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20% dearness allowance for MPO teachers also PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Staff Correspondent

Finance adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam Sunday assured teachers of schools and colleges with the government's monthly pay orders that they would get a 20 percent dearness allowance.

An organisation of MPO teachers withdrew a protest programme following the adviser's assurance at a meeting.
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Flash floods hit Nilphamari lowlands PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Flash floods have submerged lowlands in Nilphamari district off the Teesta river, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Centre said in a report Sunday, reports bdnews24.com

Most rivers in the Ganges and Brahmaputra basins recorded rises in water levels, according to FFWC of Bangladesh Water Development Board.
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Matin sees no fresh anticorruption drive PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Home adviser MA Matin has said the government will not launch any fresh anticorruption drive but will prioritise action against some suspects on the list.

The retired major general, who also heads the National Coordination Committee for Checking Serious Crimes, told reporters in his office Sunday that the latest meeting of the NCC discussed 222 allegations against as many people.
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IGP assures strict policing of local polls PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Bangladesh Police will ensure strict security measures during upcoming local government polls, the Inspector General of Police said Sunday.

"Intelligence agencies are already busy collecting relevant information in the polling areas. Appropriate security measures will be put in place 15 to 20 days before the election day," IGP Noor Mohammad told reporters after a meeting with local government adviser Anwarul Iqbal at the latter's secretariat office.
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Proceedings against Hasina deferred again PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Niko Graft Case

Bdnews24.com

A Dhaka court on Sunday deferred charge framing proceedings in the Niko graft case, filed against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and others, to June 25.

Judge Amar Kumar Roy, of Special Judge's Court-2, adjourned Sunday's hearing after defence lawyers pointed out that the High Court had sought the documents in the case.
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Proceedings against Hasina deferred again PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Niko Graft Case

Bdnews24.com

A Dhaka court on Sunday deferred charge framing proceedings in the Niko graft case, filed against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and others, to June 25.

Judge Amar Kumar Roy, of Special Judge's Court-2, adjourned Sunday's hearing after defence lawyers pointed out that the High Court had sought the documents in the case.
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DSE turnover drops below Tk 2 billion PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Stocks slumped on the opening day of the week, as nervy investors preferred to sell-off their stakes to lock in profits, according to market observers.

An official of brokerage house, Anwar Securities, told bdnews24.com that they were busy across the day dealing with selling orders from their clients.
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Wilton Park conference on Bangladesh starts today PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

A conference sponsored by the British government on Bangladesh's political reform and democracy starts at Wilton Park in southern England on Monday, reports agency.

The two-day conference will bring together representatives of Bangladesh and British governments, international organisations, political parties and civil society to discuss the future of democracy in Bangladesh.
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JMD demand probe over 'torture' of Tarique, Coco PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Jatiyatabadi Muktijoddha Dal have demanded a probe commission over the alleged torture of Khaleda Zia's two sons in detention.

The front organisation of BNP threatened to go for tough moves if the demand was not realised within 48 hours.

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No constitutional bar to local polls: Dr Kamal PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Gano Forum president Dr Kamal Hossain has said the constitution does not bar the Election commission from holding the local government elections.

"I think this government has no constitutional bar in holding local government elections. People want local election. We want what they want," he said at a press conference at his home at Bailey Road in the city Sunday.
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Moudud wins SC order in writ appeal PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Former BNP minister Moudud Ahmed Sunday won a Supreme Court order after he challenged a previous High Court ruling that cancelled a writ petition in a graft case filed by the Anticorruption Commission, reports agency.

Chamber judge Tafazzal Islam of the Appellate Division put freezes on the HC order for two weeks.
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New British envoy arrives in Dhaka today PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Staff Correspondent

The new British high commissioner to Bangladesh, Stephen Evans, is scheduled to arrive in the capital Monday, said an official of the high commission in Dhaka.

On his new posting, the high commission quoted Evans as saying: "Our futures are inter-linked in so many ways."
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SL FM arrives in Dhaka June 29 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Sri Lankan foreign minister Rohitha Bogollangama will arrive on June 29 to invite the chief adviser and the foreign adviser to attend the upcoming 15th SAARC summit in the island nation.

Bogollangama will meet foreign affairs adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury on June 29, according to the adviser's daily schedule.
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Bangladesh emerge AHF Cup champ PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh became unbeaten champions in the Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) Cup with a massive 6-1 win over Oman in the final Sunday in Singapore.

It was the first-ever title for the Bangladesh national hockey team outside home as they finished top in the last edition of the AHF Cup in Dhaka beating Oman 5-3 in tiebreaker in the final.
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Shop employee Rana was killed: police PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

The autopsy report on the death of Bangabazar shop employee Aminur Rahman Rana, allegedly killed by his employers, found signs of torture on him, police said Sunday, reports bdnews24.com

Sub-inspector Md Quaiyum of Shahbagh Police Station, the investigation officer, told bdnews24.com that the autopsy report confirmed that Rana had been murdered.
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Abahani routed by Nepalese side PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Sports Correspondent

Abahani Limited, Bangladesh's B. League champions, Sunday suffered an embarrassing 4-0 defeat to Nepal's Mahendra Police FC in the inaugural Group A match of the AFC President's Cup at the BMPJ Stadium, Selangor, Malaysia.

Jumanu Rai slammed a hat-trick while Anantha Thapa netted the other goal as Mahendra Police FC, last year's runners-up of the meet, kickstarted their campaign on a high.
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Campaigners bank on public opinion to save environment PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

Environment campaigner Prof Zillur Rahman Siddiqui Saturday asked for moulding public opinion to save dying forests and rivers.

"The rate at which the forest is depleting is alarming. All must come forward to save the forests and the rivers," Rahman said speaking as the chief guest at the inauguration of a photo exhibition titled "Madhupur and Lawachhara: Stolen Forest, Threatened Heritage" and a roundtable at Drik Gallery in Dhanmondi.
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ICC changes interval rule after rain row PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

June 19 (Reuters) - The International Cricket Council (ICC) has given umpires power to reduce the length of intervals between innings following the no-result between England and New Zealand on Wednesday.

The second one-dayer between England and New Zealand ended without a result after the rain-affected match was abandoned one over short of getting a result.
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Ponting says Australians still nervous about Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 June 2008

REUTERS, SYDNEY - Australia's cricketers were still apprehensive about competing in Pakistan for the Champions Trophy in September, captain Ricky Ponting said.

Australia postponed their tour of Pakistan earlier this year after a spate of suicide bombings following the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto in December.

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Czechs pose new threat to troubled EU treaty PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 June 2008

BRUSSELS, Fri Jun 20, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - The Czech Republic posed a new danger on Friday to the European Union's troubled reform treaty, threatening to block a joint call at an EU summit for continued ratification despite Ireland's "No" vote, diplomats said.

EU leaders were set to agree on a review in October of the impasse caused by Ireland's referendum rejection of the EU reform treaty, a draft final summit statement obtained by Reuters showed.
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South Sudan begins mass disarmament campaign PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 22 June 2008

JUBA, Sudan,Fri Jun 20, (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - South Sudanese authorities have begun to collect thousands of guns amassed by civilians during decades of war to try to end tribal conflicts which claim dozens of lives each year, officials said.

Since a 2005 north-south peace deal ended Africa's longest civil war, efforts by the semi-autonomous southern government to disarm civilians have claimed an estimated 1,500 lives because they took weapons from some tribes leaving them vulnerable to neighboring communities who were still armed.
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