Vol. 5 Num 1120 Wed. July 25, 2007    
Today's Index
Front Page
Letters to Editor
Write to Editor
Star Chittagong
Star City

About Us


Today's Index
Front Pagearrow Hasina formally charged with extortion
Police yesterday pressed charges against detained Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina, her sister Sheikh Rehana and cousin Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim in a Tk 3 crore extortion case.
 arrow PDB to cancel deal with Obaidul Karim's group
The bid for Meghnaghat phase two 450 MW power project that was awarded to scamster Obaidul Karim's shell company BON Consortium is finally heading towards cancellation, Power Development Board (PDB) sources
 arrow Charges pressed against Huda
The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday pressed charges against detained former communications minister Nazmul Huda for allocating a piece of railway land illegally to a human rights organisation
 arrow Over 1 lakh marooned as floods engulf 10 dists
Heavy rain triggered by an active monsoon inundated low lying areas in 10 districts and the situation might get aggravated further submerging more areas as major rivers continued to rise in differentparts
 arrow Army collecting voters' data
Bangladesh Army is collecting area-wise number of voters from the last year's nullified voter list to lay the groundwork for simultaneous preparation of a voter list with photographs and national identity
 arrow Biman mulls hiring large aircraft
Biman Bangladesh Airlines, a public limited company since Monday, is thinking about leasing a number of large aircraft in a bid to bring Biman out of the woods.
 arrow Charge false, ill-motivated
Sheikh Rehana, sister of Sheikh Hasina, yesterday said the charge brought against Sheikh Hasina, Sheikh Selim and herself is 'completely false, fabricated and ill-motivated' and it is aimed at annihilating
 arrow Ivorians want ties with Bangladesh
The Bangladeshi peacekeepers have struck up such a bridge of friendship between Ivory Coast and Bangladesh that it has opened a window of opportunity for full diplomatic and commercial relations.
 arrow Waterlogging in DND area never rang a bell
Taslima Khatun, along with her four skinny children, stand on a culvert on Matuail Medical Road watching people fishing in the pool formed by heavy rain in the last few days.
 arrow Textbooks printed on poor quality papers
Printing press owners continue to print the primary and secondary level textbooks using low quality paper instead of 'security paper' and Karnaphuli white print paper provided by the National Curriculum
 arrow Nowshin's father applies for second autopsy
Father of Sadia Nowshin Priyanka, a college student found dead at her home at Moghbazar in the capital, yesterday submitted an application with Ramna Police Station demanding a second autopsy of his daughter.
 arrow No executive power used in Hasina case
Law Adviser barrister Mainul Hosein yesterday said the government did not use its executive power to take the extortion case against Awami League Chief Sheikh Hasina under the Emergency Power Rules 2007.
 arrow Tigers' last chance
All-rounder Mahmudullah Riyad will make his international debut when Bangladesh play for pride in the third and final one-day international against formidable Sri Lanka at the R Premadasa Stadium here
 arrow BNP reformists hope for an end to dispute
Pro-reform BNP leaders have expressed hope that all sorts of misunderstanding between the party chief and them will be over once normal political activities resume.
 arrow Foreign chapters of AL demand Hasina's release
US, UK, Australia and Canada chapters of the Awami League (AL) yesterday staged separate demonstrations demanding immediate release of detained party chief and former prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
 arrow Rab starts monitoring markets
The Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday started monitoring different wholesale and retail markets of fish and vegetables in the city to check price hike.
 arrow Govt to form body to build awareness on mass hysteria
In the wake of the mass seizure that had afflicted over a hundred schoolchildren across the country, the government decided to raise awareness about the pandemic temporary illness by forming a platform
 arrow Hearing on Rangs Bhaban dispute begins in SC
The hearing of a government appeal against the High Court judgment on the dispute over demolition of the 22-storey Rangs Bhaban began at the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court yesterday.
 arrow BCL men burn effigy of Mainul
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), the student wing of Awami League, yesterday morning burnt an effigy of Law Adviser Mainul Hosein on the Dhaka University (DU) campus demanding his resignation for his'biased
 arrow Why keeping children in jail not illegal
The High Court issued a rule nisi upon the authorities concerned to show cause why imprisonment of children in jails should not be declared illegal.
 arrow Poisonous Delight

 arrow 12 to die for murdering businessman
A court here yesterday sentenced 12 people to death and eight others to life imprisonment in a murder case.
 arrow 3 suspects held for killing BB official
Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing of Bangladesh Bank Deputy General Manager Hedayetullah.
 arrow US at loggerheads with Iran in Iraq talks
The United States yesterday accused Iran of stepping up its alleged support of militia groups fighting in Iraq, after the arch foes' second round of rare face-to-face talks in Baghdad.
 arrow Pak clashes kill 35 militants, 4 troops
Heavy fighting has killed at least 35 Islamic militants and four government troops in a Pakistani tribal area dubbed an al-Qaeda safe haven by Washington, the military said Monday.
 arrow Suicide bomb kills 26 at Iraq children's hospital
A suicide car bomb exploded across the street from a children's hospital in the Iraqi city of Hilla yesterday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 69, police and medical officials said.
Businessarrow Govt won't raise lending rate for productive sector
A high-powered meeting has decided to keep aside the productive sector from possible shock of the current monetary policy on the interest rates on bank loans.
 arrow DSE seeks offloading of more company shares for stability
Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) wants more shares of different companies to be offloaded so as to meet the huge demand for those in the capital market, which has been witnessing a bullish trend in recent times.
 arrow Strong euro not yet hurting exports: ECB chief
Eurozone exporters have not yet felt any significant negative impact from the rise of the euro, the European Central Bank's chief economist Juergen Stark said in a newspaper interview published on Tuesday.
 arrow WTO farm trade proposals evoke mixed US reaction
A senior US negotiator said on Tuesday that the United States had mixed feelings about new proposals to drive ahead stuttering World Trade Organisation talks on reducing barriers to agricultural trade.
 arrow China's new standards on food fillings soon
China will soon introduce its first quality standards on widely used food fillings, state press said Tuesday, just days after a "hoax" report that cardboard was being used in pork buns.
 arrow Cell to promote medicine export launched
The Pharma World, a monthly pharmaceutical journal, has recently launched a special cell styled 'Pharmaceutical Export Promotion (PEP)' to promote exports of pharmaceutical products across the globe,says
 arrow World Islamic Economic Forum chief due tomorrow
Tun Musa Hitam, chairman of the World Islamic Economic Forum Foundation (WIEF) and former deputy prime minister of Malaysia, will arrive in Dhaka tomorrow, says a press release.
 arrow Telenor Q2 net profit rises 42pc
Norwegian telecommunications operator Telenor ASA on Tuesday reported a 42 percent rise in second-quarter net profit, mainly thanks to higher sales.
 arrow Myanmar moves to prevent tax evasion
Myanmar has introduced a new measure to prevent private companies' tax evasion by denying the biennial renewal of their business licenses on failure to fully settle their outstanding tax payment annually,
 arrow Warid launches awareness campaign
Warid Telecom has launched a countrywide awareness campaign to implement Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission's (BTRC) directives on subscriber registration, says a press release.
 arrow US still interested in Thai FTA
The United States is still interested in a free trade deal with Thailand, the US embassy here said Tuesday, adding that a top trade official had been misquoted as saying the deal was off.
 arrow Beijing puts new curb on trade processing
China has announced a new policy that seeks to curb the development of process trade in labour-intensive industries, in a bid to reduce its soaring trade surplus and growing trade friction with majortrading
 arrow China's mobile phone users exceed 500m
The Ministry of Information Industry (MII) announced Monday that the number of China's mobile phone users had reached 501.64 million by the end of June, which means every 100 Chinese people had 38.3 handsets.
 arrow G24 calls for respect of open IMF search for next chief
The Group of 24 developing countries called Monday for advanced nations to respect the International Monetary Fund's decision to seek its next managing director without bias in favor of a European candidate.
 arrow Singapore sees record tourist arrivals
Singapore received more visitors than ever before in the first six months of the year, the tourism board said Tuesday. From January to June, the city-state received 4.9 million visitors, up 5.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Cricket: More scary than bomb
The Sri Lankan capital may have been gripped by panic after yesterday's police announcement that LTTE has send two bomb-laden vehicles to Colombo, but Mohammad Ashraful's men have their own anxiety for
 arrow Cricket: Mahbub resigns
Months of speculations over, Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) general secretary Mahbub Anam yesterday tendered his resignation to board president M Abdul Aziz.
 arrow Football: Ctg Abahani edge F'ganj again
Farashganj ended their inaugural professional football league campaign yesterday with a solitary goal defeat to visiting Chittagong Abahani at the rain-soaked Bangabandhu National Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Cricket adds to gloom
A pall of gloom grips everything. Look outside and it's raining. So, the thought of venturing out is quite impossible, as water has swelled every city street and boulevard.
 arrow Football: Dhaka clubs seek help from Tapan
A delegation of six Dhaka-based clubs yesterday met Sports Adviser Tapan Chowdhury with a plea to help them recover from the current stagnant situation in sports.
 arrow Cricket: Dhoni, rain deny England
The weather came to India's rescue as they drew the first Test at Lord's here on Monday with England just a wicket away from going 1-0 up in the three-match series.
 arrow Cricket: Harry comes to Lord's
Even Harry Potter couldn't conjure up an England Test match victory as the rain fell at Lord's -- but I'm sure he tried.
 arrow Cricket: Hoggard out of 2nd Test
Matthew Hoggard was ruled out of the second Test against India on Monday with the back injury that saw him miss the drawn series opener here at Lord's.
 arrow Football: Japan braced for Saudis
Japan coach Ivica Osim has warned that the defending champions will face an unknown quantity when they clash with long-time rivals Saudi Arabia in their Asian Cup semifinal here on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Home vision drives Iraq
Iraq have the burden of national expectations riding on them as they pursue their first-ever Asian Cup final appearance against South Korea here on Wednesday.
 arrow Football: Fergie confident on Ronaldo
Alex Ferguson has rubbished suggestions that Cristiano Ronaldo could be tempted away from Manchester United by insisting that the club is big enough to keep the Portuguese superstar.
 arrow Football: Jose wants to be loved
Jose Mourinho insists he will keep out of trouble this season as he tries to charm his way back into the affections of the English public.
 arrow Football: Fantasy lineup for Barca
It looks like a fantasy team formation. Ronaldinho, Lionel Messi, Samuel Eto'o and Thierry Henry. All in the same lineup.
 arrow Football: Ribery eyeing Schweinsteiger partnership
Bayern Munich's Franck Ribery said on Tuesday he is looking forward to taking on Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart on Wednesday and forging a midfield partnership with Bastian Schweinsteiger.
 arrow Football: Catania cancel Japan tour
Italian Serie A club Catania on Tuesday cancelled their tour of Japan, blaming a powerful earthquake that caused a small nuclear radiation leak.
 arrow Football: Gomez extends Stuttgart contract
German international striker Mario Gomez declined a possible move to Italian giants Juventus on Mondya and extended his contract with German champions VfB Stuttgart till 2012.
 arrow Cricket: Of conflicting loyalties
Sitting in the stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, Jaiminie Purohit was enjoying a Test match between the country of her birth and what she calls the nation of her "roots.
 arrow Cricket: Warne set to join Lara
Cricket stars Brian Lara and Shane Warne are set to play in a multi-million dollar rebel series in India later this year, it was revealed on Tuesday.
 arrow Cricket: Bracewell stays at helm
John Bracewell has been reappointed as coach of the New Zealand cricket team until April 2009, vowing to improve the country's mediocre performance in Tests.
 arrow Cricket: Dhoni shows other side
Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have a reputation as a hard-hitting run-scorer but the India wicket-keeper showed there was more to his batting than clouting boundaries with a patient innings that helped India
 arrow Handball: BJMC retain h'ball crown
BJMC eves defended the national title when they defeated Bangladesh Ansar and VDP 14-11 in an exciting final of the BASIC Bank 18th National Women's Handball Championship at the Dhaka handball court yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Chennai to get new stadia
Chennai is set to get a new state-of-the-art cricket stadium before the 2011 World Cup, the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA) announced.
 arrow Cricket: Aus to tour Pakistan
Australia's cricket authorities said Tuesday they would honour a commitment to tour Pakistan despite Hockey Australia's decision to pull out of the Champions Trophy for security reasons.
 arrow Cricket: Flood damages players' kit
Worcestershire's season continues to go from bad worse.
 arrow Football: Osim's battle of wits
Japan coach Ivica Osim's on-going battle of wits with media at the Asian Cup continued apace Tuesday as he declared, with tongue in cheek, he was in a no-win situation against them.
 arrow Football: Bosses deny Asian cash dash
Premier League coaches have shrugged off claims they only visit Asia for the money as wildly popular pre-season regional tours get into full swing.
 arrow Football: Reading sign Korean trio
English Premiership club Reading have agreed a deal with the Korean Football Association to sign three of the country's best young players.
 arrow Football: Bremen sign Sanogo
Ivory Coast international Boubacar Sanogo has waved goodbye to Hamburg's boo boys and signed a four-year contract at Werder Bremen, the club announced on Tuesday.
 arrow Football: City going Thai?
Manchester City owner Thaksin Shinawatra expects Sven Goran Eriksson to sign at least two Thailand stars as he continues rebuilding the Premiership team.
Metropolitanarrow Help enroll genuine voters
Two visiting election commissioners (EC) yesterday attended two meetings at the conference room of the deputy commissioner over the enumeration of voter list with photograph in Rajshahi City Corporation
 arrow Road accidents kill five
At least five people were killed and nine injured in separate road accidents in Mymensingh, Kishoreganj, B,baria and Satkhira yesterday Our correspondent from Mymensingh adds: Two people, includinga
 arrow Faizul on five-day remand
Faizul Islam, the alleged murderer of Supreme Court Advocate Sayma Khanam, was placed on a five-day remand yesterday for interrogation by Rapid Action Battalion (Rab).
 arrow Concern over issuing of fatwa against couple
Bangladesh Mahila Parishad has expressed deep concern over the issuing of fatwa (religious edict) against a couple at Galachipa in Patuakhali recently.
 arrow Pay attention to neglected south-western region
Adviser for LGRD and Cooperatives Mohammad Anwarul Iqbal yesterday asked the officials of Local Government Engineering Department (LGED) to pay special attention to the neglected south-western regionof
 arrow Accused dies in police custody in Bogra
An accused in a murder case died in police custody at Kalai Police Station in Joypurhat on Monday night.
 arrow Take step to build skilled human resources
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday urged all concerned to take appropriate measures for building skilled human resources so that the country can efficiently face the challenges of the 21st century.
 arrow Stop sand lifting from Meghna
Speakers at a press conference yesterday urged the authorities concerned to take immediate measures to stop sand lifting from two river-islands of Meghna.
 arrow Mutual Trust Bank-Daily Star Debate begins
The 'Mutual Trust Bank-The Daily Star Debate Contest 2007' began in the port city yesterday with a call for students to develop their logic and reasoning skills to grow as thoughtful and sensible citizens.
 arrow Arrest of Hasina condemned
Teachers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agriculture University yesterday condemned the arrest of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina, says a press release.
 arrow Holding tax of martyred, injured FF families to be waived
The government has decided to waive holding tax of the injured and martyred freedom fighters' families living at their own houses under different municipalities of the country.
 arrow Govt forms 15-member ad hoc Bar Council
The caretaker government constituted a 15-member ad hoc Bar Council, a statutory body regulating country's lawyers, pending its election.
 arrow Couple seeks security of life
A couple at a press conference yesterday urged the police to ensure their security as they claimed a local with his accomplices had been threatening them with death for the last few months over the ownership
 arrow BCL protests arrest of Hasina
Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL) yesterday staged demonstrations across the country demanding immediate release of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina.
 arrow Drug peddlers snatch their fellow, pistol from Rab men
A gang of drug peddlers snatched an arrested drug peddler and a pistol from plainclothes members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) at Baya Bazar on the outskirts of Rajshahi city yesterday evening.
 arrow Prof Karim passes away
Dr Abdul Karim, Professor Emeritus of Chittagong University (CU) and an eminent historian of the sub-continent, passed away due to a cardiac arrest at his residence in the port city yesterday at the age
 arrow Int'l confece on gender, sexuality begins Saturday
An international conference on gender, sexuality and rights will begin here on Saturday, bringing together over 100 participants and 40 academicians from different parts of the world in Dhaka.
 arrow Journo, his accomplice get 17 years’ RI
A Noakhali court yesterday sentenced two persons, including a journalist, to17 years' rigorous imprisonment in an arms case.
 arrow Pirates loot trawler, abduct 4 fishermen
Pirates attacked two fishing trawlers, looted hilsa and kidnapped four fishermen from Kotkar Kader canal near the Sundarbans yesterday morning.
 arrow Rajuk taskforce arrests developer
The Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) taskforce arrested an owner of a real estate company from Paltan area in the city yesterday on charges of using fake documents and changing Rajuk-approved design
Nationalarrow 19 women take life, 65 attempt suicide last month
Alleged suicide by women due to domestic violence is increasing in Kushtia.
 arrow A reformer policeman
It was a simple incident but could be an eye opener for many in eliminating drug trade and use. Thirteen drug traders surrendered to police yesterday, saying 'no' to the illegal and heinous work.
 arrow Four lawyers among seven chargesheeted in Satkhira
Seven people including four lawyers were chargesheeted yesterday for their involvement in allegedly abducting a minor Hindu girl, forcing her to change her religion and marry a man.
 arrow Release of Hasina demanded
Satkhira District Awami League (AL) and Satkhira District Bar Association, in two separate statements issued yesterday, have demanded immediate and unconditional release of former prime minister and Awami
 arrow Community policing begins in Pabna
Community policing has been launched here aiming at curbing criminal activities and improving law and order situation in the district.
 arrow Khulna JP leader jailed for extortion
Khulna city Jatiya Party leader Anwar Hossain Shona was given two and a half years' rigorous imprisonment in an extortion case Metropolitan Magistrate Atiqul Haque of Speedy Trial Tribunal also fined
 arrow Tk 13 lakh for repair of Kuakata dam
Water Development Board, as an emergency step, has decided to allot Tk 13 lakh for repair of damaged portions of Kuakata flood control embankment.
 arrow 'Enact law to ensure rights of Harijans'
Speakers at a rally held at Bishnupur Christian Mission School in Kaliganj upazila yesterday urged the government to enact law to ensure basic rights of the Harijan community.
Point-Counterpointarrow Procession of portraits
It appears that the nation's politics will enter a new phase soon. The CEC has just released the roadmap for conducting the general election at the end of 2008.
 arrow New diplomacy: Challenges for foreign policy
This is an exciting and important time in British politics.
Culturearrow Making piano notes popular
For Mira Mongoush piano notes are her life and living.
 arrow 'Raarang' to be staged on the last evening
The 11-day theatre festival titled Citycell-Mahakal Theatre Festival '07 ends today at the Experimental Theatre Stage.
 arrow Exhibition by Bangladeshi artist in Beijing
A solo painting exhibition by New York-based Bangladeshi artist Khurshid Alam Saleem was held recently at the Capital Library Gallery in Beijing, according to a press release.
 arrow 'Prithibir Pothey Pothey' on Rtv
Travel show Prithibir Pothey Pothey will be aired tonight on Rtv at 11pm. Tonight's episode titled Shanghai-er Raat will feature colourful nights of the Chinese city of Shanghai.
Internationalarrow S Korean talks with Taliban raise hostage hopes
South Korean officials held their first direct talks with the Taliban yesterday as the clock ticked towards a sundown deadline for the lives of 23 Korean hostages held in Afghanistan.
 arrow Jailed medics released by Libya, flown to Sofia
Six foreign medics jailed for life in Libya for infecting children with the AIDS virus flew to Bulgaria on Monday after being released by Tripoli under a deal brokered with the European Union.
 arrow More cities under threat in Britain's worst floods in memory
The fate of more English cities, towns and villages hung in the balance yesterday as emergency crews built up defences against rising waters during Britain's worst floods in living memory.
 arrow Nepali Maoists threaten to pull out of govt
Nepal's former rebels threatened Monday to pull out of a coalition government after a row over a security detail given to their leaders.
 arrow Tigers kill 11 soldiers, 4 village guards
Separatist Tamil militants launched a pair of attacks against government troops in northern Sri Lanka yesterday, killing 11 soldiers in a roadside bombing and four village guards in a raid on their bunker,
 arrow IAEA to inspect Iranian nuclear site next week
The UN's nuclear watchdog agency will next week visit the site of a heavy-water nuclear reactor in Arak, Iran, the agency said yesterday after talks with Iranian officials.
 arrow Ex-Guantanamo inmate blows himself up to avert arrest in Pakistan
A former Guantanamo Bay inmate who led pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan after his release died Tuesday when police said he blew himself up with a grenade to avoid arrest.
Editorialarrow Editorial: CA's concern for crime
Chief Adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed has taken note of the spate of murders in the city, a clear indication of criminality taking an alarming course, and has ordered the law enforcement agencies to intensify
 arrow Editorial: The developing flood situation
The flood situation in the country is beginning to assume worrying proportions.
 arrow Dignity, defiance and Pakistan's Supreme Court
The Supreme Court of Pakistan has done everyone of us proud, here in South Asia and elsewhere.
 arrow Unified command, or unified nation?
For more than five decades Pakistan's military rulers have depended on the country's judiciary to provide a fig leaf of legitimacy for their arbitrary decisions.
 arrow Politics of fortune
When you have no basis for an argument, abuse the plaintiff," as stated by the Roman orator Cicero some nineteen hundred years ago.
Letters to Editorarrow Mass hysteria
Mass hysteria is spreading in an alarming way, putting people in danger, especially the school-going children.
 arrow Eviction
The caretaker government has taken a lot of steps to bring back discipline in some key areas. But there are some failures too; eviction of people is one of them.
 arrow Moscow supports Musharraf
Perhaps, by way of comparing the Islamabad mosque events with those in Russia where hundreds of innocent civilians, including children, were killed at Moscow Theatre(2002) and Beslan School (2004) in
 arrow Roadmap for polls
The roadmap for polls announced by the Election Commission (EC) has confused me. They need time from June to August for "Software development".
 arrow Fight against social decay
The caretaker government has taken some significant steps to check social decay and that prompted me to show some sort of support for its actions.
 arrow Two women
If we follow the nature or religion metaphorically we will observe that both emphasize counter-action, whether it is in the form of typhoons, calamities, draughts, floods, earthquakes or as the scriptures
 arrow Sheikh Hasina's arrest
I always try to convey my thanks and gratitude, whenever I see a piece of timely and useful commentary or editorial in The Daily Star.
 arrow Our struggle
I strongly believe, although our country is going through a very difficult political process, there is light at the end of the tunnel.
 arrow Bridge over Gulshan-Banani Lake
It has been published in different newspapers that the local government ministry is going to construct a 4-lane bridge connecting Banani Road # 11 with Gulshan Road # 41 over Gulshan-Banani Lake toease
 arrow Bus service
I am a regular passenger from Science Laboratory to Uttara.
 arrow College standards
Each year, when A- level students join the race with their HSC counterparts to get into the prestigious universities, they receive a huge shock.
 arrow Political reform
The intention and efforts of the caretaker government to bring in a qualitative change in the country's politics and governance are praiseworthy, though the means being adopted may not be to everyone's
 arrow BNP-Jamaat rule
1. BNS Bangabandhu has been re-named and re-commissioned as BNS Khalid-bin-Walid. Why are we scared of our national heroes and trying to hide them wherever possible which is a known BNP policy?
 arrow In response...
This is a reply to the letter on "Lord Buddha's Hair" published on July 23.
 arrow DU teachers
Have you ever seen/heard Dhaka University teachers wearing a black badge to protest corruption? These self-serving teachers are again abusing the nation's highest institution to score cheap political
Star Chittagongarrow Pahartali drain woe of Rly colonies
Several thousand people of different railway colonies at Pahartali area in the port city fear inundation whenever it rains.
 arrow CCC original building at risk of collapse
The century-old original building of Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) lies in a most dilapidated condition and may collapse during any natural calamity.
Star Cityarrow Inadequate drainage system clogged by rubbish
Water logging problem in the city is set to deteriorate with the existing drainage system getting clogged by rubbish dumped by a section of careless city dwellers, WASA and DCC sources said.
 arrow Foot over-bridge or dark tunnel?
Dhaka City Corporation's decision to build overhead sheds and put up advertisement boards on the city's foot over-bridges has raised questions about safety of pedestrians as these are virtually beingturned
 arrow DCC acted illegally to hand over Motijheel Park
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) had no legal authority to hand over the Motijheel Park to Dhaka Bank, which recently chopped down all the trees in the park as an excuse for 'beautification and development'.
 arrow A street theatre with a difference
In the bright sunlight of an open schoolyard, a motley theatre crew performs before a mesmerised audience.
 arrow Rajuk empowered to try offenders under its own roof
Government has finally delegated magistracy to Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) with the power of a metropolitan magistrate to try and punish violators of building construction laws and rules.
 arrow Pitiful sight of a traffic policeman in the rain

© thedailystar.net, 2007. All Rights Reserved.