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Front Pagearrow SC rejects plea for time from convicts
On the first day of resumption of hearing of the Bangabandhu murder case after six years at the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) yesterday, counsels for the convicts pleaded for adjournment
 arrow Millions grapple with diseases, food dearth
Floodwater started receding significantly in the north and north-eastern parts of the country, but sufferings of people are compounded with thousands getting infected with water-borne diseases and farmers
 arrow Oops! I forgot the tax
Surprise, surprise! He is the man who would decry the culture of not paying tax. And she is the woman who would sit at the helm of the government and run the country with taxpayers' money.
 arrow Hasina gets bail in another case
The High Court (HC) yesterday granted Sheikh Hasina bail in another extortion case and ordered the government not to bring her to trial on the charge under the emergency power rules.
 arrow BB bars trading of AB Bank shares in IFIC
The Bangladesh Bank (BB) yesterday put a bar on trading AB bank's and AB Bank Foundation's 18.31 percent shares in IFIC bank.
 arrow Schools now shelter flood-hit people
Academic activities in over 7,000 educational institutions in 39 districts have been seriously disrupted due to floods.
 arrow Malaysian firm steps in as BON deal cancelled
As the Power Development Board (PDB) serves Obaidul Karim's company BON Consortium with a notice cancelling the Meghnaghat 2 power project deal, the second lowest bidder Malakoff of Malaysia proposedthe
 arrow UN warns of looming health crisis in S Asian flood zones
Millions of people marooned by severe floods in South Asia face a looming health crisis unless they receive clean water supplies within days, United Nations agencies said yesterday.
 arrow Obaidul Quader, wife sued for tax evasion
A Dhaka court yesterday issued arrest warrants against detained Awami League (AL) Joint General Secretary Obaidul Quader and his wife Isratunnesa after National Board of Revenue (NBR) filed two tax evasion
 arrow Govt sanctions Tk 11cr from CA's fund
The government on emergency basis yesterday allocated Tk 11 crore from the Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund for the people of 15 flood-hit districts.
 arrow BNP dissidents for council after flood
The dissident faction of much beleaguered BNP, led by its Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan, yesterday decided to hold the coveted party council for getting their reform proposal adopted, only after
 arrow CU to appeal against HC verdict
Chittagong University (CU) Syndicate in an emergency meeting yesterday decided to appeal to the Supreme Court (SC) Appellate Division against the High Court (HC) verdict that declared the cancellation
 arrow Payment to retrenched workers starts
The retrenched workers of closed Peoples Jute Mills in Khulna started getting paid their dues from yesterday. Out of 3,100 retrenched workers, 650 will be paid off in the first phase.
 arrow Dulu sued again for patronising JMB militants
Another case was yesterday filed against former deputy minister for land Ruhul Kuddus Talukder Dulu and 27 others on charges of patronising Islamist militants, extortion and looting.
 arrow Hasina's wealth report to be submitted today
Detained Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina will submit her wealth statement to the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) today willingly, not under any pressure following the ACC notice which was stayed
 arrow Hearings of Hasina's appeals in three graft cases today
Hearings of two separate appeals by detained former prime minister and AL chief Sheikh Hasina for quashing two graft cases against her in connection with purchases of a frigate and Mig-29 fighter aircraft
 arrow Biman flight schedule worsens
Flight schedule of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Ltd collapsed as technical and logistic problems delayed four flights bound for different destinations by 30-50 hours.
 arrow 8 firearms, 6 bombs seized in Pabna
Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) yesterday recovered eight firearms, six bombs and ammunition from a mango orchard at Goashpur-Dhopaghata village in Pabna.
 arrow Gang leader confesses to killing NSI man
Gang leader of 'malam party' Faruq confessed to a magistrate of a Dhaka court on Monday that he along with four other gang members were behind the killing of Sheikh Atiar Rahman, an official of the National
 arrow Ex-president of Rajshahi chamber sued for Tk 1.5cr extortion
A businessman in Rajshahi city filed two cases yesterday against Lutfar Rahman, detained former president of Rajshahi Chamber of Commerce and Industries, in connection with extorting around Tk 1.50 crore.
 arrow Survey starts to identify high-rises risky for aviation
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has started surveying high-rise structures in the capital to identify if they pose any risk to aviational movement.
 arrow Bangladeshi to die for killing Malaysian
A Bangladeshi expatriate worker in Malaysia was sentenced to death on Monday for killing his Malaysian girlfriend.
 arrow Mafia don Dawood caught in Pakistan
Pakistan has detained India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim, the alleged mastermind of deadly bomb blasts in Mumbai, a report said yesterday.
 arrow 9 US troops killed in Iraq attacks
Roadside bombs killed four US soldiers in the Baghdad area, including three in a single strike while five more soldiers died in Iraq, four of whom were killed on Monday in the flashpoint city of Baquba,
 arrow 35 Taliban, 6 Afghan police killed in fresh battles
Fresh battles in insurgency-plagued Afghanistan yesterday left 35 Taliban fighters and six policemen dead, officials said.
 arrow Largest known planet found
An international team of astronomers has discovered the largest known planet orbiting another star.
Businessarrow Dhaka to ask Delhi to drop more items from sensitive list
The government will submit a list of products to Indian government requesting it to exclude those from the sensitive list Delhi earlier prepared for trade under Safta.
 arrow World Bank chief hails Vietnam's poverty fight
World Bank president Robert Zoellick hailed Vietnam's fight against poverty as a "tremendous success story" but also urged reforms Tuesday as the communist country aims for middle-income status.
 arrow BRAC allocates Tk 2cr for retrenched jute mill workers
BRAC, a leading non-governmental organisation, has undertaken a Tk 2 crore special initiative to support the recently retrenched workers of jute mills, says a press release.
 arrow BEA for govt's proactive role in flood relief work
Bangladesh Economic Association (BEA) has urged the government to play a proactive role in coordinating and supervising the countrywide flood relief and rehabilitation programme.
 arrow S Korean shipyards get record orders
Orders received by South Korean shipyards hit a record high of 33.2 billion dollars in the first half of this year thanks to a surge in global demand, official data showed Tuesday.
 arrow China further boosts financial services in rural areas
The banking regulators on Monday further eased market access for banks to rural areas and removed some obstacles to the development of rural financial services, in a move to promote the rural development.
 arrow Dhaka Metro Trade Fair begins
A month-long fair styled 'Dhaka Metro Trade Fair' began at Bashundhara City shopping mall in the capital yesterday.
 arrow Banks asked to keep 1pc provision against L/C, bank guarantee
In addition to the existing provisioning arrangement for classified loans, the central bank yesterday asked the commercial banks to keep 1 percent provision against non-funded facilities such as letter
 arrow Standard Chartered profits jump
Standard Chartered, the emerging markets bank, said Tuesday that net profit jumped by almost a third during the first half of 2007, helped by strong performances in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
 arrow Two factories to be set up in Karnaphuli EPZ
Sri Lankan and Bangladeshi companies will establish two industrial units in Karnaphuli Export Processing Zone with an investment of US$ 7.845 million.
 arrow Int'l trade fair on waste treatment tech from Sept 11
A three-day international trade fair on water and wastewater treatment technology will begin in Dhaka on September 11.
 arrow Indian IT firm Wipro to buy US outsourcing company
Indian information technology firm Wipro Ltd has said it will buy a US outsourcing firm, Inforcrossing, for $600 million.
 arrow Summit, Wartsila sign deal on gas generator purchase for power plants
Summit Power Ltd, a local electricity generating company, has signed a contract with Wartsila Corporation of Finland for supply of a dozen of gas generator engines totalling around 105 megawatt powergeneration
 arrow Oil prices stable
World oil prices steadied on Tuesday, a day after sliding by around 3.5 dollars on forecasts of weaker energy demand owing to economic troubles affecting the United States.
 arrow Dollar eases in Asia
The dollar slipped against the yen and the euro in Asian trade Tuesday as market players waited anxiously for the Federal Reserve's assessment of problems in US credit markets, dealers said.
 arrow Russian billionaire buys stake in GM
Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska bought a stake of under 5.0 percent in US car manufacturer General Motors late last year, Russian newspaper Vedomosti reported on Tuesday.
 arrow AirAsia to form alliance with Virgin'
Asian low-cost airline pioneer Tony Fernandes looks set to score a major coup with British businessman Richard Branson coming on board to help get his struggling, high-risk long-haul venture off the ground,
 arrow Currency


Sportsarrow Cricket: Final say board's
The national selectors will sit tomorrow to pick the 15-member squad for the Twenty20 World Championship to be held in South Africa this September.
 arrow Football: Emily aims higher
Those who watched Zahid Hassan Emily score a sublime equaliser for Bangladesh against India in a group match of the SAFF Football Championship in Karachi in December 2005 could never doubt in the young
 arrow Football: Helal's last day at BFF?
Anwarul Huq Helal had his last day at office as the general secretary of Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Six-star Ghosh sinks Malaysia
Taposh Ghosh bowled Bangladesh Under-19 to a 34-run victory in a Twnety20 match against Malaysia at the STC ground yesterday.
 arrow Football: Bangladesh pitted against Tajikistan
Bangladesh will once again play Tajikistan in their World Cup pre-qualifiers, confirmed the Asian Football Confederation (AFC).
 arrow Cricket: Pakistan go with youth
Pakistan dropped experienced batsman Mohammad Yousuf and all-rounder Abdul Razzaq from the national squad announced Tuesday for next month's inaugural World Twenty20 Cup in South Africa.
 arrow Cricket: Dhoni made T20 captain
Wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will lead a revamped India team missing five top stars at the inaugural Twenty20 World Championships in South Africa in September.
 arrow Cricket: A Jharkhand fairytale
Mahendra Singh Dhoni today termed his elevation to Twenty-20 captaincy three years after his India debut as a "fairytale" and said he would strive hard to meet the challenges and expectations.
 arrow Cricket: India await history
Rahul Dravid didn't take long to ponder the question when asked about India's unfortunate habit of squandering away leads.
 arrow Cricket: Monty urges right spirit
Monty Panesar has defended England's behaviour ahead of the third and final Test against India, which starts at The Oval on Thursday.
 arrow Cricket: India drop Sreesanth
India on Tuesday left out fast bowler Shanthakumaran Sreesanth for the seven-match one-day series against hosts England starting later this month.
 arrow Kahn saves Bayern
German striker Miroslav Klose saved Bayern Munich's blushes on Monday with an equaliser at minnows Wacker Burghausen as his side made the German Cup's second round after a 4-3 win on penalties.
 arrow Football: Lamps backs resilience
Frank Lampard insists Chelsea will shrug off the injury crisis that threatens to wreck the start of their season.
 arrow Football: Barca edge Yokohama
Spanish powerhouse Barcelona made it two wins out of two on their Asian tour Tuesday with a 1-0 win over Japan's former J-League champions Yokohama in Tokyo.
 arrow Football: Modest Ribery set to shine
As Bayern Munich's record signing, Franck Ribery has wasted no time paying back the faith his new employers showed when they secured his services for a cool 26 million euros this summer.
 arrow Football: Ballack swayed by Chelsea faith
With his players seemingly dropping like flies, José Mourinho could do with every man he can lay his hands on, so the manager will have been relieved yesterday to hear Michael Ballack commit his future
 arrow Football: Panel to settle Heinze row
Gabriel Heinze has told Man-chester United he wants his transfer dispute to be settled by a Premier League arbitration panel next week.
 arrow Football: Bizarre injury for Lita
Injuries are an occupational hazard for footballers but, while most players suffer knocks during matches or training, Reading striker Leroy Lita managed to crock himself without leaving the comfort of
 arrow Football: Eriksson begins clear-out
Manchester City manager Sven Goran Eriksson has told Ousmane Dabo, Danny Mills and Paul Dickov they can leave the Premiership club.
 arrow Cricket: England's advantage
Funny as it now seems, after a decade of barely relenting hopelessness in one-day cricket, there was a time -- not so long ago -- when England all but ruled the world in the limited-overs game.
 arrow Cricket: Jaffer 'more matured'
Five years ago Wasim Jaffer left Trent Bridge uncertain. In India's second Test of their previous tour, he'd endured a double-failure (0 and 5) and unsure of his place for the next match at Headingley.
 arrow Cricket: Harmison's faith in Tremlett
England need to bounce back at The Oval if they are to square the series against India, and Steve Harmison believes Chris Tremlett's height will be instrumental to their fortunes.
 arrow Cricket: Zaheer rested due to bruised heel
Zaheer Khan has been left out of the Twenty20 World Champion-ship because of a bruised heel, Dilip Vengsarkar, India's chairman of selectors, has confirmed.
 arrow Cricket: BCCI to discuss revel series
The appointment of a new coach of the Indian cricket team and the tussle with the breakaway Indian Cricket League will come up for discussion when top BCCI officials meet here on Wednesday.
 arrow Cricket: BCCI scared of ICL: Bedi
The BCCI's opposition to the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL) is grounded in its fear of being exposed as an inefficient organisation, feels legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi.
 arrow Cricket: SLC release Atapattu
Sri Lanka's cricket governing body Monday released former captain Marvan Atapattu from his contract, effectively ending his career with the national team.
 arrow Football: McClaren to visit Beckham
England coach Steve McClaren is to meet up with David Beckham in Washington on Thursday in a bid to check up on the midfielder's fitness.
 arrow Football: England recall for Sol?
England coach Steve McClaren is ready to revive the international careers of Portsmouth duo Sol Campbell and David James. Campbell, 32, has not played for England since the 2006 World Cup.
 arrow Football: Magpies keep buying
Newcastle signed Spanish left-back Jose Enrique from Villarreal for 6.3 million pounds on Monday.
 arrow Football: Barca launch site in Chinese
Barcelona has launched a Chinese-language version of its official website and will soon unveil editions in Arabic and Korean, the Spanish giants said Monday.
 arrow Football: Bayern confirm Larrauri arrival
Bayern Munich's manager Uli Hoeness confirmed on Monday night that 13-year-old Peruvian child prodigy Pier Larrauri will join the German giants, but insisted no contract had been signed.
Metropolitanarrow 'Indigenous people still neglected in all sectors’
Constitutional recognition of the indigenous people, formation of a separate land commission for them and introduction of primary education in their mother language must be ensured to establish theirrights,
 arrow More aid for flood victims
Different organisations and individuals yesterday donated over Tk 1.62 crore at the Chief Adviser's Relief and Welfare Fund for the flood victims.
 arrow $16 lakh Japanese grant for two projects
The government of Japan through its PHRD Grant programme will provide $1,600,000 as grants to Bangladesh for preparing two projects on clean air and sustainable energy and water resources management.
 arrow Gas cylinder explosion kills one in city
One person was killed in a gas cylinder explosion at a cylinder repair workshop at Moghbazar in the city yesterday.
 arrow Road accidents kill 4, injure 41
At least four people were killed and 41 others injured in separate road accidents in Rajshahi and Khulna yesterday and on Monday night.
 arrow JMB chief's wife gets bail
Additional District and Sessions Judge's Court, Sylhet, yesterday granted bail to outlawed JMB chief Abdur Rahman's wife Nurjahan Begum Rupa and daughter Afifa Rahman.
 arrow Next hearing today
Four prosecution witnesses of a graft case filed 16 years ago against former president and Jatiya Party Chairman HM Ershad and five others gave their statements to a Dhaka court yesterday.
 arrow Documentary show on tourist spots
Dhaka University Tourist Society (DUTS) held a documentary film show and launched its website yesterday with a view to making the city dwellers, especially the students, more interested in visiting tourist
 arrow Rajshahi journos file GD against Shibir cadres
Three journalists yesterday filed general diaries (GD) separately with Motiher Police Station in connection with attacks on four journalists by the cadres of Islamic Chhatra Shibir on August 5.
 arrow Air chief meets president
Air Chief Air Marshal SM Ziaur Rahman made a courtesy call on President Iajuddin Ahmed at Bangabhaban yesterday.
 arrow HC declares detention of Mintoo illegal, grants him bail
The High Court yesterday declared illegal the confinement of ex-FBCCI president Abdul Awal Mintoo under the Emergency Power Rules (EPR) and granted him bail.
 arrow Six of a family fall unconscious after taking sweetmeat
Six members of a family fell unconscious after reportedly taking sweetmeat at their home at Sabujbagh in the city last night.
 arrow Interference of Ban Ki-moon sought for Hasina’s release
US chapter of Jubo League submitted memorandums to the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and the Bangladesh consulate in New York to press home its demand for the release of Awami League President
 arrow Banglalink music festival Aug 17, 18
With a view to creating awareness and raising funds for the flood victims, Banglalink, a private cellphone operator, will organise a music festival on August 17-18.
 arrow Directive to demolish illegal structures in DND area
Local Government and Rural Development Adviser M Anwarul Iqbal yesterday asked the authorities concerned to demolish all the illegal structures in DND area to reclaim canals from land grabbers.
 arrow 22 missing as trawlers capsize in Bay
Twenty-three fishermen went missing after four trawlers capsized in the Bay due to heavy current triggered by monsoon depression on Monday night.
Nationalarrow 397 sacked Milk Vita employees demand reinstatement
About 397 sacked employees of Baghabari Milk Vita Company yesterday at a press conference at Pabna Press Club urged the authorities concerned for their reinstatement.
 arrow Kushtia villagers get Sono filter
Thirty-three poor families of Pragpur village in Daulatpur upazila got arsenic removal Sono filter for free. Manab Shakti Unnayan Kendro (MSUK), an NGO, organised the distribution ceremony.
 arrow Bandarban roads unfit for traffic
Most of the roads in the hill district are unfit for traffic. The roads are Bandarban-Ruma road, Bandarban-Chimbuk road and Bandarban-Roangchari road.
 arrow 2 yrs RI for extortionist
A magistrate court here yesterday sentenced an extortionist to two years rigorous imprisonment (RI) in a first ever judgment under the Speedy Tribunal Act in the district, court sources said.
 arrow 14 Sylhet bridges in dilapidated state
About 14 bridges on Sylhet-Sunamganj road and Sylhet-Chhatak road are vulnerable for commuters.
 arrow Bangladeshi injured by BSF gunshot
A Bangladeshi cattle trader sustained bullet injuries when Indian Border Security Force (BSF) opened fire on him near Keragachhi border in Kalaroa upazila on Monday night.
 arrow Reception to SSC talents
Bengali International School based in London yesterday accorded a reception to GPA-5 achievers of the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) examination in Nageswari and Rajarhat upazilas..
 arrow Flood in districts


Point-Counterpointarrow Towards a government with a human face
Punishing those proven to be corrupt is no doubt a necessary condition to fight corruption, but it certainly is not sufficient for its future prevention.
 arrow Revelations, crises, and the way forward
The year 2007 has been a year of revelation for Bangladesh. Since "one-eleven," the country has witnessed one revelation after another, each more striking than the last.
 arrow Sri Lanka: Back to the future?
With the capture of the last stronghold of the LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam) in the eastern province, the three-decade old ethnic war in Sri Lanka has entered into one of the most crucial phases
Culturearrow Homage to Kabiguru
Bangla Academy arranged a discussion and musical soiree on the 66th death anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore at its seminar room on August 6.
 arrow Hiroshima Day observed
August 6 is observed as the "Hiroshima Day" around the world.
 arrow Musical programme by Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha
To observe Rabindranath Tagore's 66th death anniversary, Bangladesh Rabindra Sangeet Shilpi Sangstha (BRSSS) arranged a two daylong programme titled "Nishidin Alokshikha Joluk Gaaney" at Shawkat Osman
 arrow Dance-drama, music and discussion at Shilpakala
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) arranged a discussion and cultural programme to observe Rabindranath Tagore's death anniversary on August 6. The programme was held at the National Theatre Stage.
 arrow "Chena Jana": Focusing on philanthropists
TV show Chena Jana, hosted by eminent cultural personality Ramendu Majumdar, is currently on air on BTV.
Generalarrow IBA Nat'l Debate Championship Aug 10-12
The Communication Club of Institute of Business Administration (IBACC) of Dhaka University (DU) is going to organise a national English debate competition on August 10-12.
Internationalarrow Pak forces destroy militant hideout
Pakistani troops backed by helicopter gunships and artillery destroyed a militant hide-out in North Waziristan yesterday, the army said, in what appeared to be its toughest military action in the lawless
 arrow Millions go hungry in flooded South Asia
The toll from severe floods across South Asia soared to nearly 1,900 yesterday and although water levels in the region's swollen rivers started to recede, millions of people still faced hunger.
 arrow Pak court quashes Interpol notices against Benazir
A Pakistani high court yesterday ordered the government to withdraw "red notices" issued by Interpol at its request against former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, court officials and her lawyer said.
 arrow 6 killed as UN envoy visits Lanka
Sri Lankan troops killed six suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in overnight clashes in the north of the country ahead of a visit by a top UN rights envoy to the embattled region yesterday, officials said.
 arrow Thailand steps up crackdown in Muslim south: 4 killed
Thai authorities arrested 45 suspected insurgents Tuesday as they stepped up a six-week crackdown on separatists in Muslim-majority provinces, while four people were killed in fresh attacks.
 arrow Bush meeting had 'no result', say Taliban
A purported Taliban spokesman yesterday said a meeting between Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President Bush had "no result" and that militants' demands must be met if 21 South Korean hostages areto
 arrow Iraqis suffer as Maliki govt stay paralysed
As Iraqis queue forlornly for food and water, or swelter in homes and hospitals without electricity, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition government is collapsing around him.
 arrow 3 killed, 10 injured in Assam blast
Three people were killed and 10 injured in a powerful explosion yesterday in India's northeastern state of Assam, ahead of the country's Independence Day celebrations next week, police said.
 arrow Moscow's new conditions on N-fuel for Iran reactor
Russia has put new conditions on supplying nuclear fuel for a reactor it is building in Iran, insisting Tehran must clear up questions over possible military atomic development, diplomats said yesterday.
 arrow Iran hangs murderer in public
Iran yesterday hanged a murderer in public in the town of Gonbad-e Kavous in the northern province of Golestan, state-run television reported on its website.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Undeclared income of Khaleda and Saifur
The National Board of Revenue has been trying to give legal sanction to the undisclosed income of former prime minister Khaleda Zia and former finance minister Saifur Rahman.
 arrow Editorial: Women garment workers' woes
At a recent seminar Prof Rehman Sobhan lamented that although we have engaged in extensive discussion about the garment industry and it has also developed considerably over the last 20 years, there has
 arrow Let us speak of good, purposeful government . . .
It is not always the job of a people to ensure the happiness of the government.
 arrow From farce to fiasco
Australia is in need of foreign trained doctors. The Queensland state (Brisbane: its capital) recruited many doctors from England for public hospitals.
Letters to Editorarrow Floods worsen
The flood situation is deteriorating. The rivers are still swelling, dislodging thousands of people and snapping communications countrywide.
 arrow Landmark judgment
I refer to your editorial (July 22, 2007) on the recent landmark judgment by the Pakistan Supreme Court announcing the restoration of the Chief Justice to his office.
 arrow Terrorism
Liberals in the Muslim world and the West must denounce terrorism as it is.
 arrow Congratulations!
Iraq has been reduced to a graveyard by the manmade crisis that includes the killings of thousands of people.
 arrow Price hike
We all observed that prices of essential commodities had kept on rising under the last government. Prices rose further in the recent past as well.
 arrow DRockStars
The popular TV show DRockStars is gradually gaining more popularity among people, as it steps into its second season.
 arrow Women on the move
Once upon a time women thought that they were only born to be a good housewife. But now a revolutionary change has taken place in their attitude. Housewives are working outside their homes like men.
 arrow BCB & our expectations
Bangladesh Cricket Board(BCB)--the most affluent and prestigious sports body of our country, has been reformed and a new ad-hoc committee has been appointed. It's welcome news indeed.
 arrow Cost and management accounting
In Bangladesh, like many other countries, business enterprises are growing in size and complexity. Management today requires relevant facts to reduce the risk of making faulty decisions.
 arrow Why this luxury?
Our ex-PM Sheikh Hasina has two very expensive Mercedes SUVs.
 arrow Professor Abdul Karim
Professor Abdul Karim, the senior most historian of Bangladesh and former vice-chancellor of Chittagong University, breathed his last on 24 July.
 arrow Your editorial
In a DS write-up, a question was raised as to what happens after minus two, your commentator had no answer, but I have the answer as regards the Awami League.
 arrow Grameenphone
I thank Grameenphone for establishing cyber café like centres all over Bangladesh. This will give an opportunity to our population outside urban areas to be connected with the global ICT system.
 arrow Arsenic mitigation filter
You are aware that Dr.
 arrow Shahnoor Wahid's column
Read your Tuesday post headlined "Should we not stand beside the marooned people?". You have tried intermingling natural disaster with political debate.
 arrow Success at IMO
Three Bangladeshis secured honourable mentions in the International Math Olympiad (IMO) at Hanoi, Vietnam. Their total points at the end of the competition were 31. Russia topped the list with 181 points.
 arrow Non-government sector
Emdadul Haque's observations on the subject (Aug.2) are not fully realistic. This is particularly true about the statement: "The non-govt. sector is free from nepotism, bribery and mismanagement".
Star Chittagongarrow New security measures for passengers
Chittagong Metropolitan Police (CMP) has made the display of identity mandatory for the drivers in their vehicles to check the incidents of mugging using CNG-run auto-rickshaws.
 arrow Research to find out climate-friendly tree species
Institute of Forestry and Environmental Sciences of Chittagong University (CU) has started a research to develop a management technique suitable for different species of forest trees at different zones
Star Cityarrow Flood brings deluge of human suffering
Forquan Ali, of West Khandakarbari in Badda, is desperately looking for a place to rent because floodwater has inundated his one room house. The water became waist deep almost overnight.
 arrow Sewage invades Wasa water adding to the miseries in many areas
Drinking water has become contaminated with sewage and dirty water in certain areas submerged in floodwater in the city, said affected residents.
 arrow 'Go for increased power output rather than cutting usage'
The decision to allow shops in the capital to stay open till 8:00pm has been greeted with warm welcome by both shop owners and shoppers.
 arrow DOHS dog-owners' dilemma
Dog-owners in DOHS have come forward with complaints against the Mohakhali DOHS Council Committee after the later banned ownership of dogs in the DOHS area.
 arrow Onion dear again
Onion is becoming dear again with its price soaring everyday.
 arrow Book Fair


 
   
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