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Front Pagearrow Abbas, six others arrested
The 72-hour deadline for the 50 graft suspects to submit wealth statements ended yesterday with two former ministers including Mirza Abbas, an ex-lawmaker, a former bureaucrat and a ward commissionerbeing
 arrow 17 defy ACC deadline
Thirty-three out of the 50 corruption suspects on the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) list submitted their wealth statements within the 72-hour deadline ending yesterday.
 arrow Govt warns political parties not to violate emergency act
The government yesterday warned the political parties not to violate emergency power act rules, saying that it may not show leniency in the coming days.
 arrow ACC chief declares war on corruption
The newly appointed chairman and commissioners of Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) declared a "war on corruption" on their first day at office yesterday and resolved to fight without compromise.
 arrow The lord of land
Expectations were raised among city dwellers with Mirza Abbasuddin Ahmed alias Mirza Abbas taking over the public works and housing ministry as a full minister on October 10, 2001.
 arrow Ruhul Amin new CJ
President Iajuddin Ahmed appointed Mohammad Ruhul Amin as Chief Justice, an official announcement yesterday said.
 arrow Contractors capitalise on power crisis in talks
Taking advantage of the persisting power crisis, the negotiating rental power project contractors are grossly deviating from original tenders and are all set to sign contracts with the government later
 arrow Fortune makers
Salman F Rahman is so far the richest person among the persons who submitted their wealth statements to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) with his declared assets worth Tk 105.82 crore.
 arrow More relief found at Jamaat, BNP leaders' houses
The joint forces yesterday recovered over 1,400 corrugated iron (CI) sheets meant for relief and arrested Mymensingh Chamber of Commerce president and several local political leaders in different areas
 arrow A different scene at shopping malls
It was only 7:30 in the evening. The city roads were still crowded with the usual traffic but the familiar picture of shopping malls bustling with shoppers was missing in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Help govt manage essentials' prices
The advisory council on law and order yesterday urged the businessmen to cooperate with the government in keeping the prices of essentials within reach of the ordinary people.
 arrow Ex-health minister Mosharraf, BMA top shots sued for graft
One of the owners of the land, on which Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA) Bhaban was built, filed another graft case yesterday against former health and family welfare minister Khandaker MosharrafHossain,
 arrow HC asks ACC to accept Iqbal's wealth report thru' wife
The High Court yesterday ordered the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to accept submission of wealth statement of former Awami League lawmaker Dr HBM Iqbal, one of the 50 corrupt suspects, through his
 arrow The proxy prisoner
A horrendous tale of a man serving time in prison on behalf of another man was recently discovered at Moulvibazar District Jail.
 arrow Bogra deputy jailer summarily released after BNP man met Nasir in Jail
Bogra Deputy Jailer Fazlul Haque was stand released yesterday morning following the meeting between a BNP leader and detained former state minister for civil aviation Mir Nasiruddin on Saturday.
 arrow Extortion case filed against SQ Chy, 4 others
A case against Salauddin Quader Chowdhury, former parliamentary affairs adviser to the immediate past prime minister Khaleda Zia, was filed with Rangunia Police Station in Chittagong on Saturday night.
 arrow Forum sweeps BGMEA polls
The Forum headed by Anwar-Ul-Alam of Evince Garments Ltd swept yesterday's election to the executive committee of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), bagging 24 out of27
 arrow Partex's Hashem asked to surrender
Turning down his prayers for an ad-interim anticipatory bail in food scam cases, the High Court (HC) yesterday asked Partex Group Chairman MA Hashem to surrender to sessions judge's court, Narayanganj
 arrow Electronics shops fined for fraud
A mobile court in the capital yesterday raided two electronics goods assembling plants at Patuatuli and fined seven people Tk 42 lakh for evading tax and deceiving consumers with false claims.
 arrow Suicide blast kills 40 at Iraq college
At least 40 people were killed and 35 wounded yesterday when a suicide bomber struck a college in eastern Baghdad, a security official said.
Businessarrow ADB forecasts 6.5pc GDP growth in '07
Asian Development Bank (ADB) has forecast a 6.5 percent growth in Bangladesh's GDP in 2007 fiscal, a 0.
 arrow Bangladesh business environment conducive to more FDI
Bangladesh business environment that marked an improvement recently would lure more foreign direct investments (FDI) here, Jacques Andre Costilhes, French ambassador in Dhaka, said yesterday.
 arrow Lanka central bank chief offers training for local bankers
The policy guidelines of Bangladesh Bank to ensure corporate management in the country's banking sector are not working well in the absence of adequate knowledge of directors and senior bankers.
 arrow Ex-European colonies under pressure for new trade deals
Caribbean and Pacific nations face growing pressure to strike a deal on new trade accords with the European Union before the end of the year or risk losing preferential treatment, experts say.
 arrow Intl' textile markets rushing on for eco-friendly fabrics
As consumers wake up to global warming and globalisation, ethical issues are gaining ground and spinning more and more hard cash in the competitive world of international textiles.
 arrow Finance adviser leaves for Nepal to attend Safta meet
Finance and Commerce Adviser Dr Mirza Azizul Islam left here yesterday for Kathmandu to attend the second Safta Ministerial Council meeting of trade ministers from Saarc countries scheduled for today.
 arrow Stocks slump
Share prices on the country's premier bourse slumped yesterday on profit taking in the wake of the government's ongoing drive against corrupt politicians and businesspeople.
 arrow ICC-GTZ workshop on trade rules for LC today
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in collaboration with German Technical Co-operation (GTZ) is organising a daylong workshop on the revised international trade rules for Letters of Credit (L/C)known
 arrow ROK-Russia '06 trade hits record high
Trade between South Korea and Russia hit a record high of 9.75 billion dollars last year, the official Korea Trade and Investment Promotion Agency said Sunday.
 arrow Foreign workers in Saudi remit $14b in 2006
Expatriate workers in Saudi Arabia sent home some 14 billion dollars in 2006, ranking the oil-rich kingdom second only to the United States, according to the Arab Monetary Fund (AMF).
 arrow $3b Reliance petrochemical unit in Gujarat soon
India's largest conglomerate Reliance Industries said on Saturday it will build a three-billion-dollar petrochemical factory in western Gujarat state.
 arrow India, Nepal to renew trade treaty
India and Nepal have agreed to renew for another five years a bilateral trade pact that facilitates business between the two countries. The Indo-Nepal Trade Treaty was due to expire on March 5.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: England A win a thriller
Bangladesh A lost their momentum in the second innings on the final day of the first four-day Test as their English counterparts pulled off a thrilling five-wicket victory at the Mirpur Sher-e-BanglaNational
 arrow Football: AFC secretary to grace gala B. League opener
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will send a three-member delegation to Bangladesh for the launching of the Professional Football League.
 arrow Tennis: Players' or NSC employees' hostel?
Bangladesh Tennis Federation (BTF) general secretary Sanaul Haque has alleged that an ex-BTF general secretary and the planning and development director of National Sports Council (NSC) Nurul Haque Pradhan
 arrow Cricket: 1979: Viv Richards's final
The line-ups for the semis were complete and it would be West Indies against Pakistan and England against New Zealand. At Manchester on June 20 England won by 9 runs as they overcame a spirited New Zealand.
 arrow Cricket: 'Watch out for old boys'
Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara believes ageing superstars Sanath Jayasuriya, Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara will set the World Cup alight.
 arrow Cricket: Can't win if you host!
When the West Indies open the 2007 World Cup against Pakistan in Jamaica on March 13, they won't want to be reminded that a host nation has never lifted the trophy.
 arrow Cricket: Rules bent for Belal
Match referee Belayet Hossain Belal had to work overtime on February 23 as he conducted a First Division match at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium after having completed a National League encounter in Rajshahi
 arrow Cricket: Table toppers clash today
Leaders Rajshahi travel to Fatullah to take on Dhaka today for the eighth round match of the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers gain edge
Bangladesh reduced Bermuda to 93-5 in 32 overs in the first match of the warm-up tri-series yesterday.
 arrow Local Snippets
The women's team of Gazipur won in straight sets over Naogaon in the Palolic 28th National Table Tennis championship at the Wooden Floor Gymnasium yesterday.
 arrow Swimming: Swimmers grab four golds
Jewel Ahmed brought the first gold for Bangladesh in the First Indo-Bangla Games, winning the 50-m butterfly at Subhas Sarobar swimming pool here yesterday. Jewel took 26.
 arrow Cricket: Inzy being positive
Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq says he is "not thinking negatively" as doubts about Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif's involvement in the World Cup remain.
 arrow Cricket: Sehwag to go un-Sehwag
Indian opener Virender Sehwag is prepared to tone down his explosive batting style to regain form and make an impact at the World Cup starting next month.
 arrow Tennis: Henin retains Dubai crown
Justine Henin justified the seedings but defied the odds when she retained her Dubai Open title with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Amelie Mauresmo in a fine, colourfully varied final.
 arrow Football: All square in Madrid
Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres scored his first ever goal against Real Madrid but it was not enough to earn more than a 1-1 draw against their city rivals at the Calderon on Saturday.
 arrow Football: L'pool thrash Sheffield
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Cristiano Ronaldo's late winner at Fulham could be a turning point in the race for the Premiership title.
 arrow Football: Bayern back on track
Bayern Munich held on to win 2-1 at home to VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday thanks to goals from Lukas Podolski and Mark van Bommel.
 arrow Cricket: Sanjay blitz sinks CCS
A marauding 123 by opener Sanjay Chakrabarty gave Gazi Tank a massive 110-run win over CCS in the Kai-Altech First Division League at the City Club yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Nat'l Bangla win by 452 runs
National Bangla High School massacred Monikanon High School by 452 runs in the Standard Chartered School Cricket competition at the East End club ground yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Dastagir new CCDM boss
Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Sunday confirmed the appointment of its vice-president Gazi Golam Dastagir as chairman of the Cricket Committee of Dhaka Metropolis (CCDM).
 arrow Cricket: Hair drops case
Australian umpire Darrell Hair at the heart of the Oval controversy last year, has decided not to take legal action against the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for racial discrimination.
 arrow Cricket: Pathan cleared to play
India seamer Irfan Pathan was cleared on Sunday for the World Cup in the West Indies starting next month after proving his fitness and bowling form in a domestic one-day game.
 arrow Football: San Siro given all-clear
Milan's San Siro stadium will be open to both home and away fans for AC Milan's match against Sampdoria this weekend following an inspection of newly-installed electronic turnstiles on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Trouble precedes derby
Police used rubber bullets and baton charges to disperse fans before Saturday's derby between Atletico and Real Madrid, Spanish media reported.
 arrow Football: Wiltord rescues Lyon
Champions Lyon scored two last-minute goals to snatch a point at home to Sochaux on Saturday, denying their visitors a place in the French league's top three.
 arrow Football: Mourinho satisfied with youth scheme
Jose Mourinho is waiting for a return on Roman Abramovich's investment in Chelsea's academy so he can match Arsenal in producing the sort of young players his side will meet in Sunday's League Cup final.
 arrow Football: Houllier for Socceroos?
Frenchman Gerard Houllier has emerged as the prime candidate to become Australian national coach after July's Asian Cup, press reports said Sunday.
 arrow Football: Zaccheroni adamant to stay
Torino Coach Alberto Zaccheroni is refusing to resign despite their sixth consecutive defeat and awaits the club's response.
 arrow Football: Dida on his way out
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti suggested Saturday that the club's Brazilian keeper Dida could leave when his contract runs out at the end of the season.
 arrow Football: Palermo held by Atalanta
Third-placed Palermo's indifferent Serie A form continued as they drew 1-1 at Atalanta on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Riquelme weaves magic for Boca
Midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme set up two goals and Martin Palermo scored from near the halfway line as Boca Juniors came back to beat Independiente 3-1 away in a pulsating Argentine championship match.
 arrow Football: Curbishley's job safe
West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has been told his job is safe despite Saturday's 4-0 thrashing at relegation rivals Charlton.
 arrow Football: Del Horno set for Liga start
Valencia's Spanish international defender Asier Del Horno is set to play his first game since moving from English champions Chelsea last summer, the club announced here on Saturday.
Metropolitanarrow Work for better world
Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus yesterday urged the students around the globe to work for changing the world for the better, instead of remaining too much busy with textbooks.
 arrow Hasina for polls as early as possible
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said the caretaker government should hold the stalled parliamentary elections as early as possible.
 arrow Eradicate corruption to remove poverty, bring stability
Speakers at a roundtable stressed integrated efforts to eradicate poverty and eliminate corruption that will ensure stability in the county, and said it is impossible to eradicate poverty without ensuring
 arrow Conjoined twins born at Gazipur
A pair of female conjoined twins were born at Jobaida Memorial Hospital at Kapasia in Gazipur yesterday who are joined at their chest and abdomen.
 arrow 'Incorporate child rights issue in higher education'
A two-day regional seminar styled 'Strengthening child rights as an academic discourse in South Asia' began in the city yesterday with a view to incorporating child rights issue in the higher education
 arrow Poultry farm owner slain at Gazipur
A group of Robbers slayed a poultry farm owner and looted Tk 80000 in cash, gold ornaments and other valuables from the residence of his father-in-law at Borteck village in Kapasia, Gazipur on Saturday
 arrow Arrestees

 arrow Bring corrupt people in energy sector to book
Economists and energy experts at a seminar yesterday called upon the government to establish people's ownership on the country's natural resources as these are facing aggression from foreign companies.
 arrow Properties worth over Tk15 lakh gutted in Barisal
Properties worth over Tk 15 lakh were gutted in two separate fire incidents in Barisal yesterday.
 arrow Asian City MD sued
The National Bank Limited (NBL) yesterday filed a forgery case against the managing director (MD) of Asian City Land Developer Ltd for attempting to obtain Tk 10 crore loan against a fake collateral.
 arrow 'Most of country's laws are anti-poor'
Most of the country's existing laws are anti-poor and as such the poor are deprived and suffer much here, said Dr Mizanur Rahman of law department of Dhaka University at the launching ceremony of a research
 arrow CPD research, dialogue activities reviewed
The 27th meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) was held in its Dialogue Room yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow Proceedings of 2 graft cases against Ershad adjourned
A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned the proceedings of two graft cases filed against former president and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad until March 27 following a time petition by the prosecution lawyers.
 arrow Inqilab editor sues Dinkal
Bangla daily Inqilab Editor AMM Bahauddin yesterday filed a defamation case against the editor and publisher of The Daily Dinkal accusing them of running a series of defamatory news items.
 arrow Declare Bhobadaho disaster area
A photography exhibition was organised in the city yesterday demanding declaration of Bhobadaho of Jessore disaster area and permanent solution to the water logged area.
 arrow BSF kills 1
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Bangladeshi national on Darshana border of Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga on Saturday night.
 arrow Rajuk continues eviction drive
An eviction team of Rajdhani Unnayan Katripakkha (Rajuk) yesterday vacated the ground floors of two residential hotels as these were not used for car parking and demolished illegal structures of two high-rise
Nationalarrow Noisy boats, poachers turn migratory birds away
The number of migratory birds in Hakaluki Haor fell by about 50 per cent this year compared to that of last year. However the total number of birds, mainly comprising local ones, went up.
 arrow Party in power came as a magic lamp for once poor Numan
Only a few years ago, Nurul Alam Numan and his family lived in Berir Chor slum in Moulvibazar town, his father pulling a rickshaw and mother working as a domestic help.
 arrow Teaching fishermen to 'stitch in time' for better catches
Indigenous fishes which were depleting fast are now increasing and fishermen around haors in greater Mymensingh are being benefited after introduction of Community Based Fisheries Management project.
 arrow Farmers block highway for urea
Farmers brought out a procession and blocked the Barisal-Dhaka highway at Barthi in Gournadi yesterday demanding fertiliser.
 arrow 'Allocate more funds for Khulna'
Greater Khulna Development Coordination Action Committee, at a press conference held at Khulna Press Club on Saturday, demanded of the caretaker government to develop 'neglected Khulna' by allocatingadequate
 arrow Son's killers now threaten mother
A mother yesterday alleged that her son's killers are moving at large and threatening her, two years after the murder.
 arrow Japanese envoy opens two community centres in CHT
Japanese Ambassador in Bangla-desh Masayuki Inoue opened two United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) built multipurpose community centres in Rangamati and Khagrachhari in two separate functions held
 arrow 2 Shibir men held in Rangpur
Police have arrested two leaders of Islami Chhatra Shibir from Lalbag area in Rangpur town in connection with Friday's clashes on Carmichael College campus.
Point-Counterpointarrow Tattered blood-green flag: Secularism in crisis
Last winter, I was filming a follow-up to an earlier project, Muslims or Heretics. With the first kuasha of the season had come, like clockwork, a new program of anti-Ahmadiya rallies.
 arrow Toward political party ideologies and manifestoes
With a new culture of governance that the people are expecting and desiring from those who will come into power as their elected representatives, political parties should now change their culture of lofty
Culturearrow Islamuddin Palakar stages 'Arbula Shundori'
Palagaan, narrative folk ballad of the greater Mymensingh region, is the most popular indigenous performing art form in Bangladesh for its unique melody and presentation.
 arrow Celebrating spring
Spring (bashanta), the season of life, is here once more. The air has lost its nip and spring flowers, new foliage and the cooing kokils herald the onset of the season.
 arrow 'Obstacle of Life': Featuring the dark side
A seven-day painting and drawing exhibition titled Obstacle of Life ended recently at Zainul Gallery, Institute of Fine Arts. The works are the creation of upcoming artist ASM Rashidul Alam Manik.
Generalarrow 'Declare time frame to hold free, fair election'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the caretaker government (CG) to declare a time frame for holding a free and fair election in the country.
 arrow 2 CCC staffs, pump owner held
Joint forces yesterday unearthed a syndicate at Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) that was involved in pilfering transport fuel and arrested two CCC officials, two drivers and one refuelling station owner
 arrow Indian among 6 killed in road crashes
At least five people, including an Indian citizen, were killed in separate road accidents in Pabna, Chittagong, Rangpur, Sirajganj and Brahmanbaria on Saturday night and yesterday.
 arrow Yunus to receive honorary Doctor of Laws degree
Dhaka University (DU) Vice-chancellor (VC) Prof SMA Faiz put an end to recent "convocation speaker controversy" by saying that Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus will attend the 43rd convocation ceremony
 arrow President asks UGC to monitor teachers’ appointment
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday asked the universities to take the key-role for developing human resources in the country to face the challenges of globalisation.
 arrow Baby Zinc launched in Sylhet
About 30,000 to 70,000 children fall victim to Diarrhea every year in the country, speakers said at the divisional launching of Baby Zinc at Saifur Rahman auditorium in the city yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Unilever provides basic health service to people of Kalurghat
Unilever Bangladesh (UBL) inaugurated a two-day health care programme titled "Unilever Community Health Care Service" to provide basic health care to the people of Kalurghat in Chittagong, says a press
Internationalarrow Last rites read over Lanka peace move
As thousands flee for their lives amid heavy weekend artillery fire in northern and eastern Sri Lanka, analysts say the government, Tamil rebels and Norway are clinging to a truce that is dead.
 arrow Pak power plant bombed
Suspected insurgents bombed a main railway track and fired a rocket at an electricity station in the restive southwestern Pakistani province of Baluchistan, but there were no casualties, officials said
 arrow Tehran ready for both 'talks & war' with US
Iran is prepared both for war and talks with archfoe the United States, a top foreign ministry official said yesterday, amid speculation of American plans for military action against Tehran.
 arrow 'Most US intelligence on Iran inaccurate'
Most US intelligence on Iran shared with the International Atomic Energy Agency has proved to be inaccurate and failed to lead to discoveries of a smoking gun inside the Islamic Republic, The Los Angeles
 arrow Clashes erupt as Israeli troops raid Nablus
Israeli troops raided the northern West Bank town of Nablus yesterday, arresting 20 Palestinians and triggering clashes that left six people wounded, security sources and witnesses said.
 arrow Ghost of Bofors scam haunts Congress
The ghost of high-profile Bofors gun purchase scam in mid-1980s seems to have come back to haunt ruling Congress party after a news that an Italian businessman, wanted in India for allegedly receiving
 arrow Home-grown terrorists plotting attacks in UK
More than 2,000 home-grown al-Qaeda terrorists are plotting suicide attacks in Britain, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported, citing a secret intelligence document.
 arrow Troops take Tiger bases
Sri Lankan troops seized at least four bases from Tamil Tiger strongholds in the northeast in the past week, the defence ministry said Sunday, in fighting that has forced thousands to flee.
 arrow Army launches hunt for killers of 16 Indian policemen
A massive manhunt is underway in the dense jungles of India's troubled northeastern state of Manipur after 16 policemen were killed in a militant ambush, a top military commander said on Sunday.
 arrow Breath test sniffs out lung cancer
A breath test based on coloured dots can give doctors a good fix on whether a patient has lung cancer, a study published on Monday in the British specialist journal Thorax says.
 arrow Woman linked to Nepal royal massacre weds in India
Devyani Rana, once the girlfriend of Nepal's crown prince Dipendra who killed himself and nine relatives in a 2001 palace bloodbath, wed an Indian politician's son in New Delhi, reports said Sunday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Eating poisonous fish
The government must be commended for its action against the fish vendors who are playing with the lives of the people by using harmful chemicals to make the fish appear fresh.
 arrow Editorial: Deterrent punishment to the guilty
Land-grabbing like occasional land recovery, with the magnitude of the former far outstripping the latter, hardly ever made any inspiring news up until the other day.
 arrow Take care, caretaker government
Yes, the time has come to utter it loud and clear addressing the caretaker government in power... do take care, sirs.
 arrow Four into Two
Do you know what Quattrocchi means in Italian? Four eyes. I have this from an extremely reliable source. Actually, the source isn't that exciting, but the information is correct.
 arrow Moral bankruptcy of PSC
The Public Service Commission (PSC), the lone constitutional body for recruiting competent persons for appointment to the civil service of the republic, has no credibility left.
Letters to Editorarrow Amar Ekushey and the hoax
Every year 21 February is observed to commemorate those who sacrificed their valuable lives in 1952 so that our people could use Bangla as the official language.
 arrow To Sheikh Hasina...
I want to send a message to AL president Sheikh Hasina to ask her how did she know that people wouldn't accept extra-constitutional government.
 arrow Look forward!
This is a good time for Bangladeshis who want to see changes in the country. When I say Bangladeshis, I mean the common people like "rest of us" who work 9-5, pull rickshaws, farm lands, carry bricks.
 arrow Amartya Sen's philosophy
This is in response to Professor Zahidul Haque's letter (19 February 2007). Prof. Haque rightly condemns a shameful incident reported to have taken place in India.
 arrow Ray of hope
Bangladesh and its caretaker government deserve praise for bold actions against the corrupt.
 arrow Name of a martyr
From all the historical evidences that I studied I see that a young man named Shaafiur Rahman was killed on Feb 22, 1952. And no one by the name Shafiq ever died at that time.
 arrow Dhaka Marathon?
I think Dhaka needs a permanent yearly organised marathon like that of London and NY.
 arrow An appeal
Ever since the caretaker government came to power there is a competition going on among a group of newspapers to malign everyone associated with the immediate past govt, as if there was no corruption
 arrow Go ahead, Dr. Yunus
While your consigning "Poverty to the Museum by 2030" is a commendable goal, sending the AL, BNP, JS and other crooked, corrupt political parties in Bangladesh to the "museum" in 2007/2008 would be just
 arrow Ekushey at Birmingham University
The International Mother Language Day was celebrated at International Development Department of Birmingham University, UK, on 21 February with due respect and enthusiasm.
 arrow Commuters in trouble
As a citizen of Bangladesh I am very happy to see the actions and activities of the present caretaker government. And people are also very pleased like me.
Star Cityarrow Basila: DCC's most neglected township
The inhabitants of Basila, an isolated area on the bank of the Buriganga, have been paying municipal taxes since 1962 but municipal facilities still elude them.
 arrow DU's billboard venture unveils bad taste
The Dhaka University (DU) authorities have allowed business houses to erect scores of gigantic billboards and rented out space for commercial set-ups of various kinds at every nook and cranny on the campus
 arrow City footpaths too uninviting
Although the recent eviction drives somewhat freed up city streets and sidewalks from encroachers for easier movement of traffic and pedestrians, the sidewalks still remain virtually unusable for thousands
 arrow DMP's limping campaign
Lack of publicity by DMP (Dhaka Metropolitan Police's) to stop motorists from honking is yet to bring success to the campaign launched earlier this month to reduce noise pollution.
 arrow Dhaka WASA might discontinue PPI project
Programme for Performance Improvement (PPI), one of the success stories of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA), is in uncertain condition as the authorities might discontinue the projectfrom
 arrow Gulshan Avenue building owners' rejoinder
Hafeezuddin Ahmad, owner of 102, Gulshan Avenue and Raqibul Kabir, Managing Director of Shoppers World in two separate rejoinders to The Star City yesterday protested a report headlined "Rajuk bulldozer
 arrow Historical gateway...

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