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Front Pagearrow Hasina to fly home early
Former prime minister and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina is planning to return home much earlier than scheduled as a result of the filing of the extortion case against her, according to high
 arrow Khaleda flips mind, won't leave country
The reported move to make the two former prime ministers --Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina-- leave the country has got a new turn as Khaleda has finally refused to leave the country.
 arrow Power Cell keeps on mishandling power projects
The Power Cell, which remains unreformed even after the present caretaker government took over, is once again following a controversial and inefficient path, and pushing three fresh power project tenders
 arrow Bail hearing restarts after 16-day pause
Hearing on bail petitions of different cases filed under the Penal Code started in Dhaka courts after 16 days yesterday following the third amendment to the Emergency Power Rules 2007 on Sunday.
 arrow Taskforce to probe charge
Communications Adviser and chief of the National Taskforce Major General (retd) MA Matin yesterday said the caretaker government is contemplating bringing the extortion case against Sheikh Hasina under
 arrow AL terms case farcical, baseless
The Awami League (AL) yesterday strongly condemned the filing of the extortion case against its President Sheikh Hasina, saying the case is "farcical" and "cooked up".
 arrow Over 1,000 chicken culled in 2 districts
All 238 free-ranged poultry of different households in Shibobas of Sharsha upazila in Jessore were culled yesterday as the deadly avian influenza was detected there.
 arrow BNP leaders deny Khaleda's 'statement'
A statement in the name of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia was faxed to newspaper offices yesterday while senior leaders of the party said they have no knowledge of the developments.
 arrow Corrupt PSC officials get promotion
A few Public Service Commission (PSC) officials earlier punished on charges of abuse of power and corruption have recently been promoted to vital posts at the commission, including two sensitive positions
 arrow Govt to build service-oriented police force
Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday said that the caretaker government is committed to build up a service-oriented and professional police force sensitive to human rights and democratic values.
 arrow Spirited Tigers take on England today
It will be another opportunity for a spirited Bangladesh to challenge the record books when they meet England in a World Cup Super Eights match in Barbados today.
 arrow Call for strengthening local govt bodies to reduce corruption
Speakers at a roundtable yesterday urged the government to strengthen the local government bodies for decentralisation of the administration and reduction of corruption.
 arrow EU for election timeline thru' talks among people, media
German Ambassador Frank Meyke, who holds the current EU presidency in their diplomatic corps, yesterday said the people and the media here could discuss and find out an appropriate timeline for elections
 arrow De Villiers puts Proteas on top
AB de Villiers hit a maiden one-day international century as South Africa piled further pressure on the struggling West Indies in a crucial World Cup Super Eights match at the Grenada National Stadium
 arrow More cases filed against Mamun, Harris Chy
Separate cases were filed against Giasuddin Al Mamun, business partner of Tarique Rahman, and Harris Chowdhury, political secretary to former prime minister Khaleda Zia, with two police stations in the
 arrow Schoolgirl strangled to death
The police last night recovered body of a schoolgirl and rescued a boy critically wounded from a house in the city's Pallabi area.
 arrow 4 JMB cadres, 2 outlaws held in Bagmara
Police arrested four militants of Jama'atul Mujahideen, Bangladesh (JMB) and two activists of Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) from Bagmara upazila yesterday, reports our staff correspondent in Rajshahi.
 arrow Tk 1,000...

 arrow Cops press charge against Huda in arms case
Dhanmondi police yesterday pressed charges against detained former communications minister barrister Nazmul Huda for possessing illegal firearms and ammunition.
 arrow Stuck on the road

 arrow Ex-state ministers Fazlur Rahman, Aman, ex-MP Gias sued for extortion
Former state ministers Fazlur Rahman and Amanullah Aman and lawmaker Giasuddin were sued yesterday on charges of extortion and criminal activities.
 arrow Inqilab Khulna bureau chief held for bribery
Joint forces yesterday arrested city bureau chief of a Bengali national daily while he was taking bribe from forest officials of Sundarban Forest Division (SFD).
 arrow Female bomber kills 16 at Iraqi cop camp
A woman veiled in black and strapped with explosives blew herself up outside a police station in Iraq yesterday, killing 16 people, many of them volunteering to join the US-backed police force.
 arrow Environmental group demands judicial probe
Bangladesh Environment Network (BEN) yesterday demanded immediate judicial inquiry into the killing of Choles Ritchil, a leader of the Garos in Modhupur forest area.
Businessarrow Handling charge for imported clinker at Ctg jetty halved
Halving the handling charge for imported clinker at Sadarghat lighter jetty of Chittagong Port, operation of which is under private management since 2003, came into effect from yesterday, according to
 arrow Citibank mandated to raise $55m for Brac
Brac, the world's largest NGO and micro-finance institution (MFI) with over 5 million borrowers, has mandated Citibank, NA Bangladesh to raise US$55 million in equivalent local currency.
 arrow Trade players meet in Delhi today for Doha talks
India, the United States and other key trading players assemble here today in an attempt to salvage global trade talks aimed at lifting millions out of poverty.
 arrow Handicraft, pottery fair begins today
In a bid to tap the potential of potteries and handicrafts in the domestic and international markets, a five-day show styled 'National Handicrafts and Pottery Fair Trade Fair 2007' begins today in Dhaka.
 arrow Reckitt Benckiser okays 200pc dividend
Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh Ltd has declared a 200 percent dividend for its shareholders for the year 2006, says a press release.
 arrow China hits back at US piracy complaint
China hit back Tuesday at a US decision to file a WTO complaint against it for copyright abuse, warning the move was ill-informed and would damage trade relations between the two countries.
 arrow S'pore posts strong Q1 growth
Singapore's economy expanded strongly in the first quarter, helped by a recovering construction industry, and should easily meet the government's 2007 growth target of 4.5-6.
 arrow Beijing to expand overseas investment scheme
China will expand a program that allows domestic institutional investors to buy foreign securities, following its success since launching a year ago, a banking regulator said Tuesday.
 arrow Japan seeks energy from Kazakhstan
Japan will send a large delegation to Kazakhstan from April 29-30 to secure uranium and other energy supplies, a government official said Tuesday.
 arrow IMF chief sees less risks in global economy
Risks to the global economy have lessened compared to six months ago but their nature has changed, International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato said Monday.
 arrow Concord's water park at Foy's Lake opens next month
A water park of Concord Amusement World at Foy's Lake in Chittagong is going to open next month, says a press release.
 arrow FS Sweaters gets award for CSR practices
FS Sweaters Ltd, a concern of SQ Group, has recently been given away runner-up award in recognition of its complying with corporate social responsibility (CSR) by UK-based retailer Tesco International
 arrow Japan opposes 'gas Opec'
Japan, a major energy importer, on Tuesday voiced opposition to a gas cartel as the world's top gas producers tried to enhance cooperation.
 arrow China cuts rebates for steel exports
China will remove value-added tax rebates for some steel product exports while reducing the rebates on some others from April 15, an industry group said Tuesday.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Boys ready: Bashar
Bangladesh hope their spin trio can bamboozle England, just like they did South Africa, and boost their bid for a World Cup semifinal place on Wednesday.
 arrow Cricket: Hulks, Pups and Gollas
Come April 28, Punter will fancy his chances of having his hands on the World Cup. But Virgil also harbours similar ambitions.
 arrow Cricket: BCCI to wait till April 15
The Indian team for next month's short tour of Bangladesh is to be chosen only after April 15, the Cricket Board said on Tuesday.
 arrow Rejoinder
Golam Rasul Mollah, a member of Bangladesh Football Federation, in a rejoinder to two reports, headlined 'NSC begins reform' (Dated March 6, 2007) and 'Mollah and co trying to stay' (Dated March 13, 2007),
 arrow Cricket: EC clears CA-BCB deal
The executive committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has decided in an emergency meeting yesterday to continue its deal with the Cricket Australia (CA) to get service in development programme ofcoaching
 arrow Cricket: Too easy for Clarke
Michael Clarke is happy that Caribbean pitches are slow and flat as he closes in on a dream World Cup average of 100.
 arrow Cricket: 'Finish on a high'
Ireland captain Trent Johnston urged his team to learn fast and finish their first-ever World Cup campaign on a high, saying improvement will be the key and help them in future.
 arrow Cricket: Work cut out for Kiwis
New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming has said his team are capable of winning the World Cup for the first time if they maintain their momentum.
 arrow Cricket: Local academy hit back
Mosharraf Hossain's four-wicket haul helped Bangladesh Cricket Academy (BCA) bounce back against the visiting Pakistan Academy on the second day of their four-day match yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: A startling revelation
I have kept quiet for 18 years but given the tumultuous events of the past few days, it is time I broke my silence.
 arrow Local Snippets
IM Abdullah Al Rakib relinquished his solo lead as GM Ziaur Rahman joined him at the top after the eighth round matches of the 33rd National Chess Championship at the NSC hall-room yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: NZ get top spot
Peter Fulton hit a solid 83 as New Zea-land boosted their chances of qualifying for the World Cup semifinals with an emphatic 129-run win over Ireland in a Super Eights match here on Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Spin to rule: Vettori
New Zealand's Daniel Vettori backed spinners to have a crucial role in the remainder of the World Cup on the Caribbean's slow pitches.
 arrow Football: Moni, Brahim rescue Reds
Muktijoddha came from a two-goal deficit to hold a spirited Farashganj 2-2 in yesterday's exciting B. League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Football: Reds taking nothing for granted
If Steven Gerrard leads Liverpool into the Cham-pions League semifinals on Wednesday he shouldn't expect any thanks from Rafa Benitez.
 arrow Cricket: Brett bats for Sachin
Even as the debate over Sachin Tendulkar's retirement continued, Australian speedster Brett Lee on Tuesday jumped to the Indian batsman's defence, saying he should not come under any pressure while making
 arrow Cricket: Inzy lashes out at organisers
Former Pakistan captain Inzamamul Haq feels that the World Cup would have been halted anywhere else in the world after the suspected murder of Bob Woolmer, Pakistan's coach at the time, last month inJamaica.
 arrow Cricket: LTTE backs AI measure
Tamil Tiger rebels Tuesday backed an Amnesty International campaign to shame Sri Lanka's government during the cricket World Cup and said it should be extended to a full sporting boycott of the island.
 arrow Cricket: SLC unsure of Moody plans
Sri Lankan cricket authorities said on Tuesday they had not been informed of a reported decision by coach Tom Moody to quit after the World Cup and return to Australia.
 arrow Cricket: Vaughan new NZC CEO
Former Test player Justin Vaughan was named Tuesday as the new chief executive of New Zealand Cricket.
 arrow Cricket: Seven days for Sachin, Yuvraj
Sachin Tendulkar and Yuvraj Singh have been given seven days to explain their conduct to the Indian board for having spoken to the media on former coach Greg Chappell.
 arrow Football: Milan banking on Inzaghi
AC Milan are facing something of an attacking dilemma as they look for a victory in their Champions League quarterfinal second leg clash at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Wenger demands fourth spot
Arsene Wenger knows better than most the importance of Champions League football to Arsenal and the prospect of missing out next season must send shivers down the spine of the French coach.
 arrow Football: Magpies hold Gunners
Arsenal's Champions League hopes are still in the balance after they were forced to settle for a 0-0 draw at Newcastle on Monday.
 arrow Football: Vigo fire Vazquez
Fernando Vazquez was on Monday fired by Celta Vigo, the Spanish first division club said.
 arrow Football: Vaughan leaves hospital
Everton striker James Vaughan, who severed an artery in his left leg during his side's 1-1 draw at Bolton, was released from hospital on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Fulham in the doghouse
Fulham boss Chris Coleman is facing up to a dogfight for survival in the English Premiership -- with the Cottagers fans turning their fire on his troops.
 arrow Football: Hertha sack coach
Hertha Berlin, who have not won any of their last eight matches, have sacked coach Falko Gotz, the German first division club said on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Palop out for Spurs tie
Sevilla goalkeeper Andres Palop will not be fit in time to face Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Cup quarterfinal, second leg match on Thursday, the Spanish club said here Tuesday.
Metropolitanarrow Road crashes kill 6, injure 50
At least six people were killed and 50 injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka, Khulna, Gaibandha and Barisal yesterday.
 arrow Nat'l policy soon for dev of poultry sector
Fisheries and Livestock Adviser CS Karim yesterday said the government will formulate a national poultry policy soon for sustainable development of poultry sector in the country.
 arrow '25 pc people suffer from allergic diseases'
About 25 percent people in the country suffer from allergic diseases mainly due to growing environmental pollution that needs to be addressed properly, speakers at the Fourth National Conference on Allergy
 arrow Addl secy, divisional commissioners empowered to give nod to EPR cases
Home ministry additional secretary and divisional commissioners have been empowered to give government approval to EPR cases and public-interest suits.
 arrow Two jail guards arrested for concealing identities
The joint forces yesterday arrested two jail guards of Noakhali District Jail for concealing their identities to take the advantage of the district quota system during the recruitment.
 arrow ASF initiative to make acid survivors self-reliant: 17 awarded
Acid Survivors Foundation (ASF) yesterday awarded 17 acid survivors for their outstanding performance during the training on their rehabilitation.
 arrow 5 CPA officials suspended
Five high officials of Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) and one Mercantile Marine Department (MMD) principal officer were suspended on charges of corrupt practice, irregularities and inefficiency yesterday
 arrow Extortion case against Hasina protested
Several organisations yesterday protested and condemned the filing of an extortion case against Awami League President Sheikh Hasina.
 arrow Air chief calls on president
President Iajuddin Ahmed, also the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, yesterday stressed the need for modernising the Air Force and training of its officials.
 arrow Two DU staffs suspended
Dhaka University (DU) authorities yesterday suspended one official and one employee for their involvement in admission forgery following the report of an investigation committee.
 arrow 4 muggers arrested in city
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday arrested four muggers at Sutrapur and Sangsad Bhaban area in the city.
 arrow Govt won't allow new construction on Begunbari canal
The government will not allow construction of any new structures on the Begunbari canal in the city.
 arrow Huge date-expired chemicals confiscated, 2 cos fined in Ctg
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO) of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) in a special drive here yesterday confiscated huge date-expired chemicals and reagents and fined two pharmaceutical companies in this connection.
 arrow Butenis in Khulna on 3-day visit
US Ambassador in Bangladesh Patricia A Butenis arrived in Khulna yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Flight Cadet Faisal buried
Flight cadet Faisal Mahmood, who died on Monday in a BAF plane accident, was buried with full military honour at BAF graveyard, Tejgaon in the city yesterday, says an ISPR press release.
 arrow CNG driver arrested on rape charge
Police arrested a CNG auto-rickshaw driver in the port city yesterday on charge of raping a minor girl.
 arrow Munshiganj Kali Puja draws thousands of devotees
The traditional 500-year old Kali Puja and fair of Shekhar Nagar in Munshiganj have attracted thousands of devotees from across the country.
 arrow Rtv resumes transmission on Apr 14
Rtv, a private satellite television channel, will resume its transmission on April 14, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Ex-MP among 5 Pabna BNP leaders arrested
Joint forces in separate raids Monday night arrested five front ranking leaders of Pabna district BNP including a former lawmaker, a central Sramik League leader and an Awami League League leader on charge
 arrow 8 govt offices ransacked at dead of night at Sakhipur but 'nothing missing'
Unidentified miscreants damaged important files, papers, and documents as they ransacked eight government offices at Sakhipur upazila headquarters in Tangail district Monday midnight.
 arrow 3-day New Year celebrations begin in Khagrachhari
A three-day Bangla New Year celebrations got off to a colourful start here yesterday with great enthusiasm and a fresh vow to protect the age old culture and traditions of different indigenous communities.
 arrow 3 BNP men arrested in Khagrachhari, Satkhira
Joint forces arrested two BNP leaders in Khagrachhari and Satkhira yesterday on charge of corruption, our correspondents report.
 arrow CAB for stringent laws to protect consumers' rights
Speakers at a meeting yesterday urged the government to formulate stringent laws to protect rights of consumers because existing laws are not enough to serve their interests.
 arrow 5 Jubo League leaders held while gambling
Five Jubo League leaders were arrested in Sakhipur yesterday while they were gambling.
Point-Counterpointarrow A death on our conscience
Reading Naeem Mohaiemmen's article "Sorry, Choles" (The Daily Star, April 6) reminded me of a UNICEF session that was held in Dhaka several years back.
 arrow Sustainable development
Sustainable development is used to describe policies that balance the needs of people today against the resources that will be needed in the future.
 arrow Musharraf -- the wheeler dealer
Each time General Pervez Musharraf comes under pressure at home or abroad, his minions float rumours of an impending deal with opposition leader Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto.
 arrow Saga of PSC and the candidates of 27th BCS
The public service commission, as a very important constitutional body, and the chairman and members of the commission, as individuals, has lost their credibility.
Culturearrow Recitation is a calling
Dr Bhaswar Banerjee has all the makings of an excellent reciter -- a good voice and a perfect grip of pronunciation and modulation.
 arrow 'Jalodash': A saga of oppression
Many plays highlight the struggle of the oppressed.
 arrow Chhayanat's Barshobaran to be aired live on Channel i
The Barshobaran (Bangla New Year celebration) programme by Chhayanat, which has become the most highlighted event on Pahela Baishakh will be aired live from Ramna Botomool on Channel i.
 arrow Channel i to air classic Bangla films
Channel i is airing black and white films of the '60s and '70's known as the golden era in Bangladeshi film industry.
 arrow TV play 'Jokhon Shob Alo Nibhey Jaye' on ATN Bangla
ATN Bangla will air Jokhon Shob Alo Nibhey Jaye, a single episode play on April 14 at 8pm. Directed by Shumanto Aslam the play focuses on the issues of dowry and its negative impact on society.
Internationalarrow Defiant Iran wants to expand nuclear drive
Iran yesterday shrugged off Western concerns over the announcement it can now enrich uranium on an "industrial scale", saying it still plans to ramp up the contested atomic drive even further.
 arrow Millions face hunger from climate change
Warming temperatures could result in food shortages for 130 million people by 2050 and threaten to cause drought and higher seas in Australia and New Zealand by 2030, according to a UN report released
 arrow Indian army kills 8 rebels in northeast
Indian soldiers yesterday killed eight separatists, including two women, during an anti-insurgency offensive in northeastern jungles, the army said.
 arrow Pakistan blocks radical mosque's website, radio station
The Pakistani government said yesterday it had blocked the website and radio station of a radical mosque that has launched a Taliban-style morality campaign in the heart of the capital.
 arrow US close to solving North Korean banking row
A banking dispute blocking a disarmament accord with North Korea will be settled "very, very soon," paving the way for the North to start shutting down its nuclear plants, a senior US official said Tuesday.
 arrow 1,000 killed in clashes in Mogadishu: Elders
Recent heavy clashes between Ethiopian forces and Islamist fighters backed by clan militia killed more than a thousand people in the Somali capital, Hawiye clam elders said yesterday.
 arrow Serbian court jails 4 in Srebrenica ruling
Serbia's war crimes court on Tuesday jailed four former paramiliaries for up to 20 years after they were filmed taking part in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre of Muslims.
 arrow Australia to double troop deployment in Afghanistan
Australia yesterday announced it would nearly double its military force in Afghanistan to 1,000 troops, warning that the war against a resurgent Taliban would not be won without extra effort.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Changes in emergency rules
The caretaker government has brought in a new amendment to the Emergency Powers Rules 2007.
 arrow Editorial: Boro farming and diesel price hike
The price increase in diesel has come as a bad news for the farmers in the 16 Northern districts of the country.
 arrow Tragedy, calamity and smashed faces
Azouz Begag, a Frenchman of Algerian descent who has been France's minister for equal opportunities, has just launched a broadside against Interior Minister and presidential candidate Nicolas Sarkozy.
 arrow The class factor in policing a transitional society
The police in our transitional society often use violent methods in pursuit of a common good that is, law and order.
 arrow Daylight saving time: A positive initiative
It's late, but it's good that it is taking place. It will be a positive step if the present interim government of Bangladesh can implement "daylight saving time (DST)" in the country.
Letters to Editorarrow A stunning victory
The golden sons of Bangladesh again played wonderful cricket. They performed with great confidence and elegant style. We as Bangladeshis feel proud of their outstanding display of enthralling cricket.
 arrow EC and election
The Election Commission has at last come up with a time frame ( if we take it that way) by which they can prepare themselves to hold free, fair and credible elections.
 arrow Ban hartal
I have been cherishing a dream for a long time in my mind, that is, a hartal-free Bangladesh. I think it would be a brave decision if the government takes the initiative to ban hartals, strikes.
 arrow What a performance!
After being beaten in two super eights matches against two mighty sides, at last Bangladesh found their real form in the third match at Guyana.
 arrow Tigers roar
Warmest felicitations and heartiest congratulations to the members of Bangladesh cricket team for beating South Africa-- ICC ranking no-1. Thanks must go to Mohammad Ashraful.
 arrow Let the boys play!!
On April 04, you published an article “Where does Bangladesh cricket actually stand?” Just what did the article want to say? That the display given by the boys over the years is purely by chance? That
 arrow 27th BCS: No injustice, please
The 27th BCS examinations took almost two years to be completed till the viva results were published on Jan 21 this year.
 arrow Rejoinder
We would like to draw your attention to the following two news items published on March 30, 2007 in The Daily Star.
 arrow Roads & Highways department
I see news of many investigations, reports, and newspaper articles concerning corruption. However, I do not see any investigative report on corruption in Roads & Highways Department.
 arrow Corruption
The remarkable courage and zest that the caretaker government is showing in chasing the corrupt politicians is to be highly commended.
 arrow Campus politics
We welcome the decision of the government to ban campus politics which impedes the normal functioning of colleges and universities.
 arrow Role of the armed forces
The armed forces have done an excellent job by saving the country from the brink of disaster. And they are doing another excellent job right now.
 arrow An analysis
“Poll campaign, EC for ban on use of national leaders' portraits” Referring to the above news, I appreciate the Election Commission's decision to ban the use of names and portraits of national leaders
 arrow Comments on commentary
Your views reflected in the deliberation on "General Moeen goes public on politics---how can national interest be served best?" deserve some comments.
 arrow Thanks to the General
It was a very courageous step for the Army Chief to recognise our father of the nation in a gathering of freedom fighters.
 arrow Response to Abdullah Momen's article
I read Abdullah Momen's excellent analysis of the current economic and political situation in Bangladesh and his perception of the future of the country with Dr. Yunus at its helm.
 arrow Commentary
I felt that there is someone in the country who has the courage to tell the right thing during this emergency.
 arrow No garbage disposal
We are residents of Paikpara under Mirpur PS. Our location is the eastern side of Kalyanpur Bazaar. There are some rickshaw garages here.
Star Chittagongarrow Massive changes get under way for planned city
Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) is set to bring in massive changes in the process of approving plans for building construction and planned growth of structures strictly following the zoning system
 arrow Cars rush to CNG conversion centres after fuel price hike
The CNG conversion centres in the port city are not able to cope with the rush of petrol, octane or diesel-run vehicles to convert them into Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) ones following the price hikeof
 arrow Folk festival ends amid festivity
A four-day Loko Utsab O Puratani Mela (folk festival and heritage fair) concluded in the port city on Sunday amid festivity and enthusiasm.
Star Cityarrow Govt brushes aside elevated roadway for link road
The Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives has all of a sudden cancelled the much-hyped project to construct an elevated roadway connecting Panthapath with Pragati Sarani and
 arrow Fuel price hike triggers rush for CNG conversion
Due to the recent fuel price hike, automobile owners are rushing to CNG conversion workshops.
 arrow DMCH mortuary refrigerator out of order for months
The sole refrigerator at the mortuary of Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) has been out of order for over the last couple of months, affecting dead body identification as well as autopsies.
 arrow Thousands left out of DCC licensing
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) is about to reach the target of providing driving licences to the rickshaw-pullers while thousands of pullers are still rushing to DCC for licence.
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