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Front Pagearrow SC to rescue nation from any crisis
The Supreme Court judges will weigh in for sure to rescue the nation from any crisis, asserted Chief Justice Mohammad Ruhul Amin yesterday. "I want to assure the nation that we will come forward.
 arrow Graft case co-defendants may be allowed bail
The caretaker government is going to amend the emergency powers rules once again allowing co-defendants in corruption cases to appeal for bail, a right which has been suspended since March.
 arrow Voter listing with photo kicks off in Rajshahi
The Election Commission (EC) yesterday kicked off the field level task for simultaneously preparing a fresh voter list with photographs and national identity cards from Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC).
 arrow Diarrhoea continues to spread in flood-hit areas
At least four people died of diarrhoea across the country during the last two days, the first diarrhoeal deaths in this year's flooding.
 arrow Make cops professional, free of political influence
Legal experts and former high officials yesterday called for the government to form a professional and honest police force free of political influence to serve the cause of democracy and the rule of law.
 arrow Dhaka in dilemma over Rohingyas held in KSA
Saudi Arabia is trying to deport 267 Rohingyas to Bangladesh saying that they had migrated to the Middle Eastern country from Bangladesh.
 arrow Strong dollar on kerb market smacks of money laundering
The exchange rate of US dollar has been unusually high at the kerb market during the last three months -- a trend that might be a result of smuggling dollar out of the country by black money holders.
 arrow It's time to help flood victims, not to do politics
Chief of Army Staff General Moeen U Ahmed yesterday said it is the high time for the politicians to do politics through helping out the flood-hit people.
 arrow BNP's 2 groups start flood relief work separately
Two groups of BNP led by party Chairperson Khaleda Zia and Secretary General Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan separately started relief operations among flood victims yesterday.
 arrow All charges filed or to be filed against me false
Claiming herself innocent, detained Awami League (AL) President Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked her lawyers to continue the legal battle and prove all the charges brought against her is false and baseless.
 arrow 30 hurt in clash with cops over outages
A clash between police and locals demonstrating against frequent power cuts left at least 30 people including three cops injured at Kamrangirchar early Saturday.
 arrow Govt slated for letting Khaleda, Saifur legalise hidden money
Two senior leaders of Awami League (AL) and BNP yesterday said the government's move allowing former prime minister Khaleda Zia, and former finance minister Saifur Rahman to legalise their undisclosed
 arrow Cops-public talks in DMP get underway
In a bid to bridge the gap between the police and the people, Dhaka Metropolitan police (DMP) yesterday introduced monthly "Open House Day" in 32 out of its 33 police stations.
 arrow Close aide to SQ Chowdhury arrested
A close aide of detained former BNP lawmaker Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury was arrested in Chittagong yesterday.
 arrow Road crash kills 4 in Ctg
Four women were killed and 15 others injured in a road accident at Bhatiari under Hathazari upazila yesterday afternoon.
 arrow Anomalies in 65 DU students' admission papers
Three departments of Dhaka University (DU) yesterday submitted their reports on irregularities in admission, finding inconsistencies in the admission papers of 65 students.
 arrow Korean hostages could be freed this weekend
A Taliban negotiator yesterday said 21 South Korean hostages could be freed as early as "today or tomorrow" but only if the Afghan government accepted its demand to free militant prisoners.
 arrow Iraqi governor, police chief assassinated
The governor and police chief of Iraq's southern Shia city of Diwaniyah were killed when a bomb attack ripped through their convoy yesterday, local security and health officials said.
 arrow Rebels gun down 11 in Assam
Suspected separatist rebels gunned down a dozen migrant workers as they slept and bombed two markets in India's insurgency-wracked northeast, bringing the total number of people killed in a week of violence
 arrow Maoist-hit Indian state halts work of medical charity MSF
International medical charity Doctors Without Borders has been stopped from working in a Maoist-hit area of a central Indian state, after being accused of treating banned rebels, the group said.
 arrow Endeavour mission hit by apparent shuttle damage
Nasa detected an apparent gouge on shuttle Endeavour's heat shield during a routine inspection Friday, after the orbiter docked with the International Space Station (ISS).
Businessarrow Corporate governance commission needed to ensure accountability
A separate corporate governance commission is needed to ensure transparency and accountability in business houses, a seminar was told yesterday.
 arrow Citigroup launches two microfinance initiatives
Citigroup has just launched two microfinance initiatives targeted, on the one hand, at those who would like to make an outright gift, and, on the other hand, at those who are more comfortable with giving
 arrow ICC-B calls for efficiency on new int'l trade rules
ICC-B President Mahbubur Rahman yesterday stressed building efficiency on new international trade rules and acquiring adequate knowledge from recent developments in global trade to reduce risks and facilitate
 arrow US shares slash losses after Fed cash injections
US shares slashed losses Friday after an injection of 38 billion dollars into the banking sector by the Federal Reserve aimed at easing investor fears of a credit crunch.
 arrow US investors gird for fresh turmoil in coming week
US investors are girding for fresh stock turmoil in the coming week after riding a market roller-coaster in recent days, which has shaken their confidence in the mortgage and credit markets.
 arrow Yuan back in focus as China trade surplus mounts
China had its second-largest trade surplus on record in July, official data showed Friday, likely adding to international pressure for the yuan to be allowed to rise faster so as to trim the balance.
 arrow Pfizer facing 4 court cases in Nigeria
A security guard in this dusty Nigerian city is living with tragedy -- a 14-year-old son whose dazed eyes, slow speech and uneven gait signal brain damage.
 arrow New vice chairmen of Mercantile Bank
Mosharref Hossain and A S M Firoz Alam, two sponsor directors of Mercantile Bank Limited, have recently been elected first and second vice chairmen of the bank, says a press release.
 arrow Duty cut may not cool inflation
The Ministry of Finance of Vietnam has issued decisions reducing import duties levied on over 20 categories of goods in an effort to cool inflationary pressures, but whether prices will go down stillremains
 arrow Iran, Iraq sign oil pipeline deal
Iran and Iraq signed an agreement to build pipelines for the transfer of Iraqi crude oil and oil products, the state-run Iran news network Saturday quoted the oil ministry as announcing.
 arrow UAE telecom firm to bid for Qatar's new mobile fixed line licenses
Etisalat, the telecom giant of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), will bid for Qatar's new mobile and fixed line licenses in a move to expand in the Gulf country's telecom market, local newspaper Gulf News
 arrow Chrysler plans expansion after Daimler split
Chrysler LLC is working on a significant global expansion following its split from Daimler AG, a senior executive said Thursday.
 arrow Peru seizes 60 tonnes of Chinese toys believed tainted
Peruvian police announced Friday it had seized more than 60 tonnes of Chinese toys smuggled from Chile believed to contain toxic, lead-based products that were about to be sold in Lima markets.
 arrow Venezuela to boost energy ties with other S American nations
Venezuela moved to strengthen energy ties with Argentina, Uruguay, Ecuador and Bolivia with the signing of several cooperation deals during President Hugo Chavez's South American tour this week.
 arrow Singapore lifts 2007 growth targets
Singapore on Friday raised its economic growth targets this year to between 7.0 and 8.0 percent after second quarter growth came in better than expected.
Sportsarrow Cricket: No headway in coach search
Although it has been ten days since the inception of the new cricket authority they have not yet embarked on what is the most important task-- the search for a new national team coach.
 arrow Cricket: England put in a spin
Sachin Tendulkar took a wicket first ball to remove dangerman Kevin Pietersen as India maintained the pressure on England during the third and final Test at The Oval here Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Army training for Tigers on
Bangladesh national cricket team spent their first day in special training at the warfare wing of the Bangladesh Army's School of Infantry and Tactics (SI&T) at Jalalabad Cantonment yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: And it's Anil who did it
Anil Kumble took matters into his own hands just days after telling his India top order colleagues they needed to score a hundred this series by compiling a maiden Test hundred that all but sealed a series
 arrow Cricket: Razzaq could be in trouble
The Pakistan Cricket Board has taken note of scathing comments made by Abdul Razzaq on a TV show recently, though it stopped short of saying whether any disciplinary action would be taken against him.
 arrow Tennis: Top four in semis
Russia's Maria Sharapova led the top four seeds into the semi-finals of the 600,000-dollar WTA hard court tournament here Friday, sweeping aside defending champion Elena Dementieva.
 arrow Football: Come, see & help: Manna
The metropolis club officials and members from the silver screen requested all the sports lovers to watch Friday's charity football match which is being arranged to raise funds for the flood victims.
 arrow Cricket: Proteas without Kallis
Hosts South Africa left all-rounder Jacques Kallis out of their 15-man squad for September's World Twenty20.
 arrow Cricket: Ashraf justifies Akhtar penalty
Nasim Ashraf, the chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board, defended the board's decision to fine Shoaib Akhtar after he left the training camp in Karachi without permission.
 arrow Cricket: Ryan's injury not serious
A scan on England bowler Ryan Sidebottom's injured left side revealed "no significant damage" according to an England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement issued Saturday.
 arrow Football: Dramatic win for Black Cats
Michael Chopra handed Roy Keane a winning return to the Premiership as the Sunderland striker's last-gasp goal clinched a 1-0 win against Tottenham on Saturday.
 arrow Football: 'Don't cry for me'
Jose Mourinho expects Chelsea to make a statement to their Premiership rivals as they begin their bid to regain the title.
 arrow Football: Wenger hopeful about Gunners
Arsenal are only just emerging from one of the most turbulent close seasons of their recent history but, with a new campaign looming large, there is renewed cause for optimism in north London.
 arrow Football: A pulsating opener
Schalke 04's teenage super sub Ivan Rakitic scored just seven minutes after coming on to seal a 2-2 draw against defending Bundesliga champions VfB Stuttgart on Friday.
 arrow Football: Henry scores in Barca win
Spanish giants Barcelona strolled to a comfortable 4-0 win Saturday against a local team in Hong Kong, including a goal by new signing Thierry Henry.
 arrow Football: Domenech stoking the fire
With one month to go before France and Italy meet in their Euro 2008 qualification match the tension has reached boiling point following France coach Raymond Domenech's allegations of match-fixing.
 arrow Football: Muller bullish about record
West German goal-scoring legend and ex-Bayern Munich striker Gerd Muller said Friday that his record of 40 Bundesliga goals in one season will never be broken.
 arrow Football: Alex seals Chelsea move
English giants Chelsea finally completed the signing of Brazilian defender Alex from PSV Eindhoven on a free transfer on Friday, the London club announced.
 arrow Football: Eto'o makes his point
Barcelona and Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o on Friday insisted that Europe's highest profile players are worth every penny of their colossal salaries.
 arrow Football: Real bid for Sneijder
Real Madrid have reached agreement in principle with Dutch side Ajax to sign midfielder Wesley Sneijder for 25 million euros (34 million dollars), Spanish daily Marca reported Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Vettori wants more
Recently named New Zealand captain of the Twenty20 side for the World Championship in South Africa, Daniel Vettori has said that he would relish the opportunity to lead the one-day and Test sides as well,
 arrow Cricket: Kasper warns Aussies
Michael Kasprowicz, the Australian fast bowler, has said that the upcoming seven-match one-day tour of India in October should be a challenge for his side in tough bowling conditions.
 arrow Tennis: Nadal in last four
Rafael Nadal came through a battle with another huge hitter, holding off a charge from Canadian Frank Dancevic to join Roger Federer in the final four of the Montreal Masters on Friday.
 arrow Football: Daily Star oust Ittefaq
The Daily Star got off to a rusty start in the Meril Media Cup Football Tournament yesterday.
 arrow Cricket: Law unsure on future
Lancashire batsman Stuart Law admitted he is considering retirement after hitting a record-breaking 206 against Yorkshire at Headingley on Saturday.
 arrow Cricket: Odoyo gives Kenya edge
All-rounder Thomas Odoyo scored a half-century to give Kenya the edge on the first day of the second three-day match against India A at the Mombasa Sports Club on Friday.
Metropolitanarrow Indigenous people deprived of fundamental rights
Indigenous people of Bangladesh are deprived of their fundamental and constitutional rights, said the speakers at a roundtable yesterday.
 arrow More organisations come to aid of flood victims
To mitigate the suffering of flood victims, various organisations yesterday continued to distribute relief materials in different parts of the country reeling under floods. BNP leader Lt Gen (retd.
 arrow Join fight against corruption
Speakers at a roundtable yesterday called on the youths to join the fight against corruption, saying that only the young people have the strength and spirit to bring about positive changes.
 arrow Move to promote official in violation of rules draws ire
A government move to promote an official at the planning ministry by flouting rules and regulations has raised ire of some 100 senior officials who feel they are being superseded.
 arrow Demand for constitutional recognition reiterated
Leaders of local indigenous people have urged the government to safeguard their rights to mother tongue, culture and land by ensuring constitutional recognition.
 arrow Former secretary Momin passes away
Former foreign secretary and ambassador Abdul Momin, a freedom fighter, passed away at his Gulshan residence in the city yesterday morning at the age of 86.
 arrow Low over Bay likely to intensify
The low persisting over northwest Bay off West Bengal-Bangladesh coast is likely to intensify further and move in a northwesterly direction.
 arrow 523 more jute workers get arrear wages
A total of 523 more retrenched workers of the closed Peoples Jute Mills received their arrear wages of 15 weeks yesterday.
 arrow Chief executive of Sightsavers arrives
Dr Caroline Harper, chief executive of Sightsavers International, UK, arrived in Dhaka on Friday to visit various programmes and activities supported by Sightsavers in Bangladesh, says a press release.
 arrow Family members demand trial of killers of Sumon
Family members of slain IT specialist Lutfar Rahman Mustafa alias Sumon yesterday demanded arrest and trial of the killers. They also alleged that a major was also involved in the killing.
 arrow IBA debate contest ends
A national debate championship, organised by the Communication Club of the Institute of Business Administration (IBACC) at Dhaka University (DU), ended yesterday with the holding of the final round of
 arrow RMG worker commits suicide in Ctg
A worker reportedly committed suicide by jumping from the rooftop of a six-storey garments factory in the port city yesterday.
 arrow Chinese military team leaves Dhaka
The 12-member Chinese military delegation led by General Chen Bingde left Dhaka yesterday after a four-day goodwill visit to Bangladesh.
Nationalarrow Tender Manipulation By Magura Bnp In Five Years
Most of the members of much talked about 'negotiation committee', a syndicate formed by BNP leaders that manipulated tenders of different government departments in the district, are on the run as intelligence
 arrow 37 Satkhira BNP leaders for reform under Khaleda
Thirty-seven front ranking leaders of Satkhira district BNP and its front organisations in a joint statement have said they want reform in the party under the leadership of Begum Khaleda Zia.
 arrow Govt to import food to meet shortfall
Finance and Planning Adviser Dr. AB Mirza Azizul Islam yesterday said the government is importing food grains to meet the shortage caused by floods.
 arrow 'Indigenous people neglected by successive govts'
Speakers at a roundtable in Rajshahi yesterday said indigenous people on plain lands in northern districts are neglected because of apathy by successive governments.
 arrow US student donates stipend money to poor mothers
An undergraduate student of North Carolina University in America has donated her entire Tk 1.
 arrow BSF returns body of Bangladeshi
The body of a Bangladeshi cattle trader was returned to Bangladesh Rifles (BDR) at a flag meeting yesterday.
 arrow 83.75 tons of urea seized
Security forces in two separate drives here arrested three fertiliser smugglers and seized 1,675 sacks containing 83.75 tons of urea while being smuggled out to Myanmar.
 arrow Outlaw held in Kushtia
Villagers caught an outlaw with a double barrel rifle and five bullets from a house at Jhoudia village in Sadar upazila.
 arrow Relief distribution

Point-Counterpointarrow Dealing with the deluge
The floods of 2007 have already seriously affected the country and the situation could get worse. As of August 7, 246 upazilas of 39 districts have been affected by the flood.
 arrow Can German experience benefit Bangladesh?
Recently, several national dailies (the Daily Star, Janakantha, and Naya Digonta) have published a series of articles on open-pit coal mining in Germany following a visit by their journalists to thatcountry.
 arrow Awkward questions
Why do we need to raise gas prices when we are wasting gas by not metering? The energy advisor claims that the increase in fuel cost will not raise prices.
 arrow Clear the air
Shiekh Hasina and her party were in opposition and under suppression during the five years of BNP-Jamaat rule from 2001-2006, and in the subsequent period under Iajuddin Ahmed's pseudo-caretaker government,
Culturearrow Exhibition at National Art Gallery extended
The ongoing art exhibition organised jointly by Chattagram Charushilpi Porshod and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at the National Art Gallery at BSA has been extended.
 arrow Artistes raise funds around the city for flood victims
Artistes and members of the media have taken initiatives to generate funds for flood-affected people.
 arrow S.M. Sultan remembered
Cultural Organisation, Amader Norail, organised a programme to celebrate the 83rd birth anniversary of artist S.M. Sultan.
 arrow Musical soiree by CITADEL
CITADEL, a socio-cultural organisation arranged a musical soiree at the National Press Club Auditorium on August 10.
 arrow Shyam Benegal honoured with Dada Saheb Pahlke Award
Shyam Benegal, one of the leading filmmakers in Indian parallel cinema, has been honoured with the country's highest film honour -- Dada Saheb Phalke award -- for his achievements.
Generalarrow 300 shanties gutted in Gazipur slum fire
A devastating fire gutted 300 shanties at a slum at Tongi here Friday midnight leaving five people injured.
 arrow Children's park to be constructed after Saifur's name in Sylhet
A children's park will be constructed after the name of former finance minister M Saifur Rahman at Alampur in Dakkhin Surma upazila at a cost of Tk 17 crore.
 arrow 'Make youth conscious about liberation war'
Etcetra Bangladesh Pvt Ltd yesterday distributed prizes among the winners of the Victory Day Essay Competition that it organised to implant the spirit of the liberation war into the minds of the youth.
 arrow More help for Ahsania Mission Cancer Hospital
Friends, colleagues and admirers of late Dr Muhammad Shahabuddin, an alumnus of the Department of Bio-Chemistry of Dhaka University and a faculty member of Boston College, USA donated Tk 10 lakh to Ahsania
Internationalarrow Musharraf prepares for Kabul jirga
Pakistani helicopter gunships launched new assaults yesterday on al-Qaeda and Taliban hideouts in the mountainous northwest as President Pervez Musharraf prepared to address a peace summit in Kabul.
 arrow Spectre of hunger looms over flood-hit India
Senior bureaucrat Nibha Thakur ran short of cash as she shopped for vegetables in India's eastern Bihar state, where severe floods have pushed basic food prices beyond the reach of millions.
 arrow Kashmir arms dump catches fire
A huge fire broke out in a major Indian army ammunition depot in revolt-hit Kashmir yesterday, killing two people and forcing an evacuation of the surrounding area, police said.
 arrow Manmohan dares Left to withdraw support
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has dared the crucial allies Left to withdraw the support to his government on the Indo-US civil nuclear deal.
 arrow UN steps toward greater Iraq role
The Security Council voted unanimously Friday to expand the UN role in Iraq and opened the door for the world body to promote talks to ease Iraq's sectarian bloodshed.
 arrow Case filed against Taslima in India
Police in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad registered a case against controversial Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen, who was recently attacked by workers of Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) here,
 arrow Hamas detains 32 Fatah men
Hamas militiamen detained 32 Fatah supporters across Gaza, half of them after breaking up a wedding and beating guests with clubs and chairs, Fatah officials and witnesses said Saturday.
 arrow Ayodhya attack mastermind killed in Kashmir
The mastermind behind the July 2005 attack on the Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh was shot dead on Saturday in a gun battle with the police on the outskirts of Jammu, officials said.
 arrow Blast kills 2 in Indonesia
At least two people were killed and four injured after a possible bomb blast yesterday in an area in Indonesia's East Java that was being monitored by an anti-terrorist unit, police said.
 arrow Karachi storms death toll rises to 26
At least 13 people, including six children, died yesterday in the aftermath of storms that pounded Karachi for two days, officials said.
 arrow Jordan committee to promote Muslim dialogue with world
Jordan has formed a committee of 100 Muslim scholars to address through dialogue "critical issues" affecting Muslims around the world, a statement said yesterday.
Editorialarrow Editorial: Stopping expropriation of forestland
Bhawal forest, an area long known for its biodiversity and ecological importance, has of late been systematically reduced to an industrial and recreational zone owing to the activities of unscrupulous
 arrow Editorial: Teesta water sharing
The water secretaries' level joint committee of experts (JCE) meeting in New Delhi with its limited agenda on the table ended inconclusively.
 arrow Economic or political reform: Which should come first?
While corruption is believed to have invariant characteristics of secret exchanges among political, social and economic markets in violation of social rules and norms through illegal access given to individuals
 arrow Facing post-flood crisis
The flood has expanded its ravages across the country and the victims are wailing for succour and shelter.
Letters to Editorarrow Civic disorder
There are some niceties which do not cost money but leave a big impression about a nations' culture. If all of us make it a habit of following them, we as a nation will be tremendously benefited.
 arrow Miseries of flood victims
As the flood situation takes a turn for the worse, the miseries of the people multiply and assume a greater magnitude.
 arrow Positive attitude
Things like "session jam " and " delay in publishing results" have become synonymous with public universities. But in reality, there is the other side of the coin.
 arrow Bhuiyan cruising along !
It is contradicting when we find, in the ambience of the state of emergency when indoor politics or political meeting is barred, Mr.
 arrow "Your editorial"
This is in reference to the above titled letter which appeared in DS of August 8 written by Dr. M. Hussain.
 arrow Law
All are equal in the eye of law and law is equal for everyone, we hear these two phrases or proverbs very frequently nowadays.
 arrow Twenty20 World Cup
The Twenty20 World Cup is set to be held in September in SA. Bangladesh, after coming back from the heart-breaking tour of Sri Lanka, need to concentrate hard on this tournament.
 arrow My father
At the age of six or seven years, now I am 53, (still I feel my father is alive), I was beaten by my father only once, because one day I did not have my meal.
 arrow Population of Dhaka
The news on the size of population in our neighbouring city Kolkata has drawn my attention. According to a recent survey, it has been revealed that the net population is decreasing there.
 arrow National Hajj Policy
It is gratifying that the govt has declared the National Hajj Policy, 2007. The sponsored pilgrims will be looked after by the district administration assisted by the Islamic Foundation officials.
Star Healtharrow Coping with health problems during flood
Flood in Bangladesh is not new. Almost every year we face this problem. We gather experience every time, but unfortunately we learn very little.
 arrow Guidelines for treatment of anal fissure
Lots of people in our country suffer from pain in anal canal. It is a distressing and annoying condition. Fissure means an ulcer or a crack in anal canal (the passage through which we pass stool andwind).
 arrow World struggling to treat HIV/AIDS
Global AIDS treatment will fall far short of a universal target to have five million people being treated by 2010, due to a continued lack of access to drugs by many of the world's impoverished people,
 arrow Blood triglycerides seen as heart attack predictor
Measuring triglycerides (a type of blood fat) hours after a person has eaten may offer a better way to predict heart disease risk than making the person fast overnight, two studies suggest.
 arrow TB vaccine shows promise
A new tuberculosis (TB) vaccine has shown promise in animal studies, researchers said recently, raising hope it might replace the current vaccine that has failed to stop one of the world's top killers.
 arrow One dose of vitamin D boosts TB immunity
In healthy people who have been exposed to tuberculosis, a single oral dose of vitamin D enhances their immunity against this bacterial infection.
 arrow Pre-filled syringe of Enoxaparin manufactured in the country
Popular pharmaceuticals company stats manufacturing enoxaparin sodium in prefilled syringe equipped with a needle-safety device, says a press release.
Star Cityarrow Aiding customers to identify genuine private housing projects
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) is set to make public a list of approved private housing projects to make people aware of illegal projects and stop fraudulence by a section of developers who are
 arrow Making shoe-forma was never a carefree career for Ali
Hazrat Ali, a shoe-forma (measurement of a shoe) maker, was working with his mallet and chisels in his little shop in Aga Sadeq Road in old Dhaka, patiently paring away a small wooden beam and gradually
 arrow Hawkers returning to footpath
Hawkers are coming back again with their merchandises to occupy city's footpaths from where they were evicted soon after the present caretaker government took over.
 arrow Rickshaw Graveyard

 arrow Fund crisis delays proposed underpass at Shahbagh
Dhaka City Corporation (DCC) has not started construction of the planned underpass at Shahbagh intersection as the project proposal is yet to get approval from the Planning Commission.
 arrow City dwellers welcome move for one-stop bill payment system
City dwellers may see their long-standing hassle in paying utility bills disappear under government proposals to simplify the utility bill payment system.
 arrow Easy access to drugs...

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