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New president and secretary elected for ICMAB PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

Zahir Uddin Ahmed was elected president and of the Institute of the Cost and Management Accounts of Bangladesh (ICMAB) at the 13th council of the institute held in the Dhaka city recently.

The meeting also elected ABM Shamsuddin, AKM Delwer Hussain as vice-presidents, Abu Sayed Md Shaykhul Islam as secretary and Md Jasim Uddin Akond as treasurer of the institute, said a press release.

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Nilphamari Industry and Trade Fair 2008 begins PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Our Correspondent

The month-long Nilphamari Industry and Trade Fair 2008 began at local municipality ground in Nilphamari on Friday.

The Nilphamari Chamber of Commerce and Industry has organised the fair inaugurated by the Khondokar Md Mokhlesur Rahman, deputy commissioner of Nilphamari, as chief guest. Shohel Parvez , president of Nilphamari Chamber of Commerce and Industry, presided over the inauguration ceremony.

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Silk farmers demanding to ease fund crisis PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Our Correspondent

Most of the silk farmers in Rajshahi have left their profession for fund crunch and lack of patronisation, prompting the Sericulture Board to take initiative for arranging credits on easy terms.

The Rajshahi Sericulture Board has already sent a proposal to the ministry concerned for revitalising the once profitable sector that employed thousands of people, sources said.

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Need to set up more SMEs for rural economy PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Agency

Speakers at the inaugural session of a seminar in Rajshahi on Sunday underscored the need for setting up more small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to achieve massive development in the rural economy. In this respect, they suggested increased efficiency in business education and other related areas to score rapid progress and prosperity in all key sectors.

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Between India and Bangladesh need more trade routes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Agency

Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Pinak Ranjan Chakravarty Sunday called for opening up more trade routes between Bangladesh and India to promote bilateral trade and economic development. ‘We need to move forward with proposals for improving connectivity - road, rail, airways, shipping and inland waterways,’ he told the monthly luncheon meeting of Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Sonargaon Hotel.

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Salt industries are in trouble for financial crunch PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Our Correspondent

The leaders of the Khulna salt industry owners’ association warned on Sunday that only a waiver of all outstanding interest on their bank loans can save their industries. Mollah Shahidul Islam, general secretary of the association, read out the written speech at a press conference at the Khulna Press Club, in the presence of the association leaders.

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Djokovic won first grand slam in Australian Open final PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Reuters, Melbourne

Third seed Novak Djokovic overcame a leg injury to win his first grand slam title with a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6 victory over unseeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the Australian Open final on Sunday. Djokovic, who became the first Serbian man to win a grand slam singles crown, received court-side treatment during the fourth set.

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Record holder wicketkeeper Gilly knew his thoughts on retirement PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Agence France-Presse .

Adelaide Retiring Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist said Sunday he knew his time in international cricket was up, but declined to immediately give reasons for his decision. Gilchrist called time on his career on Saturday, the day after becoming the record holder for most Test dismissals with 414 and will bow out after next month’s triangular series with India and Sri Lanka.

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Adam Gilchrist announced his retirement PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Agence France-Presse .

Adelaide Tributes flowed from around the cricket world on Sunday for Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist who announced his retirement at the weekend. After 96 Tests, ‘Gilly’ stunned the sport when he announced on Saturday evening that he would hang up his gloves after the upcoming triangular one-day series against Sri Lanka and India.

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BCB disappointed with with the offers for SA series PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Bangladesh Cricket Board has asked the bidders for the sponsorship rights of the upcoming home series against South Africa to come up with renewed offers today after it failed to get a desired price, officials said on Sunday.

Two companies – AB Bank and Axiom Technologies – had participated in the tender, which was scheduled to be finalised on Sunday, but BCB officials said none of them met their expectation.

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‘Show-cause’ against four SUST students PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Our Correspondent

The Shahjalal University of Science and Technology ( SUST) administration on Sunday served a ‘show-cause’ notice against four students on charge of bringing out procession on the campus.

The students, who were served with the notice, are Rani, Raqib, Zahid and Muhib of the 2nd year course in the Chemical Engineering Department of the university.

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SUST 2007-08 academic 1st-year classes decided to begin PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Our Correspondent

The first year honours classes in 2007-08 academic sessions at the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST) begins.

The admission process all the departments at the university completed January 24, university sources said.

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Rajshahi traffic department filed cases against motor vehicles PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Our Correspondent

The traffic department of Rajshahi metropolitan police filed cases against 4,733 motor vehicles and realised more than Tk 17 lakh in fine in its drive against violation of laws relating to motor vehicles in the last 6 months.

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Functioning of political institutions, democratic practice need for collective leadership PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

The interim government faces the challenge of transformation to functional democracy through participatory elections, observed political thinkers at a seminar on Sunday, and called for immediate relaxation of the state of emergency to allow reforms within the political parties.

The major challenges ahead for democracy in Bangladesh are to ensure the functioning of institutions without political interference, democratic practice within parties to ensure collective leadership and justice, and recognition of equality for accommodating the aspirations of the commoners, they added.

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Garment worker found death PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

A garment worker was beaten to death allegedly by a construction worker over altercation in the city’s Mirpur area early Sunday. The deceased was identified as Mazharul Islam Munna, 24, son of Khalilur Rahman, of Dakkhin Ramzanpur under Kalkini upazila in Madaripur, and also a knitting operator of Babylon Fashion Ltd located at Khejur Bagan in Ashulia.

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Awami League preparing to participate next elections PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

The acting president of the Awami League (AL), Zillur Rahman said, on Sunday, that his party is preparing to participate in the next general elections. He hoped that the AL would take part in the elections as part of a ‘14-party alliance’ with the political parties that constituted an earlier AL-led combine.

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Hizbut Towhid activists arrested PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Our Correspondent

The Sherpur police on Sunday arrested two suspected activists of Hizbut Towhid in Bogra.

They were sent to jail. The arrested are Rashed bin Walid, 32, of Court Para in Kushtia, and Jahangir Alam, 30, of Refugee Para.

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Writ petitions against Tarique and Hannan detention orders Jan 30 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

The High Court on Sunday set January 30 for the verdict on two writ petitions that challenged the detention orders of BNP’s senior joint secretary general Tarique Rahman and former prime minister Khaleda Zia’s adviser ASM Hannan Shah.

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Kibria’s son demands UN investigation PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

Reza Kibria, son of the late Awami League leader and former finance minister Shah AMS Kibria, on Sunday demanded investigation by the United Nations of his father’s murder case to ensure punishment of the real killers. Accusing the past BNP-Jamaat government and its administration of patronising the killers, Reza also vowed to continue a movement at home and abroad until fair investigation and trial of the case is ensured.

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To establish women’s rights needs continue movement: women activists PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

Women activists on Sunday vowed to continue their movement unless they couldn’t establish women’s rights in the family, society as well as state and empower them in political and economical spheres. They made the vow while addressing the 3rd national conference of women organisations held at the BIAM auditorium in Dhaka.

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Agreement with the Western Union; Postal dept hoping benefit PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

The postal department has signed an agreement with the Western Union to deliver money transferred by the global money transferring company as part of a reform programme to make the financially ailing department break even by the end of 2009.

The American company, which does business in more than 200 countries across world, will announce the deal on Monday at a programme in a city hotel. ‘The alliance will help to make the postal department financially viable,’ said Mobasherur Rahman, director-general of the postal department, on Sunday.

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