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Front Pagearrow Parties can talk with EC despite politics ban
Political parties can sit for dialogue with the Election Commission (EC) on its proposed electoral reforms despite the ban on political activities, an election commissioner said yesterday.
 arrow BNP for quick council, AL for lifting politics ban first
Reformist leaders of BNP are thinking of holding a party council as soon as possible to adopt their 15-point reform proposal while Awami League (AL) reformists think that it is not possible to hold their
 arrow LDP finally splits
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) officially split yesterday--only eight months after its formation--as its president and executive president both claimed their supremacy having majority support from
 arrow Tk 500cr duty evaded at 2 land ports
More than Tk 500 crore customs duty on importing fruits was evaded at Hili and Burimari land ports in the last six years.
 arrow Javed leads fightback
No boos came from the stands on the third day like the first two as the resistance finally came from Bangladesh in the first Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) ground yesterday.
 arrow Birdem doctors' strike put patients in peril
Morjina, a 40-year-old diabetic patient who came from Bikrampur to get better treatment at Birdem Hospital in the capital, was forced to leave the hospital as the doctors in the emergency department have
 arrow Charges framed against Dulu, 93 others for arson, looting
The Court of Additional District Magistrate (ADM) in Natore yesterday framed charges against 94 persons including former BNP deputy minister Ruhul Kuddus Talukhdar Dulu for arson and looting at threevillages
 arrow Brown replaces Blair
Finance minister Gordon Brown took over yesterday as British prime minister from Tony Blair, vowing after a decade in Blair's shadow to lead an era of "change".
 arrow Govt committed to holding credible polls
Chief Adviser (CA) Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday said the present caretaker government is committed to holding a free, fair and acceptable election to give the country's democratic order a firm footing.
 arrow No progress in Bogra arms haul case after 4 years
Four years into the recovery of a huge cache of bullets and powerful explosives in Kahalu and Dupchanchia upazilas in the district, no headway has been made to the investigation of the sensational cases.
 arrow 10 JCD men jailed for 3 yrs in tender obstruction case
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced ten Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal (JCD) leaders and activists to three years' rigorous imprisonment (RI) and fined them Tk 10,000 each for obstructing buying and droppingof
 arrow Huda, Sigma, Alena sued for extortion
A construction contractor of the Roads and Highways (R&H) Department filed two extortion cases against detained BNP leader and former communications minister Nazmul Huda, his wife Sigma Huda and Alena
 arrow Khaleda, Hasina hope for better ties with India
Former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina yesterday expressed their hope that India will take necessary steps to solve different prevailing issues between the two neighbouring countries tofurther
 arrow Massive hunt on for kidnapped Danida staff
In the primary investigation, the law enforcers have confirmed that at least one local villager was with the kidnappers of two Danida staff.
 arrow Oriental Bank moratorium extended for 6 months
The government yesterday extended the moratorium on all activities of Oriental Bank for another six months except seven kinds of transactions, including limited level deposit withdrawal.
 arrow Japan pledges $291m
Japan has pledged to provide $291 million (Tk 2,000 crore) in loan assistance with nominal interest for three development projects in Bangladesh.
 arrow Redwan on 4-day remand
Detained former state minister for liberation war affairs and Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Redwan Ahmed was placed on a four-day remand while police pressed charges against BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin
 arrow All forest officials asked to submit wealth report
The Ministry of Environment and Forest has directed all forest department officials across the country to submit their wealth statements by today.
 arrow Shamim Eskandar appears at ACC
Former prime minister Khaleda Zia's brother and ex-official of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Shamim Eskander yesterday appeared before the members of taskforces at the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) head
 arrow 5,436 fowls culled in Thakurgaon after bird flu outbreak
A total of 5,436 fowls have been culled and buried in Thakurgaon municipal area since Tuesday midnight after bird flu broke out in the locality.
 arrow Council okays national budget for 2007-08
The council of advisers at a special meeting yesterday approved the national budget for 2007-08 fiscal year with amendments to the duty and tax measures proposed earlier.
 arrow Heat brings pythons down to city
Locals caught two pythons from Hathazari and Raozan in 24 hours ending yesterday morning.
 arrow Correction
In our yesterday's report headlined "Manju jailed for 5yrs for possessing liquor" it was inadvertently mentioned that "The joint forces arrested Manju from his Dhanmondi residence on March 12 midnight...
 arrow 11 killed in Israeli raids on Gaza
Eleven Palestinians were killed yesterday as Israel launched twin offensives in the Gaza Strip, triggering the deadliest violence since Hamas fighters overran the territory 12 days ago.
 arrow 22 killed in Cambodian plane crash
A plane crash earlier this week in southern Cambodia killed all 22 people aboard, including South Korean and Czech tourists, officials said yesterday after rescuers found the wreckage.
 arrow Time running out on Bush on immigration
President Bush, short on political capital and time, is devoting much of what's left of his term in office to getting an immigration deal.
Businessarrow Bangladesh needs to make strategies for regional trade deals
As Bangladesh is very much on the track of globalisation, it needs to formulate a future strategy for being part of any regional trade arrangements (RTAs) protecting domestic economic interests, speakers
 arrow BRAC Bank rolls out new product for light engineering industry
BRAC Bank Limited yesterday launched a new loan product for light engineering factories to promote the potential import substitute industry.
 arrow IMF delays consideration of gold reserves sale
The International Monetary Fund has delayed by one month a board meeting to discuss financial reform, including the possible sale of some of its valuable gold reserves, a spokesman said Tuesday.
 arrow Repeat Asian financial crunch unlikely, despite shocks
Ten years after the Asian financial crisis stung unwitting investors, stock markets have returned to record highs and free-wheeling capitalism is back, prompting many to ask, can it happen again?
 arrow China asks Pakistan to protect its workers
China called on Pakistan to step up its protection of Chinese workers in the South Asian country, state press reported Wednesday, following the brief kidnapping of seven Chinese people in Islamabad.
 arrow Doha talks need boost from 'fast-track' extension
The sputtering Doha round of global trade talks would get a boost from an extension of the special negotiating authority for the president, the US trade chief said Tuesday.
 arrow LC opening rises 14.38pc in 11months
The rate of LC openings in the first 11 months of the outgoing fiscal year increased 14.38 percent over the corresponding period of last year.
 arrow DSE turnover, share prices decline after 10-day rally
Country's premier bourse Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday witnessed a decline in turnover and share prices after 10 consecutive days of rise, including a record-breaking transaction on Tuesday.
 arrow 9-day int'l food festival at Dhaka Regency Hotel from July 5
A nine-day international food festival will begin at Dhaka Regency Hotel on July 5 to mark the formal opening of the newly launched hotel's restaurant.
 arrow HSBC launches new product for small firms
HSBC on Sunday launched a new product called Trade Up to offer trade financing to small and medium sized businesses that supply larger manufacturers of ready-made garments, says a press release.
 arrow Oil prices lower on expectations of rise in US energy reserves
Oil prices weakened in Asian trade Wednesday as the market waited for the weekly US energy report where expectations are for a further rise in petroleum reserves, dealers said.
 arrow Manila to sell corporate assets to cover tax shortfall
Substantial Philippine government stakes in the corporate sector including in brewer San Miguel Corp. are to be auctioned to cover shortfalls in tax collection, Finance Secretary Margarito Teves saidWednesday.
 arrow Freight forwarders assoc's adhoc committee
A 7-member ad-hoc committee of the proposed single trade association for freight forwarders, Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association (BFFA), has recently been constituted with Helaluddin Akbar as its
 arrow Venezuela consolidates oil industry control
Venezuela Tuesday moved closer to nationalizing its oil-rich Orinoco River basin, as four foreign oil companies signed deals giving Venezuela the lion's share of the profits and two US companies pulled
 arrow Rahimafrooz launches jumbo IPS
Rahimafrooz yesterday launched jumbo IPS (instant power supply) in Dhaka, says a press release.
 arrow Asia needs more work on corporate governance
Asia has substantially revamped its corporate governance framework but more work needs to be done 10 years after a financial crisis struck the region, a meeting of regional officials declared Wednesday.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Ashraful admits to playing wrong
The way captain Mohammad Ashraful got out at the fag end of the third day's play portrays where the problem actually lies in the Bangladesh batting.
 arrow Football: Another blow for Reds
Muktijoddha joined Sheikh Russel as B. League's joint leaders but gave away the chance to take solo lead when they were held by Farashganj to a goalless draw yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar fit, Malik delighted
Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik said the return of fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar would boost the team for their one-off match against archrivals India in Scotland next month.
 arrow Cricket: Kallis steers SA
South Africa captain Jacques Kallis's unbeaten 91 saw his side to a four-wicket win over India at Stormont here on Tuesday in the first of three one-day internationals.
 arrow Hockey: Rajshahi, Faridpur in super league
Rajshahi and Faridpur emerged champions in their respective groups yesterday to reach the super league of the 27th National Hockey Championship.
 arrow Cricket: Tharanga not ready for 2nd Test
Upul Tharanga, the Sri Lankan opening batsman, is recovering fast from his foot injury but he may not be rushed into the second Test against Bangladesh starting July 3 at the P.
 arrow Cricket: India still not well
The 'flu virus that has affected more than half of the India squad in Belfast is continuing to leave them with some difficult selection issues as they prepare for the second of three one-day internationals
 arrow Local Snippets
Leaders Biman recorded an effortless 3-0 win over Wari in yesterday's AB Bank Senior Division Table Tennis super league at the Woodenfloor Gymnasium.
 arrow Cricket: Gayle issue dragged
Players' chief Dinanath Ramnarine has questioned the decision of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to reprimand Chris Gayle for a diary published on the CricInfo website, saying the opening batsman
 arrow Cricket: Sachin pleases Rahul
India captain Rahul Dravid is confident Sachin Tendulkar has some great days ahead of him on the United Kingdom tour after seeing the 'Little Master' make 99 against South Africa at Stormont.
 arrow Cricket: Seniors unhappy with Salman
Pakistan manager Talat Ali has dampened down rumours of disgruntlement within the side over the appointment of Salman Butt as vice-captain, saying there is "complete harmony" among players.
 arrow Cricket: Trotting the KP way
There were many frustrating moments for cricket fans during the 2007 World Cup.
 arrow Football: Peru romp past Uruguay
Peru got their Copa America campaign off to a great start with an impressive 3-0 win over Uruguay in Group A.
 arrow Tennis: Henman stars in Round 1
Tim Henman rolled back the years to emerge triumphant from an epic battle with Carlos Moya in the pick of the day's action at Wimbledon on Tuesday.
 arrow Tennis: Serena, Andy surge ahead
Andy Roddick and Serena Williams led a super-powered United States surge at Wimbledon on Wednesday as American players continued to salvage a reputation so badly damaged at the French Open.
 arrow Football: Henry warns Europe
Barcelona signing Thierry Henry claimed Tuesday that his new team will strike fear throughout Europe next season.
 arrow Cricket: India fined for slow over-rate
Indian cricket team has been fined for its slow over-rate during its nine-wicket victory against Ireland in its one-day international match on June 23 here.
 arrow Cricket: New Road ground flooded
Worcestershire's Twenty20 Cup fixture against Warwickshire at New Road has had to be cancelled after unseasonal rains caused the Severn and Teme rivers to break their banks and flood the county ground
 arrow Football: Nakamura happy at Celtic
Japan international midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura is happy at Scottish double winners Celtic, despite claims from an Italian agent claiming the player could use a get-out clause in his contract.
 arrow Football: L'pool's Torres hunt on
Liverpool are reportedly edging closer to sealing a record deal for Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres.
 arrow I'm still a daddy's girl
Maria Sharapova has a message for the thousands of love-struck young men who'd happily fall at her feet - she's just a daddy's girl at heart.
 arrow Tennis: Mirza cruises to second round
Indian tennis starlet Sania Mirza blasted her way into the second round at Wimbledon on Tuesday, easing past Russia's Yaroslava Shvedova in straight sets.
 arrow Tennis: Pakistan hails its Wimbledon hero
Pakistan on Wednesday celebrated a Wimbledon win by rising local star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, a rare tennis success in this cricket-obsessed South Asian nation.
 arrow Football: Wenger's Arsenal future in the balance
Arsenal chairman Peter Hill-Wood has said he is hopeful that Arsene Wenger will stay on with the club as coach, but admitted that his future hung in the balance.
 arrow Football: Security up for Asian Cup
Bomb squads, sniffer dogs and armed police are being deployed as security is ramped up in cities hosting the Asian Cup finals, although authorities are playing down any threats.
 arrow Football: Pride brings Viduka back
Mark Viduka says the pride of wearing the Australian shirt was behind his last-minute decision to play in the Asian Cup, insisting there was no pressure from new club Newcastle to miss the tournament.
 arrow Football: Bronckhorst heads back home
Barcelona defender Giovanni van Bronckhorst is set for a return home after signing for former club Feyenoord, the Spanish giants announced Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Angola's Maurito Marseille-bound
Angola international Maurito is set to follow in the footsteps of a string of African football stars after announcing Tuesday that he had agreed to join French giants Marseille next season.
Metropolitanarrow Overcome political issues to boost regional economy
Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon yesterday urged India's smaller neighbours to overcome political issues to become stakeholders in the India-led regional economic growth by dismantling trade
 arrow Inadequate shelter at core of urban poverty
Inadequate shelter is at the core of urban poverty in Dhaka, one of the fastest growing cities in the world, with its 11 million people, according to the UNFPA State of World Population 2007 report released
 arrow Contribution of refugees can never be forgotten
Speakers at a discussion yesterday said over 10 million Bangalees had to flee home because of the atrocities carried out by the then Pakistani occupation forces.
 arrow Certification needed to expand organic vegetable markets
Speakers at a workshop yesterday called for certification of organic vegetables to expand their markets both at home and abroad.
 arrow 'Strong commitment a must to combat corruption'
Strong commitment of elected representatives is needed to combat corruption at union parishad level, said the speakers at a workshop yesterday.
 arrow 3 fined Tk 70000 for encroaching canals
A mobile court here yesterday fined three encroachers Tk 70000 for illegally occupying two canals in the city.
 arrow 66000 die of TB every year
Health and Family Welfare Adviser Dr ASM Matiur Rahman has said 66000 people are dying of tuberculosis every year.
 arrow Emergency landing saves Bangladeshi child's life
A Bangalore-bound flight of India's biggest private carrier Jet Airways returned to NSC Bose International Airport in Kolkata after being in the air for 20 minutes to save the life of a Bangladeshi child
 arrow RU teacher dies in rooftop fall in Malaysia
A teacher of Rajshahi University (RU) died in Malaysia on Monday night after he fell down from the rooftop of the house he was residing in.
 arrow Dr Kamal urges lawyers to stand against corruption
Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain has urged the lawyers to stand against corruption, saying that the present situation has provided an opportunity to fight crimes and injustice in society.
 arrow Low over Bay intensifies
Tuesday's low over west-central Bay and adjoining northwest Bay concentrated into a well-marked low over the same area.
 arrow Jubo Dal cadre held in Comilla
The joint forces arrested a top criminal of the district and Jubo Dal cadre from his residence in Chatora area of the town on Tuesday.
 arrow Indian clothes worth Tk 5 crore seized
Members of Bangladesh Coast Guard seized Indian clothes worth around Tk five crore from an engine-run trawler on Pashur river at Harbaria in Mongla on Tuesday, says a press release.
 arrow Assault of pregnant worker by Chinese staff condemned
Karmojibi Nari (KN) yesterday condemned the assault of a pregnant worker by a Chinese female official at a factory at Dhaka Export Processing Zone (EPZ) and demanded proper investigation into the incident
 arrow AL leader held on charges of terrorism
The joint forces yesterday arrested an Awami League leader from the city on charges of terrorism.
 arrow Fake army person held in Rajshahi
Police arrested a fake army person from Rajshahi bus terminal area on Tuesday night. The arrestee was identified as Jalal Hossain, 20, son of Javed Ali, of Adamdighi village in Bogra.
 arrow BHBFC to remain open June 29, 30
Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) has decided to keep open its zonal and regional offices in the capital and across the country from 9am to 5pm at the weekends on June 29 and June30
 arrow Classes of first year students begin July 16
Classes of the first semester of first year students at Comilla University will begin from July 16, says a press release.
 arrow Condition of Comrade Bashar unchanged
The condition of Jatiya Sramik Federation President Comrade Abul Bashar, who is undergoing treatment at Dhaka Community Hospital, has not yet improved, says to a press release.
 arrow Poet Shamsul Islam passes away
Eminent poet and journalist Shamsul Islam passed away due to a cardiac arrest at the age of 66 in the early hours of yesterday, says a press release.
Nationalarrow UGC for closure of Prime University unit in Kishoreganj
Kishoreganj unit of Prime University was run by district Jammat-e-Islami secretary Musaddek Ali Bhuiyan illegally without any UGC permission.
 arrow Police refuse to record case against Parwar, two others
Officer-in-Charge of Khan Jahan Ali police station in Khulna city Mujibul Haque has refused to record as a regular case the FIR filed against city Jamaat-e-Isami Ameer and former lawmaker Mian Golam Parwar,
 arrow Balu murder case not tried in 3 years
The third death anniversary of journalist Humayun Kabir Balu was observed here yesterday.
 arrow A big surprise for remote hill people
It was a bid surprise for indigenous people in Maratila in remote hills in Panchhari upazila. For the first time, they got government help yesterday.
 arrow Bangla Bhai aide among 2 held in Natore
Police in separate drives conducted different areas of Naldanga upazila arrested two criminals including a close associate of executed Jamaa'tul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) second-in-command Bangla Bhai
 arrow Tk 50 lakh spares seized at Benapole
Customs officials yesterday seized illegally imported motor parts worth Tk 50 lakh at Benapole port, Customs sources said.
 arrow Hearing of case against 3 former BNP stalwarts not held
Hearing of the case against three former BNP stalwarts for aiding and abetting JMB militants was not held at the Third Court of Rajshahi Additional District and Sessions Judge yesterday.
 arrow 39 tonnes of rotten wheat seized in Tangail
Police seized 450 sacks (39 tons) of rotten wheat from Kachuadanga at Sadar upazila in Tangail yesterday. They also arrested one Nazrul Islam from the spot.
 arrow Tk 20cr RHDC budget
Rangamati Hill District Council (RHDC) yesterday announced a Tk 20 crore budget for 2007-08 financial year.
 arrow FWP rice seized, 3 held
Police arrested three people including a union parishad (UP) member with 63 sacks of rice meant for food for work programme from Jatpur bazar in Tala upazila yesterday.
Point-Counterpointarrow A tale of three democracies in South Asia
"Comparisons are odorous" -- Shakespeare.
 arrow The need for a national DNA database
Before the turn of this century, at a time when Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a Scottish author, was spinning his detective stories of Sherlock Holmes, objective scientific evidence was routinely used to investigate
Culturearrow Saying no to drugs
An anti-drug cultural evening on International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking, organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), was held on June 26.
 arrow Mona's dreams in pastel chalk
Mona Mahmud Chowdhury, whose solo exhibition is due at the Bengal Gallery (scheduled to start from July 4), has a surrealistic style in which she blends her concept of nature and man.
 arrow Bande Ali Mia: Articulating the simple rural life
Yesterday, June 27, marked the 28th death anniversary of poet Bande Ali Mia. Bande Ali was a poet, novelist, playwright and attained much acclaim for his works for children.
 arrow Christina Aguilera, budding actress
Christina Aguilera says she's reading scripts in search of the right role to launch an acting career.
Generalarrow Create mass awareness to reduce casualties
Health Adviser Dr ASM Matiur Rahman has stressed the need for creating mass awareness about the impending natural calamities at the earliest.
 arrow Project to prepare 'Vision Paper 2030' launched
The government has taken up a project to prepare 'Vision Paper 2030' with special emphasis on reducing poverty and setting a target to ensure power supply to every household by 2030.
 arrow Road accidents kill five
At least five people were killed and 30 others injured in separate road accidents in Pirojpur, Jhenidah and Manikganj yesterday.
 arrow Home economics students want immediate holding of exams
Students of the Government Home Economics College yesterday staged a demonstration on the campus at Azimpur urging the authorities to hold examinations immediately.
 arrow CG has also put 'press advice' on media
The present caretaker government has put "press advice" on media with directions of news coverage though it claims itself journalist-friendly, Prof Sheikh Abdus Salam, chair of Department of Mass Communication
Internationalarrow Britain braces for new style under Brown
Britain is bracing for a distinct change of style under new prime minister Gordon Brown, even if he will likely follow a broadly similar agenda to Tony Blair.
 arrow A ‘heavyweight’ comes out of the shadows
Denounced by critics as a brooding control freak, but lauded by supporters as a misunderstood political heavyweight, Gordon Brown will finally step out of Tony Blair's shadow yesterday.
 arrow India's democracy forced to deal with military neighbours
Often hailed as a beacon of democracy among developing nations, India's overriding business and security needs have forced it to overcome a reluctance to deal with military regimes, analysts say.
 arrow Pakistan cyclone leaves 21 dead, 250,000 homeless
Pakistani rescuers struggled yesterday to reach 250,000 people left homeless, and in some cases clinging to rooftops and trees, by a cyclone that lashed the coast and killed 21 people.
 arrow ‘I want to see him going in flesh and blood’
As the British flags lining the street behind her flutter in the breeze, Donna Mahoney holds a picture of her dead husband and says Tony Blair's departure will help her start a new chapter in her life.
 arrow British press divided over how history will judge Blair
British newspapers were divided yesterday in describing how history will judge Tony Blair between those who saw a prime minister who changed the face of Britain, and those who saw one with enormous potential
 arrow Musharraf urges tribes to expel Al-Qaeda
President Pervez Musharraf told tribesmen from a troubled border region that they would cause international embarrassment for Pakistan if they failed to expel Al-Qaeda "terrorists", a report said.
 arrow US immigration bill revived but fragile
The US Senate on Tuesday resurrected a divisive immigration bill that would offer legal status to 12 million illegal immigrants, even though influential Republicans in the House of Representatives vowed
 arrow Blair not my poodle, says Bush
Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair, often caricatured as US President George W. Bush's poodle, is no such thing, Bush said in an interview published yesterday.
 arrow 2-state solution only way for ME peace: Blair
Outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday that a two-state solution is the "absolute priority" to bring peace to the Middle East amid speculation he is to become an envoy there.
 arrow Crime crackdown ahead of HK handover anniversary
A crackdown on organised crime in southern China ahead of the 10th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover has seen more than 24,000 suspects arrested, Chinese state media reported yesterday.
 arrow Maoists torch Rly station in W Bengal
Maoist rebels in eastern India have torched a railway station and kidnapped rail staff, police said yesterday as a blockade aimed at halting government plans to establish special economic zones entered
Editorialarrow Editorial: Dhaka-Delhi contact rejuvenated
The foreign secretary-level talks between India and Bangladesh, first in the last two years, that ended Tuesday in Dhaka have gone down well with keen watchers of the ups and downs in the multi-faceted
 arrow Editorial: Nuclear plant
The approval given to Bangladesh by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to set up nuclear reactors for power generation is an opportunity that the country should seize in order to cope withthe
 arrow Reform Public Service Commission
The Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) is one of the most vital constitutional bodies in Bangladesh.
 arrow Bhadrolok: Please revisit
Abdul Quader, the writer of "The bhadrolok foreign affairs adviser of Bangladesh" published on June 21, is my primary source of whom the foreign affairs adviser of Bangladesh, Dr.
 arrow Of hearts dark and mighty
The recent release of the movie, "A Mighty Heart," based on the book of the same name by Mariane Pearl, widow of journalist Daniel Pearl who was slain in Karachi, Pakistan in 2002, has revived memories
Letters to Editorarrow Dave Whatmore
Much was said about Dave Whatmore over the last few days after he expressed his willingness to coach the Indian team.
 arrow US policy
Former US President Jimmy Carter accused the US, Israel and the European Union of seeking to divide the Palestinian people by reopening aid to President Mahmoud Abbas' new government in the West Bankwhile
 arrow "Yankee Raj" in South Asia?
The Western superpower jote/syndicate is seeking long-term survival tactics in Asia.
 arrow Commuter train
With the increase in city population, commuting has become very difficult.
 arrow Government's priorities
I appreciate almost everything the present government is doing for us. But I think it is my duty as a law-abiding citizen to clear any ambiguity that the present government may inadvertently create.
 arrow Gas meter
The universal practice is to pay for what you consume no more no less - whether it is electricity, water or gas.
 arrow Changed circumstances
The scene of Bangladesh changed drastically as soon as the present CTG emerged from the ashes of a corruption-torn country.
 arrow Abuse of privileges
As part of its anti-corruption drive, the CTG must look into the abuse of the privileges that senior diplomatic staff are entitled to.
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