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Front Pagearrow Naser Rahman amassed wealth in overseas banks
Detained former BNP lawmaker Naser Rahman has bank accounts in Singapore and London where he used to stash away crores of taka that he earned making the most of his father Saifur Rahman's being the finance minister.
 arrow DU teachers protest treatment of 2 ex-PMs
Dhaka University (DU) teachers yesterday taught classes wearing black ribbons in protest at the arrest of Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina and the harassment of BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia, as
 arrow Political will must to sustain anti-graft drive
The government must ensure transparency and due process of law in the ongoing crackdown on corruption to make certain its success while political will of the future governments is required to guarantee
 arrow BNP reformists unsure about council by Aug
The BNP council that the pro-reform leaders had planned to hold by August for bringing changes in the party constitution now seems uncertain in view of the changed situation following the arrest of Awami
 arrow Adviser slams NCBs for 'harassing' clients
Finance Adviser Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday blasted the nationalised commercial banks (NCBs) for grilling clients about sources of the deposited money.
 arrow Bangladeshi made chief of an Ivory Coast village
The Bangladeshi forces of the UN Peace Keeping Mission have won the love and trust of the people of Ivory Coast so much that the people of a village have made a Bangladeshi army officer their honorary
 arrow Fraud brokers swindle with false promises
Fraud manpower exporters are swindling people with promises of jobs in South Korea, a country which does not allow any private firm to send workers.
 arrow Provision for coal export takes beating
Energy experts and academics at a roundtable yesterday said provision for coal export in the proposed coal policy will go against national interest while participant politicians said the policy should
 arrow New party launched amid ban on politics
The ongoing state of emergency saw the launching of yet another political party as Ferdous Ahmed Qureshi yesterday floated Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) despite a ban on all kinds of political activities.
 arrow Hasina's lawyers free to meet her
Lawyers of detained Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina can meet her whenever necessary for preparing her wealth statement sought by the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC).
 arrow Govt criticised for filing case against Hasina on old issue
The Awami League (AL) yesterday strongly criticised the caretaker government for its handling of issues of crime and corruption.
 arrow Rangs claims its building absolutely legal
The authorities of the much talked about Rangs building in the capital yesterday claimed that the building was constructed with proper approval from the authorities concerned and the land was 'not illegally
 arrow Electoral Roll Ordinance okayed
The Council of Advisers has approved in principle the Electoral Roll (Amendment) Ordinance 2007 that gives authority of formulating rules and regulations to the Election Commission (EC).
 arrow Rab foils kidnap attempt, rescues 4 children
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) arrested a member of a human trafficking gang and rescued four children when the trafficker was trying to kidnap them from the city's Khilgaon area on Friday.
 arrow The Economist on Bangladesh
[The following article on Bangladesh headlined "A curious democratic roadmap" was published in The Economist on July 19.
 arrow Potter swansong sweeps Bangladesh
The launching of the seventh and last book of the world famous Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows", was held in the capital yesterday simultaneously with other countries in the
 arrow Sabina responds well to therapy
The condition of ailing Sabina Yasmin, now undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital, has improved significantly, a close relative of the renowned singer said yesterday.
 arrow Pratibha elected India's first female president
India elected Pratibha Patil as the country's first female president yesterday in a vote seen as a victory for the hundreds of millions of Indian women who contend with widespread discrimination.
 arrow College girl Nawshin committed suicide
An autopsy revealed that Sadia Nawshin, a student from Viqarunnisa Noon School and College, found dead inside her residence at Moghbazar on Wednesday, had committed suicide.
 arrow Downpour...

 arrow 50 injured as train derails in Chandpur
At least 50 passengers were injured when Chandpur-bound intercity Meghna Express from Chittagong derailed near Shahrasti Railway Station on Friday night.
 arrow 3 suspects held for NSI man murder
Police yesterday arrested three people from Kafrul area in the capital on suspicion of their involvement in the killing of National Security Intelligence (NSI) official Sheikh Atiar Rahman.
 arrow 3 of a family crushed under tree
Three members of a family were killed and another was injured when a tree collapsed on their shanty in the district town on Friday night.
 arrow Taliban say they killed two abducted Germans
Afghanistan's Taliban said it had killed two German hostages yesterday, as South Korea's president urged the militant group to free 18 of his nationals also abducted this week.
 arrow US, Pakistan target Qaeda 'safe-haven'
US President George W Bush yesterday linked the US global campaign against al-Qaeda to Pakistan's efforts to quell Islamist violence, including the storming of a pro-Taliban mosque last week.
 arrow Bomb plot foiled in Pakistan
Pakistani police said yesterday they had defused a bomb outside a packed shopping centre where the latest Harry Potter book was scheduled to be launched.
 arrow BSF kills 1
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) shot dead a Bangladeshi on Lohakuchi border under Aditmari upazila of the district yesterday.
 arrow Bush reclaims powers after surgery
Doctors removed five small polyps from President Bush's colon yesterday after he temporarily transferred the powers of his office for two hours to Vice President Dick Cheney under the rarely invoked 25th
Businessarrow BB chief opposes govt's huge bank borrowing
The central bank will recommend to the government not to go for huge bank borrowing so that private sector investment flow is not discouraged, said Dr Salehuddin Ahmed, governor of Bangladesh Bank (BB).
 arrow Indo-Bangla chamber makes debut today
In a bid to reduce huge trade gap and increase bilateral trade between India and Bangladesh, a joint chamber of commerce and industry between the two countries starts its journey today.
 arrow Skill, quality seen key to boosting RMG sector
Speakers at a function here yesterday underscored the need for improving the quality of products through appropriate development of human resources in garments sector, the highest foreign exchange earner,
 arrow EU urges ROK to be 'more ambitious' in trade talks
The European Commission urged South Korea Friday to make a better offer in their next round of trade talks in September, after five days of negotiations in Brussels involving some 180 officials.
 arrow Rupee appreciation hits Indians in Gulf
Continued appreciation of rupee against US dollar coupled with rising inflation in Gulf countries has adversely hit nearly five million Indians working in the region, with their salaries and savings taking
 arrow Beijing protests US probe into China products
China strongly opposes US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigations into steel tubes and woven sacks imported from China, a spokesman with the Ministry of Commerce said on Friday.
 arrow Low production may hit global food supply
A decline in cereal production in several low-income food-deficit countries (LIFDCs) this year could lead to a tighter food supply situation with 28 countries facing serious food scarcity, according to
 arrow Asia overtaking US as biggest auto market: GM
Asia is overtaking the United States as the largest market for auto sales, but the US will remain the more lucrative market for the next decade, a senior executive at General Motors said Thursday.
 arrow US holds trade talks with Central Asian nations
In order to improve regional economic cooperation and expand US-Central Asia trade the United States has asked the Central Asian nations to identify ways to increase trade and investment opportunities
 arrow Honda announces major expansion overseas
Honda Motor Co has announced a major global expansion as Japanese automakers race to meet fast-growing demand overseas to offset slumping domestic sales.
 arrow US growth seen slowing
The US economy could be in for a sluggish spell in coming months as a downturn in the housing industry takes a deeper toll on businesses and consumers.
 arrow Warid Telecom reaches 1m subscribers in 70 days
Warid Telecom has achieved one million active subscribers in just 70 days of operations, says a press release. This is the fastest subscriber growth by a mobile company in Bangladesh, added the release.
 arrow Canadian firm gets Delhi's $590m metro car order
Canada's Bombardier, the number one supplier of underground railway vehicles worldwide, said it has won a 590 million dollar order to supply 340 subway cars to New Delhi.
 arrow Japan meets on imports amid China concerns
Japanese government and business leaders were holding an emergency meeting Friday to assess the safety of imported goods amid growing global concern about Chinese products.
 arrow Caterpillar Q2 profit down 21pc
Shares of Caterpillar Inc.
 arrow UAE launches its own product quality mark
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has launched its own product quality mark, the Emirates Quality Mark (EQM), local newspaper Khaleej Times reported Friday.
 arrow China raises interest rates
China decided to raise interest rates and cut the withholding tax on interest income on Friday in a coordinated move to get the blistering economy onto a healthier footing.
 arrow AirAsia calls for opening of S'pore-KL route
Southeast Asia's biggest budget carrier AirAsia on Friday urged Malaysia to allow it to run two daily flights to Singapore to enable Kuala Lumpur become a "true" low cost hub.
 arrow Gold price hits 2-month high
The price of gold jumped to the highest level since last week May owing to a sliding US dollar and surging oil prices, analysts said. On the London Bullion Market, gold prices rose to 674.
 arrow Asia Pacific PC sales up 22pc in Q2
Sales of personal computers in the Asia Pacific region outside of Japan rose 22 percent to 14.
Sportsarrow Football: Emeka powers MSC
Mohammedan Sporting Club striker Emeka made sure his side stayed alive in the hunt for the championship after his lone strike sunk Brothers Union hopes during their second-leg B.
 arrow Cricket: A fatal illness!
Has Mohammad Ashraful ever learnt from his mistakes? The answer is no.
 arrow Cricket: Hamer on shortlist
Australian coach John Hamer was included in the list of probables to coach Bangladesh alongside Dave Houghton and Jamie Siddons, it was revealed during a board meeting yesterday.
 arrow Handball: Handball semis today
Holders BJMC, Bangladesh Ansar & VDP, Dhaka and Fairdpur moved into the semifinals of the Basic Bank 18th National Women's Handball Championship after they won their respective matches at the Dhanmondi
 arrow Swimming: Monirul, Sabura reign at Shitalakhya
Mohammad Monirul Islam of Rajshahi Alamgir Swimming Club and Sabura Khatun of Kushtia Sagarkhali Swimming Club emerged champions in the Keya Cosmetics 9th National Long Distance Swimming competition held
 arrow Cricket: 'Applaud Murali'
Andrew Symonds on Saturday urged Australian cricket fans not to taunt Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralidaran if he passes Shane Warne's Test wicket world record while touring Down Under this year.
 arrow Cricket: Anderson hits India hard
James Anderson took a Test-best five for 42 as England took charge of the first Test against India at Lord's here Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Speed to quit ICC
Malcolm Speed is to step down from his position as chief executive of the International Cricket Council in June.
 arrow Cricket: PCB agrees on T20 tie
Pakistan have agreed to play a special Twenty20 match against India to raise money for a cricket academy to be named after their late coach, Bob Woolmer.
 arrow Cricket: ESPN warns against piracy
Armed with a Delhi High Court order against piracy of the ongoing India-England cricket series, sports broadcaster ESPN Star on Saturday warned cable operators of strict action if they violated it.
 arrow Football: Japan vanquish Australia
Defending champions Japan gained revenge over Australia Saturday to secure their place in the Asian Cup semi-finals where they were joined by Iraq who outclassed minnows Vietnam.
 arrow Football: 'We will be unstoppable'
Jose Mourinho has warned that nothing can stop Chelsea from recapturing the Premier League title from Manchester United next season.
 arrow Football: Loew lauds Klose switch
Germany coach Joachim Loew said on Satur-day striker Miroslav Klose's move to Bayern Munich will benefit both the player and the German national side in their quest to reach Euro 2008.
 arrow Football: Peace Cup Lyon's
French club Lyon made it third time lucky when they claimed the Peace Cup by defeating English Premiership side Bolton 1-0 in South Korea on Saturday.
 arrow Football: None to fill in for Tevez
Sir Alex Ferguson has claimed that Manchester United have no other plans in place should they fail to sign West Ham striker Carlos Tevez.
 arrow Football: Ecclestone denies Arsenal bid
Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has firmly denied that he is to launch a takeover bid for English soccer team Arsenal. American billionaire Stan Kroenke, who already controls a 12.
 arrow Football: Owen injured again
Newcastle striker Michael Owen, who has been cursed by injury in the last two years, suffered another setback on Friday when he hurt his thigh in training.
 arrow Football: Errant Seedorf
AC Milan midfielder Clarence Seedorf took the Champions League trophy to his native Suriname against the wishes of his club.
 arrow Cricket: Flare within the gloom
According to reports in Friday's papers, Lord's is fighting for its right to host two Tests a summer.
 arrow Cricket: 'Ganguly inspired me'
At Brisbane four years ago, in what was also a series opener, on another soggy second day, Australia went from a commanding 262 for 2 to a modest 323 for 9, all in a span of 16 overs.
 arrow Cricket: ZC faces snub
Zimbabwe Cricket is still frantically trying to put together scorecards for the Logan Cup, more than two months after the end of the first-class competition.
 arrow Cricket: Upgrade soon at P Sara
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has launched a major development drive to upgrade media facilities at all international venues in time for England's tour in October and the 2011 World Cup.
 arrow Lehmann relies on rookies
Darren Lehmann holds no fears for the young spinners Dan Cullen and Cullen Bailey if they are thrown into Tests against the batting might of India in January.
 arrow Cricket: Future bleak at Worcs
For the second consecutive match torrential rain has forced Worcestershire to abandon a Championship game without a ball bowled.
 arrow Presentation ceremony of 9th Schools Chess Tournament

 arrow Football: Iran eye edge over Korea
Three-time champions Iran are looking to continue their quarterfinal edge over South Korea at the Asian Cup here Sunday.
 arrow Football: Wenger signs 'Little Angel'
Arsène Wenger has continued his policy of signing the hottest young talent in South America with the acquisition of two teenage stars, Angel Di Maria and Pedro.
 arrow Football: 'Bayern are favourites'
Armin Veh, the coach of reigning Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart, inisted on Saturday Bayern Munich must start the new season as favourites after their multi-million summer signings.
 arrow Football: Charlton sell stars
Relegated Charlton lost two of their international stars on Friday as Danish striker Dennis Rommedahl was sold to Ajax Amsterdam and defender Luke Young was set to move to Middlesbrough.
 arrow Football: Fowler joins Cardiff
Former England striker Robbie Fowler has agreed to join Championship side Cardiff on a two-year deal.
 arrow Football: Pienaar joins Everton
Everton made their second signing of the summer on Friday when they captured South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar on a 12-month loan deal from Borussia Dortmund.
Metropolitanarrow Outlawed syndicate abducted him for ransom
An official of Danida, who was rescued from a two-week captivity on July 8, blamed an unidentified outlawed syndicate for engaging poverty-stricken tribal teenagers to abduct him for ransom.
 arrow EC to get all-out support for holding free, fair polls
Foreign Affairs Adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury yesterday said the present caretaker government would extend all-out cooperation and support to the Election Commission (EC) for implementing its July15
 arrow Withdraw judges appointed on political considerations
Speakers at a press conference yesterday urged the government to withdraw 'controversial' judges who were appointed on political considerations during the tenure of BNP-Jamaat alliance government.
 arrow Police now free from all undue pressure: IGP
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Nur Mohammad has said it is the high time to bring in some positive changes in the police department which is now free from all undue pressures that it frequently faced
 arrow Unite against wicked politics: Dr Kamal
Eminent jurist Dr Kamal Hossain yesterday called on all to unite against wicked politics in the country.
 arrow Family fears underhand dealings by police
Family members of Kamrul Islam Momin, killed in front of his house at Kafrul in 2005, fear underhand dealings by police as they dropped the name of prime suspect OC AKM Rafiqul Islam from the charge sheet
 arrow 20 injured as RMG workers clash in Gazipur
At least 20 workers were injured and a garment factory was ransacked during clashes between workers of two garments factories in Gazipur yesterday morning.
 arrow Build society free from discrimination
Women rights activists yesterday called for building a society free from discrimination through changing attitude towards women in their workplaces.
 arrow Enumeration of voter list begins in Rajshahi July 29
Enumeration of the voter list with photographs is likely to begin in Rajshahi on July 29.
 arrow Awami Shilpi Goshthi concerned
Awami Shilpi Goshthi expressed grave concern over the arrest of former prime minister and Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, says a press release.
 arrow Pankaj hospitalised
Pankaj Bhattacharya, a presidium member of Gono Forum, was admitted to Ibrahim Cardiac Hospital in the city after suffering a heart attack on Friday.
 arrow SC reopens today
After a 42-day annual vacation, the Supreme Court reopens today, court sources said. >The Supreme Court went on annual vacation on June 10.
 arrow Bangladeshi selected for zero gravity flight
Rafiqul Islam, a Bangladeshi student, has been selected for Zero Gravity Flight by World Space Week Association based in Houston USA.
 arrow Oli declares 91-member party committee
Col (retd) Oli Ahmed-led Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) yesterday announced names of 91 members of its national executive committee with Oli Ahmed and Jahanara Begum as its president and secretary general.
 arrow 2 killed in road accidents
Two people were killed and two policemen injured in separate road accidents in Comilla and Rajshahi yesterday.
 arrow Qulkhwani of Faezul Huq today
Qulkhwani of former state minister for jute AK Faezul Huq will be held at his Baridhara residence after Asr prayers today.
 arrow 'Identify officials responsible for ruining jute mills'
Speakers at a view exchange meeting yesterday urged the caretaker government to devise ways and means to keep jute mills running, turning them into profitable enterprises.
 arrow SIM card registration deadline extended
The government yesterday launched a renewed campaign for registration of mobile phone clients against their Subscribers Identification Module (SIM) cards to prevent crimes using cellphone extending up
 arrow Col Taher's death anniversary observed
The 31st death anniversary of Col Abu Taher Bir Uttam was observed across the country yesterday. Col Taher was a sector commander during the liberation war and a left leaning activist.
 arrow 2 street boys electrocuted
Two street boys were electrocuted at Tootpara Jorhakal Bazar in Khulna Sadar yesterday. They were identified as Shafiqul, 12, of Bagerhat district and Rabiul, 13, of Pirojpur district.
Nationalarrow Flood situation deteriorates in Sirajganj and Feni, improves in Khagrachhari
The flood situation deteriorated in Siranganj and adjoining Jamuna basin areas as the mighty river along with its tributaries further swelled due to rain and onrush of waters from the upstream.
 arrow 'Killers' of Sust student back on campus
Law enforcers could not arrest any of the killers of Liton, a student of Shahjalal university of Science and Technology (SUST), about two years after the incident.
 arrow Survey team visits project site in Patuakhali
A survey team from the Planning Commission yesterday visited the site of proposed Patuakhali Town Protection Project, planned about 10 years ago top protect the costal town from flooding and tidal surge.
 arrow 17 jailed for killing Rajshahi BNP leader
The Rajshahi Divisional Speedy Trial Tribunal has sentenced 17 people to varying jail terms in BNP leader Dulal Sheikh murder case.
 arrow Terminated workers to get all arrears next month
Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation (BJMC) will pay the entire amount of Tk 187 crore by next month (August) against arrear wages, salaries and other financial benefits of workers and employees of Peoples
 arrow Vow to remove dowry, early marriage
It was a unique day yesterday for over 150 adolescent girls and their guardians when they vowed to remove early marriage and dowry from society.
 arrow Lady doctor commits 'suicide'
Mystery shrouded unnatural death of a lady doctor in Rajshahi Friday night.
 arrow Kamalganj AL leader held on extortion charge
Police yesterday produced an arrested Awami League (AL) leader of Kamalganj upazila and another one to a court here from where they were sent to jail, police said..
 arrow AL leader held in Satkhira
An Awami League (AL) leader has been arrested from a hotel in Khulna, police said.
 arrow Erratum
In a news item headlined 'Ex-RU Syndicate member demands removal of VC', published on the National Page on July 9, the name of Prof Fayekuzzaman was printed instead of Prof Fakruzzaman.
Point-Counterpointarrow Right is might: A mirage forever?
I start with a short story: A person borrowed Taka 10000 to another person. One day, the lender, along with his child, went to get the refund from the borrower. But, the borrower denied taking any loan.
 arrow ASMO Subhan : No praise is enough
We knew that his health was failing, but did never imagine that the end would come so soon. I have come across very few outstanding personalities with rare human qualities like Mr.
Culturearrow Amidst rain and music, Citibank honours Sanjida Khatun
The cream of the cultural arena gathered to honour Tagore exponent Dr. Sanjida Khatun at a programme organised last Friday by Citibank N.A.
 arrow Today's attraction: "Meraj Fakirer Maa"
Theatre will stage Meraj Fakirer Maa today at the Experimental Theatre Stage, as part of the ongoing Citycell-Mahakal Theatre Festival '07 arranged by Mahakal Natyasampradaya.
 arrow "Hiraphool ": TV play generating awareness on HIV/AIDS
Written by Selim Al Din and directed by Afzal Hossain, ongoing drama serial Hiraphool revolves around a young woman, Hiraphool, who moves to the city from a village.
 arrow Sanjoy's metaphoric world in turquoise
Sanjoy Das' paintings at the recently ended exhibition, Metaphoric City, held at Zainul Gallery-2, deal with the complexities of urban life.
 arrow Cultural programme in Netrakona
A discussion on National Poet Kazi Nazrul Islam and Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore was held recently at Mahua Auditorium in Netrakona district town.
Generalarrow Photographic assoc AGM held
The 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Bangladesh Photographic Association was held at a city hotel on Thursday, says a press release.
Internationalarrow US, India finalise nuclear accord
The United States and India has finalised Friday an implementing agreement for their landmark civilian nuclear deal after extensive talks in Washington, officials said.
 arrow Nehru, Edwina were platonic lovers only
The speculation has burned for decades.
 arrow Kashmir militants call for end to Pak violence
Hardline separatists in revolt-hit Indian Kashmir appealed yesterday for violence in Pakistan to end while simultaneously attacking the "unwise policies" of President Pervez Musharraf.
 arrow La Nina pattern likely to play havoc with world's weather: UN
The UN's weather agency on Friday said a disruptive La Nina climate pattern was taking shape in the Pacific, raising the prospect of an active Atlantic hurricane season and strong monsoons in Asia.
 arrow N Korea renews demand for light water reactor
North Korea's top nuclear envoy said yesterdayPyongyang wanted a light-water reactor as compensation for shutting down its nuclear programmes.
 arrow Israel rejects Golan pullout before peace talks
Israel has rejected a Syrian demand that it withdraw from the Golan Heights it has occupied since 1967 before peace talks can resume between the two countries, public radio reported yesterday.
 arrow Pakistan says US threat to hit targets 'irresponsible, dangerous’
Pakistan on Friday called White House comments that US forces could unilaterally strike militant targets inside the country "irresponsible and dangerous.
 arrow Bush bans CIA torture during questioning
US President George W. Bush on Friday forbid the CIA to torture suspected terrorists in its once-secret detention and interrogation programme but was criticised for his vague, "trust us" approach.
 arrow World’s Tallest Building

Editorialarrow Editorial: Landmark judgement in Pakistan
The landmark decision by Pakistan's Supreme Court to reinstate Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry gives a dramatically new dimension to politics in Pakistan.
 arrow Editorial: Circular to the NGOs
Frankly, we are at a loss to understand the logic of the recent circular by the NGO bureau, calling upon the NGOs to spend 50 percent of their funds on tangible development works.
 arrow Musharraf's regime in disarray
The crisis revolving Lal Masjid in Islamabad, though insignificant militarily because the militant leaders Aziz and Ghazi were "traditional clerics and not jihadists," brings anew the question of Islamic
 arrow The crisis of intent?
Sheikh Hasina's incarceration has been the talk of the town throughout the week. The television channels focused on the event, although public curiosity to know more still remains unsatisfied.
 arrow Woes of wealth
Everybody, except saints and mad-caps has the longing to acquire wealth as it is indispensable for living well.
Letters to Editorarrow Blair as a peace envoy
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has now been named as a negotiator to bring peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians.
 arrow Fight against corruption
I was reading the article on the anti-corruption campaign and was really very excited/encouraged by the army chief's a broad seven-point proposal for fighting corruption, which suggests simultaneous efforts
 arrow Nagging question
Who is the "father of the nation" and who is the "announcer of the war of liberation"? This vital issue must be resolved once and for all in the next JS session taking place after holding of free and
 arrow Grounded Biman
I have seen Biman passengers abandoned in various airports over the last thirty-five or so years and shuddered. I quit flying Biman about the early 80s, after repeatedly suffering their chronic abuse.
 arrow Octogenarian's woes
It was sad to see Manoranjan, an octogenarian, tied with a rope by the police. It was reported that he was unable to pay back Tk 9,000 which he took as loan from a bank.
 arrow Children in jail
Although childhood connotes happiness and innocence, many children of our country are deprived of the very basic rights, and they live through an ordeal that is devoid of an iota of bliss, so to say.
 arrow Dreaming of a better Bangladesh
Since I was born in Bangladesh, all I saw was a gradual decline in every sphere of life. Many people like me left Bangladesh and settled in one of the advanced countries.
 arrow Suicide!
The news that nine people committed suicide under a running train in Mymensingh the other day is mind-boggling.
 arrow Constitutional issues
The report published in DS that the army chief wants more openness in government and also introduction of a law allowing access to information is a welcome development.
Star Healtharrow Coping with cancer recurrence
Your cancer is back, and so is the shock and fear that came with your first diagnosis. The uncertainties are back, too, and you wonder about more cancer treatment and about your future.
 arrow Jaundice: Myths still prevail
A well-educated executive of a leading private company in Dhaka, who was also the former debate champion, was greatly scared of jaundice. It was not the discomfort of the condition that he minded.
 arrow How to manage the embarrassing snoring
Loud and frequent snoring can be more than just a nuisance to your partner. This nighttime annoyance may indicate a serious health condition, and it can disrupt your household and strain your relationships.
 arrow Facts about blood transfusion safety
Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person - the gift of life. Every second, every day, someone in the world needs a blood transfusion to survive.
 arrow 4th IAS conference kicks off today
With a view to identify gaps, share experience, and increase knowledge and expertise of professionals working in HIV/ AIDS, the 4th International AIDS Conference will be convened today in Sydney, Australia.
 arrow Trimming the waist may trim diabetes, heart risks
People who manage to reduce their waistlines may also lower their risk for diabetes and heart disease, a study suggests.
 arrow Chronic insomnia linked to depression, anxiety
For some people, chronic insomnia may be a sign of broader mental health problems like depression and anxiety, according to a new study.
Star Cityarrow Yet another park falls victim to mindless planning
All the trees of a public park have been chopped down while concrete structures are being built there in the name of 'beautification and development' of the park.
 arrow BTTB fails to reap benefit from submarine cable
The long awaited connectivity with international submarine cable has done little to improve the quality of internet services in the city forcing the city dwellers to depend on primitive and slow modem
 arrow Contaminated water pouring from household tabs
Highly contaminated water has been pouring from taps in certain parts of Mohammadpur and Mirpur, creating a crisis of potable water in these areas, and sending many residents running to the doctor.
 arrow BDR's fair price shop at historic Eidgah
The retail outlet in the picture, set up by Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), has been built on a designated public park on the western side of the historic Dhanmondi Eidgah Maath.
 arrow BRTA income all time high this year
Revenue earning of Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) in 2006-07 fiscal year hit all time high as vehicle owners are pouring in for registration or fitness certificates, said sources in BRTA.
 arrow Illegal parking...

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