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Front Pagearrow Nation has failed to recognise father of nation: Gen Moeen
Chief of the Army Lt Gen Moeen U Ahmed yesterday said the country has not achieved its desired progress because of corrupt politicians and the time is now to wage a war against corruption, injustice,and
 arrow Supreme Judicial Council to start probe today
The Supreme Judicial Council (SJC) starts today its probe into controversial High Court (HC) judge Faisal Mahmud Faizee's alleged certificate scandal.
 arrow HC declares void electoral roll
The High Court (HC) yesterday declared null and void the electoral roll published ahead of the stalled January 22 parliamentary elections.
 arrow NBR survey to tap new taxpayers begins tomorrow
The National Board of Revenue (NBR) launches a special survey tomorrow to identify new taxpayers, the total number of which has remained stagnant for years at a frustrating 15 lakh in a country of more
 arrow Killer Mohiuddin's arrival delayed
Condemned killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman--retired army major AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed was supposed to be brought back to Dhaka today but latest reports say his trip has been delayed.
 arrow 4,000 more infected chickens found
Around 2,000 fowls and 4,000 eggs were buried at Bhuapur in Tangail yesterday following detection of bird flu at a farm while two more poultry farms with around 4,000 bird flu infected fowls were found
 arrow Mamun being interrogated at JIC
Interrogators split into several teams have started quizzing Giasuddin Al Mamun, controversial businessman and a close friend of Tarique Rahman, at the Joint Interrogation Cell (JIC).
  arrow Hayden breaks record
Matthew Hayden's commanding innings of 158 left world champions Australia in a strong position against hosts West Indies before rain forced the opening Super Eights match of this World Cup into a second day.
 arrow Tarique's remand valid: HC
The High Court (HC) yesterday dismissed a writ petition challenging the validity of remand for BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman in connection with an extortion case filed against him.
 arrow 55 graft suspects hold 40 times more money than declared
Top 55 graft suspects hold at least 40 times more money in their bank accounts than the amounts declared in their last tax statements, an investigation into their deposits by the National Board of Revenue
 arrow ACC sues ex-BNP MP Munshi
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday filed a case against a former BNP lawmaker, his wife and sons for submitting false wealth statement and earning huge sums through illegal means.
 arrow Two extortion cases filed against Tarique, Mamun
Two extortion cases were filed with the city's Gulshan Police Station last night against BNP's Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman and his close friend Giasuddin Al Mamun.
 arrow 20 Ctg RMG workers injured in clash with cops, ansar
At least 20 garment workers were injured, three of them bullet-hit, during a clash with police and ansar at Nasirabad industrial area in the port city yesterday.
 arrow Scrap non-tariff barriers to reap Safta benefits
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday said non-tariff barriers among South Asian countries have to be removed to make real gains from the South Asian Free Trade Agreement (Safta).
 arrow Tax evasion should be dealt with seriously
The government should provide an 'exit route' for businesses that have evaded taxes, allowing them to settle their offences by paying back taxes with heavy penalties, the International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh
 arrow Anti-graft steps will boost funding: WB
The level of international assistance for Bangladesh will go up in synchronisation with strengthening of the ongoing anti-corruption drive of the government, a visiting World Bank (WB) mission leadersaid
 arrow ADB lauds anti-graft steps
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Country Director Hua Du yesterday lauded the caretaker government's measures to contain corruption and improve law and order.
 arrow Star reporter freed from jail
The Daily Star's Nilphamari correspondent EAM Asaduzzaman Tipu was granted interim bail yesterday.
 arrow Hasnat Abdullah's house raided
The joint forces yesterday raided the home of former Awami League (AL) chief whip Abul Hasnat Abdullah at Kalabagan in the capital.
 arrow Security scaled down at Hasina's house
Police security at Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's Sudha Sadhan residence at Dhanmondi in the capital has been cut down, party sources said.
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 arrow Verdict in Ershad's gold smuggling case deferred for fourth time
A Dhaka court yesterday again deferred the verdict in the gold smuggling case against former president and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad to April 16.
 arrow 2 JMB cadres held in Jamalpur
Two militants belonging to Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were arrested at Sarishabari upazila in Jamalpur district yesterday.
 arrow Ex-MP Pintu shown held in relief case
Detained former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu was shown arrested yesterday in a case filed against him for misappropriating corrugated iron (CI) sheets meant for government relief.
 arrow 150 shanties gutted in slum fire
Around 150 shanties in a slum were burned down in a devastating fire in Malibagh Chowdhurypara area in the city yesterday.
 arrow 35 Biman staff sent on forced retirement
Biman Bangladesh Airlines has axed and given forced retirement to 35 of its employees and officials at different departments yesterday, a Biman Bangladesh Airlines source said.
 arrow Into a trench...

 arrow Bangladeshis among 41 migrants detained in Greece
Police in northeastern Greece on Tuesday detained 41 would-be migrants hidden on board a tanker truck near the border with Turkey, a police source in the local town of Komotini said.
 arrow 8 killed in suicide attack on Lanka army camp
Tamil Tiger rebels drove a tractor-trailer on Tuesday loaded with explosives and bombed an army camp in Sri Lanka's east, killing eight people, a day after their spectacular first-ever air raid.
 arrow Exercise to test Asia's readiness for bird flu
Asean, Cambodia and the World Health Organisation will conduct a two-day exercise next week to test Asia's ability to stem a bird flu pandemic, the UN health agency said here yesterday.
 arrow 21 killed in Iraq as anti-Qaeda Sunni Arabs targeted
Suspected al Qaeda militants in Iraq killed 21 people yesterday in bomb attacks targeting police and Sunni Arab tribes who have formed an alliance against the militant group, officials said.
 arrow New Delhi bans smoking while driving
A court has banned smoking while driving in India's capital in what is believed to be the first of its kind in any major city worldwide, police said yesterday.
Businessarrow Business leaders for lifting import duty on essentials
Business leaders at a meeting yesterday urged the government to withdraw import and supplementary duties on some essential commodities to keep prices within the purchasing power of common people.
 arrow Metal rod price surges Tk 2,500 a tonne
The price of metal rod, a key material for construction, has increased during the last month with producers' warning they may go even higher due to the cost of raw materials.
 arrow Thailand keen to invest more
Considering a congenial investment climate in Bangladesh, Thailand has expressed its keenness for more investment here.
 arrow Bangladesh a potential outsourcing destination
French businesses are seriously considering Bangladesh as an outsourcing location for the IT sector, the annual general meeting of the France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry was told yesterday.
 arrow Cairn Energy drills $82m loss
British oil firm Cairn Energy said on Tuesday that it dived into the red in 2006 with a net loss of 82 million dollars after downgrading energy reserves estimates at its Sangu field in Bangladesh.
 arrow SoftExpo2007 begins today
A five-day exposition of IT and IT-enabled services styled 'SoftExpo2007' begins today at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in Dhaka.
 arrow UN sanctions won't affect economy
Iran's central bank governor Ebrahim Sheibany Tuesday described fresh sanctions imposed by the United Nations as only "symbolic" and said they would not affect the country's economy.
 arrow Effects of Asian crisis still linger
The effects of the traumatic 1997 Asian financial crisis continue to be felt in some of the countries hardest hit by it and corruption may be a factor holding back investment in some areas, the AsianDevelo-pment
 arrow New executive body of pharma industries assoc
SM Shafiuzzaman, managing director of Hudson Pharmac-euticals Ltd, and Nazmul Hassan, chief executive officer of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd, have been reelected president and secretary general of Bangladesh
 arrow General Pharma enters Kenyan market
General Pharmaceuticals Ltd (GPL) has started exporting its products to African country Kenya, says a press release.
 arrow Mutual Trust Bank's new DMD
Quamrul Islam Chowdhury has recently been made deputy managing director of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, says a press release.
 arrow Japan, Chile sign FTA
Japan on Tuesday signed a free trade deal with Chile, its first such pact with a South American nation that will eliminate tariffs on more than 90 percent of trade.
 arrow Business travel costs rebound
Business travel costs increased in 2006 after several years of flat or declining prices, a survey by American Express showed Monday.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Dav dreams golden future
Bangladesh coach Dav Whatmore is dreaming of a golden future for his young side who ed-ged out India for a place in the World Cup Super Eights.
 arrow Cricket: Pitch baffles sides
South Africa and Sri Lanka will be entering new territory when they meet in a World Cup Super Eight match at the Guyana National Stadium Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Russel, Mukti smile
Alfaz Ahmed notched the first hattrick of the B. League to give Muktijoddha Sangsad the biggest win of the competition so far yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: No knee-jerk now
India's cricket chiefs rallied around captain Rahul Dravid and coach Greg Chappell on Tuesday even as they mo-ved to probe the team's World Cup debacle.
 arrow Cricket: CA's aid to families of Rana, Shetu
Chief Adviser Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed has directed the Sports Ministry to give financial assistance to the family members of late national cricketer Manzarul Islam Rana and first-class cricketer SajjadulHasan
 arrow Cricket: Nayeem shapes Rajshahi win
A blazing 81 by Nayeem Islam enabled defending champions Rajshahi's way to a bright start in the one-day competition of the Ispahani Mirzapore Tea 8th National Cricket League with a thrashing 72-run win
 arrow Local Snippets
Saifuddin had a good time in the NI Khan Independence Day badminton (ranking) tournament at the National Wooden Floor Gymnasium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: SA wary of Murali
South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has said his team are well-equipped to deal with Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralidaran in their World Cup Super Eights game here on Wednesday.
 arrow Cricket: Mahela wants brutality
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene has warned his World Cup opponents, saying his team are keen to maintain their ruthless streak in the Caribbean.
 arrow Cricket: Police checking laptop
Investigators probing the murder of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer are analysing the hard drive of his computer, but have found no reference to match-fixing at this stage, police said on Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Pak team set to leave London
The Pakistan cricket team were set to leave for home Tuesday after a two-day stopover in London during which they have kept a low profile amid the furore over the murder of their coach Bob Woolmer.
 arrow Football: England, Italy seek fixes
World Cup winners Italy and beleaguered England return to the Euro 2008 campaign trail on Wednesday with both their coaches feeling the heat of qualifying.
 arrow Cricket: Bangladesh A need 325 runs to level series
Bangladesh A finished the third day of the final four-dayer brightly yesterday but were still facing an uphill task to level the series against Sri Lanka A at the Colts Cricket Club ground in Colombo.
 arrow Cricket: The power of prayers!
Mrs. Cotton is one of those sweet little old ladies with a big heart and all the affection of your model Grandma.
 arrow Cricket: Pietersen knocks off Hussey
England's Kevin Pietersen has replaced Australia's Michael Hussey on top of the one-day international batting rankings, the ICC announced on Monday.
 arrow Golf: Lee, Moon clinch titles
Golfers GB Lee and Moon clinched the title in men's and women's event respectively in the 5th Unilever Independence Day golf tournament held at the picturesque Bhatiary Golf and Country Club on Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Smith knows everything
Players were kept informed of developments in cricket's match-fixing underworld, South African captain Graeme Smith said on Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Yousuf, Younis arrive home
Two key Pakistani players have arrived home while most of the rest of the team are due late Tuesday or overnight as the probe into the murder of coach Bob Woolmer continues, officials said.
 arrow Cricket: Unforgiving weather
The Super Eights matches in Guyana are likely to be disrupted as thunder storms are forecast for the next eight days.
 arrow Cricket: Muralidaran gets top Wisden award
Sri Lanka's star off-spinner Muttiah Muralidaran was named on Tuesday as the Wisden Almanack's "leading cricketer in the world.
 arrow Football: Pressure on Donadoni
Roberto Dona-doni's normally calm demeanour gave way to a defensive snarl as the pressure started to show on the Italy coach ahead of Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier against Scotland.
 arrow Football: Ferdinand defends McClaren
Rio Ferdinand has jumped to the defence of embattled England manager Steve McClaren, insisting he is "doing all he can" to try and find a solution to England's problems.
 arrow Football: Minnow relief for England
Whatever has gone wrong with England over the last six months, Steve McClaren knows he cannot put it right against Andorra here on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: UEFA's no nonsense to violence
UEFA president Michel Platini stepped up his "zero tolerance" campaign against violence in European football Monday after gaining unwavering support from his executive committee.
 arrow Football: 'Don't rush Owen'
Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd on Monday warned England boss Steve McClaren against rushing striker Michael Owen back from injury to lift his Euro 2008 qualifying campaign.
 arrow Football: Czech team fined
The Czech football team has been fined for bad behaviour following their 2-1 defeat to Germany in Euro 2008 qualifiers at the weekend, the Czech football federation (CMFS) said on Monday.
 arrow Football: We are number one: Kaiser
German legend Franz Beckenbauer insisted on Tuesday Germany are the best football side in Europe after describing last Saturday's 2-1 win over the Czech Republic last Saturday as a "landmark" result.
 arrow Football: Rogue agents curtail young careers
Thirty-four teenagers from Ivory Coast, who were promised glittering footballing careers in Europe by a rogue agent, have returned home after they were found living in the rough in Mali, an international
 arrow Football: Bayern appeal Kahn ban
German giants Bayern Munich confirmed Monday they are appealing the one-match suspension imposed by European football's governing body UEFA on goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.
Metropolitanarrow Fight regional, global challenges together
Policymakers, academics and human rights activists urged the Saarc countries to fight the regional and global challenges together.
 arrow People-to-people contact a must to improve ties
Tunisian Ambassador to Bangladesh Dr Zouhaier Dhaouadi has laid emphasis on people-to-people contact between the two countries for further improving bilateral relations.
 arrow Duet closed sine die
Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology (Duet) authorities yesterday declared the university closed sine die and directed residential students to leave the dormitories following a clash between
 arrow Dolphin corner, butterfly garden at Dhaka Zoo soon
A new dolphin corner and a butterfly garden will be set up at Dhaka Zoo to attract more visitors.
 arrow EU leaders sign Berlin Declaration
To mark the 50th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, German Chancellor and President of the European Council Angela Merkel, President of the European Parliament Hans-Gert Pöttering and President of the
 arrow Another reshuffle in admin
The caretaker government transferred and gave new postings to 10 additional secretaries in the latest reshuffle in the administration yesterday.
 arrow Memorial to DU martyrs demanded
Dhaka University Teachers' Association (Duta) demanded that the university authorities set up a memorial to the martyrs of the university who were killed by Pakistan Army on March 25 in 1971.
 arrow Restore Nat'l Women Dev Policy '97
Speakers at a seminar yesterday demanded restoration of National Women's Development Policy 1997 to change the fate of women in Bangladesh.
 arrow 'Integrate disability issue with disaster management'
Speakers at a workshop yesterday stressed the need for integrating disability issue with disaster management.
 arrow CG firm to strengthen ties with Muslim states
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury has said that the declared policy of the present government is to strengthen and deepen Bangladesh's cooperation with all Muslim countries.
 arrow Bail petition of Koyes Sami rejected again
A Dhaka court yesterday again rejected the bail petition of Chowdhury Koyes Sami, former managing director of Oriental Bank Limited, in connection with a graft case filed against him on charges of embezzling
 arrow Trial deferred until Apr 5
A Sylhet court yesterday deferred the trial of a graft case against Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran and 18 others until April 5 due to the absence of the judge.
 arrow Valuables worth Tk 3.6 lakh looted
A gang of armed robbers looted cash and valuables worth Tk 3.6 lakh at a building at Arjatpara in the city's Tejgaon area early morning yesterday.
 arrow $3.5m Dutch aid for birth registration
The Netherlands will provide 3.5 million US dollar to Bangladesh to support its Birth Registration project, to be implemented by the government and UNICEF.
 arrow Concern over firing on Ctg RMG workers
Odhikar, a human rights organisation, has expressed concern over indiscriminate firing on agitating workers of a sweater factory by Ansars at Baizid Bostami area in Chittagong yesterday, says a pressrelease.
 arrow Listed criminal held in Joydevpur
A listed criminal was arrested by police from Kashimpur area of Joydevpur Police Station yesterday. Jalil, 45, was wanted in 18 cases, including murder, extortion and land grabbing.
 arrow Filmmakers meet Mainul
A delegation of filmmakers yesterday met Information Adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein and placed some specific proposals regarding removing barriers in making creative films and flourishing the country's
 arrow Two get death in drug case
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced two people to death in a drug case.
 arrow 120 houses gutted in Ctg
At least 120 thatched houses and nine shops were gutted in a devastating fire at the city's Chandgaon area in the early hours of yesterday leaving over one thousand people homeless.
 arrow MoU to beautify Park Road
Anwar Group will sponsor beautification of Park Road at Baridhara in the city, says a press release.
 arrow Cambrian College launches tourism courses
Cambrian College formally launched bachelor and master's courses on tourism and hospitality management in collaboration with the Organisation of Tourism and Hospitality Management of London South Bank
Nationalarrow Sending rare Bengal treasures to Paris exhibition protested
A decision of Rajshahi University (RU) to send 24 rare Bengal treasures from Barendra Research Museum (BRM) to Paris for a 'great global exposure' drew criticism from different quarters.
 arrow Victory memorial not inaugurated in 2 years
People including freedom fighters could not pay homage to the martyrs of Liberation War at the newly built victory memorial at Satkhira collectorate compound in the town on the Independence Day as itis
 arrow FF journos honoured
Satkhira Press Club yesterday accorded a reception to five freedom fighter journalists, one of them posthumously, marking the Independence Day.
 arrow Baby roasted as FF's house torched in Sylhet
A minor girl was burnt to death as miscreants set fire to the house of a freedom fighter at Koshorpur village in Sylhet Sadar upazila in the early hours of Monday. However, other inmates managed escape.
 arrow 9 sent to jail in Satkhira murder case
Nine accused including a Union Parishad (UP) chairman and central Juba Dal leader in the Azibar Rahman murder case were sent to jail as their bail petitions were rejected when they surrendered beforea
 arrow 2 BNP leaders arrested
Joint force yesterday arrested two 2 BNP leaders from their business centers when they were mixing bleaching powder with turmeric at Khagrachhari Bazar yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow The tragedy of Chittagong port
The recent attacks on the Nobel Laureate Dr.
 arrow TB strategy not working?
A much larger TB drug resistance problem exists than researchers previously thought.
 arrow Rough road for Hillary
Hillary Rodham Clinton, perhaps one of the most potential hopefuls for the Oval Office, is passing through the most crucial phase of her presidential campaign.
 arrow The poisonous legacy of the Iraq war -- Part I
Four years ago the US and its coalition of the willing plunged into Iraq to punish it among others for an alleged connection with the 9/11 attacks.
Culturearrow Independence Day celebrations around the city
The nation celebrated the Independence Day with much verve -- paying homage to the martyrs whose sacrifices made the emergence of Independent Bangladesh possible.
 arrow 'Thikana': A tribute to heroes
Actors following the 'Staneslavoskian realistic acting' methodology, created a credible ambience of a Pakistani concentration camp in 1971, at the Experimental Theatre Stage on March 26.
 arrow Jazzifying Bangla classics
Jazz music aficionados received a rare treat -- a combination of Bangla songs and jazz compositions -- recently at the main auditorium, National Museum, courtesy of British council.
 arrow 'Chilekothar Sepai' staged
On the same evening Udichi staged Chilekothar Sepai at the National Theatre Stage.
 arrow Art competition for children at Mymensingh
Marking the Independence Day, a painting competition for children was held at the Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala (Art Gallery) premises on March 26.
Internationalarrow Iran trashes conditional nuclear talks offer
Iran rejected yesterday UN Security Council conditions that it suspend uranium enrichment in return for talks on its controversial nuclear programme.
 arrow Arabs set for peace offensive at summit
Arab leaders gathered in Saudi Arabia yesterday for a summit which will formally relaunch a long dormant Arab plan for Middle East peace and actively seek negotiations with Israel.
 arrow Myanmar vows to crush opponents
Myanmar put on a show of might and defiance at its annual military parade Tuesday, with junta chief Than Shwe displaying few signs of his reported ill health in his new capital city.
 arrow US nets 2 leaders of Iraqi car bomb cell
US forces captured two leaders of a major car bomb cell responsible for attacks that killed around 900 Iraqis, mostly in the Shia district of Sadr City in Baghdad, the US military said yesterday.
 arrow LTTE air force a threat to S Asia: Rajapakse
The emergence of the Tamil Tigers as the world's first guerrilla outfit with its own planes could be a threat to South Asian security, Sri Lanka's president said yesterday.
 arrow Japan sends defence mission to Nepal
Japan yesterday deployed a small defence team to Nepal to monitor the country's ceasefire, the first mission since officially pacifist Tokyo created a full-fledged defence ministry.
 arrow Ash to wed Abhishek on April 20
Former Miss World Aishwarya Rai will marry her actor boyfriend Abhishek Bachchan next month in one of the most high-profile Indian weddings of the year, reports said yesterday.
 arrow Bomb rocks Pakistani ICRC workshop
A bomb exploded near an International Committee of the Red Cross vehicle workshop in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, causing damage but no casualties, police said.
 arrow Pak airline chief resigns
The chairman of Pakistan's national airline has resigned, officials said yesterday, following a European Union safety ban imposed on most of its ageing fleet.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Forthcoming Delhi summit
The forthcoming summit of SAARC nations in Delhi promises to be different from all earlier meetings of the organization.
 arrow Editorial: Open market sale a success
Open market sale of essential commodities that was initiated by BDR some weeks back has now become quite popular.
 arrow A Tajuddin biopic and our sense of history
Tajuddin Ahmad's moment of glory came through the rattle of Pakistani gunfire in March 1971.
 arrow Who will replace Chirac?
President Jacques Chirac, 74, announced last Sunday over national television that he would not seek a third term at next month's French Presidential elections.
 arrow A few thoughts on the Saarc summit 2007
The 14th Saarc summit will be in New Delhi on 3-4 April.
Letters to Editorarrow Greenhouse Effect
The world is getting warmer. The increase in global warming is caused by increased amounts of carbon dioxide around the earth.
 arrow New era in Bangladesh
The caretaker government has set a new era of corruption free politics in Bangladesh, which everybody should highly appreciate.
 arrow Unplanned industrialisation
I am concerned about unplanned industrialisation in our country.
 arrow Opportunity for Kashmiris
In the run-up to this USA seminar arranged by Foreign Lawyers Association (in which as speakers - Kashmiri leaders from both sides of LoC, representatives of the UN, academicians & NGOs from the USA,the
 arrow Nuclear power generation
Bangladesh is a developing country with an abundance of opportunities. Apart from the natural resources, we have a very vibrant generation of youth looking for opportunities.
 arrow Drive against corruption
The goodwill of the people the interim government enjoys now, which resulted from the disgust against the political culture of corruption and violence, is ever conditional.
 arrow Daylight saving
A letter from Mr. Salahuddin Ayubi on the above subject has drawn my attention.
 arrow Lawmakers or lawbreakers?
The BTTB revenue department has revealed that 111 MPs of the fourth JS during 1988-1990 did not pay more than Tk 1.1 crore in telephone bills.
 arrow Polythene bags
Nowadays we watch the joint forces conducting operations for seizing polythene bags. Already, the joint forces have seized huge quantities of polythene bags from different places.
 arrow The interim government
Our old politicians should retire or go for hibernation. The state of emergency and the present government should continue as long as needed.
 arrow Fire in BSEC Building
On 26 Feb 2006, a fire broke out in BSEC building that gutted 2 private television transmission stations and one newspaper office and some other business offices as well.
 arrow 27th BCS exams
There are so many brilliant students who appeared in that exams but could not qualify as the selection process was not fair.
 arrow Hazards of drinking
Teenagers who drink heavily are risking permanent damage to their brain functions, scientists warned. Alcohol has been shown to cause significant ongoing memory loss in youths.
 arrow Congrats, cricketers
Heartiest congratulations to the Bangladesh cricket team for defeating the star-studded mighty India by five wickets in the World Cup.
 arrow IMEI number
I frequently hear from my relatives, friends, and also read in the newspapers about stealing or mugging of mobile phone sets.
 arrow Concentration of political power
I am writing with reference to "Seeking the lost grail of good governance," by Muhammad Zamir (March 24).
 arrow Dismal state of PSC
Your editorial of 24 Mar. 07 has been a timely delineation of the picture prevailing in the PSC.
 arrow McKinnon's comments
I am very surprised that you have given so much prominence to the comments made by the Commonwealth Secretary General Don McKinnon with regard to the lifting of emergency in Bangladesh.
 arrow Encroachment on narrow lanes
There are so many houses in lanes and by-lanes of the capital city. Those shouldn't have been there for the sake of discipline and habitability.
 arrow English question paper of SSC exams
While reviewing my grand child's question paper of the ongoing SSC examinations, I noted with great surprise that the question paper on English First Paper contains serious mistakes with regard to wrong
Star Chittagongarrow Anti-crime drive shows ray of hope for PDB
Drive against corrupt practices in Power Development Board (PDB), Chittagong region has led to a significant improvement in checking pilferage, bill collection and distribution of power, sources at PDB
 arrow OMS brings down prices of essentials
The prices of essential commodities have decreased to some extent in the port city as some importers and government agencies started selling at a fair price from this month.
 arrow Landscape of Salt Fields

Star Cityarrow Large areas in Rayer Bazar, Katashur waterlogged
Thousands of families in the city's Rayer Bazar and Katashur areas are exposed to serious health hazard due to a sudden waterlogging caused by construction of an illegal structure on the Katashur canal.
 arrow Independence day celebration in city
City dwellers celebrated the Independence Day on Monday by participating in different programmes organised by socio-cultural organisations.
 arrow Proves futile to conserve heritage
The existing antiquities law is too weak to effectively conserve the country's heritage sites or structures with historical and architectural significance.
 arrow Displaying changing tastes
The five-day Fourth National Furniture Fair concluded in the city yesterday amid huge response from buyers and visitors.
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