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Front Pagearrow Laws approved to corporatise NCBs
The council of advisers to the caretaker government yesterday approved the draft bylaws required to turn the nationalised commercial banks (NCBs)--Sonali, Janata and Agrani--into public limited companies.
 arrow Flights go haywire for thick fog
Dense fog caused disruptions of international flights as well as transportation across the country on road and river for more than 12 hours yesterday.
 arrow Deal with Obaidul Karim's venture faces cancellation
For contractual violation, the Power Development Board (PDB) is most likely to cancel, within February 22, the 490-megawatt Meghnaghat-2 power project deal that was awarded to Obaidul Karim's shell company
 arrow Big guns stay out of dragnet
Most of the listed top criminals, their patrons and the corruptionists still remain out of the dragnet of joint forces although the forces arrested a staggering number of people across the country since
 arrow More fertiliser, cement, commodities seized
Joint forces in separate operations all over the country yesterday sealed off 16 warehouses, arrested five people, seized around 12,000 sacks of fertiliser, 654 sacks of fake cement and over 2,500 sacks
 arrow Ijtema ends with Akheri Munajat today
Lakhs of devotees will join Akheri Munajat (concluding prayer) today, the final day of the three-day Biswa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim congregation after Hajj.
 arrow Make public everything you know about me
Mr Nazmul Huda's threat (published yesterday in full), triggered by our story that the ACC has decided to investigate his alleged corruption, can best be described as pathetic and desperate.
 arrow Road crashes kill 11, injure 30
Eleven people died and 30 others were injured in road accidents in Goalando and Narsingdi yesterday morning.
 arrow Husband hired killers of Tania
Zahid Hasan Jewel, arrested on charge of killing his schoolteacher wife in Kuakata on January 27, gave a confessional statement to a magistrate here yesterday.
 arrow Govt shelves plan to pick Anisuzzaman
The caretaker government (CG) is considering another former bureaucrat instead of M Anisuzzaman Khan for the office of the chief election commissioner (CEC), which felt vacant on January 21 followingresignation
 arrow 17 OCs of DMP transferred
Officers-in-charge (OCs) of 17 police stations out of the 32 of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) were transferred yesterday.
 arrow 1,531 more held, arms seized
Police arrested 1,531 people on various charges and seized seven firearms across the country yesterday while the army-led joint forces detained a union parishad (UP) chairman and seized a firearm from
 arrow Fearing of eviction

 arrow Power ministry submits work plan tomorrow
The power and energy ministry is set to present its comprehensive work plan before the advisory council of the caretaker government tomorrow under a crash programme to resolve country's nagging electricity
 arrow Problems of poor can be solved locally
Nobel Peace Prize winner Prof Muhammad Yunus has said villagers can find solution to their problems from own resources. "They don't need any resource or advice from outside.
 arrow Baghdad blast kills 127
At least 127 people were killed and 305 wounded yesterday in the biggest attack so far this year in Iraq when a suicide truck bomb slammed into the central Baghdad district of Al-Sadriya, a security source
 arrow Hamas, Fatah ignore truce in Gaza
Fatah and Hamas clashed at Cabinet ministries, universities and security headquarters yesterday in defiance of a truce that was to have calmed the seething Gaza Strip.
 arrow Drive continues...

 arrow Tigers open Zim series today
Experienced bowler Mohammad Sharif is set to make an international comeback after five years when Bangladesh play the first one-dayer of the four-match series against Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club
 arrow U-turnprohibited at Sonargaon intersection
Taking U and right turns by vehicles coming from both Bangla Motors and Farmgate have been restricted at Sonargaon crossing in the city.
 arrow Ekushey Book Fair buzzing with visitors
Amar Ekushey Book Fair saw a lively third day yesterday as a huge number of visitors thronged the fair with the sales picking up.
 arrow No contractual appointment in foreign ministry from now on
The caretaker government has decided not to appoint any person in any tier on contract or renew contracts in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
 arrow BDR, BSF trade gunshots on Satkhira border
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on Friday night traded heavy gunfire across the border areas under three Satkhira upazilas with no casualty reported.
 arrow Lankan president vows to tame Tigers
Surveying a newly captured eastern rebel stronghold, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse yesterday vowed to tame the Tamil Tiger rebels and liberate civilians, but said the door remained open to resume
Businessarrow AKTEL may offload shares in 3 years
AKTEL, a Bangladesh-Malaysia joint venture mobile service provider in the local market, is likely to offload its shares in capital market within the next three years.
 arrow India mulls hiking FDI caps in aviation, retail, petroleum
India is examining in right earnest the possibility of hiking the foreign direct investment caps in petroleum, aviation and retail sectors besides opening up commodity exchanges to investors from abroad.
 arrow Dollar climbs on US jobs report
The dollar benefited from healthy US job numbers Friday that reinforced the Federal Reserve's appraisal of solid growth combined with quiescent inflation, traders said.
 arrow Technical level talks on Doha Round resume next week
Technical level talks on the Doha Round of negotiations will resume next week, putting an end to the impasse over the WTO talks even as India's Commerce Minister Kamal Nath warned that the round could
 arrow Tata says no guarantees over jobs
Indian tycoon Ratan Tata said Saturday he could give no guarantees over the safety of jobs, following his firm's successful bid for Anglo-Dutch steelmaker Corus Group Plc.
 arrow Beijing limits foreign home ownership
Foreigners in Beijing will be limited to buying a single home for their own use under new curbs imposed amid efforts to slow a surge in housing costs, newspapers reported Saturday.
 arrow FBCCI to propose Sunday
The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) will formally propose to the government today or tomorrow to fix the weekly holiday only on Sunday instead of Friday and Saturday.
 arrow US takes China to WTO over subsidies
The Bush administration filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization on Friday accusing China of providing companies with improper subsidies that hurt US firms.
 arrow Hu visits Africa amid growing discontent about China investors
Chinese President Hu Jintao arrives in Zambia on Saturday for a two-day state visit amid growing discontent about Chinese investors, who are accused of violating the country's labour laws and usurping
 arrow Delhi, Tokyo wind up first round of trade negotiations
India and Japan Friday wound up their first round of discussions with an agreement on the terms of negotiations for a comprehensive free trade deal within two years, Indian officials said.
 arrow Japan's mid-sized drugmakers to merge for survival
Two medium-sized Japanese drugmakers, Mitsubishi Pharma and Tanabe Seiyaku, said Friday they would merge on October 1 to survive tough competition at home and expand into the growing global market.
 arrow 'Asia still vulnerable to global fluctuations'
All the talk of global decoupling and the declining influence of the US economy on emerging Asian markets is "misleading," and the region is still extremely vulnerable to fluctuations in the economies
 arrow Saudi airline statement on reservation policy
Saudi Arabian Airlines reservation policy requires re-confirmation 72 hours before the departure or at a closer date, says a press release.
 arrow Volvo 2006 profits leap 24.5pc
Swedish heavy lorry maker Volvo AB said on Friday its net profit leapt 24.5 percent in 2006 to 16.318 billion kronor (1.8 billion euros, 2.4 billion dollars), on the back of record sales.
 arrow India's inflation soars as food prices rise
India's inflation rate inched up close to a two-year high as government efforts to staunch rising prices of food and fuel wait to kick into the economy, data released Friday showed.
 arrow Emirates bags top awards
Emirates airline has bagged 'Best Airline for First Class' award for the second year in a row in the annual 'Global Traveller's GT Tested Awards for 2006'.
 arrow Toyota to launch major pickup truck campaign in US
Japanese automaker Toyota will launch a major assault on US supremacy in the domestic pickup truck market this weekend with a splashy ad campaign aimed at football fans during the Super Bowl.
Sportsarrow Cricket: Bangladesh want early advantage
Bangladesh will definitely try to draw first blood when they meet Zimbabwe in the first one-day international of the four-match series at the Harare Sports Club ground today.
 arrow Cricket: Mohammedan closing in
Mohammedan and Victoria moved to second position behind Abahani in the Kai-Altech Premier Cricket League yesterday.
 arrow Football: Abahani's eyes on title
Abahani set a target to make history by clinching the title of the first-ever Professional Football League, scheduled to kick off from February 15.
 arrow Tennis: Junior tennis finals today
The final matches of the GrameenPhone International Junior Tennis Championship will be held at Rajshahi Tennis Complex today.
 arrow Cricket: DCP crush Adhunik
DCP Club earned a massive 123-run win over Adhunik Sporting Club in the second division cricket league at the local stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Bhola, Khulna reach final
Khulna romped into the final of the first-ever women's cricket championship when they defeated Jahangirnagar University by 113 runs at the Dhaka University ground yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Smith pounds Pakistan
Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman pounded the Pakistan bowlers as South Africa raced to a 10-wicket win in a Twenty20 international at the Wanderers Stadium Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Sehwag's last chance
Indian batsman Virender Sehwag was handed his last chance to regain form ahead of the World Cup when he was recalled on Saturday for the one-day series against Sri Lanka.
 arrow Cricket: Kenya to fight with Scotland
Kenya and Scotland, the two best teams in the six-nation World Cricket League Division one tournament in Nairobi, face off Sunday for a place in next week's final.
 arrow Abu Dhabi to host F1 GP
The United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi will host its first Formula One Grand Prix in 2009, Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone announced Saturday.
 arrow Tennis: Hingis-Ivanovic final
Former world number one Martina Hingis beat defending champion Elena Dementieva on Saturday for a place in the final of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament against Ana Ivanovic.
 arrow Cricket: Onus on the Kiwis
New Zealand can make resurgent England's task of reaching the finals even harder if they can build on recent form and hand tri-series leaders Australia a second successive loss in their one-dayer here
 arrow Cricket: Press happy at last
Britain's newspaper sport editors breathed a collective sigh of relief Saturday after England's cricketers at last gave them something different to write about: a comprehensive win against Australia.
 arrow Cricket: 'Worst beat the best'
The Australian media on Saturday welcomed England's first cricketing victory over their hosts but still rated the hapless side as the worst to ever tour Down Under.
 arrow Cricket: Symonds out of tri-series
Andrew Symonds has ruptured the biceps tendon in his right shoulder and will miss the rest of the triangular one-day cricket series against New Zealand and England, Cricket Australia said Saturday.
 arrow Football: Drastic measures called for
Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi has promised drastic measures to confront soccer violence after clashes by rampaging fans at a match left a policeman dead and over 150 people injured.
 arrow Football: Italian soccer in limbo
Italy was in shock Saturday after football violence claimed a second life in six days and brought a halt to all Italian championships until further notice.
 arrow Football: Nightmarish start for Hitzfeld
Ottmar Hitzfeld's second spell in charge of Bayern Munich began in miserable fashion on Friday as the faltering champions suffered a 3-0 defeat at Nuremberg.
 arrow Football: Woodgate, Dyer back for England
Defender Jonathan Woodgate and attacking midfielder Kieron Dyer have been recalled by England coach Steve McClaren for the friendly against Spain at Old Trafford on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: G14 expects Platini consultation
G14 boss Thomas Kurth told AFP Friday that he expects new UEFA president Michel Platini to consult his group before making any drastic changes to the Champions League format.
 arrow Rossi signs new Yamaha deal
Former world champion Valentino Rossi will stay with Yamaha for the next two years despite seeing his crown snatched by America's Nicky Hayden on a Honda in 2006.
 arrow Cricket: 'Mother Teresa changed my life'
A meeting with Mother Teresa proved to be the "turning point" in Australian legend Steve Waugh's life providing him the inspiration he needed to walk away from cricket and devote his life to charity.
 arrow Cricket: WC booklet kicks up race row
An allegedly racist photograph caption in a brochure for the 2007 Cricket World Cup has opened up longstanding racial tensions between Guyana's East Indians and its African-descendant population, an official
 arrow Cricket: Have your hair cut, now!
While some may argue that Zimbabwe Cricket has not got enough on its plate, what with continuing internal unrest and a national side that has lost 12 ODIs on the trot, it has decided to take a firm stand
 arrow Cricket: Youngsters satisfy Flintoff
Andrew Flintoff has praised his younger players after celebrating his first win against Australia as England captain.
 arrow Cricket: Malik's ban maybe lifted
Former Pakistan captain Salim Malik could have the life ban on him for alleged involvement in match fixing lifted by the Supreme Court, Cricket Board (PCB) sources said on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Odoyo brings amazing win
Kenya vice-captain Thomas Odoyo slogged an unbeaten 61 off 36 balls with three sixes and two fours to hand his side another victory in the World Cricket League tournament on Friday.
 arrow Football: All matches cancelled
All Italian football matches were suspended on Friday after a 38-year-old policeman was killed when violence flared during and after the Serie A match between bitter Sicilian rivals Catania and Palermo.
 arrow Football: Real, Barca to wage war over C'Ron
Spanish heavyweights Real Madrid and Barcelona are poised to slug it out in a bid to prize star winger Cristiano Ronaldo away from Manchester United, Spanish sports daily Marca predicted on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Terry issues battle cry
Fit-again Chelsea skipper John Terry has echoed Jose Mouri-nho's warning that the champions cannot afford the slightest slip-up as they enter the final stretch of their tussle with Manchester United for
 arrow Football: Merseyside derby draws blank
Liverpool's five-match Premiership winning run was brought to an end by neighbours Everton as the 205th Merseyside derby ended in a goalless stalemate at Anfield on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Messi raring to go
Barcelona forward Lionel Messi said on Friday he did not feel under pressure to return to action to help resolve the team's faltering form after almost three months out with a foot injury.
 arrow Football: Stevens takes over at Hamburg
Bundesliga strugglers Hamburg said on Friday they had appointed Dutchman Huub Stevens to replace Thomas Doll as coach after Felix Magath, fired by Bayern Munich on Wednesday, ruled himself out.
 arrow Football: Lucky goalie!
Former Sochaux goalkeeper Vincent Fernandez has been awarded more than a million euros from his ex-employers for wrongful dismissal, the player's lawyer said Friday.
 arrow Football: Kalou tips Gallardo to shine
Paris St Germain forward Bonaventure Kalou believes Argentine playmaker Marcelo Gallardo will be the team's key player when the Ligue 1 strugglers travel to arch-rivals Olympique Marseille on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Wenger unsure of Lehmann future
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted on Friday that he is still unsure whether German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann will be with the Gunners next season.
 arrow Football: Helton extends Porto contract
Brazilian international keeper Helton da Silva Arruda has extended his contract with FC Porto until 2012, the Portuguese champions said Friday.
Metropolitanarrow CG should hand over power to elected govt as soon as possible
Speakers at a discussion yesterday appreciated the role of the armed forces during the recent developments in the country and observed that the main duty of the new caretaker government should be to hand
 arrow Ensure women's rights in light of Islam
Speakers at a workshop yesterday called on the religious leaders to preach proper teachings of Islam to help ensure equal rights of women in the society.
 arrow Road crashes kill 6
At least six people were killed and 25 others injured in separate road accidents in Sirajganj and Keraniganj yesterday and on Friday night.
 arrow Make ACC active, ratify UN Convention against Corruption
Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday strongly reiterated its demand that the government make the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) active and ratify the UN Convention against Corruption
 arrow 'Use haors' potential for agri dev'
The economy could be further developed through a more effective utilisation of the country's haors, said speakers at a seminar on the role of civil society and the media to develop haor regions.
 arrow Cash, valuables worth Tk 14 lakh looted from 4 city houses
Armed robbers looted cash and valuables totalling about Tk 14 lakh from four houses in different areas of the city in the last two days.
 arrow Businessman Tareq sent to jail
A Dhaka court yesterday ordered to send Anwarul Islam Tareq, a businessman held for possessing illegal firearms and ammunition, to jail rejecting a bail petition by the defence lawyers.
 arrow Staffs at forest outposts feel insecure
Officers and guards working at 77 patrol outposts under four ranges of Sundarbans Forest Division (SFD) are reportedly feeling insecure in the face of frequent armed attacks by pirates.
 arrow Hawkers urge DCC to rebuild newsstand
Dhaka Sangbadpatra Hawkers' Bahumukhi Samabaya Samity Ltd, an association of newspaper hawkers, has urged the Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) to rebuild the newsstand adjacent to Dhaka City College in Science
 arrow 6 JU students injured
Six students of Jahangirnagar University (JU), including a female one, were injured when some unruly students attacked them following a row over an incident of ragging yesterday.
 arrow Ensure voting rights of minority people
Rashed Khan Menon, president of Workers Party and central leader of the grand alliance, called upon the caretaker government to ensure voting rights of the minority communities.
 arrow Dismissal of JU teacher demanded
The students of Jahangirnagar University (JU) under the banner 'Jahangirnagar Against Harassment (JAH)' formed a human chain yesterday to press three-point demand including dismissal of the teacher suspended
 arrow Injured RU teacher files case with police
The law and justice department teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) Abdul Alim who received knife injuries near the campus on Thursday night, filed a case with Motiher Police Station on Friday accusing
 arrow Fish trader shot in city
A gang of muggers shot bullet at a fish trader and looted Tk 5,200 in city's Khilgaon area yesterday.
 arrow 13 shops gutted
Some 13 shops were gutted and valuables worth about Tk 1 crore was damaged in a fire that broke out at Najirganj Bazar in Sujanagar upazila on Friday night.
 arrow Fire breaks out in city RMG factory
Fire broke out in a garment factory in the city's Mirpur area yesterday. The incident took place around 2:00pm in the godown of the factory in Mirpur Section 14.
Nationalarrow Jubo Dal leader confesses to involvement, names 16 others
Tala thana BNP president ABM Altaf Hossain murder case has taken a new turn following statement by a Jubo Dal leader confessing to his involvement in the incident.
 arrow 56 'criminals' held, 11 bombs recovered in Rangpur
Joint forces arrested 56 alleged criminals and recovered a locally-made pistol, one round bullet and 11 live bombs following raids conducted in different parts of the district in the last 24 hours.
 arrow Imams join villagers to resist acid violence in Satkhira
It was a different day for the people of Langaljhhara, a remote village in Kalaroa upazila where over 500 people including 'Imams' (religious leaders) of mosques joined hands in a rally to resist acid
 arrow Removal of ASP demanded in Khagrachhari
Ramgour Upazila Awami Leauge (AL) yesterday demanded immediate removal of the assistant superintendent of police (ASP), Belayet Hossain from the hill district for his biased role towards BNP leaders and
 arrow 2 cops held in Satkhira
Two absconding policemen of Satkhira Police Line against whom a case of drug peddling was filed on January 18 were arrested on Thursday night.
 arrow 10 hurt in Pabna bus dacoity
At least 10 bus passengers were injured and cash and valuables worth Tk 5 lakh were looted from a Dhaka bound bus at Ataikula on Friday night, police and locals said.
Point-Counterpointarrow The book with no end: A tribute to Dr AR Mallick
It was nearly ten years since I re-lived the stories.
 arrow Culture of corruption: How to break it?
Several years ago upon reading my paper titled "How to Think About Corruption in Bangladesh?" for Bengal Studies Conference, Professor Syed Hussein Alatas, a leading sociologist in corruption studiestold
 arrow Gates is different
It certainly takes more than personal conviction for any 63-year-old to say yes to a job which inherits two thorny, protracted, military campaigns that have already engulfed his predecessor and, apparently,
 arrow Elections: Better late than quick and dirty
Many among the media and our intelligentsia have started to say quite assertively that our postponed elections be held sooner than later.
Culturearrow A feast for bookworms
Amar Ekushey Grantha-mela 2007' is in full swing on its first week. Enthusiastic crowds thronged the Bangla Academy premises over the weekend as several newly published books hit the stalls.
 arrow Weeklong Jatiyo Patho Natok Utsab '07 begins
A seven-day Jatiyo Patho Natok Utsab 2007 (street theatre festival), scheduled to be inaugurated on February 1, began a day late at the Central Shaheed Minar premises due to unavoidable circumstances.
 arrow Roman Polanski to direct Pompeii film
Legendary filmmaker Roman Polanski is to direct Pompeii, a film adaptation of Robert Harris's best-selling novel of the same name.
Generalarrow CG urged to stop housing project at reserve forest
Environmentalists at a press conference yesterday urged the caretaker government (CG) to take immediate steps to stop illegal construction of housing facilities for government officials at the reserve
 arrow Three shot in city
Three people received bullet wounds when criminals fired indiscriminately in Free School Street area at Hatirpool in the city last night.
 arrow Traffic sergeant detained in Ctg for taking bribe
The joint forces detained a traffic sergeant on charge of taking bribes from a bus driver at Olonkar intersection in the port city's Pahartali area yesterday.
 arrow SI suspended in Satkhira for taking bribe
A sub-inspector of Shyamnagar police station here was suspended yesterday for reportedly taking bribe from a drug trader.
Internationalarrow Tornado ravages Florida
Severe thunderstorms and at least one tornado killed 19 people on Friday when they ripped through Florida in the dead of night, tearing homes to shreds, toppling heavy trucks and leaving a trail of rubble.
 arrow ME quartet backs US effort to revive talks
The quartet of Middle East peace brokers backed a US push to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks on Friday but voiced deep concern about violence among Palestinians that threatens to undermine the effort.
 arrow Musharraf urges both Pakistan & India to stay firm on peace
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said on Friday Pakistan and India should stay steadfast against hardliners and militants opposed to a peace process between the two old rivals.
 arrow Nepali ethnic group demands autonomy
An ethnic group in southeastern Nepal demanded yesterday that the region be turned into an autonomous state to end two weeks of unrest that has claimed at least 13 lives.
 arrow Global warming report sparks calls for action
A hard-hitting report Friday by a UN panel of experts on global warming drew calls for concerted global action, with UN chief Ban Ki-moon urging a much more rapid and determined response.
 arrow Taliban occupy Afghan dist HQs
Taliban fighters occupying an Afghan district centre vacated by British troops last year appeared to be fortifying their positions Saturday as the government worked on a response, officials said.
 arrow US intelligence paints gloomy picture of Iraq
US intelligence experts painted a gloomy picture of Iraq, saying in a report seen on Friday sectarian bloodshed had surpassed the threat from al-Qaeda and warning of the consequences of a rapid US withdrawal.
 arrow 50 killed in Philippines tanker blast
The death toll from a tanker explosion in the southern Philippines has risen from 27 to 50 after authorities accounted for the remains of more victims, officials said Saturday.
 arrow Hillary promises to end war if elected
Sen Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she would not have attacked Iraq if she were president in 2002 and would end the war if elected, as she tried to blunt rivals like John Edwards who are stoking anti-war
 arrow Iran shows nuclear conversion plant
Iran yesterday opened doors to its nuclear conversion plant in a show of transparency amid mounting international pressures on the country to halt its controversial atomic plans.
 arrow CPC official jailed for taking bribe
A former Communist Party official in an impoverished eastern Chinese province wracked with graft has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for taking bribes, state press reported yesterday.
 arrow 19 die in Mumbai bldg collapse
The wall of a warehouse under construction collapsed in western India yesterday, killing at least 19 labourers and injuring six others, police said.
 arrow Car bomber rams Pak convoy: 2 soldiers killed
A car bomber rammed a Pakistani military convoy, killing himself and at least two soldiers on Saturday in an area of northwest Pakistan rife with support for the Taliban, police said.
 arrow 12 die in China road accident
At least 12 people were killed in a road accident in southern China yesterday, the first major traffic mishap during the nation's ongoing Spring Festival transport period, state press said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: More authority for ACC
The clear public sentiment is that the Anti-Corruption Commission ought to be doing its job, and doing it well. That it has so far failed to do that is not only depressing but also deeply disconcerting.
 arrow Editorial: Massive seizure of spurious products
Over the past few days the combined forces of the army, RAB and police have been carrying out raids against spurious fertiliser and cement including such items as foodgrains and pulses and seized huge
 arrow Roadmap to good governance
After the concomitant emergence of the Fakhruddin Ahmed-led caretaker government and the state of emergency, the unemployment rate among politicians, much to the benefit of the country, reached the desired
 arrow Unbridgeable gap?
The Western judicial system has devastatingly missed the "Grotian Moment" that could have been achieved by a fairer and internationally acceptable trial of Saddam Hussein and his cohorts and has touched
 arrow Quagmire of higher education
The conscious citizens of the country must have noted, of course with deep frustration, some contents of the annual report of the University Grants Commission (UGC), as reported by the press.
Star Healtharrow Making children stand against cancer
Many people of our country believe that cancer is fate - just something that happens to them if they are unlucky. They believe that they have no control over their chances of developing cancer.
 arrow Cool technology provides innovative heart surgery
Nobody thinks it is "cool" to have a heart operation, but thanks to technology a "cool" laser is providing thousands of patients with an alternative to stent or bypass surgery.
 arrow CSF calls upon community participation
Child Sight Foundation (CSF) funded by Sight Savers International (SSI) have been working to eliminate childhood blindness from Bangladesh for one year.
 arrow Diabetes linked to increase in kidney stones
Recent studies suggest that the incidence of kidney stones is increasing and data compiled by researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, suggest that diabetes may be a predisposing factor,
 arrow Test may identify heart attack, stroke risk
An inexpensive blood test may identify which heart disease patients are at the highest risk of a stroke or heart attack, allowing doctors to move more aggressively to help them, a study said.
 arrow Facts on Cancer
There are more than 100 types of cancers; any part of the body can be affected. More than 70% of all cancer deaths occur in low and middle income countries.
 arrow Your Doctor
Dear doctor
I am 25 years old. I have been suffering from migraine for several months? I am taking painkillers. But it has been gone in vain.

Star Cityarrow Grabber targets the Bangshi
An illegal occupier has taken over a large chunk of the river Bangshi at Bank Town housing colony under Savar thana.
 arrow DCC's dirty trade with passenger sheds
The passenger sheds at bus stops in the city are glaring examples of mismanagement and unprofessional conduct by the authorities.
 arrow Where is our footpath?
A great number of hospitals, diagnostic centres, shopping complexes, office buildings in the city are on paper equipped with car parks.
 arrow Residents evicted without compensation or rehabilitation
A 70-year old man and his youngest son are put behind bars. Their fault was they demanded fair compensation and a rehabilitation plot from the government when it acquired their homestead.
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