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5.6 quake rocks Bangladesh PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Agency

At least 20 people were injured after a 5.6 earthquake rocked Dhaka and other parts of the country early Sunday.

The earthquake that lasted a few seconds was felt shortly before 1:00am.

Mominul Islam, a meteorologist of the Storm Warning Centre, told bdnews24.com that the quake measured 5.6 on the Richter scale.
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Govt to form new insurance regulator PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Bdnews24.com

The cabinet Sunday approved an ordinance with scope to form an Insurance Regulatory Authority for a three-year term, a government spokesman said.

The Insurance Regulatory Authority Ordinance 2008 has been approved at a meeting of the cabinet at the Chief Adviser's Office, chaired by interim leader Fakhruddin Ahmed.
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Adviser says does not want any more debate over Khaleda PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Desk Report

Education and commerce adviser Hossain Zillur Rahman said Sunday he would rather not debate such issues as former prime minister Khaleda Zia's freedom.

Asked what conditions the government may impose on Khaleda in exchange for her release, as BNP leader MK Anwar had indicated, the adviser said: "To me, the end results are the most important, not any debate."
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UK to watch local, national polls PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Says British diplomat

Staff Correspondent

The UK will send observers to watch the four city corporation and nine municipal elections slated for August, the top British envoy has said.

Stephen Evans, the UK High Commissioner in Dhaka, made the pledge to chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed during a courtesy meeting on Sunday, the CA's press secretary Syed Fahim Munaim told reporters.
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Bangladeshis to get on-arrival visa PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Visiting Malaysia

Staff Correspondent

Bangladeshis may not require visas prior to visiting Malaysia in future as Kuala Lumpur has recently dropped Bangladesh from its 'blacklist', said foreign affairs adviser Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury Sunday.

The citizens of Bangladesh irrespective of their status or profession could get visas on arrival at Malaysian airports.
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Indian army chief arrives in Dhaka PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

India's army chief General Deepak Kapoor arrived in Dhaka on Sunday on a six-day visit, the military's press wing said in a statement, report agencies.

His visit came five months after his Bangladesh counterpart General Moeen U Ahmed visited India in February with the promise of "ushering in a new era of close cooperation" between the two armies.
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Blue chips drive stocks PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Agency

Dhaka stocks finished higher for a third day on Sunday, driven by blue chips.

The market witnessed even buying and selling with mutual funds and blue chips topping investors' buying basket. Other sectors closed mixed.
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Abritti announces poetry recitals in support PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Demand to try war criminals

Staff Correspondent

Cultural organisation Abritti Shamannaya Parishad have announced a programme of poetry recitals across the country starting August 1, to press home its demand for trial of war crimes.

At a press briefing Sunday, ASP president Asaduzzaman Noor said: "We have to raise united voices demanding the trial of war crimes."
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BNP's Nazimuddin arrested PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Staff Correspondent

The police arrested former BNP lawmaker Nazimuddin Alam on Sunday, from BNP leader Hannan Shah's home, the latter's personal assistant said.

"Nazimuddin came to the house in the morning. Police arrested him around midday," Hannan Shah's PA Babul Ahmed told bdnews24.com.
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PBCP leader dies in police shootout PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Our Correspondent

A top leader of an extremist party died early Sunday in an exchange of gunfire with police in Naogaon, a police official said.

The dead man was identified as Dr Mizanur Rahman, alias Dadabhai, the organising leader of Purbo Bangla Communist Party (ML Lal Pataka), an extremist party of the south, officer in charge of Raninagar police Tofazzal Hossain confirmed.
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DCC polls in October: Iqbal PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

LGRD adviser Anwarul Iqbal said Sunday that Dhaka City Corporation polls would be held in October after the elections to four city corporations, slated for August, reports bdnews24.com.

"The Election Commission is preparing to hold the DCC polls besides the upazila elections," the adviser told reporters after a review meeting of the annual development programme at the Secretariat.
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Wives of former BNP MP sent to jail PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Graft case

Staff Correspondent

Two wives and a son of former BNP lawmaker from Narayanganj Giasuddin turned themselves in to court in a graft case filed by the Anticorruption Commission.

Giasuddin's wives Reshma Begum and Touhfiza Begum and son Golam Md Faisal surrendered to the court of special judge AKM Arifur Rahman.
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PBCP leader dies in police shootout PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

Our Correspondent

A top leader of an extremist party died early Sunday in an exchange of gunfire with police in Naogaon, a police official said.

The dead man was identified as Dr Mizanur Rahman, alias Dadabhai, the organising leader of Purbo Bangla Communist Party (ML Lal Pataka), an extremist party of the south, officer in charge of Raninagar police Tofazzal Hossain confirmed.
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Middlesex eye fortune after winning Twenty20 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

REUTERS, SOUTHAMPTON- Middlesex beat Kent in Saturday's Twenty20 Cup final but both teams kept alive hopes of picking up a first prize of 2.5 million pounds in this year's inaugural Champions League.

Owais Shah took the man of the match award for a whirlwind 35-ball 75 as Middlesex (187-6) beat Kent (184-5) by three runs in a nerve-tingling final played under lights at Hampshire's Rose Bowl ground.
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Kent, Middlesex qualify for inaugural Champions League PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2008

SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 27 (bdnews24.com/Reuters) - Kent and Middlesex reached Saturday's Twenty20 Cup final to keep alive their hopes of picking up a first prize of 2.5 million pounds ($4.96 million) in the inaugural Champions League later this year.

Kent (173-7) defeated Essex (159-8) by 14 runs in the first semi-final before Middlesex (141-2) beat a Durham (138-6) side containing South Africa's Shaun Pollock and Shivnarine Chanderpaul of West Indies by eight wickets in the day's second match.
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No way I´m Jose, fumes Chelsea boss PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 July 2008

AFP, MACAU - New Chelsea coach Luiz Felipe Scolari hit back at comparisons with his flamboyant predecessor Jose Mourinho and also resisted pressure for more attacking play.

Scolari has appeared jovial and friendly in his appearances as Chelsea boss but showed flashes of his famous temper as he snapped back at the latest mention of the "Special One." "I don't know. I'll answer in June 2009 (after next season)," he said.
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Barça still keen on Adebayor and Drogba PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 July 2008

The Guardian

Barcelona's manager, Pep Guardiola, refused to rule out making offers for Chelsea's Didier Drogba and the Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor after last night's 6-0 rout of Hibernian.

Both players have been strongly linked with a summer move to Camp Nou and Adebayor has spoken publicly of his admiration for the Catalan club.

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Neville commits to Everton PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 July 2008

AFP, LIVERPOOL - Everton captain Phil Neville revealed Friday he has signed a new four-year deal that will keep him at Goodison Park until 2012.

The 31-year-old England international defender said Everton was "the only club that I want to play for" and revealed he was "proud" to be extending his stay.
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Fulham set to sign defender Stoor PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 July 2008

Fulham will complete the signing of Sweden international Fredrik Stoor from Rosenborg next week, reports BBC.

Reports suggest that the fee for the 24-year-old defender, who appeared at Euro 2008, is about £2m.
 
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Microsoft CEO backs Web spending,`done' with Yahoo PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 July 2008

REUTERS, REDMOND, Washington- Chief Executive Steve Ballmer on Thursday defended Microsoft Corp's need to make heavy investments in its Internet businesses but said the company was `done,' for now, with pursuing Yahoo Inc.

"There's nothing under discussion between the two of us," Ballmer told investors of how six months of various talks had reached an impasse earlier in July.
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Wall Street tumbles, led by financials PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 26 July 2008

REUTERS, NEW YORK - Stocks tumbled more than 2 percent on Thursday after a report showing yet another drop in US home sales prompted investors to take profits in financial shares, which had rallied over the past week.

The Dow fell the most in a month, as the rising price of oil compounded worries about the economy. The jump in crude spurred unease that the recent sharp declines may have run their course.
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