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Bhutto assassinate blamed on al-Qaeda PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 29 December 2007
Pakistan says it has strong proof that al-Qaeda assassinated opposition politician Benazir Bhutto at an election rally on Thursday.
 
The interior ministry said it had intelligence indicating Baitullah Mehsud, whom it called an "al-Qaeda leader", was behind the killing.
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Bangladesh Arrests 8 Suspects After Statue Theft.. PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007
DHAKA, Bangladesh  — A Bangladeshi anti-crime agency arrested eight suspects Thursday following the theft of two rare 1,500-year-old statues that were headed to France for an exhibition, an official said.

Col. Gulzar Uddin Ahmed of the Rapid Action Battalion said authorities were using information given by the suspects to carry out raids on premises near the capital to recover two terra-cotta statues of Hindu god Vishnu.
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New Zealand wraps up one-day series PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007
After winning the toss - it took a few overs before the New Zealand openers found their touch.

Jamie How's day should have ended early, but it was Brendon McCullum who pushed his luck once too often - run out for 35.
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Bhutto killing severe blow to hope for stable Pakistan PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007
The assassination of Benazir Bhutto is a severe, and potentially crippling, blow to international hopes that Pakistan might emerge into a state of stability.
 
The risks of Pakistan imploding have once again increased.
 
It is a further setback for the US "war on terror", which has as part of its strategy in the region the restoration of democracy in Pakistan to offer an alternative path, away from militancy and extremism.
 
The strategy is very much at risk.
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Pakistan's Bhutto dead in gun, bomb attack PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007

Pakistan's Bhutto dead in gun, bomb attackRAWALPINDI, Pakistan - Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was assassinated Thursday in a suicide bombing that also killed at least 20 others at a campaign rally, a party aide and a military official said.

"At 6:16 p.m. she expired," said Wasif Ali Khan, a member of Bhutto's party who was at Rawalpindi General Hospital where she was taken after the attack.

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Dhaka Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG Expo) PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007

Start Date: 21-JAN-08        End Date: 24-JAN-08

Event Profile:
Dhaka Textile & Garment Machinery Exhibition (DTG Expo) is designed to be the trendsetter for the industry player to showcase new technology, state-of-the-art equipments, materials and services, as well as an excellent avenue for international suppliers and visitors to expand business to the lucrative market and accelerate Bangladeshi technological advances that will impart effective quality, high speed and competitive cost to gain that all important edge in textile & garments industry.

Organizer:
Chan Chao International Co. Limited

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Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007

Event Name: Dhaka International Plastic Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair
Date: 28th January to 31st January 2008

Event Profile:
Dhaka International Plastic, Packaging and Printing Industrial Fair is an International exhibition on printing (pre-press, press, post-press) Machinery, equipment and supplies. Participation in the exhibition is the best chance to investigate the market, to meet its leaders and new manufacturers. Exhibition creates for you the opportunity to demonstrate the whole range of your production and services before the numerous visitors.
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ZAK GARMENTECH BANGLADESH 2008 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007
ZAK GARMENTECH BANGLADESH 2008 is a dedicated showcase for the Textile & Garment machinery & accessories industry for the Indian sub-continent region. It will be most effective marketing platform for manufacturers penetrating Indian textile & apparel market.
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Bangladesh Bank net profit $505 million in 2006/07 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007
Bangladesh central bank's net profit rose 44.2 percent to 34.6 billion taka ($505 million) in the 2006/07 financial year that ended in June.
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Bangladesh minister has stepped down over artifacts theft PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 December 2007
Bangladesh's cultural affairs minister has stepped down over the theft of two 1,500-year-old terracotta statues of the Hindu deity Vishnu, two private television channels said.
Ayub Qadri tendered his resignation late Wednesday to president Iajuddin Ahmed after the statues disappeared from the capital's Zia International Airport en route to Paris over the weekend, private Channel One and NTV said.
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Aha screened at three international film festivals PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2007
Recently, Enamul Karim Nirjhar's film Aha was screened at three international festivals -- Cairo International Film Festival, Silk Road Film Festival and Dubai International Film Festival. Aha's tour began in late November and continued till mid December.
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Bangladesh have been revised independence history PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2007
School textbooks in Bangladesh have been revised to reflect the latest government version of the role of two slain leaders when the country won independence in 1971, an official said Wednesday.

Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, who led Bangladesh's bitter independence struggle against Pakistan, is now once again referred to as the "father of the nation," said Mosir Uddin, head of the National Curriculum and Textbook Board.
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Bangladeshi migrant workers claim abuse in Malaysia PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2007
More than 200 Bangladeshi migrant workers who claim their employers underpaid and abused them have sought refuge outside their country's embassy in Malaysia, an envoy said.

The Bangladesh high commission has turned a section of its mission into a temporary shelter for some of the 225 workers but most of them have been sheltering on the pavement since early December due to a lack of space inside.
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NZ beat Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 27 December 2007
The weather stayed kind, the drop-in pitch behaved like a dream and expectations within and beyond the Bangladesh team soared for a couple of hours before the Tigers allowed every positive to drift away and succumbed to a 6-wicket defeat in the first ODI of the three-match National Bank Series at Eden Park today (Wednesday).
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Christians celebrate Christmas PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Pope Benedict XVI lamented the "grim sound of arms" in the world's conflict zones Tuesday in a message of peace echoed by other senior clerics as the world's Christians celebrated the birth of Christ.

Delivering his traditional blessing to thousands of worshippers in St Peter's Square in Rome, the head of the world's 1.1 billion Roman Catholics said: "On this day of peace, my thoughts turn especially to those places where the grim sound of arms continues to reverberate."
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Bangladesh canceled plans to send rare artifacts to Paris PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Bangladesh wants a consignment of ancient artifacts on loan to France for an upcoming exhibition to be returned after two 1,500 year-old statues of the Hindu God Vishnu were stolen while awaiting shipment from Dhaka airport.

"The Guimet Museum (in Paris) would be informed, regretfully, that it would not be possible to go ahead with holding the exhibition of the items as planned," a statement from the office of the head of the interim government said on Tuesday.

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Bangladesh wants to install first nuclear power plant by 2015 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 December 2007
Bangladesh is eyeing to install its first nuclear power plant by 2015 to meet the country's mounting electricity demand, as the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has responded positively to its installation plan.
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Bangladesh expands UDP technology that doubles the efficiency of urea fertilizer use PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 December 2007
The Government of Bangladesh has announced that it will expand urea deep placement (UDP)--a technology that doubles the efficiency of urea fertilizer use--to almost 1 million hectares (ha) of rice land, reaching about 1.6 million farm families, in the coming boro or dry season.
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Police are searching for two stolen statues of Vishnu PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Police in Bangladesh are searching for two statues of the Hindu god Vishnu which were stolen from Dhaka airport. The statues were to be flown to Paris with other artefacts for an art exhibition at the Guimet Museum when they went missing on Saturday night. Dhaka police say they are questioning 12 people they have detained in connection with the theft.

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Bangladesh won first ever match in New Zealand PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 24 December 2007
Bangladesh won their first ever match in New Zealand and took a psychological edge for the one-day series, beating a New Zealand XI in their Twenty20 match.
The home side, including five one-day squad members and five on the fringes, fell by four wickets in Hamilton.
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Pilgrims prepare for hajj climax PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 December 2007
More than two million Muslims from across the globe gathered yesterday around Mount Arafat near Makkah, the birthplace of Islam for the annual hajj.

At Arafat, in western Saudi Arabia, a massive crowd of the faithful spent the day praying and asking for Allah's forgiveness, in a symbolic wait, or "wuquf", for the final judgement.
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