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Intel officials: US copters cross Pakistan border PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

AP, ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Two local intelligence officials say troops and tribesmen opened fire when two U.S. helicopters crossed into Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Pakistan's army and the U.S. military in Afghanistan said they had no information on the alleged incident late Sunday in North Waziristan.
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U.S. condemns attack in Pakistan, backs govt PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

REUTERS, WASHINGTON - The White House on Saturday condemned a suicide car-bombing at the Marriott hotel in Islamabad that has killed at least 40 people, calling it a "reminder of the threat we all face."

"The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack that took place in Islamabad, Pakistan," said White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe.
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Huge diamond could set record PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

REUTERS

Miners in Lesotho have found one of the world's largest diamonds, a near-flawless white gem close to 500 carats, mining group Gem Diamonds said yesterday.

The diamond was discovered in the Letseng mine on September 8, the company said. It has been analysed by experts in Antwerp and found to be 478 carats, with outstanding colour and clarity.
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Hasina seeks bail in Niko, power plants cases PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Former prime minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday petitioned the High Court for bail in the Niko and barge-mounted power plants graft cases, a lawyer said, reports bdnews24.com.

The vacation bench of justices AKM Fazlur Rahman and Sheikh Abdul Awal may hear the two bail petitions on Wednesday.

Her appeal for bail in businessman Noor Ali extortion case will be heard on the same day, he said.
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Offshore PSCs await CA's approval PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

The deals for offshore oil and gas exploration with two international firms await approval of chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed, CA's special assistant M Tamim said on Monday, reports bdnews24.com.

M Tamim, who oversees power, energy and
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Nearly 53,000 Chinese children sick from milk PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

AP, BEIJING - The number of children in China sickened by dairy products tainted with the banned industrial chemical melamine has jumped to nearly 53,000, the government said Sunday as it vowed to crack down on those responsible for one of China's worst food safety scandals in years.More than 80 percent of the 12,892 children hospitalized in recent weeks were 2 years old or younger.

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River swallows 5 million homes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

River erosion affects at least three million people in Bangladesh annually, and a staggering five million have already lost their homesteads only this year, a Dhaka seminar was told Monday, reports bdnews24.com.

"Still river erosion is not considered as a disaster," said disaster management expert Naim Gouhor Wahra, who presented the statistics speaking at a workshop titled "Climate change: Facing the challenge together".
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Chinese tainted milk powder PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Banned but still sold

Staff Reporter

Mobile courts on Monday found tins of Chinese milk powder still on sale in Chittagong city, despite a ban on the seized brands and firms facing legal action for marketing the banned products.

Executive magistrate Sanjida Sharmin told bdnews24.com that six tins of Yasili-1 and Yasili-2 were seized from Arif Departmental Store at Singapore Bangkok Market in Agrabad, and two Baby Sweet milk powder tins were seized from Shams Store in Hazipara.
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EC to ease registration rules as parties demand PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Election Commission will ease party registration rules, in response to demands by parties in the last round of electoral talks, the CEC said on Monday.

Chief Election Commissioner ATM Shamsul Huda told reporters at the EC Secretariat Monday that changes would be made to some sections of the recently amended Representation of the People Order.
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Ctg JMB chief gets 10 yrs PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Serial bombings in 2005

Staff Reporter

A Chittagong court Monday sentenced Jamaatul Mujahedin Bangladesh leader Jabed Iqbal Mohammad to 10 years in prison for involvement in the countrywide serial bombings in 2005.

Speedy Trial Tribunal Judge Shafikul Karim also fined the JMB Chittagong chief Tk 5,000 or another year behind bars on failure to pay the sum.
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Upazila polls after JS convenes PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

BNP, allies ask EC

Staff Correspondent

The BNP and its allies have asked the Election Commission to hold Upazila polls after the parliament convenes.

"The schedule for the Upazila polls should be set at a realistic time after the parliament is formed," BNP secretary general Khandaker Delwar Hossain said to reporters after a meeting of the secretaries general of the four-party alliance.
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Final HC hearing on Sept 29 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Delimitation of constituencies

Staff Correspondent

A High Court bench has set Sept 29 for the final hearing on a writ petition challenging the legality of a gazette that redefines electoral districts.
 
With an election date now fixed, the Election Commission has urged speedy disposal of a writ petition that challenges the commission's delimitation of parliamentary constituencies.
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Sheikh Selim freed on bail PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Agencies

Former Awami League health minister Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim was released on bail on Monday at BSMMU Hospital.

"We removed prison guards from the cabin around midday", said deputy inspector general of prisons Shamsul Haider Siddiqui.
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DCC polls next year PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Bdnews24.com

Election to Dhaka city will not be held this year, an election commissioner said Sunday.

"It will not be possible to hold the election this year," commissioner Sakhawat Hossain told reporters, ending all speculation about the city election.
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Jamaat flip-flop shocks EC PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

The Election Commission has been taken by surprise at the flip-flop of Jamaat-e-Islami which agreed to get registered in their first two rounds of talks but reversed its stance in the final round, reports bdnews24.com.

The Islami Oikyo Jote has done the same, the EC has said.
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Better if UZ polls deferred: Zillur PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Bdnews24.com

Awami League acting chief Zillur Rahman says his party will take part in the parliamentary polls but insists the upazila polls be deferred.

"It would be better if the Upazila polls were deferred by one to two months," he told reporters Monday evening.
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Vote plan sparks political party doubts PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

The two top political parties of the country said on Sunday they still doubt the military-backed interim government's democratic intentions, even though it has set a date for parliamentary elections, reports Reuters.

Fakhruddin Ahmed, chief of the interim authority, announced on Saturday night that the parliamentary polls would be held on December 18, within the timeline he had promised after taking charge in January 2007.
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6 die in separate road accidents PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Desk Report

Five persons were killed in a road accident on Dhaka-Bogra highway at Sherpur in Bogra, while a child was run over and killed by a car carrying the president's daughter-in-law at Khudirampur in Tangail on Monday.

Five persons were killed and 20 others injured in a road accident near Mirzapur Bazaar in Sherpur Upazila on Dhaka-Bogra highway on Monday afternoon.
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4 foreigners killed in Pak hotel blast PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

REUTERS, ISLAMABAD - Four foreigners, two Americans, a Czech and a Vietnamese national, were killed in a suicide truck bomb attack on a hotel in the Pakistani capital, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

In all 53 people were killed and 266 were wounded, top ministry official Rehman Malik told a news conference.
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Dhaka gets 2 new police stations PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

The capital will get two more police stations on Tuesday, making a total of 35, inspector general of police Nur Mohammad told bdnews24.com.

"Setting up new thanas means bringing people nearer to police. As the thanas become smaller in area the people concerned will be benefited."
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Explosion in match factory PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 23 September 2008

2 workers dead

Our Correspondent

An explosion in a Munshiganj match factory left two workers dead and five others wounded on Monday, police said.

The dead were identified as Munna, 25, and Faruk, 24. The injured were rushed to a local hospital, Munshiganj Sadar police chief SA Newazi told bdnews24.com.
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