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Front Pagearrow Yunus seeks people's views on floating political party
Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus in an open letter to the people yesterday asked for views on his plan to float a political party to establish political goodwill, proper leadership and good governance and
 arrow Partisan law officers may face removal
The government may soon remove the state law officers loyal to the BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami fearing that they might become biased to high-profile leaders of the immediate past government during their trial
 arrow Local govt polls set to miss schedule
Elections to Dhaka, Rajshahi and Khulna city corporations are unlikely to be held on time because of the state of emergency and lack of a credible voter list.
 arrow Govt may go for limited VoIP licensing
A seven-member technical committee is expected to recommend the government by February 15 how to award licences for the voice over internet protocol (VoIP) quickly by protecting national interest.
 arrow My personal letter to you
Dear citizen,
I am writing this letter to you with the hope of receiving a personal reply from you.

 arrow Judiciary finally separated
The president yesterday promulgated Criminal Procedure Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 completing the legal process of separating the judiciary from the executive.
 arrow Maniruddin resigns as ACC commissioner
Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Commissioner Maniruddin Ahmed tendered his resignation to President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday morning.
 arrow Relief goods, 52,000 sacks of expired lentil seized in Bogra raid
The joint forces yesterday raided four warehouses at Silimpur village in Shahjahanpur thana and recovered over 52,000 sacks of date expired lentils worth around Tk 14 crore along with relief materials
 arrow AKM Mosharraf, ex-MP Abbasi sent on detention
A Mymensingh court yesterday placed former state minister for energy AKM Mosharraf Hossain under a month's detention while another court in Netrakona sent LDP presidium member and former lawmaker MA Karim
 arrow Falu to be shown held today
Detained former BNP lawmaker and businessman Mosaddak Ali Falu will be shown arrested today in a case filed against him for embezzling government property.
 arrow EC Secretary Rashid Sarkar transferred
Secretary to the Election Commission (EC) Secretariat Abdur Rashid Sarkar was transferred yesterday to the Ministry of Textile and Jute in a bid to recast the EC.
 arrow Automatic pricing for petroleum on the cards
The government is mulling a proposal to start an automatic pricing mechanism for petroleum products, to meet donors' conditions and to reduce the losses consistently incurred by the Bangladesh Petroleum
 arrow US envoy for early polls
US Ambassador Patricia A Butenis yesterday encouraged the caretaker government to move towards poll as early as possible, resuming the stalled electoral process.
 arrow Farmers block Bogra highway for fertiliser
Over two thousand farmers yesterday demonstrated against fertiliser crisis and blockaded Dhaka-Bogra highway for three hours at Ghurka Beltola in Raiganj upazila.
 arrow 757 cops' selection finally cancelled
The police authorities yesterday cancelled the selection of 757 sub-inspectors (SIs) and sergeants made towards the end of the immediate past BNP-led four-party rule allegedly through gross irregularities
 arrow Govt gives nod to Tk 1,080cr projects
The government yesterday approved seven purchase proposals involving Tk 1,079.87 crore for projects in different sectors including energy, power and fertiliser.
 arrow Why detainees not to be brought before court: HC
The High Court yesterday issued rules on the government to explain why seven of the recent detainees, including ex-state minister Salahuddin Ahmed, ex-BNP lawmakers Ali Asgar Lobi and Abdul Wadud Bhuiyan,
 arrow Govt trying hard to hold credible polls
Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday said the caretaker government is working relentlessly to hold a free, fair and credible election aimed at bringing about qualitative changes in the governance.
 arrow Case against Dr Kamal, others sent for trial
The criminal case filed against prominent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain, barristers M Amir-Ul Islam, Rokanuddin Mahmud and 10 others in connection with vandalism on the Supreme Court (SC) premises on November
 arrow Govt plans action against loan defaulters
Finance Adviser AB Mirza Mohammad Azizul Islam yesterday said 30-32 cases of bank defaulters have been sent to the law ministry for taking immediate actions.
 arrow Flat tyre stalls flights at ZIA
An aircraft of Saudi Arabian Airlines aborted takeoff yesterday due to a tyre puncture and caused the suspension of landings and takeoffs of other aircrafts at Zia International Airport for several hours.
 arrow 29 killed by law enforcers, over 52,000 held
Twenty-nine people were killed by law enforcement agencies while 52,027 were arrested during the first 30 days of the state of emergency, says Odhikar, a human rights watchdog.
 arrow Uttara Lake Bachao Committee

 arrow Arrest of Phulbari movement hero condemned
Different social and political organisations yesterday condemned the arrest of a local leader of National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources and Electricity-port who had led people of Phulbari,
 arrow Indian external affairs minister due by month end
Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Dhaka end of this month to invite Bangladesh formally to the 14th Saarc summit to be held in New Delhi.
 arrow Unhygienic environment...

 arrow Outlaw killed in 'crossfire'
A leader of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Haque Group) was killed in 'crossfire' between the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and his cohorts here on Saturday night.
 arrow 30 killed in suicide blast near Tikrit
A suicide truck bomber slammed into a crowd of police lining up for duty yesterday near Tikrit, collapsing the station and killing at least 30 people and wounding 50, police said.
 arrow BSF kills farmer
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) killed a Bangladeshi farmer yesterday initiating gunfire between the BSF and Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) on Amjal border under Hatibandha upazila in Lalmonirhat.
Businessarrow SEC moves to check abnormal price hike of 5 firms' shares
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) yesterday issued a directive to check the abnormal price hike of the shares of five companies -- Brac Bank, Power Grid Company of Bangladesh (PGCB), Dhaka Electric
 arrow Govt for all possible steps to keep economy moving
Chief Adviser Dr Fakhrudidn Ahmed yesterday said his government would take all possible steps to accelerate economic activities removing all the barriers.
 arrow Tk1,000 note to be introduced
Bangladesh Bank has decided to introduce the note of Tk 1,000 denomination by late this year. However, the design of the note is not yet finalised.
 arrow Remove negative image, Geeteara asks BSTI
The government will extend its all-out cooperation in making Bangladesh Standard and Testing Institution (BSTI) a world class organisation.
 arrow Content key at Barcelona cellphone convention
Internet, computer and music giants are expected to flock to the 3GSM World Congress 2007 in the Spanish city of Barcelona in an attempt to court the mighty mobile phone industry.
 arrow Financial world braces for huge Chinese investment fund
China will send ripples through the financial world when it unleashes an investment company with more money under management than any mutual fund in existence, analysts said.
 arrow G7 supports re-launch of Doha trade negotiations
Finance ministers and central bank chiefs of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrial nations said Saturday they supported resumption of stalled Doha trade talks aimed at tearing down barriers to global
 arrow S'pore aims to hit 10m visitor mark
Singapore is aiming to attract 10.2 million visitors this year, up five percent from the record 9.7 million seen in 2006, the city-state's tourism board said.
 arrow IMF sees Japan economy outlook strong this year
The outlook for the Japanese economy this year is "strong" and ensuring it remain so is one of main contributions that Japan can make to exchange rate stability and the world economy, IMF chief Rodrigo
 arrow LG Philips to boost LCD capacity
LG Philips LCD Co.
 arrow New MD of Phoenix Ins
Pirjada Saifullah Chowdhury has been appointed managing director of Phoenix Insurance Company Ltd, says a press release. Prior to the appointment, he was the acting managing director of the company.
 arrow Currency

 arrow Correction
In a news item published on this page on January 10 headlined 'Trade info centre opens in Ctg Feb14', it was mentioned that Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) will open a trade information centre in Chittagong
Sportsarrow Cricket: It's Collingwood again
England capped their miraculous resurrection by claiming the triangular one-day series with an emphatic 34-run win over Australia in the second final at the Sydney Cricket Ground here on Sydney.
 arrow Cricket: Dilemma for Faruque
The triumphant Bangladesh cricket team returned home today morning, only for a short respite before setting sail for the West Indies to play next month's World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: Lanka win a thriller
Kumar Sangakkara cracked a robust 110 under pressure to set up Sri Lanka's exciting five-run victory over India in the second one-day international here on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Proteas pummel Pakistan
South Africa raced to a crushing 10-wicket win over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international at Newlands Sunday after what captain Graeme Smith described as one of the team's best bowling performances.
 arrow Cricket: Shoaib doubtful for WC
Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar Sunday said he fears he could miss the World Cup after suffering a knee injury that may take three to four weeks to heal.
 arrow Football: Munna's death anniversary today
The second death anniversary of former Bangladesh football captain Monem Munna will be observed today.
 arrow Football: Cruciani coming for Abahani
Former national football coach Diego Cruciani will arrive in Dhaka on Wednesday to join Abahani ahead of the first-ever Professional Football League scheduled to start from March 3.
 arrow Local Snippets
Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA) has handed a lifetime opportunity for one boy and a girl to take part in the youth camp programme of the Beijing Olympics to be held from August 6-26.
 arrow Cricket: Afridi not appealing
Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi has decided not to appeal against a four-match one-day international ban handed down Saturday for pushing his bat at a spectator.
 arrow Cricket: 'WC is ready'
World Cup organisers on Saturday shrugged off increasing worries over stadium delays and rocketing hotel prices despite cricket's global showpiece getting underway in four weeks' time.
 arrow Football: Becks back to save Real
David Beckham scored on his return after a month on the sidelines to inspire Real Madrid to a 2-1 comeback win at Real Sociedad in the Primera Liga on Saturday.
 arrow Football: MU keep Chelsea chasing
Premier League leaders Man-chester United beat Charlton Athletic 2-0 at Old Trafford to stay six points clear of Chelsea on Saturday after the champions beat Middlesbrough 3-0 at Stamford Bridge.
 arrow Football: San Siro given go-ahead
AC Milan were given the go-ahead to allow season-ticket holders into their match against Livorno on Sunday after security at the San Siro stadium was brought into line with government regulations.
 arrow Tennis: Peng, Marina claim crowns
Top seeded Chinese Taipei star Peng Hsin Yin and unseeded Russian Marina Lushchina were crowned champions of the boys and girls singles category respectively, as the Dhaka Bank 21st International Junior
 arrow Cricket: Utseya pays for slow over-rate
Zimbabwe captain Prosper Utseya has been fined 40 per cent of his match fee for a slow over rate in the fourth one-day international against Bangladesh in Harare, the International Cricket Council said
 arrow Cricket: Something is better than nothing
Andrew Flintoff said a one-day series win over Australia helped a little to make up for England's Ashes whitewash. "I'm pleased to be taking silverware home.
 arrow Football: Hiddink denies Chelsea move
Russia coach Guus Hiddink insists he has not been approached by English Premiership champions Chelsea to replace Jose Mourinho.
 arrow Football: Failure no option for McClaren
Under-fire Steve McClaren insists England will make it through the Euro 2008 finals despite his side slipping to third place in their qualifying group.
 arrow Football: Gerrard impressed by new owners
Steven Gerrard claimed he was mightily impressed by Liverpool's new American owners George Gillett and Tom Hicks as they prepared to make the club the biggest in the world, the News of the World reported.
 arrow Football: Babayaro shows resolve
Celestine Babayaro played in Newcastle United's 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday only hours after the death of his younger brother.
 arrow Football: Nightmare revisited for Mendes
Pedro Mendes, knocked unconscious when Portsmouth played Manchester City in August, was stretchered off again when the teams met in the Premier League on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Violence in German soccer
Thirty-eight people, including 32 policemen, were injured in crowd trouble after a regional football cup match between two amateur teams in the eastern city of Leipzig, police said Sunday.
 arrow Get Off My Back!

 arrow Football: Schalke at the summit
Schalke 04 beat Hertha Berlin 2-0 on Saturday to motor six points clear at the top of the German championship.
 arrow Football: Lyon back winning
Lyon registered their first French league win since last year with a confidence-boosting 1-0 defeat of Lorient.
 arrow Football: Juve caught in Vicenza
Play in Italy's second division Serie B resumed peacefully on Saturday, with spectators allowed into just five of the 11 matches.
 arrow Football: Rafa rues profligate Reds
Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez was dismayed by the series of chances that his players squandered as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Newcastle after dominating the game.
 arrow Football: Leeds player leaks info
Manager Dennis Wise said a Leeds United player who gave opponents Crystal Palace his team line-up hours before Saturday's second division match at Elland Road would never play for the Yorkshire club again.
 arrow Football: Reds galore in Mexico
Tecos UAG striker Eduardo Lillingston was sent off three minutes after coming on as a substitute as the red cards flowed in the Mexican championship on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Chasing suits Chelsea
Chelsea assistant manager Steve Clarke insists he is not concerned that his side could be 12 points behind Manchester United by the time they return to Premiership action in three weeks.
Metropolitanarrow Hold UZ, parliament polls simultaneously
Eminent citizens at a discussion yesterday demanded holding of long-awaited Upazila Parishad election together with the parliamentary election terming it mandatory for improving governance and quality
 arrow Initiate process of holding polls as early as possible: AL
Awami League (AL) yesterday urged the caretaker government (CG) to initiate the process of holding a free, fair and credible election after preparing an accurate voter roll as early as possible.
 arrow Holding polls biggest challenge for CG, say UN agencies
UN agencies in Dhaka yesterday said the caretaker government's mandate for holding the general election is the most important challenge for it.
 arrow Carpenter nets baby dolphin in Buriganga
A baby dolphin was netted in the river Buriganga in the early hours of yesterday which later died in the morning.
 arrow Seven acres of forestland recovered in Gazipur
Monipur forest department in Gazipur recovered seven acres of land and evicted 60 families from the forestland, who were illegally living here building tin-shed houses for more than nine years.
 arrow Another shakeup in admin
The established ministry yesterday transferred four senior officials to different ministries as secretary and secretaries-in-charge.
 arrow 42 new books on 11th day
Different publication houses shelved a total of 42 new books on various categories at the Amar Ekushey Book Fair with the presence of a number of eminent personalities yesterday.
 arrow Experts' meeting begins in Bogra
A three-day experts' meeting on Reformulation of National Dossier for Mahasthanghar and its Environment, Bangladesh began at Mahasthanghar Site Museum in Bogra yesterday.
 arrow Pledge to build corruption-free Bangladesh
More than 450 volunteers of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) yesterday have taken oath to build a corruption-free Bangladesh, says a press release.
 arrow Tk 2cr Japanese aid to improve city storm water drainage system
Japan will provide around Tk 2 crore to Bangladesh to implement the project on improvement of the storm water drainage system in Dhaka city (phase-11).
 arrow Ahmadiyya confce ends with a call to spread real teachings
The three-day annual convention of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat (AMJ) Bangladesh ended yesterday with a call to spread the real teachings of Islam for a better world with peace, harmony and prosperity.
 arrow Youth murdered in city
Police recovered a body of a youth whose hands and legs were tied with rope from city's Badda area yesterday. The body was unidentified male person aged about 32.
 arrow Saarc energy ministers' meet begins Mar 6
Saarc energy ministers' meeting will be held in the Indian capital New Delhi on March 6 and 7.
 arrow Saidee sues Shamokal editor, publisher
Former lawmaker of Jamaat-e-Islami filed a defamation case with the first joint district judge court against Bengali daily Shamokal Publisher AK Azad, Editor Abed Khan and News Editor Ahmed Faruk Hassan
 arrow NU exams begin today
Degree Pass, Subsidiary and Certificate course examinations-2006 under National University will begin across the country today. All examinations will start at 10:00am.
Nationalarrow Most Barisal city fathers on the run after crackdown
Barisal City Corporation (BCC) is virtually paralised as the mayor and at least 20 out of 30 ward commissioners are not attending office fearing arrest.
 arrow Boatmen dredging Jamuna as govt turns a blind eye
Local people are doing a great job when the government idled it away. They are making the silted Kalasona channel in mid-Jamuna navigable again by dredging it in their own way.
 arrow I am not hiding: Kamran
Sylhet City Corporation Mayor of Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran has contradicted press reports that he is hiding to evade arrest. "There is no reason for my going into hiding.
 arrow Orange growers still face two major problems
There has been a steady growth in orange cultivation and yield in Moulvibazar in last three years, thanks to the initiative by the Department of Agriculture Extension (DAE).
 arrow Pirates loot Tk 50,000 fishes in Tatulia river
Pirates led by two notorious criminals Azahar and Bachchu on Saturday looted fish worth Tk 50,000 from eight fishing trawlers in the Tatulia, local fishermen said.
 arrow Punish killers of journo Belal
Khulna Press Club yesterday held a discussion meeting followed by Milad Mehfil on the occasion of the second death anniversary of journalist Shaikh Belaluddin.
 arrow 15 threaten to take life in Khulna
Fifteen newly recruited sub-inspectors and sergeants hailing from Khulna and Bagerhat districts yesterday threatened to take life by setting them on fire if the caretaker government does not withdrawits
Point-Counterpointarrow What ails Bangladesh?
Simply put: incompetent governance! For the last 20 years Bangladesh has seen a succession of governments mired in corruption, nepotism, reactive planning and disrespect for the rule of law.
 arrow Can we really get back on track?
I was encouraged by Army Chief General Moeen talking against the Mercedes Benz and Ford cars plying in the streets of Dhaka while exchanging views with representatives of various sections of the society
 arrow BJP scores own-goal
India's mainstream parties have a special knack -- of quickly losing popular support, which it took them years to garner.
Culturearrow Capturing the essence of contemporary artists
Bengal Foundation, an organisation that mainly works in the field of music and fine arts, has produced a number of documentaries on prominent artists and their exhibitions.
 arrow Keep on the dancing shoes
Folk, modern and creative dance--these are the chosen spheres of the upcoming dancer Shahidul Islam Babu.
 arrow 'Swapner Neelpori': TV play on Valentine's Day
Priyota (Tinni) and Shubhro (Hillol) are in love. Their docile classmate, Atonu (Apurbo) is also infatuated with Priyota but cannot express his feelings for her.
Generalarrow Saarc food security meet on March 1-2
A two-day Saarc food security meeting will begin in the Indian capital of New Delhi on March 1, official sources said here yesterday.
 arrow Noodles factory fined in city
A mobile court yesterday fined a noodles factory in the city for manufacturing noodles in an unhygienic environment.
 arrow Road crash kills child
One child was killed and another injured in a road accident on Patuakhali-Baufal road in Patuakhali yesterday.
 arrow Sarwar Jahan decorated with Aiguillette of Navy Chief
Army Chief Lt Gen Moeen U Ahmed and Air Force Chief Air Vice-Marshal Fakhrul Azam yesterday jointly decorated Rear Admiral Sarwar Jahan Nizam with the Aiguillette of Navy Chief a day after he took over
 arrow Diarrhoea, pneumonia claim 15 children in Rajshahi
Diarrhoea and pneumonia claimed lives of at least 15 children at Rajshahi Medical College Hospital (RMCH) in last 10 days.
Internationalarrow ME summit to set stage for final status talks: Abbas
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said yesterday that a meeting with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert would set the stage for final status talks in the long-stagnant
 arrow Pakistan needs more help from US, Afghans
Pakistan needs more help from the United States and Afghanistan if it is to stop the flow of unwanted Taliban militants crossing its borders, Pakistan's foreign minister said on Saturday.
 arrow Race begins for India's richest military deal
India's biggest air show has set the clock ticking for the subcontinent's richest military contract: an order for 126 fighter planes potentially worth nine billion dollars.
 arrow Iran wants to stay within int'l nuke regime
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad marked the 28th anniversary of Iran's revolution yesterday pledging to maintain the country's nuclear programme but saying he wanted to remain within international
 arrow Hopes for N Korean nuclear deal dim
Early hopes for a deal to scrap North Korea's nuclear arms programme have dimmed, negotiators said yesterday, with Japan blaming Pyongyang's "excessive" demands for aid in return for disarming.
 arrow US lawmakers gird for the battle over Iraq
Majority Democrats in Congress, prevented last week from passing a Senate resolution opposing White House Iraq policy, get a fresh chance this week in the House of Representatives.
 arrow Putin begins ME tour after anti-US outburst
Russian President Vladimir Putin kicks off a Middle East tour yesterday, seeking to enhance ties with traditional US allies in the region after launching a scathing attack on Washington's foreign policy.
 arrow Killings by police stir anger in Kashmir
The frail, elderly man fell to his knees beside a pile of freshly dug earth that laid bare an unmarked grave.
 arrow Jakarta flood clean-up could take months
More Indonesians began clearing mud and debris from flood-damaged homes on Sunday after days of relatively dry weather, but for many it could be one or two months before they can actually move back into
 arrow Gates recalls Cold War in push for Nato spending
Defence Secretary Robert Gates told Europe on Sunday it must boost defence spending and commit more troops and money to Afghanistan if Nato is to remain a potent military alliance.
 arrow Global warming debate heats up in US
Global politicians and business leaders aim to turn the unfertile territory of Washington into a hotbed of action against climate change this week.
 arrow Lankan president visits Maldives
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse arrived in the Maldives yesterday for a series of talks on bilateral trade, officials said.
 arrow US scholars struggle with Indian visas
Despite improving ties between the two countries, many American scholars who wish to study in India face lengthy visa delays and some are forced change their research topics, a report said yesterday.
 arrow Blaze kills 9 illegal migrants in S Korea
At least nine foreign migrants, including eight Chinese were killed, and 18 others hurt in a blaze early Sunday at a detention centre in the South Korean port of Yeosu, local officials said.
 arrow Big Brother winner Shetty flies home
Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty, who became a household name in Britain after winning a controversial reality television programme last month, flew home to India Saturday, her publicist said.
 arrow Work on Jerusalem holy site resumes
Construction work resumed Sunday on a ramp leading to a disputed holy site in Jerusalem, despite objections from the Muslim world and two days of violent Palestinian protest.
 arrow More snow in the forecast for New York
Blue skies turned gray in the blink of an eye as another severe snowstorm brought snow to an area already inundated by more than 8 feet.
 arrow Mild quake jolts northern Pakistan
A mild 4.8 magnitude earthquake jolted northern Pakistan yesterday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage, officials said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Army's role
The categorical remarks of the Army chief will, we are sure, clear the misgiving, if there was any, about the possibility of the army taking over the reins of power in Bangladesh.
 arrow Editorial: Highly irregular
Among the good deeds accomplished by the caretaker government so far, the decision to cancel selection of 757 police sub-inspectors and sergeants for appointment by the immediate past 4-party alliance
 arrow V by the vanquished?
Forming a V sign with the forefinger and middle finger used to be the trademark idiosyncrasy of Winston Churchill, the WW-II prime minister of England.
 arrow Nuclear poker face-off
The alter ego of a boom, I suppose, is doom. Failure does not have too much to worry about, but success has a great deal to lose.
 arrow The magnificent eleven
The title of this article is taken from a 1960 Western movie, "The magnificent seven.
Letters to Editorarrow Crusade against crime
We all thought that finally the days of political criminals were numbered when the army started to arrest a few crime bosses, criminals with political affiliation, etc.
 arrow Removal of street shops
Although, I highly appreciate removal of street shops by the law enforcers, I would like to draw the government's attention to the fact that this effort could only solve the problem on a temporary basis.
 arrow Go ahead, Dr. Yunus
I am so happy with the crackdown on the politicians. These people will get what they deserve. They have looted this country for a long time.
 arrow No need to rush
After the caretaker govt. was formed and it started a drive against corruption and crime, all political parties suddenly came under one roof. They want polls very soon.
 arrow Awami League and BNP
These days we hear many stories about how politicians have ruined everything and how they have corrupted almost every institution.
 arrow Voter ID card
It has been proposed that we should have voter ID before holding the parliamentary election.
 arrow The caretaker government
It is heartening to see that the appointment of the new caretaker government under the leadership of Dr.
 arrow ID card is not enough
Introducing identity card for the voters for the forthcoming election is a right step in the right direction. But it is not enough.
 arrow Do justice to the honest
Nowadays we see there are lots of investigative reports on various malpractices in the form of corruption, nepotism, extortion, abuse of power by the influential and beneficiaries of the government in
 arrow Weekly holiday
It is better to have weekly holidays on Saturday and Sunday. It will match our system with that of the rest of the world.
 arrow Where are the basic necessities?
It seems that all the countries in the world are going forward in terms of development in all sectors.
 arrow No incoming calls
The government's role is appreciable as it's doing its best to reform the government machinery.
 arrow Why only politicians?
The drive against corrupt (not only politicians) by the interim government is commendable which was a long cherished demand of the people.
 arrow The ruined PSC
The last four BCS examinations were highly controversial. Some strong allegations (of wrong doing) against some members of the PSC are there .
 arrow Why this age bar?
"The age of the candidates must be at least 25." It has been said in a circular for the candidates seeking appointment as headmaster of a govt.
Star Cityarrow Fleets of new taxicabs to replace old ones
The Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has decided to replace city's rundown taxicabs by fleets of vehicles with more cylinder capacity, sources in the BRTA said.
 arrow Miseries of city traffic policemen
Poverty, hardship, discrimination, corruption and fear of assault -- all are part of the job description of a traffic constable in Dhaka.
 arrow Eviction raises hope for car park
The planned car park in the city's Karwan Bazar commercial area is yet to be built despite selection of site and handover of the land to the authorities concerned.
 arrow City beggars: Not so disorganised!
An estimated 50,000 beggars in the capital city have several 'associations' to manage and oversee their activities, beggars from different parts of the city told Star City.
 arrow Desperate hawkers....

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