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Front Pagearrow Charges pressed against Babar for possessing illegal arms, ammo
Police yesterday pressed charges against detained former state minister for home Lutfozzaman Babar in connection with possessing illegal firearms and ammunition at his Gulshan home while BNP former lawmaker
 arrow Forest offices raided, 4 top officials held
The joint forces launched simultaneous raids in forest department offices in Dhaka and other city and district forest offices yesterday and arrested four high-ranking forest officials who were allegedly
 arrow Proposal ready to up fertiliser price 51pc
The government is going to raise the price of per tonne urea fertiliser by 51 percent in a bid to minimise the loss of government-run fertiliser factories and to stop smuggling of fertiliser to the neighbouring
 arrow DoE, city corporation, forest office blamed
Absence of specific policy guidelines on hill management, lack of initiative to check indiscriminate hill cutting and encroaching on government land are the main reasons behind the rain-induced landslides
 arrow First Test from today
Survive as long as possible will be the key when Bangladesh, under new captain Mohammad Ashraful, face mighty Sri Lanka in the first Test of a three-match series at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground
 arrow EC moves to make NRBs, enclave people voters
The Election Commission (EC) has initiated steps for registering non-resident Bangladeshi citizens and the citizens who live in Bangladesh enclaves surrounded by Indian territories.
 arrow Dhaka gets IAEA nod to set up N-plant
Bangladesh along with seven other countries has got the much-desired approval of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to set up nuclear reactors for power generation.
 arrow Pangolin...

 arrow Dubai dreams turn into nightmare
Luck failed to favour her either in Bangladesh or abroad, filling her life with tales of misery.
 arrow Dr Kamal urges people to elect qualified representatives
Gano Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday urged the countrymen to elect qualified people through a fair election for establishing a truly representative democracy.
 arrow BNP reformists meet again
Reformist leaders of BNP yesterday held a meeting among themselves and also met some senior leaders of the party to put the final touches on their party reform proposal which will be made public any time
 arrow ACC asks Morshed, Mayor Mohiuddin for wealth report
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday served notices upon former foreign minister M Morshed Khan and his son Faisal Morshed Khan to submit their wealth statements to the commission.
 arrow Govt not imposing reforms on parties
Law Adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein yesterday said the government is not imposing reforms on the political parties; it is rather helping them in their endeavours to bring reforms.
 arrow Dhaka, New Delhi foreign secretaries talk today
Dhaka and New Delhi foreign secretary-level talks start today with both sides expected to take advantage of the recent goodwill between the two neighbours.
 arrow Tarique's in-laws' house searched
The joint forces yesterday raided Tarique Rahman's in-laws' house in Dhanmondi and took away documents concerning the property of his wife Zubaida Khan Rahman.
 arrow Thunderstorms in Karachi kill 228
Torrential rain and thunderstorms have killed 228 people and injured about 200 others in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, provincial health minister Syed Sardar Ahmed said yesterday.
 arrow Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang
An Iraqi court yesterday sentenced Saddam Hussein's cousin known as "Chemical Ali" and two other former regime officials to death by hanging for their roles in a 1980s scorched-earth campaign that led
 arrow Mohiuddin seeks SC approval to move against death sentence
Condemned prisoner AKM Mohiuddin Ahmed yesterday filed an application with the Supreme Court for approval to move against his death sentence in the Bangabandhu murder case.
 arrow Lid-less manhole...

 arrow Trial of 3 JMB patrons may start today
The trial of former BNP lawmakers Aminul Haq, Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu and Nadim Mostafa for aiding and abetting the militants is likely to begin today.
 arrow 5 killed as bus, truck collide head-on
A head-on collision between a bus and a brick-laden truck in Keraniganj yesterday left five dead, including three of a family, and 20 others injured.
 arrow Criminals kill 1, injure another at Adabor
Unknown criminals strangled one and critically injured another person at Adabor in the capital yesterday. The dead is Ainal Huq Mollah, 55, caretaker of a piece of land in Adabor.
 arrow Huji man Wali remanded
A Dhaka court yesterday remanded banned Harkatul Jihad (HuJi) man Waliur Rahman for eight days in the Ramna Batamul carnage case.
 arrow Nepal polls Nov 22
Nepal's eight political parties announced yesterday that November 22 will be the date for the Himalayan nation's first post-war elections originally scheduled for June.
 arrow Woman dies from bomb splinters
A woman was killed after allegedly being hit by splinters of a bomb dropped from a training aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force at Pahar Pabaijan of Muktagacha upazila of Mymensingh yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Iran warns against nuclear sanctions
A senior Iranian official warned Saturday that further UN sanctions over Tehran's contentious nuclear programme could derail ongoing negotiations toward a settlement.
 arrow Rejoinder
Awami League leader and former civil aviation minister Engineer Mosharraf Hossain sent a rejoinder to a news item published in The Daily Star on June 18 headlined "Big shots levelled vast terrain of Ctg
Businessarrow Adequate infrastructure key to luring FDI
The Swiss ambassador in Dhaka has said business- and investment- friendly regulations, functioning institutions and adequate infrastructure are key to attracting more foreign direct investment (FDI) in
 arrow Zero tariff facilities for raw materials should continue
Top business leaders have reiterated their demand for zero tariff facility for importing raw materials used in the local industries.
 arrow Citigroup keen to develop human resources in Bangladesh
Citigroup, a world leading financial institution, wants to play a cooperative and positive role in human resource development in Bangladesh, said a senior human resource (HR) manager at Citigroup, South
 arrow Duty on machinery to discourage new investment in textile
New investment in the textile sector will be discouraged if the government finally imposes duty on both textile machinery and raw materials in the next fiscal year, textile millers said yesterday.
 arrow Uncertainty over duty free RMG export to India to go soon
The uncertainty over duty-free export of eight million pieces of apparel items from Bangladesh to India is likely to be resolved in a week or two, a meeting was told here Sunday.
 arrow Asia urged to take lead on global financial challenges
Asia must take a lead role in tackling global issues and coping with rapid growth even as it faces a real risk of "economic chaos" from global financial imbalances, regional officials and business leaders
 arrow Two customs houses start functioning in Ctg from July 1
Newly created Customs House (import) and Customs House (export), which came into being after the split of Customs House, Chittagong, are all set to start functioning from July 1.
 arrow SE Asia urged to push Doha trade talks
Southeast Asian nations should not remain silent in the face of continued difficulties over the Doha round of global trade negotiations, business and other leaders were told Sunday.
 arrow Myanmar RMG exports 'dire' because of US sanctions
Myanmar's garment exports declined again last year under the weight of US sanctions, an industry group said, amid questions about whether the measures will persuade the military regime to reform.
 arrow BSCIC fair begins
A five-day fair began in Dhaka yesterday to promote the products of small and cottage industries. Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries Corporation (BSCIC) organised the fair at Motijheel.
 arrow 'Thai growth to return after political strife resolved'
Thailand's economy will return to the fast track once the country resolves political uncertainty from the ouster of former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, Finance Minister Chalongphob Sussangkarn said
 arrow LSE to buy Italian bourse
The London Stock Exchange confirmed Saturday it is buying Borsa Italiana for 1.6 billion euros (2.15 billion dollars), bolstering the LSE amid takeovers of European stock markets by US rivals.
 arrow Cheap cars allow Indians to jump off motorcycles
Trading a motorcycle for a car in India has long been too expensive for many, but manufacturers plan to offer models at 3,000 dollars or less to attract new buyers, analysts say.
 arrow Thailand looks to India to balance China's weight
Thailand's army-installed prime minister heads to India on Monday in a bid to speed up a free trade deal, which Bangkok hopes will help counterbalance China's growing weight as a trading partner.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: New journey for Ashfarul
In September 2001, a wiry little boy had hogged the spotlight by making a sparkling Test hundred on his debut at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground becoming in the process, the youngest batsman in
 arrow Cricket: Third seamer dilemma
In a refreshing change from the prevalent severe weather conditions, it did not rain in Colombo yesterday -- a fact that pleased a score of people.
 arrow Cricket: Mahela serious
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said that there is no room for complacency against Bangladesh despite the fact that they hold a formidable record against the visitors.
 arrow Football: B.League resumes today
The 16th round of the B.League begins today with Arambagh taking on Khulna Abahani at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: 'India fine sans a coach'
India fielding chief Robin Singh has said the team is coping just fine without a coach.
 arrow Cricket: SL targets Rhodes
Sri Lanka have short-listed South African Jonty Rhodes and Australia's Greg Blewett to assist newly appointed head coach Trevor Bayliss, an official said on Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Trescothick on comeback trail
Marcus Trescothick believes he is "getting closer" to playing for England again but added he wouldn't hurry his return to the international arena until he was assured of his fitness.
 arrow Tennis: Federer looks Borg in the eye
So much for resisting change at Wimbledon. They're embracing it. Women will earn the same prize money as men for the first time this year. Video screens will help players challenge calls.
 arrow Football: Anelka to step in to Henry shoes
Mercurial French striker Nicolas Anelka is being lined up for a dramatic return to former club Arsenal as a replacement for compatriot Thierry Henry, according to reports Sunday.
 arrow Football: Lotina poised for Depor hotseat
Spanish coach Miguel Angel Lotina, who has resigned from relegated Real Sociedad, said Saturday he was very close to a move to Primera Liga club Deportivo La Coruna.
 arrow Cricket: Gs see off Ireland
Gautam Gambhir and Sourav Ganguly's unbroken stand of 162 saw India to a nine-wicket win under the Duckworth-Lewis method in the one-off one-day international against Ireland at Stormont here Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Dav praises Pakistan
Dav Whatmore Sunday praised new-look Pakistan as "positive and confident" after being interviewed for the vacancy left by the late Bob Woolmer.
 arrow Hockey: Rajshahi, Tangail make flying start
Rajshahi and Tangail made flying start to the 27th National Hockey Championship crushing their rivals in the first appearances at the Moulana Bhasani National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Harbhajan back to Surrey
Harbhajan Singh has rejoined Surrey and will link-up with the London-based club on July 2, the county announced Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Johnston's demand
Ireland captain Trent Johnston said it was vital a professional structure was put in place for the country's cricketers as their present amateur status made it "impossible" to compete against the world's
 arrow Hockey: BHF picks 21 for Asia Cup camp
Bangladesh Hockey Federation yesterday picked 21 players to join the training camp for the Asia Cup beginning in the Indian city of Chennai on September 19.
 arrow Stoner reigns supreme at Donnington
Casey Stoner of Australia extended his overall world championship lead after claiming his fifth victory of the season at the British MotoGP here on Sunday.
 arrow Football: The cream of the crop (II)
Renowned sports journalist and broadcaster GABRIEL MARCOTTI continues his countdown to pick out the fifty best footballers on the planet.
 arrow Football: Owen intends to stay
Newcastle United are increasingly confident that Michael Owen will remain at the club next season, a development that will provide early validation for the new regime at St James' Park.
 arrow Football: Thaksin's funds to be probed
Thai officials will investigate the source of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's funds if he succeeds in buying Manchester City, Finance Minister Chalongphob Sussangkarn said here Sunday.
 arrow Tennis: Chakvetadze upsets Jankovic
Russian third seed Anna Chakvetadze won the 130,000-euro WTA tournament here on Saturday, upsetting top seed Jelena Jankovic 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-3, in the final.
Metropolitanarrow 90pc diseases in rural areas preventable
Nowadays, Abdul Aziz, a retired schoolteacher, passes his time delivering massages on hygiene to his neighbouring villagers.
 arrow Next generations will takepride in it: Selina Hossain
Many of the invited guests and journalists were eagerly reading a framed letter written by Shaheed Janani (mother of the martyrs) Jahanara Imam during the War of Liberation asking her son Rumi, a freedom
 arrow Concern over non-repatriation of Rohingya refugees
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday expressed concern over the non-repatriation of Rohingya refugees for the last two years.
 arrow Help rehabilitate street children
Speakers at a discussion yesterday urged the affluent people in society to come forward to help rehabilitate the distressed children, especially street children.
 arrow Japan keen to establish nursing school
Japan is keen to provide Bangladesh grant assistance for establishing a model nursing school and college in Bangladesh.
 arrow One gets 17 years' RI in arms case
A court here yesterday sentenced a man to 17 years' rigorous imprisonment in an arms case. Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge Shamsul Huda also fined the convict, Nesar Ahmed, Tk 5000.
 arrow Road accidents kill five
At least five people were killed in separate road accidents in Manikganj, Mymensingh and Benapole yesterday.
 arrow President apprised of budget
Finance Adviser Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday apprised President Iajuddin Ahmed of the budgetary measures for the fiscal 2007-08, ahead of its approval on June 28.
 arrow Incident of hill cutting unearthed
A mobile court here yesterday unearthed an incident of hill cutting in city's War Cemetery area near Chittagong Medical College.
 arrow 'Ensure equal rights of the persons with disabilities'
Speakers at a daylong divisional workshop here yesterday underscored the need for concerted efforts to ensure equal rights of the persons with disabilities.
 arrow Debate contest begins in city
The inter-department debate competition organised by Stamford Debate Forum has kicked-off on its Siddheswari campus in the city.
 arrow President, CA greet Croatian counterparts
President Iajuddin Ahmed and Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed have greeted their Croatian counterparts Stjepan Mesic and Prime Minister Ivo Sanader respectively on the occasion of the statehood day of
 arrow Expand DOTS coverage to combat TB
Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) programme must be expanded to successfully combat tuberculosis (TB) in the country as a huge number of people are vulnerable to the disease, experts ata
 arrow Govt reschedules school timings
Education ministry has rescheduled the school timings of the institutions at primary and secondary level with a view to relieve the students of the suffering caused by erratic electricity supply.
 arrow NGO worker shot, robbed of Tk 20000
Some armed muggers took away Tk 20,000 from an NGO worker after shooting him at Jatrabari in the city yesterday.
 arrow 'Form body to monitor, regulate cable operators'
The Cable Operators' Association of Bangladesh (Coab) yesterday urged the government to form a committee to monitor and regulate the activities of cable operators in the country.
 arrow 3-day folklore workshop begins tomorrow
With a view to enriching the country's culture and heritage, Asiatic Society of Bangladesh is going to organise a three-day workshop on folklore beginning from tomorrow under its current 'Cultural Survey
 arrow 'Recognise household arts to establish women rights'
Household arts should be given national and social recognition in order to establish equal rights and status for women, said speakers at a view exchange meeting organised by Work for a Better Bangladesh
 arrow Income tax survey in all city corpns from July 5
The incoe tax survey, which is currently going on in the Dhaka City Corporation areas, will also start in other city corporations and Rangpur Pourasabha from July 5.
 arrow 2 city streets renamed after FFs
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) Mayor Sadek Hossain Khoka yesterday unveiled the name plaques of 'Bir Pratik Shahid Rezaul Karim Manik Sarak' and 'Mesbah Uddin Ahmed Sabu Sarak', says a DCC press release.
 arrow UGC continues investigation in presence of pro-BNP teachers
The University Grants Commission (UGC) yesterday continued its investigation into alleged irregularities and corruptions at Rajshahi University (RU) during the last five years.
 arrow Call to gear up social afforestation
A fortnight-long tree fair began here yesterday with a call to gear up social afforestation movement to save Bangladesh from desertification.
Nationalarrow Khulna jute workers boycott work protesting 'unjust' pay
Production in sacking sections of four state-run jute mills in Khulna is suspended since Thursday as workers stayed away from work in protest against payment of Tk 80 instead of Tk 160 as daily wage.
 arrow Born under political clout they now suffer from bad health
Sylhet Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) has served show cause notices on 34 high schools in Sylhet division because of poor results in this year's SSC examination.
 arrow Growers happy as fruits in Rangamati still pricey
Pineapple and other seasonal fruits are plenty in local markets of Rangamati district but their prices are still high. Farmers are very happy with the bumper yield and 'good' prices this year.
 arrow Step to stop smuggling of hilsha from Khulna
Joint forces have imposed restriction on bringing hilsha fish to wholesale markets (arats) at Rupsha in a bid to check smuggling of the fish, sources said yesterday.
 arrow Charge framed against former Baufal BNP MP
The District and Sessions Judge Court here yesterday framed charge against former BNP lawmaker Shahidul Alam Talukder of Baufal in an arms case.
 arrow 5 hurt in Pabna highway robbery
At least five bus passengers were injured in an attack by armed robbers at Chinakhora in Shanthia upazila on Dhaka-Pabna Highway in the early hours of yesterday, witnesses said.
 arrow I am yet to understand what reform means: Ershad
"I am yet to understand what (political) reform means", Jatiya Party chairman said here yesterday.
 arrow Harijan children meet Kushtia DC
Leaders of Harijon Shishu Forum, a newly formed body of Harijon children, met Kushtia Deputy Commissioner (DC) Nurul Islam yesterday for equal right to education and jobs.
 arrow BSF abducts one in Chuadanga
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) yesterday abducted a Bangladeshi farmer when he was working on his field near Thakurpur border in Damurhuda upazila in Chuadanga.
 arrow 3 children drown in Pabna
Three children drowned in ponds in two separate incidents in Shujanagar and Pabna Sadar upazilas on Saturday.
Point-Counterpointarrow Who will mourn the silent deaths?
The tragic death of over a hundred persons killed in a dramatic landslide in Chittagong two weeks ago immediately drew public attention.
 arrow Between evil and civil
The recent events of Bangladesh especially since 1/11 are revealing some of the deep contradictions in Bangladesh polity. These contradictions were in the making for quite some time.
 arrow Towards healthier entertainment
Censorship" has never been a popular word with the media. When it comes to films, however, certain restrictions have always been deemed necessary due to the widespread reach and strong impact of the medium.
Culturearrow Fete de la Musique '07 begins at Alliance Francaise
Alliance Francaise de Dacca is celebrating the World Music Festival, which started from June 21.
 arrow "Swapnodanay" and Golam Rabbany Biplob awarded
Bangladeshi film Swapnodanay has been honoured at the Shanghai International Film Festival. For the film, Golam Rabbani Biplob has won the Best Director Award in "Asian New Talent" category.
 arrow "Mangal Desh": A sci-fi take on global crises
On the eighth day (June 23) of the ongoing Children's Theatre Festival at Shaokat Osman Memorial Auditorium, Central Public Library, Kishore Theatre (Dhaka) staged Mangal Desh.
 arrow "La Vie En Rose": Moving biopic of a French national icon
As recent biopics like Ray and Walk The Line have attested, the path to musical stardom is usually paved with rags before riches, and so it goes that Olivier Dahan's sizeable biopic of French singer Edith
Internationalarrow Norway meet seeks to end Lanka bloodshed
Peace broker Norway is holding a crucial meeting with Sri Lanka's top aid donors this week in a bid to halt a new wave of bloodshed, but analysts Sunday said they see little prospect of a breakthrough.
 arrow Rain causes mayhem in Karnataka, Maharashtra
Torrential rains lashed Karnataka and Maharashtra yesterday, throwing rail and air traffic out of gear but the situation improved in worst-hit Andhra Pradesh and Kerala, even as the death toll in these
 arrow Embattled Nato admits more civilian deaths in anti-Taliban fight
The Nato-led force in Afghanistan admitted yesterday to killing more civilians, this time in Pakistan, a day after harsh criticism from President Hamid Karzai about military operations.
 arrow Pak uncertainty puts peace process on hold
Political uncertainty in Pakistan sparked by mass protests against President Pervez Musharraf and threats by exiled leaders that New Delhi should not rush to sign agreements with the military-backed regime
 arrow Clashes kill 10 in Lebanon
Lebanese troops clashed with suspected al-Qaeda-inspired militants in the northern port city of Tripoli early Sunday.
 arrow Israel unfreezes taxes owed to Palestinians
The Israeli government said yesterday it had approved in principle the release of hundreds of millions of dollars in tax receipts owed to the Palestinians on the eve of a Middle East summit in Egypt.
 arrow Sunni blocs boycott Iraqi parliament
Parliament's two Sunni Arab blocs boycotted the 275-seat house on Sunday because the Sunni speaker, Mahmoud al-Mashhadani, was not reinstated as they demanded.
 arrow IAEA official heads for North Korea
A senior official from the UN nuclear watchdog left for North Korea yesterday to discuss how the agency's inspectors would monitor and verify the shutdown of the Yongbyon nuclear reactor.
 arrow Thousands greet sacked Pak judge
With drums, petals and decorated horses, thousands of people gave Pakistan's suspended chief justice a festive welcome Sunday on his latest tour mustering support for his reinstatement.
 arrow US House votes to deny all aid to Saudi Arabia
The US House of Representatives has voted to deny all aid to Saudi Arabia, despite repeated assurances by the administration the desert kingdom was cooperating with the United States in the war on terror.
 arrow Atlantis crew reunites with families
Atlantis' seven astronauts reunited with their families in Texas on Saturday, a day after the space shuttle capped a two-week mission with a perfect landing in the Mohave Desert.
 arrow Thousands clash with police in China housing dispute
Thousands of protesters clashed with police in eastern China last week after security teams moved in to forcefully relocate families involved in a housing dispute, a rights group said yesterday.
 arrow Brown confirmed as leader of Britain's Labour Party
Gordon Brown was confirmed yesterday as the new leader of Britain's governing Labour Party, three days before he succeeds Tony Blair as prime minister.
 arrow Kashmir militants vow to continue attacks: 3 killed
Three suspected Muslim rebels were shot dead yesterday in Indian Kashmir as the region's main guerrilla group vowed to continue attacks and shun peace talks, police and reports said.
 arrow British army scraps Sikh regiment idea: report
The British army considered setting up a regiment for British Sikhs but dropped the idea because it did not want to segregate them from other soldiers, the Sunday Telegraph reported.
 arrow Rice in Paris for major Darfur conference
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice arrived in Paris yesterday to take part in an international conference aimed at launching a new drive to end atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region.
 arrow China's west swelters under record temperatures
Westernmost China's Xinjiang region was under a blistering heatwave yesterday, with the mercury hitting as high as 44.8 degrees Celsius (112.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in Turpan city, a local official said.
 arrow Attack plotted against German minister in Afghanistan
German authorities learned of a plot to attack Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung when he visited Afghanistan earlier this month, the Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Making EC secretariat independent
We commend the decision made in principle by the council of advisers to the caretaker government to set up an independent Election Commission secretariat.
 arrow Editorial: Mushrooming clinics and labs
We were taken by surprise to learn that six clinics and diagnostic centres are given licence by the authorities everyday, and that from January 1 to May 31, 2007 permission was accorded to as many as380
 arrow What ailed our politics
The era of romantic democracy -- the one of egalitarianism, equality, welfare, and social justice is long over. We yearned for it for ages, without ever tasting it.
 arrow A speck of dust
We no longer expect politicians to write, but we still expect them to read. There will probably come a moment when they will neither read nor write. The descent from Jawaharlal Nehru will then be complete.
 arrow Pakistan's own Hitler diaries
It is impossible to be both a diarist and a statesman: each has a different focal length.
Letters to Editorarrow Iran scene
I am writing with reference to letter: "Iran-USA relations," by Dr. Abdul Ruff Colachal (June 18). Dr. Colachal writes about Iran's determination to develop peaceful nuclear energy.
 arrow Caretaker government
Would you please interview, study and make a report on "After the departure of caretaker government". It worries us as to what will happen after the CTG quits.
 arrow Sheikh Hasina's interview
Thanks to the DS for taking an interview of Sheikh Hasina, the AL chief, and for publishing the same for our information.
 arrow Consumers' rights
I noticed a DS news item on 13 June quoting Consumers Association of Bangladesh (CAB) on the differences of prices of vegetables between growers' level and consumers' level.
 arrow Fisheries sector
Our country is blessed with thousands of tanks and small ponds, hundreds of deep and wide flowing rivers meeting a concave shaped coastal area adjoining the rough Bay of Bengal.
 arrow Price hike
At present all national dailies & electronic media are covering the news of price hike of all essential items and this price hike is continuing for a long time.
 arrow President of India
The post of President in India is offered to one of the most loyal politicians who would submissively act as an automatic rubber-stamp of the ruling dispensation where prime minister decides every thing.
 arrow Public exams
The SSC and the HSC and other equivalent exams will always start from the first working day of February and April respectively from 2010. I think this is a decision that must be appreciated.
 arrow Tarique Rahman
I fully agree with Mr. Humayun Hyder of Zigatala. I also don't have any personal grudge against Tarique Rahman and I was never connected with any political party.
 arrow Good or evil?
The eternal question of all time and a matter of intellectual debate; which can be interesting, intriguing and thought-provoking is that which came first in creation; good or evil? As children we used
 arrow Mismanagement in health dept.
Gross mismanagement is taking place in the health department.
 arrow Extortion or donation?
Upon reading the article by Dr.
 arrow What is Bangladesh?
Whenever something appears strange in the flow of events in Bangladesh, I come back to you to express my opinion and feelings.
 arrow Foreign university branches
I am a Bangladeshi student of American University Degree Program, MIS, in Malaysia. I am replying to the letter of Mr.
 arrow An account of life!
Our birth is our opening balance. Our death is our closing balance Our prejudiced views are our liabilities. Our creative ideas/ good deeds are our assets. Heart is our current asset.
Star Cityarrow Rajuk starts door-to-door inspection to clean its own dirt
After being in the dark for years, Rajuk has finally started door-to-door inspection of the countless number of high-rise buildings in the city to verify their legitimacy.
 arrow Family planning at Dhaka zoo
Faced with a booming population, Dhaka zoo authorities have separated male and female animals as a part of their plan to introduce family planning.
 arrow Organised gangs control begging business at traffic lights
Physically challenged beggars of all ages, some with injuries and horrendous skin sores continue to create nuisance at almost every traffic signal of the city begging from commuters.
 arrow Khoka's Corner

 arrow Still no sign of life
Local government activities in the 90 Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) wards of the capital city still remain virtually inactive.
 arrow Shabby underpass...

 arrow "city express"
The latest crop of quotes from the city's press -- words worth repeating, we feel, for their humour, insight or sheer outrageousness.
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