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Front Pagearrow Hasina, Khaleda given 7 days for wealth report
The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday served notices on former prime ministers Khaleda Zia and Sheikh Hasina to submit their wealth statements as part of its initiative to find out whether there
 arrow AL faces leadership crisis again after 26 years
The Awami League (AL) braces itself for a leadership crisis again after 26 years as the party's deeply divided big guns vie to establish supremacy in absence of Sheikh Hasina, now detained on extortion
 arrow AL men asked to remain calm
Awami League (AL) will soon take legal steps for release of its arrested President Sheikh Hasina.
 arrow It all started with extension of judges' retirement age
Widespread negative reaction to the arrest of Awami League (AL) chief and former prime minister Sheikh Hasina indicates deepening of the political crisis that has been plaguing the country for almosta
 arrow Talks next month to restore air, sea links
Dhaka and Colombo decided to meet as early as the next month to re-establish direct air and sea links, with Sri Lanka eyeing greater pharmaceuticals, cement, leather goods and food commodities importfrom
 arrow Anxious wait in SL for Buddha's scared hair
People of Sri Lanka are now eagerly waiting to receive Lord Buddha's scared hair relic which is to be taken to Colombo from Bangladesh tomorrow (Thursday) by a high-powered ministerial delegation ledby
 arrow BNP reformists wait on Khaleda's fate
The pro-reform leaders of BNP are now observing the political situation and waiting to see what steps the government takes regarding BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia.
 arrow Sircar might have to refund money
Speaker Jamiruddin Sircar might have to refund around Tk 28 lakh that he had drawn as medical bill giving an undertaking unless higher authorities decide to adjust the money, former adviser to the caretaker
 arrow Faizee's letter of resignation accepted
The Bangabhaban has accepted controversial High Court (HC) Judge Faisal Mahmud Faizee's letter of resignation to the president.
 arrow Protests pour in over arrest of Hasina
Different organisations and eminent personalities yesterday strongly criticised the arrest of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina terming it unwanted and unjust, and demanded her immediate release.
 arrow Hasina takes physiotherapy
Detained Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina took physiotherapy in the special jail yesterday as she suffered back pain from the jostling while being taken out of the jam packed court on Monday.
 arrow CEC plays down AL chief's arrest
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) ATM Shamsul Huda yesterday said the arrest of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina should not hinder putting the election roadmap in place.
 arrow Political party reforms should not be imposed
Drastic reforms in politics have become essential now for democracy to flourish but those should come from within the parties, not from outside.
 arrow ACC to quiz Mamun, Quader at jail gates
The Anti-corruption Commission (ACC) will interrogate controversial businessman Giasuddin Al Mamun and his manager Giasuddin Kayyum, Awami League (AL) leader Obaidul Quader and ntv Managing Director Enayetur
 arrow 53 more students drift into mysterious unconsciousness
Another 53 students were struck by the mysterious unconsciousness symptoms yesterday at different schools in Magura, Khulna, Satkhira and Bagerhat.
 arrow UK asks govt to ensure every assistance to Hasina
British High Commissioner Anwar Choudhury yesterday said London has asked Dhaka to ensure that 'every assistance' is given to detained Awami League (AL) chief Sheikh Hasina within the legal process and
 arrow AL activist dies hearing Hasina held
An Awami League activist died of heart attack in Nasti village in Maheshkpur on Monday morning hearing the news of party chief Sheikh Hasina's arrest by the joint forces.
 arrow Kaliganj canal in Keraniganj rescued

 arrow Student strike partly observed
A daylong countrywide student strike enforced by the Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) was partly observed yesterday.
 arrow Woman SC lawyer found slaughtered
A woman lawyer of the Supreme Court was killed inside her Elephant Road apartment in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Joint forces pick up Rajuk CBA leader
Joint forces yesterday arrested a top CBA leader of Rajdhani Unnyan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) and seized important Rajuk documents and layout plans of 20 buildings from the CBA office.
 arrow Gupta Era relics struggle to find room in small museum
A large number of antique objects from different ancient times including the Gupta Era found at the historic Mahasthangarh site have not yet been preserved in Mahasthan Museum due to shortage of space
 arrow Cop, informant jailed over extortion
A Dhaka court yesterday sentenced a Sub-Inspector (SI) and one of his informers to two years' rigorous imprisonment for demanding and taking extortion from a contractor in March this year.
 arrow Ex-Bogra DC, 13 others sued for Tk 40cr embezzlement
Fourteen people including a former deputy commissioner (DC) of Bogra were sued in a case yesterday for misappropriating Tk 40 crore.
 arrow 3 manpower agents held
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) on Monday arrested three manpower agents in the city's Motijheel area on charges of cheating people in the name of sending them abroad.
 arrow Case filed against 12 AL women for procession
Police filed a case against 12 activists of Jubo Mohila League (JML) and several other unnamed activists of AL front organisations for bringing out a procession in Old Dhaka on Monday violating the emergency
 arrow UK orders expulsion of 4 Russian diplomats
Prime Minister Gordon Brown's new government ordered the expulsion of four Russian diplomats Monday over the Kremlin's refusal to extradite the key suspect in the fatal poisoning of a former KGB officer
 arrow 40 killed in Iraq violence
Gunmen dressed in Iraqi military uniforms murdered 29 villagers overnight in the restive Diyala province northeast of Baghdad while 11 more people were killed in two suicide bombings yesterday.
Businessarrow SMEs in rural areas to reduce regional income disparity
As regional income disparity is growing across the country, setting up small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in remote rural areas could be the best instrument to help reduce the disparity, said Finance
 arrow Regional resource allocation for uplift projects biased
A study on policy implementation for reducing poverty has suggested immediate revisions of regional resource allocation for development projects as it found such an allocation biased.
 arrow Good brands make emotional connections with consumers
Kevin Roberts is the worldwide CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi, one of the world's leading creative organisations with a team of 7000 people across 83 countries.
 arrow Salary hike creates labour-friendly atmosphere in EPZs
A labour congenial atmosphere in the country's export processing zones (EPZs), especially at Savar and Chittagong EPZs, that has been sustained due to Bepza's (Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority)
 arrow Emerging economies aim to boost trade as WTO deadlocked
Brazil, India and South Africa aim to boost business between the fast-growing emerging economies that are also key players in now deadlocked global trade talks, Brazil's foreign minister said Tuesday.
 arrow Thai RMG makers fear losing market
Thai textile and garment exporters, whose baht-denominated income is being steadily eroded by the strengthening baht, are facing another problem: financial institutions have toughened their attitude towards
 arrow Brazil hopeful of WTO accord before US polls
Brazil Tuesday held out hope for an agreement on the Doha Round of talks to liberalise global commerce despite a deadlock hit last month among key members of the World Trade Organisation.
 arrow DSE turnover hits new high at Tk239.54cr
Turnover on the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) yesterday reached a new high at Tk 239.54 crore amid a continued rally of share prices. The previous highest turnover was Tk 234.44 crore on June 26.
 arrow Executive body tenure of FBCCI extended by 90 days
The tenure of the present FBCCI executive committee has been extended by 90 days to December 12 this year to facilitate the holding of its election for the next two-year term (2007-09).
 arrow Q- Cash, Brac Bank sign deal on ATM sharing
BRAC Bank Limited and IT Consultants Limited (ITCL) Q-Cash have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish Omnibus, an association of member institutions which will provide shared ATM and POS network
 arrow US, Malaysia FTA likely by June 2008
The United States is aiming to seal a free trade agreement with Malaysia by June next year, a top official said Monday, after both nations missed a key deadline to fast-track the agreement.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: Mashrafe vows improvement
It is believed that Mashrafe Bin Mortaza appears as a completely different character once he enters inside the ropes.
 arrow Football: Russel crush hapless Reds
Sheikh Russel scored thrice inside last 16 minutes to crush coach-less Muktijoddha 3-0 in the B. League at the Bangabandhu National Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Tigers play warm-up today
With hopes of getting back the confidence, Bangladesh will play their only limited-over build-up match today against a Sri Lankan selection before they begin the three-match one-day series against the
 arrow Football: No Fed Cup, second B.League next Feb
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) in an emergency meeting on Monday night set a tentative date for the start of the second B. League in February 2008.
 arrow Cricket: New coach 'baffles' greats
Former Pakistan cricket greats Tuesday criticised the choice of Geoff Lawson as national coach, saying that if a foreigner had to take the job it should have been veteran Dav Whatmore.
 arrow Cricket: India ponder options
India's cricketers enjoyed a "rest" day today, warming down after their second tour game at Chelmsford, but one or two minds might have just been working overtime. Rahul Dravid and Co.
 arrow Cricket: Dravid opens India Now
A replica of Taj Mahal sailed down the river Thames here today in a rousing start to the three- month long festivities focussing on India's rich art, culture and lifestyle and aimed at cementing the British
 arrow Football: Heat on for Iran, China
Iran will seek to pile more misery on Malaysia while China will be wary of a banana skin in the form of Uzbekistan in Group C's judgement day on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Ono denies United
Shinji Ono denied Manchester United victory in the first game of their Asian tour with a late equaliser to secure a 2-2 draw for Urawa Red Diamonds in Saitama on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: 'Follow Park's example'
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has refused to rule out adding more Asian stars to his Old Trafford squad -- if they follow the same route taken by South Korean midfielder Park Ji-Sung.
 arrow Football: Gunners confident on Wenger
Arsenal are confident that coach Arsene Wenger will stay at the Emirates Stadium with chairman Peter Hill-Wood revealing on Monday that talks over a new contract for the Frenchman have opened.
 arrow Football: Toni worry for Bayern
Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni is sidelined for the next ten days and the Italian World Cup winner's knee injury is a concern for coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, the club revealed on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Roma close in on Giuly
Roma are on the verge of signing Barcelona's French forward Ludovic Giuly, according to Italian media reports on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: Milan to make Eto'o offer
European champions AC Milan are to make a bid for Barcelona's Cameroon international striker Samuel Eto'o, Marca sports daily reported on Tuesday.
 arrow Tennis: Rusty Keifer progresses
Germany's Nicolas Kiefer, shaking off the rust from not playing hardcourt tennis for over a year, defeated Teimuraz Gabashvili 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Los Angeles ATP event on Monday.
 arrow Football: Beckham trains alone
David Beckham suited up Monday but chose to work out alone during his first training session with the Los Angeles Galaxy as he rehabs a sore ankle.
 arrow Football: Mirza breezes past Spears
India's Sania Mirza breezed to a 6-4, 6-3 win over American Abigail Spears in the opening round Monday of the 175,000 dollar WTA event.
 arrow Cricket: Players want CEO to go
The West Indies national team have called for the resignation of Bruce Aanensen, the WICB's chief executive who has been in office for less than three months, highlighting what seems an almost irreparable
 arrow Cricket: No contract for Inzy
The Pakistan Cricket Board edged Inzamam-ul-Haq further out of international cricket by not awarding the former captain a central contract.
 arrow Cricket: Akhtar all for Lawson
Pakistani fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar said Tuesday he was delighted by Geoff Lawson's appointment as national team coach, arguing only an Australian can help Pakistan to beat the world's number one team.
 arrow Cricket: Women storm into final
Bangladesh outplayed Hong Kong by 58 runs in the semifinal of the ACC women's cricket tournament at the PT Ibrahim Institute ground in Johor yesterday.
 arrow Chess: Indian pair in lead
Sayantan Das and Shaati Mazumder took solo lead in the StanChart 9th National School Chess tournament at the federation conference room yesterday.
 arrow Handball: Handball meet from tomorrow
Madaripur take on Dhaka in the opening game of the Basic Bank 18th National Women's Handball Championship at the Handball Stadium yesterday.
Metropolitanarrow Fistula a major challenge to safe motherhood
Fistula is a major challenge to ensure safe motherhood and reduce maternal mortality, said the experts at a workshop yesterday.
 arrow Road crashes kill 11, injure 44
At least 11 people were killed and 44 others injured in separate road accidents in Satkhira, Rangpur, Rajshahi and Gaibandha yesterday.
 arrow Make recommendations to strengthen local govts
An expert committee formed by the caretaker government to recommend measures for recasting country's local government system made a presentation on their activities in a meeting with Chief Adviser Fakhruddin
 arrow Rab man, criminal shot during gunfight
A member of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) and a suspected criminal were injured in a gunfight between the elite force and the gang members in the city on Monday night.
 arrow 10 spots selected for rehabilitation
The government yesterday decided to rehabilitate the hawkers in the city who faced wide spread eviction a few months back.
 arrow Lankan team arrives in Ctg to collect hair relics of Buddha
An 11-member Sri Lankan delegation arrived in the port city yesterday evening to collect hair relics of Lord Gautam Buddha, which have been preserved in Chittagong Buddhist Monastery for the last 77 years.
 arrow Ctg still a costly port in region
Although the efficiency of Chittagong Port has improved remarkably in recent time because of reduction in ship turnaround time to three and a half days from 11 days, it still remains as a costly portwith
 arrow DCC to launch 'outsourcing’ to carry out waste management
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) would launch 'outsourcing' to carry out waste management in Dhanmondi-5 area before Ramadan and the entire city would be brought under this programme gradually.
 arrow 2 more alleged JMB cadres surrender
Two more alleged JMB cadres surrendered to police at Gangachara upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow Confectionery fined in Ctg
A mobile court in the port city yesterday fined a leading confectionery Tk 1 lakh for using substandard ghee and butter oil in its products.
 arrow President meets Singaporean counterpart
President Iajuddin Ahmed, now in Singapore for medical check-up, made a courtesy call on his Singaporean counterpart President Sellapan Ramanathan at his office yesterday.
 arrow Think of alternatives to arrest: B Chy
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) President AQM Badruddoza Chowdhury yesterday said the government should think of alternatives to arrests while trying distinguished persons.
 arrow Lightning kills 2 in C'nawabganj
Two persons were killed and two others injured seriously when a lightning struck them in Chapainawabganj Sadar upazila yesterday.
 arrow DMC Computer Club executives
The Computer Club of Dhaka Medical College, a voluntary IT organisation of medical students, has formed its 17-member executive committee for the session 2007-08 was formed.
 arrow Death of ASMO Sobhan condoled
Bangladesh Centre of the International Theatre Institute yesterday expressed deep shock at the death of ASMO Sobhan, former managing director of Duncan Brothers Bangladesh Ltd, says a press release.
 arrow National Career Fair July 20
Career and Professional Development Services of North South University is going to organise the National Career Fair 2007 on July 20 at Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre in the city, saysa
 arrow Buet team leaves for Hanoi July 23
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) will participate in the 'Robocon 2007, Hanoi' organised by the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union (AUB), says a press release.
 arrow 'Save Rajshahi Adivashi Palli'
Adivashi leaders yesterday alleged that some local influential people are trying to evict them from their traditional Haripur Paharia Adivashi Palli under Poba upazila in Rajshahi.
 arrow Mutual Trust Bank-Daily Star debate begins in Ctg July 24
A five-day debate competition titled 'Mutual Trust Bank-The Daily Star Debate Championship' will begin in the port city on July 24.
 arrow Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital opens 2nd Cath Lab
The second Cath Lab of Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital and Research Institute was formally inaugurated recently with a view to providing cost-effective and up-to-date cardiac treatment in the country.
Nationalarrow Police look for clues to mass suicide in Mobi's claims
The mass suicide case here took a new turn after police launched a probe to verify the statement of Merajun Nahar Mobi, the lone living member of Anwar Fakir's family.
 arrow Warrant for arrest of 7 BNP men
A magistrate's court here issued a warrant of arrest against seven BNP leaders for their alleged involvement in extortion during BNP-Jamaat led 4-party alliance rule, court sources said.
 arrow A plight of Patuakhali unheeded for years
Patuakhali town dwellers suffer for years as no steps taken yet to stop inundation of town areas during flood or high tide. Most areas go under 2-5 feet water and life remains paralysed for several hours.
 arrow 3 more bombs recovered in Kushtia
Police Monday night recovered three bombs from Mashaura village in Daulatpur upazila. A police team of Daulatpur police station raided the house of one Liyakat Ali at about 11.
 arrow Madrasa student murdered in Pabna
A madrasa student was chopped to death at Khoiran of Manikhat union in Shujanager upazila on Monday midnight. Police recovered the body from a sugarcane field of the village yesterday morning.
Point-Counterpointarrow The road to renewal
Newspapers these days make interesting reading. The major staple is politics. There are disclosures galore. The political faithful are cutting loose and doing penance by making reformist proposals.
 arrow Rathajatra festival of Jagannath
The Hindu festivals, fasts, rituals, pilgrimages, holy baths, and observance of sacred days are part and parcel of the great cultural heritage of Indian civilisation.
 arrow From boom to bust in 1920s America
Almost inevitably, the unprecedented level of current global economic prosperity has been likened to the "Roaring Twenties" in America.
Culturearrow Khalid Mahmood Mithu on his award-winning work "Justice"
Many artists through their innovative works have criticised the flawed polity of contemporary Bangladesh.
 arrow Today's play "Projapati"
As part of the ongoing Citycell Mahakal Theate Festival '07, Natyakendra will stage Projapati today at the Experimental Theatre Stage, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
 arrow Riverine passages by boat
Once upon a time sailing boats on the rippling waters of the big rivers in the country were a common sight. In fact the scenic beauty of riverine Bangladesh put it on the world map.
Generalarrow Patients suffer as docs go on strike
All healthcare services except for emergency cases came to a halt at Chittagong Maa Shishu O General Hospital in city's Agrabad area as the medical officers on contract at the hospital went on an indefinite
 arrow City markets asked to use CFL bulb to save energy
Dhaka Electric Supply Authority (Desa) has called for using CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs in all kitchen markets, supermarkets, showrooms and shops to save energy.
 arrow Confectionery fined in Ctg
A mobile court in the port city yesterday fined a leading confectionery Tk 1 lakh for using substandard ghee and butter oil in its products.
 arrow Momo to exchange views with consumers
Lux Channel i superstar Momo will visit door to door to exchange views with the consumers in Barisal about the quality of the products of Unilever Bangladesh Limited.
Internationalarrow 'Pak govt considers emergency’
The Pakistan government is mulling the option of imposing emergency in the country to deal with the violent backlash from militants after the bloody crackdown on the Lal Masjid, media reports said.
 arrow Assad calls on Israel to respond to peace plea
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called on Israel to respond to peace overtures from Damascus after he was sworn in for a second seven-year term yesterday.
 arrow Israeli-Palestinian scepticism greets Bush peace call
US President George W Bush's plan to relaunch the Middle East peace process with an international conference was greeted yesterday with scepticism on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian divide as yet
 arrow 'Terror threat against US serious’
The terrorist network al-Qaeda will likely leverage its contacts and capabilities in Iraq to mount an attack on US soil, according to a new National Intelligence Estimate on threats to the American homeland.
 arrow Four soldiers killed in Lanka clashes
Four Sri Lankan soldiers were killed and six others wounded in fighting with Tamil Tiger rebels in the north of the island, the guerrillas said Tuesday, claiming they lost one fighter in the battle.
 arrow Fears rise over nuclear plant after Japan quake
Authorities in Japan yesterday were investigating a second nuclear scare following a deadly earthquake, as relief workers struggled to feed and shelter thousands of shaken survivors.
 arrow 3 soldiers, 7 Taliban killed in clashes
A roadside bomb killed three Afghan soldiers and a clash involving Nato forces left seven militants dead in insurgency-wracked southern Afghanistan, police said yesterday.
 arrow Briton jailed
A British man who was found with blueprints for building a missile in his luggage as he passed through an airport was jailed for three-and-a-half years Tuesday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: No one is above the law
The statement of the Chief Advisor (CA) that no one is above the law is an affirmation of the incontrovertible truth. And by the same token we would like to suggest that neither is anyone below it.
 arrow Editorial: Killings in Pakistan
The spate of suicide killings that took place in Pakistan over the weekend shows the vulnerable position President Pervez Musharraf finds himself in today.
 arrow Where the mind is without fear . . .
Fear is a most depressing part of life. It lays people low. It turns them cautious, to the point of making them look and sound absurd.
 arrow Constitutional Review Commission
The setting up of a Constitutional Review Commission had been reportedly raised in a recent speech by Army Chief General Moeen Ahmed.
 arrow One hundred and eighty days of the CTG
The caretaker government (CTG) appears to be moving slowly but steadily toward its target, i.e. holding a free, fair and credible election.
Letters to Editorarrow Drainage canal
Natural canals and water bodies are similar to veins and tissues in our body. It keeps our land and water mass in balance.
 arrow Dwindling playgrounds
Playgrounds were once known to be the heart of a school but at present we can hardly find any educational institution having one of its own. Our city has now an acute shortage of playgrounds.
 arrow Building collapse
It is very frustrating to read news like collapse of a building constructed or under construction.
 arrow Tigers
Legendary cricketer Imran Khan once said that successful people always know their limitations and work accordingly. They always improvise on that work to make the end results even better.
 arrow US strategists
It is no secret that the Neo-cons in Washington have grown restless over the Bush administration's delay in invading Iran and create an explosive situation in the Middle East owing to Teheran's insistence
 arrow Measure of leadership
Sheikh Hasina's letter touches my heart. Living in the US is rather lonely for many of us.
 arrow No more plundering!
In 1990, I was a student of Dhaka University. I was returning home (Mohammadpur) from the university one day by a university-bus. There were 60-70 students in the bus.
 arrow Road accidents
Reckless driving, narrow roads, untrained or inexperienced drivers are the main causes of road accidents. But, above all, flouting of driving rules is the prime cause of such accidents.
 arrow Laloo's dream
The mercurial and media friendly former chief minister of Bihar and present Indian Union Minister for Railways Mr. Laloo Prasad Yadav is once again in news.
 arrow Comments
I have read very carefully the article by Mahfuzur Rahman (13 July). It does not tell us anything new about this issue. However, it presents a fair summary of some experts' views.
 arrow Thank you, General
I read the news of an octogenarian peasant being jailed for his failure to pay back bank loans. But I could not think it the way you thought about it.
 arrow Sk. Hasina's courage
I congratulate Sk. Hasina for her courage to speak out against the government. We need politicians who have courage, not the ones sailing with the wind.
 arrow In response...
I am writing to protest against Syed M Fahim's letter titled 'Sheikh Hasina's assertion'. She is a mother and could reasonably be worried about her ailing daughter. There is nothing wrong withit.
 arrow A mother!
It was quite moving to read Sheikh Hasina's open letter written as a "mother" seeking to give company to her pregnant daughter living in the US.
 arrow Rajuk
At long last, Rajuk is facing the music. Better late than never! Comparing Rajuk to anything else would be unrealistic.
 arrow Roger Federer
World number one Roger Federer has gloriously clinched the Wimbledon man's tennis title for the fifth consecutive time and thus shares the previous record set by the legendary Bjorn Borg! Federer outclassed
 arrow Bad politics
Frustration in the society is mainly due to poor governance.
Star Chittagongarrow Dustbins overflow in a city of clean repute
Lack of proper waste disposal management has turned Chittagong into a city of garbage, posing a threat to human health and environment.
 arrow Mobile court makes Wasa active, smoothens supply
The mobile court drive against pilferage of Chittagong Water and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) supplied-water and evasion of revenue raises a hope that the operation will mitigate the water crisis facingthe
 arrow Chariot Procession

Star Cityarrow Where have all the children gone?
In the city where playgrounds and open spaces are rapidly vanishing, a small children's playing corner in Ramna Park is lying uncared for due to the authorities' utter negligence.
 arrow Illegal parking chokes Gulshan
Despite the government's ongoing action against illegal parking, vehicles of business houses still occupy almost all the roads and lanes in Gulshan residential area regularly.
 arrow Potholed roads left in a rut
Potholed and pebble-strewn, the roads of Lalmatia present a perilous path for pedestrians and vehicle passengers alike.
 arrow A Crafty Grabber of Buriganga

 arrow Hilsa still too dear to commoners
Despite a ban on exports to bring down the soaring price of hilsa, it still remains out of reach of the common people. Yesterday at Karwan Bazar kitchen market, a piece of 1kg hilsa was sold at Tk.
 arrow A manhole has been repaired 25 times...

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