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Thai Bomb Blasts in New Year's Festivities PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

A bomb attack wounded 27 people Monday in a Thai tourist town where people had gathered to celebrate the New Year, officials said.

Muslim insurgents were suspected in the attack in Sungai Kolok on the border with Malaysia, where two blasts went off inside a hotel discotheque and one in the basket of a motorcycle outside a hotel, army spokesman Col. Akara Thiprote said.

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World Welcomes 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

SYDNEY (AFP) — Millions of people across Asia rang in 2008 with parties, champagne and massive fireworks displays, kicking off a global wave of celebrations.

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Prices of Rice hit record high PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

The price of per kilogram coarse rice hit the all-time high Tk 30 yesterday as prices of rice shot up by Tk 2 per kg in the capital and elsewhere in the country in the last 48 hours.

Such price hikes were the result of India's decision to increase the minimum rate of rice exported to Bangladesh from $425 to $500 per tonne.

The import of rice through Benapole land port began yesterday at an increased rate of $505 per tonne, reports our Benapole correspondent.

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RAB parades Vishnu 'smugglers' PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

Arrested Abbas Ali, alleged ringleader of "Abbas-Nasir" smuggling gang of Zia International Airport (ZIA), became a millionaire stealing goods from the cargo area of the airport while his cohort Nasir Uddin provided information about goods kept at ZIA.

Nasir, who joined ZIA as a janitor, lost his job due to his involvement in a theft case. He has also become a millionaire by providing information to the gang about goods at ZIA for the last 20 years.

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Bangladesh says bird flu infects to more farms PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

DHAKA  - Bangladesh culled more than 2,500 chickens after the H5N1 bird flu virus infected more farms in the northern part of the country, officials said on Monday.

The latest infection was detected in two villages in Gaibandha district, about 350 km (210 miles) from the capital Dhaka, an official at the government's livestock department said.

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Embarrassing defeat for Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 January 2008

QUEENSTOWN: Bangladesh suffered an embarrassing 10-wicket loss in the third and final ODI against New Zealand at the Queenstown Events Centre today (Monday).

More than the margin of defeat it was the manner in which it came that should hurt the Tigers most. Bangladesh could muster only 93 in 37.5 overs, the lowest total at this ground after being sent in and Brendan McCullum blasted a savage 28-ball 80 with nine fours and six sixes as the Black Caps completed victory in just 36 balls. Earlier captain Daniel Vettori ripped through the middle-order to become New Zealand’s top-wicket-taker in ODIs during an astonishing spell of 6-2-7-5 and orchestrate the 3-0 sweep.

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Ashraful eye strong end to 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 December 2007
QUEENSTOWN: “It is very important that we keep improving and implement the plans thoroughly in this last one-dayer. We know we can play much better cricket and we want to end the year on a high because we have done some pretty remarkable things in two World Cups this year,” said captain Mohammad Ashraful after the squad practised for two and a half hours at the Events Centre in the afternoon
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India increases the rate of exported rice again PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 December 2007

India has increased the minimum rate of different kinds of rice exported to Bangladesh to $500 from $425 per tonne, which rice traders said will cause further rise in the already hiked price of the commodity in domestic market.

In a notification on Thursday, the commerce ministry of the Indian central government increased the prices of exported rice with effect from yesterday, our correspondent at Benapole reports.

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Bhutto's son, husband to take the place of her PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 December 2007

Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son was chosen Sunday to succeed her as chairman of her opposition party, extending Pakistan's most famous political dynasty but leaving the real power to her husband, who will serve as co-chairman.

Both major opposition parties also decided to run in parliamentary elections scheduled for Jan. 8, apparently ending the threat of a wholesale boycott as Pakistan struggles to move to full democracy after years of military rule.

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Bhutto's son, Bilawal along with his father, Zardari to lead party PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 31 December 2007
The 19-year-old son of assassinated Pakistani opposition leader Benazir Bhutto, Bilawal Zardari, has been appointed chairman of her Pakistan People's Party (PPP) along with his father, Asif Ali Zardari.
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Pakistan elections will be delayed PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007

Benazir Bhutto's party was meeting to discuss a successor to the slain Pakistani opposition leader on Sunday, as a senior official of the former ruling party said an election due in little over a week was likely to be delayed.

Bhutto's assassination in a suicide attack on Thursday has stoked violence and thrown into doubt the January 8 election, deepening the crisis in the important U.S. ally against terrorism as it struggles to emerge from military rule.

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Bangladesh shifts militants to separate cells PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007

Hardcore militants lodged in a Bangladesh jail were shifted to different cells Saturday following a high alert issued after the killing of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto in Rawalpindi.

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NZ eyes clean sweep against Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007

QUEENSTOWN, New Zealand— Nothing less than an emphatic win will satisfy New Zealand in their third and final one-day cricket international against Bangladesh here.

Although they despatched cricket minnows Bangladesh with ease in the first two matches, the New Zealanders know lingering doubts persist about their ability ahead of the looming bigger challenge of England in February.

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Surgery in the mainstay of cancer treatment PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007
More than two and half lacs of patents are diagnosed with cancer in Bangladesh. Everyday there is emergence of newer problems in medical science. Surgery is the oldest form of cancer treatment. The branch of surgery which deals with cancer patients is called surgical oncology and surgeons are called oncosurgeons.
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Best Air is set to start passenger flights from January 14 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007

Local airline Best Air is set to start passenger flights on the domestic route on January 14, a move industry experts believe will intensify competition in Bangladesh's growing aviation market.

Bangladesh market saw entry of at least five international carriers--Jet Airways, Air Arabia, RAK Airways, Air Slovakia and Air Asia X-- and one local airline -- United Airways -- in the past 12 months.

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First Non-Resident Bangladeshi Conference '07 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007
On the second day of the First Non-Resident Bangladeshi Conference '07, a cultural programme was held at the Ball Room, Hotel Sheraton on December 28. The programme featured Tagore and Nazrul songs, recitation and dance performed by expatriate and noted Bangladeshi artistes.
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Bhutto's assassination would not make adverse impact on Bangladesh. PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007

Bangladeshi caretaker government Foreign Adviser Dr Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury said on Friday that the assassination of Pakistan's charismatic leader Benazir Bhutto would not make any adverse impact on Bangladesh.

Chowdhury was quoted by local newspaper The Independent Saturday as saying "the pace of stability that the country has already achieved, would continue."

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Bhutto buried near the grave of her father PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 30 December 2007

Hundreds of thousands of people Friday attended the funeral of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

Bhutto was buried near the grave of her father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto at her home village of Garhi Khuda Bakhsh in the southern Sindh province.

The coffin was wrapped in the tri-color flag of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), of which she was the chairperson.

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Bird flu corrupt Bangladesh farm, chickens culled PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Nearly 2,000 chickens have been culled in a village in northern Bangladesh after the H5N1 bird flu virus has detected at a poultry farm, officials said on Friday.
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Snapshot of tech events: 2007 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 December 2007
It’s been a remarkable year for the country. We've seen the vicissitudes of our one-time untouchables change. The year has also been witness to several technology-related events that have had a synergetic effect on the industry, inspiring local talents and entrepreneurs to contribute more to the country's hi-tech image.
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Retrieved some broken pieces of stolen artifacts PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Investigators yesterday retrieved some broken pieces of the two stolen Vishnu statuettes from a dump on the city outskirts and the National Museum authorities confirmed that those belong to the 1,500-year-old relics.

As of filing the report at 8:00pm, the law enforcers could manage to gather 27 pieces of the Gupta era idols--'Vishnu' and 'Bust of Vishnu'--at Baliarpur in Aminbazar.
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