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Today's Index
Front Pagearrow CA vows to transfer power through polls at earliest
Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday pledged to transfer power to an elected government at the earliest through holding a free, fair and credible general election after reconstituting the Election
 arrow Aziz finally resigns
Justice MA Aziz resigned from the post of Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) yesterday citing a major political alliance's lack of confidence in him and to avert further political unrest in the country.
 arrow 3 die in army custody
Three people including a BNP leader and an activist of its youth wing Jubo Dal died in the army custody hours after they were picked up in Chittagong, Barisal and Tangail.
 arrow Ulfa leader's latest claim makes it more intriguing
Investigation into the August 21 grenade attack on an Awami League (AL) rally further dips into mystery following a news that quoted a commander of Assam's insurgent group Ulfa as saying their men made
 arrow DSE turnover hits all time high at Tk 111cr
Turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday hit all time high of Tk 110.89 crore amid a huge capital inflow in the market.
 arrow Nine secretaries transferred
The interim government yesterday made a major reshuffle in the civil administration changing nine secretaries including those of establishment, power and information ministries while contractual appointees,
 arrow SC asks govt to submit amended CrPC by Feb 1
The Supreme Court (SC) yesterday ordered the government to submit an amended Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) by February 1 to advance separation of the judiciary from the executive.
 arrow City clean-up continues
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday evicted more than 300 hawkers from Karwan Bazar area.
 arrow AL welcomes CA's speech
Awami League (AL) last night welcomed the speech of the chief adviser (CA) to the caretaker government (CG) and hoped that the CG headed by Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed will soon announce a date for holding the
 arrow Civil society lauds speech
In reaction to the speech of Chief Adviser to the Caretaker (CA) Government Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed, former adviser to a CG, M Hafizuddin Khan, said his speech actually reflected the long-standing demands
 arrow Group active to create primary textbook crisis
A syndicate in connivance with some dishonest officers of National Curriculum and Textbook Board (NCTB) has created an artificial scarcity of fresh free primary textbooks, forcing the guardians to buy
 arrow Dhaka not aware of Ulfa link
Bangladesh foreign ministry yesterday expressed ignorance about the reported Ulfa involvement in the August 21 grenade attack on Awami League chief Sheikh Hasina's rally in Dhaka in 2004, saying thatthe
 arrow Tight security planned for Bishwa Ijtema
A five-layer security measure will be taken up at the Bishwa Ijtema ground to ensure foolproof security during the Muslims' second-largest congregation in Tongi on the outskirts of the capital beginning
 arrow Govt cancels rotation system for launches
The government yesterday dissolved the rotation system in operating private passenger launches on Dhaka-Barisal route.
 arrow Ecnec recast, purchase body formed
The interim government yesterday formed advisers' committees on purchase, economic affairs, law and order, administration and national award while the National Economic Council (NEC) and Executive Committee
 arrow US, UK, German envoys talk politics with BNP leaders
US Ambassador Patricia A Butenis, British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury and German Ambassador and current EU chair Frank Meyke exchanged views on the current politics with BNP senior leaders overdinner
 arrow Judicial probe ordered into case against Jugantor editor
A Dhaka court yesterday ordered a judicial inquiry into a defamation case filed by Khamba Limited General Manager Mohammad Siraj on behalf of the company's managing director Giasuddin Al Mamun against
 arrow Govt to ensure smooth supply of fertiliser
The government is determined to accelerate the fertiliser supply across the country, as there is no scarcity of the agri-input, said industries Adviser Geeteara Safiya Choudhury.
 arrow Armed force to help ease traffic congestion...


 arrow Outlaw killed in 'shootout'
An outlawed party activist was killed in an 'encounter' between his cohorts and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Bondbil in Alamdanga upazila early yesterday.
 arrow Mob kills mugger
A mob beat a mugger to death and injured another after a gang of thugs tried to snatch valuables from a pedestrian at Shyampur in the capital early yesterday.
 arrow 25 GIs killed as more troops arrive in Iraq
More than 3,200 US paratroopers have landed in Baghdad to help quell raging sectarian violence, the military announced yesterday, after US losses surged with 25 troops killed in a helicopter crash, agunbattle
 arrow Iran president vows to defy UN resolutions
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed yesterday that Iran will never bow to UN resolutions over its nuclear programme, as the military prepared for war games that will include short-range missile tests.
 arrow Democratic field to grow after Hillary throws hat into ring
The field of US Democratic presidential contenders was expected to grow even more yesterday after Senator Hillary Clinton dramatically reshaped the budding contest by entering the 2008 race.
 arrow Syria helps save Hamas-Abbas meeting
Syrian officials stepped into the increasingly bitter dispute among the Palestinian leadership, successfully negotiating a crucial meeting on Sunday between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas'
Businessarrow Apparel exports to US, EU grow 24pc in 4 months
Bangladesh earned $2.6 billion through exports of readymade garments (RMG) to the US and European Union markets, registering a 24 percent growth in the first four months this fiscal.
 arrow WEF's Davos meet begins Wednesday
Top business and political leaders are gathering at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the Swiss resort of Davos on Wednesday.
 arrow Foreign investors drive boom in Malaysia's condo market
Foreign investors are driving a boom in Malaysia's luxury condominium market, lured by the relaxation of purchasing rules, a strong economy and low prices compared to other Asian capitals.
 arrow Bangladesh must protect LDCs' interest in World Economic Forum
Speakers at a seminar yesterday urged the representatives of Bangladesh to safeguard the interests of the LDCs in World Economic Forum to be held in Davos, Switzerland between January 24 and 28.
 arrow Industrial trade fair kicks off today
A 40-member team of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) left for Kolkata yesterday to attend the 20th Industrial India Trade Fair at Saltlake Main Stadium in the West
 arrow Iraq to refrain from raising oil exports
Iraq will not increase oil exports in support of fellow Opec member states which want to underpin world crude prices, Oil Minister Hussein al-Shahristani said on Sunday.
 arrow India, France trade likely to grow by 20pc
France on Saturday said that the trade with India is likely to grow at the rate of 20 per cent this year at $4.2 billion (over 18,725 crore Rupee).
 arrow Cambodia's RMG makers worried over Vietnam's WTO entry
Cambodian garment manufacturers are seeing red over Vietnam's WTO entry last week, which they say threatens to undermine this country's crucial textile sector.
 arrow DRU, Teletalk sign deal
Journalists will enjoy special call tariff facilities from state-run mobile phone company Teletalk, says a press release.
 arrow China's policy banks set to be commercialised
China Development Bank (CDB), one of China's three policy banks, will take the lead in commencing commercial operations, according to the Third National Financial Work Conference which closed on Saturday.
 arrow S'pore to cut corporate tax
Singapore will lower its existing corporate tax rate of 20 percent by at at least one percentage point to stay competitive, former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew said in remarks published Sunday.
 arrow New chairman,vice chairman of banks' assoc
M Syeduzzaman, chairman of Bank Asia Ltd, and Muhammad A Rumee Ali, director of Brac Bank Ltd, have been unanimously elected chairman and vice chairman of Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) for the
 arrow Indian central bank may ease funding norms
Overseas expansions and acquisitions for India Inc could get a lot easier, if a line of thinking on the part of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow parent companies to lend directly to their step-down
 arrow New office bearers of JCI Bangladesh
Mamun Akbar has been elected national president of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Bangladesh for the year 2007, says a press release.
 arrow China projects slower growth in foreign trade
China's Ministry of Commerce has projected a 15-percent growth for foreign trade in 2007, down nine percent from last year.
 arrow HK wants to confirm status as China's financial hub
Hong Kong's bid to keep pace with China's breakneck economic growth by strengthening its own status as a global financial centre could face stiff opposition from mainland cities, analysts warn.
 arrow New chairman of Janata Bank
AFM Solaiman Chowdhury, former chairman of the National Board of Revenue, has joined as chairman of the Board of Directors of Janata Bank. He replaces Khondoker Shahidul Islam, says a press release.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Abahani challenge for champs
Champions Old DOHS will face tough challenge to get back to winning tracks when they take on title contenders and leaders Abahani in one of three fifth round games of the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League
 arrow Cricket: Ganguly guides India
West Indies opening batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashed a robust century, but failed to stop India from posting a thrilling 14-run win in the first one-day international here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan need 183 more
Mohammad Asif and Danish Kaneria wore down the resistance of South Africa's batsmen and gave Pakistan a chance of gaining a series-levelling win on the third day of the second Test at St George's Park
 arrow Cricket: Australia keep winning
New Zealand blew a golden opportunity to upset Australia when the home side won their triangular series one-day international by two wickets at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.
 arrow Kabadi: Kabaddi team fly today for WC
Former national kabaddi captain Badshah Mia has been brought back from retirement to represent Bangladesh in the second Kabaddi World Cup to be held in India from January 24.
 arrow Cricket: Kolkata erupts
An air of jubilation pervaded the city as Sourav Ganguly made a perfect comeback to the one-day international team and giving a fresh spurt to the clamour among his fans for reinstating him as Indiancricket
 arrow Cricket: WC tickets sale slow
World Cup organisers have admitted that ticket sales are not going as well they would hope for, with just 50 days to go until the opening fixture in Jamaica.
 arrow Cricket: England one of Sourav's picks
Sourav Ganguly, who led India to the 2003 World Cup final, believes England are one of five teams with a chance of winning the World Cup this time around.
 arrow Tennis: Roddick sets up 'friendly' clash
Roger Federer sent a shiver through his Australian Open rivals with another straight sets demolition job to join Andy Roddick, Tommy Robredo and Mardy Fish in the quarterfinals Sunday.
 arrow Football: Sevilla stop the rot
Seville kept on course for their first Spanish league title in 61 years after a battling goalless draw at Villarreal on Saturday to stretch their advantage to three points.
 arrow Tennis: Champion gone
Defending champion Amelie Mauresmo and No. 3 Svetlana Kuznetsova are gone.
 arrow Football: Mourinho curses his fate
Jose Mourinho said on Saturday he was powerless to improve the situation at injury-hit Chelsea.
 arrow Tennis: Sharapova to get back top spot
Russia's Maria Sharapova will regain the world number one ranking after Amelie Mauresmo and Svetlana Kuznetsova suffered surprise defeats in the Australian Open fourth round on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Atalanta on the climb
Palermo's pursuit of second place suffered a setback after a 0-0 draw at Reggina in Serie A on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Bradley makes winning debut
The United States, with goals from Landon Donovan, Jonathan Bornstein and Kenny Cooper, defeated Denmark 3-1 in an international friendly Saturday that marked Bob Bradley's debut as head coach.
 arrow Tennis: 'Black Widow' controversy
Martina Hingis' fiance has disputed the five-time Grand Slam champion's reputation as a "Black Widow" who acts as a jinx on the careers of the men in her life.
 arrow Football: Del Piero inspires Juve
Alessandro Del Piero was bursting with pride after making his 500th appearance for his beloved Juventus on Saturday.
 arrow Tennis: Secrets
David Nalbandian has developed a habit he'd like to kick at this Australian Open.
 arrow Tennis: Love lifts spirits
Love's young dream, in the form of two promising Czechs, conjured up a couple of the sweetest victories imaginable in Melbourne on Sunday.
 arrow Chess: 4 Bangladeshis in 2nd place
Grandmasters Ziaur Rahman and Niaz Murshed and fellow Bangladeshis IM Enamul Hossain Rajib and IM Abdullah Al Rakib earned seven points to share the second place with eight others at the end of the ninth
 arrow Cricket: Ganguly praised
Indian opener Sourav Ganguly's match-winning effort on his return to the one-day arena after a 16-month hiatus elicited praise from both the West Indies captain Brian Lara and the home skipper Rahul Dravid.
 arrow Tennis: Eight reach main draw
Eight players qualified for the main draw of the 5th BKSP International Junior Tennis Championships at the Savar sports institute yesterday.
Metropolitanarrow The way a travel agency cheats 31 women migrant workers
Police recently recovered forged documents intended to cheat hundreds of male and female workers who went to different countries for jobs, but were either deported or failed to find jobs.
 arrow Preparation on to hold Amar Ekushey Book Fair
Preparation for Amar Ekushey Book Fair 2007 on Bangla Academy premises in the city is going on in full swing.
 arrow 6 killed in road crashes
At least six people, including two children and Awami League leader, were killed and 29 others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Bakerganj and Sirajganj yesterday.
 arrow Illegal bus stands removed from Ctg city
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) removed all the illegal bus stands from the city centres to ensure smooth traffic movement in the port city.
 arrow Ensure people's right to franchise
A delegation of Awami League (AL) UK unit made a courtesy call with AL President Sheikh Hasina at Sudha Sadan in the city yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow 1589 sacks of fertiliser seized, 4 traders held
In their intensified drive against smuggling of agri-inputs, Armed Forces members recovered 1,589 sacks of fertiliser from Tarakandi Bazar in sadar upazila of Sherpur, Tarail upazila of Kishoreganj and
 arrow UK ready to help hold fair polls
Britain is ready to extend all assistance to Bangladesh in holding the stalled ninth general election in a free and impartial manner acceptable at the international level.
 arrow Over 300 structures demolished in Chittagong
Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) demolished more than 300 structures at Bayezid Bostami Road as of yesterday as part of an on-going drive to ease traffic jam and expand the road.
 arrow Self-proclaimed child pir freed
Turag police on Saturday released the 11-year old self-proclaimed pir (spiritual leader) Khorshed along with his father Aminul Haq and disciple Parvez, who were picked up by law enforcers from the National
 arrow Sarashwati Puja tomorrow
Hindus all over the world will celebrate Sarashwati Puja with great enthusiasm tomorrow, a festival that is dedicated to Sarashwati, Hindu goddess of wisdom, also the deity for fine and performing arts.
 arrow Wife demands Kamal's release
Shahida Kamal, wife of former parliament member and Dhaka City Awami League (AL) Vice President Kamal Ahmed Majumdar, demanded an immediate release of her husband considering his heath condition, says
 arrow BRTC special bus services for Bishwa Ijtema devotees
Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC) will operate special bus services for the convenience of devotees of Bishwa Ijtema to be held from February 2 to 4 on the bank of the river Turag at Tongi.
 arrow SCF celebrates 23rd founding anniversary
Samajtantrik Chhatra Front (SCF) held a discussion and reunion to mark its 23rd founding anniversary at Topkhana Road yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow One gets 32 yrs' RI for keeping heroin
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a person to 32 years' rigorous imprisonment for possessing 600 grams of heroin in October, 2005.
 arrow Tremor jolts Chittagong
A minor tremor jolted the port city and its adjacent areas yesterday. The quake measuring 3.48 on the Richter scale shook the city at around 8:47am and lasted for 14 seconds.
 arrow Former security guard found dead in city
Police recovered body of a former security guard of a private firm in city's Gulshan area early yesterday.
 arrow Admission date extended
Stamford University has extended the time for distributing admission forms for its Bachelor and Master's programmes for Spring 2007 session, says a university press release.
 arrow DBBL stands by cold-hit people
Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) has taken a programme to distribute 20,000 blankets worth Tk 60 lakh among the poor people hit by cold in the northern districts, says a press release.
 arrow Obituary
Advocate BA Rashid, a freedom fighter and eminent lawyer of the Supreme Court, passed away yesterday at Dhaka Medical College Hospital at the age of 62, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Small fries held but their godfathers evade action
The joint drive by law enforcers against hoarders and black marketers of urea supplied from Jamuna Fartiliser Factory (JFF) continues but it is yet to ease the fertiliser crisis at farmers level.
 arrow Dry in need, flood in rains
Teesta Irrigation Project, largest of such projects in the countery, could not supply any water to farmers to irrigate lands so far during the current IRRI-Boro season.
 arrow A sincere gesture can be enough to do a great job
It was beyond the dream of poor people on an isolated shoal on the Padma. Only five months ago, they used to take meal and finish all evening chores under flickering kerosene lamps.
 arrow Diesel, urea crises hit Boro in Sherpur, Netrakona
Boro cultivation is being hampered greatly in Netrakona and Sherpur districts due to acute scarcity of diesel and urea in the ongoing paddy cultivation season.
 arrow 1,100 urea bags seized in Kishoreganj
About 1,100 sacks of urea were recovered from the hoarders in three joint drives conducted by army and police in Hossainpur, Karimganj and Tarail upazilas yesterday and day before.
 arrow 6 brickfields closed in Khagrachhari
A mobile court in Matiranga upazila yesterday closed six brick fields for operating without licence and using firewood in stead of coal violating environmental laws, district administration sources said.
 arrow BSF returns 6 Bangladeshis
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday handed over six abducted Bangladeshi farmers to Bangladesh Rifles (BDR).
 arrow Eye camp in Moulvibazar
A week-long eye camp began at Shalbigha village in Baralekha upazila on Friday.
Point-Counterpointarrow In memory of a patriot
My mind was overcome with sorrow when I heard the news of Abu Sayed Mahmud passing away. "He left us for good with unrequited emotions," wrote a Daily Janakantha columnist. It might as well have beenso.
 arrow Dreams never die
One of Bangladesh's leading businessmen, founder chairman of Ekushey Television (ETV), a groundbreaker, a patriot, an innovator and a man committed to the future development of his country, AS Mahmuddied
 arrow Maissa and Marcia -- fated to be friends
Only a day apart in age, Maissa and Marcia, over a twenty-year period always had joint birthday celebrations. Maissa Karim, aged 31, passed away on July 5, 2006 in London.
Culturearrow Sketches to recapture splendour of 'Rose Garden'
Hamiduzzaman Khan, the reputed sculptor-cum-painter, has done the illustration for the book Rose Garden which was launched recently in the city.
 arrow Moulding deities from clay
Shaping idols out of clay has been Ranjeet's forte for over 36 years.
 arrow Mega serial 'Labonyo Probha' comes to an end
The 115th episode of the popular mega-serial Labonyo Probha will be aired tonight at 8:25pm. The series received wide acclaim for its untried, fresh storyline.
 arrow 'Black and White': A search for understanding
TV serial Black and White features the crisis of a childless young couple-- Eva and Probal.
Generalarrow Elderly man murdered over land dispute
An elderly man was killed over a land dispute at Dewliabari village at Konabari in the district on Saturday night.
 arrow Rab meets UNDP coordinator
Juktafront leader ASM Abdur Rab yesterday called on UN Resident Representative and UNDP Coordinator in Bangladesh Reneta Lok Dessallion at the latter's office in the city.
 arrow VHF team to attend World Hindu confce
A delegation of Vishwa Hindu Federation (Bangladesh Chapter) will attend the Third World Hindu Conference at Prayag, Allahabad, India soon, says a press release.
 arrow 7 robbers held in city
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested seven suspected robbers with two firearms and other lethal weapons from an under construction building at South Mugdapara in the city early yesterday.
Internationalarrow Lankan military chases routed rebels
Sri Lankan troops chased small groups of fleeing Tamil Tigers yesterday after routing an eastern stronghold held by the rebels for 11 years, but the military said some fighters were escaping.
 arrow 'Pakistani circles' behind Afghan violence: Karzai
Afghan President Hamid Karzai said yesterday "certain Pakistani circles" were protecting insurgents fighting in Afghanistan, and added drugs and corruption in his government were contributing to the violence.
 arrow China's weapons test a threat to India
China's shooting down of a satellite is a threat to India's space programme which plans unmanned missions to the moon and Mars, defence experts and the media said Saturday.
 arrow Work begins on Tata car project despite protests
India's Tata Motors said it broke ground for a new car plant under tight security after months of bitter protests against the project by farmers in communist-ruled West Bengal state.
 arrow Taliban rebels to open Afghan schools
The Taliban's governing body decided to open schools in the areas controlled by the militants in Afghanistan, the purported chief spokesman for the hardline militia told the Associated Press.
 arrow Iraqi Shias reach deal
The political movement of Iraqi cleric and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr said it would end a two-month boycott of parliament on Sunday, smoothing over a rift with its Shia allies in the US-backed government.
 arrow Goody admits she was a racist bully
The woman evicted from a British reality television show tearfully admitted yesterday that she had behaved as a racist bully toward an Indian actress, letting down many people and her country.
 arrow Abbas holds more crisis talks in Syria
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas holds more talks in Syria yesterday aimed at ending a deadly power struggle with the ruling Hamas but it remained unclear whether he would meet the Islamist movement's
 arrow Major quake rocks Indonesia
A major 6.5 magnitude undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's northern Sulawesi province yesterday, the country's meteorology agency said, but it added there was no risk of a tsunami despite earlier fears.
 arrow 'US uprising plans to foment strife in Iran'
The United States wants to incite a popular uprising in Iran, a senior Iranian official was quoted yesterday as saying, adding that a confrontation between Washington and Tehran is "inevitable.
 arrow Bush gets 2nd chance to defend Iraq plan
President Bush's State of the Union address tomorrow gives him a second chance to defend his new Iraq strategy to a nation soured on the war and a Congress poised to vote against the plan.
 arrow 5 Maoists killed in clash with Indian cops
Police killed at least five Maoists in Chhattisgarh, a senior police officer said yesterday.
 arrow Thailand to deport 152 to Laos
Thailand is to deport 152 people of the Hmong minority back to Laos even though most of them are recognised as refugees by the United Nations, Laos officials and Amnesty International said Saturday.
 arrow Teenager shot editor for insulting Turks
An unemployed teenager has told investigators he shot dead editor Hrant Dink because he had insulted Turks, broadcaster CNN Turk reported yesterday.
 arrow US envoy in China to mull date for N Korea talks
Washington's envoy to North Korean nuclear talks arrived in China and his Pyongyang counterpart conferred with Russia on Sunday, as hopes revived for progress in the long-running six-country negotiations.
 arrow 'Britain seeks radical security, anti-terror policy overhaul’
British Prime Minister Tony Blair's government will create a new national security department to fight terrorism as part of a radical overhaul of its troubled interior ministry, newspapers reported yesterday.
 arrow Major quake hits off Indonesia triggering tsunami risk
A major 6.5 magnitude undersea earthquake rocked Indonesia's northern Sulawesi province yesterday, the meteorology agency said here, adding that there was a risk of tsunami.
 arrow China mine boss held over reporter's death
A coal mine owner suspected of ordering a gang of thugs to beat to death a newspaper reporter has been arrested in northern China, state media said on Saturday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: A missing agenda
THIS paper's city page yesterday highlighted the acute dearth of medical technologists as one of the root causes behind the virtually dysfunctional state that our healthcare system has fallen into.
 arrow Editorial: Cheating on weights
CONSUMERS in Dhaka and elsewhere in the country have long been subjected to being shortchanged by traders through use of faulty scales.
 arrow Make politics difficult for thugs
IF the travesty of present politics in Bangladesh does not make us any wiser to take bolder steps, then God help this nation. Now is the time to blow the horn and rend asunder the walls of Jericho.
 arrow Three cheers, Bengaluru!
WHERE is Geoffrey Boycott when you really need him? Hiding in South Africa, I bet, instead of taking on the yobs who are making Shilpa Shetty cry in England.
 arrow The rumpus over torture
MAHMOUD Ahmedinejad, the radical president of Iran, is constantly under threat from a bellicose Israel, and her western patrons, for pursuing the country's nuclear ambitions.
Letters to Editorarrow Dr. Yunus' comment and politicians' counterattack
Abdul Jalil and Mannan Bhuiyan's defence against Dr. Yunus' comment on politicians smacks of protesting too loudly (DS, 20 January). These protestations would be humorous were they not so pathetic.
 arrow Crackdown on criminals
I would like to congratulate Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed on his taking oath as the chief adviser of the caretaker government, although belatedly.
 arrow Improve port facilities
Bangladesh is a small country, no more than the size of the state of Wisconsin of the USA and yet it has half the population of that country.
 arrow State of emergency, what is next?
President Iajuddin Ahmed has declared the state of emergency apparently finding no other way to come out of the critical situation in the country created by destructive activities of the major political
 arrow Civil society
I don't know all the people who are involved with the so-called civil society and what their goals and means of achieving those goals are. They may have something very sublime in their agenda.
 arrow CG's task
When it comes to strategizing and meticulous planning, BNP with its technocratic management is the undisputed winner in the political play of Bangladesh. But even a winning team slips sometimes.
 arrow Politics
People have welcomed the recent changes that took place in Bangladesh.Political leaders have lost credibility over the last couple of years.
 arrow A pertinent issue
The appointment of an adviser and that of a relative of the chief adviser of the caretaker government make us ask whether there is a dearth of qualified people in our country.
 arrow No place for college students?
I am studying LLB (2 yrs Bachelor degree) in Rangpur Law College and I have a plan to study further, that is, LLM. But the problem is, there is no option of LLM under National University.
 arrow Why this violence?
The destructive nature of politics in Bangladesh during the past few weeks of the pre-election warm-up time made it appear that it was not necessarily a campaign for democracy but something else.
 arrow An appeal
Munshiganj is only 15km from Dhaka city. The bridge over the Buriganga has ensured easy communication with Munshiganj by road.
Star Cityarrow Demarcate Lake now!
Residents, environmentalists and some Rajuk officials have appealed to the government to take immediate step to demarcate the Gulshan-Banani-Baridhara Lake and save the water body from extinction.
 arrow Unskilled nurses run most hospitals
Most of the hospitals are running with unskilled nurses as the government and private nursing institutes cannot produce skilled ones with mostly poor quality students taking the nursing courses.
 arrow Dhaka wears different look
The residents of Dhaka are once again happy but started to wander already about the sustainability of the caretaker government's praiseworthy effort to free up the sidewalks, streets, public parks, lakes
 arrow Unfit vehicles keep fouling city air
The Department of Environment (DoE) conducted a mobile court on the city's Manik Mia Avenue on Thursday and checked 25 vehicles, 20 of them were found faulty.
 arrow More women joining security services
More and more women are coming forward to work as security guards.
 
   
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