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Islamic extremists being coaxed toward YouTube PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 December 2008

WASHINGTON, Dec 3 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Islamic extremists are being instructed on how to use the popular video-sharing site YouTube as a way to disseminate propaganda videos, a US-based terrorism monitor said on Tuesday.

Militants are being encouraged to use the online site through postings on other Islamic forums on the Internet, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

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Govt orders re-tenders for Bibiana, Sirajganj plants PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 December 2008

Dhaka, Dec 2 (bdnews24.com) – The Power Division has ordered re-tenders for two proposed 450 MW power plants at Bibiana and Sirajganj, a top official said on Tuesday.

Power Division secretary M Fouzul Kabir Khan told bdnews24.com that the government had instructed the department concerned to serve re-tender notice for the two power plants.

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Polls could be the fairest in the world: McCain PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 December 2008

Dhaka, Dec 3 (bdnews24.com) — US Senator John McCain has said Bangladesh's next parliamentary polls could possibly be "the fairest" in the world.

"It seems to me that with the incredible registering of 80 million people, this has the possibility of being the fairest election, perhaps in the entire world," McCain told reporters at a press conference at ZIA before leaving Dhaka at 9:00am.

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Nurul Islam moved to CMH, son dies in fire PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 December 2008

Dhaka, Dec 3 (bdnews24.com) – Ganotontree Party president Nurul Islam suffered critical burns injuries and son Tamohar Islam, 36, died after a fire broke out early Wednesday at his Lalmatia home, police said.

Islam has been moved to the Combined Military Hospital in Dhaka Cantonment. His party has called for suspension of vote in the constituency and an investigation into the incident.

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'Systemic failure' led to Mumbai attacks: Indian navy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 03 December 2008

NEW DELHI, Dec 02 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - The Indian navy said a "systemic failure" of security and intelligence services led to the Islamist militant attacks in Mumbai that killed 183 people, PTI news agency reported on Tuesday.

India's police, coast guard and intelligence communities are pointing fingers over whether information existed that could have been acted on to prevent the three-day rampage in the financial hub.

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