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South Africa complete 5-0 whitewash PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

South Africa v West Indies, 5th ODI, Johannesburgs

Herschelle Gibbs' bristling 102 and a classy 74 from Jacques Kallis took South Africa to their fifth win of the series, whitewashing West Indies who were soundly beaten by eight wickets in Johannesburg.

With 26 runs needed from 34 balls, out marched Shaun Pollock to carry his side home for the last time and, with a flay past point for two, the fairytale was complete.

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Victoria hold Mohammedan PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

A spirited display by the young booters of Victoria forced traditional powerhouse Dhaka Mohammedan to remain content with one point as the group A match of the Protiti Pharma Victory Day Club Cup Football Tournament ended goalless at the Bangabandhu National Stadium on Sunday.

In the other group A match of the day, Arambagh KS registered their first victory when they scraped a 1-0 win against Youngmen’s Club of Fakirerpool.

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Symonds rejects criticismw in race ro PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Sydney

Australian all-rounder Andrew Symonds has rejected criticism that he sparked the racism row with India’s Harbhajan Singh in the recent Test series in an article published Sunday.

In overturning a suspension against Harbhajan for allegedly calling Symonds a ‘big monkey,’ International Cricket Council’s appeals commissioner John Hansen said there was not enough evidence to prove the off-spinner had made the remark.

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Mutual Coop of farmers, govt needed PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 February 2008

In the northern part of the country at this government’s first cabinet meeting outside the capital, the chief adviser assured local people that his government would provide all necessary support to the farmers for them to be able to increase agricultural production but that they would have to work to turn single-crop land into two-crop land and two-crop land into three-crop land. We agree, in principle, with the comments of the chief adviser and join in his call to the farmers to devote every effort to increasing the production of crops.

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Khulna power plant hearing deferred to Feb 7 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

A Dhaka court Sunday deferred the indictment proceedings until Feb 7 in a corruption case accusing Sheikh Hasina of illegally awarding contracts for three barge-mounted power plants.

Hasina appeared briefly in court Sunday morning in the case filed by the Anticorruption Commission.

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Millions brace for difficult time without gas PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Agency

Hundreds of thousands of residents Saturday night made desperate efforts to cope with cuts in gas supply to parts of the capital. Prices of kerosene shot up in some areas as many scrambled to buy it as an alternative to gas.

Many others bought gas cylinders.The repair of a distribution line disrupted gas supply to a large swathe of the capital and some nearby areas from Saturday midnight.

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Rebels surround president's palace in Chad capital PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

N'DJAMENA, Reuters

Chadian rebels surrounded the presidential palace in N'Djamena on Saturday after storming into the capital, and France began evacuating French and foreign nationals from the city.

After a day of fierce clashes in the streets of N'Djamena, there was speculation about the whereabouts of President Idriss Deby, but at least two of his ministers said he remained inside the palace complex at the head of loyal troops.

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Bomb blast at ex-DUTA chief's house PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

Unknown miscreants exploded a bomb Saturday evening in the porch of the Green Road home of Prof AAMS Arefin Siddique, former president of Dhaka University Teachers' Association (DUTA).

"Unidentified persons threw two cocktails into the porch at 7:25pm. One cocktail exploded with a bang while the other is lying there unexploded.

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Cabinet approves dev programme for north PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

UNB, Rangpur

The council of advisers at its meeting here on Saturday approved the interim government’s 14-point programme for the rapid socio-economic development of the country’s northern region, especially Rangpur.

The programmes include close and round-the-clock supervision for ensuring the Boro production in the coming season, formation of a committee headed by an adviser to resolve Monga problem, setting up of a full-fledged university in Rangpur, activating the airports of the region and taking measures to export more manpower from the region.

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‘Lift emergency, release political prisoners’ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

The acting Awami League president, Zillur Rahman, on Saturday demanded immediate withdrawal of the state of emergency and release of all political prisoners, including Sheikh Hasina.

‘We are now planning movement programmes on a limited scale to push for an immediate withdrawal of the state of emergency and the release of all political prisoners, including the detained Awami League chief, Sheikh Hasina.

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Bush to seek $140.7b for army in budget PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Reuters, Washington

The president, George W Bush, will seek $140.7 billion on Monday for the US Army in fiscal 2009, including increased funds to buy helicopters and other equipment, according to budget documents obtained by the Reuters.

That request would be 8 per cent higher than the Army budget requested for fiscal 2008.

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European Parliament members want emergency to go PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

UNB, Dhaka

A group of European Parliament members has called upon the army-controlled interim government to lift the state of emergency and announce an election date as soon as possible.

In a joint statement, they expressed concern over the recent political developments in Bangladesh as well as health condition of detained former prime minister Sheikh Hasina.

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Sujata Koirala rises in new Nepal dynasty PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Kathmandu

Nepal is set to sweep away a discredited monarchy but a new political dynasty is emerging to rule the Himalayan outpost with key elections scheduled for April.

The ailing prime minister, Girija Prasad Koirala, has appointed his controversial daughter as minister without portfolio and she has moved quickly to strengthen her role as the power behind the throne.

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CA urges farmers to boost production of food grains PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

UNB, Mithapukur, Rangpur

The chief adviser, Fakhruddin Ahmed, on Saturday urged the farmers to redouble their efforts to increase production of food grains by turning single-crop farmland into two-crop land.

‘We don’t have any alternative to increasing food production cultivable land is squeezing due to urbanisation, industrialisation and infrastructure development,’ he told a meeting of representatives of cross-sections of people at the auditorium of Mthapukur upazila here.

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Jute Mills labourers block highway PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Staff Correspondent

Labourers of the state-owned Alim Jute Mills in Khulna blocked the Khulna–Jessore Highway near the mill gate for about an hour Saturday morning.

The labourers blocked the highway at around 10:00am to push for their demand for the withdrawal of lay-off at the mill and payment of their dues. The labourers had held a protest rally at the mill gate before they blocked the highway.

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Bird flu panic in Ctg as dead crows test positive PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Staff Reporter

The port city of Chittagong was put on high alert to combat bird flu after some dead crows tested positive.

The local administration swung into action with massive spraying of anti-virus liquid in the bazaars and dustbins from Saturday.

Bird flu virus were traced in some crows found dead recently at Agrabad in the city and tested in Dhaka, officials added.

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Interpol called in over Indian kidney racket PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . New Delhi

Interpol on Friday issued notices for the arrest of two brothers wanted in connection with India’s biggest ever illegal kidney transplant racket, the global police body said. Amit Kumar, 40, and Jeevan Rawat, 36, are the ‘subject of national arrest warrants for illegal transplanting of kidneys, cheating and criminal conspiracy’, Interpol said.

‘It is believed that during the past eight years around 500 people were forcibly operated on and their kidneys transplanted to foreign patients in a secret operating theatre,’ it added.

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Sarkozy marries Carla Bruni PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Paris

The French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and his girlfriend Carla Bruni were married at the Elysee palace Saturday, local district mayor Francois Lebel told Europe 1 radio.

Lebel said he had performed the ceremony, which came less than three months after the couple met in the wake of Sarkozy’s divorce from his second wife, Cecilia. Sarkozy, 53 earlier this week, divorced Cecilia in October after 11 years of marriage, and six months after taking over the French presidency.

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Pakistan puts top anti-govt lawyer back in detention PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Agence France-Presse . Lahore

A leading anti-government lawyer in Pakistan was detained again Saturday just two days after he had completed 90 days under house arrest, officials said.

The action against Aitzaz Ahsan, president of Pakistan’s Supreme Court bar association, followed his tough statements in which he called for the president, Pervez Musharraf, to step down.
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2 underground operatives found dead PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Our Correspondent

The Bera police recovered the bodies of two suspected members of underground Sarbahara Party at Shyampur Char in Pabna Saturday morning.

They were shot and chopped to death by their rivals, police said. The deceased were Bacchu Mondal, 28, son of Jasim Mondal of village Mirpur in Bera upazila and an unidentified man of 31.

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Iftekhar asks to bring back bodies soon PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 04 February 2008

Bangladeshi workers in KSA 

UNB, Dhaka

The foreign adviser, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, has asked to immediately bring back the bodies of Bangladeshi workers who died in an accident in Saudi Arabia Thursday night. Iftekhar, also in charge of expatriates’ welfare and overseas employment ministry, gave the instruction while talking to the foreign secretary, M Tauhid Hossain, over telephone from Gaibandha on Saturday.

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