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Front Pagearrow Stand neutrally beside people for democracy
Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday said the armed forces, imbued with patriotism and responsibility, could stand neutrally beside the people to establish rule of law and uphold the constitution
 arrow Wholesale arrest put to a stop
The advisory council on law and order yesterday asked law enforcement agencies to hunt down the listed and top criminals along with their patrons instead of making wholesale arrests.
 arrow Editors vow to defy media gagging rule
Editors of national newspapers, news agencies and television channels, and senior journalists categorically told Law and Information Adviser Mainul Hosein that they will not abide by the restrictionsimposed
 arrow 6 JMB men to walk gallows Feb 17
The zero hour of February 17 has been primarily fixed for the execution of six of the seven condemned militants, including Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) chief Abdur Rahman and its operations commander
 arrow CA updates president on steps for fair polls
Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday apprised the president of the measures taken by his caretaker government for solving various problems facing the nation and holding a free, fair, neutral and
 arrow Buriganga clean-up drive launched
Aided by a large number of law enforcers, the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) yesterday demolished at least 150 structures along the Buriganga river in Kamrangirchar.
 arrow Protect HR, ensure freedom of press
US Ambassador Patricia A Butenis and British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury yesterday urged the government to protect the human rights and ensure freedom of the press.
 arrow 2 clinics, fake blood bank sued
A mobile court yesterday filed cases against two private clinics and an illegal blood bank in the city and also fined them hefty amounts after finding serious irregularities and dirty environment there.
 arrow Gias Q Chy offloaded from flight, detained
Members of an intelligence agency last night detained BNP's Industrial Affairs Secretary and former lawmaker Giasuddin Quader Chowdhury after having him offloaded from a Singapore-bound flight at ZiaInternational
 arrow Panic rush to withdraw Oriental Bank deposits
On the first day of government imposed six-month moratorium on some activities of Oriental Bank, depositors yesterday crowded its branches to withdraw their money.
 arrow Acting CEC, commissioners to meet president Jan 31
Neither the president nor the newly formed caretaker government (CG) has asked for resignation of the election commissioners so that the Election Commission (EC) could be reconstituted, a prerequisite
 arrow Time has come to rid politics of pollution
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday prescribed necessary action for ensuring the emergence of "pollution-free politics" through free and fair elections so the nation could make afresh
 arrow Traffic sergeant held while taking bribe
An army patrol team caught a traffic sergeant in the act of taking bribe from an employee of a bus-ticket counter at Azampur in the capital's Uttara yesterday evening.
 arrow Reappearing...

 arrow 4 shops at city market looted
In yet another big heist, hoodlums took away gold ornaments, mobile phone sets and other apparatuses worth around Tk 33 lakh from four shops including two jewellery ones at a city shopping complex onSaturday
 arrow 2,153 more arrested
The army-led joint forces yesterday arrested 2,153 people on various charges and seized 26 firearms during their ongoing countrywide drive within 24 hours preceding 6:00pm yesterday.
 arrow 3 'muggers' beaten to death in Ctg
Three alleged muggers were beaten to death by a mob at the end of Kaptai road near Kalurghat in the port city yesterday noon.
 arrow Sathkhira editor hurt in attack
A group of activists belonging to Satkhira Awami Swechchhasebak League attacked editor of a local daily with sharp weapons and injured him seriously on Saturday night.
 arrow More VoIP devices seized
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel seized Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) devices worth around Tk 2.5 crore after raiding two houses in Tongi early yesterday.
 arrow Prothom Alo sued for news on Mamun's pole business
A Dhaka court directed Prothom Alo Editor Matiur Rahman, Publisher Mahfuz Anam and two staff reporters of the daily to appear before it on February 8 after the general manager of Khamba Ltd, on behalf
 arrow 250 killed by US, Iraqi forces
US and Iraqi forces killed 250 gunmen in a fierce battle involving US tanks and helicopters on the outskirts of the Shia holy city of Najaf yesterday, a senior Iraqi police officer said.
 arrow Mass US protest against more troops in Iraq
Tens of thousands of protesters crowded Washington Saturday to demand Congress cut off funds for the Iraq war and stop troop increases ordered by President George W. Bush.
Businessarrow Political crisis to hurt FDI inflow
The German envoy in Dhaka has anticipated a negative impact of Bangladesh political crisis on its FDI inflow.
 arrow Stock prices, turnover decline
Both the share prices and trade volumes on the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges dropped yesterday, the first trading day of the week. The DSE turnover came down to Tk 93.6 crore from Tk 125.
 arrow Telekom Malaysia plans more investments in India, Indonesia
With its telecommunications business growing in Asian countries, Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) now plans more investments in India and Indonesia this year.
 arrow Asia Energy now Global Coal Management
Asia Energy PLC, the UK-based energy company that was locked in a controversy over the Phulbari Coal Mine Project, has changed its name and laid bare a plan to invest in Bangladesh telecommunicationssector.
 arrow BoI looks for guidelines to handle FDI proposals
The Board of Investment (BOI) has sought government's guideline in the changed situation about what to do with the existing foreign direct investment proposals now around 10 billion dollars in the pipeline.
 arrow IIDFC arranges Tk225m for TK Chemical
The signing ceremony of the syndicated lease facility of Tk225 million for TK Chemical Complex Ltd was held in Dhaka on Tuesday, says a press release.
 arrow India's central bank tipped to raise rates
The Reserve Bank of India is expected to hike short-term rates by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent in a review this week with inflation near a two-year high, analysts said.
 arrow Bangladeshi made MD of Unilever Nepal
Kamran Bakr, a former supply chain director of Unilever Bangladesh Ltd, has been appointed managing director of Unilever Nepal Ltd, says a press release.
 arrow Oil law won't favour Americans
Iraqi officials say a hotly debated proposed oil law will not favor Americans but acknowledge that foreign companies will be allowed to take their profits out of the country an incentive to draw foreign
 arrow British Airways strike talks adjourned
Talks between British Airways and trade unionists aiming to avert a proposed two-day strike by cabin crew next week were adjourned with no firm agreement Saturday.
 arrow New president of ICMAB
Prof Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed has been elected president of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) for the year 2007.
 arrow Microsoft faces new antitrust clash with Vista
Microsoft risks a new showdown with EU regulators with the roll-out of its Vista operating system nearly three years after a landmark antitrust ruling against the US software giant, officials said.
 arrow US automakers head for showdown
As financial losses mount, US automakers are headed for a showdown with their union ahead of contract negotiations this summer.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Mohammedan caught in Mashrafee wrath
Mashrafee-bin-Mortuza destroyed Mohammedan Sporting Club with a five-wicket haul to help Abahani thrash their archrivals by 79 runs in yesterday's crucial Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League match.
 arrow Cricket: Javed lifts Biman
Opener Javed Omar reminded everyone that his days are not over with a timely 103 in Bangladesh Biman's victory over struggling City Club in the Kai-Altech Premier League at the Fatullah Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Football: RMFS, Khulna Abahani have similar targets
Khulna Abahani and Rahmatganj Muslim Friends Society (RMFS) of Dhaka both want to build fighting teams in the B. League but do not expect to be among the top guns.
 arrow Cricket: South Africa clinch series
Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince steered South Africa to a series-clinching five-wicket win over Pakistan on the third day of the third and final Test at Newlands Sunday.
 arrow Football: Preparation match at BNS today
The national under-23 football team will play a preparation match against Mohammedan Sporting Club at the Bangabandhu National Stadium today. The match will kick off at 3.30pm.
 arrow Football: Dastagir surprise in B. League committee
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday announced its full tournament committee for the B.
 arrow Tennis: Federer's perfect 10
Roger Federer captured his 10th Grand Slam singles title without dropping a set, finishing a dominating run through the Australian Open by beating Fernando Gonzalez of Chile 7-6 (2), 6-4, 6-4 in Sunday's
 arrow Tennis: Gonzalez rues missed chance
Fernando Gonzalez said the loss of a tight first set to Roger Federer was the turning point in the Australian Open final on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Real go down again
Real Madrid slumped to their third defeat in five games when they went down 1-0 at Villarreal in the Primera Liga on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Bhola, Khulna surge ahead
Khulna and Bhola continued their winning run while Jahangirnagar University bounced back after their opening day's loss when all won their second round matches of the first-ever Women's Cricket Championship
 arrow Tennis: Bad start for locals
Bangladeshi players were defeated in all six games they played on the inaugural day of Grameenphone International Junior Tennis Championship at the Rajshahi Tennis Complex yesterday.
 arrow Chess: Rezaul, Saif on top
Bangladeshi players Rezaul Islam, Abdullah Al Saif and Arifa Khatun shared the top slot of the 19th Telegraph Schools Chess Championship with 4.
 arrow Cricket: Bravo warned for appealing
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been officially reprimanded for excessive appealing during the third one-dayer against India at Chennai yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Dilip wants Sourav to open
Chief cricket selector Dilip Vengsarkar has said Sourav Ganguly should open the innings at World Cup and that "there was no question of Sachin Tendulkar being dropped".
 arrow Tennis: Now eyes on French Open
Roger Federer has been given the incentive to go after the Grand Slam title missing off his burgeoning resume with his dominating victory in the Australian Open here Sunday.
 arrow Tennis: Serena coming to India
Newly-crowned Australian Open champion Serena Williams is heading to India for her next tournament and says she can't wait to visit the country for the first time.
 arrow Tennis: History at Melbourne
Frenchwoman Sandra De Jenken became the first female umpire to take charge of a men's Grand Slam final Sunday when Roger Federer beat Fernando Gonzalez to win his third Australian Open.
 arrow Football: Nedved saves Juve blushes
A goal in the second minute of stoppage time from Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved salvaged a 1-1 draw for Serie B leaders Juventus at Spezia on Saturday as the season reached its halfway stage.
 arrow Football: More trouble in Italian football
A director of amateur Italian team Sanmartinese died on Saturday following crowd trouble at the end of their 2-1 win against Calabrian rivals Cancellese.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies run Kiwis out
Centuries to Ricky Ponting and Matthew Hayden helped Australia maintain their winning streak with an unexpectedly narrow eight-run victory over a plucky New Zealand in their triangular series one-dayinternational
 arrow Cricket: WI keep series alive
Marlon Samuels hit 98 off 95 balls and captain Brian Lara made 83 as the West Indies came back strongly to defeat India by three wickets in the third one-dayer here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Lara pleased with resolve
Brian Lara paid tribute to his West Indies side's fighting qualities after they beat India by three wickets in the third one-dayer in Madras (Chennai).
 arrow Football: Graveney comforts Fletcher
Duncan Fletcher's job as England coach after the latest demoralising one-day hammering by Australia is not under threat, according to England chairman of selectors David Graveney.
 arrow Football: Rooney spells old magic
Wayne Rooney came off the bench to give Manchester United a 2-1 win over Portsmouth while third division Bristol City stormed back to draw 2-2 with Premier League outfit Middlesbrough in the FA Cup fourth
 arrow Football: Baros off the mark
Milan Baros celebrated his recent move to French champions Lyon by scoring a face-saving goal in a 1-1 home draw with Nice on Saturday.
 arrow Football: 'Leave Ronaldinho alone'
Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard leapt to the defence of his under-fire superstar Ronaldinho at a press conference on Saturday.
 arrow Football: German league president dies
Werner Hackmann, president of the German football league (DFL), died on Saturday from cancer, DFL spokesman Harald Stenger announced on Sunday. He was 59.
 arrow Football: Capello not giving in yet
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello insisted his team adopt a positive outlook after Villarreal derailed the Spanish giants' revival with a 1-0 reverse.
 arrow Football: Marseille out to get Onyewu
French side Marseille admitted on Saturday that they could battle English champions Chelsea for the signature of highly-rated American defender Ogushi Onyewu.
Metropolitanarrow Involve local govt in making voter list within two months
With a view to preparing correct and updated voter list within two months, local government (LG) should be involved in preparing data-based voter roll with photographs while the Election Commission (EC)
 arrow Hundreds pay last respects to Waheedul Haq
Hundreds of people, including cultural activists, writers and poets, thronged the Central Shaheed Minar in the city yesterday morning to pay their last respects to veteran journalist, columnist and Tagore
 arrow Kibria wanted to ensure social justice
The culture of impunity and criminalisation of politics, which led to the assassination of former finance minister SAMS Kibria, are also creating obstacles to ensuring justice to his case, said academics
 arrow Arms factory unearthed in Cox's Bazar
Police yesterday unearthed an arms factory in Cox's Bazar, seized five firearms, huge arms-making equipment and arrested six people including two women.
 arrow BR to operate special trains for Ijtema
Bangladesh Railway (BR) will operate four special trains from February 1 to February 3 for the convenience of the devotees to attend the Bishwa Ijtema, says a press release.
 arrow ACC chief, 2 others to quit if president requests
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman Justice Sultan Hossain Khan yesterday said he and two other ACC commissioners would resign without any hesitation if request is made by the president and thechief
 arrow CG mulls new TV licence system
The caretaker government is considering introducing a new licence procedure in purchasing television sets, under which a purchaser has to pay instant licence fee to the seller.
 arrow CG to ensure credible polls
German Ambassador in Dhaka Frank Meyke has expressed the hope that the caretaker government (CG) will ensure all preconditions for free, fair and credible elections as early as possible to strengthen
 arrow Hasina to visit Tungipara today
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina will visit the mazar of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman at Tungipara in Gopalganj today.
 arrow RU teacher gets death threat
A teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) received a death threat from outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) yesterday.
 arrow Spain to open embassy in Dhaka
Spain will open a full-fledged embassy in Dhaka within six months to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries.
 arrow Results of JU admission tests published
The results of the admission tests held under 2006-2007 academic sessions for first year honours courses at Jahangirnagar University (JU) have been published.
 arrow 27 OSDs to monitor fertiliser supply activities
Twenty-seven officers on special duty (OSDs) of the establishment ministry have been attached to the industries ministries, an official handout said yesterday.
 arrow Remain alert to fake army men: ISPR
The ISPR (Inter-Service Public Relations) Directorate yesterday advised the people to remain alert to the threats by fake army men.
 arrow Illegal fertiliser factory unearthed
The army and police during a raid yesterday unearthed an illegal fertiliser factory and seized more than 500 sacks of adulterated fertilisers at Ashulia.
 arrow Employee of CNG garage killed in city
An employee of a CNG garage, who was severely stabbed by a group of unknown terrorists on Saturday night, succumbed to his injuries in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow NU final exams from Feb 24
Honours 4-year (final) examinations-2005 under National University will begin all over the country on February 24. All examinations will start at 9:00am, said a NU press release yesterday.
 arrow Admission test
The admission test of National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam University for 2006-07 academic session will now be held on March 2 instead of February 9, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Govt to lose Tk 12 cr as BMDA chooses 'highest bidders'
The government will lose Tk 12 crore as the Barind Multipurpose Development Authority (BMDA) is set to award work for installation of prepaid meters in deep tube wells for irrigation to highest bidders,
 arrow Better late than never
A monument has finally been built in honour of valiant freedom fighter engineer AKM Shamsuddin, who made the supreme sacrifice for country's independence.
 arrow Khudiram's amazing orange
Khudiram Tripura has done something amazing alongside changing his lot. He has produced good quality orange, never grown before in Chittagong Hill Tracts.
 arrow 4,628-acre coastal forest lands recovered in 4 days
The Coastal Forest Department (CFD) with the help of district administration, army, Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and police recovered 4,628 acres forestland from land grabbers in three upazilas in Patuakhali
 arrow New method raises shrimp yield by 7 times
A newly introduced method will revolutionise shrimp production, raising the yield by five to seven times.
 arrow 3 hurt in bomb attack in Kushtia
Three persons including a woman were injured, two of them critically, robbers threw bombs on them during robbery at a house at Sehala village in Daulatpur upazila in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Dinajpur Ansar, VDP conference held
An annual conference of Ansar and Village Deface Party (VDP) in Dinajpur was held on Ansar and VDP complex premises yesterday.
 arrow PCJSS man shot dead in Khagrachhari
A bride, also an activist of Jubo Samity, youth front of Parbattya Chattagram Jana Sanghiy Samity (PCJSS), was killed by unidentified assailants at his marriage ceremony at Kobakhali Bazar Zora Bridge
 arrow Youth hacked to death in Tangail
A youth was hacked to death by unidentified killers in Ghatail upazila yesterday.
 arrow 2000 sacks of fake fertiliser seized in Dinajpur
Law enforcers detected a fake fertiliser factory at Bhawalaganj village in Debiganj upazila in Panchgarh on Friday and seized at least 2,000 sacks of the fake item.
 arrow Disabled students' body elected
The first ever election of the Executive Committee of Disabled Students Parishad (DSP), run by Action on Disability and Development (ADD), was held at ADD office in Rajshahi on Saturday.
 arrow 2 pirates held by coastguard
Coastguard arrested two notorious pirates yesterday from Modinabad village in Koira upazila in Khulna district and recovered three illegal firearms from their possession.
Point-Counterpointarrow Fighting corruption more than 9 to 5 job
Any undergraduate law student, let alone lawyers and judges who are (or were) ministers and commissioners, will recall the maxim of res ipsa loquitur.
 arrow When only the best is good enough
Bangladesh at the moment is awash with the "feel-good" factor. People are smiling and looking relaxed.
 arrow Going after the godfathers
The last few days have been quite eventful for Bangladesh.
 arrow Troubador in search of heritage
It was on a December day that I first met him. There was something of the stern looking about him as he asked me if I could write an editorial in the half hour ahead. I said I could.
Culturearrow Waheedul Haq
Activist, teacher,visionary

In his usual white pyjama and panjabi, with a khaddar bag slung from his side, Waheed bhai stood calmly by the chestnut brown door of the newly constructed Chhayanat Sangskritik Bhaban, greeting
 arrow The voice of Chittagong
When one hears the familiar tune of Orey sampanwala or Jodi shundor ekkhan mukh paitam, one name comes to mind -- Shefali Ghosh.
 arrow Yesterday once more
Though Bangla music is a wonderful treasure trove of melody, a sizeable portion of urban dwellers are fascinated by international music.
 arrow New drama serial 'Mon-e Mon-e'
A new 26-episode TV serial Mon-e Mon-e will begin from tonight at ntv. The serial will be aired every Monday and Tuesday at 8:15pm.
 arrow World Music Appreciation Course begins
Centre for Asian Arts and Culture (CAAC) began an appreciation course on music on January 27 at its office on Science Laboratory Road. Eminent musicologist Dr Karunamaya Goswami conducts the 12-week course.
Generalarrow No headway yet
Law enforcement agencies could not arrest any criminals as of yesterday in connection with the Saturday's bomb blast at Gulistan in the city.
 arrow 3-month baby dies after receiving DPT
A three-month-old baby died soon after receiving DPT vaccination at the EPI ward of Khulna Medical College Hospital (KMCH) yesterday.
 arrow Shasthya Sebikas play major role in achieving target in Barisal
Abul Kalam, 48, a timber trader in East Billo Bari village of Barisal, had been suffering from fever and cough for over 22 days. He took medicine on local doctor's prescription but of no avail.
 arrow Farmers overusing pesticides
More than 47 percent of farmers in Bangladesh use more pesticides then needed to protect their crops, while only four percent farmers are formally trained in using or handling of pesticides.
 arrow Free treatment for acid victims
British Plastic Surgeon Ronald William Hills will treat acid victims free of cost at the Acid Survivors Foundation in the city from January 31 to March 11, says a press release.
Internationalarrow 24 killed in 3 days as fierce clashes rage on in Gaza
Fighting between rival Palestinian forces erupted again yesterday in the Gaza Strip, where 24 people have been killed in the fiercest bout of internecine bloodletting since Hamas won elections a yearago.
 arrow Defections by opposition MPs shatter peace deal
The defection of opposition lawmakers to support Sri Lanka's ruling party yesterday has scuttled chances for a landmark peace deal aimed at ending decades of ethnic bloodshed, officials say.
 arrow Olmert's party backs Peres for president
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima party will name senior statesman and Nobel peace laureate Shimon Peres as the party's candidate for president, a senior government source said yesterday.
 arrow Abe rebukes minister for roiling US alliance
Japan's defence minister has been slapped down by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's office after stirring up the long alliance with the United States by criticising the Iraq war and a realignment of US forces.
 arrow Climate scientists set to serve up bad news
Hundreds of the world's top climate scientists gather in Paris today to frame a report expected to issue the bleakest assessment yet about global warming and its effects on the weather system.
 arrow Indian writer Kamleshwar Prasad dies
Award-winning Hindi writer and journalist Kamleshwar Prasad Saxena, best known for a novel that explored how nations fracture through an allegorical court trial, died late Saturday at the age of 75.
 arrow 24 Iraqis killed in violence ahead of Ashura rite
At least 24 Iraqis were killed in ambushes, car bombs and firefights yesterday as Shiite Muslims headed to the shrine city of Karbala for Ashura, one of their most sacred ceremonies.
 arrow India to set up aerospace defence command
India will set up an aerospace defence command to shield itself against possible attacks from outer space, officials said yesterday.
 arrow First Arab Muslim to join Israeli cabinet
The Israeli government voted Sunday to appoint an Arab Muslim to the cabinet for the first time in the history of the Jewish state, the prime minister's office said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Some vital recommendations
It is widely acknowledged that the prevailing state of emergency provides a window of opportunity for carrying out some fundamental reforms before we can think of holding free, fair and impartial elections
 arrow Editorial: Police brutality at Bogra
The quick departmental action taken against police officers and constables of Bogra Sadar Police Station who had tortured a young man on charge of theft has been appreciated by all quarters.
 arrow Et tu, advisers!?
Now, stories of corruption of some hitherto respectable advisers of the Iajuddin-headed caretaker government have started to surface, and we utter in bewilderment: "Et tu, advisers!?" This time therewas
 arrow Hema in Bhojpur
No prizes for guessing which of these two questions is more relevant: How silly is Hema Malini? How clever is the BJP? Hema Malini, whose cheeks were once idealised by Lalu Yadav as being the ultimate
 arrow A credible election or an election of sorts?
Something significant happened on January 11 when President Iajuddin Ahmed, after months of preferential treatment for the BNP who were responsible for installing him in Bangabhaban, decided to step-down
Letters to Editorarrow Fakhruddin and Yunus are right
After the resignation of President Iajuddin Ahmed from the post of CA, newly appointed CA Fakhruddin Ahmed remained tight lipped for a week.
 arrow Our politics
The past three or four months have perhaps seen the most dramatic series of events in the Bangladeshi politics.
 arrow Saddam's execution
I was following the reflections of Saddam's execution expressed by different authors / writers and published in the daily Star since the historic incident took place on 30 December 2006.
 arrow Stop games with the jobless
Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries of the world. The age of the country is more than 35 years. Till now, it has remained trapped in a poverty cycle.
 arrow 25 years of service vis-a-vis retirement
One is supposed to retire from the service of the government and autonomous bodies on attaining 57 years of age. One may also opt for early retirement on completion of 25 years of service.
 arrow Pride of Bangladesh
This is a comment relating to Pride of Bangladesh. It is not a politically motivated commentary.
 arrow Bush, Iran and terrorism
US Secretary of Defence Robert Gates, who is currently visiting the Middle East to shore up the support of Middle Eastern countries, has cautioned Iran that proper action will be taken against Tehranif
 arrow The disgrace we go through
As a very humble citizen, whenever I observe my beloved Bangladesh, I sincerely feel proud of it and thank the Almighty.
Star Cityarrow Blank cheque for Nilkhet markets
Thousands of shops are deliberately operating without any electricity reading meters at Bakusha Hawker's Market, Nurjahan Market, Dhanmondi Hawkers' market and in the adjacent areas.
 arrow Beware of sloppy CNG conversion!
A section of unscrupulous CNG conversion workshop owners in the city are using substandard and faulty cylinders putting lives of the commuters at risk.
 arrow Fishes poisoned in Airport Lake
The immediate past lessee of the Tejgaon old airport lake poisoned to death thousands of fishes before parting from the area.
 arrow Renovation of Curzon Hall begins
Legendary Curzon Hall, one of the marvels of British era architecture in Dhaka, is finally going to get its much awaited renovation work done.
 arrow Look, What It Emits!

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