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Front Pagearrow Tarique disclosing his financial web
Tarique Rahman, now under custody of the joint interrogation cell (JIC), has disclosed names of some top 'Hawa Bhaban men' who used to control major businesses and look after his bank accounts, said sources.
 arrow Agency reports graft, suggests action
An intelligence agency report identifying corruption and opacity in recruiting 300 upazila election officers through the Public Service Commission (PSC) in 2005 has recommended taking actions to freethe
 arrow Partying on the beach
The BNP-led alliance government during its five-year term allotted 90 plots on the Cox 's Bazar beach to its top leaders for setting up hotels and motels.
 arrow Mayor's graft costs CCC Tk 19cr
A special audit of the accounts of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) for the years 2003 '04 and '05 detected specific cases of irregularities including embezzlement and violations of government rules,
 arrow Ctg port functions better after new steps taken
The performance of Chittagong Port improved significantly after a number of steps were taken by a taskforce formed by the joint forces.
 arrow Dhaka acceding to UN convention on nuke terrorism
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday announced that Bangladesh is in the process of acceding to the UN Convention on Suppression of Nuclear Terrorism.
 arrow WC opens in Windies today
Caribbean heritage will be put on show in the opening ceremony of the eighth Cricket World Cup when the gala event takes place at the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in Jamaica today.
 arrow Ex-AL MP Azam charged with car sale paper forgery
Former Awami League (AL) lawmaker Mirza Azam, one of the 50 graft suspects listed by the Anti-Corruption Commission, was yesterday charged with forging documents to sell a luxury car.
 arrow Govt must be alert to adverse effects of war on corruption
Finance and Planning Adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday said the government must be on guard against adverse effects that might result from its 'war against corruption'.
 arrow Cop held for bribery
The joint forces yesterday arrested a police sub-inspector (SI) while he was taking bribe from a city hotel.
 arrow New car found abandoned on road
A brand new Toyota Raum car with no number plate has been found by the Barisal-Dhaka highway in abandoned condition.
 arrow Ban of political activities...

 arrow Khaleda visits ailing party leader in city
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday visited ailing party leader Advocate Khandaker Mahbub Uddin Ahmed at his Naya Paltan residence.
 arrow Suspected JMB man held
Police yesterday arrested an alleged member of the outlawed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Debadangi Union of Thakurgaon Sadar upazila.
 arrow Violent protest after 2 RMG workers killed in road crash
Hundreds of garment workers yesterday blocked traffic on the Dhaka-Sylhet highway at Kanchpur for two hours, damaged a number of vehicles and set fire to a bus that killed two garment workers at Tatki
 arrow UNHCR for citizenship of Biharis
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) wants the Bangladesh government to declare the Urdu-speaking Biharis as Bangladesh citizens and include the eligible ones in the voter list.
 arrow CPA fixes 57 as age limit for dockers
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) has fixed 57 as the age limit for the dockworkers. The decision was taken at a meeting between the CPA and the joint forces yesterday.
 arrow Weekly meeting of advisory council now on Saturdays
The regular weekly meeting of the council of advisers was held at the chief adviser's office yesterday. Earlier on March 5, the council decided to hold its weekly meeting on Saturdays instead ofMondays.
 arrow 2 journos arrested in Barisal
Editor of a local weekly Md Idris Ali and district correspondent of Bangla daily, the Jugantor, MA Muhit, were arrested and sent to jail here on Friday evening.
 arrow 10 BNP men held in Bogra for violating emergency rules
Ten BNP activists, arrested for staging a demonstration in protest against the arrest of Tarique Rahman, were sent to jail yesterday.
 arrow 18 killed in Baghdad suicide bombing
A suicide car bomb struck Baghdad's Shia militia stronghold yesterday, killing at least 18 people as international envoys met in the Iraqi capital to talk about stabilising the violence-shattered country.
 arrow Lankan fighting escalates
Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels shot dead four security personnel and four park officials inside a wildlife sanctuary as fighting escalated elsewhere on the island, the military said yesterday.
 arrow Bin Laden 50 today?
Osama bin Laden, if he's alive, celebrates his 50th birthday yesterday, and his friends in the Taliban prayed for his long life.
 arrow Iraq militants threaten to kill German hostages
A militant Islamist group in Iraq has threatened in a videotape showing two purported German hostages to execute them if the Berlin government fails to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
 arrow US, Iran hold rare direct talks
US and Iranian envoys exchanged direct talks Saturday on efforts to end Iraq's violence and bolster its government, opening limited but potentially significant contacts that could ease their nearly 28-year
Businessarrow Court stays installation of new BGMEA leadership
As the newly elected body of BGMEA is ready to take over charge through a formal annual general meeting (AGM) tomorrow, a lower court issued a stay order on holding any AGM or installation of the leadership.
 arrow S Koreans drawn to India's business opportunities
With South Korea now the largest foreign investor in India and a leading supplier of cheap appliances and cars to its swelling middle class, New Delhi's tiny Korean community is growing fast.
 arrow Chinese carmakers quick to slash prices
Chinese carmakers looking to boost market share and clear inventories of old models slashed car prices at the beginning of March as a bevy of new models wait in the wings.
 arrow IPO lottery for ICB AMCL First NRB Mutual Fund held
The lottery for allotment of initial public offering (IPO) of ICB AMCL First NRB Mutual Fund was held on Thursday in Dhaka.
 arrow Plan to ease nurse shortage in Muslim countries
Easing the shortage of nurses in Muslim countries has been identified as one of the main aims of the World Islamic Economic Forum (WIEF).
 arrow Kuwait to host GCC industrial exhibition
Kuwait has been fully prepared to host a joint industrial exhibition of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states due on next Tuesday, the official KUNA news agency reported Friday.
 arrow US trade deficit narrows to $59.1b
The US trade deficit narrowed to 59.1 billion dollars in January thanks to record-breaking export growth, but cheap Chinese goods still flooded American malls, data showed Friday.
 arrow Bush focuses on trade in Uruguay
US President George W Bush on Saturday held trade talks with his Uruguayan counterpart, Tebare Vazquez, as mass protests continue to dog his five-nation tour of Latin America.
 arrow WB to grant addl $265m to Nepal
The World Bank will provide an additional grant of USD 265 million to Nepal for poverty alleviation and check the spread of avian influenza.
 arrow New MD of British American Tobacco Bangladesh
Nicholas Stewart Hales has recently joined British American Tobacco (BAT) Bangladesh as the company's new managing director succeeding Emil Moskofian, says a press release.
 arrow Tourism grows in Myanmar
Visiting Myanmar, one of the most isolated countries in the world, makes Uledev Viadreslav feel like an explorer back in the old days before air travel started making the world feel smaller.
 arrow US welcomes end to cheap Chinese loans for exporters
The United States Friday welcomed China's decision to scrap a perk for exporters that formed part of a landmark WTO case filed by Washington against Beijing.
 arrow Brazil, US sign major deal on biofuels
Brazil and the United States, the world's largest ethanol producers, on Friday inked a strategic alliance to promote biofuels, declaring the step important for the environment and global security.
 arrow FDI in Philippines up 27pc
Foreign direct investments (FDI) in the Philippines rose to 2.35 billion dollars in 2006, a 27 percent increase over 1.85 billion dollars posted in 2005, the central bank announced on Saturday.
 arrow Japan, Australia to begin FTA talks in April
Japan and Australia will open talks next month on reaching a free trade pact, which would be Tokyo's first with a major agricultural exporter, the foreign ministry said Friday.
 arrow ROK economy faces trouble in 4-6 years: Samsung chief
The head of Samsung Group linked his company to the South Korean economy and said a wake-up call was needed for both to avoid serious problems within four to six years, news reports said Saturday.
 arrow Erratum
The second paragraph of a news captioned 'Sun servers for GP billing' published on this page on March 8 inadvertently missed a word of a sentence quoting Atan Lim, country manager of Sun Microsystems,
Sportsarrow Cricket: A long way from '75
Thirty-two years after the first World Cup was decided over a modest five playing days, the 2007 edition will open on Sunday and will go on and on until April 28.
 arrow Football: Yousuf strikes for Ctg Mohammedan
Chittagong Mohammedan Sporting Club pulled off the first upset in the B. League when they stunned Dhaka giants Muktijoddha Sangsad with a solitary goal victory at the MA Aziz Stadium here yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: India crush Windies
India completed a morale-boosting nine-wicket victory over the West Indies in their final World Cup warm-up match here on Friday. Chasing a modest 86 for victory, India hit the jackpot with 31.
 arrow Cricket: Aussies' good prep
Adam Gil-christ's 72 was the cen-trepiece of Australia's successful run-chase during a five-wicket victory against England in the teams' final World Cup warm-up match here Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Younis buries pitch fears
Younis Khan overcame a controversial pitch with an attractive half-century as Pakistan whipped South Africa by seven wickets in the final World Cup warm-up match here on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers reach Jamaica
Bangladesh cricket team reached Jamaica yesterday from Barbados to attend today's World Cup opening ceremony.
 arrow Cricket: BD A play third match today
Bangladesh A play the third and final one-dayer against visiting England A only to restore some pride at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Bookies working overtime
The first ball of the World Cup has not yet been bowled, but a virtual tournament is already in full swing, with the online gaming industry betting Australia will lift the title for a third successive
 arrow Local Snippets
Kalatia High School thrived on two half-centuries by Sunny and Sabbir to secure a massive 125-run win over Rupnagar Adarsha High School in the Standard Chartered Young Tigers National School tournament
 arrow Cricket: 'Watch out for Tait'
Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes fast bowler Shaun Tait can be the reigning champions' ace card during the World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: Hafeez delights Inzy
Pakistan have found a surprise match-winner in opener Mohammad Hafeez, who played a crucial role in his team's two successive victories in the World Cup warm-up matches.
 arrow Cricket: Lara angry over loss
West Indies captain Brian Lara acknowledges his side has a major problem to overcome if they are to fulfil their goal of becoming the first host nation to win the World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: 'No need to panic'
South Africa coach Mickey Arthur said there is no need to panic despite watching his world number one side's batting line-up fail to click for the second successive match.
 arrow Football: Chelsea to face Galaxy
David Beckham is set to face a handful of his former English international teammates as part of a four-team tournament unveiled Friday that will include Chelsea and South Korea's Suwon Bluewings.
 arrow Football: Charlton eulogises Ronaldo
Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton has paid arguably the greatest tribute yet to the team's brilliant Portuguese winger Cristiano Ronaldo.
 arrow Football: Henry out for the season
Arsenal captain Thierry Henry will miss the rest of the season after suffering groin and stomach injuries during his side's Champions League exit against PSV Eindhoven.
 arrow Football: Wembley reconstructed
The delayed 800-million-pound (1.2-billion-euro, 1.5-billion-dollar) reconstruction of Wembley Stadium in London has been officially completed, the Football Association said Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Tharanga ton goes in vain
Upul Tharanga hit a majestic century but couldn't stop Sri Lanka from slipping to an 18-run defeat against New Zealand in their final World Cup warm-up on Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Dravid still backing Sehwag
India captain Rahul Dravid insisted he still had confidence in struggling Virender Sehwag despite the dashing opener suffering another miserable failure with the bat.
 arrow SAARC car rally from Mar 15
About 140 people from the South Asian region will have the experience of a lifetime as they get the opportunity to visit seven member countries of the SAARC, making up about a fifth of the world's population,
 arrow Rumi's 4th death anniversary today
The fourth death anniversary of Masud Ahmed Rumi, an eminent sports journalist and freedom fighter, will be observed today.
 arrow Football: Lille opt against CAS appeal
Lille have finally decided to drop their protracted protest against the Champions League last 16 first leg goal scored by Manchester United last month.
 arrow Football: Rijkaard soft on Motta
Barcelona's Brazilian midfielder Thiago Motta has been given a few days holiday to sort out personal problems, coach Frank Rijkaard said on Friday.
 arrow Football: Platini backs measures against violence
UEFA President Michel Platini has voted in favour of implementing a new measure to combat the increased violence which has plagued the sport across Europe in recent months.
 arrow Football: Terry likely to play
Jose Mourinho will play the commanding figure of captain John Terry at the heart of his defence in the FA Cup against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday if he gets the final go-ahead from doctors.
 arrow Football: Mourinho undaunted by Spanish inquisition
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho does not fear a daunting trip to Valencia for the second leg of his side's Champions League quarterfinal tie.
 arrow Tennis: When the legends meet
Roger Federer never got the opportunity to face Pete Sampras in a Wimbledon final but they will forever be linked for their Grand Slam achievements.
 arrow Football: Henry vows stronger return
Thierry Henry admitted he was devastated to be ruled out for the rest of the season, but the Arsenal captain is determined to return better than ever.
 arrow Tennis: Sharapova advances at Indian Wells
Top seed Maria Sharapova launched her defence of her Indian Wells title Friday, winning in straight sets but not before Michaella Krajicek made her earn it.
 arrow Football: Spirit is MU strength
Manchester United's growing team spirit will make up for all their absentees in Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final at Middlesbrough, said manager Alex Ferguson.
 arrow Football: Italian booters want hostages released
Italian footballers plan to wear jerseys reading "Free Them" at the weekend in support of hostages in Afghanistan and Nigeria, the ANSA news agency reported Friday.
 arrow Football: Injured Chivu in Romania squad
Romania coach Victor Piturca named captain Cristian Chivu in his squad on Friday for the Euro 2008 qualifiers against Netherlands and Luxembourg later this month.
 arrow Football: Wenger predicts English triumph
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes an English team will win the Champions League this season.
 arrow Football: Independiente break duck
Independiente finally won a match in the Argentine Clausura championship, beating Rosario Central 2-0 on Friday night to lift the pressure on beleaguered coach Jorge Burruchaga.
Metropolitanarrow Dhaka should sign UN convention on refugees
Bangladesh should immediately sign the 1951 UN Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, said United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Representative in Dhaka Pia Prytz Phiri yesterday.
 arrow 'Satellite channels have brought changes to people's life'
Satellite television channels have brought changes to the people's life, and as such further investment should be encouraged in this sector, business leaders said at the inaugural ceremony of the Cable
 arrow 152 sacks of urea fertiliser seized
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized huge amount of fertiliser in Munshiganj on Friday night.
 arrow DMCH finally gets four ambulances
Believe it or not, there hasn't been any ambulance at the country's premier institution of healthcareDhaka Medical College Hospitalsince its inception way back in 1946.
 arrow Extortionist arrested
Police arrested a notorious criminal at Nilkhet in the city yesterday The arrestee was identified as Shahadat Hossain Khokon, who allegedly used to extort money from the traders of Nilkhet area.
 arrow Concern over death threat to Adviser Matin
Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangsad yesterday expressed deep concern over a death threat to liberation war affairs ministry Adviser Maj Gen (Retd) MA Matin and his family members by certain quarters.
 arrow Youngone to expand factory in CEPZ
South Korean company Youngone (CEPZ) Limited will expand its 5892 square meter factory area in Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ).
 arrow Rab nabs four, seizes 276 bottles of phensidyl
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab)-5, in separate drives arrested four alleged criminals, including two drug-peddlers, and recovered 276 bottles of phensidyl from different areas last night,RAB
 arrow Schoolboy killed in road accident
A schoolboy was killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Aricha highway in Baniajuri Bus Stand area at Ghior in Manikganj yesterday.
 arrow DU signs MoU with Hiroshima University
Dhaka University (DU) and Hiroshima University (HU) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on 'Academic and Educational Exchange', says a press release.
 arrow Buet team to contest in ACM ICPC in Tokyo
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) has achieved the honour of contesting in the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) World Finals for the 10th time, says a press
 arrow Lake cleaning campaign...

Nationalarrow Ex-Jamaat MP had asked police to spare JMB men
Law enforcers could not nab 'listed' militants of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in Satkhira due to interference by a Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker during the immediate past 4-party alliance government,
 arrow JP leader Ranga's market demolished in Rangpur
The Roads and Highway Department yesterday demolished Sanchita Shopping Complex at Rangpur town owned by former Jatiya Party lawmaker Moshiur Rahman Ranga.
 arrow Eco Park project to go ahead keeping indigenous people's interest
Forest and Environment Adviser to the caretaker government Dr Chowdhury Sazzadul Karim has advised Tangail district administration and forest officials to implement the Modhupur National Park Development
 arrow Mayor to help ACC dig out corruption in KCC
Khulna city Mayor Shaikh Tayebur Rahman yesterday admitted that Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) stared probe into allegations of financial irregularities in different departments in Khulna city Corporation
 arrow 2 journos held in Moulvibazar
Moulvibazar district correspondent of daily Jugantor M A Muhit and editor of a local weekly Md Idris Ali were arrested and sent to Moulvibazar district jail Friday evening.
 arrow Transport businessman strangled in Mymensingh
Unidentified killers strangled a transport businessman at Jamir Munshi lane in the district town Friday night. The victim--Mazzem Hossain, 65--is a retired veterinary doctor.
 arrow Jhatka Preservation Week '07 begins
Jhatka Preservation Week '07 began in Chandpur yesterday with a call to save fries of delicious national fish Hilsa to allow them to grow.
 arrow 'Take steps to develop southwestern region'
The Greater Khulna Development Action Coordination Committee (GKDACC) has urged the caretaker government to take steps for development of the south-west region of the country.
Point-Counterpointarrow Punishing success: A risky road for Bangladesh
Upon my return with my husband, sister and brother-in-law from an evening out, I was greeted at my the gate of my father's house not by the usual guard, but by scores of uniformed and non-uniformed security
 arrow Demise of BNP?
The recent arrest of Tarique Rahman has generated a wave of jubilation across the country.
 arrow Tale of treachery
Believe me! I have no personal grudge against Mr. Faizee. For very valid reasons, however, he has now become an icon of forgery.
 arrow 'Bangladesh successfully feeds 10 percent of the Chinese population in just 1.4 percent of Chinese territory. This is a miracle.'
In an exclusive interview with The Daily Star's Rezaul Karim and Ashfaq Wares Khan, outgoing Chinese Ambassador Chai Xi suggests that Bangladesh requires strong and dynamic leadership,
Culturearrow Departure of a thespian
Film actress Rosy Afsari died Friday, March 9 at Birdem Hospital in the city of kidney failure. She was 60.
 arrow National Theatre Festival '07
In keeping with Peter Brook's 'Rough Theatre' concept, SM Abu Bakar's satirical play Chena Gayer Kissa can be labelled as 'Rough Theatre'.
 arrow Poetry as an instrument of change
A day long poetry festival organised by Satkhira Kabita Parishad, an organisation formed by local poets, was held recently at Shahid Abdur Razzak Park with enthusiasm.
 arrow 'Mandar' staged
On the same day Prachyanat staged Mandar at the National Theatre Stage. Written and directed by Rahul Anand, Mandar features the inter-relationship between man and nature.
Generalarrow 'Protect jatka to boost Hilsa output'
Fisheries and Livestock Adviser Dr CS Karim yesterday urged everyone concerned to protect jatka (hilsa fry) to boost the country's hilsa output.
 arrow Vehicles stranded at Daulatdia, Paturia
Scores of vehicles got stranded at Daulatdia and Paturia ferry ghats as five ferries, out of 12, operating between the two terminals are reported to have become inoperative.
 arrow Science fair held at Scholastica
Scholastica organised a science fair on its Uttara campus in the city yesterday.
 arrow Challenge of Longest Beach Walkathon from March 23
A colourful procession to promote the forthcoming Grameenphone Activate Bangladesh-Challenge of the Longest Beach 2007, a 100-kilometre walkathon from Teknaf to Cox's Bazar, was brought out in the city
Internationalarrow Climate deal clinched, but thorny task remains
European Union leaders clinched a landmark climate change accord on Friday but postponed the thorny task of setting mandatory renewable energy goals for individual member states.
 arrow Media tycoon Black to face fraud trial
Deposed media baron Lord Conrad Black is finally going to have his day in criminal court to protest accusations that he treated his vast newspaper empire like a personal fiefdom which he raided for both
 arrow Violent crime on increase in major US cities
Violent crime is on the rise in big cities across America with some experiencing a triple-digit jump in homicides and other violence since 2004, according to a report released Friday.
 arrow Chirac bids bye to politics today
President Jacques Chirac is expected to announce today that he will retire after more than 40 years at the top in French politics.
 arrow Hurley's 'big fat wedding' ends on sour note
British actress Elizabeth Hurley and her Indian husband Arun Nayar left this desert town yesterday after their "Big Fat Indian Wedding" ended with tussles between journalists and police.
 arrow FBI abused power to get records
The FBI abused its power by illegally or improperly obtaining telephone, financial and other secret records in investigations of terrorism or espionage suspects, the US Justice Department's inspectorgeneral
 arrow Parents of slain children attack 'House of Horrors’
Parents of almost 20 children allegedly raped and killed inside a stylish bungalow tried to fire-bomb the dwelling dubbed the "House of Horrors", police said yesterday.
 arrow iSaddam hanging judge seeking British asylum
The Iraqi judge who sentenced Saddam Hussein to death for crimes against humanity has fled to Britain where he is seeking political asylum, the Arabic news channel Al-Jazeera reported Friday.
 arrow Thousands in Uruguay protest Bush visit
More than 6,000 people took to the streets Friday in a march against the visit of US President George W. Bush, which turned violent as demonstrators smashed the windows of a McDonald's restaurant.
 arrow Thousands in Uruguay protest Bush visit
More than 6,000 people took to the streets Friday in a march against the visit of US President George W. Bush, which turned violent as demonstrators smashed the windows of a McDonald's restaurant.
 arrow Pak CJ fired for 'misconduct'
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf Friday sacked the country's chief justice on charges of misconduct and misuse of authority, the information minister said.
 arrow Kolkata couple hosts beggars at wedding
In a sharp contrast to the splashydisplays that mark most Indian marriages, a man invited nearly 190 beggars to bless his son and daughter-in-law at their wedding and gave them a feast.
 arrow Palestinian unity govt deadline extended
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has extended by two weeks the deadline for prime minister designate Ismail Haniya to form a unity government, a government spokesman said yesterday.
 arrow '893 Indian prisoners in Bangladeshi jails'
There are 893 Indian prisoners in various jails in Bangladesh, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahmed said in parliament on Friday.
 arrow 'World's oldest person' dies
A Salvadoran woman believed to be 128 years old and possibly the world's oldest person, has died, a family friend said on Friday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Ban Ki-moon's call
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's ideas of a fresh new approach to women's issues make rather good sense.
 arrow Editorial: CNG filling station
The long queues near the CNG refuelling stations which have also constricted traffic flow in the surrounding places, as if there wasn't already an insufferable congestion to negotiate, are not just because
 arrow Political left and Islamic fundamentalism
With the end of the cold war and the demise of the Soviet Union the appeal for communist ideology has diminished the world over.
 arrow Execution of JMB kingpins
The president has rejected the mercy petition of six key militant leaders of the banned Islamist outfit Jamatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), including its chief Shaikh Abdur Rahman and his deputy Siddiqul
 arrow The corrupt and their accomplices
The news of the capture of Tarique Rahman, the son of the former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and poster boy for Bangladesh's sleazy political machinations, reinforced the belief that the CTG is openlyfearless,
Star Healtharrow Memory loss: When to seek help
Everyone forgets things.
 arrow The scenario of child abuse in our country
A child is considered to have been abused if s/he is treated by another person in a way that is unacceptable in a given culture at a given time.
 arrow Orange tomatoes pack bigger antioxidant punch
Food scientists at Ohio State University in Columbus have grown a special variety of orange tomatoes that may be healthier than garden-variety red tomatoes.
 arrow High-iron diets raise gallstone risk
Men who consume large amounts of "heme" iron in their diets have an increased risk of developing gallstone disease, according to findings published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
 arrow Events
Awareness can help prevent many of the cancers. We should keep it in mind that lack of awareness rather than genetic causes are mostly responsible for the deadly disease.
 arrow Iron-rich foods raise heart risks for diabetics
Consuming red meat and other foods high in "heme" iron, such as chicken liver, clams and oysters, appears to increase the risk of heart disease in diabetics, researchers report in the journal Diabetes
 arrow Your Doctor
Send health related queries (either in English or Bangla) to Your Doctor, Star Health, The Daily Star, 19, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka 1215 or simply e-mail your problem to starhealth@thedailystar.
Star Cityarrow 'Mysterious' deviation stops work
The first hurdle in the construction of the third Buriganga Bridge in Basila pops up from a 'mysterious' deviation done by the consultant to save an illegal extended part of a local primary school.
 arrow High time for Rajuk reform
It is time the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) ceased acting as a real estate developer and brought out all-out reforms to turn this organisation into a true autonomous regulatory body where participation
 arrow Mosquitoes surge uncontrollably
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) fails to check mosquito menace in the city due to inadequate efforts in controlling the increasing mosquito population.
 arrow Lifestyle fair in city
Houseplants, furniture, bathroom fittings, building accessories, curtains, doors and everything else you need to adorn a house, it is all there in the Lifestyle Art and Décor Fair 2007 held at the Bangladesh
 arrow Illegal housing projects flourish under Rehab fair
A good number of developers displayed unauthorised housing projects at the just concluded Rehab Fair in the city despite the fact that the housing adviser and Rehab president asked the members not toexhibit
 arrow A Candle Light Vigil

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