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Front Pagearrow Cops show zero tolerance as blockaders fight on
Supporters of the Awami League (AL)-led grand alliance fought pitched battles with law enforcers in the capital and elsewhere leaving more than 150 injured yesterday on the second day of the three-day
 arrow All doors shut on solution
The caretaker government has seemingly run out of steam in its drive to break the current political deadlock as President and Chief Adviser (CA) Iajuddin Ahmed stands firm on holding the next parliamentary
 arrow Army given blanket power to arrest
The Election Commission (EC) in an unprecedented move yesterday agreed to allow the armed forces to arrest anyone from any place without a warrant during their engagement in election duties.
 arrow Pressure on CA mounts to ensure all-party poll
The United States of America (US), United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) informed the caretaker government that a one-sided election will not be acceptable to the international community.
 arrow Police admin remains politicised as before
The caretaker government's (CG) way of reshuffling the police administration overtly shows that it has followed the footprints of the immediate past government, which massively politicised the department
 arrow EWG won't monitor polls sans all-party participation
Election Working Group (EWG), an alliance of NGOs that monitors polls, will not undertake any national-level election monitoring initiative if all the major political parties do not participate in the
 arrow Grand alliance to form vote resistance committees
The Awami League (AL)-led grand alliance yesterday directed its leaders to form 'vote resistance committees' for every polling centre in a bid to resist 'illegal' polls on January 22.
 arrow Second day of blockade...


 arrow 300 get released on bail in capital
Eight Dhaka metropolitan magistrates yesterday granted bail to over 300 people, held as part of the mass arrest drive, in connection with the cases filed against them with different police stations in
 arrow Polls must be held on schedule
BNP-led four-party alliance yesterday reiterated that there is no alternative but to hold the upcoming polls on the scheduled date of January 22.
 arrow Cold claims 15 more lives
At least 15 people died across the country yesterday as the prevailing cold wave worsened in some parts of the country. At least 133 people have died so far due to the cold wave.
 arrow Move on to recruit 782 in education project on political ground
The process is on to hurriedly recruit 782 pro-BNP-Jamaat people under the Secondary Education Sector Development Project (SESDP) as beneficiaries in the education sector during the five years of theimmediate
 arrow 6 secretaries transferred
The interim government yesterday transferred six secretaries and the post of the cabinet secretary still remains vacant for more than a month.
 arrow 15 injured in BCL-JCD clash
A clash between Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) and Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) left 15 activists of both student bodies injured at Kishorehaat under Mohonpur upazila yesterday afternoon.
 arrow BSF kills 2
Two Bangladeshi cattle traders were gunned down by Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Pach Bhulot border early yesterday.
 arrow Burned driver struggles for life
A CNG autorickshaw driver is struggling for life at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) with severe burn injuries as his autorickshaw was set on fire yesterday by picketers during the blockade programme
 arrow Bombs explode near LDP office, Moudud's house
Two handmade bombs exploded near a Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) office at Baridhara and two such bombs went off five minutes later near the residence of former law minister Moudud Ahmed at Gulshan last
 arrow 23 militants killed in Baghdad
Iraqi security forces have killed 23 militants in Baghdad in a series of raids and firefights since Sunday, the defence ministry said.
 arrow China destroys Islamist camp; 18 killed
China has destroyed an Islamist camp, killing 18 suspected terrorists and capturing 17 others in a region with large separatist ethnic and religious minorities, state media said yesterday.
 arrow India hopes for lasting treaty with Pakistan
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said yesterday he hoped India and Pakistan would eventually be able to sign a long-term peace treaty.
 arrow US and N Korea plan sanction talks: Seoul
The United States and North Korea have tentatively agreed to meet later this month to discuss a crackdown on the North's finances that has stalled talks on curbing Pyongyang's nuclear plans, South Korea
 arrow Thai minister warns of 'more serious' attacks
Thai Defence Minister Boonrawd Somtas warned yesterday that the bombers behind the deadly New Year blasts in Bangkok are likely to organise even more daring attacks over the next two months.
 arrow Pakistan should not use terrorism as a foreign policy tool: Afghan FM
Pakistan should be told not to use "terrorism as an instrument of foreign policy," Afghanistan's foreign minister said yesterday amid new tensions over the Taliban insurgency.
Businessarrow Commercial banks post 26pc growth
Country's commercial banks--both nationalised and private sectors-- posted a 26 percent growth in operating profits in 2006 compared to the growth the previous year.
 arrow Investors nervous as Thaibusiness rules revised
Thailand's foreign business community waited nervously Monday as the government prepared to unveil new rules for investing in the kingdom, which could dramatically alter the way companies work here.
 arrow Inflation down in Nov
The point-to-point inflation rate reached 6.37 percent in November, down by .94 percentage points from October in the current fiscal year. Besides, the inflation rate of food items reduced 1.
 arrow DSE bounces back
Share prices on Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) bounced back slightly yesterday as some advisers initiated a new move to resolve the persisting political crisis.
 arrow EU sees cut in Russian oil supplies no immediate threat
An interruption of Russian crude oil deliveries to Germany and Poland presents no risk to European supplies in the short term, the European Commission said on Monday.
 arrow Asia Pharma Expo 2007 in Dhaka from Jan 11
The 3rd Asia Pharma Expo 2007 will begin in Dhaka from January 11 to exhibit pharmaceutical products, technologies and services.
 arrow Doha round talks 'on a knife-edge'
Global trade talks are on the brink of failure and will only succeed with the support of US President George W. Bush, EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson told The Times in an interview published Monday.
 arrow General Pharma to enter Somalia market
General Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GPL), a local drug manufacturing company, will export its products to Somalia, says a press release.
 arrow Oil rebounds in Asian trade
Oil prices rebounded in Asian trade Monday in reaction to last week's plunge that sent the market to its lowest levels since mid-2005, dealers said.
 arrow Vietnam eyes bigger footwear export this year
Vietnam has targeted to gain footwear export earnings of 3.9-4 billion US dollars this year, up from nearly 3.
 arrow Ford vows new page in historyat Detroit show
Ford, which invented the modern auto industry, used the 100th annual Detroit motor show to promise Sunday a new page in its long but troubled history.
 arrow Taiwan exports up 9.1pc in Dec
Taiwan's exports in December rose 9.1 percent year-on-year to 19.58 billion US dollars, compared with an 8.2 percent increase to 19.54 billion dollars posted in November, the finance ministry said Monday.
 arrow China inflation to rise slightly in 2007
China's consumer inflation is expected to rise two percent in 2007 while retail sales are forecast to jump 13 percent, state media reported Monday, citing an economist from a key government planning body.
 arrow Currency


Sportsarrow Cricket: Tigers doing well
After a break for the Eidul Azha and New Year, the national cricketers returned to business with an extensive fitness session at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: First ODI on Feb 4
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday revealed the official tour itinerary of the Tigers' tour of Zimbabwe.
 arrow Football: Oldham coming in May
After months of speculation, Oldham Athletic's tour of Bangladesh has been confirmed.
 arrow Football: Mohammedan stay in Dhaka
Mohammedan Sporting Club finally decided to make their base in Dhaka in the inaugural Professional Football League.
 arrow Football: JFA Cup from February 1
The qualifying rounds of the third edition of JFA Cup under-15 football tournament will kick off on February 1 at eight venues across the country. The first stage will be played in knockout basis.
 arrow Cricket: 'Just a bit of fun'
Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds says Tuesday's Twenty20 International against crushed Ashes rivals England will not have any bearing on the following one-day tri-series.
 arrow Cricket: Ganguly awaits ODI recall
Having made a strong comeback into the Test side on the tour of South Africa, former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly is expecting a recall to the one-day squad.
 arrow Cricket: Warne hints at academy
Shane Warne has spoken of his desire to help England and hinted at the possibility of starting a Shane Warne Cricket Academy for British children.
 arrow Cricket: Chingoka stonewalls over major issues
A week after being re-elected as chairman of the new board of Zimbabwe Cricket, Peter Chingoka gave an exclusive interview with Lawrence Moyo in the Herald newspaper.
 arrow Cricket: Monty dreams of Warney
Monty Panesar has said it would be beyond his "wildest dreams" to work with Australia great Shane Warne.
 arrow Cricket: Flemo wary of Vaughan
Skipper Michael Vaughan's return should make England a much tougher proposition in upcoming one-day matches despite their Ashes thrashing, New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming says.
 arrow Cricket: Waqar branded 'unprofessional'
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has hit back at claims by Waqar Younis, recently removed as bowling coach, that he was treated unfairly by team management and the board and has accused the former Pakistan
 arrow Football: United leave it late
Henrik Larsson scored on his Manchester United debut as Sir Alex Ferguson's side defeated Aston Villa 2-1 in a dramatic FA Cup third round tie at Old Trafford on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Real relive Riazor nightmare
Barcelona and Real Madrid returned to action in the Primera Liga after the Christmas break with disappointing performances on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Gunners seek Kop double
Arsenal will look to complete a rare Anfield cup double on Tuesday when they face Liverpool in a League Cup quarter-final three days after winning there in the third round of the FA Cup.
 arrow Football: Benitez's Riise rage
John Arne Riise has been war-ned his place is under threat ahead of Liverpool's re-arranged Carling Cup quarterfinal tie with Arsenal at Anfield on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: NZ consider top-order shuffle
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming feels his team can avenge their record one-day defeat in Tuesday's deciding match of the series against Sri Lanka.
 arrow Chess: Rakib, Zia win on
International Master (IM) Abdullah Al Rakib head the points table of the Bengal Peerless DIFE Rating Chess competition after his sixth round win against Nasir in Kolkata yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar flies out to SA
Paceman Shoaib Akhtar has been included in the Pakistan team against South Africa after fast bowler Umar Gul was injured ahead of the first test, officials said Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Haq, Gul troubled
Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul bowled just three overs Sunday on the second day of the touring team's three-day match against the Rest of South Africa.
 arrow Cricket: Ponting hates Twenty20
Ricky Ponting doesn't like playing Twenty20 matches and believes Australia should contest only one game of the popular format each season.
 arrow Cricket: Yousuf may miss two Tests
Pakistan's record-breaking batsman Mohammad Yousuf is likely to miss the first two Tests against South Africa this month due to surgery scheduled for his pregnant wife, an official said Monday.
 arrow Football: Everton blame new ball
Blackburn boss Mark Hughes admitted Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard paid the price for the decision to introduce a new ball for this season's FA Cup after his mistakes helped Rovers seal a 4-1 third round
 arrow Football: Blatter issues Italy apology
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has apologised to Italy's World Cup-winning team for his absence at the trophy presentation after the Berlin final.
 arrow Football: Totti hints at int'l retirement
Roma captain Francesco Totti said Monday he may retire from international football.
 arrow Football: Chelsea aiming high
Chelsea are on track to achieve their goal of being the top club in the world by 2014 and China is key to their success, chief executive Peter Kenyon said on Monday.
 arrow Football: Lyon, PSG progress
Fallen giants Paris St Germain kept their domestic season alive with a comfortable 3-0 victory over Nimes in the French Cup here on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Ferguson hails Larsson
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson hailed Henrik Larsson after his superb goalscoring debut and compared the Swedish striker with Old Trafford legend Eric Cantona.
 arrow Football: Cardiff scare for Spurs
Tottenham were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw by Championship side Cardiff in the FA Cup third round on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Extension fever surrounds Henrik
Speculation in Sweden was rife on Monday over whether Sweden, Celtic and Barcelona veteran foward, Henrik Larsson, would convert a dream debut at Manchester United into an extended stay at the club.
 arrow Football: Scotland keen to keep Smith
Scotland's football chief David Taylor has said he is not resigned to coach Walter Smith leaving to take up the managerial position at Rangers.
 arrow Football: PSG seek Noah's help
Struggling Paris St Germain want former tennis star Yannick Noah to join them in the role of a motivator.
 arrow Football: Russia deny Hiddink report
Russia's soccer chief on Sunday denied press reports that the country's Dutch coach Guus Hiddink may quit early to take over from Jose Mourinho as manager of English side Chelsea.
Metropolitanarrow 236 candidates from BNP, 37 from Jamaat in the fray
A total of 236 candidates from Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) and 37 from Jamaat-e-Islami -- the two major components of four-party alliance -- are now in the fray for parliamentary election slated
 arrow WB keen to support Avian Flu Programme
The World Bank (WB) is interested to take part in Bangladesh's Avian Influenza Programme worth US$ 38 million over a period of five years from 2007 to 2011.
 arrow Balanced use of fertilisers boosts crop yields
Balanced use of fertilisers based on soil tests increases crop yields by 10 to 30 percent and brings greater profits to farmers, according to a study of Soil Research Development Institute (SRDI).
 arrow Mass arrest condemned
Ain O Salish Kendra (ASK) has condemned mass arrest and public harassment centring countrywide blockade programme enforced by Awami League-led grand alliance.
 arrow 'Resolve current crisis politically'
Leaders of Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) at a meeting in the city yesterday said the current political crisis must be resolved politically.
 arrow Ex-BNP lawmaker Kaikobad, his brother get bail
A Dhaka court yesterday granted bail to former BNP lawmaker Kazi Shah Mofazzal Hossain Kaikobad and his brother Kazi Mojibul Haq in a cheating case filed by a proprietor of a construction firm in September
 arrow 2 BNP leaders expelled
Two local BNP leaders were expelled from the party on Sunday for violating party discipline.
 arrow Chinese team calls on Foreign Secy in-charge
A six-member delegation of Shanghai Institute of International Studies (SIIS) called on Ambassador Md Touhid Hossain, Foreign Secretary in-charge, at the foreign ministry conference hall yesterday.
 arrow Left parties call hartal on Jan 21, 22
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday reiterated its demand for the resignation of Iajuddin Ahmed from the post of chief adviser to caretaker government and reformation of the electoral system
 arrow Help bring back Avantika
Relatives, friends, well-wishers and students of dance artiste Ishrat Jahan Tabassum have appealed to the Indian high commissioner in Dhaka to take an initiative at the diplomatic level to bring backher
 arrow Schoolgirl killed in police misfire in Chuadanga
A stray bullet from a police gun killed a schoolgirl at Satgari in the municipal area of the district town yesterday.
 arrow CG urged to hold polls on time
Some 1101 pro-BNP doctors in a joint statement yesterday urged the caretaker government (CG) to hold the ninth general elections on time in a fair and peaceful manner to continue country's democraticand
 arrow Concern over use of children in political programmes
Bangladesh National Women Lawyers Association yesterday expressed concern over using children in political programmes and urged all political parties not to use them this way.
 arrow Nine launches fined in Chandpur
Nine passenger launches were fined Tk 53 thousand on Saturday for violating the existing laws.
 arrow Army distributes warm clothes among cold-hit people
The Armed Forces yesterday started distributing warm clothes among the distressed people suffering from the cold wave in different parts of the country.
 arrow Truck helper killed in Savar
A truck helper was slaughtered by miscreants in Savar yesterday.
 arrow Schoolboy dies in rooftop fall in Chittagong
A schoolboy boy met a tragic death after falling from the rooftop of a 14-storied building in the port city yesterday.
 arrow PSTU tests postponed
The tests for selecting teachers under different faculties of the Patuakhali Science and Technology University (PSTU) scheduled to be held on January 10 and 11 have been postponed due to unavoidable circumstances.
 arrow Joyonti's death anniversary today
Today is the 3rd death anniversary of Joyonti Reza, an architect and a teacher of Australian International School, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Boro farming likely to behampered in 16 N dists
Boro cultivation is likely to be hampered in 16 northern districts due to disruption of supply in fuel and fertiliser as water level marked abnormal fall in the 25-kilometre river route stretching from
 arrow A bad day for an ex-lawmaker
Former lawmaker and BNP candidate from Rajshahi-4 (Puthia- Durgapur) constituency Nadim Mostafa had to return disappointed from a public meeting at Durgapur as the locals did not show up at the venueyesterday.
 arrow Murder of Satkhira ALman sparks protests
The killing of Awami League (AL) activist Azibar Rahman allegedly by a group of BNP men sparked protests by local people and political parties. Azibar was beaten to death on Saturday.
 arrow BCL leader killed in Patuakhali
A Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) leader was killed by unidentified assailants at Jhatibunia village in Mirzaganj upazila Sunday night, police and family sources said.
 arrow Abducted PCJSS leader released
Armed cadres of anti-peace accord United People's Democratic Front (UPDF) on Sunday released a kidnapped leader of Parbatya Chattagram Jana Sanghati Samity (PCJSS) after 15 days of his abduction, locals
 arrow Moulvibazar LDP body announced
A 56-member district executive committee of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was announced with Syeda Hasna Begum as its convener at a meeting held at a local community centre on Saturday.
 arrow BSF abducts Bangladeshi national
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) Sunday night abducted a Bangladeshi national from Telipara border of Tetulia upazila in Panchagarh, BDR sources and villagers said.
Point-Counterpointarrow The dark age of development since 2001
Suppose in a village there are a hundred people, and only one rich man. At the end of the year the rich man earned one crore taka to double his net worth.
 arrow Should we withhold our votes?
The president-cum-chief adviser is adamant to hold the general election on January 22 in spite of the withdrawal of major political parties, except the BNP-Jamaat coalition, which elected him president,
 arrow The poor like globalization
A recent worldwide poll may have come as a shock to those who view the anti-globalization demonstrations as emblematic of a general souring mood about global economic integration.
Culturearrow Abul Barq Alvi: A master of subtle abstracts
Abul Barq Alvi, a well-beloved professor of print making, is affable and vociferous when one gets to sit with him and discuss the state of fine arts in Bangladesh.
 arrow A medley of movies on Liberation War
To mark its 29th anniversary, Rainbow Film Society, perhaps the largest and the oldest of its kind in the country, has arranged a four-day film screening session from December 7 at Begum Sufia KamalAuditorium,
 arrow 'Ochena Adhar': Suspense and thrill in serial
Channel i is currently airing the drama serial Ochena Adhar. Directed by Tarek Mintu, the play revolves around Borsha, a girl who met a tragic end when she was burnt alive in her house.
 arrow Jolie painting stirs controversy
A North Carolina artist intrigued by the public obsession with celebrity has found herself feeding that obsession with a painting of actress Angelina Jolie as the Virgin Mary hovering over a Wal-Martcheck-out
 arrow Ethnic Diversity Theatre Festival postponed
The scheduled five-day theatre festival titled 'Ethnic Diversity Council', slated to begin today at the two venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, has been postponed.
Internationalarrow Talks offer unlikely to stop rebel killing in Assam
A fresh offer by the Indian government to hold talks with separatist rebels in northeast Assam state is unlikely to bring a halt to a wave of ethnic killings in the state, analysts said Monday.
 arrow 11 die in West Bengal protests over land
The death toll in clashes over the proposed purchase of farmland to build special economic zones in India's Marxist-ruled West Bengal state has risen to 11, police said yesterday.
 arrow Musharraf seeks popular support for terror fight
Pakistan's president has called for popular support in combating terrorism and stopping foreign militants from using the country to recruit Muslim suicide bombers for attacks across the globe, state-run
 arrow Court drops charges against Saddam
Saddam Hussein's trial for the killing of 180,000 Kurds in the 1980s resumed Monday with the late dictator's seat empty, nine days after he went to the gallows.
 arrow UN voices fears for Lankan civilians as attacks escalate
The United Nations yesterday condemned weekend bomb attacks on bus passengers in Sri Lanka and called on the combatants in the island's ethnic conflict to ensure civilian safety in battle zones.
 arrow Iran will pursue its nuclear rights
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said yesterday that Iran would not refrain from its right to use nuclear technology, shrugging off a UN resolution against its controversial atomic plans.
 arrow India to launch latest space rocket
India will launch a rocket into outer space Wednesday carrying four payloads including a capsule recovery experiment meant for future manned missions, top officials said yesterday.
 arrow Afghans protest Pak mining plan
Hundreds of protesters marched along the Pakistan border in Afghanistan at the weekend to condemn Islamabad's plan to mine and fence parts of the frontier, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Bird flu, climate change Asia's top security threat
Bird flu and climate change are not just health and environmental dangers but also security threats which Asia must marshal all available resources to fight, analysts said Monday at a conference.
 arrow Palestinian tension rises with Hamas warning
Palestinian tensions in Gaza surged Monday as the ruling Hamas movement issued a warning to a strongman of the rival Fatah faction a day after his vitriolic attack on the Islamists at a huge rally.
 arrow Nepali House to okay constitution on Jan 15
Nepal's parliament will approve an interim constitution on January 15, government and Maoists said yesterday, paving the way for the former rebels to join the political mainstream.
 arrow Bush, Blair worse than Saddam, says Mahathir
President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair are war criminals with more Iraqi blood on their hands than Saddam Hussein, former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday.
 arrow Naga rebels attack rival camp: 2 dead
A Naga rebel faction attacked a camp housing the head of a powerful rival faction in the northeastern state of Nagaland yesterday and one militant was killed, police and rebels said.
 arrow 17,000 Iraqis killed in second half of 2006
More than 17,000 Iraqi civilians and police officers died violently in the second half of 2006 in what constitutes a sharp increase from the beginning of the year, The Washington Post reported Monday.
 arrow Diana, Dodi death inquest resumes
The next stage in the long-awaited inquest into the death of Britain's Princess Diana got under way Monday, with the presiding judge favouring a joint inquest for Diana and her boyfriend Dodi Fayed.
 arrow Leopard in the bathroom
A leopard loped into the bathroom of a home in western India, attracting thousands of curious onlookers for hours before it was captured by officials, a report said yesterday.
 arrow Abducted AFP photographer freed in Gaza
AFP photographer Jaime Razuri was freed in the Gaza Strip on Sunday nearly a week after being abducted by masked gunmen in the latest foreigner kidnapping in the volatile territory.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Flawed voter list
With only 12 days left before the election, already boycotted by the grand alliance and widely viewed as unacceptable on various grounds, the Election Commission has failed to fulfill even the basic legal
 arrow Editorial: Capture of more JMB terrorists
Recent capture of another group of JMB terrorists with large quantities of explosives and other indigenous devices must come somewhat as a relief to us all.
 arrow Khaleda Zia's press conference: An overview
The immediate past prime minister and BNP chairperson, Begum Khaleda Zia, in her recent (January 5) press conference speech in the Dhaka city blasted the AL-led combine for staying away from the scheduled
 arrow The root of all crises
The Federation of the Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) held an emergency meeting on January 6 to ventilate their views about the current political conundrum.
 arrow Europe and energy security
Energy security" is a relatively new term, but it has been gaining currency with alacrity in the global political system, particularly in the European part of the world.
Letters to Editorarrow Voter list isn't the issue
From different articles published in The Daily Star and other newspapers we see that there is a tendency to point out that the reason behind the election boycott is the voter list.
 arrow English cricket and Geoffrey Boycott
English cricket legend Mr. Geoffrey Boycott taunted the Bangladesh national cricket team by saying that even his mother was capable of playing against a team like this.
 arrow Improve 'attitude' at ZIA
There is stark contrast between Dhaka airport and Bangkok Subarnabhumi Airport. Bangkok airport is passenger friendly and convenient. Dhaka airport is rude and unfriendly.
 arrow Indian states
Even as Prime minister Mr. Manmohan Singh called for removing social inequalities in India, Mr.
 arrow Politics of confrontation
The political situation in the country has now come to a head. The grand alliance, therefore, has no other choice than to go heavily for a countrywide seize of the streets.
 arrow Same old story
The same story will now usher once again with the same players coming into play in the political arena of the country after the ensuing election (if at all held).
 
   
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