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Interim cabinet meets in Khulna PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The interim cabinet met at Khulna Circuit House conference room at 11am Tuesday, bdnews24.com Khulna correspondent said, reports bdnews24.com.

Earlier at 10:40am, chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed and other members of the advisory council landed in the local stadium ground, flown in there by helicopters.

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Fugitive Manju gets 13 years PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Agency

A Dhaka court Tuesday sentenced the absconding former communications minister Anwar Hossain Manju to 13 years in jail, Tk 10 lakh in fines and another year in prison for non-payment.

Judge AKM Arifur Rahman of the Special Judge's Court-10 handed down the verdict, which will be effective from the day the fugitive Jatiya Party chairman surrenders or gets arrested.
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Court defers cross-exam in Hasina extortion case PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Staff Correspondent

A Dhaka court on Tuesday deferred again the plaintiff's cross-examination in a Tk 3 crore extortion case against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

Considering the time petition submitted by the
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JCD demands release of Tarique PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Threaten to launch countrywide agitation

Staff Correspondent

The BNP's student wing Jatiyatabadi Chhatra Dal has threatened to launch countrywide movements to topple the caretaker government if it did not release ailing BNP leader Tarique Rahman to seek overseas treatment.

JCD activists, in a protest rally in front of Dhaka University arts faculty on Tuesday, also demanded the release of his mother detained former prime minister Khaleda Zia.
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Sohrab Hasan new Highway Police DIG PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Agency

Deputy inspector general (DIG) of police Sohrab Hasan, made officer on special duty (OSD) at the establishment ministry, has been appointed DIG to the Highway Police.

Deputy tax commissioner Mohammad Ashraf Ali Faruque, working as a deputy director at the Anticorruption Commission, has been made a director in the same office following his promotion.
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Twin bourses see gains PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Bdnews24.com

Stocks closed up for the third trading day Tuesday as buyers continued to drive the country's twin bourses, which witnessed gains by more than 60 percent of traded issues.

Price hikes in blue chips pushed up prices on the Dhaka Stock Exchange, where bourse authorities adjusted indices due to a price correction of Pubali Bank, according to a DSE web posting.
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Oil falls below $114 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

REUTERS, LONDON- Oil fell by more than $1 a barrel to below $114 on Tuesday as the US dollar strengthened, countering concern that Hurricane Gustav could threaten oil installations in the Gulf of Mexico.

The dollar hit a six-month high against the euro on Tuesday after weak German data highlighted a flagging euro zone economy. Dollar strength can limit the appeal of oil and commodities as an inflation hedge.
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US dollar up , Gold down PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

AP, LONDON -- The U.S. dollar was higher against other major currencies in European trading Tuesday. Gold fell.

The euro traded at $1.4602, down from $1.4756 late Monday in New York.
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Bashundhara trial shifted PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Staff Correspondent

A Dhaka court has deferred the trial in the Bashundhara bribery case against senior BNP joint secretary general Tarique Rahman and others until Wednesday.

Judge Shahed Noor Uddin of the Special Judge's Court-3, set up in the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban, on Tuesday pushed back the date on the appeal of the defence who argued that the Chamber Judge's Court was set to hear the appeal for scrapping the case.
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25 killed at Iraq police recruitment centre PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 27 August 2008

AFP, BAQUBA, Iraq  - A suicide bomber thwarted a security check at a police recruiting centre in Iraq on Tuesday and blew himself up, killing at least 25 young people, the local police chief said.

The attack in Jalwala 150 kilometres (90 miles) north of Baghdad came after a car bomb in executed dictator's Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit wounded 13 people including four police officers.
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DU, BUET quiet after JCD rampage PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

News on Tarique injury in prison

Desk Report

The Dhaka University on Monday was quiet hours after violence erupted on the news that ailing BNP leader Tarique Rahman slipped and injured himself in the bathroom in prison.

Authorities deployed police at the accesses to campus at Nilkhet and Shahbagh after pro-BNP students rampaged and damaged at least 12 vehicles, leaving a bystander killed.
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Writ petition filed to scrap TAC law PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Staff Correspondent

A writ petition filed on Monday urged the High Court to repeal the Truth and Accountability Commission Ordinance, which it claimed was unconstitutional.

Supreme Court lawyer Adilur Rahman Khan, Ubinig executive director Farida Aktar, Awami League's women affairs secretary Dipu Moni and Odhikar acting director Nasiruddin Elan filed the petition with the High Court bench of Justice Khademul Islam Chowdhury and Justice Mashuk Hossain Ahmed.
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Shamsul, Anwar get bail PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Coalmine Graft Case

Staff Correspondent

The High Court Monday granted former ministers M Shamsul Islam and MK Anwar anticipatory bail in the Baropukuria coalmine graft case.

The court also asked the government to show cause as to why the case should not be declared illegal.
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Photographing Urdu-speaking voters from Monday PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Election Commission starts photographing Urdu-speaking voters living in Dhaka camps on Monday, in the final leg of voter registration for Dhaka City Corporation, an official said.

The final voter list for DCC areas and supplementary list for Urdu-speaking voters would be complete by September 10, Dhaka divisional deputy election commissioner Biswas Lutfur Rahman told bdnews24.com on Sunday.
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Barisal medical college closed sine die PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Our Correspondent

Barisal Sher-e-Bangla Medical College was closed for an indefinite period Monday as violent clashes erupted between students and locals after a youth was beaten to death within the college campus on suspicion of being a thief.

Riot police have been deployed on the campus and adjoining areas, and students have been ordered to leave the halls within 24 hours from 2pm. However, foreign students will be allowed to stay in dormitories.
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DU teacher on forced leave PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Sexual harassment

Staff Correspondent

Dhaka University authorities have sent a psychology department teacher on a year's forced leave after charges were proved against him involving sexual harassment of a female student, a university official said Sunday.

The DU syndicate, in a meeting on Saturday, formed a five-member committee with pro-vice chancellor AFM Yusuf Haider as its convener to suggest further possible action to be taken against him, DU treasurer Syed Abul Kalam Azad said.
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Blue Panel DU teachers demand removal of pro-VC, treasurer PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Staff Correspondent

Dhaka University teachers belonging to the Awami League-backed 'Blue Panel' have demanded removal of present pro-vice chancellor and treasurer and appointment of "neutral persons" to the two posts.

The teachers, at a press conference at Dhaka University Teachers Club on Sunday, also pressed for the schedule of elections to other administrative posts including teachers' representatives to the university senate, syndicate and academic councils.
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Oil rises to nearly $115 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Oil prices edged up to nearly $115 a barrel Monday as the U.S. dollar lost some ground against the euro and the Japanese yen, making commodities more attractive to investors, reports AP.

By afternoon in Europe, light, sweet crude for October delivery was up 38 cents to $114.97 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract tumbled $6.59 on Friday to settle at $114.59 a barrel.
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US dollar mixed in European trading PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

AP, LONDON -- The U.S. dollar was mixed against other major currencies in early European trading Monday.

The euro traded at $1.4753, down from $1.4775 late Friday in New York.

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Delwar warns of campaign over Khaleda, Tarique PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

BNP secretary general Khandker Delwar Hossain Monday said if party chief Khaleda Zia and son Tarique Rahman were not released the four-party alliance would be compelled to call for a series of programmes, reports bdnews24.com.

He made the remarks when he had come to see Tarique at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital after Tarique slipped in the hospital bathroom, hurting his head.
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Stocks upbeat on weeks first trading day PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Desk Report

Buying led stocks to close upbeat Monday, maintaining gains from last week's closing day, though the market witnessed a bearish trend over the previous nine weeks.

Dhaka Stock Exchange's benchmark DGEN or general index opened the day on a positive note only to slump immediately. It however, recovered losses in the third hour of trading and maintained a stable curve afterwards. It gained 15.54 points or 0.57 percent to end on 2722.15.
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