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Front Pagearrow Come monsoon, come city road-digging
Like in every monsoon, road cutting in different areas of the capital has been stepped up by utility service providers and mobile phone companies apparently competing with each other, causing immensesufferings
 arrow Living on dangerous slope
Over 50 thousand people living in different foothill slums in the port city are under serious risks of falling an easy victim to landslides, especially during the rains.
 arrow Hasina wants reforms deeper than her party leaders do
As demands for reforms grow louder within Awami League (AL), its President Sheikh Hasina wants to delve deeper into the issue, going beyond what some of her senior party leaders have recently come upwith.
 arrow Cheated, they toil in Malaysia
Thousands of Bangladeshi workers are living inhuman life in Malaysia due to unemployment and underpayment because of cheating by the recruiting agencies in Bangladesh and the outsourcing companies inMalaysia.
 arrow Laws, role of locals must to conserve forest
Participation of local community and amendment to laws of colonial times are essential for efficient management and conservation of forests, said conversation and legal experts and social activists of
 arrow AL leaders plan to hire lawyers from abroad
Senior Awami League (AL) leaders are planning to bring in lawyers from abroad to provide legal aid to party chief Sheikh Hasina during the trials of the two extortion cases filed against her as the Anti-corruption
 arrow Security relaxed at Sudha Sadan
The government yesterday relaxed the tight security around Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina's residence Sudha Sadan at Dhanmondi in the city.
 arrow Tigers fly out for Colombo
A 15-member Bangladesh cricket team left Dhaka last night to play their third full series in Sri Lanka.
 arrow Taking water illegally

 arrow Evacuation of people from foothills starts
Chittagong district administration yesterday started evacuating people living close to hills or in foothill slums to different parts of the city to avert further land or mud slide casualties.
 arrow 3-yr National Hajj Policy okayed
The regular weekly meeting of the Council of Advisers yesterday approved a three-year National Hajj Policy, aiming to remove the problems of hajj management.
 arrow Lightning kills 5
Five people were killed and two others injured by lightning in Bogra and Sirajganj districts yesterday.
 arrow Arafat's home looted
Hamas cemented its control over Gaza yesterday, seizing weapons from the routed security services of their Fatah rivals, as the home of iconic leader Yasser Arafat became the latest target of lootingin
 arrow 8 women rescued at ZIA
Immigration police at Zia International Airport (ZIA) yesterday rescued eight women allegedly from being trafficked to Kuwait on artist visa.
 arrow 13 firearms, ammunition seized
The law enforcers seized 13 firearms and ammunition from Cox's Bazar and Sunamganj districts yesterday.
 arrow Banned three-wheelers to be sent to rural areas

 arrow 3 journos held in Khulna
The joint forces arrested three journalists and a businessman at Dumuria upazila headquarters under Khulna district yesterday.
 arrow Woman dies from 'wrong treatment'
A patient died allegedly due to wrong treatment at a private hospital at Mohammadpur in the capital on Friday night.
 arrow 2 committees start probe
The two probe committees formed to investigate Monday's devastating mudslides that left 126 people dead in the port city launched its field-level work yesterday by visiting affected areas of Lebu Bagan
 arrow Five shot dead in restive Thai Muslim south
Insurgents killed five people in separate shootings in Thailand's restive Muslim-majority south, police said yesterday.
 arrow US launches offensive around Baghdad
The US military, which just days ago completed its latest troop buildup in Iraq, has launched a large offensive operation in several al-Qaeda strongholds around Baghdad, the top US commander said Saturday.
 arrow Sandbagged

 arrow Lebanese army unleashes barrage of shells on camp
Lebanese troops unleashed an intense artillery bombardment on Saturday against positions of Islamist fighters who have been holed up inside a refugee camp for almost a month.
 arrow N Korea invites UN nuke inspectors
North Korea yesterday sent a letter to the UN nuclear watchdog, inviting inspectors to the country to discuss procedures for shutting down its main nuclear reactor, state media reported.
 arrow Thousands of Thais in anti-junta rally
Thousands of supporters of ousted Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra braved rainy skies and an enormous security deployment yesterday to protest against the junta that deposed him.
 arrow 300 villages flooded in Bihar
Heavy rains in the past 48 hours have flooded at least 300 villages in north Bihar districts of Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi and Darbhanga, local media reports said yesterday.
 arrow Rainwater

Businessarrow Newly corporatised banks don't need bureaucrats
In the wake of government's move to vest some bureaucrats with responsibilities of the newly corporatised banks, central bank governor could not help expressing his worry saying that the officials who
 arrow Lift supplementary duty on used microbus
Importers and dealers of reconditioned vehicles yesterday urged the government to withdraw supplementary duty on reconditioned microbus proposed in the budget for fiscal year 2007-08.
 arrow WB heir-apparent faces tough task of restoring trust
Robert Zoellick, the presumed next head of the World Bank, will shoulder the task of rebuilding trust in the development lender after a scandal at the top exposed deep divisions.
 arrow Oil prices jump to $71
World oil prices edged higher Friday, after strong gains earlier this week, as the market focused on low US gasoline reserves during a high demand season.
 arrow China top business destination of ROK
More than 700,000 South Korean people are running some 30,000 companies across China, making it the top destination for investment from the Republic of Korea, according to a recent business forum.
 arrow China pledges to free slave labourers
China has pledged to rescue hundreds of people forced to work as slaves in appalling conditions, launching a national probe to find those responsible, state media said Saturday.
 arrow US tightens high-tech export controls for China
The United States late Friday slapped new restrictions on high-technology exports to China and moved to create a pool of so-called "trusted customers" within the Chinese business community who will be
 arrow China, US to step up anti-piracy work
China has promised to pursue product pirates identified by US authorities in a new effort to stamp out its thriving counterfeit industry, the head of the US customs agency said Friday.
 arrow India, Russia allow free use of airspace to their airlines
India and Russia have signed an agreement to allow each other's designated airlines to fly in their respective territories without any restriction, barely weeks after resolving a recent tiff over theuse
 arrow Philippine overseas workers send $1.2b home in March
Philippine overseas workers sent 1.2 billion dollars home in April, up 32.6 percent over the same period last year, the central bank said Friday.
 arrow Billion-dollar upgrade for Delhi rail hub
India Friday approved a 1.2-billion-dollar modernisation plan for New Delhi's main railway station, which transports some 300,000 passengers a day, a report said.
 arrow iPhones now available at selected US stores
Customers clamoring to get their hands on Apple Inc.'s highly anticipated iPhone better make sure they're at the right store.
 arrow US sticks to opposition to Iran-Pak-India gas pipeline
The US Friday said that it is skeptical about the proposed USD seven-billion Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline project pointing out it has already made clear the "consequences" for any country which
 arrow Sino-Russian trade to hit $40b
The Sino-Russian trade volume is expected to exceed $40 billion this year, State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan said on Friday.
 arrow New MD of Chevron Bangladesh
Steve Wilson has been appointed managing director of Chevron Bangladesh effective from yesterday, says a press release.
 arrow Citigroup South Asia head due today
Sanjay Nayar, area head of Citigroup South Asia and chief executive officer of Citigroup India, is expected to arrive in Dhaka today on a two-day visit, says a press release.
 arrow New chief of specialised textile mills assoc
Liakat Ali Bhuiyan has been nominated president of Bangladesh Specialised Textile Mills & Powerloom Industries Association (BSTMPIA) due to the demise of the association's president Mohammad ShahjadaMia.
 arrow Indian real-estate firm raises $2.24b in IPO
India's top real-estate firm DLF raised 2.24 billion dollars in the country's largest initial public offering, which closed Friday, a banker involved in the sale said.
 arrow Rate hike not imminent
The Bank of Japan decided Friday to keep a benchmark interest rate unchanged at 0.
 arrow Myanmar dragging its feet on forced labour: ILO
The International Labour Organisation on Friday warned that forced labour was still widespread in Myanmar, where the military junta has so far ignored ILO recommendations to stop the practice.
Sportsarrow Football: Tasty derby drawn
Abahani and Mohammedan did a favour to football when they brought back excitement to the ground after a long time. The two perennial foes shared points in a goalless draw in the crucial B.
 arrow Cricket: Sidebottom pushes WI
Ryan Sidebottom took a wicket with the first ball of the match as West Indies struggled to 92 for four on the second day of the fourth Test at the Riverside here Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Bashar, a man on a mission
There is a tough task lying ahead of the Bangladesh cricket team that left for Colombo yesterday and for someone like Habibul Bashar it has come as a mission of rekindling the reputation as a performer.
 arrow Local Snippets
Bangladeshi expatriates in Nagoya, Japan are holding a month-long indoor games tournament. Nagoyabashi, a social organisation of expatriate Bangladeshis living in Nagoya, is organising the tournament.
 arrow Cricket: WI refuse to tour Zimbabwe
The West Indies Players' Association has said its players will not undertake an A-team tour of Zimbabwe next month as a result of concerns over safety and the continuing unstable political situation in
 arrow Athletics: Powell, Isinbayeva shine
Jamaican 100m world record holder Asafa Powell and Russian world and Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva underlined their star credentials here Friday with crushing wins in their respectiveevents.
 arrow Cricket: Shoaib fit, and back
Paceman Shoaib Akhtar regained full fitness to claim a place in Pakistan's 15-man squad for the upcoming tour of Scotland, selectors announced here on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Cometh the hour
Google up the term '18 seconds' and the first hit you receive will be a novel of the name by newbie author George D. Shuman.
 arrow Football: Enquiry implicates top transfers
The deal which took Didier Drogba to Chelsea, the 'super-agent' Pini Zahavi and Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce all face further investigation after 17 transfers were identified as suspect in a report presented
 arrow Football: Wavering styles for new kits
Shield your eyes: Chelsea have a new away kit.
 arrow Cricket: Ian Botham knighted
The Queen has awarded former England cricket hero Ian Botham, who has raised more than 10m for leukaemia charities, a knighthood.
 arrow Football: WAG wedding bells
The off-field antics of the so-called WAGs -- wives and girlfriends -- of England's footballers were as much the focus as their husbands and boyfriends' on-pitch performances at last year's World Cup.
 arrow Table Tennis: Russell, Biman on right track
Defending champions Sheikh Russell and title-contenders Bangladesh Biman won their respective matches in the AB Bank Senior Division Table Tennis League at the Wooden Floor Gymnasium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Lawson in Pak list
Former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson will fly to Pakistan for talks on coaching the troubled national team following the death of Bob Woolmer, a report said here Saturday.
 arrow Football: FIFA asked to suspend altitude ban
The South American football confederation (CONMEBOL) confirmed Friday that they will be calling on FIFA to temporarily suspend their ban on high-altitude stadiums being used for international matches.
 arrow Tennis: Nadal in shock Queen's exit
French Open champion Rafael Nadal suffered a rare taste of defeat as unseeded Nicolas Mahut knocked him out of Queen's in the quarterfinals on Friday.
 arrow Football: Bent turns down Hammers
Darren Bent last night rejected the chance to sign for West Ham despite the club offering around 18 million pounds for his signature - far in excess of the 12 million pounds that Tottenham would be willing
 arrow Football: Ex-player admits to doping
Former Bundesliga coach Michael Krueger admitted on Friday he took a banned stimulant as a player and says he saw other footballers use the same drug.
 arrow Football: Sir Bobby to visit Cambodia
British football legend Sir Bobby Charlton will visit Cambodia next month to take part in a landmine victim awareness programme, football officials here said Friday.
Metropolitanarrow Social commitment needed to ensure education for all
Dhaka Ahsania Mission (DAM) yesterday awarded Chand Sultana Literacy Award 2006 to M Habibur Rahman, director of education of Save the Children USA, for his contribution to non-formal education.
 arrow 'Scale up school feeding to improve attendance'
The Secretary-in-Charge of the Ministry of Primary and Mass Education M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan has called for concerted efforts to scale up School Feeding (SF) programme to enhance the primary school
 arrow Troponin-I machine introduced at NICVD
Medical service for treatment of heart diseases would be expanded in the country, Health and Family Welfare Adviser Maj Gen Doctor ASM Motiur Rahman (Rtd) said yesterday.
 arrow CA ask SSF to carry out duties efficiently
Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday asked the members of the Special Security Force (SSF) to carry out their duties with utmost efficiency maintaining professionalism to face the challenges in the
 arrow Raise awareness to prevent TB
Speakers at a roundtable yesterday called on the mass media to step up efforts to raise awareness among people about tuberculosis (TB).
 arrow Ensure enrolment of slum dwellers in voter list
Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the Election Commission (EC) to ensure that the slum dwellers are enlisted in the voter list and they can exercise their franchise without any intimidation during
 arrow 150 houses damaged, 30 injured in storms in Lalmonirhat, Sherpur
Violent storms lashed several villages in Lalmonirhat and Sherpur yesterday, damaging about 150 houses and injuring 30 people.
 arrow Abducted six-yr-old girl found dead
A six-year-old girl who was abducted from her house at Shyampur in the city on June 11 was found dead on Friday night.
 arrow Family rejects charge sheet as OC Rafique's name dropped
Family members of murdered Kamrul Islam Momin yesterday rejected the charge sheet as police dropped the names of prime suspect OC AKM Rafiqul Islam and 20 others who were accused in the first information
 arrow Two killed in comilla road accidents
Two people were killed and five others injured in separate road accidents in Chouddagram and Burichang upazilas yesterday morning.
 arrow Dedicated politicians to get financial support
Politicians who have dedicated themselves to the well being of the people and the nation would get financial help from Moni Singh-Farhad Memorial Trust Board.
 arrow Lawyers concerned over ban on Hasina's US visit
Sixty-one lawyers of Supreme Court have expressed their grave concern over putting restriction on Awami League President Sheikh Hasina's going to the United States to see her expectant daughter.
 arrow Rajshahi trader stabbed to death
A vegetable trader was stabbed to death at Godagari of Rajshahi on Friday evening. The dead was identified as Nazmul Haque Nazu, 25, son of Asad Ali, of Matherpur village under Godagari municipal.
 arrow Take steps to ease session jam
Students of Akij Institute of Technology, Rajshahi, yesterday urged the education adviser and the National University authorities to take steps to ease session jam at their institute.
 arrow Sheikh Helal's son-in-law refutes report
Former Awami League lawmaker Sheikh Helaluddin's son-in-law Andalieve Rahman in a statement yesterday said he had never collected any rent from the two flats that businessman Noor Ali claimed to havegiven
 arrow Journo Kazi Zahid passes away
Kazi Zahid, a news editor (international affairs) of ATN Bangla, passed away due to a cardiac arrest at his office yesterday at the age of 57.
Nationalarrow Teesta shoals flooded, over 400 families marooned
Two days' rains and onrush of water from across the border swelled the Teesta in Nilphamari and Lalmonirhat, inundating low-lying areas of the districts.
 arrow Authorities realise 'extra' amount from patients, pocket Tk 3 lakh a year
Jessore Sadar Hospital realises an 'extra' amount of Tk 3 lakh from patients every year, according to a survey by Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB).
 arrow 23 Bhairab BNP men, 4 cops sued on extortion charge
Twenty-three BNP leaders and activists of Bhairab and four policemen have been sued for alleged extortion.
 arrow 19 SSC examinees yet to get results in Jhenidah
Nineteen SSC (Secondary School Certificate) examinees under Jessore Education Board (JEB) from Baliadanga Secondary School in Kaliganj upazila in Jhenidah district could not know their examination results
 arrow Extortionists demand toll from RU VC
Rajshahi University Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Altaf Hossain was allegedly threatened yesterday with death in case he fails to pay illegal toll. At around 11.
 arrow Zia fertilizer silent again
The Ashuganj Zia Fertilizer Company Limited (ZFCL) stopped production again Friday night as a pipe leaked in the ammonia plant.
 arrow AL leader among 5 held in Dinajpur
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) have arrested an Awami League (AL) leader and chairman of Hakimpur Pourasabha and four others on charge of extortion and creating chaos and confusion in the
 arrow Moulvibazar ward commissioner, 2 UP members held
Police arrested a ward commissioner of Kulaura Pourasabha named Iqbal Ahmed Shamim on charge of extortion and criminal activities Friday night. Later, he was sent to Moulvibazar jail.
Point-Counterpointarrow Why must political parties be reformed?
Reforming political parties has now become a popular demand.
 arrow Through Musharraf's eyes
Since the day he joined the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) as a cadet, General Pervez Musharraf has been used to taking orders from his superior officers and giving orders to those below him.
 arrow Forced listing no panacea
The government advocates it, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) welcomes it, and the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) encourages it.
Culturearrow National Children's Theatre Festival '07 begins with fanfare
Eighth National Children's Theatre Festival 2007 kicked off on June 15 at Shaokat Osman Memorial Auditorium, Public Library. National Professor Kabir Chowdhury inaugurated the festival.
 arrow Ushering in monsoon with music and dance
Tapur Tupur Entertainment arranged a cultural programme titled "Barsha Mangal 1414" at Natmandal, Dhaka University on June 15. The programme featured dance, music and recitation celebrating the rainyseason.
 arrow Of feminine forms, memories and expressions
Tayeba Begum Lipi's ongoing exhibition at Bengal Gallery deals with feminine subjects and is also titled "Feminine". The works are in oil, acrylic and mixed media.
 arrow "Baba-r Kotha Shuni" on Ekushey Television
On the occasion of Father's Day, Ekushey Television will air a special programme "Baba-r Kotha Shuni" tonight at 8:30pm.
 arrow Special TV play on Father's Day on Channel-i
On the occasion of Father's Day, Channel-i will air Shoshthika Kijey Oshosthi, a single episode TV play tonight at 9:35pm. The story revolves around Refaz Choudhury -- a businessman and a caring father.
Internationalarrow US pledges to end ban on Palestinian aid
The United States strengthened its offer of support for President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday, telling him an international aid embargo against the Palestinians would end as soon as he forms a new government
 arrow US signals support for Musharraf
Two senior US diplomats and a top military official offered signs of support for President Gen Pervez Musharraf yesterday, highlighting his government's fight against terrorism and remaining silent about
 arrow Arab states seek end to Palestinian crisis
Arab foreign ministers urged both Hamas and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to step back from the brink amid dire warnings about the consequences of Hamas's seizure of the Gaza Strip.
 arrow US admn debates new Iran strategy
An internal debate is underway in the administration of US President George W Bush on whether the current diplomatic approach toward Iran has any hope of halting the country's nuclear programme, The New
 arrow US-educated favourite of the West
Salam Fayyad, named the new Palestinian prime minister and due to unveil his cabinet within 24 hours, is a US-educated pragmatist widely respected in the West for his efforts to clamp down on corruption.
 arrow Carter calls on US to talk with Nepali Maoists
Former US President Jimmy Carter called on his country's government Saturday to establish relations with Nepal's former rebel Maoists, who remain on a list of US terrorist organisations.
 arrow Gaza: a chaotic land of poverty, violence
The Gaza Strip, one of the most densely populated areas in the world, is home to around 1.5 million Palestinians who struggle against overwhelming levels of poverty and violence.
 arrow Russia steps up efforts to cut greenhouse gas emission
Russia is to intensify efforts to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions in order to stay in compliance with the Kyoto treaty as its economy rebounds from the economic collapse of the early 1990s, the country's
 arrow Suicide car bomber kills 4 in Kabul
A suicide car bomber attacked a Nato convoy in the capital Saturday and killed four civilians, Afghan officials said, a day after 10 were killed when another suicide car bomber targeted a Nato convoyin
 arrow Space station's computers up and running
Newly revived computers aboard the international space station could resume providing crucial functions including the outpost's ability to orient itself and produce oxygen on Saturday if they performed
 arrow Tutu's stolen Nobel Prize returned to wife: police
The Nobel Peace Prize stolen from the Soweto home of South Africa's leading anti-apartheid hero Desmond Tutu was returned to his wife yesterday, police said.
 arrow Chief Filipino peace negotiator resigns
The head of a Philippines government panel negotiating with Muslim separatist rebels has resigned in a further blow to stalled peace talks, the presidential spokesman announced here yesterday.
 arrow Campaigning ends for French election
Campaigning drew to a close Saturday for the second round of France's parliamentary election, which is expected to deliver an overwhelming majority for President Nicolas Sarkozy and his ambitious programmeme
 arrow Treasure hunt strikes gold
Archaeologists searching the former royal estate outside Athens have discovered a treasure trove of art and antiquities, the fate of which had been unknown since ex-king Constantine fled Greece four decades
 arrow US pilot, soldier killed in Iraq
A US pilot whose plane crashed a day ago north of Baghdad was confirmed killed yesterday and another soldier died in a roadside bomb attack in the Iraqi capital, the US Air Force and military said.
 arrow Howard meets Dalai Lama to China's dismay
Australian Prime Minister John Howard met the Dalai Lama on Friday triggering an angry reaction from China who accused the premier of turning a "deaf ear" to its concerns.
 arrow UN declares Gandhi's birthday as day of non-violence
The United Nations will observe the birth anniversary of Indian icon Mahatma Gandhi as the International Day of Non-Violence every year, it said in a statement yesterday.
 arrow Plot six to stand trial
Six men, including a former Zimbabwe army officer, will go on trial next Friday for allegedly plotting a coup against President Robert Mugabe, their lawyer said.
 arrow Violence breaks out in E Timor capital
Fighting has broken out in the East Timorese capital Dili, the UN mission there told residents by text message yesterday. "Fighting is going on at the beach road opposite the American Embassy.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Political parties thinking of reforms
In spite of the fact that there is no politics in the country today, the most talked about subject happens to be the issue of reforms of politics in Bangladesh, particularly of the political parties.
 arrow Editorial: Hamas and Fatah at war
At this point, the future of a state for Palestinians looks rather hazy. The reason for that is very much obvious.
 arrow Man-induced disasters
The landslides that occurred in Chittagong, causing the tragic death of at least 128 people, has once again sent a loud and clear message to the world that Bangladesh is not a country of chaos and corruption
 arrow An emaciated Awami League
Awami League (AL), once the most popular and the largest political party of this country in the sixties and the early seventies, is now virtually tottering under pressure of corruption and various anti-people
 arrow The right to rule
Every nation gets its deserved way of governance, either by choice or by being subjected to it.
Letters to Editorarrow Water logging in Dhaka
I was born in Dhaka and although I have been living abroad for the past 12 years, I still consider Dhaka as my city, the place of my birth.
 arrow Politics in Bangladesh
How dirty can politics get? Today, we are asking this question to ourselves. The recent arrests of political figures unleashed some unfortunate images when one draws the picture of politics in Bangladesh.
 arrow People's voice
We saw this government doing some works that we could not even dream of in the last 35 years. One simple example: many corrupt politicians are now in jail.
 arrow Businessmen's budget
A special correspondent's report (June:9) in a local English daily states that the Finance Adviser has said (and I quote) "Businessmen care little about imposition of fresh duty.
 arrow CTG's success
The CTG along with the armed forces should get the due credit for their success in identifying and capturing the corrupt leaders of politics, business and administration.
 arrow Graft
The government is unearthing many dirty things from under the mattress (literally true in case of Osman Gani ). We see the real faces of many "janoganer shebak" (people's servant).
 arrow Neurosurgery dept.
Can the authorities tell us why there is a neurosurgery department with half a dozen neurosurgeons at Mitford Hospital! They are sitting idle, doing nothing and maintaining no time schedule of their
 arrow Inflation
Looks like inflation is beginning to become a big concern for the caretaker government as well.
 arrow Division for Tarique
This is in reference to the news that appeared in DS on June 13. I am not biased, nor have I any personal grudge against Tarique.
Star Healtharrow How to cope with stroke
Stroke is a type of cerebro-vascular disease. It affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. Stroke occurs when blood vessels that carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain are blocked somehow.
 arrow Impacted wisdom teeth and real sense of pain
Most of the people suffer from severer pain during the eruption of wisdom teeth (third molar teeth). But if you consult with a dentist during that time, you may relief from any complication.
 arrow Back surgery: When is it a good idea?
Oh, your aching back! Not simply an ache. This pain is serious.
 arrow Stressed-out types at risk for memory problems
People who are often stressed out or depressed are far more likely to develop memory problems than those with sunnier dispositions, U.S.
 arrow Aerobic exercise may reverse signs of heart failure
In patients with heart failure, aerobic training can help the organ pump better, investigators report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In contrast, Dr. Mark J.
 arrow GSK to donate to WHO pandemic flu stockpile
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced its intention to donate 50 million doses of H5N1 adjuvanted pre-pandemic influenza vaccine to the World Health Organisation in support of its stockpile initiative, says
Star Cityarrow DU's mindless projects destroy green
Dhaka University (DU) authorities have failed to make a master plan for healthy development of its campus.
 arrow DMP to go tougher on horn-happy motorists
Deafening noise of vehicular horns continues to pester the city dwellers despite a slight awareness among motorists following a clamp down on horn-happy motorists.
 arrow Delay, anomalies spoil the purpose
Gross anomalies and deliberate delay in implementation have put Dhaka's Detailed Area Plan (DAP) in a total mess, professionals and urban experts said.
 arrow 'We want to go home'
Hundreds of lost children are languishing in drop-in centres run by NGOs with a little or no hope for going back to their parents as they cannot tell their addresses.
 arrow Computer prices go high before taxes come into effect
Although the tax and duties proposed in the new budget are yet to come into effect, the price of computers and accessories has already marked an inexplicable rise in the city markets.
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