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Front Pagearrow Kidnapped Danida staff rescued after 2 weeks
Law enforcers yesterday rescued Danida official Shahid Suman near a stream in the remote forest of Thanchi upazila after two weeks of his abduction.
 arrow Hasina raps intelligence
Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday categorically blasted an intelligence agency saying that a civilized and democratic society cannot let an intelligence agency control everything while
 arrow Wheel trouble forces Biman hovering for 30 minutes
A Bangladesh Biman flight from Dubai with 230 passengers and crew on board was forced to hover in the sky for about half an hour due to wheel trouble before landing in Chittagong yesterday afternoon.
 arrow 'Minus two' theorists enemies of democracy
Former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday said those who are 'hatching' the 'minus two' theory are the enemies of democracy.
 arrow Inflation dips on stable rice
The inflation rate on point-to-point basis decreased by 0.23 percentage point and stood at 8.05 percent in May of the last fiscal year mainly due to stable prices of rice in the local market.
 arrow Biman corporatisation won't pay off if govt retains all shares
The restructuring of Biman Bangladesh Airlines by turning it into a public limited company (PLC) would bring no positive changes if the government kept 100 percent shares of Biman in its hands, speakers
 arrow First train arrives on trial run
A passenger train from India reached Dhaka yesterday afternoon on its trial run resuming the long-awaited train service between the two neighbouring countries that remained stopped for 42 years.
 arrow Singer Sabina fighting for life
Sabina Yasmin, one of the most melodious voices of all times in the Indian subcontinent, is struggling for life at the city's Labaid Specialised Hospital.
 arrow Govt looking for houses to set up sub-jails
The government has decided to set up sub-jails outside the prisons for the VIP prisoners as several of them fell ill recently due to the stark living conditions in jails.
 arrow 7 new wonders of the world

 arrow BNP leaders divided over council
The BNP leaders are now divided over the holding of the party council amid the state of emergency as a group wants a 'transparent' council with the presence of the party chairperson Khaleda Zia whilethe
 arrow Sigma shown held in extortion cases; Pintu denied bail
Detained human rights activist Sigma Huda was shown arrested in two extortion cases yesterday while a Dhaka court rejected bail petition of former BNP lawmaker Nasiruddin Ahmed Pintu in connection with
 arrow Ex-BNP MP Munshi's wife sent to jail
Detained ex-BNP lawmaker Manjurul Ahsan Munshi's wife, Mazeda Ahsan Munshi, was sent to jail yesterday in a graft case against Munshi's family when she surrendered to a special court trying high-profile
 arrow Dhaka reviews decision on hilsa export to Delhi
Bangladesh is reconsidering its decision to export hilsa to India after Indian media reports indicated that New Delhi may suspend exporting rice to Bangladesh in retaliation.
 arrow CA condemns attempt on Musharraf's life
Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed yesterday condemned the assassination attempt on Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf.
 arrow Japanese firm wants to invest $1b in energy, sugar
Japanese industrial giant Honda Denki Co Ltd has expressed its keen interest to invest 1 billion US dollars in Bangladesh's power, energy and sugar sectors.
 arrow Cases might be shifted to special tribunal
The government is taking initiatives to hold the trials of cases filed in connection with the grenade attack on British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury in a special tribunal for their quick disposal.
 arrow Ministerial body visits Nachole
A high-powered four-member ministerial committee last night went to Chapainawabganj from Dhaka to investigate the July 4 Nachole violence that left 10 persons including four government officials injured
 arrow An animal awareness programme...

 arrow Federer makes it five in a row
Roger Federer won his fifth consecutive Wimbledon title yesterday, beating nemesis Rafael Nadal in a five-set epic.
 arrow Housewife killed after rape
A housewife was killed allegedly after being raped by unidentified criminals in her residence at Uttara in the capital yesterday morning.
 arrow ACC chief holds meetings with CJ, law secretary
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Chairman yesterday had separate meetings with the chief justice, the attorney general and the law secretary, and reportedly discussed the constitution of separatebenches
 arrow ACC to quiz ex-minister Salahuddin at jail gate
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) will interrogate detained former state minister for communications Salahuddin Ahmed at Dhaka Central Jail in connection with a case filed for taking Tk 1 crore inbribe
 arrow Wanted men 'control Red Mosque'
Pakistan's religious affairs minister has said wanted Islamic militants are in control of a besieged mosque in the capital, Islamabad.
 arrow Clashes mar Nepal king's birthday
Festivities to mark the 60th birthday of Nepal's King Gyanendra have been marred by violence in Kathmandu.
 arrow Pak mosque raid looms amid al-Qaeda links
Pakistani troops yesterday moved closer to a full-scale raid on Islamabad's Red Mosque, amid fears that al-Qaeda insurgents holed up inside the fortified compound may start killing women and children.
 arrow String of attacks kill 26 in Baghdad
A flurry of bombings in Baghdad killed 26 people yesterday, and officials said the death toll from a giant suicide truck blast that devastated the market of a Shia town north of the capital a day earlier
 arrow Wildfires force hundreds to flee
An 8,000-acre wildfire forced hundreds of people in the town of Winnemucca to leave their homes, one of more than a dozen blazes that charred a combined 55 square miles in northern Nevada.
 arrow Volcanic fumes kill 6 teens in Indonesia
Poisonous fumes from an Indonesian volcano killed six teenagers who were camping on the mountain, a doctor said Sunday.
Businessarrow FDI alone cannot play lead role in growth
Foreign direct investment (FDI) alone cannot play a lead role in a country's growth, finance and planning adviser said yesterday.
 arrow Bangladesh needs to make strategy to woo investment in power, transportation
Bangladesh needs to formulate a long-term strategy for power and transportation sectors to attract more investment, says Prof Dr Klaus Wucherer, head of Asia-Australia operations and member of the Siemens
 arrow Property price boom may blunt Singapore's edge
Soaring property prices in Singapore could erode its competitive edge, including against arch economic rival Hong Kong, the city-state's founding father said in remarks published Sunday.
 arrow World Chambers Competition Award for DCCI
The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has achieved "2007 World Chambers Competition" Award in the category of Best Skills Development Programme organised by World Chambers Federation-ICC's Specialised
 arrow Thai stocks shrug off political woes
Over the last year, Thailand has suffered a coup, deadly bomb blasts in Bangkok, and a bloody spike in violence in a long-running separatist insurgency. But the stock market doesn't seem to care.
 arrow Indian plastic granules plant in Ishwardi EPZ soon
Indian company M/s Eco Polymers Limited will set up a plastic granules manufacturing industry in the Ishwardi Export Processing Zone with an investment of US$ 10.691 million.
 arrow GP launches missed call alert service
Grameenphone Ltd has launched a new helpful service called "Missed Call Alert" for all of its 'smile', 'xplore' and Business Solutions subscribers.
 arrow StanChart takes over banking operation at US embassy
Standard Chartered Bank took over the banking operation booth of US Embassy in Dhaka Thursday, says a press release.
 arrow Banglalink launches voice dialing service
Banglalink has launched a new service to provide its subscribers with various value-added services through voice dialing, says a press release.
 arrow Sony Ericsson unveils new handsets for local market
Mobile handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson yesterday formally launched four new handsets in local market. The new handsets are K200i, K220i, J110i and J120i, says a press release.
 arrow West African economic bloc faces bleak outlook in 2007
Lacklustre growth, ballooning petroleum imports, cotton sales hit by Western subsidies and a lingering political crisis in the region's former star economy have crippled a west African economic bloc.
 arrow Acer repair service launched
Executive Technologies Ltd (ETL), the local business partner of computer and accessories maker Acer, on Saturday launched a service to repair all Acer notebooks and desktops.
 arrow Bloomberg recognises EPL research on Bangladesh equity market
A research conducted by a local investment bank, Equity Partners Limited (EPL), has been approved by the Quality Control Department of Bloomberg, a New York-based firm specialised in financial news and
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Tennis: Federer touches history
Roger Federer emulated the legendary Bjorn Borg when he captured his fifth successive Wimbledon title with a 7-6 (9/7), 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 2-6, 6-2 win over Rafael Nadal in a thrilling final yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers reach Kandy
The Bangladesh cricket team breathed in fresh air when they reached Kandy yesterday to play the third and final Test starting from July 11.
 arrow Football: Reds stay alive
Muktijoddha overcame the challenge of ten-man Khulna Abahani yesterday to take temporary lead in the B. League with a 4-2 win at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Gen Moeen new NSC boss
The Caretaker Government yesterday appointed Chief of Army Staff General Moeen U Ahmed as chairman of the National Sports Council (NSC) and its executive committee.
 arrow Athletics: Polytan will take care of athletics track at BNS
Turf-makers Polytan's technical staff Wolfgang Opitz yesterday ensured that the German company will take care of the swellings of the newly laid athletics track at the Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: India shine on Day 1
India batsmen Gautam Gambhir, Dinesh Karthik and skipper Rahul Dravid all made fifties against Sussex on the first day of the opening match of the England tour at Hove here Saturday.
 arrow Football: Nayeemuddin's job all but official
Syed Nayeemuddin began his groundwork as the future national football coach unofficially when the Indian mentor witnessed yesterday's B. League match at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on selection purpose.
 arrow Cricket: 'Back-up' Gayle delighted
A delighted Chris Gayle brushed off suggestions that he could permanently take over as West Indies captain following the 2-1 ODI series win over England.
 arrow Tennis: Venus aiming higher
Venus Williams believes her fourth Wim-bledon title could herald the start of a new period of dominance for herself and her sister Serena in women's tennis.
 arrow Football: Cahill saves Socceroos
A late Tim Cahill goal rescued a valuable point for Australia and saved them from the ignominy of a humiliating defeat by Oman at the Asian Cup Sunday.
 arrow Cricket: Breaking the mould
Twenty20 cricket would give a lot of people, some of whom would otherwise have never made it, a chance to play international cricket, Kumar Sangakkara said in a recent interview.
 arrow Powell sinks England
Daren Powell sparked a top-order collapse as West Indies beat England by 93 runs to win the third one-day international at Trent Bridge here Saturday and so come from behind to take the series 2-1.
 arrow Cricket: Strauss to lead England A
Andrew Strauss will captain England Lions, as the country's A team is now known, against India in a three-day tour match at Chelmsford starting on July 13, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced
 arrow Cricket: DRU cricket begins
The Pepsi-DRU six-a-side cricket tournament got underway at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Pietersen loses No 1 spot
Kevin Pietersen has lost his No.1 ranking in one-day internationals after a lean series against West Indies.
 arrow BSWA honours Roquibul, Hannan
Bangladesh Sports Writers Association (BSWA) yesterday accorded reception to former national cricket captain and sportswriter Roquibul Hassan and veteran journalist Hannan Khan of ATN Bangla.
 arrow Cricket: ACA blasts T20 WC
Australian Cricketers' Association Chief Paul Marsh has criticised the International Cricket Council for premature staging of the Twenty20 World Cup this year, saying the initial focus should be its development
 arrow Cricket: Australia could play Stanford series
Cricket Australia has confirmed that it would consider a proposal by Allen Stanford to participate in the $23 million Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies next year.
 arrow Football: Japan serious about Qatar
Japan are treating their Asian Cup opener against fast-rising Qatar on Monday in the same way they would if it was Brazil or Italy -- deadly seriously. "Qatar is for me the same as Italy or Brazil.
 arrow Football: Iraq rue dropped points
Coach Jorvan Vieira believes the loss of valuable points in a struggling draw with co-hosts Thailand may cost Iraq dear at the Asian Cup.
 arrow Football: Indonesia goes Zidane-crazy
About 1,000 people, including visiting French football star Zinedine Zidane, played football on 200 pitches installed in central Jakarta on Sunday.
 arrow Hawk-eye set for EPL debut
The Premier league is set to test Hawk-eye technology in football with a view to remove doubts over goal-line decisions, the chief of the company that makes the product has said.
Metropolitanarrow Relax cross-border mobility to check human trafficking
Restrictions on cross-border mobility should be relaxed to prevent human trafficking, speakers said at a seminar yesterday.
 arrow New fertiliser distribution system from next season
Agriculture Adviser Dr C S Karim yesterday said the government is to introduce a new fertiliser distribution system from next season stretching the network to union level.
 arrow 12 killed in road crashes
Twelve people were killed in separate road crashes in different districts of the country in last 2 days.
 arrow Mahbub Anam's sixth death anniversary today
Today is the sixth death anniversary of eminent journalist and author Mahbub Anam, former editor of the now-defunct Bangladesh Times, says a press release.
 arrow A fascinating way of taking children closer to nature
The cheers of hundreds of children in the small auditorium of Viqarunnisa Noon School in the city yesterday drowned the hi-tech surround sound as they swayed to the captivating music of a snake charmer
 arrow UP member arrested in abduction case
Police arrested a member of Banagram Union Council under Kotiadi upazila of the district in an abduction case on Friday.
 arrow IFPRI writing contest
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) seeks entries for a writing contest for the youth on "How to arrive at a world where no one lives in poverty and hunger.
 arrow Domestic help commits suicide
A teenage domestic help committed suicide at Siddheshwari in the city yesterday.
 arrow Two children drown in Kurigram
Two children drowned in pond in separate incidents at Rajibpur in Kurigram district on Saturday, hospital and police sources said.
 arrow Air chief leaves for China
Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal SM Ziaur Rahman left for China yesterday on a weeklong visit, says an ISPR release.
 arrow 50pc launches have no registration
About 70 percent of 501 launches that met accidents in last 31 years, were built without proper design, said the speakers at a press conference yesterday.
 arrow 200 shanties burn down, 12 injured
About 200 shanties burned down and 12 people suffered injuries in a devastating fire that ripped through a slum at Mirpur in the city yesterday.
 arrow Ctg port CBA office, illegal structures demolished
A mobile court demolished illegal structures, including CBA office of the port workers, and recovered 14 kathas of CPA land near Chittagong Port Gate No. 4 during a drive yesterday.
 arrow Qureshi for placing six nat'l leaders' portraits at govt & private offices
Initiator of a new political party Dr Ferdous Ahmed Qureshi yesterday called for placing portraits of six national leaders at all government and private offices to inspire new generations to contribute
 arrow Two new PSC members sworn in
Former ambassador Mirza Shamsuzzaman and ex-joint secretary AYM Mosharraf Hossain took oath as members of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC) yesterday.
 arrow 'BCL leaders, workers united under Hasina's leadership'
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of Awami League (AL), said it would not accept any reforms keeping the party president Sheikh Hasina outside.
Nationalarrow Gaibandha still groans due to FAP's faulty groins
Over 20 kilometre area along the western bank of Brahmaputra river in Gaibandha Sader, Shaghata and Fulchhari upazilas have been devoured by the river as erosion accentuated after construction of seven
 arrow Over 300 hills levelled in a decade in Sylhet, suburbs
Over 300 hillocks were levelled totally or partially in Sylhet city and its suburb in last 10 years, official sources said yesterday.
 arrow The 'flower garden' of Jhenidah
The dawn breaks with birds chirping and flowers blooming at Trilochonpur and adjoining villages.
 arrow Ex-RU Syndicate member demands removal of VC
A former Syndicate member of Rajshahi University yesterday submitted memoranda to the University Grants Commission (UGC) chairman and the education secretary demanding resignation of Vice Chancellor Prof
 arrow 27 BNP men sued for 'extortion' in Moulvibazar
An extortion case was filed against 27 leaders and activists of Rajnagar upazila BNP in Moulvibazar with the Second Cognisance Court here yesterday. The accused include two chairmen of Union Parishads.
 arrow 49 more Khulna jute workers terminated
Thirty workers of laid off state-owned Platinum Jubilee Jute Mills (PJJM) and 19 of Jessore Jute Industries (JJI) were served with termination notices Saturday night.
 arrow Fertiliser supply adequate in C'nawabganj, says admin
There is adequate supply of fertiliaer in Nachole upazila and other areas of Chapainawabganj district and the law and order is normal as farmers are satisfied with the supply, the district administration
 arrow Robbers kill cattle trader
A cattle trader was shot dead and three others were injured in an attack by a gang of armed robbers on Amla-Poradah Road in Mirpur upazila Saturday night.
 arrow Edn officer held for bribery
Joint forces yesterday arrested Satkhira district secondary education officer and his driver from district secondary education office at Katia in the town on charge of bribery.
Point-Counterpointarrow Why central bank independence is key
There are two kinds of central bank independence. One is goal independence, where the bank does not get any instructions from the government.
 arrow Dawn of nanotechnology
Steam was the source of power for most of the machines that dominated the 19th century. Electricity and its developments played the key sole in the 20th century's technical advancement.
 arrow Grading the budget
Budgets and financial arrangements are important. Systematic financial administration is essential for the efficient performance of a government's functions. The budget itself is a valuable tool of management.
Culturearrow Uttam Kumar Roy on his "Target: We and I" series
Artist Uttam Kumar Roy is the winner of Shah AMS Kibria Award at the 17th National Art Biennale, organised by the Department of Fine Arts of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
 arrow Nargis Akhter talks about her latest film "Abujh Bou"
Filmmaker Nargis Akhter has carved a niche for herself through films that usually convey significant social messages.
 arrow Children's art competition in Mymensingh
A painting competition for school-going children, marking a tree fair, was held at the premises of Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin Sangrahashala (art gallery) in the district town last Friday.
Generalarrow Hasib made envoy to Uzbekistan
Mohammed Hasib Aziz, currently serving as director general in the foreign ministry, has been appointed Bangladesh ambassador to Uzbekistan, said an official announcement yesterday.
 arrow Chevron supports schools to improve quality of edn
Three schools near Bibiyana gas field area in Nabiganj, Sylhet, are now set to recruit three additional teachers each to improve the standard of education after receiving a donation from Chevron Bangladesh,
Internationalarrow Pak opposition plans 'roadmap' for change
Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday proposed forming a coalition of opposition parties to oust President Pervez Musharraf from power, his spokesman told AFP Saturday.
 arrow Indian police hunt for 12 people over Britain bomb plot
Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, home to three suspects held in the British bomb plot, are hunting 12 more people who may be linked to the conspiracy, a newspaper reported Sunday.
 arrow Navy, Tigers clash in sea
A fierce sea clash erupted between Sri Lanka's navy and Tamil Tiger rebels off the country's east coast overnight, the military said Sunday as two days of ground battles killed 28 combatants in the north
 arrow Israeli cabinet approves Fatah prisoner release
Israel's cabinet yesterday approved releasing 250 Palestinian prisoners allied with president Mahmud Abbas in a move aimed at boosting the moderate leader in his battle for authority with Islamist Hamas.
 arrow 'Martyrdom' will ignite Islamic revolution
A Pakistani cleric who has vowed to die with his followers in a besieged Islamabad mosque said in his will that their "martyrdom" will spark an Islamic revolution in the nation.
 arrow Landslides kill 24 in Pakistan
Landslides triggered by heavy rain struck two villages in northwestern Pakistan yesterday, killing 24 people including 13 members of the same family, officials said.
 arrow Ex-Indian PM Chandra Shekhar dies
Former Indian prime minister Chandra Shekhar, who served briefly during a period of political turmoil, died Sunday from a blood-related illness at the age of 80, a report said.
 arrow Blair wanted to resign before Iraq war
Tony Blair wanted to resign as British prime minister without fighting a third general election, his former communications director Alastair Campbell told the Sunday Times.
 arrow Democrats have daggers drawn for Bush
With daggers drawn for a weakened White House, congressional Democrats return from a short recess this week plotting to further undermine President George W. Bush's waning political sway.
 arrow UK faces 15-yr fight against extremism
Britain faces a 15-year battle against Islamist extremism, a former Royal Navy chief turned security minister said yesterday, as police got more time to question five suspects over three failed car bombings.
 arrow Maliki may face vote of no-confidence
Senior Iraqi politicians, with possible tacit backing from US Vice President Richard Cheney, are planning to ask soon for a no-confidence parliamentary vote against Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as a
 arrow Iran officials visit detainees in Iraq
Iranian diplomats made their first visit to five Iranians that US authorities are holding in Iraq on suspicion that they were training militants there, the US military said yesterday.
 arrow Hollywood divorce town catches '7/7/7' marriage fever
In a town of fairytale Hollywood weddings that often end in divorce, officials reported a surge in marriage license requests from couples seeking to wed on Saturday's mystical "7/7/7" date.
 arrow 'Pyramids still only wonder of the world’
Egypt said Sunday that the pyramids of Giza remained the only wonder of the world, snubbing a contest in which seven "new" wonders were selected by Internet and telephone voters as having "no value.
 arrow Immigrants seek passage to Europe via Greek jail
Azerba, a Pakistani in his 20s, sits crammed with dozens of other illegal immigrants in a Greek detention centre but he knows the worst is over: he made it across the Evros River into "Europe.
 arrow Live Earth gigs send eco-warning
The Live Earth concerts have drawn to a close, with the curtain going down in New Jersey in the US, after a finale performance from The Police.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Basic parameters of police reform
The Daily Star held a roundtable Saturday on police reform against the backdrop of the drafting of Police Reform Programme (PRP) completed by a committee assisted by UNDP, DFID and European Union.
 arrow Editorial: Siege of the Red Mosque
The Red Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan, continues to be under the control of some militant clerics and students who remain unrelenting in their demand for the introduction of Islamic sharia law in thecountry.
 arrow The politics of reform
Reform is now a buzzword, and the refrain seems to have reached a crescendo now with everyone clamouring for it willy-nilly.
 arrow Lip service to non-alignment
When India's United Progressive Alliance took power in 2004, it adopted the National Common Minimum Program -- partly in contraposition to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance,which
 arrow With Kyuma gone, a crucial test awaits Abe
Right from the moment that Japan's departing defense minister uttered the words that somehow justified the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, many took it as the most crucial turning point
Letters to Editorarrow Birdem
The recent doctors' strike (June 25-28) at Birdem points to the major management problem that prevails at this institute.
 arrow Age and leadership
A political leader who leads a nation should have certain traits like charisma, vision, intellectual stimulation, inspiration, etc. attained over the period of working life through the process of learning.
 arrow Humiliating capitulation!
It's long since Bangladesh started playing cricket. If they continue playing cricket in the manner as they are now in Sri Lanka, cricket fans in Bangladesh will find solace by forgetting the game.
 arrow A foreign ruler?
I carefully read the informative piece "The Battle of Palashi" by Faruque Hasan on June 24, 2007. I thank the writer for providing us with valuable information.
 arrow Hilsa export
We are deprived of the good taste of hilsa for many years because of its high price in the local market. We should also remember that the export of hilsa brings foreign exchange for the country.
 arrow Golapganj Pourashava
A few years back , Golapganj Sadar area of Sylhet district was declared a Pourashava along with some more places.
 arrow Apology for cricket!
In the first innings of the second Test, Bangladesh registered their lowest total in a completed innings (62). This also happens to be the lowest completed Test innings on Sri Lankan soil.
 arrow Foreign ruler issue
The views expressed in your daily on June 24 in the "Point-Counter Point" page by Faruque Hasan in his article "The Battle of Palashi" have drawn my attention.
 arrow A good article
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Mr. Md. Anwarul Kabir for his article entitled "The 'confessional statements' and journalistic ethics" published on June 26.
 arrow Controlling narcotics
Recently, illegal possession of alcoholic beverages and prosecution by court have made headlines in our national dailies.
 arrow Comments
I strongly disagree with Paul Kokoski's letter to DS ( June 3) which criticises embryonic stem cell research. >These cells have no human lives. An embryonic stem cell is not even a fetus.
 arrow Bangladeshis in Kuwait
People came to Kuwait not only for working but also to prove that Bangladeshis are sincere and honest. >But the Kuwait government has banned issuance of work permit to Bangladeshis.
 arrow Power generation
Your staff correspondent's report (July 6) about the visit to Bangkok is somewhat baffling. One can understand going to Yangon for negotiating a deal for hydro power supply to Bangladesh.
 arrow Good point raised
I express my appreciation to M. Adil Khan for his article "Whom should we go after: corruption or the corrupt?" I believe this well-written piece will further enlighten our Anti Corruption Commission.
Star Cityarrow DCC's misfield prompts trade with playgrounds
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) and various other government organisations ignored responsibility to look out for the public interest by authorising commercial use of numbers of city parks and playgrounds
 arrow Plastic: Old town's silent revolution
Using the waste plastic picked from landfill, plastic recycling industry is thriving in the old part of the city generating employment for hundreds.
 arrow Khoka's Corner

 arrow Only bypass gets too little attention
The dilapidated bypass, with ditches and potholes connecting the old part of the city with Savar road in Gabtoli over the flood protection embankment is undergoing partial repairs.
 arrow Small but sharp dent on the road...

 arrow "city express"
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