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Front Pagearrow Another rags to riches story
Harris Chowdhury, ex-prime minister Khaleda Zia's political secretary, sentenced to a three-year term Monday, was an ordinary car dealer who became a multi-millionaire in just five years through corruption
 arrow JMB men regroup at chars in N region
Leaders and suicide squad members of banned Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) regrouped at remote chars on the Padma, Brahmaputra and Teesta are reportedly planning attacks across the northern region.
 arrow Donors ready to fund voter list, national ID
As many as 23 donor agencies have agreed to provide funds for the Election Commission's (EC) project for simultaneously preparing the voter list with photographs and national identity cards at an estimated
 arrow Tigers earn draw
The wet outfield following heavy overnight downpour allowed only half of the final day's play as the rain-hit first Test of the two-match series between Bangladesh and India ended in an expected drawat
 arrow Scheme stalled, govt to go for int'l tendering
The caretaker government has stalled the much talked about investment proposal of a foreign company for constructing the first expressway in the country connecting the capital and port city Chittagong
 arrow Six of a family brutally murdered in Narsingdi
Police yesterday recovered six decomposed bodies of a family, murdered several days back, from a house in Bhelanagar area of the district town.
 arrow Int'l audit agency to monitor PSI firms
The government will appoint an international audit agency soon to monitor activities of pre-shipment inspection (PSI) companies.
 arrow Reforms in govt, JS also needed
Awami League (AL) General Secretary Abdul Jalil yesterday said reforms will have to be brought in the government as well as the parliament in line with the reforms in political parties.
 arrow BNP govt deprived Khulna of development
Mayor of Khulna City Corporation and a senior leader of the immediate past ruling BNP Sheikh Tayebur Rahman has alleged that none of the commitments made by the previous government for development ofKhulna
 arrow EX-secretary 'commits' suicide
A former secretary apparently committed suicide at his residence in the city's Dhanmondi area yesterday.
 arrow Writ petition against CG's validity rejected
The High Court (HC) yesterday rejected a writ petition challenging the validity of the current caretaker government.
 arrow Charge-framing against MK Alamgir May 27
A special court yesterday fixed May 27 for the hearing on charge framing against detained former state minister for planning Dr Mohiuddin Khan Alamgir in connection with a graft case.
 arrow Learning the Ropes


 arrow Foreign adviser trashes Indian media reports
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday dismissed reports appeared in a few Indian newspapers recently that some Bangladeshis were involved in planning and execution of recent bombing
 arrow Hearing on charge framing against Nizami adjourned
A Dhaka court yesterday adjourned the hearing on charge framing against Jamaat-e-Islami chief Matiur Rahman Nizami and nine other leaders of Jamaat and Islami Chhatra Shibir in connection with the killing
 arrow Aminul Haque sued again for extortion
One more extortion and land grabbing case was filed with Godagari Police Station on Monday night accusing 15 persons including former post and telecommunication minister barrister Aminul Haque.
 arrow Beautification!
A one-year-old picture, left, of Osmani Udyan in the capital, a spot of greenery in the rapidly growing concrete jungle.
 arrow Shahriar Kabir, 4 others discharged of sedition charge
A Dhaka court yesterday relieved writer-columnist Shahriar Kabir, two journalists of British Channel 4 and four others of sedition charges filed against them five years ago.
 arrow 2 outlaws killed in 'shootout'
Two regional leaders of outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP-Red flag) were killed in an encounter with a joint team of police and Rab in Pabna Sadar upazila yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Verdict in tender snatching case against JCD men on June 11
A Dhaka court is to deliver on June 11 the judgement of a Tk 400 crore tender snatching case filed against 11 Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and activists.
 arrow Proceedings of arms case against Huda stayed for 3 months
The High Court (HC) yesterday stayed for three months the proceedings of an arms case filed against former communications minister Nazmul Huda.
 arrow Ctg mayor gets bail
The High Court yesterday granted Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) Mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury bail for three months, but kept the hearing on its rule on the mayor's detention order pending.
 arrow 4 killed as 2 buses collide in Jessore
Four people were killed and eight others injured as two buses collided at Shakor Matha near Churamon Kati bazar under Jessore Sadar upazila yesterday morning.
 arrow Top JMB leader confesses to involvement in Prof Yunus murder
Operations commander of greater Rajshahi JMB Shahidullah Mahbub in a judicial statement yesterday confessed to his involvement in the murder of Rajshahi University Professor Mohammad Yunus.
 arrow Mobile court unearths fake cable factory
A mobile court yesterday recovered a huge quantity of substandard cables from an illegal cable factory in the port city.
 arrow Govt threatens legal actions against downlink of unauthorised TV channels
The government has decided to take legal actions against downlink and transmission of unapproved TV channels in the country.
 arrow Weight restrictions on rice-laden trucks crossing Jamuna Bridge to be eased
The government has decided to relax weight restrictions for trucks crossing the Jamuna Bridge to help increase food supplies to the city markets.
 arrow Baghdad market bombing kills 25
A parked car bomb ripped through a packed outdoor market in southwestern Baghdad yesterday morning, killing 25 people and injuring 60 others, despite a 3-month-old security crackdown meant to reduce violence
Businessarrow Expansion of social safety net programme demanded
The government should expand social safety net programmes in the coming budget to ease the impact of rising inflation on the poor, suggested Akbar Ali Khan, a former finance adviser to the caretaker government.
 arrow Plastic goods makers want import duty cut
Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BPGMEA) yesterday urged the government to cut import duties on plastic intermediate products from 25 per cent to 15 per cent in the upcoming
 arrow Shipping Corp gets nod to raise paid-up, authorised capital
The state-owned Bangladesh Shipping Corporation (BSC) yesterday received approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase its paid-up and authorised capital.
 arrow EU denies pressing ex-colonies on trade
EU Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday rejected accusations of piling pressure on poor, former European colonies in tough negotiations over new trade pacts.
 arrow Oil prices steady above $66 in Asia
Oil prices were little changed Tuesday after jumping above $66 a barrel in the previous session on worries about gasoline supply. Light, sweet crude for June delivery was flat at $66.
 arrow Indian firms threaten 2-hr suspension of Benapole trade
A platform of eight export-import organisations of India has threatened to suspend all sorts of commercial activities for two hours through Benapole port from today.
 arrow Bank Asia's cardholders to use DBBL's ATM, POS
Bank Asia Ltd, Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd (DBBL) and Electronic Transactions Network (ETN) Ltd have signed an agreement under which Bank Asia's cardholders will have access to ATMs (automated teller machines)
 arrow Five-star Westin Dhaka opens June 20
The Westin Dhaka, the new five-star luxury hotel in Bangladesh, starts its journey on June 20, says a press release.
 arrow India, Mexico ink trade deal
India and Mexico have signed a ten-year bilateral investment promotion and protection agreement to promote two-way flow of investment and allow free repatriation of funds by investors.
 arrow New executive president of Islami Bank
M Fariduddin Ahmad has been appointed executive president of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd, says a press release.
 arrow Local firm to set up $7.725m RMG accessories plant in Comilla EPZ
Bangladesh Taiwan Textile and Accessories Limited will set up an accessories manufacturing plant in Comilla Export Processing Zone. This cent percent local company will invest US$ 7.
 arrow New country manager of Etihad Airways
Etihad Airways Bangladesh has recently appointed K Ashraful Kabir as its new country manager, says a press release. He will replace the outgoing country manager Jill R Errington.
 arrow TVS Auto motor show from today
TVS Auto Bangladesh Ltd starts a 30-day nationwide motor show today to promote its two new motorcycle brands-- TVS star and TVS GLX.
 arrow Trade deficit dogs US, China strategic talks
The United States and China begin high-level talks Tuesday on key economic issues expected to be dominated by American concerns over a burgeoning trade deficit with the Asian giant.
 arrow Citibank holds seminar on int'l trade management
Citibank NA Bangladesh recently organised a seminar on 'International Trade Management' as part of its global trade initiatives and client education, says a press release.
 arrow Dollar firms against euro
The dollar firmed against the euro and the yen on Tuesday, as dealers set aside evidence of rising investor confidence in Germany and looked instead to easing concerns over the US economy.
 arrow Currency


Sportsarrow Cricket: Draw pleases Bashar
Nobody expected anything other than a dull and drab draw from the Test match where only half of the overs were bowled over five days due to rain interruptions.
 arrow Cricket: Praises heaped on Mashrafe
Amongst all the big names at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium there stood one man tall above the rest to receive all the praises, not only from his own team but also from the opponent skipper.
 arrow Cricket: Weather settles match
England and West Indies drew the first Test at Lord's on Monday as the weather had the final say in the opening encounter of a four-match series.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar out of Afro-Asia Cup
Pakistan's Shoaib Akhtar will not feature in next month's Afro-Asia Cup one-day series because he is still injured, a selector said Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Abahani want Tushar for Victoria tie
Abahani have requested the president of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) to release Tushar Imran for Thursday's crucial Premier Cricket Super League match against Victoria.
 arrow Football: B.League resumes May 31
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday confirmed that the second leg of the B.League will commence on May 31.
 arrow Cricket: MCC urges shorter WC
The seven-week long World Cup in the West Indies courted sharp criticism from the Marylebone Cricket Club, which said that the quadrennial event should be played within a month's time.
 arrow Local Snippets
BKSP maintained their undefeated run in the final round of the Western Union National Youth Football Championship with a 7-2 thrashing of Jhenaidah at the Satkhira Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Sonn gravely ill
Percy Sonn, the president of the ICC, is critically ill in an intensive care unit in Cape Town, according to Cricket South Africa.
 arrow Cricket: Injuries keep Eng waiting
England will have to wait on the fitness of several key players before they name their squad for the second Test against the West Indies.
 arrow Cricket: Hoggard leaves echoing void
All the while that Lord's was shrouded by this afternoon's persistent drizzle, the television monitors in the press box were showing replays of a rather more classic encounter between these two sides--
 arrow Football: Classy Milan vs dogged L'pool
On Merseyside they like to remember it as the 'Miracle of Istanbul'. In Milan they would just like to forget it.
 arrow Football: Ancelotti keeping options open
AC Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti has decided who will partner Kaka in attack for tonight's Champions League final against Liverpool, but refused to say whether the experience of Fillipo Inzaghi has been
 arrow Football: High alert around Athens
The fear of hooligan clashes in Athens around Wednesday's Champions League final between Liverpool and AC Milan has prompted a security mobilisation rarely seen since the city hosted the 2004 Olympics,
 arrow Football: Key Battles
Key battles for the Champions League final between AC Milan and Liverpool here on Wednesday:
KAKA V CARRAGHER
With ten goals already in this season's competition, including three in the two

 arrow Football: Robson takes over at Blades
Former England skipper Bryan Robson was confirmed as manager of relegated Sheffield United on Tuesday taking over from Neil Warnock.
 arrow Cricket: Wright could head Aussie academy
Former India cricket coach John Wright is all set to take over as the head coach of Australia's Centre of Excellence.
 arrow Cricket: Sri Lanka post 296-9
Half-centuries from captain Mahela Jayawardene and Chamara Silva boosted Sri Lanka to reach 296 for 9 in 50 overs in the third and final one-day international against Pakistan at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium
 arrow Cricket: Asif pulled up
Mohammad Asif has received an official reprimand from Javagal Srinath, the match referee, for violating the ICC Code of Conduct.
 arrow Cricket: DVT hits Lehmann
Former Australia Test batsman Darren Lehmann has been diagnosed with deep vein thrombosis and will undergo blood-thinning therapy, his South Australia state side said Tuesday.
 arrow Football: 'Well done Stuttgart'
Deposed German champions Bayern Munich congratulated newly crowned Bundesliga kings VfB Stuttgart in newspaper adverts on Tuesday but promised to fight to regain their title next season. "Congratulations.
 arrow Football: Vieira joins France injury list
France international captain Patrick Vieira has been ruled out of next month's European qualifiers against the Ukraine and Georgia with a knee injury.
Metropolitanarrow Ensure internal democracy
Ensuring democracy within the political parties, ridding the leadership of corruptionists and putting an end to dynastic politics are a must for establishing democratic rule in the country, politicians,
 arrow 96 killed by law enforcers since emergency
A total of 96 people were killed and 1,93,329 arrested by different law enforcement agencies since the state of emergency was declared 130 days ago, says a report by Odhikar, a human rights watchdog.
 arrow Make proposed coal policy public
Speakers at a press conference yesterday called on the caretaker government to make the proposed coal policy public and consult with the experts before finalising it.
 arrow Mystery shrouds deaths of woman, boy in Ctg
Two separate incidents of mysterious death were reported here in the port city yesterday.
 arrow 'Protect Shegunbagicha school playground'
Bangladesh Paribesh Andolon (Bapa), an environmentalist organisation, along with residents and guardians yesterday urged the caretaker government to preserve the playground on Shegunbagicha High School
 arrow 'Implement draft RTI Act to ensure good governance'
Non-accessibility of information not only creates a major obstacle to bringing about a change in the livelihood of marginalised groups but also acts as a hurdle to strengthening good governance and democracy,
 arrow Call to set up more research centres on herbal medicines
More scientific research centres on herbal drugs should be set up at all important places across the country for ensuring standardisation of natural products, speakers at a symposium said yesterday.
 arrow Concern over filing of case against 2500 RMG workers
Different organisations yesterday expressed concern over filing of a case against 2500 unnamed workers of Fortuna Apparels Ltd in Gazipur by the police.
 arrow Dr Yunus wants to take banking for the poor to Africa
Bangladeshi Nobel peace laureate Muhammad Yunus said on Tuesday he was hoping to export the micro-credit system he pioneered in Asia to more African countries to help the continent overcome poverty.
 arrow 'Reinstate Valerie Taylor as CRP coordinator'
Speakers at a press conference yesterday demanded necessary steps to bring Valerie Taylor, founder of the Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), back to her previous position as coordinator
 arrow Woman shot, robbed of Tk one lakh
Some unidentified miscreants shot a housewife and looted Tk one lakh from her possession at Mirpur in the city yesterday.
 arrow '28 pc children miss non-formal schooling due to job for family'
Children of hard-to-reach poor parents cannot attend schools due to their financial problems, according to a study.
 arrow 5-year-old girl shot dead in Gazipur
A five-year-old girl died after a bullet reportedly from nearby firing range of Rajendrapur Cantonment in Gazipur hit her head yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Housewife murdered
A housewife was murdered in the city yesterday. The dead was identified as Nadira Yasmin, 38, of Kalabagan 1st lane in Dhanmondi. She was the wife of Amir Hossain, a transport businessman.
 arrow Turkish envoy seeks Dhaka's support to hold World Expo
The government of Turkey has full support for the present caretaker government, said the Turkish Ambassador in Dhaka Ferit Ergin.
 arrow CA provides Tk 1 lakh for treatment of ailing journo
Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed has provided Tk one lakh for the treatment of ailing Staff Reporter of the daily Jugantor Hasan Arefin.
 arrow Probe into Nanak's wealth begins in Barisal
A task force of Anti-Corruption Commission started investigation into the wealth and properties of Jubo League Chairman Jahangir Kabir Nanak.
 arrow Appeal for help
The parents of a nine-year-old boy who has been suffering from aplastic anaemia has sought financial assistance for his treatment.
 arrow Nurul Huda passes away
Language Movement veteran engineer Nurul Huda passed away due to respiratory complications at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital yesterday at the age of 83, says a press release.
Nationalarrow 2 ex-MPs among 25 leaders on the run in Satkhira
Twenty-five leaders of BNP, Awami League (AL) and Workers Party (WP) and their front organisations including two former lawmakers are on the run to evade arrest, law enforcers said.
 arrow Red Crescent Society 'inactive' as most members wanted by police
The Red Crescent Society in Khagrachhari is virtually inactive as most of its executive committee (EC) members are on the run.
 arrow Sundarbans Textile Mills loses Tk 1cr in 4 months
The Sundarbans Textile Mills Ltd, the lone state-owned large industry in the district, incurred a loss of about Tk one crore in last four months due to severe load shedding.
 arrow 6 madrasa students held with 'army dress', camera
BDR personnel arrested 6 madrasa students with 2 sets of army dress and a camera from Gupalbari boarder of Durgapur upazila in Netrakona on Monday night while they were hanging around suspiciously inthe
 arrow Main accused in Randhuni Bari police outpost looting case held
Belkuchi police yesterday arrested a leader of outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party and the main accused in the case for killing four policemen and looting arms from Randhuni Bari police outpost in2002.
 arrow Clinic closed, five fined in Kushtia
Joint forces closed a private clinic in Kushtia town and fined five others in Daulatpur upazila in the district yesterday.
 arrow Judge dies at court in Sirajganj
Sirajganj Nanda Additional District and Session Judge Kumar Sarker died of heart attack at court yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow Hazards of voter registration in camps
The media confirms that the Election Commission will go for simultaneous production of voters list with photographs and the national identity card, employing a new method and advanced technology withthe
 arrow The Bangladesh of today
I had visited Bangladesh in the past, never thought much of it, to say the keast.
Culturearrow "Our young generation is least interested in Dhaliwood"
Sohanoor Rahman Sohan is one of the very few film directors who are continuing making quality movies in the contemporary Dhaliwood film industry.
 arrow 'Pride and Joy': Shamilka's book on underprivileged children
Arriving in Dhaka during the 2004 flood, Shamilka van der Zanden was mesmerised at the people's endurance. She made a resolution to "make a difference" for two reasons.
 arrow Debal Chandra Sarker: Talented flutist in Netrakona
Twenty five-year-old Debal Chandra Sarker captivates his listeners with his melodious silver flute.
Generalarrow 'More coordination needed to combat HIV/AIDS'
A three-day workshop on 'HIV/ AIDS Mainstreaming at NGOs in Bangladesh' began in the city yesterday with a view to combating HIV/ AIDS in a coordinated way to yield better results.
 arrow AMCH gets Tk 29.66 lakh in donation in April
Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital (AMCH) has received about Tk 29.66 lakh as donation in April, says a press release.
 arrow Gaibandha road crash kills one
A rickshawpuller was killed and two others were injured when a speedy truck dashed his rickshaw from behind at Dhanghara on Gaibandha-Palashbari highway yesterday.
Internationalarrow Lebanon militants declare truce
The Sunni extremist group Fatah al-Islam which has been battling Lebanese troops for three days around a Palestinian refugee camp said yesterday it would observe a unilateral ceasefire.
 arrow Lanka sinks into lawlessness
Cases of murder, abduction, disappearance and intimidation surface almost daily in Sri Lanka as the South Asian nation appears to be sliding into lawlessness and war.
 arrow Pak media feel heat as Musharraf digs in
The increasing vulnerability of military ruler President Pervez Musharraf has been matched by a sudden rise in pressure put on the media in Pakistan, television and press organisations say.
 arrow No Hamas leader safe from attack
Israel warned Hamas yesterday that none of its leaders were safe from attack after a rocket fired by Gaza militants killed a woman in the shell-shocked town of Sderot, where anger mounted over the army's
 arrow Democrats step back from Iraq timelines
Democratic congressional leaders were Monday close to dropping their troop withdrawal timelines from an Iraq war budget, in a move, which could ease a standoff with President George W. Bush.
 arrow India looks at UPA report card as it steps into 4th year
India's Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government yesterday completed three years in office with a mixed bag of achievements on the economic and foreign policy fronts while some setbacks onpolitical
 arrow Pak troops strike al-Qaeda camp: 4 killed
Pakistani troops backed by helicopter gunships yesterday stormed a suspected al-Qaeda camp in a tribal area bordering Afghanistan, killing at least four foreign rebels, officials said.
 arrow US urges Myanmar to release Suu Kyi
The United States yesterday urged military-run Myanmar to release democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and other political prisoners ahead of the junta's review of her detention this week.
Editorialarrow Editorial: CA's call to bureaucracy
The Chief Adviser has asked civil servants to fulfill their responsibilities to the people through ensuring a prompt delivery of services.
 arrow Editorial: Welcome MOU between UAE and Bangladesh
We are heartened to know that a memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between Bangladesh and UAE aimed at ensuring better working conditions for and protecting the rights of Bangladeshi workers
 arrow The people, in this People's Republic
It is people that people talk about in this country, in season and out of it. The people, say these people, are the final arbiters of our destiny. They decide the course national history will take.
 arrow Who's suffocating: Politicians or people?
While commemorating the 26th anniversary of her homecoming on May 17 the day of her return from abroad in 1981, six years after her father and other family members were assassinated on August 15 in 1975
 arrow Silence is better
The US government appears to have changed its course away from where it stood in November 2003. Then, in a speech at the National Endowment for Democracy (Ned) in Washington D.C., President George W.
Letters to Editorarrow Taking care of people
We the citizens expect and hope that the non-political caretaker government will take care of us, establishing norms that will be permanent. One such area is healthcare for the poor.
 arrow Bush and veto
The use of veto by President Bush to scuttle the Iraq pullout bill cannot be viewed as illegal or wrong, because he has only used his "legitimate" right bestowed on the president in the US Constitution.
 arrow University education: then and now
My attention was drawn to a news item on a roundtable of young academics organised by The Daily Star.
 arrow Controlling noise pollution
I would like to express my gratitude to all concerned who took the initiative to ban honking, first from the Shahbagh intersection to Sonargaon Hotel as a test case, then up to the Shaheed JahangirGate
 arrow Leaders, leave the people alone
We do not disagree with the rights of two of our former prime ministers: Sheikh Hasina has every right to return to her country and Khaleda Zia too has every right to decline to go abroad.
 arrow Eviction drive in Dhanmondi
As a long-term resident of Dhanmondi (since the 1950's), I am shocked by the recent rhetoric about Dhanmondi businesses and the drastic and over-the-top solutions being proposed by Rajuk.
 arrow Eve teasing
Innocent girls are the worst victims of teasing, almost everywhere in the country. The law enforcers should address the issue and take necessary steps to stop this extremely uncivil behaviour.
 arrow Congratulations, Dr. Horta
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Dr. Horta on his becoming the president of East Timor. Also, I would like to congratulate the people of East Timor for their decision in favour ofDr.
 arrow Admission forgery
The total number of fake students in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the DU is reported to be 76 ( As of May 05, 2007). This is enough for tarnishing the image of the university.
 arrow Rebuilding demolished structures
The reinstatement of the unlawful structures, which were dismantled only a few days ago, is going on in almost full swing at Khulna city.
 arrow Power issue
As I began writing this letter, suddenly the electricity went off, for the fourth time this evening! Our first point is that we want to thank and congratulate the Adviser for Energy, Mr.
 arrow Prime residential areas
With the deteriorating law and order situation in the country, the interim caretaker government should immediately take strict measures, especially in the prime residential area of Gulshan.
 arrow People ready to wait
We have found BNP leader Hannan Shah being very critical about the caretaker government.
 arrow Grave risk
The big round-about on the Airport Highway, opposite the Terminal Building of ZIA, needs to be signal-controlled. Thousands of people and workers cross the highway every day, which is very risky.
 arrow 27th BCS: Do justice
Nowadays much is being said about the 27th BCS-- whether it should be cancelled or not.
 arrow HSC English question paper
I'm an HSC examinee. Our exams started on 10th May, 2007. The 1st exam was English 1st Paper.
 arrow US Senators' letter
It is amazing that 13 US Senators sent a letter to the Chief Adviser to the government of Bangladesh. One of them is a defeated Presidential candidate; another is prospective Presidential candidate.
Star Chittagongarrow Fate of Motel Saikat hangs in the balance
The fate of much-talked about Motel Saikat Complex of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation (BPC) has become uncertain as the project has been shelved for over three years.
 arrow Policy a must to protect marine resources
Scientists and fisheries experts emphasised the need for conducting a comprehensive survey and suggested formulation of a policy on marine resources of the Bay of Bengal in Bangladesh territory.
Star Cityarrow Railway's delay tactics frustrate government order
Despite government instructions to cancel all the anomalous allotment of plots in the city's Begunbari canal, the authorities concerned appear to have resorted to delaying tactics in accomplishing the
 arrow Unauthorised CNG autorickshaws flood city
When the authorities are planning to increase the number of CNG autorickshaws in the city, the latest official traffic survey revealed that the actual number of autorickshaws could be two and half times
 arrow Blazing bloom in concrete jungle
Emerald green grasses embellished with Krishnachura petals, an image straight out of paradise.
 arrow Public park a far cry
Making of a public park on the open space of the western part of Dhanmondi Eidgah on Sat Masjid Road has become uncertain due to unavailability of funds from the Public Works Department (PWD).
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