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Italy’s 1st woman ‘boss of bosses’ shakes up business world PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

Agence France-Presse . Milan

Emma Marcegaglia’s election as the head of the national employers’ association Confindustria is a major first in Italy’s male-dominated business world.

‘It’s proof that the world of Italian business is not so macho!’ said Ivan Lo Bello, president of the Sicily employers association. ‘Everyone is looking at this novelty with great interest.’

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More Americans turning to Web for news PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

NEW YORK, bdnews24.com—Nearly 70 percent of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch, and nearly half are turning to the Internet to get their news, according to a new survey.

While most people think journalism is important to the quality of life, 64 percent are dissatisfied with the quality of journalism in their communities, a We Media/Zogby Interactive online poll showed.

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Politicians for parliamentary polls first PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

The present interim government has no mandate to hold local government body elections before the parliamentary polls, said political leaders at a roundtable in Dhaka on Saturday.

At the roundtable in the CIRDAP auditorium, they said the prime responsibility of the interim government was to hold the general elections.

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war crimes for trial stressed PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

Speakers at an international conference in Dhaka on Saturday called for proper documentation of war crimes committed during the independence war in 1971 so that trial of war criminals could be ensured.

They put out the call at the opening ceremony of a two-day conference on ‘genocide, truth and justice’ organised by the Liberation War Museum at the BRAC Centre Inn.

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Glowing tribute to Bazlur Rahman PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

Politicians, journalists, and leaders of various professional bodies at a meeting on Saturday paid tribute to the late Bazlur Rahman, editor of the Daily Sangbad, urging materialisation of his dream of a secular, democratic Bangladesh.

The ‘Sangbad family’ organised the commemoration meeting at the National Press Club. Nihad Kabir, one of the directors of Sangbad, presided over the programme.

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6 joint secys transferred PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

The establishment on Saturday transferred six joint secretaries, according to a gazette notification.

Munshi Alauddin Al Azad, joint secretary of the agriculture ministry, and Faruk Ahmed, director of the military lands and cantonment directorate, have been interchanged.

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Smuggled clothes worth Tk 1.5cr seized PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

UNB, Comilla

Bangladesh Rifles in separate drives, seized smuggled clothes worth Tk 1.50 crore in the district on Friday and on Saturday.

A BDR team after a chase seized a covered van at Harisardar in Chouddagram upazila on Dhaka-Chittagong highway Friday night.

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Hamdard to offer free medicare at CITF PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

Hamdard Laboratories (WAKFA) Bangladesh, will offer free health care service at its stall at Chittagong International Trade Fair(CITF) on 4th March’08 Tuesday, says a press release.

The activity will continue from 4pm through 6 pm on the day.

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Krishna Kumari City Corpn School GB meets PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 03 March 2008

A meeting of Governing Body(GB) of Aparna Charan City Corporation Girls High School was held in the city with acting CCC mayor Alhaj M Monzur Alam in the chair Sunday, says a press release.

Speakers stressed the need of regular attendance of teachers and students at the school in a bid to improve quality of education.

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Doctors advise overseas treatment for Jalil PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

The health condition of detained Awami League general secretary Abdul Jalil is unstable, a doctor treating him at LabAid Cardiac Hospital said Saturday.

"His condition is critical. He suffered mild heart failure on Friday night as his kidneys were not functioning," Dr Motiur Rahman, chief cardiologist of the hospital, told bdnews24.com.

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Deadline for voter reg in Dhaka extended again PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Staff Correspondent

The deadline for voter registration in the Dhaka metropolitan area has been extended to March 10, election officials said Saturday.

This marks the third time that voter registration in Dhaka city has been extended beyond the original Dec 1 to Jan 31 timeframe.

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Suicide bomber kills 40 at Pakistan funeral PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Islamabad, Reuters - A suicide bomber killed at least 40 people at a funeral of a policeman in the Swat district of Pakistan, days after the Pakistan army said it had begun to bring the mountainous region under control.

Deputy Superintendent Karamat Shah, who was among more than 500 mourners at the Swat funeral, said the bomber attacked on Friday after people had offered prayers for the policeman, one of three killed earlier in the day by a roadside bomb.

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Israel kills 33 Palestinians in Gaza raid PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Agency

Israel killed 33 Palestinians on Saturday in its deadliest and deepest incursion into the Gaza Strip since pulling out in 2005, stoking fears of a broader conflict that could derail renewed US-backed peace talks.

At least 68 Palestinians have been killed in four days of intense Israeli air strikes and raids in the tiny Hamas-controlled territory, home to 1.5 million people, straddling Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean.

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Delwar claims Khaleda, 2 sons kept detained Illegally PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

UNB, Dhaka

The BNP secretary general, Khandaker Delwar Hossain, on Friday alleged that former prime minister Khaleda Zia, also party chairperson and her two sons have been kept detained illegally.

‘This is a conspiracy to destroy the BNP,’ Delwar said when a delegation of Meherpur district BNP led by Advocate Shahbuddin met him at his NAM apartment.

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Gen Moeen talks bilateral issues with Buddhadeb PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

UNB, Dhaka

The army chief, General Moeen U Ahmed, met the West Bengal chief minister, Buddhadeb Bhattacharya, at the Writers’ Building in Kolkata on Friday and exchanged views on bilateral interests.

General Moeen and Buddhadeb had nearly 45-minute meeting in the afternoon, but neither of them talked to the press on outcome of the meeting.

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Malaysia allows transfer of Bangladeshi workers from one co to another PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

UNB, Dhaka

The Malaysian authorities have agreed for the first time to allow transfer of Bangladeshi workers from one company to another.

The foreign affairs adviser, Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury, was on Thursday apprised of this concession by Malaysian officials during his stopover at Kuala Lumpur on way back home from Tokyo.

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Bush puzzles over who’ll be in charge in Russia PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Reuters, Washington

Imagine a crisis breaking out somewhere in the world, and the US president, George W Bush, suddenly has to get the Kremlin on the hotline.

After Sunday’s presidential election in Russia, who’s he going to call? It’s the kind of question sure to vex US officials trying to sort out Russia’s leadership puzzle once Dmitry Medvedev, all but assured of winning the presidency, takes office and Vladimir Putin, his political patron, becomes prime minister.

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One in 100 US adults behind bars: study PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Agence France-Presse . Washington

More than one in 100 adults are now behind bars in the United States, home to the world’s largest penal population, with a startling one in nine young black men incarcerated, a study showed on Thursday.

The prison and jail population rose by 25,000 to 2.3 million last year, out of a US adult population of 230 million, bringing the incarceration rate to one in 99.1 for the first time in US history, the Pew Centre on the States said.

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WB to help manage water resources in developing states PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Xinhua . Washington

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the World Bank signed an agreement to work together to help developing nations manage water resources, combat drought, and measure changes in climate.

Future projects are expected to take place initially in the Latin American region, notably in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, while other projects could be launched in other parts of the world, according to a joint statement released by the two agencies on Wednesday.

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US support for Musharraf causes anger PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Associated Press . Islamabad

The Bush administration wants to ensure military pressure is kept up on militants in the lawless tribal areas, but US support for the president, Pervez Musharraf, risks deepening anti-American sentiment among a public already fuming over Islamabad’s role in the war on terror.

Despite Washington’s denials of any meddling in Pakistani politics, influential commentators and average citizens are convinced it is propping up the unpopular former army chief to sustain the fight against al-Qaeda, even as it calls for more democracy.

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South Africa tighten chokehold on exciting day PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 02 March 2008

Bangladesh v South Africa, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Cricinfo.com

A 53-year-old batting record broken, a maiden first-class double-century for a man back from the wilderness, a hostile spell that enthused life back into a dull affair, and two bowlers - one in his 20th Test, the other in his last - capturing 100 Test wickets: it all happened at the Chittagong Divisional Stadium.

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