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Steps being taken to hold free, fair polls
Says Adviser Shoaib Ahmed
Adviser to the Caretaker Government (CG) Shoaib Ahmed yesterday said the nation will not forgive the CG, if it fails to hold a free, fair and neutral election that all could accept.
Eid joy eludes street children
Although Eid brings joy and happiness to people of almost all walks of life, the street children can hardly share this joy and happiness due to their poverty.
12 killed in road crashes
At least 12 people were killed in separate road accidents across the country yesterday.
Cattle markets abuzz with customers but price very high
The city cattle markets witnessed a flood of customers yesterday busy buying sacrificial animals with the Eid-ul- Azha knocking at the door.
JP can't take part in polls without Ershad
Party leaders tell EU delegation
Jatiya Party (Ershad) yesterday informed the visiting election observation mission from the European Union that they could not take part in the elections without party chairman HM Ershad in the race.
Eid & New Year
World leaders greet Iajuddin
Heads of state and government of Muslim and other countries, including US President George Bush, have greeted President Iajuddin Ahmed on the occasion of holy Eid-ul-Azha and happy New Year.
Execution of Saddam condemned
Different political parties and student organisations yesterday condemned execution of Saddam Hussein, former president of Iraq.
CG to take steps to solve remaining problems
Hopes US envoy
US Ambassador Patricia A Butenis has expressed the hope that the caretaker government will take measures to resolve the remaining minor problems for smooth holding of free and fair elections.
DCC initiatives to keep city clean
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has taken up massive programme to keep the city clean during and after the Eid-ul-Azha.
Tk 80,000 donated for preserving memories of poet Shamsur Rahman
Nibedan, a socio-cultural organisation, yesterday donated Tk 80,000 for preserving the memories of the veteran poet.
DU Alumni Assoc
Manzur Elahi, Raquibuddin re-elected president, secy
Syed Manzur Elahi and Raquibuddin Ahmed have been re-elected president and secretary general of DU Alumni Association respectively, says a press release.
Shawkat, Sabuj elected JPC president, secy
Shawkat Mahmud and Kamal Uddin Sabuj have been elected president and general secretary of the Jatiya Press Club (JPC) respectively.
Yanan, Kallol OCAB president, gen secy
Huang Yanan of Xinhua News Agency and Qadir Kallol of BBC have been elected president and general secretary of the Overseas Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (OCAB) respectively for 2007, says apress
Dissemination session of ITC
The International Training Centre (ITC), the latest venture of STS Group, held a dissemination session at Basundhara in Dhaka recently, says a press release.
Liberation War Museum closed from Jan 1 to 3
Liberation War Museum will remain closed from January 1 to 3 on account of Eid -ul- Azha , says a press release. The normal activities of the museum will resume on January 4.

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