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Front Pagearrow Condemned Mohiuddin arrives today
AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed, condemned to death for killing Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and most of his family about 32 years ago, might finally be brought back to the country today.
 arrow EC proposal to stop nomination business
The Election Commission (EC) yesterday drafted a new proposal to curtail the absolute power of political parties' parliamentary boards to nominate party candidates for parliamentary election in a bidto
 arrow Big shots levelled vast terrain of Ctg hills
Several quarters comprising influential political leaders, former ministers, criminals, big business houses and even government and autonomous bodies have been involved in massive cutting or razing of
 arrow Proposal ready for reform within BNP
Pro-reform leaders of BNP have almost finalised the proposal for intra-party reforms to drastically curb party Chairperson Khaleda Zia's power in taking decisions.
 arrow Four more PSC members quit on 'personal grounds'
Four more members of the Public Service Commission (PSC) resigned yesterday, citing personal reasons.
 arrow Charges framed against Aminul, Dulu, Nadim
A Rajshahi court yesterday framed charges against 30 persons including former BNP minister barrister Aminul Haq, ex-deputy minister Ruhul Kuddus Talukhdar Dulu and ex-lawmaker Nadim Mostafa in a casefiled
 arrow Dhaka may send 2,000 peacekeepers to troubled Darfur
Bangladesh is likely to send around 2,000 troops to Sudan's troubled Darfur region as part of a joint United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU) "hybrid force" that was accepted by the Sudanese government
 arrow Energy adviser not aware of Falu's statement
Energy and Power Adviser Tapan Chowdhury yesterday said he was not aware of Mossaddak Ali Falu's statement in which the detainee reportedly told the Task Force for Interrogation (TFI) that Tapan bribed
 arrow Lobi, Munshi charged with false statement
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday pressed charges against detained former BNP lawmakers Ali Asgar Lobi and Manzurul Ahsan Munshi in two separate cases filed for submitting false statements
 arrow New party to take off amid politics ban
Despite the ban on all sorts of politics, the process for floating a new political party is going on in full speed.
 arrow Pvt land-phone in Dhaka soon
Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is set to grant licences to private land-phone companies to operate in the capital by the end of this month.
 arrow Call to protect forests in South Asia
Participants at a regional workshop have observed that it is imperative to form an alliance of indigenous forest dwellers and conservation activists to protect forest resources across South Asia efficiently.
 arrow Mobile court starts drive in Ctg to check hill-cutting
The divisional authorities unearthed three incidents of hill cutting in Chittagong yesterday, the first day of the drive against such practices.
 arrow Anwar Hossain Monju submits wealth report
The wealth statement of Jatiya Party (Monju) Chairman Anwar Hossain Monju and his family was submitted to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday disclosing that his wife Tasmima Hossain possesses
 arrow Poland to recruit Bangladeshi workers
Poland is interested to recruit Bangladeshi workers for its construction and infrastructure sectors in view of the vacuum created due to Polish workers' migration to other European countries.
 arrow Clearing blockage

 arrow Over 1,000 Biman staff respond to retirement offer
The number of Biman officials responding to Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) crossed 1,000 yesterday, managing director (MD) of Biman said.
 arrow Bombs, arms seized in Bagerhat
Police recovered seven powerful bombs, two firearms and bomb making materials from Joxmoni village under Mongla upazila of Bagerhat district on Saturday night.
 arrow Court accepts charge sheets against Hannan
A Speedy Trial Tribunal in Gazipur yesterday accepted the charge sheets against BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia's Adviser Brig Gen (Retd) ASM Hannan Shah in two extortion cases filed against him.
 arrow Flyers of coaching centres

 arrow Chinese envoy lauds reform in Bangladesh
Chinese Ambassador Zheng Quingdian yesterday praised the current reform activities in Bangladesh and said that his country is interested to increase investment here.
 arrow BDR starts marketing vegetables Wednesday
Bangladesh Rifles will market fresh vegetables from Narsingdi through its 20 sales outlets in the capital as part of its ongoing effort to stabilise prices of essentials.
 arrow New Palestinian cabinet led by Fayyad sworn in
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas swore in his new cabinet on Sunday and immediately outlawed the rival Hamas movement's fighters after their bloody seizure of power in Gaza.
 arrow 35 killed in Kabul bus bomb attack
A bomb ripped through a police bus in a crowded civilian area in Kabul yesterday, killing more than 35 people, officials said, in what appears to be the deadliest attack in the capital since the fallof
Businessarrow BPC cannot take delivery of diesel from tankers
Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (BPC) cannot take the delivery of diesel from two oil tankers that are waiting at the outer anchorage of Chittagong Port since the BPC's major depots are overburdenedwith
 arrow Lack of funds, tech obstacle to light engineering growth
Lack of necessary funds and modern technology remains as a major hurdle for development of the light engineering sector, which, according to experts, has all potentials of being a foreign exchange earner
 arrow Concerted effort for pharma sector uplift stressed
Pharmaceutical industry people yesterday asked for a concerted effort to develop the pharmaceutical sector and to provide consumers quality medicines at an affordable price.
 arrow Systematic change sought in preparing budget
A systematic change is needed for preparing the national budget for its effective implementation and result-oriented impacts, former adviser to the caretaker government Akbar Ali Khan suggested yesterday.
 arrow Delhi calls for removing trade barriers among neighbours
India has called for removing trade and transport barriers among contiguous countries of South and South East Asia for robust economic growth and welfare of the people.
 arrow Danone fiasco underlines China business risks
Rogue companies. Secret profits. Legal threats. Allegations of "evil deeds" and "tyranny.
 arrow Deal with Ukraine to boost trade
Bangladesh has signed an agreement with Ukraine to boost trade and economic relation between the two countries.
 arrow India's GDP to touch 10pc
The Union finance minister, Mr P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the GDP growth will touch 10 per cent in the current fiscal.
 arrow Citigroup targets $50b to address global climate change
Citigroup recently announced that it will direct $50 billion over the next 10 years to address global climate change, says a press release.
 arrow DBBL signs ATM sharing deal with NCC Bank
Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd (DBBL) on Wednesday signed an ATM sharing agreement with National Credit & Commerce Bank Ltd (NCCBL), says a press release.
 arrow SE Asian tourists soar on low-cost airlines
Low-cost carriers are dramatically expanding their network of flights across the Mekong region, encouraging record numbers of Southeast Asian tourists to explore neighbouring countries.
 arrow Zoellick warns Venezuela economy in trouble
Robert Zoellick, the US choice to head the World Bank, warned Saturday that Venezuela's economic and political troubles were growing under President Hugo Chavez's leftist government.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Tigers arrive in Colombo
Bangladesh's national cricket team arrived in Sri Lanka on Sunday for three Test matches and three one-day internationals despite heightened fears of Tamil Tiger bomb attacks, officials said.
 arrow Football: Russel pip a thriller
Sheikh Russel survived a late scare to secure a 4-3 victory over Chittagong Abahani in an eventful B League encounter at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Atapattu opts out of series
Sri Lanka's former captain and opening batsman Marvan Atapattu has opted out of the Test series against Bangladesh, a top Sri Lanka Cricket official said Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Prep starts for WC 2011
Top cricket officials from across South Asia will meet here Monday to launch preparations for the 2011 World Cup, which will mark the third time the tournament has been played in the region.
 arrow Local Snippets
Bangladesh Biman overpowered Brothers Union 3-0 in the AB Bank Senior Division Table Tennis League at the Wooden Floor Gymnasium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: C'paul defies Eng again
Shivnarine Chanderpaul, with his second successive hundred, was the cornerstone of West Indies' first innings recovery against England in the fourth Test at Riverside here Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Bedi lashes out at Gavaskar
Former Indian captain Bishan Singh Bedi has delivered a scathing salvo against another, Sunil Gavaskar, in the wake of recent happenings in Indian cricket.
 arrow Cricket: PCB talks to Done
Pakistan shortlisted three Australian candidates on Sunday and interviewed one of them in the final phase of selecting a successor to coach Bob Woolmer who died three months ago.
 arrow Football: Hattrick wedding weekend
Some of England's top footballers woke up as married men Sunday after a clutch of extravagant, glitzy nuptials dubbed the ultimate WAG wedding weekend.
 arrow Tennis: Roddick storms into Queen's final
Andy Roddick reached his fourth Queen's final when he beat Russia's Dmitry Tursunov in the battle of the big servers on Saturday.
 arrow Football: Bayern's gift to league
The president of the German Football Federation (DFB) insisted on Sunday Bayern Munich's new signings, World Cup finalists Franck Ribery and Luca Toni, are a "gift to the Bundesliga".
 arrow Football: Berdych lifts Halle title
Fourth seed Tomas Berdych made up for his 2006 final defeat by winning the ATP Halle tournament at the second attempt to beat eighth seed Marcos Baghdatis in straight sets in Sunday's final.
 arrow Cricket: Revenge on KP's mind
Kevin Pietersen has said he wants to be a member of an England side that 'demolishes' Australia in two years time after the team's 5-0 Ashes humbling during the northern winter.
 arrow Cricket: Contracts intact for players
India's cricketers will head for a tour of England on Wednesday with their annual graded contracts back in place following a flip-flop by the sport's administrators.
 arrow Cricket: Pak welcome foreigners
Pakistan on Sunday stepped up efforts to raise domestic cricket standards by seeking the participation of foreign players and making a percentage of local events mandatory for cricketers.
 arrow Chess: Enamul, Nasir stay on top
IM Enamul Hossain and FM Sheikh Nasir Ahmed drew both their games to remain on top of the premier group in the Destiny International Rating Chess competition at the Federation hallroom yesterday.
 arrow Football: A Hollywood finale
A Spanish television station is billing its football coverage with the tagline " Vive La Liga Loca", which David Beckham must feel is underselling it.
 arrow Football: Basler predicts Klose struggle
Former Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen midfielder Mario Basler insisted on Saturday German international striker Miroslav Klose will struggle if he joins Bayern this summer.
 arrow Football: Canada, US in Gold Cup semis
Landon Donovan scored on a penalty kick in the 59th minute and Carlos Bocanegra headed in a goal as the US advanced to the semis of the CONCACAF Gold Cup with a 2-1 win over Panama.
 arrow Football: Kanoute angry at FIFA
Mali striker Frederic Kanoute claimed FIFA have caved in to pressure from Spanish giants Real Madrid by forcing him to turn his back on international duty this weekend.
 arrow Football: Argentine starlet in mega move
Argentina youth international Mauro Zarate has landed a near 20 million dollar contract with Qatar champions Al Sadd.
Metropolitanarrow Build trust in govt thru' transparent governance
Adviser for Education Ayub Quadri yesterday said Bangladesh is committed to achieving Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by reducing poverty rate and improving the quality of life of the people through
 arrow Road accidents kill 7
At least seven people were killed in separate road accidents in Tangail, Sirajganj, Faridpur and Satkhira yesterday.
 arrow Foreign envoys have no qualms with govt's plan to hold polls
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday said foreign envoys and delegates have no qualms with the government's plan to hold elections by the end of 2008.
 arrow Raise awareness about climate change
Speakers at a seminar yesterday called for raising awareness about the impact of climate change which is still a remote issue for most of the people of the country.
 arrow Need for social afforestation underscored
A 15-day 'Tree Plantation Movement and Tree Fair - 2007' began here in the port city yesterday as part of National Tree Plantation Movement.
 arrow Cellphone shop owner shot in city
Criminals shot an owner of a mobile phone shop at Hajaribagh in the city yesterday. Local people caught two of the criminals red-handed and handed over them to police after a mob beating.
 arrow Dr Cravioto new executive director of ICDDR,B
Dr Alejandro Cravioto has been appointed the executive director of ICDDR,B effective from June 17, says a press release. He is replacing Dr David A Sack, who has been in this post since 1999.
 arrow Mentally challenged girl commits suicide in city
An 11-year-old mentally challenged girl who had a strange fascination for playing game of hanging committed suicide at Demra in the city on Saturday night by hanging herself.
 arrow Make budgetary allocation for working children
Speakers at a press conference yesterday called for allocating necessary fund in the national budget to bring a potential change in the fate of the working children.
 arrow MR Khan donates Tk 50000 from prize money for treatment of poor
National Professor Dr MR Khan yesterday donated Tk 50000, prize money of Mercantile Bank Award which he won recently, to a fund raised by Institute of Child Health and Shishu Shasthya Foundation to provide
 arrow Keep vigilance on use of chemical to fruits: Tapan Chowdhury
Adviser for Power and Mineral Resources Tapan Chowdhury yesterday said the government is seriously keeping vigilance on the use of chemicals to fruits and other food items in the country.
 arrow Dhaka for unity of Palestinian factions
Bangladesh has urged unity among the Palestinian factions in view of the latest outbreaks of fight between the supporters of Hamas and Fatah.
 arrow Dr Mahabub Brac executive director
Dr Mahabub Hossain, a renowned development economist, has joined Brac as executive director, says a press release.
 arrow Eviction of illegal occupiers on bank of Chaktai canal begins today
Eviction of illegal canal occupiers on the bank of Chaktai canal in Chittagong is to start today while the existing rules regarding the protection of hills of Chittagong would be enforced strictly until
 arrow BAF tree plantation programme inaugurated
Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal SM Ziaur Rahman inaugurated tree plantation programme of Bangladesh Air Force by planting a star-apple sapling on Air Headquarters premises yesterday.
 arrow Adviser blames high society for misusing power
Finance Adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday flayed the high society for misusing power for their own pelf and pomp that put the vast multitude of others to trouble.
 arrow DU teachers concerned for not allowing Hasina to visit victims
Some 51 pro-Awami League (AL) teachers of Dhaka University (DU) in a statement yesterday expressed concern and disappointment with the government's decision not to allow AL President Sheikh Hasina tovisit
 arrow Withdraw proposed VAT, tax on private varsities
Association of Private Universities of Bangladesh yesterday urged the caretaker government (CG) to withdraw the 4.
 arrow 3 arrested with 25-kg phallus of Shiva
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested three people with a phallus of Shiva, made of blackstone, weighing 25 kgs from Sabujbagh in the city on Saturday.
 arrow 25 DU teachers asked to return within three months
Dhaka University (DU) authorities yesterday issued letters to 25 teachers who have been staying abroad even after the expiry of the stipulated period.
 arrow Polish team meets army chief
A six-member delegation of Poland called on army chief General Moeen U Ahmed at the Army Headquarters yesterday morning.
Nationalarrow Indiscriminate sand lifting set to cause disaster
Indiscriminate lifting of sand from Brahmaputra riverbed is threatening Mymensingh town protection embankment and Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge at Patgodam.
 arrow Sudden price hike stops export of 9 items to India
Export of nine items through Akhaura land port in Brahmanbaria remained came to a halt Saturday allegedly because of increase in their prices.
 arrow Khulna STT to try Belal, Manzurul murder cases
Murder cases of veteran Awami League leader advocate Manjurul Imam and journalist Shaikh Belaluddin murder cases have at last been transferred to the Speedy Trial Tribunal.
 arrow 400 more workers return to duty in Khulna jute mills
Over 400 more workers joined duty in the sacking section of state owned Crescent Jute Mills in Khulna yesterday .
 arrow Coffee can be money-spinner for most farmers in CHT
Farmers in Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT) have found a wonder crop. They have harvested coffee from plants sown five years ago, thanks to the efforts by CHT Development Board (CHTDB).
 arrow Launches on all 33 Barisal routes stop plying
Waterway communication in Barisal region is disrupted as movement of launches on all the 33 routs is virtually stopped since Saturday morning.
 arrow Anti-corruption body formed in Shyamnagar
A six-member Shyamnagar Upazila Corruption Prevention Committee was formed at a meeting held yesterday at the local UNO office.
 arrow 5200 fowls culled in Joypurhat
Some 5205 chicken and ducks were culled at Narayanpur village and surrounding areas in Panchbib upazila following detection of bird flu Saturday night.
 arrow Husband, 3 cops sued in Patuakhali
A case has been lodged against the officer-in-charge, a sub- inspector and a constable of Kalapara police station in Patuakhali district.
Point-Counterpointarrow What constitutes extortion?
Following the withdrawal of the ban on Sheikh Hasina's return to her homeland, I wrote a piece for The Daily Star (May 11), entitled "Pragmatism prevails over utopianism.
 arrow Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi and the universal intellect
The world is celebrating the 800th birth anniversary of Hazrat Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi in 2007. He was born on September 30, 1207. Unesco has declared 2007 as the Year of Rumi.
Culturearrow 17th National Art Biennale '07 begins
The much-awaited National Art Biennale was inaugurated yesterday at the National Art Gallery, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).
 arrow Ibsen's 101st death anniversary observed
To observe the 101st death anniversary of Norwegian drama legend Henrik Ibsen, Bangladesh Ibsen Society (BIS) arranged a special programme at the National Theatre Stage at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
 arrow Tagore's "Khyatir Birombona" staged
On the second day (June 16) of the 8th Children's Theatre Festival at Shaokat Osman Memorial Auditorium, Central Public Library, Dhaka Kishore Natyangan staged Khyatir Birombona, based on a short
 arrow Recitation programme at Natmandol
Cultural organisation 'Magic Lanthan' arranged a recitation programme titled "Magic Lanthan Telepress Kabitar Adda" at Natmandol, Dhaka University on June 16.
 arrow Musical soiree by Nandan
Cultural organisation "Nandan" arranged a musical soiree titled "Nishitho raater badalodhara" to celebrate the season of monsoon at Chhayanat Shangskriti Bhaban on June 16.
 arrow Short story writing contest by Prothom Alo
The prize giving ceremony of "Oitijjhya -- Gollachhut Prothom Alo Golpo Lekha Protijogita 2006" was held at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture on June 16.
Generalarrow Minhaz Tabassum adjudged best story writer
The prize giving ceremony of the Second Story Writing Competition was held at the Russian Cultural Centre auditorium in the city yesterday.
 arrow Send-off ceremony of JDS fellows held
A group of 20 government officials will leave for Tokyo at the beginning of July under Japan Development Scholarship (JDS).
 arrow President's Parade at BMA Parade ground in Ctg on Wednesday
President's Parade will be held at the BMA parade ground at Bhatiari in Chittagong on Wednesday.
Internationalarrow India to change law to punish corrupt politicians
The Indian government has initiated steps to change the anti-corruption law to formally empower the presiding officers of parliament and state Assemblies to grant sanction to prosecute MPs and MLAs for
 arrow ‘Lanka facing attacks, int’l isolation’
Sri Lanka has vowed to wage more attacks against Tamil rebels but analysts warn it faces the prospect of devastating retaliation and risks international isolation over rising rights abuses.
 arrow Flash floods leave 22 dead in Pakistan
Flash flooding caused by torrential rain and thunderstorms struck several villages in mountainous northwestern Pakistan, leaving at least 22 people dead, a senior government official said yesterday.
 arrow Gazans rush to stock up on supplies
Queues are snaking outside bakeries and supermarkets in Gaza as frantic residents stock up on supplies amid fears their overcrowded land will remain sealed off from the world in the wake of an Islamist
 arrow Abbas outlaws Hamas armed forces
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas yesterday outlawed Hamas's armed wing and paramilitary force following the Islamists' takeover of Gaza, his office said.
 arrow Sarkozy set for big mandate as France starts voting
French President Nicolas Sarkozy looked set to win a sweeping mandate for his ambitious programme of reforms yesterday, as the French went back to the polls to elect a new National Assembly, the lower
 arrow Chinese police bust kidnap gangs, free 568 slaves
Police have detained 168 people linked to a human trafficking network supplying slave labour to mines and brick works in northern and central China, state media reported yesterday.
 arrow 'US needs to make changes in N-deal’
Senior nuclear scientists say unless the US makes substantial changes in its civil nuclear deal with India, back and forth negotiations on the bilateral 123 agreement to implement the deal are meaningless.
 arrow US forces kill 10 militants in Iraq
US forces killed 10 militants and detained nearly a dozen more in a series of operations targeting al-Qaeda networks in Iraq yesterday, the military said.
 arrow Isaac Newton saw end of world in 2060
Renowned British scientist Sir Isaac Newton, the father of modern physics and astronomy, predicted the world would end in 2060 in a 1704 letter that went on show in Jerusalem yesterday.
 arrow Myanmar slams US report on human trafficking
Military-run Myanmar yesterday denounced the US annual report on human trafficking, which blacklisted the country as one of the world's worst offenders for the seventh year, state-run media reported.
 arrow Hopes raised after N Korea invites UN inspectors
Hopes were raised yesterday that North Korea would soon begin dismantling its atomic weapons programmes, after the communist state invited UN inspectors to discuss shutting down its main nuclear reactor.
 arrow Thousands cheer sacked Pak judge
Thousands of Pakistanis braved the rain here yesterday to cheer the country's top judge, keeping the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to end a crisis over the chief justice's ouster.
 arrow Toxic algae poses new health scare in China
Two of China's biggest lakes are under renewed attack from toxic algae that destroy plant and fish life and threaten humans in the country's latest pollution scare, state media reported yesterday.
 arrow Serb war crimes fugitive arrested
Montenegro arrested yesterday a former Serbian police general indicted for crimes against humanity during the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo, and ordered his transfer to the UN war crimes tribunal in the Hague.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Laws to conserve forests
Bangladesh is not far away from massive ecological and environmental disasters which seem destined to stem from rampant destruction of forests all over the country.
 arrow Editorial: Road-digging, an insufferable problem
City thoroughfares which are a public property seem to have been given in perpetual lease to Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and the variegated utility service providers to do as they please.
 arrow When will tomorrow come?
David Eastland (of Brown University) attempts to refute the need for political egalitarianism that seeks to establish that justice and legitimacy require substantive political equality, i.e.
 arrow Watering hole
Governments do not generally fall; they erode. They dislocate before they disappear, slip by little slip.
 arrow The politics of delusion and denial
How is the country's political landscape? "Devastated" would be an apt answer, but still an under- statement.
Letters to Editorarrow Formalin in foods
I am really thankful to Magistrate Rukonoddowla, who identified the recent use of formalin in preserving fruits, fish and vegetables.
 arrow Patricia Butenis
Ambassador Butenis is busy making farewell calls on government leaders, politicians and also attending farewell meetings.
 arrow Landslide tragedy
The mind-boggling catastrophe which occurred due to the rains that came down in torrents in Chittagong on Monday came as a great shock to us all.
 arrow Iran-USA relations
Iran seems to be quite confident that nothing could now stop it from becoming a nuclear power in the years to come and all pressure tactics as well as the sanctions actually do not mean anything to it.
 arrow Bangladesh and democracy
All the foreign governments and their representatives have been demanding that the CTG hold election as soon as possible and lift the ban on indoor politics.
 arrow "Gang of thieves"
An editorial in a local daily on the affairs of the power sector published on June 5 hits the nail on the head! Not only the ex PM's son, rightly pointed out by the former state minister of power in
 arrow Democracy for all!
I have read the letters of Mr. Siraj Haque entitled 'Tale of two Begums' which was published on Thursday May 31, 2007. Thank you for your concern about your homeland in spite of staying away fromit.
 arrow Bangladeshi doctors in trouble
I'm Dr. Sarah, writing from Riyadh, KSA. I and my husband, who is also a doctor, have been working for the last 18 months in a private clinic in Riyadh.
 arrow Expatriate Bangladeshi voters
It has been reported that the EC is actively contemplating extending the voting right to the expatriate Bangladeshis and ensure that they can vote in the "upcoming" election in 2008.
 arrow CTG and politics
I am a regular reader of DS. It is now evident and crystal clear that the present government has taken a firm stand against corruption.
 arrow SSC results
I was an SSC examinee of 2007 from Dhaka Board. Our results have just been published. Although I expected to get golden GPA 5, I did not get A+ in Bangla.
 arrow Regrettable
Shame on our growing mentality of borrowing and getting affected by alien cultures.
 arrow GPA-5
Nowadays it is just a landmark for the students to get GPA-5.
 arrow Punish them
Landslides occur in hilly areas where there are no trees to cement and support the soil. Mr.
 arrow Corruption
It's high time Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia leave politics. We've been voting for them for the last fifteen years, hoping that they would do something for this country.
 arrow Time to rethink
After knowing about the misdeeds of our topmost national leaders! (I would rather say national enemies), if our people still run after them, then our shame would know no bounds.
 arrow Syed Shamim Ahsan
I was moved by the right-up on the passing of Syed Shamim Ahsan, an ex-civil servant and a member of a well-known family.
 arrow Used imported cars
The previous government passed a law a few years ago that used cars could be imported if they were only four years old or less.
 arrow Good days ahead?
Bangladesh is the name of a stunning country, on the edge of world where freedom was achieved through the sacrifice of so much blood on 16 December 1971.
Star Cityarrow The place is called DND
Unplanned construction of roads and disappearance of canals, ponds and low-lying areas has turned the 57-square kilometre Dhaka-Narayanganj-Demra (DND) area into a permanently waterlogged area.
 arrow Deadly wastes ending up at doorsteps
Although public awareness about medical wastes has increased in recent years, a huge amount of such dangerous wastes are being routinely dumped on the city streets, posing serious environmental risksand
 arrow Court summons director following allegation of repression
Following an appeal made by an adolescent girl for not sending her back to a government safe home, the Women and Children Repression Prevention Tribunal-5 on June 12 ordered the director and matron of
 arrow Experts blame Rajuk, Wasa
Dwellers of the capital once again received a chilling reminder that they live in one of the world's unplanned cities as the monsoon rain wrecked havoc in the city last Sunday.
 arrow Formalin free fishes...

 arrow An obscene poster...

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