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Front Pagearrow 6 more bodies found
Six more bodies were recovered from the Buriganga yesterday, raising the death toll in the Friday night's clashes at Sadarghat to 10.
 arrow Hasina to fly in, wait for politics to start
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina returns home tomorrow with plans for now to wait for the emergency rule and the ban on political activities to go.
 arrow Lax watch leads to cheating
Deception of people by unscrupulous manpower recruiting agencies and brokers in the name of jobs abroad has marked a sharp rise recently in the absence of proper government vigil and law enforcers' inaction
 arrow Dhaka to sign Trans-Asian railway deal
The Council of Advisers at its meeting yesterday approved a proposal for signing the inter-governmental agreement on Trans-Asian Railway Network.
 arrow Mamun confesses to his, Tarique's involvement in Tk 81 lakh extortion
Detained controversial businessman Giasuddin Al Mamun, a close friend of BNP Senior Joint Secretary General Tarique Rahman, yesterday confessed to a magistrate that Tarique and he were involved in the
 arrow Inflation to continue hurting economy
Bangladesh Bank (BB) has projected continuous inflation in the domestic economy due to constant external pressure on prices and demand side.
 arrow Drug policy lacks control over price
Experts have urged scrapping the drug policy formulated in 2005 as the policy lacking 'specific price control mechanism' has led to the retail price hike of drugs, much to the suffering of the patients.
 arrow Toxic chemical

 arrow 14 Euro MPs for lifting state of emergency
Fourteen members of the European Parliament have urged the caretaker government to lift the state of emergency immediately and arrange for a free and fair parliamentary election as soon as possible.
 arrow Process, timing of Iskandar's selection as BNP VP not right
Former education minister Dr M Osman Farruk yesterday categorically said the 'process and timing' of making BNP chairperson's brother Sayeed Iskandar a vice-president of the party were not appropriate.
 arrow DU finds 24 more cases of forged admission
The Dhaka University (DU) yesterday identified 24 more forgery cases in admission to the Faculty of Social Sciences, pushing the number to 76.
 arrow Legal notice served on BA claiming £1m in damages
Former Bangladesh premier Sheikh Hasina is seeking a million pounds in damages from British Airways for not letting her board a plane home.
 arrow Shibir leader held while videoing army camp
Army personnel arrested a Shibir leader while he along with his associate was taking video footages of an army camp in Chapainawabganj on Friday afternoon.
 arrow Six rescued from human traffickers
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday rescued six people including five children from human traffickers and arrested a trafficker at Nabinagar in Ashulia.
 arrow Trial of Harris in graft case begins today
A Dhaka court starts trial of a graft case filed against Harris Chowdhury, political secretary to former prime minister Khaleda Zia, in absentia today.
 arrow 8,500 chickens culled in 3 Savar farms
Some 8,500 chickens were culled in three poultry farms here Friday evening following detection of bird flu in a nearby farm.
 arrow UAE to give compensation to victims
The governments of Bangladesh and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on April 25, under which the UAE government has agreed to compensate all children includingthe
 arrow Parties call for lifting ban on indoor politics
Criticising the present army-backed caretaker government for certain activities, leaders of BNP, Workers Party, Bangladesh Jatiya Party (BJP) and Jukto Front yesterday urged lifting the ban on indoorpolitical
 arrow Judicial body to probe death of indigenous leader
A one-member judicial commission has been formed to investigate the death of indigenous community leader Chalesh Ritchil reportedly in the custody of the army-led joint forces on March 18.
 arrow 5 more GIs killed in Iraq
Ten army recruits were killed and 13 wounded on Saturday when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest at their recruitment centre west of Baghdad, a security official said.
 arrow Kenyan plane crashes with 114 on board
A Kenya Airways passenger plane with 114 people on board crashed yesterday after taking off from Douala airport in Cameroon on a flight to Nairobi, officials said.
 arrow France braces for right-left poll showdown
France held its breath yesterday, with just hours to go till the final decision in its most hard-fought presidential election in years.
 arrow Dhanmondi roads made one-way from today
Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP) today will start enforcing one-way traffic on a number of city streets in Dhanmondi residential area from 7:00am to 9:00pm in its effort to ease traffic congestion.
Businessarrow NBR wants BB to ask banks to clear LCs on release of import items
Bangladesh Bank will soon convene a meeting to decide on the request from the National Board of Revenue (NBR) for asking all the commercial banks to clear letters of credit (LC) after releasing imported
 arrow ADB annual meeting stresses poverty cut
Stressing the need for poverty elimination, the ADB annual general meeting (AGM) that started Friday in the Japanese city of Kyoto has called for reducing the widening gap between Asia's rich and thepoor.
 arrow Vegetable exporters seek policy support to up export
Bangladesh can earn Tk1,000 crore a year by exporting fruits and vegetables if the government increases cash incentive and the number of air cargo flights for the exporters and reduce freight charges,
 arrow Govt forms body to resolve labour unrest
The government has formed a 'crisis management committee' to resolve workers' unrest in the country's garment and jute industries.
 arrow Energy policy incorporating coal issues soon: Adviser
The government is working on the proposed energy policy and hopes to finalise it soon, accommodating coal issues, has said energy adviser.
 arrow Local, foreign investors show interest in May10-11 meet
The first-ever international investors' conference titled 'Bangladesh -- The New Investment Frontier' that will begin in Dhaka on Thursday has received significant response from the investors at homeand
 arrow StanChart launches proprietary e-channel
Standard Chartered Bank on Wednesday launched its one-stop proprietary electronic banking channel styled 'Straight2Bank' for its corporate and institutional clients, says a press release.
 arrow Bush to hold first summit with Asean countries
US President George W. Bush confirmed Friday that he will attend his first summit with all 10 Southeast Asian leaders, including the region's most troublesome member, Myanmar, in September.
 arrow Italy's CMYK cosmetics to be launched in Bangladesh
Italy's CMYK brand skin and beauty care products are going to be launched in Bangladesh market, says a press release.
 arrow India upset with WTO draft paper
India expressed disappointment with a WTO draft paper on agriculture, stating that sensitivities of the developing countries had not been addressed.
 arrow Asian finance ministers agree on currency pact overhaul
Asian finance ministers agreed Saturday to pool part of their huge foreign exchange reserves to shield themselves against a repeat of the financial crisis that rocked the region a decade ago.
 arrow US job market under strain
America's job market showed signs of strain Friday as government figures revealed just 88,000 new jobs were created in April, marking the weakest reading in over two years.
 arrow Asean, Japan may sign FTA in Nov
Southeast Asian nations and their giant neighbour Japan are aiming to sign a free trade deal in November, a senior official said Friday.
 arrow Nokia Siemens Networks to cut 9,000 jobs
Nokia Siemens Networks, the Finnish-German telecom networks manufacturer, said Friday it would cut 9,000 jobs by the end of 2010, or 15 percent of its workforce, including nearly 3,000 jobs in Germany.
 arrow Microsoft, Yahoo in tie-up talks
US software giant Microsoft and web portal Yahoo were reported Friday to be exploring merger or alliance to better compete against Google, but both remained tight-lipped about the rumors.
Sportsarrow Cricket: A benchmark for new era
This is one of the proudest moments of my cricketing life.
 arrow Football: Sheikh Russel scalp Muktijoddha
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra bounced back into the title race in style when they handed a 2-1 defeat to start-studded Muktijoddha Sangsad in their B.
 arrow Cricket: 'Leave it to players'
Ricky Ponting says Australia's players will be able to make up their own minds on whether to tour Zimbabwe in September and the Australian government will pay any fine incurred if the tour is called off.
 arrow Cricket: Gough backs Strauss
Andrew Strauss is favourite to take over as England captain should Michael Vaughan be ruled out of the first Test against West Indies through injury.
 arrow Cricket: Practice match for Tigers
The national cricketers will play a limited-over practice match today at the Mirpur Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium as part of their preparation for this month's three-match one-day series against India.
 arrow Cricket: Dravid struck by bouncer
Indian captain Rahul Dravid suffered an injury scare here on Saturday, two days before the team's departure for a 23-day tour of Bangladesh.
 arrow Cricket: Riyad keeps hosts in hunt
Off-spinner Mahmudullah Riyad took five wickets as Bangladesh Academy fought back on the third day of the first four-day match against Sri Lanka Cricket Academy at the Khulna Divisional Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: BCCI exempts Laxman from camp
The BCCI has exempted VVS Laxman, who is recovering from gastroenteritis, from attending the Indian team's ongoing cricket conditioning camp here.
 arrow Local Snippets
Barna Club, Table Tennis Academy, Ekota SS, Palolic Group, Sports World, HBRI and South East Club won their opening matches on the inaugural day of AB Bank Dhaka Table Tennis League at the Wooden Floor
 arrow Tennis: Djokovic into semis
Novak Djokovic will be fighting the fatigue factor after battling for more than two and a half hours on Friday to subdue Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 for a semifinals place at the Estoril Open.
 arrow Football: Jose has Arsene's sympathy
If Chelsea lose their Premier-ship title at Arsenal on Sunday Jose Mourinho will be able to look to the opposing bench for an unlikely shoulder to cry on.
 arrow Football: MU on the brink
Cristiano Ronal-do's penalty left Manchester United with one hand on the Premiership trophy as his side earned a crucial 1-0 win at crisis-ridden Manchester City on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Hammers in a limbo
Six Premiership clubs are mulling legal action against the Premier League for failing to deduct points from West Ham over the Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano transfer dispute, according to Wigan'sowner
 arrow Football: Barton reported to police
England international midfielder Joey Barton could face criminal prosecution after it was reported on Saturday that Manchester City teammate Ousmane Dabo asked police to press charges over an allegedassault.
 arrow Football: Is tiredness a proper excuse?
The post-mortem to Chelsea and Manchester United going out of the Champions League has been a bit like a competition to see who can sound the more exhausted.
 arrow Cricket: Bob privately cremated
Slain Pakistani cricket team coach Bob Woolmer was on Friday cremated during a private family function in Cape Town, the family said. "Yes, my father was cremated this morning (Friday).
 arrow Football: Fergie wants favour from old foe
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has called on his old rival Arsene Wenger to hand him the Premiership title.
 arrow Football: Milan opt for all-white strip
AC Milan have opted to wear their all-white strip for the Champions League final against Liverpool in Athens on May 23, a repeat of the 2005 final which the English Premiership side won on penalties.
Metropolitanarrow Establish special platform to save rivers
Establish a special platform with the authorities concerned to save the rivers, said the environmentalists and urban experts at a seminar yesterday.
 arrow Introduce 3-yr course on midwifery
Speakers at a roundtable yesterday underscored the need to formulate a national midwifery policy with a view to ensuring quality education for midwives and recognising their work by introducing a separate
 arrow Three killed in road accidents
Three people, including a lawyer, were killed in separate road accidents in Magura, Chandpur and Kishoreganj yesterday and on Friday.
 arrow Yunus embarks on 19-day visit to US, Germany, Venezuela today
Nobel laureate Prof Muhammad Yunus leaves Dhaka today on a 19-day visit to the United States, Germany and Venezuela.
 arrow Ensure accountability of varsities for quality edn
Young academics at a roundtable yesterday underscored the need to ensure accountability and greater autonomy of both public and private universities in order to improve the quality of higher education.
 arrow Call for bigger budget allocation
Environmentalists at a press conference yesterday urged the caretaker government to allocate bigger chunks from the national exchequer to ensure development of haor region of the country.
 arrow CMP to rehabilitate evicted hawkers at 7 city spots
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) has selected primarily seven places in a humanitarian move to rehabilitate the hawkers and mobile vendors who were evicted from different footpaths of the city inrecent
 arrow Bodies of four students recovered from Padma
The bodies of four students who met watery grave in the river Padma on Friday were recovered yesterday.
 arrow Madrasa edn needs to be upgraded
Speakers at a training session said Madrasa education should be upgraded so that it can meet the national demand, says a press release.
 arrow Al Amin out of touch with his family for last couple of years
The Jadid al-Qaeda militant suspect, apprehended by Sylhet Kotwali police on May 2 for his presumed links with the Sylhet Railway Station bombing on May 1, had been out of touch with his family for the
 arrow Security of NGOs discussed
Rajshahi Metropolitan Police yesterday discussed the issue of security with the local representatives of different non-government organisations (NGOs) at DIG's conference room here.
 arrow Warehouse of perfume factory gutted in city
The warehouse of a perfume factory at Uttara in the city was gutted in a fire yesterday evening.
 arrow Show cause on 7 students of 4 RU women's halls
Rajshahi University (RU) Proctor Office yesterday issued show cause notice on seven residential students of four women's halls for alleged violation of hall rules.
 arrow Depression over Bay crosses Myanmar coast
The depression over the east central Bay and its adjoining area moved northeastwards and crossed Myanmar coast yesterday noon.
 arrow Body to probe DMCH incident
A four-member committee has been formed yesterday to investigate into the Thursday's incident at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH).
 arrow 17 Indians await HC clearance to return home
Seventeen Indian nationals, including a woman, who have completed the term of punishment in Comilla Jail are awaiting clearance of the Indian High Commission to return home.
 arrow 3 DU students temporarily expelled
Dhaka University (DU) authorities yesterday temporarily expelled three students, also activists of Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD), for beating up another student, also a journalist, on the universitycampus
 arrow No progress in probe yet
There has been no progress in investigation into the May 1 bomb blast at the Sylhet Railway Station despite passing of five days after the incidence.
Nationalarrow CBA leaders 'extorted' Tk 5cr from workers
Thirty-three leaders of collective bargaining agents (CBA) at four laid off state-owned jute mills have allegedly extorted about Tk 5 crore from 22,000 workers in last five years, mill authorities said.
 arrow More funds demanded to develop greater Khulna
Speakers at a meeting on development of greater Khulan yesterday demanded project-wise allocation of funds on priority basis in next national budget for development of greater Khulna.
 arrow 2 more suspected JMB men arrested in Rangpur
Police and Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) in separate drives arrested two more suspected members of Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Gangachara yesterday.
 arrow 26 JCD men sued in Satkhira
A case has been filed under the Speedy Trial Act against 26 Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) activists at Satkhira Government College including its college unit president Abu Taher for attacking the principal's
 arrow 2 extortionists arrested in Khagrachhari
Joint forces in separate raids yesterday arrested two alleged extortionists in Khagrachhari. They are Nagor Chakma and Tatindra Lal Chakma.
 arrow Tk 23 lakh smuggled shrimp fries seized in Satkhira
BDR on Friday seized over 10 lakh smuggled Indian shrimp fries worth Tk 23 lakh from Alipur in Sadar upazila. BDR members stopped a micro-bus at Alipur on Satkhira- Kaligonj Road in the early morning.
 arrow Transport union leader arrested in Dinajpur
Joint forces yesterday arrested general secretary of Dinajpur Motor Paribahan Sramik Union and North Bangal Transport Sramik Union Mojibor Rahman on charge of extortion, creating anarchy and land grabbing.
 arrow 100 goats die of PPR disease in Nilphamari
A deadly viral disease of goats named Pestides Pepit Ruminant (PPR) has broken out in Dimla upazila in an epidemic form.
 arrow Fugitive held
Police on Friday arrested a convicted fugitive--Abul Masud, 32--from Char Balarampur village in Pabna Sader upazila.
Point-Counterpointarrow Ban politics using students, not traditional student politics
Over the last decade and a half I have spoken to countless people on many national issues.
 arrow Resurgence of Islami terrorists
The bomb blasts by members of Jadid al-Qaida in three places, Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet on May 1, at 6:50,7:00 and 7:15am, were not surprising.
 arrow No thank you
It is hardly surprising that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert politely turned down General Pervez Musharraf's offer of mediation in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
 arrow Wanted: A good leader
Current Status: the Begums are gone (at least we hope so; but then again, some of us are missing them).
Culturearrow 18th National Rabindra Sangeet Festival begins
The eighteenth National Rabindra Sangeet Festival organised by Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSSS) began on May 4 at the Showkat Osman Auditorium, Central Public Library at Shahbagh.
 arrow Satyajit Ray's 86th birthday celebrated
To observe the 86th birth anniversary of legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray, Bangladesh Film Institute Alumni Association (BFIAA) organised a seminar titled Shimar Opare Satyajit: Ekti Onuprerona (Satyajit
 arrow Silver jubilee staging of 'Samayer Proyojone'
Twenty-fifth show of Theatre Art Unit's 10th production Samayer Proyojone was staged at the Mahila Samity Stage on May 4.
 arrow Potters as seen through a child's eyes
The library of Alliance Francaise was recently overflowing with visitors. They had come to see four-year old Prottoy Karmakar's photography on the life of potters.
 arrow Explorers find ancient caves, paintings in Nepal
Explorers have discovered a series of caves decorated with ancient Buddhist paintings, set in sheer cliffs in Nepal's remote Himalayan north, leaving archaeologists excited and puzzled.
 arrow Aranyak Natya Dal stage 'Swapno Nagar'
Theatre troupe Aranyak Natya Dal staged special programmes at the Central Shaheed Minar premises to mark the May Day, says a press release.
Generalarrow Gold ornaments worth over Tk 50 lakh looted in Gazipur
A gang of robbers looted gold ornaments from a jewelry shop worth over Tk 50 lakh at Porbari Bazar in Sadar upazila early yesterday.
 arrow Bangladesh to benefit from OIC's $10b poverty alleviation programme
Secretary General of the Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) Dr Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu has said his organisation has drawn up an ambitious programme of ten billion dollars for poverty alleviation in
 arrow Better management of migrantsí remittance stressed
A daylong training workshop titled 'Better Management of Migrants Remittance' was organised for the local level bank officials by the Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit (RMMRU) of Dhaka University
 arrow Uttara garment workers ransack vehicles over salary
Garment workers ransacked vehicles and blockaded Dhaka-Mymensingh highway at Uttara in the capital yesterday for due salaries.
 arrow Workshop on job interview held in city
A workshop on Job Interview and Assessment Centre was held at Victoria University seminar hall at Dhanmondi in the city yesterday, says a press release.
Internationalarrow French voters last to know president's name
Millions of French voters casting their ballots for the right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy or the socialist Segolene Royal may be the last to discover the name of their new president tonight.
 arrow Iran a sticking point in Indo-US N-deal
The passage of a landmark nuclear deal between India and the United States has hit a fresh snag with senators in Washington piling the pressure on New Delhi to keep its distance from Iran, officials said.
 arrow Blair counts cost of polls rout
Britain's governing Labour Party was licking its wounds yesterday after voters sent outgoing Prime Minister Tony Blair on his way with a string of stinging poll losses.
 arrow Pakistan nets hundreds ahead of rally for judge
Pakistani police have detained hundreds of opposition workers to prevent them from joining a rally in support of a top judge sacked by President Pervez Musharraf, activists said yesterday.
 arrow Science triumphs over politics at climate meet
Science had a rare victory over politics at this week's UN climate change conference, after a united call for action emerged despite fierce debate over how to best tackle global warming.
 arrow Paris Hilton going to jail for 45 days
A judge sentenced Paris Hilton to 45 days in county jail Friday for violating her probation, putting the brakes on the hotel heiress' famous high life.
 arrow King biggest electricity bills defaulter
Nepal's embattled King Gyanendra owes more than 460,000 dollars in unpaid electricity bills, making him the Himalayan nation's biggest power defaulter, a report said yesterday.
 arrow Lankan navy sinks 2 Tiger boats
Sri Lankan naval craft sank two suspected Tamil Tiger boats off the island's northeastern coast yesterday, inflicting heavy losses on the guerrillas, a navy official said.
 arrow 16 feared dead in Indian factory blast
Three people were killed and about a dozen more were feared dead in an explosion at a chemical factory in western India, police said yesterday. "We found three bodies.
 arrow Jihad militants fire rockets on Israel
Gaza militants fired three rockets at southern Israel on Saturday causing no casualties but damaging a building in the town of Sderot, an army spokesman said.
 arrow Filipino former colonel rules out coup
A former Philippines army colonel accused of plotting to overthrow President Gloria Arroyo has given her his personal assurance he will not try to oust her and sought her help with the charges, the presidential
 arrow Six killed in Thailand's restive south
Six people, including two Muslim children, have been killed by suspected Islamic rebels in separate attacks in Thailand's violence-torn south, police said yesterday.
 arrow Scots nationalist win could be a headache for Britain's Brown
The pro-independence nationalists' one-seat win in the Scottish Parliament elections sets London and Edinburgh on a potential collision course, as parties jockey for position yesterday.
 arrow 2 cops killed in wave of Afghan blasts
Four suicide bombings struck Afghanistan yesterday, killing two policemen, as military officials announced more than 10 Taliban commanders were killed in major battles a week ago.
 arrow Sunnis kill Shiite in Pakistan
Suspected Sunni militants yesterday killed a man from the minority Shiite community in a remote Pakistani town which had been under curfew following series of sectarian killings, police said.
 arrow Strike in Kashmir over arrests, mosque
Demonstrators shut down Indian Kashmir's main city yesterday to protest against the jailing of hardline separatists and alleged damage to a mosque, witnesses said.
 arrow China firm to build Myanmar hydro-power plants
A Chinese firm will help military-run Myanmar build seven hydro-electric plants with combined power capacity likely to be the biggest in the Southeast Asian country, state media said yesterday.
 arrow 150m-yr-old dinosaur unearthed in Argentina
Palaeontologists unearthed a flesh-eating dinosaur some 150 million years old in southern Argentina with all its joints in place, the first time such a beast has been dug up so intact, one of the finders
 arrow Japan ready to resume N Korea talks
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Aso has reiterated Japan's readiness to restart the stalled six-way talks on North Korea's nuclear crisis, Kyodo News said yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Yunus' withdrawal from political mission
We are disappointed to learn the Prof. Yunus has decided to stand aside from his plans to join politics. We are sorry that he could not form a party, for whatever reasons.
 arrow Editorial: Death on the Buriganga
The tragedy which occurred on the Buriganga on Friday leaves us all sad. The sadness is in the knowledge that quite a few people lost their lives in an accident that should not have occurred at all.
 arrow A fractured world
British Ministers have been advised never to use the term "Islamic extremism" lest it give it offence to "decent minded people.
 arrow Strengthening state autonomy
In Development as Freedom (1999), Amartya Sen emphasizes the role of democracy in enhancing the pace of development.
Star Healtharrow Thalassaemia in Bangladesh: The epidemiological data
May 8 is observed as International Thalassaemia Day to focus the problem of thalassaemia and create awareness about this debilitating disease.
 arrow Meeting the challenges in healthcare
The healthcare landscape of Bangladesh continues to face challenges. Health of the general population remains unsatisfactory. We can access primary healthcare through different gateways.
 arrow First aid of sprain
Ligaments are tough, elastic-like bands that attach to bones and hold joints in place. A sprain is an injury to a ligament caused by excessive stretching.
 arrow 'Rubber band' surgery for obesity cuts diabetes risk
After having "lap band" surgery for weight loss, men and women show large increases in sensitivity to the blood-sugar-regulating hormone insulin - even if they remain obese - a new study shows.
 arrow Statin before bypass surgery may boost survival
A study hints that taking a statin or other cholesterol-lowering drug before heart bypass surgery may boost survival.
 arrow Your Doctor
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 arrow Events / Health News
Yamagata-Dhaka Friendship Hospital, Bangladesh organised a hands-on training session on Friday last on the occasion of celebrating its two year of successful operation, says a press release.
Star Cityarrow Petty crimes mark sharp rise in city
Law enforcers have recently been caught off guard by an abrupt rise in mugging that is plaguing the city streets.
 arrow City's second Bodhi tree spreads spiritual purity
A sapling of the Bodhi tree, the most sacred tree of the followers of Gautama Buddha, was planted on the day of Buddha Purnima on April 2 on the premises of International Buddhist Monastery (IBM) in Merul
 arrow Honking banned in more areas
A strict ban on using horns starts from today in a bid to minimise the level of noise pollution on the city streets. The ban is imposed by the traffic department of Dhaka Metropolitan Police (DMP).
 arrow BTV's Bangladesh!

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