail has been put on high alert after a home ministry warning of a possible attack by an al-Qaeda-backed group, a report said Friday.
 arrow Security Council to vote on Iran sanctions today
The Security Council will vote on a European draft resolution mandating nuclear-related sanctions on Iran today, the current president of the 15-member body said yesterday Qatar's UN envoy Nasser Abdelaziz
 arrow 4 US troops killed in Iraq
Four US troops have been killed in Iraq during fighting in the flashpoint Al-Anbar province, the military said yesterday.
Businessarrow Mixed reaction to sales at Dhaka int'l trade fair
Participants at the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2006 have vented mixed reaction to sales, although stalls at the country's largest trade show have been witnessing increasing number of visitors
 arrow India hints at major tax incentive for selective exporters
Indian Finance Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram has hinted at major tax incentives for high employment-generating export sectors in the coming budget and said he is not worried about the country's widening
 arrow Oil prices steady
Oil prices were steady in Asian trading Friday after falling more than $1 in the previous session on forecasts of warmer-than-average weather in the U.S.
 arrow Securitisation deal of Brac receives int'l awards
Brac's microcredit receivables securitisation transaction has been selected as 'Securitisation Deal of the Year 2006' by IFR (International Financing Review), 'Best Domestic Securitisation Deal of the
 arrow Alltex Industries approves 8pc dividend
Alltex Industries Ltd, a home-textile manufacturer and exporter, approved an 8 percent dividend for its shareholders for the year that ended on June 30, 2006, says a press release.
 arrow Thai-Japan FTA likely next year
Thailand plans to sign a free-trade agreement (FTA) with Japan next year that was nearly completed under the government of deposed premier Thaksin Shinawatra, the finance minister said Friday.
 arrow Weekly Currency Roundup
December 17-December 21, 2006

Local FX Market
Demand for US dollar was relatively higher throughout the week and USD strengthened against Bangladeshi taka.

Sportsarrow Cricket: Big guns fire at large
Big spenders Abahani, Old DOHS and Sonargaon Cricketers all won by big margins in the Kai-Altech Premier Division Twenty20 League in different venues across the city yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers to play four ODIs in Zimbabwe
Bangladesh cricket team will reach Zimbabwe on February 1 to play four one-day internationals as part of preparation for the next year's World Cup.
 arrow Football: Bangladesh eves lose two games in India
Bangladesh women's football team lost their second match in a row in the tour of India when they went down 2-0 to Orissa State Women's Football Association at Baragarh, Orissa yesterday.
 arrow Golf: V-Day golf concludes
The two-day long Banglalink Victory Day Golf tournament ended yesterday at the Kurmitola Golf course.
 arrow Cricket: Sanath show sinks NZ
Sanath Jayasuriya rolled back the years with a blistering half-century as Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by 18 runs in a rain-affected Twenty20 match The tourists were 62-1 after 5.
 arrow Cricket: McGrath not going soon
Australian paceman Glenn McGrath on Friday quashes rumours he would follow teammate Shane Warne by retiring from Test cricket after the current Ashes series against England.
 arrow Cricket: Botham urged Warne to stay
Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne revealed Friday that England legend Ian Botham was among those who had tried to talk him out of retiring.
 arrow Cricket: Cricket took a backseat
Shane Warne's announcement of his Test match retirement this week was just the latest in a series of events beyond the boundary which dominated the cricket headlines in 2006.
 arrow Cricket: Gambhir, Dravid look fluent
Gautam Gambhir powered his way to 79 before retiring as the Indians piled on the runs after lunch against a Kwazulu-Natal Invitation XI at the Crusaders Ground.
 arrow Kabadi: Div I kabaddi results
Shaheed Mozaffar Sampriti Sangha beat Sinha Sangha 56-20 with four lonas in the First Division Kabaddi League at the Outer Stadium Kabaddi court yesterday.
 arrow Tennis: The fighters' year
France's Amelie Mauresmo finally shed her choker's tag as she claimed her first Grand Slam titles in 2006, but it was battling Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne who stole the show, ending the season as world
 arrow Cricket: Vaughan wary of rivalry
Michael Vaughan believes there are three candidates for the England captaincy for the Commonwealth Bank one-day tournament in the New Year.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies try to regroup
The farewell appearances of cricketing great Shane Warne threaten to sidetrack Australia's bid to chase history against England in the fourth Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground from Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Atletico frustrate Barca
Barcelona were held to a 1-1 home draw by Atletico Madrid on Thursday, a result which leaves the champions three points behind league leaders Sevilla going into the two-week Christmas break.
 arrow Football: What's eating Milan?
Don't look now, but AC Milan has won a paltry 11 of 25 games in the Italian and Champions leagues this season.
 arrow Football: The Kahn success theory
Former German international goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, relegated to the bench during the 2006 World Cup, insisted Friday it was only logical that they would have been world champions if he had been in goal.
 arrow Football: Eleventh heaven for Inter?
Serie A leaders Inter Milan will equal the record for consecutive wins in Italy's top division if they notch up their 11th straight victory at home to Atalanta on Saturday in the last round of matches
 arrow Football: Giggs wants more success
Ryan Giggs is determined to crown his glittering career by helping Man-chester United break Chelsea's Premiership dominance.
 arrow Cricket: WADA contests pace duo
The World Anti-Doping Agency said Friday it has filed an appeal against Pakistan's decision to lift doping bans on fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammed Asif.
 arrow Sreesanth learning
Firebrand paceman Shantha-kumaran Sreesanth, whose famous war dance has now become a symbol of India's historic Test triumph against South Africa in Johannesburg, says he will try to keep his aggression
 arrow Cricket: Ponting was shocked
Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting admitted on Friday he was "shocked" and "saddened" after Test cricket's greatest bowler Shane Warne decided to quit.
 arrow Cricket: Razzaq to miss 2 Tests in SA
Pakistan all rounder Abdul Razzaq has been ruled out of the first two Tests in South Africa because of fitness concerns and appears likely to miss the entire series, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official
 arrow Handball: BDR, Police win
Bangladesh Police and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) won their respective matches in the Design Zone First Office League handball competition at the outer stadium handball court yesterday.
 arrow Football: Sonko's Chelsea fears
Reading defender Ibrahima Sonko has revealed his fear of playing at Chelsea after receiving death threats.
 arrow Football: No regrets, says Higuain
Real Madrid's latest recruit Gonzalo Higuain said he had no second thoughts about joining the club after witnessing their humiliating 3-0 defeat at home to Recreativo Huelva on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Squillaci wary of resurgent Monaco
Lyon defender Sebastien Squillaci admitted that his side would be wary of visiting his former club Monaco despite the apparent gulf that separates the two French first division rivals.
 arrow Football: Milan striker fails dope test
AC Milan striker Marco Borriello has been suspended after testing positive in a routine doping test, the Italian Football League said in a statement.
 arrow Football: Mbeki defends WC preparations
South Africa is further down the road in its preparations for the 2010 football World Cup than any other previous host nation, President Thabo Mbeki said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Betis sack Irureta
Relegation-threatened Spanish First Division side Real Betis sacked coach Javier Irureta on Thursday.
 arrow Football: 'Hands off Smith'
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson on Friday warned Premiership rivals Everton off a move for striker Alan Smith.
 arrow Football: FIFA concerned about India
FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Friday that world football's governing body will launch a campaign next year to encourage the growth of the sport in India.
 arrow Football: La Volpe gets Sarsfield job
Former Mexico coach Ricardo La Volpe has accepted to train Argentine first division side Velez Sarsfield. He will sign his one-year contract on Friday, club vice-president Raul Gamez confirmed.
 arrow Football: Alves extends Sevilla stay
Sevilla's Brazilian defender Dani Alves has agreed a one-year contract extension that ties him to the club until 2012, the Primera Liga leaders said on Friday.
Metropolitanarrow Home-bound passengers rush for ticket
With holy Eid-ul-Azha round the corner, thousands of city dwellers have started buying tickets of bus, train and launch to celebrate one of the greatest religious festivals of the Muslims with their near
 arrow Contractors stop taking delivery of foodgrains from Ctg port
The contractors and commission agents stopped taking delivery of imported foodgrains from Chittagong port after a mobile court found the godowns unsuitable and unhygienic for storage of consumers' goods.
 arrow Six killed in road accidents
At least six people, including a three-year-old boy, were killed in separate road accidents in different parts of the country yesterday and on Thursday night.
 arrow LDP interviews 1,500 nomination seekers
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has completed interviewing the nomination seekers although it says the party will not participate in the election under the present caretaker government.
 arrow Duta elections today
Dhaka University Teachers' Association (Duta) election will be held today to elect the executive council for the year of 2007.
 arrow BNP workers go on rampage in Khulna
A section of BNP workers loyal to former lawmaker Ali Asgar Lobi went on a rampage at Khan A Sabur road in the city yesterday evening, damaging several cars and billboards.
 arrow One killed in CNG pipeline explosion in Sylhet
A young man was killed and two people were wounded as a CNG pipeline exploded at a filling station in the city's Subanighat area last night.
 arrow Practice of masculinities leads to violence
Speakers at a regional seminar yesterday said the prevalent notions and practices of masculinities lead the community to violence and intolerance.
 arrow Nap restarts its activities after 27 years
After 27 years, National Awami Party (Nap) starts its activities again with the commitment to establish a transparent and accountable political environment.
 arrow Imdad-Sitara Khan Kidney Centers launched
The first two of five kidney centers sponsored by Imdad-Sitara Khan Foundation (ISKF) were inaugurated at Hotel Sheraton in the city yesterday by Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman, former chief adviserto
 arrow 'Save Country, Constitution, Court Day' tomorrow
Sammilita Ainjibi Samannay Parishad yesterday called on the lawyers to observe 'Save Country, Constitution and Court Day' tomorrow.
 arrow BNP-police clash in Rangamati
BNP yesterday called a dawn-to-dusk hartal in Baghachhari upazila for tomorrow following a clash between BNP activists and the police that left 20 people, including six policemen, injured.
 arrow DU Alumni Assoc finally gets its permanent office
A reunion of Dhaka University Alumni Association (Duaa) was held to celebrate its permanent office at the newly built Nabab Nawab Ali Chowdhury Senate Building on the campus yesterday.
 arrow 2 hotel staffs shot in city
Unknown assailants shot a hotel manager and hotel boy at Ramna in the city yesterday. The injured are hotel Manager Mohammad Babul, 35, and hotel boy Tajul Islam, 31.
 arrow Security guard found dead
Police yesterday recovered a body of a security guard who went missing on Tuesday night from city's Demra area. The dead was identified as Tariq bin Tawhid, 28.
 arrow Anti-corruption concert Dec 29
With a view to creating awareness about corruption among the young generation, Transparency International, Bangladesh (TIB) will organise the first ever anti-corruption concert in the country on December
 arrow Textile, jute workers demand bonus, arrears by Dec 23
Leaders of Jute, Yarn and Textile Workers' Action Council yesterday urged the government and the authorities concerned to pay Eid bonus and other arrears to all workers by December 23, says a press release.
 arrow One dies in rooftop fall
A shrimp exporter died yesterday morning falling from the rooftop of his three-storied building at Chandmari in the city.
 arrow Emergency JU syndicate meeting today
The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) will hold an emergency syndicate meeting today to discuss the allegation of sexual harassment against a teacher of Bangla department.
 arrow 40 injured in Habiganj clash
At least 40 people were injured in a clash between two groups of villagers at Protappur village in Baniachong upazila yesterday.
Nationalarrow Rival factions threaten to 'paralyse' Khulna
Khulan city Mayor Shaikh Tayabur Rahman yesterday claimed that BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia asked him Thursday night to file nomination paper on Saturday as a of four-party alliance candidate from Khulna-3
 arrow Shun politics of confrontation
Speakers at a roundtable here yesterday urged leaders of all political parties to shun 'politics of confrontation', saying this will plunge the country into violence and soil the polls atmosphere.
 arrow More 56 submit nomination papers in 10 districts
Fifty-six candidates filed nomination papers in five districts in Barisal division and in Tangail, Sirajganj, Pabna and Dinajpur districts till yesterday to contest the coming parliamentary election.
 arrow Khaleda Zia to run in Barisal-5 constituency
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia will be a candidate from Barisal-5 constituency in the coming election because of bitter intra-party feud in the area for nomination.
 arrow Supporters block road for ticket
Several hundred Awami League activists and supporters loyal to Dr Yonus Ali put up barricades on Sadullapur-Maderganj road for two hours yesterday demanding alliance ticket for him from Gaibandha-3 constituency.
Point-Counterpointarrow Power and authority of EC and role of CTG
Much of the present prob-lem that has inflicted us and is perceived as a national crisis, originates from misconception and misinterpretation of the real situation.
 arrow Among the electricity and computer engineers
In the sixteenth century when the Europeans came to Asia the conditions of the two continents were not that dissimilar. At that time Bengal was a prosperous though mismanaged country.
 arrow Kashmir sans two-nation theory
I was at Lahore when President General Pervez Musharraf's proposal on Kashmir was carried by the Pakistan media.
 arrow The Hajj: One of the five pillars of Islam
At the very outset I would like to state that it is only Islam which gives millions and millions of its followers from all over the world a golden opportunity to meet at a particular place during theholy
 arrow Fighting poverty with micro-credit
I, along with many proud citizens of Bangladesh, watched the time-stilling moment on television as micro-credit 'guru' Professor Muhammad Yunus, founder of Grameen Bank, received the Nobel Peace Prize
Culturearrow Shabnur: Leading lady of Dhaka tinseltown
Shabnur is perhaps the most popular actress on silver screen at present.
 arrow Purbayan Chatterjee: The sitar virtuoso
Among the rising stars of the Indian classical music firmament is Purbayan Chatterjee.
 arrow Qawwali at Shilpakala Academy
A two-day musical soiree featuring Bangla qawwali organised by the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) recently at its premises, offered a veritable bonanza for qawwali lovers.
 arrow New talk show highlighting women's views on politics
Highlighting the upcoming general election an 18-episode talk show planned by eminent cultural activist Sara Zaker titled GrammenPhone Nari O Rajniti will be aired today at 5:30pm.
 arrow Doors, Baez, Callas to receive honorary Grammys
Influential rock bands The Doors and the Grateful Dead will receive lifetime achievement Grammy Awards next year, along with jazz saxophone player Ornette Coleman and the late opera singer Maria Callas,
Generalarrow Sacrificial animals pouring in, but prices very high
Nearly a week ahead of Eid-ul Azha, sacrificial animals started pouring into local markets but the prices are high and beyond the capacity of low-income groups in the North Bengal region.
 arrow Corruption swallows aid as Lanka marks tsunami anniversary
Corruption and ethnic violence is blocking a flood of foreign aid for Sri Lanka's tsunami survivors two years after the massive disaster, according to official records and whistle-blowers.
 arrow Release of BKL chief demanded
Bangladesh Krishak League (BKL) yesterday demanded immediate and unconditional release of its President Dr Mirza Jalil who was arrested on Thursday during the dawn-to-dusk hartal enforced by Awami League
 arrow Asia urged to take more eco-friendly measures
The Asia-Pacific region, a global production centre, is exceeding its ecological capacity, the United Nations said Friday, calling on the region to take better environmental protection measures.
 arrow School teacher donates Tk 20 lakh to AMCH fund
Habeeba Lopa Selim, a teacher of Sunbeams School in the city, yesterday donated Tk 20 lakh to Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital (AMCH) fund.
 arrow Dead star offers clues to the end of our solar system
British astrophysicists said Thursday that they have found evidence of planetary material in the orbit of a white dwarf for the first time, a discovery that may provide clues to the end of our own solar
 arrow Vietnam, UN to launch awareness campaign
Vietnam and the United Nations announced yesterday they will launch an awareness campaign on the risks posed by bird flu as the virus continues to spread in two southern provinces.
 arrow 'US-Syria talks key to ending Lebanon crisis'
The United States must change policy and reach out to Syria if the crisis in Lebanon is to be resolved, according to the International Crisis Group think-tank.
Internationalarrow Bush inks law blocking aid to Hamas govt
US President George W Bush signed a law Thursday banning US aid to Hamas, aiming to isolate the radical Islamic group which controls the Palestinian government but refuses to recognise Israel.
 arrow Tigers warn Colombo of full-scale war
Renewed conflict in Sri Lanka will escalate into full-scale war if the military follows through on a declared plan to evict the Tamil Tigers from the island's volatile east, a top rebel has warned.
 arrow US wrecked hopes of N Korean nuke deal
South Korean President Roh Moo-Hyun has accused the United States of wrecking last year's agreement to scrap North Korea's nuclear programmes by simultaneously imposing financial sanctions.
 arrow Indo-Pak officials hold border talks
Pakistan and India are to hold talks yesterday aimed at resolving a dispute over an estuary on their border that has hampered exploration for oil and gas and led to the detention of hundreds of theirfishermen.
 arrow NY train tunnels vulnerable to bomb attack
Train tunnels under New York's Hudson River are more vulnerable to a bomb attack than previously thought, the New York Times reported yesterday, citing an analysis done for the Port Authority of New York
 arrow Nepal to use Gurkhas for arms monitoring
The Nepali government and Maoist rebels will employ retired Gurkha soldiers to begin verifying arms until a full United Nations monitoring mission arrives, both sides have said.
 arrow Jordan warns window for peace fading in ME
Jordan's King Abdullah II warned yesterday chances were running out for peace in the Middle East, with "disastrous" consequences in store unless progress is made in the first half of the new year.
 arrow Fossil of huge plant-eating dinosaur found in Spain
Scientists in Spain have found the fossilised remains of one of the largest animals ever to walk the Earth, a gargantuan plant-eating dinosaur up to 125 feet long and weighing as much as seven elephants.
 arrow Afghan attack targets anti-Taliban MP
An outspoken anti-Taliban legislator survived a suicide car bomb attack close to his house in Afghanistan's capital yesterday that injured five civilians and three of his bodyguards, police said.
 arrow British seize Iraq police in massacre probe
More than 1,000 British troops backed up by tanks carried out a dawn raid on Friday to seize Iraqi police officers accused of leading a death squad that slaughtered 17 police trainers.
 arrow Fog paralyses London's Heathrow airport again
Thousands of travellers struggling to get home for Christmas faced another day of chaos and frustration on Friday as London's Heathrow airport was blanketed in fog.
 arrow Ethiopian tanks roll to Somali battlefront
Ethiopian tanks rolled to the battlefront on Friday as Somali Islamists and pro-government troops pounded each other with artillery and rockets in a fourth day of clashes edging closer to all-out war.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Using army during hartal
The hartal on Thursday passed off relatively peacefully except for a few stray incidences of picketers causing damage to some vehicles.
 arrow Editorial: Rohingyas in voter list
At a time when the whole nation is looking forward to correction of the voter list that was universally branded as flawed, a report from Cox's Bazar has cast doubts on the local election officials'
 arrow Islam, Muslims and the European media
Recent statements by Pope Benedict XVI, Mr J Straw, a former senior member of the British Cabinet, and current British Communities Minister Phil Woolas have all reflected a common thread of thought --
 arrow Price spiral: When will this nightmare end?
The price spiral is contin-uing unabated. It all started during the immediate past government's tenure.
 arrow Election 2007: How competent will be the candidates?
If corruption is lubricant of political machine how can we run our politics without corruption? When we say corruption-free politics we mean corruption within limit.
StarTecharrow Taking on windows security
Ensuring security on your computer that runs Windows is a delicate and complicated business. The ever-menacing threats of viruses, spyware, phishing is always on the rise.
 arrow Craze of new generation
Chronological advancement of computer technology dramatically changes the experience of personal entertainment.
 arrow Nasa, Google aim for virtual space travel on Web
Web surfers may soon be able to explore the canyons of Mars and experience a virtual flight over the surface of the moon thanks to a deal announced on Monday between Web search company Google Inc.
 arrow Constructing In Space

Literaturearrow Closed for Christmas
Less than two days to go before Christmas. I shrink into my thick wool coat as the icy, north-easterly gusts of wind try to tear through me while I go about my last minute preparations.
 arrow Visiting Professor P. Lal
I find consolation that despite the border between the Bengals, almost every second person I meet has been to epar, our side.
 arrow Published in the Streets of Dhaka
Pretty objects continued to be admired until 1875 when the phrase "pretty-pretty"was coined. That did it.
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