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Front Pagearrow Poll date depends on how much reforms parties want
A new schedule for general elections depends on the extent and scope of reforms demanded by political parties to ensure free, fair and credible polls, two advisers to the caretaker government said yesterday.
 arrow BNP clique trying to change president
A section of BNP leaders are making moves to change the president, who holds the defence portfolio during the tenure of the caretaker government with the authority of transferring and promoting the armed
 arrow EC wants dialogues but yet to invite alliances
The Election Commission (EC) yesterday did not send any invitation letter to the two major political alliances, asking them to have talks with the EC on how to hold the ninth parliamentary election, although
 arrow ACC leaves out key man Obaedul Karim
The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) filed 29 cases against 14 'culprits', who had swindled Oriental Bank, but mysteriously left Obaedul Karim's name out of the list, who had been categorically namedas
 arrow Asthma takes alarming turn
The number of asthma patients coming for treatment at the hospitals greatly increased in last 10 years, marking an alarming rise of such patients in the recent time.
 arrow Adviser briefed about looming power crisis
Top officials of the power and energy ministry yesterday apprised new adviser Tapan Chowdhury of the enormous problems the country is likely to face in the coming days in both sectors.
 arrow 25 injured as farmers clash with cops over fertiliser
At least 25 people including police were injured when the law enforcers clashed with farmers who put up barricades on the Dhaka-Bogra Highway in Raiganj upazila of the district for hours yesterday demanding
 arrow Judicial probe of defamation case against Hasina stalled
A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned the judicial inquiry of a defamation case filed against Awami League (AL) Chief Sheikh Hasina until March 15 as BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman could
 arrow Army men pick up 3 Ctg ward commissioners
Army personnel arrested three Awami League-backed ward commissioners of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) and a BNP-backed union parishad chairman in the district yesterday.
 arrow Plucked chickens
Plucked chickens are sold at Tongi on the outskirts of the capital at only Tk 50 a kg although its normal price at kitchen markets in the capital is at least Tk 80 a kg.
 arrow Canadian minister for talks among govt, parties for fair election
Canadian Foreign Minister Peter MacKay has urged the new caretaker government and the leaders of the main political parties in Bangladesh to enter into a constructive dialogue in order to establish the
 arrow HC injunction on earth-filling of Gulshan Lake
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued an interim injunction on earth-filling work by Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakhkha (Rajuk) on Gulshan Lake in the city's posh area to prepare residential plots.
 arrow Pakistan envoy meets Khaleda
Pakistan High Commissioner Alamgir Muhammad Babar yesterday met BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia at her Hawa Bhaban office and discussed the post-emergency situation in the country.
 arrow 2 PBCP men killed in 'shootout'
Two members of the outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) Janajuddho faction were killed in a 'shootout' with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) inside a primary school compound under Ataikula thanain
 arrow Saddam's brother, aide hanged
Two of Saddam Hussein's aides were hanged before dawn yesterday, the Iraqi government said, admitting that the head of his half-brother Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti was also ripped from his body during the
 arrow IRRI season...

 arrow Appointment of chief engineer stayed by HC
The appointment of the chief engineer and ship surveyor at the Department of Shipping has become complicated as the High Court stayed the appointment of a navy commander to the post.
 arrow Govt cancels fisheries secy's deputation order
The government has cancelled Fisheries and Livestock Secretary ATM Sarwar Hossain's deputation order.
 arrow Fishing in a festive mood

 arrow Fishing cat released to eco park
The fishing cat, caught alive at a village in Baralekha upazila on Saturday, was released at Madhabkunda Eco Park by forest officials yesterday.
 arrow Maoists join parliament after 10 years of war
Nepal yesterday approved a new temporary constitution to bring former rebel Maoists into an interim parliament and strip the king of his executive powers, bringing an end to a decade of civil war.
 arrow To warn...

 arrow Israel unveils plan to expand settlement
Israel announced a settlement expansion in the West Bank yesterday, dealing a blow to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as she held talks with Israel's premier on jumpstarting the dormant MiddleEast
 arrow Rice to talk with Olmert, Abbas soon on ME
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas are to meet soon for a three-way summit.
 arrow Iran working with Iraq over US arrests
Iran said yesterday it was working with Iraqi officials on securing the release of five Iranians arrested by US forces in Iraq last week and accused of running arms and money to Iraqi militants.
 arrow First US troops arrive in Iraq for new plan
The first additional American troops who will take part in a major new security plan in Baghdad have arrived in the Iraqi capital, the US commander in Iraq, General George Casey, said on Monday.
 arrow Greek police quiz witnesses of US embassy attack
Greek anti-terrorist police yesterday were questioning dozens of witnesses of a grenade attack against the US embassy in Athens, the most daring hit by leftist guerrillas in Greece in years.
Businessarrow Govt's bank borrowing threatens macro-economic stability
Government borrowing from banks threatens the country's macro-economic stability and economic reforms, the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) views.
 arrow Oil prices rise above $53
Oil prices rose above $53 a barrel Monday amid reports that Opec may hold an emergency meeting to try to reverse the 13 percent plunge in oil prices this year.
 arrow DSE indices, turnover drop slightly
Both the price indices and turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday declined slightly following record gains the pervious day. The DSE All Share Price Index shed 7.91 points or 0.
 arrow Economy: Sorry for the past, let's move fast
With the latest change of guards in the country, the economy has started to come back on track after months of disruption caused by the extended or undesired political unrest, which at few points in time
 arrow China exporters suffer as currency rises
Dependent on exports to the United States, the Hebei Lihua Hat Co. saw its profits wiped out as China's currency rose steadily against the dollar over the past year.
 arrow EU needs gas pipeline network
German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Monday for a European gas pipeline network to help guarantee the EU's energy security.
 arrow Asia makes energy pledge, moves on trade
Asian leaders agreed Monday to push for freer trade and more secure energy supplies across the region, wrapping up a week of high-level diplomacy on everything from terrorism to North Korea.
 arrow Hyundai workers begin partial strike
Unionized workers at Hyundai Motor Co. began a promised partial strike Monday amid a dispute with management over bonuses, a union official said.
 arrow Dunlop to set up radial tyre plant in West Bengal soon
The Dunlop India Limited (DIL) will set up a plant for production of radial tyres, possibly in West Bengal, soon.
 arrow Laos, Thailand to remove trade barriers
Thailand's business sector has agreed to help lift barriers on Lao exports transiting Thailand to other countries and to help facilitate the entry of more Lao agricultural products to its markets.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Football: Mohammedan want to ride the wave
The introduction of the Profe-ssional Football League will bring changes to the club structure and the future of the game.
 arrow Cricket: Ali Asif's appointment raises questions
If the job of a cricket team's operations manager has got something to do with the press apart from his other duties, then the recent appointment of Ali Asif Khan for the demanding post might not have
 arrow Cricket: Giants look to stretch winning run
The third-round of the Kai-Altech Premier Division Cricket League begins today in the city at different venues.
 arrow Football: Youth meets deferred
The tournament committee has decided to defer the start of the Third JFA Cup under-15 football championship due to the Bishwa Ijtema to be held in the city from February 2-4.
 arrow Football: Ex-refs to inspect B. League venues
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) has appointed three former referees to inspect the venues to be used during the B. League -- the inaugural Professional Football League.
 arrow Cricket: Proteas win easily
Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis took South Africa to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Pakistan on the fifth day of the first Test at Centurion Park Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Ponting given rest
In a bid to manage his workload ahead of the World Cup, Australian captain Ricky Ponting will be rested when the host nation takes on England in Brisbane on Friday in their triangular series one-day international.
 arrow Cricket: Gibbs in hot water
Herschelle Gibbs, the South African batsman, who has been charged under Level 3.
 arrow Cricket: Who's taking KP's place?
England are still undecided about who will replace injured batsman Kevin Pietersen at number four in Tuesday's tri-series one-day international against New Zealand in Hobart.
 arrow Cricket: Sourav ready to play anywhere
Having staged a memorable comeback into the Indian team, former captain Sourav Ganguly says he is ready to renew his famous opening partnership with Sachin Tendulkar in the one-day arena.
 arrow Tennis: Fighting mars opening day
Police ejected about 150 spectators from the Australian Open Monday after an ugly brawl broke out between Serbian and Croatian fans inside the ground.
 arrow Cricket: Inzamam not happy
Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq said there would be three or four changes of personnel ahead of the second Test against South Africa starting in Port Elizabeth Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Crucial game: Vaughan
England captain Michael Vaughan says the clash with New Zealand will be crucial to their one-day campaign.
 arrow Cricket: CA seeks one more Test
A sixth Ashes Test could be played in the 2010-2011 series between Australia and England following the spectacular success of the recent series, Cricket Australia (CA) said Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan want dope tests on WC probables
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) wants to conduct dope tests on all 30 probables in its provisional World Cup squad and has directed its medical panel to obtain relevant kits from the World Anti-Doping
 arrow Tennis: Jittery passage for seeds
Defending champions Roger Federer and Amelie Mauresmo overcame early jitters to negotiate the first round of the Australian Open Monday on a day overshadowed by brawling Serbian and Croatian fans.
 arrow Football: Real pounce on slip-ups
Real Madrid ended a turbulent week with a morale-boosting 1-0 home win over Real Zaragoza to move within two points of leaders Sevilla in the Primera Liga on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Chivu howler stalls Roma
AS Roma lost ground on Serie A leaders Inter Milan when they conceded a late penalty to draw 1-1 at Messina on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Yousuf joins teammates
Record breaking Pakistani batsman Mohammad Yousuf has left the country to join his teammates ahead of the second Test against South Africa later this week, a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) official told
 arrow Cricket: PCB surprised
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has been taken in by "surprise" by the announcement that controversial Australian umpire Darrell Hair would stand in a three-nation series in Kenya next week.
 arrow Football: Milla on top
Former Cameroon star Roger Milla has been voted the best African footballer of the last 50 years.
 arrow Football: Becks wants early exit
David Beckham is seeking an early release from his contract with Real Madrid to join up with Los Angeles Galaxy before the end of the Primera Liga season, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber has
 arrow Tennis: Serena's dress controversy
Serena Williams on Monday laughed off suggestions her lime-green outfit gave her an unfair advantage at the Australian Open because it is the same colour as a tennis ball.
 arrow Football: Mancini has contract doubt
Inter Milan coach Roberto Mancini said Monday there's no guarantee he will extend his contract with the Serie A champions beyond June.
 arrow Football: Vogts to guide Super Eagles
Former Germany boss Berti Vogts has agreed to coach Nigeria, according to the chairman of the Nigeria Football Association (NFA), Sani Lulu.
 arrow Tennis: Baghdatis feeling the heat
Marcos Baghdatis admits he feels under pressure from his family and entourage at this year's Australian Open after his euphoric charge to last year's final.
 arrow Football: Totti, Mancini shake on it
Roma captain Francesco Totti and teammate Mancini have ended their long-standing rift after combining to score in Sunday's 1-1 draw at Messina.
 arrow Football: Cisse lifts Marseille
Liverpool reject Djibril Cisse bagged his second goal in a Marseille shirt to help his new side to a 2-0 win at 10-man Rennes on Sunday and into third place in the French championship.
 arrow Football: Magpies spur Tottenham show
Nicky Butt's second-half winner helped Newcastle United complete a fine recovery to record a 3-2 win over Tottenham at White Hart Lane here Sunday.
 arrow Football: Capello explains axing
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello said it was a joint decision to discard David Beckham for the rest of the season after he decided to join Los Angeles Galaxy.
 arrow Football: Johnson Everton's saviour
Sylvester Stallone was at Goodison Park on Sunday to see Andy Johnson salvage a point for Everton in a 1-1 draw against Reading and narrowly miss out on a late comeback that would have done the actor's
 arrow Football: Adebayor in quit threat
Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebaoyr on Sunday threatened to quit his Togo international career in the next six months.
 arrow Football: Moyes reveals Cahill concern
David Moyes admitted Tim Cahill is not yet back to full fitness despite the Australia midfielder making a first team return for Everton in the 1-1 Premiership draw with Reading.
 arrow Football: Le Guen at PSG bench
Former Rangers boss Paul Le Guen was named Monday as the new coach at struggling Paris St Germain, taking over from Guy Lacombe.
 arrow Football: Bremen keen on Carew
Bundesliga leaders Werder Bremen revealed Sunday they are interested in signing Norwegian international striker John Carew from French champions Lyon. "It's an option that we're studying.
 arrow Football: Pellegrini extends with Villarreal
Villarreal coach Manuel Pellegrini has signed a one-year extension to his contract which will keep him at the club until 2008, the Primera Liga side said on Monday.
 arrow Football: Levante sack Lopez Caro
Struggling Primera Liga side Levante sacked coach Juan Ramon Lopez Caro on Monday after a poor run of form left them 17th in the table.
Metropolitanarrow 8 killed in road accidents
At least eight people were killed and 25 others injured in separate road accidents in Patuakhali, Comilla, Bagerhat, Kushtia and Sylhet on Sunday and yesterday.
 arrow RMC forensic medicine deptt in shambles
The activities of forensic medicine department of Rajshahi Medical College is being hampered for want of adequate manpower, modern facilities, lack of equipments and own building.
 arrow Emergency not a solution
The state of emergency is not a solution to the country's crisis over holding the polls and forming an independent, neutral and trustworthy election commission (EC) is one of the tasks necessary to resolve
 arrow 4 injured in boiler explosion in city
At least four workers were critically injured when a boiler exploded at a factory in Shyampur in the capital yesterday. The injured are Sulaiman, 28, Al Amin, 30, Farook, 35, and Ahmed Ali, 30.
 arrow Move to wind up dining system in JU dormitories
The authorities of Jahangirnagar University (JU) have initiated a silent move to wind up dining system from all the 11 dormitories replacing it with the gradual initiation of mess system without considering
 arrow Build political consensus to hold credible polls: JSD
Jatiya Samajtantrik Dal (JSD) yesterday urged the caretaker government (CG) to take specific steps to build political consensus in order to hold a free, fair and credible election.
 arrow JMB cadre held in Rajshahi
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-5 in separate drives detained a cadre of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and two drug paddlers from Dinajpur and Rajshahi yesterday, Rab sources said.
 arrow Tk 4.7 lakh realised for pilfering Wasa water in Ctg
A mobile court in a drive against theft of Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) water realised Tk 4.
 arrow Fee hike in city schools condemned
Leaders of Bangladesher Samajtantrik Dal (BSD) yesterday condemned the increase of admission fees in different non-government schools in the capital.
 arrow Arrest of killers of Manik Saha demanded
Communist Party of Bangladesh (CPB) yesterday demanded arrest and exemplary punishment to the killers of Khulna-based eminent journalist Manik Saha to mark his third death anniversary, says a press release.
 arrow Caretaker dies as brick falls on his head in city
A caretaker died on the spot when he was hit by a brick in his head severely in the capital yesterday. Lal Mia, 45, was working as a caretaker in an under construction building at sector 14 of Uttara.
 arrow 20 Comilla Shibir activists sent to jail
A magistrate's court here yesterday rejected bail petitions of 20 Shibir activists accused of attacking Jatiya Party supporters. The court also sent them to jail.
 arrow 2 muggers held after severe mob beating in city
Two muggers were beaten up severely by the mobs for snatching valuables from a rickshaw passenger in the city yesterday.
 arrow 9-yr-old girl raped, one arrested
A nine-year-old girl was raped at Agrabad Choumuhuni area in Chittagong on Sunday night. Police arrested one Md Liton, 20, in this connection.
 arrow Sir Salimullah's anniversary of death today
The 92nd death anniversary of Nawab Sir Khwaza Salimullah Bahadur, a pioneer of Muslim awakening in the sub-continent, will be observed today, says a press release.
 arrow Infant's body found floating in Dhanmondi lake
Police yesterday recovered a floating body of a newly born baby boy in city's Dhanmondi Lake.
 arrow 1,618 more held
Police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested some 1,618 people on various charges from across the country in the last 24 hours ending at 6:00am yesterday.
 arrow Faiz meets Iajuddin
Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University Prof. Dr SMA Faiz met President Iajuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Contribution of Ranesh Dasgupta recalled
The 95th birth anniversary of Ranesh Dasgupta, an eminent litterateur and journalist and one of the founders of Bangladesh Udichi Shilpi Gosthi, was observed yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow CU opens today
Residential students of Chittagong University (CU) started returning to their dormitories yesterday as the academic activities will resume today after a 20-day vacation on the occasion of Eid-ul Azha.
 arrow Buet admission process resumes Jan 22
Admission process at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) for the sessions 2006-2007 will resume from January 22, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Lunch owners continue 'rotation',threaten strike
Launch owners are continuing to ply their launches on the Barisal-Dhaka-Barisal route by rotation ignoring an order of the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and threatened to stop services
 arrow 270 'grand alliance' men granted bail in Satkhira
A court here on Sunday granted bail to 270 leaders and activists of grand alliance who were accused in eight cases filed by BNP leaders following a clash over a bridge at Patkelghata in Tala upazila on
 arrow No headway in fresh probe in 10 months
Khulna Press Club and Khulna Union of Journalists (KUJ) separately observed the third death anniversary of journalist Manik Saha.
 arrow Mercury dips to 6.5 Celsius in Rangpur
The mercury dipped to 6.5 degree Celsius in Rangpur yesterday, recording country's lowest temperature in the northern district. The temperature was 7.
 arrow Abduction bid foiled by villagers in Meherpur
A bid to abduct a son of a Saudi expatriate was foiled by villagers at Garabaria village in Gangni upazila in Meherpur district Sunday night.
 arrow 770 urea bags seized in Jamalpur
Police raided two 'illegal' godowns at Madarganj upazila in Jamalpur district and seized 770 bags (about 40 tonnes) of urea on Sunday.
 arrow Outlaws threaten to blow up press club in Dumuria
A newly floated underground party--Purbo Banglar Mission Juddho (PBMJ)--has threatened to bomb and blow up Dumuria upazila press club and kill five correspondents of local and national dailies.
 arrow Arms trader held
An alleged arms trader was arrested from a Dhaka bound bus here yesterday afternoon.
Point-Counterpointarrow Credible voter list is job number one
President Prof.
 arrow Is Southeast Asia becoming China's playpen?
China's diplomatic success in Southeast Asia has often been fortuitous.
Culturearrow Two Bangladeshi films go to 36th Int'l Film Festival Rotterdam
Two Bangla feature films, Nirontor directed by Abu Sayeed and Swapno Danaye directed by Golam Rabbani Biplob, have been nominated for screening at the 36th International Film Festival Rotterdam,
 arrow 'Homeguti Khela' retains age-old appeal
Some local games have retained their appeal through the ages.
 arrow 'Neer': Drama serial on family issues
Drama serial Neer will be aired on ntv tonight at 9:50. Written and directed by Ejaz Munna, the serial underlines little joys and woes that run deep in an extended family.
 arrow Abhishek and Aishwarya put end to rumours, get engaged
Two of India's leading film stars, Abhishek Bachchan and former Miss World Aishwarya Rai, are finally engaged after months of feverish speculation about their relationship, their families said yesterday.
Generalarrow Additional WB fund likely
The World Bank (WB) is likely to allocate additional financing to support the government in the implementation of BTTB restructuring. The WB sources said an ongoing financial assistance of 9.
 arrow Mystery shrouds death of nurse in city
A 22-year-old nurse of a private hospital, who was admitted to Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) by an unknown man with serious injury marks last night, died at the hospital half an hour later.
 arrow 7 new Japanese volunteers arrive
Seven new Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) arrived here recently from Japan in order to extend cooperation in different areas such as infection control, sports, rural community development,
 arrow Robbery in city house
Robbers looted gold ornaments worth Tk 3.20 lakh from a house at Monipuripara at Tejgaon last night.
 arrow Projonma Debate Festival held in Comilla
Projonma Uranus Dal became the champion in the final round of the two-day 'Aktel Joy Projonma Debate Festival' held in Comilla recently.
Internationalarrow Army to step up crackdown on Assam rebels
India's million-plus army warned yesterday that operations will be intensified against rebels blamed for a spate of ethnic attacks that killed 69 people in the northeastern state of Assam.
 arrow Keep out of Iraq, Bush and Cheney warn Iran
US President George W.
 arrow Saddam execution rushed to stop him 'having last word'
The execution of Saddam Hussein was rushed to prevent the former Iraqi leader from revealing facts that could compromise the United States, former Russian prime minister Yevgeny Primakov said Sunday.
 arrow More grisly finds in India as serial murder toll rises
Federal detectives yesterday removed nine plastic bags filled with human bones found in a new search near a bungalow dubbed the "House of Horrors", and admitted there may now be more than 20 murder victims.
 arrow 3 killed, Ethiopia seeks African help
At least three people were killed when Somali gunmen battled government and Ethiopian troops in the heaviest fighting in Mogadishu since the ouster of hardline Islamists last month, residents said yesterday.
 arrow Brown relaxes into PM-in-waiting role
After waiting awkwardly in the wings for years to succeed Tony Blair, Gordon Brown is relaxing into the role of Britain's next prime minister.
 arrow Kuwait court jails 3 Arabs for plotting attacks on US troops
Kuwait's criminal court jailed three stateless Arabs for 10 years yesterday after convicting them of manufacturing explosives and plotting attacks on US troops in the oil-rich emirate.
 arrow Iran eyes 3,000 centrifuges at nuclear plant
Iran is aiming to install at least 3,000 centrifuges at a key nuclear plant, the government spokesman said yesterday, confirming Tehran would make a major announcement on its atomic programme next month.
 arrow New Delhi lacks social graces
Residents of India's capital regularly spit, litter, break traffic rules, harass women and lack civic sense, which makes the city of 14 million a downright rude place to live, according to a new study.
 arrow Anti-cancer chicken eggs
British researchers have developed genetically modified chickens that can lay eggs which contain the proteins required to develop anti-cancer drugs, the BBC reported on Sunday.
 arrow US military apologises over S Korean rape
US military authorities in South Korea have apologised over the alleged rape of a 67-year-old local woman by a US soldier, saying the case was "an affront" to all servicemen, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Japan to cancel delayed moon probe mission
Japan's space agency said yesterday it had recommended cancelling a much-delayed unmanned mission to the moon in the latest setback to the nation's ambitions to explore the final frontier.
 arrow No guarantee of Iraq success
The latest US plan to beef up its forces and secure Baghdad has "no guarantees of success and it's not going to happen overnight," US General George Casey acknowledged yesterday.
 arrow Nato soldier killed in Afghanistan
Nato troops attacking an insurgent base in southern Afghanistan were engaged from several positions yesterday, leaving one soldier dead and several others wounded, the Nato-led force said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Advisers on a right track
We welcome the caretaker government's (CG) express desire not to place curbs on all the fundamental rights during the state of emergency.
 arrow Editorial: Writing on the wall
Now that a decisive change has come over the political arena, it makes sense to suggest that a similar move be made at the Election Commission.
 arrow Caretaker government, take two
Election under a non-party caretaker government is not a common practice in the parliamentary democracies of the world. Bangladesh is unique in this case. It is an innovative concept.
 arrow Fatal attraction
Everyone I spoke to about the state of emergency in the country has expressed relief.
 arrow Emergency, politics and the media
The state of emergency, imposed for the first time since 1990, under a democratic setting is now a reality.
Letters to Editorarrow State of emergency
Though the people of Bangladesh never desire to witness a state of emergency for the sake of country's betterment, they are now going through it.
 arrow Congratulations to new CA
Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed is widely believed to be a neutral and efficient man. Our politicians are not trustworthy that's why we need the CG system, after all.
 arrow No election before cleaning up
What a sigh of relief! At last the country is saved! Who saved it we don't know and we don't want to know, because the real savers never shout like the shameless creatures around us.
 arrow Thank you
It was my pleasure to find The Daily Star to be the first among the Internet edition of newspapers of Bangladesh to break and then provide the comprehensive news of the emergency clamped on the country.
 arrow Ask what you can do
One thing I notice these days is that every time reporters go out on streets and ask people to comment on the nation and the currents affairs, almost everybody complains about the government.
 arrow Seeking information about Ulpur
This is probably the most inconvenient time for making a request like this. I really hope things will calm down soon in your country.
 arrow A suggestion
Our over-heated political arena has become quiet after the promulgation of state of emergency.
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