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Front Pagearrow Khaleda's departure likely in few days
The military-backed caretaker government has initiated moves to complete the formalities necessary for sending former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad.
 arrow Case against Tarique stayed for 6 months
The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed for six months the proceedings of Tk 1 crore extortion case against former prime minister Khaleda Zia's son and BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman.
 arrow Who's to be blamed for huge gas loss?
Around half a million dollars worth of natural gas is being wasted daily at the troubled third well of Titas Gas Field and the situation will remain unchanged for at least 45 more days even if a remedial
 arrow EC to talk reforms with civil society on April 26
The Election Commission (EC) will hold a dialogue with civil society groups on April 26 seeking opinions on the proposed electoral reforms.
 arrow BB proposes to sell out sponsor shares
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) has proposed to sell out sponsor shares of the Oriental Bank through open tender after increasing the existing paid up capital.
 arrow Advisers still deny plan to pack off two leaders
Two influential advisers to the caretaker government yesterday categorically denied any government plan to keep two former prime ministers -- BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Awami League (AL) President
 arrow AL asks govt for security on Hasina's return
Awami League (AL) has urged the caretaker government to ensure security for its President Sheikh Hasina, who, according to the party, will return on April 23.
 arrow All packed up, ready to fly anytime
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and her family were almost done with their preparations for leaving the country, a member of the house staff said last night.
 arrow Gas burning at stunning rate
Gas is continuing to leak from the third well of Titas Gas Field in Brahmanbaria at an alarming rate of 15 to 18 million cubic feet a day (mmcfd) maintaining the threat of a major blowout.
 arrow Strange PID advice for journalists
The government yesterday sent a letter to all media outlets asking them not to publish or broadcast ill-motivated, harassing or misinformative reports about anybody.
 arrow 13 JMB cadres held in Sherpur
Police during raids early Tuesday arrested 13 active cadres of banned Islamist militant outfit Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from different places in Sherpur Sadar upazila.
 arrow SA maul England, storm into semis
South Africa rode on Andrew Hall's maiden five-wicket burst to storm into the World Cup semifinals with an emphatic nine-wicket win which humiliated England here on Tuesday.
 arrow 33 die in worst US campus shooting
A Virginia campus was rocked with grief yesterday after 33 people were killed in a shooting rampage that the university president said involved an Asian man.
 arrow Guarding water reservoir

 arrow Ex-Jamaat MP Nazrul sued for extortion
A case was filed on Monday night against two local Jamaat leaders including detained former Jamaat lawmaker Gazi Nazrul Islam for their alleged involvement in extortion.
 arrow Alamgir Kabir sued for patronising JMB
A schoolteacher of Atrai, who was tortured by JMB activists three years ago, yesterday filed a case with the district court accusing former state minister Alamgir Kabir, former MP Shamsul Alam Pramanik
 arrow Criminal held with AK47 rifle, bullets
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a criminal and recovered an AK47 rifle and 172 bullets from his possession in Fatikchaari upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow Jail gate...

 arrow Rakhains water fest begins in Cox's Bazar
The three-day water festival of the indigenous communities in Cox's Bazar began yesterday with grand enthusiasm and festivities.
 arrow Joint forces raid Bashundhara office, seize documents
The army-led joint forces seized files and documents raiding the corporate office of Bashundhara Group on Panthapath in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Cop jailed for not producing case evidence
A sub-inspector (SI), Zahid Hossain, has been sentenced to two years' rigorous imprisonment and fined Taka 5,000 as he failed to produce required evidence in a case he filed against some Awami League(AL)
 arrow Daily Shamokal publisher sued for extortion
Bangla daily Shamokal Publisher AK Azad was sued in a Tk 5 lakh extortion case on Monday.
 arrow 3 govt officials held for bribery
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members arrested three government officials in two separate incidents of bribery yesterday.
 arrow Gates, Abdullah discuss Iraq, Iran, Mideast peace
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates yesterday met Jordan's King Abdullah II for talks on Iraq, Iran and the Arab-Israeli peace process, on the first leg of a Middle East tour.
 arrow al-Qaeda-linked group making own rockets
A voice purported to be of the leader of an al-Qaeda-linked group in Iraq claimed in an audiotape posted on the Internet Tuesday that the group had begun manufacturing its own rockets.
 arrow Car, motorbike seized from DCC commissioner's house
The joint forces yesterday seized a car, a motorbike and valuables from the residence of a Dhaka City Corporation ward commissioner in the city's Shaympur area.
Businessarrow Govt to privatise 17 firms
The government yesterday approved a proposal to privatise 17 state-owned enterprises, 12 of them operating in the textiles and jute industries, aiming to complete the process in four months.
 arrow Import restrictions on salt to go in 2009
The government will lift import restrictions on salt in January 2009 to comply with World Trade Organisation rules, despite opposition from domestic salt producers who fear the impact on the local industry.
 arrow MCCI seeks more authority for tax ombudsman
The Metropolitan Chamber of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) has recommended for widening the authority of tax ombudsman.
 arrow Anglo-Bangla chamber to protest propaganda against RMG
The Bangladesh-British Chamber of Commerce (BBCC) has assured Bangladesh's apparel sector leaders of providing assistance in extending readymade garments export to the UK and other European countriesthrough
 arrow WB team visits Ctg port to study handover of NCT to pvt sector
A five-member World Bank delegation visited the Chittagong Port here yesterday to study different aspects of the possible handover of the operation of New Mooring Container Terminal (NCT) to the private
 arrow Indian Essar to buy Canadian steel firm for $1.58b
After India-born LN Mittal and the leading industrial house Tatas, another Indian conglomerate the Essar Group has made a big move to buy a foreign steel company.
 arrow Thai auto sales drop 15pc in Mar
Thai auto sales continued to plunge in March, dropping 15 percent from a year earlier on sluggish consumer confidence and rising oil prices, an industry group said Tuesday.
 arrow Appreciation of Indian rupee worries exporters
The appreciation of Indian rupee is causing worries to Indian exporters and happiness to importers.
 arrow Japan mulls all-in-one super bourse
Japan is considering a merger of its stock, commodity and other financial markets to boost their competitiveness in an increasingly fierce global environment, an official said Tuesday.
 arrow New MD of Shilpa Bank
Md Amanullah has been made managing director of Bangladesh Shilpa Bank with effect from April 12, says a press release. Prior to this assignment, he was deputy managing director of Sonali Bank.
 arrow British pound breaks through $2 mark
The British pound broke through the $2 mark on Tuesday for the first time in nearly 15 years after new data showed an unexpected surge in inflation, prompting speculation of interest rate increases.
 arrow Delhi to speed up duty cuts
India has decided to put the process of bringing down duties on edible oil on the fast track to reach an early agreement with the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) for a free trade agreement
 arrow Japan, Asean resume trade talks
Japan and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Tuesday started a seventh round of talks aimed at sealing a comprehensive free trade deal this year, officials said.
 arrow Tesco posts record '06 profits
British supermarket giant Tesco, the country's biggest retailer, said on Tuesday that net profits soared by a fifth in 2006 to a record 1.892 billion pounds (2.777 billion euros, 3.767 billion dollars).
 arrow Danone shares fall
Shares in French group Danone dipped on Tuesday amid reports of escalating disputes with its Chinese and Indian partners. In late morning trading, the price of Danone stock had fallen by 2.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Of fun and celebration
From the country that gave you Riverdance, Ireland can now boast The Chicken and The Ferret.
 arrow Cricket: Lanka may do it again
Sri Lanka's Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralidaran, who were controversially omitted for the crushing World Cup defeat by Australia, could also sit out Wednesday's clash against Ireland.
 arrow Football: Russel kept waiting
Sheikh Russel will have to wait for another day to regain lead in the B. League table after their yesterday's match against Khulna Abahani was abandoned ten minutes from time due to lack of floodlight.
 arrow Cricket: BCB discusses major issues today
The Dav Whatmore issue will get the priority in today's executive committee meeting of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to be held at a local hotel.
 arrow Cricket: Bangladesh looking ahead
It was a bad, bad Bangladesh effort on Sunday and the players have felt the pain.
 arrow Cricket: Pak Academy bounce back to draw series
Pakistan Academy levelled the four-day series 1-1 against their Bangladesh counterparts in style when they routed the home side by an innings and 12 runs in the second and final game at the Fatullah Cricket
 arrow Cricket: Tactics irk SL fans
Sri Lankan cricket fans Tuesday expressed frustration and disappointment over their team's tactics in resting top players for the World Cup clash against Australia.
 arrow Cricket: Star absences puzzle Aussies
Australia's Andrew Symonds admitted he was stunned to see Sri Lanka rest frontline bowlers Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralidaran from their World Cup Super Eights clash on Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Australia on a roll
Australia captain Ricky Ponting scored an unbeaten 66 as the champions stretched their unbeaten run at the World Cup to 26 games and 20 consecutive wins with a seven-wicket Super Eights victory against
 arrow Cricket: 80 heads will roll in PCB
The Pakistan Cricket Board said Tuesday it will sack 80 employees, including some senior management officials, in the wake of the national team's World Cup fiasco.
 arrow Cricket: Malik likely to be named Pak captain
Shoaib Malik has emerged as the leading candidate for the Pakistan captaincy after discussions between Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) officials over the weekend.
 arrow Cricket: Poison theory given impetus
Speculation over the possibility that Bob Woolmer, the late Pakistan coach, was poisoned has increased following a report in a Jamaican paper, apparently quoting the toxicology report, to that effect.
 arrow Football: Hectic week for Chelsea
Frank Lampard expects Chelsea to shrug off the strains of their gruelling schedule and come out with all guns blazing as they try to keep the pressure on Premiership leaders Manchester United.
 arrow Cricket: Ricky wants full NZ
Australia captain Ricky Ponting expects to face a full-strength New Zealand side on Friday after his team cruised to a seven-wicket win against a Sri Lanka team missing two rested senior bowlers.
 arrow Cricket: King for changes
West Indies coach Bennett King believes Caribbean cricket needs to introduce fundamental changes if there is to be a return to the team's glory days.
 arrow Cricket: Hogg delights Ponting
Brad Hogg is bowling at the peak of his powers, according to Australia captain Ricky Ponting, who is elated with the left-arm wrist spinner's form at the World Cup.
 arrow Olympics: 2010 Asiad to have cricket
Cricket will be included as a new sport on a 2010 Asian Games card in Guangzhou that features more events than ever before, the head of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Shoaib says he was dropped for injury
Controversial Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar insisted he was dropped from Pakistan's World Cup team due to injury and not because he had flunked a private dope test in London.
 arrow Tennis: Murray out of Monte Carlo Masters
Andy Murray on Tuesday withdrew before his opening match at the Monte Carlo Masters after suffering a back injury in doubles a day earlier.
 arrow Cricket: Ireland in the big league
Ireland's World Cup wins over Pakistan and Bangladesh have earned them a place on the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI championship table.
 arrow Chess: Chess prize distribution
The prize distribution ceremony of the Mercantile Bank 33rd National Championship, which concluded on Monday, was held at the National Sports Council conference room yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Smith rubbishes drinking claims
South Africa captain Graeme Smith on Monday played down reports of a heavy drinking session by some of his players on the night following their World Cup defeat against New Zealand.
 arrow Football: Inter a step away
Inter Milan, who have dominated the Serie A this season, are one step away from being crowned champions for the second straight year against AS Roma on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Crouch wants to stay a Red
Peter Crouch has responded to speculation surrounding his Liverpool future by insisting he has no intention of quitting the Champions League semifinalists.
 arrow Football: Lyon's chance to wrap it up
Lyon were set to clinch their sixth straight French league title on Wednesday when a win at home over Rennes would see them past the post.
 arrow Football: Italy bid for Euro 2012
Hooliganism seems set to play a role in the decision of who will host the 2012 European Champion-ships, ahead of the vote in Cardiff on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Vieri set for comeback
Veteran Italian striker Christian Vieri is set to end a year on the sidelines by playing for Atalanta against Empoli in a league match on Wednesday, the Gazzetta dello Sport reported on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Real ref received death threats
The referee in charge of Real Madrid's 2-1 weekend defeat by Racing Santander said Tuesday that he fears for his family's safety after receiving telephone death threats following the game.
 arrow Football: Borowski out indefinitely
German and UEFA Cup title challengers Werder Bremen could be without influential midfielder Tim Borowski for the rest of the season, the player said Monday.
 arrow Football: Macala to coach Bahrain
Czech coach Milan Macala has been named to take over at the helm of the Bahrain national side, the Dnes daily newspaper reported on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Wenger expects Lehmann to stay
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said on Tuesday he expects German goalkeeper Jens Lehmann to sign an extension to his contract to keep him at the English giants.
 arrow Football: Villa grant Angel wings
Juan Pablo Angel was handed a footballing green card for the United States on Tuesday when Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill confirmed that he would let the Colombian striker leave for Major League Soccer
Metropolitanarrow State of emergency cannot remain for long
US Ambassador in Dhaka Patricia A Butenis yesterday told Rajshahi businessmen that the state of emergency was necessary to tackle the chaotic political situations but it cannot remain for long.
 arrow 'Restore Proclamation of Independence to Constitution'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday demanded official observation of historic Mujibnagar Day commemorating the formation of Bangladesh's first government-in-exile at Baidyanathtola in Meherpur on April
 arrow UK to introduce new visa process from April 25
The UK government is going to introduce a new visa application procedure, including collection of biometric data of visa applicants from April 25 to curb fraud in immigration process.
 arrow Romania keen to support petroleum, energy sectors
Romania is willing to provide training and technical support to petroleum and energy sectors as there is ample scope for increased cooperation between the two countries.
 arrow Road crashes kill four
At least four people were killed in separate road accidents in Satkhira and Patuakhali yesterday and Monday.
 arrow 'Bird flu spreads for lack of proper preventive measures'
Bangladesh Bird Flu Protirodh Nagarik Committee, a citizen platform for creating awareness about bird flu, yesterday said Avian Influenza virus popularly known as bird flu spread out in 32 farms in eight
 arrow Govt seeks modification of HC order
The government yesterday filed an application seeking modification of the High Court's interim order that directed Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to allocate state-run BTV's
 arrow 12 acquitted of charges of being JMB militants
The district judge's court yesterday acquitted 12 young men of the charges of being JMB cadres and their involvement in anti-state activities.
 arrow British envoy welcomes timeline for election
British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury yesterday welcomed the timeline for election in the country, saying that the chief adviser's announcement that the election will be held by the end of 2008 is
 arrow Roads renamed after Abul Mansur Ahmad, Toaha
Mayor Sadeque Hossain Khoka yesterday formally unveiled the plaques marking the renaming of two roads at Dhanmondi as 'Abul Mansur Ahmad Sarak' and 'Language Movement Veteran Toaha Sarak'.
 arrow 18 army men injured in road accident
At least 18 army personnel were injured, six of them seriously, in a road accident in Laldighi areas on the Rajshahi-Chapainawabganj highway yesterday.
 arrow People can eat chicken, eggs after safety measures
Health and Family Welfare Adviser Maj Gen (retd) Dr ASM Matiur Rahman said people should continue having chicken and eggs by taking proper safety measures despite the outbreak of Avian Influenza (bird
 arrow Yunus leaves for China today
Nobel Laureate Dr Muhammad Yunus leaves Dhaka for China today to attend the annual summit meeting of Boao Forum for Asia.
 arrow Dhaka firm to bolster investment link with UK
Bangladesh is firmly committed to bolstering trade and investment links between Bangladesh and Britain as the UK is the third largest export destination for Bangladesh.
 arrow Uneasy calm at Sylhet Agri University
An uneasy calm has been prevailing on Sylhet Agricultural University campus as the authorities and students took hard stands on their respective positions over the newly introduced semester arrangement.
 arrow Train derails on Dhaka-Ctg route
Train services on Dhaka-Chittagong route were disrupted for over three hours as two compartments of a goods train derailed yesterday.
Nationalarrow ACC refuses to accept wealth statements of five sent by wives
The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) in Jamalpur did not accept statements of assets of five Awami League and BNP leaders on Monday as they did not go to the office to submit statements.
 arrow 25 AL, JSD men sued in Satkhira
Patkelghata Rural Electrification Board (REB) authorities have filed a case against 25 local leaders and activists of Awami League (AL) and JSD including Satkhira JSD district secretary Obaidus Sultan
 arrow 9 'corrupt' leaders of Pabna AL, BNP on detention
The nine arrested front ranking leaders of Pabna Awami League and BNP including two former lawmakers were sent to jail Monday evening with 30 days' detention.
 arrow Shuja's Khulna residence raided by ACC men again
A four-member Task Force of Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) raided the Khulna residence of Awami League leader Mostafa Rashidi Shuja again yesterday.
 arrow Former Bogra MP Lalu faces another 'extortion' case
Another case filed with a Magistrate court in Bogra against former BNP lawmaker Helaluzzman Talukder Lalu and 37 others yesterday charging them with extortion and other crimes.
 arrow 40 hurt as jute mill workers clash with police
At least 40 people persons including 10 policemen were injured in clashes between jute mill workers and security forces at Khalishpur yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow Caretaker government should clear the clouds
As the current interim administration steps into the fourth month of its assumption of office, it seems that it is getting more entangled with contentious issues relating to politics.
 arrow Debate over democracy
Sir Winston Churchill once famously observed: "Many forms of government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise.
 arrow Iraq's quiet exodus
He sits in an unheated two-room apartment furnished with plastic chairs and begrimed here and there with mold.
Culturearrow Aglow in shades of Baishakh
The Bengali New Year found Dhakaites adorned with the glowing colours of the season. Though these items are not expensive they are irresistible with their bursts of red, orange and white.
 arrow Nazrul artistes honours Sohrab Hossain and Sudhin Das
Nazrul Sangeet Shilpi Parishad (NSSP), an organisation of Nazrul artistes, celebrated the 87th and 77th birth anniversaries of Nazrul exponents Sohrab Hossain and Sudhin Das respectively (both were born
 arrow Mega-serial 'Ei Shob Ondhokar' to be aired on Banglavision
Society is an admixture of the amoral and the ethical. Though most people do not commit serious offences, a handful of evildoers gnaw away at the roots of a society.
 arrow Protesters in India burn Gere effigies
Angry crowds in several Indian cities burned effigies of Richard Gere on Monday after he swept popular Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty into his arms and kissed her several times during an AIDS-awareness
Generalarrow Spousal violence makes women suicide-prone
Spousal violence makes married women more prone to suicide than men, reveals a study.
 arrow Huge power pilferage unearthed in Ctg
A mobile court here yesterday unearthed huge pilferage of electricity depriving PDB of several lakh taka at a high rise building and a steel mill in the city and district.
 arrow Body recovered
Police recovered body of a rickshaw-puller from a paddy field at Sadardia Chak area at Mahmudpur union in Araihazar upazila yesterday. The victim was identified as Abdul Haq alias Hoqqa, 35, a rickshaw-puller.
 arrow Plastic trader dies in rooftop fall
A plastic trader died after he fell from the roof of a seven-storey building in old part of the city yesterday. The dead was identified as Al Amin, 25, son of Saidul Haq.
 arrow Govt instructions to English medium schools
The government has taken a special initiative to include the English medium schools in the registration process and given a 15-day time for registration, according to official decision of the Education
Internationalarrow North Korea signals atomic shut down
Intelligence officials reported increased activity yesterday around North Korea's main nuclear reactor, indicating the country may be preparing to uphold its agreement to shut down the plant.
 arrow World shocked at US university shooting
Families in India and Israel yesterday mourned two professors among the 32 people killed in a shooting rampage at Virginia Tech, while the leader of Australia slammed US gun culture.
 arrow World must do more for fleeing Iraqis
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon yesterday urged countries to keep their borders open to the growing flood of Iraqi refugees, amid warnings that hosts Jordan and Syria had reached their limits.
 arrow 5 killed as blast hits UN vehicle in Afghanistan
Five United Nations security guards including four Nepalese nationals were killed yesterday when a roadside bomb blast ripped through their vehicle in southern Afghanistan, police said.
 arrow Musharraf hails 'best ever' India ties
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf said that relations with India have never been better amid three-year-old peace talks between the nuclear-armed rivals, an official statement said Tuesday.
 arrow 6 killed as rival rebel groups clash in India
Hundreds of security forces were deployed yesterday in India's restive northeast after six people were killed in gunfights between rival separatist groups, police said.
 arrow Nagasaki mayor shot
The mayor of Nagasaki was shot and seriously wounded yesterday as he campaigned for re-election, officials said, in a rare gun crime in Japan reportedly linked to an underworld gang.
Editorialarrow Editorial: The governance issue
The decision by the council of advisers to do away with the import of duty free vehicles for lawmakers raises anew the matter of corruption in high places.
 arrow Editorial: Hill flattened for housing plots
District authorities of Cox's Bazar allegedly bypassing rules and despite protests by the forest department, demolished a hill near Cox's Bazar beach to create housing plots for bureaucrats.
 arrow The history our children must know
A nation that teaches false history to its young is a society condemned to perdition, or worse.
 arrow After New Delhi
The just-concluded New Delhi summit (April 3-4) appears to have injected a new dynamism in Saarc. This is evident from the speeches made by all the eight leaders of Saarc.
 arrow BJP plumbs the lower depths
The Bharatiya Janata Party has resorted to foul communal means to win votes by producing a virulently anti-Muslim compact disc.
Letters to Editorarrow People, politics and democracy
Politics is for the people or the people are for politics-- it has become a question in the changed circumstances in the country.
 arrow Ban on campus politics
It is a very good initiative by the interim government that campus politics in the public institutions is being banned permanently.
 arrow Sheikh Hasina
I am extremely surprised to read in your newspaper that Sheikh Hasina has been charge-sheeted in a murder case, even though no complaint was lodged against her by the Jamaat.
 arrow Misery of landless people
In the big cities like Dhaka and Chittagong, we see many people living on the sides of railway tracks or streets just covering their heads with torn polythene.
 arrow No more corruption
The recent arrests of a good number of politicians and businessmen by the joint forces point to an intensification of the drive against corruption launched by the caretaker government.
 arrow Undue fare increase
The government has raised the oil prices to adjust the local prices of oil with the international prices.
 arrow Diplomats' role
May I express my strong objection to Dr. Zaman's comments on foreign diplomats. I believe they performed admirably to help us overcome a national crisis.
 arrow PSC and corruption
The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) is the only constitutionally guided apex body for selection of suitable candidates for recruitment in civil service of the country.
 arrow Bangladesh Medical College
The recent inspection of the newly built college building of Bangladesh Medical College on its Dhanmondi campus by Rajuk reportedly revealed that it was built in total defiance of the building codes.
 arrow Storing potato
It is good that the government is finally defining 'hoarding'. This will be an indication to the businessmen what they should and should not do.
 arrow Raising retirement age
The genuineness and compulsion for raising the retiring age of government servants from the present 57 to 60 years is long overdue and can hardly be overemphasized.
 arrow Deep seaport
We are amazed to note that a group of high level professionals in Dhaka demanded establishment of a deep seaport in the shallow sea of Chittagong.
 arrow Tax on consultancy
Expertise and competency are increasing in consultancy jobs/assignments through open competition. These are in some cases fulltime jobs and stand as a single source of our income.
 arrow Govt servants getting dual citizenship
Nowadays migration is a big issue. Not only people work abroad as temporary workers but there are also many Bangladeshis going abroad as immigrants.
 arrow Bring in honest people
Thanks to the Internet, we can closely follow the ongoing activities in Bangladesh.
 arrow Don't worry, foreigners
Foreigners, do not worry yourselves to death that we are without an elected government. We are quite satisfied with the caretaker government and their efforts to eradicate widespread corruption andcrime.
 arrow AL's defeat in 2002
It is true that the main reason behind Awami League's election defeat in 2002 was corruption and terrorism by its MPs like Hazari of Feni, Hasnat Abdullah of Barisal, Shameem Osman of Naraynaganj,although
 arrow Why Jaywalking?
There is no overbridge in between Khilket and Kakoli overbridge. Ultimately, pedestrians are bound to jaywalk while crossing the road and it results in many mishaps.
Star Chittagongarrow Pahela Baishakh celebrated amid festivity
The port city has its own style of celebrating different traditional festivals specially the Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla year.
 arrow Ctg Gets Back Scenic Beauty

 arrow CU sports complex is yet to see light
Chittagong University (CU) authorities are yet to set up the proposed sports complex after 31 years of budget allocation, causing problems to the students under Physical Education Department.
Star Cityarrow Kids' playground bulldozed for shopping centre
Over a thousand trees were chopped down on Monday in Block H of Mirpur Section 2 from a piece of land that had been designated as a 'green space' in the city master plan.
 arrow City buses plunge into further chaos
Passengers of public transport in the capital have no way but to continue putting up with immense sufferings as no mechanism exists to plan, coordinate, administer and monitor transport operators in and
 arrow Bangshal Pond: An oasis polluted
The last remaining public pond in the city, the Bangshal Pukur, where over 3,000 people bathe everyday is fast being polluted due to extensive fish farming by the pond committee.
 arrow Khilgaon Lake project put on ice
Efforts to revive the swampy and almost 'dead' lake in Khilgaon remain buried under piles of files while the Public Works Department (PWD) awaits additional funds.
 arrow Announcement
Discover some of Dhaka's finest buildings and sites in a three-part report called Dhaka's Hidden Pearls beginning from Sunday, April 22.
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