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Front Pagearrow Storm kills 10 in 2 Bhola upazilas
At least 10 people were killed and around 200 were injured as the year's first violent storm swept through Lalmohon and Char Borhanuddin upazilas in Bhola on Thursday leaving a trail of destruction in
 arrow Over 21,000 chickens culled in 6 Savar, Gazipur farms
Over 21,000 chickens of six poultry farms in Savar and Gazipur have been culled since the detection of bird flu virus at state-run Biman Poultry Complex.
 arrow CG won't stay in power a day longer than necessary
Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed has said his caretaker government does not intend to stay in power "a day longer than necessary".
 arrow Documents seized in Hawa Bhaban raid
The army-led joint forces raided BNP chairperson's Hawa Bhaban office in the capital's Banani area in the wee hours of yesterday morning and seized many letters, files of documents, computer hard disks,
 arrow Tharanga, Silva prop up crumbling Sri Lanka
Upul Tharanga and Chamara Silva hit solid half-centuries to help Sri Lanka post a competitive 254 for 6 in a World Cup Group B match against India here on Friday.
 arrow Car sales drop by half for fear of hassles
Auto sales dropped by half thanks to the ongoing anti-corruption drive, reconditioned and new car sellers have said.
 arrow Police confirm Woolmer murder
A police revelation that one of the most famous figures in cricket was murdered has knocked the wind out of the World Cup ahead of its 11th day of competition on Friday.
 arrow Dangerous prank
The armed forces arrested a college student on Thursday for falsely identifying himself as an army officer and taking a vehicle and forces from Jatrabari Police Station with the fake identity.
 arrow Jubo Dal man dies in Rab custody
A Jatiyatabadi Jubo Dal leader, who was in Rapid Action Battalion's (Rab) custody, allegedly died of a cardiac arrest minutes after Rab-11 personnel rushed him to Savar Health Complex Thursday night.
 arrow Walkathon

 arrow Neighbours should look at Delhi as well-wisher
Ahead of next month's Saarc summit, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh yesterday said his country desires to see its neighbours feel secure and confident that in New Delhi "they have a wellwisher".
 arrow Two killed in 'shootouts' with Rab
Two alleged criminals were killed during "shootouts" with Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in Dhaka and Shariatpur yesterday.
 arrow Badruddoza, Ershad refute retirement rumour
Former presidents HM Ershad and Prof AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury have dismissed as 'baseless' the speculation that they are going to retire from active politics.
 arrow Robbers loot four flats in capital
A band of armed robbers looted four flats of a building at Kawla Beparipara of Dakkhin Khan in the capital and looted Tk 4.25 lakh in cash and kind early yesterday.
 arrow Arrested Star reporter hospitalised
The Daily Star's Nilphamari correspondent Asaduzzaman Tipu was rushed to jail hospital yesterday as he fell ill in captivity. He has long been suffering from chronic asthma, family sources said.
 arrow BDR to oversee 4 wholesale kitchen markets near capital
Four wholesale kitchen markets will be set up on the outskirts of the capital under the supervision of Bangladesh Rifles (BDR).
 arrow US teams to search 3 spots for WWII ruins
Two US organisations named US Pacific Command and World War Two Families for the Return of the Missing (WWRM) are reported to have identified three spots in the southwestern region of the country to carry
 arrow Under pressure...

 arrow Rab seizes 10kg gold statue
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members recovered a gold statue weighing 10 kg from a house in the town on Thursday night and arrested two smugglers.
 arrow US not pushing for specific time for election in Bangladesh
The Bush administration has said there ought to be a timeline for election in Bangladesh to satisfy its people although it (US) is not pushing for a specific time for election.
 arrow BSF kills two Bangladeshis
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead two Bangladeshi farmers near the frontier in Chapainawabganj and Kushtia districts on Thursday night.
 arrow India gas plans will help Tehran's nuke aims: US
India's plans to purchase gas and oil from Iran will help fund Tehran's development of nuclear weapons, US Energy Secretary Sam Bodman said on Thursday." "There have been conversations ...
 arrow Mozambique arms depot explosion kills 80
An explosion at an arms depot near the international airport in Mozambique's capital has left around 80 people dead and more than 100 injured, many of them children, government and emergency servicessaid
 arrow Malaysia proposes to invest $1.2b for construction of 198-km highway
Malaysia has proposed the biggest-ever chunk of their investment worth $ 1.
 arrow Iraqi dy PM injured in suicide attack
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Salam al-Zobaie was wounded when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a hall where Zobaie was attending prayers on Friday, police and an aide to Zobaie said.
 arrow Fire damages documents at Bank Asia
Fire burnt valuable documents of a corporate office of Bank Asia in Tejgaon industrial area in the city at about 5:00am yesterday.
 arrow Iranian navy detains 15 British sailors
Some 15 British Royal Navy sailors were detained by Iranian naval vessels in the Gulf yesterday, the Ministry of Defence said, demanding their immediate release and seeking urgent clarification from Tehran.
Businessarrow Corporate houses urged to practise CSR
Finance and Planning Adviser Mirza Azizul Islam has urged corporate houses to practise corporate social responsibility (CSR), as it does not contradict profit maximisation.
 arrow Nat'l furniture fair kicks off
With an emphasis on promoting locally made furniture, the five-day fourth National Furniture Fair 2007 began at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in the capital yesterday.
 arrow High-end property boom in HK
Luxury homes in Hong Kong are getting more expensive, with the sale of a penthouse earlier this week setting a record apartment price of HK$32,000 (US$4,000) per square foot (psf).
 arrow Local medical furniture attract visitors
Locally made medical furniture are wooing visitors at the three-day MedExpo-2006, an international exhibition of medical equipment and healthcare services being held at Dhaka Sheraton Hotel.
 arrow India-Japan FTA by 2009
India and Japan yesterday agreed to work for a bilateral free trade agreement by early 2009, enhance cooperation between their navies to strengthen maritime security and hold their first ever policy dialogue
 arrow Oil prices rise above $62
Oil prices rose above $62 a barrel Friday after Britain said Iranian naval vessels seized 15 British sailors and marines in Iraqi waters and gunmen kidnapped three foreigners in southern Nigeria.
 arrow ADB approves infrastructure support loan for India
The Asian Development Bank said Thursday it has approved a 50 million dollar loan to India's Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd. to support the country's huge development needs.
 arrow Korea, China begin study on FTA
Korea and China began their first joint feasibility study for a free trade agreement in Beijing on Thursday, Seoul's Trade Ministry said.
 arrow Dollar steady
The dollar held steady in Asian trade Friday after regaining ground as players reduced their expectations of a near term cut in US interest rates, dealers said.
 arrow Indian PM says special economic zones to stay
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday that his government would not reverse plans to create 'Special Economic Zones' for industrialisation despite deadly rioting by furious villagers.
 arrow Nike to change shopping experience
Nike Inc. won't say where, how or when but it wants to change the way consumers shop.
 arrow HSBC opens new branch in Ctg
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Ltd in Bangladesh has opened a new branch in GEC circle in Chittagong recently.
 arrow Japan gives $320m loan to Sri Lanka
Japan gave Sri Lanka a 320-million-dollar loan Friday to build roads and improve drinking water supply in key cities, the Japanese embassy here said.
 arrow Mandelson to step down in '09
European Union trade chief Peter Mandelson said Thursday that he would step down in 2009.
 arrow Bangkok set to reopen century-old airport
Bangkok's nearly century-old airport, once due to shut its doors forever, is now set to reopen to domestic flights Sunday amid concerns that running two hubs in the capital will be a strain on tourism.
Sportsarrow Cricket: It was someone Woolmer knew
Pakistan's cricket coach Bob Woolmer was strangled in his hotel room and pro-bably knew his killer, Jamai-can police said Friday, in a crime that rocked the sport's World Cup showpiece and sent shockwaves
 arrow Cricket: Cup to go on
Shock waves from the mur-der of Pakis-tan coach Bob Woolmer reverberated through inter-national cri-cket Friday but organisers insisted that the World Cup must go on.
 arrow Cricket: Aus wait on Symonds
Defending champions Australia hope explosive all-rounder And-rew Symonds recovers fully from arm sur-gery to give them the edge in their World Cup Group A match against South Africa.
 arrow Football: Giants out to heal wounds
Abahani will be under pressure to produce their first win in the B. League when the biggest money spenders of the season face their perennial foes Mohammedan Sporting Club today.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers given tight security
The news of Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer's death has continued to haunt people everywhere and the Bangladesh players have been no exception.
 arrow Football: Khulna Abahani shock Brothers
Khulna Abahani pulled off the biggest upset of the B. League so far when they crushed Brothers Union 4-2 yesterday in their first visit to the capital.
 arrow Football: Nakib to hang his boots today
Former national striker Imtiaz Ahmed Nakib will bring end to an illustrious 18-year career when he will make his final appearance in a competitive football match during today's Abahani-Mohammedan match
 arrow Cricket: Cricketers on AIDS mission
Cricketers have always been ambassadors for human causes.
 arrow Cricket: Big chase in Gibbs's mind
Herschelle Gibbs Thursday hoped for an action replay of his monumental knock which helped South Africa chase a world-record target in their last match against Australia in 2006.
 arrow Cricket: Colly urges Freddie on
Paul Colling-wood believes Andrew Flintoff will put his off-field problems behind him when England play Kenya in their winner-takes-all clash here on Saturday.
 arrow Historic walkathon begins
The eagerly anticipated 100-kilometre long walkathon from Teknaf to Cox's Bazar along the world's longest unbroken sea-beach began from the Teknaf Beach Point yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: NZ coast past Canada
Lou Vincent found his form after two noughts with a hundred as New Zealand made it three World Cup wins out of three in Group C with a 114-run success against Canada at the Beausejour Cricket Ground here
 arrow Cricket: Troost given fitting bye
The Nether-lands bid farewell to captain Luuk van Troost with a thumping eight-wicket win over Scotland in the battle of the World Cup Group A minnows on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Pick in awe
Canada coach Andy Pick said he was in "awe" of the commitment shown by his mainly amateur side after they bowed out of the World Cup with a 114-run defeat by New Zealand.
 arrow Local Snippets
Abahani organised a commemorative meeting and a milad mahfil following daylong Qurankhwani at their club tent yesterday to pay tribute to cricketers Manzarul Islam Rana and Sajjadul Hasan Shetu.
 arrow Cricket: BCB 'shattered' by Woolmer murder
Bangladesh's cricket board said Friday it was shocked and distressed after it was announced that Pakistan coach Bob Woolmer had been murdered. "The news that Bob Woolmer was murdered has shatteredus.
 arrow Cricket: 'Players are not suspects'
Pakistan's outgoing cricket chief on Friday said the national team are not suspects in the murder of coach Bob Woolmer and suggested the players may themselves be under threat.
 arrow Cricket: A good week: Fleming
New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming was happy to reflect on a highly successful opening campaign to the World Cup after his side wrapped up a 114-run win over Canada in their third and final Group C game.
 arrow Cricket: Wife turned Lou around
Lou Vincent said his wife had made the difference after he ended a run of noughts at the World Cup with 101 in New Zealand's comfortable win over Canada.
 arrow Cricket: Sonargaon in final
Sonargaon Cricketers romped to the final of the Independence Cup when they registered a 22-run victory against Victoria Sporting Club at the Dhanmondi Cricket Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Football: No room for errors
The European Championship finals are more than a year away, but the outcome of several key qualifiers over the next week could have a significant bearing on who gets there.
 arrow Football: Germans look for Czech weakness
German mid-fielder Bastian Schweinsteiger said on Thursday his side aim to ruthlessly exploit any weakness in the Czech Republic's defence to stay top of their Euro 2008 qualifying group.
 arrow Football: Kahn banned for Milan tie
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Oliver Kahn will miss the Cham-pions League quarter-final first leg clash with AC Milan in Italy next month after being handed a one-match ban and a fine by UEFA on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Gerrard backing Rooney
England may be woefully short of strikers at the moment, but Steven Gerrard believes supporters have nothing to worry about -- as long as Wayne Rooney stays fit.
 arrow Football: Riquelme scores in Boca win
Midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme scored his first goal since re-joining Boca Juniors on Thursday, helping his side to a 3-0 win over Toluca in the Libertadores Cup.
 arrow Football: Platini for zero tolerance
UEFA's new president Michel Platini has told police and government officials that he supports a policy of "zero tolerance" towards violence in and around football stadiums in Europe.
 arrow Football: UEFA fine Lille, MU
European football's governing body (UEFA) have fined French side Lille and English club Manchester United following the incidents that marred their Champions League last 16 encounter in February.
 arrow Football: Klasnic's op successful
Croatia's international striker Ivan Klasnic has undergone a successful kidney transplant after the first attempt failed in January and his doctors said he could start training in a couple of months.
 arrow Football: Schuster for Real?
German coach of Spanish club Getafe, Bernd Schuster, will replace troubled Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello this summer, according to Spanish sports daily AS on Thursday.
 arrow Football: Eng-Germany in Wembley opener
German team manager Oliver Bierhoff confirmed on Thursday that Germany will play England in the first full international at the new Wembley Stadium on August 22.
Metropolitanarrow 'Declare Bhabodaho disaster area'
Different short and long-term initiatives should be taken immediately to reduce the plights of the people of waterlogged Bhabodaho area in southern region of the country, said the speakers at a seminar
 arrow Seminar on architecture for low-income group begins at Buet
Department of Architecture of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) for the first time organised an international seminar to discuss how the services of an architect can help thedeprived
 arrow Prices of essentials ease in city market
Prices of essentials eased in the city markets this week with fall in prices of rice, onion, green chilies and other essentials including most vegetable and fish remained steady.
 arrow Take steps to protect rivers from industrial wastes
Environmentalists at a workshop yesterday called for protecting the sources of surface water including rivers and other water bodies from pollution and encroachment to overcome the growing scarcity of
 arrow RU admission process ends with 80 seats vacant
The admission process of first year honours of Rajshahi University (RU) ended with 80 seats in different departments still vacant, as the authorities did not announce next waiting list for new intake.
 arrow Int'l Education Exhibition '07 begins
International Education Exhibition-2007 organised by SSBCL group began at the Ball Room of Dhaka Sheraton Hotel yesterday.
 arrow Saarc peoples' summit begins in Nepal
Thousands of people gathered at the launching of a three-day Saarc peoples' summit titled 'Imagine a New South Asia!' that got underway in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu yesterday.
 arrow World TB Day today
World Tuberculosis (TB) Day will be observed in the country today as elsewhere across the globe. The theme of the Day this year is 'TB is anywhere is TB everywhere'.
 arrow Book fair begins in Ctg
A four-day-long book fair titled 'Swadhinatar Boi Mela' began in the port city yesterday.
 arrow Some city roads made off-limits to traffic
Certain city roads have been made off-limits to traffic on the occasion of Independence Day on March 26.
 arrow BBC Sanglap today
Senior politicians from two major parties-Awami League and BNP- and civil society leaders will answer questions on current issues raised by the audience at the BBC Bangladesh Sanglap today.
 arrow Mathematical model can save Tk 288cr yearly as reduced irrigation cost
At least Tk 288 crore can be saved per year as reduced irrigation cost by using appropriate mathematical water management model in the country.
 arrow Inter-school debate begins
A two-day "HSBC-Multifabs-Gregorian Association Inter-School Debate Competition-2007" began at the St Gregory's High School in the city yesterday.
 arrow NU teacher killed in road accident
Dr Sunith Barua, assistant professor at the Department of Pali of National University (NU), was killed in a road accident at Sitakunda on Dhaka-Chittagong highway on Thursday night at the age of 53.
 arrow 50 prisoners freed from Ctg jail
The government yesterday released 50 prisoners convicted of minor charges from Chittagong Central Jail on the occasion of the Independence and National Day.
 arrow No restriction on NGO meetings, rallies
The Ministry of Law in a letter to the chair of the Federation of NGOs in Bangladesh (FNB) has said there is no legal restriction on non-political meetings and rallies organised by the NGOs in conducting
Nationalarrow Tk 63 lakh bribe on land purchase, deeds in a year in Srimongal
Land purchasers in Srimongal gave over Tk 62.87 lakh as bribe to land settlement and revenue officials while buying lands in a year from July 2005 to June last year.
 arrow ACC notice on five corrupt suspects in Chandpur
The district Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) has served notices on five persons in Chandpur to submit statements on their assets.
 arrow Access to safe water slides in SW dists
Speakers at a symposium here have deplored the alleged indifference of successive governments to the declining people's access to safe drinking water in the south western region of the country.
 arrow Unite to uphold spirit of Liberation War
Language movement veteran Abdul Motin criticised the past BNP-Jamaat and Awami League governments for massive corruption by leaders during their tenure.
 arrow Spurious liquor kills 5 in Kushtia, Satkhira
Four persons died after taking rectified sprit in Daulatpur upazila in Kushtua district and another person died after taking spurious phensidyl in Satkhira Wednesday night.
 arrow BSF kills one in Daulatpur
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) gunned down a Bangladeshi farmer at Daulatpur frontier on Thursday. The dead was identified as Fazlur Rahman, 36, son of Kiamat Ali of Zamalpur village.
Point-Counterpointarrow Reversing the infernal politics
The recent anti-corruption campaign has clearly demonstrated that the life style of too many politicians and businessmen bears eloquent testimony to the truth of the dictum that single-minded pursuitof
 arrow Education also needs a shake-up
How the vision of the newly independent Bangladesh could be reflected in its education system was first considered by Qudrat-e-Khuda Commission in 1974.
 arrow Of pervasive corruption
Just imagine a minister with a foreign degree in law, popularly known as Barrister-at-Law, and having many years of experience as a full-fledged legal practitioner in the highest seat of the judiciary,
Culturearrow Independence Day celebration begins at Liberation War Museum
A weeklong celebration of Independence Day started from last Thursday at the Liberation War Museum. Incidentally, the museum has turned 11.
 arrow National Theatre Festival '07
Most Bangladeshis are acquainted with Palli-kabi Jasimuddin's popular narrative poem Nakshi Kanthar Math.
 arrow Nupur Dance Festival '07 to be organised by Shadhona
Shadhona -- a centre for advancement of South Asian music and dance -- in association with UNESCO, Dhaka is organising a three-day dance festival at National Theatre Stage, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
 arrow 'Manotong Kathon' staged
On the same evening Kheyali Group Theatre, Barisal, staged Manotong Kathon at the Experimental Theatre Stage.
 arrow $250 Warhol Marilyn to fetch $15 million
Gentlemen really do prefer blondes. As investments go, forget bricks and mortar or hedge funds. Marilyn Monroe is a much better banker.
Internationalarrow Lanka war spreads to northwest
At least 33 Tamil Tiger rebels and four soldiers were killed in a battle in northwestern Sri Lanka on Friday, the military said, as analysts sounded a warning that renewed civil war is spreading.
 arrow Fragile truce after 160 killed in Pak clashes
Warring tribesmen and foreign al-Qaeda militants have agreed to a ceasefire after four days of bloodshed in a Pakistani border region that left up to 160 people dead, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Maoists threaten revenge after south Nepali bloodbath
Nepal's Maoists placed 25 bloodied corpses on display in the capital yesterday and warned of possible retaliation for the killings of their comrades by an ethnic group earlier this week.
 arrow 69 Taliban killed in Afghan operation
Afghan-led forces killed 69 Taliban in a major operation against rebel strongholds in southern Afghanistan, while seven police also died, the defence ministry said yesterday.
 arrow Iran sanctions vote likely today
Security Council members yesterday was set to review a revised draft of a UN resolution to impose new sanctions against Iran over its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, with a view to voting over the
 arrow Pakistan to be 'fortress of democracy': Musharraf
President Pervez Musharraf pledged yesterday to make Pakistan an "impregnable fortress of democracy" amid a crisis over his removal of the country's most senior judge.
 arrow India mulls reducing army presence in Kashmir
The Indian government is considering some steps towards reducing the army's presence in Kashmir, after a fall in violence and as a gesture towards the region's people and politicians, officials said on
 arrow Drug resistance threatens India's battle against TB
Drug resistance is emerging as one of the biggest challenges in India's battle against tuberculosis, the major killer of adults in the South Asian nation, experts warn.
 arrow Antarctic melting may be speeding up
Rising sea levels and melting polar ice-sheets are at upper limits of projections, leaving some human population centers already unable to cope, top world scientists say as they analyze latest satellite
 arrow Israel releases son of jailed Intifada leader
Israel yesterday released the oldest son of jailed Intifada leader Marwan Barghuti from prison after he had served 39 months for participating in the uprising and belonging to a banned group, his lawyers
 arrow N Korea still willing to disarm: US
The chief US envoy to North Korean nuclear talks insisted yesterday the Stalinist regime was committed to ending its atomic programme, despite a dramatic breakdown in negotiations on disarmament.
 arrow 9 killed in Thai navy chopper crash
Nine navy officers were killed yesterday when their helicopter crashed into a rice field and burst into flames in northeast Thailand, officials said.
 arrow 'Truce deal reached in Mogadishu’
The Ethiopian army has reached a truce agreement with Somalia's powerful Hawiye clan to end deadly clashes in the capital Mogadishu, clan elders said yesterday.
 arrow Nato troops shoot dead Afghan child
Nato troops shot and killed a 12-year-old Afghan boy who was in a car with his family in Kabul, the government said Friday, in the latest in a series of civilian deaths involving foreign forces.
 arrow UN chief in Egypt in push for ME peace
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon was in Egypt Friday on the second leg of a Middle East tour amid a flurry of diplomatic activity in the region aimed at re-energising the peace process.
 arrow Global warming may be bad for asthma sufferers
Global warming may be bad for asthma sufferers because of longer plant growing seasons and signs that weeds scattering vast amounts of pollen are conquering new territory, experts say.
 arrow US missile plan 'real threat' to Russia
A US plan to deploy an anti-missile defence system in eastern Europe against potential attacks from Iran threatens Russia and undermines cooperation in the United Nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Editorialarrow Editorial: Dismal state of the PSC
What had been a matter of public fear, concern and mistrust about the Public Service Commission (PSC) has been proven correct by a report on the commission by the TIB.
 arrow Editorial: Probe Chalesh's death
The other day Chalesh Risil, a leader of the indigenous community of Madhupur district allegedly died in the custody of the joint forces.
 arrow Seeking the lost grail of good governance
February and March are two eventful months in our calendar. They are symbols of sacrifice, of courage and fulfilment. They will remain sources of inspiration for all Bangalees, for all time.
 arrow How dare you?
I picked up the thread on the suspension of Pakistan Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry at Lahore from the day when lawyers from all over the country had assembled to take a procession from thehigh
 arrow National identity cards in six months
The people of Bangladesh aspire for a true democracy and that can be reached through a fool-proof genuine electoral process.
StarTecharrow Call centres booming with promises
The year 2006 laid the foundation for firm prospect in growth and development in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) in India.
 arrow Acer to enhance your desktop experience
Any technological breakthrough can bring drastic changes in our lifestyle and at the same time create opportunity for successful endeavours.
 arrow ASUS introduces R2H Ultra-Mobile PC
Global Brand Pvt. Ltd. (GBPL), recently unveiled the latest R2H Ultra-Mobile PC in the local market, says a press release.
 arrow New portable entertainment machine unveiled
Computer Source Ltd. (CSL), premium partner of Hewlett Packard (HP), has introduced portable entertainment pavilion HP dv2000 Notebook in the local market, says a press release.
 arrow Fusion Man

Literaturearrow The Body
Maaloti did not notice the shadow of the man standing in the dark. She did not know how long he had been standing beneath the Kulboroi tree to protect himself from the untimely rain.

 arrow Books on 1971
The Year That Was by Ishrat Ferdousi;
Dhaka: Bastu Prakashan; 1996.

 arrow Books on 1971
Mukti Juddho Rachanasangraha by Hasan Azizul Huq, edited with a preface by Abul Hasnat; Dhaka: Charulipi Prokashan; February 2007; pp.
 arrow Voices From The Book
"After completion of our (Mukti Bahini) training they took us to Shaalban for rest. Over two thousand fighters were camped there.
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