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Front Pagearrow Rawshan revolts to oust Ershad
Rawshan Ershad, senior presidium member of Jatiya Party (JP), in a dramatic development yesterday proclaimed herself as the acting chief and unveiled plans for intra-party reforms apparently seeking to
 arrow Over 100 BNP ex-ministers, MPs support Bhuiyan
Many BNP leaders including more than a hundred former ministers, former lawmakers, and current district level leaders yesterday expressed their support for the reform proposal prepared by the party secretary
 arrow Dhaka, Delhi to share security info
Bangladesh and India will share security information regarding cross-border crimes and look to accelerate resolutions on border and water-resources sharing.
 arrow Manju jailed for 5yrs for possessing liquor
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced Jatiya Party (Manju) Chairman Anwar Hossain Manju to five years' simple imprisonment and fined Tk 10,000 for possessing 21 bottles of contraband liquor at his Dhanmondi
 arrow The wilting children
Small palm prints. Black, red, yellow and green. All splintered across a large poster paper, nicely laminated.
 arrow Tigers drown in runs
Sri Lanka enjoyed the second day of the first Test with both team and individual achievements as they piled on the runs against Bangladesh at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground yesterday.
 arrow Forest plunderers start to tell of their wealth
Detained forest officials being quizzed by investigators have confessed amassing huge wealth through corruption and also provided information about their patronisers and modes of corrupt practices, sources
 arrow Hasina accuses govt of playing double standard
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday said intra-party reform proposals are being announced while political activities continue to be banned and asked the caretaker government to explain
 arrow Govt may allow parties to hold councils despite ban on politics
The caretaker government may consider allowing political parties to hold their council sessions despite the ban on politics.
 arrow Dhaka expects increased co-op from Delhi on key issues
Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed has said Bangladesh expects increased cooperation from India on key issues, particularly in water sharing, which is a common concern for both the countries.
 arrow Oli claims B Chy, Mannan quit LDP
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Executive President Col (retd) Oli Ahmed last night claimed that AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury and Maj (retd) Abdul Mannan have quit the party.
 arrow Dr Kamal calls for concerted efforts towards healthy politics
Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain has stressed the need for a unified national effort involving people of all strata of life to bring about meaningful changes and regenerate healthy politics in the
 arrow Advisory body for more urea price hike
Terming the industry ministry's proposed price hike of urea as insufficient, the advisory committee on economic affairs yesterday sent back the proposal to the ministry for a revision.
 arrow ADB okays $465m power sector grant
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday approved $465 million loans for further development of Bangladesh's power sector.
 arrow Patients suffer as Birdem doctors continue strike
The strike by the doctors on contract at Birdem hospital continued for the second consecutive day yesterday leaving around 500 indoor patients almost uncared and unattended.
 arrow Two SUVs of Bashundhara Group seized
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) seized two SUVs (sport utility vehicle) from Bashundhara City in the capital on Monday night.
 arrow Tarique's wife, mother-in-law seek time from ACC
In response to the Anti-Corruption Commission's directive to appear in person before a team, the wife and mother-in-law of Tarique Rahman have sought more time to substantiate the information provided
 arrow Taskforce raids house of Khaleda's assignment officer
The anti-corruption task force yesterday raided the residence of Khaleda Zia's assignment officer Firoz Mahmud's father in Bogra.
 arrow Ex-MP Redwan, Lobi's wife held
The army-led joint forces last night arrested former state minister for Liberation War affairs and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Redwan Ahmed in the city's Baridhara area.
 arrow Nine ex-camel jockeys get compensation
Nine children of the district, used as camel jockeys in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), received Tk 9.36 lakh as compensation.
 arrow Abducted Danida staff yet to be rescued
The two kidnapped Danida (Danish International Development Agency) staff could not be rescued as of yesterday evening, 24 hours into their abduction.
 arrow International Anti-Drug Day

 arrow Israel to set free 250 Palestinian prisoners
Israel's prime minister promised Monday to free 250 Palestinian prisoners and promised to improve life in the West Bank in an attempt to boost Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas after Hamas' takeover
 arrow Blair lauds reforms in Bangladesh
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has praised Bangladesh's efforts in socioeconomic reforms and pledged his government's continued support to these measures.
Businessarrow DSE turnover hits all time high at Tk 234.44cr
The Dhaka bourse yesterday set another milestone as its turnover hit an all time high at Tk 234.44 crore with a huge number of National Bank shares worth Tk 32.8 crore changing hands in the block market.
 arrow CA asks BGMEA to comply with wage guidelines
Chief Adviser (CA) Dr Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday noted with satisfaction a laudable contribution of RMG to the national economy and urged the BGMEA leaders to follow the guidelines of compliance in paying
 arrow 15pc subsidy sought for jute sector
The government should increase the subsidy for jute sector to 15 percent from 7.
 arrow BB asks banks for lending SMEs
In a focus group discussion with the financial sector on Monday, the central bank urged the banks and financial institutions to lend small and medium enterprises (SMEs), says a press release.
 arrow ADB eyeing to boost clean energy programme
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) said Tuesday it was planning to boost its clean energy program to one billion dollars annually amid warnings Asia's contribution to green gas emissions could get worse.
 arrow Indo-Thai FTA talks next month
Thailand's military-installed premier Tuesday said his country would start fresh talks with India next month to conclude a free trade accord aimed at boosting bilateral trade.
 arrow China to curb speculative capital inflows, curtail export fraud
China said Tuesday that it was set to tighten the monitoring of speculative capital inflows and the crackdown on fraudulent export transactions that disguise the movement of speculative funds.
 arrow WB wants RMG sector to be more competitive
Apprehending job loss after removal of the multi-fibre agreement, the World Bank has suggested further investment in RMG sector of Bangladesh to make it more competitive.
 arrow Bangladeshi expats intend to purchase Oriental Bank
International Expatriate Welfare Society (IEWS), a forum for expatriate Bangladeshis in around 30 countries in the world, has expressed its intent to buy the troubled Oriental Bank.
 arrow IFC offers Exim Bank $5m to up trade finance
Export Import (Exim) Bank of Bangladesh Ltd is joining the Global Trade Finance Programme (GTFP) of International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group.
 arrow WB board okays Zoellick as president
The World Bank on Monday approved Robert Zoellick as its next president as the 185-country development lender moved to turn a page after a scandal that undermined its credibility around the world.
 arrow AKTEL's offer for inactive prepaid subscribers
Mobile phone operator AKTEL has recently launched "Re-activate your prepaid SIM & get your money doubled" offer for the inactive prepaid SIM customers, says a press release.
 arrow ACI declares 60pc dividend
Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Limited declared 60 percent dividend, i.e. Tk 6.
 arrow People's Leasing okays 30pc stock dividend
People's Leasing and Financial Services Ltd has declared a 30 percent stock dividend for the year 2006.
 arrow DSE's new CFO
Satipati Moitra has taken over as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) Ltd with effect from June 21, says a press release.
 arrow Wahaha to sue Danone for 5b euros
China's largest drink maker, Wahaha Group confirmed Tuesday it intends to sue its French partner Groupe Danone for up to five billion euros (6.7 billion dollars) for conducting illegal business.
 arrow Saudi Telecom to acquire 25pc stake in Maxis
State-owned Saudi Telecom will acquire a strategic 25 percent stake in Malaysia's Maxis Commu-nications in a deal worth 3.05 billion dollars, the official Bernama news agency said Tuesday.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Handling Murali the key
Habibul Bashar recharged his off-spin bowling after a long break while Bangladesh spent another painful day in the first Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground yesterday.
 arrow Football: Junior bails Brothers out
Nigerian striker Elijah Junior won a 90th minute penalty and converted it to help Brothers snatch one point from Sheikh Russel in yesterday's Dhaka derby but the 1-1 draw at the Bangabandhu National Stadium
 arrow Football: U-12 booters off to France
A 14-member Bangladesh under-12 football team, led by Mohammad Eshak, left Dhaka last night for France to participate in the Danone Nations Cup to be held in Lyon from June 29 to July 1.
 arrow Cricket: Tendulkar rallies India
Sachin Tendulkar's 99 was the centrepiece of India's 242 for eight in the first one-day international against South Africa at Stormont here Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: WICB warns Gayle
The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) has reprimanded Chris Gayle for his "totally unacceptable" conduct in criticising the handling of his selection as one-day international captain and the late arrival
 arrow Cricket: Taibu returning?
Cricinfo can reveal that Tatenda Taibu, the former Zimbabwe captain, is talking to the board about a possible return to the Zimbabwe team.
 arrow Football: Henry starts Catalan life
French striker Thierry Henry on Monday began life as a Barcelona star by vowing to land the Catalan club the silverware which eluded them last season.
 arrow Football: Trezeguet stays at Juve
David Trezeguet has ended speculation about his future by signing a three-year contract extension with Juventus, the newly-promoted Serie A club confirmed on Monday.
 arrow Football: Di Michele charged with gambling
Italy international David Di Michele was among four Italian footballers charged with illegal betting by the Italian football federation (FIGC) on Tuesday following a police investigation.
 arrow Football: Klose completes Bayern switch
German international striker Miroslav Klose has completed his transfer from Werder Bremen to Bayern Munich, both Bundesliga clubs said on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Argentine soccer takes one life
One man was killed and 14 injured as rival soccer fans swinging metal pipes and throwing rocks clashed Monday after a match between Argentine clubs.
 arrow Football: Toure to Barca
Barcelona on Monday confirmed they have signed AS Monaco's Ivory Coast international midfielder Yaya Toure, without disclosing any transfer fee details.
 arrow Cricket: Aaquib suggests changes
Visiting Pakistan National Cricket Academy coach Aaquib Javed yesterday opined that club cricket structure in Bangladesh should be changed to create quality fast bowlers.
 arrow Cricket: KP raring to go
After 11 days of cricket in barely two weeks, most professional cricketers would be desperate for a day at home doing something nondescript.
 arrow Cricket: Violence in T20 match
Middlesex's Twenty20 match against Hampshire was marred when stones were thrown at the away coach and valuables stolen from the home dressingroom.
 arrow Cricket: The promise waits
Three one-dayers against South Africa at Belfast, a one-off against Pakistan at Glasgow, seven against England at the end of the summer, seven against Australia, five against Pakistan (both at home) and
 arrow Table Tennis: Russel win opener
Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra got off to an auspicious start in the AB Bank Senior Division Table Tennis super league yesterday when the holders routed Wari 3-0 at the Woodenfloor Gymnasium.
 arrow Benoit, family found dead
WWE wrestler Chris Benoit, his wife and son were found dead Monday and police said they were investigating the deaths as a homicide.
 arrow Hockey: Rajshahi run riot
Remon and Shishu slotted hattricks to inspire Rajshahi humiliate Kishoreganj 19-0 in yesterday's 27th National Hockey Championship match at the Maulana Bhasani National Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Sikandar all for Whatmore
Former Pakistan off-spinner Iqbal Sikandar feels political interference is keeping away the country's former cricketers from taking up the job of national coach.
 arrow Cricket: USA's last chance
The cricket world -- or at least those running the game in countries from Australia to Zambia -- assembles in London this week for their annual get-together. However, there will be a notable absentee.
 arrow Tennis: Gimelstob makes history
In what might have been his last Wimbledon match, Justin Gimelstob made a bit of history: He was the first player to use instant replay at the All England Club.
 arrow Football: Platini hails blood testing
UEFA president Michel Platini on Monday hailed the decision by European football's governing body to introduce blood testing as part of their anti-doping campaign during next year's Euro 2008 tournament.
 arrow Football: No Reds offer for Torres
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo brushed aside reports Monday he had received an offer from Liverpool for Spanish international striker Fernando Torres.
 arrow Football: Abbiati loaned out to Atletico
AC Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati has joined Spanish first division side Atletico Madrid on a one-year loan, Milan confirmed on their website on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Inter complete Suazo signing
Honduras international striker David Suazo has officially joined Inter Milan, the Serie A champions confirmed on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Capdevila goes to Villa
Spanish international defender Joan Capdevila has joined Villarreal from Deportivo La Coruna, the buying club said on Monday.
Metropolitanarrow Reform local govt bodies to check corruption
Citizens' rights activists yesterday called for bringing about reforms in the local government institutions, including city corporations, in order to reduce bureaucratic controls, check corruption and
 arrow Human trafficking still a social disease in S Asia
Women and Children Affairs Adviser Geeteara Safiya Choudhury yesterday said trafficking of women and children still remains a social disease in South Asia.
 arrow Form commission for trial of war criminals
Speakers at a discussion yesterday called on the caretaker government to form a commission to ensure the trial of war criminals.
 arrow Take steps to save Halda river
Speakers at a seminar yesterday underscored the need for concerted efforts of all to protect Halda river, the only natural breeding ground for carp fishes in the country.
 arrow People's attitude needs to be changed to stop torture
Torture and repression cannot be eliminated from the society without changing people's attitudes and mentality, said human rights activists at a roundtable yesterday.
 arrow Launch social movement to combat drug abuse
Law Adviser Barrister Mainul Hosein has called for a social movement to combat the abuse and illicit trafficking of drugs.
 arrow Editor jailed for 3 yrs in N'ganj
A Narayanganj court yesterday sentenced the Ajker Narayanganj Editor Tofazzal Hossain to three years' imprisonment and fined him Tk 10,000, in default, to suffer six months more in an extortion case.
 arrow 2 Ctg firms fined
A mobile court here yesterday fined two business firms Tk 1.
 arrow Militant suspect held for planting bombs at Ruet
Members of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday held a militant suspect who confessed to planting seven powerful bombs at Ruet (Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology) in the name of Jadid
 arrow Superintending engr of CCC held on graft charges
Joint forces yesterday held a superintending engineer of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) on various charges.
 arrow N'ganj Awami Swechchhashebok League leader held
A team of Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday held Narayanganj Awami Swechchhashebok League President Shariful Huq alias Buitta Sharif and a peshkar (court official) from the court premises on charge
 arrow Businessman slaughtered in city
Unidentified criminals slaughtered a businessman at his residence in the city's Kafrul area in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Janakantha reporter wins Monajatuddin Memorial Award '06
Shankar Lal Das, a reporter of the daily Janakantha, has won Monajatuddin Memorial Award 2006 for his stories on 'Life and living of the char inhabitants.
 arrow Regional consultation on disabled children begins
A three-day regional consultation of South and Central Asia began in the city yesterday with a view to formulate policy to preserve the rights of physically challenged children in the light of the UNConvention
 arrow UGC probe ends
The probe body of University Grants Commission (UGC) concluded on Monday night its investigation of alleged irregularities, corruption and nepotism at Rajshahi University (RU) in last five years.
Nationalarrow Thousands marooned, hundreds of handloom factories shut
At least one lakh people are marooned in about 100 villages in the six upazilas of Sirajganj as Jamuna, Korotoa and Fulzorh rivers swelled in last few days.
 arrow Case records, charge sheets sent to district judge's court
Sylhet Sadar magistrate court yesterday sent the case records and charge sheets of the case for grenade attack on British High Commissioner Anwar Chowdhury to District and Sessions Judge's court for trial.
 arrow Kushtia BNP leader sues 7 journalists
A BNP leader has filed an extortion case with a magistrate court here against seven journalists including editors of two local dailies.
 arrow 10 train accidents in 10 weeks
Railway communication between Dhaka and Chittagiong through Brahmanbaria was restored at about 4pm yesterday after derailed four wagons of a goods train were put back on the track at Akhaura.
 arrow Trial of case against JP leader Ruhul Amin begins today
Trial of the case against Jatiya Party (Ershad) secretary general ABM Ruhul Amin Hawlader for his alleged involvement in irregularities in appointment of officials and workers in state-owned Barisal Textile
 arrow UGC team detects corruption at RU
The University Grants Commission (UGC) body left Rajshahi Monday night after probing alleged irregularities in Rajsahahi University in last five years.
 arrow 386 more terminated in 3 Khulna jute mills
More 386 permanent workers of three state-owned jute mills were terminated yesterday. They include 180 workers of Crescent Jute Mills, 121 of Platinum Jubilee Jute Mills and 85 of Star Jute Mills.
 arrow Journo Balu's anniversary of death today
Third death anniversary of journalist Humayun Kabir Balu will be observed here today.
Point-Counterpointarrow Rating offshore Bangladesh for gas potential
We believe the deep offshore blocks of Bangladesh in the Bay of Bengal have good potential for natural gas.
 arrow A constant gardener
Since the declaration of the state of emergency, there have been three ladies in our national scenario.
 arrow Sheikh Hasina's counter proposals
Awami League president and former premier Sheikh Hasina has come up with some novel proposals for reforms, which should turn out to be a reformer's delight in view of the heightened fervour and pressure
Culturearrow Anup Barua and his impressive repertoire
On the fifth day (June 25) of the ongoing Fête de la Musique 2007, a musical programme at Alliance Francaise, Dhaka featured an array of songs by Anup Barua.
 arrow Dhaka Padatik honours Raisul Islam Asad
Theatre group Dhaka Padatik honoured noted actor Raisul Islam Asad with the "Abul Kasem Dulal Smriti Padak '07" on June 25.
 arrow Cultural programme by indigenous communities
Cultural groups from ethnic communities living in Mymensingh, Tangail, Jamalpur, Sherpur, Netrokona and Sunamganj district held a programme at the CARITAS Regional Auditorium in Mymensingh town recently.
 arrow Musical soiree at Shilpakala
To encourage upcoming singers of the country, Department of Music and Dance, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) arranged a two-day musical soiree featuring Tagore and Nazrul song.
Generalarrow Pro-AL, left-leaning teachers boycott DU Senate session
Protesting the irregularities in the appointment of teachers and officials and other corruption at Dhaka University during the tenure of BNP-Jamaat alliance government, pro-Awami League and left-leaning
 arrow CCC places Tk 397 cr budget
Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) yesterday announced a Tk 396.79 crore budget with a surplus of Tk 2.27 crore for 2007-08 financial year.
 arrow Road crashes kill 3 children
Three children were killed in separate road accidents in Comilla and Chandpur yesterday.
 arrow Train derails in Dinajpur: 15 injured
At least 15 people were injured when a Partabipur-bound passenger train derailed at Mollahpara station under Bochaganj upzila in Dinajpur yesterday.
 arrow Death threat to RU officers' assoc leader
A leader of Rajshahi University (RU) Officers and Employees' Association yesterday received a death threat from the outlawed Purbo Banglar Communist Party (PBCP).
 arrow JOCV team in city
A three-member delegation of Japanese Volunteers (JOCVs) in Bangladesh has arrived in Dhaka recently, says a press release.
Internationalarrow Hamas ready for talks with Abbas
Sacked Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniya yesterday repeated his readiness for talks with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to end the crisis stemming from his movement's seizure of Gaza.
 arrow Pivotal vote looms on US immigration
US Senators urging the passage of a bill that would legalise millions of illegal immigrants hope to revive bipartisan support for the embattled measure and push it to passage by week's end.
 arrow Arrest warrant issued against Sunni minister
Iraqi authorities issued an arrest warrant against the Sunni culture minister and raided his home yesterday after he was accused of ordering an assassination attempt against a secular Sunni politician
 arrow Maoists blockade eastern India over economic zones
Maoist rebels in eastern Indian blew up a section of railway track, attacked trains and paralysed public transport at the start of a 48-hour blockade aimed at derailing government plans to establish special
 arrow Cyclone kills 14 on Pakistan coast
A powerful cyclone lashed Pakistan's southern coast yesterday, killing at least 14 people, leaving dozens more missing and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, officials said.
 arrow US starlet Paris Hilton walks free from jail
Smiling and waving to the scrum of cameras, the celebrity socialite Paris Hilton trotted free from jail in California on Tuesday after serving three weeks for driving-related violations.
 arrow Europe hit by deadly drought and floods
A searing heatwave has killed at least 40 people across southern Europe while in Britain torrential rain has killed three people and forced hundreds to flee a creaking dam.
 arrow N Korea, IAEA to talk N-reactor shutdown
UN nuclear monitors arrived in North Korea on Tuesday to discuss the communist nation's plans to fulfill its long-delayed pledge to shut down its main nuclear reactor.
 arrow Rift appears in BJP-Shiv Sena ties over presidency
Rift appeared yesterday between the BJP and the Shiv Sena as the saffron party accused its oldest ideological ally from Maharasthra of entering into a deal with the Congress by supporting UPA-Left Presidential
 arrow New Palestinian govt is 'lackey', says Iran
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad yesterday dismissed as a "lackey government" Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's emergency cabinet headed by Salam Fayyad, the official IRNA news agency said.
Editorialarrow Editorial: BNP reform proposals
The 15-point proposal made public by the BNP reformists contains some forward-looking proposals. If it is for bringing more democratisation and dynamism within the party we welcome it.
 arrow Editorial: Investigating the Rajuk record
The government's decision to target the Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) as part of its investigation into institutionalised crime is certainly welcome.
 arrow Our diplomacy is in need of intellectual substance
The cause of diplomacy is often best served by people who have never been part of the diplomatic circle. Read that last bit as profession and you might get a fairly good idea of what we mean to suggest.
 arrow Presidential options
The countdown to general elections has begun. In any third world country there will always be an element of rigging (in the first world also e.
 arrow Reform or retreat
The current week had many interesting things to offer to the nation, hence, it is for certain that we shall never run out of juicy stories to keep us entertained, even though at the cost of our prestige,
Letters to Editorarrow Manpower export
As NRBs we appreciate this initiative to have an aggressive reform of our manpower sector to reduce the sufferings of the people, those who are selling their valuable assets to work abroad.
 arrow DCC's role
An organisation called "Dhanmondi Shamaj Kalyan Parishad" has struck a deal whereby it daily collects garbage from each apartment in the many high-rises in our neighbourhood in exchange for up toTk
 arrow Rainy days
I hate rain.
 arrow Reading habit
Cultivation of knowledge is vital for human life by which a man can reach a stage of enlightenment. But the students these days are not interested in cultivating knowledge.
 arrow Devastating monsoon
Monsoon rains, a blessing from above, turned out to be a demonic force as rain fell incessantly, causing flasfloods that took the people of Chittagong by surprise.
 arrow PSC members
It is a good sign that at last six members of the PSC resigned to pave the way for reconstituting the institution. It will help to bring back the image of the body.
 arrow Those "sinners"
The Bengali language has an exquisite term for a corrupt intellectual: I refer to the word vigorously doing the rounds these days "gyanpapi".
 arrow Exams
"Life would have been so good without those exams"... this old saying is very much true about the way students think today.
 arrow Coaching centres
The necessity to go to a coaching centre right after completion of the HSC or A-level has become an indispensable exercise nowadays.
 arrow Schools and coaching centres
It is high time to notice that children these days are more readily leaving school than before.
 arrow Good decision
The decision taken by the government to admit students in intermediate course in different colleges according to the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is a good and bold one.
 arrow Environmental security
It is high time to think about our environmental security. After the Chittagong landslide, it has become an unconventional security threat to our country. It's a man-made disaster.
 arrow Seeking information on films
For a personal research purpose, I am collecting information on the 1st East Bengal film "The Last Kiss" (1931) and an earlier short film "Sukumari" (1928).
 arrow Police reform
My attention was drawn to a letter published in a Bengali daily on corruption & reformation of police in Bangladesh. I would like to thank the letter writer first.
 arrow DRockstars
It is indeed a praiseworthy effort that GP has taken to hunt for DRockstars in Bangladesh. A few episodes have already been shown in Channel-i.
 arrow Why only the 27th BCS?
I appeared in the 24th and 25th BCS exams I passed the preliminary, written and psychological test and appeared in the viva, but could not qualify finally.
 arrow MiG-29 and frigate
Mig-29 fighter aircraft and the Korean frigate, which were purchased while the Awami League was in power from 1996-2001, are considered to be fine war machines available for defence purpose.
Star Chittagongarrow Jamal Uddin's family sees hope for justice
The traumatised family of Chittagong business magnate and BNP leader Jamal Uddin Ahmed Chowdhury sees a ray of hope for justice after the arrest of former lawmaker Sarwar Jamal Nizam on Thursday midnight
 arrow Ctg Fire Service helpless
Members of Fire Service and Civil Defence are to risk their lives during rescue operations for lack of modern equipment and human resources.
Star Cityarrow Monsoon clouds, rains and the spectacular skies
The city skyline sizzle with its glimmering flames during a stunning sunset, creating a momentary bliss for the jaded city dwellers! While many city dwellers suffer in waterlogged areas during this active
 arrow Helplessly felling age-old trees!
Once again the Dhaka University (DU) authorities felled trees on the campus to launch a multi-storey building project. This time the tree-chopping spree took place near the Madhur Canteen.
 arrow Experts demand immediate scrutiny of 16,000 building plans
Urban experts and environmentalists have expressed grave concern over the hurried approval of as many as 16,000 building plans by Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) and demanded re-examination of those
 arrow Ferrying thousands without hygiene, safe water
A severe crisis of safe water is causing sufferings to thousands of people travelling in passenger launches to and from Sadarghat every day.
 arrow DC to take 'step' to cancel lease
The Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Dhaka has said he will take steps to cancel the lease of Shankhanidhi House, a listed historical structure of the Department of Archaeology (DoA).
 arrow Madhubazar road remains closed for days
To the suffering of thousands of people, Madhubazar road, a vital link road between Dhanmondi and Rayer Bazar has remained closed for nearly week as the Dhaka City Corporation took up a program to clean
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