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Front Pagearrow British Airways refuses to fly Hasina to Dhaka
The British Airways (BA) last night refused to fly former prime minister Sheikh Hasina from London to Bangladesh as a Dhaka court ordered her arrest in October 28 Paltan killing case.
 arrow Why govt not be asked to produce Khaleda in court
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule on the government to explain within five days why the court will not direct the government to produce former prime minister Khaleda Zia before the court toprove
 arrow Drama continues
The drama surrounding Khaleda Zia's going into exile continued yesterday as she could not leave for Saudi Arabia due to unavailability of an 'appropriate' flight, delay in issuance of visas, and uncertainty
 arrow Govt to back genuine politicians for reforms
Law, Justice and Information Adviser Mainul Hosein yesterday said political parties have not been banned in the country and the present government is tolerant towards the politicians who are working to
 arrow 'Homecoming bar unacceptable'
Acting president of Awami League (AL) Zillur Rahman yesterday termed the government press note barring AL President Sheikh Hasina's return "unacceptable, baseless and disappointing" and added that Hasina
 arrow More leaders gather under Bhuiyan umbrella
Many BNP leaders are trying to be united under the leadership of Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan to face any probable conflict within the party following possible departure of Chairperson Khaleda
 arrow HC to consider bail petitions
The High Court yesterday ruled that it has the jurisdiction to dispose of petition seeking bail by any person facing a criminal case under the Emergency Power Rules 2007.
 arrow EC asks govt for Tk 450cr
The Election Commission (EC) requested the government to allocate Tk 450 crore in the next budget for its projects to prepare a voter list and national identity cards.
 arrow Reputed hospital now in political quagmire
Wholesale politicisation and massive recruitment of low quality persons during 2001 to 2006 are hampering academic affairs and treatment at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) andits
 arrow Steps to check price hike, review of ADP projects urged
Speakers at a pre-budget discussion yesterday urged the government to take measures against price hike of essentials and restore normalcy in the economic and social lives of the nation.
 arrow Adviser stresses quick implementation of city's transport plan
The Strategic Transport Plan (STP) for the capital is a demand of time and Dhaka city would suffer more if its implementation is delayed further, Communications Adviser MA Matin observed yesterday.
 arrow Ninth death anniversary of Shazneen today
Today is the ninth death anniversary of Shazneen Tasnim Rahman, a student of class nine of Scholastica School who was murdered in 1998 at the age of 15.
 arrow City ravaged by nor'wester
A nor'wester coupled with heavy rain swept over the capital last evening disrupting normal life. The Met office recorded 63mm of rain in the city.
 arrow A scene of downpour...

 arrow Court to frame charges against Harris, Mamun tomorrow
A Dhaka court will frame charges against Harris Chowdhury, former political secretary to former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, in absentia tomorrow in connection with a graft case.
 arrow Ex-Jamaat MP Nazrul sued again for extortion
A second extortion case was filed yesterday against detained former Jamaat lawmaker Gazi Nazrul Islam with Shyamnagar Police Station.
 arrow Cricket bids bye to King Lara
Brian Lara bid an emotional farewell to international cricket on Saturday but admitted he leaves the game with regrets that the West Indies are still a struggling team.
 arrow UK to up aid
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday said Britain will soon increase its annual aid, now amounts to 125 million pounds, substantially in appreciation of Bangladesh's developmentpolicies
 arrow 4 suspected JMB men arrested
Law enforcers yesterday arrested at least four alleged Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants from Jhenidah, Kurigram and Rajshahi and recovered some bomb-making materials.
 arrow Rising smoke...

 arrow Canadian expert places report, recommends remedial steps
The gas well blowout prevention consultant from Canada yesterday submitted his detailed report on the third well of Titas Gas Field to Petrobangla.
 arrow 6 killed in city road crashes
Six people were killed and five injured in road accidents in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Charges framed against Shamim Osman
The district judge's court yesterday framed corruption charge against Awami League leader and former lawmaker Shamim Osman, now absconding.
 arrow 50 killed in new Iraq carnage
Insurgents killed 50 people in a new day of carnage in Iraq yesterday, including 23 members of a non-Muslim minority dragged from a bus and gunned down by the roadside and 16 others killed in two carbomb
 arrow Afghan bomb blasts, ambush kill 17
Two bomb blasts killed 11 people in Afghanistan's eastern city of Khost yesterday, while five Taliban fighters rebels and a policeman died in a battle elsewhere, officials said.
 arrow 39 killed in Nigeria poll violence
At least 39 people have been killed in election violence in two rounds of successive weekend elections in Nigeria, officials said.
Businessarrow 72 land customs stations to be closed down this year
The tax administration has decided to close down 72 land customs stations out of the all 179 such stations across the country, as those, according to official sources, were set up on political considerations.
 arrow Exports grow 21.13pc in eight months
The country's export earnings grew by 21.13 percent to $8023.87 million in the first eight months of the current fiscal year (2006-07) compared to $6624.
 arrow SEC's first-ever punitive measure against audit firm
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for the first time has fined an audit firm, NN Islam, on charges of concealing financial information while carrying out audit of Rose Heaven Ball Pen Ltd.
 arrow Govt to offload its shares in companies after budget
Finance Adviser Dr Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday said he would take measures to off-load government shares in different companies after the national budget for fiscal 2007-08.
 arrow Fixing our ports and beyond
In today's world of globalisation and phenomenal cross-border trade, a country's economic prospect is as good as its ports.
 arrow Local manufacturers should enhance competitiveness
Local manufacturers should enhance their competitiveness to face competition in the world market, the permanent representative of Bangladesh to the WTO has said.
 arrow WB to finance corporatisation of NCBs
The World Bank will finance corporatisation of nationalised commercial banks (NCBs) under an Enterprise Growth and Bank Modernization Project (EGBMP) of Bangladesh.
 arrow World Bank's problems go deeper than Wolfowitz
The furor surrounding World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz exposes the need for overdue reform of the six-decade-old development lender itself, according to experts.
 arrow Malaysia budget carrier goes with Airbus
Malaysia's long-haul budget carrier AirAsia X has selected Airbus over Boeing for 15 new passenger aircraft, an executive familiar with the deal said on Sunday.
 arrow Nokia launches three high-end handsets
Nokia, one of the leading mobile handset makers, yesterday launched three high-end handsets in Dhaka.
 arrow 2-day int'l confce on cotton, textile begins today
A two-day international convention on cotton and textile begins in Dhaka today under the theme of 'Opportunities for Increased Trade in Cotton Textiles'.
 arrow Barclays to bid 69b euros for ABN Amro
British bank Barclays on Monday was expected to bid about 69 billion euros (94 billion dollars) for Dutch peer ABN Amro, British newspapers reported here Sunday.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Lara goes unsatisfied
West Indies batting genius Brian Lara may have smashed records but his dream re-mains unfulfilled.
 arrow Athletics: Beauty, Shamsuddin win against odds
Clattering woods, bare feet, under performance and hand timing dominated the Bangabandhu National Stadium's first athletics competition in 24 years as the 32nd National Athletics Championships ended yesterday
 arrow Cricket: A rare genius: Vaughan
Michael Vaughan paid tribute to Brian Lara after the West Indies batting legend bowed out of cricket, des-cribing the man who regularly tormented England with his record-breaking exploits as a "genius".
 arrow Cricket: Rokibul fashions Academy win
Bangladesh Cricket Academy strongly bounced back in the tri-nation tournament with a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka Academy at the Fatullah Cricket Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Heera quits BCB
Former national cricket captain Shafiqul Haque Heera resigned from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: LOCAL SNIPPETS
A four-wicket burst from paceman Mobarrat Islam gave Young Cricketers the Under-16 Young Tigers Elite Club title after a comfortable nine-wicket victory over North Bengal Cricket Academy at the Dhanmondi
 arrow Cricket: ICC CEO hails Lara
The word "great" can be overused but in Brian Lara's case it is definitely merited, International Cricket Council chief executive Malcolm Speed said here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: KP spoils Lara's party
A Kevin Pieter-sen-inspired England kept their promise of winning the last World Cup match for coach Duncan Fletcher when they beat the West Indies by one wicket here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Some more cash?
Need an autograph? It's 20 dollars; a photograph? That will set you back 100.
 arrow Cricket: Pietersen looking ahead
Man of the Match Kevin Pietersen predicted good times ahead for England after they rounded off their World Cup campaign by beating hosts West Indies.
 arrow Cricket: 'Stay off Watson's back'
Shane Watson's detractors have been told to shut up by Australia captain Ricky Ponting who said the Queensland all-rounder was a key member of his side's bid for an unprecedented third straight WorldCup
 arrow Cricket: Hayden knows one way
Australia's Matthew Hayden has said there is no great mystery to his success after carving out another place in cricket's record books at the World Cup.
 arrow Football: Chelsea let MU off the hook
Chelsea blew an opportunity to close the gap on Premiership leaders Man-chester United as Newcastle held on for a 0-0 draw on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Lloyd retires as match referee
Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd retired as an International Cricket Council (ICC) match referee on Saturday, the same day as Brian Lara quit international cricket.
 arrow Cricket: Lankans unite for Cup
Sri Lankan sports stars are rallying behind the national team competing for the cricket World Cup in the West Indies with a mass gathering set for Monday.
 arrow Cricket: Koertzen sets new record
South African Rudi Koertzen set a new one-day umpiring record by standing in his 173rd one-day international in the West Indies-England Super Eights match here on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Smith hurts knee
South Africa received an injury scare ahead of their big semifinal against Australia, with their captain Graeme Smith suffering a minor knee injury ahead of the St Lucia clash on Wednesday.
 arrow Cricket: Speed slams critics
International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executive Malcolm Speed said Saturday some of the criticism of the World Cup was unwarranted.
 arrow Football: Real overcome Valencia
Real Madrid players had been saying all week that they had to beat Valencia to stay in the Spanish title race and they did just that with a 2-1 victory over the 2002 and 2004 champions on Saturday.
 arrow Football: A bout of the bests
Sir Alex Ferguson believes the clash between Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka in Manchester United's Champions League semifinal clash with AC Milan on Tuesday will showcase the two best players in the world.
 arrow Football: Stuttgart down Bayern
Bayern Munich coach Ottmar Hitzfeld was left bitterly disappointed after his side's 2-0 defeat at VfB Stuttgart on Saturday leaves them almost certain to miss a Champions League place next season.
 arrow Football: Ronaldo double fires Milan
A Ronaldo double fired AC Milan to a 3-1 Serie A win over Cagliari at the San Siro on Saturday as the Italian side warmed up in style for next week's Champions League semifinal against Manchester United.
 arrow Football: Lyon crowned champions
Lyon were crowned French champions for a record sixth time in a row without even having to lace up their boots on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Becks won't be released early
Real Madrid coach Fabio Capello said here on Sunday that neither he nor the club would consent to releasing David Beckham early so that he could join his new American club Los Angeles Galaxy.
 arrow Football: Gekas signs for Leverkusen
The Bundesliga's top-scorer VfL Bochum's Theofanis Gekas has signed a four-year contract with Bayer Leverkusen, their club manager Rudi Voeller revealed on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Eusebio may need surgery
Former Portugal star striker Eusebio may need to undergo surgery on his carotid arteries, doctors in the Hospital of Light in Lisbon said Sunday.
 arrow Football: England forever
Chelsea and England captain John Terry insists he would never play for a club outside the Premiership.
 arrow Tough draw for US
Two-time champions the United States were handed a tough assignment in the draw for this year's Women's World Cup on Sunday.
 arrow Tennis: Nadal rolls over Federer
Spaniard Rafael Nadal extended his all-time win streak to 67 matches at the expense of Roger Federer as he won the Monte Carlo Masters for the third straight year here on Sunday.
Metropolitanarrow Ensure accountability of admin involved in electoral process
Politicians and members of civil society at a roundtable yesterday welcomed the draft reform proposals of the Election Commission (EC) on electoral laws, but strongly recommended measures ensuring accountability
 arrow 9 killed in road accidents
At least nine people were killed and 32 injured in separate road accidents in Habiganj, Keraniganj, Brahmanbaria and Khagrachhari yesterday and on Saturday night.
 arrow New radar station opens in Cox's Bazar
A new meteorological radar station has been inaugurated in Cox's Bazar yesterday.
 arrow 'Develop rail communications for better economy'
Speakers at a discussion yesterday stressed the need for improving rail communications of the country as part of developing the state infrastructure for a better national economy, says a press release.
 arrow Road crashes kill 12000 a year
Road accidents claim around 10000-12000 lives in the country every year, including 3500 people who are aged below eighteen, Health and Family Welfare Affairs Adviser Maj Gen (Retd) ASM Matiur Rahman said
 arrow Working in shifts shortens life span
Working in shifts throughout the day instead of a normal day job could shorten your life span, a study has found.
 arrow 40 injured as madrasa boys clash at Sylhet trade fair
At least 40 people, including 30 students and 10 security personnel, were injured in a clash between a group of students of Sylhet Government Alia Madrasa and security men at a trade fair at the madrasa
 arrow Five injured in clash at Sadarghat launch terminal
Five people were injured in a clash between Sadarghat Launch Owners' Association and Transport Workers' Association at Sadarghat in the city yesterday.
 arrow Two women killed in wall collapse
Two women were killed as a boundary wall of a pump house collapsed on pedestrians at Khilgaon in the city yesterday.
 arrow Joypurhat JMB commander's son-in-law, 2 daughters held
Police arrested two daughters and a son-in-law of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) Joypurhat district commander Montizer Rahman from Paddapara Village of Gabtoli Upazila in Bogra on Saturday night
 arrow Training course on combating malnutrition begins in city
A five-day training course on combating malnutrition began in the city yesterday.
 arrow 'Nasreen remains alive through ActionAid work'
ActionAid Bangladesh (AAB) organised an award ceremony titled "Nasreen Memorial Award 2007" at a convention centre in the city yesterday to mark the first death anniversary of Nasreen Huq, former country
 arrow Woman shot in city by extortionists
A woman was shot by a gang of unidentified extortionists at Kafrul in the city yesterday.
 arrow Jute products regaining old pride
Jute and Textile Adviser Geeteara Safiya Choudhury yesterday said jute is regaining its old pride due to a rise in the trend of using jute and jute products in the international market, says a press release.
 arrow 3 robbers held at Ashulia
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three robbers and recovered the booty worth Tk 3.78 lakh in a raid at Ashulia on Saturday.
 arrow 13 power subscribers sued
A mobile court filed cases against 13 power subscribers for failing to pay the bills, and six of them were arrested in Pabna town yesterday, says a press release of Bangladesh Power Development Board.
 arrow Decision to lay off 4 jute mills condemned
Bangladesh Workers' Party politburo members condemned the decision to lay off four state-owned mills of Khulna industrial belt, says a press release.
 arrow Cambridge varsity introduces Maissa Karim Scholarship
Cambridge University's prestigious Judge School of Business announced the establishment of Director's Maissa Karim Scholarship to honour Maissa Karim, says a press release.
 arrow Dialogue with journos tomorrow
Action on Disability and Development (ADD) will hold a dialogue with media personnel at National Press Club in the city tomorrow to discuss Bangladesh's signing of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons
Nationalarrow 35 out of 53 hatcheries closed in Cox's Bazar
At least 35 out of 53 shrimp hatcheries are closed in Cox's Bazar due to acute crisis of mother shrimps following their indiscriminate netting in the Bay of Bengal.
 arrow Gaibandha BNP president Chhana held in Dhaka
Gaibandha district BNP president Hamidul Huq Chhana was arrested from Kakrail mosque in Dhaka Saturday evening, police said here yesterday.
 arrow No step yet to free Louhajang, Bairan rivers from grabbers
Louhajang and Bairan rivers in Tangail Sadar and Gopalpur upazilas are dying due to encroachment.
 arrow Toxic waste poses health hazard to villagers
Toxic water released from mills in Sirajganj BSCIC estate is polluting the environment of adjacent areas, causing sufferings to people and posing health hazard .
 arrow Uneasy calm at Khalishpur
An uneasy calm is prevailing in Khalishpur industrial belt which has worn a deserted look following police action against workers of four laid-off state-owned jute mills.
 arrow Border guards trade shots after BSF kills one
Bangladesh Rifles and Indian BSF traded shots on Dhopakhali border in Chuadanga in the early hours of yesterday after the Indian border guards shot dead a Bangladeshi cow trader there earlier.
 arrow 2 SIs closed in Dinajpur
Two sub-Inspectors (SIs) of police were closed in police line here due to alleged negligence of duties on Sunday, police official sources said.
 arrow Patuakhali Polytechnic Instt students boycott class
All 230 students of Patuakhali Polytechnic Institute Computer Technology Department are boycotting their classes since Wednesday demanding fulfillment their five-point demand including solving the problem
 arrow New VC of Hajee Danesh university
Professor Md. Ruhul Amin has been appointed yesterday as short-term Vice Chancellor (VC) of Hajee Danesh Science and Technology University (HSTU) .
Point-Counterpointarrow Let's go for true reform
Let us accept the fact that there were some irregularities in the process of recruitment by the Public Service Commission (PSC).
 arrow What's our EQ?
Every child born has, at the instant of birth, a higher potential intelligence than Leonardo Da Vinci ever used," the founder of The Institute for the Achievement of Human Potential at Pennsylvania, Glenn
 arrow Political leadership and governance
Bangladesh, like any developing country, needs a great leader who can set out a vision, which stirs the imagination and motivates all segments of society to greater effort.
 arrow Prevention cheaper than cure
Those of us who have been following the bird flu outbreaks closely have noticed one very significant detail: almost all the poultry farms infected so far have been layer farms (chicken farms producing
Culturearrow Alakesh's pristine washes
Alakesh Ghosh, a superb artist of landscapes in water colours, is having a solo exhibition featuring over a hundred works at the Bengal Gallery.
 arrow Celebration in Tokyo
Bangladeshi expats in Japan celebrated Pahela Baishakh with much gusto at the Shaheed Minar premises at Ike Bukuro Nishiguchi Park, Tokyo city centre recently, says a press release.
 arrow Riding the ad wave
Nimai Mondal recently won plaudits for his role in a TV commercial of Grameen Phone (GP) directed by Mustafa Sarwar Farooki.
 arrow Udichi's cultural programme in UK
Udichi Shilpi Gosthi (USG) UK in London, celebrated Pahela Baishakh, the first day of Bangla New Year, says a press release. The day was a rare treat for Bengali expats living in the UK.
 arrow 'Phoring Bondhu': Drama of the week on Banglavision
Banglavision will air Phoring Bondhu tonight at 8:55pm, in its drama of the week slot. Written by Azad Abul Kalam the play is directed by Ripon Nabi.
Generalarrow Charge framing against Sylhet mayor, 18 others on May 10
Framing of charge against Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Mayor Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran and 18 others in the much-talked Kitchen Market Graft Case has been deferred to May 10.
 arrow VDO endoscope machine donated to cancer hospital
Barrister Rafique-ul Huq yesterday donated a VDO endoscope machine to Ahsania Mission Cancer Detection Centre and Hospital (AMCH) at Mirpur in the city, says a press release.
 arrow Discussion on women in Hague April 28
Bangladesh Support Group (BASUG) will hold a discussion on 'Women: Future of Bangladesh' in the Hague in Netherlands on April 28, says a press release.
Internationalarrow High turnout in French election
French voters packed polling stations yesterday to take part in one of the most unpredictable presidential election in decades, with millions still agonising over which candidate to back.
 arrow S Korea to send food aid to North
South Korea agreed Sunday to send 400,000 tons of rice to impoverished North Korea despite the communist government's failure to meet a deadline to shut down its nuclear reactor.
 arrow 42 civilians killed in Mogadishu fighting
Clashes between Ethiopian troops and Islamist insurgents here yesterday left at least 42 civilians dead, and brought the death toll to 210 from five days of fighting, a rights group said.
 arrow Hamas calls for new attacks on Israel
The Islamic militant group Hamas on Sunday called for new attacks on Israel after eight Palestinians were killed in a surge of fighting over the weekend.
 arrow Orphanage fire kills 5 babies in Bosnian
A fast-moving fire tore through an orphanage in Bosnia's capital early yesterday, killing five babies and injuring 17 others and a nurse, police and hospital officials said.
 arrow India test fires cruise missile
India yesterday successfully tested a surface-to-surface version of the supersonic BrahMos cruise missile developed jointly with Russia, official sources said. "Sunday's test was just routine.
 arrow Iran rules out nuclear suspension ahead of EU talks
Iran yesterday rejected Western calls for a suspension of its sensitive nuclear activities just days ahead of crucial talks on its atomic drive with EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana.
 arrow 6 rebels killed in Lankan clashes
Tamil Tiger rebels and government forces fought two gunbattles in Sri Lanka's restive north and east leaving at least six rebels killed, the defence ministry said yesterday.
 arrow US billionaire returns from space trip
An American billionaire who won a junior cosmonaut contest as a child returned Saturday from a dream voyage to the international space station, riding a Russian capsule to a soft landing on the Kazakh
 arrow Pak leader heads for Europe talks
Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf heads to Europe yesterday for a week of talks but all eyes will be on a meeting in Turkey with his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai.
 arrow US to help Iraq recruit 40,000 troops
Iraq and the United States are to spend 14 billion dollars and recruit 40,000 new soldiers into the Iraqi armed forces in the next 18 months, a US military commander said yesterday.
 arrow Musharraf, Benazir have clinched deal
Under pressure from fundamentalist elements in his country, Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf had contacted former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto three times in recent month to reach a deal that would
 arrow Arab MP resigns from Israeli parliament
Israel's leading Arab MP Azmi Bishara announced in Cairo his resignation from parliament yesterday and said he would stay abroad for some time.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Khulna workers' agitation
It does not obviously speak well of the management of the four state-owned jute mills in Khalishpur industrial belt, nor of the Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) at the top, who have allowed Taka
 arrow Editorial: Primary school teachers
The council of advisers of the caretaker government has given a breathing space to 24,000 primary school teachers by allowing them one more year to qualify for inclusion in the Monthly Payment Order.
 arrow Think of a scenario ...
Yes, let us think of a scenario where the following acts are played sequentially according to the political tradition of this country.
 arrow If Rahul is the future, who is the past?
If Rahul Gandhi is the future of the Congress, then Dr Manmohan Singh must surely be its past.
 arrow Raising the alarm on the greatest threat to global security
The Congolese representative spoke about half-way into the Security Council debate.
Letters to Editorarrow Tigers' performance
This is not the first time that we have been so erratic. We have been displaying such performances for years.
 arrow Voter list
In my opinion, asking for 18 months to make a voter list, as announced by the Election Commission (EC), is well justified.
 arrow Ignoring Iraqi refugees
The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says there has been an "abject denial" around the world of the humanitarian impact of invading Iraq.
 arrow Politics-free campus?
While supporting a ban on active politics on the campus in his well written article appearing in the Point-Counterpoint of your April 6 issue, Mridul Chowdhury warns against a complete and unqualified
 arrow Biofuel in Bangladesh
An editorial in a local paper of March 31 should create the needed awareness on biofuels; which I believe is needed in Bangladesh.
 arrow Car parking
The city needs multi-storied designated parking lots for busy commercial areas such as Motijheel, Gulshan-1 and 2, Dhanmondi etc. These facilities can charge the car owners on an hourly parking rate.
 arrow Saarc tourism
We are very much delighted to see that a strong consensus is building up among the people in the Saarc region regarding free trade and travel among the countries.
 arrow Politically appointed teachers
Reports of fake students in DU are being frequently published in the national dailies.
 arrow Honking horns
There is a saying, "The face is the index of mind" to add to it, the domestic helpers are the index of the houses, and the drivers are the index of their employers.
 arrow Husband's brutality
Yes! Kabita, 23 years old housewife , and her beloved daughter Itee were allegedly killed by her husband. Such things are happening regularly in the country.
 arrow Contradictory statements
They are hell-bent on sending Khaleda to exile and stopping Hasina from entering Bangladesh, while trying to put a good image of the government by issuing contradictory statements.
 arrow Two women
So it is time to bid adieu to both the grand dames of Bangladesh politics! It is more than 25 years now since the two reigning queens made Bangladesh a personal fiefdom, helping and boosting theirprospects
 arrow Beauty of "sampan"
As you stand atop the road bridge over the Karnaphuli and gaze at the horizon, you can see a number of vessels: small ships, trawlers, barges and sampans.
 arrow Kashmir issue
The way Pakistan behaved at the Saarc summit held at Delhi in the first week of this April and the way Pakistan deals with the Kashmir problem give rise to some questions.
 arrow Amazing cricket crowd!
While watching the ongoing World Cup cricket on TV screen, one cannot afford to miss the exuberance of festivity that the crowd is overwhelmed with in the stadiums! The whole stadium (all the stadiums),
 arrow Political situation
I am worried about the political situation prevailing now. It is most important to remember that this caretaker government was not elected by the people. They are not supposed to do whatever they like.
 arrow A note to EC
As in many other countries, no one should be allowed to hold the post of prime minister for more than two terms.
 arrow Tigers' limitations
There is no doubt that our cricketers are improving day by day and already they have reached a position of honor in world cricket but what seems awkward is their weakness on fast and bouncy wickets.
 arrow Our performance against Ireland
There is no doubt that this year's cricket World Cup will be a memorable one not only for our cricket team but also for the millions of die-hard cricket fans in Bangladesh.
 arrow Confusion persists
The interim government must not make political parties its enemies, which would definitely lead to chaos.
 arrow New Bangladesh, new hope
I would like to thank the ACC (Anti Corruption Commission) for its relentless effort so far to make a better Bangladesh than anytime before.
 arrow Caretaker government and cricket
Bangladesh won three matches in the World Cup . Credit for that definitely goes to the players. But I think the caretaker government also deserves some credit.
Star Cityarrow Bhawal Rajas' relics in a shambles
Mounds of plastic shoe soles, wads of cement bags and other plastic wastes are what now adorn the Nolgola Rajbari in Mitford area, once housing a bustling Kachhari (tax office) and a fine retreat of the
 arrow Unfit human hauliers run on city streets
Around 600 human hauliers are plying in the city without fitness certificate and permit from Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) violating the motor vehicle rules.
 arrow Audio Piracy: Eating up music industry
Lack of proper legislation and enforcement of existing laws are giving an alarming rise to music piracy that reached such a level that more than 95 percent CDs sold in the market are found pirated, industry
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