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Front Pagearrow Falu, friends illegally bought IFIC shares
A Bangladesh Bank (BB) investigation found gross irregularities and forgeries in purchasing shares of IFIC bank by former lawmaker and BNP leader Mosaddak Ali Falu and his associates.
 arrow More areas in Dhaka's eastern part inundated
More areas of the eastern part of the capital are going under water, as all rivers around it, including the Buriganga, are now flowing above danger levels, according to Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre
 arrow Bangabandhu murder case hearing resumes today after 6 years
The Appellate Division will hear the Bangabandhu murder case today after six years against the High Court verdict sentencing 12 former army personnel to death.
 arrow Khaleda's properties worth Tk 3.54cr
Former prime minister and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia in her wealth statement submitted to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) yesterday mentioned that she has properties worth Tk 3.54 crore.
 arrow HC declares Faizee's LLB certificate cancellation illegal
The High Court (HC) yesterday declared illegal a decision of the Chittagong University (CU) regarding cancellation of the LLB certificate of Justice Faisal Mahmud Faizee for tampering with his examination
 arrow Poll preparations to go on despite floods
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) ATM Shamsul Huda yesterday said the preparation for December 2008 parliament election has to be continued in line with the announced roadmap.
 arrow ADP implementation lowest in 13 years
Only 83 percent of last fiscal year's revised Annual Development Plan (ADP) was implemented, which is the lowest rate in the last 13 years, according to planning ministry figures.
 arrow Money laundering charges framed against Harris Chowdhury
A Dhaka court yesterday framed charges against Harris Chowdhury, detained political secretary to former prime minister Khaleda Zia, in connection with a case filed for possessing huge local and foreign
 arrow BTTB CBA don Firoz Mia jailed for 13yrs
A Special Court yesterday sentenced Firoz Mia, a CBA (collective bargaining agent) leader of BTTB, to 13 years imprisonment in a corruption case.
 arrow Hospitals crammed with diarrhoea patients
Hospitals in the capital are struggling to cope with the steep rise in number of patients suffering from diarrhoea and other water-borne diseases in last few days.
 arrow Agri credit disbursement gets a boost
Agriculture credit disbursement by banks will be increased by Tk 2406 crore or 45 percent in the current fiscal year for post-flood rehabilitation.
 arrow Khaleda urges all to help flood victims
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday urged all, irrespective of political differences, to stand beside flood affected people.
 arrow Abu Hena sued for extorting money from 33 teachers
A college principal in Rajshahi Sunday sued former BNP lawmaker Abu Hena for extorting Tk 10 lakh from the teachers about four years back.
 arrow Govt to prefer bilateral aid for flood-hit people
Bangladesh might consider bilateral help for flood-affected people rather than going through the United Nations (UN), if the government later decides to call for aid from foreign governments, said Foreign
 arrow HC to hear two writ petitions of Hasina today
Hearing of a couple of writ petitions filed by detained Awami League President Sheikh Hasina has been deferred by a day as the government side prayed for time.
 arrow Drive starts on Aug 12 to recover city's grabbed canals
LGRD Adviser Anwarul Iqbal yesterday said the government would start recovering of 26 canals in Dhaka from illegal possessions from August 12 to 26 to ease the waterlogging problems.
 arrow WFP urges int'l community to come forward
The World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday urged the donors and international community to continue to be generous in helping the flood-affected people of Bangladesh.
 arrow Matin won't ask for source of money donated
Communications and Shipping Adviser Maj Gen (retd) MA Matin yesterday said the government will not inquire about the source of money donated for flood relief.
 arrow In search of milk
It was drizzling. The day darkening with heavy overhanging clouds.
 arrow Charges framed against Naser in extortion case
Charges have been framed against former BNP lawmaker Naser Rahman and five others in a Tk 2-crore extortion case. Additional District and Sessions Judge (No.
 arrow Khaleda comes out of home after a month
BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia yesterday came out of her cantonment residence after a month to attend a milad on the 23rd death anniversary of former navy chief Rear Admiral Mahbub Ali Khan at Dhanmondiin
 arrow HC asks govt to explain order cancelling nat'l mourning day
The High Court (HC) yesterday issued a rule on the government to explain within a week why the Cabinet Division's order issued in August 2002, cancelling the national mourning day and a public holiday
 arrow One killed as BDR, BSF exchange fire
A Bangladeshi youth was killed as BDR and BSF exchanged fire on Hatkhola border under Panchbibi upazila of the district early yesterday.
 arrow Benazir open to power sharing after polls
Former two-time Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto said Sunday she was open to a power-sharing arrangement with embattled President Pervez Musharraf, but only if Musharraf gives up his concurrentrole
 arrow 62 Iraqis killed in blasts, US raids
Bombs, US raids and mortar attacks killed 62 people in Iraq yesterday, including 30 civilians who were wiped out when a suicide bomber blew up a truck packed with explosives in a northern Shia village.
 arrow 3 killed in Lanka as UN envoy begins visit
At least one soldier and two Tamil rebels were killed in Sri Lanka yesterday as a top UN rights official began a four-day visit to the embattled island, the defence ministry said.
Businessarrow BIWTC to operate tour services
State-run Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Corporation (BIWTC) is going to operate tour services in a bid to find a new source of revenue and promote tourism as well.
 arrow Govt support sought to develop new export items
In developing products as exportable ones to cater to international buyers' needs, stakeholders and experts have sought government's technical assistance.
 arrow Male-female wage disparity rising in RMG sector
Wage disparity between male and female workers in the readymade garments (RMG) sector has increased during the recent years as salary growth of male labourers is comparatively high, according to a survey
 arrow Khagrachhari chamber inactive as most directors on the run
The top district trade body, Khagrachhari Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has virtually become inactive as most of its directors are on the run to avoid arrests in the wake of anti-graft drive.
 arrow Asian stocks fall again as US economic troubles mount
Frustrated investors resumed their sell-off on Asian stock markets Monday after poor US jobs data and growing fears over the US housing market knocked more than two percent off Wall Street.
 arrow Prescheduled berthing introduced at Ctg port
Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) yesterday introduced fixed day window berthing, a prescheduled berthing system of international standard, at the country's premier port.
 arrow Banks' support to revive jute sector stressed
The National Coordination Committee for Development of Jute and Jute Economy has underscored the need for providing special banking assistance for reviving the private and public sector jute mills inthe
 arrow PKSF, Practical Action to work on poverty alleviation
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and Practical Action Bangladesh on Sunday in Dhaka to cooperate with each other in the field of poverty alleviation
 arrow Summit Power, IIDFC sign MoU
Summit Power Limited and IIDFC (Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd) have signed a memorandum of understanding under which IIDFC will act as the lead arranger for raising fund
 arrow Eastern Bank launches SME loan product
In a bid to help promote small and medium entrepreneurship in the country, Eastern Bank Ltd has launched a new SME (small and medium enterprise) loan product styled 'EBL Uddyog', says a press release.
 arrow IFC-BEI seminar on promoting Competition
IFC Bangladesh Investment Climate Fund and Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI) yesterday held a seminar on competition policy to highlight best practices and identify potential sectors in Bangladesh
 arrow Thai textile exporters seek incentives
Thai textile exporters have suggested that the government hold talks with trading partners to provide investment incentives if it is serious about encouraging exporters to channel foreign exchange out
 arrow Oil prices slip
Oil prices retreated in Asian trade Monday as investors took profits after the market's record run last week, dealers said.
 arrow Novartis loses key decision in India patent case
Swiss drug firm Novartis AG lost a key patent challenge case on Monday at a court in India's southern city of Chennai for its anti-cancer medicine Glivec, a court official said.
 arrow Currency

Sportsarrow Football: Helal tenders resignation
Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) president SA Sultan yesterday confirmed that he has received the resignation letter of federation general secretary Anwarul Huq Helal.
 arrow Tennis: Sharapova ends drought
Maria Sharapova captured her first WTA title of 2007 Sunday with a victory at the 1.34 million-dollar San Diego Classic.
 arrow Cricket: Inter-ministerial meeting on WC held
A routine inter-ministerial meeting on preparation for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 was held yesterday with Youth and Sports Adviser Tapan Chowdhury in the chair.
 arrow Olympics: GP delight for disabled
Grameenphone came forward to stand beside the disabled athletes of the country when the cellular phone operators signed an agreement with Special Olympics Bangladesh at a local hotel yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Freddie back in Eng fold
Andrew Flintoff was named Monday in both England's squad for the upcoming one-day international series against India and next month's inaugural World Twenty20 in South Africa.
 arrow Cricket: Dhoni India's T20 captain?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is almost certain to be named India's captain when the selectors meet on Tuesday to pick the squad for the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships in September.
 arrow Cricket: Letter motivated Lawson
Australian Geoff Lawson says a personal letter from Bob Woolmer's widow is a comfort and a reassurance that there is no reason to fear his new position as Pakistan's cricket coach.
 arrow Cricket: U-19s take lead
The Bangladesh Under-19 cricketers won their rain-interrupted third limited-overs match against hosts Malaysia by eight wickets at the STC cricket ground yesterday.
 arrow Sports united for flood victims
The country's sports arena yesterday donated over Tk 38 lakh to the Chief Adviser's relief fund for the flood victims.
 arrow Cricket: Talat brands ICL 'Micky Mouse' cricket
Pakistan team manager Talat Ali has laughed off attempts by the Indian Cricket League to rope in Pakistani cricketers, saying ICL was nothing more than 'Micky Mouse' cricket and lacked potential to tempt
 arrow Football: Mourinho defiant
Jose Mourinho insisted Chelsea have nothing to fear from Manchester United despite losing the Community Shield to the Premiership champions on Sunday.
 arrow Football: Focus on Torres
Fernando Torres is being touted as the missing piece in Liver-pool's jigsaw but fans are reserving judgement on whether 'El Nino' can warm up Anfield.
 arrow Football: The youngsters league
Every year a host of star players arrive in the Premiership touted to be the league's main attraction only to find themselves upstaged by a teenage prodigy with talent to burn.
 arrow Football: Lyon off to flyer
French champions Lyon on Sunday got their title defence off to the ideal start with a 2-0 home win over a timid Auxerre side.
 arrow Football: Schalke delight Slomka
Schalke 04 coach Mirko Slomka was delighted as the Bundesliga runners-up blitzed fourth-division side Eintracht Trier with a 9-0 demolition on Sunday in the first round of the German Cup.
 arrow Football: Ballack dismisses Real report
Michael Ballack insisted Monday that he had no intention of leaving Chelsea despite a report from Germany in which his agent revealed he was in discussion with the Spanish champions about a move.
 arrow Injury crisis at Chelsea
As Jose Mourin-ho surveys what's left of his injury-ravaged squad, he could be forgiven for fearing Chelsea's title challenge is in trouble before it has even started.
 arrow Cricket: McGrath boost for ICL
Glenn McGrath says he wants to play in a breakaway Indian Twenty20 cricket league, even though confirmed high-profile signings are scarce.
 arrow Tennis: Roddick ends Isner's dream
US top seed Andy Roddick won his third ATP Washington Classic title, defeating upstart John Isner 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) Sunday to end a fairy-tale run by the unheralded 416th-ranked American newcomer.
 arrow Football: DC Gold Cup from Aug 23
The second DC Gold Cup football tournament, jointly organised by District Administration and District Sports Association (DSA) will begin on August 23 here at the Khagrachhari Stadium.
 arrow Cricket: Atapattu wants to quit
Sri Lanka's former captain Marvan Atapattu has asked to be released from his contract with the national team, cricket officials said Sunday.
 arrow Football: Media Cup football from Friday
The Meril Media Cup football tournament organised by Bangladesh Sports Journalists Association (BSJA) will begin on Friday in Dhaka.
 arrow Football: Six eves asked to join camp
The Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday asked more players to join the ongoing women's football camp at the Dhanmondi Women's Sports Complex.
 arrow Hockey: Huge win for nat'l hockey team
Bangladesh national hockey team crushed Bangladesh Air Force 7-0 in the first practice match of the preparatory tournament at the Maulana Bhasani National Hockey Stadium yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: India stumble in final warm-up
India stuttered to a draw with Sri Lanka A at Grace Road on Sunday in their last tour match before the decisive third and final Test against England begins at The Oval on Thursday.
Metropolitanarrow Ensure balanced edn to bridge rural-urban gap
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday swiped at outworn education system that spawned coaching commerce and asked the authorities to undertake appropriate measures for imparting quality education to thestudents
 arrow 'Help flood victims with relief’
Different socio-cultural organisations yesterday urged the government and all concerns to come forward to help the flood victims across the country with pure drinking water, relief materials and necessary
 arrow Set up N-power plants to meet electricity crisis
Participants at a discussion yesterday urged the caretaker government to establish nuclear power stations in order to ensure adequate power supply in the country.
 arrow Help flood-hit people
President Iajuddin Ahmed yesterday called upon the countrymen to extend their hands of help to the flood victims within their capacity to face the exigency unitedly, irrespective of party and opinion.
 arrow Body to probe Shibir attack on journos at RU
The provost of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Hall of Rajshahi University (RU) yesterday formed a five-member committee to investigate the Sunday's attacks on four journalists by Islamic Chhatra Shibir
 arrow Hasina yet to get permission to see ailing husband
The caretaker government is yet to allow detained Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina to see her ailing husband Dr M Wazed Miah who is undergoing treatment at a city hospital.
 arrow ‘Create a child-friendly atmosphere’
Women and Children Affairs Adviser Geeteara Safiya Chowdhury yesterday called on the mass media to allocate free airtime and space to help establish child rights.
 arrow More support for flood victims
Different organisations and individuals donated money to the Chief Adviser’s Relief Fund at his office yesterday.
 arrow Advisers to monitor relief operation in flood-hit dists
The advisers of the caretaker government have been assigned to the current national priority task of monitoring relief and rehabilitation operation in different districts affected by the current floods.
 arrow ‘Release Hasina’
Around 300 former leaders of Bangladesh Chhatra League (BCL), student wing of Awami League (AL), yesterday demanded unconditional release of Awami League Sheikh Hasina before 15 August.
 arrow Ensure sustainable agriculture to reduce poverty
The government should ensure rural development through sustainable agriculture in the country to halve the level of poverty by 2015, speakers at a seminar said yesterday.
 arrow Protect rights of indigenous women
The rights of indigenous people are being violated in various ways and the women are more vulnerable to exploitation as their right to security is also threatened, speakers at seminar said yesterday.
 arrow 5 Ctg buildings fined
A mobile court in the port city yesterday fined five commercial buildings Tk 13.60 lakh for pilfering Wasa water.
 arrow 12 fishermen missing in Bay as 2 trawlers capsize
Twelve fishermen went missing after two trawlers capsized in the Bay due to heavy current triggered by monsoon depression on Sunday night.
 arrow Biman flight stuck at Kuala Lumpur due to technical glitches
An airbus of Bangladesh Biman has remained stuck at Kuala Lumpur airport since Sunday night due to glitches in its engine.
 arrow 24 youths held at ZIA
Immigration police arrested 24 youths at Zia International Airport (ZIA) yesterday when they were going to Iran via Delhi and Kabul on tourist visas.
 arrow Bodies of two missing boys recovered from Bay
Bodies of two schoolboys, among three who went missing on Sunday morning at Patenga sea beach, were recovered yesterday morning.
 arrow JMB member arrested
Members of the Rapid Action Battalion (Rab-9) arrested a member of Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) from Dhaka in the early hours of yesterday.
 arrow Lions Clubs Int'l Dist 315B1 executives
Mazibul Haque Chunnu, deputy director of BADC and Nishat Parveen Huq, Principal of Morning Glory at Savar Cantonment have been appointed district governor and vice district governor of Lions Clubs International
 arrow Minor earthquake jolts city
A minor earthquake, measuring 3.8 on the Richter scale, jolted the capital yesterday.
 arrow Orientation programme on birth registration
Nari Maitree, an NGO, organised an orientation programme on birth registration at Biam in the city yesterday for local organisations and schoolteachers in Ward Nos. 25, 27 and 28.
 arrow Obituary
Rita Ahmed, wife of Sehabuddin Ahmed Nafa, special correspondent of BSS, passed away due to cancer at a city hospital yesterday at the age of 52.
Nationalarrow Tea production may fall short of target
Tea production is likely to fall short of target this year due to fertiliser crisis in peak farming season, tea sector officials apprehended.
 arrow Roads in bad shape in Patuakhali
About 75 kilometre roads have been badly damaged in the entire district in this ongoing rainy season, sources in the Roads and Highways Department (RHD) said.
 arrow 20 abductors get life in Mymensingh
A court here in a verdict pronounced yesterday sentenced 20 people to life-term rigorous imprisonment (RI) in an abduction case.
 arrow Manikchhari BNP leader's property attached
All Immobile properties of Manikchhari upazila BNP Secretary Anamul Hoq Anam has attached today (Monday) by Manikchhari thana police.
 arrow Four shops gutted in Sylhet
Four shops were gutted in a big fire in a city market here on Sunday midnight.
 arrow AL leader held in Rangpur
Police yesterday morning arrested an Awami League (AL) leader from Pirganj Press Club where he was observing a hunger strike demanding release of party chief Sheikh Hasina, police said.
 arrow 2-day training course for agri-officials ends
A two-day training course for sub-assistant agriculture officers (SAOs) ended here yesterday. About 100 participants attended the training course organised by Khagrachhari District Agriculture Office.
 arrow Army medical team visits flood-hit areas
A medical team of the army visited the flood-affected areas of the district on Sunday and treated the flood victims.
 arrow Freedom fighter passes away
A freedom fighter passed away here Sunday night. Freedom Fighter Israil Hossain Meser of Chak-Pailanpur area in Pabna town, died of cardiac arrest at about 10 pm.
 arrow Arms found in Khagrachhari
An army petrol team yesterday recovered two arms from criminals' den at Gangrabill under Mohalchhari upazila in Khagrachhari.
 arrow Flood In Districts

Point-Counterpointarrow Free trade
One of the current major trends among the industrialised countries seems to be to bury their hatchets and create or join a free trade block, where goods and services can move freely from one country to
 arrow Who's in charge of America these days?
Understanding America from a distance these days is quite a challenge, though, in truth, even from within the country the best observation that many people can make is that they no longer have a functioning
 arrow Fear of failure
Law Adviser Barrister Mainul Hossain has expressed the apprehension that the current caretaker government might even fail and the consequences would be inconceivable in that case.
Culturearrow Tagore's death anniversary observed
To observe Rabindranath Tagore's 66th death anniversary, cultural organisation Sangbrita arranged a recitation programme titled Shey Ek Banshiwala at Shawkat Osman Auditorium, Public Library on
 arrow Buoyant colours of a brave heart
Anisur Rahman's solo exhibition at Art Club Bangladesh proves once again that an indomitable spirit can conquer physical limitations.
 arrow An evening of Rabindra Sangeet by Bishwabeena
Bishwabeena, an organisation dedicated to practice and performance of Tagore songs, organised a musical soiree celebrating the monsoon, titled Jaye Din, Srabon-din Jaye, on the evening of August
 arrow CAAC's sixth anniversary celebration
On it's sixth anniversary, Centre for Asian Art and Culture (CAAC) arranged a weeklong programme.
 arrow The pressure of "Becoming Jane"
She has acted opposite stars like Meryl Streep and in buzzworthy movies including Brokeback Mountain, but for Anne Hathaway, the pressure of playing British author Jane Austen in film Becoming
Generalarrow Shakir Ispahani made honorary consul of Germany
Mirza Shakir Ispahani has been appointed honorary consul of Germany in Chittagong by the president of Germany, says a press release. The government of Bangladesh has approved the appointment.
 arrow Road crashes kill 3
At least three people were killed and 20 others injured in separate road accidents in Dhaka and Cox's Bazar yesterday. >UNB adds: A young man was run over by a bus at Mohammadpur in the city yesterday.
 arrow NU identifies 52 fake students
The National University (NU) authorities have detected 52 fake students at honorus level in different colleges across the country, says a press release.
Internationalarrow Abbas, Olmert hold talks to bridge differences
Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert talked fundamentals yesterday, aiming to bridge gaping differences ahead of a US-called conference later in the year.
 arrow Aid too slow for South Asian flood victims
Helicopters on Sunday dropped food and other essentials to the millions of people forced from their homes by floods across South Asia, but officials warned that the aid efforts were insufficient.
 arrow Lanka guilty of rights abuse: HR Watch
The Sri Lankan government has committed a wide array of human rights abuses in its fight against Tamil rebels, illegally detaining some opponents, secretly abducting others and waging battles with little
 arrow 190,000 small arms given by US to Iraqis unaccounted for
The US government cannot account for more than half of all small arms given to Iraqis in the hope of bolstering their security forces, raising fears the weapons may have found their way to insurgent groups,
 arrow Republicans reserve right of attack in Pakistan
Top Republican 2008 White House hopefuls on Sunday reserved the right to launch US strikes against al-Qaeda in Pakistan, and insisted on victory in Iraq, in a feisty fourth televised debate.
 arrow Afghan, Nato operation kills 22 militants
An operation launched by Afghan and Nato troops following intelligence that Taliban fighters planned to block a major highway left 22 militants dead, a provincial official said yesterday.
 arrow Bush, Karzai target Afghan security woes
Beleaguered by a hostage crisis and insurgent violence, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is seeking fresh backing from a reliable ally: President Bush.
 arrow S Korea puts faith in direct talks with Taliban
South Korea's embassy said yesterday it had "high hopes" for face-to-face talks with Afghanistan's Taliban militia holding 21 of its citizens, one of whom has been able to speak to a negotiator.
 arrow Iran, US experts talk Iraq security
Iranian, Iraqi and US experts yesterday held the first meeting of a joint security committee looking to ease the insurgency in Iraq that has put arch-foes Washington and Tehran at loggerheads.
 arrow Japan vows not to seek nukes
Japan vowed yesterday never to seek atomic weapons and urged nuclear powers to give up their own arsenals 62 years after the world's first nuclear attack on Hiroshima.
 arrow Darfur rebels agree on platform for peace talks
Eight Darfur rebel groups on Monday agreed a common platform to enter final peace negotiations with the Sudanese government at the end of three days of talks.
 arrow India, Nepal trade blame for worst floods in decades
India and Nepal blamed each other yesterday for some of the worst flooding in South Asia in decades, which has affected 25 million people and left rescuers scrambling to help victims.
 arrow IAEA experts in Iran to talk inspections
A team of experts from the UN atomic energy agency arrived in Iran on Monday to agree on a plan for future inspections of its uranium enrichment plant, the state-run IRNA news agency reported.
 arrow Two Koreas exchange fire across border
North and South Korean soldiers exchanged fire yesterday across their heavily fortified border in the first such incident for a year, the South's defence ministry said.
 arrow Two ministers quit Maldives cabinet in protest
Two senior Maldivian ministers have quit the cabinet accusing President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom of obstructing reform, officials and dissidents said Monday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Hearing on Bangabandhu murder case
The Supreme Court is today scheduled to hear the review petitions of the men condemned to death in 1998 for the assassination of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the members of his family on August
 arrow Editorial: President's remarks to the army
We whole-heartedly endorse the remarks of President Iajuddin Ahmed which he made while talking to the senior leadership of the army that the command of the force should be reposed on the competent and
 arrow Ministers don't pay taxes, do they?
Imagine the Pirates of the Caribbean going to London, or Paris, or the Hague, to pay taxes after looting the citizens of those countries in the high seas! That would be like demeaning the might and status
 arrow IMF, ADB vs. policy independence
When it comes to macroeconomic goal-oriented policy prescriptions there's rarely a consensus policy option on which the economists can converge.
Letters to Editorarrow Commuters' woes
In the capital city the middle class people have been passing through a crisis for want of convenient transport.
 arrow US policy
In domestic matters the US exercises President Abraham Lincoln's theory "Government of the people, by the people and for the people.
 arrow Bangladesh on the world map
Bangladesh is passing through a paradigm shift. Most of our politicians are old and out of touch with the modern world. Politicians are way behind our youth.
 arrow Let there be light!
A few days back, I, along with my family visited Gaibandha (village named Ballamjhar and its surrounding villages) to visit my ailing widow mother-in-law.
 arrow DU teachers
Have they forgotten that they are teachers? Students always follow their teachers.
 arrow Sheikh Hasina's arrest
A famous British politician once said, "A nation gets the government it deserves." This quotation is so relevant to Bangladesh.
 arrow Eve teasing
I am in Bangladesh this summer to intern and study development with an internationally renowned NGO.
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