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Front Pagearrow Playing with projects
Various government agencies in the recent past pushed up the costs of 74 completed projects up to 300 percent under the Annual Development Programme (ADP), while failing to implement them according to
 arrow EU reiterates support to CG
European Union (EU) envoys yesterday reiterated support for the current military-backed government citing the administration's progress towards holding free and fair elections and what one envoy saidwas
 arrow Not a question of 'clean chit' but of urgency
The experts' committee on power sector formed by the caretaker government cleared five controversial power deals earlier this week not because they found these to be "clean" but because in the persisting
 arrow High security around Hasina's house
The government yesterday beefed up security around Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina's Sudha Sadan residence while airport police filed a case against two to three thousand party leaders and activists
 arrow Govt to repossess eight privatised textile mills
The government is planning to take back the ownership of eight formerly state owned textile mills from the current private managements due to their failure to run those efficiently.
 arrow President asks EC to complete poll tasks
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday asked the Election Commission (EC) to complete all preparatory tasks to hold the ninth parliamentary election by 2008, the time frame announced by the present caretaker
 arrow Govt out for transparent, healthy trend in politics: CA
Recalling poet Rabindranath Tagore's stand against social injustice, Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday said the nation is committed to setting a transparent and healthy trend in politics and
 arrow Nizami, 9 others get bail
A Dhaka court yesterday granted ad interim bail to Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami and nine other leaders of the party and its student front in a case for the killing of a Workers Party activist
 arrow Concern over Dastagir's fate
A group of 16 freedom fighters expressed deep concern yesterday over the whereabouts of Gazi Golam Dastagir, a freedom fighter, successful businessman and an eminent sports organiser.
 arrow Developers doings...

 arrow Charges pressed against ex-BNP MP Pintu in two criminal cases
Police have pressed charges against detained former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu in two criminal cases filed in February this year.
 arrow Sylhet mayor freed on bail in graft case
Mayor of Sylhet City Corporation (SCC) Badar Uddin Ahmed Kamran, who was arrested in connection with a graft case, was released on bail from Comilla Central Jail yesterday morning.
 arrow Illegal workers get 2 months to leave Kuwait freely
Several thousand Bangladeshi workers, living in Kuwait with irregular status, fear that they have to return home voluntarily or face deportation, as the country's government announced an amnesty period
 arrow Detained JMB men disclose plan to blow up NGO offices
The three Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) militants, who were placed on a five-day remand in Rangpur Thursday, disclosed sensational information about their regrouping, technique and plans to blast
 arrow Govt procurement prices of rice, paddy raised
The caretaker government yesterday re-fixed the internal procurement prices of Boro paddy and rice in view of the present market rates to provide fair price to the growers.
 arrow Proceedings of graft case against Harris Chowdhury adjourned
A Dhaka court adjourned the proceedings of the graft case against former prime minister Khaleda Zia's political secretary Harris Chowdhury until tomorrow as two witnesses did not appear before the court
 arrow Rejoinder, our reply
Public Service Commission (PSC) in a rejoinder to a story headlined "Telltale evidence corruption at PSC" published in The Daily Star on May 4 said the report is false and baseless.
 arrow Star dies in brightest supernova
US stargazers beheld the most spectacular supernova ever seen when a massive star exploded in a cosmic flash 50 billion times brighter than the sun, the space agency Nasa said on Monday.
 arrow Wolfowitz fights to keep job as scandal sends top aide packing
World Bank president Paul Wolfowitz was fighting to keep his job after a top-level Bank ethics panel ruled he was guilty of a conflict of interest over his girlfriend's pay raise, US media reported yesterday.
 arrow Bomb dents Iraqi govt's credibility
A powerful car bomb exploded in the Iraqi city of Kufa yesterday, killing 16 people and unleashing a wave of anger at the government's apparent inability to protect the Shia heartland.
 arrow Hannan Shah, others granted bail in arms case
The High Court (HC) yesterday granted anticipatory bail for six months to BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia's adviser Brig (retd) Hannan Shah and his associates in an arms case.
 arrow CPA urged to restore Bangladesh's membership
Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar yesterday sent a letter to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA) Secretariat in London requesting it to restore Bangladesh's membership in the association.
 arrow Police raid 8 DU halls, arrest 12
Police raided eight dormitories of Dhaka University (DU) early hours yesterday and rounded up 12 people -- nine students and three outsiders.
 arrow 'New dawn' in N Ireland
Former Catholic and Protestant rivals were sworn in yesterday as Northern Ireland's new leaders, reviving self-rule here in what Britain called a historic "new dawn" in the long-troubled province.
Businessarrow BGMEA sets roadmap to make RMG units compliant in 3 years
BGMEA, the country's apex trade body for the apparel sector, has set a roadmap to make the local garment units fully compliant within the next three years.
 arrow Developing countries lukewarm about WTO agriculture proposals
Developing countries on Monday said proposals to revitalise agriculture negotiations at the World Trade Organisation suffered from a "severe imbalance" which put their economies at a disadvantage.
 arrow EU expects FTA with Gulf by year-end
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday he expected the oil-rich Gulf Cooperation Council and the 27-member European Union to ink a free trade agreement by the end of the year.
 arrow CDBL: Prospects and problems
Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL) for the stock exchanges was established in 2003 following automation of the trading system, which was introduced in 1998.
 arrow KL calls for tourist visa reform
Malaysian immigration authorities want a tourist visa scheme reviewed because it is being abused by job seekers who are overstaying their welcome, a report said Tuesday.
 arrow Taiwan firm to expand effluent treatment plant in Dhaka EPZ
Taiwanese Ring Shine Textile Limited, operating since 1998, is going to expand its effluent treatment plant (ETP) in Dhaka Export Processing Zone, says a press release.
 arrow Emirates Holidays' expansion plans unveiled
After successfully launching its range of 'A World of Choice 2007-08' brochures last week, Emirates Holidays outlined its ambitious plans for the coming year and beyond at the Arabian Travel Market, says
 arrow Telenor to cut stake in Malaysia's Digi to 49pc
Norwegian telecom group Telenor will cut its stake in Malaysian mobile operator Digi.Com Bhd to 49 percent by the end of the year from the 61 percent currently held, state media said Tuesday.
 arrow New office bearers of garment buying house assoc
Qayum Reza Chowdhury has been reelected president of the 15-member executive committee of Bangladesh Garment Buying House Association for 2007-2009 term.
 arrow Bank Asia opens branch in Ctg EPZ
Bank Asia Ltd has opened its 26th branch in Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ), says a press release.
 arrow Lankan clothing exports on track despite rebel air raids
Sri Lanka's lucrative garment manufacturing industry Tuesday reassured overseas buyers that a spate of air raids by Tamil Tiger rebels had failed to disrupt exports.
 arrow Thailand moves to rein in foreign retailers
Thailand's military-installed government on Tuesday endorsed a new retail law aimed at reining in the expansion of foreign retail giants after an outcry by local shop owners.
 arrow China's trade surplus seen surging in 2007
China's overall trade surplus will soar to 254 billion dollars this year, though growth in the politically touchy figure will slow to 42.8 percent, according to a research report.
 arrow SingTel mobile users top 124m
Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) said Tuesday its mobile subscribers grew by a record 12 million in the first quarter to top 124 million users at the end of March, the largest such base in Asiaoutside
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Shakib stays calm
Young all-rounder Sha-kib Al Hasan made it clear yesterday that what Bangladesh did in World Cup against India is now history and the team are looking forward to the coming series that starts tomorrow
 arrow Cricket: Dravid wants Tigers in India
India is still the only coun-try who has yet to host Bangladesh in a full series but their cap-tain Rahul Dravid believes that the Tigers deserve to play all over the world including in his country.
 arrow Cricket: Mashrafe scare for Bangladesh
Bangladesh are set for a blow before the start of the demanding series against India as pace spearhead Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has been complaining of back pain since yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Uncertain future for Dav
Bangladesh's outgoing coach Dav Whatmore hopes to impress his potential Indian employers by plotting India's downfall in the one-day and Test series starting on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: Fans missing 'Dada'
The mystery of the missing Sourav Ganguly has baffled not only Indian fans but also millions of his supporters across the border in Bangladesh.
 arrow Cricket: Lara digs at WICB
Batting great Brian Lara, who has often been on a collision course with the Caribbean cricket establishment, has taken another potshot at the West Indies Board by questioning their integrity and efficiency.
 arrow Cricket: Smart bat for big-hitters
Australia's World Cup-winning team may not be in need of it but a hi-tech Smart Cricket Bat to help big hitters like Adam Gilchrist smash the ball even further could be on the market within 18 months.
 arrow Football: Allardyce set for Newcastle
Sam Allardyce is expected to be confirmed as the new manager of Newcastle United by the end of next week.
 arrow Football: Sydney press for Cocu decision
Sydney FC is pressing Dutch great Cocu for a decision on whether he will become the Australian A-League club's next marquee player, reports said Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: CA defends Gilly ploy
Australian cricket officials Tuesday dismissed Sri Lankan claims that Adam Gilchrist's use of a squash ball as a batting aid in last month's World Cup final was unfair.
 arrow Tennis: Federer too strong for Almagro
World number one Roger Federer encountered few problems in his 6-3, 6-4 second round victory over Nicolas Almagro at the Rome Masters on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Fergie planning triple swoop
Sir Alex Ferguson quickly demonstrated he will not rest on his laurels despite his ninth Premiership title as Manchester United manager, claiming a triple transfer swoop was in the offing in the close
 arrow Football: Oldham MSC-struck
Oldham Athletic received a hostile welcome when the youth side of the English club lost their first exhibition match to Mohammedan Sporting Club yesterday.
 arrow Football: Lamps' point to prove
Frank Lampard believes Chelsea are still the best team in the Premiership and he is determined to hammer home the point by inflicting a pair of defeats on Manchester United.
 arrow Football: Pardew offers no excuses
Alan Pardew admitted Charlton deserved to be relegated after his side crashed out of the Premiership.
 arrow Football: Sheva to undergo op
Andriy Shevchenko's miserable season at Chelsea has been hit by fresh mystery after it emerged that he would have groin surgery today, meaning he will miss the FA Cup final against Manchester United.
 arrow Football: Valdano slams Rafa, Jose
The former Real Madrid coach and World Cup winner Jorge Valdano has attacked Rafael Benítez and Jose Mourinho, insisting that they are ushering in a bleak future for football and likening the Champions
 arrow Cricket: Woolmer probe still inconclusive
A Pakistani investigator Tuesday said that a probe into the cause of death of national cricket coach Bob Woolmer was still inconclusive.
 arrow Football: Cruciani leaves in good grace
Diego Cruciani will cut ties with Bangladesh for the second time inside one year's time with his head high, unlike his first departure that was under controversy.
 arrow Football: WC qualifying draw in November
The draw for the qualifying round of the 2010 football World Cup will take place in Durban, South Africa, on November 23, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Ribery wants foreign sojourn
France midfielder Franck Ribery has said that if he leaves Marseille in the close season, it will be to play abroad.
 arrow Football: Ctg MSC back to winning ways
Just six days after a famous away victory over mighty Abahani in Dhaka, Khulna Abahani crashed 1-0 to Chittagong Mohammedan yesterday.
 arrow Football: Maradona vows healthy lifestyle
Diego Maradona has vowed to fight his illness for the sake of his daughters after being discharged from hospital following lengthy treatment for smoking-, dietary- and alcohol-related problems.
 arrow Football: Row over MU's tour
Manchester United officials are confident the club's planned summer tour of Asia will go ahead, despite being told they will not be welcome in Malaysia during July because of fears their visit will distract
 arrow Football: The magic of Guti
When Ramón Calderon suffered an outbreak of Presidential Tourettes, hocking and swearing and insulting his way through the Real Madrid squad, everyone jumped up and down in righteous indignation.
 arrow Football: AFC chief re-elected
Mohamed Bin Hammam was Tuesday sworn in unopposed to a second four-year term as Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president.
 arrow Football: Ajax fans arrested
Dutch police arrested around 50 people in Amsterdam late on Monday after Ajax football supporters began smashing shop windows and looting following a ceremony honouring the team's Dutch Cup victory, the
 arrow Football: WC in SA safe
FIFA President Sepp Blatter insisted Tuesday that South Africa will definitely host the 2010 World Cup barring a natural disaster.
 arrow Football: Park on crutches till August
Injured Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung will be on crutches till August but a knee operation has prevented his injury from worsening, his father said Tuesday.
Metropolitanarrow Control small arms to stop threat by militants
Speakers at a meeting yesterday urged the government to form an independent national commission to control small arms.
 arrow Police put on high alert in 16 northern districts
Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police AKM Shahidul Haque yesterday said police across the 16 northern districts have been put on maximum alert against the threats by new militant outfit Zadid al Qaeda
 arrow 7 per cent of population suffer from thalassemia
International Thalassemia Day was observed yesterday as elsewhere in the world with a view to raise awareness about the preventive measures of Thalassemia.
 arrow Prime suspect found dead
Unknown assailants killed the principal suspect in the May 4 Naogaon bomb blast case and then hung his body on a tree at Hat Damnash Ghoranipara in Bagmara yesterday.
 arrow 5 more arrested for quizzing
Detective Branch (DB) of Police nabbed five people on Sunday in connection with the Sadarghat tragedy on Friday night.
 arrow One shot dead in Jhenidah
A group of criminals killed one and injured another four at Paglakanai intersection of the town last night. The dead is Abdul Wahab alias Shakil, 42, of Keshtopur village under Jhenidah sadar upazila.
 arrow 48 city shops gutted
At least 48 shops were gutted in a fire at a market at city's Maddhya Badda in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Trader robbed of Tk 2 lakh
A gang of muggers shot a trader and looted Tk 2 lakh from him at Shyampur in the city yesterday.
 arrow RU BCL demands foolproof security for Hasina
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) of Rajshahi University (RU) unit yesterday urged the caretaker government to ensure foolproof security of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina.
 arrow Novera Deepita Memorial Scholarship
Novera Deepita Memorial Trust has instituted a scholarship programme in memory of Novera Deepita, a reporter of The Daily Star, says a press release.
 arrow 'Involve urban planners to solve urban problems'
Involve urban planners at policymaking level to help solve different urban problems, said the speakers at a book launching ceremony yesterday.
 arrow Proceedings suspended for a year
The High Court yesterday suspended for a year the proceedings of the case filed against some eminent lawyers, including Dr Kamal Hossain, in connection with the violence on the Supreme Court premisesover
 arrow Time not right for lifting emergency
Law Adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein yesterday said no-one is considering that an environment is now in place for lifting the state of emergency.
Nationalarrow 15 BNP, Jubo Dal men chargesheeted
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday submitted supplementary charge sheet against 15 leaders and activists of BNP and Jubo Dal Palashbari in a court here in the sensational Rajbul Huq
 arrow Bangladesh gets back 35 acres of land on Feni border
Bangladesh got back 35 acres of land on Koilermuk-Ramgarh border in Feni used by Indians for long due to absence of border pillars on the zero line.
 arrow Court notices sent to relatives of Aminul, Nadim, Shish
Court notices served on former minister Aminul Haque, former BNP lawmaker Nadim Mostafa and Rajshahi district BNP secretary Shish Mohammad to surrender before court within three days were handed overto
 arrow Cheating case against former Jamaat MP
A cheating case has been filed against former Jamaat-e-Islami lawmaker Riasat Ali in Assassuni.
 arrow 5 BNP, LDP men held in Khagrachhari
Joint forces yesterday arrested joint convener of Khagrachhari district Liberal Democratic party (LDP) Anup Mohajon and four leaders and activists of BNP and its student front JCD on charge of terrorizing
 arrow B'baria 'killer' confesses to involvement
Clue to the April 25 doubled murder has started coming to light with one of the three alleged killers confessing to his involvement in the incident yesterday.
 arrow Baby missing from hospital rescued
Police rescued a new-born baby from a nearby bush yesterday, three hours after she was missing from Sirajganj General Hospital.
 arrow HC stays vacation order
High Court (HC) yesterday stayed the order to vacate Kokborok library, set up for indigenous Tripura students, for three weeks.
 arrow Toll demand from Chandpur doctors
Outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) cadres allegedly demanded Tk 2 lakh toll from four doctors at Chandpur 200-bed Sadar Hospital each for treatment of their wounded activists, civil surgeon
Point-Counterpointarrow Saga of the two ladies and beyond
It was mid January 2006, I was talking to a former World Bank senior who had many things to do with Bangladesh in his previous job, and had made one or two visits also.
 arrow Sarkozy's reform package
France has just held its presidential elections. The centre-right Union for Popular Movement (UMP) candidate Nicholas Sarkozy has secured the 18th Century Elysee Palace for the next five years.
Culturearrow Passion for Kabiguru's songs
Upcoming Tagore singers Pijush Barua and Adrita Anwar are of the opinion that Rabindra Sangeet holds a firm place in the hearts of Bangladeshis in terms of exposure and practice.
 arrow Rabindra Mela on Channel-i
Channel-i celebrated Tagore's 146th birth anniversary with a daylong 'Rabindra Mela', first of its kind, on May 8 at its Tejgaon office. The mela was also aired live on the Channel.
 arrow 'Gaaner Jhornatolaye': Music festival at Bengal
To celebrate Tagore's 146th birth anniversary, Bengal Foundation has arranged a music festival titled Gaaner Jhornatolaye.
 arrow 'Adbhuturey': New mega-serial on Channel-i
Taher Shipon's new mega-serial Adbhuturey will go on air starting from tomorrow at 8:25pm. Written by noted author Anisul Haque, the serial will be aired every Wednesday and Friday on Channel-i.
 arrow Solo flute recital by Ustad Azizul Islam
Sargam, a cultural magazine, in association with Laser Vision recently arranged a solo flute recital evening by Ustad Captain (Rtd) Azizul Islam.
 arrow Street play on child marriage...

Generalarrow Road accidents kill six, injure 46
At least six people were killed and 46 others injured in separate road accidents in Comilla, Faridpur and Gaibandha yesterday.
 arrow DU hall students demand resignation of provost, house tutor
Students of Sergeant Zahurul Huq Hall yesterday submitted a memorandum to Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University (DU) demanding immediate resignation of the hall provost and a house tutor because of their
 arrow 4 bogies of train derail
A Chittagong bound container train derailed at 6:30am yesterday at Nawty area near Laksam Railway Station in the district.
 arrow Teasing forces another girl to commit suicide
Failing to endure repeated harassment and teasing by derailed youths, a teenage schoolgirl committed suicide in the city's Shyampur area yesterday.
 arrow Govt urged to release Engr Mosharraf
A total of 500 freedom fighters in a recent statement urged the caretaker government to take proper steps to release freedom fighter and Awami League leader Engr Mosharraf Hossain considering his service
Internationalarrow Israel plans to create buffer zone in Gaza
Israel's army has developed a plan to create a "buffer zone" inside the edge of the Gaza Strip to halt the latest wave of Palestinian rocket attacks, military officials said yesterday.
 arrow N Ireland 'now a place of peace and promise'
Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern said Tuesday the current generation in Northern Ireland should be the last to feel the "anger and pain of old quarrels" as self-rule was restored to the province.
 arrow Pressure mounts on Musharraf to end military rule
An extraordinary mass rally in support of Pakistan's suspended chief justice is increasing the pressure on President Gen Pervez Musharraf to end nearly eight years of military rule.
 arrow Sarkozy win sets off riots in France
The leader of France's defeated Socialists appealed for calm yesterday after a second night of post-election violence left cars burned and store windows smashed.
 arrow Iran accepts compromise at nuclear meeting
Iran yesterday accepted a compromise on the agenda of a 130-nation nuclear conference, clearing the way for the meeting to approve it and end six days of deadlock that threatened to doom the gathering
 arrow Astronomers spot exploding faraway star
A massive exploding faraway star the brightest supernova astronomers have ever seen has scientists wondering whether a similar celestial fireworks show may light up the sky much closer to Earth sometime
Editorialarrow Editorial: Sheikh Hasina's homecoming
Now that the Awami League chief is back home, the need for introspection on the part of both her party and the BNP takes on a new measure of urgency.
 arrow Editorial: Obtaining a passport
As many as two thousand people were seen standing in queues in the sweltering heat inside the premises of the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP) at Agargaon.
 arrow Of politics, clans, fathers and sons
It appears that the dynasty factor in Bangladesh's politics will not go away any time soon.
 arrow Constitutionality of CTG
It is reported that a writ petition questioning the constitutional validity of the Fakhruddin government, sworn in on January 12, has been lodged before the Supreme Court.
Letters to Editorarrow Proliferation of guns in US
The United States must be the only country in the world where children have easy access to guns and where an already identified demented person can easily buy a handgun.
 arrow Student politics
The government is contemplating a ban on student politics.
 arrow Global warming
Climatologists are of the view that the temperature of the earth is on the rise. It is said that the gradual increase of temperature --1.
 arrow Sheikh Hasina's return
Now that the AL chief is back to the country, it will only further expose the bankruptcy of the govt. move to prevent her from coming back.
 arrow Sidhu's comments
Graciousness is an admirable quality; we respect those persons who possess it. Indian cricket captain Rahul Dravid is one of them, though India had to suffer defeat to Bangladesh .
 arrow Troublemakers back again?
The homegrown terrorists have come back again. Their presence has been felt in three major railway stations. Luckily, there was no casualty as reported in the BBC Bengali service news.
 arrow 'Jadid al-Qaeda'
Suspected as the new Islamic militant outfit though to a small extent, it is threatening NGO employees and Ahmadiyyas and probably trying to serve the message that JMB is not the conclusion, but anintermediate
 arrow Democracy and discontent
I refer to the excellent post editorial by Prof. Manzur Rahman of San Diego University, California.
 arrow Teachers and politics
Governance in every sector has so deteriorated that one can gain admission in Dhaka University, once known as the Oxford of the East, spending some amount of money, irrespective of educational competency.
 arrow Shopping hours
I think the present caretaker government should once again seriously consider re-fixing the shopping hours which they have fixed, especially for the shopping malls.
 arrow Set up a hospital
People of Sirajgonj need a hospital for treatment of chest diseases. The number of people suffering from chest diseases is increasing rapidly in the district but there is no chest hospital here.
 arrow Wasa billing
It is reported that steps are being taken to streamline Wasa's revenue administration. I have some suggestions:
1. Stop the practice of guesswork billing.

 arrow CU journalism dept.
Students of Communication & Journalism Department of Chittagong University have been demanding that this department be brought under social science faculty with a view to creating more opportunities
 arrow Why penalise the taxpayers?
In a country of 14 crore people it is learnt that some 20 lakh people obtained TIN number, out of which only 8 lakh are really paying tax. It is clear that a staggering number lies out of the tax bracket.
 arrow Sk. Hasina and Khaleda Zia
As a citizen of Bangladesh, I noticed with great dismay that your government has not been able to handle political issues efficiently.
 arrow Harmful SO2
The demand of vehicles is increasing day by day. So the demand of fossil fuels such as diesel, petrol etc is also increasing rapidly.
 arrow A new Bangladesh
First, I would like to convey my best wishes to the interim government for the service they have already rendered to the nation.
Star Chittagongarrow Chaktai Khal a never-ending problem
The Chaktai Khal is a never-ending problem for 40 lakh people of the port city despite completion of concrete soling of the canal bed and some insignificant renovations.
 arrow CU central library needs care
The facilities at Chittagong University (CU) Central Library are decreasing day by day as the library is in the grip of mismanagement.
 arrow Scenic beauty...

Star Cityarrow Increasing chaos adds to public suffering
A chaotic situation continues to prevail in the CNG autorickshaw sector as owners and drivers still ignore the newly fixed fare and deposit rates, leading to public sufferings.
 arrow 'Stop plundering our homesteads, agricultural lands'
In the face of persistent aggression of private housing land developers in the city's eastern fringe, affected locals and farmers fervently appealed to the interim government to protect their ancestral
 arrow Rajuk notice for restoration of residential character
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has for the first time served notice to the illegal commercial establishments in the city's residential areas, asking them to vacate the residential buildings within
 arrow Taxicab drivers demand official guideline
After this interim government set new regulations and price structures for CNG-run auto rickshaw operations from May 1, drivers of taxicabs also hope that this government would take similar measures to
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