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Cabinet approves Right to Information Ordinance PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The cabinet has provisionally approved the Right to Information Ordinance 2008, a government spokesman said Wednesday.

"The ordinance has been sent to the law ministry for vetting," the chief adviser's press secretary Syed Fahim Munaim told reporters after a meeting of the cabinet in the CA's office.
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2 JMB leaders get life in Ctg PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Supremo Shaikh Rahman, Bangla Bhai and Sunny dropped

Staff Reporter

A speedy trial tribunal here Wednesday jailed two top leaders of Jama’atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) for life for court bombing that killed three people, including a bomber.

The convicts are JMB divisional commander Javed Iqbal alias Mohammad and the banned Islamist outfit’s explosive expert Zahidul Islam Suman alias Boma Mizan.
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Law enforcers top corruption list: TIB PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

The state of corruption in Bangladesh did not improve last year, according to a report released Wednesday by Transparency International Bangladesh, reports bdnews24.com.

Findings of the National Household Survey 2007 on Corruption in Bangladesh show corruption in education, health, land administration local government and NGO increased in 2007.
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Govt set to announce relax of emergency for local polls: adviser PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The government is likely to declare the relaxation of the state of emergency on Friday, to ease the way for upcoming local government polls, the LGRD adviser said Wednesday.

"The Election Commission is likely to announce the local government polls schedule on Friday," adviser Anwarul Iqbal told reporters after a seminar at Hotel Sonargaon.
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UK pledges $250 million for 2008-09 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Agency

The UK has pledged $250 million (Tk 1,700 crore) in development assistance for the 2008-09 fiscal year, saying the amount would reach $300 million (Tk 2,000 crore) the following year, the UK's visiting junior minister for international development Shahid Malik announced Wednesday.

Assistance from the UK will increase day by day, Malik told reporters after a meeting with finance and planning adviser AB Mirza Azizul Islam, at his planning commission office.
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71 people died of AIDS in Sylhet PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Speakers at a workshop Monday revealed that 71 people died of AIDS here so far and two others affected by it are now undergoing treatment, reports agency.

Padakkhep Manobik Unnayan Kendra, an NGO, has organized the advocacy workshop on ‘AIDS and Youth’ at the district council auditorium.
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UK junior minister Shahid Malik arrives PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

The UK's junior minister for international development, Shahid Malik, arrived in Dhaka Wednesday on a two-day visit, reports bdnews24.com

Malik will discuss the political situation and development projects in Bangladesh, the UK's Department for International Development (DfID) said.
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Militant leader 'Dada Tapan' dies in shootout with RAB PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Bdnews24.com

The leader of a banned militant party died in an exchange of gunfire with Rapid Action Battalion in Kushtia early Wednesday, a RAB official said.

RAB-12 Kushtia unit in-charge Maj Amzad Hossain said a woman known as Rikta also died with leader of Purbo Bangla Communist Party (MLA-Janajuddha) Abdur Rashid Malita, alias 'Dada Tapan'.
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Oil prices ease further below $134 a barrel PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

AP, SINGAPORE -- Oil prices extended their decline Wednesday despite expectations that a U.S. government report to be released later in the day will show a drop in crude oil inventories.

Investors were weighing whether expected production increases from Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil producer, would do enough to quench rising global demand.

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Indian Law Commission suggests changes in Muslim marriage PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

The Law Commission of India is actively considering to implement a revolutionary proposal that will make it mandatory for Muslims to register their marriage, reports bdnews24.com.

The commission envisages enactment of a central law making registration mandatory for all marriages in the country, including those among Muslims.
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Italy sends Les Bleus packing PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Agency

France lost 2-0 to Italy and has been eliminated from the Euro 2008, while their opponents booked a ticket for the final eight. In the other "Group of Death" match, The Netherlands, already qualified, beat Romania 2-0

World champions Italy beat 2006 World Cup finalists France 2-0 here on Tuesday in their Euro 2008 Group C meeting to knock the French out of the competition while they progressed to the quarter-finals.

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I Am Staying Here Miccoli PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Palermo striker Fabrizio Miccoli insists he is staying despite reports claiming he was set to join Lecce, Goal.com reports.
The Rosanero hit-man enjoyed a good season last term but he was always under Amauri’s shadow who stole the show at the Renzo Barbera.

With Amauri moving to Juventus, Miccoli has another chance to shine in Sicily and he reveals that he has no intention of leaving.
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Hicks laughs off Torres sale talk PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

BBC Sport

Liverpool will not allow striker Fernando Torres to leave at any price, says the club's co-owner Tom Hicks.

Chelsea are said to be considering a £50m offer for the 24-year-old but Hicks made it clear Torres would not be joining Chelsea or anyone else.
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Ronaldo remaining quiet over future PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo has once again refused to discuss his future with Manchester United amid speculation that he wants a move to Real Madrid, reports agency.

Speaking at a press conference in Switzerland on Tuesday afternoon where Portugal are preparing for their Euro 2008 quarter-final against Germany on Thursday, Ronaldo reiterated his unwillingness to discuss club affairs until his country's interest in the tournament is ended.

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Lukas Podolski tempted by Tottenham interest PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

The Telegraph

Germany forward Lukas Podolski has revealed he is tempted by an approach from Tottenham Hotspur.

Reports in the German media have claimed Spurs manager Juande Ramos is ready to pay £10 million to bring Podolski to the Premier League, while Serie A side Juventus are also interested.

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CCC drive to shift hillside residents PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Chittagong City Corporation has taken a move to shift people living at the feet of hills in the district, says a press release.

The campaign continuing for two days was intended to remove residents from the risky Motizarna area near Lalkhan Bazar where the possibility of casualty due to heavy downpour is high.

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Yuan hits new high against US dollar PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

AP, SHANGHAI, China -- The Chinese yuan kept climbing Wednesday, with the official ''parity rate'' set at an all-time high against the U.S. dollar as American and Chinese officials resumed talks centering on trade and other strategic issues.

Washington wants Beijing to loosen controls on currency trading and allow the yuan's rate to set by market forces. U.S. manufacturers contend that the restrictions keep the yuan's value artificially low, giving Chinese exporters an unfair advantage and boosting China's trade surplus.
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Most expensive flat in Asia sold in Hong Kong: report PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

AFP, HONG KONG - A luxury flat in Hong Kong has sold for 225 million Hong Kong dollars (28.8 million US), the most expensive apartment per square foot ever sold in Asia, a report said on Wednesday.

The 80th floor penthouse with a private swimming pool and spectacular view of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour sold for 41,000 dollars per square foot, a report in the Sing Tao Daily said, citing an unnamed real estate source.
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Microsoft buys TV ad technology Co Navic PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

AP, REDMOND, Wash. -- Microsoft Corp. said Wednesday it has acquired Navic Networks, which specializes in emerging forms of television advertising technology. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The world's largest software maker said the acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based Navic will enable it to work with industry partners to optimize the delivery and placement of TV advertising.
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Chrysler takes aim at GM with hybrid SUV prices PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

AP, DETROIT -- The market for hybrid full-size sport utility vehicles may be small, but Chrysler LLC is determined to get a piece of it, saying Tuesday that its new hybrids will be nearly $8,000 less than competitors from General Motors Corp.

Chrysler said its 2009 Dodge Durango hybrid will have a suggested retail price of $45,340 while its 2009 Chrysler Aspen hybrid will start at $45,570. A comparable four-wheel-drive version of the 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid starts at $53,295, while the 2008 GMC Yukon hybrid starts at $52,855.
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Afghans flee amid fears of battle PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 19 June 2008

Hundreds of people have fled their homes in a district of southern Afghanistan where the Taleban have seized control of a number of villages, reports BBC.

Residents and officials in the nearby city of Kandahar say several hundred families have left Arghandab district in recent days.

On Friday about 350 Taleban fighters escaped from a jail in the city.

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