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Front Pagearrow Hasina moves to challenge homecoming bar in court
A representative of Sheikh Hasina yesterday moved to file a writ petition with the High Court (HC) to challenge legality of the government press note imposing restrictions on her returning home.
 arrow Sonali's Tk 129cr interest waiver surprises many
While the government's anti-corruption drive continues, the state-owned Sonali Bank has waived Tk 129 crore interest on loans taken by one of the top loan defaulters, Mohammad Ali, also a business leader.
 arrow Tarique shown held in another extortion case
Detained BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman was shown arrested yesterday in a Tk 1.32 crore extortion case filed with Gulshan Police Station on March 27.
 arrow BNP hails Hasina's remark on Khaleda
Appreciating Shiekh Hasina's recent remark on Khaleda Zia's possible exile, BNP leader Hannan Shah yesterday said it seems to him that political parties might end up launching a simultaneous movementlike
 arrow 3 killed, 160 hurt as storm lashes 6 dists
Three people were killed, 160 others injured and over 1800 houses damaged as nor'wester lashed six districts--Kushtia, Meherpur, Chuadanga, Rangpur, Kurigram and Brahmanbaria--yesterday.
 arrow Plan to engage pvt firms for Ctg port goods handling
The government plans to appoint private firms for ship handling at Chittagong port in a bid to expedite the current pace of goods loading and unloading.
 arrow Nation's history left to neglect at DU
Dhaka University (DU) that once was the breeding ground for all national movements is now losing the memories of its glorious past as the authorities have yet to take coordinated measures to protect and
 arrow Khaleda's exile move runs out of steam
The stagnancy surrounding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's going into exile persists as all moves in this regard apparently remained stalled for the last two days.
 arrow Frequent power cuts...

 arrow Nizami, 9 others asked to appear in court May 8
A Dhaka court yesterday asked Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami and nine others to appear before it on May 8 in connection with the killing of a Workers Party activist Russell Ahmed Khan on October
 arrow Iftekhar leaves for Yangon today
Bangladesh and Myanmar are likely to sign agreements on direct road link and avoidance of double taxation during Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury's four-day official visit to Yangon, beginning
 arrow UK hopes emergency to be lifted soon
British High Commissioner to Bangladesh Anwar Choudhury yesterday said the UK hoped that the present caretaker government would lift the state of emergency soon and set a detailed roadmap for the next
 arrow Jayawardene ton lifts Lanka
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene led from the front with a maiden World Cup hundred in Tuesday's semifinal against New Zealand here at Sabina Park.
 arrow Harvesting boro paddy...

 arrow Forest official contradicts DC's claim
The divisional forest officer (DFO) of Cox's Bazar yesterday contradicted with a statement of the deputy commissioner of the district, which had been published with a news report in The Daily Star onApril
 arrow Production at Zia fertiliser factory stalled
Urea production at Zia Fertilizer Company Limited remained suspended since Monday evening due to a leak in the factory's ammonia plant.
 arrow Four to die, 7 get life term in murder case
The Chittagong Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal yesterday sentenced four people to death and seven others to life imprisonment in businessman GM Ismail murder case.
 arrow 3 killed in roof collapse at CNG station
Three workers were killed and three others injured yesterday when a roof of an under-construction CNG filling station collapsed at Moulvi Pukurpar of Chandgaon thana in the city.
 arrow Torn and dirty...

 arrow Tamil rebels launch second air attack
Tamil rebel planes bombed government positions yesterday in northern Sri Lanka in their second-ever airstrike.
 arrow 9 US troops killed in Iraq car bomb
In one of the deadliest attacks on American ground forces since the Iraq war started more than four years ago, a suicide car bomber struck a patrol base northeast of Baghdad and killed nine US soldiers
 arrow Hamas declares end to truce with Israel
Hamas militants fired a barrage of rockets and mortar shells toward Israel yesterday and said they considered a five-month truce with Israel to have come to an end.
 arrow Indian police kill 2 Ulfa men
Police in India's northeastern state of Assam said yesterday they had shot dead three separatist rebels and averted potential attacks on the main city of Guwahati.
 arrow Ethiopian rebels kill 74 in oil field attack
Rebels stormed a Chinese-run oil field near the Somali border yesterday, killing 65 Ethiopians and nine Chinese workers in the dawn raid.
Businessarrow Adviser presses for more revenue to up GDP growth
The finance and planning adviser has stressed the need for immediate GDP growth supported by the stringent collection of taxes in order to allow the country to develop.
 arrow WB chief to change, not resign
World Bank chief Paul Wolfowitz met with top managers to discuss ways of changing his leadership style amid a favoritism scandal that has prompted calls for him to resign, a US media report said Tuesday.
 arrow ADB to lend India $620m to secure power supply
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday it has approved a loan of 620 million dollars to ensure a sustainable power supply in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
 arrow Social Investment Bank gets nod to raise paid-up capital
Social Investment Bank Limited (SIBL), which is in the central bank's list of problem banks, has received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase its paid up capital through
 arrow Deal signed to support women entrepreneurs in poultry sector
IFC Advisory Services for South Asia -- the SouthAsia Enterprise Development Facility -- and the Women Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh (WEAB) on Sunday signed an agreement to provide support for
 arrow Matsushita to acquire 80pc stake in Indian Anchor
Japanese electrical giant Matsushita Electric Works, owner of National and Panasonic brands, has announced it is acquiring an 80 percent stake in leading Indian company Anchor Electricals for 420 million
 arrow AKTEL title sponsor of Dhaka Travel Mart 2007
Mobile phone operator AKTEL yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with The Bangladesh Monitor, a travel journal, to become the title sponsor of 'AKTEL Dhaka Travel Mart 2007' scheduledfor
 arrow Siemens seeking new CEO
Scandal-plagued German engineering giant Siemens has begun searching for a successor to chief executive Klaus Kleinfeld, business daily Financial Times Deutschland reported Tuesday.
 arrow Lamy sees limited 'window of opportunity' for Doha deal
WTO director general Pascal Lamy said Monday he sees a "window of opportunity" for a global pact on trade liberalization that will close in the coming weeks if no progress is made.
 arrow Dollar soft in Asia
The dollar softened against the yen in Asian trade Tuesday as investors waited for key US housing and growth figures to clarify the outlook for US monetary policy, dealers said.
 arrow Food prices soar in Myanmar
Food prices in military-run Myanmar have soared over the past year, a report said Tuesday, putting economic strain on residents already struggling with continuing inflation.
 arrow Toyota tops GM in Q1 global auto sales
Toyota Motor Corp became the world's top auto seller in the first three months of the year, passing rival General Motors Corp. for the first time, the Japanese automaker said Tuesday.
 arrow Southeast Bank declares 20pc cash, 8pc stock dividends
Southeast Bank Ltd has declared a 20 percent cash dividend and an 8 percent stock dividend for its shareholders for the year 2006.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: SA hope to be 2nd time lucky
South Africa's Graeme Smith on Wednesday confronts a riddle that no captain has so far unravelled -- how to beat Ricky Ponting's Australians in the World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: Gibbs can set it right
It is South African Herschelle Gibbs's misfortune that he is remembered not so much for a century as for a dropped catch that gave Australia a lifeline in the 1999 World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: 1999 is history: Smith
Skipper Graeme Smith says South Africa's heart-breaking loss to Australia in the 1999 World Cup is history as his team gear up to face the defending champions in Wednesday's semifinals.
 arrow Cricket: SL Academy stay in contention
All three teams finished the first round with one win each after Sri Lanka Academy's four-wicket win over Pakistan Academy yesterday in the triangular series.
 arrow Cricket: Cup farewells
Ins and outs of coaches and captains at the World Cup with only four days left in the 2007 tournament:
On top of the world, the two-time defending champions are already in the

 arrow Cricket: Proteas cross fingers
South Africa have reasons to believe that they deserve better than just two semifinal finishes in the World Cup since their maiden appearance in 1992.
 arrow Cricket: Hayden worries 'em most
If South Africa were asked what would be the most pleasing sight in the World Cup semifinal against Australia here on Wednesday, they wouldn't hesitate with their reply: "Matthew Hayden's back".
 arrow Cricket: PCB's hunt for coach
The Pakistan Cricket Board said Tuesday it has officially advertised worldwide for a new national team coach following the murder of Bob Woolmer.
 arrow Cricket: Matty indebted to Ricky
In-form Australia ope-ner Matthew Hayden has said self-belief and captain Ricky Pon-ting's support are the keys to his World Cup success.
 arrow Football: Brothers hold Abahani
Abahani and Brothers Union spent 90 scoreless minutes on the pitch to share points in yesterday's heavyweight B. League clash at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Football: Troubled Chelsea entertain Reds
Roman Abra-movich's and Jose Mouri-nho's differences appear to have been patched up for the moment.
 arrow Cricket: Morning will show the day
Sri Lanka's astrologers say the exact moment when the nation's cricketers leave their hotel for the World Cup semifinal against New Zealand will determine if they will win.
 arrow Cricket: Younis lets Gulf trip go
Younis Khan has pulled out of the Pakistan squad to play a three-match series against Sri Lanka in Abu Dhabi in May saying he is still suffering from the team's traumatic World Cup.
 arrow Cricket: Moody talking straight over Malinga
Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody claims that unorthodox fast bowler Lasith Malinga has one of the straightest arms in cricket and said it's ridiculous to suggest the 23-year-old's action is illegal.
 arrow Cricket: Bob's body to be released
The body of murdered Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer has been ordered by a coroner to be released to his family in South Africa, the Daily Gleaner newspaper reported Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Tendulkar turns 34
Sachin Tendulkar, an integral part of the Indian squad in all forms of cricket till recently, Tuesday celebrated his 34th birthday with the knowledge that his glittering career is at the cross-roads.
 arrow Cricket: STAR Cricket coming in June
With the ICC's global telecast rights in its pocket, sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports on Tuesday announced the launch of a dedicated cricket channel to tap the lucrative Indian market.
 arrow Cricket: Ceasefire for semis
Sri Lanka's Tamil Tiger rebels are to take a brief break from battle later Tuesday to watch the national cricket team play New Zealand in the World Cup semifinals.
 arrow Nadal hot as ever on clay
Rafael Nadal has momentum on his side as he crushes all in his path on clay. And the Spanish world number two is fully confident of maintaining his torrid pace at this week's Barcelona Open.
 arrow Football: Nakamura pondering transfer
Japan midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura, who has powered Celtic to the Scottish Premier League championship, says he is feeling old at 28 and pondering a transfer.
 arrow Football: Arsenal's royal seal of approval
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has secretly been a lifelong supporter of English Premiership football giants Arsenal, The Sun newspaper said Monday.
 arrow Tennis: Record prize money at Wimbledon
Wimbledon has announced record prize money will be handed out at this year's All England Club Championships, BBC reported on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Palermo sack Guidolin
Francesco Guidolin was sacked as coach of Serie A highflyers Palermo on Monday after failing to win their last 11 matches which has seen them slip down the table.
 arrow Malaysia venue till 2015
Malaysia has won the right to keep hosting a Formula One Grand Prix until 2015, despite concerns about its course and talk of a bid from Singapore, the head of the Sepang circuit said Sunday.
 arrow Football: Madrid interested in Diego
Spanish giants Real Madrid are tracking in-form Werder Bremen playmaker Diego, according to Marca on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Thaksin eyes Man City
Deposed Thai prime minister and football fan Thaksin Shinawatra, who once tried to purchase Liverpool, may be considering buying another English Premier League team, his lawyer hinted Monday.
 arrow Football: United fans seek Italian apology
A Manchester United supporters group have demanded an apology from Italian police over their treatment at the recent Champions League quarterfinal in Rome.
 arrow Football: Essien arrested
Chelsea's Ghanian midfielder Michael Essien was arrested for drunk driving in the early hours on Monday after leaving a nightclub, The Sun reported.
 arrow Football: Johnson twists ankle
English Premiership highflyers Everton's hopes of maintaining their place in the UEFA Cup next season suffered a blow on Monday when it was confirmed England striker Andy Johnson had suffered a sprained
Metropolitanarrow Take state-of-the-art curricula for quality education
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday called upon the university authorities to take the state-of-the-art curricula for providing quality education to empower the students with latest knowledge.
 arrow Sign UN Convention on persons with disabilities
Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the government to sign and ratify the UN Convention on the rights of Persons with Disability (PWD) to ensure accountability of the state in establishing theirrights.
 arrow New system from today
The UK High Commission (HC) to Bangladesh introduces a new visa application procedure, including collection of biometric data of the applicants, from today to reduce identity fraud in immigration system.
 arrow Students go on rampage in DU hall
Students of Mohsin Hall of Dhaka University ransacked the hall office and the games room last night protesting non-allotment of rooms for senior students.
 arrow Govt employee caught while taking bribe
Rapid Action Battalion-4 (Rab) yesterday caught a government employee in the act of taking bribe at Senior Finance Controller's Office (Navy) at the capital's Lalasharai, Mirpur 14.
 arrow Couple commit suicide in city
Three people, including a couple, committed suicide in two separate incidents in the city yesterday.
 arrow Tribute paid to Nasreen Huq
Speakers at a discussion yesterday paid tribute to renowned woman leader Nasreen Huq, saying that she was a versatile personality who made significant contribution to the campaign to establish women's
 arrow Take step to stop injustice against ETV
Authorities of the Ekushey Television (ETV), the first private terrestrial channel of the country, yesterday urged the caretaker government to take steps to stop all sorts of injustice they have beenfacing
 arrow Govt plans to import edible oil
The government is planning to import refined edible oil as it found its present price in the country excessive compared to that of the international market.
 arrow 'Withdraw ban on Hasina's return'
Different organisations yesterday condemned the embargo on the return of former prime minister Sheikh Hasina to her home.
 arrow Demand for arrest of culprits reiterated
Bangladesh Hajong Unnayan Sangathan organised a memorial meeting at Durgapur in Netrakona yesterday to mark the first death anniversary of Satyaban Hajong, indigenous leader and former general secretary
 arrow Arguments in graft case against Shamim Osman today
Arguments in a graft case against former Awami League lawmaker Shamim Osman will be held at a Narayanganj court today.
 arrow Special Baishakhi offer on Collected Works of Rehman Sobhan
CPD announces a special Baishakhi offer on four volumes of Collected Works of Rehman Sobhan - Challenging Injustice: The Odyssey of a Bangladeshi Economist (vol 1); Milestones to Bangladesh (vol 2); The
 arrow EC grant for Brac University
The Brac University James P Grant School of Public Health has recently won a competitive grant from European Commission (EC), Brussels under the latter's 'Asia-Link' programme, says a press release.
 arrow Labour leader Ayub dies
Ayub Uddin Sheikh, former vice president of Bangladesh Sanjukta Sramik Federation (BSSF), passed away due to old age complications at his house in Bogra yesterday at the age of 57, says a press release.
Nationalarrow Extortion cases against 2 ex-MPs in Meherpur, C'nawabganj
Extortion cases have been filed against two former BNP lawmakers in Meherpur and Chapaina-wabganj.
 arrow Move to pay arrears to agitating jute workers
Zonal coordinator of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) Shamim Ahmed has said Tk 19.
 arrow JMB man, outlaws held in Rajshahi, Naogaon
An alleged JMB militant and six PBCP outlaws were arrested from Bagmara in Rajshahi and Raninagar in Naogaon districts yesterday.
 arrow Two ECs meet polls officials of greater Mymensingh
Election Commissioners Brig Gen (Rtd) M Sakhawat Hossain and Sohul Hossain yesterday exchanged views with election officials in greater Mymensingh at the Circuit House in the town.
 arrow Allegation of land grabbing against Satkhira BNP men
Four persons here demanded return of their lands allegedly grabbed by a section of BNP leaders in last five years.
 arrow Explosives found on Companyganj border
Rab personnel recovered some explosives from Companyganj border yesterday afternoon.
 arrow 3 arrested in Khagrachhari
Joint forces, in a drive conducted yesterday in Fenirkul, Karbaripara and Masterpara of Ramgour upazila, arrested three top criminals from their houses, police sources said.
Point-Counterpointarrow Proposed national human rights commission
It is heartening to note that, on March 19, the caretaker government decided, in principle, to establish a national human rights commission. It is reported that the adviser for foreign affairs, Dr I.A.
 arrow France rejects socialism, sympathetically
After the first round of elections held in France on April 22, it has become amply clear that the head of France's ruling UMP, rightist candidate Nicolas Sarkozy, is certain to become the next president
Culturearrow 3rd National Dance Festival '07 begins
Milechhi milon-e chhond-e anond-e' -- with this slogan the 3rd National Dance Festival '07, arranged by Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Shangstha (BNSS), began at the National Theatre Stage, Bangladesh
 arrow Delving deep into folk art
Artist Nisar Hussain, speaking on Nikhil Chandra Das' ongoing solo exhibition at Gallery Chitrak, said, "Folk art is where Nikhil gets his inspiration.
 arrow 'Drockstars' is back
DRockstars, the musical talent hunt sponsored by djuice, is all set to start again. This year DRockstars is going to search for a band, with the vision to unite young talents.
Generalarrow 'Withdraw lay-off order on five jute mills'
Leaders of Paat, Suta-Bastrakal Sramik-Karmachari Sangram Parishad, a platform of jute and yarn mill-workers', called on Jute and Textile Adviser Geeteara Safiya Chowdhury at her office in the city yesterday,
 arrow Edn fair held at British Council
University of Bedfordshire Education Fair 2007 was held at city's British Council auditorium yesterday in a bid to encourage Bangladeshi students to study in England and to facilitate the process in this
 arrow Extremist gets 19 years in arms case
A Khulna court yesterday sentenced an extremist to 19 years' rigorous imprisonment in an arms case.
 arrow Pabna road crash kills 3
At least three people were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident at Chinakhara Bazar on Dhaka-Pabna highway in the district yesterday. The incident took place at about 5.
 arrow Wife dies 10 hrs after husband's death
A husband and his wife died in a span of ten hours on Monday in Bashudia village under Louhojang upazila.
Internationalarrow Monarchy would be abolished by 2008
Nepal's new government celebrated yesterday the first anniversary of the end of King Gyanendra's absolute rule and said the monarchy would be abolished by next year.
 arrow French candidates eye centrist vote
The battle between conservative Nicolas Sarkozy and Socialist Segolene Royal heated up Tuesday with both candidates in France's presidential runoff trying to woo voters in the political centre who hold
 arrow 'Secret talks in Europe over Palestinian state'
Israeli and Palestinian officials are conducting secret negotiations in Europe on creating an independent Palestinian state by the end of 2008, a Palestinian newspaper reported yesterday.
 arrow Separatists stay away as Kashmir talks begin in Delhi
India's prime minister opened talks with politicians from revolt-hit Kashmir yesterday in a bid to ease tensions there, but the state's separatists boycotted the meeting.
 arrow 13 Taliban killed in Afghanistan
Afghan and international forces clashed with Taliban insurgents in two separate gun battles in the south and west, leaving 13 militants dead and four other people wounded, officials said yesterday.
 arrow Concern mounts over Indo-US nuke deal
Talks over a landmark nuclear agreement between India and the US have been slowed by a series of "complex issues," a top Indian diplomat said in comments broadcast yesterday.
 arrow Ahmadinejad proposes talks with Bush
Iran's president challenged President Bush to hold public talks on various global issues, though the hard-line leader declined to say if he envisioned such discussions covering nuclear issues.
 arrow Transformed Russia bids Yeltsin goodbye
Perhaps unavoidably, Russia's farewell to Boris Yeltsin will be filled with symbols and ceremonies that reflect the epochal changes that transformed the nation during his eight years as president.
 arrow Six arrested in anti-terror raids in UK
Six men were arrested in and around London on Tuesday in a series of anti-terror raids, police said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Non-resident Bangladeshis
Non-resident Bangladeshis have in recent years been creating and burnishing their reputations abroad.
 arrow Editorial: Family planning pitfall
Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (BDHS) and the ICDDR,B in two separate reports have recently indicated that while there has been a considerable increase in the overall adoption of family planning
 arrow How many times can one be prime minister?
Law and Information Adviser Mainul Hosein does not think it is right for an individual to become prime minister again and again.
 arrow The man who helped dismantle the Soviet Union
Boris Yeltsin, who died on April 23 at the age of 76, will no doubt go down in history as the man who hastened the dismemberment of Soviet Union in 1991.
Letters to Editorarrow "Minus two" formula
I am getting used to reacting to your editorials and news items as I have already got "addicted" to The Daily Star.
 arrow Our education system
Since all of us know that education is the backbone of a nation, it is essential to ensure education for all. We achieved independence in 1971.
 arrow End to terrorism?
The most popular theme of the day remains the so-called terrorism, described by the anti-Islamic forces in the West as well as East as an extremely violent action by the so-called Islamic fundamentalist
 arrow A unique country!
So many good things were happening in Bangladesh that I feared that they were too good to last.
 arrow Welcome changes
Bangladesh has had relief at the tough actions taken by the interim government with great Úlan and alacrity. The reforms are welcome. The rest depends on how the political parties view these changes.
 arrow Intrusive activities of political parties
This refers to the letter "Change election laws" by Fatema Chowdhury, 6 April. I agree with the excellent suggestions forwarded by Ms. Fatema.
 arrow Analysing the situation
(April 5, 2007). It has been a while that this caretaker government has come to power. We welcomed this government and it did some good things too.
 arrow EC and election
The election and the Election Commission are again in the limelight. Lots of ideas are floating around for and against early or delayed election.
 arrow Cricket and politics
Not long ago, after Bangladesh, in England, had beaten Australia in ODI cricket I was talking to a friend in Sydney.
 arrow Tigers fail in Super-eights
We were ecstatic as the Tigers won their last group match against Bermuda and entered the Super-eights. Everybody thought our team could compete against any team in the world.
 arrow Caretaker government
A new morning for our Bangladesh! Thanks a lot to our caretaker government. Our independence was won after sacrificing blood and life. But we failed to take care of it properly.
 arrow Some suggestions on EC's plan
Let me first admit that I am neither a political analyst, nor am I qualified to make any comment on the political culture and election in Bangladesh.
 arrow Air pollution
Air pollution in the country may lead to an environmental disaster.
 arrow Losing democratic rights?
Two news items drew my attention. One of them is that Sheikh Hasina has been barred from entering her own country. The second is Khaleda is going to leave the country.
 arrow Sheikh Hasina
They cannot bar a politician from entering the country. Democracy cannot be protected through any undemocratic means. It never happened anywhere and it will not happen in Bangladesh.
 arrow American female soldiers
Helen Benedict, columnist for Salon magazine, recently wrote an investigating report about how the American male troops are systematically brutalising female American troops in Iraq.
 arrow Discrimination against college teachers
The Chief Adviser, Dr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, along with his council of advisers have come out victorious! The head of the CTG has recently called upon the people to build up a just and knowledge-based society.
Star Chittagongarrow Jobberer Bolikhela today
'Jobberer Bolikhela' (Jabber's wrestling) will be held amid traditional fervour and enthusiasm at the historic Laldighi Maidan in the port city today to sway Chittagong people with a characteristic sports
 arrow Vendors return to Patenga Sea Beach after 2 months of eviction
The vendors have returned to the Patenga Sea Beach again only after two and a half months of their eviction.
Star Cityarrow Endless sufferings of commuters
Hundreds and thousands of people living in the immensely congested eastern side of the capital have to hurdle with acute transportation problems each and every day as there is barely any bus service available
 arrow Shankhanidhi House: An elegant building losing its glory
The Shankhanidhi House, a building with significant architectural features on Tipu Sultan Road in the city now houses an automobile workshop and lube shops, two families and the office of a workshop owners'
 arrow Rehab, Rajuk point finger at each other
Leaders of the real estate sector and the city development authorities are pointing fingers at each other over backlog and delay in approval of building construction plans.
 arrow Environmental and health hazards...

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