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Money Market Funds Enter a World of Risk PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Your Money

TARA SIEGEL BERNARD

Money market funds have been among the few places that investors could put their cash and sleep peacefully.
At the moment, that is not necessarily true.

On Tuesday, the Reserve Primary Fund, a giant money market fund whose parent helped invent that investment, said its customers would lose money.

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Malaria kills a million as Africa bears the brunt: WHO PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AFP, GENEVA - Malaria killed nearly one million people worldwide in 2006 with children under five and African countries bearing the brunt, the World Health Organisation said Thursday.

"There were an estimated 247 million malaria cases among 3.3 billion people at risk in 2006, causing nearly a million deaths, mostly of children under 5 years," the WHO said in its Annual Malaria Report.
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South Africa: ANC may oust Thabo Mbeki, reports say PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Party leaders believe president's position is untenable after court rules he influenced prosecutors against rival

The Guardian Online

Thabo Mbeki, the South African president, could be removed from office within days and replaced by an interim leader, it was reported today.

Local media said senior African National Congress (ANC) figures had decided Mbeki's position was untenable after a court found that he influenced prosecutors to bring fraud and corruption charges against his rival and successor as the party's president, Jacob Zuma.
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Somali pirates seize two ships PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AFP, MOGADISHU - Somali pirates on Thursday seized a Greek ship and a Hong Kong-flagged vessel in the latest in a string of attacks that have prompted calls for international action, officials said.

Pirates armed with rockets seized the freighter Centauri with a crew of 25 Filipinos some 200 miles south of Mogadishu on Thursday.
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Rare otter species 'found in Vietnam' PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

AFP, HANOI - Researchers said Thursday they have found two hairy-nosed otters, which have been listed as the world's rarest species, in a national park in southern Vietnam.

Scientists came across the pair in U Minh Ha National Park in March, according to a statement from the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program.
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FBI investigates Sarah Palin's Yahoo account after hackers break in PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Alaska governor criticised for avoiding transparency by using private account for official government business

The Guardian Online

FBI investigators are examining an email account belonging to the vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, after hackers broke into it and posted contents on the internet.

Screenshots and photographs taken from the account — which was hosted by Yahoo — were put online yesterday after being sent to the whistleblowing website Wikileaks.
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Toxic rice prompts mass Japanese recall PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

REUTERS

Thousands of Japanese bureaucrats are under investigation for possible involvement in a toxic rice scandal that has prompted a mass recall of alcoholic drinks and shaken the country's reputation for food safety.

The investigation by the agriculture ministry comes after a rice miller was found to have sold contaminated rice for human consumption in order to boost profits.
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Khaleda asks partymen to bury hatchets, remain united PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

Khaleda Zia has urged BNP leaders and workers to bury all hatchets and remain united, an aide said.

Office secretary Rizvi Ahmed told journalists that the BNP chairperson met several former MPs, leaders and workers of the party's Chittagong unit and senior leaders from Ulema Dal Thursday afternoon.
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HC halts MiG-29s trial against Hasina PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

The High Court has halted trial of MiG-29s purchase graft case against former prime minister Sheikh Hasina and others for three months, a lawyer said, reports bdnews24.com.

The vacation bench of justices AFM Abdur Rahman and SM Emdadul Haque on Thursday
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Antigraft drive lost steam on bails PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Home Adviser says

Staff Correspondent

The caretaker government's antigraft drive has lost steam lately as 158 people detained in 85 cases have been bailed out by the higher court, home adviser said on Thursday.

The government, however, is taking steps to file appeals in these cases, MA Matin, home adviser and chairman, National Coordination Committee on Curbing Serious Crimes said Thursday while briefing senior officials on law and order in the home ministry conference room.
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Dhaka offers Chinese businesses exclusive economic zone PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Move to woo investment

Staff Correspondent

Bangladesh will set up an exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the Chinese businessmen to woo investment in the country, an adviser said on Thursday.

Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed while meeting the Chinese president, vice president, prime minister and business leaders said Bangladesh was open to Chinese investment.
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ACC detects Tk 42 cr fraud in BTCL offices PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Anticorruption Commission has detected embezzlement of about Tk 42 crore in the Chittagong zone of state-run telecoms operator Bangladesh Telecommunications Company Limited (BTCL).

An ACC special team in its investigation found that the money in repair and maintenance heads was siphoned off during the fiscal years 2000-2001 to 2007-2008 in 13 divisional offices of the zone, ACC director general (Administration) Col Hanif Iqbal said at regular press briefing Thursday.
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Court asks for mayor Mohiuddin's medical report PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Bail petition in Bijoy TV graft case

Staff Correspondent

The High Court has ordered submission of a medical report on Chittagong mayor ABM Mohiuddin Chowdhury.

The vacation bench of justices Jinat Ara and Syed Mohammad Ziaul Karim ordered the defence to submit the report by Tuesday after hearing the bail petition of the mayor in the Bijoy TV corruption case.
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Call to move all industries out of Dhaka PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Bdnews24.com

Speakers at a discussion on Thursday suggested that all industries, including garment factories, be moved outside Dhaka to protect the capital city.

At a discussion on river pollution and protection of environment at the office of Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers Association (BELA), they expressed fear that the pollution created by its inhabitants might destroy the city.
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ACC okay charges against Zia, Abul Khair, Sakku PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Graft Cases

Staff Correspondent

Anticorruption Commission Thursday approved charge sheets against former BNP state minister Ziaul Haq Zia, former lawmaker Abul Khair Bhuiyan and Comilla municipality mayor Md Monirul Haque Sakku in three corruption cases.

ACC director general (Administration) Col Hanif Iqbal said at a regular press briefing the charge sheets will be filed against Zia, former Laxmipur thana chief executive Md Abu Taher, Paritosh Baroi and Delwar Hossain on charges of embezzling 320 metric tonnes of government rice.
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11 including DU teacher held for militant ties PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Desk Report

Rajshahi police have arrested 11 Hijbut Tahrir Bangladesh activists including a Dhaka University teacher for suspected ties to militant activities.

They were detained around 12:30pm on Thursday at Rajshahi Press Club.
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Oil Prices Return to $100 Territory PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

After spending only three days under $100 a barrel, oil prices shot back up on Thursday morning, erasing most of a $10-a-barrel decline in just two days, reports AP.

Crude oil futures traded above $100 shortly after the open, before falling back slightly to $99.75. The rise follows a large jump on Wednesday when oil gained 6.6 percent as panicky investors fled the stock market to seek shelter in the perceived safety of commodities.
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Hajj pilgrims asked to finish medical by Oct 30 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Desk Report

The government has asked pilgrims wishing to perform hajj this year to have medical and vaccination done by Oct 30, the government's press wing said on Thursday.

A statement of the Press Information Department said the government had formed several medical boards to facilitate health check-ups across the country.
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100 homes ravaged in Faridpur PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Tornado

Our Correspondent

Over 100 homes of two villages were affected on early Thursday after a tornado lashed through Vowal and Sonapur unions under Nagarkanda Upazila of Faridpur.

The gusty wind that blew for two minutes hit more than 100 houses of Mridhakanda village shortly before 6am, Vowal Union Parishad chairman Md Delwar Hossain said.
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Govt asks Zila Parishad to finish dev projects before handover PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Desk Report

Zila Parishad bodies have been asked to complete development projects taken up by the interim government before it relinquishes power, an adviser said on Thursday.

Local government adviser Anwarul Iqbal also asked the local government bodies to increase the efficiency of the engineers and other officials to get the job done.
 
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EC,BNP talks at 11:30am tomorrow PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 20 September 2008

Staff Correspondent

The Election Commission would sit in a dialogue with BNP at 11.30am on Saturday, a top polls official said.

It would hold talks with BNP's allies Jamaat-e-Islami at 10:30am and Islami Oikya Jote (IOJ) at 2pm on the same day.
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