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Awami League marks 59 years PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The Awami League is commemorating its founding anniversary for the second time under the ongoing state of emergency.

The party began its 59th anniversary programme by placing floral wreaths at the portrait of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in front of the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in the city's Dhanmondi area.
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Judge orders arrest of 8 in Aug 21 case PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

A senior special judge Monday took into cognisance the charges against 28 people in a case relating to August 21 grenade attacks and issued arrest warrants against eight fugitives.

Dhaka senior special judge Md Azizul Haque heard the report that had formally charged 28 people in the case filed under the Explosives Act.
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AL central leaders yet to decide on joining city polls PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Awami League will decide in its presidium and central working committee meetings whether the party will take part in the city corporation polls, a senior leader said Monday.

"A joint decision will be taken regarding the city corporation polls following meetings of the presidium on June 24 and central working committee on June 26," acting AL general secretary Syed Ashraful Islam told reporters.
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New UK high commissioner flies in PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Agency

New British high commissioner to Bangladesh Stephen Evans arrived in Dhaka Monday.

Evans landed at Zia International Airport around 8.30pm, Mahfuza Begum, an immigration official, told bdnews24.com.
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Ramshackle buildings rattle police PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Phulbari Police Station in Dinajpur was built in 1875. A report of the Bangladesh Police calls the building 'highly risky'—the shabby and dilapidated structure might any moment be the cause of a serious accident, reports bdnews24.com.

The findings, published from police headquarters, claim 200 out of 599 police stations across the country have been termed ramshackle and hazardous, and in danger of collapse any time.
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Insurance MDs hold on despite govt age-bar PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Managing directors of four insurance companies are over 67 years-old but still in office, despite a regulatory decision that bars anyone over the age limit to hold the positions.

On June 18, 2007, the Office of the Chief Controller of Insurance issued a circular setting the age limit of 67 for managing directors of insurers.
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Safiuddin discovers limitless beauty in lines PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

– The one-man show by outstanding, reclusive artist Safiuddin Ahmed opened Monday at the Bengal Gallery of Fine Arts, packed with art lovers.

Safiuddin was not present at the launch of the exhibition, his first in Bangladesh, as he was ill.
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Fête de la Musique kicks off PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

President Nicolas Sarkozy, whose wife Carla Bruni is about to release her third album, has taken the novel step of opening up the Elysee palace to concerts during France's annual music festival, reports AFP.

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Van Basten bows out gracefully PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Dutch boss accepts defeat

Sky Sports

Marco van Basten admitted that his Dutch side were second best during their 3-1 defeat to Russia.

Holland had entered the quarter-final contest as firm favourites having breezed through a group which included World Cup finalists France and Italy, but were outplayed from the off in Basel.

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A Week in Football: Arsene Wenger identified as ideal successor to Domenech PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

After sifting through the wreckage of France's calamitous Euro 2008 campaign, World Cup winners Bixente Lizarazu and Christophe Dugarry have identified Arsene Wenger as the ideal successor to much-maligned coach Raymond Domenech, who is facing dismissal following a forthcoming internal enquiry, The Telegraph reports.

"Arsene Wenger seems to me to be the most experienced, mature and most complete candidate," said Lizarazu.
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Mexicans lead the way PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Fifa.com

Mexico finished their series with Belize on Saturday, setting up an intriguing Group 2 in the next stage of North, Central American and Caribbean qualifying for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. El Tri join Jamaica, Honduras and Canada - who beat St. Vincent on Friday - in what has the makings of an all-action section.

Costa Rica and Guatemala also booked passage to the group stage after beating Grenada and St. Lucia respectively.
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'Made in Asia' label helps, hinders luxury goods makers PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

REUTERS, TOKYO - Years ago, when the first Armani boutiques opened in China, a furious customer walked into one of the shops, brandishing two Armani T-shirts.

He wanted to know why one of them, the one he had bought in the shop, was labeled "made in China", while the other, the cheaper T-shirt, said "made in Italy."
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BSP ends support for government PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

REUTERS, NEW DELHI  - The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), an ally of ruling alliance, withdrew support for the government on Saturday, saying it had failed to tame rising inflation, but there was no immediate threat to the survival of the coalition.

The regional BSP, which holds 17 seats in parliament but is seen as powerful in India's coalition politics, also accused the government of neglecting Uttar Pradesh, where the party is based.
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Visa limits undermine Beijing's tourism hopes PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

The plush lobby of the Kerry Center Hotel in Beijing is usually crowded with foreign guests this time of year, most of them lounging in Centro, a hip bar, listening to jazz and sipping martinis, or queuing up in the taxi line after power dinners at the Horizon restaurant, The Herald Tribune reports.

But Thursday evening, Centro had only a sprinkling of guests in a hotel whose occupancy rate is typically close to 100 percent during this time of the year. Tonight, the duty manager said after tapping a few computer keys, it stood at just 63 percent.
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Oil powers seek tonic to record prices in Jeddah PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

REUTERS, JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia - The world's top energy policymakers meet in this Red Sea city on Sunday for emergency talks on halting oil's unrelenting rally, but divided views over the cause of recent gains emerged early.

Saudi Arabia will try to coax its few OPEC peers who have spare production capacity to join the kingdom in pumping more barrels, although some in the cartel have been openly sceptical that raising output will rein in prices they believe are driven more by speculation than market fundamentals.
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Aparnacharan City Corp School GB meets PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

A meeting of the Governing Body (GB) of CCC led Aparanacharan City Corporation Girls High School was held yesterday, says a press release.

Acting CCC Mayor Alhaj M Monzur Alam chaired the meeting while members of the committee including VP Baktiar Nur Siddiqui, Dr. Md. Nur Mostafa, Nurul Amin, SM Sarwar Jahan, Poli Rani Shil, Dipak Kanti Chy, Chief Edn Officer of CCC Prof. Rowshan Akhter Hanif, Edn Officer Saifuddin Ahmed and Head Mistress of the institution Lutfunnahar were present.

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Chinese couples queue to say "I do" on Olympic day PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

REUTERS, BEIJING - More than Chinese 1,000 couples queued for hours for marriage licenses to wed on Aug. 8, the date of the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, state media said on Saturday.

The couples crowded marriage registration offices on Friday, the Beijing Daily said, the first day that applications to get married on Aug. 8 were being accepted.
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22 named as commercially important persons PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Staff Correspondent

The government Sunday named 22 Commercially Important Persons (CIPs) for 2008 but was forced to drop as many for their failure to pay

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Putting off local polls is unwise: adviser PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

It would be unwise for political parties to resist the local government elections, said communications adviser Ghulam Quader Sunday, reports bdnews24.com.

"I don't think the political parties should be bent on obstructing the local government elections. Maybe we've not been able to communicate with them effectively," the communications adviser told reporters outside the communications ministry.
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Highway collision leaves 8 dead in Cox’s Bazar PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Our Correspondent

Eight microbus passengers were killed and 10 people injured in a road accident on the Cox's Bazar-Chittagong highway Sunday, police said.

The accident occurred around 12:30pm when a passenger microbus and a Greenline Volvo bus collided head-on at Khutakhali.
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Govt cuts powers to retrieve grabbed lands PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The cabinet on Sunday approved a proposal to limit the government's responsibility to recovering only public lands from illegal occupation, a spokesman said.

The government will no longer take any initiative on its own to recover private or individually-owned plots from grabbers, the chief adviser's press secretary Syed Fahim Munaim told reporters after a cabinet meeting.
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