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Mashrafee suffers knee pain PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Bdnews24.com

Bangladesh pace spearhead Mashrafee Bin Mortaza Monday complained of an acute pain in his left knee that had already experienced a number of surgeries during the training session at Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium.

After the complaint, the team management Tuesday sent Mashrafee to the Apollo Hospital for an MRI Test, which suggested there was no reason to be worried.
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Wall Street analysts see bigger 2008 loss for Merrill PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Reuters, BANGALORE- Several analysts, including Oppenheimer's Meredith Whitney, widened their loss view on Merrill Lynch, after the Wall Street investment bank and brokerage said it will take a $5.7 billion third-quarter writedown as it unloads risky debt and raises $8.5 billion in capital.

The announcement follows Merrill's second-quarter loss of $4.9 billion, hurt by more than $9 billion in write-downs. Merrill has already recorded billions of dollars of writedowns from subprime mortgages and risky debt.
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7 high-profile prisoners get bail PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Graft case

Staff Correspondent

HRC Group's founding chairman and CEO Sayeed Hossain Chowdhury and GATCO directors Syed Galib Ahmed and Syed Tanvir Ahmed won bail from the High Court in separate cases Tuesday.

Former BNP lawmaker MA Hashem, and former Jamaat-e-Islami MPs Dr Syed Abdullah Mohammad Taher and Gazi Nazrul Islam also won bail from the HC.
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HC action against errant poll contestants PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Desk Report

The High Court asked the Election Commission on Tuesday to bar candidates who submitted false information and concealed information from the August 4 city and municipality polls.

The bench of justices Khademul Islam Chowdhury and Mashuk Hossain Ahmed asked the EC to launch a rapid investigation and take action against the people found guilty.
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Appointments of non-confirmed judges PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

SC stays ruling

Staff Correspondent

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed a High Court order to make permanent the appointment of ten judges, whose jobs were not confirmed during the previous BNP-led four party alliance government.

A five-member bench of the Appellate Division, led by chief justice MM Ruhul Amin, ordered a three-week stay after three separate appeals by the government and 19 judges. The appellants were asked to file regular appeals within the time.
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HC halts appointment under Attorney Service Ordinance PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Bdnews24.com

The High Court Tuesday slapped a three-month stay order on new appointments under the new Attorney Service Ordinance.

The order came after three Supreme Court lawyers filed a writ petition to challenge the legality of the ordinance, promulgated by the president on May 18.
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Bangladeshi workers return to work in Kuwait PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Assurance of pay hikes

Staff Correspondent

About 12,000 agitating Bangladeshi workers in Kuwait returned to work after their employers assured of pay hikes, the acting foreign secretary said Tuesday

The rest of the agitating workers, small in number, will return to work by Wednesday, acting foreign secretary MAK Mahmood told bdnews24.com.
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New British HC website launched PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Desk Report

The British High Commission in Dhaka has launched its new website, http://ukinbangladesh.fco.gov.uk, it said in a statement Tuesday.

The new website address replaces the previous address (www.ukinbangladesh.org).
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HSC, equivalent exams results on Sept 10 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Desk Report

Results of the 2008 Higher Secondary Certificate and equivalent examinations are expected to be out on Sept 10, Prof Monirul Islam, chairman of Dhaka Education Board, told bdnews24.com Tuesday.

"We are working to realise our goal of publishing HSC and equivalent exams results within two months of holding the exams," said Monirul Islam.
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BNP leader Ziaul Haque gets 13 years PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Ill gotten wealth

Staff Correspondent

A Dhaka court Tuesday sentenced BNP leader Ziaul Haque Zia to 13 years in jail in a case filed by the Anticorruption Commission.

The former state minister was convicted of amassing illegal wealth and concealing information about assets.
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WTO talks still in stalematelimp into 9th day PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

REUTERS, - Talks to rescue a world trade deal will continue on Tuesday with players trying to avert a collapse over measures intended to help poor countries protect their farmers against import surges, ministers said.

Quashing suggestions from reporters that the talks were about to fail, they said they would try to find ways out of the impasse.
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India leaders appeal for calm PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Gujarat bombings

India leaders have appealed for calm after a series of co-ordinated bombings ripped through Ahmedabad, leaving at least 45 people dead and more than 100 wounded, repots Reuters.

The 16 blasts on Saturday evening in the tense and troubled city in the state of Gujarat, which were preceded by emails from a group claiming responsibility, came the day after another series of bombs in India's IT hub, Bangalore.

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India PM visits bomb victims PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

REUTERS, AHMEDABAD- Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh viewed on Monday damage wreaked by bombings that killed 45 people in a communally sensitive city, as calls grew for his government to beef up its intelligence apparatus.

The 16 bombings in western Ahmedabad came a day after blasts in the IT hub of Bangalore in which one woman died, sparking criticism that authorities were lax in probing militant groups that were using increasingly brazen tactics.
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Istanbul shopping centre blasts toll rises to 17 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

The death toll in two bomb blasts in Istanbul rose to 17 today in an attack that sharply increased tension as Turkey's top court began deliberating on whether to ban the governing party, reports Reuters.

The toll rose when one person died from wounds sustained in the Sunday evening blasts in a working class neighbourhood on the European side of Istanbul, Governor Muammer Guler said. Five of the dead were children, he said.

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Pakistan prepares anti-India attacks: Afghan spy agency PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 July 2008

REUTERS, KABUL - The Afghan intelligence agency accused Pakistani agents on Monday of training thousands of militants to attack Indian road projects in Afghanistan.

Afghan officials have accused Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agency of a string of attacks in recent months straining relations between the neighbours, both allies of the United States.
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Parents in China quake to get 11,800 payout PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Loss of child

Couples who lost an only child in the Sichuan earthquake have been given an exemption from the One Child Policy and pressured to take big cash payments in the latest effort to smooth any social unrest ahead of next week's Olympic Games in Beijing, reports The Independent.

The father of one of the children who died in the Juyuan Middle School in Dujiangyan during the quake on 12 May said they had been, in effect, told to sign a deal that gives them a payment of 160,000 yuan (£11,800) for each child.
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Beijing opens Olympic village PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The Athletes' Village for the Beijing Olympics held its opening ceremony yesterday, an all-Chinese curtain raiser with basketball stars Yao Ming, Yi Jianlian and Wang Zhizhi heading a 265-member delegation of athletes and officials, reports AP.

A few foreign delegations were in town — just 12 days before the opening ceremony of the games — but none appeared officially at the inauguration, which was showered in confetti and had dozens of Chinese children handing out Olympic mascots to some of the country's most powerful politicians.
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China says concerned by McCain, Dalai Lama meeting PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

REUTERS, BEIJING- China expressed `deep concern' on Monday over a meeting last week between US Republican presidential candidate John McCain and exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

China has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since its troops marched into the remote Himalayan territory in 1950 and accuses the Dalai Lama, who fled into exile in 1959 after an abortive uprising, of being a separatist.
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Nepal stops exiles from marching to Tibet PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

30 held

REUTERS, KATHMANDU- Nepali police detained 30 Tibetan refugees, including nuns and monks, marching to the Tibetan border to protest against crackdowns on anti-China demonstrators.

The exiles were picked up on Sunday from the northeastern Nepali village of Jalbire, close to the Friendship Bridge which lies on Nepal's border with China and is the only international gateway to Tibet open to tourists.
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New Orleans spill snarls nearly 200 ships, barges PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

REUTERS, HOUSTON- More than 180 ships and barge tows were awaiting US Coast Guard permission to move along the Mississippi River after last week's oil spill in New Orleans, the worst in nearly a decade, a spokesman said on Monday.

He said 33 deep-draft outbound, 100 deep-draft inbound and 49 tugs and barge tows were awaiting cleanup of the spill or special permission to move, for a total of 182.
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Fragments found on Qantas jet support oxygen tank theory PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Agencies

Investigators today said fragments found on a Qantas jet forced to make an emergency landing with a hole in its fuselage supported the theory that an oxygen tank had exploded.

The Boeing 747-400 made an emergency landing in the Philippines on Friday after a rapid descent from 29,000ft (8,800 metres).
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