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Front Pagearrow Hill cutting rampant defying ban, danger of disaster
Hill cutting in Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari continues unabated despite mudslides every so often during the monsoon in a chilling reminder of the disastrous consequences that it could leave.
 arrow Ban unlikely to go till fate of 2 top leaders settled
Allowing indoor politics seems uncertain unless political future of the two top leaders -- BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina -- is settled.
 arrow Hasina not allowed to leave country
The army-backed caretaker government yesterday did not let Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina leave the country for the USA.
 arrow Khaleda also wants reform but won't quit post
Differences between BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia and other party leaders over the much-talked-about intra-party reforms have now turned into a serious conflict, sources said.
 arrow No textbooks even after 5 months of academic year
English medium students of secondary level under the government education boards are facing problems as they are yet to get this year's English version textbooks even after passing of five and a halfmonths
 arrow Govt to jeopardise its legitimacy if polls not held at earliest
Outgoing US Ambassador in Dhaka Patricia A Butenis said on Thursday that she would like to see Bangladeshi democracy return to its "full fold" at the earliest, otherwise the legitimacy and legacy of the
 arrow Ashiyan City owner held, remanded
Dakkhin Khan police arrested Ashiyan City owner Nazrul Islam, his two employees and a Rab informant on Thursday night in the city on charges of getting a man arrested with a planted firearm.
 arrow Celebrating the first day of Ashar...

 arrow Top level changes in foreign ministry soon
Some changes are on the anvil in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, diplomatic sources said.
 arrow A roadmap for healthy politics govt's foremost concern
Law Adviser Mainul Hosein yesterday said the caretaker government is busy formulating a roadmap for introducing healthy politics and establishing true democracy in the country.
 arrow Syeed Khokon coordinator of new party by Qureshi
Syeed Khokon yesterday revealed to The Daily Star that he left Awami League (AL) and took the responsibility of Dhaka City Coordinator in a new political party, which is yet to be named.
 arrow A flooded area...

 arrow 900 Biman staff resign so far under VRS
Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines got 'satisfactory' response from its officials and employees on the second week of its three-week time limit as some 900 Biman staffs have
 arrow Top outlaw killed in 'crossfire'
A top leader of the outlawed Purba Banglar Communist Party (PBCP) was killed in "crossfire" during a "shootout" between Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and his cohorts at Parkasunda of Atrai upazila in Naogaon
 arrow Bangla Bhai's motorbike driver held
Rapid Action Battalion arrested three people including the motorbike driver of executed Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) kingpin Siddiqul Islam alias Bangla Bhai in two days.
 arrow 11 Sundarbans forest officials asked to give wealth report
Eleven forest officials under the Sundarbans Division have been asked to submit their wealth statements to the Forest Ministry by June 20.
 arrow Heavy rain at many places forecast
Strong monsoon wind and clouds pregnant with rain over the north Bay of Bengal on the first day of Bangla rainy season yesterday might cause heavy downpour in some parts of the country, the Met office
 arrow Mohiuddin's extradition now at final stage
The foreign ministry yesterday said the extradition of Mohiuddin Ahmed, the condemned killer of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, is now at the final stage as a US court rejected his appeal for asylum.
 arrow CA opens SSF function
Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed last night inaugurated the 21st founding anniversary of Special Security Force (SSF).
 arrow Criminals raid hotel, shoot 2 employees
Two hotel employees were shot by a gang of criminals at Topkhana Road in the city yesterday.
 arrow Arms recovered from paddy field
Police recovered ten firearms from a paddy field at Kalhan village in Gomostapur upazila last night. The recovered firearms included one SLR, four 3.3 rifles and five M-4 rifles.
 arrow Chowdhury Alam sued for ‘extortion’
Detained Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Ward Commissioner Chowdhury Alam and three others have been sued in an extortion case.
 arrow Shariatpur ringleader Kalam held
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) personnel arrested an infamous criminal and former union parishad (UP) chairman at Natun Bazar in Goshairhat upazila of Shariatpur yesterday morning.
 arrow 2 die as boat capsizes in Meghna
Two people died and 12 others were injured when a boat capsized in the Meghna on Thursday night. The dead were identified as Abdul Aziz, 34, and Rokan, 30 of Aganagar village of Bhairab upazila.
 arrow EU backs govt move for reforms
The European Union (EU) has expressed its support to the efforts to institute political and electoral reforms in Bangladesh.
 arrow Hamas offers amnesty to Fatah leaders
On its first day of full rule in Gaza, the Islamic militant Hamas yesterday granted amnesty to Fatah leaders, signalling that it seeks conciliation with the defeated forces of moderate Palestinian President
 arrow US senators rescue immigration deal
Twelve million illegal immigrants in the United States gained new hope over their status when US lawmakers agreed to revive an overhaul of US immigration laws blocked by the Senate last week.
 arrow Iraq Sunni shrine bombed amid reprisal attacks
Assailants pretending to be a film crew destroyed a Sunni shrine near the southern Iraqi city of Basra yesterday as militants carried out more revenge attacks for the bombing of a Shia shrine.
 arrow 10 Pak troops killed in militant ambush
Police made more than a dozen arrests yesterday after tribal militants shot dead 10 security personnel in southwest Pakistan, hours after a visit by a top US diplomat, officials said.
 arrow 7 accomplices of dirty bomb plotter jailed for 136 yrs in UK
Seven members of a British-based cell led by convicted al-Qaeda "dirty" bomb plotter Dhiren Barot were sentenced to jail terms ranging from 15 to 26 years yesterday.
 arrow 7 soldiers killed in Thai ambush
Islamic insurgents in Thailand ambushed and shot dead seven soldiers yesterday in one of the deadliest attacks this year on security forces in the country's Muslim heartland, police said.
Businessarrow Duty on computer to hurt ICT growth
Four leading associations of information and communications technology (ICT) sector have criticised the proposed budget, saying the imposition of duties on computer hardware and software will hold back
 arrow Book publishers demand zero duty on newsprint
Book publishers have demanded total withdrawal of duty on newsprint in the budget for 2007-08 and sought initiatives to recognise book publication as an industry.
 arrow Indian wholesale inflation dips to 4.80pc
Annual wholesale inflation in India fell to its lowest level in nearly a year Friday on a continuing trend of lower food prices, official data showed on Friday.
 arrow ILO to protect 30m fishermen
The International Labour Organisation on Thursday adopted new rules to ensure adequate conditions for an estimated 30 million workers involved in the hazardous fisheries industry.
 arrow Thai firm to develop Laos economic zone
The Thai Airports Ground Services Company has agreed to develop infrastructure for a trade and services centre on 270 hectares in Savannakhet's Savan-Seno Special Economic Zone Authority (SEZA).
 arrow Big cash must be declared to EU customs under new laws
Travellers in and out of the EU must declare cash amounts of 10,000 euros (13,300 dollars) or more under new European rules which come into effect Friday to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
 arrow EU scraps subsidies on dairy exports
The EU is to end all subsidies on dairy exports, almost 40 years after they were introduced, the European Commission announced Thursday.
 arrow Int'l road body wants smooth 'Silk Road'
The head of an international transport lobby on Thursday called on governments across Asia and Europe to slash red tape and other barriers to road trade, saying it was time to smooth the "Silk Road".
 arrow Zoellick sole WB candidate despite controversy
Despite widespread criticism of the US grip on the World Bank presidency, Washington's nominee Robert Zoellick remained the sole contender late Thursday.
 arrow Pragati Ins declares 30pc dividend
Pragati Insurance Ltd has declared 15 percent cash and 15 percent stock dividends for the shareholders for the year 2006.
 arrow Special offer to visit S'pore
Singapore's biggest sale is back and it promises to be the most exciting yet.
 arrow Tokyo bourse buys stake in Singapore exchange
The Tokyo Stock Exchange said Friday that it had acquired a stake of almost five percent in the Singapore stock exchange operator as part of its efforts to forge links with overseas bourses.
 arrow Honda considers making hybrid cars in China
Japan's Honda Motor is mulling making hybrid cars in China, where regulators want more energy efficient vehicles to help combat the nation's choking pollution problem, state media said Friday.
 arrow Garment producer Cotton Group celebrates 10th anniversary
Established in 1997, The Cotton Group, one of the leading promotional garment producers in Europe, and its brand B&C celebrated the 10th anniversary at a function on Thursday in Dhaka.
 arrow US Congress questions FTA with ROK
The United States and South Korea are about two weeks away from inking a mega free trade agreement but the US Congress, which needs to approve it, is becoming increasingly sceptical about the deal.
 arrow Toyota to make diesel engines with Isuzu
Japan's Toyota Motor Corp. will outsource production of low-pollution diesel engines to Isuzu Motors Ltd., a local business newspaper said Friday.
 arrow National Tea Company okays dividend
National Tea Company Ltd has approved a dividend of Tk 20 per share for its shareholders for the year 2006.
 arrow New president of Motorola Bangladesh
Sabbir A Khan has been appointed president of Motorola Bangladesh, says a press release.
 arrow Oil above $67
Oil prices were down slightly Friday after reaching a nine-month high overnight on worries that the U.S. refining industry can't meet peak summer gasoline demand.
 arrow Dollar gains further
The dollar traded near a four-and-a-half year high against the yen in Asian trade Friday as Japan's central bank unanimously kept its super-low interest rates unchanged, dealers said.
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The demand for US dollar was stable in the week.

Sportsarrow Football: More than a matter of honour
Mohammedan will look to put behind a poor start to the second leg and internal club crisis when they face archrivals Abahani in today's B. League match.
 arrow Cricket: Bayliss new SL coach
World Cup finalists Sri Lanka on Thursday named ambitious Australian Trevor Bayliss as their new coach on a two-year deal.
 arrow Cricket: Marshall snubs country
Hamish Marshall has dropped a bombshell on New Zealand, refusing a national contract for 2007-08 so he can play county cricket as a Kolpak player.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers to fly to Colombo today
A 15-member Bangladesh cricket team will leave Dhaka this evening to play a three-match Test series in Sri Lanka.
 arrow Cricket: Day One washed out
The fourth and final Test between England and West Indies was abandoned without a ball being bowled because of rain at the Riverside here Friday.
 arrow Cricket: Vaughan backs Panesar
England captain Michael Vaughan has told Monty Panesar to carry on appealing, saying any attempt to curb the left-arm spinner's natural enthusiasm risked diminishing one of modern cricket's leading characters.
 arrow Cricket: Yuvraj eyes Irish luck
Yuvraj Singh has never been to Ireland but he is confident that it is where India can set the tone for a successful summer and where he can secure a permanent spot in the batting order.
 arrow Cricket: Ireland not at their best
Ireland have announced a severely depleted 13-man squad for their one-dayers against India and South Africa due to get under way on June 23.
 arrow Cricket: The Ford fiasco
The problem with the Graham Ford situation is not as much with the refusal as with the timing. The BCCI played itself into a situation where there was no time left for the unforeseen.
 arrow Cricket: Jamaica launches inquest
Jamaican authorities have launched an inquiry into the handling of the death of former Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer, after police admitted he was not murdered.
 arrow Chess: Trio keep top position
GM Ziaur Rahman, IM Enamul Hossain and FM Nasir Ahmed kept the lead in the premier group of the Destiny International Rating Chess tournament after the sixth round at the Bangladesh Chess Federation hallroom
 arrow Cricket: Vermeulen trial delayed
The trial of former Zimbabwean Test batsman Mark Vermeulen, charged with arson attacks on the country's cricket association's boardroom and training academy, was Friday postponed to July.
 arrow Football: Happy hunting for Farashganj
Farashganj took revenge of their first leg loss to Arambagh when the riversiders recorded a solitary goal victory in yesterday's B. League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Football: BFF will send U-15 booters to Tata
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) will send its under-15 football squad for a month-long training at India's famous Tata Sports Academy.
 arrow Table Tennis: Auspicious start for Russel
Sheikh Russel comfortably won their opening match of the AB Bank Senior Division Table Tennis League yesterday when the defending champions brushed aside Mohammedpur Boys in straight sets at the Woodenfloor
 arrow Cricket: Gayle named ODI captain
Chris Gayle will captain West Indies in their forthcoming Twenty20 matches and one-day internationals against England, with stand-in Test skipper Daren Ganga omitted from the 14-man squad announced here
 arrow Cricket: Solanki to lead England Lions
Vikram Solanki will captain England Lions, the new name for the England A side, against West Indies in a one-day tour match next week, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced Friday.
 arrow Football: Madrid must muzzle Mallorca
Real Madrid will clinch La Liga for a record 30th time if they beat Real Mallorca on Sunday, which would give departing David Beckham something to show for his four years in the Spanish capital.
 arrow Tennis: Nadal makes light work of Myrnyi
Rafael Nadal took the express route to the quarterfinals at Queen's as the top seed won the single game he needed to beat Max Mirnyi 7-6, 6-3.
 arrow Tennis: Roddick enjoys London life
Andy Roddick believes his decision to opt for a prolonged stay in London could pay dividends with success at Wimbledon.
 arrow 'F1 can do without USA'
Ahead of Sunday's U.S Grand Prix, Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has warned the owners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) that he may take the event elsewhere in future years.
 arrow Football: Chelsea sign Ben Haim
Chelsea on Thursday completed the signing of Bolton's out-of-contract Israel centre-back Tel Ben Haim on a four-year deal.
 arrow Football: Sheva close to Milan return
Chelsea's misfiring striker Andriy Shevchenko could soon be on his way back to AC Milan after just one season in the English Premiership.
 arrow Football: Melchiot joins Wigan
Defender Mario Melchiot has joined English Premiership club Wigan from French first division side Rennes on a free transfer.
Metropolitanarrow Call to formulate Health Rights Protection Act
The First National Conference on Health Rights ended yesterday with a call for formulating a ' Health Rights Protection and Implementation Act' against the backdrop of present deprivation of health service
 arrow Mobile court to launch drive against hill cutting soon
Acting Secretary of Environment and Forest Department AHM Rezaul Karim yesterday said the government is going to take stern action against the people involved in cutting hills in Chittagong.
 arrow Two sisters among six killed in road accidents
Six people were killed in separate road accidents across the country yesterday.
 arrow Body formed to survey sanitation coverage
National Sanitation Task Force constituted an independent monitoring and evaluation committee to survey the national sanitation coverage and report back within three months.
 arrow DU prepares Tk 144.85cr budget for 2007-08
Dhaka University has prepared a Tk 144.85 crore budget for financial year 2007-08. The budget envisages a deficit of Tk 2.4 crore. The major portion of the budget will come from government allocation.
 arrow 'Cancel layoffs at Khulna Jute Mill'
Leaders of Sramik Nirapatta Forum (SNF), a platform of 17 workers' organisations, demanded that the government cancel layoffs at Khulna Jute Mill and withdraw cases against the workers.
 arrow 7695 selected as asstt teachers
A total of 7695 candidates have been selected finally as assistant teachers of government primary schools against the 7995 vacant posts, says a press release.
 arrow Wife murdered allegedly by husband in city
A housewife was allegedly tortured and strangled by her husband and two other in-laws at Banani in the city on Thursday night.
 arrow Bangladesh embassy in Bahrain opens its website
The Bangladesh Embassy in Bahrain has launched its website recently, a foreign ministry press release said on Thursday.
 arrow 'Bangladesh committed to more funding on gender equality'
Bangladesh is committed to more funding on gender equality, Women and Children Affairs Adviser Geetiara Safiya Choudhury said at the 8th Commonwealth Women's Affairs Ministers' Meeting held at Kampala
 arrow Cinema burns down in Sherpur
A cinema burned down in a devastating fire in Kakoli market area of the district town yesterday morning.
 arrow Domestic help commits suicide
A domestic help allegedly committed suicide at a house in the city's Mirpur area early yesterday.
 arrow Lightning kills mother, daughter in Jamalpur
A woman and her daughter were killed and a man was injured when lightning struck them at Sarishabari yesterday.
 arrow Four markets to be set up in city
In a bid to keep the prices of essentials within the reach of common people, the Ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has decided to establish four wholesale and retail markets at Aminbazar,
 arrow Factory worker electrocuted
A worker of a shoe factory was electrocuted at Bibir Bagicha of Demra in the capital yesterday.
 arrow President, CA greet Queen Elizabeth II
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed have greeted Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her birthday today.
Nationalarrow Date-expired medicines supplied to shops for sale
The case regarding alleged medicine scam at the store of Magura civil surgeon (CS) has taken a new twist.
 arrow Khulna jute workers now press only two demands
Jute mill workers in Khulna now press two demands as preconditions to join duty. These are immediate removal of BJMC Zonal Coordinator Shamim Ahmed and payment of benefits for the lay-off period.
 arrow 34 schools to face action in Sylhet
The Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE), Sylhet will take action against 34 high schools for poor result in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examinations this year, official sources
 arrow Dhaka can demand compensation from G-8 countries
Speakers at a seminar yesterday called for immediate steps to 'protect' over three crore people of in 39 upazilas in 13 coastal districts from the adverse impacts of climate change and intrusion of salinity
 arrow Woman ward commissioner held in Chandpur
A woman commissioner of Shahrasti Paurasabha Ward No 7 has been arrested on charge of extortion and land grabbing, police sources said.
 arrow 3 cops closed in Pabna, Mymensingh
Two assistant sub-inspectors of Ishwerdi police station in Pabna and the officer-in-charge of Muktagacha police station in Mymansingh were closed for allegedly misbehaving with the people.
 arrow Ex-woman MP sued in Kushtia
Forest Department on Thursday sued the wife of former BNP lawmaker Sahidul Islam for keeping huge quantity of timber illegally at her home.
Point-Counterpointarrow Reform imperative for political parties
A government can never work well without efficient leadership.
 arrow For a credible PSC and dynamic bureaucracy
The council of advisers to the present caretaker government on May 30 requested the Public Service Commission to cancel the viva voce of the controversial 27th BCS examinations.
 arrow Of Sino-US tensions
There has clearly been greater transparency on the part of the Chinese.
 arrow La Niña and Bangladesh floods
According to the Climate Prediction Center (CPC), USA, a transition from ENSO-neutral to La Niña conditions is possible within the next 1-3 months.
Culturearrow 'Rebirth of Learning' and 'Eastern Softness'
Weeklong art exhibitions by young artists M Shaiful Islam and Rubait Shaila Eti ended yesterday at Zainul Gallery 1 and 2 respectively, at the Institute of Fine Arts.
 arrow 17th National Art Biennale to begin
The month-long National Art Biennale begins tomorrow at the National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).
 arrow Talent hunt for aspiring folk artistes
As part of a talent hunt programme, cultural organisation Palli Baul Shamaj Unnayan Shangtha (PBSUS), in association with the German Embassy, held a daylong cultural programme at Shawkat Osman Memorial
 arrow Musical soiree at Goethe Institut
Goethe Institut in Dhaka arranged a musical soiree to celebrate the season of monsoon on June 14. Artiste Shama Rahman rendered Tagore songs on rain as well as other tunes.
 arrow An evening of Nazrul songs by Arun Anjali
To celebrate ten years of tenure of noted Nazrul singer Khairul Anam Shakil as a music teacher, cultural organisation Arun Anjoli arranged a musical programme on June 14.
 arrow Shah Rukh Khan to receive prestigious French award
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is truly in big league now. He has been honoured by the French government with the Order of the Arts and Literature award for his "exceptional career".
Generalarrow Tk 51cr budget for Jamalpur pourashava
A Tk 51.52 crore budget for Jamalpur pourashava has been announced for 2007-08 fiscal without imposing any new tax.
 arrow GP, CityCell provide relief for landslide victims
Grameenphone has extended its support to the ongoing government relief efforts to help the people affected in the recent landslides in Chittagong, says a press release.
Internationalarrow Victorious Hamas goes on Gaza looting spree
They were taking everything in the Gaza Strip yesterday -- including the kitchen sink. A day after the Islamist Hamas routed Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah, the pillaging began.
 arrow 9 Afghans, Nato soldier killed in suicide blasts
Two suicide attackers blew themselves up near Nato convoys in southern Afghanistan yesterday, killing five Afghan children, four young men and a foreign soldier, officials said.
 arrow Amnesty urges Lanka on UN monitors
Amnesty International urged Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse to invite UN monitors to verify claims of human rights violations by both sides in the country's bitter ethnic civil war.
 arrow No consensus on first Indian female president
A contest and not a consensus for the post of president of India appears inevitable with main opposition BJP-led NDA having rejected ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s appeal for backing its woman
 arrow EU, US back Abbas in Gaza crisis
The European Union yesterday condemned the "violent" seizure of power by Hamas in the Gaza Strip, which Britain labelled a "coup d'etat" against beleaguered Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas.
 arrow Palestinian state now a distant dream
Hamas has emerged as a force to be reckoned with, but its seizure of the impoverished Gaza Strip has effectively split the Palestinians into two entities and driven the creation of an independent state
 arrow Insufficient sleep increases risk of cardiovascular disease: Study
Chronic sleep deprivation can do more than leave you short-tempered: it can also stress your heart and raise your risk of cardiovascular disease and death, according to a study released Wednesday.
 arrow Researchers claim cancer therapy alternative
Taiwan researchers said on Thursday they have successfully tested 10 new sugar-fat compounds they believe will inhibit cancer growth while prolonging patients' survival time with limited side effects.
 arrow Indians find no clues to missing relatives in Pakistan
A group of Indian families who returned from a trip to Pakistan to search for relatives who went missing in a war 36 years ago said yesterday they were disappointed with the visit.
 arrow Oprah tops Forbes' list of power players
Oprah Winfrey continues to take over the world. The media mogul is back on top of Forbes' annual "Celebrity 100 Power List," which ranks the rich and famous based on earnings and buzz.
 arrow African nations strike deal on ivory
African nations on Thursday agreed a landmark nine-year ban on international ivory commerce which was immediately approved by a 171-nation UN forum, officials said.
 arrow Indonesia raids net terror leaders
The head of the Southeast Asian militant network Jemaah Islamiyah was arrested along with its military commander last week, in a double blow to the group blamed for the 2002 Bali nightclub bombings and
 arrow Nepali Maoists lobby Carter over terror tag
The leader of Nepal's Maoists said Friday he has appealed to former US president Jimmy Carter to help remove the former rebels from a US list of terrorist groups.
 arrow Iran forcibly deports 1,00,000 Afghans
Dumped at this frontier outpost alongside hundreds of weary Afghan labourers, Khalil Jalil stepped out of Iran and back into Afghanistan only days after he said Iranian authorities beat him, threw
Editorialarrow Editorial: The reforms agenda
Law and Information Adviser Mainul Hosein's assertion that the government is not considering lifting the ban on indoor politics until reforms are brought about in the political scene merits comment.
 arrow Editorial: Belated repairing of pumps
This year the recent incessant rains caused severe waterlogging around the entire flood protection embankments.
 arrow Thoughts on terrorism legislation
The UN Committee on counter-terrorism that visited Bangladesh recently is reported to have emphasised the enactment of legislation to tackle terrorism.
 arrow Pervez Musharraf's travails continue
Pakistan's top army commanders might have voiced full 'unstinted support' for the embattled Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf, but the crisis continues both in the streets (despite a ban on street demonstrations)
 arrow SAARC and ground reality
There has always been a reluctance from the regional powers to get Iran on board in any regional cooperation.
StarTecharrow Intel plans it big for Bangladesh
What does Intel think about the Bangladesh market? To know about Intel's insight into our market, we recently spoke to John McClure, director marketing, Intel South Asia, who was in Dhaka on a short visit.
 arrow A vision for the future
Nowadays the foremost priority of any modern business is to take a positive stance to incorporate cutting edge innovations in order to enjoy strategic benefits from the fierce competition.
 arrow Apple makes internet browser for Microsoft-based machines
Apple on Monday launched a new attack on rival Microsoft, unleashing a Safari web browser intended to dethrone market-ruling Internet Explorer (IE) and be the iPhone gateway to the Internet.
  arrow Spin N' Snap

Literaturearrow Talking with Taslima Nasrine
It is hard to get Taslima Nasrine to talk about anything other than her own issues of exile and women's rights in Bangladesh.
 arrow Remains of an Industrial Day
5:00 a.m. Wipe the shleep out of your eyes; shave and shower. And shove that weary body out the door. In the dim light of the streetlamps, walk, don't shuffle, down Geneva Avenue. Trot if you can.
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